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The Painfully High Price of Gambling Addiction

The severity of America's gambling addiction isn't too far behind the nation's drug problem, and it's growing. In 2007, Americans lost more than $92 billion gambling, almost 10 times more than what U.S. moviegoers spent on tickets -- and about nine times what they lost 15 years earlier.

Business Tactics Help Blackjack Bettors Win Big

Poker may be the best-known gambling game to attract professionals, but blackjack also has become a lucrative business. In his book Repeat Until Rich: A Card Counter's Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars, Josh Axelrad sheds some light on how these blackjack businesses work. It turns out that blackjack rings operate much like investment banks.