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You Can Predict The Future!

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Gleb Tsipursky

Written by Max Harms Image credits: F Mira, Sean McGrath, and Randall Munroe This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a no...

A Day At The Races

Jim Calio | Posted 08.10.2016 | Home
Jim Calio

Edward VII once described Goodwood as "a garden party with racing tacked on," and he wasn't far from right (the king was a frequent guest).

Man Gets Breast Implants After Making $100,000 Bet With Friend | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home

People can be persuaded to do the strangest things if the price is right. Case in point: this man, who got breast implants after making a 6-figure bet...

A Leicester City Fan Just Won $72,000, Courtesy Of Her Cool Boss

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home

This woman can take a joke, especially when it pays off big time. Mandy Clarke of Oadby, England, received what turned out to be a prescription for ri...

Here's How You Can Justify Buying A Powerball Lottery Ticket

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.08.2016 | Home

You might think that ponying up $2 for Saturday’s record-breaking Powerball lottery is a useless exercise. After all, the odds of winning the now $8...

Place Your Bets: Interview with Jesper Sørgaard

Randall Radic | Posted 12.18.2016 | Home
Randall Radic

European sports betting is big business. And it's getting bigger all the time. France gave sports betting official sanction in 2010, along with poker and horse racing. Germany followed suit two years later, granting private companies the right to offer gambling amenities.

The Offshore Game of Online Sports Betting

The New York Times | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.26.2015 | Home

Hard by the High Line, in a vintage industrial building with a Romanesque arch, lights flash on powerful computers in row after row of metal cabinets ...

10 of the Dumbest Arguments for Reinstating Pete Rose

John A. Tures | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
John A. Tures

Baseball's All-Star Game is being played in Cincinnati, and new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has allowed former Reds player Pete Rose to participate. He even said he'll review Rose's case, to see if the all-time hits leader should be reinstated. Here are 10 dumb arguments in favor of Rose.

A Sure Bet to Fix Sport

Chris Eaton | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Chris Eaton

Saturday was a great night for sports bettors, but more importantly, it was a perfect example of how the international community should treat sports betting -- licensed, legitimate and legal.

NBA Commissioner: Allow Betting On Pro Sports Games

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.14.2014 | Home

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver argued for the legalization of betting on professional sports games in a New York Times op-ed published Thursday night, w...

March Madness Offers Risks and Rewards for Small Business Owners

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.18.2014 | Home
Susan Wilson Solovic

Get ready -- March Madness is underway and that means business owners should brace themselves for a dip in productivity. Here are a few other tips to protect your small business.

The Latest Betting Line on the Next Pope

Keith Thomson | Posted 04.14.2013 | Home
Keith Thomson

Much is at stake with the selection of Pope Benedict XVI's successor, including a lot of money.

Did Biden Beat Ryan?

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Leighton Vaughan Williams

So what can we learn from the in-running markets about the debate between Vice-President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan? It is in fact possible to visualize the shape a contest is taking by simply following the flows of money tracing their way through the relevant markets.

Who Do A Stock Market Trader And Poker Pro Have In Common?

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home

What do a stock market trader and poker professional have in common? Enough for the former to become the latter. That's what ex-derivatives trade...

Final Four Betting Passes Epic Milestone

Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home

We knew that betting on March Madness was big. But we're getting more evidence that it's Super Bowl big. Betting on the NCAA Tournament has surpass...

A Safe Bet: Online Gambling's Good for U.S.

Patrick Basham | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Patrick Basham

Prohibitionists appear to ignore the fact that most gambling sites, like any reputable business, rely on customer loyalty to remain profitable. The necessity of maintaining a strong customer base would motivate legal American service providers to offer legitimate, reputable gambling sites.

Confessions of an Intrade Junkie

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home
Jason Stanford

"Intrade for political professionals is like the ultimate insider training. I feel like Martha Stewart. You take the industry you live and breathe and know and love and hate, and you make money off of it."

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.15.2012 | Home
Reese Schonfeld

We are all used to a diet of falsehoods and fabrications, and we've come to accept it. I'm glad that Mitt Romney called out Governor Perry, and I thought we all learned a lot when Governor Perry chickened out.

Ben Muessig

Bet You Can't Lose That Gut: Fitness Program Lets Dieters Gamble Away The Pounds | Ben Muessig | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

There's no aerobic value in throwing dice, spinning the roulette wheel or playing slots -- but a fitness company thinks dieters can gamble themselves ...

Who Is This Nobel Prize Frontrunner?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

While a number of American dark horses appear on potential contenders for this year's Nobel Prize For Literature list, from DeLillo to Bob Dylan, the ...

Keeneland: The Book

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don McNay

Just give me one more crack at the ol' race track -The Mills Brothers As the son of a professional gambler, I spent a lot of my childhood at race tra...

Literary Betting

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

But the most palpable signs of relief came from the headquarters of Ladbrokes, a betting agency based in Britain which started bookmaking on the Nobel...

Don't Be a Square: 10 Tips for Betting on Football

Chris Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Maloney

So, how much are we gambling each football season? Americans probably wager more than $50 billion a year on NFL and college football combined.

Betting on a 2010 Kentucky Derby Winner

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don McNay

Each year, I write a column on Derby Day, and if you have followed my advice, you have lost a lot of money. The large fields at the Kentucky Derby throw logic out the window. Still, the betting system I tour is a good one.

Betting on the Next Presidential Election

Richard 'Skip' Bronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard 'Skip' Bronson

If you're a sports fan, and you follow the betting odds, you've no doubt been amazed at how close the final score is to the point spread. So, enjoy these political predictions.