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Viva Las Vegas

Grantland's Bill Barnwell is writing an ongoing series demystifying sports gambling for the newcomer. His first two subjects: how to bet the middle and teaser bets.
posted by reenum on Sep 30, 2011 - 11 comments

Bingo In The Blood

The NY Times explores the darker side of bingo.
posted by reenum on Nov 28, 2010 - 46 comments

The Man Who Shook Up Vegas

The Man Who Shook Up Vegas is a fascinating and relatively brief Wall St Journal article about Bob Stoll, a college dropout whose statistical wizardry seems to be forcing the $96 Billion U.S. sports wagering industry to jump through hoops. Even if you don't follow sports gambling at all, the article is a very compelling read. note: since the wsj.com is subscriber only, link goes to a reprint of the article.
posted by jonson on Jan 9, 2007 - 29 comments

Real-Money Pope Pools

PopaPOOLooza – a capitalistic approach to Popapalooza (discussed here).
posted by pruner on Apr 9, 2005 - 1 comment

TheTerrorMarket

Trading on the Future of Terror [LA Times] The war on terrorism has come to this: The Pentagon is setting up a commodity-style market to use real investors — putting down real money — to help its generals predict terrorist attacks, coups d'etat and other turmoil in the Middle East. You can sign up here to bet on suicide bombings.
posted by srboisvert on Jul 29, 2003 - 7 comments

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