On the heels of the New York state legislature looking to approve three non-Indian owned casinos, the Oneida Indian Nation has voted to move forward on its Yellow Brick Road Casino to be built in the area of Chittenango Village, just outside Syracuse. The village is located within the confines of land granted to the tribe over three decades ago.
Are scientists and mathematicians nearing a solution on how to play the perfect game of Hold’em poker? The answer is maybe. With the introduction of Heads-Up Limit Hold’Em (HULHE), Doctor Michael Bowling of the University of Alberta has introduced a poker simulation that offers a player the possibility of being able to win on a consistent basis.
Over the past few years, a rash of online casino operators took to Facebook with real money online casino apps targeting Facebook users. In recent months, it appears that some of the largest operators are doing an about face and pulling its apps.
Floyd Mayweather is the current WBC, WBA and Ring welterweight champion, as well as the title holder for the mythical “best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.” He is also one of the most controversial figures in sports. Well, it turns out he is a heavy hitter in the casinos as well.
Ever since the advent of internet gambling in the mid-1990s, there has been a noticeable reluctance on the part of lawmakers in the US to legalize such gaming activity for citizens. Most of the opposition has come from “brick and mortar” casinos that fear losing revenues. According to an igaming study just released by Morgan Stanley, the tide is turning and as many as 20 states are expected to pass legislation by 2020 that would allow residents to play poker online legally.
In a constant battle between technology and crime, technology may have claimed another victory. In April of this year, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa unveiled new cutting edge poker chips that were used in the casino’s Spring Open professional poker event. The new chips come in a wide variety of colors and contain security features that include the ability to be authenticated under ultra-violet light.
One has to wonder about the integrity of the casino business when they resort to filing lawsuits against players who “break the bank.” That is exactly what happened to poker superstar Phil Ivey after he walked away with more than $9.6 million by playing baccarat at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in October of 2012.
Who says that gambling and politics make strange bedfellows? As the world is aware of by now, the residents of Scotland have voted to remain under the rule of Queen Elizabeth as part the United Kingdom. This comes as a bit of good news for some betters, and really bad news for a bunch of hopeful punters who were willing to put their money where their vote was going.
In a recent interview with the magazine Details, Academy Award winning Actor/Screenwriter Ben Affleck (Argo, Good Will Hunting) revealed he has a talent that involves something other than making movies, he can count cards while playing blackjack. Of course, he is not the only one who is aware of his hidden talent.
The poker legend Phil Ivy has come under scrutiny in two law suites involving allegations of cheating. Both the Borgata and Crockfords casinos have filed lawsuits claiming that Ivy took advantage of design flaws in playing cards and cheated the casinos out of millions of Dollars.