Politics

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”.

As bad as the “Kid’s Table” may seem, it’s even worse if a current candidate fails to qualify for that secondary debate.

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. 

Adelmann writes:

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.

From the Smoking Gun:

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.”

But the fact is, Trump wanted it and didn’t get it under the Bush administration, despite donating money to the state Republican Party and Bush.

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."

But the fact is, Trump wanted it and didn't get it under the Bush administration, despite donating money to the state Republican Party and Bush.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Sep/17/2015

All Bets on Carly Fiorina: Jumps Ahead of Ben Carson at Sportsbook

Following a highly praised GOP debate performance Wednesday night, U.S. Presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has seen her odds slashed from 20-1 to 12-1 over the past 24 hours at Sportsbook.ag.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/17/2015

Carly Fiorina May Have Killed It Again With Second Solid Debate Performance

Once again, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina took down the house at the second 2016 GOP Presidential debate.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/16/2015

Carly Fiorina Latest Odds at 15-1: Could be Slashed After Debate

While Republican U.S. Presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has seen her odds slashed in recent weeks following a highly lauded first debate appearance, one might anticipate a further reduction in her current 15-1 price at Sportsbook.ag following Wednesday night’s second GOP debate. 

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Sep/16/2015

Second GOP Presidential Debate Ratings Betting Odds

Gambling911.com has released odds on the CNN GOP Presidential Debate, the second in just over one month.  Will David Mason of BetOnline offer odds on the OVER/UNDER viewers for Wednesday’s CNN GOP Presidential Debate?

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/15/2015

Ben Carson Gaining on Donald Trump in GOP Nominee for US President Race

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is gaining on real estate mogul Donald Trump in the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

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Both men are the only two GOP U.S. Presidential candidates in double digits.

The next Republican debate was set to be held Wednesday evening on CNN.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/15/2015

Things Get Ugly as Trump Blasts Fiorina: ‘Look at That Face!’

Odds continue to improve for two outsider GOP U.S. Presidential candidates, both of whom have begun to target one another.

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Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/10/2015

Trump Nearly Catches Bush at Sportsbooks: Carson Tied in Iowa Polls

Good news for Republican U.S. Presidential candidate and neurosurgeon Ben Carson as he is now tied with frontrunner real estate mogul Donald Trump in the Iowa polls.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Sep/01/2015

Would a Third President Bush be Good for Gambling?

Gambling911.com examines the candidate’s record.

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At most online gambling sites that offer political betting, former Florida governor John E. "Jeb" Bush is still the odds-on favorite to win the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/30/2015

More Trump Megyn Kelly Tweets, Ailes Demands Apology, Odds Slashed

As the Donald Trump vs. Megyn Kelly feud continues, the real estate mogul’s odds have been cut even further to become the GOP nominee for U.S. President in 2016. Trump would pay out $350 for every $100 bet.  Jeb Bush remained the favorite at 2/1 odds.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/25/2015

Breaking News

Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 26, 2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Wednesday June 26, 2019.

More Sports Handicapping Sites Dump Offshore Ads in Favor of Regulated US Market

The popular sports handicapping website Picks and Parlays is the latest to remove offshore sportsbook ads in favor of legal betting sites in both New Jersey and Nevada.

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Sportsbook Hub of Costa Rica

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Sportsbook Hub of Costa Rica

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the border of Costa Rica and Panama overnight Wednesday.  Costa Rica is home to several dozen online sportsbooks, casinos and Pay Per Heads.