Horse Racing Blogs ~ OLBG Betting Blogs

September 9th, 2016

I have looked at 8 trends for the race, they are Age, Weight, Official Rating, Recent Runs, Last Run, Year Runs & Distance…. All those 8 trainers are back and a few new additions.

I have looked at Age, Official Rating, Recent Runs, Last Run, Year Runs, Year Wins & Draw…. Last September was a great month with a +£72 LSP and 8 of our 10 highlighted trainers ending the month in profit.



We start with a blog regular….


Although it is highly unlikely that all of the trends detailed below will prove profitable to follow immediately, many of the statistics should be worth noting for consideration in the future…. more

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The 32Red Haydock Sprint Cup is run at Haydock Park on the first Saturday of September over 6 furlongs, it’s a Group 1 and open to horses aged 3 or older. more

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31 August 2016 22:32

 By Robmull in Horse Racing

After a rollercoaster August we sit at around +£138 LSP for the year which is fantastic.

Although it is highly unlikely that all of the trends detailed below will prove profitable to follow immediately, many of the statistics should be worth noting for consideration in the future….

All the best. more

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The Mallard Stakes (Updated 7th Sept)

Three Two Year Old’s To Follow Throughout The Season To Come And Onwards. more

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The Portland Handicap is a top quality sprint run on St Leger Day at Doncaster over 5 & 1/2 furlongs, it usually attracts some good horses and usually has a big field. more

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Horse Racing Trends Blogs Index

 By Robmull in Horse Racing

23 August 2016 16:18

The purpose of this blog is to provide trends based information that will hopefully assist readers to identify value and profitable wagers throughout the week.

I looked at many blogs and where racing is often concerned it just shows stats and history.

Please feel free to read these articles at your leisure and make notes of the data items that you believe will prove useful to you in your quest to find winners.

What I am going to do over the coming season and following, is to select three two year olds to follow. more

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The purpose of this blog is to provide trends based information that will hopefully assist readers to identify value and profitable wagers throughout the week. One is declared to race today and another two running tomorrow…. more

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The sole purpose of this blog is to provide an easily accessible index with links for all the weekly Horse Racing Trends blogs, to enable readers to browse these information packed articles, which will gradually build into a comprehensive source of data as time progresses. Hopefully we can have a month to rival last September. more

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7 September 2016 14:39

The Winter Hill Stakes is one of those rare Group races that takes place at an evening meeting, it’s a Group 3 run over 1m 2f at Windsor on the last Saturday of August.

I have looked at the last 10 years and looked at the following trends, Age, Official Rating, Recent Runs, Last Run, Year Runs, Year Wins, Group Form & Distance…. more

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 By Micko70 in Horse Racing

6 September 2016 22:37

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29 August 2016 14:12

Winter Hill Stakes

 By Micko70 in Horse Racing

2 September 2016 16:00

Portland Handicap

5 September 2016 16:08

 By meoldmate in Horse Racing

Horse Racing Trends – Issue 1 – 30 August To 5 September 2016

 By Micko70 in Horse Racing

Test – Horse Racing Trends Sample Blog – 23 To 29 August 2016

29 August 2016 14:26

Horse Racing Trends – Issue 2 – 6 To 13 September 2016

2 September 2016 13:45


I thought I would try something different on the horse racing front and instead of highlighting a meeting or race i would take a different path. The Mallard Stakes, is a long distance handicap run at Doncaster’s St Leger meeting in September.

It’s run over 1m 6 1/2 furlongs and is open to all horses aged 3 or older, i have looked at 7 trends for the race, they are Age, Weight, Recent Runs, Last Run, year Runs, Year Wins & Distance….

Although it is highly unlikely that all of the trends detailed below will prove profitable to follow immediately, many of the statistics should be worth noting for consideration in the future…. more

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Haydock Sprint Cup

Horse Racing Trainers To Follow In September

The purpose of this blog is to provide trends based information that will hopefully assist readers to identify value and profitable wagers throughout the week

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Says He Did Not Bet $10 Million On Broncos To Win Super Bowl

September 9th, 2016

Floyd Mayweather Jr. If I was going to bet, I would have bet on the Seattle Seahawks,” Mayweather wrote in a message accompanying an Instagram post that he shared via Twitter during the Super Bowl.

“Somebody lied to you all. doesn’t want you to believe everything you read on Twitter. “I’m the best defensive fighter, it’s only right to go with the best defensive team.”

Mayweather, who has been known to make the occasional bet on a sporting event, also shared a message of congratulations with the triumphant Seahawks.

Drug-sniffing rabbit, cannon-firing kittens mark U.S. April Fools’ | Reuters

September 9th, 2016

As ever, the trick for April Fools’ Day hoaxes was to try to be outlandish, yet faintly plausible.. “Drug interdiction has become more difficult with criminals discovering ever new and smaller areas to conceal drugs,” the department said. Restaurant chain Cheesecake Factory unveiled a “nacho cheesecake” dessert on Twitter but quickly assured diners it would not be available to cause heartburn in the real world. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who dropped out of the Republican nomination race, vowed to make a campaign endorsement. “‘Dusty’ and his handler will be able to search vehicles and other small areas with greater accuracy.”

Likewise, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz attempted to inject some levity into the campaign slugfest, tweeting that rival Donald Trump had accepted his invitation for a one-on-one debate, before noting it was intended as a joke.

Traditionally, a prank falls flat.

NEW YORK Kittens firing a cannon, a rabbit sniffing for drugs, attempts at humor on the fraught presidential campaign trail and a failed prank by Google competed for attention in the United States on Friday.

This year it was the turn of Google, which rolled out a feature called “Mic Drop” that allowed users to send emails and not see the replies.

There was some naked publicity around in the form of bogus ads.

By Gina Cherelus


New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College, which last year began using a robotic tackling dummy it called “MVP” to reduce the number of hits its players absorb during practice, said the robots would be used in games from next season.

(Additional reporting by Barbara Goldberg in New York and Matthew Liptak in Syracuse, New York; Writing by Scott Malone; Editing by Chris Reese, Frances Kerry and Dan Grebler)

“Due to a bug, the Mic Drop feature inadvertently caused more headaches than laughs,” Google rued.

The police department in Amherst, New York, unveiled a new crime-fighting scheme, showing an officer with a rabbit on its Facebook page.

Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), turned off the feature after users complained that it caused embarrassment in work communications.

ThirdLove, a lingerie maker, partnered with DogVacay, a pet- sitting service, to unveil a line of dog brassieres. The film showed a robot, with no arms or legs, failing at football drills such as running stairs and catching passes.

Republican presidential candidate and U.S. But he said on Twitter only he was backing “entropy,” or disorganization.

National Geographic, following Playboy’s decision this year to stop publishing photos of nude women, said it would no longer degrade animals by showing them naked. The magazine’s statement on the Internet was accompanied by a black and white photo of two kittens in jumpsuits firing a cannon.

“They’ll compete in the games for us … Our players will execute their responsibilities by remote control,” Head Football Coach Buddy Teevens said in a video

Baseball Handicapping Formula – How To Become Great at Baseball Handicapping

September 8th, 2016

Part of being a good handicapper is promoting yourself as one. Luck has a lot to do with it. A good handicapper will take all this information and plug into their handicapping formula.

Now a proven winning formula is mandatory. Don’t confuse being lucky for being good.. Just what is a baseball handicapper? According to Wikipedia: Baseball Handicapping is the practice of assigning advantage through scoring compensation or other advantage given to different contestants to equalize the chances of winning. A handicapper that just picks games without close examination is one that I would avoid. Anyone can create a formula and start using it, but it has to be tested. They must be up to date with all trades, injuries, trends and current statistics. Follow the game, use a proven baseball betting formula, there are many available. You might have a nice run for a week, start thinking you have the best system in the world then lose the next 10 games. This formula must be battle tested. Remember to distinguish the difference between just lucky and picking the right side. You just start analyzing ball games and select your winners. That is the easy part just about all handicappers claim to be the best.

I would define the best baseball handicapper a one who is truly knowledgeable on the sports. The only way to test a formula is to use through an entire baseball season. It is better to be lucky than be good, right. My feelings on this are not one individual can be giving that title. Baseball handicapping is not all based on skill. Many get lucky but luck only happens occasional. Be consistent with your bets and use proper money management and you will the best baseball handicapper.

Now you are probably reading this article because you want to know who is best. Then there are the side variable such as weather conditions, disputes among the players sand mental state of the players. There is no government rating nor is there any real tracking system. Let’s make it simple and say that a baseball handicapper is a person that analyzes two baseball teams and attempt to picks the winner.

The fact is anyone can claim to be good at baseball handicapping. I am a true believe that anyone can be the best baseball handicapper if they so desire. For effective baseball handicapping you need to follow a formula. The only way to fully grade a handicappers picks is over the entire season.

The best baseball handicappers in one who thoroughly follows the game, uses a proven system along with all those miscellaneous variables to determine their selections. There is no license or certification required. Baseball season is very long and there are many ups and downs for every team

How the Sports Betting Line is Made by RJ Bell

September 7th, 2016

Once a game’s power rating based pointspread is determined, the oddsmaker will make adjustments to that line after considering each team’s most recent games played and previous games played against that opponent. That is not the case at all – their intent is NOT to evenly split the ATS result between the teams; rather, their goal is to attract equal betting action on both sides. Seba explained that it all starts with each oddsmaker creating a line on each game based upon their own personal approach.

Moving the line is the oddsmaker’s effort to balance betting action, and often times such moves can have a major impact on a bettor’s decision. Of the 4-5 oddsmakers, generally the 2 most respected opinions are weighed more heavily by the Odds Director before he decides on the final line. Oddsmakers have to determine if any changes are necessary and send out an “adjusted line.”

The purpose of these adjustments, like all line adjustments, is to more equally divide the betting action. Also, adjustments are made after reading each team’s local newspapers to get a sense of what the coaches & players are thinking going into the game.

There is a common misconception that point spreads represent the oddsmakers’ prediction of how many points the favorite will win by. Each of these oddsmakers bring unique opinions, strengths and weaknesses to the process. Stated another way, they want to create a line that half the people find appealing to bet one way while the other half find it appealing to bet the other way (known as ‘dividing the action’). Mike Seba is a Senior Oddsmaker at LVSC and has been making lines for the last six years. In doing so they attempt to make more attractive the team that is getting less action. The power ratings are adjusted after each game a team plays. Obviously, if the line comes out a week ahead of the event (which is the case in football), there is much that could happen during the week leading up to the event that could affect the line. .

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Once the opening line is released by LVSC, the individual sportsbooks decide if they want to make any adjustments before offering it to the public. Examples of non-game factors that would require an adjustment to a team’s power rating are key player injuries and player trades. By necessity their approach is very research-oriented and concise, since with millions of dollars at risk there is little margin for error. “We’re not trying to pick the team that covers the spread, we’re trying to make it a coin flip, a tough decision (for the bettor).

Las Vegas Sports Consultants (LVSC) is the world’s premier oddsmaking company and the most respected authority on making the lines. For example, if the pointspread on a game is 7 and most of the money is coming in on the underdog (taking the +7), sportsbooks will then move the number down to 6 ½ to try and attract money on the favorite. We do this by drawing from past experiences and applying them to current situations.

“The #1 thing for us is to make a line for each game that creates good two-way action.

A round-table discussion among the 4-5 oddsmakers involved in making the line for each sport is then conducted and a consensus line is decided upon by the Odds Director before it is released to the sportsbooks.

Power ratings are the oddsmaker’s value of each team and are used as a guide to calculate a “preliminary” pointspread on an upcoming game.

Why the Line Changes

Since the oddsmaker’s ultimate goal is equally dividing the betting action, public perception and betting patterns must be taken into account. If we’ve done that, we’ve done our job.”

“You either have a passion for it or you don’t,” Seba said.

Experts working for the individual books having a strong opinion on the game

Individual books having players who consistently bet with certain tendencies (such as an extreme bias toward favorites or toward a certain popular team like USC)

Divided action means the sportsbook is guaranteed a profit on the game because of the fee charged to the bettor (called juice or vig – typically $11 bet to win $10).

What Is the Line Trying to Accomplish?

The last step in the line-making process for each oddsmaker is taking one final look to determine whether or not the line “feels right.” This is where common sense and past experience with how games are bet enters into the picture. This usually includes having up-to-date power ratings on each team. Reasons for such adjustments include:

The opening line is the first line created by the oddsmakers, which is then sent out to sportsbooks.

“The main objective is that our clients get equal action on both sides,” Seba said. In our extended interview, Seba explained that there are 4-5 oddsmakers assigned to make lines for each of the major sports (pro & college football and basketball; MLB, NHL, boxing, golf). For example, the public might have heavy betting interest week after week on a popular college football team such as USC.

Oddsmakers can also change the line depending on various event-related factors such as player injuries or weather. Of course there is an entire method to the madness on how the opening line is created. People think it’s much more complicated, but it’s not.”

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Oddsmakers at LVSC are professional sports junkies who love what they do and would probably do it for nothing if you asked them, but they do get paid for it.

How the Opening Line Is Made

Once betting begins, sportsbooks can adjust the line at any time. By moving the line, sportsbooks can influence how the public bets on a particular game. If an oddsmaker comes up with a preliminary line of USC -7, then an adjustment up to -7.5 or -8 would be made in response to the public’s expected USC bias

Negative Effects of Gambling

September 6th, 2016

Some go that way to forget the sorrow of losing big sums when gambling.

Gambling refers to the betting of money on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the intent of winning additional wealth. Card games, coin tossing, and dice-based games are some non-casino based forms of gambling. The addiction robs a gambler of all the productive time and leads to loss of efficiency at work. The skill of a gambler lies in weighing the three parameters and making a decision about what amount should be staked and how much should be expected in return.. Sports betting and arbitrage betting are the other types. A study by the same university suggested that 73% of the individuals who are imprisoned are found to be problem gamblers.

? As gambling leads to increased criminal activities, in a way, gamblers add to the burden on prisons and the legal system.

? Additionally, rehabilitation and public assistance systems are taxed.

You could be at gunpoint or holding the gun. Forget satisfaction or peace, it is not even refreshing in the real sense. It soon becomes a habit that can’t be broken.

? According to a research by NCPG, 76 percent of problem gamblers are likely to have a major depressive disorder.

? The stress from gambling may lead to health issues like ulcers, stomach problems, muscle pains, headaches, and problems with sleep.

? People who fall prey to gambling tend to remain away from their families and waste money on other bad practices. The greed never ends and they keep betting more and more. This proves to be detrimental to their social and family life. Their mental state can even lead to suicidal tendencies.

? Addiction to gambling has been linked with substance abuse. A recreational activity is supposed to be refreshing and relaxing, but something like gambling is contrary to the very purpose of recreation. Over time, it becomes a habit, and eventually an obsession that can’t be overcome. The two go hand in hand. The effect is similar to that of having a drug or a drink, which is why gambling changes one’s mental state and mood.

? People continue gambling with the greed of winning money. Rehabilitating the gambling addicts needs money and time, and the process is not very easy. The addiction has negative effects on one’s physical and mental health and it proves to be detrimental to one’s social, personal, and professional life. Some take to substance abuse to supplement the high they get from winning huge sums while gambling. Six to eight million people in America are estimated to have a gambling problem.

Games offered in casinos, table games like poker, Red Dog, and Blackjack, as also electronic games like Slot Machine and Video Poker are some of the common types of gambling. They engage in gambling activities at the cost of their time with family and friends. It causes a decline in his/her work performance, thus hampering his career.

Initially, one looks at gambling as a way to run away from life’s problems, or from stress, anger, and loneliness. Thus, gambling can have a grave economic impact which is difficult to reverse.

? Similar to how an individual keeps consuming substances like drugs or alcohol to experience an altered mental state, he continues to gamble. To add to the so-called merry atmosphere, gamblers often smoke or drink while playing.

? Research has shown that gambling can lead to harmful behavior in people. Betting is a mentally taxing activity, and as one goes on risking more and more money, anxiety starts building.

Gambling = Thoughtless Expenditure + Waste of Time

? Gambling can lead to criminal activities. In spite of the losses incurred, they continue betting. It only leads to a thoughtless expenditure of money and valuables.

Compulsive gambling leads to bankruptcy

? The addiction to gambling can leave one in bankruptcy. Their debt keeps building and it may reach an amount that exceeds their capacity to repay.

? Substances of abuse are served at casinos and in pubs and clubs, thus increasing the likelihood of gamblers consuming them. According to the National Research Council, 10 to 17% of the children of problem gamblers have been abused and so have 25 to 50% of the partners of problems gamblers.

? Gamblers often exhibit mood swings and a strangely secretive behavior. When they lose the money they had risked, they further gamble to recover the lost amount and it becomes a vicious circle even they can’t escape from.

? Gambling has proven to be addictive. They tend to stay away from their near ones, resulting in distrust between them and their loved ones.

? According to the University of New York, in people with alcohol use disorders, the chances of developing an addiction to gambling are 23 times higher.

? A majority of those addicted to gambling have substance abuse disorders.

? Gambling at the cost of one’s job results in a decline in the quality of his professional life. The National Council of Problem Gambling (NCPG) describes this type of gambling behavior as problem gambling.

? Problem gamblers and addicts tend to abuse their family members. ? Over time, the practice of gambling starts becoming a habit and begins to have damaging effects at psychological, physical, and social levels. Because of this, they land in worse situations and take the wrong decisions in life.

? According to a study by the George State University, 50% of the problem gamblers commit crime. Thus, gambling practices cause a huge financial burden on the families of the affected and on the society at large.

? Studies show that children with a sibling or parent addicted to gambling, are more likely to take to substance abuse.

? They start borrowing money and take secret loans. It can drag you into crime, gambling isn’t fun.

? The costs of treating compulsive gamblers are huge. In the following sections of this Buzzle article, we discuss the negative effects of gambling on the individual and society.

? An Austrian study said that around 1 in 5 suicidal patients had a gambling problem.

? Apart from absence at work and drop in efficiency, a common observation is that gamblers tend to steal money and engage in fraudulent behavior to recover from financial losses incurred when gambling, or to get more money to bet.

? Gambling is practiced as a means of recreation. The stress of risking huge amounts of money or the frustration after losing it can increase the tendency of abuse in gamblers. Addiction to gambling, coupled with substance abuse can make the gamblers physically abusive towards their family. The addiction gets on to the gamblers to such an extent that they fail to think wisely before acting. On giving a serious consideration to the negative effects of gambling, we realize that it is best avoided.

? Children of parents who are problem gamblers or gambling addicts tend to feel abandoned and angry, further increasing stress and leading to strained family relations.

Mental and physical health problems, financial issues, and conflicts in the family are among the common negative effects of gambling. The addiction leads people to continue with gambling irrespective of whether they earn or lose in the deal. The decision to gamble money is based on three parameters namely; how much to bet, the predictability of the event, and the conditions agreed upon, between the gamblers. Due to lost mental peace, they may ill-treat their spouse and children

How To Get Offshore Oil Rig Jobs With No Experience

September 6th, 2016

Worldwide, $400 billion will be spent in 2009 looking for more oil… You’ll be doing more of the same physical work, but you will also lead a team of roustabouts. You will be doing a lot of hard, dirty work and heavy lifting. Work hard and smart for one to two years, and you could be promoted to a roughneck. You will also get the chance to help the derrickhands and drillers, giving you the experience to be promoted to a driller yourself.

Even without experience, getting offshore oil rig jobs is easier than getting a job as a rocket scientist. Don’t forget to check with a good tax lawyer – at one point of time, there were very good tax incentives for people taking up offshore jobs. Large oil companies like Exxon spend $79 million everyday looking for new oil fields. A certified welder could make $60,000 working on an offshore oil rig. The different requirements are not just across countries, but also across US state boundaries and Canadian provincial boundaries.

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. Instead, go for a certified trade like an electrician or mechanic. Offshore oil rigs legally count as ships at sea, so you’ll want to find out how the different laws affect you. This could get you highly paid jobs in the electrical department or motor room. Start with an entry level job, prove yourself, get promoted.

Remember to read up a little bit on maritime law. In this line of work, you want to look for entry level roustabout jobs. With the amount of money being spent in the oil industry, you can bet that there will be offshore drilling jobs available to a fit, hardworking young man.

Offshore oil rig jobs are like any other career – you start at the bottom and work your way up. Depending on where the oil rig is located, you may need vaccinations, first aid certifications, offshore survival certifications, firefighting certifications and helicopter underwater escape training certifications. For most jobs on an oil rig, university degrees are useless pieces of paper. Even though OPEC is complaining that oil at $40/barrel is too cheap. Even though the Department of Labor will call you a general laborer, you’ll be earning somewhere around $45,000 a year, better than some white collar jobs.

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Unlike most physical jobs, you actually have a pretty good career path. Good cooks and medics are two other entry level positions always welcome on an oil rig.

You can still find offshore oil rig jobs even in the middle of this recession. Offshore drilling companies like Transocean are still deploying new oil rigs and hiring workers

Insider Guide: Best of Las Vegas

September 6th, 2016

Hope your travel partner is mentally stable.

The selection of stores at The Shops at Crystals is the largest collection of unique-to-market luxury stores in Las Vegas, but even those who can only afford to window shop will appreciate the selection of restaurants available in Crystals.

The grand salon is spacious with ample seating and the fountain terrace looks directly over the lake..

The classy vibe found in the suites carries over to the lounges (even the lobby bar is attractive), nightclubs and especially the restaurants.

For those who prefer not to take the wheel, there’s a ride-along option.

Its extensive menu of Italian favorites includes brick oven pizza, ravioli and spaghetti, all served with a twist.

This all-suite, modern boutique hotel is designed for relaxation.

Housed in front of Caesars Palace, Absinthe is the delusional dream of a guy who’s dipped into a bottle of the legendary green drink.

Encore’s suites are roomy, with floor-to-ceiling windows and lounger sofas, but there isn’t much reason to stay inside considering the resort’s other amenities and attractions.

There’s nothing distinctly Las Vegas-flavored about Trump International Hotel.

For these people, Trump is ideal.

Sophisticated and tasteful, Hyde Bellagio is one of the higher end nightclubs in Las Vegas.

The hotel is known for its pet policy, welcoming critters less than 25 pounds.

Even those who aren’t into shopping will likely appreciate the opulence of the mall itself.

Pinball Hall of Fame

Shooting lessons are available.


Neon Museum Boneyard

The accommodations are chic, with massive windows offering views of the city or Strip.

The intimate setting of this MGM Grand restaurant ensures that all guests receive personalized attention, but it also means those who want to eat here should make reservations.

Rooms are decorated in deep colors with the latest design details.

More than 100 signs are on display in the Neon Museum Boneyard including pieces from Aladdin, Caesars Palace and several motels, wedding chapels and other attractions.

Ever since its opening in 1998, Bellagio has been regarded as one of the premier properties on the Strip. Fan favorites include Le Caviar, caviar on a fennel cream.

As a standard American big city, there are pockets of commerce and creativity that reflect the residents of this outpost in the middle of the desert.

Featuring self-proclaimed “twisted farm food,” this quirky diner serves up meals in mammoth portions.

At any time of day, The Beat is humming with chatter from tech innovators, local artists and passersby as they catch up over a range of coffees, chilled drinks and alcoholic beverages, as well as a small selection of food.

Guests can choose from multi-tasting menus or order a la carte.

The Mob Museum

Those looking for something lighter can take advantage of a front cafe stocked with wood-oven pizzas, appetizers, pastas and lighter dishes.

This high end, best of Las Vegas restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Though The Cosmopolitan has just about everything on site that visitors might want — restaurants, nightclub, shopping, gambling — its mid-Strip location makes it easy to reach other popular resorts in the area.

Airline Captain for a Day

Las Vegas for Thrill Seekers

The high-end retailers of this promenade on the grounds of the Aria lure in guests with their boutique fashions, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry and unique gifts.

McMullan’s has a large selection of classic pub fare, as well as many Irish specialties and an extensive selection of beers with taps built into every table.

Harrah’s Piano Bar

Vegas Indoor Skydiving

It features The Gazillionaire and his sidekick, Penny, who emcee various acts that take to the small, centrally located stage.

The Arts Factory


Antique Mall of America

Thousands of visitors make their way through the property on a daily basis to catch a dancing fountains show or the latest seasonal creation in the conservatory and botanical garden.

Spread over more than 65 hectares, Pro Gun Club has a sporting clays course, trap and skeet fields, rifle and pistol bays and an archery stand.

Not everyone is suited to be an airline pilot, but everyone is welcome to take control of a Boeing 737 full-motion flight simulator similar to those used by real pilots for training.

Public House

A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Las Vegas has been collecting the city’s discarded neon signs since 1996.

An energetic atmosphere radiates from the casino floor.

High, arched ceilings, classic columns and the first freestanding spiral escalator of its kind in the United States are a few of the architectural highlights.

If Las Vegas is meant to be a place for visitors to do things they would never do anywhere else, these places provide ultimate thrills.

Big Shot shoots riders 30 feet into the air at 44 mph.

Pro Gun Club

Trump International Hotel




No stuffiness here.

Spago is trendy and modern, yet also welcoming and popular with its menu of classic American cuisine made unique with twists from influences around the world.

The Cosmopolitan

This is the city of bigger and more extravagant resorts and attractions than have ever been built before.

This is one of the only places in Nevada where people can legally fire everything from a German MP40 from World War II to the M2 50-calibre machine gun.

Though skydiving near Las Vegas is available, this simulated experience allows people to feel what it’s like to free fall without an airplane or parachute.


Located in The Forum Shops at Caesars, Spago is conveniently located for a quick lunch during a shopping foray or a nicer dinner before a show in the resort’s Coliseum Theatre.

The restaurant is known for its meatballs, which are so large that one can be shared with the entire table.

Due to its immense size, Hakkasan has a variety of environments, including a restaurant, private dining room, Ling Ling level, main nightclub, pavilion and mezzanine.

With more than 150 shops, this Strip-based mall is always busy with shoppers combing the racks for the perfect purchase.

Authentic artifacts such as weapons and wiretapping tools are on display.

Dueling twin sisters Kimberley and Tamara Pinegar are crowd favorites, though all of the bar’s pianists actively engage the crowd during their acts.


The menu is meat heavy, but there are a few salads available as well.

For those who have the guts to look around, the views are stellar from this height.

The Las Vegas art scene is concentrated downtown and many local galleries can be found at The Arts Factory.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

In an old commercial warehouse, The Arts Factory contains dozens of studios and has hosted hundreds of poetry readings, concerts and performances.

The first is a carefully manicured, distinctly manufactured, over-the-top playground promising that, no matter the shenanigans undertaken by its visitors, no one beyond the city limits ever needs to know about them.

Everyone takes a short training class before taking flight, and a mesh trampoline floor as well as padded foam walls offer additional levels of safety for those who fear taking the plunge.

The Mob Museum opened in 2012 to tell the story of how the Mafia helped shape Las Vegas and how organized crime impacted the United States and the world in a broader sense.

There are high-end retailers here, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Valentino, as well as standards found at most mainstream malls.

Those who’d like to stay can choose from 3,933 guest rooms (including 512 suites), many of which were recently renovated. Because these are FAA simulators, they have the same feel and layout of real airplanes.


Among the highlights are Louis Vuitton, Prada, GUCCI, Cartier, Tiffany & Co.

Also noteworthy is the variety of vinyl on sale.

Though it’s open all day long, Hash House’s breakfast menu is most robust, with a variety of hashes, scrambles and farm benedicts.

Visitors who sit at the end of a row may find themselves on stage.

The Shops at Crystals at CityCenter

This 18-and-up show is part burlesque, part comedy, part variety show and like nothing else in Las Vegas.

Here speeding is encouraged.

The Chandelier

Its small size makes it a lot more manageable than many of the massive casino resorts in Las Vegas, and the intimate bar, restaurant and pool are ideal places to unwind.

LAVO also features a lounge and nightclub, so diners can extend their experience into the early morning hours.

It hosts yappy hours the third Thursday of each month with cocktail specials, doggy goodie bags and appetizer specials.

This quirky non-profit organization was established to house and display the world’s largest pinball collection.

Galleries feature artwork by Dale Chihuly, Richard MacDonald and Rodney Lough, Jr.

Beyond the fountains and gardens, Bellagio is home to five outdoor pools, a handful of high-end retailers, fine art gallery, a couple of popular nightclubs, the Cirque du Soleil show, “O” and some of the best restaurants on the Strip.


The fare is pub grub with a creative touch and lots of drink options.

Winner of Michelin’s Three Star, Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond and Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, this restaurant outshines a majority of Las Vegas’ dining establishments.

The fourth level features a high energy nightclub where talent such as Calvin Harris, Bingo Players and R3HAB spin Thursday through Sunday.

Hakkasan Nightclub

Stratosphere Thrill Rides

This popular, casual dueling piano bar is often crowded with visitors engaged in bidding frenzies to hear certain songs.

This five-story culinary and nightlife hotspot is the newest club on the Las Vegas scene.

Joël Robuchon Restaurant

A climate-controlled room holds hundreds of bottles of wine.

Many people aren’t into the gambling scene and everything that accompanies it — noise, smoke, lack of clocks.

Each of the three levels in The Chandelier offers a distinct nightlife setting.

This multi-tiered chandelier isn’t just an interesting centerpiece; it’s The Cosmopolitan’s signature bar.


Without a casino, extensive attractions or shows, Trump focuses on what it’s good at: customer service and quality hotel experiences.

Like many Las Vegas clubs, the DJs at Hyde Bellagio are among the best in the world, and celebrity sightings are always a possibility.

It’s common to find people dining after they’ve left the bar at night or nursing a hangover in the morning.

Las Vegas’ creative crowd hangs out at this downtown coffeehouse and record shop.

Those in the pilot’s seat control throttles and bump down the runway until safely airborne, and then it’s free flying from there on out.

New items are constantly being added and vendors often change, so every visit is unique.

Spago’s bar is known for its celebrity cameos.

Hakkasan’s restaurant features modern Cantonese cuisine.

Though some of these attractions are located from the Strip, they cater to travelers and some offer transportation to and from hotels on Las Vegas Boulevard.

A meal at Joël Robuchon’s isn’t just a meal; it’s an experience.


Hash House A Go Go

In fact, it’s casino-free, which is why it’s so appealing to some travelers.

It’s common for everyone in the bar to sing along.

But that first face of Las Vegas occupies only a few miles of Las Vegas Boulevard (“the Strip”) and a few blocks of downtown.

More than 100 antique dealers have rented space to sell art, jewelry, tools, clothing, books and other collectibles in this eclectic mall.

The Wynn gets the lion’s share of attention when it comes to luxury properties on the Strip, but its next-door neighbor, Encore Las Vegas, offers both opulence and an intimacy that’s absent at more popular properties.

The cocktail list was developed to complement different aspects of the menu. and Dolce & Gabbana.

Some booths are well organized and sparse, while others encourage rummaging.

Certainly there’s the occasional wart or blemish even on the best of Las Vegas, but take the time to turn the city on its head and you’ll discover a Sin City you never knew existed.

Located on Restaurant Row at The Venetian, Public House boasts a high-end, speakeasy feel with dark colors and deep seats.

Encore Las Vegas

At the top, there are four attractions for adrenaline junkies.

The Cosmopolitan’s rooms are modern and urban.

Public House lays claim to Nevada’s first certified beer cicerone (similar to a wine sommelier), offering more than 200 brews, 24 of which are on tap.

Insanity is a spinning ride via mechanical arm extending almost 65 feet beyond the edge of the Stratosphere.

X-Scream is like a giant playground ride, sliding riders 25 feet over the edge of the resort so that they dangle perilously high above the ground.

Given its location just off Las Vegas Boulevard, the southward views down the neon-lit street are arguably the best in the city, so opt for a Strip view.

A more relaxed lounge sits at the top.

It’s worth taking a walk along Gallery Row, located just outside Crystals’ main building.

Flapjacks are larger than the platters they sit on, chicken and waffles are stacked several inches above the plate and coffees overflow onto saucers.

Behind the glitz are just less than 600,000 locals who keep that facade alive.

The Beat

This is where you’ll find the second face of Las Vegas.

McMullan’s Irish Pub

The best of Las Vegas rooms overlooking the Bellagio fountains are worth the splurge.

Exotics Racing

Nightlife begins on the third floor, where the intimate Ling Ling Lounge is located.

Several exhibits scrutinize aspects of organized crime including how it’s portrayed in pop culture; the role the mob played in violence, corruption and conspiracy; and profiles of notable mobsters.

It’s the Las Vegas most people recognize.

SkyJump, gives people the chance to freefall down a high-speed line from the edge of the resort 108 floors to the ground below.

Located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the main Exotics Racing course is 1.2 miles long with 7 turns, and allows drivers to reach speeds topping out at 130 mph, depending on experience and car choice.

Because this is a non-profit, all extra coinage goes to local charities.

Highlights of Absinthe include tightrope walkers who perform keg stands, a topless tap dancer in a giant balloon and strongmen with one-of-a-kind moves.

Most attractive are those commanding views up and down the Strip.


The Stratosphere is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States at 1,149 feet.


Hyde Bellagio

Among the car options are a Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche.

Hundreds of pinball machines built from the 1950s through the 1990s cover the large space, inviting visitors to play.

Go big or go somewhere else to eat.

Those heading for a night out may want to take advantage of the pre-theater menu, which features three courses.

On the second level, you’ll find the finest spirits from the resort’s mixologists

Richard Gere Interview on 9/11, New Movie ‘Arbitrage’ Video

September 5th, 2016

If you really look at the film, there’s nobody in this film that doesn’t make some bad decisions. Like san sebastian, the whole town, the whole region comes out. You know, she’s gotten very comfortable with the lifestyle. The movie’s going to be a big hit. How does it feel to get the lifetime achievement awards? It’s a little premature. This is something ripped out of the headlines. That’s what everybody was doing that day. But it’s very nice. And it was such a beautiful day. They’re all connected. They started to tell me what was going on. Yeah. ? The land of the free and the home of the brave ? a bell tolls. The festivals that I’ve been to. I was making too good of a case. The unhappiness. You knew nothing? I knew nothing until I got there because I had the radio off. Thank you for sharing that. Especially the european ones. I’ve had close friends come up to me who were really angry with me because they were rooting for the guy. And now, we’re seeing all these bankers and fund managers, who are more like us. It’s just filled with love and affection. But make the same kind of moral bad decisions. I left like 7:00 in the morning. Just like today. I do want to move on to your movie. It’s hard not to get caught up in that, richard. It recalls the bernie madoff scandal. He’s wealthy, yeah. You have to be of a certain age and they start giving you this stuff.

Transcript for Richard Gere on 9/11, New Movie ‘Arbitrage’

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Test Text1 plain On this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we pause, now, to remember that moment, when the first plane hit the world trade center. I finally got through to the family. And our other relationships. And I come into this retreat that’s on a lake. The movie is not easy. But on the inside, your world seems to be crashing in on you. How do you think I pay for them? She wanted to cut that scene because I listed 50 things. And everyone is stunned. Absolutely. Richard, thank you very much.

. Yes, the charities. He’s not quite a billionaire. The drinking. She says one of the things you pull off here in the character, is everyone is watching this thing, knowing at some level, your character’s a very bad guy. I think europeans are — the whole town comes out. I was on my way to a retreat up in massachusetts. Were you in washington then? I was here. Susan sarandon. And we remember the victims of those attacks, 11 years ago today. I left early in the morning. I was here in new york. I don’t know if he’s a billionaire, by the way. But you’re also rooting for him. I forgot this was the 11th until this morning. It is getting such great reviews all across the country. Let’s show a little of that. We had to pull some out. You play a wall street titan, a benevolent billionaire on the outside. By the time, the movie was released, it had gone past bernie madoff, who was obviously a very sick man. That moment seems so fresh. It’s very generous and very loving. The wonderful, charities. “Arbitrage” comes out friday. You know, when we made the movie, bernie madoff was kind of the archetype of everybody’s idea of corruption, and money, funds, greed, and all that. It was such a beautiful day. The cell wasn’t working. One of them is your wife. Mid life. Although, as you say, no. One thing about this movie, but people think — you and I and probably the 400 people who are here, we think we can compartmentalize our morality. You know, at the peak of your power right now. Our actions, our thoughts, our morality, resonates through every part of our lives. They’re more normal people, certainly living at a different stratosphere. It doesn’t work that way. From the cops. And everyone was okay. You remember, it was the most beautiful day. The shopping. If you look at her actions and where she’s coming from. The phone wasn’t working. But these are the dinosaur awards. Also getting honored, I saw at the zurich film festival. I don’t know what’s going on. One of the things you get into, are the masters of the universe, also try to create their own moral universe. Everything. The trainers. And we’re back, now, in the studio, with our next guest, richard gere. I didn’t even want the radio on. Take sure your family is okay. I couldn’t call back home. I was driving up to massachusetts. This guy makes very bad decisions. So, three hours later, I’m up there. And in business we can be this, at home we can be this. How do you think I’ve tolerated all this? Tolerated? What about me? What about the complaining. Talking to my producer, kate, about this early this morning

Research and Markets: Research Report – Global Online Gambling & Betting Market 2014

September 5th, 2016

In the USA, online gambling is legal only in three states

and in many Asian countries gambling and betting is allowed only in

casino resorts.

The major trends in online gambling and betting globally are mobile and

social gambling. The first

regulated online gambling website in Kenya was launched in 2013.

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Trends in online gambling and betting.

- 888 Holdings

Online gambling and betting is spreading in the Asia-Pacific region. The

majority of Western European countries have some laws in place to

channel online gambling and betting. This ensures that the

content of the original studies is correctly interpreted.

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has announced the addition of the “Global

Online Gambling & Betting Market 2014″ report to their


Research and Markets is the world’s leading source for international

market research reports and market data. Progress in online betting regulation in Germany is

expected in 2014, as several operators have applied for the first online

sports betting licenses.

- The author’s international employees research and filter all sources

and translate relevant information into English. Mobile gambling is expected to grow at double-digit

rates and to reach over 40% of the total online gambling market by 2018,

as the number of mobile gambling users increases by a hundred million.

- The authors provide secondary market research: By using various

sources of information they ensure maximum objectivity for all obtained

data. As a result companies get a precise and unbiased impression of the

market situation.

- These market reports inform top managers about recent market trends

and assist with strategic company decisions

- The analyses, statistical reports and forecasts are only based on

reliable sources including national and international statistical

offices, industry and trade associations, business reports, business and

company databases, journals, company registries and news portals.

The leading online gambling and betting companies worldwide include

PokerStars, Bwin.Party, William Hill Online, each of which annually

generate online revenues of over EUR 0.5 billion.

- Ladbrokes

- Paddy Power

Italy has one of the most advanced regulatory arrangements regarding

online gambling in Europe. The global online gambling market has a current value

estimated at a medium double digit number in billions of Euros, with

growth expected between +7 and 10% annually in the next few years.

Online gambling is only starting to emerge in Africa. Total online gambling revenue in Italy

recently reached a high number in hundreds of millions of Euros, with

poker constituting the largest segment.

The spread of online betting and gambling is forcing governments to act

to regulate. For example, a quarter of poker

players chose to bet on unregulated networks.

Europe has been a leader in adopting regulation regarding online

gambling, but as the activity spreads, new measures are being enacted.

. In

South Africa, online gambling awaits legalization in 2014.

In the largest Latin American market, Brazil, gambling and betting is

forbidden except for horse racing. We provide you with the latest

data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top

companies, new products and the latest trends.

- William Hill Online

- Betfair Group

Regional variations in legislation and acceptance of online gambling and


In France, online gambling and betting has been legal since 2010, but

many gamblers turn to illegal sites. In

Australia, which leads the world in terms of per person gambling, online

sports betting and gambling has been growing by over 30% annually, while

the growth of the total gambling market does not exceed 5%.

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Global Online Gambling and Betting Market 2014 depicts the latest trends

and developments in the field. Among the findings of the reports

researchers is that the online gambling and betting segment is

increasing, enhanced by the spread of smartphones and tablet computers.

The authors observe: while land-based lottery and casinos still dominate

the gambling scene, online real-money gambling and betting are growing


In North America, online gambling was legalized in three US states by

early 2014, with online gambling revenues surging to millions in the

first months of legal operation.

- PokerStars

The regulatory landscape on online gambling and betting is varied. In North America and major Asian

countries online real-money games are yet awaiting progress in

regulation. However, offshore gambling websites

are popular among Brazilian gamblers, who spend several hundreds of EUR

million annually on offshore sports betting sites.

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- Bwin.Party

Regulation of online gambling and betting in Germany and Russia lag some

of their neighbours