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Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance (SHEFA) Seek Postponement of Relocation of Poker ParloursMay 24, 2017
Saipan Higher Education Financial Assistance, which gets its scholarship money from poker license renewals, supports moving the relocation of poker businesses on Saipan to a later date.
Poker Supply to Be Cut As Las Vegas’ Luxor Casino Closes Poker RoomMay 23, 2017
Two MGM properties, Luxor and Monte Carlo have cut their poker rooms leaving the Las Vegas strip are left with only about 18 poker rooms. In the last six years 22 poker rooms have closed in Sin City.
Saipan andNorthern Islands Zoning Administrator Continues toOppose Poker Arcades Relocation Deadline Being Extended.May 22, 2017
Therese Ogumoro,the zoning administrator, has recently stated that the House Bill 20-12 should not be passed. This is a bill is a 2 years’extension for the relocation of residential poker arcades.
PokerStars Will Launch New Stars Rewards Program in Denmark Next WeekMay 20, 2017
PokerStars’ Stars Reward program offers personalized gaming experiences to players of poker, casino and sports betting. This launch in Denmark is the first of a wider strategy roll-out into other markets in the coming months.
Bodog Signs Sponsorship Deal withH2 Poker Club inSão PauloBrazilMay 20, 2017
Bodog, a major global online gambling operator, as part of its expansion programme, has recently launched in Brazil and has signed a sponsorship deal with the country’s biggest poker venue theSão Paulo’s H2 Poker Club.
Arizona State allows Tribal Group to run Poker Room in GlendaleMay 19, 2017
The fight over the controversial casino in the Glendale area that opened in 2015, is over, with Arizona giving the go-ahead to the Tohono O’odham Nation to run table games and a poker room at its $400 million establishments.
The Anti-Poker Room Bill not liked by Oregon Senate EitherMay 18, 2017
Recently further discussions on the bill to stop for-profit poker rooms took place in Oregon. These crackdown efforts, obviously have not pleased the local vibrant poker community. The action committee Save Oregon Poker have stated that casinos in the Washington State previously backed legislation to end poker in Portland.
Australian Anti-Poker Legislation Could See PokerStars Leave by JulyMay 17, 2017
Currently, PokerStars, the world’s largest poker site, is still running in Australia and is allowing customers to play real-money games. This situation is currently in jeopardy in that anti-poker legislation could be brought to book as early as July.
The Old November Nine Format Has Been Replaced for The WSOP 2017May 16, 2017
The World Series of Poker’s (WSOP) main event is over and the champion is to be decided in July 2017. This is the first time since 2007. In the past, the main event was halted after the final table was confirmed and the 9 final players had to wait for over three months to continue play in order for ESPN’s coverage to catch up with production whereby fans would become more knowledgeable about the players contending.
PokerStars Owner Amaya to ChangeName and Move from MontrealtoTorontoMay 15, 2017
Amaya Inc., the owner of PokerStars, is in the process of changing its name to The Stars Group Inc. and is going to be based in Toronto. The online gambling company has recently gone through a difficult time and this is clearly part of their strategy for their planned transformation.
The 2-Year Extension Sought for Poker Arcades Reasonable Says Mayor ApatangMay 13, 2017
The proposal for a two-year extension to allow poker operators to continue conducting business in residential areas is a reasonable one according to t Mayor of Saipan, David Apatang. This opinion was recently expressed by him in a letter regarding House Bill 20-12. This bill is to grant operators and owners of nonconforming gambling businesses a two or more years’ allowance to relocate to those districts where these establishments are permitted.
Winamax to Bid for Italian Online Gambling LicenseMay 13, 2017
It is expected that the leading online poker operator in France, Winamax, will be among various iGaming brands to be in the bidding for an Italian license.
New Rules to Speed up Play brought in by World Series of PokerMay 12, 2017
The leading poker tournament, World Series of Poker will reduce both the time allotted to a player to make a decision after the clock is called and the minimum time needed prior to the clock being called.
New York Senate Finance Committee Passes Sen. John Bonacic’s Online Poker Bill S 3898May 11, 2017
Although this bill is now going to the full Senate for consideration and approval, there have been some serious ups and downs in online poker considerations during the past two years. There now are some signs, however of progress being shown by the Assembly this year.
Integrated Skill-Based Video Games Launched at Harrah’s Lake TahoeMay 10, 2017
Gamblit Poker and Cannonbeard’s Treasure have been launched at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. These new skill-based video games were introduced in April in Las Vegas at Caesars Entertainment’s Planet Hollywood and are also in San Diego. Gamblit Gaming will also be expanded the technology to other casinos later in 2017.
Ontario Poker Room and Social Club May Have to Close DoorsMay 9, 2017
A social gaming establishment in Ontario may be in jeopardy, because of a house bill circulating in the Oregon legislature.
$50M Expansion Planned for Parx CasinoMay 8, 2017
BENSALEM, Pa. -- Parx Casino in Bucks County, recently announced a planned expansion of $50 million that will incorporate a new 1 500-seat concert hall to be called the Xcite Centre, a new poker room and two new restaurants.
Portland Poker Rooms in Jeopardy in Oregon StateMay 8, 2017
Portland currently has a thriving profitable poker industry. It has 21 poker rooms within the city and surrounding county, but a new legislation, called HB 2190, that would prohibit Portland poker rooms was passed by a majority vote of 39-16.
Ohio Lawmakers Warned ofthe Consequences of Allowing Video Poker in RacinosMay 6, 2017
By adding video poker, the state estimates that funds generated would reach $12.5 million a year. These profits go to fund education in Ohio. But casino officials are up in arms believing that the consequences on the state’s four casinos would be far higher.
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