Online Poker Tournament $100,000 Guaranteed, Newt’s New Money Man is Adelson

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Gilbert Horowitz
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Online Poker Tournament $100,000 Guaranteed, Newt’s New Money Man is Adelson

There is an amazing online poker tournament going on at Carbon Poker, a Sunday $100,000 Guaranteed Freezout.  We also have some important news related to Sheldon Adelson, Chairman of the Sands of Las Vegas, and his efforts to ensure President Barack Obama is not a two-term President.  First, he had to get frontrunner Mitt Romney out of the way. 

A few dozen skins on the Merge Network are taking part in this tournament but six of the nine final table winners were from either Carbon or PDC Poker, both of which are Gambling911.com sponsors. 

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More Top Gambling News Headlines Heading Into Tuesday January 10, 2012:

Sheldon Adelson Prepared to Spend Millions to Get Rid of Obama – One of the biggest supporters of the Republican party, Sands of Las Vegas Chairman Sheldon Adelson, is prepared to lay out millions over the next few months no matter who might be named the eventual Republican nominee…all in an effort to defeat President Obama.  Right now the casino magnate is focusing his attention on defeating Mitt Romney, however.

"This is about a 20-year friendship with Newt (Gingrich)," said one associate, who asked not to be identified but who has participated in discussions about the $5-million contribution Adelson made to Winning Our Future, the pro-Gingrich Super PAC. "He wanted to do something to help his friend who needs his help."

"But in his mind, whatever fallout there comes from this will be more than made up by the support he brings to the table" for the fall campaign, the associate added. "He has made clear he'll spend whatever it takes to defeat Barack Obama and support whoever is the nominee." [NBC News]

Ladbrokes Rumored to be Entering Into Deal With Betdaq - Ladbrokes is rumoured to have opened negotiations with Irish billionaire Dermot Desmond, owner of Betdaq, as part of efforts to revamp its online business.  The move is seen as a bid by the High Street bookmaker to buy in the pricing and trading expertise of Betdaq to bolster its own betting arm.  [The Drum]
Plans for Miami Casino Facing Tough Battle Ahead - Miami-Dade lawmakers will be at the center of much of the action in this year’s legislative session, particularly when it comes to gambling.  Rep. Erik Fresen of Miami and Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale, both Republicans, are pushing to reshape gambling in Florida and allow up to three so-called “destination resort” casinos throughout the state.  Still, their broad proposal faces a long slog in a year when lawmakers — in addition to crafting a budget in a state with a projected $1.7 billion shortfall — must engage in the once-a-decade process of drawing new legislative districts to ensure each has an equal population.  [Miami Herald]

Port of Palm Beach Approves Black Diamond Casino Boat – A new gambling ship was expected to bring some 150 jobs to the West Palm Beach region of Florida with the Port approval.  These jobs would pay between $30,000 and $100,000 per year.   Port commissioners Monday unanimously approved an agreement with Black Diamond Casino Inc. of Jupiter to sail twice a day.  The casino boat is expected to start sailing come March.

Moody’s Gives MGM Resorts Joint Venture Project CityCenter Positive Outlook - Moody's Investors Service raised its outlook on CityCenter Holdings LLC to positive from stable after the Las Vegas development delivered better-than-expected results through the third quarter.  CityCenter, a joint venture between casino operator MGM Resorts International (MGM) and a subsidiary of investment firm Dubai World, opened in December 2009.  Occupancy and average daily room rates at Aria, CityCenter's main property, both improved in the nine months ended Sept. 30.  [Dow Jones News Wire]

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