Sep

04

Advice for The Victims of Gamblers

To wait for that ticket that does not show up as the winning ticket is another problem.

Gambling can put a heavy load on any relationship.

Only he can acknowledge that part about him.

You can try to support a gambler only to certain limit.

Eat correctly and be happy and live your life.

The exact same occurs like he is dwelling in the past, and holding onto something that no longer exists.

A gambler must show responsibility for their gambling behavior.

They are afraid he will sell their belongings, or will secretly take loans and would want others to bail him out.

She had a problem with her husband’s habits. He was a compulsive gambler.

Sometimes talking or discussing the gambling problem won’t make sense to the gambler.

When a gambler is penniless you can be in the same shoes if you help out the gambler financially.

How can a family feel safe if the gambling has taken over their lives?

He tried even harder to get her into the gambling game.

If you think you can have control over a gambler’s life then be ready for the unhappy you.

You need to take care of you and don’t think of what the gambler is up to.

Protect yourself from the gambler’s life and debt.

I don’t know how much more one can become fed up of that addictive habit of gambling.. It is time for a gambler to control their debt and their lives.

I just can’t erase some thoughts from my mind after recently talking to a friend.

Gamblers don’t admit their addiction and that can be the worst of all on your list of advice.

It would drive them apart more and more and day by day.

Don’t be unhappy be positive and free from that thought.

A tough situation and is becoming a daily problem.

The gambling as far as I am concerned is not going to bring light to their married life.

It can be exhausting to cope with such an individual.

You can try to seek professional help and on most times that too can fail.

The gambler can look at you funny for letting them know of their gambling problem.

These mistakes are once again repeated in the second marriage.

A sad life for two people when he goes on like this not thinking of what is supposed to be important.

It is most difficult to trust a gambler.

She had tried and tried to get him to stop or lower the cost of gambling.

They become isolated and love it that way.

Communication completely fails when a gambler is just focused on bets.

Avoid speaking of figures.

Be in control of your life and finances.

The long wait is an ongoing process.

Sometimes the individual looks drained from her energy and tired with worry.

Social lives are horribly affected.

You can’t make a conversation if a gambler looks elsewhere. Giving money to gambler is like crucifying you.

It looks like everything is falling apart and he can’t or fails to see how his habits are affecting his loved ones.

Be open in conversation when with the gambler. In this case the gambling is causing a lot of insecure moments.

The best advice as follows:

We had discussed the gambling issue and came to a few decisions.

Enjoyable times are lost and one can become very lonely.

Do not let the gambler know how much money you have in your bank account that would draw the individual to your money.

I know the gambling problem is not the woman’s fault she did not know from the time of meeting this man that everything in her life would go down so badly.

The situation had deteriorated, and the problem went on with the same mistakes.

Conversations have failed when his money belongs to him, and only him he can do whatever he wants to.

The wrong idea would be is to try and be in charge of a gambler’s life.

Don’t blame yourself for what the gamble fails to see or acknowledge.

Lies comes in quickly you don’t need to help them with their issues. They got to know how you feel directly.

This time the gambling is slowly ruining her so I decided to help as a good friend.

You can’t change the way the gambler thinks, only you change the way you think and do.

Don’t protect the gambler that would not work out well for you.

A gambler does not spend money on any pleasure moments mainly on gambling and wait on targets with money.

Don’t take the strain of gambling on your shoulders it is not your problem or your fault.

A family is supposed to be safe, through their financial lives and through their emotional lives. You need the attention of the individual not the shadow or a glance.

No one can force him to stop the daily gambling.

Everything stops in a person’s life when with a gambler and the individual does not see that as a problem.

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Sep

04

A Bet You ALWAYS Win – How Sports Betting Arbitrage Works

Whatever happens to price, they make a profit on the difference between the original 2 prices. It works even within the US too – a Varsity football match, for example, may find the out of state team offering you an opportunity to arbitrage within the home team state depending on the demographics of the customers using two US online bookies.

So how does 100% winners, no risk sound? Groovy, huh? But there are, of course, problems. The difference between the odds offered by 2 bookies, and exploited by an arbitrageur, may only amount to a fraction of a percent, meaning that you may have to wager several thousand dollars to win 5 bucks. As you recall, it was close. For example, in a boxing match, the US champ will, of course be favored by the US bookies, but the UK challenger will be top bet at the UK bookies. Also, accounts of this size are viewed with some suspicion by the bookies – they will want to know that you aren’t (for example) money laundering.

So ok, you know the risks, but how does it actually work? Let’s go back to the US election between Bush and that Herman Munster guy, the Democrat fella with the long face (Kerry? Curry?). But what you could have done is put on a bet with UK bookie Coral that Kerry would win, and the odds they would give you would have been 6/4 (i.e. Are the odds always as good as in the example? No. Simply exploit the difference. They then exploit this difference by selling in one location and buying in the other.

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The advent of online betting sites meant that the punter could suddenly check prices at a multitude of different locations very quickly, and open bets at those that had ‘slipped’ out of line. Each online betting site has to maintain it’s own ‘book’, and it would be a strange world indeed if they all had the same number of punters, all betting the same way and the same amount, meaning they all had to offer the same odds!

A Bet You ALWAYS Win – How Sports Betting Arbitrage Works

 by: Kevin Schultz

This article was posted on February 10, 2005

About The Author

How often does this happen? Quite a lot.

Enjoy!

Generally, you can bet risk free on any sporting event with either 2 or 3 outcomes, such as Football, Baseball, Boxing, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Golf, Snooker, Cricket, Hockey, Ice Hockey and Darts. Sometimes, the differences are deliberate. Nothing wrong with that, you think? Not if the bet is 100% guaranteed? But what about if thru the vagaries of the internet, you manage to get one side of the bet on at the right odds, but not the other? You are left holding a LARGE position. Usually the difference will be small. The main problem is the size of the account you need to make a useful profit. The same thing applies to betting arbitrage, typically on sporting events. That is why you need large accounts.

Betting arbitrage is a method of creating a bet that has a zero risk – in other words, you always win! The concept of ‘arbitrage’ comes from the financial world, and describes the activities of traders who find two different places offering the same trade, but at different prices. By exploiting the inefficiencies of some brokers, a win can therefore be guaranteed. No one knew for sure which way it would go. a US 1.5 – bet $800, return $2,000).

Mr Schultz is a writer for www.supabets.com bet site an archive of free tips and trix for betting fans, where he concentrates on sports betting rules.

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Sep

01

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Sep

01

American Football – InfoBarrel

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01

Gaming – InfoBarrel

In the case of The Sims 3, it can be played either in a computer or PS3 console. Even with the numerous online games available, offline gaming is still going to exist and probably preferred by some.

Online Gaming

- Card games: Poker, Baccarat, Canasta – to name just the most popular and well known

Playing Games

To play online, you must register first to be qualified and enjoy the benefits of various online gamers club. Furthermore, there are times when people would simply want to relax and play a game without having to deal with the other players. By the year 1990, its popularity has hit the highest point, but eventually dropped since the market did not expand quickly as what was expected. Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction. Knowing the trend in online gaming, it is expected that there’s more to come in the future that’s completely exciting. Time, distance and nationality are defied in the so-called growing cyber world that gathers online gamers. But for you to fully appreciate online gaming, you should be aware of the technical aspects to secure a spot in what they call the elite circle of online gamers.. It has gained its popularity which led to the existence of arcades. Additionally, games for offline gaming are either skill-based or story-based, with the former as the more difficult as it needs your experience and skillfulness in order to play and finish the game.

Are you interested in playing games or in gambling? In real world, offline or online?

Offline Gaming

Information technology has certainly made a big impact to humankind. The classification made by Wikipedia goes like this:

- Domino and tile games

- Video games

- Simulation – Games of this type are extensions of childhood games where children pretend being in adult roles such as doctor, parent or fireman. But more than the prize being offered, online gamers are interested on the title for each competition. They are really popular in both real and online world.

One reason why online gaming is such a major success is because of the competition being held on a particular game every now and then in which fabulous prizes are at stake. These games require a PC or laptop, but an Internet connection is not needed. From simple to complex, intellectual to sports related and the highly dynamic violent games, name it and you have a long list of choices.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia © 2001-2010 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game)

- Role-playing games (RPG) – These types of games can be played either in electronic format such as on a computer or video game console, some of them even being online like World of Warcraft, or they can be played as a tabletop game like White Wolf or Shadowrun. The thought of outwitting their counterparts is what drives any online gamer to succeed. Here, online gamers met and have formed virtual camaraderie through the game preferences they had. One significant development has something to do with the way games are being played. These games involve taking on the role of a character in the game and controlling the choices of the character while working with their strengths and weaknesses.

- Pencil and paper games

The Sims 3

Need for Speed: Shift

The Orange Box

The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind

Starcraft 2

- Tabletop games

Gambling involves activities like casinos, sports books, poker, video poker, craps, black jack, roulette, slot machines, lottery and skill games – just to name a few. Today these games are primarily electronic and cover a diversity of imaginary contexts that the modern computers try to recreate as a form of virtual reality.

With offline gaming, the usual games could last around 20 to 100 game play hours. In addition, such games are fairly simple to finish off, so gamers are not at all pressured to play for more hours.

- Board games: Monopoly, Go, Scrabble, Chess, The Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Maharaja, Backgammon, Taj Mahal, Mine a million, Torres, Lost Cities , Speachless, Logo board games, Masterpiece, Buzzle, Highlanders, History of the World, The Game of Life, Dominion, LifeStyle The Financial Planning Game

These games are available online and the best part of it is that you can now play with people from all over the world. Attested as early as 2600 BC, games are a universal part of human experience and present in all cultures.” (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game)

There are many different types of games. While games for offline gaming are still available and loved by some people, the majority already prefers the online games at present.

There are a number of popular games for offline gaming as:

- Sports – here is a list with the most popular sports games: Football, Soccer, Baseball, BasketBall, Hockey, Rugby, Volleyball, Pool Games, Water Games, Cricket, Boxing, Wrestling, Golf, Shooting, Horse Racing, Car Games, Driving Games, Cycling, Bowling, Dodge ball Games, Fishing , Hunting, Ice Skating, Olympics Games, Parking Games, Skateboard, Snowboarding, Surfing Games, Winter Games.

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- Dexterity/coordination games

- Dice games: Backgammon , Dice Chess, Ship, Captain, and Crew (or Six Five Four), Shoot the Moons, Strat-O-Matic

Gambling

“A game is a structured activity, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and often both. Many games help develop practical skills, serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulational, or psychological role. That is why more and more IT experts are religiously developing new games or simply improving the current prevailing games since there is a huge public clamor for such.

- Business games

Offline gaming is a cool way to fill in time and enjoy, especially when you cannot go online. Some are old games that are just modified to fit with the modern times while some are totally new. Almost every aspect of human interest turned out to be very accessible. Watch out for that.

- Guessing games

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Aug

31

NBA Basketball Moneyline Bets

It can also be viewed as 2.5/1 odds.

. It’s a SUPER play when betting short (small) underdogs.

The reason that the favorite pays less with more risk is because the outcome is more likely to happen.

Conversely, the underdog becomes a bet x amount to profit more proposition.

As you can see, if you take a basketball game with a favorite of -7 and change it to a moneyline bet, you are not risking $330 to win $100. There’s a good chance that if the underdog is going to cover the +3 that they’ll also win the game straight up. Underdogs are less likely to happen, hence why their compensated at such a high rate.

Here’s an odds conversion chart so you can get a look at what a point spread converts to when changed to a moneyline bet:

For those of you who aren’t familiar with what a moneyline bet is, let us explain:

Losing one -450 play means you have to win 4.5 bets in a row just to break even and that is not easy in sports betting! In fact, it’s against the odds.

Point SpreadMoney Line-2-130/+110-2.5-140/+120-3-155/+135-3.5-175/+155-4-200/+170-4.5-220/+180-5/-5.5-240/+190-6-270/+210-6.5-300/+220-7-330/+250-7.5/-8/-8.5-360/+280-9/-9.5-400/+300-10-450/+325

On the flip side, if you want to take a hoops underdog that would have been getting +7 points on the spread, this bet now pays +250 which means you bet $100 to PROFIT $250 (or profit $2.50 for ever $1.00 you risk). While its very likely to cash, IF IT DOESN’T, you are screwed and in a hole BIGTIME.

So with a dog of +3, you would play the moneyline at +135 which would mean your bet would be risking $100 to profit $135 instead of taking it on the spread at +3 which would be risking $110 (more) to win $100 (less.)

A moneyline is just a fancy way for saying that we’re eliminating the point spread and making it so your team only has to win by one point.

A great place to install a moneyline bet is when an NBA team is a short underdog, say +3 or less. This isn’t always the case, but is often the case.

Good luck in your action!

Since that gives too much value to the favored team in the bet and is not fair to the underdog, we compensate for each by creating an odds to win style bet.

The moneyline is a great bet in basketball betting, as long as you don’t get too carried away betting favorites. (You could also look at it as risking $3.30 for every $1.00 you want to win.)

Before we go, may we recommend you check out the best places to bet on basketball on the web?

The favorite bet then becomes a bet more to win less proposition.

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Aug

31

Online gambling companies struggle to clear EU hurdles | Reuters

Online gambling is growing at an annual rate of almost 15 percent in the EU and will be worth an estimated 13 billion euros ($17 billion) by 2015, according to EU figures.

Analyst Nick Batram at brokerage Peel Hunt said smaller players would likely be picked off because of the impact of higher tax and regulatory burdens across Europe.

William Hill, Britain’s largest bookmaker, has joined Betfair in pulling out of Greece and has also stopped offering sports betting to German residents because of a 5 percent turnover tax.

In that vein, William Hill has provisionally agreed a 485 million pound takeover of smaller rival Sportingbet, keen to get its hands on the company’s regulated Australian betting business.

However, the industry questions whether the EU will go into battle over gambling when it is facing so many other problems.

(Additional reporting by Rosalba O’Brien; Editing by David Holmes)

Betting exchange operator Betfair for instance said this week it was halting marketing and investment in unregulated markets, including EU members Cyprus, Germany and Greece.

By joining forces with Belcasinos, a unit of local casino owner Group Partouche, bwin.party neatly met a requirement to have a presence in Belgium to win a license for online poker, casino and sports betting.

The agreement is a rare bright spot in a tough regulatory environment for online gambling companies across the continent.

The European Commission, the EU’s executive, stepped in to the debate in October when it published a medium-term plan to clarify regulations and promote cooperation between member states, ruling out EU-wide legislation for the time being.

The 27 EU member states retain the right to regulate their gambling sectors as they see fit, but rules must comply with EU law, broadly meaning they must be consistent and proportionate.

Gambling companies themselves have taken advantage of different tax regimes where they work in their favor.

In recent years, most betting companies have moved their British online betting operations to Britain’s overseas territory of Gibraltar. There they are sheltered from a 15 percent tax on gross profit faced by operators based in Britain.

This is illustrated in Britain, historically the biggest betting market in Europe and a place with a well-developed gambling culture where bookmakers have operated in town centers for 50 years.

New legislation will close off that loophole after 2014. There is more change afoot but it should ultimately play into the hands of the better-capitalized companies.”

LONDON A partnership stuck on Friday between bwin.party Digital Entertainment and a Belgian casino group has defused one of many disputes pitting online gambling companies against governments across Europe.

Some companies are scaling back activities in European markets where, they say, regulatory risks are too high or tax rates are punitive.

“I think there is a lot more M&A activity to come,” said Batram.

BRITISH TAXES

“They will chip away at some of the most blatant ones,” said Clive Hawkswood, chief executive of trade body the Remote Gambling Association. STAKES RISE

The online operators accuse the European Commission of failing to follow through properly on complaints lodged about regulation in no fewer than 20 or the 27 EU member states.

“It is not a European Union in any way, it is a patchwork of different countries who happen to be in the EU,” said Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams, director of the betting research unit at Nottingham Business School in central England.

Barnier has written to member states accused of breaching EU law in the way they handle gambling, seeking an update on the situation by the end of the year.

The stakes are high. The shift to a taxation model based on the location of the consumer was expected to cost gambling companies as much as 270 million pounds ($435 million) by 2016-17.

“It is getting more complicated and more expensive. “What we really need is for them to take some to the European Court and take enforcement action.”

“Different countries have different vested interests and different ideas they are trying to promote. Are they trying to protect consumers or to maximize their tax take?” he said.

Betting online on sports events or playing poker on the Internet are increasingly popular pastimes in Europe, where operators say they are held back by unfair and discriminatory rules in many European Union countries.

The agreement came a month after bwin.party’s co-CEO was questioned by Belgian authorities in an escalating license dispute the company said was costing it 700,000 euros ($916,000) in monthly revenue.

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Aug

31

Don’t Bet on It: Sports Gambling in America

Adam Silver is right. The sports establishment is vigilant in protecting the integrity of the product, and it will remain so if gambling is legalized, regulated and taxed.

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.

Adam Silver’s approach calls for federal legislation that would allow states to decide whether they would authorize sports gambling. It is ubiquitous. The availability of gambling online makes that easy to accomplish. They should come prepared with an answer.

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Gambling on sporting events is legal throughout most of the world. For some, the greatest joy comes from gambling on the uncertain outcomes of these contests. 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. No one has suggested that this fact of the sporting life be abolished, even if it were possible. Few turn on the games, especially football, without knowing the betting line. I would be surprised if the other commissioners follow Silver’s lead, but they will be asked. 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. So far, the Rocky Mountain high has not caused Denver to rise about its mile limit. Only five states do not have a state lottery, but even some of those states have casino gambling.

Gambling on professional sports will go on whatever we do. What Silver has done is to present the issue for public discussion.

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. Once the states impose their regulations and their taxation on this activity, gambling on professional sports in America will be universal.

. It is a courageous position for a sports commissioner to take. We will see this trend continue.

There can be little question that sports gambling is a vice — much like drinking and playing the lottery. We are now experimenting with legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Of course, gambling depends upon the games remaining unfixed.

We now await input from the commissioners of the football, baseball and hockey leagues. 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. 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. 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 time to legalize, regulate and tax it.

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. 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. 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. Were this to be enacted, state sports gambling would spread like the lottery. However, we have passed the point of trying to decide whether gambling on sports provides some sort of benefit to society.

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30

Sports :: Basketballs | ArticleBiz.com

Apart from these materials, basketballs for recreational games or children’s matches are made of materials as varied as plastic and foam. The basketball as we know it came about in 1934, with the official size 7, or 30″, being decided as the standard basketball size for men.

Basketballs have three parts, the outer shell, the inner core, and the innermost bladder.

It is important to remember that one brand cannot fulfill all the above criteria and one has to choose from the many varieties available in the market.

There are other factors to be kept in mind while selecting a basketball. Each type of basketball has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Size and weight are also important factors while choosing a basketball. Basketballs were first manufactured around 1894 by Albert G Spalding. The smaller women’s size was officially recognized much later. If used outdoors, they tend to crack easily. Composite leather basketballs, on the other hand, are good for both indoor and outdoors play. The bladder is generally made of butyl rubber. This is ensured by even pebbling and wide channels on the surface of the ball. Almost all basketball retailers offer the NBA prescribed size chart that you can consult before purchasing a basketball. If you choose expensive basketballs with snazzy designs, they may not be able to last the rigors of outdoor play. The core is made of rubber or sponge, or a mix of both. But for playing outdoors on rough surfaces, rubber basketballs are the best. The outer shell maybe made of leather, composite leather, synthetic leather, or rubber.

Also, the bounce of the basketball must be smooth. . The third most important factor is durability- does the basketball retain it’s bounce after regular use or goes flat after a few weeks play?

Then there is the question of price- it is important to remember that expensive brands may not always give value for money.

Leather basketballs are suitable only for indoor play. Does it afford a good grip? The Wilson Evolution series, for example, have a Dura fiber cover which helps the fingers grip the ball tightly Get More Info

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Biggest Gambling Countries In The World

Reportedly, over 75 percent of adult Canadians took part in the games last year in which the most popular games are lotteries and Scratch and Win cards.

Interestingly enough, the country’s national lottery company, Veikkaus, belongs to the government and is operated by the ministry of education.

Singapore offered the very first casino some years ago which then became the world’s third largest-gaming center after Macau and Las Vegas. Although the government has imposed an entry fee of S$100 ($80.50) for citizens entering the casino, the country’s gaming revenue is expected to hit $6.4 billion in 2011 and outpace Las Vegas.

Era of Online Gambling

Gambling’s Famous Icons

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $1,288

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Gaming Losses Per Adult: $1,174

The potash-rich province of Saskatchewan is home to the biggest gamblers in Canada. Furthermore, the slot machines named pokies are the most favorite game in Australia with an estimated number of 75-80 percent of problem gamblers. Most profits go to education, arts and culture.

Australia

Canada

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $553

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $1,288

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Australia: Biggest Gambling Country in the World

The most favorite gambling activity in Italy is electronic gaming machine. In this country, gaming companies bet people on whether the central bank’s interest will increase or not. Otherwise, Australia is the only country that allows online bets on sports but prevents gamblers from using the Internet to place bets during live games.

Top Online Gambling Mistakes

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $568

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $517

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $517

Las Vegas is well-known as the gambling industry of the world; however, American people are not the biggest gamblers on Earth. According to business advisory firm MAG Consulenti Associati, the electronic gaming makes up half of Italy’s total gaming revenues in first half of 2011.

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $553

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $568

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $1,174

Australia is the craziest country when it comes to gaming and gambling. H2 Gambling Capital has released the list of biggest gambling countries due to average gaming losses.

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