One in five students are turning to gambling as a way to make money at university, while one in four would consider selling their body to medical trials or the adult entertainment industry.
I'm not quite sure how I missed Radio 4's Wireless Nights the first time around. This is the late-night, awards-strewn show in which the Pulp frontman-turned-national treasure Jarvis Cocker reveals the peculiar stuff that British people get up to under cover of darkness. (Oh, stop it, not that).
A hedge-fund tycoon lost more than £850,000 in a poker game at the weekend, it has been reported.
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Nottingham fighter can gain wider recognition after his superb title triumph over highly rated Bute
Texan renowned for his outrageous bets and who reinvigorated a sport has died aged 83
American cardstacker Bryan Berg completed a giant model of the Houses of Parliament yesterday, after a week's modelling.
The Grand Canyon State celebrates its centenary this week, but the cinematic drama of its iconic landscapes has a timeless appeal for travellers.
British gamblers may lose thousands of pounds as accounts are frozen by US investigators
When Australia remembers its war dead on Anzac Day later this month, the pubs will be full of old soldiers playing "two-up" – a traditional betting game similar to "heads or tails" that was popular on the First World War battlefields.
Police in Las Vegas have made two arrests after an armed robber grabbed poker chips worth $33,000 (£21,000) from one of the city's casinos.
Chris McGrath picks 10 to follow as the jumps season starts heating up
Puccini's Wild West opera, La fanciulla del West, has a rare outing in Edinburgh. It is almost certainly based on his secret love affair that was mired in tragedy. Jessica Duchen went to his house in Tuscany to find out more
For those with long, difficult hair, this brush is ideal – it has a large ceramic barrel to work hair around and the combination of bristle types helps to control static.
Eyewitness account tells how news of raid on card game was broken on Twitter
As the warm-up man for Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell was perfect