Is your roulette hot streak based on more than random chance?

When stepping into a casino, it can be useful to have a clear sense of how probability works and how it applies to the games that you're playing. In today's discussion about gambling however, we're reminded that a gambler's fortune can depend on more than just random odds. » 1/08/14 4:20pm 1/08/14 4:20pm

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 explains … » 6/28/12 11:55am 6/28/12 11:55am

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

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 for … » 5/22/08 1:15pm 5/22/08 1:15pm