Despite the  summer months being historically slow, New Jersey’s online poker revenue holds steady in August. Reports of a casino heist in Macau. What does California need to do to pass an online poker bill in 2016?

Hot off the presses: New Jersey revenue numbers

Borgata and Caesars both saw their online poker revenues rise month-over-month in August, a solid sign as the industry moves into the fall and winter months. Total online poker revenue in New Jersey was just a tick under $2 million, while, despite a slight decrease, total online casino revenue was able to stay above $10 million.

Check out our complete report on the latest online gaming revenue numbers in New Jersey here.

Quick Hitters

– Poker pro Vanessa Rousso has made it to the final five of Big Brother 17. Poker Update has been following her journey on the show since Week 1, and it’s starting to look like it’s Rousso’s game to lose. Since Rousso is reported to be on upcoming network shows, the bigger question is: How will the viewers feel about her manipulative tactics throughout her time on the show?

– The latest installment of Part Time Poker’s look at the 2016 Poker Hall of Fame nominees is up on the site; this time we take a look at the career of France’s Bruno Fitoussi.

– Ethics is the topic of the day in our latest installment of the Forum Files.

– Some early, crazy reports of a $258 million casino heist in Macau is less Oceans 11 and more smash and grab, as the preliminary reporting indicates the money was stolen from high rollers by a third-party junket company.

– Chris Grove is one of the sharpest minds in iGaming and the editor of Online Poker Report has a new plan for getting a California online poker bill passed in 2016. In the column Grove outlines his four point plan:

  1. Create voter-driven political pressure.
  2. Fund regulatory agencies
  3. Get PokerStars out of the spotlight
  4. Bring racing a good deal and sell them on it