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March Madness Offers Risks and Rewards for Small Business Owners

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.18.2014 | Small Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Get ready -- March Madness is underway and that means business owners should brace themselves for a dip in productivity. Here are a few other tips to protect your small business.

Dutch Tennis Pro Suspended

AP | Posted 08.10.2013 | Sports

LONDON -- Dutch tennis player Yannick Ebbinghaus has been suspended for six months and fined $10,000 for violating the sport's betting rules. The Int...

The Latest Betting Line on the Next Pope

Keith Thomson | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Keith Thomson

Much is at stake with the selection of Pope Benedict XVI's successor, including a lot of money.

Did Biden Beat Ryan?

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business
Leighton Vaughan Williams

So what can we learn from the in-running markets about the debate between Vice-President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan? It is in fact possible to visualize the shape a contest is taking by simply following the flows of money tracing their way through the relevant markets.

Who Do A Stock Market Trader And Poker Pro Have In Common?

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

What do a stock market trader and poker professional have in common? Enough for the former to become the latter. That's what ex-derivatives trade...

Final Four Betting Passes Epic Milestone

Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

We knew that betting on March Madness was big. But we're getting more evidence that it's Super Bowl big. Betting on the NCAA Tournament has surpass...

A Safe Bet: Online Gambling's Good for U.S.

Patrick Basham | Posted 05.06.2012 | Technology
Patrick Basham

Prohibitionists appear to ignore the fact that most gambling sites, like any reputable business, rely on customer loyalty to remain profitable. The necessity of maintaining a strong customer base would motivate legal American service providers to offer legitimate, reputable gambling sites.

Confessions of an Intrade Junkie

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

"Intrade for political professionals is like the ultimate insider training. I feel like Martha Stewart. You take the industry you live and breathe and know and love and hate, and you make money off of it."

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.15.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

We are all used to a diet of falsehoods and fabrications, and we've come to accept it. I'm glad that Mitt Romney called out Governor Perry, and I thought we all learned a lot when Governor Perry chickened out.

Ben Muessig

Bet You Can't Lose That Gut: Fitness Program Lets Dieters Gamble Away The Pounds

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Muessig | Posted 01.11.2012 | Weird News

There's no aerobic value in throwing dice, spinning the roulette wheel or playing slots -- but a fitness company thinks dieters can gamble themselves ...

Who Is This Nobel Prize Frontrunner?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.04.2011 | Books

While a number of American dark horses appear on potential contenders for this year's Nobel Prize For Literature list, from DeLillo to Bob Dylan, the ...

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...

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...

Who Will Win? Governors Bet On AFC Title Game

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The governor of Pennsylvania is betting jams and wine and his counterpart in New York is offering Nathan's hot dogs and apple ...

Literary Betting

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But the most palpable signs of relief came from the headquarters of Ladbrokes, a betting agency based in Britain which started bookmaking on the Nobel...

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.

Betting on a 2010 Kentucky Derby Winner

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Each year, I write a column on Derby Day, and if you have followed my advice, you have lost a lot of money. The large fields at the Kentucky Derby throw logic out the window. Still, the betting system I tour is a good one.

Betting on the Next Presidential Election

Richard 'Skip' Bronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard 'Skip' Bronson

If you're a sports fan, and you follow the betting odds, you've no doubt been amazed at how close the final score is to the point spread. So, enjoy these political predictions.

Today Is the Day to Cut Up Your Credit Cards

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

When three people who know about money go to the extreme of not owning any credit cards, others might want to take note.

Renegade and Dreams of My Absent Father

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Obama's election was not only a door opener for people of color. It also showed that people with absent dads, or no dad at all, can grow up and live in the White House.

How to Pick and Bet on a Kentucky Derby Winner

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

When I go to the track, I don't look at the racing form, jockeys, past history or pick horses with funny names. I usually win enough money to pay for lunch.

Jed Lewison

McCain On His Debate Drama: "I Am A Betting Man"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you got the sense that John McCain's personal debate drama reflected his love for gambling (his game of choice is craps)...well, you were right, at...