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From TheJournal.ie How and why the brain decides whether to hold 'em or fold 'em Research

How and why the brain decides whether to hold 'em or fold 'em

A team of researchers are John Hopkins University has found out why the brain makes high-risk decisions.

From TheJournal.ie Minimum age limit for all forms of gambling to be set at 18 Bets Are Off

Minimum age limit for all forms of gambling to be set at 18

The new law also seeks to clarify the regulations surrounding lottos and raffles.

From The42 'I won my bet with John Terry' - says Ron 'Chopper' Harris Wager

'I won my bet with John Terry' - says Ron 'Chopper' Harris

The former Chelsea star is set to retain the club’s all-time appearance record.

7 of the best moments you missed from last night's BET awards

Rihanna danced, and P Diddy fell.

From The42 Here's why Jamie Carragher will have to wear a Man United jersey Humiliation

Here's why Jamie Carragher will have to wear a Man United jersey

Carragher could be set for the ultimate humiliation if Gary Neville gets his way.

This former Disney star lost a bet and posed in lingerie in protest of Fifty Shades

Actress has issues with how the film deals with consent.

From The42 Paddy McGuinness had to take his toothbrush out to clean Emile Heskey's boots Bet

Paddy McGuinness had to take his toothbrush out to clean Emile Heskey's boots

The comedian stayed true to his word after Tweet backfires.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy a late flutter? Betting shops could be open until 10pm by Christmas Turf Accountants

Fancy a late flutter? Betting shops could be open until 10pm by Christmas

Bookies claim that outdated legislation forcing them to close early is putting hundreds of people out of work each winter.

Student gets head stuck in bottle bank in bet gone horribly wrong

Her friends promised her £10 and a Big Mac if she stuck her head in. Cruel, cruel friends.

From The42 A United fan won £1250 after betting on a 4-0 MK Dons victory the other night Luck

A United fan won £1250 after betting on a 4-0 MK Dons victory the other night

Holly Griffiths is now considerably better off after an improbable series of events.

Pharrell wore Ugg boots and the internet was horrified

Pharrell? Really?

From The42 The Irishwoman who made THAT Bayern-Real bet last night Psychic

The Irishwoman who made THAT Bayern-Real bet last night

Niamh Gilleece chats to TheScore.ie about her new-found internet fame.

Brother dances in public after losing bet, starts impromptu street party

Dance like rush-hour traffic is watching.

From The42 Great Champions League £1 five-timer falls short…because of Wayne Rooney So Close

Great Champions League £1 five-timer falls short…because of Wayne Rooney

Aguero, Ibrahimovic, Vidal and Bale all chipped in for one punter.

Man collects on slap bet in the middle of his own wedding

The recipient absolutely did not see it coming.

From The42 Lucky Cork punter wins €19k after €60 bet on two golfing outsiders You Beauty

Lucky Cork punter wins €19k after €60 bet on two golfing outsiders

Ladbrokes have to shell out a few readies to the lucky dweller from the Rebel County.

From The42 VIDEO: Kobe Bryant was willing to take a free throw with his eyes closed -- for $5,000 Ballin'

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant was willing to take a free throw with his eyes closed -- for $5,000

Gerard Wallace backed down from the bet, but it looks like Kobe was up for the challenge.

From The42 Rory McIlroy ate broccoli topped with blueberry yoghurt to win a $50 bet with G-Mac Easy Money

Rory McIlroy ate broccoli topped with blueberry yoghurt to win a $50 bet with G-Mac

Is this the first sign that the $250m Nike deal is about to fall through?

From The42 Family Fortunes: Father of United debutant snaps up £10,000 bet Wager

Family Fortunes: Father of United debutant snaps up £10,000 bet

Let’s just hope Mick Tunnicliffe can locate the decade-old betting slip.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Why Stephen Hawking was (slightly) unhappy about the Higgs boson Lost A Bet This post contains videos

VIDEO: Why Stephen Hawking was (slightly) unhappy about the Higgs boson

The theoretical physicist had a $100 bet with another scientist that the Higgs would never be found.

Rihanna defends her latest video

The video for her latest single, Man Down, features a woman shooting her abuser and has drawn much criticism. But the singer says it is “art with a message”