February 26, 2010

Steve Wynn Looking to Bring Live Poker to Philadelphia - We're Excited

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Poker is coming to Philadelphia thanks to the recession. Foxwoods is a familiar name to anyone who plays poker in New England. Since 2006 the Mashantucket Pequot tribe that owns the Foxwoods casino complex in Connecticut has also had a license to build another casino bearing the Foxwoods name in Philadelphia, but repeated delays in starting development during that time have them in danger of losing that license. Now it looks like the man who has done more for live poker than any other casino builder and operator, Steve Wynn, is stepping in to try to make the project a reality.

The 67-year-old casino magnate’s company, Wynn Resorts, has signed a letter of intent to take over the development licensed to the Mashantucket Pequots and bring a “straightforward casino” to the Philadelphia waterfront. While there will be no hotel on site, Wynn said during a recent conference call that the new casino would include “all the bells and whistles,” including a poker room. Poker was legalized in Pennsylvania casinos last month.

At Steve Wynn Looking to Bring Live Poker to Philadelphia

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February 19, 2010

Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Senate President Want Poker - We Want Poker Too

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Everyone is getting into the casino or poker game, and elected officials in Maryland have spoken out in favor of adding poker and other table games to their new slot casinos recently as the state’s legislature is considering bills to expand their gaming offerings.

Although there is still a lot of work to bring legalized table games to Maryland, the fact that yet another U.S. state is considering welcoming poker within its borders shows just how hungry state governments are for revenue — and just how accepted poker has become in the mainstream.

Via CardPlayer.com

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February 12, 2010

Are the Feds Cracking Down on Online Poker? We Hope Not

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Forbes has a new article basically stating - the feds are out to get some piece of the more than 30 billion dollars in online gambling.

Now the bet is on whether or not Justice is gearing up to go directly after firms like DoylesRoom and the two biggest online poker sites still taking U.S. play: PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Together they account for maybe 70% of the $1.4 billion in revenue the U.S. industry brought in last year. Revenues here are known as the rake--the slice of the betting amount that online firms get for hosting games. Players also pay flat fees to enter tournaments.

At Are the Feds Cracking Down on Online Poker? - Forbes.com

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February 5, 2010

Your Geek Guide to Poker Chips - Know Your Chips

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Wired has an amazing article on all there is to know about poker chips, and the guts of said poker chips. Why? If you’re living about four years ago, you’re probably really into Texas Hold ‘Em poker, and you may have thought about having a set of nice poker chips. You have to be careful, though, because if you pick the wrong set, some random guys on the internet will think the less of you. The article also gives an in-depth guide of the different types and their pitfalls.

  • Plastic-Ridge Chips
  • ABS Chips
  • Metal-Insert Chips
  • Ceramic Chips
  • High-End Clay Chips

Click on through for some witty banter, and a full read at Wired.com

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