The Don’ts of Football Betting

With almost four months remaining before the Super Bowl, NBC has sold nearly all of its available commercial time during the big game, thumping expectations despite a significantly weakened advertising market.

The network said in mid-September that nearly 85 percent of its available time slots have been sold, with strong categories that include automobile ads and movie previews. A dozen 30-second commercials sold for a whopping $3 million apiece, a figure that is up 10 percent from last year. According to MSNBC.com, the network has around 10 time slots still available. With a high demand for air time from revenue-hungry advertisers, NBC could command even more money for each time slot that is yet to be bought out.

Normally, only about 60 percent of Super Bowl ad slots get sold by this time of year, when professional football's final bout is still more than four months away.

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on the development via its website.

Sports have been a rare bright spot for media companies facing declining ad revenues this year due to the rapidly weakening economy. Although television ratings have been dropping for years as audiences turn to video recorders and alternative viewing platforms such as computers and Apple's iPods, people still want to watch big-time, televised sporting events live and on high-quality screens.

Viewership for NBC, a unit of General Electric Company, was better than expected during the Olympic Games and exceeded the minimums NBC guaranteed advertisers. This allowed the network to be able to free up time slots it had reserved to make up for any shortfalls.

NBC reported that it had sold $25 million in ads during the Olympics. This figure does not include the unfathomable $1 billion or more the network made on ads sold before the Games had even begun. NBC hopes that revenues for commercial time slots during the Super Bowl can match those staggering figures on an ad revenue per hour basis (The Olympics lasted for a total of over two weeks. The Super Bowl is televised for maybe four to five hours. Ad revenue per hour gives the network a general idea of the relative earnings when comparing two or more events).

The overwhelming amount of money that ad slots during the Super Bowl are sold for is constituted based simply on the huge amount of people who view the biggest game of the year in professional sports.

The Super Bowl is single-handedly the most viewed, televised program year in and year out. Over 100 million people view the contest yearly. This colossal amount of viewers compiles a wide range of targeted consumer groups that advertisers can appeal to. This is why commercials during the Super Bowl are among the most effective forms of ads.

Commercials during the big game have quickly become a part of Super Bowl culture and lore. A large amount of people who tune in for the Super Bowl have reported that they look forward to the entertaining, well-thought advertisements that appear during breaks in the game. Companies are all but guaranteed that the products and services they offer will be immediately pushed upon potential customers through their ads during the Super Bowl.

The sports business is a proven moneymaker. While other markets' revenues via advertisements are at a steady decline, the sports business is booming and is at a high point. This is despite declines in attendance of major sporting events throughout the country.

The decline in attendance could, however, have a positive impact on revenue earned through sports marketing and ads. More people are viewing games at home, on television, and through other platforms, which invites companies to advertise in commercials on television, and also over the internet and radio.

Super Bowl commercials show how effective ads on television can be if there is a significant number of people tuning into the broadcasted sporting event.

Sports marketers will continue to find new ways to generate revenue through advertisements at, during, and through sporting events, as well as through sports merchandise. The field of sports marketing will continue to grow and prosper in the future as sport is becoming, and probably already is, one of the most successful, highest earning businesses in the market today.

-Chris Barfield

It is common that gamblers vary or increase their bets. Some do it after having lost their earlier bets, some do it after winning. If you are one of those in this category of gamblers, then the odds of you being successful are slim. In the long run, you will run out of capital to carry on.
Based on my successful method, you will win 70% of the time. And if you are successful 70% of the time, then you will have a winning percentage of 40% nett.
70% success – 30% failure = 40% nett win.
I am sure any gambler would be happy with this result. And in order to achieve this, there are some practices that you will have to follow. They are the don’ts of football betting.
1. Do not vary your bets on your investment. Always bet the same amount on your games every week and stick to that amount, win or lose.
2. Do not expect to win every bet you placed. You might be surprised to know that the best professionals in the business rarely achieve 60%. The key is to recognize that you should not come in and to break the bank right away. You need to have a disciplined approach over a long period of time to succeed otherwise you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
3. Do not delay in placing your bets. As a rule of thumb, it is best to place your bet early in the week to get better odds, though it may not work for some games.
4. Do not bet on all games in a weekend. Always stick to the top teams of the league.
If you follow the above, I am sure success will come your way. Be patient, as this success is not instant, it is spread out over the football season.
Wish you a successful and rewarding season in the English Premier League 2008/09.

Las Vegas Casino Hotels

Online gambling is quickly growing in popularity all over the world and it's no surprise! After all, with 24/7 access to all of your favorite casino games from the comfort of your own home who wouldn't want to sign up for an online casino? If you have a computer and an Internet connection all it takes is a click of your mouse and you can join the gambling enthusiasts around the globe that are playing online casino games.

Many people enjoy playing Internet casino games for free. However, if you prefer to play for real money there are several things that you should keep in mind if you want to win at Internet gambling.

The first thing that distinguishes winners in the world of gambling online is that they play the games that they are good at. There are a huge number of online gambling games so choose from. You can play hundreds of varieties of slot machines and video poker or choose from the classic casino games of blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat. You can even play multiplayer poker and bingo online. With so many games to choose from the odds are that you are better at some games than others. Figure out which games you are the best at and stick to playing those games when you are gambling with real money in online casinos.

Once you have discovered which games you are best at it is also a good idea to do a little bit of research to find out how you can become even better at these games. Every casino game has a strategy. If you like to play slots you can learn about the most effective way to bet in order to maximize your wins. If you enjoy card games like blackjack and poker you can research different opening hands and how you should build your strategy around them (i.e. should you fold, call or raise in poker?). You can greatly improve your game strategy in games like roulette and craps by learning about odds. Studying the best strategies for specific games in order to perfect your game will increase your winnings by leaps and bounds! There is a huge collection of articles on casino game rules and strategy on the Internet.

Once you have perfected your knowledge of game strategy for the games you are best at it's time to perfect your game! The best way to do this is practice. You can download online casino software from the online casino of your choice and start playing. You can play free games or play for money. The more you play the more you will get used to implementing your new strategy, learning about odds, knowing when to stop playing and discovering all of the little nuances of online casino gaming. So choose a casino online and start playing today. The more you play, the more you will increase your winnings because, as the old adage says, practice makes perfect!

There are many casino hotels found in the Las Vegas Strip and its surrounding area. They have large casinos, luxurious accommodations, first-class restaurants, full service spa and salons, pools, theaters, shops, etc.
The MGM Grand is the largest of the Las Vegas casinos. The Venetian Hotel boasts of the world’s biggest suites and the city’s most elegant casino. It houses designer shops and a fitness center and outdoor, you can ride a gondola along the Grand Canal. The Wynn Hotel, the most expensive hotel project, features designer boutiques, renowned chefs, a Ferrari car dealership, a theater, a golf course, a poolside casino and a spa. Bellagio, with its full service spa, plush casino, modern sports book and grand poker room, is adult-oriented. Treasure Island features new games such as Paj Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Three-Card Poker and Big Six in addition to the standard games. Mandalay Resort is subdivided into the main hotel, the Four Seasons and an all suites domain. Its casino is stylish and casual. Its Coral Reef Lounge is one of the largest in the area. Planet Hollywood (formerly Aladdin) features Upscale London Club Casino, a large theatre, rooftop pools and a shopping promenade. Paris Hotel, a simulation of the Eiffel Tower is classy with its French details and sky-painted ceiling. Le Cabaret is a live music lounge in the casino. Excalibur Hotel is remarkable for great value lodgings. Low bets and a friendly atmosphere add to its charm. Kid attractions are housed in a separate floor. Perhaps the most unusual casino in the world, the Luxor hotel is shaped like a pyramid and its interiors follow an Egyptian motif. It houses a huge casino one can easily get lost in because of its round shape. Caesar’s Palace has a Roman theme in its rooms, casino and pool area. Monte Carlo boasts of European playground, fountains, magic shows, spa, wedding chapel and casino.
The Mirage is famous for its erupting volcano show at night. Its interior features a rainforest, waterfalls, lagoons, exotic plants and a large aquarium and outdoors, there is a garden where animal shows (e.g. dolphins, tigers) are presented. New York New York resembles the Gotham City, where the Manhattan skyline, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building, Library and Brooklyn Bridge are simulated. Stratosphere stands out in the skyline. It features 4 high rides. Flamingo Hotel includes a bird sanctuary, spa, pool, garden and casino. Other popular casino hotels are Barbary Coast, Bally’s, Tropicana, Riviera, Harrah’s and Sahara.
In the surrounding area, there are several casino hotels worth visiting such as Binions, Four Queens, Gold Coast, Gold Nugget, Hard Rock Hotel, Hooters, etc.

The Truth About Roulette Systems and How to Win!

Casino Party Budgets range from $25. to $100. per person, depending on location, food and beverage, and d├ęcor. Food will often comprise 40% of the budget, with 40% allocated to the Casino Vendor, and the additional 20% allocated to facility rental, entertainment, prizes, and decorations. These amounts will vary depending on your organization's preferences.

This first step is critical to the success of your event. You want to make sure your casino party vendor carries professional looking equipment and not just table toppers (laydowns that sit on top of a banquet table). In addition, the vendor should have at least 8 - 10 years experience and should own their equipment. Many agencies and event companies misrepresent the fact that they own their equipment, when they just subcontract to a casino rental company. Some agencies have been known to double the rental fee when they subcontract. There are many newcomers to the industry that just imitate their competitors, and don't have the experience to run a proper event. Also, a qualified vendor will be able to give advice on table and prize selection. Some vendors will give a few choices in renting the equipment, such as full service (providing everything, including the dealers), limited service (providing the tables and a Pit Boss, and they would train your volunteer dealers), and table rental only.

The date of your event may be determined on the facility and vendor availability. Often this step is planned months in advance, especially if it's a popular time of the year (such as the first two weeks in December). Fundraising event planners should check the local social calendar, to see that there are no major conflicts. Most casino parties will last for about four hours, with about 3 hours of actual gambling time and the rest for food serving, cashing out at the end of the night, and prize giveaways.

The location you select should be easily accessible to your attendees. The facility should also be able to accommodate the casino tables, food and beverage, entertainment and your attendees comfortably. Some facilities, such as hotels, will not allow you to bring in outside food vendors.

The number of tables you select should be based on the number of attendees expected. Most casino planners expect 75% of guests playing at any given time. The other 25% will be either watching, eating, enjoying the entertainment, or schmoozing. Your casino vendor will be able to make a recommendation on the types of tables needed for your sized event.

While it's not necessary to have a theme, it does create excitement about your event.

Here are some of the most popular casino themes:

When you've decided on the theme for your casino party it's time to get creative. Invitations, decorations, costumes, food, party favors, and entertainment should all fit the theme chosen. Even the play money handed out to guests should match the theme of your event.

Most often, the food at casino parties is served buffet style. Some events will have a sit-down dinner, and then move to the casino party area. Space is often a consideration when planning the food and beverage selections. You need to plan for lines (sometimes long) at the buffet and bars. The bar may be either an open or a cash bar. Many events will supply one or two drink tickets to all attendees, and then have them pay for any additional drinks. Often, the casino vendor will be able to recommend a good caterer, if needed.

The most popular entertainers at casino parties include DJ's, Magicians, Fortune Tellers, and Caricature Artists. A DJ, while not necessary, will be able to make any necessary announcements. Magicians will often be able to perform strolling magic, and demonstrate gambling sleights. Fortune Tellers are always a popular choice of entertainment. The Caricature Artist will provide a keepsake for your attendees.

A theme makes it easy to choose all of your decorations, party favors and invitations. A sit-down dinner will often have themed centerpieces, as will cocktail tables. Some events will have red, black and white balloon trees scattered about. Party stores will often carry a selection of these items.

The number of prizes to be given away is often based on the number of attendees, in addition to the budget supplied. Often, many organizations may have donated prizes from their vendors or members. Many of your attendees will be very competitive at the gambling tables, competing for the best prizes. A nice Grand Prize will attract more attendees to your event. There are two ways that prizes are given away at casino parties - raffles and auctions. With the raffle method, typically, attendees are given one raffle ticket for a certain amount (such as $20,000.) in either chips or play money held by the gambler. For example, if a gambler has $100,000 in chips at the end of the night, they would receive 5 raffle tickets with the example above. The auction method would have the dealers add up the total amount won by each gambler, and then an auctioneer would then begin to "sell" the prizes.

Casinos have an edge and they make money, FACT. Players bet on Roulette and the game has a built in edge in the casinos favour. The player wins or loses on individual bets, but the casino is looking at the odds over the LONG term.
It’s a bit like the way the insurance companies calculate insurance premiums, they lose sometimes, but they have an edge in their favour where premiums collected are more than their payouts.
Therefore, Individual bets even out over the long term and the casino earns according to the following equation:
Casino Profit = (Total Bets All Players) x (House Edge)
Roulette balls and dice have no memory. Every spin in roulette is independent of all past events and the current spin is not influenced by previous spins. This combined with the house edge dooms all roulette systems to failure.
Roulette systems cannot work, as there is no reliable data to base a system on in the first place. If you don’t have data you rely on, you can’t have a system that works!
Over time, the longer you play, the ratio of money lost to money bet will get closer to the house edge. If you win in the short or long term, it is purely down to chance, or luck.
Progression systems are based on the belief that this equation can be beaten. It is an attempt to ignore the truth and tries to place bets according to a set equation in an attempt to change the house edge in favour of the player. There are two main types of progression roulette systems:
A system where wagers are raised after a losing bet is called a negative progression. The logic behind this type of betting system is the frequency of winning sessions.
It assumes that in almost every session, the player will be able to leave on a win.
The downside is that losing sessions can be very expensive for the player. The most famous of these systems is the Martingale system. While a player would lose over time anyway, the casino gives itself some added protection restricting the number of consecutive bets!
Another method is positive progression, pyramiding, or letting a profit ride.
Players are willing to gamble more aggressively with money they have won in order to win bigger amounts.
The downside of these systems is the player needs to keep winning.
The player needs a long series of wins and the odds are strongly against him, in fact the house edge tells you that he can’t win and the longer he plays the more obvious this will become.
The fact they are sometimes playing with winnings is irrelevant over time to their overall profitability.
It is obvious from the above that casinos can’t lose over the long term because of the house edge.
The above systems will not work, as there is no reliable data to base them on.
Players can win in the short term, (by chance), but the longer they play the more the casino gains an edge and wins.
To get the house edge down to its lowest level does not require roulette systems, all you need to do is know the right bets and how to place them.

Learn About Casino Gambling

Palace of Chance online casino run on the excellent, reliable Realtime gaming system. On their web site they claim to have the fastest software on the net. So, naturally, I had to test this bold statement. I have played a lot of online games and I admit the speed of this game was far beyond any others I have played. The site is easy to navigate and has a player history report, which I just love. I have only seen a few sites with these types of reports and I think they are enormously useful for any serious player.

A quick search on the internet revealed many Palace of Chance Casino coupons for a variety of bonus offers. The casinos web site also has an enormous number of promotions listed on its web site. It was almost too much to take in. There are new customer, monthly, overnight and VIP room promotions and bonuses so makes sure you do your homework and read up on all of them. They also have some of the highest comps for keno of any internet casino.

The blackjack game ran so fast I could hardly believe my eyes. If you can get used to the speed, you can really play a lot of games in a very short period of time. Who needs coffee! I played a couple other card games which were equally as fast. There are slots galore in this casino and the graphics are terrific and the slots are smooth. Video poker is what really caught my eye. There are nine different games, each with a various number of hands. It is hard to stop playing.

Palace of Chance offers many ways for the customer to get help, including a live chat. Unfortunately, I was pretty distressed to discover that when I clicked the Help button for live chat, I was told that it did not support my browser and I needed to use IE4 or above. This is something that should be remedied as IE is not used by everyone. I only use it when I encounter situations like this.

Palace of Chance Casino is known for fast payouts and this benefit cannot be overstated when one is constantly moving cash. There are many ways to pay; their banking page is very thorough including an explanation of their banking security and encryption. With so much to offer, Palace of Chance casino makes it very hard to leave and go anyplace else. It has my recommendation.

Casino gambling is one of the most common words of today’s world, which is composed of two different words “Casino” and “Gambling”. Casino was originated from the Italian word “Casa”, which means house, villa, or summerhouse. Gambling means betting money or any other material that has monetary value to win any event with uncertain outcomes. So, when we connect those two words, it suggests us of any place where people usually risk their money to win any unpredictable event.
In modern casinos, generally casino owners make arrangements for many games to play. People usually play and gamble money to win that game or to win any uncertain outcome in different phases of the game. It is actually judging your luck by investing a lot of money. Keno, Bingo, Baccarat, Roulette, Black Jack, Slots, Poker, Craps are examples of gambling games for which people risk their money.
Irreversible bet, chance dependent outcomes, and gambling money or valuable things for those outcomes are some common and primary rules for any casino gambling game apart from its’ playing rules.
As a new person in this gambling arena, it is very much usual to ask about the revenue of casino gambling, winning rate, and tips necessary to win. Tips for winning any casino gambling game varies from game to game due to their rules of playing. Winning rate can’t be predicted and there is no certain data on this and no such sources are available to verify the existing data. It is obvious to have a little winning rate due to its’ uncertain nature.
One can find a lively environment in a casino as the first intention of any casino owner is to attract people there. A lot of money is spent for its’ interior decoration that draws people there to enjoy and play. You will find dazzling lights, expensive carpets, hot and sizzling waitresses all around you to feel something very appealing.
When it comes to know about the revenue of casino gambling, you will definitely be amazed to know the numeric value. About $37 billion was the revenue of US based casinos in 2012, which is 4.8% more than the revenue of 2011.
This numerical value suggests something very big for the future and with the advancement of technology, gambling is no more bounded to casinos. Online gambling is the future of this growing industry, and we hope many things have yet to come to make us thrilled about this industry.

Human Scientists Will Soon Create A Virtual Reality Experience Which Will Replace Life Experience

The main attraction of Europe is in the history and centuries old architecture that speaks volumes by itself. Czech Republic is no exception to this rule. Prague, the capital city is filled with bridges that keep it connected as the Vltava River runs through it. No old European city is complete without imposing old Cathedrals; however, Prague's uniqueness is not only in its old rustic, red roof tops features but also in the fact that it is a modern metropolitan city as well with all the amenities and technology that you may require or need.

Czech Republic casinos draw a lot of crowds both locally and tourists wise. Czech Republic counts 43 legal casinos in total spread around the whole country with Prague sheltering no less than 11 of them. The Admiral Casino Colossuem, which is also in Prague, is the largest of them all. The Admiral Casino Colossuem has approximately 8 game tables and 160 slot machines.

The official language in Czech Republic is Czech, which has Slavic origins however, most people speak and write English fluently especially the personal of Czech Republic casinos. The legal age to gamble in the Czech Republic is 18 years of age and the same applies for enjoying any alcoholic beverages as well.

The Czech Republic may reflect centuries and centuries of history but it is a relatively new country as it was officially formed on January 1st, 1993 when the Czechoslovak Federal Republic split in two parts to form Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The new formed country went ahead and joined the European Union in May 2004.

With all the old and new changes occurring in the Czech Republic it attracts even more tourists each year. The flooding in the tourism industry is dully noticed by both the government and business people who make every thing possible to entertain them with everything in their power; thus, plans for even more casinos are on the way to open for the pleasure of the gamblers and of those who still believe in lady luck.

Okay so, the big question isn’t – is there a god. Not anymore, the question is now; why did our ancestors create this world for us to play in – this virtual reality world, one we might just call the human life experience’ where you and I and everyone you know lives out their life? Yes, I am speaking of the philosophical conundrum that we are all living in a Simulation, like a super sophisticated video game. So, are we living in a simulation? Hard to say, and we don’t know for sure, but there are many reason why we should consider this concept.
Not long ago, I was talking with a technologist about this, he noted that at the rate we are headed, soon we will create a “second life” so real that it will be just like life, so real, you might rather live in it. Good point and I replied:
Exactly, so it doesn’t matter if we are now living in a VR or not, because in the future WE WILL, it only makes sense, as humankind works to remain in the game indefinitely, live forever, in any form to continue their current type of consciousness without fully understanding exactly what it is or how exactly it works.
The technologist told me his daughter just completed her graduate degree in both Computer Science and Computer-Brain Interfaces. Well, I’d say his daughter is in the right place at the right time. Maybe they’ll call it VR2 (virtual reality II). The first VR world is where we live now in the simulation, and VR-2 is a game within a game that we create of our own accord, sure slightly different for now, but it will be quite robust and appear as if it is reality – like the Biosphere II project, the Earth being biosphere I.
Indeed, I cannot foresee a future where we do not create such a world, that is “IF” human technology continues, as humans might doom themselves to repeat past history – once again losing and thus. forgetting more than we’ve ever known? Ouch. I guess it’s like Arthur C Clarke put it – Humans are mostly harmless except to themselves. Somehow I think humanity will mutter along with false starts, mistakes and eventually get there. It’s an interesting species, a lot going for it, and a lot not.
Are we living in a simulation? Hard to prove yes or no on that one, but rest assured in the future we surely will be – and there is a whole new world out there if we are willing to take it. Think on this.

Mystery Shopping in the Casino and Gaming Industry

The game of blackjack is loved by all for its wonderful mix of fortune and skill. Though you need lady luck to ride on your side, you require good skills too for money to come your way. Online blackjack is the next biggest thing nowadays after playing it in real life casinos.

The latest trend in casino gaming is playing all your favorite games online in a virtual casino. It offers all the games a regular casino has, plus additional jackpots and gaming options. There are so many exciting things to discover when you play online casino games- the fun never stops!Ever since the gambling industry stepped online, it brought with it the entire regular casino games on board, and blackjack was one of them. The game received massive popularity, which of course meant a manifold increase in revenues for the online casino.

Now, coming to the question of why online blackjack should be as popular as it is? The most obvious reason why people log in to play this game is the fun factor is brings in. plus, if you are on a winning streak, the enjoyment is doubled, and you never want to let go of the game! Another reason for playing blackjack online is that you can be sitting in the comfort of your own home as you experience the thrill of a money game with a festive casino atmosphere right on your computer screen. Play the game right from your home, and also competes with a player who could be located in the other corner of the world. Online blackjack is also a great way for beginners in the game to learn the basics and develop strategies which they can use later when they play in a real casino with other players.

For starters, you could select a game of blackjack against the computer, though this form of blackjack does not offer many playing options, but is great for beginners learning the rules of the game. In this form, the computer generates its numbers randomly, leaving little scope for players to apply an effective strategy. For those looking to play a more interactive game, live blackjack could provide the right mix of entertainment and strategy application. Play the game with other players logged in that time. Live blackjack is fun as it gives players a chance to interact with one another. The chat feature available in most live games allows you to engage with your opponent even as you play!

This form of blackjack does not offer any monetary incentive to players. Available on most blackjack sites, all a player needs to do is register with the site and log in to play a game.

Thus, go ahead and try your luck at this exciting game from the comfort of your own home. With blackjack, are the jack and the master of this thrilling game all at the same time!

Taking mystery shopping assignments in the casino and gaming industry is a sure bet way to have fun, earn a little extra money, and help companies maximize the customer experience for all guests. Similar to secret shopping in retail store locations, an assignment in casino mystery shopping requires driving to various properties, using and evaluating the various services undercover and providing candid feedback through required forms and online surveys. Taking on evaluations in the casino and gaming industry are only realistic for those folks who reside in states that allow gambling (especially Nevada), as long-distance transportation is not typically be reimbursed.
However, for your time, most administrators of mystery shop assignments will pay some sort of compensation or with in-kind services like free casino chips, complementary meals, or other products. The perks of casino mystery shopping will vary on the type of job assigned and the company you are working for. To ensure that you are paid and invited for future jobs, each project much be completed in a completely professional manner with a high-level of attention to detail. Remember, casino mystery shopping is not about getting wild, playing card games or getting free drinks, it is about gathering valuable data on the “guest experience” that can be used by management to make improvements as needed.
Both large casino properties and smaller gaming establishments are looking for honest and truthful critiques of their many products and services. This is where you step in as the undercover eyes, ears and taste buds of the corporate office, analyzing every last detail to make sure it meets quality standards. Before going on an assignment, review and familiarize yourself with the requirements and paid survey questions listed out for your visit. You don’t want to “out” yourself by standing around in the lobby with a pencil behind your ear, a clipboard under your arm and a stopwatch around your neck.
Typically, you will gather data on objective questions like how long you stood in line to cash out your chips and also answer opinion-type questions such as what you thought of the interior decorating. Some other common areas of interest include the quality of the table games dealer, beverage server, cage cashier, restaurant and buffet, security, valet and more.
Casino mystery shoppers must live a local that permits gambling and gaming, be willing to work at odd hours in the day and night, must have keen observational skills, and be able to communicate well verbally and in written reports submitted through online surveys. Based on the quality of your work, you will develop a relationship of trust and dependability with a particular mystery shop business or
that will hopefully score you more and more work in the future.

5 Devastatingly Effective Tips to Breaking a Gambling Addiction

A live casino craps table is typically manned by a crew of four people. The "boxman" sits at the center of the table by the casino's chip stack. Her job is to control the game, ensure the dealers don't make mistakes, and to protect the casino and players from cheats and thieves. Two dealers stand to the sides of the boxman. They collect bets when the casino wins and pay bets when the players win. They also position players' chips for bets that are not self-service (i.e., players are not allowed to position their chips on the layout for certain bets, so the dealers do it for them). The "stickman" stands at the center of the table across from the boxman and calls the game. The stickman also retrieves and controls the dice after each throw.

A good stickman can add tons of fun to the game. If he's good, he'll use a big vocabulary of craps jargon to add humor and make the game more interesting. For example, if a die bounces off the table and lands in a player's chip rack (i.e., the wooden shelf around the table perimeter where players hold their chips), the stickman is obligated to say, "No roll," and then he retrieves the die for the boxman to inspect it. The stickman then pushes the dice with his stick to the shooter to roll again.

A good stickman adds lively banter to the game to make it more fun for the players. After all, the more fun the players have, the better mood they'll be in, which increases the likelihood that the players will make more bets (good for the casino) and give the dealers more tips (good for the crew). To liven up the game, instead of boringly saying, "No roll," a good stickman might say in a loud, rhythmic voice, "Die in the wood, roll no good," or "I can't read her, she's in the cedar." The game is much more fun when the stickman spouts all kinds of craps jargon and rhymes.

Over the years, dealers have dreamed up lots of cute slang for the results of a dice roll. The following are the ones I commonly hear when playing. I suspect that there are just as many that I haven't heard. Listen for them the next time you play. The number 2 (i.e., a 1 on one die and a 1 on the other) is called "aces." Aces are more commonly known as "snake eyes." They are also called "eyeballs."

The number 11 (i.e., a 6 on one die and a 5 on the other) is called a "yo," which is short for "yo-leven" (with emphasis on the "yo"). The stickman says "yo-leven" to distinguish "eleven" from "seven" so the players don't misunderstand the call.

The number 3 is an "Australian yo." When a 3 shows (i.e., a 1 on one die and a 2 on the other), the opposite number (i.e., the number on the bottom of the dice) is 11, which is "down under." On dice, 1 is opposite the 6, 2 is opposite the 5, and 3 is opposite the 4. So, when a 1-2 combination shows, the opposite side "down under" (i.e., the bottom of the dice) is 6-5.

The number 12 is called "boxcars" or "midnight."

The combination 3-3 (i.e., a Hard 6) is sometimes called "Brooklyn Forest."

The numbers 2, 3, and 12 are all called "craps." Note that when a shooter establishes a point and then subsequently throws a 7, it's called a "seven-out." A seven-out is not a craps. Remember, a craps is the number 2, 3, or 12, so when the shooter rolls a 7, don't show your inexperience by yelling in disappointment, "Oh, man, he crapped out." The correct whine is, "Oh, man, he sevened-out."

The number 8 is sometimes referred to as "Eighter from Decatur."

The number 9 is sometimes referred to as "Jesse James" (he was shot with a.45, and the 4-5 dice combination is a 9). The number 9 is also called "Studio 54" when the dice combination 5-4 shows (the combination 5-4 is a 9).

The combination 4-4 (i.e., a Hard 4) is sometimes called "Little Joe."

The combination 3-2 is sometimes called "OJ" (OJ's jersey number was 32).

The combination 5-5 (i.e., a Hard 10) is called "lady's delight."

The combination 1-4 is occasionally called "One-eyed chicken in the weeds." I don't have a clue what that means, and neither did the dealer when I asked him. He said he learned it years earlier from another dealer and has since repeated it.

Hearing the stickman bark funny craps jargon makes the game more fun. It also gets the players to interact more, which usually adds to their enjoyment. Imagine the shooter rolling the dice and they show a 1-4 combination. Imagine the stickman blandly saying, "Five." Now, instead, imagine the stickman shouting, "One-eyed chicken in the weeds!" The players laugh and begin asking each other, "What did he say?" Their questions then lead to more talking and interaction, which adds to everyone's fun. The casino values a good stickman because happier customers are more likely to be repeat customers.

The bright lights, the excitement, the potential that you could walk away with a lot of money, casinos certainly have a strong allure. There is nothing wrong with gambling itself so long as the gambler is in control of themselves, sadly however many gamblers are not. Problem gamblers can spend more time and money than they can afford which can result in family breakdowns, bankruptcy and loss of self-esteem.
The following are a series of tips and hints that will help problem gamblers break their addiction and become more in control of their actions.
1) If breaking your addiction is something that you are serious about, then you must tell your close friends and family about this. Their support will be crucial to your recovery, and once you start telling people of your goal you are a lot more inclined to follow through rather than admit your failure to everyone.
2) As hard as it may be to do, the best way to break a gambling problem is to go cold turkey. You need to stay away from any casinos or online gaming programs no matter what. This will be especially hard to do in the first twenty four to forty eight hours, but the more time that passes the easier it will get.
3) Elect to have yourself voluntarily banned from all casinos in your city. If you feel that will power is not enough to keep you away then have them physically prevent you from entering the casino is the next best step.
4) Start up a new hobby that you can use to fill the void that you may now have. Cycling, gardening, weight lifting, whatever you like, you need that mental gap you now have to be filled with something else that you can focus on. Even if you start reading a new book, that would be a fantastic start.
5) Make an oath to yourself that you will not gamble, write out a contract and sign it. For most people, the shame of going against their own word is enough to keep them away from gaming, make sure you include reasons why you want to break your habit. Things such as spending more time with your children or partner, saving money for a new car, regaining your self-respect are all fantastic motivations to break your habit.

Why You Should Never Buy an Online Slot Machine System!

If you play slots in two or more different states, you may have played on two different kinds of slot machines. These are called Class II and Class III slots. Though you won't be able to tell the difference in these machines with a cursory glance, there are important distinctions between the two.

Actually, when I say "important distinctions", I mean important legal distinctions. Players won't be able to tell much of a different in these slot machines. Certain jurisdictions do not allow the traditional slots game, so the game designers found an ingenious way around the legalities.

Class III slot machines are the ones we all know and love. These slots you will find in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and most of the other casinos of America.

Class II machines are for specific jurisdictions, often introducing a bingo element into the slot machine experience. Since bingo games are less regulated in many states, this becomes a way to run a slot machine industry in a state where slots aren't allowed. Here's how it works.

Class III Characteristics

*Class III slots use an internal random number generator to determine wins and losses.

*Every Class III spin is separate from the other. A player winning on a similar machine adjacent to you does not affect your game. Any outcome is possible.

*The player is playing against the house and not against opponents.

*Wins are instant.

Class II Characteristics

*Class II slots are tied to a random number generator in a central computer. The slot machine itself does not determine whether you win or not. Instead, it is part of a networked game.

*Players compete against one another for a central prize. This means you do not play against the house and a prize eventually will be won by someone, but not necessarily by yourself.

*Games are interactive. When you win, you must actively claim your prize.

*When a new game begins, there are only a certain number of combinations in the game. Once a set of numbers (or card) has been used, it is not active in the game. This makes a class II game like a scratch off lottery card.

*If on a machine with Class III characteristics, any of the Class II stipulations are met, then the machine legally is considered a Class II slot machine.

How Do You Tell The Difference?

For all intents and purposes, Class III slots play like a traditional machine. Both use a random number generator to determine results. But if you look closely enough, you will notice a few differences with a Class III machine.

Most such machines have a virtual bingo card someone along the top of the machine. As the reels spin, you will also notice the bingo numbers in a "spin" mode. This is actually the method used to determine a winner.

If you win, the reels align in the commensurate winning position. If you do not win, the reels line up in any random non-winning alignment.

The Class II and Class III distinctions highlight the hypocrisy of certain gaming jurisdictions. A slot machine is considered immoral and made illegal, unless it is played with a bingo mechanism, which therefore makes it legally and morally valid.

Who can figure? Let's just be happy our slots playing brethren in these jurisdictions can enjoy themselves with a good game of slots.

Playing online slot machines has become increasingly popular, as online casinos have grown in popularity. This growth in online gaming has seen an increase in the number of players looking for an easy way to hit the million jackpots and become one of the few high rollers who succeed in online slots. Many are tempted to buy an online slot system which claims to be able to make the purchaser regular huge profits. The reality of online slot machine systems however, is that the claims don’t match the hype. Slot machines remain games of chance, and just like roulette and craps, there is no system that can guarantee you regular jackpots. Don’t buy an online slot machine system. Read on and find out why!
Fact: You Cannot Apply a System to Online Slots to Make Regular Income
There is no way to make guaranteed profits from mathematically detrimental games, and online slot machines are such games. In mathematics, you know exactly what will happen. Games of chance are the exact opposite. You never know what will happen next. If you did, then of course, it would not be a game of chance. Online slots are a game of chance, so mathematical systems cannot be applied. Period.
Online Slots Do Work To A Mathematical Formula!
The winning combinations produced by online slot machines are generated by a Random Number Generator (RNG). In online slot machines, RNG’s are not truly random, because they are the result of a mathematical process. If you knew the formula used in any online casino slot machine and the value of the last random number generated, you would be able to calculate the next random number that would be generated, but of course, you can’t. Why? The reason is the speed at which the RNG calculates winning combinations. The RNG is actually a series of codes written into the software of the game chip. It generates numbers and it does it very quickly. In fact, at least 100 numbers every second can be generated. In an online casino slot machine, each one of those numbers corresponds to a result on the reels. The effect of this for the player is a random choice from a field of numbers that will determine the outcome of the play.
Why You Can’t BEAT Online Casino Slot Machines
Online slot machines RNG’s produce a random generation of a number from the field of numbers in the program, at least every one-hundredth of a second. The RNG is always generating numbers even when it’s idle. Even if the programmer of the online slot machine knew the sequence in which the numbers are being generated, by the time he calculates what the next number is the machine will have moved on, as we all know all computers can crunch numbers quicker than any person. While it is not totally random by the nature of its programming, a programmer even if he knew the sequence would not be able keep up with the machine, so what chance would a player have?
Fact is you can’t use a mathematical system in online slot machines. So a system that tells you it can guarantee slot machine jackpots consistently is lying.