Politics

Jon Kyl Gets Owned in Senate on Thursday

Arizona Republican Senator and long time opponent of online gambling, Jon Kyl, was accused of causing delays during a Senate Health Committee.  He later threw a temper tantrum that would have made

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2009

Feds Seize More Accounts in Maryland Tied to Online Gambling

Six more bank accounts connected to online gambling have been seized by the Maryland US Attorney's Office.  These were all Wachovia Bank accounts held by a company called Forshay Enterprises, Inc.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/24/2009

Support for Menendez Online Poker Bill Likely to Wane

The Poker Players Alliance is putting everything it's got to push through a bill offered up by New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, which seeks to legalize online poker.  But Menendez needs support

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/24/2009

Ron Wyden Pulls Online Gambling Bill

The Congressman giveth and the Congressman taketh away.  Such is the case with a bill that survived nearly 6 days before it was yanked on Wednesday.  That bill, brought forth by Senator Ron Wyden

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/23/2009

Online Poker Bill Tied into Health Care Reform

Senator Robert Wyden (D-OR) has introduced a bill to legalize and regulate the online poker in an effort to help offset the cost of health-care reform.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/23/2009

Online Gambling: China Appeals WTO Media Ruling

As first predicted by Gambling911.com last year, the United State's unwillingness to obey a WTO ruling related to online gambling is now having lasting implications and it all centers upon "pu

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/22/2009

iMEGA Faces Danger of Losing NJ Gov Jon Corzine

With just a few more weeks until the elections, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat, appears to be in serious danger of losing.  Corzine offered up his support of a suit brought forth by t

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/21/2009

New Task Force Set Up To Go After Online Gambling

A new Assets Forfeiture and Financial Crimes task force has been implemented at the US Attorney's Office in Baltimore Maryland which is already being used to go after online gambling operations.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/20/2009

State Economy Gets Boost From Sports Betting

The state of Delaware reports revenue of $257,870 their first week of offering legalized sports betting, and this is at the reduced exposure originally intended due to pending lawsuits.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/20/2009

Barney Frank Online Gambling Bill Will Have to Wait

Online poker's greatest ally in Congress, Massachusetts Rep Barney Frank, has reported in to the Poker Players A

Online Gambling Foe Jon Kyl Election Day Woes

Arizona Republican and the number two GOP leader, Senator Jon Kyl, may have trouble come Election Day.  The good news for Kyl is that the Election Day in question won't be until 2012.  The bad ne

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/17/2009

Delaware Appeal of Sports Betting Rule a Losing Proposition

Delaware's filing of a 24-page petition to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to hear whether the state should be allowed to offer single-game sports betting will likely g

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/15/2009

Delaware: Back-room Business Booming for Bookies

By SEAN O'SULLIVAN and ADAM TAYLOR

The News Journal 

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/13/2009

Barney Frank: Odds of Healthcare Reform Passing

Front and center of healthcare reform is none other than House Financial Services Chairman, Democrat Barney Frank.  Congressman Frank also happens to be an advocate for legalizing online gambling.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/10/2009

Wayne Root: The Big Obama Healthcare Lie

Gambling911.com special contributor and 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate, Wayne Allyn Root, claims among other things that Obama saying healthcare won't add to our budget defici

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Sep/10/2009

Delaware to Offer Three Types of Parlay Bets

By CRIS BARRISH

The News Journal

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/08/2009

Ashcroft: Online Gambling Enemy Number One

There was a time early on in the Bush Administration when Attorney General John Ashcroft was considered among the biggest enemies of online gambling.  Many believe it was he who got the ball rolli

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2009

Sports Betting and the NFL: Delaware Gets Some Action

The state of Delaware has boldly decided to begin offering sports betting in the form of NFL wagering.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/04/2009

Kentucky Supreme Court: iMEGA Oral Argument

The Supreme Court has set oral argument in the commonwealth of Kentucky v. IMEGA et al for 11 a.m.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/04/2009

Internet Poker Question Won’t be on Mass Ballot

BOSTON (AP) - Internet poker fans won't be getting a chance to push for a ballot question legalizing the game.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/03/2009

Delaware Sports Betting Conflict? Judges From NJ, PA

Following news this past week that an appeals court had found that Delaware sports betting violates current federal law, questions now focus on two of the judges who helped render the decisions. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/02/2009

Barney Frank on Legalized State Online Gambling

Much of the talk this summer has focused on both Delaware and New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports betting.  In the case of New Jersey, the idea would be to bet online.  Delaware was dealt a s

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/01/2009

Online Poker: Barney Frank Appalled by US Attorney Actions

Congressman Barney Frank has expressed outrage over actions taken by the US Attorneys Office in the Southern District of New York in recent months.  In June, that office seized nearly $40 million

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/31/2009

Delaware Sports Betting: Single-Game Bets Were a Risky Gambit

By CRIS BARRISH
The News Journal

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/30/2009

Obama to Take Control of the Internet?

CNet News reported on something interesting this past week.  A bill was being proposed that would give the White House power to disconnect private sector computers from the Internet.  Say what?Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/29/2009

Delaware May Have Other Options With Sports Betting

I'm still on my magical mystery tour of Vegas and last night I was hanging at the Mandalay Bay with two guys who have a vested interest in what happened in Delaware yesterday: Joe Brennan, chairman

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/26/2009

Judges Play Poker Too

The Hoover Institution Archives at Stanford recently released a slew of papers kept by the late Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/23/2009

Jon Corzine Still Has Support From Betting Market

One incumbent who appears to be in trouble is New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat. Seeking re-election in November, Corzine has fallen behind Republican challenger Chris Christie.

The Intrade.com market currently gives the Republican candidate a 55.0% chance of becoming Governor of the Garden State, while Corzine has a 45.0% probability of being re-elected.

New Jersey last elected a Republican Governor back in 1997. Right now the market points to 2009 being the end of this particular drought for the GOP.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/21/2009

Health Care Reform to be Defeated Says Betting Market

According to the Intrade.com market a public health insurance option looks set for defeat.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/20/2009

Root: Government Run Healthcare Just Like the Post Office

Wayne Allyn Root, a regular contributor to the Gambling911.com website and the former Vice Presidential runningmate of the Libertarian party, says President Obama has finally got i

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Aug/18/2009

Breaking News

Nevada Gambling Revenue Down 2 Percent in April

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — Nevada gambling revenue was down more than 2 percent in April compared with last year, in part due to a quirk in how the state counts slot revenue.

PaySafe Shareholder Revolt Over Executive Pay Surfaces

Shareholders at alternative online payment provider, Paysafe Group Plc, have revolted against the company’s current executive payment structure.

Root on ‘Bill Maher’: Illegal Mexicans are ‘Pouring Over the Border’

Vegas sports handicapper and one time Libertarian Vice Presidential running mate Wayne Allyn Root got into a testy debate with fellow guests of the HBO show live broadcast of “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night.  The show’s host, Maher himself, didn’t let Root off easy either.