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How could Maurice Blackburn prove that poker machine gamblers might be misled by the ‘losses disguised as wins’ technique? AAP/Paul Jeffers

Poker machines and the law: when is a win not a win?

Law firm Maurice Blackburn that plans to use Australian consumer law to argue that poker machine operators are engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct to trick gamblers into using poker machines.
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.
Problem gamblers engage in “magical thinking” and chase their losses, even though poker machines are set to benefit the house. Flickr/Michael Dorausch

Gambling with time: how making poker machines fair would reduce the harms of gambling

What if the worst thing a problem poker machine gambler could lose was time, instead of their mortgage? Welcome to the concept of actuarially fair gambling.

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