This story amused us as we were checking out the news headlines from the casino world.
It seems that online bookies have predicted that Hillary Clinton will in fact become the next US president.
Casino City Times has the story:
The political pundits had all but written off Sen. Hillary Clinton when she pulled out a victory in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. Online bookies, meanwhile, have Clinton winning her party's nomination as well as the presidential election.
Though there's plenty of evidence that betting action has been a more reliable indicator of results than polls, it's possible Clinton's popularity in the books is a fluke.
These days online books are based offshore, and for the non-Americans who run them, figuring out the byzantine American election process is probably a lot tougher than trying to understand Australian-rules football. Those dedicated gamblers who have set up foreign bank accounts to gamble online may also be voting with their hearts rather than with their minds.
Its sad but true, in Germany, it is no longer legal to gamble online. Poker Pages.com has the story:
Taking a page from the U.S. and the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), Germany will begin its own online gaming ban on Jan. 1st.
According to Bloomberg.com, all 16 German States approved the new anti-gaming laws after voting held mid-December. Any Web-based betting is off limits, with the possibility of individual States blocking bank transfers and ordering Internet service providers to deny access to online gaming sites.
If you are still shaking off your New Year's Eve hangover, and deciding on what to do today, a nice relaxing game of poker might be just what the doctor ordered. And as chance has it, The
Casino City Times has just posted a list of their top ten casinos by poker tables. Head on over to the story to check it out.