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  • World's Most Secretive Businessmen Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 1:24 PM ET
    Vito Genovese got his start in crime by stealing from pushcarts in Manhattan's Lower East Side, according to a 1959 New York Times article. While still a youth, he was running errands for the underworld lieutenants, making connections that would help his climb to power, the article said.It was not until 1959 that Genovese's luck in escaping prison terms ran out. A Federal jury found him guilty of violating narcotics laws and sentenced him to 15 years in jail.Genovese was famously involved in arr

    Organized crime activities bring in a worldwide annual income of between $50 billion and $90 billion according to a 2002 FBI study. Here, we look at some of the most famous mobsters in US history.

  • Cramer's Lesser Known China Plays Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 9:05 PM ET

    Forget the obvious plays on the People's Republic and try these less visible ones.

  • 5 Plays on China’s Booming Middle Class Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 7:29 PM ET

    Get Cramer’s favorite tech, semiconductor, retail, gaming and food trades on the Middle Kingdom.

  • Steve Wynn Takes on Washington, Vegas & EBITDA Friday, 28 May 2010 | 9:34 AM ET
    The Wynn Resort is seen on the north end of the Las Vegas "strip."

    Steve Wynn says Americans are afraid. He’s just angry. “Washington is unpredictable these days,” declares the CEO of Wynn Resorts.

  • Where the Odds Say LeBron James Might Play Next Year Friday, 14 May 2010 | 4:54 PM ET
    LeBron James during Game 6 of the Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics playoff game.

    After a stinging end to the season for the Cleveland Cavaliers following Thursday's playoffs elimination by the Boston Celtics, many basketball fans are speculating where the reigning back-to-back league MVP might end up for the upcoming 2010-11 season.

  • Atlantic City Casino Revenue Slide Slows Monday, 10 May 2010 | 3:43 PM ET

    Casino revenues in the nation's second-largest gambling market were down less than 1 percent in April, indicating a prolonged slide may finally be leveling off.

  • Real Bookies Bet on Goldman Sachs Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | 3:19 PM ET
    Daniel Sparks, former partner and head of the Mortgages Department at the Goldman Sachs Group, Joshua Birnbaum, former managing director of the structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group, Michael Swenson, managing director of structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group and Fabrice Tourre, executive director of the structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group are sworn in while testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Af

    Sen. Claire McCaskill called Goldman Sachs "the bookie" in selling synthetic CDOs. Now, real bookies are putting odds on what happens next to the Wall Street giant.  

  • Wynn Resorts May Move Headquarters to Macau: CEO Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 4:21 AM ET

    Wynn Resorts  is considering moving its global headquarters from Las Vegas to Macau, said its Chairman & CEO, Steve Wynn, in an interview Wednesday with CNBC.

  • Buy Wynn. It's No Mirage Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 8:30 PM ET

    Take advantage of a classic buying opportunity as Wynn lags on MGM Mirage's disappointing guidance, Cramer says. Why? It's all about China.

  • How to Get Rich Off a CDO — 'Avenue Q' Style Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 2:05 PM ET

    Just in time for Goldman's CDO case, the creators of the raunchy puppet Broadway hit "Avenue Q" offer an explanation of what a CDO is — and how you get rich off of it!

  • Hot Tip: Bet on Taxes Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 10:49 AM ET

    They say the only things certain are death and taxes. But tax returns — well, those are anybody's guess. Enter YouWager.com, a site that's now taking bets on your tax return.

  • Kentucky to Sue Poker Site for Residents' Losses Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
    gavel and money

    Kentucky officials have opened a new front in the fight against internet poker, suing the owners of Full Tilt Poker, the US-oriented gambling site, to recover five years’ of losses by residents of the state.

  • Brits Bet on Tiger's First Drive Hitting a Tree Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 9:39 AM ET
    Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the eighth green during a playoff round at the US Open golf tournament, Torrey Pines Golf, San Diego, California.

    Forget about simply betting on Tiger Woods to win the Masters, British bookmakers are taking wagers on whether the No. 1 player in the world will hit a tree on his first drive or if he'll kiss an anonymous blonde before teeing off.

  • In contrast to Warren Buffett's long-term optimism for America's economic future, Charlie Munger has a more gloomy outlook.  Buffett's long-time business partner and 'right-hand man' is getting some online interest with a parable "about how one nation came to financial ruin."

  • Prop Bets - Fringe No More Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 8:31 AM ET
    Super Bowl XLIV

    Prop bets have not only become good radio talk show fodder, but they've also become a good revenue stream for bookmakers.

  • Billionaire Icahn Is Last Bidder for Fontainebleau Casino Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 5:41 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is closer to buying the unfinished Fontainebleau Las Vegas casino-resort on the Strip after two other bids failed to satisfy bankruptcy auction rules.

  • In Las Vegas, Sports Books in a Pocket Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | 12:06 PM ET
    Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

    On a recent Sunday in the sports book at the M Resort in nearby Henderson, gamblers seeking action on professional and college football games were engaging in a much different ritual: betting through hand-held devices no larger than a smartphone.

  • Las Vegas Sands’ Singapore casino resort is on track to open end of March, but may face delays depending on the weather, said its chairman, Sheldon Adelson.

  • Illegal Gambing Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 4:30 PM ET

    How much do you know about illegal gambling? Take the following quiz and find out.

  • Big Business of Illegal Gambling Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 11:15 AM ET
    Across the United States, billions are being made outside the law. Illegal gambling may conjure images of mobsters, bookies and threats of violence — and while that underground world still exists — technology has made illegal gambling much more accessible and somewhat less shady. The same computer you use for work or to connect with friends can be used to wager outside the law. It's a thriving illegal business hiding in plain sight.

    CNBC Investigates takes you inside the high-stakes world of illegal gambling where some people are cashing in while others face prison terms or even death.