Politics

Putin Has Gone From a Chess Player to a Poker Player Trying to Call the US, Europe's Bluff

"He doesn't know everything about us. When you're playing poker, I don't know exactly what hand he's holding. He doesn't exactly know what we're holding," one expert claims.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/03/2022

Economic Odds for Dow, Oil, Gas and Ukraine Joining the EU

Due to the war raging between Russia and the Ukraine, economies worldwide have endured a massive impact.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/02/2022

Virginia State House of Delegates Votes Down Ban on Betting Slogan...Then Votes in Favor

Virginia State House of Delegates Votes Down Ban on Betting Slogan

In a stunning reversal of fortune Tuesday, the Virginia House of Delegates, the lower chamber of the state legislature, overwhelmingly voted down a bill that would have made it illegal for gambling entities in the state he use the slogan “Virginia is for bettors“ to advertise their services.....but they had an about-face on Wednesday.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Mar/02/2022

Russian iGamers May Not Be Welcome at ICE

Russian iGamers May Not Be Welcome at ICE

One of the biggest i-Gaming conferences returns this April as ICE is set to take place in London from the 12th through 14th.  But representatives from one country might not be welcome.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/01/2022

Biden State of the Union Betting - Total Viewers, Length of Address, What Biden Says First

Biden State of the Union Betting - Total Viewers, Length of Address, What Biden Says First

You can bet on Tuesday night's State of the Union Address with odds on who US President Joe Biden mentions first.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/01/2022

Vote on Virginia is for Bettors Postponed Until Tuesday

Vote on Virginia is for Bettors Postponed Until Tuesday

The bill’s main sponsor is Virginia State Senator Thomas Norment, a Republican who became angry when he recently heard a gambling commercial on his car radio that declared “Virginia is for bettors.”

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/28/2022

Biden SOTU Odds Include Designated Survivor, Topics and Ratings

Biden SOTU Odds Include Designated Survivor, Topics and Ratings

White House chief of staff Ron Klain told House Democrats last week that he hopes President Biden's first State of the Union address Tuesday night will give him a bump in the polls.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/28/2022

Biden First State of the Union Prop Bets: Gambling Sites May Sit This One Out

In light of the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine, online gambling operators seem undecided as to whether they will be offering betting odds on US President Joe Biden's first State of the Union address.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/28/2022

Poker Pro Eugene Katchalov Still Trying to Escape Ukraine

Poker Pro Eugene Katchalov Still Trying to Escape Ukraine

Ukraine's most successful poker player, Eugene Katchalov, has been providing updates on his attempts to flee Ukraine following this week's invasion by Russia.  As of mid-afternoon Saturday, Katchalov has indicated he is near the Polish border and that country is now allowing walk-ins.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/26/2022

Ukraine's Top Poker Pro Eugene Katchalov Attempts to Flee Country as Russia Invades

Ukraine's Top Poker Pro Eugene Katchalov Attempts to Flee Country as Russia Invades

Katchalov sits atop the Ukraine All Time Money List - Top 2,698.  On Friday, Katchalov tweeted out how he was attempting to flee his home country.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/25/2022

BTC's Ineptitude is Becoming More Widely Understood

BTC's Ineptitude is Becoming More Widely Understood

Joshua Henslee of CoinGeek and others point to the recent truckers protest in Canada to illustrate their point.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/23/2022

"The Relentless Billionaire" Looks at the Life of Carl Icahn: Traces Back Early Poker Playing Days

"The Relentless Billionaire" Looks at the Life of Carl Icahn:  Traces Back Early Poker Playing Days

More recently Icahn is pushing for happier McDonald's pigs.  He's threatened to put two directors on the board of the fast food chain to force it to stop confining pregnant pigs in tiny boxes.

Submitted by Ace King on, Feb/23/2022

South Carolina Candidate for Governor Wants Sports Betting Legalized

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham is running for Governor of South Carolina and one of his objectives is to get sports wagering legalized in a state that has barely any type of gambling.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/18/2022

Super Bowl Odds for Biden’s Pregame Interview

Super Bowl Odds for Biden’s Pregame Interview

While it doesn’t appear President Joe Biden will attend the Super Bowl on Sunday, bookmakers are offering up ways to wager on the POTUS outside of the game.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/11/2022

Boozy Boris: More PartyGate Photos Surface, Oddsmakers Have Prime Minister Doomed

Boozy Boris: More PartyGate Photos Surface, Oddsmakers Have Prime Minister Doomed

He is now favored at -250 to be ousted this year.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/09/2022

Lawmakers Took Bribes and Free Vegas Hotel Rooms for Cesspool Legislation

2 Hawaii Lawmakers Took Bribes and Free Vegas Hotel Rooms for Cesspool Legislation

Bribes included envelopes of cash, Las Vegas hotel rooms and New Orleans casino chips.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/09/2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson Will be Next SCOTUS Justice, According to Odds

Ketanji Brown Jackson Will be Next SCOTUS Justice, According to Odds

President Joe Biden is carefully vetting candidates to replace Stephen Breyer and ultimately name the next Supreme Court Justice.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/31/2022

Kamala Harris Supreme Court Justice Betting Odds Long

Kamala Harris Supreme Court Justice Betting Odds Long

As our friends at BetOnline ponder the betting odds on who will replace US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, it is widely anticipated that current US Vice President Kamala Harris odds will be long, though probably still in the single digits.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/27/2022

Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire: Odds on Who Might Replace Him

Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire: Odds on Who Might Replace Him

Federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is a former Breyer law clerk, is among the early favorites to replace Breyer.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/26/2022

Bitcoin Skids to Six-Month Low as Fears of Ukraine Conflict Shake Markets

Bitcoin Skids to Six-Month Low as Fears of Ukraine Conflict Shake Markets

Bitcoin tumbled almost 9% on Monday to its lowest in six months as fears of a Russian attack on Ukraine saw riskier assets worldwide extend their sell-off.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jan/24/2022

Boris Johnson to Be Ousted Say Oddsmakers: List Him at Nearly 1-4 Odds Out in 2022

Boris Johnson to Be Ousted Say Oddsmakers: List Him at Nearly 1-4 Odds Out in 2022

What do the oddsmakers know?   They believe United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson's days are numbered.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/20/2022

What Effect Will The Growing Rift Between Trump and DeSantis Have on 2024 Odds

What Effect Will The Growing Rift Between Trump and DeSantis Have on 2024 Odds

This seems to be coming full circle on Monday with Axios Jonathan Swan writing that Trump has referred to DeSantis as an ingrate with a "dull personality" and no realistic chance of beating him in a potential 2024 showdown.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/17/2022

Stick to Poker Mike: But 43.3% Want The Mouth to Keep "Exposing the Liars"

Stick to Poker Mike: But 43.3% Want The Mouth to Keep "Exposing the Liars"

The consensus is that Twitter followers of poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow want him to focus more on poker and abandon his political and Covid-19 commentary.  In other words, become boring.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/11/2022

Triple Vaxxed Mouth Gets Covid Again, Tells Biden Admin "Get Them to Make a Vaccine That Works"

Triple Vaxxed Mouth Gets Covid Again, Tells Biden Admin "Get Them to Make a Vaccine That Works"

"Today I’m in bed with 102 fever and tested positive!" Matusow said after having just attended a hockey game with poker personality Matt Savage.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/10/2022

Kazakhstan Crackdown Hits Crypto Miners

Kazakhstan Crackdown Hits Crypto Miners

The price of Bitcoin has fallen more than 15% in the last month and that trend continued Thursday with the digital coin price coming in just under 43,000.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/06/2022

Michele Obama 2024 Presidential Odds 65-1 With Joe Rogan Endorsement

Michele Obama 2024 Presidential Odds 65-1 With Joe Rogan Endorsement

Rogan said of Michelle Obama winning a presidential race against former US President Donald Trump, who has expressed interest in running again: "If she runs, she wins. She's great, she's intelligent, she's articulate, she's the wife of the best president that we have had in our lifetime."

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/29/2021

Harry Reid, a Friend and Foe of Internet Poker, Dies at 82

Harry Reid, a Friend and Foe of Internet Poker, Dies at 82

The former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, died at his Henderson home at the age of 82.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/28/2021

Latest In-Flight Brawl Over Mask Wearing Involved Former Raiders Cheerleader

Latest In-Flight Brawl Over Mask Wearing Involved Former Raiders Cheerleader

Patrica Cornwall, who was aboard Delta Flight 2790 from Tampa, Florida struck and spit on an 80-year-old fellow passenger after she observed the man not wearing a mask.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/28/2021

Gambling911's Thomas Somach Recounts Cherished Moment With Desmond Tutu

Gambling911's Thomas Somach Recounts Cherished Moment With Desmund Tutu

Tutu, a Nobel laureate and an anti-apartheid veteran, passed away in Cape Town Sunday, the country’s presidency said in a statement on Sunday.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/26/2021

Mouth Wants His Poker Player Friends to Wake Up and Know What is Really Important: Hunter Biden's Laptop?

Mouth Wants His Poker Player Friends to Wake Up and Know What is Really Important: Hunter Biden's Laptop?

Poker pro Mike "The Mouth" Matusow went off on one of his world famous diatribes Tuesday, albeit more tame by Matusow standards, telling his followers to "wake up" and "see the most obvious things".   They are...

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Nov/30/2021

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