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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 04.09.2015 | 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...

The New World Series Of Poker Champ Is...

AP | KIMBERLY PIERCEALL | Posted 01.11.2015 | Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Swedish man who got his start playing online poker after late restaurant nights while he trained to be a chef is $10 million ri...

Finding A Video Poker Bug Made Them Rich -- Until Vegas Made Them Pay

WIRED | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business

John Kane was on a hell of a winning streak. On July 3, 2009, he walked alone into the high-limit room at the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas and sat do...

You Can't Have A Mastermind Without First Having "The Brain"

Adam Banner | Posted 12.02.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

It takes a helluva lot of talent, and/or smarts, to allegedly pull one of the greatest sports fixes of all time. However, it takes even more oomph to never get caught.

What's a Financial Intervention?

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you know someone that is showing truly financially destructive behavior, try to approach the person and let them know that they are hurting themselves. If they resist, then it may be time for an intervention.

Adventures of a Cranky Gambler -- NFL Week 3

Steve Belanger | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports
Steve Belanger

After big wins on Thursday and the early Sunday slate, I was sitting pretty. There were only three four o'clock games, so I debated just sitting out the afternoon and reveling in my glory. But that is not what problem gamblers do.

Debunking Five Stock Market Myths

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

There seems to be a believability about all of these stock market myths. That's where things could be dangerous to your financial health. Believing in any one of these could cause your to not reach your financial goals.

Adventures of a Cranky Gambler -- NFL Week 2

Steve Belanger | Posted 11.15.2014 | Sports
Steve Belanger

That shiny first date newness of Week 1 has worn off and it's time to settle in for the long grind of the season. But here's the thing, it's still too early to really know what kind of talent these teams have.

How Vegas Casinos Get You Hooked

Quora | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Quora

No windows in the gambling areas. You cannot track time if you cannot see out, and the lighting is consistent indoors.