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Inside Gaming: NJ Senate Passes Anti-Taj Mahal Bill; China Detains Crown Employees

The NJ Senate passes bill designed to keep Carl Icahn from reopening Trump Taj Mahal, NV votes for NFL stadium funding, and China arrests Crown employees.

New Book, New Challenges for Poker Brat Phil Helmuth

World champion, 14-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and a New York Times bestselling author Phil Hellmuth Jr. talks about the challenge of writing his own autobiography and life as the Poker Brat.

Inside Gaming: Nevada Lawmakers Vote for NFL Stadium; Atlantic City Monthly Revenue Down

The Nevada Senate approves support to build an NFL stadium, Atlantic City casinos down in revenue for Sept., and a Black Friday defendant pleads guilty.

Never Give Up: Sofia Lövgren's Zero To Hero Story

888poker ambassador Sofia Lövgren says her personal motto is ”never give up.”

partypoker Unveils Jackie Glazier as an Ambassador

partypoker signs Jackie Glazier on a two-year contract for the role of brand ambassador.

888 Holdings Wins Global Gaming Award

888 Holdings won the "Best Digital Operator" category for at the Global Gaming Awards in Las Vegas Sept. 26.

Inside Gaming: Caesars Bond Hits High; SEC Penalizes IGT; Ohio Casino Challenge Dismissed

Amid bankruptcy negotiations, a Caesars bond hits a three-year high, the IGT pays a $500K penalty, and an Ohio judge dismisses challenge to state's casinos.

For The Good of the Game: Matt Savage Looks Back on 25 Years in Poker

Over 25 years in poker, Matt Savage has become the most recognizable and accomplished tournament director in the game and has helped guide the game's global growth in the modern era.

READ: Barry Shulman Is Auctioning Off His Penthouse

Poker pro Barry Shulman, publisher of CardPlayer Magazine, is auctioning off his Las Vegas Penthouse he affectionately calls the "Versailles Penthouse," a 5,467-square-foot, three-story abode.

Inside Gaming: New Jersey Residents Not Favoring Casino Expansion; Revel Rebranded as TEN

Among this week's industry news, a recent poll shows New Jersey residents aren't excited about expanding casinos outside of New Jersey.

Five Thoughts: Fair Warning, Hall of Fame Hilarity, and Super High Roller Disappointment

The biggest buy-in event in online history ends up small, the Poker Hall of Fame campaign heats up two ways, PokerStars gives fair warning and Vanessa Selbst makes a charitable effort in this week's Five Thoughts.

READ: Ted Forrest Goes to Court

Ted Forrest heads to Las Vegas court and faces theft and bad check charges.

Inside Gaming: AGA Estimates $90B in Illegal Football Bets; Maryland Casinos Up

More than $90B will be bet illegally on football this year says AGA, Maryland casinos are up, Betsson acquires TonyBet's Lithuanian operations, and more.

Sean Yu Beats Eli Elezra To Win 2nd Ring at WSOPC Planet Hollywood

Poker legend Eli Elezra finished runner-up as Sean Yu won his second WSOPC ring, taking the WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood Main Event title on Monday

READ: Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Poker Pro Ted Forrest

On Friday, Sept. 2 an arrest warrant was issued for poker pro Ted Forrest over an alleged debt with Wynn Las Vegas.

Inside Gaming: First Positive Month for Macau in Two-Plus Years; Hot July for Nevada

Macau posts its first monthly increase in gaming revenue in over two years, Nevada enjoys a big July revenue-wise, and big online gaming news in India.

Five Thoughts: The 2016 WSOP's Most Memorable Performances, Outside of the Unforgettable

We're turning this week's Five Thoughts into a top five list, looking back at the 2016 WSOP's top performances to remember, outside of the ones already considered unforgettable.

Global Poker League Announces Move to Las Vegas for Playoffs and Finals

Alex Dreyfus confirmed that the Global Poker League is shifting the re-start of its season back a few weeks. Additionally, the GPL playoffs and GPL championship are moving to Las Vegas.

Inside Gaming: MGM Resorts Up, New Pacts for Calif. Tribes, Wynn Boston Harbor Building Begins

MGM Resorts International reports a strong 2Q, California agrees to new casino pacts with tribes, and construction begins (at last) on Wynn Boston Harbor.

Inside Gaming: Winning Quarter for Wynn, the Sands Slide; British Bookies’ Merger Goes Forward

Wynn Resorts exceeds revenue expectations for 2Q while Las Vegas Sands suffers a decline, while a merger between U.K. bookmakers is approved.