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Poker News: Top Ranked on the Money List

Who are the richest men in poker? 4Flush has released an updated list of the top 10 all time poker moneymakers and it bodes well for Phil Ivey, who has pocket $12.8 million (which doesn’t include his shares in Full Tilt Poker or his wins online).

Wayne Allyn Root: How I Would Fix The Economy

If You've Ever Wondered How a Common Sense Small Businessman Would End This Depression and Save Capitalism...Here is the Plan...

Doyle Brunson Political Tweet Causes Stir

The social networking tool, Twitter, has quickly become a worldwide phenomena. It provides users to send out and read messages from anyone in the world. People from all walks of life are there, from the common person to well-known bold faced celebrities. The poker world, in turn, has followed the lead of the world and many of

Jon Kyl Blockade in Senate Blamed on Internet Gambling

Jon Kyl
Senator Jon Kyl is standing in the way of appointing a key nominee to the Treasury Department. Many observers believe Kyl is “throwing a tantrum” to protest the Treasury Department’s postponement of online gambling prohibition.

Barney Frank Online Poker Bill Up For Vote Next Month

Barney Frank Online Poker Bill
“We expect within a few short weeks, most likely in the month of February, there will be a committee vote on this legislation,” said John Pappas, President of the Poker Players Alliance.

Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear Bets on Gambling Rev

While Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear continues to go after online gambling sites he calls “leaches to the state”, his latest action is to balance the state budget through intrastate gambling.

Root: Tea Party Nation – Shot Heard Round the World

The Citizen Revolution Has Begun...just like the American Revolution...in Massachusetts, writes Wayne Allyn Root, the Las Vegas oddsmaker-turned Vice Presidential Nominee on the 2008 Libertarian ticket. Root is a frequent contributor to the Gambling911.com website and his views do not necessarily represent those of Gambling911.com Management.

Jim Perskie: Lesniak Bill About Helping NJ Racetracks

Gambling911.com was the first to break the story last week that Senator Raymond Lesniak had drafted two bills that, if passed, would make online poker, sports betting and casino Web gambling legal in the state (sports betting is one separate bill).

Rhode Island Wants Ban on Sports Betting Lifted

Rhode Island wants a Federal ban on sports betting lifted and has joined in the resolution to do so.

Delaware's Sports Betting Challenge Faces Uphill Battle

Delaware's Sports Betting
Delaware's hopes of getting the U.S. Supreme Court to help expand sports betting in the First State may be a long shot.

Internet Gambling Bill Would Allow Poker Online

As Gambling911.com first reported exclusively early this week, a new bill has been introduced that would allow legalized online poker and other Internet gambling, including sports betting. The bill will offer New Jersey residents the first opportunity in the US to gamble with licensed businesses.

Bill Would Allow Internet Gambling in Atlantic City Casinos

Permits Internet wagering at Atlantic City casinos under certain circumstances.

New Jersey vs. Pennsylvania in Gambling War

The state of New Jersey has put the gloves on in its fight with neighboring state, Pennsylvania, to protect its troubled gambling industry.

Indian Tribes Oppose Online Gambling in California

After the California Nations Indian Gaming Association chairman called for unity at the Western Indian Gaming Conference on Wednesday, tribes began to tackle the complicated issue of legalizing Internet poker in the state.

Missouri Urges Congress to Lift Ban on Sports Betting

A resolution in the Missouri House asking the US Congress to lift PASPA, proposed by Reps. Grill & Colona, both Democrat

Wayne Root: Obama Death Panels Equal Unions

Wayne Allyn Root is a frequent contributor to the Gambling911.com website and the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. Today he goes off on President Obama, claiming among other things that “Obama is the first president owned by the unions” and that he is “Modeling the USA after Michigan and California – government employee unions go wild”. Wayne Allyn Root’s views do not necessarily reflect those of Gambling911.com nor its management.

Sarah Palin Fox News Odds Now Available

It's official. Sarah Palin is now a contributor for the Fox News network.

Jon Kyl Holding Up Appointments for US Treasury

Online gambling foe Jon Kyl is reportedly making things very difficult on the US Treasury by holding up appointments for officials in key international finance and tax offices.

BCS Game: Profits, Exploitation, Government Take Over?

BCS Championship
Many a Gambling911.com reader will be tuned into the BCS Championship 2010 game Thursday night. A large number of you will be betting on the title game. The BCS Championship is all about money, and not just from a gambling standpoint.

AP: PA Table Games Bill in Review

Elements of the table games bill that passed the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday and awaits House action:

Rand Paul Jumps Into Kentucky Senate Race

Rand Paul
Rand Paul, son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, has made it official. His is running for Senator of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Ron Paul Man of the Year, Ben Bernanke a Travesty

Frequent contributor to the Gambling911.com website and one time running mate for US President on the Libertarian ticket, Wayne Allyn Root voices his outrage over Ben Bernanke being selected as Time Magazine's "Man of the Year", suggesting instead that Ron Paul should be. Paul is an advocate for legalized online gambling.

Brunson: Congress Full of DWI’s, Drug Abuse, Felons

Congress
Congratulations to Chris Moorman for being PocketFives #1 worldwide player at the end of 2009. Chris is one of the first 5 chosen to be in the Brunson 10.

South Carolina: Poker May No Longer Be Game Of Skill

The PPA and poker community alike may risk having South Carolina reverse its declaration that poker is a game of skill should South Carolina's attorney general have any say in the matter.

Obama: Greater Than Jesus?

Obama Jesus
A Danish newspaper has suggested that US President Barack Obama is “Greater than Jesus”. The Politiken, Denmark’s oldest newspaper, featured an unsigned editorial this week.
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