26 June 2013 GPWA Times Newsletter

GPWA TIMES June 26, 2013
Industry News
New Jersey, Canada battle with sports leagues
As New Jersey prepares for its next court hearing over its efforts to legalize sports betting, gaming officials in Canada are urging lawmakers to vote on a bill legalizing Las Vegas-style sports books.

Internet wagering attracts a crowd in the U.S.
New Jersey has outlined an aggressive schedule to launch full online casinos in the Garden State by the end of the year, including June 30 and July 29 deadlines for different parts of the application process. And it's threatening to eclipse Nevada's poker-only market.

Adelson to online gaming: Get off my lawn
In an opinion piece for Forbes, Sheldon Adelson forcefully reiterated his long-standing opposition to Internet gambling.

PPA focusing on the states
The Poker Players Alliance says it has cut its "lobbying spend in D.C. pretty dramatically" because it isn't optimistic about the outcome. Instead, the PPA is focusing on online gaming proposals at the state level.

At the movies: Go all in with "Bet Raise Fold"
The film documents the forces that drove online poker's boom. And the narrative allows those who aren't familiar with the industry to develop an understanding of its short history, while at the same time allowing those that have been part of it for the last decade to gain new insights.

Perspectives Weekly: Dear Mr. Adelson...
Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson had some choice words about online gambling last week. J Todd has choice words for him this week. Also, a deadline for our industry looms in New Jersey.

EiG announces new format
The changes were implemented as part of an effort to keep EiG among gaming's elite group of "must do" events.

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Did You Know?
June 30 is the deadline for New Jersey's land-based casinos to choose their technology partners for online casinos.

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