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November 25, 2013
by Kenneth R Smith
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Nevada and Delaware Consider Pooling Players for Online Poker

“Liquidity” is a hot topic these days in the nascent US online poker business.  When Nevada launched online poker at the end of April, there were wide predictions that there might be too few players in a Nevada-only market to sustain the games.  Not surprisingly, now that other states have begun to launch their own games, Nevada is interested in making arrangements to share players across state lines to bolster their player pool.

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April 30, 2013
by Kenneth R Smith
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Shuffle Up and Deal! A New Era in US Online Gambling

In a history making moment earlier today, the first-ever hand was dealt in a US-regulated online poker room. Station Casinos and UltimatePoker.com in Nevada won the race to be the first US operator to enter the newly regulated US market.

UltimatePoker.com opened for business at 9 AM Pacific time, dealing cash games, tournaments, and sit-n-gos for registered players inside the state of Nevada.
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September 25, 2012
by Kenneth R Smith
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Operator of Stratosphere approved for iGaming; Signs deal with Bally

With the ink hardly dry on the company’s new licensure as an approved Nevada interactive gaming operator, ACEP Interactive, LLC has signed a deal with Bally Technologies to use the Bally’s iGaming platform for the company’s properties. ACEP Interactive is the online gaming subsidiary of American Casino and Entertainment Properties, LLC, which operates four Southern Nevada land-based casinos: Stratosphere and the two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Vegas, and the Aquarias in Laughlin.

ACEP CEO Frank Riolo says in the press release “This partnership with Bally will allow us to establish a play-for-free poker site by the end of the year, which we plan to use to further enhance our brands and enable us to be poised to launch a real money poker site at such a time as permitted.”
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Hard Rock Las Vegas

September 5, 2012
by Kenneth R Smith
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Hard Rock Las Vegas To Add Play-For-Fun Online Casino

IGT, producer of the DoubleDown play-for-fun site, has announced a new deal with Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas to offer the company’s online free-play casino for visitors to the Hard Rock’s website. This marks IGT’s first contract with a Las Vegas land-based property for the game platform. In IGT’s press release about the arrangement, the company says “IGT’s DoubleDown Casino provides players with exciting casino style game play online, with access to the full roster of games including Da Vinci Diamonds® and Cleopatra® slots, as well as multi-player poker. Other well-known and proven IGT slot games and an exhilarating new Bingo game are slated to arrive soon on the DoubleDown Casino.”
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August 28, 2012
by Kenneth R Smith
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South Point Casino In Las Vegas Leading the Race to Online Poker

South Point Casino granted first online poker license for Nevada

Last week, the Nevada Gaming Control Board issued the first licenses for online poker operators in Nevada, with Michael Gaughan’s South Point Poker LLC poised to cross the finish line first with a real-money gambling product available to state residents.  South Point is already in the second phase of testing of the poker software platform that they developed in-house.  A spokesman for the casino indicates that after additional inspections, they hope to launch the games in October.
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August 21, 2012
by Kenneth R Smith
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Review of DoubleDown Casino, IGT’s new Play-For-Fun Site

IGT’s Play-For-Fun Casino Site, DoubleDown Casino

Rating: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

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As several states in the US move toward legal and regulated online gambling, it’s no surprise to see the world’s largest slot manufacturer vying for a spot at the table. IGT recently launched a Play-For-Fun casino site called DoubleDown Casino, and they have already announced several partnerships with land-based casinos to offer the game suite on the casinos’ websites.
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June 28, 2012
by Kenneth R Smith
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Delaware Legalizes Online Gambling

Two States Done, Forty-Eight to Go

The swell of online gambling legislation in the US reached a new milestone today as Delaware governor Jack Markell signed a bill legalizing online casino-style gambling within the state. Delaware and Nevada are the only states so far to pass legislation to license and regulate Internet casinos, although other states are at various stages of progress pursuing the same goal.  Now the race is on to see which state will be first to actually launch real-money games and take the first legal and regulated online bet in the States.
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