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Does ban on gambling clubs lead to illegal gambling? [closed]

In my country the municipalities were recently granted a right to ban gambling clubs in their area. There are arguments against the ban saying that banning the gambling clubs would just drive the ...
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Are Lottery Quick Picks independently and uniformly distributed?

Let's set aside the argument that computers have a pseudo-random number generator. I'm interested in knowing if a lottery terminal generates each quick pick independently from all previous picks and ...
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Are Taiwanese people gambling on when cancer sufferers will die?

Police investigate claims of gambling with dying patients - Taipei Times Greater Taichung police on Tuesday said they have launched an investigation into a report that gamblers are betting tens ...
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Do casinos have a negative economic and social impact on the neighborhoods they are located in?

In a recent article of the Toronto Sun that discusses a proposed waterfront casino for the city of Toronto, the author Christopher Hume makes the following statement: Experience around the world ...
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Is it possible to gain an edge in roulette through physics?

I just stumbled across the following article: http://genuinewinner.com/science.html, which makes the following claim: There's no way of knowing exactly which number will spin next. And there's ...
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Did a judge rule that poker is a game of skill and not chance?

I just read a NY Times article which claims that a US Judge ruled that poker is a game of skill and not one of chance. In a ruling that goes to the heart of what it means to play poker, Judge ...
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Is poker more a game of skill than chance?

I just read a NY Times article which claims that a US Judge ruled that poker is a game of skill and not one of chance. In a ruling that goes to the heart of what it means to play poker, Judge Jack ...
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Are the chances of dying on the way to get lottery tickets larger than the chance of winning?

I encountered the following claim: The chances of you dying on the way to get your lottery tickets is greater than your chances of winning Of course, whether is is true depends on the lottery, ...
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Are slot machines purely random or do they pre-calculate every spin?

Being a computer programmer I assumed that every single spin of a poker machine was pre-calculated by the machine thus avoiding the chance of multiple large pays being payed out in a short period of ...
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Do modern day slot machines notify the manufacturer that a jackpot is about to be hit?

As I understand it, the manufacturer of the slot machine is on the hook for any progressive jackpot the machine pays out. Given that modern day slot machines use a random number generator (and ...
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Is Internet gambling more harmful than regular gambling?

There is legislation in place in a number of Westernised countries such as the U.S. and Australia that makes certain aspects of gambling over the Internet illegal. One of the major justifications for ...
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Do slot machines play in the key of C?

I was listening to Episode 57 of the Talk Show (at 44:35), and one of the hosts mentioned that he'd heard that slot machines all play in the key of C. Ostensibly, this is because this frequency is ...
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Is a coin toss fair?

I've just seen a referee use a coin toss to decide who will start a match which got me thinking, coins aren't perfectly symmetric. Our euro coins have the value on one side, a country specific image ...
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Are people who win the lottery more likely to go bankrupt?

It's been suggested that people who win the lottery are more likely to go bankrupt than if they had not. For example, an article on Smartmoney states: More than 1,900 [lottery] winners went ...
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Is there a statistical advantage in playing KENO for a long period of time?

When I was in high school there was a story about a man who won millions of dollars playing keno. The amount of money and the location appear to be true based upon this wikipedia article: In ...
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Internet Gambling Linked to Terrorist Financing?

Currently there is a debate in the United States over the legal status of Internet Gambling; specifically, playing Poker for "real money" over the Internet. Many of those who are opposed to Internet ...
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Do some casinos use extra oxygen to increase gambling, or is this a myth?

(Image: Source) It's no secret that casinos are designed to encourage visitors to stay (and hopefully gamble). But how far do casinos really go? 10 Tricks Casinos Use On you: free drinks ...