The American Gaming Association has announced that US commercial gaming revenue hit annual record for the third straight year, coming in at $66.5 billion in 2023. The fourth quarter also set a record for the highest quarter ever at $17.4 billion. The two figures were 10.0% and 9.5% increases from their respective 2022 counterparts. More… Read more »

It appears that WynnBET is all but done in the US sports betting industry, as it is leaving one of just two states in which it still had a presence. On Tuesday, Caesars Entertainment announced that it has agreed to acquire WynnBET’s Michigan online gaming business. The company also inked an extension of its partnership… Read more »

There are many different types of nightmares and a Washington D.C. man is living one: he rightfully thought he won $340 million in the lottery, only to be told he didn’t when he tried to redeem the prize. John Cheeks bought his Powerball ticket on January 6, 2023 for the next day’s drawing. He didn’t… Read more »

Workers fear job losses New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo has been trying to get online casino gambling legalized in the Empire State years, having once again introduced a bill in January. But now, employees at Resorts World casino in Queens are expressing their anger about it, signing a letter to the politician to let… Read more »


After resting through the first month of 2024, the European Poker Tour has awoken with its first tournament of 2024. The EPT is at the Le Palais des Congres in Paris, France, for the kickoff of their five-tournament schedule throughout the entirety of the European continent. One tournament is already in the books, while the… Read more »

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Dutch Gambling Regulator Clarifies, Tightens Rules on Loss-Based Bonuses

Player protection The Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) has conducted a study on cashback bonuses in the online gambling industry, finding that more needs to be done to reel in operators who offer loss-based bonuses. The concept of these bonuses is straightforward: players receive a percentage of their losses back in the form of cash back… Read more »

GGMasters Overlay Edition Returns to GGPoker February 18

The GGMasters Overlay Edition returns to GGPoker this month, with two weekends of what has been a very lucrative tournament for players. As the name implies, GGPoker knows full well that there is a high probability that it will be stuck paying an overlay. It certainly was in both 2022 and 2023. Why would a… Read more »

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New York Online Poker Bill Not Included in Governor’s Budget Plan

Not dead, not really alive It looks like it could be another year without online casino and online poker in New York. At least so far. Though state Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. introduced a bill to legalize online casino, poker, and lottery games last week, none of those were included in Governor Kathy Hochul’s… Read more »

American Gaming Association Speaks Out Against Federal Bill to Fund Problem Gambling Programs

Boosting needed funding The United States’ leading gambling industry advocacy and lobbying group has come out in opposition to federal legislation that would earmark a portion of sports betting taxes for problem gambling services. The Gambling Addiction Recovery, Investment, and Treatment (GRIT) Act was introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) and Rep. Andrea Salinas (D-Oregon)… Read more »

Georgia Lawmakers Giving Sports Betting Legalization Another Try

Needs widespread support Lawmakers in Georgia are giving sports betting legalization yet another shot. Bills have been put forth every year since the US Supreme Court struck down PASPA in 2018, allowing states to legalize sports betting, but every year, the bills fall short. This week, yet another bill to legalize sports betting – a… Read more »

Petersburg, Virgina Wants Casino Referendum on 2025 Ballot

Richmond couldn’t make it happen The city of Petersburg, Virginia is hoping that state capital Richmond’s loss is its gain. According to ABC 8 News, Petersburg officials have submitted a request to the state General Assembly to hold a casino referendum in 2025. In 2020, state lawmakers passed legislation allowing for five brick-and-mortar casinos, all… Read more »

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PokerStars Announces Schedule for 2023 World Championship of Online Poker

As if there isn’t enough live poker going on to keep players happy, PokerStars is offering the latest version of their World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). Beginning on September 10, PokerStars will be offering a massive 110-event schedule that covers virtually every discipline that is available in the world of poker. Not only does… Read more »

Responses Pour In On Full Tilt Poker License Revocation

The shockwaves of yesterday’s decision by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) to revoke the e-gaming license of Full Tilt Poker continue to be felt across the poker world. Following the announcement of the decision by the AGCC – where the executive director of the organization, Andre Wilsenach, said that Full Tilt Poker “fundamentally misled… Read more »

PokerStars WCOOP 2011 Schedule Announced

As the saying goes, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”  While the online poker industry has been attempting to weather a serious storm over the last few months, one constant still remains: the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).  The world’s largest online poker room (smaller, but still the largest)… Read more »

Tom Dwan Addresses $1 Million Promise

On April 19, four days after the U.S. Department of Justice seized the three major online poker rooms, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Phil Galfond turned to Twitter to try and calm the storm. The two poker superstars each guaranteed $1 million from their own pockets if PokerStars and Full Tilt didn’t pay back players, and… Read more »

Phil Gordon Dismissed from Full Tilt Poker Class-Action Lawsuit

After being included in a class-action lawsuit filed against Full Tilt Poker last month, Phil Gordon immediately went to work to clear his name from any illegal activity involving the embattled company. He hired Maurice Suh of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher of Los Angeles to press a civil suit filed by a group of poker… Read more »

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