What are the chances, in blackjack, that I will start with 15, and the dealer will be showing a 10 (or face card worth 10)? [more inside]
posted by gummo
on Oct 28, 2008 -
Does the fact that the betting markets still give Hillary Clinton a 1 in 55 chance of being President in 2008
, mean that that is a reasonable estimate of the chance that Obama is assassinated before the election? What else could justify those odds now?
posted by zaebiz
on Sep 1, 2008 -
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 -
Is cancelling my health insurance and investing the money instead a good bet, or a foolhardy risk? I'm young, in good health, and have no chronic health conditions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 26, 2008 -
I would like others to explain to me why some non-Christian people abstain from certain “sinful” activities…and how to interact with them. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors
on Jul 24, 2008 -
Belmont Stakes question: What was the payout on a 2 dollar exacta box (24 dollar total wager because the box had four horses) that included Da'Tara and Denis of Cork?
posted by zembla3
on Jun 7, 2008 -
As mentioned before in this
post, my house is running a jello wrestling night. Now that we have the logistics set up, I would like to make some extra cash on taking bets. What is the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Blandanomics
on May 23, 2008 -
Sports Betting Filter: How can I determine approximately how much money was bet on the NCAA (men's basketball) tournament last year and where that ranks on the most gambled-upon sporting events of the year? [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31
on Feb 29, 2008 -
Any suggestions for a fun, relaxing time with my future in-laws in the Washington, D.C. area this weekend? [more inside]
posted by buddha9090
on May 17, 2007 -
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 -
Mathematicians, I've always suspected there is a real opportunity to exploit the inefficiencies of the online sports betting markets and amateur bettors and make serious money. Have you felt the same way or am I kidding myself? [more inside]
posted by vizsla
on Dec 17, 2006 -
I know somebody who has the opportunity to design casino-worthy playing cards. What does a playing card need? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee
on Nov 14, 2006 -
What happens when a country violates the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)? In particular, what does another country's "suspending concessions" involve? [more inside]
posted by gorillawarfare
on Oct 6, 2006 -
Which poker site has the best players? Or am I just a terrible poker player? [more inside]
posted by Ugh
on Sep 26, 2006 -
I've made an online game that involves gambling with worthless chips. If I were to sell (but not buy) these worthless chips, would I become subject to various laws concerning gambling? What if I sell membership, and that comes with a free allotment of chips? Basically I want people to feel like they're actually losing something when they lose to keep the game interesting, but I don't want to run an actual gambling site where people play for profit. If it matters, I'm thinking about something like $1 for enough chips to last a week or two, and I'm in the US.
posted by scottreynen
on Aug 18, 2006 -
Is it against the law for US citizens or residents to trade on overseas futures markets such as TradeSports.com? [more inside]
posted by sebrenner
on Jun 16, 2006 -
GamblingFilter: How does a person reserve a poker room at a casino not in Atlantic City or Las Vegas? [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit
on Jun 10, 2006 -
North Carolina starts its new statewide lottery next week. Is it reasonable to assume that in the early days the lottery company will offer more than the usual number of small prizes as a way to get folks excited? I saw this thread
, and this comment
that claims it's true the odds are better at the start of new games, but I'm looking for evidence of actual lottery practice.
posted by mediareport
on Mar 22, 2006 -
I've begun playing some casual Texas Hold'Em
with friends (some of whom are far less casual). I don't really know what I'm doing. Thus far I am 15% ahead (of my cumulative buyin), but that's only be because I fold early and often. I mostly get into trouble when I play weak hands or try to bluff, so I don't tend to do either. I'd like some additional pointers. [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Dec 22, 2005 -
I've got a relative with a gambling problem. How can I fix it so PartyPoker (and its evil twins) will never be able to be played on this computer ever again?
posted by anonymous
on Nov 19, 2005 -
To Applecare or not to Applecare, that is the question! Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to purchase arms against a sea of troubles, and by purchasing, guarantee they will not occur [tired of this and can't remember any more]. G4 laptop. I understand why it is good, BUT, who here has purchased two more years for their laptop and
used it in that period? What hardware works fine for one year and then goes kerblooey? It ain't cheap at $350, especially as I can fix most things on my own. I am not interested in resale value, only components that fail and that I will have to pay for myself without the extended warrantee.
posted by mzurer
on Aug 17, 2005 -
I just found out I'll be in Vegas for three days next week and I am looking for some fun stuff to do that won't break the bank. [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck
on Jul 18, 2005 -
Even with the big March event coming up, this is a hypothetical question. In a state like California, is there a legal way to bet on sports? Also, are there grey areas in betting, such as internet betting?
posted by jonah
on Mar 13, 2005 -
What's up with scratch tickets? Are they just as much of a scam as the regular lottery? Are some a better gamble than others? Does anyone ever make any money off of those things?
posted by agregoli
on Jan 31, 2005 -
Can anyone point me to informative books, websites, documentaries, and etc. regarding casinos? I'm about to begin researching them heavily and I was hoping for a head start. Thanks a billion.
posted by argh!spiders!
on Dec 13, 2004 -
Second question of the day (visio one just below was first) hope I am not pushing my luck. Have been roped into a poker game tonight. 6 players, 4 strangers, texas holdem
, never played for money with more than one person, have no poker face and no basic strategy
. Could anyone point me to a page or give me a golden rule or advice or something that I can use to get me through. I will learn the rules myself. Something I can get into my head in about an hour.
posted by kenaman
on Sep 24, 2004 -
Which game has better odds: Craps or Blackjack and why?
posted by srboisvert
on Sep 23, 2004 -