Delaware official approves interstate online poker play with the two other live, US-regulated states, Nevada and New Jersey. Caesars Interactive plans to launch its WSOP.com and 888Poker brands in those states, on an interstate basis, on May 1.
David Lee Thiese, 79, of Flint, MI, receives five years of probation after embezzling nearly $37,000 in charitable-gaming profits intended for his church.
The World Series of Poker reshapes the points formula it will use to calculate its annual Player of the Year award. The changes will sharply increase the points awarded to each event’s winner.
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino offers special half-price discounts to selected players in a recent Heartland Poker Tour main event in an apparent attempt to lessen the financial effect of a looming overlay, and thus earns the scorn of a large swath of the poker world.
PokerStars blocks US State of Washington residents from accessing its play-money online poker site in the wake of a state appellate court ruling declaring a social-casino offering to be a form of illegal online gambling. However, a statement from the state’s gaming regulators indicates little cause for worry.
The Kindred Group becomes a founding partner of the All-In Diversity Project, a benchmarking and data-collection effort designed to promote gender equality, inclusion, and diversity throughout the gambling industry.
Global entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has announced the purchase of Las Vegas’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
A two-justice Bombay High Court bench panel in India’s state of Maharashtra declares poker is a game of pure chance. The ruling threatens poker’s legality in the populous region, which includes Mumbai.
A New Jersey man hit a progressive slots jackpot on his very first spin at one of New Jersey’s regulated online gambling sites.
US cardmaker Gemaco has won summary-judgment dismissal of five of six claims made against it by Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The claims were part of the high-profile “edge sorting” case involving pro gambler Phil Ivey.