Politics

iMEGA Chief Works Out With Ousted Honduran President

The head of the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA.org) got up for an early work out at an undisclosed hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/30/2009

Judge to Hold Private Conference on Sports Betting Suit

By CRIS BARRISH, The News Journal

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2009

Sin Helps With State Budget Woes

(CNN) - With their budgets teetering on bankruptcy, states are digging deep to find creative ways to ease their financial woes.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2009

Barney Frank’s Internet Gambling Bill Reaches 50 Co-Sponsors

(Washington, D.C.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/28/2009

Sports Betting Facing Obstacles in New Jersey, Delaware

The major sports leagues have made it abundantly clear.  They do not want legalized sports betting in either Delaware or New Jersey.  Both states claim sports betting will help to boost their res

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/26/2009

Gambling Ban Will Hurt Emerging Russian Poker Scene

In recent years, Russians have made an impact on the world of poker.  In particular there is Ivan Demidov, who made the final table of both the World Series of Poker and its European cousin the sa

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/26/2009

Sports Leagues Sue Delaware to Block Sports Betting

WASHINGTON - The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA sued Delaware Friday, seeking to block the state from implementing sports betting.

Delaware's sports betting plan "would irreparably harm professional and amateur sports by fostering suspicion and skepticism that individual plays and final scores of games may have been influenced by factors other than honest athletic competition," the leagues and NCAA said in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Delaware.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/24/2009

Two US Senators Oppose Challenge to Sports Betting Law

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) wrote a letter to US Attorney-General Eric Holder, asking him to vigorously oppose a suit challenging the Federal law banning the expansion of state licensed and regulated sports wagering, brought by the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA).

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/24/2009

Odds on Professor Gates, Sgt. Crowley Having Beer at White House

In order to diffuse the controversy surrounding a Cambridge police officer, Sgt.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/24/2009

Shuler, Meeks Co-Sign Anti-Gambling Letter

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), a former Washington Redskins quarterback, was among three members of Congress who sent a joint letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/24/2009

Robert Wexler Influential Ally for Poker Player’s Alliance

As mentioned in an earlier article, we are in the midst of National Poker Week.  As part of the festivities, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) held what is known as a Fly-In dinner in Washington. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2009

Poker Players Alliance Claims Success in D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/23/2009

How Successful Was Poker Players Alliance DC Meetup?

The Poker Players Alliance organized a "meet up" in Washington, D.C. as part of its "National Poker Week".

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/22/2009

R.I.P. Zookz.com: We Hardly Knew Ya

So much for the controversy involving pirated music download company, Zookz.com, claiming it can operate freely from the Caribbean nation of Antigua without reprecussions.  They suspended operatio

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/22/2009

Annie Duke: Steve Wynn The Only Casino Owner Against Online Poker

Poker pro and UltimateBet.com representative, Annie Duke, is in Washington, D.C.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/21/2009

DOJ Says New Jersey Governor Has No Standing

The Department of Justice is opposing New Jersey Gov. Corzine joining the PASPA challenge as a plaintiff, saying he lacks the standing or interest to intervene. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/21/2009

71 Year Old PPA Chief Still Having Great Sex

During an interview on the Howard Stern Show Monday morning, Poker Players Alliance Chief Alfonse D'Amato admitted he is still having sex with his six month pregnant wife.  D'Amato will be 89 when

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/21/2009

Carrie Stroup Puritanical Nudity Bull Crap: Full Tilt BS and Obama

Gambling911.com readers have spoken and they express outrage over - of all things - President Obama assassination odds, which while no longer offered by Ireland's Paddy Power, continue to generate

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/20/2009

Reid: White House doesn't prohibit Las Vegas trips

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) -Nevada Sen.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2009

New Jersey Economy Can Be Helped by Sports Betting

The state of New Jersey desperately needs a boost to help its troubled economy... and so too does its Governor, Jon Corzine.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/13/2009

Web Filters in Australia Will Embarrass Government

An Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) chief has said the Australian government will "embarrass itself" if it pushes ahead with plans to install a national Interne

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jul/09/2009

Paddy Power One Step Closer to Entering US Market

The Irish Examiner reported Tuesday that Ireland's biggest - and the United Kingdom's third largest - bookmaker, Paddy Power, is now poised to enter the lucrative U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/07/2009

Sarah Palin Betting Odds Announced By Online Gambling Site

It didn't take long for the online gambling website BetUS.com to post odds on former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin following

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/06/2009

Barney Frank at the 2009 World Series of Poker

Everyone's favorite Congressman, Barney Frank, made an appearance at the 2009 World Series of Poker Sunday, perhaps even upstaging bracelet record holder, Phil Hellmuth, who arrived dressed as a Ro

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/05/2009

Barney Frank at the World Series of Poker

Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, will be available for interviews Sunday at this year's World Series of Poker, being held at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.   Congres

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/03/2009

Governor Jon Corzine Files Motion to Join Sports Betting Suit

TRENTON - Governor Jon S.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/03/2009

Iran National Anthem Played at World Series of Poker

Bahador Ahmadi, a Canadian born Iranian, won $278,104 and a gold bracelet this past weekend at the 2009 World Series of Poker.

Ahmadi requested that the Iranian National Anthem be played in order to pay his respect to all those looking for reform in that troubled nation.  Most of those in the room stood up to show their respect Pokerati reports that he told Nolan Dalla after his win:

Submitted by Ace King on, Jun/30/2009

Internet Gambling: European Firms Should Gain Access to US Again

Continuing my lengthy conversation with iMEGA chief, Joe Brennan, Jr., I asked about the potential for European Internet gambling firms, the likes of Paddy Power, William Hill, Ladbrokes, etc.., to

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Jun/30/2009

Goodbye Guy, Hello Obama? Goodbye Full Tilt Poker

Guy Laliberte, founder of billion dollar entertainment company Cirque du Soleil has disappeared off the Full Tilt radar.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/29/2009

Breaking News

Traffic Tumbles at PokerStars Following 4 Percent Rake Increase

Player traffic on the ring game tables of the industry’s top online poker sites took a dramatic fall during the month of April, punctuated by a 14.7% decline at PokerStars. 

Rico Action Against DerbyWars Horse Racing Fantasy Gaming Site Dismissed

A California federal judge on Monday dismissed three of the four causes of action in a civil lawsuit filed by tracks owned by The Stronach Group (TSG) against the online fantasy gaming site DerbyWars.

Indiana Primary Betting Odds: Trump Now a 'Lock' at 1-25 to Win

What first appeared as if it was going to be a competitive set of primaries now have former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and real estate magnate-turned reality TV star Donald Trump as strong favorites.