The Basics of Online Sports Betting – Learning the Specific Bets

Online sports betting is expanding everyday and it’s not hard to understand why. It combines two all-time favorite past-times – sports and taking risks. We can’t all play professional sports. Most people can’t take weekly trips to Vegas. But thanks to online sports betting you can have the thrill of watching sports and winning money at the same time. All in the privacy of your own home! It doesn’t get much better than that.

Before you start placing bets you need to understand a few of the basics. This article gives you an introduction to the terminology used in online betting. You don’t want to make any bets that you don’t completely understand. Here’s where I wish to emphasize another good word of advice, always search out the top spots betting advice and assimilate that advice before you place any money on the line.

Straight Bets – With a straight bet you’re simply betting on a team to win. The amount of points a team wins by doesn’t matter. If the Cowboys and Jaguars are playing you simply bet on which team you think will win. This is the most basic bet.

Betting a side – This is similar to the above bet. You’re choosing a “side” or a team you think will win.

Point Spread Betting – A sports book will list which team is the favorite to win a particular game. They’ll also show the estimated amount of points they’re expected to win by which is called the spread. So they don’t just say the odds are on the Cowboys to win. They’ll say the Cowboys are expected to win by 7 points or 11 points, etc. If you bet on the Cowboys to win but they only win by 5 then you haven’t won your bet. They didn’t win by enough to cover the spread.

Against the Spread or ATS – This is similar to the above bet. Instead of betting just on who will win, you’re betting they’ll win by more or less than the amount of the expected spread. I think you are beginning to see why I insist that you find the top sports betting advice. In your research look for a system, a proven system where the promoter of the system has a dedicated following of winners. At the end of this article I will point you to one, but there are dozens more. Find the one right for you.

Over/Under bets – As well as listing a favorite team and the point spread they’re expected to win by, the oddsmakers will also list a total over/under score. This is the total amount of points the teams will score during the game. If the number is 47 then they’re anticipating both teams to score a combined total of 47. If you bet “over” then you’re betting the total score will be over what’s expected. If you bet “under” then you’re anticipating the total score to be less.

Parlays – Parlay betting is when you group several bets on one ticket. Let’s say you make three bets, but instead of placing them separately you place them all on one ticket. If you win all three the payout is greater than if you’d played each bet separately. However, if you lose even one bet the parlay is a loser. You must win every bet on the card.

Future Bets or betting “Futures” – A future bet can be a profitable bet for small bettors but the odds are high. It involves betting on a game such as the Super Bowl while the season is just beginning, etc. You’re betting on which team will win a future event before it’s even been decided who will play in the game.

There are many other variations of bets but this gives you the basic online sports betting terminology to understand the most popular bets.

Why Soccer (Football) Live Betting is Such a Profitable Business

Sports betting is increasingly becoming an emerging online business. Billions of $$$ are wagered on every match day. Live telecast of matches further intensify the excitement.

Bookmakers’ statistics revealed that soccer betting is the most popular among sports betting. Soccer is the most watched, most played and the highest grossing sport on the planet.

Why Soccer Is The King Of All Sports

Soccer is the King of all sports because it is a simple game so easily understood.

It is No. 1 because it is a sport that can stir up so much passion.

Each game is loaded with suspense… fantastic or reckless finishes, players pushing their human bodies to the limit or playing like zombies. This cocktail of emotions can be experienced in every match – the sickening feeling in the stomach, the anger, the joy, the elation. Its pure entertainment, and it makes the adrenaline flows faster and more intense.

At its best soccer is considered magic, that is why names like Maradona and Pele resonate across the world.

Soccer carries the largest fan base in the world of sports. More and more games are being televised live which means more games are offered for live betting than in any other sports niche.

The Internet and live telecasting of soccer matches have made soccer live betting immensely popular. (*Live betting is also known as in-running betting, in-play betting, in-game betting and running ball).

There is a wide variety of live bets available for punting such as Asian Handicap betting, full time score, half time score, full time over/under, half time over/under, number of corners full time, number of corners half time, etc.

The Odds Tell A Story

Many savvy punters now recognize the main difference between live bets and normal bets. Before the introduction of live betting, punters used past data and analysis to determine their bets. But with live bets, punters can now know how the match unfolds as the odds tell a story. The movement of the odds is an indication of the performance of the teams playing at that time.

Bookmakers adjust the odds by minutes or even seconds according to the level of play of the teams. So the odds movements tell the “scenario” from the bookmakers’ point of view which cannot be far off.

From the odds changes, the punter must be able to identify the odds indicators on the exact time to bet, and also the time to exit the bet, that is, to cut loss when necessary to limit the financial damage.

The ability to ‘decode the odds and read the game’ is the recipe for live betting success.

Profitable Live Bets On Every Match Day

In every match, there are numerous punting opportunities. There are profitable live bets to be made in the first 20 minutes of play, during the course of the game, and the last 10 minutes of the match. You do not need complex technical analysis to find them and profit from them. The key lies in the ability to identify them and profit from these opportunities.

In card games, if you want to win, you have to win the game. But the beauty of soccer live betting is you can still WIN if you have betted on the losing team.

In live betting, the odds indicators are profit opportunities. But the punter must know how to spot them to take profitable actions. It’s all about timing.

Have A Slice Of The Lucrative Soccer Live Betting Pie

Soccer live betting is absolutely insane right now! There’s never been a better time for punters to get in on the live betting bandwagon and have a slice of the lucrative soccer live betting pie.

Think about how many games are being played on every match day during the soccer season. That’s plenty of games begging for your action.

If you have never engaged in soccer live betting experience, you really don’t know what you have been missing.

Hospitality Management Career – 10 Ways to be a Bad Hospitality Boss

With the low margins in the hospitality industry, you need every edge you can get. You’ve probably seen many articles on how to spot the bad employees. But what about warning signs that your own performance is lagging? Here’s a list of mistakes to avoid which will help you get the most out of your employees and your hospitality business, be it restaurant, banquet, hotel, or casino.

Have no annual plan. This is the measly scheduling that all businesses have to do. Hospitality is a seasonal industry – scheduling maintenance and review tasks during non-peak hours will help you keep everything running smoother. This doesn’t mean you have to stick to the plan when the inevitable complications arise, but over all your foresight should keep things running smoothly.

Don’t invite inspections. Whether it’s a fire code or a health code, periodic “friendly” inspections will help you identify problems and fix them early before they become accidents that will result in an “unfriendly” inspection. It also puts polish on your halo in the eyes of your insurance company.

Don’t spend time in the trenches. Time and again, the most successful hospitality managers show up on the event floor or the dining room every now and then and pitch in for a shift. It helps communication between you and your staff, who have the opportunity to point out what needs fixing instead of trying to write you a memo. It boosts morale in the lowest levels of staff – their respect for you skyrockets when they see you aren’t too much of a big shot to get your hands dirty. And of course, nothing puts your staff on it’s best work ethic like having the boss working elbow to elbow with them.

Ignore the calendar. New Year’s Eve coming up? Oh, well, we’ll be busy anyway. Summer here? Well, let’s see how the vacation crowd treats us. Instead of sitting there letting the holidays and seasons happen to you, you could have planned a special event or an aggressive marketing campaign in advance to make sure you take full advantage of the rich times. Making the most of the fat times helps you survive the thin times.

Ignore your competition. Nothing is more directly competitive than the hospitality industry; three restaurants on every corner, a chain of hotels along each street. You should be constantly thinking of what you can offer your customers that your competitors don’t.

Micromanage the staff. The flip side of being in the trenches should be the confidence to lead with authority by delegating responsibility efficiently. If you feel you have to follow up every detail and make every minute decision, your staff will feel that you lack confidence in their abilities. You should just be able to give an order and have the employees scurry to carry it out, reporting back to you only if there’s problems. Micromanaging is also a sign of a work-a-holic boss, and those aren’t always the most successful ones.

Expect the business to run itself. Avoiding micromanaging doesn’t just mean you can spend all week at home and check in on the phone twice a week. Nobody cares about your business as much as you do, and if you aren’t there, things are likely to skew farther away from how you originally designed them to run.

Don’t innovate. What could possibly be creative about our business? It’s just providing the service of basic necessities of life, after all. That’s when businesses fail; when they just keep doing what everybody else is doing. Innovation is when you offer a new service feature that nobody else does, create a hot new menu item and promote it in advertising, and a new luxury to your hotel property. Every time you innovate, you are temporarily in a market of one until your competitors copy you.

Ignore the computers. A hidden drain on the hospitality industry is the high cost of software. Maybe LucasFilm needs that $950 copy of Photoshop, but you’re just as well off making your advertising flyers on the free Gimp. You really don’t need Windows office software when the free PC systems out there such as Linux can run Open Office for free – and a spreadsheet looks the same in both. Your guest check-in system will run just as well on a free Unix system. And so on. Hospitality businesses are one industry that consistently overspends on business software. Your needs are not that fancy; any program that can open, edit, and save a text file will do just fine for writing that memo. And why pay for anti-virus software when a system like BSD or Linux doesn’t get viruses in the first place? Every program you run should be free of cost, and for that matter you can run a hospitality business on “outdated” hardware, at least for a small-scale company.

Ignore the Internet. Why should a hotel have a web site? So guests can get directions to the place and make reservations online. Why should a pizza parlor have a website? So customers can order online. Why have wireless web access in the lobby? Because traveling business guests bring laptops and want to stay online while they’re there. Web space these days goes for as cheap as $5 per month, and building a website on it will be a one-time expense of $100 to any random online freelancer. You pay more than this to advertise in newspapers, yet the Internet can reach millions more customers!

A Psychic’s Realistic Slot Machine Strategy

In October of 2006, I visited 2 Illinois casinos and two Indiana casinos.

I am not a high roller. I go to watch on certain days when I feel the vibrations

are high for people to win.

When I am consulting with a client and looking upon which days will be

lucky for them, I always give an additional warning to proceed slowly

when gambling.

I always notice machine patterns of winning and report back to clients so they

can use this information to check against their own personal experiences when

gambling.

My personal rule of thumb is to always walk the main aisle in a clockwise fashion

and observe all the rows of slot machines. I walk the main aisle where there is

the most floor traffic. In many online casino marketing journals, it is suggested that

the slot machines that tend to trigger the most wins, are easily observed from the

main aisle so that others walking by can easily see the win.

This can encourage people to try the machines in the same area.

Of course, the state gambling association may disagree with this.

Casino’s in most states adhere to strict inspections. Casinos must also publish a certain payout percentage for each dollar numeration of slot machine. I personally interpret this to mean not every machine on the floor has this payout percentage running simultaneously.

I noticed that throughout this month,when observing slot machines, a pattern

of winning emerged based upon how the machines were lined up

on the casino floor.

For example, when I watched four slot machines being played at once, the first slot

machine and the fourth slot machine from the aisle would jackpot*.

When I observed an odd number of machines in a row,

for example, three in a row, the center machine would jackpot*.

* The jackpot would hit when a player had 30 credits or more, and bet the most

amount of lines. (For example: if a quarter

slot machine has a maximum of 9 lines they would bet on all nine lines times x 25

cents per line)

I noticed this occurrence on October 4, 7, 11, 19, and 29.

On October 29, I noticed an interesting winning pattern at an Elgin, Illinois casino.

I watched a row of nine slot machines along the back wall for 4 hours.

The machines were quarter slot machines.

The fourth slot machine hit the jackpot 5 times per hour.

The machine to the fifth had 2 small jackpots per hour, the ninth machine (one the end

closest to the main aisle) would award $300.00 per hour.

This particular machine had 4 players that each won this amount.

The slot machines 1,2,3,6,7 and 8 had zero payout in a four hour duration.

Before you play any slot machine, it is always a good idea to stand around and watch for the patterns of winning. I would advise to stand there and watch for at least two hours before trying to gamble.

You may be able to observe a winning pattern and even notice the time each win occurs.

If you notice over a two-hour period of time that none of the machines hit any winnings, look elsewhere, chances are, you might also lose your money as well.

I would also like to share with you my personal play strategies on two slot machine games:

American Original

Play only 4 lines at a time and play slowly. You spend less. You will have to sit there 30-40 minutes but it is a better strategy to getting to bonus games that pay the most with this machine. I have noticed this game can go into a bonus round with playing as little as 4 lines. By carefully watching this game it is in my opinion, I did not see an an incentive to play the maximum 25 lines since you do not need to play all of the lines to trigger the bonus game. The bonus game win can give you up to 100 free games. You may want to try using the extra money into the multiplier function than on line betting.

S&H Green Stamps

You are going to realize that you are guaranteed to have a bonus game by the way

this slot game is programmed. Each play gives you the opportunity to collect stamps

once you reach 1000 green stamps. Which on average takes me about 25 minutes to

get to the bonus round.

My personal strategy is betting 25 lines times 1X per play. Until I get up to 800 stamps

then I back up and play anywhere from 10-15 lines times 1X play per line. This gives

me a chance to save money as I get closer to playing the bonus round. Do not stay on

this machine if you are not going to wait it out to collect the stamps to get to the

bonus round.

I have tried playing multiplier lines on this game and have not seen the programmed

incentive for doing this. The bonus round automatically gives the ability to multiply

your winnings so I did not see the need to spend extra money playing line multipliers.

Gambling and Social Media (and Directories)

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flikr and MySpace allow us to stay in touch with family, friends and those even on the peripheral of our social networks. These platforms are also tailored in such a way as to group people such as by similar interests or common geographic areas which make them ideal for companies to market their products or services at almost no cost to appropriate demographics. Casinos are following suit with positive results.

Social media create tangible results for a company’s website through:

•Better Search Engine Rankings through more links

Website links develop authority when they are featured on trusted domains. Moreover, getting your website’s link posted on a popular social media site is a sure fire way of generating a high amount of traffic rapidly on your website from social media users who are curious to find out what is so special about your site

•Primary and secondary traffic

Social media generates both primary and secondary traffic. Social media sites which have links that directly send traffic to your website are useful, even if these websites have notoriously poor bounce rates (return users/readers). Even so, these websites will generate subscribers to your website. Secondary traffic is in some senses, more valuable, as these links are used by people who are interested in your content and therefore are more audience relevant

Although it is not quite the same, in the gaming industry, casino affiliate websites and directories provide a very similar service to companies in need of generating traffic to their sites, however these sites provide the added benefit of driving ultra relevant traffic and audience appropriate visitors to these casino affiliate directories because they already have the goal of gambling in mind.

Joining such websites appeal to both casinos, who can increase their SEO rankings and generate more traffic to their sites, as well as target users who like directories where they can shop for a casino at their leisure. These directories often also provide useful tips like glossaries for the beginning gambler, updates on online gambling news and quirky features like horoscopes where you can check out your luck for the year.

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