US General Political News

US General Political News

The First Dog: He Won’t be Named After Barney Frank

The White House First Dog is expected by April - a  Portuguese Waterdog (a what?).   The only thing we don't know is his/her name.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/26/2009

California Legislators Would Speak to 888.com About Online Poker

Sources close to Gambling911.com have reported that legislators in California are so intent on legalizing online poker in that troubled state they are looking to attend an upcoming i-Gaming confere

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/21/2009

Jon Kyl Agrees With Barney Frank Regarding Bank Nationalization

Republican Senator Jon Kyl and Democratic House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank remain on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to legalizing online gambling.  Kyl calls

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/20/2009

2009 Oscar Predictions From an Oddsmaker Turned VP Nom

Former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, Wayne Root, is here with his 2009 Oscar predictions for Gambling911.com readers.  Mr.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/20/2009

Republican Senator Jon Kyl Pork: Good for Port Security

In a briefing with several of his colleagues, Republican Arizona Senator Jon Kyl called the Obama Economic Stimulus bill "a stinking, bloated, quivering pile of liberal pork."  Yet amaz

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/16/2009

Economic Stimulus Package: What Would Jesus Do?

If Jesus had passed an economic stimulus package similar to the one President Obama has proposed, we would still be paying for it.  So says 2012 Libertarian Presidential hopeful, Wayne Allyn Root.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/12/2009

Las Vegas Mayor Wants Apology From Obama

Las Vegas' colorful mayor, Oscar Goodman, wants President Barack Obama to apologize for saying that companies shouldn't visit Las Vegas using tax payers money.

"What's a better place, as I say, than for them to come here," Goodman told KLAS-TV. "And to change their mind and to go someplace else and to cancel _ and at the suggestion of the president of the United States _ that's outrageous."

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/11/2009

Former VP Candidate Says Welcome to Obama –ville

One person who won't be supporting President Obama's massive economic stimulus package is the former Libertarian VP running mate, Wayne Root. 

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/09/2009

Poker Players Alliance Party for Its Leaders… Members Excluded

Gambling911.com published an article Wednesday suggesting how great it would be for the million plus Poke

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/05/2009

Bad Beat Poker Jackpots Winning Big in Bad Economy

It turns out that in online poker winning really isn't everything.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/05/2009

Holder Confirmed As Attorney General On 75-21 Vote

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/02/2009

Poker Player Alliance’s Alfonse D'Amato in Gillibrand Controversy

It's the buzz throughout New York State this past weekend.  New York's newly appointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was introduced Friday and by her side, none other than former New York Senator and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/02/2009

The Obama Super Bowl Pick: Bet Against The Steelers

Last year, President Barack Obama (then a Senator) picked the New England Patriots to win the 2008 Super Bowl.  He was wrong!

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Feb/01/2009

Online Gambling Nemesis Jon Kyl Won’t Support Timothy Geithner

Some call him "Enemy Number One" to the online gambling sector.  In fact, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl probably considers that a compliment.  Kyl, who helped push through legislat

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/22/2009

Eric Holder Nomination Held Up Another Week

It was somewhat unexpected but the nomination for Attorney General, Eric Holder, will be put on hold for at least another week Gambling911.com has learned.

Senate Republicans forced the Judiciary Committee to delay a vote on Eric Holder due to lingering doubts over Holder's role in the 2001 pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich.  There was an apparent confrontation between Holder and a Republican Senator.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/21/2009

Inauguration Betting Mostly Offered to Non US Citizens

If you were looking to place those all important Inauguration bets, move to Europe!  That's because few if any of the online gambling websites catering to US citizens are actually offering Barack

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/19/2009

Eric Holder Likely to be Nominated as Attorney General

Concerns of Eric Holder becoming the next Attorney General have gripped the online gambling sector over this past weekend following Holder's affirmation that he will continue to enforce prohibition

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/19/2009

Stimulus Package Proposal From Former US VP Candidate Wayne Root

As we reach the big day of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, it would seem like an ideal time to talk about the greatest challenge facing his new administration- the triple whammy of eco

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/19/2009

Freedom to Play Poker Online: Obama Will Take Notice

A suggestion to Barack Obama to "let online poker players in the United States play legally and without fear of prosecution" that

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2009

Obama Inauguration Betting: Yes It’s Available

The odds of Abraham Lincoln getting the first presidential shout-out are 10-11 according to online gambling website BetUS.com.  FDR is

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/13/2009

Caroline Kennedy to fill Clinton's Senate Seat Say Gamblers

84 percent of the betting public believes that Caroline Kennedy will be named to fill Hillary Clinton's New York State Senate seat.  According to the action taken at online gambling exchange,

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/12/2009

Wayne Root Tells Gambling911 of His Future Plans

As reported by Gambling911.com on Friday, former US Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Root shut down his sports service call center this past week. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/09/2009

Kentucky Needs 60 Votes for Slot Bill

Kentucky, the state that is trying to seize over 140 online gambling domain names, is now looking to expand its own gambling industry during these tough economic times.

Newly elected House Speaker Greg Stumbo said yesterday that he will not call a vote on a bill to expand gambling unless he has support from at least 60 of the 100 House members.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/09/2009

Former Indicted Miami Beach Mayor Advise to Ayre: RUN!

It's becoming more and more obvious that the United States government wants Bodog founder Calvin Ayre and they want him badly.  This week Gambling911.com learned that the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/09/2009

Nancy Pelosi’s BCS BS

So the US economy is going to Hell in a hand basket...Is that any reason for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold session Thursday afternoon for those members from Oklahoma and Florida looking to rus

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/07/2009

Republicans Head to Vegas for Obama’s Inauguration

Sure we know that President Elect Barack Obama's inauguration will be held in Washington, D.C.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/07/2009

Ron Paul on Government and Fraud

Texas Congressman, one time US Presidential candidate and an advocate for the online gambling industry, Ron Paul, recently wrote about the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme and how the US Government runs

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/25/2008

Blagojevich Once Worked as a Bookie Claims Informant

Did disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich really work as a bookie?  That's what one informant is telling authorities.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/17/2008

Annie Duke: Jon Kyl Could Have Become Attorney General

In Part Two of Gambling911.com Senior Correspondent Jenny Woo's sit down interview with Annie Duke, the poker pro reveals why she feels it was so important for the industry to elect Barack Obama in

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Dec/17/2008

Jesse Jackson Jr. Going Down? What Are The Odds?

With Thursday's revelations that Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/11/2008

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.