Tag Archives: politics
- Red Wire: Marijuana Reform Represents Real Social Change
December 2, 2014
Sometimes it can be hard to remember that humans are making long-term progress toward living in an all-around better society, especially when there’s bad news making the rounds. Thanks to the confluence of politics and circumstance, I regularly see a concrete example of that progress on a smallish but still...
- Dealers Choice: Again And Again, Politics Sinks Online Poker
September 12, 2014
Remember the good old days? You know, the times back when we were scared that Sheldon Adelson was going to spend his billions to make online poker illegal just as it was beginning its comeback in the U.S.? It seems like only yesterday that such a quaint distraction was on...
- 888 Holdings expects to exceed expectations; Betfair expects things to get political; Android app released by Betfair
July 12, 2012
888 Holdings expect to “significantly exceed current expectations” when results come out at the end of this year. The company issued a trading update this morning and have been buoyed by strong trading from the latter part of 2011 continuing into the first half of 2012. It means that management...
- Gambling revenues could again play role on proposed Minnesota Vikings stadium
May 4, 2012
The on-going plans for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium is finally moving along after a floor vote in Minnesota's state Legislature has been scheduled to take place next week. The latest development in this on-going saga comes after Republican legislative leaders pulled their proposal to finance a new $975 million...
- Maybe ball players shouldn’t talk politics
December 9, 2010
Baseball players are generally under-rated athletes, with great hand eye coordination and cannons for arms. Of course, the unique skill set of a baseball player is typically used best for, well, playing baseball. Just like you wouldn't go to Britney Spears for parenting advice, it's probably best not to go...
- Paddy Power pays out early on Conservative win
May 4, 2010
Paddy Power is playing the early pay-out card again, two days before the UK goes to vote, after deciding to pay all those punters who placed bets on David Cameron to be the next Prime Minister and the Conservatives to win the most seats in the General Election. With the...
Paddypower: Making Mischief Work
August 23, 2013
Ad watchdog sees red over Paddy Power’s ‘always bet on black’
September 20, 2017
Paddy Power under fire over ‘always bet on black’ tweet
August 25, 2017