How Casinos Use Design Psychology to Get You to Gamble More

Everyone's heard that there are no clocks or windows in casinos so that gamblers won't realize how long they've been losing money. But is this actually design gospel? And does it work? According to research, it turns out that the most successful casino design may not be the dark, maze-like designs we think they are. » 12/05/14 5:52am 12/05/14 5:52am

Monkeys Make The Same Bad Gambling Decisions That Humans Do

Humans have a remarkable ability to see patterns where none exist. In the hot-hand phenomenon we perceive streaks of wins or losses where the data, in truth, are random. New research shows that monkeys are subject to the same bias, which might suggest that the bias is evolutionarily adaptive, and maybe even rational. » 7/01/14 10:40am 7/01/14 10:40am

The anti-drinking PSAs of the vaudeville era were gorgeously morbid

What you're seeing here are photographs from an early 1900s theatrical production about the mortal peril of tippling and consorting with card players. Look at Death in those pictures below. He loves getting hammered! Just check out his party face in the second-to-last snapshot! As the Historical Ziegfeld Group » 6/28/12 11:55am 6/28/12 11:55am

The Man Of Steel Is Set To Take Your Last Dime: Superman Joins Internet…

When you think of Superman, you might think of altruism coupled with near-limitless power — but do you think of gambling addiction? Apparently you should. Internet casino firm InterCasino has just licensed the Last Son Of Krypton to take your last dollar (but only if you're outside the United States or can spoof a… » 12/21/09 9:30am 12/21/09 9:30am

The House Always Knows Who The Final Cylon Is

You might feel dead-on certain that you know who the final Cylon is on Battlestar Galactica — but are you willing to put money on it? Gambling site BetCRIS is taking your bets right now — and they've already decided the odds-on favorite to be the last, and maybe most significant, of the secret Cylons. Are you ready… » 5/22/08 1:15pm 5/22/08 1:15pm