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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

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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
Quora

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
Oyster

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
Quora

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
Quora

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.

Let The Olympics Gambling Games Begin!

AP | Posted 02.27.2015 | Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could...

The Rose Fades: Las Vegas

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 03.29.2015 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My lover flew us in his private plane to Las Vegas. A limo delivered us to whichever casino was comping our current trip: the Riviera, the Flamingo, the Stardust or the Sands.

It Costs $36 to Win One Vote in Illinois but Only $18 to Lose One

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.24.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In spending $65.4 million to win 1.82 million votes, Bruce Rauner spent $35.88 per vote. Pat Quinn spent $30.2 million in 2014 and received 1.68 million votes, spending slightly less than $18 per vote.

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Sports and Gambling

Blayne Davis | Posted 03.14.2015 | Sports
Blayne Davis

For millions of Americans, the mere mention of football season triggers sweaty palms and stomach churning. Sports betting is the most taboo yet pervasive activity among sports fans and grows in popularity exponentially.

Las Vegas and the Global Casino We Call Wall Street

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Maybe death, pleasure, security, and risk are the products of this region. The risk: One day driving down the Strip about a decade ago, I realized that every hotel tower, every fountain, and every chandelier was largely paid for by losing bets. I understood for the first time what gambling really means.

Legal Sports Betting Blocked In New Jersey

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 01.21.2015 | Sports

A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost its struggling horse ra...

The Epic Illinois Treasurer's Race Finally Comes to a Close

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.19.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the count of absentee and provisional ballots the lead switched from Republican Tom Cross by a few hundred votes to Democrat Michael Frerichs by a few thousand votes in a day. Cross condeded to Frerichs Wednesday.

FATCA: Are Transnational Criminal Networks Influencing US Policy?

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Natasha Srdoc

There is a fundamental difference between the privacy of banking accounts and hiding beneficial ownership in order to commit crimes. The benefits of tracking organized crime, terrorism financing and tax evasion far outweigh the risks to privacy and secrecy of accounts, which is already adequately protected by rule of law nations.

Casinos Fail Old Industrial Towns

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Peter Van Buren

Only a generation ago, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania had a steel mill employing tens of thousands of people at good wages. The typical casino worker today in Bethlehem makes $10-12 an hour. Many are part-time.

NBA Commissioner: Allow Betting On Pro Sports Games

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.14.2014 | Sports

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...