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Culture

Gambling Dead-End: 5 Best Betting Losers on Film

Hollywood loves gambling scenes, and it's easy to see why. So let's talk about our favorite losers, shall we?

Illustrations

What Happens in Vegas: Blood Aces Revives Dangerous Glitz

Doug J. Swanson's new book 'Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion' recalls the exciting, dangerous, dusty Las Vegas, with all of its glitz (and extortionists, thieves, and murderers) intact.

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Half-Dead in Vegas, Baby: Colson Whitehead Goes Existential on His Poker Face

In his new book, 'The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death,' Whitehead writes about the place where his malaise intersects with his longtime poker habit.

Writing

From Biography to Bruce Willis: Lay the Favorite’s Beth Raymer on Bets Worth Taking

After four years of working her way up through the sports-betting world, Beth Raymer found herself looking for a change. But all she had to show for the last career stint were, well, great stories. Fast forward to 2011, and Raymer has an MFA -- and a movie starring Rebecca Hall and Bruce Willis.

Culture

First Trailer for Lay the Favorite Starring Rebecca Hall: Odds Are Looking Good

Beth Raymer’s memoir of the gambling underbelly stands out as a romp on its own; now it looks as though the movie is going to be just as fun.

Culture

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Timberlake Join Rebecca Hall in Lay the Favorite

The stakes get higher with new additions to the cast of the adaptation of Beth Raymer's sports betting memoir.