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  • April 27, 2016

    The competition in gaming isn't just among players at a table or with a dealer against the house. It's big business and corporations go head-to-head for big pots as well. That's what we've seen this week as Boyd Casinos has built up their chip count by acquiring assets in Las Vegas.

  • April 25, 2016

    If you thought Deflategate was over, think again. On Monday, an appellate court overturned a previous decision on Tom Brady and in fact allowed the NFL to suspend him for four games.

    While that seems to be final - unless Brady wants to take his case to the United States Supreme Court - what isn't clear is whether Brady's suspension will still be four games and how the Super Bowl futures will be affected.

  • April 21, 2016

    In 2002, the World Poker Tour started out its series as the game of poker hit the mainstream limelight. Since then, the popular card game has spread all the way around the world and the WPT brand has grown with it. Now the WPT is moving into a new emerging market, one which many consider to be an untapped well for players: India.

  • April 20, 2016

    Since Chinese President Xi Jinping started cracking down on gambling in 2014, the Chinese gaming world has been hit very hard. Businesses are reluctant to expand, workers are worried about their jobs and high rollers have been scared off. Caught in the crosswinds have been the Chinese gambling ships, which once served as a hotbed for action. Nowadays, they're nothing more than a sinking ship.

  • April 19, 2016

    Jon Jones is back. He's headlining this weekend's UFC 197 where he's heavily favored (-550) against Ovince Saint Preux (+375). The question is whether or not he's back to being the 'Bones' Jones we once knew or whether a 15-month layoff has changed him.

  • April 13, 2016

    Cheating is mostly a black and white concept, unless you start diving into the realm of sports and gaming. While there's usually a clear line that is crossed when it comes to breaking the rules, we've come to find out that sometimes those lines can be grayed - especially with incidents like the National Football League and Tom Brady's footballs. The same is true in gaming, and professional poker player Phil Ivey is hoping to help define some of those lines.

  • April 13, 2016

    While people in the city of Toronto have tried and failed to get a casino, on Tuesday it was announced that another one of Ontario's cities will be opening one up. It's official: A casino will be built in the city of Peterborough.

  • April 12, 2016

    The Golden State Warriors have long been the favorite to win the NBA championship this season, and as they try for a record 73rd regular season win on Wednesday nothing has really changed. If anything, the Warriors (-140) have become an even bigger favorite at the sportsbooks.

  • April 06, 2016

    YouStake, one of the hottest tech companies in the poker realm, has anted up. This week, they moved some of their chips by acquiring TastyStakes.com, which is a poker staking platform. TastyStakes.com describes themselves as a "LinkedIn for tournament poker players", which essentially allows premier players to keep track of all of their poker accounting and most importantly, the staking.

  • April 06, 2016

    There is no replacing the excitement of Las Vegas, but a lot of locals in Maryland are finding that they can get their fill of gaming right at home. That's part of what's led to some impressive revenue returns for the five casinos in the state of Maryland.