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Sports Betting: Then and Now 1

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Aaron Beallor

In the course of less than a year, the world of sports betting in the USA has changed exponentially. Where once, betting on sports on websites like Caesars Casino and sports was illegal, now across the USA, more and more states are allowing people to wager on their favorite teams. Today, we’re looking at sports betting then and now, to see just how far things have come…

Then:

Before last May, sports betting was outlawed across the USA as a result of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, a federal act which saw sports betting outlawed for almost two decades. This law was introduced in a bid to preserve the integrity of the sport. Nevada was an exception to that rule, as sports betting laws were already in place. Additionally, sports betting was possible in Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon, where they had pre-existing sports betting frameworks and sports lotteries already in place. Despite the ban, it is estimated that around $150 billion was spent in illegal wagers on the Black Market every year in the United States on both professional and amateur sports betting. That’s more than the GDP of Nebraska! Back then, if you wanted to place a legal wager on the Super Bowl or March Madness, you’d have to hop on a flight to Las Vegas…or risk the consequences of placing a bet with an illegal bookie.

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What You Need To Know About Playing The Lottery 0

Posted on April 12, 2019 by Cathy Carter

The lottery is, by all means, one of the most addictive, exciting, and lucrative forms of gambling there is. This is because most national lotteries offer jackpots that could set you and your family up for the rest of your lives. Of course, that doesn’t mean that winning is going to be easy. If you are a frequent player of has at least dabbled in the past there is a good chance that you already know this. However, if you have never played the lottery before, you should at least consider giving it a shot. That being said if you are going to partake in this addictive gamble there are some things that you need to be aware of beforehand.

Winning Is A Long Shot

It probably doesn’t take a genius to know that you are more likely to get struck by lightning than winning the lottery. In fact, the odds of winning some of the national lotteries can be as much a one in 175 million. Still, the fantasy of hitting a multimillion-dollar jackpot is still what keeps many people coming back.

Never Throw Away Your Tickets

If you are going to play the lottery, you need to know that you should never throw away your tickets if you don’t win. And, this is because most of the national lotteries offer money if you just get some of the numbers right. So, if you have to pick at least two or three of the numbers right in a row, you might be able to at least walk away with $1,000 to $5,000. This could be enough money to keep you stocked up in lottery tickets for the next year or so

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Countries Where Online Gambling is Legal 0

Posted on March 24, 2019 by Abhinav Vasudevan

Gambling is no doubt one of the preferred mediums for entertainment and leisure. However, there are a few countries which restrict gambling. Gambling is not yet made legal in all countries. Hence, it is important that you cross-examine the safety and legalization aspects before you decide to play in an online casino.

The online casinos are undoubtedly alluring and engaging provided you have read the terms and conditions put forth by the online casinos clearly and in full measure as many players skip reading the “Terms and Conditions” part completely. To ensure that no law is broken, it is advisable to always check the rules and the legalization policy of the online casinos so that you can have a peaceful gaming experience.

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