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2015 Poker Year In Review

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Feb 03, 2016


Last year saw the brick-and-mortar casino industry continue to expand, more states talking about regulating online poker, and continued excitement on the global poker tournament circuit. Here, Card Player brings you the year’s important stories from the gambling and poker world. Casino Expansion in the Northeast There were several new casinos to open in 2015, in states such as Arizona and Oregon, but once again, the major storylines came from the casino arms race in the Northeast. Late in 2015, Moody’s Investors Service said that at least eight new brick-and-mortar casinos, with collective investment topping $5 billion, are expected to open by the end of 2018 in Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. The projects will greatly increase the gambling supply in the region. However, the new casinos could hurt existing properties in Atlantic City, once the only place for legal casino gambling in the Northeast. The casino industry is ...

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