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Illegal Gambling Probe Leads to Florida’s Lieutenant Governor Quitting

Illegal Gambling Probe Leads to Florida’s Lieutenant Governor Quitting

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott needs a new lieutenant governor following this week’s resignation of Jennifer Carroll who the Republican ran with two years ago.Carroll’s name surfaced during an investigation of an …

PokerStars’ Bid to Buy Casino Could Signal Gambling Gold Rush

PokerStars’ Bid to Buy Casino Could Signal Gambling Gold Rush

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A move by the online gaming giant PokerStars to buy an Atlantic City, N.J., casino could signal a gold rush for the gambling industry, according to industry watchers.Online companies are expected to be scrambling for…

Gamblers Betting Near Record Amount on Super Bowl

Gamblers Betting Near Record Amount on Super Bowl

Larry French/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Gamblers are betting what could be a record amount of money on Super Bowl XLVII. It’s still too early to predict exactly how much money will be riding on the line come Feb. 3, but experts say the total being wager…

Five Men Found Guilty for Playing Poker in a Private Home

Five Men Found Guilty for Playing Poker in a Private Home

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled Wednesday that due to state laws, a poker game held in a private home six years ago has been determined as illegal.Twenty-five civilians were arrested at a ho…

On Which Candidate Are Gambling Bookies Betting?

On Which Candidate Are Gambling Bookies Betting?

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — We know how Karl Rove and James Carville are betting on the election. But how about Vinnie The Pipe, Hot Horse Herbie and Nathan Detroit? Gamblers have long shown themselves to be accurate predictors of U.S. p…

American Poker Star’s Huge Winnings Withheld

American Poker Star’s Huge Winnings Withheld

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – An $11.5 million gambling purse won by poker star Phil Ivey is being withheld by a London Casino as authorities try to determine if trickery or cheating played any role in the American’s winning streak at a …

Researcher Questions Whether Women More Risk-Averse Than Men

Researcher Questions Whether Women More Risk-Averse Than Men

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While previous academic research has shown women to be less willing to engage in risk than men in situations like gambling, a new economics paper released this week finds men can be just as risk-averse, if not more…

Casino Suing Gamblers Who Won $1.5 Million, Blames Unshuffled Decks of Cards

Casino Suing Gamblers Who Won $1.5 Million, Blames Unshuffled Decks of Cards

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — A New Jersey casino has sued a group of gamblers who won $1.5 million after they allegedly realized the eight decks of cards used in a game of mini baccarat were not pre-shuffled.The Golden Nugget in At…

PokerStars in $731M Money-Laundering Settlement

PokerStars in $731M Money-Laundering Settlement

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — PokerStars has agreed to a $731 million money-laundering settlement with the U.S. government that includes reimbursement for some customers whose funds were frozen when the feds cracked down on the gambling sites.P…

Detroit Man Gambled Away Over $1.5M After ATM Error

Detroit Man Gambled Away Over $1.5M After ATM Error

Hemera/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — A Detroit man is facing 15 months in prison after he was able to withdraw unlimited cash from his Bank of America account that only held a few dollars.Ronald Page, 55, took advantage of a bank mistake that placed his accou…

Alabama Lawmakers Acquitted in Gambling Corruption Case

Alabama Lawmakers Acquitted in Gambling Corruption Case

Hemera/Thinkstock(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — All six defendants in a sweeping corruption prosecution, including three current and former Alabama state lawmakers, have been acquitted on charges of trading bribes for votes on gambling legislation.In addition t…

Camel Predicts Super Bowl Winner

Camel Predicts Super Bowl Winner

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If a clairvoyant camel is to be believed, the New York Giants will take home the Super Bowl trophy next Sunday.Princess, a 25-year-old camel who lives at the Popcorn park Zoo in Lacey township, N.J., has accurately p…

Online Gambling, Casinos to ‘Sweep’ US in 2012

Online Gambling, Casinos to ‘Sweep’ US in 2012

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Forget the monkey or the rooster, 2012 could be the year of the gambler and experts say that while that would mean more money in states’ pockets, it could also put young people and adults at further risk of a…

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