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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.

Governor Steve Beshear Fails The People of Kentucky

Steve Beshear
Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear, ran for governor in 2007 on a promise to supplement Kentucky's horse industry with money generated from an expansion of gambling. So far he is 0-2.

Odds on Governor Mark Sanford Resigning

Mark Sanford Resigning
The Fate of South Carolina Governor’s Political Career is called Into Question and Bookies are Taking Bets

Wayne Allyn Root to Appear on Various News Outlets

Wayne Allyn Root
Las Vegas, NV-Tuesday June 23, 2009--Libertarian 2008 Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root appeared on "Cavuto" with host Neil Cavuto on FOX Business Network on Monday afternoon.

Kentucky Asks for More Time in Online Gambling Case

Steve Beshear
The Commonwealth of Kentucky has asked an Appeals Court for more time to respond in a highly publicized case concerning its failed attempt to seize 141 online gambling domains.

Gordon Brown Betting Odds Still Posted

Gordon Brown
Ireland's largest online bookmaker, Paddy Power, believes U.K. Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, will remain in his current role until March 2010.

New Jersey, Governor Corzine and Sports Betting a Hot Topic

Jon Corzine
One of the hottest discussions from this past week (and surely heading into this week) is the decision by New Jersey's Governor Jon Corzine to jump on the bandwagon to legalize sports betting in that state.

Gordon Brown Out of Office Before Election Say Punters

Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown will be out of office within a matter of days say bookmakers in the UK.

Wayne Root on Neil Cavuto

Neil Cavuto
Syndicated national radio talk show host and 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee Wayne Allyn Root will appear on "Your World with Neil Cavuto" today at 4:30 PM EST/1:30 PM PST on FOX News Channel. Root is a special contributor to the Gambling911.com website as well.

Issues That Destroyed the GOP: Online Gambling Prohibition

GOP
I am asked constantly by talk show hosts across the USA why I left the GOP and became the leader of a national Libertarian movement for smaller government and economic and personal freedom. Nothing could symbolize my bold decision more than the issue of online poker and gaming.

Susan Boyle Had Anxiety Attack: Will Sing for Obama

Susan Boyle Anxiety
Initial reports had Britain's Got Talent runner up, Susan Doyle, suffering from either a nervous breakdown or what was coined as "exhaustion". By Wednesday, we were learning that the 48-year old had suffered an anxiety attack. She is said to be recovering nicely.

Gordon Brown to be Out of Office Soon Say Bookies

Gordon Brown
Online bookies in the UK have begun slashing odds further on British Prime Minister Gordon Brown being out of office before the next general elections. This follows news that yet another cabinet minister has resigned.

Wayne Root to Interview Ron Paul, Judge Napolitano

Wayne Allen Root
Wayne Allyn Root, the 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee and a regular guest personality on FOX News and FOX Business networks, is declaring "W.A.R." on big government beginning June 6, 2009 when "W.A.R.: The Wayne Allyn Root Show" debuts in Los Angeles and New York

Ron Paul Gets Seduced by Sasha Cohen in Bruno Flick

Ron Paul Bruno
The latest Sasha Cohen film, Bruno, could potentially become the summer’s biggest comedy hit. The movie features a cameo appearance by none other than Republican Texas Congressman, Ron Paul.

Euro Election Odds Have Labour as Long Shot

Labour
With Labour having its worst poll showing in years just days before the Euro elections, oddsmakers have given Labour long 8.00 odds of winning.

NFL Won’t Go Down Without a Fight in Sports Betting Case

NFL
The NFL is vowing to fight a Delaware Supreme Court decision that will permit legalized sports betting in that state. They are the only state east of the Mississippi to do so.

No Apology But Obama Encourages Visits to Vegas

President Barack Obama says Las Vegas is a good place for a quick visit, but is offering no apologies for remarks some say damaged the city's convention business.

Frank Depford: US Stop Two Faced Approach to Sports Betting

sports betting
Frank Depford of National Public Radio (NPR) is calling out the US for what he says is a "two faced approach to sports betting".
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