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Skill or chance? States debate historical horse games
Racing machines are tied to the outcome of a past horse race.
Between derby and boxing, a big betting weekend
Most of the money bet on sports will be bet the old-fashioned way: illegally.
How do bookies make money on sports betting?
This Sunday’s game between the Denver Broncos and the Jacksonville Jaguars has already made history: The spread on the Las Vegas betting line is one of the biggest ever. So where does that number come from?
Intrade shutdown hurts academics (and gamblers)
The Dublin-based online trading platform Intrade ceased all trading activity Sunday, citing “circumstances” that may include financial irregularities. Meanwhile, many academics and journalists who used the site to gauge public sentiment lose a source of data.
Super Bowl prop bets go beyond the big game to Kobe's score and Beyonce's hair
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.
JPMorgan takes a $2 billion fall
Huge trading losses by America's biggest bank strengthen advocates of the Volcker Rule and tougher bank regulation.
No more wagers on Greek exit
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.