Atlantic City’s lawmakers’ support for Meadowlands casino grows stronger; Five Philly casino hopefuls made their latest pitches to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board; US Poker Players delight as Full Tilt funds start to make their way back to their accounts; Hard Rock renewed its interest in taking another shot at Atlantic City; Jason Kirk discussed other cryptocurrencies and how Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia wants to ban Bitcoin; In another post, he talked about how no figure strikes fear into the hearts of the poker players and media quite like Sheldon Adelson; The fate of the New Jersey sports betting appeal may not be known until the fall; Borgata and Revel were both slapped with fines for casino violations; One drunk gambler sued Downtown Grand after losing 500k; Maryland Live! continues casino revenue hot streak in February; Ultimate Poker inks deal with Peppermill casinos; According to a study at the AMA, the presence of tribal casinos are linked with the decrease in childhood obesity rates; Resorts World Las Vegas is finally on track and Chris Moorman Wins the WPT LAPC.
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST and AFRICA
Becky Liggero interviews Konrad Gill on bridging the land-based and online gambling industry; Alexander Millar wins Player of the Year at the British Poker Awards; Gambling Bill in Ireland not expected until 2015; South Africa’s football league gains control of match content; William Hill boss and Culture Secretary in agreement over proposed changes in gambling legislation; Playtech Founder Teddy Sagi is putting 10% of the company’s issued shares up for sale; OPAP has chosen Italian gambling software outfit GTECH as its online betting provider; Payment firms to block unauthorized UK online gambling transactions; UK ad watchdog order Paddy Power’s Pistorius ad to be taken down; Poker pro disputes reports of Kuwait illegal casino bust; Boris Becker signs deal with Global Poker Index and Lee Davy goes over Daniel Negreanu’s dream of making Poker an Olympic Sport.
Bet365 pulls out of Philippine market; CalvinAyre.com covered the Manila Winter iGaming Social and the iGaming Asia Congress in Macau; Singapore residents support online gambling restrictions; Communist Party officials insist there will be no casinos on Hainan; Court of Tax Appeals says Pagcor franchisees no longer tax exempt and Pagcor is looking to the Supreme Court for clarification on the income tax ruling.