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US General Political News

US Presidential Election 2024: Harris, Biden & Trump Head The Betting

US Presidential Election 2024: Harris, Biden & Trump Head The Betting

The media stir caused by President Trump’s 4 year term seems to have calmed down somewhat, yet US Politics continues to draw global attention.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/18/2021

Absolute Poker Money Return Agreement with U.S. Department of Justice

The United States District Attorney's office has entered into an agreement with Absolute Poker/Ulimate Bet to return funds to poker players.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/06/2011

Hillary Clinton For President Ad: What Are The Odds


Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/02/2010

Did Sarah Palin Get a Boob Job? You can Bet on it.

Did Sarah Palin Get a Boob Job? You can Bet on it.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/21/2010

Betting Market: Elena Kagan US Supreme Court Justice Pick

CNN confirmed Sunday night that President Barack Obama will be picking U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan as U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/09/2010

More Than £40 Million Bet on UK Elections

Millions of dollars have been bet on the UK elections outcome with most of the money being wagered on a hung parliament or Conservative majority, papers in London were reporting on Thursday.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/06/2010

Political Betting: Obama Cheating, Sarah Palin Drill Baby Drill

The National Enquire is coming out with a story that suggests US President Barack Obama is cheating on his wife Michelle with fundraiser Vera Baker.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/01/2010

Odds on Elena Kagan as Next US Supreme Court Justice

The betting markets give Elena Kagan a 41 percent chance of being sworn in as the next US Supreme Court Justice.  That's what the customers at are

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/22/2010

Harry Reid Getting Into The Online Poker Act

Is beleaguered Senate leader Harry Reid about to propose his own online poker legislation?

That's the word around parts of the industry this week.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Apr/22/2010

Charlie Crist as an Independent: Florida Election Bets Prime

As we approach the 2010 Elections, intends to offer betting on some of the most hotly contested races (

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/19/2010

Online Gambling Prohibition: Blame it on Abramoff

Uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff has long been noted as the individual who allowed online gambling to thrive unregulated, unlicensed and - for a few years - free from prosecution.  Whether the industry

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Apr/15/2010

California Tribal Alliance Warning About Internet Poker

As legislators consider legalizing online games, the coalition says a new law could violate existing compacts.

By Patrick McGreevy, LA Times

Reporting from Sacramento - As legislators consider making California the first state in the country to legalize and regulate Internet poker, a coalition of Indian gaming tribes warned them Friday that the proposal would not create the budget windfall backers claim and could actually cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/05/2010

Internet Gambling: iMEGA Chief Testifies Before New Jersey

IMEGA will participate in today's hearing of the New Jersey Senate's Gaming & Tourism committee, with Chairman Joe Brennan Jr.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/01/2010

State of the Union Speech Odds You Can’t Bet On

We huffed and we puffed and we blew the house in, but couldn't get any of our friends to offer odds on US President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.

Once again, Paddy Power came through.  This is the same online betting company that has offered tasteless odds in the past such as whether Obama will be assassinated.  However, they are still the best marketers in the industry bar none.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/27/2010

Wayne Allyn Root: How I Would Fix The Economy

If You've Ever Wondered How a Common Sense Small Businessman Would End This Depression and Save Capitalism...Here is the Plan... (note that Wayne Allyn Root's opinions are not necessarily those of

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Jan/25/2010

Online Gambling: Kentucky v. iMEGA Wait Continues

Though the Kentucky Supreme Court today released a number of opinions for cases on its docket, the anticipated decision in Commonwealth of Kentucky v. iMEGA, et al, was not among them.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/21/2010

Missouri Urges Congress to Lift Ban on Sports Betting

A resolution in the Missouri House asking the US Congress to lift PASPA, proposed by Reps. Grill & Colona, both Democrats:




Submitted by Guest on, Jan/14/2010

Wayne Root: Obama Death Panels Equal Unions

Wayne Allyn Root is a frequent contributor to the website and the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate.  Today he goes off on President Obama, claiming among other things t

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Jan/13/2010

Sarah Palin Fox News Odds Now Available

It's official.  Sarah Palin is now a contributor for the Fox News network.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/13/2010

Jon Kyl Holding Up Appointments for US Treasury

Online gambling foe Jon Kyl is reportedly making things very difficult on the US Treasury by holding up appointments for officials in key

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/12/2010

Rand Paul Jumps Into Kentucky Senate Race

Rand Paul, son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, has made it official this past week.  His is running for Senator of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/05/2010

Ron Paul Man of the Year, Ben Bernanke a Travesty

Frequent contributor to the website and one time running mate for US President on the Libertarian ticket, Wayne Allyn Root voices his outrage over Ben Bernanke being selected as Tim

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Jan/05/2010

South Carolina: Poker May No Longer Be Game Of Skill

The Poker Players Alliance praised a South Carolina court for recognizing poker as a game of skill earlier this year.  Nevertheless, five players -- Michael Williamson, Scott Richards, Bob Chiment

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/31/2009

Obama: Greater Than Jesus?

A Danish newspaper has suggested that US President Barack Obama is "Greater than Jesus".  The Politiken,  Denmark's oldest newspaper, featured an unsigned editorial this week.

"Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus - if we have to play that absurd Christmas game. But it is probably more meaningful to insist that with today's domestic triumph, that he has already assured himself a place in the history books - a space he has good chances of expanding considerably in coming years."

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/30/2009

The Best of 2009: Most Popular Poker, Online Gambling Stories

You may see a few of these "Best of 2009 Poker and Online Gambling Stories" elsewhere, but has the real heavy hitters, those stories that scored huge traffic wins.  Yes,

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/28/2009

More Information on CNBC’s Upcoming Gambling Program

Mark your calendars readers.  Next Wednesday December 16, 2009 CNBC will present its original program "CNBC Investigates:  The Big Business of Illegal Gambling".  Until

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/10/2009

The Downside of Barney Frank

There are few who will argue that Democratic Congressman Barney Frank has been great for the online gambling sector.  While Frank has shifted his attempts to life online gambling prohibition by no

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/10/2009

Root: Universal Health Care Bait and Switch Con Job

Special Contributor to the website and 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate, Wayne Allyn Root, tells Why the Heroes- "Moderate" Senators- are Actu

Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on, Dec/09/2009

Ron Paul Wants Scrutiny of the Federal Reserve

One of the most spoken about bill being proposed on the House floor these days is co-sponsored by Texas Republican Ron Paul and opposed by Democratic chairman of the Financial Services Committee, B

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/03/2009

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