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9 Reasons Screenwriting Is Exactly Like Poker

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment

Screenwriting. The pastime of Hollywood (and beyond). A career of high or low stakes, depending upon what level of the totem pole you, the screenwriter, is on.

Mickey Mouse Softens Stance on Sports Betting

Blayne Davis | Posted 09.25.2015 | Sports
Blayne Davis

Sports betting is unquestionably linked to viewership numbers, and finally ESPN's parent company, the squeaky clean Walt Disney Co. has formally retreated from its anti-gambling posture to cater to its millions of fans who gamble.

Why The NCAA Is So Uneasy About The Rise Of Daily Fantasy Sports

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports

America's four major professional sports leagues and their teams have jumped aboard the growing behemoth that is the daily fantasy sports industry, s...

Top 5 Casino Hotels | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel

Take a trip with Lady Luck to one of the most elegant casino hotels around the world. From Las Vegas to Monaco, these luxurious resorts pair exhilarating casino action with top-flight amenities and family-friendly attractions that kids and adults can enjoy.

New Jersey Congressman Wants Review Of Daily Fantasy Sports

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 09.14.2015 | Sports

The opening weekend of NFL broadcasts were filled with advertisements for websites like DraftKings and FanDuel, the largest participants in the growi...

The lottery Is a Tax -- An Inefficient, Regressive and Exploitative Tax

Max Galka | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Max Galka

Having now spent considerable time trying to figure out how such a number is even possible, I have learned a lot about the lottery and see it in a whole new light. As It turns out, the entire state-operated lottery system is absurd.

The Mathematics of Bluffing

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

A quick post about poker! That seemingly simple, deceptively complex game with a number of interesting parallels to investing.

Will Learning to Play Poker Help You in Your Career?

Quora | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business

Poker is a negative sum game. More is lost at the table than is won. This provides damaging lessons for anyone looking to develop in the business world. The best businesses today offer win-win scenarios, and the market punishes highly competitive thinking.

6 Casino Hotels Worth the Gamble

trivago | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel

With cash prizes in the millions, and a host of celebrities joining international tournaments, it's no surprise that poker is fast becoming the most popular game of chance online and of course on the casino floor.

10 of the Dumbest Arguments for Reinstating Pete Rose

John A. Tures | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports
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.

Pro Teams Overdue in Las Vegas

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 06.29.2015 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Las Vegas has a market population of 1.7 million with a combined metro population of almost 850,000. This would rank it around 13th among other U.S. cities. Yet, it doesn't have a major professional franchise. That is about to change.

Why Doesn't God Play Dice With The Universe?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 06.25.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


How Much Sitting Is Too Much Sitting? The Difference Between Too Much Sitting and Too Little Exercise

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Over the past decade we have gained a greater understanding of inactivity and its negative consequences. The game-changing new story concerns a novel scientifically-based therapeutic intervention: sit less.

Astoria Characters: The Woman Wiping Tears From Her Eyes

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Ann Kos cannot meet you at the front door. She lives on the middle floor of her three-family house, and she can't go up and down the stairs any more without a chaperone.

Winning in a Race of Life, Death and Renewal

Don McNay | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Don McNay

June 5 was a big day for me. The Tuttle Tots 3K in Carrollton, Kentucky was the first time I had been in a running race in 26 years, and I came in second in my age division. The day before, I had a medical checkup that confirmed that I had lost over 90 pounds in the past six months.

What Was It Like to Be a Part of the MIT Blackjack Team?

Quora | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment

Well, the whole thing was completely secret, for years and years and years. So it was something you were doing where you couldn't tell anyone. We were totally paranoid about security--it was an all-cash business-- and the casinos could throw you out at any time - so it was all hush hush. From the beginning in 1979, I never talked about it publicly until after the movie came out in 2008.

6 Things We Wish We Knew Before We Went to Atlantic City

Oyster | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel

While it's no secret that Atlantic City has changed (i.e. deteriorated) since its glory days -- gone are both the olden days of men with thick accents and questionable affiliations, as well as the more recent (failed) revival days of glitzy resorts -- we still kinda pictured we'd find just that.

What Are the Telltale Signs of Someone Counting Cards at a Casino Table?

Quora | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment

In blackjack, if you count cards, it's very easy to tell if other players are counting. Counting cards changes your play style in certain ways. You will tend to bet high when the "count" is high, and bet lower when the "count" is lower.

Designing a Business, Concept and Ad Campaign in 5 Days

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Pressure does different things to different people -- for some, it helps them to focus and perform, while others simply fall apart.

A Sure Bet to Fix Sport

Chris Eaton | Posted 05.06.2015 | Sports
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.

A Tale of Two Taxes in Illinois: Sin Taxes and Gas Taxes

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.09.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois taxpayers have been conditioned to believe that gambling is a convenient and limitless font of tax revenue just waiting to be tapped. But figures from the General Assembly's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability show that state revenue from the state's 10 casinos has been in steep decline since 2005.

Turtle Racing in Marina del Rey

Abby Klinkenberg | Posted 03.20.2015 | College
Abby Klinkenberg

At UCLA, Thursday nights are generally thirsty, trashy, trendy, or some other alliterative adjective. Turtle-racing Thursday was something entirely ou...

How a Slight Tweak in Words Changes Your Entire Organization

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Organizations whose goals focus on inward may experience short-term wins. But organizations with a customer-focused purpose create long term results.

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Joining An Illegal March Madness Office Pool

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.19.2015 | Sports

Just don't be the guy organizing it and collecting cash.

What Is It Like to Play Monopoly Competitively?

Quora | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money

Competitive Monopoly is certainly a different beast than the casual games you may have played with your siblings growing up. Once you begin competing at charity tournaments, it only seems natural to then have the desire to become US & World Monopoly Champion.