Local Sport Betting

Maine CasinoIt is true that people can do sport betting both for fun and also for profits. What people need to pay attention the most is about the sbobet agent bookies. There are two options such as local sport betting agent and online. It is big misconceptions if you consider local sport betting is unsafe. There are many local bookies which can help you in how to gain gambling experience better and more qualified. Although online sport betting is simpler, you should not forget the local one indeed.

The local sport betting agents can suit the best for those who have local bank. The one providing the trustworthy transfer and efforts for local bank indeed can become your best in how to get the satisfaction of it. The amount of local sport betting agents recently is surpassed with the amount of agents available on the internet. Based on this reason, you can do for the great efforts in looking for the best one available out there.

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Both the local and online sport betting agent can offer you with benefits. What you need to pay attention is about the way you look for the most reputable one. You need also to understand the most about their policies. It means that you should do review first before joining any sport betting agent sbo168 out there.

Thailand’s Most Prestigious Sports Betting Operator

SBOBET LOGOIf you’re a big fan of soccer, you totally can’t miss this news. You’re not going to watch the soccer all by yourself anymore in the most boring way possible. You don’t have to watch it a misery without any motivation. Charge up your energy and let’s enjoy the match as exciting as possible. We don’t need to invite our friends to watch it us. We just need to get into the internet and register to the SBOBET.

What is SBOBET and why it has such a big deal towards your gambling life in Thailand? If you are a Premier League craze, you may have known the name of SBOBET. We can see it a lot on the banner of the league. SBOBET is the official sponsors of big clubs in UK, including your favorite West Ham United and Swansea City. Another surprising new is SBOBET is the most popular soccer betting operator in Asia. Using SBOBET Thai account allows you to experience gambling through official and direct sponsor of big soccer clubs.

Maybe some of you don’t know, but gambling is legal in Thai, but you need to make separate bank account if you want to play it in Thai currency. It’s not a big deal as the staffs will manage it for you. Access SBOBET through SBO666 immediately.

Danish online casino and sports betting revenue rises, poker falls

Danish online casino and sports betting revenue rises, poker falls

Denmark’s regulated gambling market closed out 2015 on a high note, with significant growth in licensed online gambling operator revenue.

Figures released this week by Danish gaming regulator Spillemyndigheden showed combined sports betting and online gambling revenue rising 21% to DKK 910m (US $134.4m) in the three months ending Dec. 31, 2015. Spillemyndigheden started 2016 with 15 licensed betting operators and 35 licensed online casinos.

Betting was both the largest vertical and Q4’s biggest gainer, rising nearly 32% to DKK 560m. For the year as a whole, betting revenue improved 14% to DKK2.03b.

Sadly, Spillemyndigheden doesn’t break out separate numbers for online and land-based wagering. Regardless, the betting market picked up speed throughout the year, having posted average quarterly growth of between 5-10% over the first nine months of 2015.

Online casino revenue was up 25% year-on-year to DKK 350m, marking the fourth consecutive quarter that the casino vertical has risen by at least 20%, compared to average quarterly growth of around 10% in 2014.

By contrast, the lifeless online poker vertical mirrored the global market by reporting DKK 40m, flat year-on-year and having shown no movement in any direction for the final nine months of the year. Poker’s total revenue for 2015 was down 25% from its DKK 220m peak in 2012, the year the regulated market launched.

The approximately 25,500 gaming machines in Danish halls and restaurants reported revenue of DKK 385m in Q4. While this number improved by only 2% from Q4 2015. It extended the vertical’s growth streak to four quarters. Total machine revenue through 2015 was DKK 1.55b, up around 3% from 2014.

Revenue at Denmark’s seven licensed casinos fell 6% to DKK 80m in Q4, although the total for 2015 rose nearly 5% to DKK 340m.

The nation’s total gambling market is expected to rise nearly 8% to DKK 8.35b, while spending per adult Dane is up 8.5% to DKK 1,900 ($281).

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Lights, Camera, Action – Betting on the Oscars is Bigger than Ever

Lights, Camera, Action - Betting on the Oscars is Bigger than Ever

OK, it may not be Super Bowl Sunday but we know you’re starved for prop action. And the best news is there’s no back door covers or red flag challenges here. Yup, it’s Academy Awards night this Sunday evening and what used to be just an alternative to another boring NBA card has turned into a major wagering event for many.

We’ll thank our friends in the offshore world for this one. While the Vegas books teased us with a few concept ideas, the major offshore sportsbooks have gone “full tilt” into a menu of several Oscar awards. And just maybe the Academy itself has helped enable the action by offering more choices than ever. For example, Best Picture used to strictly be reserved for 5 special films but has ballooned to up to 10 movies in the past few years. Blame that on greedy promotion opportunities. Or perhaps the motion picture business taking a cue from the sports leagues by adding their version of “extra playoff rounds and qualifying teams”.

Whatever the reason, many bettors have jumped on board as an opportunity to score some cash on a traditional slow night. NCAA Tournament March Madness is still almost three weeks away along with a month before regular baseball season officially begins. Besides, I fully endorse handicapping & betting on “Best Actress” over an Astros-Pirates Grapefruit game from Bradenton, FL.

The largest and most trusted sportsbooks have a full menu of choices this year offering most of the award categories. Bovada, BetOnline, Heritage and select others offer the same shop-around choices to compare. The following is a preview and a recommendation list of a few choices from key categories. The odds are courtesy of Bovada, who traditionally feature the most comprehensive list of award betting.

Best Actor • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant -5000 • Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl +1000 • Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs +1200 • Matt Damon – The Martian +3300 • Bryan Cranston – Trumbo +5000

This one is a “free square” and the only time I’ll guarantee a wagering lock. But there is a major catch. First off, most top online sportsbooks do not allow parlays for these type of wagers and generally a maximum of $500 straight bets. Check your sportsbook for all rules and again, always recommended to shop around from a list of preferred sportsbooks for best value.

Here there is no value. Simply $500 gets you as close to a guaranteed 10 bucks as you’ll ever find. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, The Wolf of Wall Street. Cases could be made for Leonardo DiCaprio winning this Best Actor category in previous years but like many actors he earns this for a body of work, not just for one film. Not that he wasn’t great in The Revenant. Unless he gets mauled by a bear on the red carpet, the only challenge for Leonardo is remembering his acceptance speech at -5000 odds.

Best Supporting Actor • Sylvester Stallone – Creed -300 • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies +220 • Tom Hardy – The Revenant +1000 • Christian Bale – The Big Short +2000 • Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight +3300

Yo Pauly, fuggetaboutit. Mark Rylance got a BAFTA award (British Academy Awards) but Sylverster Stallone wasn’t on the nominations menu. On Oscar night, the other guys unfortunately aren’t in the mix and Rylance is playing underdog to Stallone, a major Hollywood heavyweight who received his only other nominations almost 40 years ago for Rocky. Place this Oscar at -300 on the top of The Philly Art Museum steps next to the other statue. Where I hear they got some nice pictures in there too.

Best Supporting Actress • Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl -225 • Rooney Mara – Carol +325 • Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs +325 • Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight +3300 • Rachel McAdams – Spotlight +5000

Maybe some reasonable value in this category. Alicia Vikander could have been nominated for either her role in The Danish Girl or Ex Machina. A film that movie critic Glenn Greene thought deserved a Best Picture nomination. But it was her role as the wife of Redmayne’s transgender artist that won her the wealth of the attention — and likely an Oscar here. Mara is the only other contender with a chance as the young lover of Cate Blanchett’s well-to-do older woman in 1950s-set Carol.

Best Picture • The Revenant -225 • Spotlight +225 • The Big Short +350 • The Martian +10000 • Mad Max: Fury Road +10000 • Room +10000 • Bridge of Spies +15000 • Brooklyn +20000

This is the big one, the bottom of the 9th, the last 2 minutes of the game and the reason you stay up late this Sunday night. Even better, there is some drama and uncertainty who will win as it boils down to mainly two contenders.

Director Alejandro Gonazalez Inarritu’s harrowing wilderness story The Revenant is a film that’s just not made much anymore and although polarizing in its subject matter and violence, it’s an amazing experience no matter what kind of films you enjoy. That said, Spotlight is the very definition of an Oscar-type best picture, with an astounding cast, incredible acting and a great true story about the human spirit conquering a swept under the rug social evil. Though The Revenant is an intimidating favorite and likely winner at -225 odds, a bettor might want to take a chance here with Spotlight to pull the minor upset at +225.

As an overall wagering strategy, DO NOT waste any dollars on playing Academy Award longshots whatsoever. In fact, I would discourage anyone from wagering against each category favorite or perhaps the second choice. This is not a sporting competition. It is a voting competition and the awards have usually been decided through hearsay and publicity a while ago. If you want a longshot chance to brag baby, wait for a potential 14th seed to spring the upset straight-up Round One in March.

Glenn Greene covers the games from a betting angle every week exclusively at OSGA.com. For weekly betting insights, inlcuding NFL previews and picks from Glenn, click here.

Class actions filed against daily fantasy sports websites consolidated

Class actions filed against daily fantasy sports websites consolidated

Nearly 80 class actions filed against the nation’s two largest operators of online daily fantasy sports contests will be consolidated in a Massachusetts federal court.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued a transfer order Feb. 4.

The six-member panel selected the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to handle the lawsuits against DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc., saying the federal court will serve the “convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of this litigation.”

“These actions share factual questions arising from plaintiffs’ allegations that: (a) the DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) Defendants allowed their employees to participate in competitors’ fantasy sports contests using nonpublic information that gave them an unfair advantage over other contestants; (b) the DFS Defendants operate online daily fantasy sports contests in contravention of state anti-gambling statutes; (c) DraftKings conducted an allegedly deceptive and fraudulent initial deposit matching scheme; or (d) some combination thereof,” wrote Sarah Vance, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and chair of the MDL panel.

A total of three dockets are being consolidated, according the panel’s eight-page order: one consisting of 14 actions, another of 12 actions and a third consisting of eight actions.

Altogether, there are 80 actions at issue in the three dockets — either listed on the motion or noticed as a related, or potential tag-along, action — pending in 30 districts.

All but one of the actions are common to all three dockets, the panel noted in its order.

Approximately 42 involve insider trading allegations; 36 involve illegal gambling allegations; and eight involve bonus fraud allegations. Several allege both insider trading and either illegal gambling or bonus fraud claims.

While many of the plaintiffs and the defendants supported centralization of all the actions in a single MDL regardless of the theory of liability, there are those plaintiffs who opposed it. They argued those actions involving allegations of illegal gambling, bonus fraud or both do not share sufficient common questions of fact with the insider trading actions to benefit from centralization and that efficient management of such disparate actions is not feasible.

While the panel agreed that the actions involve differing theories of liability, it said such differences are “not a bar” to centralization where common factual issues exist.

“Here, regardless of the theories asserted, the actions will involve common discovery regarding the nature of the DFS Defendants’ online daily fantasy sports contests, their advertising and promotions, and their internal policies and practices,” Vance wrote.

The panel also noted — as the parties represented during oral arguments — that the defendants have relatively few employees and that some most likely will be witnesses in all of the actions.

In addition, there is “substantial overlap” among the asserted putative class and all of the actions involve plaintiffs seeking similar relief from the defendants — namely, refunds of the losses that plaintiffs sustained while participating in the online daily fantasy sports contests.

“Centralization, therefore, will eliminate duplicative discovery, prevent inconsistent pretrial rulings, particularly with respect to class certification, and conserve the resources of the parties, their counsel, and the judiciary,” Vance wrote.

She said the alternatives to centralization — such as informal coordination or cooperation among the parties and courts — are “less practicable” given the large number of actions and courts.

The panel pointed out in its order that the District of Massachusetts is supported by both defendants and plaintiffs in at least seven actions. On top of that, a “significant” number of related actions that encompass all three theories of liability are pending in the district.

“The District of Massachusetts presents a convenient and accessible forum with a significant connection to this litigation,” Vance explained, adding that DraftKings is headquartered in the district and the individual defendants reside either in the district or nearby, facilitating discovery.

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PokerStars Returning to US Gambling Market

PokerStars Returning to US Gambling Market

The world’s largest Internet poker company plans to return to the United States online gambling market next month.

PokerStars will begin operations in New Jersey on March 21.

It will mark the much anticipated re-emergence of the Internet poker giant, which stopped doing business in the United States in 2011. For now, only PokerStars customers physically located within New Jersey’s borders will be able to use its platform to gamble online in the U.S.

PokerStars’ parent company, Amaya Inc., owns online gambling brands that have over 100 million registered customers worldwide. It was approved by New Jersey gambling regulators in September to enter the state’s Internet gambling market.

The site will be the state’s 18th Internet gambling site. It will undergo testing by state regulators before its debut. It will offer not only poker, but online table games and slot machine games as well.

“PokerStars is the global leader in online poker and trusted by its customers for its robust and innovative technology, world-class security and game integrity,” said David Baazov, Amaya’s chairman and CEO. “We are honored and excited to now bring these experiences to New Jersey.”

The announcement capped a long and arduous road to approval for PokerStars, which had been banned in New Jersey because of legal problems concerning former corporate officials before Amaya took over.

PokerStars tried twice in 2013 to get licensed in New Jersey. But the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement suspended the company for up to two years, citing legal problems involving some company executives, including an unresolved indictment against its founder. Executives involved in PokerStars’ acceptance of bets in the United States after the U.S. government made it illegal to take payments in connection with illegal gambling through the Internet stepped down as part of the sale to Amaya.

The PokerStars website paid a $547 million fine to the Department of Justice but didn’t admit wrongdoing.

Amaya is currently fighting off a demand by a Kentucky judge that it pay $870 million for PokerStars taking bets from 2006 to 2011 in a state where casino gambling is illegal. The company filed an appeal this week of Kentucky’s December ruling.

New Jersey requires that Internet gambling companies partner with an existing brick-and-mortar casino in Atlantic City in order to offer online gambling. PokerStars tried to buy the Atlantic Club Casino, but that deal fell apart and the casino shut down in January 2014.

PokerStars then partnered with Resorts Casino Hotel. Resorts launched online gambling last year with Sportech NYX Gaming LLC. Amaya bought PokerStars and Full Tilt in August 2014.

The entrance of PokerStars is expected to give a jolt to New Jersey’s Internet gambling market, which took in $149 million last year in its second full year of operation. That represented an increase of more than 21 percent over the previous year.

But Internet gambling still accounts for less than 6 percent of all gambling revenue taken in by Atlantic City’s eight casinos.

Gambling regulators, casino executives and online poker players all agree that what’s truly needed to fuel substantial growth in New Jersey’s Internet gambling are the larger prize pools that come with a greatly expanded player base.

As of now, state law restricts Internet gambling to customers within New Jersey’s borders. It leaves open the possibility of multistate player pools, but only three states currently allow Internet gambling: New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware.

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Sports betting advocates push for legalization in Illinois

Sports betting advocates push for legalization in Illinois

As spring training kicks off for Major League teams across the country, fans are picking their fantasy teams.

But after an opinion last year that daily fantasy sports betting is illegal in Illinois, proponents of the multibillion-dollar industry are making a push to make sure the games are legal this spring.

“There is a lot of legal uncertainty as to what the state of daily fantasy sports is in Illinois,” state Rep. Michael Zalewski, a Riverside Democrat, said. “We need certainty in this area. We need it now.”

Zalewski proposed legislation to regulate the online contests made popular by FanDuel and DraftKings. Participants pick a roster and win or lose based on players’ stats in actual games.

The proposal allows gambling for people over 18, defines the games as based on skill rather than chance, and bans athletes from playing.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan ruled in December that the games are gambling and, therefore, illegal. Both companies have sued over the ruling.

Zalewski says making fantasy sports betting legal will benefit not only FanDuel and DraftKings, but also dozens of smaller businesses in the industry. These include SideLeague, a company based in Chicago, Stats Inc., a Northbrook-based data analytics company, and Dream 11, a Naperville fantasy cricket operation.

“The governor has said he wants this state to have a pro-growth economy,” Zalewski said. “If you’re for small-business growth, you should be embracing a new technology that people enjoy and is funneling opportunities for small businesses in Illinois.”

Anita Bedell, director of the Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems, sees it differently.

“The attorney general has ruled that it’s illegal,” she said. “(Legislators) should not be rushed to change the law before the lawsuit is settled.”

Hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents play fantasy sports daily, said Peter Schoenke, head of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, which supports legislation to legalize it in Illinois and other states, including Massachusetts, Virginia and Arizona.

In Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey who drafted legislation that would make the minimum age for fantasy sports gambling 21, limit the amount players can spend monthly and ban contests for college sports.

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