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Keeneland: The Book

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
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 t...

Nevada Kills Funds for Problem Gambling

Josh Axelrad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Axelrad

In the world's gambling capital, the casino industry's number-one by-product is regarded as a nasty little joke.

Gamblers' Odds on Middle Eastern Leaders' Futures

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

Currently the most popular market on Intrade is the prospective fall of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, garnering more than $100,000 in wagers. Markets regarding the fates of other Middle Eastern leaders have been nearly as hot.

Las Vegas Overtaken By China

The Washington Post | Andrew Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

IN MACAU, CHINA At the end of a successful business trip to southern China, tire trader Yuan Shihao decided to make the most of his good fortune. Inst...

Off Track Betting Shut Down After Senate Nixes Rescue Plan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Off-track betting sites in New York City are shutting down after the state Senate rejected a plan to rescue the struggling bookma...

Are VCs Playing Small-Ball Rather Than Swinging For The Fences?

James E. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James E. Anderson

I've sometimes thought of the venture capital industry as a bunch of bettors standing around a roulette wheel. There are enough people and enough money to bet on each number. On every spin of the wheel, most will lose their bet, but one person will also win a 35:1 payout.

Illinois Gambling Expansion: Lawmakers Consider Adding Casinos, Slot Machines

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers are taking a new look at expanded gambling as a way to reduce the state's massive budget deficit. Lawmak...

Friday Talking Points [148] -- Aliens Landing?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So the good news this week was apparently that giant mutant space monsters are not, in fact, about to arrive and (assumably) enslave humankind and eat...

Into Uncommitted Sex? It May Be in Your Genes

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Recent research out of State University of New York at Binghamton, published in PloS One, suggests that a person's DNA may be to blame when it comes to infidelity and sexual promiscuity.

My Talk With Michael Hudson, Part 3

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

However preordained the financial crisis was, it's remarkable how long its architects kept the game going. They managed to sustain the unsustainable for five years -- roughly from 2002 into late 2006.

Will the U.S. Ante Up on Clean Energy?

Joshua Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joshua Freed

Is the U.S. missing the boat on clean energy? While our investment has actually declined in recent years, China is going "all-in."

Roger Federer Says He Asked IMG Exec About High Stakes Gambling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PARIS (AP)--Roger Federer has denied any involvement in alleged high-stakes gambling by an executive from his management company in a story published ...

Lobbyists Win Again

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Conventional media wisdom holds that the election will benefit Republican lobbyists, which is true, at the expense of Democratic ones, which is probably untrue.

Gamblers' Election-Forecasting Prowess and How They're Betting on the 2010 Races

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

A professional horseplayer once told me that compared to handicapping horse races, elections were a cakewalk. "Polls can be inaccurate," he said. "Gamblers are accurate or they lose." There's considerable evidence he was on the money.

States Struggle to Deal With New Gambling Loophole

Everett Sizemore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Everett Sizemore

A new form of gambling that combines online betting with brick-n-mortar casinos has been sweeping the nation, and states are struggling to keep up wit...

CU Students Gamble With Good Grades--Literally

Boulder Daily Camera | Brittany Anas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Parents have long rewarded their kids by paying them cash for each A they bring home on their report cards. But now a Web site will pay out student...

Gambling on a Friendship

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I am a 52-year-old woman who had a very close friendship with a young girl in her late 20s whom I worked with for about two year...

Ten Minutes With Andrew Jenks

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

What's it like to be homeless? Or a high-flying poker player? Documentary filmmaker Andrew Jenks wondered the same thing and his show on MTV, World of Jenks, is answering those questions and more.

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

Chris Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
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.

U.S. Charges of Alabama Corruption Tainted By Past Federal Misconduct

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

The Justice Department Monday announced arrests of two Alabama gambling kingpins and four legislators in a corruption probe primarily targeting Democratic office-holders and contributors.

PHOTOS: Philadelphia To Become Largest U.S. City With Casino

The Huffington Post/AP | PATRICK WALTERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From The Huffington Post/AP: PHILADELPHIA — Six years after the state Legislature legalized gambling, Philadelphia is set to become the largest...

Bringing Down the Bookie: Week 1 Football Picks

Jeff Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jeff Ma

Each week we are both going to pick five games against the spread. We'll publish the picks each Friday on HuffPost. Here are the picks for Week One.

Is Investing in the Market Gambling: Answering the Age Old Question

Jeff Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Ma

Investing in the market is gambling and we all need to be comfortable with that. But in order to reduce the gamble we need to reduce the uncertainty of the outcome.

Woman Murdered Over Poker Game, 'Friend' Accused Her Of Cheating

Chicago Sun-Times | Waggle Room | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For a 51-year-old preacher, Patricia Clark was a pretty sharp poker player. Maybe too sharp, the woman accused of shooting her apparently thought....

Colorado Poker Case: Supreme Court Won't Review Lower Court's Decision That Poker Is Gambling

The Denver Post | Andy Vuong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado poker fans have just been dealt a losing hand. The Colorado Supreme Court will not review a lower court's decision that poker is considere...