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The Truth Behind The Limits: What Minimum and Maximum Bets Are About

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The popularity of the World Series of Poker gained tremendousmomentum from The Travel Channel's World Poker Tour showings. Although the event had been showing for a number of years on ESPN, when new technologies such as the table camera were used,television watchers began getting involved in the hands as they... Read More

Why All the Excitement Over Poker?

Poker's new upsurge in popularity in is due to televised showings of championship poker tournaments, such as The World Poker Tour and The World Series of Poker. This has resulted in millions of people all over the world playing either online or at land based casinos. Even movie stars and... Read More

Online Poker Gambling Sees Tremendous Growth

Online poker gambling at casinos and poker rooms is one of the fastest growing forms of wagering on the Internet. Fueled by the televised tournaments seen on Travel Channel's World Poker Tour, ESPN with the 2004 World Series of Poker (WSOP), and Bravo's Celebrity Poker, the popularity of the game... Read More

World Poker Tour -- The Beginning of a Phenomenon

World Poker Tour high stakes poker tournaments started a revolution in the way the game is viewed, enjoyed, followed and played. Even though the World Series of Poker had been televised for years before the World Poker Tour (WPT), the game of poker was elevated when "WPT cams" were placed... Read More

Poker Online Freeroll Tournaments

Poker online freeroll tournaments are a huge way to leverage a player's way into major tournaments and to win big money at no cost to the player. Casinos and poker rooms offer them to reward active players and to recruit new ones. Generally by playing a number of hands using... Read More

Online Poker Tournaments -- Time to get aboard

Online poker tournaments are skyrocketing in popularity due to reasons ranging from low buyins into major tournaments for a fraction of their usual cost to those who do not live within driving distance of a land based poker room. (And of course another factor is the money that can be... Read More

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New York Times

Macau Looks Beyond Gambling as the Take From the Tables Slows
New York Times
Over a span of 10 years, the Chinese territory reshaped itself from a sleepy Portuguese colony into the world's largest gambling destination. A flood of money from the increasingly wealthy mainland washed over the city and its residents, and the casino ...
China's Xi Urges Macau to Diversify Economy, Limit RisksBusinessweek
UPDATE 1-China's Xi preaches diversification in gambling hub MacauReuters
China's Xi preaches diversification in gambling hub MacauReuters UK

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New York Times

In Catskills, the Long Wait for a Casino Nears an End
New York Times
So he was elated this week when the state's Gaming Facility Location Board selected a developer to build the kind of thing that he and so many others had tried to do for 40 years: an $800 million resort with a casino, 18-story hotel, indoor-outdoor ...
Additional casinos add to crowded gambling landscapePoughkeepsie Journal
Catskills getting $630M casino after NY board's OK of 3New York Daily News
Panel Recommends Casinos For Sullivan, Schenectady And Seneca CountiesCBS Local
Bloomberg -Crain's New York Business (blog) -Rome Sentinel
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Casino Gambling Taking Off in the UK
GuruFocus.com
As countries strive to do better economically, they tend to try finding ways and means to push their economies upward and thus make their countries a more prosperous as well as a better place to live. Today, some countries are turning to casino ...


Philadelphia Magazine (blog)

Auditor General to Review Pa. Casino Gambling
Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
Pennsylvania legalized slot machines in 2004, saw its first casino, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Plains Township, open in November 2006, and expanded gambling by legalizing table games in July 2010. The revenues have funneled billions of dollars ...

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Quad City Times

Economic benefits of gambling casinos touted
Quad City Times
DES MOINES — An industry-commissioned study has found that Iowa's 18 state-licensed gaming casinos account for $2.5 billion in economic activity, support 16,798 jobs that pay nearly $742 million in wages and generate $726 million in federal, state and ...
Study: Iowa casinos have $2.5 billion economic impactDesMoinesRegister.com
Casinos benefit Iowa, but face challengesWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Agency plans to go after illegal gambling and study sports bettingSunHerald.com

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Third resort casino in Mass. is a risky bet
Boston Globe
To him, the third resort license has in effect already been doled out to the Mashpee Wampanoag, an Indian tribe seeking to open a casino in Taunton. Under the federal Indian gaming law, the tribe, on its own, can operate a gambling palace on tribal land.
Gaming industry regulators considering to change the standardswwlp.com

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witf.org

Challenge in works on second casino license
Philly.com
The three losing bidders and the owner of the city's only existing casino all are heading to the state Supreme Court to challenge the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's decision to grant a second casino license for a gambling complex proposed near the ...
5 things to know for Friday in PennsylvaniaGreenwich Time

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Bloomberg

Macau Casinos Drop $75 Billion as China's Crackdown Continues
Bloomberg
The dominance of the casino gambling industry doesn't meet Macau's overall interest, and the city can't only focus on its own economic growth and tax revenue, state-controlled Teledifusão de Macau reported this month, citing Li Fei, deputy secretary ...
Xi's visit to Macau deals cold deck to VIP gamblersSydney Morning Herald
Xi Jinping Arrives in Macau as China Cracks Down on GamblingNDTV
Umbrellas banned as China's Xi arrives in Macau to wean enclave off casino habitThe Japan Times
Yahoo News -TIME -Business Insider
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SFGate

Vegas casino magnate Sam Nazarian's gambling license on the line
SFGate
LAS VEGAS — The man who started a hospitality empire with a Los Angeles nightclub and turned the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip into a hipper, sleeker destination is facing questions from gambling regulators for the second time this ...
Contrite Vegas hotelier wins gambling licenseNewsOK.com

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NJ.com

New York casino picks a 'huge relief' for Atlantic City, analyst says
NJ.com
A New York board today selected three locations for gambling resorts in the state, one of which is roughly 60 miles from Mahwah in Bergen County, but passed on plans for casinos even closer to New Jersey. The long-awaited decision comes as local and ...
Ballot measure for North Jersey casino is on fast trackNorthJersey.com
NJ lawmakers considering ballot question to allow casino gambling in North ...Las Vegas Blog (blog)

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