Politics

Barney Frank Once had a ‘Pot Brownie’: Talks Internet Gambling on CNN (Video)

Talking about the legalization of marijuana, outgoing Democratic Congressman Barney Frank was asked by CNN’s Erin Burnett Wednesday evening if he actually smokes the stuff.

Frank replied:  “I did have a brownie once.  It made me sleepy.”

The openly gay Congressman was referring to pot brownies.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/26/2012

Ohio Presidential Betting Odds Have Obama as 1 to 6 Favorite

US President Barack Obama is a 1/6 odds favorite to win the Presidential elections in the state of Ohio this coming November at Sportsbook.com just as a number of polls now give Obama a 10 point lead in this critical swing state.  [Sportsbook.com, in business since 1996, offers a wide variety of funding methods. 

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Sep/26/2012

Mitt Romney, Barack Obama Swing States Betting Props

Sportsbook.com currently features a number of Mitt Romney / Barack Obama US Presidential swing states betting props available for your consumption.

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Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Sep/25/2012

Mitt Romney Odds of Becoming US President Now Longest Since May

Bad news for GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney as Sportsbook.com has just informed us that his odds of becoming the next President of the United States are 4/1, the longest we have seen since May of this year.  The payout would be $40 for every $10 bet.  Barack Obama’s odds were now slashed to 1/4. 

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Sep/20/2012

Online Poker The Single Most Important Issue Since Yucca Mountain Says Reid

In a sharply worded letter to Republican Senator Dean Heller on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asserted that his colleague was avoiding the issue of legalizing online poker in their home state of Nevada, calling it “the most important issue facing Nevada since Yucca Mountain."

Reid was making reference to a planned deep geological repository storage facility that would have been located in the Yucca Mountain of south-central Nevada.  That project would eventually be scrapped in 2010.   

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/12/2012

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Calling Out Republican Dean Heller Re: Online Poker Bill

Harry Reid on Tuesday blasted Nevada Republican Senator Dean Heller for failing to help pass through online poker legislation that would help create hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars in added revenue in the Silver State. 

While Nevada has already passed a measure legalizing Internet poker within that state’s borders, operators will be unable to capitalize on “real money” players from outside the state until federal legislation is passed. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/11/2012

Obama 60 Percent Chance of Being Re-Elected Says Betting Exchange

The online wagering exchange intrade.com has US President Barack Obama being re-elected with 60 percent backing. 

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Obama received a 6 percent bounce in polls following last week’s Democratic Convention. 

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Sep/11/2012

Sheldon Adelson Backed PAC Goes After U.S. Rep. John Tierney for Family Gambling Troubles

BOSTON (Associated Press) — Incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney is the target of a new television ad from a political action committee bankrolled in part by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.

The ad focuses on the Salem Democrat’s family troubles.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/10/2012

Sports Handicapper Wayne Root Quits Libertarian Party

Wayne Root, author and the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, has quit the Libertarian party and plans to run for US Senate as a Republican.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/06/2012

US Presidential Elections Swing States Betting Odds has Obama Winning in All But One

US Presidential elections swing states betting odds were available from Sportsbook.com, one of the biggest online gambling companies in the world. 

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/03/2012

Not All Republicans on Same Page When It Comes to Legalizing Online Poker

It emerged this week that the Republican platform features wording that would look to quash the multi-billion dollar online gambling sector, and presumably Internet poker. 

Millions of Americans suffer from problem or pathological gambling that can destroy families. We support the prohibition of gambling over the Internet and call for reversal of the Justice Department’s decision distorting the formerly accepted meaning of the Wire Act that could open the door to Internet betting.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/30/2012

Isaac Makes Beeline Towards Republican Convention: Odds Inch Towards 10 Percent

Wednesday 11 am EDT track projections have Tropical Storm Isaac heading straight towards Tampa, Florida just in time for next week’s Republican Convention, which will be hosted in that city. 

The odds of this happening were around 2 percent Tuesday and Gambling911.com believes we will see that number jump closer to 10 percent.  The cone center has Tampa under the gun just as the Convention is set to kick off Monday August 27 (2012).  Isaac was expected to be a Category 1 Hurricane come Monday. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/22/2012

Odds of Hurricane Isaac Hitting Tampa During Republican Convention at 2 Percent

Meteorologist Jeff Masters of WeatherUnderground.com is keeping a watchful eye over newly formed Tropical Storm Isaac in the Atlantic Ocean, giving the storm a 2 percent chance of directly affecting the Republican Convention August 27-30 in Tampa, Florida.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/21/2012

Obama Still Winning Wisconsin in US Presidential Race: Romney-Ryan Close (Latest Odds)

Sportsbook.com has US President Barack Obama still leading in the odds to win the state of Wisconsin at 5/7 though the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan GOP ticket is getting much closer at 11/10 Monday.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/20/2012

Will Julian Assange Be Arrested by British Police: Latest Betting Odds (Video)

Intrade.com has just released a new market over the weekend on whether Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will be arrested by British police following word that the nation of Ecuador has granted the controversial activist/publisher political asylum in its London embassy.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/20/2012

Vice Presidential Hopeful Paul Ryan Meets With Republican Donors at Adelson Property

US Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan has scheduled to meet with deep-pocketed Republican donors at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.  That property just happens to be owned by the granddaddy of GOP donors, casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

The Wisconsin congressman will meet with members of the Nevada finance team on Tuesday evening - his first such event as part of Mitt Romney's campaign - but members of the media will not be allowed to attend, according to Reuters.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/14/2012

Paul Ryan and Online Gambling: When it Was Time to Put Up, He Shut Up

Mitt Romney on Saturday tapped Paul Ryan, a seven-term congressman from Wisconsin, to be his Vice Presidential running mate on the Republican ticket.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/12/2012

Paul Ryan was 10 to 1 Long Shot to be Chosen Romney Running Mate in Veepstakes

Back in April, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan was listed at 10-1 odds of being chosen as GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate.  Ahead of Ryan at Sportsbook.com, Marco Rubio at 3/1, Rob Portman at 5/1 and Chris Christie at 8/1. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/11/2012

Romney Obama Neck and Neck in Nevada: President Still Favored at 1-2 Odds

LAS VEGAS –  (Associated Press) - They're called "the cooler crowd," and Las Vegas is greeting them with ambivalence: A stream of post-recession tourists ready for fun but watching their wallets. 

[Obama was coming in at 1-2 odds to take Nevada while Romney was at 8/5 odds at Sportsbook here]

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/28/2012

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.

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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

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