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Betting

In the Betting Channel you will understand where betting is legal and how betting is different when you're in a casino versus betting online.

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How Sports Betting Works

Bet on this: There are tricks to this trade and plenty of odds to beat, so get educated before you pull out your wallet.


Big Money, Big Money: Flashing Lights, Music Can Turn Rats Into Problem Gamblers

A new study shows that adding noisy cues triggers the same brain chemicals as drug addiction in rats. What does that mean for humans?

Slot Machines Are Amazingly Efficient Wage Suckers

And they're especially good at munching your money if you anthropomorphize them.

How Casinos Work

Today's casinos are like an indoor amusement park for adults that bring in billions of dollars in profits. Learn how casinos make their money, how they got started, how to play the popular games, the security behind them and the dark side of the business.

Casino Gambling Basics

For generations of Americans, casino gambling meant Las Vegas and the name evoked glamour or tacky glitz. Today, casinos are dotting the landscape in many more places -- even on the Web. Learn the basics of casino gambling.

How Sports Betting Works

Bet on this: There are tricks to this trade and plenty of odds to beat, so get educated before you pull out your wallet.

How Online Gambling Works

The first online gambling Web site opened 10 years ago, and paved the way for the hundreds of gambling sites that now exist on the Internet. But what is the appeal? Learn about the legality of online gambling and find out what it's like to gamble online.

How do big city shell games and three card monte games work?

I recently visited a big city, and I saw some "three card monte" and "shell games" on street corners and in the subway. I know these games are a scam, but I can't figure out the trick. How do these games work? Is there any way to win?