Monday, September 24, 2018

Mississippi casino revenue spikes as sports betting debuts

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Mississippi casino revenue spikes as sports betting debuts

The regulations having taken effect on July 22, Mississippi’s launch of sports betting is already proving to benefit brick and mortar casinos in the state where overall casino revenue increased significantly in August. PASPA unconstitutional: In an effort to be among the first states in the nation to legalize sports betting, the Mississippi Gaming Commission […]
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Sunday, September 23, 2018

William Hill US CEO hustles to pen deals as competition grows

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William Hill US CEO hustles to pen deals as competition grows

Credit Suisse expects U.S. sports betting net revenues to surge to $4.5 billion by 2023 and continue climbing as legalization spreads. UK-based William Hill is in a very strong position to capitalize on the widening market.

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Erkut Yilmaz earns WPT Borgata Poker Open win

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Erkut Yilmaz earns WPT Borgata Poker Open win

A total of 1,075 players registered to compete in the WPT Borgata Poker Open, with Erkut Yilmaz ending up the event champion. Yilmaz would hold the chip lead going into the final day and after defeating TK Miles in the final round, would eventually earn the first-place finish. Tough Competition: Several big name players were […]
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FanDuel Incorporated reverses New Jersey non-payment decision

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FanDuel Incorporated reverses New Jersey non-payment decision

After earlier refusing to pay out on twelve bets it declared had been placed during an 18-second computer glitch on Sunday, New Jersey sportbook operator FanDuel Incorporated has now reportedly relented by announcing that it intends to honor every one of the contentious wagers. Decision includes $82,000 won on NFL wager: According to a Thursday […]
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November Niner Jerry Wong Wins WSOP Circuit Coconut Creek High Roller

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November Niner Jerry Wong Wins WSOP Circuit Coconut Creek High Roller

Poker action at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in Florida is heating up as the WSOP Circuit stop currently taking place there is approaching its final stages and last events on the schedule are being played.

The $2,200 High Roller certainly was one of the most exciting tournaments to take place within the poker festival. The event was completed a few days ago and was taken down by quite a poker celebrity. Jerry Wong, a player from the area, defeated a field that was comprised of some seasoned poker pros to grab the title and the first-place prize of $48,300.

Wong’s triumph was also accompanied by his first-ever piece of WSOP jewelry. Despite being very active on the live poker scene, a gold bracelet from the WSOP and a gold ring from its sister brand, the WSOP Circuit, had long eluded the popular poker pro.

However, it should be pointed out that his hefty poker resume includes an eighth-place finish in the 2016 WSOP Main Event, among other things. This summer, the player cashed in five WSOP tournaments and made three final table appearances.

As for his performance in the $2,200 High Roller at the Coconut Creek casino, Wong successfully navigated through a field of 69 entries over two days of action. The player’s road to victory included a star-studded final table that featured another November Niner – Josh Beckley – three-time gold ring winner Peter Vitantonio, and poker veteran Chad Eveslage, among others.

Final Table Highlights

Wong hopped into the final table holding the chip lead with 560,000 in chips. Beckley was his nearest competitor with 360,000. Wong never really lost his advantage over the rest of the final tablists. The player said that the table draw helped him a lot as he had tougher players to his right, and weaker ones to his left. That created nice opportunities for the player to further amass chips and he took great advantage of those.

By the time there were just five players left in contention, Wong had control over more than a half of all chips in play. And when the field was reduced to just him and his heads-up opponent Mack Ham, the eventual champion had 1.7 million of all 2 million chips in play.

While Wong never let go of the chip lead during the two-handed match, Ham fought fiercely and posed quite some challenge to his opponent. However, the High Roller gold ring was Wong’s to win. Ham walked out in second place for a cash prize of $29,848.

As mentioned earlier, the $2,200 buy-in High Roller drew 69 entries who generated a prize pool of $138,000. The top seven finishers received a share of the money, with min-cashes starting from $7,090. The WSOP Circuit stop at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will run through September 24 when the $1,700 is set to be completed.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Nevada gaming sexual harassment prevention rules spark debate

Casinos & Gaming – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada gaming sexual harassment prevention rules spark debate

A bid to add sexual harassment prevention guidelines to state gaming regulations is shaping up to be a debate over whether existing federal harassment rules already provide enough oversight for the industry.

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Betsoft Gaming deals with Jumba Bet – Content Agreement

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Betsoft Gaming deals with Jumba Bet – Content Agreement

Betsoft Gaming keeps its position of a leader in the Curaçao regulated market, signing the latest in a series of far-reaching content agreements with Jumba Bet casino. The content agreement covers all Betsoft games licensed for the jurisdiction, also player favourites titles from the Slots3TM series.  The deal also provides for the integration of further games over time, allowing Jumba Bet’s players ...

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