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    Harrah’s Philadelphia to Soft-Launch Pennsylvania’s Sixth Sportsbook on Jan. 22

    Harrah’s Philadelphia becomes the fourth casino in the Philly area to go live with in-person sports betting Caesars’ Harrah’s Philadelphia is set to go live with sports betting this Tuesday, January 22, right in time for the upcoming Super Bowl, which traditionally captures quite a lot of betting attention. Harrah’s Philadelphia’s sportsbook will be the fourth retail betting facility in the Philly area and the sixth in Pennsylvania to become operational, following last year’s strikedown of a long-standing federal ban on wagering on sports. Mobile betting is expected to be rolled out in the state later this year. The Chester-based casino will soft-launch its sportsbook at 2 pm on Tuesday.…

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    PokerStars Caribbean Adventure: A Peek at Its Largest Main Events

    For another year, poker enthusiasts from near and far gathered at Atlantis Resort & Casino on Paradise Island in the sunny Bahamas for the PCA poker festival and its plethora of thrilling events. The first-ever edition of the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship definitely stole the show and broke records that few believed could be broken. But while the PSPC with its 1039-strong field and $26,455,500 prize pool was the highlight tournament of this year’s PCA, the Main Event created quite some buzz itself. Chino Rheem topped the field of the prestigious tournament for a first-place prize of $1,567,100 and the shiny PokerStars trophy. With 865 entries, this year’s PCA Main…

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    New Owner of Ocean Resort Casino Still Shrouded in Mystery

    It has been a little over a week since Colorado businessman Bruce Deifik announced that he was selling Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City just six months after the property opened doors to the public, but the identity of its owner is still shrouded in mystery Ocean Resort Casino, formerly Revel, was launched in late June 2018 to great fanfare. However, rumors about the property’s sale due to poorer than expected performance started floating just a few months after its opening. Mr. Deifik bought the Boardwalk resort from Florida businessman Glenn Straub in early 2018. The property’s new owner paid more than $200 million to acquire it and invested another…

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    Portugal’s Casino Market Grows in 2018, Despite Digital Competition

    Portugal’s land-based casino sector recorded a growth in 2018, despite intensifying competition from online gambling and lottery products, recently released revenue stats show The country’s land-based casinos generated overall revenue of €318 million last year, a figure representing a 3.1% increase from 2017. Growing demand for slot machine games at the facilities drove the growth in the land-based casino space, it was reported. Portugal’s slot machine revenue totaled €263.9 million in 2018, up 3.4% from the previous year. Estoril-Sol, an operator of land-based casinos and gambling websites, claimed the largest share in the local casino gambling market. The company manages casinos in Estoril, Lisbon, and Póvoa de Varzim. Its properties…

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    Richard Perkins Claims Gold Ring in WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica $400 Buy-In Event

    Richard Perkins, an anesthesiologist from Milwaukee, took down last night a $400 No-Limit Hold’em at Horseshoe Tunica for his first gold ring from the series WSOP Circuit events attract players of different levels of skill. But they have one thing in common – they all love the game of poker. The latest tournament to be marked as complete took place Saturday as part of the ongoing WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica stop. The event was a single-day $400 buy-in one and drew 252 entries who gathered at the tables of the host casino to challenge their skills and hopefully scoop a payout from the tournament. Once registration for the event was…

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    Vietnam’s First Casino to Allow Locals to Gamble Now Operational

    Corona Resort and Casino opens doors in Phu Quoc to become Vietnam’s first casino to allow locals to gamble Vietnam’s first casino to allow locals to gamble opened doors this weekend in Phu Quoc, known to be the country’s largest island. Corona Resort and Casino is part of a larger ecotourism and entertainment complex. The property was built by Phu Quoc Tourism Investment and Development Jsc., a company half-owned by Vietnam’s largest conglomerate,Vingroup. The developer invested more than $2.1 billion into the luxury hotel and casino resort. Aside from foreigners, Corona Resorts and Casino will also admit locals to its gaming floor. While casino gambling is legal in Vietnam, residents…

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    Eric Perry Wins First Gold Ring from Horseshoe Tunica’s Opening Event

    Eric Perry survived through a field of 372 entries to win the Horseshoe Tunica Double Stack for his first WSOP Circuit gold ring The club of WSOP Circuit gold ring winners has just welcomed its new member – Eric Perry, a poker player from Friendswood, Texas. Perry has topped the field of the $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack at Horseshoe Tunica for a first gold ring and a little over $27,000 in prize money. The brand new gold ring winner was one of the tournament’s 372 entries. The event took place on Thursday to mark the beginning of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica stop. As mentioned above, the Double Stack…

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    Wynn Macau Wins Gambling Debt Lawsuit against Malaysian Gambler

    In an unprecedented move, Malaysian court allowed Wynn Macau to collect its dues from a gambler A Malaysian court sided on Friday with Wynn Macau in a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against a fund manager who had gambled at the Macau-based casino and had owed it millions of dollars, Reuters reported citing Wynn’s lawyer. In an unprecedented ruling, Judge S. Nantha Balan said yesterday that fund manager Paul Poh Yang Hong will have to pay Wynn Macau HK$33 million (approx. $4.21 million) in an outstanding debt to the gambling venue plus interest as a result from his failure to pay his due on time. Wynn filed a lawsuit against Mr. Poh in…

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    Maryland Explores Loopholes to Legalize Sports Betting Without Referendum

    Maryland is exploring ways to fast-track sports betting without a statewide referendum as more states are expected to jump on the wagering bandwagon this year Maryland lawmakers have rekindled the sports betting legalization debate just days after the beginning of the 2019 legislative session and are looking for faster ways to pass a legislation authorizing the practice without voter approval. Under the state’s current law, any proposal for commercial gambling expansion should be approved via a statewide referendum. Residents of Maryland approved the legalization of casino gambling a little over a decade ago, but sports betting requires another referendum. State lawmakers could not pass a betting legislation to put it…

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    Massachusetts Governor Moves to Legalize Sports Betting

    Massachusetts sports betting debate gains momentum as Gov. Baker tables bill to legalize wagering on professional sports Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker launched Thursday his own push to bring legal sports betting to the state with a bill calling for the authorization of wagering on professional sports. Gov. Baker’s bill joined a handful of legislative pieces that were introduced to the state Legislature earlier this week and are all aiming to legalize sports betting in one form or another. Rep. Brad Hill, Rep. Dan Cullinane, Sen. Brendan Crighton, and Sen. Michael Rush are all keen to bring the activity to Massachusetts. Under Gov. Baker’s bill, bettors would only be able to…