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Net Gambling เช็ค สล็อตแตก Ban Stalls in U.S. House

The burgeoning online gambling industry won a political victory Monday when a bill to ban online casinos failed to pass the U.S. House of Representatives. A similar bill has already been passed in the Senate.

Although lawmakers voted 245-159 in favor of the measure, it fell 25 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for approval, according to special floor rules under which it was considered. The Internet Gambling Prohibition Bill would have banned the sale of lottery tickets online, online casino games, and online wagers on sporting events. Exempted from the bill were horse racing, greyhound racing, and jai alai.

In an eleventh hour move, the Clinton administration announced its strong opposition to the legislation, saying that the law appeared designed to protect certain forms of Internet gambling that currently are illegal while “opening the floodgates for other forms of illegal gambling.”

Bill Would Block Access

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-Virginia), said he hoped the House leadership would “honor the will of the majority” and bring the bill up for another vote — this time under normal rules requiring only a simple majority for passage. If the bill eventually passes, it would bar U.S. gambling businesses from receiving or placing bets online and require U.S. Internet service providers to block access to gambling sites.

The proposed law would make it a federal crime — punishable by up to four years in prison and fines of $20,000 (US$) or more — to operate a Web site Relevant Products/Services from NetIQ that accepts wagers from Americans.

Both pro-gambling Internet entrepreneurs and anti-gambling social groups worked to block the bill Monday. Groups in favor of the proposed law included the commercial casino industry, the National Association of Attorneys General and the Christian Coalition.

Opening the Floodgates

In a statement, the …

Columnist Jeff Haney: Motor sports betting goes full throttle in Las Vegas

After seven years of big NASCAR races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it looks as if wagering on motor sports has fully matured.

In those first couple of races — the Las Vegas 400 was won by Mark Martin in 1998 and Jeff Burton in 1999 — local sports books offered betting on which driver would win, and not much else.

For Sunday’s UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at the Speedway, however, Las Vegas betting shops have rolled out an extensive menu of wagering options, including head-to-head matchups, various over/under bets and a selection of propositions worthy of a major event on the sports calendar.

The amount of money bet on those propositions now easily exceeds the amount bet on individual drivers to win the race outright, says Micah Roberts, the sports book director at Palace Station.

“For a lot of racing fans coming to Las Vegas, whether they’re coming from California, or abroad, or anywhere else, this is their eighth time in Las Vegas for the race,” said Roberts, an expert in motor sports oddsmaking. “They’re educated in the betting (aspect), and they’re ready to be taken to the next level.”

No official figures are compiled by the state on how much money is wagered on auto racing in Nevada. In reports from the state Gaming Control Board, auto racing is still lumped into the “other” category of sports betting, along with golf, tennis and the like. The “other” category typically accounts for less than 10 percent of the $2 billion or so bet on sports in the state annually. (Only football, basketball and baseball are singled out.)

But Roberts said he has seen a sharp increase in the handle each year, which has prompted oddsmakers to expand the number of betting options on auto races — especially the big NASCAR race …

Situs Judi Bola Players Want to See the Big Casinos Go Online

“Gamblers were far more reluctant to risk their money online than at a land-based casino.”

Online gambling is becoming increasingly popular, but according to a recent survey many people are still reluctant to place a bet at an Internet casino.

Research company Greenfield Online has just released the results of a survey in which nearly half of respondents said they would feel more comfortable gambling online if they were able to play at sites run by brick-and-mortar casinos rather than offshore companies.

The survey, which polled nearly 1000 people on a wide range of Internet topics, also looked at online gambling.

It found that almost one-third of the people surveyed had been to an online gambling site, but only 13 percent of that group had actually opened an account and wagered money.

More than 50 percent of respondents said they were reluctant to make a real-money wager because of concerns about their money. The same group was also uncertain whether they would any receive potential winnings.

The survey showed that gamblers were far more reluctant to risk their money online than at a land-based casino. Only four percent were willing to wager $100 or more online, but 24 percent would spend that much at a traditional casino.

Although the survey didn’t rate public awareness of every Situs Judi Bola casino site, respondents did single out GoldenPalace.com, LuckyNugget.com, CasinoOnNet.com, and 7Sultans.com as more recognizable names on a list of 20 casino sites.

The survey produced several interesting statistics, but the following are perhaps the most significant (percentage of people who strongly agree with the statement):

I would rather gamble in person than on the Internet 42%

Online gambling is not as safe as offline gambling 20%

Online gambling is more confusing compared to offline gambling 9%

The biggest issue to come …

Atletico seek the start of a new age in Qiu Qiu Online Pkv Milan

The all-conquering behemoth surprisingly fell at the semi-final stage of the Champions League this season but were in the midst of a poor run and came up against a dogged and determined Atletico who deserved to advance 3-2 on aggregate.

The age of tiki-taka may be in the past but the South American forward trident had been enough last season to propel Barça to a clean sweep of trophies.

One cannot complain if this season they failed to dazzle in Europe again, yet the lack of Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and the familiar blaugrana colours still seems a little disappointing to the neutral.

So forgive the general public if they do not hurry home for kick-off in the final.

 

Barça’s conquerors Atletico are in their second Champions League final in three years and won La Liga two seasons ago, but still fail to enjoy that sexy tag Barça and Real Madrid enjoy.

 

Perhaps this season they will be taken seriously as one of the very best, but they need to win one of La Liga or the Champions League, ideally the latter.

 

But even were they to win the final in Qiu Qiu Online Pkv Milan, it would probably be greeted in the wider football world as a blip, the result of the usual big boys having an off-year, much like the triumphs of Porto, PSV or Steaua Bucharest were.

 

Football supporters enjoy the novelty of a surprise winner but when big clubs are on the wane also yearn for normal service to be resumed, a curious duality which is at odds with individual sports like golf or road cycling, where the winner is quite often an unexpected individual.

 

Broadcaster Danny Baker, a famous fan of lowly Millwall, put it succinctly,

“I like big …

Messi shows off his latest hat-trick in Togel Madrid

 

 

Lionel Messi once again showed off his credentials as the most exciting talent on the world stage with a superb hat-trick for Barcelona in a 3-1 win on Tuesday night.

 

The diminutive Argentine terrorised the Atletico Madrid defence all night before receiving a standing ovation from the Vicente Calderon Togel crowd when he was replaced 10 minutes before full-time.

 

The result leaves Barcelona well placed to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey when the teams meet again at the Camp Nou next Wednesday.

 

The 21-year-old sensation set about his task early in the match with great combination play with Daniel Alves, another of the few Barca regulars to feature in a ‘weakened’ first eleven.

 

With 11 minutes on the clock Alves fed Messi with a well worked one-two which left the striker clean through on Gregory Coupet’s goal. A cool finish into the near post gave Barcelona an early lead.

 

The teams continued sparring for the remainder of the first half with Maniche going close for Atletico and Seydou Keita wasteful in front of goal for the visitors.

 

Messi had to wait until the second half for his next decisive moment of the match.

 

The Rojiblancos had been reverting to dirty tactics in an attempt to stop the Barca man throughout the game. No surprises then when Messi drew a foul in the penalty area five minutes into the second half.

 

Again great link-up play between Alves and Messi saw the Brazilian full-back slip a ball into the box for his team-mate. Before Messi had a chance to convert the centre he was pulled down by Dutchman Johnny Heitinga.

 

Referee Gonzalez had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and sending Heitinga off for an early bath. …

J-League transfers and Bandar Togel Singapore

 

 

Most of the headlines in world football have focused on David Beckham’s multi-million dollar transfer from Real Madrid to L.A. Galaxy.

 

The major transfer news in Japan, however, is Yuki Abe’s decision to leave JEF United for reigning J-League champions Urawa Reds.

 

Abe was undoubtedly the key Bandar Togel Singapore player at JEF United and his talismanic performances inspired the club to back-to-back League Cup crowns in 2005 and 2006. His departure will leave a gaping hole in the United squad.

 

With Urawa midfielder Alessandro Santos signing for Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga, Abe could reasonably expect to slot straight into what is arguably the strongest midfield in Japan.

 

Another J-League player heading for Salzburg is ex-Gamba Osaka defender Tsuneyasu Miyamoto. The popular Miyamoto was made captain of Japan at the 2002 FIFA World Cup following an injury to Ryuzo Morioka. He also captained the national team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

 

Ryuzo Morioka is another player on the move. After seeing little game-time at Shimizu S-Pulse last season, he has agreed to join J2 outfit Kyoto Sanga. Fellow former national team member Toshihide Saito is also on his way out of S-Pulse, joining J2 team Shonan Bellmare on loan.

 

Kashima Antlers have signed a trio of Brazilian players – as well as a new manager in Oswaldo de Oliveira. Former Shimizu S-Pulse striker Marquinhos makes Kashima his fifth different club in Japan, while Fabao and Danilo join from clubs in Brazil.

 

As expected, former Japan international Tatsuhiko Kubo has left Yokohama F. Marinos to join recently promoted cross-city rivals Yokohama FC. Kubo will replace Shoji Jo up front for Yokohama FC, after Jo – who won 36 caps for Japan, recently announced his retirement.

 

Yoshito Okubo …

Asian Cup 2011 Togel Online Predictions & Asian Cup Betting

 

 

We asked four Soccerphile writers for their picks for the 2011 Asian Cup, which kicks off today.

 

First Seoul-based K-League cognoscente John Duerden: It’s an open competition but I have a feeling for Saudi Arabia.

 

This is a team that could either do terribly or go all the way. For a change, the coach stayed after failing to qualify for the World Cup and there is an unusual sense of stability around the team, something that has been lacking for years. Also do well in West Asia and have reached six of the last seven finals. Hardly ever mentioned as favourites but they are ready to slip in under the radar.

 

Asian Cup.

 

Just like Iran, who are also dangerous, Togel Online missing out on the World Cup has focused minds, given the team 18 months to prepare for this and a thirst to prove their worth.

 

Australian soccer expert Marc Fox: Just like four years ago I think it will be pretty open … even predicting the winners of the groups is a tough call. But I think South Korea might prove strong enough this time if they can find enough goals.

 

UK-based Premiership pundit Andy Greeves: On the back of their strong performance at last summer’s World Cup, I’m tipping Japan to win the 2011 Asian Cup.

 

Keisuke Honda was a revelation in South Africa and I can see him being a stand out performer once again at this tournament. I’m also a big fan of Yasuhito Endo in their midfield, who could do a job in any league around the world. Alberto Zaccheroni’s squad has a very nice blend of youth and experience and crucially in Shinji Okazaki, they have a proven goalscorer who can fire them to …

England get the Blatter Bandar Togel Hongkong blessing

 

 

Sepp Blatter has officially welcomed an England big for the 2018 World Cup, but stressed the FA faces stiff competition from other nations before it can pop open any champagne.

 

The FIFA President met UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown at 10, Downing Street yesterday to discuss England’s desire to stage the tournament.

 

The home of football is the obvious choice as host if the World Cup returns to Europe following stops in South Africa in 2010 and, as is likely, Brazil in 2014.

 

“England is the motherland of Bandar Togel Hongkong and I’d welcome a bid for 2018,” said Blatter.

 

“But England will not be the only candidates. As well as China and Australia, there are the United States, Mexico and perhaps Canada. In Europe there is Russia and I will have talks with Holland and Belgium next month about whether a combined candidature is valid.”

 

All those candidates with the exception of England, Mexico and the United States can plead they have never hosted the finals before, but should the consensus in FIFA’s corridors be that a return to Europe is advisable, England’s pulling power as a footballing, economic and media center surely puts the FA in the driving seat.

 

But World Cups are decided by intense lobbying of FIFA’s executive committee, not by merit alone, and England will have to learn the lessons from their failed bid for 2006. A blessing from Blatter is not necessarily a cause for celebration either – the Swiss repeatedly advocated South Africa’s candidature for the last finals but Germany ended up pipping them at the death.

 

While welcoming an English bid yesterday, Blatter provided more information on the imminent jettisoning of the much-criticised rotation policy for World Cup hosting. After previous rumours abounded …

Soccer Bandar Qiu Qiu Online News

 

 

Serie A

Inter already champs for the bookies!?

Last time around, Inter Milan were declared champions two months after the end of the season. This season, they have been sort of awarded the honour with four months to go.

The Italian bookmakers Snai started to pay winnings to those who bet on Inter to win the 2006/07 championship…on January 30th.

The bookies took the decision after Inter scored their 14th consecutive win at Sampdoria and kept their 11 point advantage over Roma.

It is the first time a bookie has “declared” an Italian Bandar Qiu Qiu Online team champions just into the second part of the season. Inter’s chairman Massimo Moratti has warned his players and coaches that the bookies’ decision is totally irrelevant as to who will really win the championship.

“Let Snai believe we are the champions, while we must not forget that the competition is far from over.”

 

Diego Simeone

“I could never do as Ronaldo”

Former Inter’s player, today a successful coach, the Argentinian Diego Simeone condemned his ex-teammate Ronaldo for his transfer to Milan.

“People are free to take the decisions as they see fit, but I could not have worn Milan’s shirt,” says Simeone, who won the UEFA’s Cup and a second place in the League alongside Ronaldo in 1998.

Current Estudiantes’ coach remembers another instance of Ronaldo’s “treason”.

“He already did something similar when he signed for Real Madrid after playing for Barcelona. I could never have been Milan’s, Real’s or Roma’s player, since I played for Inter, Atlético and Lazio. That’s the way I think,” claims the feisty Argentinian, who puts loyalty ahead of everything else.

 

 

“If supported”

Mourinho to stay until 2010

Although he reportedly does not enjoy Roman Abramovich’s full confidence anymore, José Mourinho will …

Summer Bandarqq Sales In Korea

 

 

After the excitement of the World Cup, it is back to business in the Land of the Morning Calm though the K-League doesn’t restart until August 23rd.

 

Instead fans are treated to the ‘K League Cup’ – a 13-game competition in a league format that separates two 13-game stages of the K-League – a rather pointless exercise but it’s football nonetheless.

 

FC Seoul are about to win the thing and only need a point from Bandarqq their last two games in order to do so. They should get that at Suwon on Wednesday night as the Bluewings have been in foul form in 2006.

 

All has not been too well at the Big Bird Stadium recently. After a disappointing first stage to the K-League, Suwon coach Cha Bum-keun decided to leave his team to fend for itself in the early stages of the cup by heading to Germany to commentate on the World Cup. He was joined in the commentary box (I saw him often in Germany and it is a desk not a box) by son Cha Du-ri the now FC Mainz star who was excluded from Advocaat’s final list of 23.

 

The father and son act was a huge hit during the competition in Germany and broadcasters MBC were left smiling as rival networks KBS and SBS were left standing.

 

Suwon fans weren’t quite so happy as the team continued to struggle and questions were naturally asked why their coach would spend a month overseas when there was obvious work to be done just south of Seoul. Only in the tenth game of the cup did the Bluewings manage a win and if matters don’t improve in the second half of the league, Cha’s head will roll.

 

However, things are …