m88 They just need to play better,” Hicks said, who also backed the club’s manager, Rafa Benitez, calling him the “right man for Liverpool”.
He said the acquisition had more to do with his love of sport than his bank account.
“People get involved with m88 sport because of a passion,” Hicks said.
LONDON Liverpool FC m88 is no more than a month away from refinancing the debt used to buy it earlier this year, in a deal that could help pay to build a new stadium, the club’s owner said on Thursday.
Hicks, co-founder of buyout firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, owns the Texas Rangers baseball team and Dallas Stars NHL franchise, while Gillett owns NHL’s Montreal Canadians.
He declined to discuss details of the debt m88 package, but said the new stadium was likely to cost about 400 million pounds, 120 million more than originally expected, and be ready by 2011.
Hicks, along with fellow U.S. But the passion is there.”. “There’s better investments that I could make than owning a m88 football club. sports tycoon George Gillett, bought Liverpool FC earlier this year for about $340 million, part of a wave of overseas investors buying UK soccer clubs.
Wachovia, the fourth-largest U.S. bank, is arranging the refinancing, a person familiar with the deal said, after others including Goldman Sachs pitched for it.
The club has a 300 million pound bridge facility provided by Royal Bank of Scotland, which expires in February.
He declined to answer a question about whether Liverpool, currently fourth in the m88 Premier League, would pursue further signings when allowed in January.
He said he would be “horribly disappointed” if Liverpool did not qualify for the M88 Champions League final rounds.
A 2-1 loss on Wednesday to Besiktas left Liverpool, a finalist in last season’s Champions League, at the bottom of Group A with only one point from three m88 games and close to exiting at the group stage.
“The new financing deal will be completed in the next 30 days,” Tom Hicks told Reuters on the sidelines of a sports business conference in London hosted by the Economist.
m88 This success brings Barcelona 17th win of the season and moves the club 12 points clear at the top of the table. It will crown another landmark year for the 25-year-old footballer if he can win over m88 club teammate Andres Iniesta and rival Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.
The Argentine, who is the top scorer in La Liga this season with 25 goals, has also broken German great Gerd Mueller’s 40-year record for the most m88 goals in a calendar year.
Lionel Messi is the overwhelming favourite to see off the challenge of Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta and great Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo for M88 FIFA Ballon d’Or award in Kongresshaus, Zurich on on January 7, 2013.
A fourth straight title would lift the Camp Nou star above FIFA World Player of the Year three-time winners Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo of Brazil.
Lionel Messi wins prestigious Ballon dOr award for 4th year in a row
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Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on January 6, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
Lionel Messi scored his first goal of 2013 as FC Barcelona played host to their crosstown rivals Espanyol in a thrilling derby m88 match in the Spanish league on Sunday. Pedro soon netted a double before Lionel Messi converted a penalty after Cesc Fabregas was brought down in the area. The thrashing began with Xavis opening goal after just 10 minutes. Their star, Argentina forward Leo Messi has finished 2012 with an astonishing 91 goals in all competitions and is now poised to become the first m88 player to win four successive FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, sealing his status as the greatest player of his generation. The excitement was all in Barcelonas favor as the Catalan giants dominated the game with an emphatic 4-0 victory over the neighbor at Camp Nou
m88 Hopefully it will be three weeks before we know we’ll be going to Wembley twice more.
Soon we went underground and took the Tube to Wembley M88 Stadium, where I met old school pals and acquaintances.
Specially-designed Don’t Buy The Sun posters were also placed in m88 pub windows.
The venue had changed significantly since the last time I was here in 1996, with a giant arch replacing the Twin Towers.
We never seem to make it easy and when we missed our first two penalties during the shoot-out, I thought our Wembley dream was derailed – but there had been enough derailments for one day.
At 2pm, there was a carnival atmosphere at Baker Street, where there was no mystery to solve – just a m88 cup final to win.
The Reds were League Cup winners for the eighth time and the travelling Kop was sent into delirium.
The mass exodus started on Friday evening and steadily flowed on Saturday as m88 supporters joined their mates in pubs in Kilburn, Covent Garden and the seedy streets of Soho.
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THEY came, they saw, they conquered.
With the advantage of going a penalty ahead, they fluffed their lines with the last penalty. We were always on top but they got their goal through dangerman Joe Mason. . Relief.
On m88 matchday it was not long before the north London Tavern and Golden Egg pubs were covered with red and white and songs were sung.
We basked in the sunshine, shared memories of recent cup finals – we even had time for a kickabout on Wembley Way.
With adrenaline pumping, the teams were led out. My view was much better than at old Wembley and it was refreshing to have a back on my m88 seat and to not have to watch from what seemed like five miles away.
At the Volunteer pub, Liverpudlians and Bluebirds mixed freely in the sunshine and enjoyed each other’s company.
Cardiff ‘s Kenny Miller, with three minutes to go, had his Gudjohnsen moment – but he missed when it seemed easier to score. Was it going to be our day? The m88 game was destined for penalties.
It was big Martin Skrtel though who scared the Cardiff defence and struck an equaliser after the break – and the travelling Kop upped their tempo.
Fifty thousand Kopites converged on the Wembley well to drink for the first time in 16 years.
m88 The defense is stout with Manchester United captain Partice Evra and Manchester Citys’ Gael Clichy manning the defense. Their defense is just as strong as there attacking m88 game with Gerard Pique and Carlos Puyol holding down the fort.
The Ladies Predictions: Who cares who wins or loses? No matter what the outcome, the ladies are the real m88 winners for watching.
> For the Ladies: De Nederlandse zijn mooi op het voetbalveld bent! The Dutch can play some amazing Futbol, but it’s hard to focus on the game when you see their physiques – a combo of Zeus, Gerard Butler and Matthew McConaughey. Who is the best-looking Futbol player? Who has the most attractive team? What m88 teams will be in the finals? Who will win the Euro Cup? You decide!
>For the ladies: Son muy hermosos! Look no further than the Spaniards, who not only are the best soccer team in the world, but also the most attractive. Let the count down begin.
Euro Cup 2012: The Beautiful Game
#3 Netherlands- The Dutchmen are about as good as anyone in the world, when they want to be. There starting 11 is one of the best lineups ever in Futbol history. (Without shirts, please!) Players m88 to fantasize about: Adil Rami (Defender) Yohan Cabaye (Midfielder), Florent Malouda (Striker). Look for this team to make a run to the finals.
>For the Ladies: Schnheit und talent! The Germans are second to the Spaniards, but not by much! Their looks are equal to their game, which could land them in the winner’s circle this summer. The Spaniards will raise the m88 cup once more. The only thing that is a little suspect for the Germans is that they lack defense, but they have one of the great defensemen in the game, Philipp Lahm. in late 2011 when they didn’t have some of their players). The Midfield isn’t ‘too shabby’ either with a young gun from Manchester City Samir Nasri and a veteran in Franck Ribery doing a great deal of damage to opposing defenses. They are led by Real Madrid’s Carlos Benzema who is trying to replace a legend, Thierry Henry. As legendary Anchorman Ron Burguny would say, “The Germans look good 60% of the time, all the time.”. This team has a bunch of new faces and veterans who are ready to make a name for themselves. Party in Madrid, Viva Espaa!
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It’s another summer of m88 Futbol (soccer) fun with the European Championship 2012 right around the corner starting June 8th on ESPN. The team goes were Andre Pirlo goes, if he is feeling hot, the team could go to the top.
*Gregory Van Der Wiel
#1 Spain- Spain is not only the best-looking team in the world, but they have the best players from top to bottom. Final Score: Spain 3- Germany 1. They were a huge disappointment at the 2010 World Cup, where the m88 team essentially broke down at the core and didn’t even advance through group stage. Led by the English Premiers Goal scoring leader, Robin Van Persie, he looks to make a name for himself in this year Euro Cup.
#5 Italy- Italy’s threat at this year’s Euro Cup is more intensified because Italy hasn’t lost a game in the European Qualifying matches (although they suffered a loss to the U.S.A. *Florent Malouda
For the Ladies: Les Franais sont magnifiques!! The French are prepared to make a stand, with or without their shirts on. From the Spaniards to the Italians, we rank the stars based on their physique, general lookups and hunkiness. Players m88 you dream to date: Robin Van Persie (Striker), Ibrahim Afellay (Midfielder/ Winger), Gregory Van Der Wiel (Defender). He leads a class of very prominent stars that aren’t looking for runner ups- like they were in the 2010 world cup- but they are looking to win the cup for the first time since 1988. The Germans come back with a stellar midfield game with Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil. Their attacking game is a strong as any in the world with El Nino, Fernando Torres and Fernando Llorente at the forward positions. The Spaniards are the best all-around team in the tourney.
For the Ladies: Italia Una nazione sotto bellezza. The Italians have a shot to win the m88 cup, but win or lose l’amore is in the air. Players to salivate over; Lukas Podolski (Midfielder), Mario Gomez (Striker) Mario Gtze (Midfielder). Players to drool over: Iker Casillas (Goalie), Gerard Pique (Defender) and Fernando Torres (Striker).
Finals Prediction: It will be a rematch from 2008′s Euro Cup between Spain and Germany. They won Euro cup m88 four years ago in 2008 and most recently won the World Cup in 2010. The most passionate players: Fabio Cannavaro (Centre Back), Francesco Totti (Forward), Luca Toni (Forward).
#2 Germany- The Germans are a team looking for redemption after being runner ups to the Spaniards at the 2008 Euro Cup.
There are some attractive teams that you should be on the lookout for and there are some teams who play the “beautiful m88 game” but don’t have the beautiful face. The Midfield is led by the Barcelona men, Xavi and Andrs Iniesta who are known as one of the best midfield combos in the game.
We could encourage you to rank your top 5 teams. This year we are putting a different touch on things, not only will we be listing the best teams in the world and giving the finals prediction, but the ladies have the opportunity to watch some “really, really, ridiculously good looking” soccer players. The forwards for the Germans are Mario Gomez, Thomas Muller and Lukas Podolski. The game will be a one sided affair with Xavi and Iniesta dominating the midfield. Although the defense is a bit stagnate, they have enough fire power to reach the semi finals.
#4 France- The French have enormous potential, but little ambition to m88 match it
sbo Loved up: Michael Carrick and wife Lisa grinning, while Ashley Young and his childhood sweetheart Nicky Pike pose for the camera
Wright also got in on the Twitter action, saying he was sbo having ‘a lovely night for such a lovely cause’, which Ferdinand promptly retweeted.
Boss Ferguson will hope he can have a similarly pleasant evening after his sbo team visit Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
Match: Federico Macheda and girlfriend Sophie Larissa Houghton
Anybody who witnessed SBO Manchester United’s demolition of Wolves on Saturday might not think Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are in a particularly charitable mood these days..
Trio: Jonny Evans (left) with Darron Gibson (right) and Danielle Carter (centre, Darron’s girlfriend)
SBO United: David de Gea and Javier Hernandez looked like they were having fun
Stylish: Patrice and Sandra Evra on the red carpet
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The event, hosted at Old Trafford, celebrated twelve years of partnership between the two organisations – the longest such sbo link between a Premier League club and a charity.
Stalwarts: Albert Morgan (left), the Manchester United kit-man, with Sir Alex Ferguson (right)
But on Monday the SBO Red Devils were altogether less troublesome than their moniker suggests, as they held their annual charity ‘United for UNICEF’ gala dinner.
Updated: 12:23 GMT, 13 December 2011
Serial tweeter Rio Ferdinand mentioned the event on the social networking site and even gave a ‘big shout’ to one girl’s parents, who donated 10,000 to UNICEF so she could meet and greet the players.
TV stars: Mark Wright and Catherine Tyldesley were dressed for the occasion
Chart-topping singer-songwriter Emeli Sande performed at the event, which was hosted by actor and broadcaster Angus Deayton and attended by several first sbo team players and their wives and girlfriends, along with the boss himself. If the players are anywhere near as sharp as they were here, he should have no trouble cutting through the QPR defence.
Unlikely partners: Rafael and Fabio Da Silva smile for the camera
R&R: Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand looking sharp at the UNICEF event
Also present and sbo correct were ‘The Only Way is Essex’ star Mark Wright and ‘Coronation Street’ actress Catherine Tyldesley
m88 enter the odds for the favourite into cell i6, then calculate your required stake for the underdog, by putting odds into cell h6, gradually altering them until the net profit shown in cell k10 is 15% (or just over).
The rules of the system are as follows
Only bet in matches where the price of the favourite is between 1.20 and 1.50, if there are many matches in a day that fit the bill then tighten this to 1.30-1.40.You have to be able to put a bet on the underdog when the match goes in-play so make a note of the start time of the match on the ‘Rules’ tab for the match. Tennis, cricket and football are his specialities. There are three things which will have a big impact on the price of the two players.
Before the start of play you need to check the prices offered by all your active bookmakers by using Betbrain . You can get a clue by studying the order of play and live scores via the internet.
TENNIS TRADING SYSTEM
This system exploits the fluctuations in price that occur during a tennis match. Then when the game goes in-play you place your bet on the underdog at the calculated trading odds.
Andy White has many years experience in sports betting. These are easy to find just go into the tennis section of the Betfair site, click on the coupons tab, and then click on ‘Today’s in-play tab’).
Winning a set
CAUTION – Matches quite often do not start at the stated time, they could get delayed by weather or a previous match overrunning, so you have to be flexible enough to be able to check regularly when the match is likely to start. You select the book offering the best price for the favourite. You then use my trading spreadsheet (free from my website) to calculate your stakes.
So now you place your bet on the favourite with the chosen book (which could be Betfair, or any other of your active books), this can be done several hours before the match starts. I am using a progressive staking plan for this systemFurther details can be found on my website Tennis Gambling Systems
By: Andy White
Break points, or even more of an impact from a confirmed break
Any sign of a player being injured and liable to retire
Only bet in mens games run by the ATP, where there is in-play betting offered by Betfair. For more information go to Tennis Gambling Systems
The price fluctuations are to my eyes out of proportion compared to the actual chances of a player eventually winning or losing the game, and this is where the system comes into its own.
m88 the company’s proven portfolio of dynamic games attracts recreational gamers and is the perfect vehicle to build and sustain a broad user audience.
Part of Trident Gaming PLC (www.tridentgaming.com, Isle of Man), www.gamebookers.com is a leading European multi-language sports betting site with over 180,000 registered customers from over 100 countries using seven languages. The company continues to penetrate markets through unrivalled multi-currency and multi-lingual options.
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 25, 2005–GameAccount (www.gameaccount.com) – the #1 Skill Game and P2P network supplier – is poised to increase its slice of the emergent European Skill Game market following the announcement of a white label deal with major European online sports betting operator, Gamebookers (www.gamebookers.com (sports) / www.gamebookers.net (skill)).
GameAccount specialises in supplying custom branded, white label and fully integrated back-end solutions to remote gaming operators.
“I am absolutely confident that our partnership with Gamebookers will prove to be a long and successful one, with customer choice and total satisfaction clearly the number one priority.”
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John Jones, Chief Executive at GameAccount, added:”GameAccount continues to progress with its strategy to ensure we are firmly positioned as the leading provider of tailored Skill Gaming solutions to the eGaming Industry.”
Gamebookers is backing this deal with a substantial marketing budget, and has secured in-stadium hoardings at 1 FC Nuremberg in Germany and St Etienne in France, with further deals on the way. Gamebookers.com is offering skill games on a “dotnet” in order to be able to drive brand penetration in key markets ahead of the competition where local restrictions make it hard to advertise sports betting directly.
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Speaking about the deal, John O’Malia, CEO of Trident Gaming PLC, the parent company of Gamebookers, said: “We are excited to be adding Skill Gaming to our online portfolio as well as welcoming GameAccount as our preferred skill gaming provider. This gives us a substantial competitive advantage, and will help Gamebookers grow substantially across Europe ahead of the World Cup in 2006.”
GameAccount’s Financial Services Platform supports full multilingual white-label solutions with seamless login and real-time exchange rates. Competitions include the world’s largest knockout tournament and progressive jackpots. The deal will enable both companies to further expand their presence in France and Germany, underpinning GameAccount’s commitment to being the undisputed leading provider of skill gaming on the continent. The Gamebookers service will be powered by an integrated Skill Gaming solution supporting 3 key languages (English, German and French) alongside 4 currencies (Pound Sterling, US Dollars, Euros and Turkish Lira). GameAccount is the #1 skill gaming provider for sportsbook, casino and poker operators seeking a single-wallet Skill Gaming solution. Multiplayer games include Gin Rummy, Pool and Backgammon. The company processed in excess of 20 million betting transactions in the last twelve months alone. Gamebookers was acquired by Trident Gaming PLC, owners of www.BetBug.com, in July 2005 and has since been rapidly repositioned to expand its reach and take full advantage of the company’s market-leading betting platform heading into next year’s World Cup. . Germany in particular, has seen substantial growth as a gaming market over the past twelve months.
Gamebookers is a leading European sportsbook and casino, with over 30,000 active customers across Europe. GameAccount powers leading online partners such as Sportingbet, Betcorp, Fortune Lounge, Paddypower.com, Sky Bet (BSkyB), FHM.com, Maxim and Wanadoo
m88 the number of Chinese visitors to South Korea with money to burn is expecting to keep growing after last year’s near 50 percent surge to a record 6 million. But in Macau casino revenue has shrunk for 11 straight months.
“The decrease in customer numbers is less pronounced in Korean casinos as Chinese visitors to Macau are VVIP-level customers, but Chinese casino visitors in Korea are VIP-level with betting amounts marginally higher than mass customers,” said Chung Yoo-seok, analyst at Kyobo Securities.
In places like Paradise Walkerhill in Seoul, Paradise Co Ltd (034230.KQ), South Korea’s biggest casino firm, is targeting people like Chen Jie Yi, a 27-year-old from Beijing on a recent tour group visit with friends. I’m more looking forward to the shopping.”
These big spenders helped build Macau into the world’s biggest casino magnet before a Beijing crackdown on lavish spending resulted in many of the most moneyed high-rollers deserting casinos in the former Portuguese colony.
“Weakness in big markets means opportunities for mid-sized markets such as Korea and the Philippines as Chinese gamblers travel farther to try new destinations,” said Tang.
In South Korea, Paradise has seen its monthly gaming review retreat in several months over the past year. Amid record visitor numbers, South Korean casinos are betting on growing Chinese tourism to build trade, while still competing with rival Asia hubs to land big-money gamblers known as ‘whales’.
State-run Grand Korea Leisure Co (114090.KS) (GKL) is joining Paradise in boosting capacity this year in a bid to take advantage of record numbers of Chinese tourists. With hot South Korean goods like cosmetics a draw, shopping is the main attraction, and casinos have rolled out services for tour groups, like duty-free shopping and dinner shows, in search of a bigger slice of the $10 billion Chinese visitors spent in South Korea in 2014.
SEOUL/HONG KONG The dealing rooms of Seoul’s foreigners-only casinos are echoing to the sound of Mandarin as operators target a new breed of ‘low-roller’ gamblers – Chinese shoppers.
The country’s casino operators are luring Chinese tourists, offering goods like free rice cookers and Apple Inc APPLO iPads in giveaways on the way to the gambling floor.
Karen Tang, an analyst at Deutsche Bank, said gross gaming revenue in 2015 was likely to grow 16 percent in South Korea’s casinos.
“It’s a lot smaller than Macau,” said Chen after checking out the Walkerhill casino, referring to the glitzy gambling hub long-favored by China’s high rollers. Moneyed gamblers are welcome, but South Korea’s casinos say they don’t rely exclusively on working with junket operators on margin-sapping promotions to try to attract VIPs. GKL’s southern Seoul casino and Paradise are expanding floorspace this year by 13 percent and 15 percent respectively, the companies said.
Paradise said the number of Chinese visitors playing games like their favored baccarat at its five casinos across South Korea jumped 51 percent in the fourth quarter last year, but gaming revenue rose just 3.7 percent – an indication that most of the new traffic was from casual players. “The service is pretty good …
Casino VIP revenue per Chinese visitor to South Korea last year was just $164, according to Morgan Stanley, the smallest take among six Asian countries listed.
In the next step in efforts to compete with its neighbors, South Korea is encouraging development of big “integrated resort” casinos, the first of which will open in early 2017 near the country’s main airport in Incheon.
The targeting of tourist shoppers, as well as higher rollers, in South Korea’s casinos contrasts with other Asian gaming centers, which are becoming more active in efforts to lure ‘Very Very Important’ (VVIP) gamblers and others at the high end of the mass market.
VERY IMPORTANT TOURISTS
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. That compared with $1,646 for the Philippines and $1,716 for Singapore
To complete the shaggy look, ask for layers throughout the hair and for the fringe to fall to just above the eyebrows. The last resort any man should turn to is the comb-over; this consists of a length of hair grown on one side and swept over the top of the head which is completely bald. The look works well with a mid length to very cropped fringe and the cut takes the hair around the sides and back of the head extremely close. Please note that, if you feel you will look more like Uncle Fester than Telly Savalas, it is normally not necessary to go all the way with a bald head; most men can pull off a buzz-cut as a less harsh alternative.
The brush cut: the hair is short and cut to the shape of the head along the sides and back, but remains slightly longer on top, sticking up like a brush.
The butch cut: an all-over 1/4-inch cut.
The burr cut: an all-over cut of 1/8 inch or less.
Named after the famous Roman Emperor, the Caesar cut takes advantage of a fringe too. When styling, use gel or wax to randomly ease the hair inwards to the centre of your head. Shaving your head completely is guaranteed to get rid of any inkling of a receding hairline. Several lengths of buzz cut are available, and clippers can be adjusted to suit. Three types of buzz cut are;
When working with a receding hairline, consider the severity of your condition carefully.
A great, more affordable option, that I have personal experience of is Toppik electrostatic fibres. A word of warning
There are a few fashionable ways to wear your hair if you are balding, but by the same token, there are several haircuts that simply will not work. Even some of the alternatives like medication, or specialised shampoos and lotions are a costly investment, as they have to be used continuously to be beneficial. This cut takes the hair fairly short all over, and is suitable for those men in the mid hair-loss stage, where the hairline has shifted slightly further back. Works well on men in their late teens to late twenties.
Options for men with thinning hair
For many men, a receding hair line is a fact of life they are going to have to learn to cope with. The other draw-back with these products is that they don’t help to re-grow hair, rather they only prevent further hair loss.
If the recession is slight, small shifts in the way you style your hair are possible and drastic measures are not necessary; trying a fringe or a shaggy surfer style may look good.
On the other hand, if your hairline is very high, a fringe can look like an obvious attempt to disguise a receding hairline and is barely ever successful.
If your only option is to go with a very short cut, try offsetting the style with some facial hair.
Growing what remains of your hair and tying it into a pony-tail looks dated, and opting for a thick ring of hair in the style of Friar Tuck, whilst your bald spot shines in the sun isn’t usually a good look either. The top is left a little longer and tapers down into a fringe. These are applied to the hair in the thinning areas and recreate the fullness that as men we sorely miss as we get older.
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What about styles for men who are losing their hair?
If none of these methods for preventing or disguising your receding hairline appeal to you, all is not lost. If there is enough thickness in the hair, a shaggy fringe can be a fantastic way to draw attention away from the recession of the hairline and wearing the hair forward (also called ‘bangs’) will usually disguise the fact that there is a problem. Rather they will give you a fresh, modern look and steer you clear of the dreaded comb-over.. The key is to keep the look messy and haphazard.
What to consider
A shaggy fringe really suits men who are in the early stages of hair loss, although it can make some guys look like an eternal teenager. It is often the best way to go and can actually really suit a lot of fellas. There is no real attempt to hide your receding hairline here, but the look is flattering for just this reason. Again, mainly suitable for those men who have a newly receding hairline (although it can work for those at a slightly more developed stage of hair loss), this style takes the haircut much shorter. One downside is the maintenance bald heads require: ideally shave every day to keep the look sleek and smooth. With ultra-short shaved hair, bald patches stand out far less on the scalp. Why not consider a new hair style instead? Depending upon the severity of your balding, there are styles that are flattering for those of us with a diminishing hairline. It’s important to be honest with yourself about what stage of the balding process you are at and learn to accept it (unless you plan to go through major surgery or take medication for life).
Toppik Hair Building Fibers really helped me when I started losing my hair. This cut can work on men in their early twenties to much older guys and is often sported by George Clooney.
If you’re feeling daring and aren’t ready to leave your youth behind you yet, this haircut is actually a subtle way of diverting the eye from hair loss around the temples. The crop suits men of any age, but works best on those with well-defined features.
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More styles for men with receding hairThe Faux Hawk
I have to stress that none of the suggested styles will disguise or hide the problem completely. Ask your hairdresser to cut the hair in a choppy, almost spiky way and quite short all over. It never looks flattering, so take my advice; no matter how desperate you get, don’t do it! Instead, consider one of the other hairstyles for men with receding hairlines listed above.
A great hairstyle for a receding hairline is the crop. If you are not quite ready to commit to the shaved head, this is the look for you. They won’t help regrow your hair but they certainly aided my transition as I came to accept that my follicles were weakening and I was receding.
Wigs and hair systems can be unconvincing and sometimes make men appear older rather than younger.
Buzz cuts use clippers to closely shave the scalp. Wigs, toupees and hair systems have improved dramatically, but they rarely look real and can be very itchy and uncomfortable. Not everybody can afford expensive surgical hair restoration procedures. It’s the style that suits those men who are ready to accept that they are losing their hair and go with the flow. There are options here for all cases from young men with minor thinning of the hair at the front of their head, to slightly older gents with a full widow’s peak.
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The shaved head or extremely close cut are often the only option for men who are in the advanced stages of recession, and they are usually more flattering than trying to hide what is patently obvious.
This is an option for those men who have a greater problem than just a receding hairline. The product comes in several shades to suit your natural colour and the fibers simply fill in the gaps where your hair used to be; they aren’t at all visible to the human eye
Should the Cubs also win, the bettor has turned a $10 wager into $46. The ability to win a lot of money for a small bet is the primary reason parlays are popular with a number of sports bettors.
Money Line Parlays
Money line parlays do not use fixed odds, because the odds of winning vary greatly from team to team. For example, the true odds of winning a three-team parlay when making point spread wagers are 7-1, while the payoff is only 6-1, and it gets worse as you bet more teams.
To read more about parlays, see Parlay Cards, Finding Correlated Parlays or Betting Baseball Parlays.
To put it in simple terms, money line parlays take the amount of your bet and place all of the money on one team and if that team wins, recalculates your bet amount on the next team, again placing your entire wager on that team.
2 teams 13-5
3 teams 6-1
4 teams 10-1
5 teams 25-1
6 teams 40-1
7 teams 75-1
8 teams 150-1
9 teams 300-1
10 teams 600-1
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Sports Betting – How to Bet Parlays
Parlays are by far the most popular of the exotic wagers, as they offer the potential for a big payout from a small wager. Simply stated, a parlay is a collection of two or more sides or totals that you bet on and all of them must win in order for you to win your bet. The payoffs a bettor will receive should they win are quite different in the two. Contrast the $36 profit with the $26 profit a bettor winning a $10 point spread parlay on two teams would make. The chances of the a good baseball team with its ace pitcher on the mound defeating a mediocre opponent are going to be greater than 50 percent and the payout if the parlay hits will reflect this.
Bettors should stick with straight bets when betting against the point spread or totals as it’s difficult enough to pick one winner, let alone two or more games and the odds you are asked to try and beat are nearly impossible to overcome in the long run.. While a parlay made against the point spread assumes a 50-50 chance for each team of winning, money line parlays do not. In parlays involving point spreads, the payoff are fixed, while money line parlay payoffs are determined by the odds of each team.
Point Spread Parlays
The odds on a typical parlay involving point spreads, including totals, are generally something like:
For example, say a bettor likes the Los Angeles Dodgers +160 and the Chicago Cubs -130. The odds of the payoff are much less than the true odds. The difference in the payoff is because the Dodgers were not given very good odds of winning.
Are Parlays Good Bets?
The simple answer is no, especially parlays involving point spreads or totals. All of your bets must win, or at least tie, in order for you to win.
There are basic types of parlays, those wagered against the point spread and those wagered using the money line. If you place a four team parlay, going 3-1 is no different than going 0-4. If the bettor places a $10 wager, they essentially would have a $10 bet on the Dodgers +160, which will return $26 should the Dodgers win, and then would have $26 on the Cubs -130. The true odds of hitting a 10-team point parlay are 1,023-1, while the payoff is generally around 600-1, so a parlay bettor is at a big disadvantage.
Money line parlay payoffs are calculated on the odds of the game, so there is no advantage or disadvantage in playing them.
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What this means is that a bettor making a wager on a five-team parlay stands to win $25 for every $1 if all of their games win, while a correct eight-parlay will payout $150 for every $1 wagered
We now await input from the commissioners of the football, baseball and hockey leagues. At the same time, all team sports have discovered the marketing advantages of adopting fantasy games, some of which approach sports gambling when a participant can chose a new team each week. I would be surprised if the other commissioners follow Silver’s lead, but they will be asked. Adam Silver is right. Once the states impose their regulations and their taxation on this activity, gambling on professional sports in America will be universal.
Gambling on professional sports will go on whatever we do.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s op-ed in the New York Times calls upon Congress to change the nation’s laws to adopt a federal framework that allows states to authorize betting on professional sports. What Silver has done is to present the issue for public discussion.
. To recognize the reality that hundreds of billions of dollars are bet annually — and illegally — on sports is an enormous breakthrough even if the NBA is the only sport to recognize the fact. Were this to be enacted, state sports gambling would spread like the lottery. Professional sports think that gambling means that their games will not be decided on the merits, that fixers will invade their enterprises and cause spectators and fans to lose interest in patronizing their entertainment businesses. It is a courageous position for a sports commissioner to take. Few turn on the games, especially football, without knowing the betting line. However, we have passed the point of trying to decide whether gambling on sports provides some sort of benefit to society. Only five states do not have a state lottery, but even some of those states have casino gambling. The availability of gambling online makes that easy to accomplish. There is no reason to think that were Congress to give its consent in a fairly short period of time we would see a “sports book” in almost every jurisdiction. Of course, gambling depends upon the games remaining unfixed. They should come prepared with an answer.
Gambling on sporting events is legal throughout most of the world. Alcohol continues to cause much more harm to society than illegal narcotics, but we learned the hard way that Prohibition generated far more problems than it solved. We will see this trend continue.
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There can be little question that sports gambling is a vice — much like drinking and playing the lottery.
How will politicians react to Silver’s proposal? If President Obama likes the idea — he dutifully fills out his bracket each March on the NCAA basketball tourney — then for sure the Republican majorities will oppose any change in the law.
What then are the chances that the other sports leagues and the politicians will go along with Adam Silver’s proposal? In the short run, I would not bet on it. Perhaps fair-minded individuals will see the proposal for what it is — an effort to respond to reality and minimize some of the unfortunate consequences of having to place bets with a bookie in violation of the law. For some, the greatest joy comes from gambling on the uncertain outcomes of these contests. We are now experimenting with legalizing marijuana for recreational use. No one has suggested that this fact of the sporting life be abolished, even if it were possible. It is ubiquitous. They have been steadfast in opposition to the spread of legalized sports betting, most recently with regard to New Jersey’s effort to resuscitate Atlantic City by following the Nevada “sports book” model. The sports establishment is vigilant in protecting the integrity of the product, and it will remain so if gambling is legalized, regulated and taxed.
Adam Silver’s approach calls for federal legislation that would allow states to decide whether they would authorize sports gambling. So far, the Rocky Mountain high has not caused Denver to rise about its mile limit.
We have entered a new phase of American history where some folks have begun to realize that prohibiting certain vices is foolish or just ineffective
If the success rate for handicappers is 5-10% then it is probably 1-2% for those depending upon luck.
For some people, horse racing handicapping is an intellectual sport and they prepare themselves and work hard at it. The only work they do is to walk into the club house and maybe read a simple list of horses and riders. The thrill of winning is probably pretty close to the same for each group, though the handicappers also have the satisfaction of working hard and getting rewarded for it.
The way you make money handicapping and betting on horse races is in finding a good bet.
. The ones who depend upon luck or some other esoteric method are more like lottery players than handicappers, but the thing they all have in common is that all there money goes into the same pool and some from each group will be successful while many will not.
There are thousands of people trying to make a living from horse racing by handicapping the horse races and then betting on horse races.
The big advantage that the handicapper has over the gambler is that he or she has an idea of each horse’s chances of winning and therefore, how much a horse has to pay to win in order to make money on such bets in the long run. There are many more people, perhaps millions around the world, trying to make money betting on horse races depending upon luck or some other system to be a winner.
On the other hand, the ones who depend upon luck invest nothing but money and very little time. That edge is what separates gamblers from handicappers and is why, in the long run, handicappers win more, but in all fairness, they don’t just win it, they earn it.
Your chances of success are much greater if you educate yourself, prepare, practice, and work hard, but there are no guarantees
However, in the notes, I did hint that I had the Badgers rated a little higher than the Blue Devils but was outvoted.
Both semifinal games went over the total; Wisconsin-Kentucky had only 116 possessions but the two squads combined for 10-of-22 (45 percent) from 3-point land and 27-of-32 (84 percent) from the free throw line. I’m not as thrilled with the two team totals, as it’s likely they’ll split like Duke-MSU (though maybe just a Duke under 70 is the way to go).
After Wisconsin’s upset of Kentucky, the majority of Vegas sports books posted the opening line for the title game at pick ‘em. But while Wisconsin-Duke might not draw the same numbers, it’s still going to be what most sports fans are looking to watch (and bet on) come Monday night, so it’s time to take a look from the Vegas betting perspective.
Let’s take a look at how ESPN Chalk’s betting experts view Monday’s finale.
Andrew Lange: Despite Duke doing a number on Michigan State, you can’t fault the betting markets for taking an early piece of Wisconsin after the Badgers did the unthinkable and took down Kentucky. It’s always best to end on a winning note.
ESPN Chalk pick: pass
There was talk that a Kentucky-Duke matchup would create the biggest TV audience in college basketball history, and there was speculation that it would create a record betting handle. 9:18 p.m. The Wynn Las Vegas and the Boyd Gaming books (including Coast Casinos) opted for Wisconsin minus-1, but by Sunday morning all 14 Vegas books on the Don Best screen had the game at pick ‘em. The Duke-Michigan State game was called extremely tight (46 fouls) whereas Wisconsin and Kentucky were allowed to play a little more physical. I made a bet on Duke-Michigan State under the total and seemed well on my way to victory before some late-game sloppiness, lackluster defense and a whopping 53 free throw attempts helped sneak the game over the total.
. (Who am I kidding? I’ll at least have a small parlay.)
I went 3-2 on player props in the Final Four, so that worked out fine (and 1-1 on team totals with unders on Michigan State and Duke). I see a majority of the title game being played in the half court and my projection for pace suggests that both squads will need to have very efficient offensive nights in order to top the current number of 140. The title game opened a pick ‘em with Wisconsin now favored by 1 nearly across the board.
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I’ve always been a believer that if you can accurately project pace, you’ll win a lot more totals than you lose. Both games went over their betting totals.
In the Final Four Betting Guide we did on ESPN Insider last week, our CBB Vegas Rankings had Wisconsin and Duke power-rated at 98.5 apiece, so our panel was basically projecting that the two teams should be a pick ‘em on a neutral court. I cashed on Wisconsin (first half, game spread, money line) and have ended the NCAA tournament strongly with Notre Dame versus Kentucky in the Elite 8 (losing a small moneyline play on the Irish at plus-625 but also winning a first-half wager) after mostly trading money up until then. So I don’t like these as much as the Final Four props but will be more likely to play them if the Westgate lines move or I find better prices elsewhere.
Favorites and underdogs split the two games in the Final Four on Saturday as Duke routed Michigan State 81-61 to cover as a 5.5-point favorite despite trailing by eight points early in the first half. If anything, I’d look for him under 19 against Duke as I expect the Badgers’ scoring to be balanced as usual. And I think that although both teams are capable of lighting up the scoreboard, both defenses should show up Monday night, so I also like the under.
Heading into the title game, underdogs now lead just 32-30 ATS (51.6 percent) for the tournament and unders’ edge is down to 32-28-2 (53.3 percent).
Maddux Sports: I had this game lined at pick ‘em as well, so I don’t think there is any edge in this game. The fact that Wisconsin, especially with Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker being able to score on anyone either inside or outside, match up well with Kentucky has me liking the Badgers at pick ‘em.
Now, there are two things that give me pause: Duke’s 80-70 win over Wisconsin back in December and that the Badgers are coming off an incredible win; we’ve seen teams with similar victories come up flat.
ESPN Chalk picks: l ean to Wisconsin and under 140 (personally doing a parlay)
Westgate line: PK; over/under 140
PickCenter: 53 percent picked Wisconsin
But I know people don’t want to hear “pass” on any kind of championship game, so I’ll give my thoughts and people can take them with a grain of salt as I’m not sure I’ll play the game. The over/under opened most places at 141 and at 10 a.m. ET Monday, the majority of books were at 140.
ESPN Chalk pick: under 140 points
As you’d expect from a pick ‘em contest, I’m not anticipating either team getting out to a big lead (or, more specifically, I think both teams are good enough to stop opponent’s runs and not get too far behind), so I like the “largest lead” prop to stay under 12.5. I’ll be staying away.
Largest lead: under 12.5 points
Duke first half: under 32.5
Duke total points: under 70
Frank Kaminsky: under 19 points
Dave Tuley: Count me among those who view this game as anticlimactic. ET on CBS
But if I’m just going on the pure handicap of the teams, I’ll take the Badgers. I got lucky with Frank Kaminsky over 19.5 points, as he got fouled late with the victory assured and fortunately concentrated enough to go 2-for-2 and finish with 20. I like the under in this one.
So yes, I do give a slight edge to Wisconsin, and obviously nothing from Saturday changed that opinion. Wisconsin beat Kentucky 71-64 as a consensus 5-point underdog and plus-210 on the money line here in Vegas. If Duke had faced Kentucky in the title game, I wasn’t planning to take them plus the points because I don’t think they would have matched up as well with the Wildcats
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“I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated,” he said.
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Don’t bet on him being the last. And that means even bigger broadcast rights deals for the leagues, which is where the big money lies. “Over half of them have legal casinos.” He quoted estimates that $400 billion is wagered on sports every year.
Silver says it is important to protect the integrity of games, but argues that it would be easier, not tougher, with legalized gambling.
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“Most states offer lotteries,” He wrote.
But beyond those kinds of sponsorship deals, the leagues are betting that the biggest side benefit that gambling will generate is greater interest in their sport.
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Silver was acknowledging what has been obvious in the world of sports for decades: people like to gamble on their favorite games, and will find ways to do so, no matter what the law says. It is estimated to be a $1.4 billion a year business.
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The National Football League, Major League Baseball and the NCAA did not have a comment Friday on Silver’s position.
The NBA announced its own partnership deal with FanDuel on Thursday that grants it an equity stake in the site.
“Gambling has increasingly become a popular and accepted form of entertainment in the United States,” Silver wrote in an Op-Ed Friday in The New York Times. the stock market
Leagues have opposed sports betting because of the possibility it could compromise their games’ integrity — a big concern ever since the thrown World Series in 1919, where Chicago players conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the games.
But there are already some signs of a change of heart at the NFL, the same league that once banned Vegas tourism commercials from the Super Bowl lest it be seen as endorsing gambling.
More interest means even better ratings for what has increasingly become the most valuable programming on television.
In the Op-Ed, Silver called on Congress to change the law prohibiting sports gambling in most of the country since 1992.
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But I voted purely on what I considered to be athletic ability, and if I had anything in the back of my mind it was, ‘If you put these guys on a field and they played each other in 20 sports, who would win the most?’ I think Jim Brown would win the most, and I think Chamberlain would be awfully close.”
’I love the controversy of it’
The ESPN pick that caused the biggest grumble from sports fans was No.
”My top three were Jim Brown, Wilt Chamberlain and Bo Jackson,” says Schaap. Even if I didn’t think he should be up that high, I like the controversy it created.”
But Schaap points out that the list has another source of contention.
”We are limiting it to North Americans,” he says. So we missed Pele, but we had Secretariat.”
And the debates continue.
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. “(But) I wouldn’t have voted him very high. Fighter Jack Johnson, for instance, represents the 1900s; basketball star Michael Jordan defines the 1990s.
In decades between, readers will find lengthy pieces on Jim Thorpe, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis and Babe Didrikson, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, Johnny Unitas, Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali, and Pete Rose.
”I think it’s a labor of love for everybody who was involved with it,” says Schaap, the author of several sports books, the former editor of Sports Magazine and current host of ESPN’s “Sports Reporters.” Schaap, who praised ESPN’s Mark Shapiro for organizing the book, writes about Unitas. My complaint was that he only played one sport.
”I also love the controversy of it. The compendium, published by Hyperion, features recollections on the sports century that was by top writers and sportscasters, including Dick Schaap, Joyce Carol Oates, Chris Berman, David Halberstam, Roy Blount Jr., and Thomas Boswell.
The book is divided into decades, with at least one athlete highlighted as the defining athlete of that time period. Couch potatoes and bar patrons tuning in to the latest televised contest inevitably battle it out over who is the greatest boxer, the greatest baseball team, the greatest golfer or the greatest quarterback.
And then there’s the ultimate debate: Who is the greatest athlete of all time?
Trying to compare competitors from different athletic endeavors — Muhammad Ali and Jim Thorpe, Michael Jordan and Babe Ruth, Bo Jackson and, uh, Bo Jackson — proves a nearly impossible task.
”If you have a vote for the most significant athlete, then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth, then you have Michael Jordan. So far, they’ve reached No. 35. They changed the face of sports.”
– sportswriter Dick Schaap
But as any sports fan knows, ESPN has been trying to do just that with its ongoing series, “ESPN SportsCentury.” The network, using the opinions of sports reporters, authors, academics and observers, is counting down its top 100 athletes of all time. EDT (1808 GMT)
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(CNN) — The sport of watching sports, for those who don’t know much about sports, is really the debate of it all. He realizes that his picks might not top the ultimate ESPN list — Jackson is not even offered in the network’s Top 20 — but he thinks he used a different scale to appraise athletes.
”I did not choose necessarily on the basis of significance,” says Schaap. “We don’t have Pele in there. “If you have a vote for the most significant athlete, then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth, then you have Michael Jordan.
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Web posted at: 2:08 p.m. “People came out of the war years with great hope and great faith in the future. Unitas sort of represented that.”
’Who would win most?’
So, who did Schaap vote as his greatest athlete ever? Let the debate begin. The athlete ranked in that spot: Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner. It seems some thought the list should only list human athletes.
”I think anybody is entitled to vote for whomever they want, and I think Secretariat does qualify as an athlete,” says Schaap. They changed the face of sports. 14; the top athlete remains a mystery, though the list has been narrowed to a chosen few.
And to compliment the show, the sports network that started in 1979 has released a new book by the same title. Schaap says the former Baltimore Colts quarterback, like many athletes, has become a symbol of the era in which he played.
”I always thought of him as a stoic, solid person, that I think was typical of that era of the 1950s,” says Schaap
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And who would benefit from the iGaming revenues? Opponents aren’t convinced it would be social programs. and fixed odd games.” That includes the very chancy virtual E-scratch.
“Anything that brings revenue into the city is a good thing,” said a man at a recent evening public meeting, one of the last in a series being held in the District’s eight wards. A woman with parents in their 70s who drive outside of Delaware to gamble and don’t return until five in the morning, would rather have them iGaming at home.
So what exactly is iGaming? Very simply, it’s internet gambling. Meanwhile, local iGaming advocates believe online gambling revenue will fix the schools, create jobs and help human services programs, even though the gambling funds go into D.C.’s general fund, and are not dedicated to education or social programs. Lottery Board says “It’s here, it’s happening.”
Online gambling also means no casinos blighting the nation’s capital’s cityscape. The iGaming provision was the brainchild of D.C. to get an online seat at the gambling table? Desperate for revenue, many states are exploring iGaming as a budget-booster, so D.C. But how much is the take for the vendors, which, in D.C.’s case, is “DC09 LLC,” a joint venture between Intralot, an integrated gaming supplier based in Greece (currently the world’s most notorious debtor nation) and the D.C.-based Veterans Services Corporation (VSC).
According to Gabrielle Barry, Chief of Marketing & New Products for the D.C. In other words, to get a license, a business has to already be in operation. Instead, people can gamble in the privacy of their own homes or in “Secure Commercial iGaming Locations (SCILs),” located in existing commercial establishments, such as hotels, coffee shops, bars and restaurants. government and DC09, with DC09
responsible for implementation and operating costs. Councilmember At-Large Michael A. Brown disputes that as well claiming in a “Dear Colleague” letter that “the iGaming provision was properly vetted through Council procedures …” Since being enacted, D.C. stress that gambling goes on regardless, only outside of the District, depriving the city of revenue.
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Chief Financial Officer said that means D.C. budget bill at the end of last year without public hearings. But it may not be a done deal, although it was part of D.C.’s Budget Support Act passed in late 2010. In order to iGame, you have to be at least 19 years of age and be within city limits. Lottery, net
iGaming revenue is split 50/50 between the D.C. In opposition, a woman vocalized others’ concerns asking “how do we know where the money will go?”
If you live in Washington, D.C., this may not just be an “iDream” and you could soon be living in the first jurisdiction in the country to allow iGaming. residents about the law’s flaws.
What’s your iGame — Texas Hold’em Poker, Black Jack, Bingo? Or maybe it’s E-Scratch, a virtual way to scrape your way to winnings. Council members Tommy Wells and Phil Mendelson have sponsored repeal legislation while other local officials have backed off from their support of the law as passed. Gambling, a blog to educate D.C. Brown, as a budget enhancer he projects will bring in $13 million over the first four years.
Viewed by iGaming proponents as a possible revenue-raiser for a city with struggling schools and social services, the law has met with vociferous opposition over questions of who the internet gambling revenue will actually benefit, local authority over the location of online gaming sites, and challenges over the process of enacting the iGaming measure, the “Lottery Modernization Amendment Act of 2010,” into law. Some who oppose iGaming are appalled at the legislative process creating the online gambling law. Some local community bodies are also calling for repeal.
But is the “Lottery Modernization” law really just a way for D.C.
Others see bringing iGaming into trendy commercial areas like Adams Morgan as dangerous, with the potential of mixing alcohol and gambling, a fear Councilmember Brown rebuffs because there is no cash involved. As a result, activists created Stop D.C. Theoretically, a SCIL could be in a gas station or a gym (gamble while you’re on the treadmill!).
Generally, supporters of iGaming in D.C. is not alone. According to the D.C.
Buddy Roogow, executive director of the D.C. According to opponents, it was slipped into the D.C. Lottery Commission, which would oversee D.C.’s iGaming, the internet is used to “wager money on games of skill or chance..