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Amber Hoffman

Amber Hoffman

Amber Hoffman is Head of Content of Bonus.com. A recovering attorney, she's spent almost a decade developing and managing websites and writing for a variety of industries. Amber became a Cubs fan after living a handful of blocks from Wrigley Field, much to the chagrin of her Mets-loving family and Red Sox-loving husband. Amber writes for a number of online sites including the food and lifestyle site Food And Drink Destinations.

Latest articles

Flooding Hits Vegas Strip, but Casinos Stay Open

August 4, 2022 | By: Amber Hoffman

Heavy rains swept southern Nevada last week. According to the New York Times, they dumped about half the area’s annual rainfall in the span of two hours. The rainfall resulted in significant flooding on the Las Vegas Strip from Thursday evening into Friday morning. That threatened to create major issues for business owners throughout the […]

PokerStars Secures Motion To Dismiss In Long-Running Illinois Loss Recovery Case

March 24, 2015 | By: Amber Hoffman

PokerStars appears to have laid to rest a long-running legal dispute in Illinois after Judge David R. Herndon granted the company’s motion to dismiss a second amended complaint filed by Kelly Sonnenberg and Casey Sonnenberg. Herndon simultaneously dismissed a companion claim brought by separate defendants against Full Tilt. “This is a significant win for PokerStars,” stated lead […]

Boyd CEO Demolishes Myth That Regulated Online Gambling Will Cannibalize Land-Based Casino Revenue

February 17, 2014 | By: Amber Hoffman

Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, has a simple message for those who argue that regulated online gambling revenue will cannibalize (i.e., come directly at the expense of) land-based casino revenue. You’re wrong. That’s the takeaway from Smith’s comments on the performance of the Borgata’s online gambling properties in the New […]

This Prediction For New Jersey’s Initial Online Gambling Revenue Numbers Will Seem Optimistic To Some

January 8, 2014 | By: Amber Hoffman

On January 14th, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement will post the initial revenue numbers for New Jersey’s regulated online poker sites and casinos. These numbers will cover revenue for November and December. I suspect they’ll be rather raw numbers that point only to gross gaming yield (poker rake plus casino hold). There’s been […]

PokerStars Purchase of Full Tilt Confirmed By Multiple Sources

April 26, 2012 | By: Amber Hoffman

WickedChops rarely goes with something definitive unless it’s definitive: Posted early this morning but independently confirmed Stars acquiring Tilt a done deal: http://insider.wickedchopspoker.com/566/the-latest-on-the-pokerstars-and-full-tilt-poker-acquisition/Still plenty of details to come Same goes for PokerFuse, who were pretty definitive yesterday when they broke the story: PokerStars has reached a settlement with the US Department of Justice, pokerfuse can […]

PokerStars Buys Full Tilt Poker … Say What?

April 24, 2012 | By: Amber Hoffman

That’s the word from reputable sources this afternoon. The tl;dr: GBT didn’t have enough money to take on Full Tilt, so the DOJ nixed their deal. PokerStars, who has plenty of money, stepped in. More from PokerFuse: Until now, French investment group Group Bernard Tapie were known to be in late-stage talks. According to sources […]

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