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North Korea Leader Feeds Uncle to 120 Dogs: Paddy Power Ends Rodman Deal

Reports surfaced this past weekend that North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un had his uncle stripped naked, thrown into a cage, and eaten alive by a pack of 120 ravenous hounds, this according to a Chinese press report.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/06/2014

Online Gambling and World Peace: Bringing Rodman and Kim Together

The Sydney Morning Herald on Friday profiled former NBA star Dennis Rodman’s visits to North Korea and how online gambling – of all things – helped make it happen.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/20/2013

Smooth Landing: Dennis Rodman Back in North Korea After Purging, Execution

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman has landed safely in North Korea along with a documentary film crew to help coach the rogue nation’s men’s basketball team. 

Rodman, whose trip is being sponsored by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, arrives just days after the execution of supreme leader Kim Jong-un's uncle, Jang Song-thaek.

Rodman was met at Pyongyang's airport by Vice Sports Minister Son Kwang Ho.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/19/2013

Paddy Power Places Dennis Rodman in the Line of Fire With North Korea Trip

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is on his way to North Korea where he will meet with his so-called “friend for life”, the Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.  The timing couldn’t be any better.  Kim Jong-un, it is believed, just had his uncle executed and his aunt, the one believed to be responsible for the purging and subsequent execution, is reportedly missing.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/17/2013

North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un Uncle Executed Over Gambling, Drug Usage

The uncle of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has been executed after being charged with disloyalty to the regime.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/12/2013

Odds of Israel Striking Iran by Year’s End at 40 Percent Says Betting Exchange

There has been a lot of talk about Israel possibly striking Iran some time in 2012 should they fear an advancement of that regime’s nuclear program.  The betting public remains somewhat skeptical, however, as only 40 percent believe a strike is imminent by year’s end.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/04/2012

Star City Casino Investigation into Self Imposed Bans

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/06/2011

Allegations That IMF Boss Tried to Rape French Journalist Tristane Banon

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/16/2011

Un-Australian Gambling Reforms

Submitted by Greg Tingle on, Apr/12/2011 Gets in on the Gaddafi Betting Craze

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/30/2011

Gaddafi Odds of Leaving Power Now at 70 Percent

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/22/2011

Gaddafi: If, When and How he is Removed from Power Odds is the latest online gambling site to offer odds on Libya strongman Muammar Gaddafi. 

With Gaddafi slowly gaining ground once again and taking control of cities previously occupied by opposition forces, the oddsmakers still believe he will be forced from power with odds of 1/8.  His remaining in power would pay out $40 for every $10 bet (see website for exact time frame on this bet).

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/14/2011

Libya Unrest Might Pay Out $500 as Oddsmakers Caught Off Guard

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/22/2011

Iran Unrest a Favorite But Other Arab Nations Highly Competitive

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/14/2011

Mubarak Steps Down: Bookmaker Pays Out

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/11/2011

What Will Happen Next to Hosni Mubarak? Oddsmakers Chime In

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/30/2011

A Victory For Internet Censorship In Australia


There will not be any Web filtering in Australia, at least not in the foreseeable future.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/06/2010

Australian Political Parties Bet On Self To Lose


Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/01/2010

Wyclef Jean Haiti Presidential Odds a Good Bet

Wyclef Jean for President of Haiti?  Stranger things have happened and one online gambling site may begin offering odds

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/27/2010

Antigua Considers Sanctions Against The United States

The tiny Caribbean island nation of Antigua plans to take sanctions against the United States in its quest to have full compliance of a World Trade Organization decision on Internet gambling.  To

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jul/06/2010

Introducing Philippines New Congressman: Manny Pacquiao

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao has just been sworn in as the Philippines latest Congressman.   He joined the House of Representatives on Monday in the southern province of Sarangani.

"He wants change," Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, said of Pacquiao before the boxer won the election. "I think it's genuine. People see that he wants to help his country, and that's why they're voting. That's why they support him."

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jun/28/2010

Spain in Pain

Spain's credit rating was cut as government efforts to reduce debt would weigh down economic growth.

Submitted by Payton on, May/30/2010

Australia Internet Filtering Likely Won’t Be Introduced Now

The prospect of Internet filtering in Australia is highly unlikely in either the May or June sittings of Federal Parliament.  Online gambling websites were among those that appeared on a leaked li

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/29/2010

Breaking News

888 Holdings Acquires All American Poker Network

888 Holdings Acquires All American Poker Network

In a bid to gain a stronger foothold in the U.S. market, 888 Poker has acquired the All American Poker Network.

Catholic School in LA is Having Nun of This: Sisters Confirmed in Embezzlement Scheme

Catholic School in LA is Having Nun of This: Sisters Confirmed in Embezzlement Scheme

Two nuns who worked for decades at a Catholic school in California embezzled a “substantial” amount of money from tuition and other funds and used it to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas, church officials said Monday.

Aussie Firm Enters NJ Sports Betting Market

Aussie Firm Enters NJ Sports Betting Market

New Jersey has given preliminary approval for an Australian sports book provider to offer online sports betting.