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Online Poker Advocate Robert Menendez Under Investigation

Robert Menendez
The Poker Players Alliance has haled Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for introducing the Internet Poker and Games of Skill Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act.

Senator Menendez Online Poker Bill Barney Frank on Steroids

Robert Menendez Online Poker Bill
Professor I. Nelson Rose has been given an advanced copy of the 91 page bill to be released later today by Senator Robert Menendez.

Judge Sets Date for Delaware Betting Trial

The NFL season is a month away and at Delaware racetracks in Dover and Wilmington and Harrington workers are carving out areas that look a little like Vegas sports books.

Would Sarah Palin Really Make a Good Poker Player?

Sarah Palin
The question was asked a few days ago by Aaron Michaels of the Examiner: Would the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin make a good poker player?

Sarah Palin Not Getting a Divorce Says Oddsmaker

Sarah Palin Divorce
Over the weekend, AlaskaReport.com began swirling rumors that Alaska’s ex-governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd were headed for divorce.

States Want Legalized Gambling, Sports Betting Now

States Legalized Gambling
With the recession and individual states hurting for ways to make money, over the next several months right into 2010 we will be reading a lot here at Gambling911.com about states wanting to get into the legalized gambling industry, everything from sports betting to online poker.

Prospect of Gambling Coming to A.C. Impacts Staten Island

According to a report filed by Staten Island Live, D.A. Daniel Donovan (above)is not thrilled with the prospect of legal sports betting coming to Atlantic City Casinos.

Massachusetts Governor Candidate Wants Sports Betting

Christy Mihos
The Boston Herald this past weekend reported that yet another state might consider legalizing sports betting, following in the steps of Delaware and New Jersey. But first a new Governor would have to be elected into office.

Gambling Companies Could Leave Costa Rica if Taxed

Following news over the past two weeks that the Government of Costa Rica is considering taxing online gambling firms operating in that country, operators have told Gambling911.com they would leave if push comes to shove.

Proposed Tax on Gambling Could Alter Online

As late Monday night turned into early Tuesday morning only a handful of gamblers occupied two of the six poker tables in the Horseshoe Casino on Avenida 1 in downtown San José. At the more populated of the two tables, the minimum bet to play a hand of blackjack was ¢2,000, or about $3.30.

Delaware Hires Law Firm for Sports Betting Plans

Faced with defending its sports betting plans against a lawsuit brought by America's major sports leagues, the state has hired a private law firm to make its case, Gov. Jack Markell's legal counsel said Wednesday.

iMEGA Chief Works Out With Ousted Honduran President

Manuel Zelaya
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. Working out along side Joe Brennan, Jr. was none other than the ousted Honduran President, Manuel Zelaya.

Judge to Hold Private Conference on Sports Betting Suit

Delaware's chief federal judge will hold a private teleconference today over a request by the nation's major sports leagues for an injunction to stop crucial aspects of Delaware's sports betting plan before they start.

Sin Helps With State Budget Woes

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

NCAA Hypocritical’ on Gambling When It Comes to Delaware

The NFL, three other pro sports leagues and the NCAA are hypocritical for suing the state of Delaware to stop sports gambling while helping to promote gambling elsewhere, according to the Delaware House majority leader, Rep. Peter C. Schwartzkopf.

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

Barney Frank
We are pleased to report that there are now 50 members of Congress signed on as co-sponsors of the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act (H.R. 2267), legislation introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services

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
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