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Australian Casino, Poker and Political News

 

Australia is once again home to some of the world's most interesting and unique casino, gambling, poker and political news this week. Movie stars with 3D presentations at Aussie casinos, casino gang crime, Australian rock legend to release slot game to pubs, poker tours, political election betting, shake ups in Australian gaming and gambling landscape and more. Media Man and Gambling911 continue to bring you the best. The late, great Kerry Packer would love this edition, we're sure... proxy if need be... its worth it punters...

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/14/2010

Alberta Now Wants Online Gambling

 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2010

State of Kentucky Crashes Party For PartyGaming

 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2010

Levi Johnston Run For Mayor of Wasilla Set At +200

 

Levi Johnston is starring in his own reality show and, as part of the drama, will make a run for Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.  Former U.S. Vice Presidential running mate to John McCain, Sarah Palin, was once mayor of Wasilla and helped make the small Alaska town famous.  She of course is grandmother to Levi’s child Tripp and is not exactly enamored by the 20-year-old.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/10/2010

Alabama’s Victoryland Casino Closes With Raid Looming

 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2010

Wyclef Jean to be Elected President of Haiti Odds: Owes $5 Mil Back Taxes

 

Is recording artist Wyclef Jean really the right choice for President of Haiti?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2010

Will Harry Reid Support Online Poker Legislation? Reps Confident

 

The three Nevadans in the House of Representatives are rallying to support the legalization of Internet gaming.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/08/2010

A Victory For Internet Censorship In Australia

 

There will not be any Web filtering in Australia, at least not in the foreseeable future.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/06/2010

Congressman Barney Frank Talks Online Poker Measure With Gambling911

 

This week Gambling911.com Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo sat down with House Financial Services Committee Chairman Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass) to discuss HR 2267, a measure he sponsored that would ultimately legalize online poker. 

While the road ahead may still be long, an important milestone was reached last week when the measure passed in a House Subcommittee and will now move into the House and Senate. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/05/2010

Cyprus: Gambling Ban Bill Nears Completion

A DRAFT bill designed to ban online gambling will likely be sent to the European Commission next week and should be voted into law before the end of the year.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/03/2010

Cash Strapped California Wants Legalized Sports Betting

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/03/2010

Root: Why George Costanza is the Anti-Obama Role Model

 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/02/2010

Poker Pro Joins Libertarian National Congressional Committee

 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/02/2010

Sen. R. Wright (CA) Supports PASPA Lawsuit for Sports Betting in NJ

 

California may benefit from legalizing sports betting, state senator says

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/02/2010

ABC News: Legalized Online Gambling a “Crap Shoot”

 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/02/2010

Donald Trump Says He Supports Legalized Online Gambling

 

Speaking to the New York Post this past week, real estate and casino magnate Donald Trump said that he supported efforts to legalize online gambling.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/02/2010

Online Gambling Bill Disastrous For Families Says Congressman

 

An Idaho Congressman has lashed out at his opponent for supporting an online gambling legalization initiative.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/01/2010

Australian Political Parties Bet On Self To Lose

 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/01/2010

Obama Clueless…. About Mel Gibson, Snooki

 

Apparently US President Barack Obama has little time to keep up with pop culture news.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/29/2010

HR 2267 Might Have Tough Time in House: Pelosi No Fan

An important milestone was met Wednesday when HR 2267, legislation that looks to fully legalize online poker in the U.S., passed by markup in the House Subcommittee. 

Specifically, HR 2267 amends title 31, United States Code, to provide for the licensing of Internet gambling activities by the Secretary of the Treasury, to provide for consumer protections on the Internet, to enforce the tax code, and for other purposes.

Next stop:  The House, where HR 2267 author Barney Frank has some degree of sway.  But there is one slight obstacle.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/29/2010

PokerStars Reacts to Successful Markup of H.R. 2267

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/29/2010

Online Gambling Bill HR 2267 Passes With Amendments

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/28/2010

Breaking News

AGA Unveils Its Wish List for Legalized Sports Gambling in States

In a letter to federal lawmakers today, American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman reiterated the gaming industry’s top priorities in the evolving debate on how to create a successful legal sports betting market in the United States.

Biggest Fear During Vegas Strike: Bed Bugs Infestation

Bars and restaurants will likely be shuttered throughout many of Las Vegas' top casinos should a city-wide strike be authorized beginning June 1, but the real horrors could be the lack of housekeeping services as the gambling Mecca becomes vulnerable to the dreaded bed bug.

Top New Jersey Online Casino Gambling Options

Anyone who loves to try their luck real money gambling knows about Atlantic City, New Jersey as a brick and mortar casino destination. What you may have not known about the New Jersey casino industry is the ability to play online slots as well as many other Atlantic City casino games from the comfort of your personal computer