Pornography feels more rewarding than money or gaming in men, study finds

Pornography feels more rewarding than money or gaming in men, study finds

Not all vices are created equally. New research published in Human Brain Mapping shows that pornographic images trigger the reward centers of the brain more than the prospect of money or gaming in healthy adult men. The study explored how the human brain becomes conditioned to receive internet-related stimuli, particularly pornography, gambling and video gaming — … Read more

Experts warn of dangerous weight loss drug side effect: reckless behavior

Experts warn of dangerous weight loss drug side effect: reckless behavior

Experts are warning of one more potential side effect to popular weight loss drugs: reckless behavior.  According to two experts, the drugs could cause people to act out of character, engaging in risky behavior, like gambling, or making huge life changes, like getting a divorce, reports the Daily Mail.  Experts argue that weight loss drugs … Read more

Why May 18 is the luckiest day of the year, according to an astrologer

Why May 18 is the luckiest day of the year, according to an astrologer

Mark your calendars, place your bets and ready your wishes as fortunate awaits you this month. On May 18 at 2:36 p.m. EST, we will experience a once-a-year Jupiter cazimi. Cazimi comes from the Arabic word kaṣmīmī, meaning “as if in the heart.” In astrological terms, a cazimi transpires when a planet is in close or exact … Read more

Ex-Shohei Ohtani translator’s alleged $17 million theft inspires TV show

Ex-Shohei Ohtani translator’s alleged  million theft inspires TV show

The real-life made-for-TV drama around the gambling scandal involving Shohei Ohtani’s former translator Ippei Mizuhara is indeed heading for the small screen.  Lionsgate Television is developing a scripted series about the absurd situation that engulfed baseball’s biggest star and revealed one of his closest friends had allegedly stolen nearly $17 million from Ohtani to cover … Read more

New York lawmaker eyes expansion of fantasy sports games, leagues — with one catch

New York lawmaker eyes expansion of fantasy sports games, leagues — with one catch

A New York lawmaker wants to expand fantasy sports games and update rules to keep pace with fan preferences and changes in the market. “We can do so much better,” said state Sen. Joe Addabbo (D-Queens), chairman of the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, who is pushing a new bill on the popular pastime. Daily … Read more

The ‘most damning’ part of Jontay Porter’s illegal gambling that earned lifetime ban: ESPN insider

The ‘most damning’ part of Jontay Porter’s illegal gambling that earned lifetime ban: ESPN insider

Jontay Porter was the anti-Pete Rose. While Rose maintained he never bet on the Reds to lose, the NBA said Porter, who just received a lifetime ban for violating the league’s gambling policies, bet on the Raptors to lose. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski called that the “most damning” part of Porter’s transgressions. “Most damning for Porter … Read more

Shohei Ohtani ducking questions on gambling scandal is ‘unbelievable’: Michael Kay

Shohei Ohtani ducking questions on gambling scandal is ‘unbelievable’: Michael Kay

Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay is aghast that Shohei Ohtani has not had to answer any questions about the gambling scandal involving his former interpreter Ippei Mizuhara. Mizuhara, who was also a close friend of the Dodgers slugger, has been accused of misappropriating $4.5 million of Ohtani’s money to pay illegal gambling debts. Ohtani held a … Read more

MGM Resorts responds to claims Bruno Mars owes $50 million in gambling debt

MGM Resorts responds to claims Bruno Mars owes  million in gambling debt

Easy come, easy go… MGM Resorts has denied claims that Bruno Mars owes the company $50 million in gambling debt. “We’re proud of our relationship with Bruno Mars, one of the world’s most thrilling and dynamic performers. From his shows at Dolby Live at Park MGM to the new Pinky Ring lounge at Bellagio, Bruno’s … Read more

Clueless lottery winner sits on six-figure prize — until spouse nags her to check ticket months later

Clueless lottery winner sits on six-figure prize — until spouse nags her to check ticket months later

She’s got a lotto luck. A frazzled Washington state mom is on top of the world after learning a months-old lottery ticket she’d neglected to check was actually a huge winner. The woman, identified only as M.B., held onto the Hit 5 ticket — now worth a whopping six figures — for five months after picking it … Read more

Most — and least — sinful US states revealed: How did yours fare?

Most — and least — sinful US states revealed: How did yours fare?

All sins point to Nevada. The Silver State won the gold in WalletHub’s new report on the most sinful US states. Following Nevada are Louisiana, California, Florida and Tennessee, according to an analysis of 55 key indicators of immoral or illicit behavior. “Nevada ranks as the most sinful state in America, which probably doesn’t come … Read more

Young men face high risk for gambling addiction as sports betting surges: experts

Young men face high risk for gambling addiction as sports betting surges: experts

The recent rollout of legalized sports betting across 36 states has surged the gambling industry — but experts say it’s coming at the cost of mental health in young men. In particular, easy access to online betting, most popular with sportsbooks — which often incentivize new customers with credits and first-bet loss forgiveness as a … Read more

LeBron James’ manager Maverick Carter admitted to illegal bets on NBA games, records show

LeBron James’ manager Maverick Carter admitted to illegal bets on NBA games, records show

LeBron James’ longtime close friend and business partner Maverick Carter reportedly admitted to federal investigators in 2021 that he bet on NBA games with an illegal bookmaker. Carter made the admission to the feds amid an investigation of bookmaker Wayne Nix, who pleaded guilty last year to running a massive offshore gambling ring and filing … Read more

Will online gambling spread beyond these six states, or is it just a fad?

Will online gambling spread beyond these six states, or is it just a fad?

When it comes to online gambling and sports betting, each state has its own rules, regulations and legalities. Sports betting has been widely legalized across the United States, but online gambling still remains rather scarce from state to state.  Much of the hesitancy is fueled by a fear that offering online gambling as an option will pull … Read more

Ex-ESPN host Doug Kezirian joining upstart gambling media network

Ex-ESPN host Doug Kezirian joining upstart gambling media network

Former ESPN anchor Doug Kezirian is going the entrepreneurial route for his next job. Kezirian confirmed to The Post that he is joining Only Players, a multi-platform gambling media network, as the primary host and an equity holder. Kezirian, 45, worked at ESPN from 2012 until this past July, hosting a number of shows, including … Read more

Ozempic users say weight loss ‘wonder drug’ curbs cravings for booze, cigarettes, gambling

Ozempic users say weight loss ‘wonder drug’ curbs cravings for booze, cigarettes, gambling

Ozempic and Wegovy are quickly becoming known as wonder drugs for their ability to treat an ever-growing range of conditions. Heart failure? Check. Type 2 diabetes? Check. Obesity, heart attack and stroke? Check, check and check. On top of all that, a growing number of anecdotal reports and medical studies indicate that semaglutide — the … Read more

License plate commemorating War of 1812 unintentionally contains website for online casino in the Phillipines

License plate commemorating War of 1812 unintentionally contains website for online casino in the Phillipines

A web address on a license plate in Maryland is unintentionally leading to the wrong destination. Earlier this week, a commenter on Reddit pointed out that the URL on the bottom of the state’s license plate commemorating the War of 1812 is no longer associated with the Star-Spangled 200, Inc. – as it once was – but instead a … Read more

‘Consumers are gambling their money’ on stem cell treatments, scientists warn

‘Consumers are gambling their money’ on stem cell treatments, scientists warn

People seeking the fountain of youth in expensive stem cell treatments should think twice, scientists warn. In over 20 countries, 114 companies were identified by researchers at the University of Reading and the Universiti Sains Malaysia as offering unregulated stem-cell derived products, noting skincare was targeted the most. The “vast” majority of the stem cell … Read more

Why Hallandale Beach is racing to become South Florida’s buzziest city

Why Hallandale Beach is racing to become South Florida’s buzziest city

Hallandale Beach had long sat in the shadow of its bustling, H-named neighbor Hollywood — which, population-wise, is more than thrice its size. Now, the region’s other dale (this, a non-Fort) continues to remind us: It’s no longer just here to place. It’s here to win. In recent years, the Broward County beachside town, just … Read more

Your zodiac sign’s guilty pleasure, according to a star astrologer

Your zodiac sign’s guilty pleasure, according to a star astrologer

The definition of guilty pleasure, as per the word nerds over yonder at Merriam Webster is, “something pleasurable that induces a usually minor feeling of guilt.” Examples of guilty pleasures include but are not limited to booze, processed foods, Nora Ephron movies, UGG boots, eating in bed, everything on the Lifetime Network, wearing pajamas all … Read more