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FanDuel Sportsbook Gets Approval for Arizona Sports Betting 3

Posted on September 20, 2021 by Stephen Atcheler

When sports betting finally becomes legal on September 9, FanDuel is going to make history as one of the first sportsbooks to operate in the state. A company spokesperson stated they had been approved for sports betting and daily fantasy sports in the state. FanDuel announced they would open a sportsbook at the Footprint Center in Phoenix.

The Arizona Department of Gaming distributed licenses to applicants. 10 tribal licenses were available. It was not cheap to obtain a license. The initial license fee, which covers the first five years, was $750,000. There was also an application fee of $100,000.

Must be Over 21 to Play

Both retail and online sports betting in Arizona are available to people over 21. In some states, anyone who’s 18 or over can play, but AZ is a bit more conservative in that regard. Bets have to be placed within state borders. This includes the famous “four corners” location. If you move into Colorado or New Mexico, you can’t use an Arizona sportsbook anymore. You need to look for one operating in these states. If you shift into Utah, you can’t bet at all because it’s banned in this state.

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Strategies to Win and Bet for Sports Games at Online Gambling Sites 1

Posted on July 19, 2021 by John Harris

Sports enthusiasts bet on sports games as a hobby, for fun, or as a friendly pastime. It’s something that will require time and responsibility, sometimes a bit of luck. It involves a series of small bets and adds up over the season to an overall gain. The reason people play in the first place is to go on a trip, meet new friends, and soak up the atmosphere. They love playing with cash. Due to their limited liberty to move, they tend to use the internet for playing games. 

There are various types and techniques one can make huge money out of in sports betting. Firstly, one must understand the betting strategy. Money Lines is about addition and subtraction among numbers. It’s all about how much to bet to win such an amount. One can begin any sport through point spreading and parlay betting. For instance, parlay betting will involve multiple types of bets in a single game. It often requires large payouts and needs a lot of accuracy. The next thing is to understand the odds in betting rather than your emotions. This simply means betting with your head instead of your heart. In another way, betting on something that symbolizes a better value is better than in favor. Sometimes a chosen team is favored based on popularity rather than skill, so it is wise at times to bet on the underdog team for it does not necessarily mean that the favored team always wins. Lastly, it is a strategy to make smart bets and walk away from bad bets. Take advantage of risk-free bets in gambling by posting your money for both feasible results of the game.

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The History of Sports Betting 5

Posted on April 14, 2021 by Martin Banks

The origin of the first bet is impossible to date. However, we do know that sports betting has been around for thousands of years. The earliest records of wagering on sporting events date back to the ancient Greeks and their famous Olympic games. 

Eventually, betting spread to Rome where people placed wagers on the outcome of circus events and chariot races. There, gambling became a legal form of entertainment and continued to gain popularity throughout Europe. 

Sports betting in the U.S. has a comparatively short history. However, Americans have always had a voracious appetite for the sport, so it’s no surprise that practically everyone — including Congress — has had some part in its history. 

Betting In the 19th Century 

While men undoubtedly placed bets on everything from card games to fights before the 1800s, sports betting didn’t become common practice until organized horse racing took center stage in 1868. That year, the U.S. started the American Stud Book and gambling exploded. By 1890, there were 314 tracks operating across the country and racegoers had already made and lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in bets. 

Around the same time, professional baseball came to the forefront of American culture and people began making bets on who might win each game. Even coaches were making gambles on how well their team would do. Eventually, it came to light that the Louisville Grays were throwing games. However, the general attitude towards sports betting remained the same as most people viewed gambling and games as pure entertainment. 

Scandals of the 20th Century

It wasn’t until the 20th century that Americans began questioning the legality of sports betting. By then, horse racing was a largely fixed sport and antigambling coalitions were pushing through legislation in most parts of the country. These coalitions were so successful that, by 1908, that only 25 racetracks remained in operation.  

A decade later, throwing games had become a common occurrence in Major League Baseball as well. In 1919, a professional gambler paid eight Chicago White Sox players to throw the World Series. This scandal quickly made headlines and sullied baseball in the eyes of puritanical citizens and lawmakers alike. However, many people continued to bet on games, even though gambling was illegal and MLB repeatedly banned players, coaches, umpires and managers for placing wagers on teams. 

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4 Fascinating Benefits of Online Football Betting You Need to Know 4

Posted on March 29, 2021 by Cathy Carter

Embracing online football betting is one of the best decisions you can ever make for your betting adventure. This is because it has a lot of benefits such as providing you with a live betting option as you can bet on a match as it is taking place.

You are provided with lots of betting options on your different leagues and tournaments. So with online football betting, your opportunities are endless. Following are the fascinating benefits of online football betting you need to know:

1. It’s Convenient

Online football betting is more convenient as you don’t have to move to the betting station as you can access the betting site from wherever you are. You can access it on your mobile phone or laptop as long as you have internet access.

All you need to do is visit the betting site using your chosen browser and place your bet on your desired football match in no time. Best of all you are provided with lots of payment options. You need to choose your most convenient method and deposit your bet at your comfort.

2. Simple and Quick Registration

Most betting sites like ufa have simple and quick registration processes so you don’t have to waste a lot of time creating your betting account. Well, you have to fill in your required details like email address, banking details, names among others and you are good to go. It will only take a few minutes of your time. 

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Benefits Of Using Odd Comparison Sites 0

Posted on March 19, 2021 by John Harris

In today’s world, one can not only enjoy watching a game but they can also make money from the game in question. For a bettor to increase their chances of winning on their bets, it would be wise for them to consider using odds comparison website

A player needs to know that he or she needs a good odds comparison site for them to be in a position to have access to real-time display of what bookies across the world have to offer. It is worth mentioning that most bookies tend to come up with odds based on trends; therefore, creating a need for a good odds comparison website to help analyze these bookmakers.

Having access to a reliable odds comparison site can significantly increase the chances of winning, especially if bettors make good use of them. The player needs to ensure that he or she starts by analyzing the bookmakers and settle for the one with the highest odds, especially on the prediction they have made. If a player chooses a better odds comparison website, they can be sure to increase their winnings significantly.

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How Sportsbook Work 0

Posted on March 18, 2021 by Cathy Carter

In the realm of sports betting, a sportsbook denotes a company or an individual, who accepts bets on a wide range of sporting events. The term sportsbook is typically used in the United States, while overseas, the term bookmakers are widely used. Their primary role is to accept your bet and reimburse you in case you win after deducting their commission. As such, for betting enthusiasts who may wish to engage the services of sportsbook, here is how they operate or work:

Accepting bets on either side of a sporting event

In the world of betting, sportsbooks tend to focus their attention on taking bets on either side of a given sporting event. They can afford such an endeavor by striking a balance between wagers placed by bettors and what they win respectively. A significant number of sportsbooks require a better to place a higher wager than what you anticipate to win. For instance, a wager of $110 would attract a win of about $100. Subsequently, if a sportsbook has a handle of $220 ($110 +$110) on both sides of a given betting market. His or her handle is derived from the wagers they take on either side of that betting market. 

How they make money

Depending on the outcome of a bet accepted by sportsbooks, whether it is a win or lose, they still make profits. This is evident, for instance, where a sportsbook handles, for instance, a wager of $110 on both sides of a betting market. In case of a win or a loss, he or she still earns $10 on both sides of a given betting market thus making a profit of $20. However, in many markets that include, for instance, judi bola, sportsbooks seldom realize a balanced gamble on both sides. 

The strategy used by sophisticated sportsbooks

You need to be a sharp gambler to navigate the world of sophisticated sportsbooks. Developing oneself as a sharp gambler gives you a chance to stay ahead of sophisticated bookmakers. Among the betting strategies synonymous with sportsbooks include, for example, changing the odds to appeal to public betting opinions. However, their primary goal is to stop sharp gambles from having a field day at the expense of bookmakers. This explains the existence of betting limits because, without them, gamblers who are smart would probably stay ahead of sportsbooks instead of oddsmakers.

Types of bets that sportsbooks prefer to handle

Most major sporting events tend to attract sportsbooks who take wagers from bettors. Sportsbooks may also accept wagers from non-sporting events that may include, for example, political elections. The action that they are likely to accept in this respect may vary from one sportsbook to another. Some of the popular sports bet that sportsbook handle includes, for instance, football, baseball boxing, soccer, and golf.


Wagers are increasingly becoming attracted to a wide range of betting markets, and tend to rely largely on sportsbooks who accept their bet and subsequently pay them in case of a win. Among some of the popular gambling events that attract many sportsbooks and bettors include, for instance, judi bola. 

  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Hall of Famer Tony Oliva
      July 17, 2022 | 2:15 pm
      Tony Oliva

      After waiting for 45 years after his retirement, the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is finally taking his rightful place as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      Before injuries cut short his Hall of Fame worthy career, Tony Oliva was one of the best hitters in baseball and combined with Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Harmen Killebrew to make the Minnesota Twins a perennial American League contender during the late 1960s.

      Discovered on the baseball fields of Cuba by a Minnesota Twin scout, Oliva came to the United States in 1961 and within three years the American League Rookie of the Year. There have been many great MLB players from Cuba, including a new generation of stars today, but it is hard to argue that there has been a better player from the island in MLB than Oliva.

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