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Sport-Book on rise of English football and its riches wins award | Reuters - 07 Jan 2017 01:53


[[html]](Editing by Tony Jimenez)<br><br>The 50-year-old said he wanted to show how a game that traditionally was associated with working-class Britain had been transformed into the richest sports franchise in the country, with clubs now owned by wealthy American businessmen or Russian oligarchs and players paid hundreds of millions of pounds.. <br><br>LONDON Nov 26 Sports writer David Goldblatt's examination of the traditions and huge amounts of money associated with English football in 'The Game of Our Lives' won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award on Thursday.<br><br><img src="" width="388" /><br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>The book by Goldblatt, who was won awards for previous work, "is an incisive analysis of how and why football's role in British society has changed so dramatically in recent decades", the prize committee said.<br><br>Goldblatt added that people go to matches because it is part of the nation's "collective identity" but the game is at risk of being stifled by what he called the "sports-industrial complex" of rich owners and commercial sponsors, and by the inflated prices for tickets.<br><br>In the early 1980s the average age of fans attending top-flight English football matches was under 25 while now it is 48 "and going north", he told Reuters.<br><br>"The issue is not the money, if you want a circus someone's got to pay for it," Goldblatt said. "But there are limits…and they're going to <a href="">สมัคร fun88</a> kill the goose that laid the golden egg."<br><br>Goldblatt's winning book was chosen from a shortlist of six by a panel of six judges[[/html]] - Comments: 0

188Bet agrees soccer shirt sponsorship deal first | Reuters - 02 Jan 2017 02:35


[[html]]Wigan were known to be looking for a new shirt sponsor. <br><br>188Bet declined to comment on the level of investment<br><br>involved in the deals, which will run concurrently over a<br><br>two-year period.<br><br>(Reporting by Matt Scuffham; editing by Simon Jessop)<br><br>"We were looking for a unique opportunity to mark 188BET's<br><br>first major foray in the UK market, and feel that the<br><br>collaborative engagement with both Bolton Wanderers and Wigan<br><br>Athletic shall help us to further grow the strength of our<br><br>brand," said 188Bet Chief Executive Andy Scott.<br><br>Reebok will continue to manufacture Bolton's kit and is<br><br>committed to sponsoring the club's stadium until 2016 despite<br><br>its parent company, Adidas ADSG.DE, closing its office at the<br><br>stadium earlier this year, with 160 jobs lost as a result.<br><br>JJB last month agreed new, easier terms with its landlords<br><br>in order to stave off administration after it was forced to<br><br>close over 100 shops last year due to tough trading conditions.. West Ham announced a<br><br>deal with SBOBET, another online betting firm last December.<br><br>188Bet, based in the Isle of Man, is following a number of<br><br>other online gambling firms who either currently or have in the<br><br>past sponsored Premier League football clubs. <br><br>Chairman Dave Whelan sold his stake in JJB Sports, the company<br><br>he founded, in 2007 and recently changed the name of Wigan's<br><br>ground from the JJB Stadium to the DW Stadium. At the moment, it is mainly focused on the<br><br>Asian market, which generates about 80 percent of its revenues.<br><br>LONDON May 12 Online gaming firm 188Bet has<br><br>become the first company to sponsor two Premier League clubs<br><br>after striking a deal to sponsor Bolton Wanderers and Wigan<br><br>Athletic, replacing Reebok and JJB Sports JJB.L, respectively.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br><img src="" width="325" /><br><br>Tottenham Hotspur are sponsored by Mansion, a gaming and<br><br>entertainment group based in Gibraltar. The in-play football betting specialist will become<br><br>principal sponsor of the two clubs from the start of the 2009/10<br><br>season and its brand logo will appear on all adult club shirts.<br><br>188Bet said the deals will enable it to raise its profile in<br><br>the UK and Europe<br><br><a href=""></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

What are the Odds of Winning a 4 Suit Spider Solitaire Game? What are the best scores? - 22 Dec 2016 14:12


[[html]]Many claim that they don't get past 5%.<br><br>The mathematical reasoning is as follows:<br><br>The Vista version calculates scores differently by awarding bonus points and is thus not comparable to other versions in terms of scoring.<br><br>An important variation within the Windows games is the versatility of the "undo" facility. <br><br>Apart from the classic version there are a multitude of variations. This influences the odds of winning and is an important feature when calculating the odds.<br><br>Easy - all cards are from the same suit;<br><br>Medium - cards are dealt from two suits; and<br><br>Difficult - cards are dealt from all 4 suits (thus two full card decks).<br><br><img src="" width="364" /><br><br>Game strategy<br><br>This article does not focus on game strategy, other than to point out that the strategy for getting a high score, and that for playing out a high proportion of games are in conflict with each other. Different players in different forums came up with the same answer and I confer to the logic.<br><br><br><br>I struggle with this month's Tripeaks for 5 August.<br><br>Odds and high scores in the classic Spider Solitaire game<br><br>The two most frequently asked questions in card games are:. In some versions, a player can only undo up to the last deal from the stock, or the last move from the tableau to the foundation. This is the "classic" computer version of spider solitaire that first showed up in the 98 Plus Pack by Microsoft that came with Windows 98 and since then remained part of subsequent Windows releases. The 50 remaining cards are dealt from the stock to the tableau ten at a time, at the discretion of the player, usually when no further moves are possible. Although a computer version from Sun Microsystems dates from 1989, it is the free Windows releases that added to the game's popularity.<br><br><br><br>Nevertheless, I make a hypthesis that the highest possible proportion of games that can be played out should be around 80%, based on the feedback from experienced and exceptional players who take care to play out every game, "undoing" back to the beginning various times and even taking days to play out one game. So far it has not been done. The only data available are those shared in the various forums.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>The highest possible score is 1254.<br><br>Microsoft Solitaire Collection<br><br>Do you play the Microsoft Solitaire Collection Daily Challenges with tripeaks, solitaire, klondike, pyramid and freecell?<br><br><br><br>The base score you start with is 500. In other versions it is possible to "undo" back to the beginning of the game. <br><br>There are of course many issues around self-reporting. Once it is evident that the game will not lead to a high score, the game is discarded and recorded as a loss.<br><br>A person playing with the object to play out the game, uses the "undo" facility to its full potential, revealing face-down cards to exercise the best options and even go back to start from the beginning and use all the information available to them. This should be possible however, through computer simulation of all the possible combinations of dealt cards and the best possible solutions for each of these combinations. If you have to build the 8 suits, you will have to move 12 cards (Queen on King, Jack on Queen, 10 on Jack) for each of the 8 suits, making 96 moves. The classic spider solitaire game (played with 104 cards) comes in 3 levels of difficulty:<br><br>Some sites claim that it is impossible to calculate the highest theoretical proportion of games that could be won. It is however the only "formal" recognition that could be found on the Internet in regard to high scores. The highest score submitted was 1197, with the 50th position held at 1122.<br><br>Source<br><br>The odds of playing out a game<br><br>The odds of playing out a game<br><br>Description of Spider Solitaire Game<br><br>The aim of the spider solitaire game is to remove all cards from the tableau, assembling them in descending order in a suit (from King to Ace) after which the pile is moved in an ascending suit sequence to the foundation zone. If however, by fantastic luck, in each of your 5 deals of 10 cards, each card falls exactly on its right cousin (Queen of Hearts falls on King of Hearts), you will not have to move these 50 cards at all. One player reported even going into negative scores - I am busy testing that claim right now.<br><br>The highest score<br><br>This question can be answered theoretically. This ranges from different ways to save the games on the different systems, to downright cheating and fiddling with the registry - or just plain lying.<br><br><br><br>This article focuses on the classic game in the Windows releases, the "difficult" level, with unrestricted "undo" facility and excluding the Vista Version. If you successfully build the 8 suits, you are awarded 800 points, which gives you 1300. However one point is subtracted for every move. Thomas Warfield is the person who invented Pretty Good Solitaire which contains a large collection of unique versions of Spider solitaire.<br><br>World rankings for Spider Solitaire (source below) are based on 935 players submitting 2563 games. To get a high score, a person plays many games and try to make as few moves as possible (thus not really using the "undo" facility). This is not a tournament as such and not an organised system to identify the best players in the world. You will thus gain 50 points which makes the score 1254.<br><br>The answers are not always based on objective calculations or controlled experiments, but provided by players on various levels of experience and sophistication. It is necessary to go through a few forums to come to satisfactory answers.<br><br>It can become quite addictive to see if one can solve all the daily challenges.<br><br>Initially, 54 cards are dealt to the tableau in ten piles, face down except for the top cards. This would bring the score to 1204. The really good players report about 50% and the average but frequent players around 30%<br><br><a href=""></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Earn Money Playing Online Blackjack - 14 Dec 2016 13:59


[[html]] provides all the strategy tables you need to win!<br><br><img src="" width="343" /><br><br>Caribbean Sands is the author of this article on "&gt; blackjack . By standing a player is stating that he or she is happy with the value of their hand, and does not choose to be dealt another card. Before the cards are dealt the player must make a wager of any amount up to the table limit. <br><br>If by chance a player is dealt a hand of two cards of the same value he or she can elect to split the pair into two separate hands. <br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>Players using the strategy tables have a great advantage over players that don't. Blackjack is a game of strategy and with easy to use tables that guide your play there is no reason why you can't beat the casino. Insurance protects players from a dealer blackjack. By observing the cards dealt to the other players it is possible to gain an edge on the casino by using card counting techniques. By doubling the player is deciding to double the wager amount and to be dealt one additional card. <br><br>If a player decides to hit this means the player would like to be dealt another card. <br><br>On a typical blackjack table, there is one dealer and up to six players. Find more information relating to "&gt; casino ,"&gt; casino games and play casino games here. The players that win the most stick to the strategy tables and never make decisions based on luck alone. It is a simple game, and a game that can be beaten with the correct strategy. Don't you want to break the online casino?<br><br>By: Caribbean Sands. Typically there are three different <a href="">ถอนเงิน fun88</a> blackjack strategy tables. It is always recommended for beginners to learn the blackjack strategy tables very well before even considering card counting. Jacks, queens, and kings all value 10, and an ace values either one or eleven, whichever value works best for the player. If a player decides to split, the wager amount remains the same for both hands and each hand is played separately. <br><br>Blackjack strategy tables are just basic tables that outline the correct mathematical course of action for any given hand. A hand valuing 21 is often called a 'Blackjack'.<br><br>In the game of blackjack all the numbered cards are valued at their face value. A player can hit as many times as he or she chooses with exceeding a hand valuing 21. The dealer will also deal himself two cards - one face up and the other face down. If a players hand exceeds 21 this is referred to as busting, and if you bust you automatically loose. Just believe in the tables and you will eventually win also. In the situation that the player believes his or her hand is a winner the player can double down. Card counting is not necessarily difficult but it can get confusing if you take into consideration the speed of the game. At this point the player is given a number of different options, which include hitting, standing, doubling, splitting, or buying insurance.<br><br>Article Directory:<br><br>Blackjack is by far the most played casino card game in world. The objective of blackjack is to beat the dealer by obtaining a hand valuing more than the hand of the dealer without exceeding 21. Once all of the players have made a wager the dealer will deal each player two cards face up. The player's second option is to stand. On the contrary when a player believes his or her hand could loose because the dealers up card is an ace, the player can choose to buy insurance. The soft hand table is used if a player has a hand with an ace valuing one, the hard hand table is used if a player has a hand with an ace valuing eleven, and the double down table is used to decide if the doubling option works for or against the player.<br><br>Basic strategy suggests that players should only play against the dealer, and not pay to much attention to the other players on the table[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Come on, Congress: Sports Gambling, Not Bounties... - 05 Dec 2016 07:34


[[html]]Giants game. It is estimated that nearly $75 million will be legally wagered in Las Vegas on March Madness this year. Can you say unfair? Missouri currently allows 12 gambling casinos in the state. Instead of bickering and political pandering about professional sports bounty programs, Congress should do the right thing and repeal PASPA and allow states to have the option to legalize sports gambling.<br><br><img src="" width="295" /><br><br>. The time has come for Congress to open its eyes when it comes to sports gambling.<br><br>Politics and sports are two things that incite strong emotions in nearly every individual in this country, but they should very rarely converge. Most importantly, the National Gabling Impact Study Commission (NGISC) estimates that illegal wagers are as much as $380 billion annually. <br><br>Sports and politics will always make strange bedfellows, but make more sense as a couple when they involve the economy. <br><br>States throughout this country are dealing with budget problems and cuts to vital services and education. Allowing states around the country to make the decision on sports gambling in their state is the right thing to do. Sen. Of the total amount bet on the Super Bowl in 2010, only about 1.5 percent is wagered legally. Last month the Super Bowl game garnered the prize as the highest-rated television show in United States history with an estimated 111 million people watching. The dominos are beginning to fall and political grandstanding has already begun. More than six million people filled out NCAA tournament brackets on alone. Overall, legal sports wagering in Nevada represents less than 1 percent of all sports betting nationwide. One of those is sports gambling.<br><br><img alt="The Recovering Politician's Twelve Step Program to Survive Crisis" class="book__image" src=""/><br><br>The Recovering Politician's Twelve Step Program to Survive Crisis<br><br>Hello, Congress! Sports gambling and wagering is widespread and commonplace in our country and it's being done illegally every minute. Lastly, the FBI estimates that more than $2.5 billion is illegally wagered annually on March Madness, but Nevada sportsbook operators estimate less than 4 percent of illegal betting on March Madness is wagered legally on the tournament in their state.<br><br><object width="400" height="241"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="241"></embed></object><br><br>This Blogger's Books and Other Items from…<br><br>by Jonathan Miller, Artur Davis, Jeff Smith, John Y. These states should have the option to share in the major economic and revenue benefits that sports betting can provide.<br><br>Since 2006, nearly $620 million has been legally wagered in Nevada sportsbooks on the Super Bowl, and in 2012 nearly $94 million was legally wagered on the Patriots v. They should have the option to put a sportsbook in each one of them. I am not a pollster, but if I had to guess I would assume more Americans are concerned with their pocket books and the economy right now than on professional sports bounty programs. The four states exempted from this act were Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon. This week reports have surfaced that the IRS is now poking around and monitoring the situation about the payments that were made to players. Following Nevada's lead across the country in a legal, regulated and taxed way would lead to millions of new revenue, hundreds of new jobs, increased economic development, thousands of tourists from across the land, and cut down on all the illegal offshore and internet sports gambling.<br><br><img src=""/><br><br>As a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, I sponsored a resolution calling on Congress to repeal the Federal Professional And Amateur Sports Promotion Act of 1992 (PASPA). This is the only sports related issue Congress should be talking about right now.<br><br>Reports have shown that nearly half of all American adults make some sort of wager on the Super Bowl. Dick Durbin (D-IL) wants to examine whether a federal law should make bounty systems a crime. Seriously though, Congress should only involve itself in sports-related matters on very rare occasions. The 1992 law prohibited all but four states from offering sports gambling. Shockingly, I know I am going out on a limb here. The federal law is outdated and is truly discriminatory towards 46 other states. <br><br>Are they serious? Well, yes they are. Brown III, Jason Atkinson, Michael Steele, Steve Levy, Rod Jetton, Lisa Borders, Loranne Ausley, Jimmy Dahroug, Carte Goodwin, Jennifer Mann, Jason Grill<br><br>The Final Four is taking place this week in New Orleans with four historically good programs. Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee announced there would be an upcoming hearing about bounties in professional football and other major sports as a result of recent allegations that the New Orleans Saints employed a system in which players would receive extra cash for hits that hurt high-profile opponents<br><br><a href=""></a>[[/html]] - Comments: 0's Articles in - Article Dashboard Directory | Submit Articles | Search Find Free Content - 12 Dec 2015 17:41


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