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The weirdest game in town

Tell me about Las Vegas. What are the weirdest or most interesting ways to gamble? What can you do beyond the ordinary slots, poker, roulette, sports betting? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Jun 22, 2015 - 19 answers

The Lottery, Hiring Gamblers and Games of Chance

I've noticed, in the last few months, a new disclaimer added to the old disclaimer at end of commercials for the lottery. The old disclaimer says for entertainment purposes only. The new disclaimer says something like the lottery is not to be used for investment purposes. That made me wonder if people ever hire professional gamblers to play and win on their behalf. Does that happen, and if it does, how would it work?
posted by CollectiveMind on Apr 2, 2015 - 15 answers


Next month, I will be travelling to Las Vegas. For the very first time in my life. I have a whole bunch of Vegas-newbie questions. I’d like to ask you for your help. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Feb 27, 2013 - 28 answers

Can I Legally Bet on March Madness?

Sports betting in the USA, specifically March Madness, is it legal? [more inside]
posted by Talez on Mar 12, 2012 - 8 answers

The things I do for airline status

Help me gamble and eat during a six-hour Vegas layover. [more inside]
posted by willbaude on Dec 5, 2011 - 8 answers

I'd like to make legal bets on top tier little league games. Forget whether it's ethical - is it POSSIBLE?

Is there any legal sportsbook/casino that takes bets on the little league world series? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 22, 2011 - 2 answers

How do Vegas oddsmakers make their odds?

How do Vegas oddsmakers make their odds? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Aug 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Can I get a swanky Vegas gambling experience - but with low limits?

I'm currently staying in Las Vegas and it seems silly not to have a go at playing some roulette and maybe some blackjack. The GF would like to try playing some slots. Where can we go on the mid-strip which is suitably classy but at the same time has low limits? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Sep 8, 2010 - 14 answers

Keeping my fingers crossed

Do I have to show up in person at a casino sportsbook to redeem a winning futures bet? [more inside]
posted by mbd1mbd1 on Jan 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Tax me on the River

Gambling and the IRS: I've been honing my poker skills and I think I'm ready to take my game to the next level: professionally. If I begin making gains at both casinos and online, what is my duty in terms of declarations and bookkeeping while filing my taxes?
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Aug 5, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me learn to play craps!!

Where can I find a craps table felt tablecloth in/around Dallas, Texas by Friday? [more inside]
posted by nataliecay on Jul 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Affordable accommodations in Vegas?

Can any of you recommend a cool, affordable hotel in Las Vegas? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Dec 17, 2007 - 28 answers

How long would it take the average gambler to lose $50 in Vegas?

How long would it take the average gambler to lose $50 in Las Vegas? Assume that they're playing at the lowest-stakes table possible. [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jan 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Looking for a dead gambler

Need help coming up with the name of a former Vegas gambler who was murdered in Costa Rica. [more inside]
posted by DieHipsterDie on Feb 16, 2006 - 5 answers

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