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Sports Betting Facing Obstacles in New Jersey, Delaware

Sports Betting
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 respective economies.

Gambling Ban Will Hurt Emerging Russian Poker Scene

poker russia
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 same year (2008). Demidov's poker career has helped him to earn close to $7 million in a very short time span.

Sports Leagues Sue Delaware to Block Sports Betting

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

Two US Senators Oppose Challenge to Sports Betting Law

Orrin Hatch
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).

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

Beer at the White House
In order to diffuse the controversy surrounding a Cambridge police officer, Sgt. James Crowley, arresting well known African American Cambridge professor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., President Obama on Friday offered an invite for the two to share a beer with him at the White House.

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. urging him to scrutinize efforts to legalize sports betting in Delaware and New Jersey.

Robert Wexler Influential Ally for Poker Player’s Alliance

Robert Wexler
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.

Poker Players Alliance Claims Success in D.C.

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today reported on the success of National Poker Week activities this week in Washington, D.C.

How Successful Was Poker Players Alliance DC Meetup?

Poker Players Alliance Poker Week
The Poker Players Alliance organized a "meet up" in Washington, D.C. as part of its "National Poker Week". The group said it set up nearly 100 meetings with members of Congress and their aides, and planed to present a petition to President Barack Obama

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

Zookz.com
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 operations this week after being disavowed by the Antiguan Government.

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

Steve Wynn
One man who apparently is NOT a friend to the online poker industry is none other than Vegas casino maven, Steve Wynn.

DOJ Says New Jersey Governor Has No Standing

New Jersey Governor
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.

71 Year Old PPA Chief Still Having Great Sex

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 this child graduates High School.

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 heated debate, much of which has delve into the subject of racism.

Reid: White House doesn't prohibit Las Vegas trips

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) -Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says a recent letter from a top aide to President Barack Obama shows there's no "informal federal policy" against government meetings and conferences in Las Vegas.

New Jersey Economy Can Be Helped by Sports Betting

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

Web Filters in Australia Will Embarrass Government

Australia Web Filtering
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 Internet content filter, according to a report filed by Darren Pauli of Sex Party.org.

Paddy Power One Step Closer to Entering US Market

Paddy Power
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. market. Only problem is, they must wait for current legislation to be overturned.

Sarah Palin Betting Odds Announced By Online Gambling Site

Sarah Palin Odds
It didn’t take long for the online gambling website BetUS.com to post odds on former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin following her stunning announcement over the weekend that she is stepping down as Governor of Alaska.

Barney Frank at the 2009 World Series of Poker

Barney Frank 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 Roman emperor, complete with 100 models, 11 muses and a trumpeter.

Barney Frank at the World Series of Poker

Barney Frank 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.

Governor Jon Corzine Files Motion to Join Sports Betting Suit

Jon Corzine
Governor Jon S. Corzine today submitted a motion to intervene in support of a lawsuit filed by Senator Ray Lesniak in March with the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association and three horse racing groups. The lawsuit seeks to have a federal law banning sports betting in New Jersey and 45 other states declared unconstitutional.

Iran National Anthem Played at World Series of Poker

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

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 break into the US market should online gambling one day be legalized.

Goodbye Guy, Hello Obama? Goodbye Full Tilt Poker

Obama
Guy Laliberte, founder of billion dollar entertainment company Cirque du Soleil has disappeared off the Full Tilt radar. Innovative, entrepreneurial, a doting philanthropist Guy may all be, but a profitable high stakes online player he is not. All Guy's aliases - lady marmalade, patatino, elmariachimacho and ahtata, all hundreds of thousands of dollars in the red, have vanished.
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