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Barney Frank Online Gambling Bill Will Have to Wait

Barney Frank
Online poker’s greatest ally in Congress, Massachusetts Rep Barney Frank, has reported in to the Poker Players Alliance and informed the group that although he will be introducing new poker friendly legislation in the near future, it will most likely need to wait until October at the earliest.

Online Gambling Foe Jon Kyl Election Day Woes

Jon Kyl
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 news for Kyl: There is plenty of time to mount a campaign against the Senator from Arizona and get him out of public office once that Presidential election year does finally arrive.

Delaware Appeal of Sports Betting Rule a Losing Proposition

Delaware Sports Betting
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 go nowhere claims one expert speaking to Gambling911.com on the condition of anonymity.

Delaware: Back-room Business Booming for Bookies

Though federal judges ruled last month that Delaware's three racinos cannot take single-game wagers this weekend, you can still put cash down on the Eagles to beat the Panthers by 3 points.

Barney Frank: Odds of Healthcare Reform Passing

Healthcare Reform
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.

Wayne Root: The Big Obama Healthcare Lie

Obama Healthcare
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 deficit is "one big lie"

Delaware to Offer Three Types of Parlay Bets

Delaware's three racetrack casinos will offer three types of parlay bets on a minimum of three National Football League games starting Thursday, the opening day of the season, the state's acting finance director revealed today.

Ashcroft: Online Gambling Enemy Number One

John Ashcroft
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 rolling to quash the industry.

Sports Betting and the NFL: Delaware Gets Some Action

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

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. on Thursday October 22, 2009 in the Supreme Court courtroom. The order allots 15 minutes for each side.

Internet Poker Question Won’t be on Mass Ballot

Internet poker fans won't be getting a chance to push for a ballot question legalizing the game.

Delaware Sports Betting Conflict? Judges From NJ, PA

Delaware Sports Betting
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. Both are from neighboring states, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Barney Frank on Legalized State Online Gambling

Barney Frank
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 serious blow in late August when a federal appeals court ruled that a sports betting law in Delaware is in violation of a federal prohibition against sports gambling.

Online Poker: Barney Frank Appalled by US Attorney Actions

Barney Frank
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 in funds from two of the world’s largest online poker rooms.

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

In 2003, a legislative task force concluded that one thing about sports betting in Delaware was apparent: single-game bets "would be prohibited.''

Obama to Take Control of the Internet?

Obama
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?

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 of the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (IMEGA) and his lawyer, Eric Bernstein.

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. Interestingly enough, a fellow home game player Walter Berns had a few notes included about the last games played with Rehnquist

Jon Corzine Still Has Support From Betting Market

Jon Corzine
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.

Health Care Reform to be Defeated Says Betting Market

Health Reform
According to the Intrade.com market a public health insurance option looks set for defeat. Currently the market gives the initiative only a 32.0% chance of being passed into law.



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 it right: The proposed Government run health care reform will be exactly like the post office.....not that this is necessarily a good thing.

The Great British Lobby

A technology group advised by David Blunkett, the former Home Secretary, is one of several British companies spending millions of pounds lobbying American politicians in a bid to shape legislation in the US.

Gamblers and Liberty by Wayne Root: Review

In his new book, "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts," Wayne Allyn Root asserts that America is a nation of gamblers and always has been.

Readers Fired Up Over Root, Negreanu Racism Allegations

Gambling911.com readers are all fired up over recent articles appearing on the website related to former Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate, Wayne Root, and poker pro, Daniel Negrea

Costa Rica President has Swine Flu

Swine Flu
Costa Rica is home to the largest concentration of online gambling sites in the world. The Central American nation’s President has now been confirmed with Swine Flu.
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