Brackets are VERY big business.
Brackets are VERY big business.
This week for BuzzReads, Andrew Rice examines the rise and demise of a website that allowed you to gamble on current events. Read that and these other great stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.
DraftStreet, the fantasy sports website that allows for daily and weekly instead of full-season play, will bring 40 players to Las Vegas to compete in a tournament with a $1 million grand prize, the largest single guaranteed award in fantasy sports history.
Some of these horses will be competing in the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. Can you guess which ones are fake?
Odds-on crazy for the win. Pass the mint julep.
Because it’s only 213 days until the NFL returns to all our lives.
Everybody… Gamblers gonna gamble.
The online futures site, popular during the presidential campaign, shuts its doors in response to a federal lawsuit.
After refusing to answer questions all summer, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force acknowledged that a gaming group funding its mailer seeking to link marriage and gambling measures in Maryland. The “in-kind” contribution of $343,125 came from Penn National Gaming.
The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force has refused to say for two months who paid for an August mailer that sought to connect marriage and gambling votes. A State Senator tips the Washington Post.
Why was the Task Force in the gambling business? No answers from the group.
The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force won’t answer questions about how this week’s mailing to Maryland Democrats was funded. Under state law, the financing may remain secret.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force claims a political synergy. “Opponents of the gambling expansion are clearly using the marriage issue for their own political gain,” says Levin.
Sherry R. Holcomb, 46, of Cortland, pleaded guilty Wednesday in State Supreme Court to a felony count of scheme to defraud.
Tobey Maguire is being sued in a California court for hundreds of thousands of dollars thanks to his involvement with high stakes gambling. Here now to explain this slightly convoluted case are a bunch of silly Tobey Maguire faces. It’s not fair to play poker with Spider-Man. His spider sense will tingle when you’re bluffing. (via tmz.com) View List ›
Is it possible to have a gambling problem if you’re incapable of actually owning anything in the first place? Watch Video ›
Check out how America likes to get its rocks off and how much money it spends doing it. Keep this in mind as you get loaded and bet on the Super Bowl. View Image ›
This guy meticulously documented his investment against Pittsburgh baseball. The Pirates prove worse than even Vegas oddsmakers imagined possible - he made a 10 percent ROI betting $20 bucks against them every time.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issues an executive order requiring recipients to promise they will use cash benefits only to meet basic subsistence needs. GOP legislators call for the cash to be returned. California welfare recipients using state-issued debit cards withdrew more than $1.8 million
Think Obama will say “banana” in his inaugural speech? What about (German Chancellor) “Angela Merkel”? Apparently, if you do, there might be some money in it for you. Swedish betting site, Betsson.com, has listed the odds of the future POTUS uttering these words — each are currently at 1,000-to-1.00. Maybe not the best wager, but keep your eyes on the global banana market and you could be in luck.