About the Author
Geoff Fisk

Geoff Fisk

Geoff Fisk is a San Diego-based freelance writer, specializing in the poker and gambling industries. He’s written for numerous platforms and has traveled the globe as a live poker tournament reporter. Geoff is an avid sports fan, but poker is his passion.

Latest articles

July Was Another Record-Breaking Month For US Online Casinos

September 2, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The online casino surge shows no sign of slowing down. New Jersey’s legal mobile casino platforms set an all-time monthly revenue record in July, even with retail casinos in Atlantic City open for business. Online poker in New Jersey posted big July numbers, led by Caesars Interactive. The WSOP NJ and 888Poker NJ skins hosted […]

A Look At What’s Trending Up and Down In The Era Of Online Gambling

August 28, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The legal online gambling landscape in the US looks quite different in 2020 than it did just two years ago. The overturn of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) pushed the first domino down in what’s turned out as a boom period for online sports betting. Online casinos thrive as well, as legal […]

Do Retail Casinos Reopening Lead to COVID-19 Spikes?

August 24, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Most of the country’s commercial and tribal casinos have reopened across the US, after the COVID-19 forced nationwide shutdowns. The pandemic led to all of the more than 1,000 commercial and tribal casinos in the US to cease operations. In some cases, like Michigan, commercial casinos were shuttered for nearly five months. In other states, […]

Boosted by NJ Online Gambling, Golden Nugget Has Record-Setting Q2

August 18, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) announced record revenue earnings for the second quarter of 2020, as the Golden Nugget NJ online casino platform continues to flourish in the New Jersey market. GNOG second-quarter Gross Gaming Revenues reached $28.2 million, representing an 85 percent increase over the company’s 2019 Q2 earnings ($15.3 million). Net revenue for […]

5 Casino Thefts That are Almost too Wild to be True

August 11, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Over the long term, the house always wins. This holds especially true when it comes to the small number of would-be thieves over the years who have had the gall to attempt a casino robbery. Casinos are tempting targets, of course, with untold sums of chips or cash on every gaming table and behind every […]

US’ Online Sportsbook Revenue Reports for June Contain Mostly Good News

August 5, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Most major domestic sports leagues remained shut down throughout June, but legal online sportsbooks in the US still found a way to thrive. Driven by sports like table tennis, international soccer, and golf, many states with legal online sports betting realized month-over-month revenue gains. New Jersey’s online sportsbooks took in more than $12.7 million in […]

US Online Casino and Poker States Report Mixed Revenue Numbers for June

July 30, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Legal online casino platforms saw continued traction from US players in June. New Jersey monthly revenue nearly matched the record-setting numbers reported from the Garden State in May, as the state’s retail casinos stayed closed for the entire month. Online casino platforms in Pennsylvania and Delaware continued to enjoy success as well, even with land-based […]

These Are The Major Casino Projects That Were Halted Because Of COVID-19

July 17, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The COVID-19 crisis compelled several casino-related projects across the U.S. to halt construction. Some of these projects are back on track for now, while others still sit dormant as the pandemic enters its fifth month. The following list looks at a few big-money casino ventures forced to put construction on pause due to the COVID-19 […]

Where US Casinos Stand On Reopening Plans

July 6, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The COVID-19 pandemic forced US states to order shutdowns of non-essential businesses in mid-March. The U.S. hosts nearly 1,000 commercial and tribal casinos, and all of them ceased operations in the midst of the pandemic crisis. Live casinos began reopening in some states as early as May, and as of July 1 most of the […]

Unconventional Betting Options Helped US Online Sportsbooks Rebound In May

June 26, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

After a worst-case scenario hit the sports betting industry in April, legal online sportsbooks in the US began to recover in May. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the shutdown of virtually all major US sports leagues throughout April. While those shutdowns continued in May, sportsbooks responded by putting more international leagues and niche sports on wagering […]

Back To Top

Get connected with us on Social Media