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The Best Way to Escape The Zombie Apocalypse – Buy a Sailboat!

Being able to distance yourself from the horde of undead is only one reason to plan on using your sailboat to survive the apocalypse.

Shelter

Parts

Well, you have a problem here; as a rule, cruisers don’t carry firearms – something about ending up in 3rd world prisons seems to dissuade most people.  While you can attempt raids on land-based strongholds, this is not generally a good idea as these tend to be guarded by survivalist who shoot first, ask questions later.  Your better bet is to get creative with what you will likely find: flare guns, the occasion spear fishing setup, and lots and lots of little tiny pocketknives.  Consider creating oars that double as weapons by attaching knife blades to them.  Don’t dismiss the value of a good whack with a frying pan, either.

It might not be the most exciting diet, but you’ll be able to eat all the fish you can catch.  With no other people fishing, the sea life will increase rapidly and your chances of actually catching something will improve greatly.

Companionship

The one thing cruisers have in abundance is movies.  Sailing gives you a lot of free time and you can only watch the waves for so long. The downside is that people that live on sailboats tend to be cheap, which means that most of your viewing selections (from your vessel, and salvage from abandoned vessels) will be the bad, bad slasher-type DVDs commonly found in the $1 bin at discount stores.  The ghost-of-the-psychopathic-ice-climber-taking-out-the-teenagers-one-by-one type of movies.  Of course, many zombie DVDs also fall into this category, so perhaps you’ll have access to a lot of training videos.  Bonus!

The wind[1] powers your home, and you don’t need to go ashore to get it.  Your sailboat should be equipped with a spare set of sails and a good sewing machine to keep the boat’s power source in optimum condition.  If you do need to refill the engine now and again, most marinas have a fuel dock with no house nearby for zombies to hide in.  A quick trip in to fuel up, maybe grab some water, and you are off, away from the dangerous shoreline.  Another advantage is that docks are usually clear so you’ll see the zombies coming as soon as their feet hit the wood.

Destination

Small or large, your sailboat will have a place to sleep.  Granted, it may be a little small, or require a gymnastics background to get in to, but it’s there.  Keep your sailing range to the equator and you won’t even need blankets.  More talented sailors will choose to move up and down their chosen coastline to take advantage of the best weather.  It’s always possible that a hurricane has cleaned a coastal area of zombies and you’ll have time to go ashore and stretch your legs before the inland zombies repopulate the area.

If you’ve been able to save some friends along with yourself, you had better really like these people.  Even when you’ve managed to trade your way up to something giant that sails, your living space will still be pretty danged small when compared to the houses you all used to live in.  With enough people, though, you could always do sort of a “Survivor” plan and have secret alliances that choose who will be used as bait, should you miscalculate and run into some serious zombie action.  Maybe seeking out nests of survivors would be a good idea after all.

Ah yes, zombies.  They love the night, hide in unexpected places, and desperately seek to consume your flesh – but they don’t swim.  The most dedicated might, perhaps, walk along the riverbed to get across, but they’re slow; also, I’ve never seen them crossing large bodies of water, like oceans.  As long as you’re in the ocean you could easily pull up anchor to escape once you saw the throng heading into the waves towards your anchored vessel.  Plenty of seaweed is edible, and you can always plan raids on areas that appear to be zombie free.  You’ll have plenty of time to hang out offshore and watch for activity.

Food

Weapons

Entertainment

Fuel

Look for small islands that never had people to start with.  Of course this means they’re either uninhabitable, or wildlife refuges.  Go for the refuge, but watch out for the ranger if you do.  It would totally suck to let down your guard only to find that some randomly infected/affected park ranger is roaming the island hoping for careless sailors.  This is a good place to test the ‘zombie bait’ plan.

Once you find that “clean” island to live on, you’re golden.  All you have to do is wait for all the zombies on the continents to die out and you can head back home.  You might want to give some consideration to the animalistic mentality that will be prevalent among survivors and try to calculate how long it will take for civilization to re-establish itself. Just get the good stuff and the beans.

 

It’s hard to rank these with regard to importance as some are interdependent while others are advantageous, but not critical.  It is also difficult to be sure that all the most common concepts are covered, such as, what if your sailboat is on a lake?  Should you be more worried about survivors swamping your boat trying to escape land or zombies walking along the lake bottom?  Most of the most critical ideas can be modified for lake survival and perhaps adapted to escaping down a river.  If you will be considering a river escape, you’ll want a powerboat, since zombies won’t be inclined to open draw bridges for you.  Get yourself a sailboat once you’ve reached the shore, and apply the following concepts:.  Search any abandoned boats you come across for the rusting cans of beans they all carry.  Give it at least one good growing season so you can trade your fish for some tasty zucchini.

No self respecting zombie would ever choose to live in a boat, so every marina you come across will be filled with abandoned boats just waiting for you to strip them of all the necessary gear.  A few things, like radios, won’t be of much use, unless you believe there are pockets of survivors calling out their locations.  I can’t imagine any of them would be giving you weather reports so unless you’re looking for survivors (and I would highly recommend against that as there always seems to be one or two infected people amongst them) don’t worry about a radio

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Biggest Gambling Countries In The World

Furthermore, the slot machines named pokies are the most favorite game in Australia with an estimated number of 75-80 percent of problem gamblers. 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.

Canada

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $1,174. 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.

Australia: Biggest Gambling Country in the World

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $568

Singapore

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $1,288

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $553

Italy

Australia is the craziest country when it comes to gaming and gambling.

Singapore offered the very first casino some years ago which then became the world’s third largest-gaming center after Macau and Las Vegas. H2 Gambling Capital has released the list of biggest gambling countries due to average gaming losses.

Era of Online Gambling

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $1,174

Australia

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

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $568

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $517

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $1,288

Las Vegas is well-known as the gambling industry of the world; however, American people are not the biggest gamblers on Earth. In this country, gaming companies bet people on whether the central bank’s interest will increase or not. Most profits go to education, arts and culture.

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Gaming Losses Per Adult: $553

Gaming Losses Per Adult: $517

The most favorite gambling activity in Italy is electronic gaming machine. 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.

The potash-rich province of Saskatchewan is home to the biggest gamblers in Canada

NBA Referee Accused Of Betting On Games

… “As we previously stated, we have been cooperating with the FBI in their investigation of allegations that a single NBA referee bet on NBA games that he officiated,” commissioner David Stern said in a statement Friday afternoon.

The investigation first was reported Friday by the New York Post.

“You have a lot of acquaintances and very few friends. The official, who did not identify the referee, is familiar with the investigation but was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation.

The FBI is investigating allegations that veteran NBA referee Tim Donaghy bet on basketball games over the past two seasons, including ones in which he officiated.

Defense attorney John Lauro confirmed Donaghy is under investigation but refused to comment on the allegations or the case.

“We would like to assure our fans that no amount of effort, time or personnel is being spared to assist in this investigation, to bring to justice an individual who has betrayed the most sacred trust in professional sports, and to take the necessary steps to protect against this ever happening again.”

The FBI probe, which began recently, also involves allegations that the referee had connections to organized crime associates. “Those are people that you work with and that you literally — you spend more time with those people than you do with your family.”

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Donaghy officiated 68 games in the 2005-06 season and 63 games in 2006-07. He has seven years of CBA officiating experience including the 1993 CBA All-Star Game and five years of high school officiating experience in Pennsylvania. He also worked 20 playoff games, including five last season.

The law enforcement official said the bets involved thousands of dollars and were made on games during the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons.

According to a law enforcement official, authorities are examining whether the referee made calls to affect the point spread in games on which he or associates had wagered.

The law enforcement official, who spoke to the AP on Friday on condition of anonymity, said the referee was aware of the investigation and had made arrangements to surrender as early as next week to face charges. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

The referee had a gambling problem, according to the official, and was approached by low-level mob associates through an acquaintance.

“If these allegations are true, it just cuts to the heart of the integrity of the sport,” says basketball analyst Len Elmore.. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. I probably worked a handful of games with him overall, just a handful.”

In all, Donaghy has officiated 704 regular season games and 15 playoff games, CBS News reports. Before becoming a referee, Donaghy played varsity basketball at Villanova University.

Over the years it has been a mortal fear of all leagues that the guardians of their game would be somehow touched by scandal, reports CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian.

Benson said he didn’t work with Donaghy much.

Although asked by the government not to comment, Stern said the naming of Donaghy prompted a fuller statement.

“I’m shocked, terribly shocked,” said Gary Benson, an NBA official for 17 years who retired two years ago because of knee problems. Other arrests are expected, the official said.

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5 myths of sports betting legalization

Purdum, an expert on the subject, has been vocal in his belief that online sports gambling will need to be a big part of the new legalization plan, and I share his belief, as betting on a phone and computer is simply much more convenient than driving to a brick-and-mortar sports book and making a wager. Legalized sports betting would elevate these now somewhat esoteric notions into the mainstream conversation about sports. I will likely have to put money on deposit to do so. When I lose this money, it’s gone, and I can’t bet until I put more money on deposit. If something shady were to occur in a game around a betting proposition, raised awareness by the public about gambling in general would help highlight any improprieties before, during and after the match.

I see the same trend happening if sports betting gets legalized in the U.S. This year, it is on pace to welcome a record 40 million visitors. 4: It will damage the sports betting business in Las Vegas

Las Vegas sports book operators are already looking to expand to other states. The experience of going to Vegas is becoming less and less about putting down a sports bet and more and more about the experience of everything else. Illegal sports betting has some characteristics that can lead to problem gambling more than legal betting would.

“One of the things that makes sports betting so interesting is that it is probably by far the most widely participated in form of illegal gambling. Say I set up an account with Legal Sportsbook A. The U.S. 2: It will create more “problem gamblers”

Myth No. This mirrors a similar concern that some had 25 years ago when Indian and commercial casinos began sprouting up all over the U.S.

Mr. operation for the U.K. There are no credit checks or margin calls until it is time for me to pay. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also recently said that Congress needs to hold hearings to discuss legalizing sports betting.

Here’s an example. In order to grow the pie large enough, these conveniences must be provided to gamblers. How will it be regulated? How involved will the government be? Will it be federal enforcement or on a state level?

. Concerts, shows, high-end nightclubs and restaurants draw people to Vegas as much as the gambling does. Illegal gambling is one of the factors that’s associated with gambling addiction,” Keith S. Are fewer people gambling because they can do it in their home state?

This is the easiest myth to dispel. Since sports gambling is currently something that happens in the shadows, problem gamblers are likely to hide in that shadow until it is too late.

I understand the argument that legalized sports betting could expose more people to gambling and the increased ease and access will create more problem gamblers, but I simply don’t buy it. In addition, customers are far more inclined to place a wager when they don’t have to put any money down.

Until many of these questions are answered, it will be difficult to draw any hard conclusions about the ramifications of legalized sports gambling in the U.S.

The National Council on Problem Gamblers has found that problem gamblers are most often involved in illegal gambling, so moving toward a model where more gamblers are doing it legally can only help.

Once games happen, the stats are public domain. There are going to be a lot of hands in the cookie jar. Those who believe that legalized sports betting will lead to more risk of game fixing simply don’t understand why games are fixed. bookmaking powerhouse William Hill has already set up an operation in New Jersey, and MGM CEO Jim Murren has said his company is interested in expansion.

There is simply no way the leagues could ask for a percentage piece of gambling revenue, as this would result in a huge conflict of interest. I am concerned that the overall pie, even with online gambling, may not be large enough for the leagues to make the money they are hoping for.

In addition, game fixing would be easier in a world where fewer people track or are even aware of things like point spreads and over/under bets. Yes, trademark images and logos would be a different story, so I could see the leagues getting marketing deals, but I don’t see that as a huge windfall for the leagues.

Here are the top five myths about legalizing sports betting and why they’re wrong:

Silver echoed this sentiment when discussing his personal revelation in an exclusive interview with ESPN. Whyte, executive director of the NCPG, told my ESPN colleague David Purdum.

And I have heard some mention licensing fees for data, but haven’t we already covered that in lawsuits against both the NBA and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM)? In both cases, statistics and data were ruled to be public, not a private asset for which the leagues could charge a license fee.

There are a lot of unanswered questions regarding legalization of sports gambling in the U.S., and it will be fascinating to watch how it unfolds in the next few years. In the past two decades, although total revenue has risen, percentage of revenue from gambling has decreased from close to 60 percent to last year’s 38 percent. District Court Judge Mary Ann Medler ruled in favor of CBC, stating that “statistics are part of the public domain and can be used at no cost by fantasy companies.” One would infer that the same would apply to legal bookmaking operations.

The real value for them will be potential marketing dollars and increased fan engagement, not licensing fees for data or direct revenue from wagering.

While it seems that the question of legalizing sports betting presently is more of an if than a when, there remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding what it would look like. In the latter case, I set up a credit arrangement with Illegal Book B and we agree that I will pay every time I go over $1,000. Some are based on a time frame, while others are based on going over agreed-upon limits. Sen. However, there are certainly some myths that I believe can be dispelled.

In the most relevant case, CBC, the parent company of CDM Sports, a fantasy provider, sued MLBAM after being denied a new fantasy sports license. Second, operators will need to run a cost-effective business, which may prove difficult if there are a lot of other hands to feed besides the government.

Those who believe this simply don’t understand how sports betting with a bookie works. This is the type of financial recklessness associated with problem gambling.

The thought process here is that with legalized sports betting available locally, there will be less interest in making the trek to Sin City to wager on sports. In addition, asking for a percentage based on the overall handle (total amount wagered) will cut into the margin of the sports books too significantly.

Myth No. If it’s legalized, there will be huge changes, but some assumptions are simply off.

Since bookies will not have to pay taxes or licensing fees, they will be able to offer better margins or incentives to their customers. 1: It will result in large revenue for the leagues

When I think about the best way to legalize sports gambling from a logistical standpoint, I get a headache. But let’s say I have a bad losing streak and end up down more than $1,000. Maybe more so.

The topic of federal legalization of sports betting has been brought up before, but it has gained steam since Adam Silver’s November New York Times op-ed and after Silver’s cover story in ESPN The Magazine’s Gambling Issue. The two biggest reasons people bet with bookies (beyond the lack of alternatives) are the convenience and the line of credit. “But for the FBI knocking on our door and notifying us about Donaghy’s betting, none of the systems that we then had in place had captured any betting by Tim Donaghy.”

At any rate, I really don’t see legalized sports betting in other states having a big impact on the sports betting business in Vegas.

Myth No. It’s a pretty reasonable assumption that it’s easier to fix a game in an environment where most of the money wagered is impossible to discover or track by the government. U.S. 5: It will create greater risk for game fixing

Furthermore, once sports betting becomes legal the negative stigma behind it will eventually disappear, which will make it a bit easier for problem gamblers to ask for help. 3: It will put local illegal bookies out of business

Myth No. Vegas has had to reinvent itself as a place that is about more than just gambling. Many bookies will allow me to get more credit and continue to gamble. These days, most bookies provide both a phone number and website where bets can be made.

My answer is a solid maybe. (It’s common for bookies to offer rebates to their big customers.) This will be difficult for legal bookmakers to compete with.

Those betting with bookies have predetermined settlement terms. This is not how most bookies work. In fact, there’s an argument that exposing more people to sports gambling in their native states will make the general concept of sports gambling more approachable, ultimately leading to a larger overall percentage of sports fans-turned-gamblers.

Myth No. First off, the government will only legalize if it is going to get significant revenue. This credit relationship will be hard for many gamblers to give up.

In that time span, we all know that Vegas has flourished. “The Donaghy controversy also made me aware how important it is that we have a way of monitoring irregular activity on our games,” Silver said

Pornhub’s New Strip Poker Website Takes Care Of All Your Vices At Once

Also, a win on the online slot machine results in a quick scene from an adult movie.

Most of the croupiers are Costa Rica women, but occasionally well-known porn stars like Monique Alexander or Dani Daniels are expected to fly down and work the roulette wheel or blackjack tables. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to enter an industry that is experiencing exponential growth and we’re excited to make our mark.”

“Companies that add new, novel, or distinct services or products can get in the crosshairs of regulators,” Perry said. Our friend’s table section includes those that only people in your friends list can access. 

The carnal-themed casino’s focus is getting members to spend their wad rather than blow it, but there are some allusions to Pornhub’s main business.

A popular porn portal is thrusting into a new venture — online gambling.

On Monday, Pornhub.com officially opened the aptly named Pornhub Casino, an online gambling casino where participants can play roulette, Blackjack and even strip poker.

One of the selling points the casino is using to attract players is the online video strip poker.

Can an online casino cum porn website work? Braden Perry, an attorney familiar with the regulatory procedures governing online gambling, says there’s nothing inherently illegal about the Pornhub Casino business model.

Alexander Kostin, of BetterCollective.com, an organization that advocates for transparency in the gambling, says Pornhub’s plan is “a really smart attempt to prohibit its core audience from leaving the site after they have accomplished their sexual goal.”

“From my personal players’ perspective, I can say that it might be tough to focus on a roulette strategy while live dealers are taking their bras off,” he said.

Price doesn’t seem concerned.. So yes, people who play will be visible.”

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“It’s available in two options: public tables and friend’s tables,” Price said. “We decided to take a gamble –pun intended — and go ahead with the idea.”

However, the connection to porn might arouse the attention of regulators.

“We use webcams so everyone can see each other and speak to one another as though you would in a real setting. “Our public tables are viewable by all players and anyone can join. “They will likely face regulatory scrutiny and should have very strong know your customer policies.”

However, Kostin sees one big problem for the consumer.

“The timing for this is perfect,” he said. “At Pornhub we are constantly looking at ways to penetrate additional industries, grow our global community and expand our brand recognition.

The idea of combining sex and gambling is a long time coming for Pornhub, according to vice president Corey Price.

“Our users know a thing or two about having a good time online, so when a casino company approached us with an opportunity to blend gambling with porn, we had to consider it seriously,” he said by email. The Huffington Post attempted to play strip poker, but a spokesman said the company is in the process of hiring more dealers for that particular game.

The croupiers occasionally flash their breasts to players who ask nicely through a chat box

Sports Trivia: Questions and Answers

volleyball player to win three Olympic gold medals?

Karch Kiraly

What was the first sport in which women were invited to compete at the Olympics?

Tennis, at the 1900 games in Paris. Fry

The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was the first keeper for which English football club?

AFC Portsmouth

Which team is as well-known for their comic antics as for their on-court skills?

Harlem Globetrotters

What was banned from 1967 to 1976?

Slam dunk

Who is the only coach to win both a Super Bowl and a Rose Bowl?

Dick Vermeil

Weren’t these sports trivia questions and answers really amazing? If you have other such interesting sports facts, do share them in the comments section below, for everyone to enjoy.

What sport used the term ‘home run’ long before baseball?

Cricket

What is ‘El Clásico’?

A game between club giants Real Madrid and Barcelona

Which country dominates Olympics basketball like no one else?

USA has won the gold 14 times out of 18 editions

Who beat Ivan Lendl in a French Open final using underhand serves?

Michael Chang

How many World Cups have been won by Australian?

Four: 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007. To name a few, sports like soccer, cricket, football, tennis, basketball, and baseball, have hundreds of millions of fans all over the world. Tennis

Which NFL team is known as the ‘ain’ts’ when on a losing streak?

The New Orleans Saints

Who is the only tennis player to have won each of the four grand slam events at least four times?

Steffi Graf

How many world records did swimmer Mark Spitz set when he won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics?

Seven-one in each of the races in which he competed.

Which type of ball was basketball played with until 1929?

Soccer ball

Which sport is played on the biggest pitch in terms of area?

Polo

In horse racing, what is a Yankee?

11 individual bets

Which 2 counties did umpiring legend Dickie Bird play for?

Yorkshire and Leicestershire

Who is the only wild card entrant to have won Wimbledon?

Goran Ivani?evi?: 2001

Cricket

Who is the only player to have blasted 100 international centuries?

Sachin Tendulkar

Soccer

Before the NFL mandated the use of helmets in 1943, who was the last player not to use one?

Chicago Bears lineman Dick Plasman

In which sport are the terms ‘stale fish’ and ‘mulekick’ used?

Snowboarding

In which year was the first Wimbledon tournament held?

1877

After retiring as a player, with which team did baseball great Babe Ruth spend one year as a coach?

The Brooklyn Dodgers: 1938

Which sporting great was dubbed ‘the boy from Bowral’?

Sir Donald Bradman

Who was the first U.S. Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain was the first gold medalist.

What is the maximum time limit allowed to look for a lost ball in golf?

5 minutes

Which is the only country to have played in each and every World Cup?

Brazil

Who was the 1st non-European to win the Tour de France?

Greg Lemond from the US

Baseball

Which was the first televised game of the NFL?

Oct 22, 1939: The Brooklyn Dodgers Vs. and Ken Griffey Jr.

Michael Phelps

Retired American swimmer Michael Fred Phelps II is easily the most successful Olympian ever. A sports trivia, with amazing facts and figures in just what’s needed then.

Here is an easy sports trivia, which will be thoroughly enjoyed by kids too.

What three movements are required for an athlete to successfully complete a triple jump?

Hop, step, and jump

In cross-country bike racing, what do the initials BMX represent?

Bicycle moto x (cross)

What is the highest possible break in snooker?

155

Which boxer was an underdog with odds of 42:1 when he stunned Mike Tyson?

Buster Douglas: 1990

Who was the first athlete to fail an Olympic drug test?

Pentathlete Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall in 1968

Who is the youngest winner of a Ladies Singles title in the Open Era?

Martina Hingis: Winner in 1997 at 16 years of age

Which was the only team to win two World Series in the 1980s?

The Los Angeles Dodgers

Which was the first African country to qualify for a World Cup?

Egypt: 1934

Which sport did George Washington play with his troops?

Cricket

Various Sports

Which is the coldest game in NFL history?

1967 NFL Championship game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers: -13 degrees

Which cricketer was even offered the throne of Albania?

C.B. He has won a whopping 22 medals at the 3 Olympics he has taken part in. Out of those, 18 are gold, more than double the next best Olympian.Arguably, every person on this planet loves some sport or the other. Philadelphia Eagles (broadcast by NBC to 500 TV sets)

Basketball

Which country won the first World Cup held in 1930?

Uruguay

What is an NBA player deemed to be if he has received the Maurice Podoloff Trophy?

The most valuable player (MVP)

How many home runs did baseball great Ty Cobb hit in the three world series in which he played?

None

American Football

Why did the year 1994 see no baseball World Series?

Player’s strike

In 1990, two baseball greats created history by becoming the first father-son duo to hit back-to-back homers in an MLB game.

Ken Griffey Sr. As a true fan you’d always be wanting to gather more and more information about your favorite sport, and more likely the team you root for

Sports betting vs. the stock market: Which is riskier?

People often invest in funds that buy dozens or even hundreds of stocks, which helps reduce the risk.

Such hedging tools are not as readily or even feasible to sports gamblers, Fine said. A bettor gambling on the Green Bay Packers will instantly lose his or her entire $500 bet if Aaron Rodgers and his teammates fail to win or cover the spread.

A stock can theoretically be held onto for an infinite amount of time, but a sports bet can end in the blink of an eye. For example, a stop-loss order instructs a broker to dump a stock when it tumbles below a specific price. He asked for his identity to be withheld due to legal concerns.

That’s the percentage of time that Stovall’s research shows the S&P 500 — the gold standard in the stock market — has increased in value during the years since 1926. The stock might go up and down some, but it typically doesn’t go to zero.

“A lot of people regard investing as gambling, but I frequently say no.

In the long run, investors have the chance to make more money because there are fewer downside risks.

Those are pretty good odds.

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Even the unlucky investors who jumped into the market at its peak in October 2007 eventually made their money back when stocks reclaimed their pre-recession levels in 2013.

“A large, steady company has a low chance of plummeting and causing you to lose all your money, but even Peyton Manning doesn’t cover the spread sometimes,” he said.

The same can’t be said for those who bet big on the Denver Broncos last Super Bowl. Gambling on sports may be more fun, but it’s definitely a more risky use of money than putting it in the stock market.

CNNMoney (New York) First published August 31, 2014: 8:14 AM ET

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They both believe they can predict the future, and they sometimes fall into the trap of making decisions with their hearts instead of their brains.

However, someone sinking $500 into Apple stock has little risk of losing that entire initial investment, especially in the short term.

At the same time, investing in stocks actually carries higher upside potential.

Related: Apple and 9 other stocks hit new records

Investors also have the ability to spread their money out among many stocks.

“You can hold onto your betting tickets all your life, but you’re not going to get squat,” said Stovall. It’s easy to see why fans may be tempted to gamble on their favorite teams and athletes.

Manning is really, really good at what he does for a living.

Related: 4 reasons September could be good for stocks

The betting appeal: Americans bet an estimated $380 billion each year on sports.

But take it from one person who has lots of experience in both worlds. And in neither instance can you be guaranteed to be correct,” said Randall Fine, managing director of The Fine Point Group, one of the casino industry’s largest consulting firms. While many stocks offer steady returns, investors sometimes hit the jackpot (think: buying Apple back in early 2009 or Tesla in 2012).

“You’re making a wager based on some facts and some intuitions.

To put it another way, the stock market is a lot more forgiving than the MGM Grand (let alone your local sports bookie).

All or nothing: Gambling on sports tends to be a zero-sum game. Which casino in Atlantic City, Las Vegas or Macau pays the bettor 73% of the time?” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at S&P Capital IQ. Gambling on football star Peyton Manning to win might seem like a safe bet, especially compared with picking winners in the stock market. Heck, even his commercials are funny. And of course, they both hate to lose.

But don’t let those similarities fool you.

“Betting is more difficult and riskier,” said one resident of Hoboken, New Jersey, who bets on illegal gambling sites and also invests in stocks.

Related: How $2 billion Clippers bet could pay off

Gamblers and investors also have far different time horizons.

And investors have greater access to tools that can minimize the risk of losing money

The Basics Of Casino Gambling

Gambling laws are aimed to address this issue and provide assurance about the sense of security and privacy among the public. On the other hand, although gambling has been disciplined by state laws, some lobbies in the government exist in favor of gambling. For example: Which is the better option among these two? Playing a slot machine which has million dollar pay out or playing a blackjack which has less price money? Definitely, if they both have same price we will prefer a slot machine. It is really difficult to predict how online gambling malfunctioning can come under the proper control of the law and order and that’s why one needs to know the basics of casino gambling in order to be on the right track.

The emergence of these technologies was accompanied by a sense of uncertainty at the time of using them, especially for private communications. The first thing you understand in casino gambling is Bets valuation. All these gambling casinos generate a turnover of $3 billion for year. According to a recent survey conducted there are around 14.5 million gamblers around the globe.

If a player has an intention to play in an online casino, compulsorily he should have a bank roll. This online casino started its services with 18 games from 18th august 1995. If you people wish to make more money online, then here are some of the common techniques.

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The Worlds first online casino: Internet Casinos Inc (ICI) started its operation in the year 1995. Statutes also state that it is inappropriate to use a gambling ship for the transfer of goods or people from one place to another.

They should select games offering great bonus points. Gambling is not illegal; players can go to online casinos and play these games. Gambling is not a simple task, it needs patience and at the same time innovative moves. Today there are around 1400 websites offering varieties of gambling games. Players who play games with smart analysis will surely succeed with less time.

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As per the law, major financial institutions are required to design and enforce policies and procedures which will restrict the process of illegal funding to the online gambling operators. It is known that online gambling sites cannot accept any kind of encrypted credit card data that can be used for making payments. Any such business affecting the inter-state business and commerce, and failing to abide by t state rules for running a business will also come under the jurisdiction of gambling laws. Second important point a gambler should have is patience

The 10 Greatest Race Horses of All Time

Perhaps not as consistent as others on this list, but his durability and willingness to take on all comers more than compensates.

Native Dancer – 21 wins from 22 starts. A threat to break the track record every time he stepped on the racetrack, his astonishing 1:57.4 in the 1980 Strub still stands as the record for 10 furlongs at Santa Anita

Kelso – 39 wins from 63 starts. Beat Spectacular Bid in their only meeting, but was beaten handily by Seattle Slew in their two races.

Honorable Mentions: Sunday Silence, Easy Goer, Buckpasser, Ghostzapper, Count Fleet, War Admiral, Seabiscuit, Damascus, Cigar, Personal Ensign, Ruffian, Risen Star, John Henry, Swaps. There’s fast, faster, and Dr. I’ve tried to include the very best of the best without regard to gender or racing surface.

Seattle Slew – 14 wins from 17 starts. Champion two and three-year old. Other Horse Racing Articles By This Author:

Secretariat – 16 wins from 21 starts. His Kentucky Derby win, which came despite being rushed to the lead by Jean Cruguet after an awkward start, may be the greatest ever. Pity poor Sham, an outstanding racehorse in his own right, who was a game second in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness before being annihilated with all the rest in Secretariat’s incomparable Belmont Stakes win, during which he set a world record for 12 furlongs that still stands to this day.

Man o’ War – 20 wins from 21 starts. Undefeated as a 2-year-old, Triple Crown winner at 3. Twice named champion sprinter, and once Horse of the Year, he was among the best from 7 furlongs to 1 1/4 miles.

Miesque – 14 wins from 18 starts. Brilliant, precocious, altogether the greatest horse of the 1990s (only Cigar can rival him). 15 of her 16 starts came in Group 1 or Grade 1 races, but her crowning achievement is surely her back to back victories in the Breeders Cup Mile, both in utterly dominant style.

Holy Bull – 13 wins from 16 starts. Only denied a Triple Crown by a poorly judged ride in the Belmont Stakes by Ron Franklin. The only gelding on the list, “Mighty” Kelso, as he was inevitably described, was named Horse of the Year an incredible five times from 1960-1964, a feat that will surely never be matched. Great fillies like Personal Ensign and Ruffian did not make the list simply because I don’t think that on their best day they could beat any of the horses on this list on their best days (see also my article about Rachel Alexandra, about whom I would say the same.) Without further ado, the 10 Greatest Race Horses of All Time:

. He might rank higher on this list if not for an unaccountably disastrous performance as the 2-1 favorite in the 1994 Kentucky Derby. His lone loss, ironically to a horse named Upset, came during his 2-year-old season in the 1919 but hardly mars an otherwise dominating career.

Needless to say, this list represents one man’s subjective opinions as to the greatest of all time, and the horses represented here are only those who have raced on American soil. The greatest of the great, his triple crown campaign, during which he set official track records at Churchill Downs and Belmont Park, and an unofficial track record at Pimlico, will never be exceeded or even matched. Only a narrow loss to Dark Star after a rough trip in the 1953 Kentucky Derby blemishes an otherwise perfect career

Dr. His heart and intelligence combined with speed and stamina to make him one of the all time great champions. The only filly, the only foreign-bred, and the only turf horse on this list, which says something about her greatness. Crushed Affirmed in their two meetings a Belmont Park in the fall of 1978.

Spectacular Bid – 26 wins from 30 starts. His Triple Crown battles with Alydar will never by forgotten. Man o’ War was the first great race horse to really capture the public’s imagination and raise horse racing in the public consciousness. Fager – 18 wins from 22 starts. Those who argue that many non-American horses deserve inclusion will get no argument from me. Fager.

Affirmed – 22 wins from 29 starts