New Jersey has been trying to be proactive when it comes to the online casino industry, as they feel it'll help offset the decline in players actually getting up, leaving their houses and going to the land-based casinos. Because of that, New Jersey has had major problems in the recent past with having to shut down casinos - specifically, in Atlantic City. Therefore, the online casino operators have had to step up and the Borgata has been one of the best in adapting to the online world.
February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017
New York has been looking to get into the online poker game for a while now but it's been a long, protracted battle. For a while, it looked like a battle that poker players would never win but that changed last year. Senator John Bonacic has been one of the chief proponents of getting it legalized, and while he didn't get his S-3898 bill cleared in 2016 he has made some significant progress in the early parts of 2017.
February 21, 2017
Players are starting to roll into spring training to shake the rust off, which means baseball (and spring) are right around the corner. The regular season officially begins on April 2. Before we move up to Opening Day, here is an early look at the World Series futures.
February 16, 2017
There have been few casinos in the last few years that have been as hyped as MGM National Harbor, which is a hotel located in Maryland about 10 miles from Washington, D.C. It cost about $1.4 billion to build and it opened on December 8 in a star-studded event with plenty of fanfare. Replete with star chefs like Jose Andres and Marcus Samuelsson, Sara Jessica Parker's first official shoe store, and a Las Vegas resort-like feel, there was a lot of curiosity as to what type of numbers it would do. We finally have our first financial report and the numbers have been solid.
February 15, 2017
Only Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware have legalized online gambling and poker so far, but a number of other states are in the hunt to get in on the action. New York is in the running as they - along with the state of Pennsylvania - have been discussing this issue for a while now. It looks like it's just a matter of time before online poker players can take a bite out of the Big Apple.
February 14, 2017
We've just about reached the All-Star break in the NBA season, which means it's time to take a look at the futures landscape. Of course, the Golden State Warriors are the favorites to win it all, but can anyone at all give them a run for their money?
February 09, 2017
While Super Bowl betting dominated the gambling landscape over the last week, there was still a little bit of poker news to dig through. A former online poker player hit the jackpot while on vacation, and in other news artificial intelligence had a huge breakthrough in the poker world. Is this just another realm where the robots will take over?
Poker AI Out-Bluffs Top Human Poker Players
February 08, 2017
While New Jersey has definitely had their issues in the gambling industry - specifically, with a number of hotel and casino facilities closing in Atlantic City in recent years - it looked like the online casinos were able to pick up some of the slack. Last year, the online casinos had a huge year in terms of their profits but experts are saying to temper expectations. 2017 could be a slow year for online gaming and the numbers are not expected to approach last year's big wins.
February 07, 2017
The NFL season wrapped up with Super Bowl LI in Houston with the New England Patriots winning their fifth Super Bowl title by a score of 34-28.
The Atlanta Falcons were cruising towards their first Super Bowl win in history with a 28-3 halftime lead. The largest deficit ever overcome in Super Bowl history had been 10 points, but the Patriots showed why they are a dynasty, coming back from 25 points down to win. It was arguably the most impressive of their five Super Bowl wins with head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady at the helm.
February 02, 2017
2017 is still young, but there is still some important news coming out of the online casino world. This week, we'll focus on Pennsylvania's push to legalize online gaming in 2017 while looking back at the successful year a couple of the biggest online casinos had in 2016.
Pennsylvania Again Evaluates Online Gaming