New OTB Opened near Washington D.C.

Handicapping past performances PPsThe Maryland Jockey Club unveiled its seventh off-track betting facility with a soft opening Wednesday 9/12 at the MGM National Harbor, a luxury resort, retail, dining and entertainment venue and casino just minutes from Washington D.C. on the banks of the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, Md.

The grand opening of MJC’s newest OTB facility is tentatively set for Saturday, Sept. 22, to coincide with the Fall Festival of Racing at nearby Laurel Park, a program of seven stakes worth $900,000 in purses topped by the 27th running of the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3).

Poker Also Offered

Located on the second level of the casino floor along with a 46-table poker room, the MGM OTB’s approximately 1,500-square foot simulcast facility offers 21 carrels for guests, who can also use the adjacent bar area for seating. There will be two tellers, two self-bet terminals and personal Microsoft Surface tablets available for patrons.

The MGM OTB joins previous off-track locations in Maryland at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, Greenmount Station in Hampstead, Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, GBoone’s Events Center in Boonsboro and Hollywood Casino in Perryville, as well as the Riverboat Restaurant in Colonial Beach, Va.

Poker is a game of skill and not chance

Poker is a game of skill and not chance: Viswanathan Anand

United News of India PSL season 2 success advances poker’s popularity in India

CalvinAyre.com Full coverage: Poker is a game of skill and not chance: Viswanathan Anand

Michigan poker stars share tales of huge losses, darker days

Poker Pro Vanessa Russo

Poker Pro Vanessa Russo

From afar, it has the look of a glamorous lifestyle, at least what you see on ESPN’s telecasts, especially when, for dramatic effect, stacks and stacks of hundred-dollar bills are plopped right smack dab in the middle of the poker table.

And for a fortunate few ….

The Detroit News Full coverage: Michigan poker stars share tales of huge losses, darker days

Will Skill Kill The 2018 World Series of Poker?

Will Skill Kill The 2018 World Series of Poker? PlayUSA Full coverage

Source: Will Skill Kill The 2018 World Series of Poker?

Princeton’s Bradley Snider uses math skills to win $246K playing poker

Ivy League’s Bradley Snider uses math skills to win $246K playing poker.

After winning nearly a quarter of a million dollars at poker, Princeton senior Bradley Snider has his eyes on another prize. It was Bradley Snider’s final day at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in South Florida.

Source: Princeton’s Bradley Snider uses math skills to win $246K playing poker

Petition questions if Poker is a Game of skill or Gambling

Petition questions if Poker is a skill game or gambling NYOOOZ Full coverage

Source: Petition questions if Poker is a skill game or gambling

Report Supports Online Poker Legalization in Australia

Only after Comprehensive Research is Completed

Some of the submissions in the inquiry have argued that online poker is a game of skill or at least one that represents a mixture of skill and chance and that players can spend longer period of time playing with without spending too much.

Source: Report Supports Online Poker Legalization in Australia but Only after Comprehensive Research

New Federal Legislation Defining Games Of Chance Also Seeks To Abolish The IRS

New Federal Legislation Defining Games Of Chance Also Seeks To Abolish The IRS

CardPlayer.com Poker is widely considered a game of skill , and a federal court found that to be the case in 2012. Moran’s legislation is apparently separate from forthcoming sports betting legislation from New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone, a Democrat.

Source: New Federal Legislation Defining Games Of Chance Also Seeks To Abolish The IRS

All Bets on Yellow: Double Free Spins Bonus Roulette in Sweden

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Roulette is definitely one of the easiest casino games to play. Its rules are so simple that you don’t need to even memorize it all. You only have to bet, see the dealer spin the wheel, then let the ivory ball decide your wager’s fate. Roulette is also famed for its very fast pace and its near fifty-fifty chances of winning. Thus, many gamblers have flocked to it, admiring its streamlined design and enjoying the very exciting feel there is in every spin.

That said, one can conclude that roulette is a very successful casino game. It’s now so popular in casinos that almost nobody remembered how it started from a derivative of a perpetual motion machine created by the French inventor Blaise Pascal. Who can blame this majority of roulette players? After all, roulette has evolved far beyond its origins and has given way to countless variations.

Roulette Normally, people will always think of American and European roulette once roulette variations come to mind. American roulette is a version known for its two zero slots and for having a high house edge, while European roulette is a more internationally popular variant for having a single zero roulette wheel, and therefore, higher winning odds. However, these aren’t the only forms of roulette. There are countless others, some of which have been popularized by online roulette casinos.

One of these variations is the double bonus free spins roulette, which as we can agree, has a rather mouthful name. This version of the casino game is distinct for having a yellow “B” slot, which is considered a single bet but with a higher payout. This is 50% larger than the usual pocket, giving the ball better chances of landing on it. Once the ball lands on this slot, you’ll be awarded with two free spins, whether you have placed chips on it or in a different number. As you have probably guessed, this feature is where the double bonus spins roulette got its name.

As previously mentioned, you can also place a bet on the lone yellow slot. You can actually make three kinds of wagers on this particular betting space. The first is the straight yellow bet that wins 12:1, or twelve times your bet. However, if the yellow comes up again in the resulting bonus spin, you’ll win 120:1, and if the same occurs in the third spin, you’ll get a whopping 1200:1 win!

The other two bets are the Split and Trio yellow bets. The first is a bet placed on the yellow B plus another placed on green 0 or 00, paying out 6:1. The second is played in a similar manner, this time covering both green slots and pays 4:1.

As you can notice, double free spins bonus roulette is played on an American live roulette online wheel and that perhaps is its biggest disadvantage. Fortunately, what extra house edge created by the zeros and the yellow slot is negated by the rare bonus spins, should yellow B ever come up at all.

Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that you won’t find enjoyment in this version of live roulette online. The free bonus certainly is an interesting spin to the game, and the progressive win on yellow is something you’ll really hope for.

 

PokerStars is ‘Live’ in New Jersey

Online Poker TAble World’s Most Popular Poker Site Now Available to All New Jersey Players

ONCHAN, Isle of Man, March 21, 2016

/PRNewswire/ – Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ: AYA; TSX: AYA) – a leading provider of technology-based products and services in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries – today launched PokerStars online poker and casino after receiving technical approval… [Read more…]