• June 18, 2021

Online Gambling News

The recent June report by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board showed that casino revenues for the month plateaued in comparison to what they did in June 2013. The casinos produced 203.5 million dollars last month, compared to 202.4 million in 2013. This was a gain of 0.5%.
Louisiana’s 14 riverboat casinos grossed a very similar amount compared to last year’s take, at 142.4 million dollars. Harrah’s in New Orleans, the state’s lone land based casino, brought in 29.9 million dollars, a 10.3% increase.
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Louisiana’s casinos have held their own in a recent volatile market. Casinos are a major employer in the state. 15,061 people work in the gambling industry, an increase of 4.3% from 2013.
The state of Pennsylvania has inched toward regulated online gambling. The Parx Casino has launched a simulated online gambling site. It could switch to real money gambling when the chance arises. Teamed with developer GameAccount Network, Parx Casino will offer free play slots games nationwide by the last quarter of 2014. In the past, the Senate Community Economic and Recreational Development Committee was luke warm concerning online gambling. After a study found that online gambling could be projected to generate 184 million dollars in its first year of operation, and jump to 307 million afterwards, the state senate has altered its stance.
Pennsylvania has jumped past New Jersey into the second place when it comes to USA gambling revenue states. The state generated 3.1 billion dollars in revenue and 1.4 billion in state taxes,
Topliner poker player Viktor Blom shunned the World Series of Poker to play online at Full Tilt. It paid off for him to the tune of around 500,000 dollars.in winnings from online cash games. The windfall offset his online losses for the year, a total that comes to 1,315,817 dollars. Although he is generally a cash game specialist, playing in live tournaments has been quite lucrative for Blom. He has amassed 1,721,834 dollars in poker winnings. His high point was a victory at the 2012 PCA $100K Super High Roller Event. He won 1,254,400 dollars.
Another reason for skipping the World Series of Poker was the conflict with the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. Blom said: “It sucks so much that it’s right in the middle of the summer. It’s crazy as I won’t be able to enjoy the World Cup that way. I didn’t go last year, but we’ll see. I might be there.”

Steve Carr

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