Politics

Newt Gingrich Latest Odds to get GOP Nomination

Newt Gingrich has shot up the polls and is trailing just behind Mitt Romney in recent polls.  The surge has accompanied Herman Cain’s drop in the polls after a handful of women alleged sexual harassment during the late 1990’s while Cain headed up the National Restaurant Association. 

Gingrich still had some value at 4/1 odds at Sportsbook.com, which allows for wagering on the Internet.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Nov/14/2011

Herman Cain at 5 to 1 Odds Despite Sharon Bialek Accusations

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/07/2011

Rick Perry Hates Gambling But Bets World Series

Texas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry, who has repeatedly said he is against all forms of gambling, has been telling what's known in Texas as a tall tale.

A tall tale--a polite way to say a lie--about gambling, no less.

Gambling911.com, as part of its continuing series on how the Presidential candidates stand on gambling issues, last month reported how Perry, during his tenure as governor of Texas, has opposed the expansion of gambling at every turn in the Lone Star State.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/26/2011

Mormon Church Hates Gambling: Mormon Politics Does Not

Two of the contenders for the Republican nomination for President of the United States are members of the Mormon religion: former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman.

Other top American politicians are also Mormons, including Harry Reid, a Democrat who is a U.S. senator from Nevada and the Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate.

With Mormons in such positions of political power, Gambling911.com readers might be wondering just what is the Mormon position on gambling?

The short answer: they're against it.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/24/2011

Another President Bush: Jeb Hates Gambling (Sometimes)

Bush for President?

No, not that one.

He served two terms and can't serve any more.

And not his father either, who served one term and then was kicked out of office by the voters.

The Bush who's generating some political buzz on the presidential front these days is none other than the "other" Bush--Jeb Bush--who served as governor of Florida from 1998-2006 and is the 43rd President's older brother and the 41st President's son.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/18/2011

Black This Out Ron Paul Money Bomb October 19

With Ron Paul running for US President once again, the fine folks assisting with his campaign and various grass roots efforts will be working with Gambling911.com to deliver all the latest news.

Ron Paul, the long time Republican Congressman from Texas, has given a number of interviews to Gambling911.com.  While not an active supporter of gambling per se, Dr. Paul is very much in favor of legalized online poker as a right of US citizens and has actually co-sponsored bills in the past along with Democrat Barney Frank. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/12/2011

Marco Rubio as Vice-President: A Bad Bet for All Concerned

Regardless of who wins the Republican nomination for President of the United States, the most talked about name for Vice-President on the G.O.P. ticket is Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

Rubio, 40, from suburban Miami, started his political career as a local legislator, serving as a Miami City Commissioner.

He then moved up to the state legislature, serving as a member of the Florida House of Representatives and eventually rising to the post of Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

In 2010 he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/11/2011

Chris Christie Confirms He Won’t Be Running

Despite the GOP’s pressure to get New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to join the race to run for US President, Christie confirmed once again he will not be running. 

Fox News broke the story Tuesday afternoon.

The GOP has expressed concerns over the current pool of candidates, in particular Texas Governor Rick Perry, who was widely panned for his performance at last week’s Republican debate.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/27/2011

Odds on the Next US President Have Obama at Even, Romney at 2 to 1

Sportsbook.com has released updated odds on the next US President with just over a year until the highly anticipated elections.  (see all Elections odds here under EXOTICS)

North America’s biggest online sportsbook in terms of overall volume anticipates heavy betting action over the next few months that will help to adjust these odds further.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Sep/26/2011

Gary Johnson’s Neighbor’s Dog Most Memorable Moment of Republican Debate

A relative unknown among the GOP candidates for US President, Gary Johnson, offered up one of the most famous lines of all the Republican debates thus far.

When asked about President Obama’s economic policy, the former New Mexico Governor responded:  “My neighbor’s dog has created more shovel ready projects than this administration has”.

Most of his colleagues on stage had a good laugh at that one.

Johnson hasn’t appeared in many debates and – while we are on the subject of dogs – he’s considered one of the biggest underdogs.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/22/2011

Mike Bloomberg for President: On Gambling Issues, He’s No Sure Bet

U.S. President Barack Obama, a Democrat up for re-election next year, has plummetting poll numbers so his re-election is anything but assured.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/15/2011

Chris Christie Says He Supports Gambling, But Does He?

Gambling911.com has previously reported on the major Republican presidential candidates' records on gambling issues.

We revealed how Texas Governor Rick Perry, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would be no friend to the gambling industry should any of them be elected President of the United States, all of them having stymied or attempted to stymie the expansion of gambling during their respective political careers.

But those are all declared candidates for the presidency.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/06/2011

Mitt Romney Flip-Flops on Gambling: Was For, Now Against

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/24/2011

Ron Paul’s $1.6 Million Birthday Money Bomb

Ron Paul, a long time supporter of one’s right to gamble online, has managed to raise $1.6 million during his Birthday money bomb for his US Presidential campaign.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/21/2011

Gaddafi Bets Look Like They Will Pay Out

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/21/2011

Rick Perry Gets First Major Endorsement…. From the Texas Dolly Doyle Brunson

Texas Governor Rick Perry has received his first ringing endorsement from one of his own, the Texas Dolly poker icon Doyle Brunson.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/15/2011

Ron Paul Nearly Wins GOP Iowa Straw Poll

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann won the GOP Iowa Straw Poll on Saturday, but Texas Congressman Ron Paul came within a percentage point of beating the Iowa-born Bachmann.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/13/2011

Michele Bachmann Near 15 Percent Chance of Winning Republican Nomination

Michele Bachmann has managed to more than double her chances of winning the GOP nomination for the 2012 US Presidential election. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/14/2011

Michele Bachmann Odds of Winning Iowa Caucus Now Greater Than 50 Percent

The Intrade crowd has Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann’s chances of winning the Iowa caucus just slightly better than 50 percent and perhaps with good reason.

Iowa kicks off the primary and caucus season and Ms. Bachmann certainly has the edge there.  She was born and, for a brief time, raised in Iowa.  Her family of "Norwegian Lutheran Democrats" moved to Minnesota while she was still young.  Her ties to Iowa’s Evangelical voters should also boost her chances there. 

Bachmann officially announced her campaign on Monday (June 27). 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/27/2011

Wayne Allyn Root: Weiner Gone Wild

Former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee and regular Gambling911.com contributor Wayne Allyn Root spouts off on Anthony Weiner.

#1) WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION: 

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Jun/16/2011

Anthony Weiner Resigning: 99.2 Percent of Gambling Public was Right

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/16/2011

New Hampshire GOP Presidential Debate: Latest Odds

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jun/12/2011

Anthony Weiner Resignation Odds Shorten with X-Rated Photo

An x-rated photo has now surfaced on the Internet, presumably of Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/08/2011

Ron Paul: “U.S. Gold Should be in Hands of People”

In an interview with CNBC, US Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul wants to stop the falling value of the U.S. dollar by digging into America’s gold reserves.

"They’re worrying about raising the debt limit," said the Texas congressman. "I’m worried about the value of the dollar" especially if the Federal Reserve continues to "print money" whenever it wants.

"They try to pump up the fear and scare us into doing things," he said of the government, adding that was how the bank bailouts came about. "Aren’t we defaulting if the dollar is worth 90 cents this year?"

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/27/2011

Odds on the Next President of France: Dominique Strauss Kahn 10/1

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/17/2011

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