Articles by Wendeen Eolis

Gaming/Poker Articles

DECISION: BORGATA COUNTERFEIT CHIPS

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper April 14, 2014 Minutes ago, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement reported  at its website its  final order arising from its investigation of the Borgata counterfeit chip debacle in January of this year. Last Friday  PPN  provided an overview of the outcome of the order which was in place. […]
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BORGATA CHIP INVESTIGATION COMPLETE

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper April 11, 2014 After nearly 3 months of silence, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) is poised to announce its decisions regarding distribution of the remaining prize pool that has been left in limbo following the cancelation of Event #1 in the Borgata Winter Poker Open last January. […]
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POKERSTARS DOES LEGWORK IN NY LEGISLATIVE BILL

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper March 31, 2014 New York State has come to the party later than most, but this year it has its eye on gambling like never before. The necessary referendum to legalize commercial brick and mortar casino gaming passed more than a year ago; a Commission to oversee […]
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PLAYER LAWSUIT – BORGATA

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper February 25, 2014 It has been one full month since the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) ordered the Borgata Casino to cancel the opening event of its annual Winter Poker Open, but New Jersey regulators have yet to reach a conclusion to their investigation of bogus chips […]
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BORGATA: AFTERMATH OF COUNTERFEIT CHIP CAPER

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper February 13, 2014 The leading suspect in a scheme to rig a poker tournament, at the Borgata last month, has gotten into more hot water with the law, this week.  Christian Lusardi of Fayetteville, North Carolina was arrested January 24thin connection with the introduction of counterfeit chips in the opening event at […]
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MEN “THE MASTER” NGUYEN SPEAKS OUT

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper January 28, 2014 Since January 18th, the 27 remaining players in the Borgata Winter Open’s first event have been waiting for their money while the authorities investigate the particulars of 160 counterfeit chips (5K tournament chips), introduced into the tournament. While the fake chips amounted to a bit less than 1% […]
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NJ POLICE NAB SUSPECT IN BORGATA CHIPS CAPER

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper January 24, 2014 This afternoon official word was out. Christian Lusardi, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was nabbed in an Atlantic City motel room, as a suspect in  a  more bizarre- by- the-minute case of counterfeit 5K chips that compromised Event 1 at the Borgata Winter Open. And, more 5K chips created havoc at nearby Harrahs where the plumbing system was […]
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BORGATA SHOWS RECORD KEEPING PROWESS

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper January 22, 2014 Four thousand + players journeyed to the Borgata Winter Open, for its first tournament — a $560 buy-in, deep stack confection, with a two million dollar guaranteed prize pool. The numbers proved themselves; it was a “must play” event.  But with twenty-seven players remaining in the […]
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POKERSTARS IGAMING LICENSE AT LAUNCH IS A NO GO

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper November 20, 2013 As exclusively reported at pokerplayernewswpaper.com, on November 7th, PokerStars will not be part of the iGaming fraternity operating in New Jersey on its historic scheduled launch date of November 26th. Look for statements from PokerStars and/or DGE pledging that the dance continues—but for more on […]
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EAST COAST CASINO LICENSES – INSIDE PANDORA’S BOX

Poker By Wendeen H. Eolis Poker Player Newspaper November 19, 2013 The New Jersey gaming license application of Poker Stars has been a bruiser after a series of battles, instigated and propelled by self-righteously indignant opponents united under the umbrella of the American Gaming Association (AGA). But the fallout from the warring parties’ activities is […]
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