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With an average field size of just under 18 runners during the past decade, the John Smith’s Cup often provides an fiendishly difficult puzzle for punters to assess, especially as the draw can often have a major impact on the outcome of the race….

Horses will be eliminated when they fail a trend, only horses that pass every trend will remain….

The race is considered to be one of the highlights of the 7 day Galway Festival and always presents an tough puzzle for punters to assess, with an average field size of just under 20 runners taking part during the past decade…. com Galway Plate is an extremely valuable Grade A Handicap Steeplechase which is run over 2 miles, 6 furlongs and 110 yards at Galway on Wednesday, 27 July and is one of the highlights of the 7 day Galway Festival meeting.

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The Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris is a Group 1 race for colts and fillies aged 3 years old which is run over 1 mile and 4 furlongs at Saint Cloud on Thursday, 14 July 2016.

The race usually attracts a huge field with most recent renewals having more than 20 runners

I have looked at the last 10 runnings of the race and looked at the following trends, Runs, Weight, Last Time Out, Last Run, Wins & Draw…. more

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Kieren Fallon’s career can certainly be classed as controversial at times with many ups and downs.

I have looked at the last 10 runnings of the race and looked at the following trends – Age, Weight, Official Rating, Royal Ascot & Year Runs.

Any horse failing a trend will be eliminated and only the horses that have passed every trend will remain…. more

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The Guinness Galway Hurdle is an exceptionally valuable Grade A Handicap Hurdle which is scheduled to be run over 2 miles at Galway on Thursday, 28 July 2016.

I have looked at the last 10 runnings of the race and looked at the following trends – Age, Official Rating, Last Time Out, Last Run, Year Runs, Year Wins & Group Form. more

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The John Smith’s Cup is a Class 2 Heritage Handicap for runners aged 3 years and older, which is run over 1 mile 2 furlongs and 88 yards at York on Saturday, 9 July 2016.

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As a big fan of sports & particularly the major events of key sports like football & horse racing, I do like to focus on those events that elevate the sport to a higher level of importance & interest than the general day to day meetings can ever dream of and for me The July Festival at Newmarket is most definitely of flat racing headline acts….

The Galway Plate often provides punters with an fiendishly difficult challenge with an average field of just under 22 runners. more

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The Bunbury Cup is a 7 furlong handicap which is run at the 3 day Newmarket July meeting and usually attracts a very good field.

The Grand Prix de Paris is the premier middle distance event over 1 mile and 4 furlongs in France which is restricted to 3 year olds now that the Prix du Jockey Club is run over a shorter distance (10…. One thing that cannot be disputed though is his undoubted talent and judgement when on the back of a horse. more

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You may have seen the Palms Casino and Resort on

television. When you are speeding up to the

top layer it looks and feels like you are flying of the edge of the

building onto the roller coaster. The other

reason the Luxor Hotel and Casino is so cool is because of the huge

light beaming out from the top of the Luxor into space. The

parking garage at the New York New York Hotel and Casino is my

favorite ride. It is by the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino.

Slots-A-Fun Casino has many low limit table games including $1.00

blackjack. I did once when it was 108 degrees and the

soles on my shoes were soft from the hot asphalt and concrete

literally melting my shoe soles away.

The Slots-A-Fun Casino is located on

The Las Vegas Strip. I assume the

inside of the Palms Casino and Resort is just as beautiful. They usually have some video gaming machines. The Luxor Hotel and

Casino of today appears much different then the magnificent building

that was originally there. It is a popular spot for

amateur photographers to snap a world class picture. $3.00 Black Jack is the favorite game of

many people in Las Vegas. If you want a tattoo they have a shop inside.


The New York New York Hotel and Casino

was considered a truly amazing architecture and styling casino when

it was first opened. $2.00 Blackjack is

only available occasionally. Many people now days consider the New York New

York Hotel and Casino to be slightly on the tacky side. If you do want to see the Strip

you are a very short bus ride away. When the Slots-A-Fun Casino is empty of locals and

tourists then it is a very fun place to gamble in Las Vegas. The roller coaster is fun…to watch. It is modeled after the gr

eat pyramids of Egypt. Slots-A-Fun Casino is a fun place to gamble cheaply if you

go there during a slow time. I have

never been inside the Palms Casino and Resort except for when I see

this Vegas Hotel on television.

I am a huge fan of the downtown Vegas

properties but this strip property make my list. Do not

attend the Slots-A-Fun Casino on a weekend or any other time the

place is busy. The rich and famous

come to the Palms Casino and Resort to be seen by the middle class

tourists. Regardless of your budget you can find

somewhere fun and unique to gamble while visiting Las Vegas.

Gold Spike Hotel and Casino

If you visit the Palms Casino and

Resort make sure your bring your camera so you can take a picture of

the Paparazzi who may be there outside snapping pictures of the rich

and famous when they arrive at the Palms Casino and Resort.

The Gold Spike Hotel and Casino has

some lower limit tables such as $2.00 Blackjack.

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The Palms Casino and Resort is a

favorite of Britney Spears when she visits Las Vegas. I disagree.

The New York New York Hotel and Casino is all of the fun of the real

New York but a lot cheaper. I love the

7-11 stores for gambling. You are right down by the

Fremont Light Show and all of the casinos and sites located in the

downtown area of historic Las Vegas. The 7-11 stores are not considered a casino to

most people. I wonder when

Britney plays blackjack and wants another card if she tells the

Blackjack dealer “Hit Me Baby One More Time.” After all of

Britney’s kids I think she was hit again.

The 7-11 convenience stores in Las

Vegas are everywhere. There are always exceptions and some great deals can be

found for the Las Vegas Strip hotels and casinos during non peak

While visiting the Luxor Hotel and

Casino make sure you get tickets to the show starring Angelica

Bridges. I wish they would have kept

the Egyptian theme at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. The Luxor Hotel and

Casino is really cool for two reasons. If it is summertime and over 100 degrees I highly suggest you

do not walk the strip. You can find $1.00 black jack or $1,000 black jack tables.

From the high rollers VIP areas in fancy Vegas Casinos to the smoky

keno rooms with ragged carpet. Downtown Las Vegas is much funner and generally cheaper then staying on the

Vegas Strip. The appearance is drastically different,.

The Luxor Hotel and Casino has changed from an Egyptian theme to a

corporate owned casino filled with gimmicky adverting. At least they

have not changed the sweet shape f the pyramid.

If you choose to stay at the Gold Spike

Hotel and Casino during you vacation to Las Vegas you will be well

rewarded with your choice of location. If the Aliens

ever come to play poker they will probably come to the Luxor Hotel

and Casino.

Luxor Hotel and Casino

The Gold Spike Hotel and Casino is

located in my favorite part of Las Vegas. Fremont Street. You can also walk if you are not lazy. During peak nights the Slots-A-Fun

Casino is packed with people wanting to play low limit games. If it is

not a slow night then do not even bother to show up to the

Slots-A-Fun Casino.

New York New York Hotel and Casino

. On a Sunday when there are only a few cars in there

you can drive your car to the top. Angelica Bridges starred on Baywatch and is also a favorite

of Playboy readers. Just because you may want to

visit an expensive Las Vegas Casino that does not mean you have to

play there.

Slots-A-Fun Casino

Palms Casino and Resort

The Palms Casino and Resort is where

the middle class come to see the rich and famous. The Palms Casino and Resort has been the site of many TV

shows. (readers or lookers?) The show is adult oriented

so don’t take Paul “Pee Wee” Reubens with you.

Regardless of where you want to gamble

in Las Vegas you can always find something cool, tacky, common, rare,

expensive, cheap, or even dirt cheap. The Gold Spike Hotel and Casino also has a

sports book inside called “Leroy’s Sports book”.

In 2007 they replace most of the

Egyptian themed items and decorations. The first is the shape of the

building. At night time the Palms Casino and

Resort is an absolutely gorgeous building. What other gaming property in Las Vegas can

offer you a Slurpee? The fact that I can play video poker with bad

odds and drink blue colored Slurpee’s all day makes the 7-11

convenience stores an awesome Las Vegas gaming property.


There are many casinos in Las Vegas


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Besides, they are the current number 1 ranked side in the world, and since quite some time, may I add. They are the defending champions, besides also winning the Euro championships-the only team to achieve this feat. They are ranked 3rd, and not without reason.

Group H




(Estádio Castelão)





Group G




Porto Alegre

(Estádio Beira-Rio)




(Arena Pantanal)


43,000. Spain has as good a chance for 2 very good reasons. They have won the World Cup 4 times, only second to Brazil, and know what it takes to reach the top. Let’s have a look at where the matches are being held, the 8 different groups, and the top contenders for the coveted title of FIFA World Champions 2014.



2014 World Cup Favorites

Punching Bags

Without naming the rest, let’s face it, they hardly stand a chance of winning the World Cup. And then there is Argentina, who have won this tournament twice. Group C

So, who do you think will win the World Cup? Vote for your favorite team in the poll below.






(Arena Pernambuco)



Belo Horizonte

(Estádio Mineirão)






(Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha)



Group D


(Arena Fonte Nova)



Group E



Group B



Rio de Janeiro

(Estádio do Maracanã)



São Paulo

(Arena Corinthians)



Copa do Mundo da FIFA Brasil 2014


(Arena das Dunas)






(Arena da Baixada)



(12 Host Cities, 32 Participating Nations, 64 Matches)

Group F

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Group A



The Brazilian Samba!

Brazil has appeared in each and every World Cup, having won it 5 times, more than any other nation.





(Arena Amazônia)



Outside Chance

Netherlands, England, and France are three teams who have the potential to win the most coveted trophy in soccer, but more often than not falter just before the final hurdle. Germany too are right up there as favorites. In short, they’ll be unnoticed at the start, but make their presence felt more and more as the tournament progresses. Football, also known as soccer, is the most popular sport on the planet, with a fan base of 3.5+ billion people worldwide. Nevertheless, keep an eye on them too throughout the tournament. They have won the most titles till date, but the main factor in their favor this time is home advantage. Half the planet will be tuned in to the extravaganza, which is the most watched sports tournament in the world.

Serious Contenders

Italy is one team that can go all the way here. Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the best footballer in the world, and he will be more than keen to take his team right through the tournament and make champions out of them. They have won 3 World Cups, ranked 2nd, and going by their current form, they look like the team to beat.

The Dark Horse

No one might give them much of a chance, but Portugal is definitely a dark horse capable of pulling off the unexpected.




2014 will see the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup, a tournament which started way back in 1930. This does not mean that they will just come and go! Mind you, some are more than capable of beating the best, but only on their day.


Brazil has to be one of the favorites for this World Cup. The only other time the tournament was held on their shores, they were runners-up

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Most of the time that is a good thing, unless you are just anti-social (which isn’t bad either).

There are those that will always love their slot machines, but if the urge strikes Video Poker, even just a little, is a great distraction-and you might never go back.

Video Poker takes away all of these elements, yet provides the player with the exact same game. Or even worse, wait for some inexperienced player to figure out what they are doing. But the Video Poker aficionado can certainly tell you that the two are very far from the same.

Video Poker is for the Poker enthusiast that doesn’t really want to get involved in a full blown Poker game but also wants elements of the excitement that goes along with a great Poker game. A player has to really be on their toes if they are trying to play quickly because it can be overwhelming if someone isn’t paying attention.

There are many out there among you, myself included, that at times simply want to sit down at the computer and play a thoughtless game that has a little kick to it to make my day a little more exciting. They both have the same type of gaming interface and both are fairly easy to play. These are great days for simple slot machines. There is absolutely no wait time while the new hand is dealt. Even in a live dealer online casino a player is at the whim of the online dealer and all of the real players that join. If you really want to get fancy you can go from a three reel machine into the five reel machines, or more, and maybe make things a little more exciting.

For example, the online Poker world is one of convenience in and of itself. Video Poker is at the whim of the player playing the game anytime, anywhere, and any place.. In fact, in many ways it is much better than a traditional Poker game because it can be played much faster. In a full on Poker game, be it at a live dealer online casino where there is a real person there dealing the cards, along with real players, or at a computer generated online Poker game there is the expectation that you will have to interact with someone at some point of the game. You never have to wait in line to play, or wait for a dealer to sit down to begin playing. Now you may be wondering what Video Poker has to do with slot machines, but the truth is that the two are very similar. Let me clarify. But for many there is only one answer to a slot machine fix and that is Video Poker

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Well, this is not an easy question answer.

With the passage of time you might feel that your mobile device is no more capable to run the latest games, such as blackjack, roulette, video poker, etc. It is quite obvious that not every online mobile casino will offer the best gaming apps. So, it means that the time has come to replace your outdated mobile phone with a new, more powerful, and advanced one.

The progression of iPhone and mobile casino betting to play games like online slots, video poker, roulette or blackjack has been highly appreciated by the people around the world. Most of the casino sites offer complete information about the requirements of every individual gaming app. Therefore, it is better to take a look on the casino’s site to know more about the compatibility factors. No more you have to dress up in order to head to a land based casino to enjoy your favorite games. You can check out the reviews and customer feedback to know more.

Now, once you have decided about the mobile device and zeroed down your option, it is the time to determine the most appropriate online mobile casino. First of all, you have to check whether your mobile device is compatible with the latest casino games. The freedom to play casino games right on your mobile phone is simply great. Even the online casino gambling world is quite happy about the huge response they have received from the users. So, before you purchase a mobile device, it is better to take a look and remember all the major points of compatibility. So, how to choose the right mobile device?. But, if your tablet or smartphone is already loaded with similar apps related to games, there is not to worry much about the compatibility factor. In case your smartphone or mobile device is too old or outdated, chances are quite high that it would not support most of the casino gaming apps. In the present time, there are plenty of mobile casinos available in the web world. However, the compatibility of gaming apps is determined by the casino. It should have to ability to run the basic applications. However, there are few crucial factors that you have to keep in mind before taking part in mobile casino games. Therefore, try to spend some time on research to figure out the good ones

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Many times, these prizes are outlined with the bet that is being made, allowing even beginners to determine the potential prize that is available with the bet that has been made.

Many online racebooks allow the bettor to take part in betting practices without actually being in the local area, as they can showcase the matches online with the use of the streaming video that can be presented to clients, allowing the clients to watch the races that are being bet on, with ease.

How can you determine what the prize will be once the bet has been made? The prize that will be given to the successful bettor depends on two factors; the amount that has been bet and the odds that are placed on the bet that has been made.

As one of the most popular types of animal racing in the world, greyhound racing betting has many different types of bets that can be made with many different types of outcomes. Online betting sites with “racebooks” set the greyhound racing betting odds.

The odds are available through the race and are created by the sports books. It is important to realize that the odds given for the race are accurate and the odds makers have years of experience in determining the results of the race and therefore the odds should be considered accordingly.

Using the odds and learning about the dogs and the specifics of the sport can be a great way to get into greyhound racing betting online.. These odds are going to determine the likelihood of a certain dog coming in a certain place through the race.

The important odds to consider are the first, second and third for most bets that are being made. Choosing between the many greyhound racing websites that are available is simple, when the reputation of the website is compared with the races and the bets that can be made.

Using these two factors, greyhound racing betting sites will determine the prize that is going to be awarded. There are often multiple dogs that are involved in the race and the bets are made on the position that the dogs are going to arrive over the finish line

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However, careful handicappers will spot maiden

races which have a horse or two which has some history of

winning relative to others in the race.

Claiming races are far and away the most common type of

race. As they bet at particular

tracks, they become increasingly familiar with the trainers

and jockeys who work at that track, and this knowledge is

taken into account as they pick their winners.

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Horse Races come in several types, namely, stakes,

handicap, allowance, claiming or maiden races.

When one is placing a bet on a horse, the better is

actually betting on the skills of the horse, the jockey,

and the trainer. Claiming is one way in which competition

between horses can be equalized. In the hands of skilled trainers and

jockeys, horses with poor past performances can have their

careers rejuvenated, oftentimes by making changes such as

race distances, conditioning regimens, and so forth.

Similarly, jockeys with excellent records can improve the

potential of even the most mediocre of horses, under the

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. Other conditions may be applied to maiden races as

well, such as “Non winners in last 3 races.” Maiden races

are sometimes difficult to handicap because the entire

field may consist of horses with minimal past performance

histories. In

fact, it is unlikely that track officials would even allow

such discrepancies to take place.

Allowance races are essentially non-claiming races, usually

designed for horses which race infrequently.

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This article was posted on January 28, 2006

John Timmons is a horse racing player who lives in Florida.

His website helps

people handicap horse races effectively. Many

consider the weight that a horse is carrying to be one of

the critical factors in handicapping races. This is part of the reason why

professional handicappers tend to stick to a limited number

of tracks for their wagering. For example, an excellent

horse which is valued at $20,000 will not run in a claiming

race where the claiming price is $5,000 or less.

Conversely, a horse with a low value (e.g., due to poor

past performance) is unlikely to run in a race with a high

claiming price, simply because it will be outclassed. In a claiming race, each horse is entered at a

specific price, and may be purchased, or “claimed” by

another owner. Older, stronger

horses are typically allowed to carry more weight than

younger horses, and these differences are one of the many

factors savvy handicappers take into account when choosing

their winners.

Stakes races are those which occur annually, offer very

large purses, and attract very high quality horses.

Examples of stakes races include the Belmont Stakes and the

Kentucky Derby.

Lastly, Maiden races are for those horses who have never

won. Each one of

these have important differences in terms of the types of

horses entered into the race, as well as how horse owners

and trainers will decide to run their horse in the race.

Types of Horse Races

 by: John Timmons

Handicap races are such that the weights of the various

jockeys are equalized through the use of lead weights

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Today, any online sportsbook with reputable standing will have these issues worked out. Beware Western Union, especially when placing bets in another country from your own. Any successful company will not try to stifle their customers.

2. How easy is it to wager? This is an easy one. If you are utterly confused and don’t know where to go after about fifteen minutes of checking their site out, then the online sportsbook in question may not have it together.

1. How capable is the online sportsbook of delivery? Investigate any stranger, who may have control of your money. This is a huge confidence builder!

3. How proficient is the transaction process? Before you place a bet with an online sportsbook, it is important that you make sure they take trustworthy forms of payment, so your deposits will be protected from criminal mischief. When the world of online gaming first caught on, the interfaces of various websites were difficult to maneuver and control. Some people like to bet on straight winners and losers. How to choose an online sportsbook begins with asking these five questions: . Some people enjoy stakes. Still, others are attracted to odds. The important thing is that the online sportsbook shows you enough confidence by allowing your bet to actually be your bet.

4. What lines can you bet? If the online sportsbook is reputable, it will also allow you to have choices in the bets that you choose to place. 5. What bookmaker bonus codes do they offer? More online sportsbooks than ever before are now allowing you to play longer on their money by offering flat-rate bonuses or adding a percentage to your account whenever a deposit is made. Traditional credit cards and Paypal are huge pluses because they seek to protect the consumer and have, in fact, built successful companies based on this outlook. No matter what time of year, there is virtually a sport for everyone. It is a service too easily taken advantage of, and if that is all a site will accept, your warning bells should be going off. Take time to do the legwork and get satisfactory answers to your questions now to avoid regrets later.

But online gaming can be a dangerous world to your privacy, pocketbook, and health, if you do not do the necessary research and pick the right online sportsbook. But some are not satisfied to sit idly by from the sidelines of life and let the teams, coaches, GMs, and other organizational personnel have all the fun. That enjoyment is what brings them to the world of online gaming. The world of online gaming should be no different. One good thing about weeding out the chaff is that any online sportsbook that does not pay out will not be in business for long. If the online sportsbook seems to run a quality operation, then you will be able to tell by how many years they have spent in business, the satisfaction of their customers, and general reputation.

Finding the right online sportsbook is not a decision to take lightly.

The sporting world is a perpetual paradise to most men and a lot of women. Others bet points

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For example, betting on the 2006 Masters golf tournament now might get you much better value on Tiger Woods, who may be 10/1 at this moment but dip to 6/1 closer to the event if he is on a roll.

The main advantage of futures is that you can get appealing odds by betting far in advance of when the event takes place. An artificial head-to-head matchup involves competitors in an event like a golf tournament or auto race who are indirectly competing against each other since in reality they are competing against everybody in the field, not just one other competitor. These artificial matchups are also fake in the sense that bookmakers are the ones creating them – solely for betting purposes – and different books will often offer different matchups. Since golf and NASCAR both have pre-qualifying, not everybody makes the cut to the final day of competition, and these group matchups require all individuals to qualify in order to be eligible for action. The Imperial Palace Casino’s sportsbook is well-known for the enormous number of prop bets offered. In exchange for a lesser payout, field bettors gain the advantages of having more than one entrant that can win for them. The two main ways of wagering on non-team sports are “Betting to Win” an event and “Matchup Betting” which pits an individual against another individual or a group of individuals.

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Every $400 bet on Serena nets a $100 profit if she wins (plus the return of the $400 risked). If her opponent pulls off the upset, $100 bet on the underdog would profit $360 (plus the return of the $100 risked).

Group matchups are another way “matchup betting” is used which is particularly popular in golf and auto racing events like NASCAR, where you can select whether a leading competitor or a few other lesser competitors will finisher higher amongst the group, with the odds again based on money lines. The same holds true for major team sports like NFL and college football, NBA and college basketball and MLB baseball. The odds on a “field” bet are typically comparable to a bet on the favorite in order to protect sportsbooks from taking a big hit if a major upset occurs.

What will be the exact margin of victory

For example, if Serena Williams faced an overmatched opponent in the U.S. For example, you can bet on: . For more information on how this works, be sure to check out How to Read the Money Line. Before every major event in non-team sports like golf, tennis and auto racing, futures are set by oddsmakers.

An example with team sports would be NFL futures, where you often can get much higher odds on a team by betting before the season starts. “Matchup Betting” generally involves an individual going up against another individual in a head-to-head event, such as a tennis match, and the odds are determined using the money line.

As you can see, there’s much more to betting than simply totals and sides, especially when it comes to gambling on non-team sports.

It is very important to note that not all the competitors in an event may be listed, so another betting option is on the “field” which includes all other competitors not listed. So be aware of all your wagering options and don’t miss out on the excitement non-team sports have to offer with prop betting!

Betting to Win

“Betting to Win” an outcome event like The Masters is the most common way to wager on individuals competing for a particular non-team title. Unlike team sports such as football, non-team sports also have multiple events over the course of a year, so “Betting to Win” obviously happens much more frequently than a once a year NFL futures bet on the Super Bowl winner does. However, many sportsbooks also offer proposition bets (or props short) for gambling on non-team sports like golf, tennis, boxing and auto racing – including NASCAR – due to their growing popularity.

Matchup Betting

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Proposition bets for non-team sports are not limited to “Betting to Win” an event and “Matchup Betting” but those are the primary ways to wager on them. Props, also known as exotic wagers, are also extremely popular on high-profile team sporting events like the Super Bowl in Las Vegas . These are not fixed and are adjusted by sportsbooks several times leading up to the event and are sometimes released months before an event.

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For non-team sports like golf, boxing, tennis and NASCAR, “Matchup Betting” offers an alternative to simply betting on the event’s winner.

Furthermore, a tennis match would be considered a tournament-style head-to-head matchup since the competitors involved directly play against each other in the event. Open tennis tournament, a reasonable money line would require Serena bettors to risk $400 to win $100 while a $100 bet on her opponent would win $360.

Betting sides and totals on major sports like baseball, basketball and football are the most common wagers available everywhere. Other examples of props for non-team sports include what racing team will finish highest in a particular NASCAR race (Chevy, Ford or Dodge) or how many rounds will the fight between Mike Tyson and Kevin McBride last (Over/Under 8.5 rounds). A NFL future bet on a team to win the Super Bowl might be 20/1 in the preseason; but by midseason, their odds might decrease to 10/1 if they turn out to be legitimate championship contenders.

RJ Bell

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Here’s how the money line would be listed: Serena Williams -400 / #102 Ranked Opponent +360

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