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Interview with a Compulsive Gambler
Categories: interviews, video 31 Jul 2022 74

Interview with a Compulsive Gambler

Interview and photograph of Daniel, a compulsive gambler in New York City, by Soft White Underbelly. Compulsive gambling, often known as gambling disorder, is the uncontrolled need to continue gambling despite the negative consequences. Gambling involves putting something valuable at risk in the expectation of gaining something even more valuable.

Casinos don't want you to know these 10 tricks
Categories: offline casinos, video 15 Jun 2021 96

Casinos don't want you to know these 10 tricks

Having a gamble 'on red' or playing a few hands of cards may be a fantastic way for the ordinary punter to let off some steam. For the casinos, though, this is serious business, and they will do anything they can to steal your money as quickly as possible.

The biggest poker scams in wcoop history
Categories: online poker, video 10 Sep 2021 97

The biggest poker scams in wcoop history

The World Championship of Online Poker, or WCOOP, has been running since 2002 and has been the site of two major poker disputes in 2007 and 2018. In 2007, a player named TheV0id was banned for multi-accounting and cheating, while in 2018, a player named wann2play was disqualified from the...

Is poker being killed by training sites?
Categories: interviews, online poker, video 5 Nov 2021 97

Is poker being killed by training sites?

Highlights from Taylor Caby's appearance on the Doug Polk Podcast. Topics covered include the early days of internet poker, the influence of training sites on the game, and much more. Caby is an American poker player and entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of CardRunners, the poker training website. Taylor...

The incredible poker story of Mike Matusow
Categories: live poker, online poker, video 6 Feb 2022 97

The incredible poker story of Mike Matusow

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow is one of the most well-known and entertaining poker players of our time. He is well-known for his dramatic blowups at the poker table as well as his amusing antics. His nickname, the Mouth, is well deserved because he has a loud mouth at the poker...

NBA referee which was fixing games for the mob
Categories: crime, interviews, sports betting, video 7 May 2021 100

NBA referee which was fixing games for the mob

Timothy Francis Donaghy is a disgraced former NBA referee who served in the league for 13 seasons from 1994 to 2007, before he was caught up in a gambling scandal. Donaghy officiated in 772 regular season games and 20 playoff games during his NBA career. Donaghy retired from the league on...

The game you win by losing (Parrondo's Paradox)
Categories: other games, video 30 Jun 2021 105

The game you win by losing (Parrondo's Paradox)

While researching the interaction of thermodynamics and information theory, scientist Juan Parrondo discovered that a system of losing games could create a winning outcome. And it's not simply by playing them strategically; it's also feasible for two sure losers to produce a winner when played at random. The test of our...

Absolute poker scam
Categories: cheating, online poker, video 19 Apr 2021 110

Absolute poker scam

Absolute Poker was founded in 2003 by a group of fraternity members from the University of Montana who had no prior gaming experience. They relocated the business to Costa Rica, where it could function without the need for a gaming license. KGC provided casino sites with their betting "licenses" in...

Archie Karas interview
Categories: gambling history, interviews, live poker, video 24 Apr 2021 115

Archie Karas interview

Archie Karas, a gambler who started with $50 in 1995 and made it into $40 million in three years, only to lose it all in three weeks. Man with one of the most outstanding streaks in gambling history tells his life story. Article about Karas