Gambling: Understanding the odds in numbers

Our statistician looks through the numbers to discover which form of betting gives you the best chance of winning a six-figure sum.   The next best thing to gambling and winning is gambling and losing.” So said legendary gambler Nick “The Greek” Dandalos, and he would know. Over the course of his playing career he’s thought …

Golf Gambling Stories from PGA Tour Stars

Adam Scott: Fred Couples, Phil Ivey and $10K Scott rarely plays money games, but was part of a memorable one nearly a decade ago, playing with Fred Couples and professional poker player Phil Ivey. They started with a small bet, which quickly ballooned into a much bigger one — and then another. “We had a really …

Five of the Strangest Bets in the History of Gambling

    A Welsh punter beat the odds of 6,479/1 with a strange novelty bet in 1989. He gambled £30 that in the year 2000, U2 would still be a band, EastEnders and Neighbours would still be on the BBC, and Cliff Richard would be knighted. Ladbrokes paid out £194,400 in one of the biggest …

Man Pleads Guilty To Leaving Casino To Rob Bank, Then Returning To Continue Gambling

Man Pleads Guilty To Leaving Casino To Rob Bank, Then Returning To Continue Gambling Gambler Faces 5-18 Years In Prison Over Crime A West Virginia man told a judge on Wednesday that he left a casino to rob a bank, only to return with the money and continue playing. Kerry Johnson, 52, was indicted in …

15 Brilliant Math Geeks Who Outsmarted the System

Geeks rule the world these days, with tech geniuses and statistics-savvy entrepreneurs owning some of the biggest and highest-grossing businesses anywhere. Yet while some use their know-how to make a fortune the old-fashioned way, through hard work, others try to outsmart the system and get rich in much less legitimate or sustainable ways. Here, we’ve …