Gambling

How The 'Nudge' Method Could Help You Quit Smoking

Bill Bogart | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

The method's goal is to help people make better choices in a variety of areas without removing their right to choose. Researchers claim that individuals select more wisely when provided with a clear set of options. The method may be able to curb problems such as smoking, intemperate drinking, and problem gambling.

Turns Out, Honesty Is The Best Policy

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

A University of Toronto report based on two neural imaging studies that monitored brain activity has found a reward given for telling the truth gives people greater satisfaction than the same reward given for deceit.

Betting 101: Making Sense of the Odds

Gal's Got Game | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada
Gal's Got Game

Betting on sports can be intimidating if all you have is a betting form in your hand and dollar signs in your head. That being said, it's a great way to get into sports if you are taking a shot at the office pool or bracket. The Gal's Got Game makes things a little simpler by adding some knowledge to go along with your dreams of rolling in cash.

B.C.'s Gambling Problem Doubles

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The number of severely addicted gamblers in British Columbia has more than doubled while the provincial government has taken in billions i...

A Casino Will Gamble With Toronto's Most Vulnerable Citizens

Neil Seeman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Neil Seeman

Exploiting society's most vulnerable citizens, the modus operandi of revenue-generating gambling, is regressive taxation. Gambling is a gateway drug; a city that enables and promotes it violates basic principles of conservatism -- notably, to draw on evidence from other jurisdictions, and to put social problems to heel before they reach metastasis.

An (Unproven) Lack of Integrity Doesn't Affect Batting Averages

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Withholding the honour to Barry Bonds is petty beyond belief -- except that it's happening. The Hall of Fame guys are so damned sanctimonious and dogmatic that it curdles belief. Criteria for entry into the Hall should only be a player's record in the game, none of this drivel about "integrity" that the MLB is judging without proof.

Ford Should Not Gamble His Future at the Casino

Samuel Getachew | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

In a recent poll found that 32.5 per cent of Torontonians oppose building a waterfront casino. To Mayor Rob Ford, an enthusiastic supporter of the idea, this may be a warning as he looks ahead to his uncertain re-election campaign in just over two years.

When Facebook Goes Public, So Will Your Secrets

Paul Barter | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Paul Barter

Facebook's profits are tied to a morally questionable business model; one that is addictive, and insidious for users. For all the good that Zuckerberg's company has done for reconnecting people, and letting them communicate with one another, Facebook exists to extract from those relationships the secrets of what makes us tick consumers.