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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.

Rebecca Tyrrel: Days Like Those

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

Drug-testing group VastOx needs more time; Outlook is poor at JJB Sports

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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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

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Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

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Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

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When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

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Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

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Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

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Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin