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 Casino robber hitchhiking getaway unsuccessful
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: CardPlayer
New York man robs Turning Stone casino, tried to flee by hitchhiking but without success finding a ride; Jacob Walsh then hid in woods and was caught by police within hours
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Tournament review: September 1, 2014
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: PocketFives
UK's Rob "rtinnion" Tinnion wins PokerStars Sunday Million for $213,995, largest of online poker Sunday majors
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Nevada tournaments: September 1, 2014
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: PocketFives
Voffvoffvoff wins WSOP.com Sunday $15K GTD for $5,472, largest of Sunday online poker tournaments in Nevada
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New Jersey tournaments: September 1, 2014
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: PocketFives
SweetCheese69 wins PartyPoker/Borgata $50K GTD for $9K, largest of Sunday online poker tournaments in New Jersey
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PrivateTable sends mixed messages
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: California Gambler
Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel delays launch of real-money online poker site PrivateTable in California for third time; No date set now for official launch; Site lawyers and spokespeople insist poker will launch, despite warning signs against legitimacy and legality
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Latvia regulator says lobbies slow gambling reform
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: PokerNews
Latvia's Lotteries and Gambling Supervision Inspection (IUAUI) Director Signe Birne says political lobbies to stop illegal gambling businesses slow ability to reform laws; Fifth update of national gambling blacklist recently released; Illegal operator activities and advertisements became too aggressive, led to blocking of operations and transactions of 102 websites to date
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UKGC suspends PokerCent license
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse PRO
UK Gambling Commission suspends gaming license of independent online poker room PokerCent, operated by Silverline Interactiv Technologies; Suspension follows complaint by player alleging inability to withdraw funds and poor customer service
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East Coast online gambling expansion likely
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: Poker Update
Five East Coast states likely to pass online gaming legislation in coming year include Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia; California still considering online poker in 2015, most likely candidate outside of East Coast US
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Massachusetts struggles with gambling
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: NY Times
Massachusetts voters may elect to stop casino gambling before first casino in state opens; Weak forecasts for land-based and online gambling in New Jersey create backdrop for anti-gaming sentiments
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Lesniak to speak at US mobile summit
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: InterGame Online
New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak to deliver keynote speech at Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit USA next month; Summit scheduled for Bally’s Atlantic City on October 27-28, will include other stakeholders like Foxwoods, MGM, Caesars, California Gambling Commission
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Game of Thrones promo for Full Flush
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse PRO
Full Flush Poker of Equity Poker Network announces new promotion inspired by "Game of Thrones" TV hit; Three-month promo leads to $100K GTD tournament on January 4, 2015
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Bahamas trying for gambling law consensus
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: Pokerfuse PRO
Removal of Bahamas Gaming Board Chairman could clear way for introduction of legalized online gambling law to be presented to House of Assembly next week; MP Leslie Millar wants less restrictive bill to move forward, not just permitted by land-based casinos to tourists
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Liquidity necessary for US online poker
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: Poker Update
Realistic outlook at US regulated online poker market shows disappointment led by misleading revenue/traffic projections; Only real game-changer may be increased liquidity with shared player pools
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PokerStars may revitalize NJ gambling
posted 9/1/2014  |  source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Stagnant New Jersey gambling industry could see boost from PokerStars if licensed; PokerStars reputation as "bad actor" may be cleaned by Amaya, starting with entry to US online gaming market
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 Degenerate gambling akin to excessive social media
posted 8/31/2014  |  source: CardPlayer
University of Missouri researchers draw parallel between degenerate gambling and excessive Twitter usage; Cleveland Clinic Center for Behavioral Health psychologist says thrill of experiencing interaction on social media is comparable to winning in casino
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