Politics

Trump, Sanders Win as Huge Favorites

Early Tuesday morning, oddsmakers had made real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump a lock to win the GOP New Hampshire Primary at -2000 odds.  A $200 bet would be required to win $10 (that $200 was refunded with his win)Trump, along with Democrat Bernie Sanders, were both projected as winners by 8 pm EST at the exact time polling at closed. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/09/2016

Where to Bet the New Hampshire Primaries – Latest Odds

You can bet the New Hampshire Primaries at BetDSI.com with the latest odds for both Republicans and Democrats. 

For those betting on the Democratic party, Bernie Sanders has the highest odds of any candidate in any of the 2016 Presidential categories thus far with a sick -7000.  This makes him a virtual lock to win but the risk is too high.  He was no longer available for betting.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/09/2016

Donald Trump Super Bowl Bets

What would this year’s Super Bowl be without a few good Donald Trump Super Bowl prop bets?

Our friends at BetOnline have some doozies as they managed to tie in the upcoming New Hampshire Primaries to this weekend’s big game.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Feb/06/2016

A First of Its Kind: New Hampshire Primaries Super Bowl Cross Betting Props

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the ingenious folks at BetOnline have just released New Hampshire Primaries betting odds with a twist.  They’ve combined them with Super Bowl 50 scenarios to create some very interesting Cross Sports Political prop bets, all of which can be found here.

All are Cam Newton or Peyton Manning-related plays combined with who wins the New Hampshire Primaries.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/06/2016

Marco Rubio Becomes Favorite to Win GOP Nomination

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida has now been made the -130 favorite to receive the GOP nomination for US President following a performance in the Iowa Caucus that was above expectations.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/02/2016

Bet on the Iowa Caucuses Here - Ends 8 pm EST

For those of you looking to bet on the Iowa Caucuses this Monday February 1, you can do so at BetOnline.ag, a leader in online gambling for the North American market since 1997.

Caucusing begins at 8 pm ET Time, 7 pm CT, Betting ends at this time. 

Iowa Caucus bets will be graded by next day (February 2) and paid out within the month thereafter based on payout method (Bitcoin payouts will be expedited).

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/01/2016

What is the Payout Betting on Trump Winning the Iowa Caucus?

The current payout on Trump to win the Iowa Caucus Monday was set at -400, up from -250 just two days ago and from around EVEN nearly a week prior. Sportsbook.com was one of the only online gambling sites offering betting on the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primaries (both parties).

Despite the steep price, a bet on Trump is like taking candy from a baby. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/31/2016

PPH That Will Take Bets on US Presidential Race

Many of the PPH businesses managing local bookmakers will be taking bets on the US Presidential race.  Premier Per Head is one such book.

“You will need to take bets on these elections in 2016,” Gilbert Horowitz of Gambling911.com says.  “The gamblers will demand as such.”

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/30/2016

Mentioning Donald Trump at This Year’s Super Bowl Pays $550

Yes it’s true, Donald Trump may even be at this year’s Super Bowl…or at least mentioned. 

Then again, the oddsmakers believe GOP Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will not be mentioned during Super Bowl 50.  The payout, if he is, would be a whopping $550 for every $100 bet.
It’s a sure bet should Trump find a way to attend the big game.  No suggestion that he will.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/30/2016

Oakland Raiders Could Become Las Vegas Raiders With Potential Adelson Purchase

A report in the Sheldon Adelson-owned Las Vegas Review Journal has Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis meeting with Adelson Friday “possibly to discuss stadium details”.

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Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Jan/28/2016

US Presidential Betting - Archives 1

Here are your 2016 US Presidential Odds news archived February 1, 2016.  Place your US Presidential bets here.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/25/2016

Can I Bet on the 2016 Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primaries Online?

You can bet on the Iowa Caucuses 2016 Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primaries online at Sportsbook.ag, which was offering odds on both the Democratic winner and the Republican winner.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/18/2016

Cruz Blasts Washington Post Cartoonist for Depicting Daughters as Monkeys

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, whose odds of becoming the U.S. Presidential GOP nominee for 2016 remained at 3-1, blasted the Washington Post for briefly posting an editorial cartoon on its website depicting his young daughters as monkeys and criticizing him for featuring them in the political area.


Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/23/2015

2016 US Presidential Race Likely Will be Most Wagered on NonSporting Event Ever

In addition to Paddy Power odddsmaker Rory Scott Telling CNN’s Michael Smerconish GOP current front runner Donald Trump Won't Win the Republican nomination, he also made another bold prediction. 

“This will be the biggest nonsporting betting event in our history,” Scott said of the 2016 US Presidential race.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/20/2015

LVRJ Reporters Assignment Under Adelson Ownership: Monitor Judges

Reporters of the Las Vegas Review Journal were told to monitor three area judges, one of whom is overseeing a case involving casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.  This weekend it was revealed that Adelson is the new owner of the LVRJ.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/19/2015

Adelson Meets With Trump: Admits to Buying Las Vegas Review Journal

MACAU (Reuters) - Top Republican Party donor Sheldon Adelson said on Friday he met presidential candidate Donald Trump earlier this week and that the two American billionaires broached the issue at the heart of Adelson's political agenda: support for Israel.

While the mega donor didn't disclose his degree of backing for the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination, he did say he found Trump to be "very charming" and called his standing in the crowded candidate field "unheard of."

Submitted by Reuters on, Dec/19/2015

Former New Mexico Secretary of State Reports to Jail Following Gambling Spree

SANTA FE – (Associated Press) - Former New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran surrendered to deputies and was booked into jail Friday to serve a 30-day sentence for siphoning money from her election account to fuel a gambling spree.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/19/2015

Las Vegas Review Journal New Owner is Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson

Fortune Magazine has reported that casino magnate and GOP mega donor Sheldon Adelson is the new owner of Nevada’s biggest newspaper the Las Vegas Review Journal. 

The story was so hot that Fortune’s website was not loading throughout much of Wednesday evening.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/16/2015

BetOnline Inside Look at What Percentage of Bets Each GOP Candidate Has Gotten

Coming into Tuesday night’s GOP Debate on CNN, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio were the odds-on alternating favorites to win the party nomination for US President.

BetOnline.ags Dave Mason Tuesday evening released the amount of action up to this point on each candidate  Line movements for political futures are typically based on more recent action.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/16/2015

Parry: Donald Trump's Bets on Gambling Have Led to Wins and Bankruptcies

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — The first rule of gambling is sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.

Not even Donald Trump was immune to that fundamental truth as he built a gambling empire. He helped Atlantic City grow its casino market into the nation's second-largest while welcoming celebrity friends like Michael Jackson, smothering his casinos in neon purple carpeting and bringing his touch to decorating: If one chandelier is good, then 17 are better.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/15/2015

CNN GOP Debate Ratings Over, Under

Gambling911.com has released its CNN GOP Debate ratings total with an OVER/UNDER of 24.5 viewers.

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The first GOP debate this summer on Fox resulted in banner ratings with 24 million viewers.  The second GOP debate on CNN scored 23 million viewers.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/15/2015

Sheldon Adelson New Las Vegas Review Journal Owner?

Speculation is running high that casino billionaire and staunch online gambling opponent Sheldon Adelson is the new owner of Nevada’s biggest newspaper The Las Vegas Review Journal.  

The new owners until now have refused to identify themselves.


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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/13/2015

Key NY Lawmakers Throw Daily Fantasy Sports a Lifeline

(Associated Press) - Key Lawmakers Say Daily Fantasy Sports Will be Legal in NY No Matter What Court Decides - The chairman of a state legislative committee with authority over gambling predicts New York will legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports, no matter how a court fight centered on the lucrative industry turns out.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/08/2015

Vote Eric Schneiderman Out of Office, DraftKings, FanDuel Proclaim

Daily Fantasy Sports leaders DraftKings and FanDuel want their customers to vote New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman out of office. 

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Dec/08/2015

Las Vegas Oddsmaker Names Obama ‘Worst Degenerate Gambler in History

Las Vegas oddsmaker and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate for the Libertarian party Wayne Allen Root has named US President Barack Obama the “Worst degenerate gambler in history”. 

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Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Dec/02/2015

All Bets Are Off If Ted Cruz Becomes President

Ted Cruz, Republican senator from the State of Texas, wants to be your President.  If elected, it will likely be bad news for the gambling industry--both for real casinos and for the nascent online gambling world.

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Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/30/2015

Trump Drops 12 Percent in Polls, Nearly Two Points in Odds

The first real bad news for Republican candidate Donald Trump arrived Friday evening and it was a powerful blow to be sure. 

A Reuters/Ipsos poll showed the real estate mogul had dropped 12 points in under a week.  It is the biggest decline Trump has witnessed since rising to the top back in July.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/28/2015

Would President Hillary Clinton Be Good or Bad for Gambling? We Check Her Record

Many people believe that if HIllary Clinton is elected President of the United States, her presidency will be a replay of the presidency of her husband, Bill Clinton, since they have similar views on so many issues.

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Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/25/2015

NY Assemblyman: ‘AG has Gone Way Over Line With Daily Fantasy Sports Probe’

In an interview with the Associated Press, New York Republican Assemblyman Dean Murray said of his state’s Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: "He's gone way over the line" with the fantasy sports probe.

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Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Nov/16/2015

Gambling Industry Could Get Burned if Bernie Sanders is Elected President

Followers of Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, show their support with the slogan "Feel the Bern."

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Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/11/2015

Breaking News

Philadelphia Sportsbook Opens for Business

Philadelphia Sportsbook Opens for Business But Players Must Pay 34 Percent Tax

Players are likely to be taxed higher than most other states with PA players looking to shell out 34% of winnings

Rivers Casino Sportsbook in Pittsburgh Opens Today

Rivers Casino Sportsbook in Pittsburgh Opens Today

The Rivers Casino was set to begin offering sports betting Thursday and Friday (December 13 and 14) as part of a limited test run.

Books Right On With May Confidence Vote: Now Odds Favor Brexit Referendum

Books Right On With May Confidence Vote: Now Odds Favor Brexit Referendum

Brexit was one of the most wagered on political events ever, and now we have more bets coming in on the referendum.