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March Madness: With gambling legal in eight states, who really wins?

John Affleck, Pennsylvania State University March means springtime, but also breathless headlines of Cinderellas, busted brackets and buzzer beaters. This year, it’ll also include talk of...

How Macau became the world’s casino capital

William Vlcek, University of St Andrews Macau is China’s answer to Las Vegas. But the former Portuguese colony has long surpassed the City of Lights...

How slot machines work – and why you should think twice...

Anthony Frederick Lucas, University of Nevada, Las Vegas The gaming industry is big business in the U.S., contributing an estimated US$240 billion to the economy...

Supreme Court delivers a home run for sports bettors – and...

Jennifer Roberts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas On May 14, the United States Supreme Court invalidated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a federal...

With the Supreme Court’s pending sports gambling decision, states are already...

Jennifer Roberts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas The gambling world is waiting with bated breath for the United States Supreme Court decision that could...

In Las Vegas, excess and fantasy bleed into tragedy

Mark Gottdiener, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York In Sin City, people often do bad things to themselves. Rather than deal with...

Are the high-rolling quants of horse racing our friends or foes?

Alexander Munk, University of Michigan and Erhan Bayraktar, University of Michigan From Wall Street to politics, quantitative analysts (or quants) are revolutionizing much of the...

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David Yuill, University of Nebraska-Lincoln I asked my neighbor who hoses off his air conditioner condenser every spring why he does it. “Because my dad...