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Gaming is the act of playing games. A person who plays games is called a gamer. News and views on games of chance and skill, gambling, and Wisconsin casinos.

The Madison office of Bluehole is reportedly an integral part of the company’s five-year plan to expand. One other local gaming company feels reassured that a foreign company saw “the potential in Madison as a strong game-development hub.” more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM News

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Joel Hansen

Madison has the longest-running public tournament in the United States dedicated to “Tecmo Super Bowl,” an ancient video football game for the original Nintendo. And it lives on. more

Apr 6, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

Pegasus Games, the oldest dedicated tabletop gaming store in Wisconsin, turns 35 at the end of this month. In celebration, there will be cake, limited-edition T-shirts and, of course, gaming the weekend of Aug. 29-30. more

Aug 21, 2015 9:10 AM Emphasis

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Alexei Vella

Games developers say with collaboration and critical mass they can compete with the coasts more

Aug 20, 2015 8:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

A Dane County judge rules that poker is as American as “baseball and apple pie,” but also illegal. more

Aug 12, 2015 4:44 PM News

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Joe Giron/PokerNews

Is poker a game of chance or skill? Seth Jovaag runs down the odds with WORT-FM producer Dylan Brogan. Listen to the interview. more

Aug 4, 2015 10:23 AM News

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Seth Jovaag

Local poker players will have one less place to play next month, as Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison has signaled it will close its electronic poker room. Posters seen Thursday night at the far east side casino, formerly known as the Dejope Bingo Hall, say th more

Oct 17, 2014 5:41 PM News

"Isthmus" contributor Seth Jovaag reported the clandestine poker scene in Madison and what its proponents are doing to seek legitimacy in the August 14 issue, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan. more

Aug 20, 2014 8:17 PM News

Bellied up to a table in Players Sports Bar, the east-side tavern he's owned for a quarter-century, Mark Kroon adjusts his cap and points a thumb over his shoulder to a corner of the room. "We used to play right back here," he says. "This was about t more

Aug 14, 2014 2:00 PM News

The murder of his son seven years ago has turned Robert McGuigan into an activist against compulsive gambling. As he puts it, "If I can save just one family from having to go through what I've been through, my work will be worth it." more

Oct 21, 2010 2:00 PM News

'Jane,' a Madison-area resident, found out the hard way that gambling in Wisconsin is a losing proposition, even when you win. A heavy-duty gambler, Jane pocketed $253,680 in casino winnings in 2006, according to casino W2G forms (issued for every wi more

Apr 26, 2007 2:23 PM News