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Stars Groups Inks Deal to Acquire Sky Bet for $4.7 Billion

Global poker giant and PokerStars’ parent company, the Stars Group Inc. on Saturday announced that it would be acquiring UK-focused Sky Betting and Gaming for $4.7 billion. The acquisition will be in form of a cash and stock transaction that will transfer the ownership of the betting operator from the private equity firm CVS Capital […]

No Bids at Pennsylvania’s Sixth Mini-Casino License Auction

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) held an auction for the state’s sixth mini-casino license. However, things did not end so well after the day ended with the board receiving no bids for the casino license. This has effectively put future options in jeopardy as the board ponders over if it should allow […]

Great Future for PA Racetracks Thanks to Gambling Expansion

According to a recently released Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board report, the slot machines at the Keystone State’s 12 operating brick-and-mortar casinos accounted for a whopping $239 million in tax money for the local horse racing industry.  Shortly after this, the board also released its Annual Racetrack Casino Benchmark report that detailed the impact of the […]

Pennsylvania Might Tip the Scales for Online Poker in the US

It has been five years since New Jersey launched its legal online poker industry but this has had little impact on the country’s poker scene as a whole. However, many more states have been working towards legalizing online poker and Pennsylvania happens to be one of them. The state’s poker industry is expected to act […]

PokerStars Stops Offering Free Online Poker in Washington

Citing the need for the implementation of precautionary measures, PokerStars will no longer offer free online poker to Washington state residents. This was officially confirmed last Wednesday when the Washington State Gambling Commission announced that a number of social gaming websites, PokerStars included, “have proactively made the business decision to deny Washington residents access to […]

Pennsylvania Inches Closer To Online Lottery Launch

Pennsylvania’s much anticipated online lottery is a step closer to launching following the release of temporary regulations by the state’s Department of Revenue in a news dump last Friday. As stipulated by the scope of news dump, the temporary regulations cover “iLottery game rules, iLottery registration and participation requirements, and iLottery self-exclusion requirements.” These temporary […]

Jonathan Little’s New Book Is Free for a Limited Time

Two-time World Poker Tour champion Jonathan Little has for years been at the helm of poker education with his best-selling books as well a decent number of webinars and training sites. If you have been following through on the poker pro’s offerings then you have something to get really excited about. The World Poker Tour […]

Pennsylvania Online Poker License Applications Set For April

The wait is almost over for the casino operators who have been eagerly waiting for Pennsylvania’s long-awaited online gambling licenses as the Pennsylvanian Gaming Control Board begins processing the licenses in just a few weeks. During a recent House budget hearing, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Boards (PGCB) Executive Director Kevin O’Toole confirmed that the agency […]

Las Vegas Sands Selling Pennsylvania Casino for $1.3 Billion

Online gambling was legalized in the state of Pennsylvania last fall, something that had been strongly opposed for years by billionaire casino boss Sheldon Adelson. This week, Adelson’s company, Las Vegas Sands, announced that it would be selling its sole casino, Sands Bethlehem casino-resort, in the Keystone State. During a press release on Thursday 8th […]

Churchill Downs Eyes Pennsylvania Online Gambling Space

Race betting and casino operator Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) has been expanding its land-based operations with the most recent one being its acquisition of two properties in Mississippi and Pennsylvania. Churchill Downs Inc. officially announced on Wednesday 28 that it had struck deals to acquire the Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg in Mississippi and the Presque […]