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In Nevada, online gambling poised to go interstate

Feb 22, 2013
Online gambling is poised to go interstate, thanks to a fast-tracked bill in Nevada that Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) signed in to law on Thursday.
Posted In: online gambling, gambling, Nevada, Tech

What are the odds? Test your gambling knowledge

Feb 21, 2013
See if you are a high roller or if your luck has run out, with Marketplace's 'What are the odds?' gambling quiz.
Posted In: gambling, online gambling

Super Bowl prop bets go beyond the big game to Kobe's score and Beyonce's hair

Jan 25, 2013
You can get odds on more than the score and game play during the Super Bowl. These proposition bets, or prop bets, let you wager on everything from the Super Bowl going into overtime, to Beyonce's hairstyle at halftime.
Posted In: bets, Super Bowl, Entertainment, gambling

Zynga eyes online gambling

Jan 7, 2013
Social gaming company Zynga looks to stage a comeback with real-money gambling, first in Europe and then the U.S.
Posted In: zynga, gaming, online gaming, gambling

Winning $337 Powerball lottery ticket hits Michigan

Aug 16, 2012
Someone who recently visited a gas station in the small Michigan city of Lapeer is about to be very rich. That's where the winning Powerball ticket was sold, and the jackpot is $337 million. So what's up with these huge lottery jackpots recently?
Posted In: lottery, gambling

Romney's spike in followers makes us ask: What is a person?

Aug 8, 2012
A large number "people" on Twitter are just bits of code intent on spamming.
Posted In: Twitter, Facebook, gambling, bots

Australia's carbon tax boosts gambling

Aug 7, 2012
A national emissions tax pushed up some electricity and fuel prices so low-income Australians get a rebate check. Many, however, use it to gamble.
Posted In: Australia, gambling, poker

Rain or shine: Betting on the Olympics

Jul 25, 2012
The Olympics get underway later this week but the games have already started. People are betting on all things Olympic from the usual bets, like who will win certain events to less usual bets.
Posted In: Olympics 2012, London, Sports, gambling

No more wagers on Greek exit

May 10, 2012
As an exodus in the European Union becomes more a sure thing, two of London's largest bookmakers shut down the markets for bets on Greece leaving the E.U. and the existence of the euro in a few years.
Posted In: Greece, bets, gambling, bookmaker, euro, Eurozone

Atlantic City revels in new casino

Apr 2, 2012
Revel is the first casino to open in Atlantic City in nearly a decade. Will the $2.4 billion complex revive the city’s fortunes?
Posted In: casinos, Atlantic City, gambling

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