Politics

Stephen Conroy Good For The World: YouTube, Fark, SlashDot Very Bad

If you've been following our coverage of Australian Senator and Communications D

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/09/2009

Bet On Blagojevich

That's right, you can now bet on former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich or "Blago" as many call him for short.

Blagojevich was arrested on a number of federal corruption charges December 9, 2008 including attempting to sell Barack Obama's vacated United States Senate seat to the highest bidder. Ultimately, he appointed fellow Democrat and former state attorney Roland Burris on New Year's Eve 2008. After months of investigation and embarrassment in the media, "Blago" was indicted this month.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/08/2009

Sports Betting in New Jersey a Realistic Possibility

""The bad side of this particular lawsuit (iMEGA, et al v. Holder, et al) is if they're successful, gambling can actually spread around the other different states," he notes.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/08/2009

NCAA Continues to Get Lambasted for Gambling Hypocrisies

The NCAA doesn't like gambling.  We know that.  Yet in recent days the NCAA  has been called out for its apparent softened stance on the activity.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/08/2009

Ron Paul Campaign Worker Steve Bierfeldt Harassed at Airport

A Ron Paul campaign worker, Steve Bierfeld, was detained and harassed at the St.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2009

Australia’s Communication Minister Senator Stephen Conroy Worst Ever

Australian Communications Minister and Senator Stephen Conroy has continued to make waves as his crusade to filter out the Internet from the evils of porn, online poker, religion, YouTube links and

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/03/2009

Happy Birthday Barney Frank!

Online gambling's biggest ally, Barney Frank, is celebrating his 69th birthday today in style.  He's working!  Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/31/2009

Wayne Root - God, Guns, Gambling and Rare Coins?

Nationally-known political leader, author and economic crusader, Wayne Allyn Root, the 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee, has been named National Spokesman and Chief Economic and Pol

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/30/2009

McNulty Labor Party Suffers Over Housing Row

Sportingbet has made Tony McNulty odds-on to lose his seat at the next General Election, following the controversy over his housing expenses claim.

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/29/2009

The Influence Game: NFL Hires Washington Lobbyist

WASHINGTON (AP) - Politics has always been a contact sport, and the National Football League is suiting up for the game.

Worried about unwelcome attention from Congress, the NFL has established a Washington office in the last year, hired a full-time lobbyist and created a political action committee to make federal campaign donations. The league is concerned that if a work stoppage affects the 2011 season it will draw unwanted interest from lawmakers.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/24/2009

Congressman Ron Paul Discusses State Legalization of Online Gambling

Gambling911.com's Senior International Correspondent, Jenny Woo, sat down with Texas Republican Congressman, Ron Paul, this week to discuss the issue of legalized online gambling.  Dr. Paul has been one of the most outspoken supporters of legalized Internet gambling, citing "individual rights" as a primary reason for this platform.   He has even co-sponsored a bill to legalize online gambling with none other than Democrat Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Mar/22/2009

Obama: No Stimulus Money For Vegas Casinos

A provision related to the federal stimulus bill makes it clear that Las Vegas casinos are not to receive any of the money.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/21/2009

Online Gambling Sites Won’t Touch Timothy Geithner Exit Bets

The online gambling industry is doing everything possible to avoid any missteps with the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/20/2009

Betfair Banned: CEO Outraged

Following leakage of an Australian "Ban List", Betfair CEO Andrew Twaits expressed outraged with government officials.  Twaits was unaware that his company's website had been blacklisted

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/19/2009

Did Coach K Slam Dunk Obama?

Media reports circulated on Thursday that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski (affectionately known as Coach K since nobody knows how to pronounce his name) had blasted President Barack Obama for selecting

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Mar/19/2009

Jenny Woo Versus President Obama’s Final Four Picks Challenge

It's Jenny Woo versus President Barack Obama in the Final Four.  Whose Final Four picks will reign supreme?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/19/2009

Could Full Tilt Poker Buy a Vegas Casino?

Much of the talk over the past few years has related to a Las Vegas casino property such as MGM or Harrah's purchasing an already established online poker firm the likes of Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/19/2009

Online Gambling Sector Questions John McCain Basketball Bracket

He tried to outlaw betting on College Basketball, which would ultimately have affected the popularity of NCAA tournament brackets and office pools,  now Arizona Senator and the former GOP candidat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/18/2009

Wayne Root: Obama Insults Small Business Owners

2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate and one time sports service consultant, Wayne Allyn Root, is a small business owner.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/17/2009

Condi Rice’s Man Peter McKay May Get Nato Job

There were rumors once floating around that Condoleeza Rice had fallen for Canadian Defense Minister, Peter McKay, during a trip to that nation.  Gamb

Gambling News: Barney Frank Goes All In, AGA Goes All Out

Congressman and Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, is determined to lift a ban on Internet gambling.  That was the top gambling news stor

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/09/2009

Meet Astrid Harbord: Latest Love Interest of Prince Harry

Prince Harry has a new gal pal and she's a dead ringer for his past love interest, Chelsea, not to mention a friend of his brother's girl, Kate Middleton.  Her name is Astrid Harbord and the oddsm

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/07/2009

Ron Paul to Appear on CNN D.L. Hughley Breaks The News

Everybody's favorite 2008 Republican Presidential candidate, Ron Paul, will be appearing this Saturday night on CNN's D.L.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/05/2009

Barney Frank Wants Prosecutions, More..

Congressman Barney Frank, who would like the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act overturned as part of his extensive effort to stabilize the banking sector, outlined his agenda for the month o

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/05/2009

Legalized Sports Betting Would Mean $30.6 Billion for US Economy

There is much talk this week about legalizing online gambling and in particular sports betting, which would account for a $30.6 billion figure as part of a PriceWaterHouseCoopers 2007 industry fore

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/26/2009

The First Dog: He Won’t be Named After Barney Frank

The White House First Dog is expected by April - a  Portuguese Waterdog (a what?).   The only thing we don't know is his/her name.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/26/2009

Jon Kyl Agrees With Barney Frank Regarding Bank Nationalization

Republican Senator Jon Kyl and Democratic House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank remain on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to legalizing online gambling.  Kyl calls

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/20/2009

2009 Oscar Predictions From an Oddsmaker Turned VP Nom

Former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, Wayne Root, is here with his 2009 Oscar predictions for Gambling911.com readers.  Mr.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/20/2009

Republican Senator Jon Kyl Pork: Good for Port Security

In a briefing with several of his colleagues, Republican Arizona Senator Jon Kyl called the Obama Economic Stimulus bill "a stinking, bloated, quivering pile of liberal pork."  Yet amaz

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/16/2009

Breaking News

60 Minutes Looks at Legal Sports Betting in the US

60 Minutes Looks at Legal Sports Betting in the US

Sports gamblers will not want to miss 60 Minutes Sunday March 24 as the popular television news magazine will feature a segment on legalized sports betting in the United States.

Mississippi Casinos Continue Winning Streak

Mississippi Casinos Continue Winning Streak

The hot streak continues for Mississippi casinos, with gambling halls statewide posting another revenue increase in February.

What Sites Can I Bet Sports Online From California?

What Sites Can I Bet Sports Online From California?

You can bet sports online from California at BetOnline.