What are the odds of them casting Harrison Ford? That's right. 3,720 to 1.
Relax, Daniel Craig fans. You haven't missed something. Despite some off-again/on-again rumors that Craig is leaving the franchise, it doesn't look like he's going anywhere for at least two more movies. He's got to go sometime, though, right? In fact, betting's already open on who will fill his tuxedo when he does.Read More
Glen lives in New Jersey, so guess what Glen's been doing today?
Today New Jersey has allowed six casinos and their online partners to launch online casinos. The catch is you have to be in New Jersey to play. Senior Editor Glen Tickle lives in the great Garden State and has taken it upon himself to spend the morning gambling. You know... for journalism.Read More
Far be it for us to accuse, but is there just a chance that Mr. Adelson is laboring under a bias of some sort here?
As online gambling with real money continues to make small but real inroads across the United States, people are starting to look more closely at the implications of playing online poker with real life cash. Yesterday afternoon, Bloomberg Television interviewed something of an expert in the field in business magnate Sheldon Adelson, who had a lot to say about the rise of online gambling -- specifically, that he was morally opposed to its existence. What's so interesting about that, you ask? Nothing really, except that Adelson made most of his considerable fortune from -- you guessed it -- owning a bunch of brick-and-mortar casinos around the world. Not that this would affect how he feels about online casinos or anything. Heaven forbid.Read More
Remember when you could stay home and lose all your money online instead of having to physically go somewhere to lose it? Well that golden age of online gambling could be making a comeback. Ultimate Gaming just launched the first legal real money poker site in the U.S. since 2006. The catch? You need a Nevada address to play.Read More
It takes a very special sort of mark -- a once-in-a-lifetime pigeon -- to lose their entire life savings on a carnival game. And 30-year-old Henry Gribbohm is exactly that sort of mark, losing $2,600 playing the ball toss game Tubs of Fun at a New England carnival and putting that coveted World's Biggest Rube trophy pretty much out of reach for the rest of humanity.Read More
With Sony's big Playstation 4 event yesterday, and details continually being rumored about the next Xbox it looks like the next round of console wars is heating up. Sure, it doesn't actually matter whether Sony or Microsoft come out on top, but it's still something people love to speculate on. Now you can get a little skin in the game by betting cash money on which console is going to come out ahead.Read More
In retaliation for the United States repeatedly blocking Antigua from hosting online gambling, the country now plans to launch a website that will sell music, movies, and software from U.S. content-makers without paying royalties to the content's U.S. copyright holders. It's not surprising that the Antinguan government denies that the site qualifies as "privacy," and it's even less surprising that the U.S. isn't happy about the site and will try to stop it.Read More
Plenty of us waste good chunks of our days whiling away the precious hours of our lives on Facebook. Sometimes, seeing how fat your ex has gotten and wishing a guy you knew for like ten minutes in college happy birthday doesn't feel like a fulfilling way to spend your day. Sometimes, you want to do that stuff while you're also shoveling piles of cash into a deep hole. The sage folks at Facebook are aware of this, and in a stroke of genius, have given the go-ahead the to the app Bingo Friendzy -- Facebook's first toe into the chilly ocean of real money gambling.Read More
Yesterday's announcement that CERN discovered a "Higgs-like" particle will surely be one of the most talked about scientific discoveries of the age. For most physicists, it means exploring a new channel of particle physics. However, for famed scientists Stephen Hawking, it meant something far more personal: Losing a $100 bet with University of Michigan physicist Godon Kane.Read More
Hot on the heels of news that the amount of student loan debt in America is now higher than the amount of credit card debt, comes oddly named website (or game?) Ultrinsic, which allows college students to gamble on their own performance. From Fast Company:
The idea came from one of the site's founders, Jeremy Gelbart, who, as a student, made a wager with his friend Steven Wolf, now CEO of Ultrinsic. If Jeremy got an A, Steven would give him $100. If he didn't, Jeremy had to hand over $20 to Steven.We must admit, the image of a couple of college age kids having that conversation does not inspire confidence in any business plan based thereupon. Read More