While absolutely no one can reasonably claim they saw Leicester’s impossible yet now real Premier League title season coming, that didn’t prevent some exceedingly optimistic fans from putting down a few bucks in the off-off-off-off chance (their preseason title odds were 5,000-1) that Leicester would win the league.…
We can all keep burying our heads in the sand and pretend that daily fantasy sports "wagering" is not actually sports betting. We can keep pretending that the ability to choose a winning make-believe roster is somehow more skillful than hitting a multi-team parlay and thus totally not gambling.
It is pretty damn good to be a Republican right now. The GOP controls both the House and the Senate, it owns more than half of the gubernatorial seats in the nation, Obama is close to a zero percent approval rating, and 9/11 truther Pete Carroll kept Marshawn Lynch from being the Super Bowl MVP.
Is it legal?
This year's Royal Rumble was kind of, for lack of a better term, underwhelming as shit. But it definitely happened, and there were definitely a bunch of people eliminated. Here's a breakdown of who did the aforementioned eliminatin'.
Poker used to be cool. From Wild Bill Hickok getting shot up over aces and eights to Paul Newman and Robert Shaw eyefucking each other in The Sting, it has always held a place in American culture as the game you'd find grown-ass men playing in the smoke-filled back rooms of grown-ass places. Blame Norm Chad and the…
There isn't a worse NBA team than the New York Knicks this season. Their 5-35 record and 15 straight losses have them in the pole position to earn (?) the highest probability of winning the top pick in the NBA Draft and the Jahlil Okafor that comes with that honor. One would assume that betting against the Knicks…
It's been nine years since police in Fairfax County, Va., turned small-time bettor Sal Culosi into a bookie and then killed him, but Culosi's death has been forcibly dragged back into the news, and so has all the unaccountable power-drunkenness that led to it. His killers, we've been reminded, struck again.
Earlier this year, we were introduced to the strange, sad case of Michael Borovetz, who shared his life story on a poker forum. A chemical engineer who found himself addicted to poker, pai gow, and baccarat, Borovetz found himself reduced to scamming strangers at the Las Vegas airport. He was aware enough to know he…
You know what feels shitty? Spending years working at something only to have it not pay off in the least. I know, we've all been there or some other useless fucking platitude, but save that shit for a motivational cat poster. There's no worse feeling than trying your best and failing.
With their season in shambles, and wholesale changes seeming inevitable, the New York Jets could have rolled over today against the Minnesota Vikings. They didn't do that, and took the Vikings to overtime. Then they went and pulled a Jets, losing the game and against the spread in one play.
Dear lord, last week was a bad week of picking football games. Let's hope this week is less bad. Let's get into it.
Why can't you stop gambling? Many people would say it's because the windowless, maze-like layout of casinos is designed to keep you mesmerized by the games. But scientists argue that the most successful casinos keep you playing with a new set of psychological tricks.
An upstate New York man who pleaded guilty to charges related to running an illicit gambling ring admitted to extorting Wild winger Thomas Vanek, in an attempt to recoup some of the more than $10 million he says Vanek owed.
It's December. Tony Romo is playing football. Those things don't mix.
Better late than never, here are this week's NFL picks.
Thanksgiving is the best day of the entire year in America, and that is an objective fact. This is the case because it combines the four best non-sexual things on the planet. In no particular order (okay, maybe in particular order), those things are large quantities of food, all the booze you can drink, loved ones,…
On Friday, a judge shot down a New Jersey law that would have allowed sports betting, to the satisfaction of the four major American sports leagues, all of which opposed it—and all of which profit immensely from bettors' interest. As Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said of every owner and executive, including himself,…
So last week went pretty well as far as these picks are concerned, as we finished at 10-4 against the spread despite picking Kyle Orton on the road on Thursday night. This week I'm hoping for more of the same, despite picking Alex Smith's terrible ass on Thursday night.