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Casino Horse Racing Game

5 Reasons Why the Horse Racing Track Is Better Than the Casino – Part 1

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Spring is in the air, which means the month or so between early May and mid-June will see horse racing jockey it’s way back into the national consciousness. Starting on May 4 with the Kentucky Derby, followed by the Preakness Stakes on May 18 and the Belmont Stakes on June 8, casual fans and hardcore Read more…

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Examining the Specter of Fixed Games after the NBA’s Tim Donaghy Scandal

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For fans of the National Basketball Association (NBA), villains are all part of the spectacle. L.A. Lakers fans might have loved him, but Kobe Bryant was Public Enemy #1 in 29 other NBA arenas during his storied career. San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has become infamous for his icy staredowns during the halftime Read more…

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How to Bet Over Under (And Win)

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One of the most interesting bets offered by sportsbooks is the over-under bet. I thought it would be fun to write a post that was basically the biggest, most complete guide to how to bet over-under. I also thought it would be fun to include advice about how to win money placing these kinds of Read more…

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How to Bet on Basketball in Vegas

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If you want to gamble on sports in Las Vegas, and if basketball is the sport you love most, this is the post for you. It’s a complete guide to how to bet basketball in Vegas. And here are some Las Vegas sports betting basics: Some aspects of betting on basketball in Vegas are the Read more…

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How to Make Parlay Cards

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Before you can learn how to make parlay cards, you need to have a good understanding of what a parlay is and how it works. I cover parlay bets, especially football parlays, in detail in the beginning of this post. I offer advice about how to actually make the parlay cards later in this post, Read more…

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Why You Should Be Fearful of Tennis and Soccer Betting

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Match-fixing is one of the biggest fears of both gamblers and sports leagues. Gamblers fear that they’ll be duped into making a bad wager by not knowing that a match is fixed. Leagues face even higher stakes, because the integrity of their sport is compromised when betting scandals happen. The Chicago Black Sox scandal of Read more…

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How Do You Play Football Squares?

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I’ve seen football squares played in multiple ways, especially during the Super Bowl. I used to play with my buddies from work on a regular basis. I also hung out in a neighborhood bar that always hosted Super Bowl squares. These are the rules for the football squares games I’ve always played in: Football Squares Read more…

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11 Sports Betting Strategies for Beginners

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When you look for sports betting information online, you find a bunch of articles about the basics, like how to read lines and where to bet. You also find a few pages about advance betting techniques and systems. But few pages are available that help you advance from the beginning to the point where you Read more…

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5 Tips for Predicting a Preseason World Series Winner

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Throughout its lengthy history, Major League Baseball has been generally hard to predict. Baseball is an inherently unpredictable sport, and games are often decided by even the slimmest of margins. One unfortunate bounce here or a missed call there could go a long way toward determining a team’s fate in a given season. Just like Read more…

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Top Ten Federer Moments – Never Count the Maestro Out

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If you’re a follower of tennis, chances are you’ve heard of a guy named Roger Federer. Needless to say, he’s pretty good at the sport. After an incredible comeback, one that got him two Grand Slams and a handful of other Masters titles, all his critics have been silenced. At the ripe age of 36, Read more…

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Why the Goalie Is the Backbone of a Soccer Team

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Soccer can be cruel sometimes. You often see midfielders and forwards earn the big bucks and receive the lion’s share of the love of the supporters. Sure, they provide a lot of entertainment with their skill and goals are considered to be the bread and butter of soccer. However, you need more than that if Read more…

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Horse Racing Betting Myths Busted

The Top 4 Misconceptions about Betting on Horse Races that Need to Be Dispelled

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Every form of gambling is rife with superstitions and myths, safety nets which seem to offer people putting their money at risk some semblance of control over an unpredictable outcome. Blackjack aficionados are often blinded by the “third base” theory, a silly idea suggesting that the player who acts last determines whether or not the Read more…

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The Greatest Dynasties in Professional Sports

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You either love them or you hate them. The opinions of best teams and individuals in the history of professional sports are so polarizing because some folks get fed up with their continued greatness. Then you have the loyal fans who stand by them no matter what. Some people just get tired of seeing a Read more…

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The Lazy Sports Bettor Guide

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The traditional way for sports bettors to try to make money is by handicapping games and looking for value on the offered lines. While finding good lines is important for every sports bettor, handicapping can be hard. Sportsbooks invest a great deal of time into getting good lines, because they make money by doing so. Read more…

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3 Old Time Sports Betting Tactics That Still Work Today

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Pull up any news source you prefer and it won’t take long to find a story about sports betting going mainstream. Ever since May of 2018 – When the United States Supreme Court ruled to repeal a 26-year old federal ban on sportsbooks operating outside of Nevada – the floodgates have opened. Seven states have Read more…

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How to Fake Your Way Through a Round of Golf

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I have a confession to make. I am a pretty awful golfer. There, I said it. For most people, this isn’t that big of a deal. This was the case for me as well before I made my transition out of the poker world and started my own business. You see, I played poker professionally Read more…

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How to Calculate Margins in Sports Betting?

Calculating Margins in Sports Betting

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Sportsbooks provide a popular service by offering betting lines. People wager on these lines in hopes of winning bets and making profits. Of course, bookmakers don’t offer their services for free. They instead expect to make a long-term profit like any other business. Creating favorable margins is how sportsbooks create these profits. But many novice Read more…

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The Legality of Horse Betting in the US

Horse Racing Betting on the Internet in the United States – How Legal Is It?

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Online gambling is all the rage lately, and between poker, casino games, and sports betting, you can wager on pretty much anything through your laptop or smartphone. Even so, outside of the legal states of Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware, the vast majority of those bets are placed through offshore websites operating illegally – unless Read more…

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Sharp vs Square Sportsbooks

How Sharp Bookmakers Differ from Square Bookmakers

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Online sportsbooks share many similarities with each other. They cover many of the same markets, have common website layouts, and usually offer welcome bonuses. But betting sites also differ in various areas too, including the type of bettors they serve. Specifically, some bookmakers are totally geared towards recreational gamblers (squares). Others are willing to accept Read more…

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Pride FC, the UFC, and the Evolution of MMA Rules

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These days, the term “UFC” is practically synonymous with MMA. Fans in America are now accustomed to the unified ruleset, ten-point scoring system, and fighting in a cage, but did you know that these haven’t always been the rules? In fact, are you aware that in Japan, right now, the agreed-upon ruleset for mixed martial Read more…

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