Politics

No to Scotland Independence: Most Bets Ever for a Political Event, Man Wins $2 Mil

Bookmakers have made out big on the recent referendum for Scotland’s independence. 

During the early morning hours of Friday it was revealed that Scotland will remain a part of the United Kingdom for the time being with 55.3 percent of its nearly 90% eligible voters choosing “NO” to independence.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Sep/19/2014

Scotland Independence Referendum Passing Would Have Paid 7-2 Odds: No Wins

Some online betting sites like Betfair.com had already paid out more than 100,000 pounds ($162,000) to customers who backed a "No" vote for Scotland's independence.  Odds were coming in a 7-2 at PaddyPower.com on the passage of the referendum just hours before polling was to close on the Independence Referendum.  Results were trickling in throughout the early morning hours Friday and it was becoming obvious that Scotland would be staying a part of th

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Sep/18/2014

Control of US Senate Odds Now Close to 50-50 Says Paddy Power

Irish online bookmaker Paddy Power has the odds of which party will control the US Senate at Republicans 8/13 and Democrats 6/5

The Republicans were widely expected to control the Senate following November mid-term elections, however, in recent days it now appears that Kansas Independent Greg Orman will likely beat three-term incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/17/2014

Tierney in Trouble: Backlash Over SOS Gambling Biz Could Still Come Into Play

Democrat Massachusetts Rep. John Tierney is among the more vulnerable incumbents this election cycle.  A survey from Emerson College Polling Society gives Tierney 47 percent support among likely primary voters compared to challenger Seth Moulton’s 44 percent.  There is a 5-point margin of error.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/05/2014

One Less Presidential Hopeful Backing Adelson Online Gambling Agenda: Rick Perry Indicted

AUSTIN, Texas (Associated Press) - A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/16/2014

William and Kate Expecting Again? Bookie Suspends Betting as George Turns One

British bookmaker Coral has suspended wagering on whether Prince William and his wife Kate are about to announce the arrival of a second royal sibling for one-year-old Prince George. 

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Coral halted all bets last week ahead of George’s first birthday.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Jul/22/2014

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Tierney: Wife Served Time in Offshore Gambling Case

Massachusetts Senior Senator Elizabeth Warren has endorsed eight-time Democratic incumbent Congressman John Tierney, who is expected to fight a tough primary this upcoming November.

Gambling911.com readers became familiar with Tierney after his wife Patrice was charged for her role in the operation of her brother Robert Eremian’s offshore gambling enterprise.  She served as an accountant for the long established Antigua-based gambling business, Sports Off Shore.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/17/2014

William Hill Takes £400,000 Bet on Whether Scotland Leaves the UK

The United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker, William Hill, has offered odds on whether Scotland will leave the UK.  The odds are a bit steep at 1-4 for Scotland to vote against independence.

One man, said to be English, has wagered £400,000 on the “No” with the payoff being £100,000.  It is the largest political bet in William Hill’s long history.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/10/2014

Nevada May Soon Permit Betting on the 2016 US Presidential Election

Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom wants to push for legislation that would permit betting on US Presidential elections in the Silver State.

This is hardly a new concept.  US Presidential elections in the past have taken in more money for international online gambling establishments than any other single non-sporting event. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/27/2014

Hillary Clinton Has Shoe Thrown at Her at Sheldon Adelson’s Mandalay Bay (Video)

Former First Lady, Secretary of State and expected front runner for the 2016 US Presidential race, Hillary Clinton, had a shoe thrown at her while speaking at a hotel owned by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.  He just happens to be among the GOP’s biggest donors. 

No, Adelson didn’t throw the shoe.

The woman who did, it’s not clear what the motive may have been.

Clinton took the incident lightly while speaking at an Institute for Scrap Recycling Convention, asking “Was that a bat?”

The video appears below.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/10/2014

Off Message: Republicans Attack on Internet Gambling Gets in Way of 2016

(Reuters) - Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson became a major player in Republican politics in the 2012 elections, when he spent more than $90 million in an unsuccessful effort to oust Democratic President Barack Obama.

Now the 80-year-old billionaire wants something from Washington: a ban on Internet gambling, a growing industry that Adelson says could hurt the casino industry. On Wednesday, some of Adelson's allies in Congress, including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, plan to propose legislation that would do just that.

Submitted by Reuters on, Mar/26/2014

US Presidential Hopeful Rick Perry Wants ‘Time Out’ for Online Gambling

Texas Governor and 2016 US Presidential hopeful Rick Perry, a Republican, has called for a “time out” when it comes to legalizing Internet gambling.

The National Journal calls this a “test of how big money can influence politics at the highest level”.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/25/2014

Rocker Ted Nugent Tells Gambling911.com He Might Run for Political Office

Senator Ted Nugent?

Governor Ted Nugent??

President Ted Nugent???

Hold on to your hats, folks, it just might be!!!

Rocker Ted Nugent, as well known for his outspoken conservative views as he is for his hard-edged rock music, tells Gambling911.com in an exclusive interview that he is considering a run for political office.

"The Motor City Madman," who grew up in Detroit and now lives on a sprawling ranch in Texas, frequently has his conservative political opinions reported in the media.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/16/2014

Laundered Money From Illegal Gambling Used for NC Campaign Contributions

(Associated Press) - A checking account used last year to make $235,000 in donations to the campaigns of dozens of North Carolina politicians contained the laundered proceeds of a criminal gambling enterprise, according to Oklahoma's top law enforcement official.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/27/2013

Christie Goes Off on ‘Trainwreck’, 'Absolutists' GOP: Could War With Adelson Be Brewing

New Jersey Governor Republican Chris Christie lashed out at his own party on Monday night, calling them a “train wreck”.  That just happens to be the same term used by one of the GOP’s biggest donors, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, to describe legalized online gambling in the US.

Coincidental timing?

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/19/2013

Rob Ford Odds: Stopped Drinking After ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment (Video)

Toronto’s embattled crack smoking Mayor, Rob Ford, said he quit drinking following what he called a “come-to-Jesus” moment.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/19/2013

Latest Odds: President Obama Approval Rating to Drop Below 30 Percent at 3-1

Gambling911.com has US President Barack Obama’s approval rating odds to stay above 30 percent, at least through December 31.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/16/2013

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Still Favored to Stay Put: Will be Stripped of Power (Video)

More bad news for embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as he learned early Friday morning that the city council voted to strip him of some powers.  Gambling911.com has made Ford a -110 favorite to remain Mayor until the next election period approximately one year from now.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/15/2013

Obamacare Odds: November Enrollment Numbers Total Set at 169,440

Gambling911.com has released odds on Obamacare enrollment numbers for the month of November with an OVER/UNDER of 169,440 -110 both ways (*for entertainment purposes only).

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/14/2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Latest Odds: Denies ‘Eating P****’ on Live TV (Video)

Gambling911.com still has the odds of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford resigning prior to the end of his current term (November 2014) at slightly better than EVEN.  Just when you didn’t think the situation in City Hall could get any worse it just did as Ford shocked Canadian journalists with his denial of "eating her pussy" in regard to a former staffer.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/14/2013

Upset in Atlantic City Mayoral Race One More Reason for Christie to Celebrate

Republican Don Guardian stunned almost everyone in an upset win to unseat longtime incumbent Mayor Democrat Lorenzo Langford.  Guardian was a long shot to win in the seaside gambling mecca.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/06/2013

Paddy Power Odds: ‘US Government Shutdown Will Not Last More Than 7 Days’

Gambling911.com has received significant traffic for odds on a US Government shutdown, but being a news site, we don’t actually take such bets.  We’ll leave that to the fine folks over at Paddy Power, who, ironically, do not accept wagers from US bettors.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/01/2013

Carlos Danger Odds of Becoming Next NYC Mayor Unchanged in Last 24 Hours

The odds of Carlos Danger (AKA Anthony Weiner) being elected as the next New York City Mayor have remained unchanged since BetOnline released the number nearly 24 hours ago. 

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/24/2013

Anthony Weiner Odds to Become NYC Mayor Following Latest Scandal

BetOnline has released updated odds on Anthony Weiner’s odds to be elected the next New York City Mayor following news of yet another sexting scandal.

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jul/23/2013

Snow Job: Latest Edward Snowden Odds as Bolivia, Nicaragua, Venezuela Step Up

Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela are the latest countries to offer NSA leaker Edward Snowden asylum.

Snowden is accused of leaking details of top-secret U.S. and British government mass surveillance programs to the press.  He is believed to be holed up in a Russian airport currently.

Russia remained the 10/11 favorite at Paddy Power as Snowden’s eventual “permanent” home though this looks less and less likely by the day.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jul/06/2013

Paddy Power Now Offering NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Betting Odds

The Irish online bookmaker Paddy Power has odds on where NSA leaker Edward Snowden will ultimately flee too.

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/29/2013

The Obama on Twitter Betting Prop

Sportsbook.com released odds on the OVER/UNDER number of followers US President Barack Obama will have by July 4, 2013 at Noon Eastern Standard Time.

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The OVER/UNDER was 33,661,000.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Jun/13/2013

Anthony Weiner Odds of Becoming Next New York City Mayor at 11-4

Anthony Weiner’s odds of being elected the next New York City Mayor are actually pretty good all things considered.  Opponent Christine Quinn is listed at 7-4 odds. 

PaddyPower.com, an Irish online bookmaker, has given Weiner odds of 11-4.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/02/2013

Piers Morgan to Wayne Root: ‘You Join NRA After 20 Children Are Blown to Pieces’ (Video)

Gambling911.com Special Contributor and 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Root appeared on “Piers Morgan” Wednesday night to discuss gun control, the recent IRS scnadal and President Obama, among other things.

Root, as Morgan notes, signed up with the NRA immediately after the shootings at a primary school in Sandy Hook, Connecticut that left 27 dead, most of whom were small children.

Submitted by Payton on, May/30/2013

Nevada Wants to Allow Betting on the US Presidential Race

A bill was introduced Monday that would allow betting on future US Presidential races in the state of Nevada.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/25/2013

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