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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the top-rated fantasy player on Yahoo’s preseason rankings. USA Today Sports/Reuters

In today’s NFL, forget Super Bowl dreams—it’s all about fantasy

While season-long fantasy football has been around for years, the rise of daily formats has radically changed how fans watch and root for teams.
Punters line up every year to bet on the Melbourne Cup, but why do we overstate our odds? Dean Lewins/AAP

For this year’s Melbourne Cup, consider a charity rather than taking on Tom Waterhouse

In the lead-up to next week’s Melbourne Cup, bookmaker Tom Waterhouse is heavily marketing a “$25 million bet that stops a nation”. All you have to do is give him A$10 and if you place the first 10 horses…
For some vulnerable gamblers, social casino games can trigger a desire to gamble for real money, while for others the games can act as a useful distraction. shutterstock

Social casino games can help – or harm – problem gamblers

Free-to-play social online games that simulate gambling are a hugely popular, and profitable, new phenomenon, but concerns have been raised about how innocent these games really are. Our recently published…
Some are working but some have other business. Michiel2005

Tweets and cybersex: workplace web use is a minefield

Market research reports have indicated that many office employees in the UK spend at least one hour of their day at work on non-work activities. They are booking holidays, shopping online, posting messages…
Will the US take the UK’s seat at the table? casinowebscripts

All bets could be off for online gamblers in the UK

In its short life to date, online gambling has grown exponentially, both in terms of customer base and revenue. But the industry faces a difficult future as different governments begin to take wildly different…

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