From fracking to "Fortnite": Company pivots from oil to esports

Sep 19, 2019
For one investment firm, competitive video gaming suddenly looked better than the volatile energy industry.
Gamers play "Fortnite" against Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins during Ninja Vegas '18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas in April 2018.
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There's a "superhuman" poker-playing AI program. And it could tackle much more than poker.

Jul 16, 2019
Applications of that type of artificial intelligence could make their way not just into business but also military strategy.
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How one writer's book deal turned her into a professional poker player

May 4, 2018
Maria Konnikova discovered a passion — and talent — for cards.
Writer Maria Konnikova has won over $200,000 at poker.
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PODCAST: Sell in May?

May 6, 2014
Google and Amazon compete on same-day delivery. And, turning a rookie poker chump into a champ.

Turning a rookie poker chump into a champ

May 6, 2014
One man's story of the changing face of poker.

The hidden side of poker

Sep 19, 2012
Poker is a game of skill, not luck. But that won't stop you from losing a lot of money. Freakonomics explores the hidden side of poker in the casino and online.

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.

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Poker players expect big payout from online Ponzi scheme

Aug 1, 2012
Some online poker players are expecting a big payout soon, thanks to a multi-million dollar settlement between the Justice Department and two online poker companies. The companies were accused of running a Ponzi scheme.

Full Tilt Poker has tilted

Sep 30, 2011
And by that mean it's lost its gambling license. I know "tilted" is a pinball reference and not a poker one. Shut up. This news is not entirely...