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This Labour Competition To Meet Jeremy Corbyn Appears To Breach Gambling Laws

The contest asks party members to donate money in order to win a chance to meet the leader at Labour's annual conference.

Two NYPD Officers Busted For Gambling And Prostitution Have A History Of Misconduct, Records Show

Two of the seven officers arrested Wednesday have been docked vacation days in the past after allegations of serious misconduct, secret files exclusively revealed by BuzzFeed News show.

Here's Why Some People Think Loot Boxes In Video Games Should Be Classed As Gambling

But game developers argue they are needed to keep up with the increasing cost of making games.

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888 Is In Trouble For An Ad Showing A "Depressed" Man Gambling To Pay For His Wife’s Cancer Treatment

Online betting firm 888.com, which was last week issued a record fine by the Gambling Commission, has been found to have engaged in "irresponsible" advertising.

A Gambling Company Handed Out Jelly Beans Covered With Betting Ads

...and they landed right in the hands of the NSW Greens gambling spokesperson.

14 Fantasy Football Confessions

"I just wanna throw sh*t"

This Material Is So Black You Can't See It

“It is often described as the closest thing to a black hole humans will ever see.”

Poker Cheat Who Scammed Players Out Of £60,000 Jailed

The 57-year-old fraudster used sleight of hand and some sandpaper to dupe his opponents.

Match-Fixers Targeted Half My Players, Says Tennis Manager

Claims world tennis authorities did not respond to rampant corruption.

Tennis Covered Up For 95 Gamblers, Says Family of Suspended Player

The sport's governing bodies have been accused of burying a list of 100 players caught gambling on tennis and scapegoating only five of them.

Paddy Power Admits It Encouraged A Gambling Addict To Keep Betting

The bookmaker has admitted it encouraged a man with a "serious" addiction to keep placing bets he couldn't afford.

Tennis Authorities Warned About 73 Suspicious Matches Last Year

There were three times as many suspicious match alerts in tennis last year than in all other sports combined, a report obtained by BuzzFeed News has revealed.

This Map Shows Where New Yorkers Buy The Most Lottery Tickets

All it took was a few sunny days — or some Mets wins — to make supposedly savvy New Yorkers start betting on the lottery, statisticians report.

The Tennis Racket

Betting worth billions. Elite players. Violent threats. Covert messages with Sicilian gamblers. And suspicious matches at Wimbledon. Leaked files expose match-fixing evidence that tennis authorities have kept secret for years.

12 Things You Need To Know About Entering The US Powerball In Australia

But there's a few things you should know before you take a punt.

FanDuel And DraftKings Fight Back After Illinois Attorney General Deems Games Illegal "Gambling"

The decision on Wednesday made Illinois the third state to shut down daily fantasy sports sites after deeming them to be games of gambling, not skill.

FanDuel And DraftKings Can Do Business In New York Again After Being Told They Couldn't

The New York Attorney General has called daily fantasy sports "gambling."

New York Attorney General Orders Fantasy Sports Sites To Cease Operations

The cease-and-desist order was a huge blow for DraftKings and FanDuel, which are accused of being illegal gambling sites under New York law.

FBI, Justice Department Investigating Daily Fantasy Sports Sites

Federal investigators reportedly have asked players whether fantasy sports site employees "passed along proprietary information" or "preyed on players in contests."

New York Launches Insider Trading Investigation Into Fantasy Sports Sites

New York's attorney general has opened an investigation into DraftKings and FanDuel, the two most popular fantasy sports websites, after employees allegedly used insider information to profit.

Casinos Keep New York School Money

When slot machines were legalized 14 years ago for the New York Lottery, they were supposed to pay the vast majority of their profits to education. Today they pay less than half.

Everyone's Upset At This Betting Company's Awful Tweet

"Delete your account, dissolve your company and take a vow of silence."

26 Questions We Have For Casino Workers

Do people actually get peed on?

With $18 Billion In Debt, Caesars Casino Operator Files For Bankruptcy

A unit that operates more than 50 Caesars hotels and casinos has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Chicago. A number of hedge funds are crying foul and demanding an investigation into what went wrong.

FBI Agents Allegedly Dressed Up As Internet Technicians To Catch An Illegal Gambling Ring

Court documents allege the Federal Bureau of Investigation had Caesar’s Palace employees shut off an internet connection so that its agents could dress up as technicians and gain access to several rooms. A professional poker player and an alleged World Cup betting ring.

Indian Engineer Sentenced To Death In U.S. For Murdering A Baby And Her Grandmother

Raghunandan Yandamuri committed the murders during a botched kidnapping in Pennsylvania in 2012.

Trump Entertainment Resorts Files For Bankruptcy

The Donald Trump-founded company adds to growing list of casinos closing in New Jersey.

15 Types Of People You Are Guaranteed To See In Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas stays with you forever.

Rob Ford Betting Big On Toronto Raptors, Wagers Entire CD

Mayor Rob Ford has accepted the terms of a bet by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams over the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors NBA playoff series. The wager: not beer.

9 Feature Stories We’re Reading This Week: Inside Frats And Wall Street, And The Fall Of Intrade

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.

Become A Millionaire Playing Fantasy Football

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.

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Is This A Real 2013 Kentucky Derby Horse Name?

Some of these horses will be competing in the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. Can you guess which ones are fake?

The 20 Most Insane Types Of Kentucky Derby Hats

Odds-on crazy for the win. Pass the mint julep.

The First Super Bowl XLVIII Betting Odds Are Already Here

Because it's only 213 days until the NFL returns to all our lives.

Who The Hell Bets On The Super Bowl Coin Toss?

Everybody... Gamblers gonna gamble.

Intrade Shuts Doors To Americans

The online futures site, popular during the presidential campaign, shuts its doors in response to a federal lawsuit.

Mom Gambles Away Son's Cancer Benefit Money

Sherry R. Holcomb, 46, of Cortland, pleaded guilty Wednesday in State Supreme Court to a felony count of scheme to defraud.

Tobey Maguire Gambling Scandal As Explained By Tobey Maguire Faces

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.

The United States Of Vices

Check out how America likes to get its rocks off and how much money it spends doing it.

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Betting Tip: Bet Against The Pirates Every Time

This guy meticulously documented his investment against Pittsburgh baseball.

How To Bake A Cheating Dice

You can make this process even more fun by setting the oven to 400. Another fun fact: This trick also doubles as a great technique for making totems. (via)

Obama Betting

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.

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