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5 Pros Of Betting Online

Posted on August 14, 2019 by Varun Kumar

Sure you may be an old fashioned gambler who enjoys taking a stroll to a local casino to try your luck at a table game or slot machine. If this is your thing, well you can keep at it. However, you should know that taking a cue from recent casino gaming trends would do you no harm at all.

These days you could catch as much fun from betting online as you would with playing casino games at a local land-site casino. Online betting offers gamblers a whole lot of benefits that could see traditional gamblers switching sides.

So, if you are a die-hard, old-school gambler or maybe you are just not conversant with the changes around you (crawl out from under that rock), this article presents five pros of betting online that may interest you and indeed change your gambling habits for good. Take a look.

#1: Unbelievable Betting Comfort

There is truly no place like home. Whenever you gamble online you do not need to visit a pub or local casino to place your bets. With a desktop PC or even an Android/Windows or iOS betting in smartphone/tablet, you can easily join one of the many trusted online casinos and place bets on your favourite casino games. Also, you do not have to worry about what to wear, transportation and other expenses when you place bets at home.

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Seven US States Legalize Sports Betting After PASPA Ruling

Posted on August 13, 2019 by Elliot Ramsden
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Sports betting is set for exponential growth in the USA following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in May 2019.

The decision to repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, also known by the acronym PASPA, ended the prohibition of gambling on sport throughout America.

Nevada always remained an exception to federal law – alongside Delaware, Montana and Oregon, which also had their own explicit state rules and provisions before PASPA came in. Delaware and six other US states have taken the opportunity to legalize betting on sport.

Here, we take a look at those parts of the United States that have introduced sports gambling so far since the ruling. It’s proving particularly popular in areas with an Atlantic Ocean coastline.

New Jersey

The state of New Jersey actually brought the challenge against PASPA to the Supreme Court in the first place. Having successfully achieved repeal of federal law, it’s no surprise to find sports betting was soon legalized here.

Monmouth Park Racetrack is a major sporting venue in ‘The Garden State’ and it hasn’t taken long for sportsbooks and casinos to open in and around this thoroughbred horse racing venue. Given New Jersey’s metropolitan nature and proximity to New York, millions now have access to legal sports betting here.

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Paul Henderson Scores the Most Famous Goal in Ice Hockey History

Posted on August 11, 2019 by Joe Garcia

Every single Canadian who was at least five years old in back in 1972 can tell you exactly where they were on Sept 28th 1972. That’s the day Paul Henderson scored the most dramatic and famous goal in hockey history with just 34 seconds to go in the final contest of the eight-game Summit Series between Canada and the USSR.

The two nations went to to toe with the first four contests being held in Canada and the last four in  the Soviet Union.

Canada stood still that September afternoon with classes canceled across the country while television sets were wheeled into school auditoriums for students to witness the most important hockey game ever.

To many, it was a lot more than just a sporting event. There were many political overtones to the series as it was seen as the capitalist way of life in North America against the Communism of the Eastern Bloc. In 1972 the Olympic Games were purely for amateur athletes which the Soviet hockey players were classified as. Many players on the squad were recruited from the famous Central Red Army while the Canadian team consisted entirely of professional NHL players.

After getting a first glimpse at the Soviets, many who had holes in their socks and sweaters, most Canadians believed their country would have no problem sweeping all eight games. 

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Possible Contenders for WWE Championship

Posted on August 08, 2019 by John Harris

The WWE Championship is the most prestigious title on Smackdown Live and it will one the line when current Champion Kofi Kingston will defend his crown against the viper Randy Orton. Kofi won the coveted title at Wrestlemania 35 in one of the most memorable Wrestlemania bouts in history.

Randy Orton

Kofi ousted Daniel Bryan and has since defeated Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens and everyone who came in his way during the months since Wrestlemania. Now, he will feud with Randy Orton, at the biggest party of summer but that won’t be all. The WWE Championship is the biggest title up for grabs at Smackdown 2019 Live, and thus there are many names that emerge as contenders. 

At Summerslam, Kofi will meet Orton, but there are a couple of other superstars as well waiting to get their hands on the WWE Championship. Here we take a look at some possible contenders for the title. 

#3 Roman Reigns 

This is a wild card pick but its true that Roman does not hold any title as of yet and heading into Summerslam Roman’s storyline does not have any major feuds. He is a former WWE Champion and he knows what it takes to be the face of the company. 

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Get Entertained by Using Your Sports Love to Attain Bonuses!!

Posted on August 03, 2019 by Lee Lija

Are you a sports lover? Do you like to go to the different Sports news often? Did you still love to get enroll yourself in the various deep topics of sports then you are on the right platform to know more about the same? Along with watching the sports, there is an end number of UK betting sites from which a person can get the basic information to get more knowledge about particular sports. Also, it is good to get extreme knowledge about the specific product so that you would be able to gain more authentic information.

We would be discussing different sports and how the bonuses can be obtained from different sides for the entertainment purpose.

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How to Go Mountain Biking

Posted on July 31, 2019 by Scott Huntington

Are you an adventurer looking for a new action-packed hobby? Mountain biking is an excellent opportunity to have fun and explore new terrain. In fact, more than 8.69 million people tried the sport in 2018. If you’re ready to get started, it’s important to know your style. What type of mountain biking are you interested in?

Trail biking is the most common style, riding an accessible mixture of climbs and descents. You can have a lot of fun with little effort involved. Cross-country biking tends to focus on competitive pleasure, riding as fast as you can through towering terrains.

All-mountain biking, also referred to as enduro, is biking on steroids. If you want to push yourself to the brink, these leg-burning climbs and gravity-defying descents are for you. If you’re all about the downhill rather than uphill, consider visiting a park. During a ski resorts warmer months, you can typically ride the lift to the top of the mountain and maneuver your way to the bottom. Conquer jumps, take on berms and weave through rock gardens.

One type of mountain biking ideal for beginners is fat biking. These bikes come equipped with giant tires that can handle any terrain. They get great traction, even in snow and sand, making them perfect for all-season riding.

Don’t be afraid to try out new styles of riding and visit new destinations. In fact, 62% of mountain bikers travel to ride because they want to experience new trails. On average, the typical trip takes a mountain biker 566 miles from home.

Once you know what type of mountain biking you want to try out, it’s time to find the right bike.

Types of Mountain Bikes

Mountain bikes can vary based on suspension type and wheel size. A rigid suspension is suitable for beginners because it’s easy to control and maintain. Most fat bikes are equipped with rigid suspension, as the wide tires provide enough shock absorbance on their own.

Hardtail suspension, typically found on cross-country and all-wheel terrain, absorbs impact on the front wheel but not the back. These bikes require less maintenance due to fewer moving parts. Full suspension, on the other hand, has shock absorbance for both the front and rear tires. This suspension can increase traction and reduce impact, making for a more comfortable and enjoyable ride.

Mountain bikes typically come with 26-inch wheels, an ideal size for maneuverability. You can also find 27.5-inch and 29-inch styles. The largest size, 29 inches, provides better grip over trail obstacles.

Today, many mountain bikers are shifting away from traditional set-ups and opting for electronic mountain bikes.

The Rise of E-Bikes

Electronic e-bikes — motor-equipped bicycles that propel forward when pedaled — make long trail climbs quicker and easier. For the beginner, e-bikes make mountain biking a fun activity. Even seasoned bikers can use e-bikes to better maneuver steep, rocky and harsh terrain, climbs that would otherwise be impossible.

Traditional bikers might claim e-bikes are cheating. Instead, look at the tech for what it is — a new tool. Take your adventures to new heights by reaching places you could never access before. E-bikes with pedal assist can reach up to 28 mph, great for the cyclist that loves to speed.

E-bikes are light-weight — typically less than 50 pounds — making them easy to maneuver, even when the battery is dead. If you love night rides, look for a bike with built-in LEDs. There are even cost-effective options, such as e-bike kits, for those with a budget.

Mountain biking is a rewarding sport. Not only is it great for your health, but you get to have tons of fun, too. Don’t be intimidated by fancy lingo or new terrain — instead, learn all you need to know above about how to go mountain biking.

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