David Baazov, the genius behind the Amaya. How did he succeed the impossible
Feb21

David Baazov, the genius behind the Amaya. How did he succeed the impossible

If you remember, a few months ago, we wrote an article about Mark Scheinberg, the former Poker Stars boss. You are certainly aware of the fact that Scheinberg received 4 billion dollars from selling the famous poker site. Today we will, however, find out the story of the one that made Scheinberg rich and I warn you, this is himself very young and very smart; if not, he wouldn’t have been capable to buy a company worth several times...

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In Las Vegas, Poker Still Beats Sports Betting In Revenue Per Square Foot
Feb05

In Las Vegas, Poker Still Beats Sports Betting In Revenue Per Square Foot

By now it’s no secret that poker revenue for Las Vegas’ casinos has remained relatively flat in recent years while sports betting revenue has grown significantly in the 2010s. However, the poker rooms still maintain a significant edge over the race and sports books in one category: revenue per square foot. According to figures released by Nevada casino regulators in the annual Gaming Abstract, the 43 brick-and-mortar poker rooms in...

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Oran Gragson, the mayor who gave life to Vegas
Jan17

Oran Gragson, the mayor who gave life to Vegas

-Oana Mihalache Even if many of the personalities that are associated with Vegas come from the arts or gambling area, the merits for an impressionistic number of reforms that changes this city are owed to people from politics. Such an example is Oran Gragson, the longest serving mayor of Vegas, a man who fought against corruption, initiated a wave of social reforms and started a project of systematization that drastically changes the...

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Gamblers bet record $558 Million at Nevada sports books in September
Nov28

Gamblers bet record $558 Million at Nevada sports books in September

Boxing’s resurgence in 2017 helped propel Nevada sports books to another monster month in terms of betting activity. According to figures released by state officials, gamblers bet $558.2 million at the books in September, an all-time high for the only state (for now) with legal sports books. Around $30 million of that was bet on the Sept. 16 mega-fight between boxing stars Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. The previous record...

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New Jersey Wants to be Worldwide Mecca of Online Gambling
Aug26

New Jersey Wants to be Worldwide Mecca of Online Gambling

State Sen. Raymond Lesniak said recently he’ll introduce a bill soon to allow gamblers in foreign countries, as well as Nevada and Delaware, to place internet bets in New Jersey. State law restricts internet gambling to people physically in New Jersey. His bill, which has not yet been written, would let people in other jurisdictions where online gambling is already legal make online bets in New Jersey. It also would allow...

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