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The Garden State has been rumbling for a while now about legalizing gambling. This is a long drawn out war in which various battles have been won and lost – but the overall decision is yet to be made. The latest news from the front is that the NFL along with other sports leagues have filed a lawsuit to try to block Jersey from offering legalized gambling on various sporting events.
In calling for this injunction, Major League Baseball, the NBA, NFL, NBA, and the NCAA are hoping to block enforcement of the law that NJ Governor Chris Christie signed recently. This legislation partially repeals a previous ban on gambling on sports within the state. The sports bodies believe the new law violates the “Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act”. This was a 1992 federal ban on sports betting which is state-sponsored.
So where it will go from here is difficult to foresee. If the lawmakers in the state get their way, then the new legislation will allow gambling on sports at state-licensed racetracks and casinos. Monmouth Park, the race-track for horse racing in Oceanport, is planning to offer legal betting more or less immediately.
Of course, illegal gambling in the US has a long and rich tradition. But in other parts of the world, there are very few restrictions and zero taxes, for punters anyway, on gambling. The forerunner in gambling markets is the UK where gambling has been completely legal for a long time and remains on pretty much every High Street in the country despite the Internet now gradually taking over. Many large bookmakers and the world’s biggest betting exchanges such as Betfair, which was formed in the UK, have a web-only presence – whilst some of the more traditional bookmaking names maintain their shops.
Americans coming to Britain to work or simply for a vacation have long been astounded at the freedom gambling enjoys in the UK. An American citizen logging onto the web in the UK can bet within seconds of doing so – including gambling with exchanges like Betfair on the NBA spreads, for example, or the NFL, NBA or even those weird British pastimes if they really feel like it – like darts, snooker and many other sports far more popular on the eastern side of the big pond than the western one.
Obviously, New Jersey’s leaders want a piece of this kind of action – but whether they’ll get it is quite another thing. There’s a huge anti-gambling lobby in the US; there always has been. Ironically, part of that anti-gambling lobby at least, may be supported by people who are doing very well out of the illegal status quo.
At the same time, the legalized gambling which is being planned at a state-sponsored level only is pretty tame by most international standards and with the web, it’s pretty easy for most seriously-minded gamblers to find a way around things anyway.
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But it’s exactly that gap were interested in here and the leaders of the following pack, PSG at around 14/1 and 16/1 in some quarters. This is too long. PSG haven’t out a foot wrong in the qualifying stages so far having beaten both Barcelona and Group F’s makeweights Apoel Nicosia. And domestically, it looks like a straight fight between PSG and Marseille with the former 1/4 favourites with the bookmakers. In other words, PSG probably won’t have too many distractions on the home front, they’ve shown they’re capable of beating the best, and the wealthy Qatari owners want to see their investment pay off with a Champions League win at some point. The French League just isn’t enough of a challenge.
Of the favourites, Bayern also have a bit of a canter on the home front. There’s almost no market in the Bundesliga betting outrights with the German champions already 1/20 with major bookmakers. Real Madrid, Chelsea and Barcelona have much tougher scraps on their hands domestically speaking and will be doing all they can to rest key players here and there as the Champions League moves into the knockout phase next February. In other words, they have to fight a war on two fronts to a far greater extent than either PSG or Bayern do.
Whether the PSG core team is strong enough s the big question. The acquisition of David Luis from Chelsea, the ever-presence of the incredible Zlatan Ibrahimović, and the shrewd captaincy of Thiago Silva, however, means that PSG are capable of beating anyone on the day – and they will surely reach the knockout phase with relative ease. They may even make further squad additions in the French January transfer window.
All in all then that 14-1 looks far too big. It reflects too much thinking rooted in recent history when no French team has made much of an impact at all in the final stages of the Champions League. It’s true that PSG’s lack of really tough domestic competition is both a blessing and a curse as, whilst it means they can rest players to a greater extent, it also means they aren’t stretched. But they’ve been competing at the highest level in Europe for quite a few years now and their time is surely coming soon as long as the Qataris remain committed. Whether that time is 2015 or not is another question. It may till be a little early – but that is reflected in their price and then some – so if you’re looking for Champions League value, then PSG is where it’s at.
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It's almost the middle of the season in the National Football Leagues, and as always, there are wonderful games and story lines to track and follow. After Peyton Manning broke the NFL record for total TD passes, surpassing Bret Favre, and after another great win against the chargers at Mile High, it is clear now, more than ever, that the Broncos are gone be the team to beat come playoffs time. The only question remains, is who can contend and be a worthy rival to the mighty Broncos ?
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If you are planning to bet on baseball then here are some MLB Free picks for you to start off.
1. Patience is the key and you must collect information about all the sports betting strategy available before you invest money.
2. Money management is equally important in MLB sport betting as in the others. Instead of betting with huge amount thinking of earning big you must start and play with small amount so that there is a chance of win and even if you lose the money will not effect.
3. In MLB sport pick many handicapper use unit to denote the strength of the team. For example if you say that 2 units for team A for losing to team B and you have a bankroll of 2000 dollars then the bankroll amount first divided by 100 and the multiplied with the betting unit.
4. Flat betting system is the easiest pick. In this system same amount of bet is placed on both the playing side. For example if you wish to bet using 100 dollars then you can divide it in half and place wager on both the team. Here chances of losing the bet are nil but the profit will also be not much.
5. Z-Code System is very powerful and it requires a lot of expertise. If you are planning to select the pick then make sure to take experts help. In this betting system you will make huge money.
Earlier people just took suggestion and help from people known to them and placed wager on game but today we have many online betting sites. All these sites have experts who provide tips to help you win. You can sign up for account in two or three sites compare their services and then bet to make money while enjoying your favorite sport.
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Are you into your sport? Do you think you know enough to predict the outcome of a match, or who's going to win a tournament, such as the UEFA Champions League, the Wimbledon Men's Singles Tennis Championship or even the World Series? If you do, you could be sitting on a potential gold mine. There are literary hundreds of bookmakers out there, and most of them are available online. For people who consider themselves experts and who are good at understanding sports betting odds, there's serious money to be made.
Odds are the chances that something will happen. Traditionally, odds have always been given in the form of a fraction or ratio, such as 5/1 or 9/2. If a horse is quoted at 5/1, then that means that the bookmakers offering those odds thinks that if the race was run six times (5+1), the horse would win once. The larger the first number, the less likely the predicted event is going to happen – this is known as “the shorter the odds”. If you were to place a bet on a horse at 5/1 – say £10 – then if the horse won, you would be paid back your stake multiplied by the odds (or 'starting price' as it is known). Your stake is also returned. So at 5/1, the calculation is 5 x £10 = £50 ÷ 1 = £50 + £10 = £60 total.
If a sporting outcome is thought to be extremely likely to happen, then sometimes the price given is “odds on” - for example, a football team at 1/4 means that a bookmakers thinks that if a match is played five times (1+4), that team would win four times. If you place a bet at these odds, you would get less back in winnings than your stake, but as you would also get your stake returned you still make money - £10 at 1/4 = £10 x 1 = £10 ÷ 4 = £2.50 + £10 = £12.50. Many websites now use decimal odds when quoting prices. Decimal odds are seen as more convenient as they tell you what you will win if your wager is successful. For example, 5/1 = 6.0 in decimal odds, meaning a bet of £10 wins (£10 x 6.0) £60.
Spread-betting is another thing you need to know if you're intent on understanding sports betting odds. A bookmaker will give a “spread” which is the range of outcomes that they expect to happen with one aspect of an event, for example the number of points in an NFL game. Say they give the spread as 30-40. If you think that is too high, you “sell low” at 30. If you think that is too low, you “buy high” at 40. The closer you are to being correct to more you win, but the further away you are the more you lose. Say you “sell low” at 30 at £1 a point in our example. If there are only 24 points, you win (30 – 24 =) 6 x £1 = £6. If there are 38 points though, you lose (38 – 30 =) 8 x £1 = £8.
Getting into sports betting can seem a little daunting at first, but as soon as you start understanding sports betting odds, it gets easier. The good news is there are a great many number of software tools out there that can help. One of the best is called the Z-Code System. It's a great tool that automatically evaluates all the top sports events for you based on over 80 different parameters, so you can work out for yourself the likeliest outcome. If you're new to understanding sports betting odds then a little extra help can be worth its weight in gold – so why not see if Z-Code give you the help you need?
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The English Premier League is one of the most exciting football leagues to follow in the world. And when you can bet on the right teams, you can make a lot of money. But there's a science behind sports betting, and those who aren't aware of what steps to take to increase their odds of winning end up losing.
If you want to make the most money possible by betting on teams in the English Premier League, continue reading for some tips. The sooner you apply these helpful hints to your betting strategy, the longer you'll be able to rake in more money and continue betting successfully.
Historical StatsIn order to increase the odds that you'll win a bet on an English Premier League game at any point during the season, you need to have a solid understanding of what the trends, or history, of the Premier League has been. Based upon what has happened historically, especially in recent history, you can place bets that are likely to reflect where the teams are right now and where they'll be in the near future. Below are some historical facts to get you started.
Also, be aware that you should also stay on top of English Premier League news by checking out sites like http://www.mufcglobal.co.uk/, where you'll find the latest headlines regarding Manchester United, one of the most popular English Premier League teams. Learn about the latest transfers, as well as predictions for the season, so you can make the most informed decisions and place the right bets.
Some Important Stats from the Last 5 SeasonsHome Team Advantage
More than 50% of the time, the home team will be the first to score during an English Premier League match. Away teams, on the other hand, have only scored first roughly 38% of the time over the last five years. Only 8% of the time has a game ended without a score for either team.
This little bit of information will help you place the right bets, particularly when you take into consideration which team has the home advantage. The stronger the home team, the more likely it will be that they will not only score first, but they'll also continue to hold onto their lead and finish as winners at the end. Leads at Halftime
In addition to seeing who historically has the advantage when it comes to scoring first in any English Premier League game, you also need to consider how the games typically go when halftime ends and the players hit the field again.
Whenever the home team has the lead at halftime, they're more likely to win. How likely, you ask? Well about 81% likely. These are very strong odds that will definitely influence what bet you choose to place. Scoreless Matches
You also need to consider scoreless matches over the last five seasons in order to make an informed betting decision. Games that resulted in scoreless home teams occurred roughly 22% of the time. In other words, in 22% of the games played over the last five seasons, the home teams didn't score at all. On the other hand, away teams remained scoreless by the end of the match about 35% of the time.
Over 50% of the time, both teams managed to score. Again, when you take into consideration the two teams in a match and their individual history, you'll be able to better predict who, if anyone, will score more goals.
When it comes to betting on English Premier League matches, you need to consider where a team currently stands, as well as where the team has been in the past. And you also need to factor in historical statistics with regards to the league in general, such as how likely it will be that a home team will score first and who will likely win the game based upon who's winning at halftime. Once you're aware of these stats and you've gained quite a bit of practice in the world of sports betting, you'll be able to make faster, better decisions that will result in higher earnings. Remember to do your research, choose wisely based on data, and cross your fingers for good luck!