Online Oscar wagering gets its props

The growth in the popularity of online betting exchanges, like, and a host of others, has improved their accuracy in predicting events like the Oscars, says Leighton Vaughan Williams, director of the Betting Research Unit at Britain’s Nottingham Trent University, who has studied how well efficient betting markets predict future events.


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Vaughan Williams points to Jamie Foxx, who is the favorite in the best actor race for his portrayal of blind singer Ray Charles in “Ray.” Betting Web sites are offering strong odds that Foxx will win the award, suggesting that the market has made a determination of who will win, based on the Oscar wagering already made.

“This year, more than any other year, the markets are seeing a clear favorite in the best actor category, and the odds on Jamie Foxx winning are astonishing,” Vaughan Williams said. “So I think Oscar betting is becoming much more sophisticated. And it’s improving because there are so many betting markets out there now, and they’re giving people the hard data and the confidence they need so they can make their own decisions instead of using guesswork.”

Vaughan Williams says betting markets are likely to be just as accurate in their Oscar predictions as they were at predicting the outcome of last year’s election: “There’s only a small pool of voters for the Academy Awards, but there’s also more scope for insider information to leak out. So some people out there have a pretty good idea who will win, and they could influence the odds.”

Online betting experts like Vaughan Williams and Knesevitch see the popularity, and accuracy, of betting exchanges and Web sites growing in the years ahead, potentially helping film studios to hedge against the risk that their next movie is …

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Who knows what Russian roulette is?  Is it that game (almost exclusively applicable to the male of the species) in which, for a wager, a fruitcake puts one live bullet in a gun, spins the barrel, points it at what’s left of his brains, and pulls the trigger? Most definitely not!


In poker, Russian roulette is a lottery in which poker players pull up varying amounts of hard-earned cash to play in tournaments — oops, I mean crapshoots. But unlike the head-case with the gun who gets to die only once, our colleagues get to repeatedly scramble the grey matter between their ears.


You must have witnessed the feeding frenzy that usually precedes the final big tournament in a poker festival. Time has run out for the normal one-table satellites but the organizers invariably seem to find time for one-hand shootouts, and what’s more, they are never short of takers. Surely, it’s better to take the same money to the roulette or craps table, which feature the exact same skill level but no entry fee. I can only assume that adrenalin has got the better of these players and they have temporarily parted company with reason.


But what about $10,000 crapshoots? As far as I am aware, they are almost exclusively European televised events. To pay full whack for some of these, I think you must either have rich parents, be sponsored, have a huge ego and wallet to match, or just need to appear on television so badly that you will happily pay the full amount. However good you think you are, a fast blind structure virtually negates any edge a poker player might have. Sadly, some tournament organizers do not seem the slightest bit interested in producing shows that allow us …

Milan bag Bacca as the Qiu Qiu Online market warms up

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Milan have won the race for Carlos Bacca’s signature. The Colombian leaves Sevilla with an impressive 49 goals in 108 games and two Europa League titles. The 28 year-old, who finished fifth in La Primera’s Pichichi race to score the most goals, had been courted by a number of teams but in the end plumped for San Siro in a five year, €30 million deal. It is a loss for La Liga and certainly for Sevilla, although fellow countryman Jackson Martinez will be playing for Atletico Madrid next season, keeping the tradition of cafetero strikers in Spain going strong.


Barcelona presidential candidate Juan Laporta, who has recetly upped his Qiu Qiu Online campaign for a second coming by wheeling out star names like Johann Cruyff and Pep Guardiola in support, claimed successor Sandro Rosell wanted to sell Lionel Messi to fund Camp Nou renovations.


Laporta also pledged to try to sign Paul Pogba and not to renew the €60 million annual sponsorship with the Qatar Foundation, in the light of reports of enforced labour and human rights abuses in the 2022 World Cup host nation.


His first two spells in charge of FCB brought two Champions Leagues, one World Club Cup, one Copa del Rey and four La Liga trophies to Catalonia.


Facing Laporta in the 18th of July showdown are existing boss Josep Maria Bartomeu, Toni Freixa, Agusti Benedito y Joan Batiste. Bartomeu remains favourite having garnered nearly twice as many nominations as Laporta.


* Real Madrid confirmed their €1.5 million purchase of Lucas Vasquez from Espanyol. The right-winger fits into Rafael Benitez’s desire to strengthen that part …

Celtic ban own supporters after Judi Bola Online24Jam Terpercaya

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Celtic, the Scottish Premier League champions, have taken the remarkable step of banning over hundred of their own supporters from watching the side home and away.


Following the damage caused to Motherwell’s Fir Park on Friday during Celtic’s 5-0 win, Celtic have suspended 128 fans from their matches and relocated another 250 season ticket holders.


The move has been taken is response to the rising levels of antisocial behaviour by a group of fans known as The Green Brigade, who attend home matches in Section 111 of the Celtic Park stadium.


Last month, the fan group unfurled political banners at Celtic’s Champions League game against AC Milan, leading to the club being called before a Uefa disciplinary hearing.


Celtic have even threatened to close Section 111 in the past due to the group’s refusal to adhere to safety regulations.


In a statement, the club said that they had issued “precautionary suspensions against 128 individuals preventing them attending Judi Bola Online24Jam Terpercaya matches involving Celtic, pending further investigation”.


Drop Vidic or Ferdinand: Savage


Former Manchester United midfielder Robbie Savage has urged boss David Moyes to drop either captain Nemanja Vidic or former England defender Rio Ferdinand and instead build a new back-line around Phil Jones.


Jones had played across the defence and in central midfield for both Manchester United and England in his short career to date, but arrived from Blackburn in 2011 as an accomplished central defender.


Savage said: “Moyes needs to establish his first-choice pair. When he does that, he has to think who he will be building his defence around in the future, and the answer is clearly not Ferdinand or Vidic.


“Instead he needs to look to Phil Jones. His best position is going to be at …

Full Steam Ahead For Qq Poker Online Slick Suwon



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The 2008 season so far has been all about Suwon Samsung Bluewings. The Gyeonggi giants started well and haven’t looked back. If they were to take a peek over their shoulders after eight games, they would see a chasing pack that was Qq Poker Online getting ever smaller.


Seven wins and one draw from eight games tell its own story. Only usual title rivals Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma have taken any points from the blue machine. Suwon are still to show they can play sustained high quality football and really dominate teams but they have amply demonstrated that they have the players capable of conjuring goals from nothing.


Suwon players get ready to warm down


Starting from the rock of defence and set piece menace Mato Neretljak and spreading throughout midfield and attack, there is a real goal threat in the Suwon team, one that has yet to score less than two goals in 2008. It is the forwards who have really impressed however. Seo Dong-hyun and Shin Young-rok have finally emerged from the shadows to show that they can score at the top level.


Shin Young-rok talks to the press


Suwon’s latest win came courtesy of a last-minute goal at the home of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in front of over 33,000 fans at Jeonju World Cup Stadium. It was a bitter blow for the hosts who are having a dreadful season. While few may be surprised at the Bluewings position at the top of the perch, nobody expected to see Jeonbuk at the bottom.


Shin Young-rok talksd to the press


The 2006 Asian Champions have never really performed well in the league in the past but 2008 was supposed to be different. Macedonian marksman Stevica Ristic …

Roma Look To Snap Up Former Chelsea Left-Back for Togel Hongkong

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After spending his entire career playing in England’s capital, Ashley Cole looks set to join a club from Italy’s.  It would certainly be interesting to see how the left-back fares should he make the move abroad.


According to the Metro, Roma are close to completing a deal to bring Cole to the Stadio Olimpico.  Having recently left Chelsea, the only other clubs the player has represented since turning professional are Arsenal and Crystal Palace.  Now 33 years of age, he has seen it all and done it all domestically, winning an incredible three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups and one League Cup.  Cole also experienced Champions League and Europa League glory towards the end of his time at Stamford Bridge, and can currently boast 105 career appearances in Europe’s premier club competition.


With Roma recently finishing as runners up in Serie A, their best finish since 2010, Cole would be able to continue his 14-year run of playing in the Champions League should he make the switch.  A player with such experience and who has been considered one of the best left-backs in the world for a long time now would be a massive signing for the Italian side and someone who could really help them push on next season.


Liverpool Linked With Move For Dejan Lovren – Why Brendan Rodgers Is Right To Target The Defender


The dust has hardly settled on Liverpool’s closest title bid in a long time but, Brendan Rodgers will be aware that he must build upon the success he has already achieved at Anfield. Without taking into account the recent World Cup controversy surrounding Luis Suarez and the proposed transfer to Barcelona, there are changes that need to be made on Merseyside.


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Which slot machines pay back more than Online Gambling?

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Most players, especially beginners, are curious about at what places slot machines pay more. This questioned can’t be answered straight away, since it’s never possible to know if this or that machine pays more/less just by its look.


Nevertheless, some studies have been done in order to figure out which slot machines are the most favorable for players.


Don’t play at machines near showrooms or food outlets where there’s always a crowd. While standing in line, people throw a few coins in order not to get bored. Casino executives know that the players are not interested in winning big that’s why they restrict payout deliberately.


It regards the machines around table games, where players start slot machines in order to take some rest. No casino wants players to give up gambling at tables and switch their attention to slot machines.


A casino also manages the payout. Before slot machines are settled in a casino, casino executive asks a manufacturer to program the machines to pay back a certain percentage. The percentage will remain unless several changes are requires by slot marketing. Usually the payout is increased than lowered. But don’t wait for significant changes over a short period of time. It might take the casino several weeks or even months to make changes.


Tips for winning at Slot machines


Some players consider winning at Slots quite unreal. I can claim that they are deeply mistaken. Every single player has a chance to win if he knows how to do it. The little guide below will give you some initial information on simple winning steps.


First of all, how many coins should you play? The answer is that the more coins you play, the more chances to win big you get. Of …

Online Bingo Facts – Did You Know about Togel Hari Ini?

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There is more to Bingo, than just some balls flying around and people crossing

away the numbers. This page shows some interesting facts of the Bingo game

that might be unknown to many of you.


8% of the European population plays Bingo (of which, 10% women and 5% men).

An average game of bingo takes between four and four and a half minutes.

The average checking time (to validate a win) is 30 seconds.

The French were the first to start playing Bingo with cards.

Many celebrities love Bingo. Catherina Zeta Jones and Robbie Williams are two famous Bingo fans.

Bingo became popular in Austria in the beginning of the

20th century, but is called ‘Housie” instead of Bingo.


The most common reason to play Bingo is to socialize

and make friends.

Before it was called Bingo, it was first called “Beano”,

after the dried beans used instead of balls.


A New York Business man, Mr. Lowe, introduced the

Beano game to his friends in New York where one of them

accidentally yelled “BINGO!!”. From this time on, the game

was known as “Lowe’s Bingo”.


Lowe requested from players to pay him $1 per


Some Hints and Tips for playing online Bingo


Bingo is mostly a Togel Hari Ini game of luck. In other words, there are almostno special strategies to learn to play Bingo or books to read, to have a better chance on winning the game. There are however a couple of hints and tips to increase your winning chances and have even more fun while you’re playing the online Bingo games.


Tip 1: Avoid busy Bingo games

Overcrowded bingo games, decrease your winning chances. Your winning chances are maximized in the Bingo games were the number of players …

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Situs Judi Poker Terpercaya tentu kita pasti sudah memilih setidak nya 1 situs favorite kita yang kita angap situs paling kita percaya dalam bermain Poker Online.


Bocoran Judi Online adalah hal yang sangat di inginkan oleh para member,guna nya tentu sebagai cara untuk menang.

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Banyak member yang sering membaca trik Rahasia Cara Menang BandarQ, Cara Menang Poker Online dan trik menang situs judi online lain nya.


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Bocoran berati kita memiliki asumsi bahwa ada yang di sembunyikan atau ada Rahasia di balik Situs Judi Poker  Togel Singapore Terpercaya tersebut.


Rahasia nya apa si ? apa mungkin ada orang yang bertugas membagi kartu ? dan kartu yang akan di bagi sudah di atur ?


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Sebenar nya Bocoran itu tidak ada ,karena di situs judi online yang sekarang terutama yang di promosikan oleh Situs Judi Poker Terpercaya.


Jadi jika di tanya Bocoran Judi Online ya tidak ada ,karena tidak ada yang bocor.


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Welcome to Fantasyland: Alexandra Usoltseva New OFC Qiu Qiu Poker World Champion

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Female poker players have been dominating the Open Face Chinese (OFC) Poker Scene for some time now, and the TonyBet World Championship of OFC in Prague has been no exception. Last year Jennifer Shahade won the €10,000 High Roller OFC Championship, and just a couple of days ago Isabelle Mercier became the first winner of the new OFC Progressive Pineapple event.


Now Russia’s Alexandra Usoltseva has joined the club of champions by winning the prestigious OFC Poker World Championship Main Event.


The €1,000 Main Event attracted 118 players – and a lot of notables like Max Pescatori, Jen Shahade, Isabelle Mercier, Sergey Rybachenko and Maxim Panyak. In the end Usoltseva came out victorious after beating Ukraine’s Roman Paliuk heads up for the title, the €30,000 first place prize and the impressive champion’s belt.


The win is by far Usoltseva’s biggest accomplishment. According to the Hendon Mob Usoltseva has only cashed one time before, in 2013 when she finished in 5th place of the Russian Poker Tour’s OFC Championship. Nevertheless Usoltseva came to Prague with a lot of confidence, and after the win she said:


”I knew I’d win long before it happened. About a week ago I posted in one of the Russian poker forums that I really want to win this event and I imagined myself doing it. So I’m really happy that my dream came true.”



OFC Progressive Pineapple: Isabelle Mercier First World Champion


Prague is definitely the poker capital of the world in December. With the World Poker Tour, the Eureka Poker Tour, The Prague Poker Cup and the European Poker Tour all making their way to the Czech capital, Prague is the place to be for every poker player this time of year. Even though most events …