Politics

The Hill: No Longer Impossible That Ron Paul Will Get GOP Nomination

Long considered an outcast, Republican Ron Paul is said to be shaping the GOP along with his son Rand (Kentucky Senator). 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/09/2011

Oh The Irony: Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice Pre-empted by Obama

The announcement of Osama Bin Laden’s death at the hands of US special forces could not have come at a more ironic time.

Major networks cut in to the news shortly after 10:40 pm ET just as Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice episode was to reveal the next firing (elimination results).  Trump, as everyone knows, has ruled the political stage in recent weeks with demands for US President Barack Obama to show his long born birth certificate.  Many have speculated that Trump is using the political arena to help boost ratings for his television empire.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/02/2011

Bin Laden Dead Odds to Pay Out

US President Barack Obama was to announce that Osama Bin Laden is dead Sunday night.

Betting exchanges and online gambling websites have offered odds on his capture or death for years with varying prices.   6 percent of those betting this contract at intrade.com believed he would be captured or killed before year’s end. 

News organizations reported that the US had recovered the body of Bin Laden and conducted a DNA sample to prove the world’s biggest terrorist’s death. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/01/2011

Ron Paul Odds of Becoming Next US President in 2012 at 45/1

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/27/2011

Online Gambling Supporter Ron Paul Running for US President

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/25/2011

Online Gambling Zealot Spencer Bachus Lets District Down

Spencer Bachus Votes Against Derivative Regulations Against Best Interest of District in Agony

The man who hates online poker and other forms of Web gambling, Spencer Bachus, who also acts as the House Financial Services Committee, is helping to exasperate the agony of his district of Jefferson County.  This is the claim of Joe Nocera of the New York Times

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/23/2011

Just 7 Percent of Prediction Market Behind Donald Trump GOP Nomination

What are Donald Trump’s odds of winning the GOP nomination for the 2012 US Presidency?

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/22/2011

Donald Trump Rises Above Michele Bachmann at Prediction Market

Donald Trump’s chances of winning the 2012 Republican US Presidential nomination continue to increase, now surpassing Michele Bachmann. 

Prediction market intrade.com had The Donald close to 8 percent after being at 5.8 percent just last week

Bachmann’s odds of grabbing the GOP nomination fell from just shy of 8 percent last week to 7 percent.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/14/2011

US Government Shutdown Odds at 68 Percent

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/07/2011

BetUS.com Gets in on the Gaddafi Betting Craze

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/30/2011

Gaddafi Odds of Leaving Power Now at 70 Percent

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/22/2011

Gaddafi: If, When and How he is Removed from Power Odds

BetUS.com is the latest online gambling site to offer odds on Libya strongman Muammar Gaddafi. 

With Gaddafi slowly gaining ground once again and taking control of cities previously occupied by opposition forces, the oddsmakers still believe he will be forced from power with odds of 1/8.  His remaining in power would pay out $40 for every $10 bet (see website for exact time frame on this bet).

There were odds on when Gaddafi relinquishes power, with August or later being the 7/2 long shot.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/14/2011

A Teachable Moment: How Obama Would Solve the NFL Labor Crisis

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Mar/07/2011

Odds on a US Government Shutdown: Betting Now Available

As promised, Bookmaker.com, North America’s oldest established online gambling website, has released odds on a US Government shutdown and whether the US Congress will reach an agreement on a federal spending-cut bill for the rest of the fiscal year 2011.

“Yes” is the -140 favorite while “No” was listed at near even odds or -110

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/28/2011

Wisconsin Union Busting Probably Not A Good Bet

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/26/2011

Libya Unrest Might Pay Out $500 as Oddsmakers Caught Off Guard

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/22/2011

Iran Unrest a Favorite But Other Arab Nations Highly Competitive

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/14/2011

Online Gambling Advocate Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll Again

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/12/2011

Breaking News

Matchbook Betting Exchange UK License Suspended

Matchbook Betting Exchange UK License Suspended

The United Kingdom Gaming Commission has temporarily suspended the license of Matchbook betting exchange for reasons that are not yet clear.  All betting has ceased as a result.

Man Wounded, Another Arrested After Casino Stabbing

Man Wounded, Another Arrested After Casino Stabbing

A Massachusetts man has been charged with misdemeanors in connection with the stabbing of a Rhode Island man at a Connecticut casino.

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