CNN.com – Bets are off inLas Vegas

The presidential election is just the big enchilada in this respect.

“I think it is absolutely ludicrous. ” He told me. She offered up three.

Why? No-one seems entirely certain, but it probably has something to do with it being unseemly to bet on something as important as the White House.

Even though the odds mean no-one will make a fortune unless they bet a great deal of money, a quick non-scientific poll on the Las Vegas told me he might be right!

So for instance, Web sites like Americasline are giving odds out on who will win on November 2.

Frankly I wasn’t sure he had the price of a cujp of coffee. It would be great fun.”

Welcome to Las Vegas. He wanted a grand on Kerry. presidential election.. Now try to put a bet on it. One couple even got into an intra-marital bidding war. Just don’t bet on who will be president!


But of course, Las Vegas didn’t get to be the gambling capital of the world without being canny.

On everything, that is, except the U.S. Any game. Hundreds of millions of dollars” he says.

And even though you can’t bet in the city, and no casino is giving you the chance, there are plenty of betting services that are offering up the odds on this years race.

Not that will worry those overseas too much. “Superbowl-type sums would be bet. Well, he knows a great deal more about the subject than me.

The Web site makes it clear that the odds are being offered for information and entertainment purposes only and that using this information is a violation of federal law.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) — Think of a game. “You look at any place around the world, whatever country you want to go to and you can bet on almost anything. Because what this means is that in places where on-line betting is allowed like the UK, or offshore betting jurisdictions like the Carribean, these odds are being used as a barometer for those who are betting on the outcome.

By CNN’s Richard Quest

It is against the law in Las Vegas (and thereby everywhere else) to bet on the outcome of the race for the White House.

And they show the two are absolutely equal.

But proving that Las Vegas is the last of the big talking towns — one man said if he had a hundred million dollars he would bet a million on Kerry.

One woman and her husband wanted to bet $100 on Kerry (Last of the big spenders there.) Another man would bet a thousand dollars on Bush. There’s a fair chance that in Las Vegas someone will give you odds and take your money.

And he is of the view a lot of money would be wagered. But he talked it well and probably could have talked me out of the busfare home.

Some members of Congress believe all spread betting is immoral and should be banned. I think we should be allowed to bet on the presidency

Casino-Gaming :: Why People Like Casinos?

We have just listed a few.

There seems to be an inherent sense that games are enjoyable. Whether you are sitting in a land casino or at home visiting the virtual world of casinos online, there is always that excitement. It is about the free money. They are also thinking what they need to do to win. One, you can play online casino games and win money. Craps, baccarat, Texas Hold’em and other games are always available online. Roulette is another option of online casino games. We are able to buy a lottery ticket, take a chance on the spinning of a wheel, or use strategy to earn free cash.

It is also about meeting people. If you have always wanted to try craps but could never afford the Vegas tables you can enter into a game online. Our first reason is the atmosphere of fun. They can learn about other cultures, other’s lives, and just have a great time. You do not just have to play one game.. When we are adults we also get to enjoy the benefits of playing games for money. This lucky feeling draws gamblers in every day.

The online casino gambling also gives players a break from reality. Many of us grow up still enjoying a game now and then. The four reasons we have listed above all center on two things. The online casino games vary from slot machines and arcade games to variations of table games. As children, parents offer us different types of games to help us learn things like social skills and to keep us occupied. By playing five cents one could win a hundred dollars. Players can feel like they do not have to think about their problems, their stresses, when they are playing a game. In the online casino world meeting people from all over the world is a possibility. You can change games whenever you want to. If someone is playing the online casino poker they are thinking about what they need to bet. Instead they focus on the wins, the strategy it takes to win, and the good times they are having. If you are waiting for the bingo call to start you can be playing a slot machine to win a couple of dollars. The music that plays or the flashing lights of the online casino slots draw players in.. It is also about playing the best poker players in the world at the online tournaments.

Some of the gamblers will play online casino slots thinking that luck is on their side; that this once they will hit the button and win the million dollar jackpot. Gamblers can play someone in China while sitting in the UK. The fact is there are many reasons why people like casinos. Enjoyment is always a key to playing online casinos.

It would be impossible to list every reason for why people like casinos, but we do have some of the top reasons that individuals find casinos and most importantly online casinos enjoyable

“How to Choose the Right Sportsbook!”

The offshore books with whom I work are top grade but it is in the offshore environment that problems occasionally occur. I have had at least three online sportsbooks go broke on me – luckily my losses were kept to a few thousand dollars – that may sound a lot but it could have been a lot worse.

The UK has a number of established books including William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral, and Victor Chandler. But ask yourself ; “how easy is it to get access to my money and how much does it cost?”

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Well I am in a position to speak from some experience – I did at one time hold accounts with about sixty bookmakers in Europe, UK, Australia and offshore – the latter catering mainly to the US market. Therefore you should think of the sportsbook you are considering as a bank – a place that you intend to keep funds long term.

This article was posted on October 22, 2004

“How to Choose the Right Sportsbook!”

 by: Daniel B.

Find out if the sportsbook is part of a larger group of companies. Sometimes this means added solidity.

What are the deposit and withdrawal options and the associated charges.

You are keeping your money in an account online. Options should be available that are ‘free’ or where the sportsbook absorbs the charges. Often these website owners know nothing about betting, do not hold accounts with the sportsbooks they are advertising and have not researched the companies they are involved with. . These vary quite a bit from book to book. I also like SportingBet (www.SBSportsbook.com) who take US customers and cater for global sports.

So you have decided to start betting online – or maybe you just want to find a new trustworthy sportsbook – what do you need to look out for?

It is not that easy finding a reputable sportsbook – partly because the web is populated by website owners who will sing the praises of a sportsbook or casino simply because they earn revenue from signing up customers via an affiliate program. King

So what do you look for:

I would say that US bettors are at most risk since they are generally forced to bet at offshore sportsbooks due to legality issues. It is, therefore, critical that those US customers put in the research before signing up.

Happy betting!

Read press articles as opposed to reviews – reviews are usually written by the sportsbook’s marketing team.

Test run the software by joining and playing for free – most sportsbooks offer this facility.

Find out if your funds are insured or separated in ESCROW accounts so that if the sportsbook company goes under – your funds are still safe.

Find out if the sportsbook is independently audited.

How long has the operation been online – three to four years is usually a good marker as a minimum.

Test out the customer services to see if they meet your standards or the standards they promise you.

If you know about betting already, then check some of their odds and lines – are they in keeping with what you would expect? Some less scrupulous sportsbooks offer very attractive prices to lure unsuspecting bettors.

If you have already have an account with a sportsbook watch out for lapses in customer service and slowness of payment – these can be signs that the company could be in trouble.

Not all the above are critical – but help towards finding a secure book