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Drogba investigated over coin throwing

Chelsea’s great run this season has come to a halt in the fourth round of the Carling Cup against Burnley. While the fans are likely to dismiss the penalty loss as a minor setback, Didier Drogba may find himself out of action should the FA find him guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct.

Drogba is investigated for an incident when he threw a coin back at the crowd. The Ivory Coast forward was pelted with coins from the visiting Qq Poker fans’ stand after scoring the (ultimately futile) opening goal. He must have thought the Burnley followers had spent too much money and he threw one

coin back to the crowd, garnering it with an obscene gesture.

Drogba received a yellow card and immediately apologized, saying “it was an incident in the heat of the moment (…) a mistake and nothing more”.

The apology should be enough for if indeed he is punished for the incident one has to wonder how much the players are expected to take from the hooligans who threaten them with injury by aiming solid objects at them.

 

 

Ruud van Nistelrooy says adiós to the season

 

Real Madrid’s Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy will not be playing any more until next summer because of the surgery on his right knee proved to be more complex than expected.

 

Operated in the United States, Van Nistelrooy suffered a partially torn meniscus in a recent game against Juventus in the Champions’ League.

Last year Spanish top scorer will be sorely missed by Real Madrid, who are now relying on the young gun Gonzalo Higuaín and captain Raúl to provide most of the goals.

 

The Dutchman had already hurt that same knee in 2000 when he performed a clumsy move during a practice with PSV Eindhoven. He sustained an extensive ligament damage which ruled him out for ten months, but he returned in style and went on to enjoy a prosperous career with Manchester United.

 

 

Antonio Cassano in a scoring spree

 

At 26, Antonio Cassano is a true champion on the field, but under the sheets even more so. The controversial Italian international spoke openly of his eventful life to journalist Pierluigi Pardo, who penned Cassano’s biography called “Dico tutto” (I Say It All).

The book is bound to be a best-seller, since the Bari-born forward spoke of his turbulent childhood in the crime-ridden southern city and of his wonderful scoring streak since he became a professional footballer.

Scoring with women, that is.

Cassano admitted to having conquered between 600 and 700 girls, and we can forgive him for this approximation since it is must be hard to keep an accurate count after a while.

The fans only wish he had been nearly as prolific in front of goal and the confession will hardly amuse his current girlfriend, the 17-year-old waterpolo player Carolina Marcialis.

Antonio is also quoted as saying, “Sex and food – these are my two great passions, a perfect marriage.” At least the second part of this statement clearly shows on the size of his butt.

 

 

England to play in Spain next February

 

The friendly fixture between Spain and England is on after all, in spite of last month’s rumours emitted from the FA that the game would be cancelled due to Spain’s worrying racism record.

According to Marca daily, this week the Spanish FA (RFEF) received a conciliatory message from their English counterparts, confirming that a friendly would go on as planned on February 11th.

In October the FA alleged the February date was not suitable for them, making the Spaniards suspect England wanted to ditch the game altogether because of a number of racially coloured incidents that took place in their country.

Four years ago RFEF were fined by FIFA because of the infamous racist taunts against Ashley Cole, Wright-Phillips, Ferdinand, Jenas and Defoe.

In the meantime, the former national team coach Luis Aragonés alluded at Thierry Henry as a “black shit” and the Lewis Hamilton’s trips to Spain were also marred by insults.

Still, the FA now said there was a simple misunderstanding regarding the date, and that the fixture was never in question.

One of the major proponents of the friendly is Fabio Capello himself, who apparently lobbied with the FA leaders to go ahead with the game. The venue of the match is likely to be Valencia or Sevilla.

 

 

Corinthians back to the top flight at first attempt

 

Brazilian president’s favourite team, Corinthians of Sao Paulo, made sure of their return to the Brazileirao after one year in the second division.

With four matches remaining, Corinthians built a 13 points advantage over the second-placed Avai by beating Criciuma 2-0.

The Paulistas went down last year amidst the chaos that erupted over discoveries of corruption, match-fixing and money laundering.

Supported by a reported 13,2% of the Brazilian soccer fans, Corinthians won their last championship in 2005 thanks to Carlos Tévez and Javier Mascherano, whose signings were financed by the multinational investment fund MSI. The Brazilian Justice Department became interested in the MSI operations and issued an arrest warrant for the company’s chairman Kia Joorabchian, but last August the arrest warrant was suspended.

 

 

Real Madrid embarrassed in the Spanish Cup

Real Unión from the third division upset their somewhat more famous namesakes from Madrid by kicking them out in the fourth round of the King’s Cup.

 

The Basque team from the city of Irún went through on away goals rule by winning 3-2 at home and losing 3-4 in the return leg at Santiago Bernabeu.

The Spanish press has called the result the biggest disgrace in Real Madrid’s history, but the nine-times European champions had already been involved in a couple of resounding slip-ups in the domestic cup competition.

 

After winning their last Cup in 1993, Real lost to second and third division clubs on various occasions. In 1998, they were eliminated by Alavés, then in the Segunda División, also due to the away goals rule. Three years later, the surprise package was called Toledo, from the third division, who defeated Real by 1-0 in a single-leg tie of the the King’s Cup’s first round.

 

The following lower-league club to stun Madrid in the Cup were Valladolid in 2004/05, again thanks to having scored more away goals (0-0 at home and 1-1 at Bernabeu). Valladolid is incidentally Real’s next league rival and the word around Madrid is that coach Bernd Schuster may be sacked in case his team don’t win at the Zorrilla stadium next Saturday.

 

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Poker Academy Texas Hold ’Em Poker Togel Singapore Software Receives Glowing Review by The Mac Observer Columnist Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus

 

Poker Academy, a leading poker software developer http://www.poker-academy.com, today announced that in the March 11, 2005 issue of The Mac Observer, columnist Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus wrote a glowing review of Poker Academy software, stating, “In a nutshell, if you’re serious about learning to play Texas Hold ’Em, or to improve your game of Texas Hold ’Em, Poker Academy is the way to go.”

 

Poker Academy, a leading situs slot poker software developer www.poker-academy.com, today announced that in the March 11, 2005 issue of The Mac Observer, columnist Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus wrote a glowing review of Poker Academy software, stating, “In a nutshell, if you’re serious about learning to play Texas Hold ’Em, or to improve your game of Texas Hold ’Em, Poker Academy is the way to go.” (For the full review, please visit www.macobserver.com/columns/rantsandraves/2005/20050311.shtml.)

 

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus is a long-time Macintosh user and the author of 47 computer books, including Mac OS X For Dummies, Panther Edition and GarageBand for Dummies.

 

In the review, LeVitus states that when he received Poker Academy Pro Texas Hold ’Em in the mail, which was part of a CD demo insert program launched by the Company in the March 2005 issue of Card Player Magazine, “I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it [Poker Academy pretty much lives up to its own hype: ‘The world’s most advanced poker software.’ Now I can’t speak for the Windows side of things (since I don’t do Windows anymore), but there’s little question in my mind that Poker Academy Pro is the most advanced poker program for Mac OS X I’ve seen to date.”

 

LeVitus goes on the support this statement by saying the program [Poker Academy software bases its logic on more than 10 years of artificial intelligence research performed at the University of Alberta. Then he references a quote in the June 2003 issue of the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada: “The artificial intelligence researchers have moved one step closer to creating an unbeatable computer poker program. An account of their most recent program, called PsOpti – for pseudo-optimal poker program – will receive the top paper award at the world’s premier AI meeting in August.”

 

LeVitus noted that unlike the mostly predictable opponents found in other poker software, Poker Academy Pro’s computerized opponents actually adjusted to his style of play. “My big raise trick worked two or three times before one of my computerized opponents came back at me with an even bigger re-raise,” he said.

 

Continued LeVitus, “My experience with other programs caused me to assume that the ‘bot’ had the goodies (and you know what happens when you assume…). I did the prudent thing and folded my hand. But then, when I peeked at his hole cards, I was shocked to find he had absolutely nothing. His hole cards were a pair of ‘rags’ (low cards), and they weren’t even rags of the same suit. In other words, the computerized opponent won a substantial pot with a very risky bluff. When a similar situation occurred a few hands later I thought I’d call his bluff. So I raised him back; a big mistake since he had ‘the nuts,’ (the best possible hand that can be made given the five common cards on the table). Grrrrr.”

 

LeVitus wrote that “Poker Academy Pro has many features not found in other poker games, including calculated-on-the-fly pot odds, hand strength and potential ratings, and a coach that advises you whether to call, raise or fold.”

 

LeVitus then took the review to another level of Togel Singapore by providing illustrations and commentary on his own personal experience playing Poker Academy Pro. He talked about the Hand Evaluator, a feature that provides much useful information as well as advice on your best course of action: fold, call, or raise. He highlighted an in-depth hand evaluator window that offers information about your hand’s strength, possible “outs” you could draw to, and more. He touched on the nearly dozen artificial intelligence engines or computer opponents in the game. Another feature LeVitus remarked favorably on was his love for the head-to-head showdown. “That lets you simulate the final throes of tournament play, and it gives you a showdown calculator to calculate the chance of winning with any given set of cards,” he stated.

 

Finally, LeVitus, leaving no stone unturned, provided a comprehensive feature list comparison between Poker Academy and Poker Academy Pro, which has a suggested retail price of $39 and $99 respectively. (Poker Academy provided the list and gave permission to The Mac Observer to use it in the review).

 

“This is the most comprehensive review of our poker software to date,” said Kurt Lange, president of Poker Academy. “We’re couldn’t be more pleased with what Bob had to say as well as to what lengths he went to show our many rich features to his loyal readers. We here at Poker Academy take great pride in our work in developing the world’s leading Texas Hold ’Em software and are passionate about taking anyone’s Texas Hold ’Em game to the next level, whether they work in a Mac or Windows environment.”

 

To read LeVitus’ full review and see the illustrations and feature list comparison, please visit www.macobserver.com/columns/rantsandraves/2005/20050311.shtml .

 

About Poker Academy

Poker Academy is a leading poker software developer. The company develops the world’s most advanced Texas Hold’em poker learning tool, utilizing world renowned artificial intelligence developed over 10 years. Poker Academy software is designed to help player learn, adapt and improve their poker skills. Poker Academy includes No Limit, Limit and Tournament play along with many feature-rich components. Poker Academy is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and has U.S. office in Minnetonka, MN.

 

 

 

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Looking back on it, marriage was probably a mistake. It’s not the compulsory reduction in alcohol consumption that I object to, or the fact that I have to endure television programmes with the word ‘vampire’ in the title, it’s the awful inane football related comments that plague my very existence. “He should be wearing gloves, it looks a bit chilly,” is a classic example, “Why is he getting so excited, it’s only a game,” is equally as Pkv Poker annoying and the often repeated “You don’t have to bet to enjoy the football,” led me to invest in a shovel.

 

As Liverpool edged out Chelsea last week, a sense of dread enveloped me as i saw her forehead wrinkle, indicating that a comment was imminent; “The Chelsea players shouldn’t be so upset, they’re going to win the league,” was the end result of her pondering, and incredibly, I had to concur. Jose’s collection of superstars just need a point against Man U to become only the 2nd team in the history of the Premiership to retain their title, but Jose will demand all three. The 11/10 on offer about a Chelsea victory should be hoovered up; their FA Cup heartache will soon be a distant memory.

 

The formbook would suggest that Tottenham have the beating of Bolton on Saturday, but I’m not so sure. Bolton have had the Indian sign over Spurs in recent seasons and go in to the match on a high after destroying Charlton last weekend. Even Martin Jol can see that Bolton look a little bit of value at 5/1.

 

If Spurs slip up, Arsenal will take full advantage at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland have been awful on the road, and strangely, even worse in front of their own supporters. Arsene has taken a few liberties with team selection in recent weeks, but he could play the under 11’s against Sunderland and still snatch a draw. Arsenal are short at 1/4, but good things come in small packages.

 

Like Jay Jay Okocha, Lua Lua is so good they named him twice. However, this isn’t a hard and fast rule, as anyone who’s seen Eric Djemba Djemba play will testify. A fit again Lua Lua holds the key to a Pompey victory at Wigan, he’s 13/2 to open the scoring. Portsmouth are a confident call at 8/5 to move a step closer to safety.

 

As West Ham have already qualified for the UEFA Cup, there’s a high probability that Alan Pardew may shuffle his pack away at West Brom; let’s hope it’s more pleasing to the eye than the previous Pardew shuffle, that was just wrong. There’s a 75% chance that the Baggies will already be relegated before the Mayday kick-off; if already down, the Albion are worth a small nibble at 6/5; if other results go their way, take a huge bite.

 

Interestingly, there’s never been a draw in five years of Premiership fixtures between Charlton and Blackburn; i use the word ‘interestingly’ in its loosest possible sense. As Charlton never win a match towards the end of a season and Blackburn are crawling to the Premiership finishing line, the long overdue draw looks a little bit big at 12/5.

 

Liverpool are the nap of the week at 4/9 at home to the Villa. The Pool are finishing the season like a train while Villa’s derby day victory is masking the worst run since Jade Goody’s marathon attempt. Peter Crouch, like me, should be ashamed of his misses over the last few months, but there is an unwritten law that ex Villa players always score against their former employers, Crouchy is 11/10 to prove the rule.

 

 

 

All-in-One Sportsbook, Online Gambling, Casino & Poker Site for France & UK

 

 

 

ChanceRoom.com, a new G2-powered gambling site with sports betting, poker and casino games, has launched in French and English. The site features a complete range of entertainment, all with the convenience of one account and one wallet, as well as some unique and generous VIP rewards.

 

ChanceRoom.com players can play poker in the poker room that’s part of the largest independent European poker network, enjoy state-of-the-art casino games, and even place a bet on the ponies or footies without having to logon to separate accounts.

 

“We’ve come up with some great ways to reward our best players,” said John Benjamin of ChanceRoom.com. “Players are automatically enrolled in our VIP Club which gives cash bonuses based on reward points earned by wagering and depositing. And, every month, we‘ll award bonus cash to the winners of our Points Race – the top point-scorers in each casino game that month.

 

ChanceRoom.com is launching in both French and English. Customer Support staff fluent in both French and English will make sure that players are well taken care of.

 

“Both sites will offer the same wide selection of games and betting options,” said Benjamin. “But the French site will likely focus more on French horse racing while the British site will emphasize football wagers more.”

 

“We’ve assembled a management team with many years experience in igaming,” said Louis Harang, Director of LGH Ltd. which owns and operates ChanceRoom.com. “We’ve designed unique incentives for regular players, and we’ve chosen one of the most innovative and reputable software providers to make sure our players enjoy the best experience possible.”

 

“We congratulate our newest licensee on the launch of their site. They’ve got a very good selection from our games portfolio, including our most popular big progressive jackpot games like Aladdin’s Lamp and Fortunes of Egypt, and we’ll have lots of new games for them in coming months,” said Mery Blomqvist at GTECH G2. “I’m sure ChanceRoom players will appreciate the convenience of having one wallet for the sportsbook, casino and poker room.”

 

ChanceRoom.com is encouraging players to try their new site by offering some of the most generous deposit bonuses available anywhere. Casino players can receive up to 1200€ and poker players get a 200% bonus (up to 1000€). The sportsbook offers a 25€ First Bet Refund.

 

Get Your Share of the $80,000 in Christmas Bonus Money That US-Friendly Intertops Casino is Giving Away!

 

Online Gambling is playing Santa this month and will be giving away $80,000 in special Christmas bonuses. All you have to do is play at the Surfboard Scoreboard. On January 11th, the top 20 players will receive bonuses from $200 – $500 each for a total of $7,000 in free bonus money. Surfing Santa Christmas Bonus details and Surfer Scoreboard (updated daily) are available at: http://casinopromotions1.intertops.com/Surfing_Santa.html.

Until the big January draw, every Monday 150 selected players will be awarded a free bonus ranging from $20-$250. Players will be selected based on their Thursday through Sunday game-play performance. Every Thursday another 50 players selected based on their Monday through Wednesday game-play performance will get a $20-$150 bonus in their account. (General Intertops Casino Terms & Conditions for bonuses apply and are posted on the site.)

 

Intertops Casino is one of the world’s oldest and most trusted online casinos. The US-friendly online casino features more than 300 instant-play and download games including 3 and 5 reel slots, multi-hand video poker, and traditional casino favorites like Blackjack, Roulette and Keno. It hosts daily slots tournaments where players can play against other players on some of the site’s most popular slot machines such as Crystal Waters, Loose Caboose and Texan Tycoon. This month slots tournaments played on the Christmas-themed Naughty or Nice slot machine are bound to be popular.

 

Intertops Casino players that follow American major league sports can use their Intertops account to place bets on NFL, NBA and NHL games. One Intertops Sportsbook player will win a trip to Super Bowl XLV in Texas.

 

 

Report: FDA Needs To Regulate Tobacco and Zyn pouches

 

 

The Food and Drug Administration should regulate tobacco and develop a plan to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes, a new report urged Thursday.

 

The report calls on Congress and the president to give FDA the authority to enforce standards for nicotine reduction and to regulate companies’ claims that their products reduce exposure or risk.

 

“We propose aggressive steps to end the tobacco problem – that is, to reduce tobacco use so substantially that it is no longer a significant public health problem. This report offers a blueprint for putting the nation on a course for achieving that goal over the next two decades,” said Richard J. Bonnie, director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia School of Law. Bonnie was chairman of the committee that prepared the report.

 

“Unfortunately, cigarettes are one of the most dangerous consumer products ever marketed,” Bonnie said at a briefing.

 

The report notes that cigarettes are unique in that they contain carcinogens and other dangerous toxins and would be banned under federal law if these statutes did not expressly exempt tobacco.

 

A bill currently before Congress would give FDA authority to regulate tobacco, but the head of the agency has expressed skepticism.

 

Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach said that if the FDA reduced nicotine levels in cigarettes, people would change their smoking habits to maintain current levels of the addictive drug.

 

“We could find ourselves in the conundrum of having made a decision about nicotine only to have made the public health radically worse. And that is not the position FDA is in; we approve products that enhance health, not destroy it,” von Eschenbach said.

 

Cigarette maker Philip Morris USA has been supporting the legislation that would give FDA power to regulate the industry.

 

“FDA regulation creates a uniform set of federal standards for the manufacture and marketing of all tobacco products,” Michael E. Szymanczyk, chairman and chief executive officer of Philip Morris USA, said earlier this year.

 

In addition to requiring a cut in nicotine the institute – a branch of the National Academy of Sciences — called for higher taxes on tobacco, nationwide indoor smoking bans and other steps to reduce smoking.

 

Also on Thursday, the American Academy of Pediatrics called for the elimination of smoking from movies accessible to children and young people.

 

Cigarette smoking is largely a 20th-century development, the report noted. Prior to that Americans consumed tobacco primarily as chewing tobacco or cigars.

 

In 1900 adults smoked approximately 54 Zyn pouchesandcigarettes per year, the report said. By 1963 per capita consumption had risen to 4,345 cigarettes per year.

 

The report said that while smoking in the United States has declined by more than 50 percent since 1964, tobacco use still claims about 440,000 lives every year and secondhand smoke causes another 50,000 deaths annually. Smoking-related health costs are estimated at $89 billion a year.

 

The National Academy of Sciences is an independent organization chartered by Congress to advise the government on scientific matters. The report was sponsored by the American Legacy Foundation, the anti-smoking organization established in 1999 as part of the settlement between state attorneys general and the tobacco industry.

 

 

Neteller reveals full extent of Togel Singapore damage of withdrawing from the US

 

 

With a delayed first quarter trading statement released this afternoon, Neteller has revealed the full extent of the damage done by its withdrawal from the US.

 

After restructuring costs of over $12 million and other expenses, Neteller posted a pre-tax loss for the three months to March 2007 of $14 million compared to a profit of $16 million the year previously.

 

The company said it has undertaken a “major exercise to realign its cost base with anticipated revenues on a worldwide basis” and said it now employed 425 people worldwide.

 

It said it had cash balances after its recent $136 million settlement with the US authorities of $74.5 million.

 

Neteller has also announced its re-admittance to the Alternative Investment Market.

 

The statement shows that the active customer base outside of the US has fallen over two-thirds down to 99.575.

 

Group revenue for the first quarter, including a partial contribution from the US and a full quarter’s contribution form Canada (which the company also exited towards the end of the period) was $32.7 million from $71.8 million. This included approximately $14 million in US revenue. The company did not state how much of this was due to the now discontinued Canadian customers.

 

Operating income was $4.5 million or 13.6% of revenue.

 

One analyst was pessimistic over the company’s prospects, despite still being active in Europe. “Which parts of Europe are they going to be active in? (It) has had the living daylights scared out of it by the USAO. It won’t want to take any more risks.”

 

The analyst added that the market was different in Europe where online gaming customers tended to have much more faith in the operators than did their equivalents in the US. “There is a lot more trust.”

 

Neteller last week announced its deal with the UUS attorney’s office for the southern district of New York that saw it plead to certain chargers in exchange for the cash settlement of $136 million. This followed the guilty pleas on the part of founders and ex-directors Stephen Lawrence and John Lefebvre.

 

France Ordered To Change Online Casino Law

 

The European Commission has instructed the French Government to modify its draft law on online casino and gambling to allow foreign companies to operate in France or face legal action.

 

“Last week, we sent a detailed opinion to France concerning the draft law, which is aimed at prohibiting foreign gambling operators from coming to sell their services on the French market,” said Ton Van Lierop, Spokesman for the European Union.

 

The Commission said that the French draft Togel Singapore law violates article 49 of the European Union treaty concerning the free provision of services. Van Lierop said that the French have until August 24 to change their draft law or face the possibility of being taken to court.

 

 

 

 

GREAT-GREAT-GRANDMOTHER WINS $5.6M PKV LOTTERY JACKPOT

 

 

A 94-year-old great-great-grandmother from Everett, Massachusetts is thinking about fixing her leaky roof and maybe taking a cruise to someplace warm and sunny now that she’s won $5.6 million in the state lottery, her great-granddaughter, Cynthia Smith, said yesterday.

 

Louise Outing, who has lived in the same house since she was a child and became the matriarch of a family that includes seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren, won the windfall after purchasing a Megabucks ticket at the nearby Fine Mart convenience store in Everett, Smith said.

 

The numbers were announced Sept. 4, and the odds were 1 in about 5.2 million, lottery officials said.

 

On Friday, Outing walked into state lottery offices in Braintree and claimed a check worth approximately $198,000 — the first of 20 years’ worth of payments, after taxes, she will collect. The staggeringly good fortune came her way after years of playing the lottery every day except Sunday, which she considers too holy for numbers games.

 

”It’s really unbelievable right now — it hasn’t really sunk in that she actually won,” said Smith, 34, who answered Outing’s phone yesterday. Outing, she said, was on a shopping trip, not to buy diamonds or a new car, but to pick up groceries, as she does every Saturday.

 

”We’re still waiting for someone to say ‘Smile, you’re on ‘Candid Camera,’ ” Smith said. The phone has been ringing off the hook, she said, with family and friends calling to confirm that it was indeed Outing’s diminutive figure and restrained smile they saw on the television news.

 

Before she retired decades ago, Smith said, Outing worked at Anthony’s Pier 4, a waterfront seafood restaurant popular for political fund-raisers and functions. When she learned of her winnings by watching television, her thoughts first turned to simple purchases, Smith said.

 

”Her house is leaking, and she needed it fixed,” Smith said. She is also contemplating a cruise, and most of all, providing for the well-being of her extended family in the later years of her life.

 

”Finally, she said, everybody can be set straight and she can go knowing that everybody can finally be set,” Smith said. ”She’s more relieved.”

 

If Outing doesn’t live to collect all her winnings, the remainder will go to her beneficiaries, lottery officials said.

 

”We’re thrilled for her,” said Joseph C. Sullivan, executive director of the state PKV lottery, who met Outing in the lottery office.

 

”She was, obviously, in terms of expressing her emotions, low-key. But over a period of time, it will sink in. We are equally happy someone who is like Louise was able to win a jackpot that size.”

 

Smith said she was planning to take Outing to dinner, in honor of her great-grandmother’s big win. ”She has outlived everybody. She has two first cousins left from her generation and everybody else is grands and great-grands,” Smith said. ”She’s the matriarch.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPORTS BETTING GUIDE AND TOGEL ONLINE OVERVIEW

 

 

Sports Betting, long the province of land based casinos and local independent operators, has grown into a multi billion dollar industry thanks to the Internet. Sports fans can now place bets online or via a toll free number on virtually any event they wish. Most online sports books allow you to wager on football (World or American style), Basketball, Hockey, Boxing, Horse Racing, Auto Racing and more.

 

Sports betting is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands visitors to Las Vegas each year. If you’ve never tried your hand at sports betting before, we hope that this introduction will help you get started in this unique and exciting gaming opportunity – sports betting.

 

Wide arrays of betting propositions are available to players. They vary from two dollar parlay cards to the legendary $100,000 bets accepted at some sports books under special arrangements. (The standard maximum bet limit is $5,000 at most books).

 

Sports betting, horse racing betting, and poker are the only venues of chance open to the gaming public in which the player is not in direct competition with the casinos (the house). In all other casino games (such as craps, keno, slot machines, baccarat, blackjack and roulette), the house has a statistical advantage. In sports betting, however, players can gain an edge on the house when they can identify games where the posted line does not accurately reflect the true odds for the game’s outcome. For more information on how to take advantage of this betting opportunity, see Section IV – Introduction to Handicapping for Beginners.

 

Many people find that placing bets on the outcome of a game greatly enhances their enjoyment in watching the game on television or listening to it on the radio. Most Las Vegas sports books have satellite hook-ups and big-screen TV’s broadcasting the numerous college and pro games being played across the country and they post frequent scoring updates on the progress of all games on which they are taking action.

 

Nevada is the only state in which general sports betting is legal. State laws and the gaming control board provide regulations to insure the integrity of all sports book activities. The gaming control board is always open to referee disputes and uphold honest gaming.

 

When you walk into a sports book, you will see a large “Board” listing all of the games available for betting, along with the lines and odds for each game. In some books this board is a huge electronic marvel, rivaling the most sophisticated reporting system of a large brokerage house. Other books maintain the board by hand, with displays that are similar to the ones seen in old movies involving “bookies.”

 

Sports books will only accept bets on those games, which have been posted on their board. These games are known as “board games.” Generally, all major league baseball, NFL, NBA and NHL games are “on the board,” whereas college games are limited to football and basketball match-ups being played by major Division I schools. Limited betting is available at some books on golf, tennis, car racing, and other miscellaneous sports.

 

Most sports books use the Official Nevada Rotation, supplied by the Official Nevada Sports Schedule. This rotation is a list of all the board games being played on a particular date along with starting times.

 

What’s Your Bet?

 

Straight Wagers

Also referred to as a “side”.

A straight wager is when you pick the team or person you believe is going to win.

The straight or side wager can be governed by a point spread, money line, or sometimes both depending on the sport.

 

Odds Line Bets

Unlike simple even odd wagers on the strict outcome of an event (i.e., you bet your friend $20.00 that the Lakers will win on Friday), professional sports bets include odds based upon the likely outcome. For example, if Mike Tyson is scheduled to box a lightly regarded contender, the line bet odds would reflect the challenge involved and pay out a much higher percentage to bettors on the “under dog.” The percentage paid is directly proportional to the chances of that particular fighter winning as seen by the sports book analysts.

 

So, if you bet $20.00 on Joe Paluka to win against Iron Mike you might receive TOGEL ONLINE odds as high as 100 to 1. This would mean your $20 would net you $2000.00 if Paluka was victorious.

 

The lure of high pay outs is what drives the sports betting industry. The occasional Buster Douglas or NY Jets championship that come along are what make sports bettors some of the most hardcore gamblers on the Internet.

 

Point Spread

Common in football, basketball, and some hockey (puck line) wagers. Basically if the number associated with your team is positive(+), then you add that number to your teams score. If the number associated with your team is negative(-), then you subtract that number from your team’s score. The side with the higher score after the points are added/subtracted is the winner.

All point spread bets are 11/10 or $11 to win $10, unless otherwise noted. For examples check out the individual sport you are interested in wagering on.

 

Parlays

A parlay is two or more straight bets or totals combined into a single bet. For the parlay wager to win all of the individual parts of the parlay must win. You can mix different sports within the same parlay.

 

If all the teams within the Togel Online parlay win the parlay is a winner If one team within the parlay loses then the parlay is a losing wager. If a team within the parlay ties or if “NO ACTION” the parlay automatically is reduced by one.

 

A tie on a two team parlay becomes a straight bet.

 

 

SPORTS BETTING GLOSSARY A-C

 

* Action: A wager of any kind.

* Book: An establishment that accepts wagers on the outcome of horseracing and sporting events.

* Bookie: Person who takes clients bets.

* Bankroll: Your available gambling money.

* Beard: A friend, acquaintance or other contact who is used to place bets so that the bookmakers will not know the identity of the actual bettor. Many top handicappers and persons occupying sensitive positions use this method of wagering.

  • Buck: A $100 wager.

* Buy Points: Buy Points means that you can move the pointspread so that you give away less points with the favorite or get more points with the underdog, for both football and basketball. To do this you must pay an extra 10% for each ½ point you buy in your favor. For the NFL and NCAA football, you will pay an additional 15% to buy on or off of 3 points – also know as Key Points. And if you buy through 3 points, you will pay an additional 20%. NOTE: There are NO Key Points for basketball. You pay a flat 10% for each 1/2 point you buy. An example of how to buy off of 3 points: the Kansas City Chiefs (-3) are 3 point favorites. To buy 1/2 point and make them a 2.5 point favorite, you would need to lay $125 to win $100.

* Buy Point Table (Football Key Points):

Buy 1/2 point to 3

 

100/125

 

Buy 1/2 point off 3

 

100/125

 

Buy 1 point to 3

 

100/135

 

Buy 1 point off 3

 

100/135

 

Buy 1/2 point any other

 

100/120

 

Buy 1 point any other

 

100/130

 

 

* Canadian Line: A combination point line and moneyline in hockey.

* Chalk: The favored team.

* Chalk Player: Someone who usually only plays the favored teams. Rarely bets on underdogs. Also known as Favorite Freddie.

* Circle Game: A game in which the betting action is severely limited. Usually occurs in those games that feature key injuries, inclement weather, or unsubstantiated rumors regarding a team. Most bookies “circle” all Ivy League Games.

* Cover: To bet the spread by the required number of points. If such occurs you have “covered the spread”.

 

 

DETECTIVE: THREE MEN LIED ABOUT BURGLARIZING MILLIONAIRE’S VAULT

 

 

Rick Tabish was arrested after police found him trying to open Ted Binion’s vault of silver, worth about $7 million.

 

LAS VEGAS — A small-town detective described for jurors Monday how he happened upon Rick Tabish and two other men, who were removing more than $7 million of silver from Ted Binion’s subterranean desert vault approximately one day after the millionaire casino mogul died.

 

Ed Howard, of the Nye County Sheriff’s Department, said around 2 a.m. on September 19, 1998, he noticed a strange sound coming from the empty lot between Terrible’s Casino and a Burger King. He decided to investigate further.

 

The lot, Howard knew, belonged to Binion, and Binion owned a vault containing a fortune in silver bars and coins buried earlier that summer. After Binion’s death, a superior told him to keep an eye on the plot, which was surrounded by a chain-link fence and concertina wire, to prevent looting.

 

Howard allegedly caught Tabish and two other men, Michael David Milot and David Lee Mattsen, in the act of burglarizing the vault. Howard later arrested all three.

 

Story continues

 

Prosecutors allege that co-defendants Sandra Murphy and Tabish killed Binion the morning of Thursday, September 17, 1998, tried to make it look like a drug overdose, and then made a greedy grab for cash and valuables in the millionaire’s home.

 

Detectives found an empty bottle of Xanax and heroin paraphernalia near Binion at the scene of his death. The longtime heroin addict’s cause of death was initially deemed a drug overdose. Six months later, after an investigation by the Binion family, it was ruled a homicide.

 

Murphy, 32, and Tabish, 39, are charged with six counts, including murder, burglary and grand larceny. A Ingatbola88 jury found the couple guilty of all charges in 2000, but an appeals court overturned their convictions and paved the way for a retrial, now in its third week.

 

Secrets and lies

 

Tabish, Matteson and Milot told several lies about what was inside the “belly-dump” tractor-trailer on the empty lot, ranging from old concrete to “ordnance.”

 

But Tabish finally came clean when a sheriff’s deputy viewed the trailer’s contents and described them to Detective Howard as a “s—load of silver.”

 

“OK, I lied,” Howard said Tabish told him. Howard then said Tabish claimed Binion had told him to secure the silver for his daughter, Bonnie Binion, in order to keep it away from Binion’s ex-wife, Doris.

 

Howard also told jurors how Tabish elaborated on his story, placing himself at Binion’s house on the day he died.

 

“He told me that Ted was going to lay down and take a whole bottle of Xanax and when he woke up he was going to be cleansed,” of his heroin addiction, Howard said.

 

The trial testimony was the first to place Tabish with Binion while he was still alive on the day of the alleged crime.

 

On cross-examination by defense attorney Tony J. Serra, Howard admitted that a superior officer recommended against arresting the three for burglary, and that an initial arrest report made no mention of Tabish’s comments about Binion and the bottle of Xanax.

 

Howard will remain on the stand Tuesday for further cross-examination.

 

Day of Binion’s death

 

Ted Binion’s longtime attorney also testified earlier Monday that he initially thought the casino heir had died from a heart attack, but soon suspected that Binion’s girlfriend and her secret lover had conspired to kill him.

 

Richard Wright told jurors he noticed suspicious behavior in Sandra Murphy and Richard Tabish immediately following Binion’s death on Sept. 17, 1998.

 

“I asked [detectives] to initiate a homicide investigation if they did not have one in progress,” Wright told jurors Monday.

 

Wright said he contacted homicide detectives in the Las Vegas Police Department after observing how Tabish and Murphy interacted after Binion’s death, and after he learned that Tabish was caught trying to unearth a vault containing Binion’s fortune in silver.

 

When the “poker-faced” detectives gave no hint of an investigation in the works, Wright testified that he, along with Binion’s brother and the executor of his estate, Jack, decided to hire private investigator Tom Dillard. Taking the stand as a prosecution witness for the second time, Richard Wright told jurors that a secretary called him on Sept. 17 and told him police and paramedics were in front of Binion’s home and that “something bad had happened.”

 

Wright said he soon learned from police that Binion was dead from possible self-inflicted wounds and that Murphy was inside the house.

 

He said his first instinct was to offer his card to Murphy through a police officer. He told the officer to “give that to her and let her know that there was a friend available.”

 

Murphy was soon taken to a nearby hospital.

 

“She was crying and seemed hysterical to me,” Wright said.

 

Wright and Tabish later drove to the hospital after the Montana entrepreneur became concerned that police were trying to interrogate her.

 

After the two men arrived, Murphy was released into the care of Janice Tanno, a friend and neighbor. Authorities feared she might try to hurt herself.

 

Instead of leaving with Tanno, however, Murphy went immediately to Tabish’s black Mercedes, Wright told jurors.

 

He said Murphy, who had been crying and hyperventilating just 15 minutes earlier, no longer seemed as upset, and was conversing with Tabish.

 

“She was talking about the house and property and she wanted to go home,” Wright said.

 

Suspicions rise

 

But Murphy couldn’t go back to the house she had shared with Binion for more than three years, because it was now under control of a public administrator whose job was to protect the estate from robbery.

 

After offering to take her to the Desert Inn to keep her away from the media, Wright said Tabish made a comment that seemed out of place less than three hours after Binion died. “I will get you your favorite kind of ice cream,” Tabish told Murphy, according to Wright. Calling Tabish’s subsequent arrest for attempting to remove Binion’s silver collection from the vault the last straw, Wright said he hired investigator Dillard on the day of Binion’s funeral because he reluctantly suspected the pair of foul play, though he wanted to believe otherwise. “I wanted a thorough investigation as to the cause of Ted Binion’s death,” Wright said. “I wanted him to prove or disprove whether Rick Tabish or Sandra Murphy had involvement in causing Ted Binion’s death. I told him I hoped that they did not.” Murphy and Tabish face 20 years to life if convicted. Court TV Extra is streaming the trail live on the Web.

 

 

 

 

 

Are Poker Bots taking over Togel?

 

 

Poker bots are becoming more popular as people try and gain an edge on the game. The bots have been around for years but haven’t really been taken seriously until recently. Most of what’s out there is still garbage and require you do a ton of your own programming to get them up and running. But they have been improving since they first showed up on the scene, and some observers were beginning to think that they were better than live players.

 

That theory was put to the test last July when pro poker players Phil Laak and Ali Eslami took on the bot in a battle of abilities. After 500 hands, the players beat the bot by $570. That result was similar to tests done earlier, showing that the bot is not quite up to human ability yet. If it can’t beat Phil Laak, it’s not gonna make you a lot of money.

 

Vegas Venetian Hotel Earns Top Honors with First AAA Five Diamond

 

The AAA (American Automobile Association) has completed inspections of over 60,000 hotels and resorts and the 2007 results are in. The Venetian has entered a class that represents only 0.27 percent of the hotels in the hospitality industry throughout North America and the Caribbean, by earning their first AAA Five Diamond Award for 2008. The Five Diamond Award is given only to establishments that show the ultimate in service and sophistication.

 

To win the award the Venetian had to undergo an inspection from 65 full-time inspectors annually. No other system for ranking comes anywhere near the scrutiny of the AAA Diamond Rating System. The Venetian joins four other Vegas casinos – Bellagio, Four Seasons Las Vegas, Wynn Las Vegas and Skylofts at the MGM Grand – which also have AAA Five Diamond status. Making this list puts the Venetian on a small list of the best places to stay in Vegas, and that’s impressive.

 

Harrah’s Announces Dates for 2008 WSOP

 

Harrah’s has announced that the 2008 WSOP will take place from May 30 through July 17. The schedule of events is still in the planning stages but the dates are confirmed, and reflect pretty much the same schedule as last year. Apparently the time slot worked well now that the coverage of the event wasn’t competing with big sporting events anymore.

 

They will open up a few days earlier on May 26 for two special events and an opportunity for players to register early for events. Harrah’s has improved the event every year and intends to do so again in 2008. Consideration for events overlapping will be factored in this year so that players are able to play in more events, even if they go deep in another event.

 

They’re likely to be marketing the $50,000 HORSE event more this year. We can also expect lots of $1500 events, as they attract so many amateur players.

 

Mobile Gambling: How Far We’ve Come

 

In the late 90s if I wanted to place a bet with my bookie while I was on vacation in Monaco I’d use my cell phone. The main problem though was a payment method. Sure I could use my credit card but I wasn’t too happy to give this  information over insecure lines. I didn’t even want my bookie to have this information!

All this began to change when cellular phones became equipped with WAP (Wireless Application Protocol). Then came Java, an easy programming language that enabled poker, bingo and roulette to be played on mobile phones. Eventually commerce caught up, in the form of transmitting money with Togel mobile phones. This takes us consumers to the near fututre, and a market place that analysts value at US$20 billion by 2010. The best part now is when I am in St. Tropez and i need to place a winning bet, I don’t have to trust Lenny, my bookie in San Fransisco, with my credit card info.

 

Bodog Poker Celebrates One-Billionth Hand

 

The Bodog Poker room will be celebrating its One Billionth Hand some time this month. In only three years the room has achieved this milestone occasion, and they are planning on celebrating it in a big way. Every day from Nov 5 to 26 Bodog Poker will be giving away $50 to ten players a day. The remaining $12,000 will be given to the player who wins the billionth hand, in the form of $1000 per month for a year.

 

Players at the table of the big hand will split $10,000, and there will be increasing giveaways after the 980,000,000th hand has been played. The prizes will be given away every five million hands until the billionth. Players involved in those hands will get $109 worth of tournament credits, which include the weekly $100,000 Guaranteed and Player’s Choice qualifiers. Those events can get you into a WPT or EPT event in the future.