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Gambling

The act of wagering on an event or a game of chance in which the outcome is uncertain. This includes card games such as poker or bets on sporting events. In U.S. tax, all gambling income, regardless of where or how it was obtained, is taxable income and must be reported to the IRS. Professional gamblers may deduct all gambling losses against gambling income, but casual gamblers may only do so up to the amount of their gambling income.
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Dot iss goot," Olaf Henderson muttered, regarding the gambler with profound admiration.
Knowingly allowing or enticing under-age or problem gamblers to play is morally wrong, and once the regulations have been implemented the independent accounting firms on our Audit Panel will be paying particular attention to the consistent application of these rules by seal casinos," he said.
LETGBRIDGE -- About 35 per cent of Ontario gaming revenues come from moderate and severe problem gamblers with even more revenue coming from gaming machines and horse racing says a study from the University of Lethbridge.
The idea for Problem Gamblers Awareness Day came to mind.
WASHINGTON -- Women who meet the DSM-IV criteria for pathological gambling often have behaviors that distinguish their gambling and psychiatric profiles from those of adult male gamblers.
Bernie's luck is so bad that it infects others; his job at the dark, old-school Shangri-La Casino is just to hang around gamblers on a hot streak and, by sheer force of aura, arctic them out.
He turned to Gamblers Anonymous in Coventry when he risked losing his wife, and went on to set up a branch of the support group in his home town of Rugby.
As only an occasional gambler, I'm usually intimidated from playing relatively complicated games such as craps (where wrong moves can bring down the wrath of pit bosses and fellow gamblers alike) and from staying at blackjack tables as the minimum bets rise over the course of an evening.
In relation to problem gambling, the study found that the rate of problem gambling in Tasmania has fallen by over 25 per cent, with problem gamblers estimated to now represent around 0.
Gamblers First Nation is suing Tundra Oil & Gas Partnership and the Province of Manitoba, which licensed the company's drilling on land next to the First Nation reserve.
LAHORE -- The police claimed to have arrested 21 gamblers and recovered stake money of Rs 140,000 from their possession during a crackdown in last week.