Gambling in America dates back to Colonial days, when lotteries began to raise revenues, primarily for education, and British restrictions on this activity became a major point of contention between the Colonies and the Crown.
From here, gambling operations slowly began to expand in various areas of the country, especially places like New Orleans and other Riverboat venues in the South, eventually pushing westward to population centers like San Francisco and other Gold Rush areas.
Gambling proliferated throughout Reconstruction and the settlement of the West, and was generally ignored, or even viewed in a relatively positive light Read the rest of this entry »
Sports wagering has been around a long time, either officially or unofficially. Betting on sports has become a very big business. Many sports junkies love to pull up the lines and bet on their favorite teams. Others participate in office pools.
Most people bet based upon odds, not just team 1 versus team 2. For example in American football, the team that is thought to be the better team will be favored. The number of points they are favored by would be determined how Read the rest of this entry »
People love to bet on games. Lots of money is spent placing bets on things like professional and college football and basketball games. Anyone that has ever wondered why these die hard fans are carrying on the way they do should wonder no longer. People that bet on games have a whole lot at stake. They can get very upset when they lose or very animated when they win. There are some people that are better at the Read the rest of this entry »
Searching for information that is relevant for estimates and matching results requires using sources that are reputable. Anyone with a website or blog can make a claim or assertion about virtually any topic or subject. Investigation is needed when an article or piece of information found online to verify and make sure it is valid.
Information that is listed on a web page that does not have an author should be avoided. The data could be true, but it may be difficult and time consuming to validate if the author is Read the rest of this entry »
Before you make that really big bet, you should think twice. Sometimes gamblers get so caught up in the moment that they think they are betting on a sure thing. There are hundreds of stories of people who lost everything because they thought they could not lose. The first rule of wagering is that you do not always win.
The biggest decision to make before you go in is to consider the consequences if you somehow manage to lose. If the money you are betting with is supposed to go to pay the rent or buy Read the rest of this entry »
Billions of dollars are wagered every year on all types of sporting events. Most sports fans only place an occasional bet on a big event such as the Super Bowl or Kentucky Derby. For the hardcore bettor, sports wagering is a big part of their life. People with more than a casual interest in betting on different sporting events are always looking for the big score. How can you improve your chances of winning and winning big?
There is always a little bit of luck involved anytime you place a wager. Betting lines and Read the rest of this entry »