Politics

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

Mubarak Steps Down: Bookmaker Pays Out

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/11/2011

The Odds of Mubarak Stepping Down Gain Attention

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/10/2011

What Will Happen Next to Hosni Mubarak? Oddsmakers Chime In

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/30/2011

Root: Obama’s State of the Union Was “Cash for Flunkers”

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Jan/27/2011

Breaking News

FanDuel Halts US Presidential Elections Betting in West Virginia

FanDuel Halts US Presidential Elections Betting in West Virginia

That didn't last long, 15 minutes to be exact.  After announcing Tuesday that West Virginia had become the first US state offering sports betting to approved wagering on US politics, FanDuel was forced to pull its odds on the 2020 Presidential race.

What Are the Odds of Your Sportsbook or PPH Shop Staying in Business?

What Are the Odds of Your Sportsbook or PPH Shop Staying in Business?

Everyone knew that the coronavirus would be bad. Yet, even the darkest forecast could not predict just how bad the whole situation has become. The sports betting industry has basically ground to a halt with every major sports betting event off the board. Even the most successful sports betting operations are feeling the pain in a situation that could get even worse before it starts to get better.

Give Your Sportsbook a Big Casino Boost With Price Per Head

Give Your Sportsbook a Big Casino Boost With Price Per Head

With sports betting on pause for a few weeks or even months, depending on how well things evolve in this coronavirus crisis, sportsbooks from all over the world have turned their focus and efforts to the next obvious product in stock, the casino.