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Mourning the death of Full Tilt

18 February 2016
Earlier this week, Amaya announced that it would be merging Full Tilt's traffic with PokerStars.com. The announcement wasn't a big surprise to anyone who has paid attention to online poker traffic over the last few years. Full Tilt, once the clear runner-up behind PokerStars in the race to lead the online ... (read more)
 

PokerStars looks to revolutionize heads-up poker

11 February 2016
There's been a lot of action at the heads-up poker tables at PokerStars.com recently, and none of it involves cards or chips. PokerStars is changing the way heads-up poker will be played online, making it more fun and easily accessible to casual players through its mobile product, Duel. Duel is a mobile app ... (read more)
 

PredictIt aims to find out if political bettors could be more accurate than pollsters

8 February 2016
While traders think Bernie Sanders will run away with New Hampshire, they still like Hillary Clinton to win the Democratic nod by more than a 2-1 margin. (photo by Gage Skidmore)Last week's Iowa caucuses marked the beginning of the U.S. presidential nomination process, and with it came a flood of media ... (read more)
 

Top 10 prop bets for Super Bowl 50

1 February 2016
On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers will try to complete one of the most successful seasons in NFL history against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The game features an exciting young quarterback in Carolina's Cam Newton, taking on living legend Peyton Manning, who may be playing the last game of his NFL career. ... (read more)
 

Texas AG says daily fantasy sports are likely illegal

20 January 2016
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton became the fourth state attorney general to say that daily fantasy sports (DFS) sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel constitute illegal gambling under state law when he issued an advisory opinion on the industry on Tuesday. First, it was Eric Schneiderman in New York. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 Don Catlin columns

18 January 2016
Casino City was sad to learn that one of our own Gaming Gurus, Don Catlin, passed away last week. Don was a monthly columnist for us. A professor of mathematics and statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Don knew the odds of any given casino game better than nearly anyone — and he wasn't afraid to show it. ... (read more)
 

Time to regulate DFS; FantasyUp goes belly up

15 January 2016
If you had money on the daily fantasy sports (DFS) site FantasyUp, you can kiss it goodbye. According to a post from a player on the popular DFS forum RotoGrinders, the site announced via e-mail that it was shutting down operations immediately and will not refund players the balance in their accounts. ... (read more)
 

10 key moments in the evolution of PokerStars

11 January 2016
Late last year, when Amaya announced it would be changing PokerStars.com's loyalty program, it became the target of wrath for thousands of its highest-volume players. The issue that drew the most ire was the company's backpedaling on promised rewards in 2016 for players who achieved Supernova Elite status in 2015 — a benefit worth tens of thousands of dollars to high-volume grinders. ... (read more)
 

RAWA hearing a disaster for Chaffetz, online gambling ban supporters

9 December 2015
Let's be clear: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) doesn't care about facts. So it's no surprise that the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who also happens to be one of Sheldon Adelson's best friends, opened a hearing titled "A Casino in Every Smartphone – Law Enforcement Implications" with a slew of misinformation and fearmongering. ... (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.