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Board game dice don’t always play fair
Here’s the secret behind dice design.
How Hard Will Yahoo Be Hit Over Fantasy Sports Gambling?
The oft-troubled tech giant is number three in the competitive world of fantasy sports gaming, but it may have less to lose than its competitors
The Science Of Luck
Is the phenomenon real? Can it be harnessed?
Are ‘Lucky Streaks’ Real? Science Says Yes
Bettors are more likely to win once they're on a winning streak, for a precisely ironic reason.
Drug Reduces Gambling Behavior In Slot Machine-Loving Rats
Rats couldn't resist a slot machine that offered up sugar—until researchers gave them a dopamine blocker.
Monkeys Understand Basic Forms Of Wealth
When the money is water, "wealthier" monkeys take more risks. Which makes them a decent model for human behavior.
How Slot Machine Sounds Trick Your Brain
Nice music doesn't always mean a real win.
Having Too Many Choices Leads To Bad, Risky Decisions
Giving subjects lots of ways to gamble turns them into risk-takers.
With Basic Physics, You Can Beat the House At Roulette
As with any good experiment, knowing your initial conditions is key.
Archive Gallery: The Science of Gambling
How winners win, cheaters cheat, and what a century of Popular Science taught us about both