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Oklahoma blackjack info?

How can I find out which Indian casinos in Oklahoma do NOT charge an ante? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on Apr 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Streak for the Math

Theoretically, what would be the best way to game the ESPN 'Streak for the Cash' game? (Note: I do not actually want to do this) [more inside]
posted by rooftop secrets on Feb 19, 2009 - 13 answers

To what level was pinball banned in New York in the 1940s?

To what level was pinball banned in New York in the 1940s? [more inside]
posted by zacharyseibert on Feb 11, 2009 - 6 answers

What should we do if the superbowl gets blown out?

What party games do you like to play during the superbowl? We're throwing a party, and I'm trying to hedge against a blowout. [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Jan 30, 2009 - 9 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

Math and Odds and Blackjack

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 - 8 answers

Obama assassination : 1 in 55?

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 - 14 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

Should I cancel my health insurance and invest the money instead?

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 - 47 answers

Living the clean life. Both clean from religion and clean from vice!

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 - 58 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

What should my bankroll be?

How much money would it take to deal blackjack for a night? [more inside]
posted by samph on Jul 11, 2008 - 5 answers

What was the payout on this wager?

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 - 2 answers

I bet you I was a liberal arts major

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 - 11 answers

Coin Flipper Arrested

How popular is "Coin Flipping"? [more inside]
posted by Tube on May 3, 2008 - 15 answers

I'd Wager that A Lot of Money Was Bet on March Madness

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 - 5 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

math-and-logic-filter: only two more floors - I'm almost there! or am I?

math-and-logic-filter: only two more floors - I'm almost there! or am I? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jul 20, 2007 - 31 answers

Good times in D.C.

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 - 16 answers

Poker in Shreveport?

Where's the best poker room in Shreveport / Bossier City, Louisiana? [more inside]
posted by ivarley on Mar 1, 2007 - 3 answers

Taiwan 2008 Presidential elections: What are the odds?

Taiwan 2008 Presidential elections: What are the odds? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Feb 15, 2007 - 1 answer

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

Where can I gamble on Macworld announcements?

Where (online) can I gamble on what will be announced at MacWorld tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by hihowareyou on Jan 8, 2007 - 11 answers

Mathematicial inefficiencies of sports betting markets

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 - 7 answers

Online Gambling, No Really?

Can I legally gamble online anymore? [more inside]
posted by unreasonable on Dec 11, 2006 - 15 answers

How are casino cards designed?

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 - 5 answers

Help with online poker addiction

I think my brother is addicted to online poker... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2006 - 22 answers

PartyPoker, RIP.

PartyPoker is gone. Where do I go now? [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Oct 14, 2006 - 17 answers

What happens when a country violates the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)?

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 - 3 answers

QT. Are you kidding me?

Which poker site has the best players? Or am I just a terrible poker player? [more inside]
posted by Ugh on Sep 26, 2006 - 31 answers

Is it technically a gambling site if there's no pay-out?

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 - 11 answers

How to interpret online betting odds

How do I interpret the odds at Tradesports.com? [more inside]
posted by VillageLion on Aug 10, 2006 - 2 answers

Know Where to Hold 'Em?

I'm going to Las Vegas in the middle of next month (September 2006) and intend to play poker while there. [more inside]
posted by BigLankyBastard on Aug 7, 2006 - 10 answers

Web hosting and "illegal" activity

Web hosting and "illegal" activity [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jul 22, 2006 - 24 answers

TradeSports.com Legal in America?

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 - 1 answer

How to Get A Poker Table Reserved at a Casino?

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 - 4 answers

Manufactured criminality

Is online gambling legal in Oregon? [more inside]
posted by Marla Singer on Jun 10, 2006 - 22 answers

How do you use the OTB?

Help me use the Off Track Betting facility. [more inside]
posted by miniape on Apr 19, 2006 - 3 answers

Do state lotteries pay off more often at the beginning?

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 - 1 answer

Second Bore

I'm trying to figure out what the appeal of Second Life is. [more inside]
posted by cellphone on Mar 2, 2006 - 10 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

Poker tips for a novice player?

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 - 27 answers

How do I make online poker impossible?

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 - 9 answers

Riverboat casinos?

Riverboat gambling and Katrina? [more inside]
posted by jca on Sep 3, 2005 - 4 answers

Applecare conundrum

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 - 45 answers

Vegas on the cheap

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 - 8 answers

Online Casino Bonuses

Is there any reason why this method of collecting bonuses from online casinos wouldn't work? [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Mar 21, 2005 - 10 answers

Betting Tips

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 - 4 answers

Lottery Scratch Tickets

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 - 26 answers

Fix my betting system.

What's the flaw in this horse racing betting system? [MI] [more inside]
posted by Dreamghost on Dec 16, 2004 - 41 answers

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