Tag: betting

How to Pick the Perfect Mobile Slot
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14 August 2013

Mobile slots are hit or miss at the best of times. How many gamblers have fallen for the trap of searching on their phone or tablet for the perfect slot and found themselves playing on jerky games or ones that crash half way through a spin? It’s frustrating and gives mobile slots a bad reputation.

This is unfair at the best of times, because not all mobile slots are created equal. A quiet revolution started in the last year, as more and more slots have now become as beautiful to play online as mobile. Here we’ve accumulated some insights into what you should look for and how to get the best experience on your mobile:

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Top Tips for Poker Beginners
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08 July 2013

Whether you are playing in a casino, online or with a group of friends these top tips for poker beginners will aid you in your development to be the king or queen of the tables. The learning curve for poker is steep and it can be disheartening losing hand after hand however, if followed; these tips may just give you the upper hand.

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What Kind of Online Gambler are you?
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03 July 2013

Poker Player
Your straight faced saloon-slinger goes straight to the poker room to look for their last card on the river. People with a bad poker face can still manage with online rooms and it’s so easy to find a new room if you don’t like who you’re playing with.

Lottery Player
You fell out with your work syndicate and can’t be bothered to stop off and get a ticket on the way home so you found the easiest way was online. The thing to be cautious of here is that, when you can’t see the money you spend, it’s easier to get rid of it. The temptation is there to buy five tickets instead of one, and that might not be the best option for your pocket… unless you win, of course.

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Gambling: The Most Profiting Online Business
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20 March 2013

On the 18th day of the month of August in the year 1995, Internet Casinos Inc. became the first internet casino, offering 18 games. Today the online gambling industry boasts of 1400 odd websites and a turnover of 3 billion dollars per year. It is even more interesting to note that no other online business yields such high revenue than online gambling. Of the entire fraternity of online gamblers, 30% are based in Asia.

The Procedure of Online gambling and Sports Betting

Placing an online bet is a matter of just a few minutes. If one has a credit card to his name, he can get registered with an online gambling website and open an account for himself. Through this account, he can place bets of major sport events like cricket, Wimbledon, Formula One, horse racing etc. One can also opt for virtual casino games like poker, roulette, poker, blackjack etc. A bet can range from a few nickels to several thousands of dollars.

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Corruption within the sports betting world
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21 November 2012

Sadly, corruption within the sports betting world is rife and it appears as though almost every sports has had its own scandal. At the time of writing, the cyclist Lance Armstrong is probably one of the characters that comes to most people’s minds when thinking about corruption within sports.

You might even remember back to the famous Pakistan cricket spot-fixing scandal, which involved several members of Pakistan’s national cricket team. Those involved were caught and convicted of accepting bribes from bookmakers in 2010.

Some of the world’s most popular sports, including Football, Cricket, Cycling, Snooker, Horse Racing, Athletics, Tennis and Boxing have at some point been in the spotlight for some kind of match fixing claims. Baseball was also rife with corruption at one point, plus there is an endless list of other sports that have had their fair share of scandals. It makes you wonder how, at such a top level, this is possible?

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How to lose a winning hand in poker to feign your opponent
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19 October 2012

This section takes a look at how bluffing is such an important part of poker. Learning how to do this and also when the right time to bluff is can win you a great deal more hands. Over-bluffing can cause you problems though, because other players will quickly figure out what you are doing. Therefore you must try to bluff in moderation.

Occasionally you will need to show your cards, for example when you go to a showdown. However the best advice for players is, where possible to hardly ever reveal your cards. After playing for a while and learning poker etiquette, you should naturally learn when it’s suitable to show your hand.

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How much was really wagered over Euro 2012?
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15 August 2012

The following section takes a look at Euro 2012 and tries to find out how much was actually wagered during one of the most important events on the football calendar. This football tournament was comprised of 16 of the best European footballing nations and it began on 08 June, 2012.

The Euros (as they are otherwise known) is a popular footballing event that is second only to the World Cup. The actual final between Spain and Italy was held more than two weeks later on the first of July, but exactly how much cash was wagered during this period?

According to expert analysts, there was a staggering £508M (approximately USD$800M) taken in bets form British bookmakers up and down the country as well as from online gambling portals.

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What is In-Play Betting and Why is it so Popular
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09 June 2012

In-play betting is basically what it says, placing a bet while the action is in-play. Until recently, punters could only place in-play bets if they were either down at the local betting shop or over the phone at certain major high street bookmakers, and providing you had an active account with them. Today, almost every online sportsbetting site offers markets for in-play betting.

It doesn’t matter if you miss the start of a match any more because you can now place bets right through to the last minute of the game while betting in-play. Not all sports have in-play markets, but most of the major ones do, such as football, tennis, darts, snooker, rugby, hockey, American football, baseball, cricket and other sports, plus various other special events such as the recent hit TV talent show, The Voice.

While the actual event is taking place, markets become available that never used to exist. For example in football, punters can predict which minute the next throw-in could occur, when the next corner will be, when the next goal will be scored, who will actually score next, or even when the next bookable offence will be.

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