Chaos theory helps to predict the outcome at the roulette table
At first glance, a roulette table looks like a jumble of numbers and a randomly hopping little white ball. But with a better understanding of physics and some general knowledge of the starting conditions, it ...
Brain potentials reveal spectator effect
The neurological responses caused by observing somebody else playing a game have been uncovered. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience found differing responses for neutral observers, compared to tho ...
Study: The right strategy doesn't guarantee advantage in auctions, real estate or stock market
Who wouldn't pay a penny for a sports car? That's the mentality some popular online auctions take advantage of -- the opportunity to get an expensive item for very little money.
Problem gamblers provoked by 'near misses' to gamble more
The brains of problem gamblers react more intensely to "near misses" than casual gamblers, possibly spurring them on to play more, according to new research in the May 5 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The re ...
Study provides insights into the roots of gamblers' fallacies and other superstitions
Gamblers who think they have a "hot hand," only to end up walking away with a loss, may nonetheless be making "rational" decisions, according to new research from University of Minnesota psychologists. The study finds that ...
25 arrested in 5 states in NY Web gambling probe
(AP)—Twenty five people in five states have been indicted in New York City on charges they operated an illegal sports betting business that took in $50 million in 18 months.
Adolescents' gambling a part of a cluster of problem behaviors
(PhysOrg.com) -- Ten percent of young adolescent boys -- or one in 10 -- exhibit a symptom of conduct disorder as well as a symptom of risky or problem gambling, according to new research findings from the University at Buffalo's ...
NJ to start Internet gambling Nov. 26
Internet gambling will begin in New Jersey on Nov. 26, after a five-day trial period to make sure things work properly.
No limit to pokies problem
Problem gamblers are being created at a rate of almost one for every new poker machine introduced, new research has found.
Genetic factors may be linked with development of disordered gambling among women and men
Genetic influences appear important in the development of gambling disorders in both women and men, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.
Half-time gamblers give stock market insight
Computer-modelled comparison of online football gamblers' behaviour during play and during half-time shows distinct real-time differences, begging the question what motivates betting behaviour when play is ...
Four kinds of compulsive gamblers identified
Disorganised and emotionally unstable, poorly adapted, suffering from alcohol problems, impulsive, or with a "globally adapted" personality. These are the features of the four diagnosed types of compulsive ...
Reckless betting, losing caused by gamblers' winning streaks
"Know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em" is an adage that doesn't seem to apply to gamblers who are winning big, according to research conducted at the University of Notre Dame.
Chasing the pot of gold: Researchers study gambling subtypes and treatment outcomes
Approximately two million adults in the United States meet criteria for pathological gambling, and another four to six million are considered problem gamblers, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling. A study ...