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Dirty Las Vegas History

Whenever I’m in Vegas, I can’t help but envision its past… I’m not saying I want to be in the Las Vegas of the past; but visiting it in my mind is somehow very romantic… One way to safely be … Continue reading

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Psychology Of Gambling Infographic

Another infographic about the psychology of gambling and gambling addiction. Source:VegasSlotsOnline.com

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Pat Morrow On Academy Awards Odds

Pat Morrow, head oddsmaker of Bovoda, was on MSNBC’s The Cycle this week talking about the Oscar odds. It was rather interesting — but when I tried to find the video, I had no luck. (At first I thought it … Continue reading

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If Only Voters Were As Serious As Gamblers About Presidential Elections

Yes, you can bet on presidential elections. And gamblers betting on the election have a pretty good history of predicting the next US president. Better than the bulk of polls and surveys, in fact. Experts say part of the accuracy … Continue reading

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Mobile Gaming

US mobile game revenues (including both downloads and in-app purchases) leads growth of $10 billion mobile content market as ebook and music downloads stagnate, according to new figures from eMarketer. In-app purchases are driving increases in US mobile game revenues, … Continue reading

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Place Your Bet, Place Your Vote, Or Both?

From the, “Yes, you can bet on that” file… There are policy wonks, politicos, just plain enthusiastic voting Americans — and every red and blue shade in between. But did you know you can actually bet on politics? Yup, you … Continue reading

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Gambling On The Real Game Of Thrones: Betting On The Royal Baby Bump

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard that Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are expecting their second child. In the UK, bookmakers have already gone about setting odds for this latest momentous event for William, the … Continue reading

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Will Online Gambling Remain A State Issue?

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has ended its push to legalize online gambling nationwide. According to spokesman Christopher Moyer, “It is not an issue we are focusing on, but rather letting others take the lead.” But, in the same report, … Continue reading

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Men, Casinos Are Betting The Pretty Employees Will Screw You Out Of Your Money

Speaking of those scantily clad casino waitresses… I would like to draw your attention to a pair of studies done regarding men’s reactions to pretty and scantily clad women. In the 2003 study, the finding were that “pretty ladies make … Continue reading

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Scantily Clad Casino Employees: Sex Sells, Right?

Have you ever wondered why casinos often employ scantily clad waitresses? I’m not making this up as some sort of feminist attack or even a complaint. Many casinos, like the Rio in Vegas, do more than appear to vie for … Continue reading

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