Month: August 2016

NBA Basketball Moneyline Bets

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

As some advice from somebody who has been there, don’t even for a second think that taking a -10 favorite and turning it into a -450 moneyline play is a solid bet. This isn’t always the case, but is often the case.

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

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

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

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

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

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

. While its very likely to cash, IF IT DOESN’T, you are screwed and in a hole BIGTIME.

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

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

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

A great place to install a moneyline bet is when an NBA team is a short underdog, say +3 or less. Underdogs are less likely to happen, hence why their compensated at such a high rate.

As you can see, if you take a basketball game with a favorite of -7 and change it to a moneyline bet, you are not risking $330 to win $100. It can also be viewed as 2.5/1 odds.

The moneyline is a great bet in basketball betting, as long as you don’t get too carried away betting favorites. There’s a good chance that if the underdog is going to cover the +3 that they’ll also win the game straight up. (You could also look at it as risking $3.30 for every $1.00 you want to win.)

Good luck in your action!

On the flip side, if you want to take a hoops underdog that would have been getting +7 points on the spread, this bet now pays +250 which means you bet $100 to PROFIT $250 (or profit $2.50 for ever $1.00 you risk). For those of you who aren’t familiar with what a moneyline bet is, let us explain:

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

Online Gambling Knows When To Fold ‘Em

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Sportingbet will retain the Internet addresses and intellectual property of wallstreet.com, aces.com and sportingbetUSA.com, but won’t use them for any U.S. On the other are private offshore companies located in the Caribbean that are still doing business with U.S. sports-betting, casino business and poker operations to Antigua-based Jazette Enterprises Ltd.

Vienna, Austria-based online betting company bwin said Friday it will no longer accept new customers in the United States for its “real money” games and will only offer a “play money” lineup to the U.S. These (U.S.) operations contributed the overwhelming majority of the company’s revenues for the year to date 2006,” World Gaming said.

Congress caught the gaming industry by surprise late last month when it included a provision in a bill aimed at improving port security that would make it illegal for banks and credit-card companies to settle payments to online gambling sites.

Since then, PartyGaming PLC, the world’s largest gambling company, said it had suspended all real money gaming activities to customers in the United States. operations Friday as President Bush signed a bill aimed at restricting Internet gambling in the United States.

Sportingbet PLC and Leisure & Gaming PLC both sold their U.S. operations for a token $1 while World Gaming PLC directors resigned, leaving the company in the hands of administrators.

U.S. Former BetOnSports PLC Chief Executive Officer David Carruthers remains under house arrest in the St. customers through third parties.

“This decision (to call in administrators) follows discussions with all key parties and after receiving appropriate legal advice. Peter Dicks, the former chairman of Sportingbet, was detained in New York but released after New York Gov. All Rights Reserved. On one side are the London-based companies that are pulling out of the United States. market.

© 2006 CBS Interactive Inc. business of Paradise Poker.. residents account for about half of the estimated $15.5 billion in net win from wagering that operators of online betting sites were expected to generate this year, according to the betting research unit at Nottingham Business School. Louis area awaiting trial on federal charges based on the 1961 Wire Act.

Sportingbet shares fell 10 percent Friday to $1.09 and PartyGaming shares dropped 4.2 percent to 64 cents. Some banking groups lobbied against it.

British-based online gaming companies began cashing in the chips of their U.S. legislation is cleaving the industry in two. The company said the sale saved it $14 million in costs it would have had to pay to close the operations. residents for two years, and not to take bets from customers outside the Americas for three years.

Leisure & Gaming sold all of the shares of its wholly owned subsidiaries — VIP Management Services, Bon Bini Investments, EH Gaming Ventures, ECom ServCorp and Nine Holdings — to Stockdale Investment, a newly incorporated company established by Alistair Assheton, former chief executive of the company.

Sportingbet said it will keep its European sports, casino and poker businesses, Australian sports business and the non-U.S. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Analysts said the U.S. And World Gaming shares were suspended at 7.4 cents.

On Friday, Sportingbet of London offloaded $13.2 million of debt by selling its U.S. gaming purpose. Empire Online PLC said it would focus on gaming outside the United States, while 888 Holdings PLC said it was considering its options.

The measure’s supporters include the National Football League as well as conservative and antigambling groups. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. George Pataki declined to sign a warrant extraditing him to Louisiana, where he was wanted on charges of illegal online gambling. The total amount bet online is substantially higher, it said.

Looming over the decisions by the London-based companies was the arrest of two executives while traveling through the United States. The businesses have a total of 500 employees.

World Gaming instead appointed administrators to the business after the resignation of its directors.

Andrew McIver, Sportingbet’s chief executive designate, said in a statement that the company was “saddened to have to dispose of such a fantastic business as a result of political actions in the U.S. Jazette has agreed not to take bets from non-U.S. Leisure & Gaming shares rose 3.1 percent to 15.32 cents

Daily fantasy sports land in gambling industry crosshairs | Reuters

NEW YORK Mike Petta played Internet poker until 2011, when most U.S. “MGM Resorts International would like to see daily fantasy sports made legal and properly regulated, similar to our position on all forms of gambling.”

Lobbyists for the industry claim that anyone who has participated in FanDuel or DraftKings games would agree that, unlike gambling, a fantasy player has a major effect on the outcome through their knowledge and effort.

Playing from home in Livonia, Michigan, Petta is one of millions of Americans who draft virtual sports teams online and enter real-money competitions that last only a few hours.

AMAYA JOINS IN

FanDuel and DraftKings said in a joint statement for this story that they “are speaking with gaming industry representatives to educate them on the fantasy sports industry as our products are fundamentally separate from, and not competitive with casinos and gaming businesses.”

The controversy has succeeded in making some investors reluctant to back fantasy sports companies. ESPN, a unit of Walt Disney Co’s was close to investing in DraftKings earlier this year but then passed. A staggering 98 percent of daily fantasy sports players are male, according to Eilers. Last year, the 31-year-old father of two quit his job as an accountant to play fantasy sports full time, spending thousands of dollars a night entering fantasy sports contests. FanDuel’s $275 million funding round, announced July 14, was led by private equity firm KKR & Co LP and included Google Capital and the venture arms of Time Warner Inc and Comcast Corp.

“Once the sports leagues and media companies became involved, it sent a signal to both entrepreneurs and investors alike that this industry was only going to continue to grow,” said Stephen Murphy, CEO of Boom Shakalaka, a new fantasy sports company founded out of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

DraftKings’ website says it is “100 percent legal.” FanDuel’s website says it takes “the legal status of the games it offers very seriously and does its utmost to ensure compliance with existing state and federal laws.” . More than 90 percent of them are white. The issue is not whether skill is present. DraftKings CEO has said that the “adult product” did not fit with parent company’s brand, but DraftKings did reach an agreement to advertise on ESPN’s properties. “When chance begins to govern the outcome more than skill, you have a form of gaming, and that’s when the need for regulation kicks in.” 

Even if some casinos keep out of daily fantasy sports, Petta claims they are not competing for his attention against FanDuel and DraftKings.

By Liana B. But there is a risk that some states will eventually decide to treat them as traditional sports betting, shrinking what has been a growing market.

COVETED DEMOGRAPHIC

Yet Petta belongs to a demographic that the gambling industry, weary of retirees playing penny slots, is hungry for. Daily fantasy sports companies now operate in at least 45 U.S. Amaya Inc, which acquired online poker company PokerStars last year, has said it plans to come out with a daily fantasy sports product this year.

High-profile investors have poured money into both industry leaders.

Petta is an outlier in terms of the time and money he spends – and earns, in the six figures. poker websites were shut down.

Petta, who bets between $20,000 and $40,000 each night in 500 games he enters, sees it as a skill-based job. Drawing some artificial line between the two makes no sense as a matter of law or policy.”

LOBBYING

The two fantasy sports startups which lead the industry, FanDuel and DraftKings, have both raised hundreds of millions of dollars in funding in the past few weeks, scoring valuations of about $1 billion each.

“I know there is a lot of debate, with some people considering it gambling. It is whether the skill of the players determines the outcome of the game they are playing,” Burnett said.

Companies that offer traditional sports betting, legal to some degree in only four states, are heavily regulated by gaming boards, need to follow anti-money laundering guidelines, follow strict rules on protecting player funds and pay special gaming taxes.

Some of the traditional players are now getting in on the action. Fifty-one percent are between the ages of 25 and 35, and 59 percent have an average household income of $75,000 or greater.

“I don’t have an opinion yet (on the legality)…

So far, there has not been much lobbying from the gambling industry to restrict daily fantasy sports, mainly because the main trade group, the American Gaming Association, has formed a task force to study the issue but has yet to decide what its stance on it will be. But I can tell you there is a skill set, there is a strategy where you can get an edge or an angle and make this profitable,” Petta said.

“They’re not like games of chance, where no matter how skillful the player is, winning or losing almost always comes down to luck — whether it’s the spin of a wheel, the roll of the dice, or the turn of the cards,” said Jeremy Kudon, a partner at the law firm Orrick and lobbyist for the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

(Reporting by Liana B. This has allowed fans to bet with a frequency that some critics argue is akin to sports betting or gambling. Since then, they have mushroomed online with participants typically creating teams that span an entire season, in major sports including baseball, basketball and hockey. He then takes a break to look after his children, 1 and 3, and finalizes his virtual team before the games start in the evening.

“It is not in the interests of consumers that established gaming companies, which are fully licensed and regulated, are the only market participants that cannot engage in the business,” said MGM International’s general counsel John McManus. In DraftKings’ $300 million investment round announced July 26, the funding was led by Fox Sports and also included Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the Madison Square Garden Company, the Raine Group and Wellington Management. My wife and I go on a Friday night when we have a babysitter,” Petta said. He does his research in the morning, poring over player stats and planning his nightly lineup. “It does not change how often I go to the casino, I enjoy gambling every so often. But let’s not pretend one is OK and the other is not. states, though some are mulling reviews on whether the activity should be treated as gambling rather than games of skill. Nevada’s Gaming Control Board, the regulatory body that oversees gambling in the state, has started to analyze the legality of daily fantasy sports. Investors have followed suit, making daily fantasy sports a multi-billion-dollar business.

Daily fantasy sports, where players draft teams in games played in just one evening, developed in the past few years. Most participants bet less than $100 per week on fantasy sports, and about 70 percent of them fail to win money regularly, according to a survey by research firm Eilers Research LLC published last month.

Modern fantasy sports started in 1980 when a few avid baseball fans starting drafting teams at a New York City restaurant called La Rotisserie Francaise. Baker in New York; Editing by Greg Roumeliotis and John Pickering)

Daily fantasy sports companies are now looking to protect their home turf.

Nevada’s Burnett said he did not believe the Federal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act legalizes daily fantasy sports, but did not ban them either, and that their legality was up to individual states.

“I make my living in the gambling industry, so I’m hardly opposed to gambling,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US. Baker

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“When you start offering daily fantasy contests, then you start to blur the line between skill and chance,” said AG Burnett, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, who is leading a review of daily fantasy sports. Kudon, the industry lobbyist, said he has met with lawmakers in a dozen states over the past six months, and helped pass a bill in Kansas in May that confirmed that fantasy sports are legal in that state. Now, the gambling industry wants him back.

Proponents of the daily fantasy sports industry say that the Federal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, a law meant to crack down on online poker, included a carve-out that exempted fantasy sports.

That’s sparked some frustration at major gaming companies such as MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming Corp, as well as sports book companies such as William Hill Plc, which have told Reuters they want to see daily fantasy sports regulated like gambling. “I think daily fantasy sports betting should be legal, just like I think traditional sports betting should be legal. Nevertheless, this has not stopped some gaming companies from speaking out, with some calling daily fantasy sports unlawful.

Regulating fantasy sports like gambling could help casino companies enter the market, and it could also give them an edge since they have experience dealing with gambling licenses and regulation

Summer Games For Kids: How To Play Wiffle Ball

But of course, no person can be passed the home run marker, unless you’re just a family onlooker cheering on the game!

The title says it all. And a whole lot of fun!

When I was a child, there was no game I loved more than wiffle ball. If there are more than two players, you can place one person in each designated marker area. It’s light, easy to swing, and durable. Really, it’s the same as the baseball variation above, but you can get someone out through a well-aimed throw at the runner. Other variations have holes covering the entire ball, and often the holes are a perfectly circular shape. The fact that you can pick up and play just about anywhere adds to it too. All you need is some basic equipment and you are set!

Wiffle balls

I’m a fan of the original wiffle balls, though there are variations out there. For most wiffle ball game variations, you have the exact same goals as in baseball. It gives the game a little more organized feel, and they’re really not that pricey of an accessory for the value they bring.

Game variations

There are quite a few ways to play a game of wiffle ball. It can be a lot of fun (and great baseball and softball training) just to throw the ball, swing the bat, and field without keeping score. Your child could even play on his or her own using a wiffle ball machine like the one below.

When one on one, you’ve got the entire field as the defender. There are lots of ways to play (well beyond the official rules), it’s cheap to set up, and, perhaps most importantly, it’s an outside game so everyone can enjoy the beautiful sunny weather. The thrown ball tag variation

The “it’s just like baseball” variation

You score runs by getting a clean hit that lands (and stops) in one of the marked areas. If you’ve got young baseball fans in the family, this is a great game to share with them.

Just for kicks

Why not just play baseball or softball you may be asking? Those can be fun summer games for kids too, but there’s a lot of cool things about wiffle ball that place it in a class all its own. 

Technically you don’t need to have any ruled game surrounding your play time.

I also prefer the nine-inch balls to the twelve-inch wiffle balls. Plus, the balls are hollow and light, so it’s nearly impossible for them to do major damage to things they hit.

A game can work with two people or eighteen people: This is a summer kid’s game that can be just as fun one-on-one as against a team. 

The balls are fun to throw, hit, and catch: The holes in the balls allow you to throw some amazing “junk” pitches with lots of curves and sliding action. Wiffle ball equipment is more like plastic lightweight toys in comparison.

It’s great baseball or softball training: If your child has shown interest in these sports, wiffle ball is a great low impact place to start. 

The equipment you need

As mentioned, it’s pretty cheap to get a wiffle ball set up going. Plus, who doesn’t love the bright, fun color? It just feels like summer. 

Throw down bases

While not a necessity (you can use landmarks, stones, and other natural markers), many people like using throw down bases. It’ll also score any runners already on second or third. Outs are earned by striking out, catching a ball in the air, or grabbing a ground ball while it’s still in motion. A double will move an imaginary runner on first to third. Then get to pitching and hitting! 

What is wiffle ball?. Proceed with caution. I suggest fifteen feet per each of these markers, starting from home plate. They are easier for kids to hold and throw, and they are a bit more challenging to hit. It’s got so much going for it between the family and team bonding opportunities, the skill learning, and ultimately just the fun of throwing, fielding, and batting these crazy balls. It’s great for getting summer time exercise for the kids. Here are a few, but feel free to make up your own house rules, too:

What makes wiffle ball special?

This one is not for everyone. A single gets a runner on base. Foul tips are strikes, except for the third strike (just like in baseball), and balls that aren’t swung at, but hit your strike marker are strikes as well. 

A lot of warm weather good times to be had

So if you’re considering your options for cool summer games for kids around your neighborhood, here’s a vote for giving wiffle ball a shot. A double or triple will clear the bases. Outs are scored by striking out, a defender catching a fly in fair or foul territory, but with a ground ball, there needs to be a tag or a force out (touch a base before a runner who is forced to move gets to it, due to a hit). 

You can play at a moments notice: No need for finding gloves and protective gear, getting a team together, and getting to a field. 

You can play in the country or in a more urban setting: Wiffle balls and bats were designed to make sure the balls don’t travel too far when hit or pitched. Pitch the ball, hit the ball, move runners forward, and get the batter out. But, my friends and I loved this variation when we were kids. If you can hit the runner in the torso area (no head, no legs) while the runner is circling the bases, then the runner is out. 

This is a great way for a small team (even two people) to play a base running version of the game. If you can catch up to a fly ball (in fair or foul territory) or a moving ground ball in fair territory, you can snag it for an out, no matter where on the field. A home run is, well, a home run. They can’t leave that area, but they can snag any balls in it. If you don’t like the idea of your kids throwing wiffle balls at someone running the bases, just ignore this one. But again, it adds to the play risk. You field a team, you run the bases, and you score runs. These balls have oblong holes going around the top of the ball only. This is a game that works just as well at a group picnic or an empty basketball court, as it does in your own backyard. 

The offical (or close to it) wiffle ball game

This is great for two players, but there can be as many as five per team. Set up foul lines, a strike zone (a piece of marked cardboard can help), and field markers for a single, double, triple, and home run. And when hit in the air, they can take some unusual twists and turns. 

It’s pretty safe for young ones: Baseballs and baseball bats can be dangerous in young hands. It’s the only wiffle ball bat you need, no matter kid or adult. I’ve found that the original balls allow for more spin and tricks with the ball when pitching, and it does more interesting things in the air when hit. In fact, as far as summer games for kids go, I’d say this one ranks up there in terms of fun, exercise, and family-bonding potential. Easy to play. But if you love softball, the twelve-inch varieties are your best bet. 

The wiffle ball bat

The original yellow plastic bat is a classic. I had a few wiffle balls to the head in my day, though I should say I think I’m pretty ok from it.

There are three outs per side. There are no walks as wiffle balls can be tough to control. 

Easy to set up. There is no running of the bases, only pitching, hitting, and outs. Essentially you are moving imaginary runners around the diamond. Here you’ll learn the basics of what you need to know (and have) to get a good game of wiffle ball going. 

Well, simply put–it’s like baseball but with a hollow plastic bat and plastic balls made with unique (and often oblong) holes

Why Online Gambling Is Still Illegal In Most U.S. States

Many credit cards wary of running afoul of a law banning banks from funding illegal Internet bets were reluctant to process transactions, but that has changed. Technology to ensure a player is actually within the state’s borders have reduced false rejections – initially a problem – to a negligible issue. The third, Nevada, doesn’t report Internet revenue separately.

In New Jersey, Internet gambling was seen as a lifeline to Atlantic City’s struggling casinos. Less than a year after it began, four of its 12 casinos went out of business. “We’ll take that anytime.”

At first, one of the main impediments to people getting online to gamble was funding their accounts. (AP) — Internet gambling is slowly growing – but not expanding – after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States.

PokerStars, the world’s largest Internet poker site, will begin operating in New Jersey in the first half of 2016, and many industry executives expect it to grow the market, though how much remains to be seen. And it’s keeping most outsiders from gambling illegally: only two people were found to have successfully placed bets from outside New Jersey since 2013, Rebuck said. The Restoration of America’s Wire Act has been introduced in both chambers this year, backed by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, and could come up for a hearing next month.

San Francisco-based Gambling Compliance predicts either California or Pennsylvania will approve Internet gambling next year, followed by New York and Mississippi in subsequent years. PayPal also recently agreed to participate.

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Nevada stopped reporting Internet gambling revenue as a separate item at the end of 2014. Chris Christie’s administration, for example, had initially estimated Internet gambling would bring in $1 billion in its first year. 25, 2013, and took in $122 million in its first full year. New Jersey says MasterCard is approving 70 percent of attempted Internet gambling transactions in the state, while Visa is at 62 percent. that resulted, fair or not, really took the wind out of the expansionary sails,” Krafcik said.

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Online gambling revenue is increasing in at least two of the three states that currently offer it – New Jersey and Delaware.

The industry still faces some nagging issues, as well as looming threats – including an effort in Congress to ban Internet gambling nationwide. Over the first 10 months of this year, the Atlantic City casinos have already equaled that total, with their Internet gambling revenue up 17.6 percent from the same period last year.

New Jersey Gov. New Jersey has sought to partner with other states that might legalize it to offer larger, joint prize pools.

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“Internet gambling revenue in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey badly missed initial forecasts, which themselves were overly aggressive,” said Chris Krafcik, research director for Gambling Compliance, which tracks gambling legislation nationwide.

But a hoped-for wave of expansion has not happened as many states sit on the sidelines and assess the costs and benefits of the nascent industry.

“The market was smaller than a lot of people predicted, but the market is growing pretty nicely now,” said Tom Ballance, president of the Borgata, Atlantic City’s top casino and its leading online winner.

From a legal and consumer protection standpoint, Internet gambling has proven to be reliable and transparent, said David Rebuck, New Jersey’s top gambling regulator. Online poker, the only brand of online gambling Nevada offers, is just a drop in the bucket of the state’s $11 billion gambling market.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. In March, Morgan Stanley cut its estimate of the potential U.S. But for those that remain, Internet gambling often makes the difference between an up or a down month.

Internet gambling has generated $6 million in earnings for the Borgata over the first three quarters of this year, Ballance said.

Online poker is the most popular form of Internet gambling, although the small number of states offering it has kept prize pools low. Internet gambling market by nearly half, pegging it at $2.7 billion by 2020, down from an initial estimate of $5 billion.

“The negative P.R. Officials confiscated the money in their accounts, totaling about $1,000.

New Jersey began offering Internet gambling on Nov. It did about 12 percent of that.

Delaware won $1.4 million in fiscal year 2014; $1.8 million in 2015, and $500,000 so far this fiscal year, which runs from July through June.. In 2016, the group projects, nine states will consider legalizing it, though not necessarily act to approve it.

“In Atlantic City, $6 million in profit is not easy to come by,” he said

Best 2012 Bike models for seniors

The ease of construction after receiving is one of the biggest customer feed back . Bike rides are a good choice for all boomers to stay in shape.

Schwinn Sierra DSX Adult Comfort Bike

The Schwinn Sierra Dsx is one of the best comfort bikes available on the market. There are three ideas that have to be taking into consideration before you purchase your bike. I now have over 200 trouble-free miles on it, and I feel I have made a good choice. With a 17.5 inch frame size the comfort level is increased for smaller riders. The Av-H Hybrid makes up the lack of suspension with amazing gripping,700c Wheels with stainless spokes and fast-rolling Kenda Komfort tires that grip the road with ease. This bike gives a great ride and for less than 200 bucks it’s really hard to find fault with anything. Wether it is a gentle stroll though Central Park or a light off road bike ride Forge Saranac has the tools . According to one customer , “Overall I like the hybrid concept. Often times baby boomers will look towards bike riding for the fun and relaxation aspects. My wife wanted a more comfortable bike than her mountain bike.

 

If you are a baby boomer currently looking for a decent bike, please read on. Many riders will use this bike if they are suffering from mild back discomfort, because the Sieerra DSX is sporting a SR/Suntour suspension fork with dual pre-load adjustment system . Padded seats and limited gearing makes comfort bikes a sure win for baby boomers. The click-shifters work great! 1000-MILE UPDATE: I now have 1000 miles on my bike. . Comfort bikes often are made for cruising a quiet beach-side lane. There are three options , road racing , mountain bikes, and comfort bikes. Except for the normal flat tires, I have had no mechanical problems. After over 1000 miles this bike is running good with no complications. Designed for comfort on asphalt, the Av-H hybrid is equipped with light aluminum frame that helps keep this bike at a weight that will make it easy to transport. With amazing allow seat suspension you will often never feel any huge dips when bicycling. It is a nice comfortable ride, with a seat stem spring and a front suspension. Dual suspension in the front and real help for a comfortable ride for our older customers. I would rate this bike a 4.7 out of a possible 5.

Now that you have general understanding of bike riding and bike options that are out there for you the baby boomers, please take time and go or a ride. Understanding this comment is easy. If you are a baby boomer in quality heath you can often make a choice of all three. One review stood out with this to say, “I bought this bike a few months ago for exercise and neighborhood trips. The lifetime warrantee on the frame allows you to give this bike a little petal to the metal. So far, this has been a very good bike for me.

Understand bike option and what bikes are the best.

As baby boomers are taking to retirement, they are currently searching for a safe and healthy pastime to spend there days. Cadillac Mens Av-H Hybrid Bike

Cadillac Mens Av-H Hybrid Bike is often times compared to its namesake in the bike world. The cheaper price compared to the previous bike is due to the lack of any suspension. ” Pretty strong facts coming from a consumer.

Customer reviews

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Customer reviews

Customers have been overall happy with there purchases of Forge Saranac CM Path and Trail Comfort bike. In laymen terms, it means when you go over bumps and imperfections in the road , often time you will have no discomfort.

Choosing the proper bike often times will come down to what bike you want. If you are not in good health and just want a gentle bike, please choose a comfort bike. After understanding of these ideas one can purchase a bicycle with proper comfort , price , and knowledge.

                            

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Forge Saranac CM Path and Trail Comfort Bike

Men’s Forge Saranac CM Path and Trail Comfort Bike is a crossover bike that can handle multiple trail conditions. Lets take a look at three models and reviews for comfort Bikes.

Customer reviews

One satisfied customer had this amazing review, “Delivered quickly and only required small amount of assembly

Importance of sports facilities in the school

Students can opt for a sport, whereas some sports are compulsory.

Many children join junior teams or community-based sports teams during his years in elementary school because their parents want them to learn the same fundamental values. It allows them to feel the benefits like the boys, and it’s literally helped level the playing field.

School spirit in providing the sport: There are more and more number of schools who are giving many sports facilities to the students. The revenue to the students is, they can go to extra mile to discover and prove themselves in the sports.

Many schools have to the lottery system for students to access to the games popular sports like football, cricket. May not be your school, if you want your child to rule some sports. Check out the information on some online ports like http://www.schoolib.com to get the information on the kind s of sports facilities provided by the schools.

The vast gaming facilities require a huge infrastructure, thus fees for these schools is generally very high. In India, slowly the culture is coming where parents are giving the importance to the sports, which was lacking in the past. The participation of girls now is increasing rapidly, where girls are taking active part on most of the sports. Moreover college Sports create productive and responsible citizens, strengthening community feeling and create strong schools. Also we want our child to be a good sportsman along with a very good in academic. As early years have the most impact on the child, it’s important for the parents to research for the schools who provide good quality sports. Time to time there are school and college competitions at every level. Schools must comply with it, providing athletic opportunities by enrolling the girl students and having a continued expansion of athletic opportunities to girls. Many medium size school just have a playground, and sell it like they’ve all kinds of sports facilities. This includes athletics and sports also. Early age is best to learn integrity, collaboration, communication and good sportsmanship. The demand of schools providing good sports facilities is very high, and if one school is proving his superiority in the sports, of-course demand will increase as well. There are some who merely go for the fitness factor but many top schools take it very professionally and create sportsmen who can play at the district level, state level so that if somebody has interest and is good in some sports, he can join a sport institute as his career.

The importance for athletes in schools: Irrespective of, female or male athlete if you play to a very successful internal team, there are multi fold facilities for athletes. Skills continue to be refined during years of college and is the skill that eventually will make a success of student-athlete at work..

No doubt it’s fun to watch your kid participating in the sports events. This is very important advertising factor for the school. There was a mindset to have the child owning the academic excellence, even if he is zero in the sports but going by the opportunities, fitness factors etc parents have realized that sport is a part of academics.

Revenue: College Sports bring in money to the school in N number of ways. Many schools still manage by the vast funds they receive from the alumni, giving less burden to the students.

College Sports for Girls: It is illegal to discriminate against women in any program of education. Many colleges recognize sports as part of their core values, and help student athlete balancing between sports and academic career thus maintaining the highest level of integrity and sportsmanship.

We enjoy watching sports in college as pure entertainment

Greece starts assets sales with horse racing gambling license | Reuters

The election of Tsipras’ government in January on promises to end austerity and block “fire-sales” cast doubt on the future of Greece’s privatizations plan.

“HRADF…invited the successful bidder, OPAP ?nvestments Ltd, to sign the concession contract on April 24,” the agency said in a statement on Friday.

Privatizations have been a key demand of the country’s international lenders.

In a reform list sent to the creditors last month, Athens estimated privatization revenues of 1.5 billion euros this year.

(Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou; Editing by Keith Weir)

It has also said that it favors joint ventures and wants the state to keep a minimum stake in its assets to boost social security funding and protect workers’ labor rights.

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Betting on horse racing in Greece had been run by a state-owned group.

Greece has a series of ongoing tenders for the divestment of state assets, including the sale of a 67 percent stake in its biggest port Piraeus and the lease of a bundle of 14 regional airports to a joint venture led by German airport operator Fraport (FRAG.DE).

The government has made clear that it will honor all existing contracts.

ATHENS Greece’s privatization agency (HRADF) has invited OPAP (OPAr.AT) to sign a deal next week to acquire the country’s sole license for horse racing betting, the first state asset sale to be completed by the new leftist-led coalition government.

The agency announced in March it would proceed with the sale of the exclusive betting rights to OPAP, the country’s dominant gambling firm, which won the license last year after offering 40 million euros ($43.26 million).

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Reuters on Thursday that state assets were one of the thorny issues in talks with the EU/IMF creditors assessing whether the cash-strapped country can get further bailout aid

How To Master Sports Betting

It doesn’t matter if it is pretty or not.

Sports betting is an easy way to make a tough living. The weather conditions also make a difference as they do in horse racing. Business is business and you need to be concentrating on who is going to win regardless of who likes and who doesn’t like which team.. You want to know who trained and who didn’t. Thus when you are doing well, you will still be focused and when you aren’t doing so well you won’t be thinking that it’s the end of the world. You shouldn’t favor a team because they are the team your best friend supports. This means that when you place your bets you need to be thinking clearly and concisely. Anything less than this and it is going to be a disaster. Hopefully this kind of thinking will keep you grounded. It’s all about accumulating winnings. Over time, you will learn what it should be that you should be paying attention to.

Speaking of the long run, this is what you should be focused on. So if you suffer a bad break along the way, just remember it goes with the territory. So do yourself a favor and swear off them. It could provide great insight as to predicting what will occur.

Look for value bets. Also look into how sides perform the week after doing certain travel. What is the point of drowning yourself in statistics and research for what you could just as easily decided with a flip of the coin? So you need to sift through it all and just take the morsels here and there which are really important and make a difference. If you are going to do it you need to do it properly and master it, it means you are completely organized and focused. You can’t let the highs and lows affect you too much.

Because of this point, it is probably better if you steer clear from any matches involving the teams that you like. Upsets are always going to happen but see when it makes the most sense when to go for that and when not to. Information and doing your homework is important, but you don’t want to full into the trap of information overload. On the flip side, you shouldn’t bet against a team because someone you don’t like roots for that team. Travel is a factor such as when East Coast sides travel to the West Coast and vice versa. You will be better off for doing so in the long run.

In the case of team sports, injuries are important. For instance, if you are pretty certain that a side is going to win and they are getting good odds for this than take this. It is only going to place you in a difficult position and as much as you might think it won’t be, your decision making ability is going to be compromised. You don’t want to lose money just because you weren’t on top of your game.

The most important thing is that you need to take emotion out of the equation

Surprisingly Versatile Benefits of Playing Sports You Never Knew

Playing sports reduces several health risks. They help develop leadership qualities and foster team spirit in kids. Playing some sport regularly goes a long way in maintaining your physical and mental well-being. You need to devise strategies to win, you need to decide whether to take an offensive stand or a defensive one. Those who play sports have a more positive body image than those who do not. Yes, if you are playing a sport regularly, you are at a lesser risk of developing diabetes or heart diseases. As sports serve as an excellent form of exercise, it won’t come as a surprise that they offer health benefits like lowering blood pressure, maintaining blood sugar and cholesterol levels and reducing other health risks. In fact, they bust the sorrow and the stress. Engaging in sports since an early age strengthens your bones and muscles and tones your body. Playing sports reduces the risk of hypertension and several other stress-related disorders. You need to devise ways to score goals, runs or earn points, as the case may be. It requires you to strategize. They are a good source of both exercise and entertainment.

Physical Benefits

# They encourage you to give your best every time.

# They help build your planning and analytical skills and increase concentration.

# Sports boost confidence.

# They build leadership and team skills.

Sports serve as an excellent physical exercise. Studies show that kids who play sports regularly fare well in academics and do well in school.

Research shows that sports improve Math skills in children. Sports help you become more sporting, more positive and stronger.

# Achieve social integration

# Lead to infrastructural developments

# Create employment opportunities

# Boost the tourism industry

Playing sports is something most of us love, isn’t it? Undoubtedly, sports are a fun activity but they offer several health benefits too. In other words, sports are a form of exercise which generates happiness molecules in your body, thus restoring your mental health. Winning a game gives you a sense of accomplishment, which boosts your confidence further.

The Bigger Picture

When sports are played at the state or national level, they increase the players’ sense of belonging to their community or country. They improve your physical and psychological health; physical because sports involve exercise and psychological because playing is something you enjoy, it’s something that relaxes your mind. Playing sports, you can’t be sad. The most important benefit of sports is the sportsman spirit they inculcate. Playing sports is energy put to good use. Something so advantageous is worth investing time in. Sports generate a positive energy in you, around you.

# Increased strength and stamina

# Better body shape and increased agility

# They help burn calories and shed those extra pounds.

# They give the body a good exercise.. Thus sports provide the body with complete exercise and engaging in sports directly translates into overall fitness.

Playing sports is very beneficial for the development of social skills. Sports that involve aiming and hitting skills, for example, tennis, badminton, baseball and cricket help them increase focus. And there is no match to the happiness this brings. Those who engage in sports activities are less prone to depression, anxiety and other psychological disorders.

Psychological Benefits

Regular exercise that is achieved through sports leads to an improvement in the overall health thus improving the quality of life. Many cities have started becoming hubs for sports tourism. Jumping about, running around, racing to get ahead, hitting, throwing, bouncing, kicking (the ball), shouting, clapping, cheering, falling and standing up again… This definitely involves clever thinking, which sports encourage. It helps you increase your stamina and endurance. Playing sports teaches them to accept both successes and failures with a positive spirit. Sports foster collective thinking and harness your planning and delegation skills too. Swimming provides a full body workout. Sports teach you to think with a cool head. It is the increasing inclination for playing sports which is responsible for such developments.

Sports make you happy. They give you the high by increasing the production of endorphins in the brain. Sports that involve jumping and stretching help increase height; for example basketball. Sports build a competitive spirit in children and teach them to be participative irrespective of whether the result is victory or defeat. all a part of playing sports. Sports build confidence. Sports often involve physical activities like running, jumping, stretching and moving about which turn out to be a good body workout. You need to judge your opponent’s strategy and modify yours accordingly. I know anyone would agree with this. Sports teach you to interact with people, communicate with them and collaborate as a team. So go hit the ground today. International sports events foster patriotism and a feeling of oneness among the team members of a country. Sports parks are being developed in many tourist destinations. Playing sports at these levels opens many employment avenues for not only sportsmen and women but also people who join tournaments as volunteers, cheerleaders or in the capacity of sports doctors and physical therapists. Research shows that people who play sports regularly can deal with stresses and strains in a better way. This exposes children to both aspects of life, successes and failures. Sports help enhance your personality. Games that involve running, kicking or throwing a ball help strengthen the arms and legs; for example soccer and cricket. Sports are a good combination of recreation and exercise. As developments are undertaken in cities hosting sports events, sports can lead to urbanization of rural areas. They involve competition; they involve winning and losing. Play!

Playing sports involves directed thinking