Politics

Doyle Brunson: ‘Both (Political) Parties Are Pathetic’

Long time Republican and legendary poker pro Doyle Bruson has nothing good to say about his party these days, but that doesn’t mean he’s pro Hillary Clinton.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/08/2016

Clinton Trashes Trump at Failed AC Casino: GOP Presumptive Nominee Odds Slashed

Hillary Clinton did not hold back in slamming Donald Trump and one of his most high-profile surrogates, the state's governor, Chris Christie, with the backdrop being the real estate billionaire and GOP presumptive candidate’s failed Trump Plaza Casino.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/06/2016

Hillary Clinton to Bash Trump at Site of Taj Mahal Casino Strike

Hillary Clinton is coming to Atlantic City to bash Donald Trump's handling of his former gambling empire, but striking casino workers say their beef is with a different billionaire.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/05/2016

Odds to be Picked Republican Vice Presidential Running Mate 2016: Gingrich New Favorite

Former House Leader Newt Gingrich has become the new favorite to be selected as presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential running mate this July 4 afternoon.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/04/2016

No More Online Gambling in the Philippines: Newly Sworn President Orders

No More Online Gambling in the Philippines: Newly Sworn President Orders

Immediately after being sworn in, new Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte issued a decree that shocked many:  No more online gambling in the nation.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/01/2016

Online Poker Left Out in the Cold Again: Cali, PA Still Some Promise

New York State has just legalized Daily Fantasy Sports while giving online poker the cold shoulder and this continues to be the trend despite some glimmers of hope in 2016.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/28/2016

Brexit Baffled Punters, Pundits and Fund Managers to the Very End

Nearly everyone, from London gamblers to U.S. money managers got it wrong. Britain's vote to leave the European Union shocked pundits, investors and politicians alike, underscoring the inherent difficulty of forecasting such rare events.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/26/2016

Brexit Causes Plunge of Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, William Hill Shares

Three of the UK’s biggest online gambling operators saw their shares plunge Friday following news that the Brits had voted to pull out of the European Union (a la the Brexit referendum).

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/25/2016

Odds to Be Named Next Prime Minister of England: Boris Johnson Favorite

Odds to Be Named Next Prime Minister of England: Boris Johnson Favorite

With David Cameron stepping down as British Prime Minister Friday following the historic Brexit vote to leave the European Union, oddsmakers were quick to post odds on the next Prime Minister.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/24/2016

Bookmakers Wrong! BREXIT Wins

The British people have voted to leave the European Union.  David Cameron to step down.  Markets likely to be in turmoil Friday.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/24/2016

Can I Bet on the Brexit Referendum From the US, Worldwide?

Sure the Euro 2016 is getting plenty of attention from gamblers right now but one of the most wagered on events of the week will likely be what transpires with the Brexit Referendum. 

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/21/2016

2016 US Presidential Swing State Betting Odds – Clinton vs. Trump

You can now wager on which party and/or candidate for the 2016 US Presidential race will win a handful of so-called swing states.  Note that the below odds are subject to change if not locked in.  The below summaries were created June 21, 2016.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/21/2016

Bookmaker so Convinced of No BREXIT They Offer Best Odds and Money Back if Vote Leave Loses

Founder Offers €1 Million Charity to Bet on Leave to Nigel Farage 

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/20/2016

Las Vegas Sun: How Trump Bankrupted His AC Casinos and Still Made Millions

The Las Vegas Sun featured a report Sunday morning on how the now shuttered Trump Plaza Casino and Hotel along with the recently sold Trump Marina Hotel and Casino brought in millions for GOP presumptive US Presidential nominee Donald Trump while hundreds of jobs were dissolved.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/12/2016

Oddsmakers Make Elizabeth Warren Favorite to Be Democratic Vice President

The oddsmakers have spoken and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been instilled as the 4-1 favorite to be presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s Vice Presidential running mate.  Clinton is seeking to become the first female President of the United States.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/11/2016

Wayne Root: I Got Death Threats After Appearing on Bill Maher’s Show

It's been a tough couple of weeks for sports handicapper/political commentator Wayne Root.  On May 27, Root was a guest on the HBO talk show "Real Time with Bill Maher."

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/08/2016

The Power of Relentless: Obama Mocks Wayne Allyn Root at Commencement Speech

A Donald Trump surrogate and special contributor to the Gambling911.com website was referenced and mocked by US President Barack Obama during a commencement speech at the US Air Force Academy.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/02/2016

‘Real Time’ Host Maher Calls Root’s Cited Climate Change Study ‘Bull****’

Vegas sports handicapper and one time Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root appeared on “Real Time With Bill Maher” in order to defend presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Submitted by Guest on, May/29/2016

Root on ‘Bill Maher’: Illegal Mexicans are ‘Pouring Over the Border’

Vegas sports handicapper and one time Libertarian Vice Presidential running mate Wayne Allyn Root got into a testy debate with fellow guests of the HBO show live broadcast of “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night.  The show’s host, Maher himself, didn’t let Root off easy either.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/28/2016

Paddy Power Trump Weiner Wager: G911 Investigates Cockeyed Controversy

Paddy Power Trump Weiner Wager: G911 Investigates Cockeyed Controversy

Yes it's true, we get right to the point and chat with a rep from Paddy Power to determine if the just-announced Donald Trump "penis bet" is real or just a stunt.  Check out this hilarious transcript of said chat

Submitted by Guest on, May/26/2016

New Low? Bookmaker Taking Bets on the Size of Donald Trump’s Genitalia

New Low? Bookmaker Taking Bets on the Size of Donald Trump’s Genitalia

Europe’s most controversial online bookmaker, Paddy Power, announced on Thursday it has begun taking bets on the size of US Presidential candidate and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s male sex organ.

Submitted by Guest on, May/26/2016

Donald Trump Mafia Ties: Politico Author Claims Numerous Relations

One of presumptive Republican nominee for US President Donald Trump’s least favorite media outlets, Politico, filed a report over the weekend attempting to establish the real estate mogul’s possible ties to the Mafia.

Submitted by Guest on, May/23/2016

With Gary Johnson as President, All Bets Are On!

With word that the deep pocketed Koch Brothers are reportedly contemplating funding the Libertarian candidate and two-term former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson's campaign, we look back at Thomas Somach's report on Johnson and his friendly attitude towards gambling.

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Submitted by Thomas Somach on, May/19/2016

Hillary Clinton on the ‘No Fly List’: Banned From Using Bilzerian Plane

Dan Bilzerian, the so-called Instagram Playboy, has banned US Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton from using his registered airplane.

Submitted by Guest on, May/18/2016

Odds to Win Democratic Kentucky Primary, Oregon Primary

The odds to win the Democratic Kentucky Primary Tuesday had former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a 1-3 favorite.

Submitted by Guest on, May/17/2016

Elizabeth Warren Veepstakes Odds – To Be Picked Clinton’s VP Running Mate

Elizabeth Warren Veepstakes Odds – To Be Picked Clinton’s VP Running Mate

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to be chosen as Hillary Clinton’s VP was being offered up at long 7-1 odds at Paddy Power.

Submitted by Guest on, May/16/2016

What are the Betting Odds of Trump Being President Of the U.S.?

One of the biggest news stories of the year has been Donald Trump’s bid to become the next President of the United States. This has spilled over into the world of gambling news in the form of what are the betting odds of Trump being President of the US?

Submitted by Guest on, May/16/2016

12 Ways Clinton Can Lose US Presidential Election: Odds Have Her 2-5 Favorite

The 2016 US Presidential race is Hillary Clinton’s to win at 2-5 odds, but the Washington Post suggests 12 different scenarios that can occur whereby Ms. Clinton loses the election.

Submitted by Guest on, May/16/2016

Readers React to Michigan Online Gambling Spousegate: Feelings Range From Shock to Disgust

As reported by the Detroit Free Press late Saturday night, state Sen. Mike Kowall has sponsored a bill to legalize online poker, a piece of legislation it turns out his wife’s lobbying firm has its hand in.

Submitted by Guest on, May/15/2016

Michigan Online Gambling Bill Dead on Arrival? State Transparency Laws Lacking

The Detroit Free Press’ Paul Egan broke the story late Saturday that Michigan state Senator Mike Kowal’s wife currently works for the lobbying firm that is pushing her husband’s online gambling bill.

Submitted by Guest on, May/15/2016

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Fred Done Pays Out on Man City: ‘Painful for the Heart and the Wallet’

Fred Done Pays Out on Man City: ‘Painful for the Heart and the Wallet’

“This is painful both for the heart and the wallet but after winning at Old Trafford there is no way no one is closing that 11 point gap,” BetFred.com founder Fred Done said Monday. “This hurts but the Blues look unstoppable so I’m giving the punters who backed them an early Christmas present.”

Bitcoin Futures Start Trading on CBOE Exchange

Bitcoin Futures Start Trading on CBOE Exchange

The newest way to bet on bitcoin arrived on Sunday, with futures of the cryptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm starting trading for the first time.