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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 →

Everything You Should Know About No Wagering Casinos 0

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Cathy Carter

If you’re familiar with gambling at casinos or online casinos, then I am sure you all must have heard about wagering requirements that most of these casinos have. However, some casinos do offer no wagering bonuses as well. Before we get to that, let’s try and understand what wagering requirements are.

Wagering requirements are conditions that most online casinos impose on bonuses and free spins keeping in mind the end goal of keeping players from exploiting the offer. Most online casinos offer at least one bonus with a specific end goal to draw in new players and keep them connected with, regardless of whether they are welcome bonuses, free spins, or seasonal advancement. The issue with these bonuses is that players regularly think it is free credit to play the casino’s games with the shot of winning some genuine cash. In all actuality, in any case, this is a long way from reality.

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Most bonuses will have wagering requirements appended to them which imply that players need to wager the bonus sum many times over before they would have the capacity to pull back any winnings. For instance, suppose we have a £100 bonus with a 50X wagering necessity. So as to pull back any winnings you would have won off the bonus, you would need to wager over £5,000 (£100 x 50) preceding having the capacity to pull back those winnings. Envision you had won £1,000, £2,000 or even £5,000 off that bonus, just to acknowledge the bonus winnings, you would need to bear on playing and risk losing everything just to have the capacity to pull back it. Numerous players refuse to acknowledge any bonuses for that very reason and that’s why they want to use their own particular cash to play so in any event on the off chance that if they do win, there are no surprises with regards to cashing out. Read the rest of this entry →

A New Chapter in US Sports Betting History? 2

Posted on March 12, 2018 by Stephen Benton

betting-LVGambling has been in a very ambiguous situation in the United States for years, even with the changes that took place in the last decade. There are states where all forms of gambling – even online gambling at Wild Jack Casino – is legal and regulated, and there are others where not even lotteries are permitted. Sports betting, for example, has been under a federal ban all over in the US (with the exception of Nevada) for more than two decades thanks to the piece of legislation called the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, that effectively outlawed it to protect the integrity of the sport. But times have changed, and society changed with them – betting has become an “acceptable” pastime today in most parts of the world. And some states want to legalize and regulate it – New Jersey has even taken its case to the Supreme Court, calling the PASPA unconstitutional and demanding its repeal.

At the same time, two of the three biggest sports leagues in the United States have also changed their stance on legal sports betting. The NFL is holding its ground the longest – it is still against betting on its games, but its tone has softened a bit this year, suggesting that it will probably “accept its fate” if the federal law banning sports betting is finally repealed. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was reserved about the business last summer, stating that his league would prefer to have a say in how the business is implemented and regulated if the PASPA is repealed. It might already be a bit late for that – if the law is repealed, states will have the right to decide for themselves how to handle the matter – but this is a bridge they’ll cross when they get to it. Read the rest of this entry →

Game Changer: The Bleed-through of Analytics in Traditional Sports and Poker 0

Posted on December 23, 2016 by Josh H

pokerThe argument about whether poker is sport or not has been going on for a while now. There are strong arguments from both sides. Some call poker a game of luck. They believe that’s what it is and that’s what it always be. Others see it as a competitive activity resembling traditional sports, minus the physical activity.

While the lack of physical activity in poker can’t be denied there is another point of intersection that certainly exists. We’re talking about the application of analytics that’s present in both traditional sports and poker. Some of the best sports teams out there heavily rely on crunching numbers to prepare for upcoming games. They use the gathered data to set up their formations, figure out the best lineups, and much more.

Serious poker players do the very same thing. When not at the tables they crunch numbers. They are trying to locate weaknesses of their opponents and areas where they could improve their own game. Like with traditional sports, the bigger the sample the better the results.

Traditional Sports and Analytics

Numbers and statistics have a prominent role in nearly every aspect of modern-day sports. However, their application is best visible in the process of drafting players. This is when data experts need to shine and show what they know.

The market for players in popular sports is a huge one. Finding the right fit for the team of one or two players that will fix the biggest leaks can be a painstaking process. Without the help of analytics most of it is just pure guessing and gut instinct. With analytics there are concise numbers demonstrating one’s abilities in different areas. No longer will teams spring out big money for the proverbial cat in a bag. Before they bring someone in as either a free agent or a draftee they want as much reassurance about what to expect.

Apart from drafting players, analytics are also very useful when it comes to determining a team’s efficiency. This can best be seen in the NBA where several cameras installed in nearly every arena track movements of every single player. With this information teams can figure out what needs changing and how efficient particular players are during the game. From speed to passes and shot trajectory everything is converted to numbers and graphs. Read the rest of this entry →

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