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Internet Gambling Facts and Problems

What do you know about Internet gambling? Are you aware of the problems associated with it? Read on to know them and find some alarming facts about online gambling, in this article.

Negative Effects of Gambling

Gambling is bad

Gambling is the act of betting money with the expectation of profits.

Impact of Internet Gambling

So many of us are attracted to gambling online. How does gambling affect an individual? What are its effects on society? Read this Buzzle article to know about the negative impact of gambling.

Reasons Why Gambling Should Be Illegal

Why gambling should be illegal

What are the adverse effects of gambling? How does it affect society? Should gambling be legal? We don’t think so and here we bring you an article that discusses the reasons why gambling should be illegal.

. The thrill in betting money and that excitement in the uncertainty of winning or losing it is addictive

How To Master Sports Betting

It is only going to place you in a difficult position and as much as you might think it won’t be, your decision making ability is going to be compromised. Thus when you are doing well, you will still be focused and when you aren’t doing so well you won’t be thinking that it’s the end of the world. So do yourself a favor and swear off them. Travel is a factor such as when East Coast sides travel to the West Coast and vice versa. Anything less than this and it is going to be a disaster. You will be better off for doing so in the long run.

Sports betting is an easy way to make a tough living. So if you suffer a bad break along the way, just remember it goes with the territory. If you are going to do it you need to do it properly and master it, it means you are completely organized and focused. Look for value bets. You don’t want to lose money just because you weren’t on top of your game.

The most important thing is that you need to take emotion out of the equation. What is the point of drowning yourself in statistics and research for what you could just as easily decided with a flip of the coin? So you need to sift through it all and just take the morsels here and there which are really important and make a difference. Upsets are always going to happen but see when it makes the most sense when to go for that and when not to. It could provide great insight as to predicting what will occur.

Speaking of the long run, this is what you should be focused on. It doesn’t matter if it is pretty or not.

Because of this point, it is probably better if you steer clear from any matches involving the teams that you like. You can’t let the highs and lows affect you too much.. Also look into how sides perform the week after doing certain travel. You want to know who trained and who didn’t. Business is business and you need to be concentrating on who is going to win regardless of who likes and who doesn’t like which team.

Information and doing your homework is important, but you don’t want to full into the trap of information overload. This means that when you place your bets you need to be thinking clearly and concisely. On the flip side, you shouldn’t bet against a team because someone you don’t like roots for that team. For instance, if you are pretty certain that a side is going to win and they are getting good odds for this than take this. Hopefully this kind of thinking will keep you grounded. You shouldn’t favor a team because they are the team your best friend supports. It’s all about accumulating winnings. The weather conditions also make a difference as they do in horse racing. Over time, you will learn what it should be that you should be paying attention to.

In the case of team sports, injuries are important

Threshold Preview : Windows 10 for the Not-Very-Techies

When you log off, they are gone. The Start Menu was rubbish, otherwise known as non-existent, until the 8.1 update.

Task View, which to be honest is similar to using good old ALT+Tab window switch, will allow you to switch through these virtual desktops. That means that some of this information might be slightly out of date while I catch up and see what we have here. 

Multiple Desktops

New in Windows 10 (albeit not to other operating systems) is the virtual desktop. I can keep all my games on one virtual desktop (I have an ever-increasing Steam library) while working on web development on another and my InfoBarrel tasks on a third.

Now I think that this is a great idea and would certainly appeal to me when I am working away from the office; but there is no mention as to whether this is also going to work with Windows 10 tablets that you then connect a keyboard to using Bluetooth! 

This great thing is though, this is going to make it so much easier for the likes of you and me to go out and take photographs using the tablet’s camera and then almost immediately publishing them to InfoBarrel and connecting the keyboard to do all the writing!

As you can see, there is so much going on now with the new Windows 10 previews that I have had to start writing and as I experiment with the new features then I will update this piece as I go along.

You can set up a user account that is completely local and I have yet to decide whether my Windows 10 administrator is going to be cut off from the online world.

If you are currently using Windows 8 (or 8.1) –

they are giving you a free upgrade to Windows 10.

You see when I go into “desktop 2″ and open something like the Windows Store then it opens in all the later desktops. The third party solutions on Windows such as VirtuaWin already offer a vast extension of the new Microsoft “feature” and lets be honest, if you are already a virtual desktop power user then you are probably already using Ubuntu or another Linux distribution.


If this is the intended feature then I can not see half of the point of it.

Task View

If you already use Windows 8 or 8.1 then you will know that Microsoft prefer you to set up a Microsoft Account. There are actually great benefits to doing this such as easily accessing your Skype, e-mail and cloud storage with a single sign-on, as well as of course Microsoft also being able to selectively target you with advertising or storage add-ons.

In order to tell you about Windows 10, also known by it’s codename of Threshold, I have played with the Windows Technical Preview that has been available to download and install for some time. The thing is though that Windows 10 is that it is increasingly tailored to be idiot proof like it’s rival Apple OS’s. This is probably an edition of Windows that you would be familiar with as Windows 7 (or 8) Pro; there are other editions available for previewing if you are more likely to be heading for use in an enterprise environment.

As you can see left, metro-style tiles will still be size adjustable, allowing a bigger preference to programs you use the most or are more likely to need when you are inebriated and using the touch screen on your laptop or tablet.


Now I should really bring in my good lady wife. Not good when you want to use the same computer and don’t want to go fiddling with ports!

If you are currently using Windows 7 –

you will want to upgrade for free to Windows 10

I tried out the new store downloading a few games and I found that for the games I downloaded there was no way to play the game with your keyboard. As you can see to the right, I have started up a few of these virtual desktops but I wonder if there is a bit of work to be done.

Windows 10 is expected to be one the biggest overhauls of a Microsoft operating system since they abandoned Windows Millennium Edition. We are going to look at what is coming to a PC near you and why you should be considering your next OS upgrade.

It is worth pointing out that there is a new build which has been released in the last few weeks. She has said she like the ideas of a tiled start menu though, so when the newer updates are ready we should hope for this to stick around.

Windows StoreIf you never installed Windows 8 and live by your Android smart phone then you might not have come across the Windows Store before.

If you are thinking that you will need different desktops because sometimes you use a Bluetooth keyboard with your Windows 10 tablet then fear not; Microsoft have thought of that too. Now that might be because I have opened up a number of virtual units, but then when I want to open a new instance of Internet Explorer the computer insists on going back to my first screens where I have an IE window open.

InstallationIt was Quick – but don’t read too much into that

Now the most important thing to remember is that the installation process is definitely going to change. That is not surprising as most of the final code is being written and only some of the apps and features were included.

 Even if you don’t think you will use the new features; you might as well upgrade to restart the technical support clock!

It’s Back!The Start MenuIt’s something I hate with Windows 8 installations. It was clearly optimised for a touchscreen.

. Continuum, from the demonstrations I have seen, show a Microsoft Surface tablet-hybrid and the basic idea is that when you attach the keyboard then it works like a netbook/laptop, but when you disconnect the keyboard then it will work like a tablet computer.

A Demonstration of ContinuumPublished by Microsoft

This is going to be an article that I consider “living” and I will update it as often as I can so that you can make an informed choice that you want to upgrade to Windows 10.

There is one problem though – and if they don’t change it I probably would not use Task View.

Windows 10, codenamed Threshold, is coming though.

To Tie or Not To Tie?

The virtual desktops that are created are not permanent. Now the reason I ask this out loud is because I have recently been using a local server stack called XAMPP and the default ports for Apache (I am digressing onto web servers for a moment) is the same as Skype. The rumor is that this preview is going to be locked down soon so not everything will be from the horses mouth (or rather my horse sized fingers) and I will also look to what everyone else is saying as well.

During the installation process there were a number of options that are clearly tailored to making it as easy for first time installers as possible. She is severely sight impaired and has to use her gadget and devices on low resolutions. Simple slider switches asking you if you want to enable “Do Not Track” as default on Internet Explorer and whether you want Bing as your default search engine were prominent. It looks awful and Windows clearly needs to avoid a “one OS for all” policy.

For the new Windows 10 desktop though, our Start Menu is making somewhat of a return albeit with subtle changes and incorporating metro style tiles in the new install. 

The first installation of the Windows Technical Preview took less than 15 minutes. I started at Evaluation Build 9841 which is the first public beta preview. I wonder if this quiet push to re-engaging users with Microsoft products is going to be a long term issue.

The Facebook app I also downloaded from the Windows Store is modified from the common mobile phone apps. I doubt the Windows Store will ever be as strict as the Apple “iFranchise” but I bet someone somewhere with Windows 10 will eventually prove themselves to be a better idiot.

The Windows Store allows you to install many programs and apps directly from the shop window like you can for your most popular smart cell phones; and for those that are already familiar, most of the apps and games seem to be similar to those found for Windows 8.

Something I am wondering though, because I have not thought about it while logged onto Windows Technical Preview, is whether the computer ports will work differently

Eat Like an Olympian: Nutritious Recipes for Athletes Video

That’s encouraging for the rest of us. Show us what you’ve got. Shalane, first of all, welcome home. I eat these before I go out training, for breakfast and also great for a snack on the go. I want to do this first reveal. Thank you. You say we can eat de sooert too. These are our celebrity status superhero muffins. In “Run fast eat slow” we want to prove there’s more to hitty eats than just kale juice, a juicy burger. Made with olive oil and maple syrup. We have nourishing almond flour which gives a buttery richness and great nutrition. It’s going to give you balanced energy and satisfy your sweet tooth. You’re not training to be an olympicic athlete. Another olympian joining in, Dominique, great to have you back. No refined flour or sugar. We’re not all running it off in a marathon. Let’s move on to dinner. This looks delicious. Edamame and it makes a great preteen pack punch. Just a few moments left. Three athletes here, a little intimidating. No meat in there. “Run fast eat slow” available

Transcript for Eat Like an Olympian: Nutritious Recipes for Athletes. And what was it like this time? I, it’s always so special to slip on that usa Jersey. I took note of that but a lot of preteen. The next reveal, Dominique. There are bread crumbs in there. Why is it healthy. This is our penne with a roasted butternut squash and sage brown butter sauce. They are, yes. Thank you all. Welcome home. I have a 2 nfl-year-old, the pickiest eater. And we love this because it’s such an easy cake to make. Elyse, tell me what was behind the idea of this cookbook for people. Our almond torte. So what do you have in there. Does your toddler enjoy these. You seat one and you end up in a marathon in Rio. My toddler has been our tester and in the kitchen since she was born and all these she loves and still after recipe testing these are my go tos because she’ll eat them and I know — You can eat pasta, though. There’s nothing better than representing your country, so — We’re proud to have you back here. This is lunch. No, they’re amazing. This is our wild west rice salad. We cannot forget dessert. No, our cookbook is free of refined flour or sugars. Will you help us with this one? This looks more my style. Dominique, you’ll jump in here. You like to use the term indulgent nourishment. Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky are here sharing recipes from success from their “Run fast eat slow” cookbook. We love this dish because butternut squash is packed with vitamins so back to school with all the onset of germs will help your kids and family boost your immune system and butter sauce is not only there but for nutrition. What do we have? Here’s the big reveal, folks. You call them superhero muffins. Anyway, but it does help you chase after theed to Manier or whatever it’s going to be. Yeah, that’s the whole premise of our book, we want to show people by allowing yourself to indulge and enjoy food, you’re going to feel satisfied and satiated and not have cravings for snacks and sweets. Congratulations, placed sixth in the marathon, incredible. I have a big sweet tooth and don’t go a whole segment without sweets so this is a healthy treat, though. We love these. Food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time. Not everyone is an olympic athlete. They give you complex carbs, nourishing fats and complete proteins. Dominique, this is what you try to do all the time.

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Back now with how you can eat like an olympian. I’m not as impressed with you. This is our wild salmon sweet potato cakes. The edamame and the rice. Thank you. What do we have. They’re great for balanced energy, whether you’re chasing after a toddler or running — training to run in your first 5k. Elyse can explain why. You’re a four-time olympian but with two toddlers an an infant, I need the energy these days

5 myths of sports betting legalization

I will likely have to put money on deposit to do so. I am concerned that the overall pie, even with online gambling, may not be large enough for the leagues to make the money they are hoping for.

Myth No. (It’s common for bookies to offer rebates to their big customers.) This will be difficult for legal bookmakers to compete with.

The National Council on Problem Gamblers has found that problem gamblers are most often involved in illegal gambling, so moving toward a model where more gamblers are doing it legally can only help.

Those betting with bookies have predetermined settlement terms. In the latter case, I set up a credit arrangement with Illegal Book B and we agree that I will pay every time I go over $1,000. 3: It will put local illegal bookies out of business

At any rate, I really don’t see legalized sports betting in other states having a big impact on the sports betting business in Vegas.

I see the same trend happening if sports betting gets legalized in the U.S. In order to grow the pie large enough, these conveniences must be provided to gamblers. There are no credit checks or margin calls until it is time for me to pay. In fact, there’s an argument that exposing more people to sports gambling in their native states will make the general concept of sports gambling more approachable, ultimately leading to a larger overall percentage of sports fans-turned-gamblers.

There is simply no way the leagues could ask for a percentage piece of gambling revenue, as this would result in a huge conflict of interest. Sen. “But for the FBI knocking on our door and notifying us about Donaghy’s betting, none of the systems that we then had in place had captured any betting by Tim Donaghy.”

Here’s an example. These days, most bookies provide both a phone number and website where bets can be made. Illegal sports betting has some characteristics that can lead to problem gambling more than legal betting would.

My answer is a solid maybe. If it’s legalized, there will be huge changes, but some assumptions are simply off.

I understand the argument that legalized sports betting could expose more people to gambling and the increased ease and access will create more problem gamblers, but I simply don’t buy it. U.S. Are fewer people gambling because they can do it in their home state?

Furthermore, once sports betting becomes legal the negative stigma behind it will eventually disappear, which will make it a bit easier for problem gamblers to ask for help. First off, the government will only legalize if it is going to get significant revenue. It’s a pretty reasonable assumption that it’s easier to fix a game in an environment where most of the money wagered is impossible to discover or track by the government. Illegal gambling is one of the factors that’s associated with gambling addiction,” Keith S. Since sports gambling is currently something that happens in the shadows, problem gamblers are likely to hide in that shadow until it is too late.

Myth No. Maybe more so.

The topic of federal legalization of sports betting has been brought up before, but it has gained steam since Adam Silver’s November New York Times op-ed and after Silver’s cover story in ESPN The Magazine’s Gambling Issue. Yes, trademark images and logos would be a different story, so I could see the leagues getting marketing deals, but I don’t see that as a huge windfall for the leagues.

In the most relevant case, CBC, the parent company of CDM Sports, a fantasy provider, sued MLBAM after being denied a new fantasy sports license. Those who believe that legalized sports betting will lead to more risk of game fixing simply don’t understand why games are fixed. District Court Judge Mary Ann Medler ruled in favor of CBC, stating that “statistics are part of the public domain and can be used at no cost by fantasy companies.” One would infer that the same would apply to legal bookmaking operations.

Those who believe this simply don’t understand how sports betting with a bookie works. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also recently said that Congress needs to hold hearings to discuss legalizing sports betting.

Until many of these questions are answered, it will be difficult to draw any hard conclusions about the ramifications of legalized sports gambling in the U.S. The experience of going to Vegas is becoming less and less about putting down a sports bet and more and more about the experience of everything else. However, there are certainly some myths that I believe can be dispelled.

Myth No. 1: It will result in large revenue for the leagues

The real value for them will be potential marketing dollars and increased fan engagement, not licensing fees for data or direct revenue from wagering.

Myth No. This is the type of financial recklessness associated with problem gambling.

There are a lot of unanswered questions regarding legalization of sports gambling in the U.S., and it will be fascinating to watch how it unfolds in the next few years. When I lose this money, it’s gone, and I can’t bet until I put more money on deposit. 2: It will create more “problem gamblers”

While it seems that the question of legalizing sports betting presently is more of an if than a when, there remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding what it would look like. Purdum, an expert on the subject, has been vocal in his belief that online sports gambling will need to be a big part of the new legalization plan, and I share his belief, as betting on a phone and computer is simply much more convenient than driving to a brick-and-mortar sports book and making a wager. The two biggest reasons people bet with bookies (beyond the lack of alternatives) are the convenience and the line of credit. This year, it is on pace to welcome a record 40 million visitors. But let’s say I have a bad losing streak and end up down more than $1,000. There are going to be a lot of hands in the cookie jar. Say I set up an account with Legal Sportsbook A. Legalized sports betting would elevate these now somewhat esoteric notions into the mainstream conversation about sports. In addition, customers are far more inclined to place a wager when they don’t have to put any money down.

Here are the top five myths about legalizing sports betting and why they’re wrong:

In addition, game fixing would be easier in a world where fewer people track or are even aware of things like point spreads and over/under bets. Whyte, executive director of the NCPG, told my ESPN colleague David Purdum.

Silver echoed this sentiment when discussing his personal revelation in an exclusive interview with ESPN. How will it be regulated? How involved will the government be? Will it be federal enforcement or on a state level?

In that time span, we all know that Vegas has flourished. Vegas has had to reinvent itself as a place that is about more than just gambling. operation for the U.K. Second, operators will need to run a cost-effective business, which may prove difficult if there are a lot of other hands to feed besides the government.

“One of the things that makes sports betting so interesting is that it is probably by far the most widely participated in form of illegal gambling. In addition, asking for a percentage based on the overall handle (total amount wagered) will cut into the margin of the sports books too significantly.

Myth No. 4: It will damage the sports betting business in Las Vegas

Since bookies will not have to pay taxes or licensing fees, they will be able to offer better margins or incentives to their customers. bookmaking powerhouse William Hill has already set up an operation in New Jersey, and MGM CEO Jim Murren has said his company is interested in expansion.

When I think about the best way to legalize sports gambling from a logistical standpoint, I get a headache. Concerts, shows, high-end nightclubs and restaurants draw people to Vegas as much as the gambling does. This credit relationship will be hard for many gamblers to give up.

This is the easiest myth to dispel. This mirrors a similar concern that some had 25 years ago when Indian and commercial casinos began sprouting up all over the U.S.

Las Vegas sports book operators are already looking to expand to other states. . If something shady were to occur in a game around a betting proposition, raised awareness by the public about gambling in general would help highlight any improprieties before, during and after the match.

And I have heard some mention licensing fees for data, but haven’t we already covered that in lawsuits against both the NBA and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM)? In both cases, statistics and data were ruled to be public, not a private asset for which the leagues could charge a license fee.

The thought process here is that with legalized sports betting available locally, there will be less interest in making the trek to Sin City to wager on sports. Many bookies will allow me to get more credit and continue to gamble. 5: It will create greater risk for game fixing

Once games happen, the stats are public domain. The U.S. This is not how most bookies work. Some are based on a time frame, while others are based on going over agreed-upon limits. “The Donaghy controversy also made me aware how important it is that we have a way of monitoring irregular activity on our games,” Silver said.

Mr. In the past two decades, although total revenue has risen, percentage of revenue from gambling has decreased from close to 60 percent to last year’s 38 percent

Betting on Horses: The Secret Formula to Long Term Profits

 Yes it is that hard but it is also extremely rewarding.

Betting Angles

A weakness of many horse players is knowing how much to bet on a race.  I am not sure if this still happens but in the past Tout Sheets were edited or printed after the first couple of races were run and not surprisingly they correctly selected one or more winners in the early races.  Hard work, dedication and patience are the trademarks of a winning horse player.  Knowing which types of races and which types of bets produce the best results and which produce the worst will provide a framework for successful betting.

The Secret Formula to Profitable Betting on Horses

Survival of the fittest applies to horse players just as it does to all species on this planet.  If their second or third choice wins they take credit for the win.  This game can be beat but there is no easy way of doing it.  It is easy to bet the standard $2 Exacta box or $1 Trifecta box but it takes skill to know when to bet more or less on a particular situation.

No one in the horse racing industry will say that but I thought you should know what you are getting yourself into because if you know the road that lays ahead you will be more likely to stay the course.

Halfhearted efforts will result in failure so think long and hard before you decide to bet a single dollar on a horse race.  Betting every race will deplete your bankroll and sooner rather than later lead to tapping out.

Many betting angles have some merit and many will produce winners but none are full-proof.  Basically these are the selections from a self-proclaimed expert offered for a couple of dollars.  This level of deceit should not be permitted and maybe it does not happen any longer but it was a common practice in the past.

As I mentioned in my post “One Step to Improve Your Results at the Track in Under 5 Minutes” documenting and following your handicapping process will result in consistent success at the betting windows.  How many people bet two or three horses to win?  Not many and no one I know does.

So now you know what does not work and what does work when it comes to betting on horses.  If there was someone would have found it by now.  The days of betting against long layoff horses or horses with no published works are gone.  Just know that less then 10% of horse players make a profit each year.  Two sprints to a route, third start off a layoff, maiden special weight to maiden claimer, I could go on and on.

Document and Follow Your Handicapping Process

What Works

I will see you at the betting windows or will I?

The bottom line is do not waste money on Tout Sheets.  The people producing them are not experts and your money is better spent at the windows on your own selections.

Record Keeping

The first “betting system” most horse players are introduced to are Tout Sheets.  If they did everyone would be using them and the odds of winners would plummet to unbettable levels.

As a result of good Record Keeping you can target those situations that are most likely to produce positive results for you.  Knowing the process that results in selecting winners is required to make money when betting on horses..  If that describes you then welcome to the greatest sport on the planet, if it does not then do not waste your time and more importantly your money.

Evolve/Embrace Change

So the question is are you willing to put in more time then the guy or gal sitting next to you?  Are you willing to pass race after race until the perfect situation presents itself?  Are you ready for the most difficult intellectual challenge you will likely ever face or are you going to take your ball and go home?

Record Keeping will allow you to focus your time and money on the situations that consistently produce profits and avoid the situations that consistently deplete your bankroll.

I will not waste anymore of your time, the Secret Formula to Profitable Betting on Horses is…..  Over the years hundreds of “betting systems” have come and gone, none of which solved the mystery, that is until today.  Many smarter people then myself have searched for it only to come up empty handed.

Betting Systems

Many Tout Sheets claim to be money-making machines but that is because they take credit for winners even if they did not pick the horses in the correct order.  Horses moving from turf to dirt often improve.  Sure it can be a couple-a-time-a-year-hobby but if you want to make real money or if you ever dream of doing this full-time then put everything you have into it.

There are hundreds of betting systems on the market ranging from blindly following so-called experts selections to computer programs that generate selections based on the criteria entered by the user.  If you made it this far you are probably eager to hear what the Secret Formula is, if you skimmed down to this section I encourage you to scroll back to the top and read all of the preceding information.

Being Selective

Over the years I have accumulated dozens of betting angles and many of them are legit.

Watching your horse cross the finish line first, cashing your first “signer” and looking back on a successful year at the betting windows is very fulfilling.  None of them can produce guaranteed long-term profits and I would never advise someone to pay for someone else’s selections.

Betting on HorsesPhoto courtesy of fdecomite.

In a similar vein many Tout Sheets take credit for giving out an Exacta when their second and third choices run one-two or a Daily Double if any of their three selections win two consecutive races.  If mindless gambling is what you desire stick to slot machines.  There is no easy button or computer program that will spit out the winner of every race.

Tout Sheets

It goes without saying that you should bet more on the situations you excel in and when your confidence level is at its highest.  They may all produce positive results over short periods of time but none of them produces long-term profits.  This is a skill that takes time to master but is worth the time and effort because in the long run you will be much more successful.

Money Management

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Now that you know what does not work let’s discuss what does then I will reveal the Secret Formula to Long Term Profits when Betting on Horses.

Record Keeping is vitally important to all successful horse players.  I have found the Secret Formula and I am going to share it with you but before I do that I want to discuss the betting systems that do not work.

Evolution has a funny way of weeding out the weak so you must adapt to the ever changing landscape of betting on horses.  I do not know about you but I never go 3 x 3 in a Daily Double.

The quest for the Secret Formula to Profitable Betting on Horses started when the first bet was made on a horse race.  Horses that showed speed in a route cutting back in distance are good bets.  Similarly ignoring the vast amount of information available through various publications and websites will be detrimental to most horse players.

Horse RacingPhoto courtesy of Bob Rosenbaum.

One last point must be mentioned regarding Tout Sheets.  If on the other hand you enjoy an intellectual challenge then horse racing is for you.  Betting blindly on a horse because it fits the profile of a one of your betting angles will result in long-term losses.  Use betting angles but remember none of them is the magic bullet that will always come through.

To be successful at betting on horses takes hard work, dedication and extreme patience.  On any given day a Tout Sheet might produce a profit but long-term they will not.

Betting on horses is challenging, it involves a great deal of thinking and a little bit of luck.  Embracing new technology and streams of information is a must if you want to stay ahead of the competition.

Do not waste money on expensive betting hot-lines, computer programs or subscriptions to a so-called experts selections. sorry to burst your bubble but there is no Secret Formula.  The race track adage “You can beat a race but you can’t beat the races” is true

Sports bar may become sports book if Vegas scores a big bet in New Jersey

Betting is limited to the expected finishing position of the horses on the track.

There are some signs that even that may be changing. They don’t understand that it’s a lot easier to monitor betting trends in legal books than with an illegal bookmaker operating out of a corner bar.

It might not be long, though, before you can order an NFL three-teamer to go with that trifecta on the ponies.

Of that, there is little doubt. And last month NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said at a business conference that he was not opposed to the idea of sports betting and expected his league to participate in it at some point

But now the issue is back before a federal judge, and all bets are off. There’s no shortage of sports fans in the New Jersey/New York area, and bookmakers believe they will line up from opening day on with fistfuls of cash to wager on games.

The William Hill Race and Sports Bar would become the William Hill Race and Sports Book. Lawyers for the four leagues and the NCAA will argue Oct. An end-run around the federal prohibition of sports betting in all but four states is once again in play.

Unfortunately for would-be bettors, not everyone is enamored with the idea of sports betting. “This is a very sizeable market.”

. District Judge Michael Shipp that the injunction he issued last year upholding the ban should stay in place despite Christie’s announcement that the state would not be involved in regulating the betting.

Mostly empty now except on racing weekends at the horse track little more than an hour from Manhattan, it may not stay empty long. Chris Christie signed a bill into law approving sports betting, only to see it derailed in court because it conflicts with federal law.

Should the door open in New Jersey, though, other states will surely follow, much the way they did when Atlantic City became the first place outside of Las Vegas to legalize casino gambling. The online market could explode, much like it is in Nevada where 36 percent of William Hill’s handle comes through bets on its mobile app.

“I believe the New Jersey market once fully up and going would be at least three times the Nevada market,” Asher said. Daily fantasy sports wagering is exploding online thanks to a loophole in the federal law, and looks very similar to sports betting.

“Obviously we read with great interest Commissioner Silver’s comments,” said Asher, whose company runs more than 100 locations in Nevada and 2,400 shops in the United Kingdom. It might even help rescue Atlantic City casinos that are struggling to attract customers in the wake of casino expansion around the country.

And the sharp guys from Vegas are poised, ready to jump in when they get the word.

“We’re built out and ready to go,” said Joe Asher, who heads operations for betting giant William Hill U.S.

Right now all they’re selling at the sports bar at Monmouth are food and drinks. Gov. Depending on how a judge rules, it could soon become the first fully functioning — and fully legal — sports book in the country outside of Nevada.

Asher says that if sports betting is allowed in New Jersey it could dwarf the $3.6 billion that was wagered legally on sports last year in Nevada, opening up an entire new industry on the East Coast. And that could be a game changer for anyone in New Jersey who likes to have a little action on their favorite team.

There’s a brand new sports bar at Monmouth Park with televisions hanging from nearly every available rafter.

New Jersey residents want it, voting overwhelmingly in 2011 to permit sports betting at race tracks and casinos. “I hope that signals a re-evaluation of what is obviously a mindset that does not comport with 21st Century reality.”

The NFL, meanwhile, holds games every year in London where there are betting parlors on every block offering a line on the action. 31 before U.S. “This is an area with some of the most storied franchises in American sports where billions of dollars are already bet on sports illegally.”

For now, though, the NBA and the other major sports leagues are lining up against betting in New Jersey. They’re stuck in the past, still believing that betting on sports draws undesirables and is somehow a threat to the integrity of the games themselves

Will the big game save gaming in Atlantic City?

The NFL subsequently sued to block the law, claiming that it violated an 1992 federal law that restricted sports betting to four states.


Still, sports betting is starting up in New Jersey despite ferocious competition from a number powerful interests. Despite such concerns, Christie initially moved to permit sports betting in 2011 after voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize it.

Atlantic City’s embattled casino industry, which has lost thousands of jobs this year as money-losing operator shut their doors, shouldn’t expect much of a boost from sports betting, experts say.

“Nobody expected such a bizarre move,” said I. There probably isn’t anything that can save Atlantic City.”

Another obstacle is that New Jersey residents are divided over the benefits of sports betting. 15, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey..

Under a measure New Jersey Gov. The state then eliminated all of its laws outlawing sports betting at tracks and casinos. Nelson Rose, a professor at Whittier Law School who has written a textbook on gaming law, adding he wasn’t sure if New Jersey’s move will survive a court challenge. According to data from the American Gaming Association, a trade group, about $3.4 billion was wagered on sports at casinos in Nevada in 2012, though the total amount generated by the state’s casinos race books was much smaller. and the NCAA have long opposed sports gambling because of fears it would lead to game-fixing. Florida developer Glen Straub, who submitted the losing bid, is challenging the sale.

“The reality is that it’s a big deal for Monmouth Park and that’s it,” said Alan Woinski, the president of Gaming USA, a consulting firm based in Paramus, New Jersey, in an interview, referring to a struggling race track in Oceanport, New Jersey, that under the state’s new law will be able accept sports bets. For one, the decline of New Jersey’s gaming industry has been years in the making and was hastened when lawmakers in neighboring Pennsylvania, a key Atlantic City market, allowed casino gaming. The Trump Taj Mahal has threatened to shut down next month unless it receives concessions from state officials. A federal court ruled in the league’s favor, and the U.S.


A lifeguard boat sits on the beach in front of the closed Revel Casino Sept. The AGA pegs the gross gaming revenue from sports bets at $170 million, a tiny percentage of the $10.9 billion consumers plunked down in the state’s casinos in 2012.

A further damper on sports betting profits at Atlantic City casinos is the fact that it’s legal in Delaware and a handful of other states.

“I don’t think it’s going to be the lifeline for the casinos,” said Alex Bumazhny, who follows the casino industry for Fitch Ratings, adding that the credit rating agency “doesn’t think it will make a big difference” in Atlantic City.

But State Senator Raymond Lesniak, an outspoken proponent for sports betting, pushed through a bill this that year that abolished the state’s existing prohibitions against sports betting. Supreme Court refused to hear the state’s appeal, leaving the ban in place.

Earlier this month, Brookfield Asset Management, owner of Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, acquired Revel for $110 million, a fraction of the $2.4 billion to build. Casino industry experts have argued that it will be difficult for Brookfield to operate Revel as a casino because it never made a profit.

The reasons are many. “This isn’t going to save Atlantic City. Atlantic City casino revenue reached a peak of $5.2 billion, and tumbled to $2.86 billion last year nearly two dozen casinos were built within driving distance of the Jersey shore gambling mecca. Chris Christie signed into law last week, Atlantic City racetracks and casinos can start accepting sports bets. “This whole thing is a snow job.”

Second, as an economic activity, sports betting isn’t a game-changer. Professional sports leagues in the U.S. Though 44 percent of people surveyed by Rutgers-Eagleton poll thought that sports betting was a positive for Atlantic City, another 48 percent were less sure of its value, while another 31 percent thought it would make no difference. But that law comes amid a major slump in gambling in the state. Over the past few months, operators of the Revel Casino Hotel, which at one time was touted as linchpin of an Atlantic City revival, Trump Plaza and Showboat, closed their doors

Best Haircuts for a Receding Hairline 2013

The last resort any man should turn to is the comb-over; this consists of a length of hair grown on one side and swept over the top of the head which is completely bald. Wigs, toupees and hair systems have improved dramatically, but they rarely look real and can be very itchy and uncomfortable. Even some of the alternatives like medication, or specialised shampoos and lotions are a costly investment, as they have to be used continuously to be beneficial. The crop suits men of any age, but works best on those with well-defined features.

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Growing what remains of your hair and tying it into a pony-tail looks dated, and opting for a thick ring of hair in the style of Friar Tuck, whilst your bald spot shines in the sun isn’t usually a good look either. It never looks flattering, so take my advice; no matter how desperate you get, don’t do it! Instead, consider one of the other hairstyles for men with receding hairlines listed above.

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The Crop

The shaved head or extremely close cut are often the only option for men who are in the advanced stages of recession, and they are usually more flattering than trying to hide what is patently obvious.

I have to stress that none of the suggested styles will disguise or hide the problem completely. The key is to keep the look messy and haphazard.

Options for men with thinning hair

For many men, a receding hair line is a fact of life they are going to have to learn to cope with. It’s important to be honest with yourself about what stage of the balding process you are at and learn to accept it (unless you plan to go through major surgery or take medication for life).

A great hairstyle for a receding hairline is the crop. One downside is the maintenance bald heads require: ideally shave every day to keep the look sleek and smooth. Ask your hairdresser to cut the hair in a choppy, almost spiky way and quite short all over. This cut can work on men in their early twenties to much older guys and is often sported by George Clooney.

This is an option for those men who have a greater problem than just a receding hairline. Again, mainly suitable for those men who have a newly receding hairline (although it can work for those at a slightly more developed stage of hair loss), this style takes the haircut much shorter. Why not consider a new hair style instead? Depending upon the severity of your balding, there are styles that are flattering for those of us with a diminishing hairline. Not everybody can afford expensive surgical hair restoration procedures. The look works well with a mid length to very cropped fringe and the cut takes the hair around the sides and back of the head extremely close. It is often the best way to go and can actually really suit a lot of fellas. With ultra-short shaved hair, bald patches stand out far less on the scalp. To complete the shaggy look, ask for layers throughout the hair and for the fringe to fall to just above the eyebrows. The other draw-back with these products is that they don’t help to re-grow hair, rather they only prevent further hair loss.

Completely bald

If the recession is slight, small shifts in the way you style your hair are possible and drastic measures are not necessary; trying a fringe or a shaggy surfer style may look good.

On the other hand, if your hairline is very high, a fringe can look like an obvious attempt to disguise a receding hairline and is barely ever successful.

If your only option is to go with a very short cut, try offsetting the style with some facial hair.

Shaggy Fringe

The Buzz

A shaggy fringe really suits men who are in the early stages of hair loss, although it can make some guys look like an eternal teenager. They won’t help regrow your hair but they certainly aided my transition as I came to accept that my follicles were weakening and I was receding.

What to consider

Buzz cuts use clippers to closely shave the scalp. Works well on men in their late teens to late twenties.

The brush cut: the hair is short and cut to the shape of the head along the sides and back, but remains slightly longer on top, sticking up like a brush.

The butch cut: an all-over 1/4-inch cut.

The burr cut: an all-over cut of 1/8 inch or less.

A word of warning

There are a few fashionable ways to wear your hair if you are balding, but by the same token, there are several haircuts that simply will not work. Three types of buzz cut are;. Several lengths of buzz cut are available, and clippers can be adjusted to suit. There is no real attempt to hide your receding hairline here, but the look is flattering for just this reason. If there is enough thickness in the hair, a shaggy fringe can be a fantastic way to draw attention away from the recession of the hairline and wearing the hair forward (also called ‘bangs’) will usually disguise the fact that there is a problem. These are applied to the hair in the thinning areas and recreate the fullness that as men we sorely miss as we get older.

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The Caesar

Toppik Hair Building Fibers really helped me when I started losing my hair. This cut takes the hair fairly short all over, and is suitable for those men in the mid hair-loss stage, where the hairline has shifted slightly further back. When styling, use gel or wax to randomly ease the hair inwards to the centre of your head. The top is left a little longer and tapers down into a fringe. Please note that, if you feel you will look more like Uncle Fester than Telly Savalas, it is normally not necessary to go all the way with a bald head; most men can pull off a buzz-cut as a less harsh alternative.

Wigs and hair systems can be unconvincing and sometimes make men appear older rather than younger.

When working with a receding hairline, consider the severity of your condition carefully.

If you’re feeling daring and aren’t ready to leave your youth behind you yet, this haircut is actually a subtle way of diverting the eye from hair loss around the temples. It’s the style that suits those men who are ready to accept that they are losing their hair and go with the flow. Rather they will give you a fresh, modern look and steer you clear of the dreaded comb-over.

A great, more affordable option, that I have personal experience of is Toppik electrostatic fibres. If you are not quite ready to commit to the shaved head, this is the look for you. Shaving your head completely is guaranteed to get rid of any inkling of a receding hairline. The product comes in several shades to suit your natural colour and the fibers simply fill in the gaps where your hair used to be; they aren’t at all visible to the human eye.

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What about styles for men who are losing their hair?

If none of these methods for preventing or disguising your receding hairline appeal to you, all is not lost. There are options here for all cases from young men with minor thinning of the hair at the front of their head, to slightly older gents with a full widow’s peak.

Named after the famous Roman Emperor, the Caesar cut takes advantage of a fringe too

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Demaryius Thomas has ultimate comeback for Josh Norman’s talk

Josh Norman plans to say whatever he wants this season, but the NFL receivers he talks about aren’t going to quietly take his trash talk. Norman said a lot of things in an ESPN the Magazine piece this week, and he talked about how he shut down Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas in Super Bowl 50