Psychology | Personality

How gambling affects the brain and who is most vulnerable to addiction

Once confined mostly to casinos concentrated in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, access to gambling has expanded dramatically, including among children.

Psychology | Psychology

An Unusual Sign of Depression | Psychology Today

Stimulation-seeking behaviors such as theft and infidelity are often overlooked.

Psychology | Personality

How lights and sounds encourage risky behavior

A new study investigates how visual and auditory cues increase risk-taking behavior. The findings provide a much-needed insight into gambling addiction.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Toxic Thirdhand Smoke Still Lingers In A Casino Months After Ban - Study Finds

Thirdhand smoke, or the residue left behind from cigarette smoke, rested on surfaces in casinos for months, even after a smoking ban went into affect in Northern California, a study by scientists at San Diego State University found.

Sports | Sports

This College Dropout Made Almost $1 Billion Betting on Horses. Now He's Finally Telling How He Did It

Beating the odds was so easy that when he won $13 million on a single horse race once, he never bothered to cash the ticket.

Sports | College Sports

March Madness First-Round Upsets Leave Just 0.036% of ESPN Users’ Brackets Perfect

March has again descended into madness — with first-round upsets in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament putting the hurt on millions of fans’ brackets from the get-go. After the first 16 games of the Round of 64 concluded on Thursday, just 6,306 br

Science & Technology | Tech

A.I. perfectly predicted last year’s Super Bowl score. What happens to betting?

Last year, an artificially intelligent swarm predicted the outcome of the Super Bowl. Before that, it guessed who would win the 2016 presidential election, as well as the Kentucky Derby superfecta. If A.I. can predict these seemingly random events, what d

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

A Russian Slot Machine Hack Is Costing Casinos Big Time | WIRED

Digging through slot machine source code helped a St. Petersburg-based syndicate make off with millions.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Here's why you may not get free drinks in Las Vegas anymore

Time was Las Vegas casinos served free booze so you would stay and gamble — and maybe loosen up enough to play even more. Now a few big casino companies are shifting gears by rewarding certain gamblers and leaving others high and dry.

Sports | My Sporting News

Pete Rose remains in sad situation of his own making - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s rejection of Rose’s application for reinstatement might be the biggest indicator that the all-time hits leader doesn’t get it.

Sports | MLB

Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement rejected by Rob Manfred - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: CINCINNATI (AP) -- - Pete Rose's application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday by Commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded the career hits leader continued to gamble even while trying to end his lifetime ban and would be

Sports | On The Green

Report: Mickelson tied to money laundering, gambling case | Devil Ball Golf - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: ESPN reports Mickelson wired $2.75 million to a man who passed through the money for illegal gambling.

Sports | MLB

Report: Pete Rose bet on baseball games as a player

A new report suggests legendary Red Pete Rose may have bet on games as a player.

Travel | Travel

After two decades, a legendary Las Vegas slot machine finally hands over its elu

It took 20 years, but one lucky couple finally hit the Lion's Share jackpot at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Friday night, winning a cool $2.4 million.

Travel | Travel

How Does Counting Cards in Blackjack Work?

Owning a casino isn't much of a gamble. In almost every game, the casino has a statistical advantage—so for every one gambler raking it in, there’s more than enough people leaving with empty pockets to net an enormous profit. But between the roll