Politics

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

Paul Ryan Names Anti-Online Gambling Campaign Lobbyist as Chief of Staff

It’s almost a certainty that Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan will become the next House Speaker, and he is wasting little time hiring staff.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/26/2015

Books Pull U.S. Democratic Nominee Odds Following Biden Decision Not to Run

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has decided not to run for President, thus putting an end to speculation that has reached fever pitch in recent weeks. 

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/21/2015

Despite Growing Up in Vegas, Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio Hates Gambling

Things are shaking out in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Jeb Bush and Chris Christie have flamed out.

Scott Walker and Rick Perry have dropped out.

But one candidate who has been making out well of late is Florida senator Marco Rubio, whose appearances in recent candidates' debates have elevated his standing in the polls.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/15/2015

GOP Mega Donor Adelson Warms Up to RAWA Backer Rubio

Casino magnate and GOP mega donor Sheldon Adelson is about to begin backing Florida Senator Marco Rubio according to a Politico report.

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/14/2015

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Face Off at First Democratic Debate: Latest Odds

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was still a -250 favorite to become the Democratic nominee for President of the United States ahead of Tuesday night’s first Democratic debate, one in which she will face a formidable opponent in Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/13/2015

Kevin McCarthy Withdraws: Opens Door for RAWA Co-Author

It turns out Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz may have a better shot of becoming the next U.S. President than his colleague, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who is actually running for the position.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/08/2015

RAWA Co-Author Could be Two Heartbeats Away From Becoming President

The Campaign for Liberty, a grassroots advocacy organization founded by Dr. Ron Paul, a former Republican U.S. Congressman, in 2008, suggests that Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz could be detrimental to the House if chosen to succeed outgoing Speaker of the House, John Boehner.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/05/2015

Carly Fiorina on Koch Brothers Donor Short List as Odds Shorten

Republican Presidential candidate and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina may soon be getting a financial boost from GOP mega donors, the Koch Brothers.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/04/2015

RAWA Author Lindsey Graham May Not Even Qualify for Kid’s Table Debate

CNBC has released its Republican Debate format with the inclusion of the dreaded “Kids Table”, otherwise known as the “Debate for Those Who Can’t Crack 3 Percent”.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/01/2015

RAWA Co-Author Stumbles After Chart Gaffe at Planned Parenthood Witch Hunt

Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz seemingly wouldn’t let Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards get a word in edgewise during a Congressional grilling, which culminated with a irreprehensible error on Chaffetz part, one that he failed to correct but his quivering and lack of words spoke volumes.

Chaffetz is one of the co-authors of Restore Americas Wire Act (RAWA), a piece of legislation that looks to ban most forms of online gambling in the United States.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/30/2015

NRA Could be Next Group Up in Arms Over Online Gambling Prohibition Bill

The right to bear arms could be threatened should the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) be enacted. 

Bob Adelmann of the New American suggests this is a very likely possibility. 

Two GOP Presidential candidates, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham, are behind the Internet gambling prohibition bill that is being pushed by GOP mega donor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/29/2015

Ben Carson Surge Not Reflected in the Odds

Despite a recent surge in the GOP race for U.S. President by neurosurgeon Ben Carson, oddsmakers still have him in double digits at 15-1.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/29/2015

Trump Hood Ornaments Were Product of the Mob Claims Smoking Gun

Signature hood ornaments for the 1988 Trump Golden Series and Trump Executive Series model limousines were products of convicted mobsters, claims the Smoking Gun.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/23/2015

Donald Trump Sees Epic Drop in Odds in Just Under 48 Hours

Real estate mogul Donald Trump has seen his odds to be the GOP nominee for U.S. President fall from just shy of 2-1 to 4-1 in a matter of hours Monday.

The sudden shift comes as polls now show Trump is losing steam while fellow candidate and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina pushed into double digits this week, according to a post-debate CNN poll.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Sep/21/2015

Carly Fiorina Number Two Status Sees Odds Slashed to 10-1

If you think Carly Fiorina will win the GOP nomination for the 2016 U.S. Presidential candidate, now is the time to place that future wager.  That’s because her odds have dropped from 12-1 and 10-1 and are expected to continue being slashed. 

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/21/2015

How Jeb Bush Blocked Donald Trump From Operating a Casino in Florida

(Associated Press) - Jeb Bush said during last week’s Republican presidential debate that Donald Trump wanted casino gambling in Florida. Donald Trump said “I did not.”

“I promise, if I wanted it, I would have gotten it,” Trump told Bush during the exchange. Bush replied, “No way, man.”

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/20/2015

Carly Fiorina Leaps in Polls: Odds Stay Steady at 12-1

Despite her sudden rise in the polls following a highly lauded debate performance Wednesday night, GOP U.S. Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina remained at 12-1 odds of becoming the Republican nominee this weekend.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/19/2015

Report: Trump Lied About Not Wanting a Casino in Florida

(Associated Press) - Jeb Bush said during Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate that Donald Trump wanted casino gambling in Florida. Donald Trump said "I did not."

"I promise, if I wanted it, I would have gotten it," Trump told Bush during the exchange. Bush replied, "No way, man."

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/17/2015

Breaking News

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

Illinois Legislator Working on Bringing Sports Betting to That State

An Illinois lawmaker says a bill to legalize sports gambling in the state likely won't be put before the General Assembly until next year.

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

Wife and Manager of Kidnapped 5Dimes Owner Met to Make Payment

A Diario report reveals that the wife of kidnapped 5Dimes owner communicated with a manager of the betting firm to send more than $700K in bitcoin ransom to Cuba hours after Sean "Tony" Creighton allegedly disappeared.

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Gambling

New Study Shows More Americans Support Legalized Sports Betting

A new report using data from the Life, Liberty, and Happiness survey conducted by East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research confirms that many Americans support legalized gambling on professional sports.