N.J. sports betting is dead: Thanks to a Third Circuit ruling, which was premised in part on the "reputational harm" leagues might suffer in a dystopia where Phil from Monmouth can openly put $50 on the Jets to cover. Skip Oliva wonders: What business is it of the federal government's to protect the reputations of… » 9/18/13 3:29pm 9/18/13 3:29pm

If Your Super Bowl Party Doesn't Have A Grid Pool, You're Just Getting…

The first time I heard a grid pool described, my father was coming home with a pocketful of bills he'd just won down at his favorite watering hole. Essentially you make a 10-by-10 grid, strip numbers vertically and horizontally, buy a square, and if the last digit of the score matches your square, you win the money. » 2/02/13 5:15pm 2/02/13 5:15pm

"I Know That People In The Islands Are Crapping Their Pants Right Now":…

Twenty-five people were indicted today in New York on charges related to a $50 million sports-gambling ring. This marks the culmination of an 18-month long joint investigation by the NYPD, FBI, Queens District Attorney's Office, and Nevada Gaming Control Board. » 10/25/12 7:00pm 10/25/12 7:00pm