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A game of desperation

Even with any semblance of recovery, these are still desperate times, and desperate times breed desperate people. Naturally, there’s always something out there to exploit the desperation of the damned, and one of the biggest exploiters of the people happens to be the lottery. 315 more words


When You Gotta Go... You REALLY Should Go

Jennifer Strange, a 28-year-old woman from Sacramento, died in 2007 of water intoxication while trying to win a Wii console in a radio station’s “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest, which involved drinking large quantities of water without urinating. 10 more words


Hey, "Yes" Voters on Question 3. Something You Can Do.

Update: November 18: The Boston Globe is reporting that the state’s Gambling Commission is likely to require the state’s licensed casinos and its licensed slots parlor to assist gamblers who want to set limits on how much they gamble. 421 more words

State Government

Taking a Gamble With Town Politics

In 2011 Granen, a small Spanish town on the brink of economic collapse, bet in the world’s largest lottery and won €700 million.



Licenses in Hand, Casinos Are Coming Back for More

The day after last week’s election, in which the pro-casino forces spent $14 million to defeat the casino law repeal effort, the state’s Gaming Commission officially awarded the casino licenses that beforehand had been only provisional, pending the outcome of the vote. 608 more words


Bennett Cerf, co-founder of Random House, one of the biggest publishing companies in the world, bet a client of his that he couldn’t write a book with fifty or fewer distinct words.

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2014 Week 8 NFL Picks

Not much better last week. Keep plugging away

Week 7 Results

SU = Straight up winners; ATS = Against the spread; $$= Real money bets against the spread… 94 more words