An appeal is likely in the DiCristina case, but it remains far from clear whether the most high-profile case so far in the legal debate on whether poker is a game of skill or chance will be a landmark or a flash in the pan.
With a crucial court decision expected within weeks if not days, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie predicts his state will eventually win its case to offer sports betting at its casinos in Atlantic City.
The outgoing chairwoman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) considers Internet gambling to be the biggest challenge confronting the Indian gaming industry, and insists her agency always has been capable of regulating tribal gaming online.
Still hoping to award the state’s sixth casino license before the end of the year, Maryland regulators plan to meet next month to consider the suitability of the three companies which have submitted bids.
Video gambling machines are off to a roaring start in Illinois, producing about $106m during the first six months of this year and raising more revenue than nine of the state’s ten riverboat casinos in July.
In a 4-0 vote, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a purchase agreement between Pinnacle Entertainment and Ameristar Casinos that will allow the two companies to merge without facing charges of stifling competition.
Disney is already ramping up its efforts to block prospective legislation in 2014 that would allow destination-resort casinos in Florida, including by heavily backing one of the state’s most prominent anti-gambling groups, according to local lobbyists.