Politics

Richard Tisei Could Become First Openly Gay Republican in Congress With Tierney Loss

One of the more interesting outcomes of a John Tierney loss in Massachusetts could be that the first ever openly gay Republican gets elected to Congress.  And Tierney’s job is far from secure following ongoing allegations he knew of his two brother-in-laws “illegal” gambling business based in Antigua. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/24/2012

Political Odds for Romney's Running Mate by Sportsbook.com

 

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/20/2012

Barack Obama to be Re-Elected as US President Chances at 58 Percent

Intrade.com, an online betting prediction market, has Barack Obama at just over 58 percent to be reelected as President of the US. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/19/2012

Proponent for Legal Online Poker in US Shelley Berkley Faces Ethics Probe (Video)

One of the online gambling’s biggest supporters, Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, is facing an ethics probe which threatens her run for Senate.

[Scroll Down to See Congresswoman Berkley Blast Republicans for Online Gambling Bill]

Democrats have backed Ms. Berkley while polls show a near dead heat between her and Republican incumbent Dean Heller.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/17/2012

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare, Individual Mandate Despite Betting Trends

Though 75 percent were wagering on the Supreme Court scratching the most controversial portion of US President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan, the individual mandate, the high court instead opted to uphold the entire law as “Constitutional”.

Intrade.com, a leading prediction market, typically gets it right when coming down to the wire.  This turned out to be the exception.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/28/2012

US Health Care Individual Mandate to be Ruled Unconstitutional Say Gamblers

75 percent of gamblers at intrade.com believe The US Supreme Court will rule individual mandate unconstitutional before midnight ET 31 Dec 2012.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/26/2012

Sheldon Adelson Just Gave $10 Mil to Pro-Romney Super PAC: Obama Now Even Odds

Las Vegas billionaire and gambling guru Sheldon Adelson is at it again, supporting pro-GOP super PACs.  On Wednesday it was revealed that he had given $10 million to a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC.

Should Romney get elected, you can probably forget about online poker becoming legalized at the federal level.  Adelson doesn’t want it!

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/13/2012

GOP Veepstakes Odds: Kelly Ayotte Would Pay Out $2000

GOP nominee Mitt Romney needs the woman’s vote if he is going to become US President in November.  Enter Kelly Ayotte, who would pay 20/1 odds or $2000 for every $100 bet at Sportsbook

The National Journal had this to say about New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte:

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Jun/12/2012

Barack Obama Still Greater Than 2 to 1 Odds of Being Re-Elected Despite Rasmussen Poll

US President Barack Obama remains better than a 2/1 favorite to retain his presidency despite a Rasmussen poll that gives his GOP opponent, Mitt Romney, a 7 percent lead.

Rasmussen is generally seen as a more conservative-leaning poll.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/14/2012

Ron Paul Wins Majority of Delegates in Nevada, Maine

US GOP Presidential candidate and supporter of legalized online gambling, Ron Paul, has won the most delegates in both Nevada and Main, it was revealed on Sunday. 

The results gave the Texas congressman last state victories even with Mitt Romney’s nomination all but sealed. 

"It's certainly a significant victory," said Jim Azzola of South Portland, Cumberland County coordinator for Paul.

Paul, the last challenger to remain in the contest, finished a close second behind Romney in Maine's GOP caucuses in February, but those results were nonbinding.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/06/2012

Veepstakes Odds for the GOP Just Posted: Marco Rubio Favored

Carrie Stroup here with important news that Sportsbook.com just opened up Republican Veepstakes odds..

Marco Rubio was coming in as the 3/1 favorite.

Other notables included Rob Portman with the next shortest odds at 5/1. Chris Christie 8/1 and Rick Santorum 10/1 were right up there as well.

For the best payouts, here were a few longshots for the GOP Veepstakes:  Condoleeza Rice 25/1, Newt 50/1 Palin 100/1.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Apr/19/2012

Mitt Romney Wins GOP Nomination in Eyes of Oddsmakers Who Already Paid Out Bets

The oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com on Monday announced that they have paid out on all bets that former Massachusetts Republican Governor Mitt Romney will win the GOP Presidential nomination

The payouts fluctuated based on when the bets were placed.  At some points early on in the campaign, front runners changed regularly, however, Romney always maintained relatively short odds. 

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Apr/16/2012

Nadex Denied Ability to Offer Futures Betting on President Obama

While you can still bet on the US Presidential race and Barack Obama’s odds to be re-elected at online gambling sites the likes of Sportsbook.com, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shot down a proposal by the North American Derivatives Exchange (NADEX) to offer options contracts on the US Presidential election, claiming such “gaming” was not in the public interest. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/02/2012

Sheldon Adelson Done With Newt Gingrich: ‘He’s at the End of His Line’ (Video)

In an interview featured on the Jewish Journal Thursday, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson essentially said that Newt Gingrich’s campaign to become the GOP US Presidential nominee is over.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/29/2012

Oh The Irony: Rick Santorum Banner Ads Appearing on Poker Site

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is opposed to pornography, contraception, heavy metal music and most forms of gambling, especially the Web kind, yet shockingly his banners began appearing on the popular TwoPlusTwo.com poker forum in recent weeks, right along side a thread questioning why members of that forum should be asked to support someone who supports Internet poker prohibition (which is precisely what the tower banner we saw was asking the forum community to do)

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/26/2012

John McCain on Sheldon Adelson’s Donation to Gingrich Campaign: ‘Drives Up Unfavorables’

There has been plenty of hoopla surrounding casino magnate billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s multiple donations to a Newt Gingrich super PAC.  Now fellow Republican, Senator John McCain, has suggested such cash infusions by Adelson have only served to harm the Gingrich Presidential campaign, which is now all but dead.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/19/2012

Super Tuesday Betting Odds Have Romney Winning At Least 6 States

While Americans cannot bet at Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, the UK’s third largest bookmaker continues to be the only wagering establishment offering betting on all the US GOP primaries and caucuses, including odds on Super Tuesday.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/06/2012

PayPal Founder Donates $1.7 Million to Ron Paul Campaign

The co-founder of the popular online payment platform PayPal, Peter Thiel, donated $1.7 million last month to a super PAC supporting GOP Presidential hopeful Ron Paul.

In total, Thiel has donated $2.6 million to the Endorse Liberty super PAC created last year to aid the Paul campaign. 

All four Republican candidates are in the process of filing fundraising reports for the month of January along with their super PACs.  These must be submitted to the Federal Election Commission today.

The Texas Congressman has long been an advocate for one’s right to gamble online.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/20/2012

Sheldon Adelson Pumping Another $10 Million Into Newt Gingrich Campaign

CBS News has learned that billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is pumping yet another $10 million into GOP Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s faltering campaign. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/17/2012

Maine May Not Have Been a Win for Romney

It is beginning to look like yet another state got it wrong in the Republican primaries/caucuses. 

First it was Iowa where one time Senator Rick Santorum was the eventual winner after several days of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney being touted as the victor.  Now we have Maine where it appears Texas Congressman Ron Paul may have beat out Romney.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/17/2012

Online Gambling Foe Spencer Bachus Subject of Insider-Trading Probe

One of the online gambling industry’s most outspoken opponents, Republican Spencer Bachus of Alabama, is being investigated as part of an insider-trading probe. 

From Market Watch

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/10/2012

Rick Santorum Against Online Gambling: ‘Dangerous for Our Country’ (Video)

Last week when it was learned the US Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum came out against legalized online gambling, this appeared to be a nonissue.  After all, candidate Mitt Romney already had the nomination “in the bag” with Newt Gingrich “that other guy” who “might be standing in the way with his Southern states stronghold”.

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Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/09/2012

Odds to Win Minnesota Caucus, Colorado Caucus

The latest odds to win Tuesday’s Minnesota Caucus as well as the Colorado Caucus had Mitt Romney with a 57 percent chance followed by Rick Santorum at 39 percent in Minnesota and Romney at close to 100 percent winning in Colorado.

If there is any type of competition for this Republican race for the US Presidency, it will occur in Minnesota where Santorum is actually leading in one poll. 

Gingrich was coming in under 3 percent to win Minnesota. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/06/2012

PaddyPower Regrets Paying Out on Early Romney Bets

Following Newt Gingrich’s big South Carolina primary win this past Saturday, the Mitt Romney camp was not the only bunch banging their respective heads against the wall. 

The bookmakers at PaddyPower.com shed some tears as well.

That’s because PaddyPower.com, an Irish bookmaker that accepts wagers from all over the world except for the United States, paid out Mitt Romney wagers after his big New Hampshire primary win.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/24/2012

Another $5 Million Check From Sheldon Adelson to Pro-Newt Gingrich Pact

Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson was reportedly sending yet another $5 million check to a pro-Newt Gingrich pact following the former House Speaker’s big South Carolina primary win.

From the New York Times:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/23/2012

The Ron Paul Online Gambling ‘Gaffe’ Good for Industry (Video)

During a post-South Carolina primary speech, Texas Congressman and US GOP Presidential candidate made mention of how US citizens had stood together, forcing politicians to essentially back off unfavorable policy as it relates to online gambling.  The speech was widely broadcast on all three major cable networks (scroll down to watch the video of his speech below). 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/22/2012

Ron Paul South Carolina Speech Mentions Online Gambling

While it appeared likely GOP Presidential hopeful Ron Paul was getting online gambling legislation confused with the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA), it was interesting to see the Texas Congressman mention online gambling and how the US people essentially got the issue off the docket.

Paul was a co-sponsor of a bill to legalize Internet gambling in the US along with Democrat Barney Frank.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/21/2012

Huffington Post: Where the GOP Candidates Stand On Gambling

The Huffington Post’s Ron Dicker published a piece this weekend on the four remaining US GOP candidates and their stance as it relates to gambling

Gambling911.com founder Chris Costigan was quoted in the piece as it relates to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. 

"I can't see Romney supporting gambling. I just can't see it," said Costigan.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/21/2012

Newt Gingrich Ex ‘Open Marriage’ Claims, Rick Perry Out and the Latest South Carolina Primary Odds

Appearing on ABC’s ‘Nightline’, GOP US Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s ex wife claimed the candidate desired an “open marriage”.  The network released excerpts from the previously recorded show scheduled for airing Thursday night at 11:30 pm EST. 

Marianne Gingrich said her ex conducted his affair with current wife Callista "in my bedroom in our apartment in Washington."

"He always called me at night and always ended with `I love you,' " she said. "Well, she was listening."

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/19/2012

Ron Paul Gambles on Nevada: Will Skip Florida

GOP candidate Texas Congressman Ron Paul will bypass Florida and focus in on the next state to hold a caucus, Nevada.  Last time Paul ran for President of the US in 2008, he finished a distant second in the state of Nevada.  It was one of his best showings during the 2008 campaign.  The Congressman has so far come in a very close third in Iowa and second in New Hampshire. 

From Time.com:

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/13/2012

Breaking News

Colorado Sports Betting Prohibitions to be Determined Shortly

Colorado Sports Betting Prohibitions to be Determined Shortly

Department of Revenue’s Gaming Enforcement Division will create a “catalog” or initial list of eligible bets to be continually updated

Markets Getting Decimated Amidst Coronavirus Concerns: Gaming Stocks Hit Hard

Markets Getting Decimated Amidst Coronavirus Concerns: Gaming Stocks Hit Hard

Dow down more than $900 Monday morning, many casino stocks down more than 4%