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The Media Industry and Sports Gambling Services – What you need to know 1

Posted on May 11, 2019 by Abhinav Vasudevan

Do you prefer watching sports on Televisions or on streaming services? Chances are you belong to the majority of people who have opted out expensive cable subscriptions for cheaper streaming services which can be viewed on multiple devices. As ratings are decreasing and the cost of acquiring rights are increasing, it seems evident that the sports television industry is plummeting into a hopeless abyss. Is it really? Thanks to the Supreme Court, a 26-year-old federal law which prohibited sports betting in the United States have been scraped off which has infused a fresh air of optimism in the big media companies. With the new law in place, experts believe that it will boost the televised sports industry in a couple of years as sports betting gets legalised in most of the states.

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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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Gambling Among Student-Athletes 0

Posted on February 01, 2019 by Abhinav Vasudevan

sports betting-2The Curiosity of Gambling
The curious youths are literally curious about everything and anything they hear, see or read. Though gambling is age-restricted, there are some forms of gambling that students end up to try such as online scratch cards games in uk. Gambling has a strong impact psychologically on young student-athletes. A lot of college students try their luck in gambling. More often than not, it gets out of their control after a while. This affects mental and physical health in a bad way.

Effects of wagering
Gambling has shown an adverse effect on the behaviour of the students. Any student playing excess of gambling tend to become socially awkward. This anti-social behavior also affects their academic and sports performance by a great deal. In some cases, it leads the students to depression and drug addiction and they tend to become more abusive.

Besides, poor academic results, the worst impact of gambling is on the athletic performances. The student-athletes often engage them in criminal activities and drugs. This impairs their concentration level and physical prowess. Studies show that male students are more likely to fall prey of gambling than the female students. Many male athletes stop playing totally because of lack of interest.

Online Sports Betting
The authorities encourage young athletes to not put money in any kind of gambling activities. Student-athletes often gamble money on the sports and before they know is they get addicted to it. The records show that more students are engaging in gamble-related activities compared to last decade. The related facts are present at sportsthenandnow.com.

Sports wagering is quite common in student-athletes. But in recent years, sports betting has increased a lot in the youth, mainly online betting. The players are easy to get lured by the cool bonus features of the online betting site. And they like to prove their mettle among the friends by winning the bets based on their in-game knowledge and skills. Read the rest of this entry →

Advantages of Online Poker Games 0

Posted on December 21, 2018 by Cathy Carter

online pokerIf you are starting a new endeavor, a good rule of thumb is getting to understand the basics of what you are getting into. You may want to determine the difference between the new industry and what you have always experienced. This is not different from joining online poker. Whether you are used to playing live and are now switching to the internet, or it is the first attempt of poker and you are starting online, you may want to know the benefits of playing online.

Many of the ardent lovers of online gaming today prefer poker online terpercaya to the live system of play. Here are some of the benefits that come with online poker games.

Earn More

Playing online oftentimes has the potential to earn you more than the live game. The rewards structure is mostly better when compared to the live play structure. For the most part, online casinos will not take more than 3 dollars per hand. Be sure to check out the time-based rake systems as they tend to be more expensive than the others you may well be aware of.

Online plays always don’t require tipping. Tips often cost hundreds of dollars if not thousands over some period of time. Thankfully, you don’t expect more of that with online systems of playing poker. Read the rest of this entry →

New Laws and Pro Sports in Vegas Turns the Gambling World Upside Down 0

Posted on September 27, 2018 by Dean Hybl

Vegas-hockeyIt is amazing how much the gambling world has changed in a relatively short period of time.

Not long ago, the big innovations were related to online gaming and poker while legal sports gambling was available only in Las Vegas.

Now, with the advent of daily fantasy sports and the ruling by the Supreme Court that has paved the way for every state to legally accept sports betting, the landscape is quite different.

Since the Supreme Cot ruling earlier this year, four states: New Jersey, Delaware West Virginia and Mississippi have already legalized some form of sports betting in their states. Three others: Pennsylvania, New York and Rhode Island are in the final stages of legislation and will likely join the mix very soon.

According to an ESPN study, there are 15 additional states that have started the process towards legalizing some form of sports betting.

All of the remaining states have laws prohibiting sports gambling, but ESPN wrote that with the exception of Utah, there is at least a possibility that sports betting could eventually become legal in those states.

Another dynamic that has changed is the insistence that Las Vegas could not be a professional sports city due to the proximity to gambling. Read the rest of this entry →

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