A Las Vegas taxi driver proved it is the season of goodwill - after he handed in $300,000 left in the back of his cab.
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Sunday 17 April 2011
Tuesday 12 April 2011
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.
Sunday 27 February 2011
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.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
The internet gambling firm 888 Holdings said takeover talks with Ladbrokes were still ongoing yesterday as it bolstered its negotiating position with strong final-quarter sales. The company, which offers casino, poker and sport betting, said an announcement regarding a potential deal with the bookmaker would be made when appropriate – following reports that discussions had hit difficulties over price. 888 posted an 18 per cent increase in operating income to $71m (£44m) in the final quarter of 2010.
Friday 04 February 2011
To say that the story of "America's greatest hustler" is like Damon Runyon is something of a tautology. The real Runyon weaves in and out of the book, notably when he observed Thompson's involvement in the murder of Arnold Rothstein, who crops up in The Great Gatsby for fixing the World Series of 1919.
Saturday 20 November 2010
The US casino company Harrah's Entertainment has scrapped its $500m (£313m) initial public offering (IPO), citing market conditions, a day after General Motors made a triumphant return to Wall Street.
Friday 19 November 2010
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Friday 08 October 2010
Betfair is set to be valued at up to £1.5bn when it reaches the stock market, after the company's shares were given an initial range of between £11 and £14. The stakes of the betting exchanges' two founders Ed Wray and Andrew Black will be worth between £261m and £333m on that range.
Thursday 07 October 2010
A hen-pecked man who was nagged for 30 years before he stabbed his partner to death was cleared of her murder today.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
Having already pulled off one pretty outrageous stunt with the same mare, Jeremy Noseda yesterday contrived to raise the bar higher still with Laddies Poker Two. The Newmarket trainer wants to give the grey her first race since landing a spectacular gamble at Royal Ascot in June – and, as such, only her second in two years – at the Breeders' Cup.
Wednesday 01 September 2010
888 Holdings reported a double-digit bounce-back yesterday after its online poker and casino gambling businesses slumped during the World Cup, but it scrapped dividend payments over uncertainty about future regulation in its key European markets.
Friday 13 August 2010
Sunday 08 August 2010
A man convicted of fraud will attempt to pay back almost $500,000 (£310,000) to his victims using money he has won playing poker. A judge in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this week agreed to allow Samuel McMaster Jr to travel to poker tournaments across the US to try to win back the money he stole.
Saturday 17 July 2010
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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