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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.

888 reports strong progress

Internet gaming firm 888 Holdings today reported a 36-per-cent rise in net gaming revenues in its first full year without any business in the US.

Sport on TV: Remembering where mind games stop and sport begins

Poker is the new rock 'n' roll, the new black, the new comedy. It is in fact the new rock 'n' roll black comedy. It's all over the shop. When Shane Warne elects to miss Australia's Twenty20 Cup campaign this year in order to play in the World Series in Las Vegas, you know poker has become whatever's the polar opposite of a busted flush.

Reading 0 Arsenal 4: Arsenal produce beautiful game to give architect Wenger the perfect present

In successive home fixtures, Reading have met Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal. They might thus be regarded as an early-season litmus test of championship credentials. United rescued a deserved draw, Chelsea scrapped their way to a narrow win with a fortuitous goal, but yesterday Arsenal cruised to a victory so comprehensive the scoreline flattered Reading.

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I crouched behind the sycamore tree. Was he talking about me, or was he having an affair?

The Investment Column: Sportingbet counting its winnings from online poker

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When the chips are down

If they want to put their Hollywood careers on hold, actors can try their luck at the poker table instead

Tim Luckhurst: It's so easy if you want to fritter away your salary

The best thing about real casinos is the atmosphere. Amid tense, tuxedoed men and manicured ladies it is impossible to ignore the truth that this activity is not just primarily, but exclusively, about money. You cannot fool yourself. Play poker on a real green baize table and the odds are that you will leave poorer than you entered.

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A SITUATION that often occurs in hold'em is as follows. One player raises before the flop; another calls or re-raises; the original bettor calls and the pair are heads up - just two players left in the hand.

FHM poker school will rid gambling of `the smell of old men'

The men's monthly wants to grab some Vegas glam rather than high street bookie gloom.

Hot Spot: Bradford, W Yorks

Good schools and a ripple effect from nearby prosperous Leeds put this former wool town in the up-and-coming bracket, says Robert Liebman
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