Politics

US Ambassador to Australia Not Happy With Conroy

The US ambassador to Australia Jeff Bleich has criticised the Rudd government's plan to filter the internet, saying the same goals can be achieved without censorship.

The federal government's $128.8 million Cyber Safety policy includes forcing ISPs to block access to certain websites and blacklist offensive material. Legislation to enable the scheme is set to be introduced this year.

On ABC's Q&A program last night, Mr Bleich said the "internet has to be free" and that there were other means of combating nasty content such as child pornography.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/13/2010

Barney Frank Online Poker Hearing Postponed

Washington, DC - Due to a conflict in the Chairman's schedule, the hearing entitled "H.R. 2266, Reasonable Prudence in Regulation Act and H.R.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/12/2010

Barney Frank Hearing on Internet Poker Friday

Congressman Barney Frank has scheduled a hearing this upcoming Friday to discuss legalization of online poker.  Two bills will be presented by the House democrat from Massachusetts.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/11/2010

Obama’s Concerns Over Internet Filtering Prompts Conroy Summons

Attempts to filter the Internet in Australia have raised concerns with the Obama Administration.  Reports came out on Wednesday that Australia's Communications Minister Stephen Conroy was summoned

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2010

Online Gambling: Kentucky Uses Widowed and Orphaned Statue

In the continuing battle between online gambling and the commonwealth of Kentucky, Gambling911.com has learned that the state's attorneys are making one last ditch effort to recoup money under the

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/06/2010

Lawmakers: NFL Hypocritical for Opposing Betting

ATLANTIC CITY  - (Associated Press) - New Jersey lawmakers called the National Football League hypocritical Monday for opposing legalized sports betting while doing business with broadcast network

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/06/2010

Poker Players Alliance Approaches Senator Jon Kyl

The man who co-authored a bill to prohibit online poker, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl, has shown time and time again he will remain steadfast in his position that online gambling (Internet po

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/05/2010

Today’s Sports Betting Hearing in Atlantic City

Joe Brennan, Jr., Chairperson of iMEGA.org (The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, issued a statement at a public hearing on sports betting in Atlantic City on Monday April 5

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/05/2010

Public Hearing on N.J. Sports Betting Set for Atlantic City

The state Senate Economic Growth Committee will hold a public hearing at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Monday on legislation that calls for legalized sports betting in New Jersey.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/31/2010

Stephen Conroy Launches Attack on Google

Australia's Communications Director, Stephen Conroy, has launched an attack on Google after the powerful search engine company came out last week expressing discontent related to national censorshi

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/30/2010

Wayne Root on Larry King Live Discusses Tea Party

Gambling911.com special contributor and Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee, Wayne Allyn Root, is slated to appear on Larry King Live Monday night (March 29, 2010) 9 PM ES

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/29/2010

Obama Administration Against Australia Internet Filter

In a story widely covered by Gambling911.com and special correspondent Greg Tingle of Media Man Int., Senator Stephen Conroy, who is Australia's acting Com

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/29/2010

Google Calls for New Rules Re: Internet Censorship

A top Google executive on Wednesday called for new rules to put pressure on governments that filter the Internet, saying the practice was hindering international trade.

Alan Davidson, director of United States public policy for Google, told a joint Congressional panel that the United States should consider witholding development aid for countries that restrict certain Web sites. He said censorship had become more than a human rights issue and was hurting profit for foreign companies that rely on the Internet to reach customers.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/24/2010

Internet Censorship Slammed by Tech Geeks

Not to anyone's real surprise, many tech giants and major Australian and global brands are starting to speak out loudly against the Australia's government's proposed internet filter, censorship, an

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/24/2010

Root: Is Anyone in Washington D.C. Smarter Than a 12th Grader?

A Home-schooled Scholar/Athlete Has Tough Questions for Obama and Congress.  Wayne Allyn Root, the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate, and his daughter provide their commentary below. 

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Mar/22/2010

Healthcare Reform Will Become Law Says Betting Market

85 percent of customers at the betting exchange intrade.com believe that healthcare reform will pass.  Those numbers are up from 40 percent in late February w

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/19/2010

Barney Frank Has Never Had Sex With Barbara Walters

Democratic Congressman Barney Frank is considered the greatest ally for online gambling.  Once healthcare reform goes through this weekend, we should expect to see Frank push his legislation relat

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/19/2010

ACLU Should Stand Firm in Kentucky Online Gambling Issue

The online gambling sector was dealt a serious blow on Thursday with news that the Kentucky Supreme Court reversed a state court of appeals ruling blocking an attempt by the Commonwealth of Kentuck

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/18/2010

Online Gambling: KY Supreme Court Questions Standing

The Kentucky supreme court today issued a ruling that it will not lift the freeze by registrars of 141 Internet gambling domain names unless an owner of the names comes forward.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/18/2010

New Jersey Spending Cuts: Bring on Legalized Sports Betting

With New Jersey Governor Chris Christie proposing deep spending cuts, the subject of legalized sports betting once more comes to the forefront. 

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Mar/17/2010

Australian Internet Filter Legislation Delayed

Australian Internet filter legislation proposed by what many believe to be an overzealous politician would have blocked a number of online gambling sites.  Now comes word that these efforts are no

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/17/2010

States Go All In: Expand Gambling to Plug The Budget

By MICHAEL J. CRUMB (AP)

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/16/2010

Fantasy Games Exempt From Gambling Crime Bill

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Submitted by Guest on, Mar/15/2010

Australia: Internet In Peril as Big Brother Is Still Watching

Gaming, news media, entertainment and freedom of expression fans, your Internet is in danger, at least if you'r one of our Australian readers.

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Mar/12/2010

Online Gambling Would Welcome Rush Limbaugh to Costa Rica

Radio host Rush Limbaugh has suggested that should President Obama's health plan sail through Congress, he will pack up his things and move to Costa Rica. 

Limbaugh has chosen the perfect destination.  The online gambling industry set up shop in this Central American paradise during the mid-1990's.  Since that time operators have gone on to opening their own restaurants and constructing office buildings.  Limbaugh won't have any difficulty broadcasting his radio show out of CR either with all those enormous satellite dishes sitting on the properties of sportsbooks. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/11/2010

St. Petersburg Times: Proposed Gambling Deal Good for Florida

(Times Editorial) The Legislature and the Seminole Indian Tribe appear close to

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2010

Sarah Palin and Wayne Allyn Root to Speak at Tea Party Express

Wayne Allyn Root, the Las Vegas-based nationally recognized Libertarian-conservative political leader, speaker, author television personality and frequent contributor to the Gambling911.com website

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2010

Alabama Governor Cracks Down on Bingo Machines

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Submitted by Guest on, Mar/04/2010

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Knife Wielding Naked Man Gunned Down in Gambling Hall by Police

Knife Wielding Naked Man Gunned Down in Gambling Hall by Police

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says one of its officers fatally shot a knife-wielding naked man when he charged the officer after not complying with the officer's commands

Bad Place to be a Bookie Right Now: Houston Texas

Bad Place to be a Bookie Right Now: Houston Texas

Houston bookies have not fared particularly well with the Rockets going on a complete tear this season.