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Sex and Drugs, No Rock and Roll: Straight Talk in Group Therapy

Joanna Charnas | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

Naming the dangerous, irresponsible, and sometimes illegal activities people use to cope when they're distressed is important during group therapy. Su...

Why Online Gambling Is Still Illegal In Most U.S. States

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.25.2015 | Technology

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Internet gambling is slowly growing - but not expanding - after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States. Onlin...

If Daily Fantasy Isn’t Gambling, Why Did DraftKings And FanDuel Apply For Gambling Licenses?

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports sites are built on a contradiction: They feel like gambling, but DraftKings and FanDuel insist that they are absolutely not gamb...

Jewish Grandmas Busted In Florida For Illegal Mah Jongg Games

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.24.2015 | Fifty

Police in Altamonte Springs, Florida, "shut down" a senior citizens' clubhouse for illegal gambling. What were the elderly Jewish residents doin...

'My Husband Gambled Away $8,000 and Lied About It'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 11.23.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

This is a very scary situation for a partner to be in, both because there is the threat of your husband ruining you financially, and also because he has lied so overtly that it makes you wonder what else he lies about.

'The Daily Show' Bros Out With Some Fantasy Sports Brotestors

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.19.2015 | Comedy

On Wednesday, after State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's Nov. 10 ruling that banned fantasy sports companies from accepting bids from New Yor...

DraftKings Sues New York Attorney General Over Daily Fantasy Sports Ruling

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.13.2015 | Sports

DraftKings, the largest daily fantasy sports website, sued New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Friday, three days after he ruled the compa...

Fan Duel/Draft Kings Stumble in New York

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.12.2015 | New York
Richard Brodsky

Big money is at stake. The way the Internet undermines accepted law and practice is at stake. The limits on hypocrisy in public life, and professional sports, is at stake. The right of average dopes and geniuses to gamble is at stake.

FanDuel Tweets That Killing Fantasy Sports Could Lead To Greater Injustices

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports operators suffered another big blow Tuesday when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ruled that the industry has violate...

4 Industries Set to See Massive Disruptions From Smarter Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Shazir Mucklai | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Shazir Mucklai

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the next frontier in technology as humans are working to tap into the enormous data-processing capability of computers.

NFL Lobbyist Opens The Door To New Position On Daily Fantasy Leagues

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.30.2015 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- If the uncertain legal status of daily fantasy sports contests were to change, the NFL would re-evaluate its approach and acceptance of...

No, Chris Christie, How The Feds Handle Fantasy Sports Is A Big Deal

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie earned cheers from the crowd at Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate when he slammed CNBC mo...

Meteoric Rise of DraftKings, FanDuel Poses Challenges to Lawmakers

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.29.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

It's hard to believe, but the humble HLHL and thousands of other tiny leagues back then were the progenitors of what has become a multi-billion-dollar industry. I

Deconstructing DFS: Separating the Game From the Gambling

Ron Shandler | Posted 10.19.2015 | Sports
Ron Shandler

The core issue: is fantasy sports a game of chance or a game of skill? The UIGEA definition says, Skill. The problem is that, when it comes to daily fantasy sports (DFS), a skill versus chance argument is a gross generalization of the issue.

Self-Admitted Gambler Describes Turning 'Demonic' As She Feeds Her Addiction

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 10.19.2015 | Dr. Phil

Debbie is a self-admitted gambler who fears her 20-year addiction could ruin her family and her life. "I'm addicted to gambling, and it has ...

Why Fantasy Sports Makes 'Insider Trading' Legal

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 10.12.2015 | Sports
Amy Dardashtian

A recent Washington Post headline reads, "Insider-trading scandal rocks daily fantasy sports industry." There is one problem with that headline; there is no such thing as "insider trading" in fantasy sports. It is unregulated.

"Mississippi Grind": Ode on the Road

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

"Mississippi Grind" gives us two more portraits in a distinctly American landscape. Less than heroic, they are trying to survive in a land that is more unfriendly than dangerously hostile.

Online Fantasy Games are Illegal

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The outpouring of interest in the two fantasy sports websites demonstrates in a convincing fashion the unmet market for sports gambling. Few are naïve enough to think they win at these games because they are sports aficionados.

9 Reasons Screenwriting Is Exactly Like Poker

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | 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.