Politics

New Video Set to Expose Sheldon Adelson, US Presidential Hopeful Lindsey Graham

A new video is set to premier on The Tim James Show which looks to expose the hypocrisy of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his push to prohibit online gambling.

Adelson is the brainchild behind legislation introduced by South Carolina Republican Senator and U.S. Presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham as well as Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/18/2015

Presidential Candidate John Kasich Involved in Ohio Gambling Controversy

Ohio governor John Kasich was late getting into the race for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, but he's already one of the leaders in the polls.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/17/2015

Donald Trump Once Wanted to Go to War With NFL

GOP Presidential candidate and current frontrunner Donald Trump will be featured Thursday on a special “Rachel Maddow” archives show (MSNBC 9 pm EST) that includes footage of the Donald discussing how he wished to go to war with the might National Football League.

That didn’t exactly work out.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/12/2015

Of All The Presidential Candidates, Chris Christie is the Most Gambling-Friendly

This is one article in an ongoing Gambling 911 series on 2016 Presidential candidates and their views on gambling issues.

Of all the candidates running for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is by far the most gambling-friendly.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/11/2015

Iowa, New Hampshire Polls Show Surge for Trump, Fiorina, Kasich: Latest GOP Odds

Scott Walker appears to be losing ground in Iowa as Donald Trump picks up the lead according to a new Suffolk University poll conducted August 7-10 immediately following Thursdays first GOP debate.  Scott has dropped to second place at 12%.  Trump was coming in at 17%.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/11/2015

Donald Trump Would be ‘Whiner in Chief’ as Odds Drop Off a Bit

Appearing on CNN Tuesday morning as part of a media blitz that included Fox News, GOP frontrunner for US President Donald Trump admitted he was the “Biggest Whiner”.

"I do whine because I want to win, and I'm not happy about not winning, and I am a whiner, and I keep whining and whining until I win," he said on CNN.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/11/2015

Trump: ‘Megyn Kelly Should Apologize to Me’ After ‘Blood From Wherever’ Flap

GOP Presidential candidate and current frontrunner Donald Trump believes he is owed an apology from Fox News anchor and debate moderator Megyn Kelly after being asked about past disparaging remarks he has made against women, including calling television personality Rosie O’Donnell a “fat slob”.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/10/2015

Donald Trump 5-1 Odds of Becoming Republican Nominee Following GOP Debate

After Thursday night’s first GOP 2016 Presidential debate, real estate mogul and reality star Donald Trump continued to come in with short 5-1 odds of being nominated the Republican candidate.  Only Jeb Bush (2-1) and Scott Walker (4-1) had shorter odds.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/09/2015

Donald Trump and the Mob: His Ties are Extensive According to Report

Last week, Chris Frates, CNN Investigative Correspondent, published an intriguing report on real estate mogul and GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s dealings with the Mob

Trump's alleged ties to New York and Philadelphia crime families go back decades and have been recounted in a book, newspapers and government records, Frates notes.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/07/2015

Smart Money on Jeb Bush, Not Donald Trump Says Bookmaker

Bookmaker.ag, the oldest established North American-facing online sportsbook, thinks that Donald Trump is far from a shoo-in to be the Republican nominee for U.S. President despite his runaway poll numbers.

Bookmaker reports that there has been a lot of action leading up to Thursday’s first GOP debate.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/06/2015

Trump Will Call Someone an Idiot, Moron at First Ever GOP Debate: Latest Odds

BetOnline was offering odds on whether GOP US Presidential candidate Donald Trump will call someone an idiot or moron at the first Republican debate for the 2016 elections.  

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/06/2015

Anyone Offering Betting Odds on First GOP Debate? Trump Odds Now Up

Say what you will about Donald Trump.  He’s a bona fide star.  Many believe that his mere presence during Thursday night’s first 2016 GOP debate will result in historic ratings for any U.S. Presidential debate.

 BetOnline

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/05/2015

Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and Gambling: What is His Record?

A dismal failure on all fronts, Gambling911.com can reveal

Four years ago, Gambling 911 profiled the candidates running for President of the United States in regard to their views on gambling issues.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/04/2015

Trump Gives Out Personal Cell Phone Number of RAWA Co-Author Lindsey Graham

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham may be getting plenty of angry texts and cell phone calls from those in the online gambling world as fellow Republican candidate for US President Donald Trump gave out Graham’s number during a gathering in the Palmetto State early Tuesday.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/21/2015

Donald Trump Still Pays 14-1 Odds to be Nominated US Republican Candidate

Real estate mogul and reality star Donald Trump is now leading in some polls among Republican candidates for U.S. President yet oddsmakers have failed to catch on, thus providing some excellent value for gamblers should The Donald continue to build momentum.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/16/2015

Bernie Sanders US Presidential Odds: Creeps Up Five Points in Last 24 Hours

Democratic Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders campaign for President of the United States continues to gain momentum with a 5 point slashing of his odds over the past 24 hours at Sportsbook.ag.  He was now listed at 20-1 odds of becoming the new U.S.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/07/2015

US Presidential Odds Updated: Hillary Clinton Loses Ground, Bernie Sanders 25-1

Sportsbook.ag has released updated US Presidential odds with front runner Hillary Clinton now under EVEN odds for the first time and Democrat Bernie Sanders gaining some serious ground at 25-1.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Jul/06/2015

Paddy Power: Greek Referendum ‘Wildly Wrong’

Online gambling website Paddy Power was so sure that the Greek people would vote in favor of austerity that they made early payouts to those who wagered on this likelihood.

Paddy Power was wrong as 61 percent of the Greek population overwhelmingly voted “no” for austerity.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/06/2015

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith Backed Bookie Fitzdares Limited Near Going Bust

An upstart bookie firm baked by Tory MP Zac Goldsmith is on the verge of going bust after losing £115,000 in the 12 months to June 30 last year.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/04/2015

Odds of a Donald Trump Apology for Calling Mexicans ‘Rapists’: Pretty Good

Will businessman and now US Presidential candidate Donald Trump apologize for making disparaging comments about Mexicans?  Gambling911.com believes an official apology will come before July 10 with odds of an apology at -115.

BetOnline

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/01/2015

'No Agenda' in Marco Rubio Backing of Adelson Web Gambling Bill, Candidate Says

Florida Senator and U.S. Presidential hopeful Republican Marco Rubio insists his recent support of a measure to ban most forms of online gambling at the federal level has nothing to do with the man who is pushing said legislation, GOP mega donor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act, drafted by another Republican Presidential hopeful South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, was introduced in the U.S. Senate last week.  Rubio brings much higher name recognition to that piece of legislation.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/01/2015

Australian Politics Infiltrated by Italian Mafia, Investigation Suggests

In a shocking report published Monday, it was revealed that Italy’s Calabrian mafia, known as 'Ndrangheta, used a number of well-known donors to parties on both sides of the Australian political divide to legitimise its activities.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/29/2015

RAWA Online Gambling Prohibition Bills Gains Little Traction in Congress

(Gambling911.com News Wire) – South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz this week introduced legislation that would ultimately ban most forms of Web gambling at the federal level.  But their bill has failed to gain much traction in either chamber of the U.S. Congress.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/26/2015

Why do Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio Hate the Internet so Much?

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia- Today, Campaign for Liberty issued the following statement from C4L President John Tate strongly opposing the reintroduction of the “Restoration of America’s Wire Act,” (RAWA), S. 1668.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/25/2015

Rep. Barton introduces Internet Poker Freedom Act

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) introduced H.R. 2888, the Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2015 Thursday morning. The legislation licenses and regulates internet poker and seeks to restore the rights of people to play the “all-American” game, while at the same time protecting them from fraud. H.R. 2888 also mandates the implementation of technology that prohibits underage players, provides aid for problem gamblers, and preserves state’s rights.

Rep. Barton issued the following statement about the Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2015:

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/25/2015

Ron Paul Blasts RAWA Author in Own Home Town Paper: 'Worst Offender'

Writing an opt-in piece for the Salt Lake Tribune, former US Congressman Ron Paul has ripped Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz for what he sees as an attack on Internet commerce.  Dr. Paul also makes mention of a bill Chaffetz co-authored that looks to ban online gambling in the U.S. The Republican Utah Congressman introduced that measure yesterday along with its co-author, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jun/25/2015

Bad Timing With Lindsey Graham Intro of Online Gambling Ban Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2015) – The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today expressed disappointment in Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for introducing legislation to ban Internet poker and select forms of Internet gambling when he should be focused on the needs of his state.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/24/2015

Sportsbook Took Bets on Donald Trump at 200-1 to be Next US President

(G911 News Wire) - In an exclusive interview with Covers.com Tuesday, a representative from Sportsbook.ag admitted they are “super exposed” when it comes to future betting on real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump becoming the next President of the United States.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Jun/16/2015

California One Step Closer to Having Legal Online Poker: Time Not on Industry’s Side

The California Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday cleared A.B. 431, a bill to legalize and regulate online poker in the state.

While this is the closest any measure has come to the legalization stage, the Poker Players Alliance acknowledged there is still a long way to go.

Submitted by Ace King on, May/28/2015

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.