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  • Sports for the Unathletic Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    The 42nd Annual World Series of Poker got underway on May 31, and on July 19, it came to a close. Held at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the nine players who emerged victorious from this  will return four months later as “The November Nine” and compete in the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship. The event was broadcast on the cable sports network ESPN, which begs the question, “Is poker actually a sport?”Poker is without question a game of strategy with high stakes and tense

    The definition of the word “sport” is wide and includes activities that nobody should be disqualified from participating in simply because they lack an Adonis-like physique.

  • Game Fixing Rattles Soccer Around World Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 10:38 AM ET
    Goalkeeper Kasey Keller of Seattle Sounders FC kicks the ball into play.

    International soccer authorities and law enforcement officials are struggling to combat rampant game fixing by what they describe as sprawling networks of organized crime, a problem that has plagued the sport for decades but appears to have intensified recently.

  • David Einhorn

    The billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn made it to the second day in the World Series of Poker today with 94,400 chips.

  • World's Biggest Gambling Nations Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 9:03 PM ET
    Mention gambling and glitzy images of Las Vegas come to mind. But you'll be surprised to know Americans are not the world's biggest gamblers. In fact, the world’s biggest gambling nations include plenty of unlikely candidates.The rankings are based on data from , a consultancy based in London. They take into account average gaming losses (the amount bet and never recovered) in a year divided by the adult population in over 200 countries. The numbers include money lost on all types of betting inc

    The world’s biggest gambling nations include plenty of unlikely candidates. Read on to find out the countries with the biggest losers and the boldest gamblers.

  • CEO Dads and Their Executive Kids Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
    For many dads, the greatest Father's Day gift imaginable is the sight of a son or daughter working beside him in the family business. It offers the same satisfaction as helping a child get a leg up in life, bit it also offers the tempting possibility of the family business surviving after dad retires. This holds true whether the business is a feed store, a bait and tackle shop, or a multinational conglomerate.Click ahead and see the CEO dads whose kids hold executive positions in their companies

    For many dads, the greatest Father's Day gift imaginable is the sight of a son or daughter working beside him in the family business. Here are some CEO dads whose kids hold executive positions in their companies.

  • Investors Betting Against Gaming Stocks: Expert Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    A lot of investors are betting against smaller gaming companies, according to Will Duff Gordon, Data Explorers research director. Gordon says this has been happening over the last couple of months. He says investors are 'sniffing' trouble ahead for this stocks.

  • Sports Tout Says He's Out to Change Industry's Reputation Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 10:17 AM ET

    The world of sports gambling tout services is rife with problems. Bettors pay for advice on how to place a wager and then find out the tout service is telling another bettor to take the opposite side. By doing it that way, you’ll at least have half of your customers happy. Adam Meyer knows of the reputation of his business and he has what he thinks is his greatest marketing ploy.

  • World's Most Expensive Casino Properties Sunday, 1 May 2011 | 7:20 PM ET
    The world's gaming industry depends on delivering that larger than life experience so that it can keep drawing in millions of gamblers each month. The worldwide casino industry is expected to deliver revenues of $144 billion this year alone.Little wonder, gaming companies are constantly trying to outdo themselves with the most extravagant properties. From recreating Venice on a little island in East Asia to building replicas of Parisian monuments in Vegas, casino projects are often the most oste

    Gaming companies are constantly trying to outdo themselves with the most extravagant properties. Click to read about some of the most expensive casino properties ever built.

  • World's Most Expensive Casino Properties Sunday, 1 May 2011 | 6:58 PM ET
    The world's gaming industry depends on delivering that larger than life experience so that it can keep drawing in millions of gamblers each month. The worldwide casino industry is expected to deliver revenues of $144 billion this year alone.Little wonder, gaming companies are constantly trying to outdo themselves with the most extravagant properties. From recreating Venice on a little island in East Asia to building replicas of Parisian monuments in Vegas, casino projects are often the most oste

    From recreating Venice on a little island in East Asia to building replicas of Parisian monuments in Vegas, casino projects are often the most ostentatious and expensive private constructions.

  • Insider Breakdown Of Poker's Black Friday Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 3:06 PM ET
    Online gambling

    The owners of the biggest online poker sites were arrested in the United States after the FBI alleged that the sites laundered money and defrauded banks to get around gambling laws. We sat down with poker agent Brian Balsbaugh, the most knowledgeable poker authority we know to break down the ramifications.

  • Legal On-Line Poker Would Boost Liquidity: Caesars CEO Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 4:08 PM ET

    Nevada's gaming commission cleared the way on Tuesday for the state to begin drafting rules to regulate on-line poker, which is starting to get the backing of the state's brick-and-mortar community.

  • A Casino in Every Computer?  Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Is the internet opening up to legalized gambling? Nevada legislators cleared the way to regulate online poker. Gary Loveman, Caesars Entertainment chairman & CEO weighs in.

  • A piece of legislation introduced in Congress last week has some investors and gamblers hopeful that Internet gambling will be legalized.

  • Legislation to Legalize Internet Gambling  Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 12:23 PM ET

    A new piece of legislation has some investors and gamblers hoping legalized internet gambling could be coming to a computer near you, with Jason Ader, Hayground Cove Asset Management CEO.

  • Super Bowl: National Anthem Controversy Continues Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 1:39 PM ET
    Christina Aguilera sings the National Anthem at Superbowl 2011

    For most of the people watching last night, the controversy involved Christina Aguilera messing up the words to the National Anthem. But to those who actually bet on it, it was a much bigger deal.

  • Burrowing for Wealth in the Year of Rabbit Sunday, 6 Feb 2011 | 9:54 PM ET
    Attentive rabbit

    It’s time to pull the rabbit out of the hat! After the volatility that marked the year of the Golden Tiger, the incoming Metal Rabbit may be just what the doctor ordered to bring some calm back to the markets.

  • Rumors that activist investor Carl Icahn may be interested in this stock, "DRJ" said options skyrocketed.

  • Fast Money 360: Las Vegas Sands Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    With Las Vegas Sands scheduled to report quarterly results after Thursday's closing bell, how should you game its stock into and in the wake of earnings?

  • Options Action: Las Vegas Sands Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 6:26 PM ET

    With Las Vegas Sands scheduled to report quarterly results after Thursday's closing bell, Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald reveals an options trade on the casino operator.

  • Bullish on the US? Game On! Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 12:58 PM ET
    Heard in Davos 2011 - Dispatches From The Conference

    On CNBC, C. Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, made a bold proposition. He bet a steak dinner at the WEF annual meeting 2012 if the US economy doesn't grow 4 percent this year.