Politics

NFL Says Sports Betting is a Game of Skill

Much as the Poker Players Alliance has argued that poker is a game of skill, now the NFL has suggested that sports betting is as well.

From the News Journal:

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/13/2009

Online Poker Key Issue White House Citizen’s Briefing Book

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today praised the release of the White House Citizen's Briefing Book, a

Submitted by Guest on, May/12/2009

Tread Cautiously When it Comes to Online Gambling Bill

The UK press is warning publicly traded UK betting firms that the latest bill introduced by Congressman Barney Frank last week is anything but a sure bet.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/12/2009

Barney Frank: No One Will Be Betting On Sports Matchups

At the behest of professional sports leagues, Congressman  Barney Frank said his legislation announced last week would exempt online wagering on sports matches, even though they have long been a f

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/11/2009

Barney Frank Makes the Television Rounds Talking Online Gambling

Barney Frank's proposed legislation to overturn a 2006 ban on Internet gambling was the talk of the airways Wednesday.  Frank is in high demand to appear on television news programs as he has thru

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/07/2009

Barney Frank Unveils Online Gambling Bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation aimed at reversing a three-year-old ban on Americans placing online bets was introduced on Wednesday by U.S.

Submitted by Guest on, May/06/2009

New Online Gambling Legislation Could be Hampered by GOP Plan

Massachusetts Democrat and Financial Services Committee chairman, Barney Frank, prepared to announce a new bill that would overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), drawn up

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/06/2009

Harrah's Supports Online Gambling Legislation

(Bloomberg) -- Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and Youbet.com Inc. have joined professional poker players in helping support legislation to be introduced today to legalize online gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, May/06/2009

Barney Frank to Unveil Online Gambling Bill Wednesday

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Barney Frank will unveil legislation on Wednesday to roll back a U.S. ban on online gambling, he said in a statement on Tuesday.

Submitted by Guest on, May/05/2009

Jesse Ventura Gets Caught Up in Minnesota Online Gambling Fiasco

An attempt to block some 2000 online gambling domain names in the state of Minnesota is likely to cause extreme embarrassment, not just to current state officials but to one of the former governors

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/30/2009

Marijuana, Online Gambling Good: Personal Financial Management Bad

If Congressman Barney Frank had his way, online gambling and marijuana would be legalized.  However, he would not allow personal freedoms when it comes to one's own financial decisions.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/24/2009

Texas Dolly Criticizes Tea Party, Supports Obama

I guess I owe an explanation as to why I didn't play in the WPT Championship at the Bellagio. It's my favorite tournament of the year but i didn't feel up to it.

Submitted by Doyle Brunson on, Apr/20/2009

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Won’t Approve Online Gambling Legislation

On the moral front, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not approve online gambling.  She is dead set against legalizing the activity, all for personal and religious reasons.  Of course if enough of

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2009

Poker Players Alliance to Spend a Paltry $3M on Lobbying

The million plus member strong Poker Players Alliance has announced its intention to spend $3 million on lobbying to overturn the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) or at least carve

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/20/2009

US Appeals Court Action Set for July on Internet Gambling Law

In a letter to counsel for both parties, Marcia M. Waldron, clerk for the appeals court, wrote that iMEGA v.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/16/2009

Tax Day April 15 2009 Becomes Wayne Root Day

2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root is the only politician in America who can claim to be a small businessman, home-school dad, and citizen politician.

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Apr/14/2009

First Dog Bo Pays Out Zilch

Forget the fact that President Obama decided on adopting a "non shelter" dog.  Gamblers were more interested in the name bestowed upon the new First Dog.  Unfortunately for these gamble

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/14/2009

Spencer Bacchus Takes Heat for Socialist Comments

Alabama Representative and staunch opponent of online gambling, Spencer Bacchus, has been called out for his own calling out of supposed "17 Socialists in the House".  The Republican mad

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/10/2009

Spencer Bacchus: 17 Socialists in The House

For Senator Joseph McCarthy back in the 1950's, it was the Communists.  McCarthy came up with a list of alleged Communists from Hollywood actors to screenwriters.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/09/2009

Pennsylvania Regulators Face Fresh Boondoggle Scrutiny

In its latest misstep, the gambling control board is coming under fire for spending tens of thousands of dollars to send executives on trips to Rome and Las Vegas.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/09/2009

Stephen Conroy Good For The World: YouTube, Fark, SlashDot Very Bad

If you've been following our coverage of Australian Senator and Communications D

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/09/2009

Bet On Blagojevich

That's right, you can now bet on former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich or "Blago" as many call him for short.

Blagojevich was arrested on a number of federal corruption charges December 9, 2008 including attempting to sell Barack Obama's vacated United States Senate seat to the highest bidder. Ultimately, he appointed fellow Democrat and former state attorney Roland Burris on New Year's Eve 2008. After months of investigation and embarrassment in the media, "Blago" was indicted this month.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/08/2009

Sports Betting in New Jersey a Realistic Possibility

""The bad side of this particular lawsuit (iMEGA, et al v. Holder, et al) is if they're successful, gambling can actually spread around the other different states," he notes.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/08/2009

NCAA Continues to Get Lambasted for Gambling Hypocrisies

The NCAA doesn't like gambling.  We know that.  Yet in recent days the NCAA  has been called out for its apparent softened stance on the activity.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/08/2009

Ron Paul Campaign Worker Steve Bierfeldt Harassed at Airport

A Ron Paul campaign worker, Steve Bierfeld, was detained and harassed at the St.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2009

Australia’s Communication Minister Senator Stephen Conroy Worst Ever

Australian Communications Minister and Senator Stephen Conroy has continued to make waves as his crusade to filter out the Internet from the evils of porn, online poker, religion, YouTube links and

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/03/2009

Happy Birthday Barney Frank!

Online gambling's biggest ally, Barney Frank, is celebrating his 69th birthday today in style.  He's working! 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/31/2009

Wayne Root - God, Guns, Gambling and Rare Coins?

Nationally-known political leader, author and economic crusader, Wayne Allyn Root, the 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee, has been named National Spokesman and Chief Economic and Pol

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/30/2009

McNulty Labor Party Suffers Over Housing Row

Sportingbet has made Tony McNulty odds-on to lose his seat at the next General Election, following the controversy over his housing expenses claim.

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/29/2009

The Influence Game: NFL Hires Washington Lobbyist

WASHINGTON (AP) - Politics has always been a contact sport, and the National Football League is suiting up for the game.

Worried about unwelcome attention from Congress, the NFL has established a Washington office in the last year, hired a full-time lobbyist and created a political action committee to make federal campaign donations. The league is concerned that if a work stoppage affects the 2011 season it will draw unwanted interest from lawmakers.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/24/2009

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