Politics

Ken Weitzner May be Poster Child for Anti Online Gambling Folks

Ken Weitzner
It may not be long until we start hearing online gambling foes in Washington throwing the name "Ken Weitzner" into their self-absorbed agendas to ban Internet poker and sports betting. Weitzner and his wife Jackie Balance were discovered this past weekend dead of an apparent double suicide.
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Online Gambling Prohibition: Blame it on Abramoff

Online Gambling
Uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff has long been noted as the individual who allowed online gambling to thrive unregulated, unlicensed and - for a few years - free from prosecution. Whether the industry should thank him or not remains debatable since these days his associations are mostly frowned upon, and online gambling happened to be one such association.
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Wayne Root Headlines Tea Party: Will Appear on Fox News

Gambling911.com Special Contributor and best-selling author, Wayne Allyn Root, will appear on FOX News Channel on "FOX & Friends" the #1 rated morning show on cable TV on Thursday April 15th (tax day) at 8:20 AM Eastern to discuss taxes and Tea Party events across the country.
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PPA Amendment Striking Poker Criminalization Language Passes

The Massachusetts House of Representatives yesterday approved a Poker Players Alliance-supported amendment to the state's gaming legislation which removed language criminalizing playing online poker and other gaming over the Internet.
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Conroy Youth Reminiscent of Hitler Youth

Australia’s Communications Director Stephen Conroy is conveying his message of stymieing the press and censorship to the innocence of his nation – its vulnerable education system.
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US Ambassador to Australia Not Happy With Conroy

The US ambassador to Australia Jeff Bleich has criticised the Rudd government's plan to filter the internet, saying the same goals can be achieved without censorship.
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Barney Frank Online Poker Hearing Postponed

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Barney Frank Hearing on Internet Poker Friday

Barney Frank
Congressman Barney Frank has scheduled a hearing this upcoming Friday to discuss legalization of online poker. Two bills will be presented by the House democrat from Massachusetts.
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Obama’s Concerns Over Internet Filtering Prompts Conroy Summons

Attempts to filter the Internet in Australia have raised concerns with the Obama Administration. Reports came out on Wednesday that Australia's Communications Minister Stephen Conroy was summoned to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's office in order to discuss the issue.
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Online Gambling: Kentucky Uses Widowed and Orphaned Statue

Online Gambling Kentucky
In the continuing battle between online gambling and the commonwealth of Kentucky, Gambling911.com has learned that the state's attorneys are making one last ditch effort to recoup money under the so-called Widowed and Orphaned statute, which allows family members of deceased indebt gambling degenerates to be paid monies owed.
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Lawmakers: NFL Hypocritical for Opposing Betting

New Jersey lawmakers called the National Football League hypocritical Monday for opposing legalized sports betting while doing business with broadcast networks that openly discuss betting lines and point spreads on NFL games.
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Poker Players Alliance Approaches Senator Jon Kyl

Jon Kyl
The man who co-authored a bill to prohibit online poker, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl, has shown time and time again he will remain steadfast in his position that online gambling (Internet poker included) is the “crack cocaine” of gambling.
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Today’s Sports Betting Hearing in Atlantic City

Joe Brennan, Jr., Chairperson of iMEGA.org (The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, issued a statement at a public hearing on sports betting in Atlantic City on Monday April 5, 2010. New Jersey, as many Gambling911.com readers are aware, is attempting to legalize sports wagering on the Internet in an effort to boost the state ecomony.
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Public Hearing on N.J. Sports Betting Set for Atlantic City

The state Senate Economic Growth Committee will hold a public hearing at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Monday on legislation that calls for legalized sports betting in New Jersey.
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Michael Steele RNC Bondage-Gate Scandal Odds

Michael Steele Bondage Gate
The mega online gambling website, Sportsbook.com, is contemplating offering odds on RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s likelihood to step down or be let go from his position following a much publicized “Bondage-Gate” scandal.
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Stephen Conroy Launches Attack on Google

Google
Australia’s Communications Director, Stephen Conroy, has launched an attack on Google after the powerful search engine company came out last week expressing discontent related to national censorship of the Internet.
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Wayne Root on Larry King Live Discusses Tea Party

Gambling911.com special contributor and Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee, Wayne Allyn Root, is slated to appear on Larry King Live Monday night (March 29, 2010) 9 PM EST/6 PM PST to 10 PM EST/7 PM PST. He will be part of a panel discussing the Tea Party Political movement and universal healthcare.
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Obama Administration Against Australia Internet Filter

Australia Internet Filter
In a story widely covered by Gambling911.com and special correspondent Greg Tingle of Media Man Int., Senator Stephen Conroy, who is Australia’s acting Communications Minister, is looking to move forward with attempts at censoring thousands of Internet websites including those related to online gambling.
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Google Calls for New Rules Re: Internet Censorship

A top Google executive on Wednesday called for new rules to put pressure on governments that filter the Internet, saying the practice was hindering international trade.
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Internet Censorship Slammed by Tech Geeks

Not to anyone's real surprise, many tech giants and major Australian and global brands are starting to speak out loudly against the Australia's government's proposed internet filter, censorship, and blacklist on the the side.
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Root: Is Anyone in Washington D.C. Smarter Than a 12th Grader?

A Home-schooled Scholar/Athlete Has Tough Questions for Obama and Congress. Wayne Allyn Root, the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate, and his daughter provide their commentary
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Online Gambling Can Still Be Saved ….Sort Of

Online Gambling
You may have read my article yesterday entitled “ACLU Should Stand Firm in Kentucky Online Gambling Issue” where I reveal how the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled the commonwealth may seize some 141 online gambling-related domain names, something even our friends in China would never do.
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Healthcare Reform Will Become Law Says Betting Market

Healthcare Reform
85 percent of customers at the betting exchange intrade.com believe that healthcare reform will pass. Those numbers are up from 40 percent in late February when those efforts looked doomed. Betting exchanges tend to be especially accurate.
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Barney Frank Has Never Had Sex With Barbara Walters

Barney Frank Barbara Walters
Democratic Congressman Barney Frank is considered the greatest ally for online gambling. Once healthcare reform goes through this weekend, we should expect to see Frank push his legislation related to legalized online poker. But the workhorse Congressman certainly has his hands full.
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ACLU Should Stand Firm in Kentucky Online Gambling Issue

The online gambling sector was dealt a serious blow on Thursday with news that the Kentucky Supreme Court reversed a state court of appeals ruling blocking an attempt by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to seize 141 domain names related to online gambling.
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