If Rory McIlroy Wins British Open, His Dad Will Win 10-Year-Old Bet

This story has been out there for a while, but this is the last chance for McIlroy to make his dad some easy money. In 2004, when Rory McIlroy was 15, his dad and some of his buddies bet 400 British pounds, the equivalent of $171 U.S. dollars each, that McIlroy would win the British Open before he turned 26, at… » 7/19/14 8:40pm 7/19/14 8:40pm

Kid In Anti-Gambling Ad Is Sad Because Dad Bet Everything On Germany

Look, gambling addiction is a serious thing and, really, this anti-gambling spot from the National Council on Problem Gambling only proves the point. In it, several young boys sit around yakking about the World Cup and who they want to win. Each kid has a favorite—one likes Brazil, another likes Argentina and… » 7/09/14 11:16am 7/09/14 11:16am

That Crazy Reddit Soccer Bet Is Fake. Stop It, Internet.

The best part of yesterday's destruction of Brazil by Germany, besides the advertising fails, was the betting. After all, it's not often you get to take a team to win by five and a half goals over Brazil. But there's one bet floating around the Internet this morning that is too fake to let continue floating around… » 7/09/14 10:04am 7/09/14 10:04am

Hey, Competitive Eating Legend Pat Bertoletti, Is A Hot Dog A Sandwich?

Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti is one of the greatest competitive eaters of all time. While he's never won the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, he is one of five humans to eat fifty hot dogs and buns or more in the competition. He isn't the Michael Jordan of competitive eating, but he's certainly the sport's Oscar… » 7/03/14 11:35pm 7/03/14 11:35pm

Luis Suárez Bites A Guy And Gamblers Rejoice

A reputation is firmly in place when you can place a bet based on it. Luis Suárez is now a more notorious biter than Mike Tyson, and before he was even able to snack on Giorgio Chiellini, people with serious gambling problems could wager whether or not he would bite someone in this World Cup. Several such addicts took… » 6/24/14 8:41pm 6/24/14 8:41pm

Macau Police Raid Illegal Multi-Million Dollar World Cup Gambling Rings

Police in Macau have raided two illegal gambling rings that have yielded million dollars of bets related to this year's World Cup tournament. Officers arrested 26 in two raids on a hotel in the Chinese city, apprehending bookmakers who had been taking bets online and on the phone from across the world. » 6/21/14 5:48pm 6/21/14 5:48pm

USMNT Win Over Ghana Dramatically Shifts Betting Odds To Advance

I know, this is obvious. After a team wins a game in any competition, their odds to advance in that competition increase. However, as obvious as it may be, the USMNT's dramatic 2-1 win over Ghana has shifted the team's odds to advance in the World Cup by quite a bit. » 6/17/14 11:39am 6/17/14 11:39am