Sep

09

College Football Wrap-Up – 3 More Unbeaten Teams Fall and 7 Top 25 Teams Are Upset

Hawaii leads the nation in passing offense.

Air Force, which debuted in the Top 25 last week at 23rd, took a flying leap back out of the poll this week after being beaten by unranked San Diego State, 27-25. 2-ranked Oregon and No. Cornhusker coach Bo Pelini can obsess over those stats all he wants, it doesn’t matter, Nebraska, favored by 10, failed to cover by 18, exactly like Ohio State.

No. The Longhorns, who had previously lost to UCLA and Oklahoma, led 17-3 at the half and won, 20-13.

The best realization of this is that it is impossible to just pencil in Alabama, Florida or Ohio State as the No. Imagine for a moment a SEC game with 108 total points scored. There is, of course, no truth to the rumor that Warrior players throw pineapples as well as passes, they just have a lot of very big, talented Samoan athletes on the island.

Great home victories included 7th-ranked Auburn outlasting 12th-ranked Arkansas, 65-43, in the game of the week that featured offense and no defense, 4th-ranked TCU over BYU 31-3, 6th-ranked Oklahoma over Iowa State 52-zip, and 13th-ranked Michigan State over Illinois 26-6.

Locker threw a career-high 5 touchdown passes, including 2 to Jermaine Kearse in a double-overtime game, and Oregon State’s 2-point conversion attempt for a win in the 2nd overtime period fell incomplete as the Huskies beat the Beavers 35-34.

Eight other Top 25 teams had great wins to keep moving onward and upward.

The college football world was turned upside down this week as 7 Top 25 teams were upset, including No. 15-ranked Stanford were idle this week.

Hawaii also has a high-scoring offense, averaging 39 a game. The Beavers paid a visit to the up-again, down-again Washington Huskies. The Cornhuskers (5-0), who hosted Texas, are sorry they ever showed up. Kearse had 9 catches for 146 yards and his school-record 4 touchdowns came on 16, 45, 17 and 21-yard passes.

Washington needed a defensive stop at a critical moment and finally got one when the conversion pass to Joe Halahuni went through his hands as he was hit by linebacker Cort Dennison.

South Carolina just did not play the second half, and failed to finish off its opponent.

The South Carolina Gamecocks, who had just upset Alabama to rise to 10th in the AP Poll, led unranked Kentucky 28-10 at the half, but were outscored 21-zip by the Wildcats in the second half as Kentucky held on to upend the Gamecocks, 31-28.

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Also, 16th-ranked Florida State’s narrow 24-19 effort hosting 110th-ranked Boston College, 17th-ranked Arizona’s weak 24-7 win at Washington State, and 25th-ranked West Virginia’s 20-6 escape against 100th-ranked South Florida.

That said, the Huskies have a real headliner in Jake Locker, who would be winning more games if his receivers would stop dropping passes, and his defensive teammates would start playing defense.

Nevada was the third unbeaten team to fall. The Warriors (now 5-2) had more total offensive yards and passing yards. Someone forgot to tell Wisconsin’s players, who could give a flip about the Buckeyes stats. Ohio State, favored by 4 on the road, failed to cover by 18 points. 1 Alabama put a 31-6 thrashing on the Florida Gators, who won the national championship two years ago and four years ago.

South Carolina knocked off then No. They included 8th-ranked Alabama’s really lame win at home over 79th-ranked Mississippi 23-10, 9th-ranked LSU’s pathetic triumph over 149th-ranked, AA McNeese State 32-10, and 15th-ranked Iowa’s 38-28 victory over Michigan.

Florida, ranked 22nd, hosted Mississippi State, rated 33rd by Sagarin, and found itself on the short end of a 10-7 stick. 1 Alabama last week, and this week the Wisconsin Badgers hosted No. The Air Force Falcons will have to regroup for some strategy.

The loss was Nevada’s 6th straight at Hawaii. Wisconsin would rather smash you in the mouth, and they did.

The Badgers led 21-3 at the half, and the Buckeyes were wondering if they shouldn’t get on the bus home at halftime. 1 Ohio State and gave Ohio State a most unfriendly 31-18 whipping while completely dominating the Buckeyes, who came in with their privileged reputation and a 6-0 record.. The good old boys from the south have choked on their chewing tobacco. The Warriors shut down Nevada’s 7th-ranked scoring offense (43 points per game) while winning, 27-21, after leading 17-zip at the half.

All bets are off now – the national championship race is wide open, and apparently getting wider by the week.

They included really good road wins by 3rd-ranked Boise State over San Jose State 48-zip, 11th-ranked Utah over Wyoming 30-6, 20th-ranked Oklahoma State over Texas Tech 34-17, and 21st-ranked Missouri over Texas A&M 30-9.

Now there are only 10 major schools that are unbeaten going into the 8th weekend of the season – TCU, Auburn, LSU and Michigan State all are 7-0, and Oregon, Boise State, Oklahoma, Utah, Oklahoma State and Missouri are all 6-0.

No. That’s tough luck, for Florida, not Mississippi State.

Here are 4 upsets – East Carolina, ranked 71st, knocking off North Carolina State 33-27 in overtime, 189th-ranked Eastern Michigan beating 124th-ranked Ball State 41-38 in overtime, 161st-ranked Rice nipping 77th-ranked Houston 34-31, and 159th-ranked UAB (Alabama-Birmingham) upsetting 112th-ranked UTEP (Texas-El Paso), 21-6.

Six other top-ranked teams had much less impressive victories. Apparently, when there is no Tim Tebow, there is suddenly no Florida. The defeat was so bad that the Buckeyes dropped to 11th in the weekly AP Poll.

Locker was 21-of-35 passing (60%) for 286 yards and the 5 TD strikes. Locker also picked up 60 yards on 12 carries (5.0 ypc), and Chris Polk added another 105 yards. The 19th-ranked Wolf Pack brought their perfect 6-0 mark to Hawaii, the land of pineapples and passes. The Aztecs, who led 10-6 at the half, made it official with the final score. They had won 6 in a row against Washington, and had won 7 of Get More Info

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09

Investors Are Betting on DraftKings; Fantasy Sports Startup Raises $1.4 Million in Seed Capital

Thirty-two million

people play fantasy sports in the US and Canada, and two-thirds of all

fantasy sports leagues involve fees and payouts that are typically

managed offline by a designated member of the league. Engagement remains high for the duration.

Angel Street, www.angelstreetcapital.com,

based in Providence, RI, provides equity capital to early stage digital

media companies. Boston Seed Capital funds from Boston to anywhere, and

alongside exceptional entrepreneurs and teams with innovative

breakthroughs. Daily fantasy sports games. For more information visit www.draftkings.com.

3. DraftKings

provides fans with comprehensive access to fantasy sports by stripping

away the most time intensive and obtrusive elements of conventional

play, distilling the game to players’ favorite aspects of fantasy sports:

DraftKings is the online gaming destination where players engage in

daily fantasy sports competition for cash. Since 2000, Hub and its members have invested

more than $12 million in a broad range of sectors including financial

services, healthcare, water treatment, biotechnology, retail and

software as a service. On demand draft. No more going an entire season

with a poorly performing team. DraftKings

simplifies the process by handling financial transactions through its

site while collecting a commission on every stakes game.

6. No more hustling to round up a

league.

About Boston Seed Capital:

DraftKings offers daily fantasy sports play with online settlement,

providing gamers with a low inertia, high reward way to play. The firm works closely with

the CEO of its portfolio companies to leverage contacts and assist in

business development.

. A community at the ready to play.

About DraftKings:

For the seasoned fantasy sports fan, DraftKings provides ready access to

their favorite games. Players can pick a new team whenever they choose,

which is much more fun than scrounging to substitute mid-season.

5. For more information,

please visit www.atlasventure.com.

The Hub Angel Group invests across industry sectors as part of its

diversification strategy. Daily payouts. For more information, please visit www.bostonseed.com.

“There’s an opportunity for a daily fantasy sports platform to dominate

the current field,” said Ryan Moore, partner at Atlas Venture. “With a

deep understanding of successful gaming franchises, and expertise in

customer acquisition and retention, the team at DraftKings has the

potential to quickly achieve the top position in this market.”

Atlas Venture is a leading early-stage venture capital firm that invests

in technology and life sciences companies. For the casual player, daily play and the clean

and streamlined user interface demystify the fantasy sports experience,

removing common hurdles to adoption. The sector is ripe

for innovation via an analytical approach to marketing and customer

relationship management,” said Jason Robins, DraftKings CEO and

co-founder.

4.

“Playing fantasy sports should be fun and easy. Our approach is

data-driven, but those themes underlay every customer-facing decision we

make,” said Matt Kalish, COO and co-founder.

2. Currently offering daily fantasy sports play options in

major league fantasy baseball, DraftKings will use the capital raised to

fund marketing and product development in anticipation of the 2012

fantasy football, fantasy basketball, and fantasy hockey seasons.

About Hub Angels:

“While fantasy sports have been around for 50 years, online daily

fantasy sports is much younger and growing rapidly. Players are never “out of contention”. For more information, please visit www.hubangels.com.

Fantasy sports games are considered games of skill in forty-four states,

making playing with financial stakes perfectly legal. Since inception in 1980, we

have helped build over 350 companies in more than 16 different

countries. “As sports fans, we understand that

the technology has to seamlessly support the way consumers intend to

play the games; our approach is overwhelmingly customer driven. Onsite settlement. DraftKings handles the transactions and

distribution of proceeds, freeing up precious administrative time.

With extensive backgrounds in marketing analytics, customer relationship

management, and technical development, the DraftKings start-up team is

poised to capitalize on the fast-growing daily fantasy sports market. No more season long commitments.

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DraftKings, an online fantasy sports startup, today announced that it

has closed a seed round of $1.4 million in a round led by Atlas Venture,

with participation from Boston Seed Capital, Hub Angels, Angel Street

Capital, and private angel investors. For those games involving financial stakes, players

can collect immediately.

To learn more about DraftKings, please visit www.draftkings.com.

About Atlas Venture:

About Angel Street Capital:

1. For those

playing with stakes, DraftKings offers the highest payout and deposit

match percentages in the sector.

Boston Seed Capital provides seed stage funding for internet-enabled

businesses. Atlas Venture is currently investing from its eighth fund and

manages over $2 billion in committed capital. At the

same time, we are seeking to maximize data capture and test engine

flexibility for use in customizing future offerings,” said Paul

Liberman, co-founder and CTO. All players have the option of playing

daily fantasy sports games involving stakes or for free. Featuring daily fantasy sports

play and same-day settlement, DraftKings

makes playing fantasy sports simpler and faster for both seasoned and

casual players. Founded in 2010, the firm’s current portfolio

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Sep

09

Live Bet Makes Watching Sports More Fun With First-Ever Play-by-Play Free Betting App

There’s even a chat feature to taunt your opponents.

Since its inception mid-last year, Live Bet has already raised $1M

against a $3M valuation between Castle, Metric Gaming, Bellwether

Technologies, LLC, and other private investors.

“Last year’s Super Bowl was the most watched live TV event in US

history, despite it being a blowout.

Founded in 2014 by video game and casino gaming veteran Louis

Castle (former CSO of ShuffleMaster;

co-founder of Westwood

Studios), Live Bet is a privately-held company based in Las Vegas,

Nevada. Launching its open beta just

in time for the Super

Bowl game on Sunday, February 1st, Live Bet’s ‘lean in’

second screen experience is played along with the game via smartphones,

tablets or on a browser, which makes watching live sports more engaging

and fun.

Bets can be placed on yardage gained, penalties, turnovers, and more in

a dynamic experience powered by Metric

Gaming’s world-class sports betting analytics and professional odds

makers setting the market. Viewership for this season’s games

shows the NFL is more

popular than ever, with the 2014 division championship games

averaging 34.3M

viewers each; up from last year,” said Louis Castle, CEO of Live

Bet. They

can also buy their way in by purchasing additional credits via PayPal or

Facebook credits.

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Live Bet, a developer of social sports betting second screen

experiences, is announcing its new Live Bet Sports free play-by-play

tournament-style betting service and app. Unlike fantasy football

tournaments or apps, Live

Bet enables fans to bet along with actual live sporting events as

the action happens; wagering on everything from the final score, point

spread, and what will happen next.

To join a tournament, players log on via their Facebook

profile and use credits – which refresh on game days, to enter the

tournament of their choice for free. Players more knowledgeable about their teams,

the game, or sports betting odds will have an advantage, though Live Bet

is intuitive enough for the most casual betting pool participant to

enjoy. Players who end up at the top of

the leaderboard are eligible for real money gifts, which are determined

by the size and stakes of the tournament. “Consider that a recent NFL

poll showed 37 percent of those polled participate in some sort of

fantasy football, Super Bowl pool, sports book bet or bet with an

associate – you can see the potential appeal for an app like Live Bet.”

“I saw a demonstration of Metric’s real time mobile betting technology

and my thoughts immediately jumped to the application it would have as a

second screen experience for sports enthusiasts,” continued Castle.

“Bellwether brought their social casino expertise to the table and Live

Bet was born.”

For more information or to join a tournament, please visit: http://live-bet-sports.com.

Website: http://live-bet-sports.com

Facebook

App: https://apps.facebook.com/livebetsports/?fb_source=search&ref=br_tf

Facebook

Page: https://www.facebook.com/LiveBetSports?ref=br_tf

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/LiveBetSports

YouTube:

http://youtu.be/8R1M49d1NZ0

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. Over the course of several

events, players can earn their way into higher stakes tournaments. Live Bet is a collaboration with Metric

Games, an industry leader in mobile sports wagering software, and

social casino developer Bellwether Technologies, LLC.

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Sep

06

International Sports Gambling Ring Busted by FBI Video

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Sep

06

How Top Stop Gambling Tip #4

Remember that self-help as well as group help is really a powerful combination and should definitely be considered as one of your solutions to stop gambling.

Thirdly, there is accountability to others besides yourself after you join a Gamblers Anonymous 12 Step program.

Stop Gambling Tip #2: Make a decision each morning that you will not gamble that day. Just to review the first 3 tips. Stick to your schedule rigidly.

Michelle Tee is a self-help coach and author on the subject of gambling addiction . You will know that if you go back to gambling after you quit gambling that you will need to let your group members know. This can deter you from a gambling addiction relapse because you will not only not want to dissapoint yourself, but disappoint the group as well.

In stop gambling tip #4, you want to look into a support group that will assist you in your decision to quit gambling. Gamblers Anonymous is a good place to start, and there will most likely be at least a few Gamblers Anonymous groups in your nearby area.Why would you need a support group to help you stop gambling? For one, many of the Gamblers Anonymous veterans have learned how to stop gambling over time, and are living proof that life is better after you quit gambling.

This 12 step group does not encourage a return to gambling, however, the group members want you go go back to a meeting without feeling judged so you can continue in your mission to quit gambling.

Stop Gambling Tip #1: Admit that you have a gambling problem first, and make the decision to want to stop gambling.. Make sure all waking hours are covered.

Secondly, many people benefit from a group setting and can help themselves better with the support of a group. Although stopping gambling can be done alone through a strong conviction and good self-help program, group support can be a welcome addition to your treatment plan.

Author’s Bio: 

This is the next section of my series on how to stop gambling tips. Remember, you have decided to stop gambling, and each morning you need to remind yourself of this.

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Sep

06

Sports Arbitrage | Sports Arbitrage

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Sep

05

Cybergambling returns — and this time it’s legal

– notably sports betting.

“Slots and roulette are very visceral games, lots of bells and whistles. But new laws across the nation are rolling the rules back — and lawmakers think they’re holding a royal flush.

Prohibition failed – again

Last month, the president and CEO of the American Gaming Association testified before Congress and urged legislators to repeal their 7-year-old ban on Internet gambling.

Players must be at least 21 years old, and either reside in New Jersey or be in the state when they place their bets. To put that into further context, Americans accounted for nearly 10 percent of the entire $33 billion worldwide online gaming market,” Freeman said.

And New Jersey isn’t alone; eight other states have bills in the works that will allow Internet gambling as well. Gov. “Blackjack, slots. In online casino gambling, it’s about the game more than the bet.”

But analysts are mostly rolling with Christie and the casinos. “That’s where I see the huge potential in online gambling, and I reckon the U.S.

Globally, the business is even more lucrative. “The technology is rolling out this week.”

Congress banned online gambling in 2006. “The federal government has tried the prohibition approach – specifically the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 and the Wire Act – and through multiple Justice Department crackdowns on offshore operators as well.”

To prevent unauthorized access, Virgin Casino physically locates gamers’ cellphones periodically. H2 said the industry was worth $33 billion in 2013, with $4.5 billion coming from mobile gambling on iPads, iPhones and smartphones.

Mega-entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is the latest entry in online gambling, teaming with the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City and online game maker Gamesys to bring online poker, blackjack and slots to New Jersey this week. “If we are unable to determine that you are in New Jersey, you will be unable to play on Virgin Casino,” the site notes. If your phone is off, or if you’re too near state borders, you may not be allowed to play.

Not everyone agrees with the odds. 10. Virgin could be holding a full house, but it could also fail before the flop.

Freeman said the Department of Justice has relaxed its views toward online gambling since 2011, and this could open up even more opportunities in the U.S. will catch up to the rest of the world and allow it at some point.”

What happens online, stays online

Six other firms, including popular companies like WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker and other casinos like Caesars and the Golden Nugget, participated in the “soft play” launch of online gambling in New Jersey in November, the state’s Department of Gaming Enforcement Director Dave Rebuck said during a recent conference call.

Legalizing gambling across the U.S. Not just poker.”

. market research firm H2 Gambling Capital, which focuses on the gaming industry, predicted about $300 million for New Jersey’s online casinos — or about $45 million in tax revenue, according to the New York Times. will generate – in addition to tax revenue from the proceeds at casinos – approximately 22,000 new online gambling-related jobs, Freeman testified.

“There will be many games to play online in New Jersey,” Fenton told FoxNews.com. Nevada and Delaware also began offering some online gambling last year, but New Jersey is the first state to “fully” legalize it, said Lee Fenton, the chief operating officer of Gamesys.

- Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association

‘Last year, before a single state authorized legal online gaming, Americans spent nearly $3 billion.’

“In sports gambling, it’s about the bet,” DeGaris said. That doesn’t translate online,” DeGaris told FoxNews.com. U.K. “Blackjack and poker have a very human element that’s lost online. Chris Christie validated the vice in the waning weeks of 2013, saying he hoped to rake in $1 billion in casino revenues this year, of which the state will collect a 17 percent tax.

“Prohibition simply does not work,” Geoff Freeman told a House panel on Dec. market could be worth as much as $9 billion in the coming years as other states, including California, legalize online wagering.

Many Americans simply ignored the ban, he noted, as the country did during Prohibition in the ’20s.

“Those from other states can play, but they cannot wager,” Fenton said. Others predict the overall U.S. They play against the house at Virgin Casino, and they can finance their wagers with debit cards, credit cards, or in person.

“It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out,” said Laurence DeGaris, associate professor of marketing at the University of Indianapolis and an expert in Internet culture.

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05

12 Effective Tips to Get Rid of Gambling Addiction

Addiction to gambling at a young age increases the risk of suicide. ‘Problem gambling’, also known as ‘ludo mania’, can destroy the life of the gambler and also of his/her family members. He lies to his family and friends, borrows money, and loses control over his mind and behavior. Researchers have noticed increased rates of mental health disorders in gamblers with severe ludo mania. Analysis of casino customer data may help identify problem gamblers, but casino owners do not share this data for fear of losing their most lucrative customers (may be 25 – 50%). Study results show that a gambler who has not been treated for compulsive gambling during his desperation phase is likely to commit suicide. Gambling addiction is referred to as ‘compulsive gambling’ or ‘impulse-control disorder’, where the behavior of the gambler is similar to that of a person who has substance addiction.

When an individual realizes that gambling is destroying his family and social life, he thinks of quitting, but in just a few hours or within a couple of days, he is again found in a gaming zone or casino. When a gambler with severe ludo mania meets certain criteria, the condition is diagnosed as ‘clinical pathological gambling’. As he spends more gambling, he requires more money to recover his losses. To experience the same excitement, he needs larger wagers or more frequent gambling.

There are chances that he has other psychiatric problems at the same time; for example, substance use disorder, mood and anxiety disorder, personality disorder, etc. Here are some useful tips regarding lifestyle changes to get rid of a gambling addiction.

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Sep

05

Richard Gere, ‘Arbitrage’ Star, On His Sporty Past

To hear more about Gere’s first job, watch the video above.

We knew Richard Gere had a whole life before his star-making role in “American Gigolo,” but we didn’t know it involved a pommel horse.

His gymnast past impressed more than just us — his 12-year-old son, while watching the Olympics with his dad, was shocked to find out Gere used to pull off the same feats as the guys on TV.. “He was very impressed that his dad had been a gymnast.”

Gere has since followed other pursuits; while he’s better known for acting, Gere and his wife also run a Relais and Chateaux, a boutique hotel and restaurant. “There’s a picture of me [at home] having just done a dismount — I was actually looking pretty good,” Gere said. It’s not his first time working in food services Get More Info

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Sep

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How To Pick a Winner at the Dog Track With a Simple Trick

I even check to see if one of them has had more days between races than the other. Many times, there are two dogs that look just as good. But when it gets down to two dogs who are evenly matched, I look at things like age, kennel standing, time of their last race etc. I’ll look to see if either of them has won a race by several lengths recently, gained position on the leaders in a fast race or is from a kennel that is burning up the track at the moment. Check for any advantage one has over the other and if there isn’t one, play them in a quiniela or don’t play them.. So what do you do?

Usually, when I handicap greyhound races I don’t take minor factors into account. That would be betting against yourself. There are some other rare situations when I play two dogs to win, but this isn’t one of them and I don’t recommend it. I can lay off the race and find another race I like better. I compare them with a little list I’ve come up with. Then, if they’re still evenly matched, I look for the one thing that indicates that one of them is more likely to come in this time.

If you handicap by picking the best dog out of 8 in a greyhound race, there’s a common problem. You don’t want to bet them both. If there doesn’t seem to be any difference between them based on those things, I look for any little thing that one has going for it that the other doesn’t.

There are a few options, but this is the one that has worked the best for me over the years. Or I can play them in a quiniela, which is what I usually do.

I never play two dogs to win if they’re evenly matched. If one of them is 3 yrs old and the other is older, I’ll go with the younger dog.

If I look at all these factors and can’t find any significant differences, there are two options that I see. That can actually make a difference sometimes.

First, I look at their class, running style, post position in this race as compared to their last race, post position that they like and whether they’re in form right now Get More Info

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