US General Political News

US General Political News

Goodbye Guy, Hello Obama? Goodbye Full Tilt Poker

Guy Laliberte, founder of billion dollar entertainment company Cirque du Soleil has disappeared off the Full Tilt radar.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/29/2009

Governor Steve Beshear Fails The People of Kentucky

Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear, ran for governor in 2007 on a promise to supplement Kentucky's horse industry with money generated from an expansion of gambling.  So far he is 0-2.

Kentucky's fierce debate over whether to legalize video gambling at horse racing tracks may have fizzled in the Senate earlier this week, but its political fallout will likely radiate into the 2010 legislative elections, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/26/2009

Odds on Governor Mark Sanford Resigning

The Fate of South Carolina Governor's Political Career is called Into Question and Bookies are Taking Bets

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/25/2009

Wayne Allyn Root to Appear on Various News Outlets

Las Vegas, NV-Tuesday June 23, 2009--Libertarian 2008 Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root appeared on "Cavuto" with host Neil Cavuto on FOX Business Network on Monday afternoon.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/23/2009

Kentucky Asks for More Time in Online Gambling Case

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has asked an Appeals Court for more time to respond in a highly publicized case concerning its failed attempt to seize 141 online gambling domains.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/19/2009

Issues That Destroyed the GOP: Online Gambling Prohibition

I am asked constantly by talk show hosts across the USA why I left the GOP and became the leader of a national Libertarian movement for smaller government and economic and personal freedom.

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Jun/04/2009

Ron Paul Gets Seduced by Sasha Cohen in Bruno Flick

The latest Sasha Cohen film, Bruno, could potentially become the summer's biggest comedy hit.  The movie features a cameo appearance by none other than Republican Texas Congressman, Ron Paul.  Co

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/01/2009

No Apology But Obama Encourages Visits to Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - President Barack Obama says Las Vegas is a good place for a quick visit, but is offering no apologies for remarks some say damaged the city's convention business.

Obama said at Nellis Air Force Base on Wednesday that there's nothing like a quick, midweek trip to Vegas. He singled out the city's sights and sounds. The comment drew cheers and applause, and Obama grinned.

Submitted by Guest on, May/27/2009

Obama Arrives in Vegas for Start of World Series of Poker

They won't be able to Twitter at the poker tables but those players participating in the 2009 World Series of Poker, which gets underway this week, can still Twitter from Vegas...that is, if they c

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/26/2009

Court Weighs in on Delaware Sports Betting Legislation

DOVER, Del.

Submitted by Guest on, May/21/2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congressman Ron Paul Discusses State Legalization of Online Gambling

Gambling911.com's Senior International Correspondent, Jenny Woo, sat down with Texas Republican Congressman, Ron Paul, this week to discuss the issue of legalized online gambling.  Dr. Paul has been one of the most outspoken supporters of legalized Internet gambling, citing "individual rights" as a primary reason for this platform.   He has even co-sponsored a bill to legalize online gambling with none other than Democrat Barney Frank, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Mar/22/2009

Obama: No Stimulus Money For Vegas Casinos

A provision related to the federal stimulus bill makes it clear that Las Vegas casinos are not to receive any of the money.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/21/2009

Online Gambling Sites Won’t Touch Timothy Geithner Exit Bets

The online gambling industry is doing everything possible to avoid any missteps with the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/20/2009

Did Coach K Slam Dunk Obama?

Media reports circulated on Thursday that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski (affectionately known as Coach K since nobody knows how to pronounce his name) had blasted President Barack Obama for selecting

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Mar/19/2009

Jenny Woo Versus President Obama’s Final Four Picks Challenge

It's Jenny Woo versus President Barack Obama in the Final Four.  Whose Final Four picks will reign supreme?

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/19/2009

Ron Paul to Appear on CNN D.L. Hughley Breaks The News

Everybody's favorite 2008 Republican Presidential candidate, Ron Paul, will be appearing this Saturday night on CNN's D.L.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/05/2009

Breaking News

Should You Bet the A's This Weekend?

Should You Bet the A's This Weekend?

The Oakland Athletics may be a dangerous team to bet on at 5-7 coming into their series against the Detroit Tigers, but there is an interesting trend you need to be aware of that could prove profitable.

Where Can I Bet the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Fight Online?

Where Can I Bet the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren Fight Online?

Social media mogul Jake Paul and former UFC fighter Ben Askren are set to fight Saturday night and this one should get plenty of bets.

NFL Inks Sports Bet Deals With Caesars, FanDuel, DraftKings

NFL Inks Sports Bet Deals With Caesars, FanDuel, DraftKings

Once one of the staunchest opponents of allowing people to bet legally on its games, the NFL on Thursday announced deals with three major gambling companies to become official sports betting partners.