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Nevada Approves First Online Poker License

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The World Series of Poker isn’t the only place where the game is making history this summer. On Wednesday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board agreed to allow Bally Technologies, Inc. to run intrastate online poker.


Attorney Ellen Whittemore said the company expected a “unique investigation” while regulators prepared to issue the first license of its kind in U.S. gaming history. “Nevada is ready to go. Bally is ready to go,” said Mark Lerner, another attorney for the company.


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New Jersey Online Poker Bill Scores Win

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CardPlayer.comNew Jersey Online Poker Bill Scores Small WinCardPlayer.comOnline poker in New Jersey doesn't face an easy road, as it has been difficult historically to please Gov. Chris Christie with a proposal.


News that real estate mogul Donald Trump is looking to team up with online gambling powerhouse 888 Holdings to bring regulated “real money” Web card rooms to the US could become muted later Tuesday as a measure to legalize the industry in New Jersey will face a tough challenge in the state Senate.

John Brennan of NorthJersey.com explains:


The online poker bill is one of only two being considered today by the state Budget and Appropriations Committee. That 13-member group is chaired by state Sen. Paul Sarlo, D-Wood-Ridge, the representative for the district that includes the Meadowlands Sports Complex.


This bill is sponsored by state Sens. Ray Lesniak, D-Union, and James Whelan, D-Atlantic. Sarlo and Whelan are not always in sync, even though both generally back expanding gambling in the state.


Sarlo – the leading proponent for construction of a casino in the Meaowlands – tends to be leery of measures that he sees as being too Atlantic City-centric. For instance, he likely would look to see that the Meadowlands Racetrack be a specific beneficiary of online poker legislation, perhaps with “betting rooms” permitted for such purposes.

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Philippines as a Gambling Mecca

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Enrique Razon Jr. says the Philippines will become the world's next gambling Mecca. But he faces challenges from Macau, several local rivals and the Philippines' history of poverty, natural disasters, kidnapping and terrorism.


The next casino battleground is taking shape in this unlikely locale, on a dusty strip overlooking a harbor with fiery sunsets. And in an industry dominated by international moguls, a local businessman who made his billions as a ports operator is betting he can win.


Enrique "Ricky" Razon Jr. says the Philippines will become the world's next gambling Mecca—a destination to rival Macau and the Las Vegas Strip.


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