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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 U.S...

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...

On Winning the Lottery, "Sin City" & "Big Money"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Don McNay has been on a book tour, promoting his book, Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers, and What to Do When You Win the Lottery. In a ...

Screw the Derby: Gamblers, Lawyers and an Honest Man for the Eighth on Lafayette

Colin Barnicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Colin Barnicle

I was standing in the Off-Track Betting sight on Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan right on the edge of Chinatown minutes from the biggest horse race of the weekend. That's right: the eighth race at the Belmont.

5 Topics You Must Never Discuss on a First Date

Julie Spira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Spira

Dating is a numbers game and you always need to put your best foot forward when making a first impression. It's important to prepare for your date em...

Poker With Flair at the Latin American Poker Tour

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Sports
Harmon Leon

Like a swarm of crickets, that familiar sound of clicking poker chips fills the tournament room inside the Atlantic City Casino.

The Faces and Style of the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT)

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Sports
Harmon Leon

Tournament poker is also about big personalities. At the LAPT, the personalities are even bigger.

Losing My Book Advance Taught Me to Write

Josh Axelrad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Axelrad

I was given a large book advance in 2005. This didn't sit well with me. It wasn't writerly, I felt, simply to be handed money without having struggled. My reaction was to gamble for about a year.

Good Is Good #2: A Sitdown With Tim Donaghy

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

To me, manhood and goodness are not about getting it right from the get-go. They are about making mistakes -- big mistakes -- and then figuring out what the hell you're going to do about it.

Colorado Slot Machine Mistakenly Shows Multi-Million-Dollar Jackpot... AGAIN

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In late March, a woman at Fortune Valley Casino discovered her $43 million jackpot was actually only worth $20.18. An investigation conducted by the ...

What Are We Going to Do About Gambling Addicts?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My solution to gambling addiction would be same one that seems to be helping keep track of sexual predators: A national registry. If widely shared, such a list could prevent addicts from any legalized gambling.

PaddyPower.com Offers Betting On Endangered Species, Next BP CEO In Wake Of Oil Spill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PaddyPower.com is cashing in on the recent oil spill disaster by offering gamblers the chance to place bets on environmental and corporate fallout in...

Rolling the Bones by Kyle Jarrard: Taking a Chance and Finding a Great Story

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Rolling the Bones is a fabulous adventure book, a soul-searcher, a dream-catcher, and a long, luscious roll in the hay.

Terrance Watanabe Loses $200 Million In Vegas

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Anyone who wants to claim the title of biggest loser will have to deal first with the legacy of businessman Terrance Watanabe. In a lawsuit filed las...

Is Wall Street Bluffing?

Lloyd Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Garver

Some Wall Street firms don't care if a new job applicant went to business school or studied finance. The firms are much more interested in how the young man or woman plays poker.

Fortune Valley Casino: $42 Million Jackpot Actually $20.18

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An investigation by The Colorado Division of Gaming determined that the correct prize for a woman's $42.9 million slot machine jackpot is actually $20...

Allen Iverson Should Accept This Crisis as a Gift

Michael Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Burke

In the next few days and weeks we are going to be titillated with numerous stories of the devastation being suffered by Allen Iverson and his family because of his gambling and drinking.