Tag: Sheldon Adelson

Five Thoughts: Bovada Becoming a Force, Chad Batista's Passing, and More

PokerNews' Mo Nuwwarah offers his thoughts on a variety of topics in his weekly column, Five Thoughts.

The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Gustavo" Wins a Cool $10,000

It was another exciting week for online poker in New Jersey. Check out the biggest tournament winners and latest industry news.

Hong Kong's Galaxy Entertainment Sets Eyes on Europe with Monte Carlo Investment

Hong Kong's Galaxy Entertainment Group is venturing outside of Asia by making an investment in the Europe market.

Online Poker Proponent Sen. Ray Lesniak to Run for Governor of New Jersey

Online poker proponent Senator Ray Lesniak told PokerNews he is planning a run for governor of New Jersey in 2017.

Melco Crown To Open New $3.2 Billion Casino in Macau Despite Declining Visitors

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. announced a plans to open a new $3.2 billion casino on October 27.

Inside Gaming: Smoking Ban Might Hurt Macau, Judge Won’t Unseal Records in Sands Case, Boston Taking On Wynn

A bill to ban smoking in gaming venues might further hurt Macau, and in different lawsuits the Sands and Wynn Resorts face allegations of mob connections.

Rep. Joe Barton Introduces New Bill That Would Regulate Online Poker in the US

Two contrasting bills were introduced this week. One would outlaw regulated online poker, while other could establish a legal regulation framework.

Inside Gaming: Groups Move to Unseal Records in Las Vegas Sands Case, Allege Organized Crime Connections

MGM-Wynn merger rumor, records in a lawsuit involving Las Vegas Sands allege organized crime connections, and the IRS wants to change gambling tax laws.

Inside Gaming: 888 Holdings Offers Proposal to Acquire Bwin.Party and More

888 Holdings shows makes a proposal to acquire Bwin.Party, Nevada news includes stories about federal and state legislation, and a new Nobu opens in Manila.

Pennsylvania Hearing Provides Positive, Insightful Testimony in Favor of Online Gaming

Thursday's hearing on iGaming in the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee provided positive, insightful testimony in favor of online gaming.

Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee Passes HR 140 Ahead of iGaming Hearing

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Oversight Committee passed HR 140, a resolution that urges Congress, and the state's delegation, to oppose RAWA.

Five Thoughts: RAWA Hearing, Global Poker Masters, Urbanovich, and More

The RAWA hearing, the first inaugural Global Poker Masters, Urbanovich's dominance in Malta, and more.

Inside Gaming: Zynga Faces Shareholders Lawsuit, NGC Scolds Caesars, and Harry Reid Stepping Down

Shareholders are allowed to go forward with lawsuit against Zynga, Caesars gets scolded by the NGC, and Sen. Harry Reid announces he won't seek reelection.

Fear-Mongering Testimony Overshadows Facts at Internet Gambling Ban Hearing

A U.S. House Judiciary hearing on Sheldon Adelson's Internet gambling ban bill was an exercise in fear mongering, says the Poker Players Alliance. Read our full recap.

Poker Community Strengthens Defense During RAWA Delay; Hearing Set for Wednesday

The three-week delay of the RAWA hearing allowed the poker community to strengthen its defense against Internet gambling ban proponents.

Future of Japan's Gambling Legislation To Be Decided in April

If approved, the bill would create the third biggest gambling economy in the world and boost Japan's tourism industry.

Five Thoughts: Zinno's Third WPT Title, The American Poker Awards, a $500K, and More

Anthony Zinno wins a third World Poker Tour title, the American Poker Awards go off with a bang, and there will be a $500,000 event at ARIA this summer.

Adelson, Scheinberg, and Laliberté Make Forbes' List of Wealthiest People in the World

Forbes has recently released its annual list of the world’s wealthiest people, and to little surprise there are plenty of familiar names included from the poker and gaming industry.

Understanding the Witness List for Thursday's Congressional Hearing on RAWA

The witness list for Thursday's House Subcommittee hearing on the Restoration of America's Wire Act (RAWA) legislation is stacked against Internet poker as expected.

Take Action Before Thursday's Congressional Hearing on RAWA Online Poker Ban

On March 5, the a House Judiciary subcommittee is holding a hearing on H.R. 707, the so-called Restore America’s Wire Act bill.

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