i've been recruited to help set the stakes for a friendly wager on the ole miss / alabama game in october. while money can be involved, the bet should be more centered around humiliation of some sort. any ideas for an entertaining bet between an already-tough-to-embarrass male and female friend?
My 7 year old son has developed a passion for money. He enjoys collecting unusual coins and bills, spotting bargains at the grocery, playing 'store' and (yikes) making bets for cash. His favorite character is Mr. Crabs. Finance is not my specialty *snort* so any suggestions for age appropriate sites/activities that revolve around the wise use of filthy lucre will be appreciated. [more inside]
Casino player's card free play: Is it actually possible to win any money? [more inside]
How can I find out which Indian casinos in Oklahoma do NOT charge an ante? [more inside]
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]
To what level was pinball banned in New York in the 1940s? [more inside]
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]
Do I have to show up in person at a casino sportsbook to redeem a winning futures bet? [more inside]
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]
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?
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?
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]
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]
Where can I find a craps table felt tablecloth in/around Dallas, Texas by Friday? [more inside]
How much money would it take to deal blackjack for a night? [more inside]
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?
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]
How popular is "Coin Flipping"? [more inside]
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]
Can any of you recommend a cool, affordable hotel in Las Vegas? [more inside]
math-and-logic-filter: only two more floors - I'm almost there! or am I? [more inside]
Any suggestions for a fun, relaxing time with my future in-laws in the Washington, D.C. area this weekend? [more inside]
Where's the best poker room in Shreveport / Bossier City, Louisiana? [more inside]
Taiwan 2008 Presidential elections: What are the odds? [more inside]
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]
Where (online) can I gamble on what will be announced at MacWorld tomorrow? [more inside]
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]
Can I legally gamble online anymore? [more inside]
I know somebody who has the opportunity to design casino-worthy playing cards. What does a playing card need? [more inside]
I think my brother is addicted to online poker... [more inside]
PartyPoker is gone. Where do I go now? [more inside]
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]
Which poker site has the best players? Or am I just a terrible poker player? [more inside]
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.
How do I interpret the odds at Tradesports.com? [more inside]
I'm going to Las Vegas in the middle of next month (September 2006) and intend to play poker while there. [more inside]
Web hosting and "illegal" activity [more inside]
Is it against the law for US citizens or residents to trade on overseas futures markets such as TradeSports.com? [more inside]
GamblingFilter: How does a person reserve a poker room at a casino not in Atlantic City or Las Vegas? [more inside]
Is online gambling legal in Oregon? [more inside]
Help me use the Off Track Betting facility. [more inside]
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.
Need help coming up with the name of a former Vegas gambler who was murdered in Costa Rica. [more inside]
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]
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?
Riverboat gambling and Katrina? [more inside]
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.
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]
Is there any reason why this method of collecting bonuses from online casinos wouldn't work? [more inside]