• I posed that question last week after I had been reading about gamblers complaining about bounced checks and being told it was going to take longer to get their money. Here are some responses. I have withheld names from these submissions for obvious reasons.

  • This week, Rep. Jim A. McDermott (D-Wash.) introduced legislation that would legalize, regulate and tax online gambling. I’m not sure if it’s ever going to happen, but in the meantime, it should be noted that it’s getting harder and harder to bet online. Let me rephrase that.

  • Greg Norman

    Many U.S. books, including those in Vegas, didn’t even have Norman on the board. But the active shops in Europe had Norman as high as 300-to-1. It wasn’t a bad read by the bookmakers.

  • Macau's SJM Delays IPO Debut Amid Legal Challenge Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 2:06 AM ET
    Macau tycoon Stanley Ho smiles during a party to celebrate his 85th birthday in Hong Kong Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Macau tycoon Stanley Ho's casino flagship, Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM) Holdings, has delayed its Hong Kong IPO trading debut by a week to July 16 amid a legal challenge by Ho's estranged sister.

  • Iowa-Based Companies Feel Flooding's Effects Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    The flooding in Iowa has spread its economic stress to more than just rising corn prices. Many Iowa-based companies are also feeling the strain, causing production to stop and stocks to move.

  • Big Brown Fan Already Cashes In Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 3:24 PM ET

    After I wrote about an Arizona man who can win almost $19,000 from a $150 bet on Big Brown made before he ran the Kentucky Derby, I expected to get a couple notes of other people who had money on the line. The best one I got though was from reader Glenn Ellis, who said Big Brown has already come through for him--to the tune of $60,300 off a $300 bet.

  • The Longest Shot: Big Brown?! Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 9:28 AM ET
    Big Brown

    Big Brown has been so much of a favorite that there's no reason to bet on him at the Belmont, other than to get a collectible ticket should the horse become the first one in 30 years to win the Triple Crown. But there's one man who has a lot riding on a Big Brown bet.

  • Sasha Vujacic, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers were up 97-92 as the clock was winding down in last night’s Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. The Lakers were guaranteed a victory and thus a spot in their first finals in four years.

  • The Place for Play Money/Fake Money Markets Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    Are prediction markets useful and do they have a place in reporting?

  • Billionaire Stock Picks Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Ron Baron likes casinos and fancy clothes. The chairman and chief executive of Baron Capital joined CNBC's "Billionaire Summit" -- a select group of the world's most successful businesspeople -- to offer his investment outlook.

  • Fresh off his donation to Syracuse University, his alma mater, and the sports management school there, super agent David Falk criticized the sports agent industry in which he still works in for an interview with me ten days ago.

  • Economic Troubles Affect the Vegas Strip Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 12:20 PM ET
    Las Vegas

    Growing signs that the recession is impacting Las Vegas' bottom line.

  • Aristocrat Leisure Shares Drop on Weak Outlook Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 9:44 PM ET

    Australian gaming machine maker Aristocrat Leisure said on Tuesday its underlying earnings growth this year would be "well below" target, sending the stock down 8 percent to its lowest in more than three years.

  • Nike's Earth Day Spokesman: Steve Nash Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 3:49 PM ET
    Steve Nash

    Earth Day: And there is no athlete more perfect for this day for Steve Nash. The guy has endorsement deals with Arizona Power Company, Canadian Company BC Hydro (a hydroelectric utility), Energy Innovations (renewable energy) and drives a Lexus Hybrid! He also has a big endorsement deal with Nike -- which today is re-releasing Steve Nash's Trash Talk shoe in limited quantities.

  • Parker Signs With Adidas and Gatorade Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 10:46 AM ET

    Former University of Tennessee standout and WNBA top draft pick Candace Parker has signed her first two endorsement deals, CNBC has learned.

  • Australian Gaming Firms Dive on Industry Shake-Up Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 10:11 PM ET

    Shares in Australian gaming firms Tabcorp and Tatts Group slumped on Friday, a day after an Australian state government stripped them of their duopoly in gaming machines, cutting revenues by up to half.

  • NBA Finals Could Be Another Losing Bet For Vegas Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 10:21 AM ET
    Sam Cassell

    There are many nervous bookmakers in Las Vegas this morning. Sam Cassell, the ultimate team player, is reportedly a member of the Boston Celtics. As if this team needed any help. Why no love for the green team from Beantown? Because when they look at the Celtics, they only see red--as in a financial loss.

  • Super Bowl XLII--The Financial Winners Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 3:00 PM ET

    Eli Manning: He's going to get a shot at becoming a big-time endorser. Can he do it? What companies will try to sign him? He's now put himself in the position to get deals. The 1972 Dolphins: The Reebok ad wasn't their last hurrah after all. The revenue stream that comes every year to the likes of Bob Griese, Larry Czonka and Mercury Morris is still alive and well.

  • I just landed in Arizona. I haven't done any work here yet to prepare for an all-day Super Bowl marathon on CNBC on Friday, but I decided it was appropriate to talk about botched PR during Super Bowl week. Companies get so excited to have the stage, they misunderstand that they should probably sign the contract for an ad before announcing to the media...

  • Super "Prop Bet" That I Need Your Help On Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 5:26 PM ET
    Joe Buck

    Last year, I caused a bit of a controversy with the attention I gave to the "prop bet" about how long it would take Billy Joel to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. took the over--1 minute and 44 seconds--after a breaking it down very seriously. Then Billy raced through it in 1 minute and 30 seconds (not counting the intro).

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