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A welcome fix for Wall Street bonuses

The news that Wall Street banks had to jump through hoops to pay big bonuses last year is strangely welcome, as it suggests that tougher rules designed to keep them from gambling with taxpayers'... To view the full story, click the title link.

Is Captain Munnerlyn the Next Antoine Winfield for the Minnesota VIkings?

Way back in 2004, the Minnesota Vikings took a gamble on a short, scrappy cornerback named Antoine Winfield, giving the former first-round pick a six-year deal to help fix a pass defense that ranked near the bottom of the NFL the year...Show More Summary

On "Owning Mahowny"

If I have to choose one definite moment in "Owning Mahowny" (2003), it is the one which shows the hero's face in a close-up shot when he is gambling. His face looks blank on the surface, but his eyes are fixed on the table, busily looking for the next shot of adrenaline he is craving. Show More Summary

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals vs Internet Betting: Which is worse?

A look at the big betting policy debate Internet betting has often been under crossfire for causing problem gambling and addiction, but in recent years a new form of gambling has been gaining traction (and notoriety) in the UK. Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (or FOBTs), can be found in almost every betting shop, often alongside […]

The nanny state's moral panic over fruit machines will simply drive gamblers online

It's time for another moral panic! Quick, whip up plenty of outrage – then ban something! This time it is Fixed Odds Betting (FOB) gambling machines in the firing line. Banning them is righteous, we’re told. Once done, the world will be a better place, apparently. These machines are, we are invited to believe, the [...]

Microsoft yanks Surface 2 DIM SCREEN of DEATH fix in update snafu

Better an overheating tablet than one with a borked screen, gambles Redmond A software update supposed to stop Surface slabs overheating has been yanked by Microsoft – because it’s making matters worse.…

Gambling with pandas might be better than gambling with money

What do you do after you fix chess? You fix poker, apparently. Not that this was game designer David Sirlin's intention with Pandante, his Kickstarter-funded card game, of course. In fact, all he initially wanted to do was create a game about lying - more specifically, a game about lying pandas. Show More Summary

This Index Of Gambling And Hookers Predicts Consumer Spending Patterns With Incredible Accuracy

Everyone has their little indulgences. For some, it's their morning Starbucks fix or a $2000 handbag. For others, it's hookers and blackjack. And it's the latter that are most representative of consumer spending in the US economy, according to Andrew Zatlin of South Bay Research. Show More Summary

Fixing BlackBerry Would Be Enormous Task for Lenovo

Lenovo, the Chinese technology giant, placed a huge and ultimately successful bet when it bought IBM’s personal computer business eight years ago. Now Lenovo is contemplating an even riskier gamble: acquiring BlackBerry, the once mighty smartphone maker that has fallen on hard times. Show More Summary

Knicks players fixed games in 1980s, book alleges

A number of New York Knicks players allegedly participated in a point-shaving scheme involving a major East Coast drug dealer in the early 1980s, according to the recently released "Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing and the...Show More Summary

Mayhem Miller: "UFC Is Fake, and It's Run by an Insecure, Chunky Golf Player"

Jason “Mayhem” Miller believes in conspiracy theories, and one in particular puts the UFC at the center of a scandalous plot involving gambling and fixed fights. During an exclusive interview with SciFighting.com, the retired fighter...Show More Summary

Bobby Riggs Fixed Billie Jean King Match To Settle Mob Debts, Guy Claims But…

Did Bobby Riggs throw the 1973 “The Battle of the Sexes” tennis match against Billie Jean King to settle gambling debts? That’s the claim being raised on Sunday by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.” You can read the whole Bobby Riggs report there. Show More Summary

Simon moves on Match Fixing

8 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Simon Corbell has announced he’s legislating against match fixing: “The Criminal Code (Cheating at Gambling) Amendment Act 2013 will mean that all identified match-fixing behaviours are now outlawed in the ACT. This reform will help to prevent cheating and match-fixing activities and will support the integrity and enjoyment of sport,” Mr Corbell said. The Act amends the [...]

Taking a gamble in the Las Vegas real estate market – 40,000 vacant homes while 9,500 are listed for sale. Are investors gearing up to bail in the Southwest?

The mortgage markets had one of their biggest moves in US history.  According to Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate posted its largest move in more than 25 years.  No doubt this got the serious attention of the mortgage market.  What is interesting is that each piece of good economic news nationwide is likely [...]

India considers legalizing sports gambling as way to curb match-fixing

10 months agoNews : BlogPost

NEW DELHI Cricket is a religion for many Indians. But, of late, this religion has been somewhat soiled by allegations of players working with illegal bookmakers to fix not only the outcome of the matches but also specific bowling and batting action in the game. Read full article >>

Match fixing laws come to Canberra

10 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Andrew Barr and Simon Corbell have announced they’re going to criminalise match fixing in the ACT: “Today I introduced the Criminal Code (Cheating at Gambling) Amendment Bill 2013 to address these risks by making it a criminal offence to participate in fixing an event or using information about a fixed event or inside information for a [...]

Procter & Gamble brings back former CEO to fix company

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co on Thursday brought back A.G. Lafley to run the world's largest household products maker, replacing Bob McDonald immediately in the midst of a major restructuring.

Quinn: pension reform before gambling expansion

Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday put a finer point on a notion he’s been pushing this spring: no gambling expansion will happen without comprehensive changes to fix a greatly underfunded government worker pension system.

FIX The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB): Prospects Look Bright For Household And Personal Product Industries

Many investors, understandably, begin to worry about their stocks when they encounter economic uncertainty. Stocks, as a consequence, can show widely varying results because of how much the ups and downs of the market are tied to investor expectations. Investing in what are referred to as “defensive sector stocks” can minimize exposure to such economic-related [...]

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