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DraftKings, FanDuel vow to stay in NY despite AG's cease and desist order

10 November 2015
Hours after New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to stop allowing Empire State residents to make daily fantasy sports (DFS) wagers on their sites, the two top DFS operators made it clear they would not abide by the cease and desist order. "We are very disappointed ... (read more)
 

ESPN WSOP Main Event coverage: Episodes XV and XVI

2 November 2015
After seven days of play and 16 episodes, the World Series of Poker Main Event played down to the final table on Sunday night's coverage on ESPN. The remaining nine players will reconvene this Sunday night in the Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Play is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 slots that need to happen

26 October 2015
Last month, the gambling industry was abuzz with news of the new slot games on display at the Global Gaming Expo that will soon be hitting casino floors. Some of the slots in development, like Breaking Bad and Orange is the New Black, are based on popular television shows, and they're sure to be huge hits. ... (read more)
 

Record-breaking Mega Moolah jackpot win by the numbers

15 October 2015
On Oct. 6, a British soldier named Jon Heywood won the largest jackpot in online gambling history — a whopping £13,213,838.68 at Betway Casino. Here's a breakdown of Jon's record jackpot, by the numbers. 52,855,353% With a bet of just 25p, the return on investment on this wager is through the roof. ... (read more)
 

Stern has $3,500 in unsold WSOP lammers to thank for November Nine appearance

8 October 2015
Ofer Zvi Stern File Age: 37 Hometown: Ramat, Israel Position: 2nd Chip Count: 29.8 million Career WSOP Cashes: 6 Favorite Poker Book: Harrington on Hold'em by Dan Harrington: "That's the first book I ever got, and that got me into tournaments." Favorite Poker Movie: Rounders Favorite Poker Players: Daniel Negreanu, Fedor Holz. ... (read more)
 

ESPN WSOP Main Event Recap: Episodes V and VI

2 October 2015
Let's be honest, the only time I've watched poker "live" (aka, when it was broadcast) since I became a father eight years ago has been during the November Nine. Thanks to the wonders of the DVR, I'm able to tape the shows I'm interested in and watch them at my leisure. Now, with three kids aged 8 and under ... (read more)
 

"Show me the money!" DFS sites' lack of transparency has negative impact on player experience

30 September 2015
As Week 1 of the NFL season approached, the editorial team at Casino City started discussing what we'd like to do as part of our coverage. Of course we wanted to run some top 10 columns on how you could bet on the games, but with the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry booming, we thought we'd add some content for people who were new to the industry and might appreciate some analysis. ... (read more)
 

ESPN WSOP Main Event Recap: Episodes III and IV

24 September 2015
With Phil Hellmuth now gone from the tournament, the focus of the third and fourth episodes of ESPN's World Series of Poker Main Event coverage turns to Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari. While several other players are featured, either Negreanu or Esfandiari is involved in the majority of the hands shown this week. ... (read more)
 

Pala Casino launches iOS app in New Jersey

17 September 2015
Just after Labor Day, Pala Casino quietly rolled out an iOS app, allowing people located within New Jersey to play its online casino games on their iPhone or iPad. Even Pala Interactive CEO Jim Ryan was surprised by how quickly players adopted it. "We haven't marketed it in any meaningful way up until today, and our business is up 25%," said Ryan. ... (read more)

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Aaron Todd

Home-game hotshot Aaron Todd was an editor/writer at Casino City for nearly eight years, and is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing at St. Lawrence University, his alma mater. While he is happy to play Texas Hold'em, he'd rather mix it up and play Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw, and Badugi.

Aaron Todd

Home-game hotshot Aaron Todd was an editor/writer at Casino City for nearly eight years, and is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing at St. Lawrence University, his alma mater. While he is happy to play Texas Hold'em, he'd rather mix it up and play Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw, and Badugi.