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If Only Voters Were As Serious As Gamblers About Presidential Elections

If Only Voters Were As Serious As Gamblers About Presidential Elections | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Yes, you can bet on presidential elections. And gamblers betting on the election have a pretty good history of predicting the next US president. Better than the bulk of polls and surveys, in fact. ...
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What Are The Odds Of You Betting On DWTS?

What Are The Odds Of You Betting On DWTS? | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars begins tonight! Diehard fans will be watching, of course, no matter who is on the show. But what I want to know is how many of you bet on who will win? I mean it...
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World Cup Gambling Hub Lands Ambassador in Vegas Court

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When FBI agents went into Villa 8882 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on the afternoon of July 9, they found Wei Seng Phua and his son watching the World Cup semifinal between the Netherlands and Argentina.

 

...Phua, 50, a Malaysian citizen who also goes by Paul Phua, and his son appeared today in federal court in Las Vegas and pleaded not guilty to charges they ran an illegal gambling business out of the Caesars Palace villas. Phua and his associates, six of whom are set to be arraigned Aug. 7, were using the SBOBet and IBCBet sports betting websites, neither of which is licensed to operate in Nevada, to monitor odds and place bets, according to federal prosecutors.

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Those are the two biggest online sport betting commission businesses in the world, according to Chris Eaton, former head of security at soccer’s governing body FIFA. Eaton, now a director at Doha, Qatar-based International Centre for Sport Security, estimated that each company turns over about $2 billion a week.

Of more than 8,000 operators offering sports betting worldwide, most do so without obtaining authorizations required in the countries where their clients are located, making about 80 percent of all sports bets illegal, according to a May 2014 report by the Sorbonne University and International Centre for Sport Security.

 

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Black Shoe Degenerates: Game of the Year Point Spreads

Black Shoe Degenerates: Game of the Year Point Spreads | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Nothing like a little mid-summer gambling talk to pass the time
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How To Play Texas Hold 'Em Infographic

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Texas hold 'em (also known as hold 'em or holdem) surged in popularity the 2000s, replacing seven-card stud as the most common game in U.S. casinos. Proof of the game's popularity came in 2006, whe...
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March Madness Romance

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I haven't paid attention to basketball since the men wore shorts -- I mean shorts, not the baggy capri pants they wear now. Back then, I was the nerdy girl who hand wrote the stats and charts for t...
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Making bets on romance during March Madness

 

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Alleged Poker Cheat Christian Lusardi Charged with Bootlegging DVDs from China

Alleged Poker Cheat Christian Lusardi Charged with Bootlegging DVDs from China | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Alleged poker tournament cheat Christian Lusardi has been charged with copyright infringement after 37,500 pirated DVDs were discovered in his home.
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There are many types of gambling & risk taking; and many kinds of cheating too.

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Men, Casinos Are Betting The Pretty Employees Will Screw You Out Of Your Money

Men, Casinos Are Betting The Pretty Employees Will Screw You Out Of Your Money | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Speaking of those scantily clad casino waitresses... I would like to draw your attention to a pair of studies done regarding men's reactions to pretty and scantily clad women. In the 2003 study, th...
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Even if a man knows he can’t take the sexy casino waitress up to his room, a guy can — and will — dream. And that just helps the house.

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The effects of scantily clad women on (hetero) male wallets

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As Usual, A Lady Gambler Draws A Crowd

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A lovely vintage photo of a woman playing Faro. Like Lady Luck herself, she draws a crowd of men. This authentic vintage casino photo is for sale from Hard Times Ranch.
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What's A "Kitty"? Why So Many Of Them?

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I should probably start here with a clarification of the use of the word "kitty" as I'll be using it a lot here, and in varying ways. Strictly speaking, most gamblers know a kitty as the money in "...
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poker: Some Facts about Free Roll Tournaments and Games

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A free roll game is used to explain a game in which a player does not need to pay a particular admission fee but it does not mean that there will be no payment of any type; a player has to pay in the form of points or credits. In order to take part in free roll poker games a player does not need to pay any charges but the player stands in rank of winning cash prizes, similar to standard tournaments.


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Sexism In The Gambling Industry

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With all the talk about sexism in gaming, I think it's time to discuss the sexism in gambling. Everyone knows that the number of female gamblers are increasing, just as it is in gaming; but where are the casinos, online or real world destinations, which cater to these women?

 

At the start of this century, there were several...


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Sexism and gambling: a kind of addiction
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Internet Gambling Perspectives from the USA

What is it about an online casino review that makes people feel more secure? We are about to find out...

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My story about what it is and why we do it... playing games that is...

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Gambling On The Real Game Of Thrones: Betting On The Royal Baby Bump

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard that Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are expecting their second child. In the UK, bookmakers have already gone about setting odds for...
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Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too

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Play among children is vital for their social development. So what's in it for adults?
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Once-stranded Savannah casino boat Escapade to set sail again tonight

Once-stranded Savannah casino boat Escapade to set sail again tonight | Games People Play | Scoop.it
The gambling ship that got stuck on a sandbar near Tybee Island overnight on its maiden voyage with 96 passengers on board last month has been cleared to set sail tonight.
The casino cruise ship Escapade will launch at 7 p.m.
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Mantiques Modern / Rare Cartier Sterling Dice Lighter

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A smoking ban in Asia’s gambling mecca could be bad news for the casinos

A smoking ban in Asia’s gambling mecca could be bad news for the casinos | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Last week, the casinos of Macau, the world's largest center for gambling in terms of revenues, got some bad news: smoking will be banned at all casino tables as of October, a move to protect workers' health. That's a problem for the island's massive casino industry—which generated $45 billion last year, several times that of Las Vegas. Macau depends overwhelmingly on gamblers from the world's...
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10 Most Bizarre Bets

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Check out these 10 gamblers willing to bet on anything, everything and even anyone to win a wager – often with disastrous results.

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American Casino Gaming Industry Outlook to 2015

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Embed this Infographic Get more information on our Guest Service Surveys for the Gaming Industry.
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The Growth Of Mobile Gambling Infographic

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Mobile gambling has grown a lot over the last two years, with reports of up to 150% growth in mobile gambling services in one year. PocketWinnings.com's Mobile Gambling Infographic  
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Billy Walters and the Story of the Computer Group

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Out of all the things I have ever read, this story does the best job and looking into how a professional betting syndicate works. It also sheds some light on this who ask why guys like Vegas Runner play so much volume. It is a long read, so sit back and enjoy:

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The Ultimate Guide To Blackjack Terms & Hand Signals

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If you've always wanted to play Blackjack or Twenty-one and beat the dealer at the most widely played casino banking game in the world, but felt too intimidated or just too darned overwhelmed by wh...
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Can You Make Money Online By Playing Games?

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As gambling websites become more common throughout the states, you might be wondering if you can really make money online. The short answer is a resounding yes.

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The Biggest Bet Ever: Soros, Paulson and Cooperman Take On Adelson Over The Future Of Gambling In America | Forbes.com

The Biggest Bet Ever: Soros, Paulson and Cooperman Take On Adelson Over The Future Of Gambling In America | Forbes.com | Games People Play | Scoop.it

In November George Soros, John Paulson and Leon Cooperman, three of the most successful hedge fund managers ever, quietly participated in a rights offering and became major shareholders in Caesars Acquisition Co., a spinoff from casino company Caesars Entertainment that has ownership in Caesars’ online gambling assets.

 

Their stakes–previously unreported–are all part of an unprecedented bet on the future of the $60 billion casino business in America, as states from New Jersey to Delaware and Nevada legalize a practice that the Department of Justice said was illegal just two years ago. They were joined by billionaire private equity managers Leon Black, David Bonderman, Marc Rowan and Joshua Harris, whose two respective buyout firms are the biggest shareholders in Caesars Entertainment and doubled down by investing a combined $484 million in Caesars’ online gambling vehicle.

 

Already a roster of billionaires, from brothers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, who control the Ultimate Fighting Championship, to MGM Resorts' MGM +1.52% biggest shareholder, billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, are betting big on online gambling’s comeback.

 

There’s just one problem with all of this: Sheldon Adelson. The very week that Caesars’ online gambling play started trading on the Nasdaq, Adelson, the nation’s fifth-richest man–and one of the country’s biggest political donors–thanks to his vast casino holdings, unleashed an army of lawyers and lobbyists on Washington and state capitals, telling FORBES he will “spend whatever it takes” to stop online gambling in America.

 

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cards Marking's curator insight, July 23, 2014 2:58 AM

The biggest bet, the winner would be always the rich