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10 years of gambling addiction comes to a close.

Hello,
I thought I would essentially start my journey by posting here so I can get my thoughts written out in black and white. Ultimately my journey began fairly common to others in the UK. I was 17 years of age starting to become interested in going to football with friends and putting on accumulators mostly multiple £1 bets or the odd £5 ones never spending more than £10-£15 pounds over the course of the weekend. Like most I have the fond memory of winning big and still had the screenshot of it until recently when I moved onto betting online when the gambling apps started coming out thick and fast rather than going into the bookmaker shops themselves. £2.50 I had placed on a 250/1 double and at the age of 18 I thought I had won the lottery I did not gamble all the money away I spent it enjoying myself and going out with friends and continued spending small with gambling.
Not long after this it turned into going to the casino every other weekend for something to eat, drink and of course bet. I remember going with a few friends and one of them was starting with £800 which he had in cash. I had never in my life seen this much money in cash before and was just blown away by it. I cannot even remember on the night if he won or lost money all I can remember is that wad of cash and thinking that is what I want to be like and be able to afford to bet that amount. Long story short of course my friend at the time ended up become extremely addicted to gambling as I realised over the years to come.
Roll on 5 years later I have lost endless amounts of money by throwing away my wages every single day. Gambling online week after week, month after month and in turn year after year. Some of the moments that stick out in my mind were when I would sit up and wait for pay to come into my bank at 02:00am when I had work the next day and it would be lost within an hour or 2, an entire months hard work of getting up 5 times a week doing a job for 8-10 hours a day all gone in usually no time at all. Unfortunately for me this is when the real trouble would start. When this would happen I would instantly turn to payday loans to essentially replace my lost wage to live on for that month. I would usually be fairly good I will still gamble but I would try and keep some for getting through the month regarding transport and food etc. Of course the time would eventually roll round where I would need to pay the high interest loan off and it would be sidelined as I had just been paid and the mentality was I can win the money back, pay off the loan and life would be good back to square one. The reality is, the true meaning of square one is something that no real gambling addict has experienced for years. The average person would be fairly unhappy living pay cheque to pay cheque month after month and having no savings, where as I would bite your hand off to be back in that situation debt free and a clean slate.
Unfortunately for me I was extremely good friends with a very disciplined person who I looked up to for all things gambling, the truth is he was a winner and he used to tell me " A good gambler is judged on how they lose not how they win " If you can lose money and accept it and go to your bed knowing you placed a good bet or even a bad bet and it lost and put it behind you and go again fresh the next day you are doing something right. I on the other hand was the chase your loses type. I could not face losing money and it was either win it back there and then or lose the lot and deal with that instead.
My story I feel is a little different from others because at one point I actually had success where I was not working and quite literally gambling for a living (if you can believe that). I essentially saved up and won money creating a fairly large bankroll. I had a spreadsheet where I documented every bet I placed, unit sizes, odds and all the rest and the truth is it worked. I have been an avid follower of a very niche sport all my life my knowledge is very high regarding that particular sport if you mix that in with when I discovered bookmakers starting to offering odds on it that was that I knew my goal. I had a little group where I would post the picks to and obviously done well from it. I experienced having accounts limited and closed by bookmakers while getting the emails saying " The traders have decided as a business decision we regret to inform you we are closing/limiting your account ". Now when you receive emails like this it does something to your ego, you absolutely know you are hurting their business plan of having a full customer base of losers and they no longer want your business. I began starting buying accounts off friends in order to access specific bookmakers so I could place my bets etc. It was a great time and a very successful one. Sadly it did not last, when I was doing this 95% of my time was spent researching, reviewing footage and genuinely digging for all information I could get. The other 5% was looking for the best available odds and placing my bet. I was much more sensible with my stakes because I had a clear head and a free mind to actually think correctly on what I was doing.
Not long after this I began ultimately spending more money than I was making causing a sort of panic to make more but instead of putting more effort into studying my niche sport which I was consistently winning on and looking for a good spot, I would turn to chance and pure luck. Goals bets in football on any random game inplay, Roulette, Blackjack etc etc etc. I would happily place an £800 spin on roulette yet my maximum bet on my niche sport would be £125. A pick where I would be on the value side with a genuine edge against the bookmaker, a bet where I would be placing it at odds of 6/4(2.50) and the bet would close at 8/11(1.72). Utter madness. I put this down to the state of mind I was in. When I was researching I was not getting drawn in by a gambling website I had my little plan in place and I carried it out. I was on gambling websites briefly to place the bet and then log off. But when I was sat on betting sites looking for a bet it would just completely spiral out of control.
I am currently 27 years old and I feel like I have been gambling CONSTANTLY for almost 10 years, which sadly I ultimately have been. I am in debt and although coming out and admitting it to people who care about me there are still secrets I cannot share regarding money owed out etc. I have decimated my credit score, have registered with almost every bookmaker going and I have closed multiple bank accounts over the years that were absolutely littered with betting transactions. I recently found an old statement from 2012 and it was such a surreal situation thinking what age I was back then and yet my bank statements look identical to this day.
I have not posted this for sympathy or anything like that the main reason for posting today is mainly to help other people and for closure. I always take everything with a pinch of salt online like most do but believe me when I say I have experienced every aspect of gambling. The lowest lows of losing, the highest highs of winning big(lucky), the thrill of being extremely disciplined and focused on making money consistently, closing accounts and saying never ever again to finally having accounts limited as mentioned previously for winning.
The bottom line when it comes to gambling is you just simply CANNOT win over your life time so why are you doing it? You are essentially paying a direct debit throughout your life to all these different betting companies for a bit of dopamine to be released in your brain. I manged to clear my debt and had about £10,000 saved £5,000 bankroll and was on cloud 9 and look where I am at now. I have £100 in my bank for the essentials and about £10,000 in debt just 3 odd years later. I have carried on for so long to try and re-live the dream I thought I had but the hard hitting reality is even when I was doing well I was constantly fighting against being banned from shops and having accounts online limited and closed. Even when you win you cannot win for long so it is pointless. I am a risk taker at heart and can be very impulsive which for a gambler is a non starter. It will NEVER end well if you have these types of traits as you could do well for months or years being disciplined but one day that IMPULSE will burst through your body and overcome and ruin all your hard work.
This might come across like I am bitter about the situation but I am not. I actually feel a real sense of relief typing this up today, usually when I read these sorts of posts from other users and it is day 1 for them for quitting gambling I skip over it because I think yeah, you will be back at it tomorrow or when you next get money, not very supportive but it is the truth none the less for most I feel.
One thing that is happening right now within the gambling industry is safer gambling adverts especially in the UK. I realised that what they are doing is the same as what sugary food product companies done with regards to their food stuffs being deemed unhealthy they were ultimately asked to remove certain products but instead they turned it round as said they would introduce more healthier, lower sugafat alternatives instead which resulted in just adding more of their products to the market. That is EXACTLY what the gambling firms are doing just now they have been told about the harm it is doing and have been told to essentially lower the amount of exposure to children/adults alike with these adverts and their response is not to reduce the amount but to introduce safer gambling when the fun stops, stop adverts just increasing the amount of times their logo appears on your screen through multiple more adverts.
Anyway, I would like to think at least one person reads this and it makes them think twice. Maybe somebody who is 18 and has just began gambling or maybe somebody who is similar ages to myself or even older who can relate to my experience in anyway.
If you have managed to read all of this then well done, If I came across a post browsing on this after a loss and seen it was this length I would not bother, I would skip to the end like my impulsive personality would command me to do which is a little reminder as to why I am posting this in the first place being a compulsive and impatience gambler.
To end on a positive note my gambling journey comes to an end today. I am 27 years old and have been at it from 17 and enough is ultimately enough for me. My new goal has been laid out prior to writing this in regards to avoiding temptation, paying off what I owe and what to do with my wages going forward.
I wish anybody reading this who is struggling all the best and if you have any intention to quit and have stumbled across this sub-reddit then it is time to quit or else you would not be here and you know it. As for anybody who reads through this and still gambles themselves then maybe take a look at what you are doing and if you can honestly look yourself in the mirror and admit you have no problem then great and good luck with what you are doing.
If you want to maybe ask more about my situation in relation to your own, have any questions or are just looking for somebody to listen to your story then feel free to message me.
Thanks,
LD.
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10 years of gambling addiction comes to a close.

Hello,
I thought I would essentially start my journey by posting here so I can get my thoughts written out in black and white. Ultimately my journey began fairly common to others in the UK. I was 17 years of age starting to become interested in going to football with friends and putting on accumulators mostly multiple £1 bets or the odd £5 ones never spending more than £10-£15 pounds over the course of the weekend. Like most I have the fond memory of winning big and still had the screenshot of it until recently when I moved onto betting online when the gambling apps started coming out thick and fast rather than going into the bookmaker shops themselves. £2.50 I had placed on a 250/1 double and at the age of 18 I thought I had won the lottery I did not gamble all the money away I spent it enjoying myself and going out with friends and continued spending small with gambling.
Not long after this it turned into going to the casino every other weekend for something to eat, drink and of course bet. I remember going with a few friends and one of them was starting with £800 which he had in cash. I had never in my life seen this much money in cash before and was just blown away by it. I cannot even remember on the night if he won or lost money all I can remember is that wad of cash and thinking that is what I want to be like and be able to afford to bet that amount. Long story short of course my friend at the time ended up become extremely addicted to gambling as I realised over the years to come.
Roll on 5 years later I have lost endless amounts of money by throwing away my wages every single day. Gambling online week after week, month after month and in turn year after year. Some of the moments that stick out in my mind were when I would sit up and wait for pay to come into my bank at 02:00am when I had work the next day and it would be lost within an hour or 2, an entire months hard work of getting up 5 times a week doing a job for 8-10 hours a day all gone in usually no time at all. Unfortunately for me this is when the real trouble would start. When this would happen I would instantly turn to payday loans to essentially replace my lost wage to live on for that month. I would usually be fairly good I will still gamble but I would try and keep some for getting through the month regarding transport and food etc. Of course the time would eventually roll round where I would need to pay the high interest loan off and it would be sidelined as I had just been paid and the mentality was I can win the money back, pay off the loan and life would be good back to square one. The reality is, the true meaning of square one is something that no real gambling addict has experienced for years. The average person would be fairly unhappy living pay cheque to pay cheque month after month and having no savings, where as I would bite your hand off to be back in that situation debt free and a clean slate.
Unfortunately for me I was extremely good friends with a very disciplined person who I looked up to for all things gambling, the truth is he was a winner and he used to tell me " A good gambler is judged on how they lose not how they win " If you can lose money and accept it and go to your bed knowing you placed a good bet or even a bad bet and it lost and put it behind you and go again fresh the next day you are doing something right. I on the other hand was the chase your loses type. I could not face losing money and it was either win it back there and then or lose the lot and deal with that instead.
My story I feel is a little different from others because at one point I actually had success where I was not working and quite literally gambling for a living (if you can believe that). I essentially saved up and won money creating a fairly large bankroll. I had a spreadsheet where I documented every bet I placed, unit sizes, odds and all the rest and the truth is it worked. I have been an avid follower of a very niche sport all my life my knowledge is very high regarding that particular sport if you mix that in with when I discovered bookmakers starting to offering odds on it that was that I knew my goal. I had a little group where I would post the picks to and obviously done well from it. I experienced having accounts limited and closed by bookmakers while getting the emails saying " The traders have decided as a business decision we regret to inform you we are closing/limiting your account ". Now when you receive emails like this it does something to your ego, you absolutely know you are hurting their business plan of having a full customer base of losers and they no longer want your business. I began starting buying accounts off friends in order to access specific bookmakers so I could place my bets etc. It was a great time and a very successful one. Sadly it did not last, when I was doing this 95% of my time was spent researching, reviewing footage and genuinely digging for all information I could get. The other 5% was looking for the best available odds and placing my bet. I was much more sensible with my stakes because I had a clear head and a free mind to actually think correctly on what I was doing.
Not long after this I began ultimately spending more money than I was making causing a sort of panic to make more but instead of putting more effort into studying my niche sport which I was consistently winning on and looking for a good spot, I would turn to chance and pure luck. Goals bets in football on any random game inplay, Roulette, Blackjack etc etc etc. I would happily place an £800 spin on roulette yet my maximum bet on my niche sport would be £125. A pick where I would be on the value side with a genuine edge against the bookmaker, a bet where I would be placing it at odds of 6/4(2.50) and the bet would close at 8/11(1.72). Utter madness. I put this down to the state of mind I was in. When I was researching I was not getting drawn in by a gambling website I had my little plan in place and I carried it out. I was on gambling websites briefly to place the bet and then log off. But when I was sat on betting sites looking for a bet it would just completely spiral out of control.
I am currently 27 years old and I feel like I have been gambling CONSTANTLY for almost 10 years, which sadly I ultimately have been. I am in debt and although coming out and admitting it to people who care about me there are still secrets I cannot share regarding money owed out etc. I have decimated my credit score, have registered with almost every bookmaker going and I have closed multiple bank accounts over the years that were absolutely littered with betting transactions. I recently found an old statement from 2012 and it was such a surreal situation thinking what age I was back then and yet my bank statements look identical to this day.
I have not posted this for sympathy or anything like that the main reason for posting today is mainly to help other people and for closure. I always take everything with a pinch of salt online like most do but believe me when I say I have experienced every aspect of gambling. The lowest lows of losing, the highest highs of winning big(lucky), the thrill of being extremely disciplined and focused on making money consistently, closing accounts and saying never ever again to finally having accounts limited as mentioned previously for winning.
The bottom line when it comes to gambling is you just simply CANNOT win over your life time so why are you doing it? You are essentially paying a direct debit throughout your life to all these different betting companies for a bit of dopamine to be released in your brain. I manged to clear my debt and had about £10,000 saved £5,000 bankroll and was on cloud 9 and look where I am at now. I have £100 in my bank for the essentials and about £10,000 in debt just 3 odd years later. I have carried on for so long to try and re-live the dream I thought I had but the hard hitting reality is even when I was doing well I was constantly fighting against being banned from shops and having accounts online limited and closed. Even when you win you cannot win for long so it is pointless. I am a risk taker at heart and can be very impulsive which for a gambler is a non starter. It will NEVER end well if you have these types of traits as you could do well for months or years being disciplined but one day that IMPULSE will burst through your body and overcome and ruin all your hard work.
This might come across like I am bitter about the situation but I am not. I actually feel a real sense of relief typing this up today, usually when I read these sorts of posts from other users and it is day 1 for them for quitting gambling I skip over it because I think yeah, you will be back at it tomorrow or when you next get money, not very supportive but it is the truth none the less for most I feel.
One thing that is happening right now within the gambling industry is safer gambling adverts especially in the UK. I realised that what they are doing is the same as what sugary food product companies done with regards to their food stuffs being deemed unhealthy they were ultimately asked to remove certain products but instead they turned it round as said they would introduce more healthier, lower sugafat alternatives instead which resulted in just adding more of their products to the market. That is EXACTLY what the gambling firms are doing just now they have been told about the harm it is doing and have been told to essentially lower the amount of exposure to children/adults alike with these adverts and their response is not to reduce the amount but to introduce safer gambling when the fun stops, stop adverts just increasing the amount of times their logo appears on your screen through multiple more adverts.
Anyway, I would like to think at least one person reads this and it makes them think twice. Maybe somebody who is 18 and has just began gambling or maybe somebody who is similar ages to myself or even older who can relate to my experience in anyway.
If you have managed to read all of this then well done, If I came across a post browsing on this after a loss and seen it was this length I would not bother, I would skip to the end like my impulsive personality would command me to do which is a little reminder as to why I am posting this in the first place being a compulsive and impatience gambler.
To end on a positive note my gambling journey comes to an end today. I am 27 years old and have been at it from 17 and enough is ultimately enough for me. My new goal has been laid out prior to writing this in regards to avoiding temptation, paying off what I owe and what to do with my wages going forward.
I wish anybody reading this who is struggling all the best and if you have any intention to quit and have stumbled across this sub-reddit then it is time to quit or else you would not be here and you know it. As for anybody who reads through this and still gambles themselves then maybe take a look at what you are doing and if you can honestly look yourself in the mirror and admit you have no problem then great and good luck with what you are doing.
If you want to maybe ask more about my situation in relation to your own, have any questions or are just looking for somebody to listen to your story then feel free to message me.
Thanks,
LD.
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Gambling Games In India

Gambling games and India:

Games of chance have always attracted passionate players and the appeal of Lady Luck never seemed to dwindle. They have thrived for thousands of years, even before written history and up to modern times when we can indulge in gambling on our electronic devices without even having to walk to the nearest casino establishment. Games have changed and flourished, but the passion for playing remained the same. India is a country that boasts a rich history when it comes to gambling and still nurtures a strong passion for it in various forms and guises. That said, it’s well worth taking a glance at the origins of casino games and how and where it all began.
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Gambling stories of ancient India
The Ramayana (one of two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India) cites certain forms of games of chance believed to date back as far as 7300 BC. It describes gambling boards, believed by some to be the game of chess, as well as gambling with dice. The popular saying ‘to lose one’s shirt’, meaning to lose money, originated in ancient India. The old Sanskrit texts compare trees that have been stripped of their fruit to defeated gamblers who lost their clothes and ornaments in a wager.
While the Ramayana casually mentions gambling and does not condone it in any sense of the word, the second epic (the Mahabharata) tells a different story. The main antagonist, Shakuni, arranges a dice game against king Yudhishthira whom he cheated out of all his wealth and kingdom. When another antagonist, Duryodhana, insisted that there was no place for two crown princes in the kingdom, another dice game was arranged which ended in the exile of the royal family.
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First Gambling Devices
Buddhist texts mention Indians gambling with nuts as dice as early as 300 BC. Apart from being fond of dice, Indians developed a taste for gambling on animals. At first, ram and cockfights were all the rage which was followed by the more sophisticated horse racing later. What is interesting is that while Europeans are generally given credit for developing certain games of chance, most of the earlier versions of gambling devices had Indian symbols on them.
Further Progress
The 15th century witnessed the rise of legal gambling houses all across India. They were heavily regulated to make sure the games were fair and square so that the players would willingly submit their dues to the king. This was the beginning of the first gambling tax.
When the British introduced cricket to India in the 18th century, Indians fell completely in love with the game. Cricket paved the way for sports betting which flourished in the country until the British took over and passed the Gambling Act in 1867 which outlawed all games of chance. Although they couldn’t abolish the games which still went on in secret, India never looked favorably on gambling again.
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Present-day Gambling
The perspective of the Indian government on gambling is that it is the temptation that lures players to bet beyond their means, ruining their lives and their families. India’s 29 states and seven Union territories have the authority to decide whether to legalize gambling or not. Each state has a different legislative council and even though most of them do not support it, they do allow some forms of it, such as betting on horse races and the lottery. Since gambling restrictions are still in effect to a large extent, many have turned to online options and can choose from some of the best online casinos for India to scratch that itch. Almost 40% of internet users in the country have admitted to spending some of their time playing online casino games with no particular intention of earning large sums of money, but just to have fun and pass the time.
The history of India, which is almost 4000 years long, is brimming with amusing anecdotes of gamblers winning and losing in their favorite games. However, the future might not have as much room for such stories, since the gambling ban is still in effect. The Indian government still doesn’t trust its people to use their own judgment and roll the dice deciding their own fate. If the rules should ever change, the casino industry will be able to boost the Indian economy to a great extent. The people will enjoy their games while the country reaps the benefits. Some would say, a win-win situation.

CASINO GAMES:

There are a number of different online casino sites open for Indians to play on in 2020. With enticing welcome bonuses, a huge library of games including live casino games, more players are signing up now than ever!
However, many online casinos go beyond just a website and offer dedicated mobile apps that allow you to enjoy all features of the online casinos on the go! Check out the best online casino websites for India in 2020!
#1 – LeoVegas’ App
LeoVegas is one of the biggest online casinos in the world and contains a huge number of casino games. You can play Blackjack, Roulette, Slots, live casino games, and more on the online casino.
The LeoVegas app allows you to access more than 1,000 casino games offered by the online casino. Both Android and iOS users are covered as there are dedicated apps for both the operating systems. The user interface is designed to provide a simple and enjoyable experience for all players.
#2 – Betway’s App
Betway is one of the biggest names in the world of online casinos and betting. The site not only offers a huge collection of games in its full-fledged online casino but also offers really great odds on sporting events around the world with a great welcome bonus for new players.
The Betway app allows you to stay in touch with your adventurous self on the go and gives you access to all the games provided on the online casino. Some of the features that make the app great are its small size and classification system that lets you seamlessly switch from its three modes – Betway Casino, Beway Vegas, and Betway Live Casino.
#3 – Casumo’s App
Casumo is a modern online casino with a focus on providing a clean and enjoyable user interface to its players. In terms of game selection, Casumo does pretty well too, and provides tons of different online casino games for you to enjoy.
In keeping up with the philosophy of offering its players one of the best online casino experiences, Casumo also has a dedicated app that can be used to play all the different games offered on the site. Some of the key features of the app include a personal dashboard, automatic notifications, and easy depositing and withdrawal functions right from the app itself!
#4 – Dafabet’s App
Dafabet is one of Asia’s largest online casino and sportsbook. With sponsorships with reputed teams like Celtic FC and Fulham FC, Dafabet is a legit operator that provides an excellent casino and betting experience to players all over Asia including India.
Along with offering an awesome website that is completely responsive, Dafabet also has dedicated apps for both Android and iOS users that allow you to stay in the middle of the action always. The apps have an extremely user-friendly interface and are updated regularly to ensure the app is always fresh and secure!
Online casino apps are changing the game!
Online casinos are rising in popularity in India and since they are regulated by worldwide licenses like MGA, they’re transparent, fair, and legal! A common misconception for online casinos and their bonuses is that they need to be claimed on the website. In almost all cases, it’s possible to download the app from App Store or Google Play, sign up, and grab the welcome bonus straight from the app.
Get in touch with the speculative side of your personality with these amazing online casino apps today!
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How to Become a Better Gambler Today

1 – Play the Right Games

If you don’t know what the house edge is, then you need to learn about it quickly. I’ll cover some of the basics for you, but a lot more study is required on your part if you’re going to choose the right games to play. The house edge is the percentage advantage that the casino has over you in respect to the games they offer.
Every game has a generalized house edge that you can find online. If you’re looking for the specific house edge of a game at a casino then you’ll need to do the calculations yourself as subtle rule differences impact the edge profoundly.
With all of this being said about the house edge, you’ll only find one game in the casino that is positive expectation. That is, if you play perfect strategy you can make money in the long run. That game is Deuces Wild video poker. And this is only true if you’re lucky enough to find the best pay table.
The reason casinos offer it is because it’s very difficult to implement perfect strategy and most players make mistakes that bring the edge back into the house’s favour.
After this video poker variant, you can play poker and bet on sports and horse racing if you hope to gamble with an edge. These are really the only other ways to make money in the long term.
Blackjack is also positive expectation if you use perfect basic strategy and count cards. But this is quite difficult to do these days and you’ll be evicted from most casinos for doing so. And in some cases you’ll be black listed for life.
If you must play casino table games, then stick to baccarat, craps, and blackjack. These offer the smallest possible house edge which means you’ll be able to push your dollars as far as possible. Remember to keep in mind that it’s impossible to win in the long term though.
By far the best game to play in the casino is poker. You can win in the long term in poker as the game is partially skill based and you face off against other players instead of the casino. The casino will make money from the games by charging a rake, both in tournaments and cash games. This is a small and insignificant amount though if you’re playing at even the lowest possible stakes.
After poker, stick with horse racing and sports betting. If you use the right strategies and methods you can win money in the long run betting on these.
It’s very difficult though, and even the professionals don’t make a lot of money. In recent times, daily fantasy sports have also risen to prominence and quite a few people have made decent money. It’s very difficult to do these days though so unless you’re going to put in a lot of hours you probably won’t do too well.

2- Don’t Play the Wrong Games

Knowing which games to play is just as important as knowing which games to avoid. In most casinos, you’ll come across a lot of these.
It goes without saying that lottery style games are the absolute worst for the player. This includes Keno, so if you regularly play this at the casino then consider switching to bingo instead.
It’s a similar game with slightly better odds and is a lot more socially engaging which makes up for the poor house edge. Now that you’re going to avoid lottery games, I’ll go into some more detail about other carnival games that you should skip.
First off, I call them carnival games because the odds are so massively stacked against you that you need to get very lucky to win. Much like the games you find at a carnival.
Casinos love these types of games because they’re quite often played very quickly, and have a huge house edge. Most important for them though is the fact they’re usually highly entertaining and thus, attract a lot of players.
Examples of some popular carnival games include Caribbean Stud, Mississippi Stud, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Texas Shootout, Ultimate Texas Holdem and Texas Holdem Bonus. These games all have a house edge above 2%, with Caribbean Stud hitting 5%. This just isn’t good for the player, so try to avoid these games.
Slots are a tricky one. While they’re technically a poor game choice, many people have a lot of fun playing them. If your main aim is to make money you should never play slots. They’re programmed to take a fixed percentage off players over a prolonged period. This coupled with the fact there’s no decision making makes them one to avoid.
However, if you love playing slots and have a lot of fun then consider moving across to video poker. Video poker offers solo play on a machine in much the same way slots do.
The main difference is that video poker is going to soften the blow in relation to how much you lose. The game is a lot slower than most slots and the house edge is drastically smaller. On top of this you have decisions to make in video poker so you can use strategy to improve your chances.
Another game that’s the wrong game, is any one that you don’t know how to play and implement perfect strategy. I’ll cover more on this below, but a general rule to follow is never to play a game for real money that you aren’t familiar with.

3 – Manage Your Bankroll

If you’re going to take your gambling seriously and would like to do as well as possible, then you need to manage your bankroll. All too often you’ll hear stories of people losing everything at the casino or track. While this is tragic it can be easily avoided with some discipline and a sound bankroll management strategy.
To start with, you should set aside a fixed amount of money you’re going to use for gambling purposes. This should be separate from money you use in everyday life. If you wish to add or subtract from this you can do so, but it should be only in certain situations and based on time, not on the amount of money you have in your bankroll.
Once you’ve done this, you can then start to think about how much of your bankroll you’re willing to risk each session or game. For those who are keen poker players, you may have heard that 5% is the key percentage when it comes to game cost to bankroll ratio.
That is, you should never risk more than 5% of your bankroll in a single game. This is a good rule to live by and should ensure that you never go truly broke. This is if you’re playing poker, betting on horses or sports, or playing daily fantasy sports, and that you’re implementing solid and successful strategies in doing so. This is the key.
If you play a negative expectation game your bankroll will slowly diminish over time, and eventually you’ll have to re-fill it from other areas of income. This is fine, provided you’re playing for entertainments sake and understand that you’ll lose in the long run.
One more key thing you’ll need to do when managing your bankroll is keeping track of everything. You can do this through a spreadsheet on your computer, or even a diary. It’s basically like keeping a budget on what you’ve spent money on, where you’ve made money, and where you’ve lost it.
This way you’ll be able to better track your spending patterns and manage your bankroll more effectively.
Finally, if you’re a recreational gambler and head to Las Vegas or Atlantic City once a year, then you can also implement some bankroll management tactics. The best one to use on short trips is to identify in advance how much money you’re going to gamble.
Then you can divide this up by the number of days you’re in town to work out your daily allowance. Once you’ve done this place each day’s amount in its own envelope. When you arrive in Las Vegas or wherever you may be, place the envelopes in the safe and then use each one on the relevant day.
Once you’ve spent all of the day’s money then that’s it; no more gambling. If you stick to this method you’ll never spend more than you’re meant to and quite often you’ll end up winning each day, which makes things even nicer.
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Best Betting Sites » Top International Betting Sites 2020

  1. KTO
Video gaming sector experts created KTO as a new as well as innovative website which brings you reliable, registered gaming experience. KTO provides ensured services to its consumers and also make them really feel remarkably distinct. The squad running the website has greater than half a century of experience in the wagering market. Providing a vast array of port games and live betting clubs, it also supplies the best chance on the first sporting activities events also. The site constantly expects to adding the most up to date advancements. You can select from a varied variety of Payments treatments, languages and also money. The website is still taking actions to guarantee reasonable as well as safe pc gaming, thus still keeping up with as well as aiding the individuals.
  1. GROSVENOR CASINOS
This site is an impressive online location, with impressive video games being worked on by finest programmers, keep up with their image. This website operates ground-based online casinos together with on-line gaming. You can become an associate of the club or online casino site. Consumer's experience is always essentially perfect that the firm gets respect whatsoever. Casino opts to give comfortable and also protected gaming experience to the customer. They declare to be one of the most popular casino in the UK, and also it appears when you come through the reviews of their online gambling establishment.
  1. WILLIAM HILLSIDE
Bookmaker website sub-structured in London is also signed up on London stock exchange. The foundation was laid by William Hillside in 1934, at the time when Britain didn't support gambling. The leading company workplaces are located in the UK although the company runs all over the world, and about 14,000 people are utilized. This website supplies to bet online and likewise by phone. Greater than one million wagers are refined daily. In addition to the sportsbook, it also provides on-line bingo, gambling establishment, skill video games and so on
  1. BOVADA
Bovada has been adding to an on the internet pc gaming experience because 2011, far better than anyone. Bets are taken down in the cross-functional sportsbook, Face publication, in the casino poker spaces or land gambling enterprises, are after that placed to retreat. Gamers have enjoyment as well as convenience and enjoy pleasing betting experience. Bovada has become a name in gambling web sites using poker, casino, poker and wagering in sporting activities as well as steed racing, and also one can count on. It can be a centralized location for on-line gaming, as it is taking sporting activities bettors near acting along with being secure and also fast. This is a pleasant site.
  1. MY BOOKIE
This on-line betting site is run from Australia, Canada and also the United States. It was released in 2014 as well as is handled by BeOnSports former heads. This website put forward sports betting, games and race betting. The site allured customers via radio advertising campaigns and the internet. It ended up being a repeating sponsor for ESPN radio programs. Live wagering qualities provides the users to put a bet on a video game already in progress. In-play gambling borders essential soccer, tennis, hockey events. Live casino licenses consumers to enjoy preferred table games while they can chat with other users or suppliers during the game via online video streaming.
  1. INTERTOPS
InterTops is adding to the pc gaming market by giving contentious chances and also outstanding favours. The firm is setting the highest requirements for the pc gaming industry. It is the globe's significant site for wagering and also on the internet gaming. This website is prancing its customer count in over 180 nations. Five hundred million dollars have actually been paid to the successful individuals around the world. This business is a well-reputed and also reliable source for the on the internet video gaming experience. In any location of on the internet pc gaming, InterTops use modern technology which adds to the enjoyment and pleasure. InterTops site is using 23 techniques. It has actually been placed 36,908 among sites because of 1,518,293 month-to-month site visitors.
  1. BETUS
This firm, structured in 1994, is an inconspicuously operated on the internet gaming company offering to bet on online sporting activities, derby and also gaming. Your internet browser can be utilized for on spot video gaming. BetUs runs a mobile programme, m.betus.com. Gamers can check out the on the internet gambling establishment on the mobile website as well can give up their sports wagers. It additionally provides real-time betting. This feature is adjourned during damaging moments and also is resumed in a safe environment.
  1. BET9JA
As mentioned by Alexa.com, the second most seen website in Nigeria is Bet9ja. This website uses to bet on prime sport events held in Nigeria. It was inaugurated in 2013. Consumers go to the site for high-rank odds on football and to experience best online wagering solution. It was founded as an offline pc gaming platform versus various other online systems. Bet9ja got a superior action in the first 3 years of operation accompanied by a substantial turnover. The Bet9ja group is constantly enhancing the site by adding up to date as well as interesting features to the website. It earns millions of Naira every year. This website is approved as well as insured under the Lagos State lottery game board. In 2015, Bet9ja was the executive sponsor for Nigeria's Women's Football League.
  1. FOLLOWER ORGANIZATION
Hi, FOLLOWER ORGANIZATION exists users with social football experience by giving a platform for the fans where they can connect and engage. Every weekend the participants need to prophesize the end result of English football suits. Competitions can be held between close friends, competence, or the on the internet community and rewards are paid in cash money. This job, includes growth for web, iphone and also Android, was created by Tallium for a Swedish based company. Besides, being a wagering platform as well as reward earning website, this site brings the football neighborhood together. FAN ORGANIZATION mixes the betting with the social structure, which supplies the individuals with an enjoyable gaming understanding. Betting on online games is supplied, as well as the profits are upgraded with every goal that is racked up. At the end of the match, users can see which of their forecasts were exact or off-target. The application also apprises concerning the most up to date football information as well as expertise prognosis on the social feed. Customers can produce leagues as well as evaluate their skills against other participants. The gamers are allowed to attach and also talk using public conversations. FAN LEAGUE choose the professionals, users can get assist from them, as well as they likewise suggest just how to place an effective wager.
  1. 3ET
3et is among the brand new software application giving a sole betting service. Bettors are designated totally free as well as safe strategy to the wagering market. Arrangements and accepted wagers are all done by 3et without any voidness. A significant platform is offering the highest possible limitations and most exceptional odds for sporting activities betting. 3et has a method to all vital bookies and also exchanges. 3et advanced half time and edge wagers for football. This website offers individuals one of the most successful betting experience. They mention to be the best as well as purchasers will be so happy they will never need any other sportsbook.3 et belongs to Eurasia sporting activities restricted. They assure open accessibility to their deals without charging the players any kind of commission. This site is easy to use still suffices to catch specialist acknowledgment. Utilizing the 3et app customers can access the bets from anywhere around the globe. It is only obtainable in the English language. Lowest cost bets can be launched at 1 Euro, and when customers obtain the on specifying the occasion, the ultimate price is presented on the slip.
  1. BETSAT
Betsat is the current name in the betting market that is established in Turkey. It tries to draw customers from Europe and various other continents and attempting to convince them that the website is adventitious. This company faces significant competition from within the country as well as from the claimed European wagerers. Betsat is ingrained in Turkey, being on the go amongst Turkish players and proudly highlights its viewers. They use multilingual aid to the customers, as well as the web site can additionally be translated in German, Spanish and also English to make sure. This website recommends an indiscriminate blend of sporting activities to draw in Turkish as well as European customers. Football and also basketball are uniformly famed in Turkey as well as around the continent which magnifies the popularity of the website. When it comes round live betting, the site offers to bet on tennis, football basketball after the game has actually begun.
  1. INFINIWIN
Rooted in Malaysia, INFINIWIN is the leading online betting workshop. This rejuvenating brand largely concentrates on texas hold'em and also other table gaming products. INFINIWIN provides a remarkably good value of premium video gaming products. They ensure that the individuals are going to get the noticeably superior wagering experience. This website has a superior team aiding the clients as well as assisting the individuals in various languages.
  1. MAXBET
MAXBET is currently leading the video gaming industry in Central as well as Eastern parts of Europe with a quickly raising energy. This business is at the forefront of Europe's betting industry following its tactical partnership with Italian lotto game monster Lottomatica. Enthusiastic clients are offered numerous fortunate possibilities for winning at gambling establishments, wagering games and vending machine. Events are arranged on a regular as well as month-to-month basis. MAXBET guarantees that consumers rely on them for a risk-free as well as safe and secure gaming domain name.
  1. BETLAND
Betland.com is a well-reputed bookie that runs online and by means of mobile in Nigeria. After its relaunch, it has ended up being even faster and well organized. Odds and also betting lines are used on a series of sporting activities which are just as popular in Nigeria and also other countries as well. Betting supplies on some considerable sporting activities occasions outside Nigeria gives a worldwide personality to the website. Betland aims to provide its services to all groups of bettors neglecting their financial condition.
  1. BETSSON
BETSSON uses tradition for gambling, online casino bingo and also sports wagering. This company has actually stemmed from Sweden. It works through 20+ brand names that give video gaming items. This firm financial resources as well as handles the on-line pc gaming business. BETSSON intends to surmount the pc gaming sector in practical manners, although it is among the topmost in Europe.
  1. PARIMATCH
Operating given that 1996, PARIMATCH has actually turned into a worldwide video gaming website. They state themselves among the leaders of the video gaming sector and so are always anticipating improving the top quality and automation and also adding to the events daily, stats and evaluation are provided night and day. Users are provided to bank on 20+ sports in above 60 nations along with 200 organizations as well as greater than 600 sporting activities occasions.
  1. BET-AT-HOME
This is a European business established in 1999. It was released online in March 2000. Initially, it was rotated to on the internet sporting activities wagering, however it was redesigned with the launch of on-line casino site and also after that the system for playing poker. Different betting options are used on sporting occasions as sports scheduling is the website's main dish.
  1. TIPBET
This gambling firm, based in Malta, has actually revealed exceptional growth given that 1995. With a selection of on-line video gaming options, land-based stores are also established. TIPBET sustains wagering and also odds on all primary sporting activities occasions and likewise holds a terrific range of gambling establishment video games.
  1. RedZoneSports
A fresh bookmaker taken part in sports wagering, specifically in the UK as well as America is named RedZone Sports. The site is highly in cognition with as well as also possessed by the Spotnation bookies. Argyll Amusement AG. Attacking the gaming sector in 2017, this fresh bookie reveals wonderful rate of interest in America's sportsbooks. The website is regulated by The Gaming Commission, a highly suggested global gambling authority, and this assures the user that the cash they are investing is safe and also secured. With a considerable focus on games like United States football, baseball as well as hoops, this internet site consigns helpful odds on several sporting activities. It is possible for the individual to play online or In-play alternatives are likewise available. This website gives the individual an authentic wagering experience by providing large-scale hypothesizing markets.
  1. BetStars Sportsbook
Casino poker celebrity, very acquainted as well as honoured on-line texas hold'em service provider, spin-offs the Betstars website. The website is visited consistently by countless consumers who are intended to seek satisfaction from all the on-line alternatives the website gives. This substantial number of punters seeing the site has actually helped the site being deemed as one of the most rated bookies around the globe.
  1. wager
Malta video gaming authority supervises of synchronizing PWR wager, a just recently added mobile-friendly bookmaker site. This site was presented in 2018. This site exceedingly advertises via its application, however as being an Android app, it is unfeasible for the people utilizing the apple iphone. Among others, this site provides betting on the derby, football as well as additionally sustains E-Sports wagering.
  1. MoPlay Sportsbook
MyMoPlay collaborates with Manchester United along with Watford FC. The business has actually been taken down by IBAS, which forefronts its dependence as a good pc gaming system. Customers can locate a large series of sports to bet on. It also introduced its app for the best online experience in sports wagering.
  1. RoBet Sportsbook
RoBet established foot into the European on-line bookie market in 2019. Government of Curacao oversees the site guaranteeing that it goes along with honest implementation of sporting activities scheduling. The customers can confide in them for leisure ventures.
  1. Jetbull Sportsbook
Jetbull was founded in 2007. This site is secondary to OddsMatrix. Different languages are passed on the internet site. The site has ingrained markets in football, supplying countless chances yet is concentrated constrained to concentrate on US players.
  1. LuckyBet
Luckybet uses open chances for European, Canadian players and likewise gamers from New Zealand. Abundant gaming choices as well as rewards as well as the contemporary website design includes in the impact the site has on gamblers and punters. Many online internet sites attempt to reproduce their articulation.
  1. Redbet
Redbet, a premier online casino brand name intervened in the on theinternet sporting activities reserving industry. This site was produced in 2002 with a mission of producing fun for the individual by attracting them to the website by supplying successful chances. It is a well-reputed website where the gamer's joy is the initial issue.
  1. Fonbet
FonBet was introduced previously in 2002. This site is a Russian bookie site. Russia as well as Eastern Europe birth a substantial number of participants of FonBet. This bookie is certified in Curacao. Therefore the certificate, the site detains, UK as well as UNITED STATES consumers are limited from making use of the on-line bookie.
  1. ComeOn
ComeOn became a brand-new bookie website in 2009. It is a secondary firm of Co-Gaming Limited. Malta Pc gaming Authority administrates the site. To operate in the UK, they are accredited from the UK Gambling Compensation. Markets of Scandinavia are the prime focus of the site.
  1. Marathonbet
Marathonbet was acknowledged in 1997 as a self -reliant bookmakers site. It is run by Panbet Limited, a firm that is in charge of running retail barters in the UK. This bookmaker website is deeply committed towards the UK members although it is well-reputed worldwide
  1. MyBet
It is hosting the tremendous variety of sporting competitions regarding greater than 14,000, this site is a significant on-line bookie and has a superb great deal of customers around the continent. Besides offering various high-grade sportsbook events, it designates the players assurance with the modern technology that is comparable to Europe's safety criteria.
  1. Betbarter
This is the primary and the most relied on the site of India. It is an on the internet showing off occasion betting site. The web site is amazing as well as uses straightforward expression. Individuals can select BetBarter versus their competitor whenever. The bargains made by BetBarter protrude the marketplace. BetBarter likewise inspects the internet sites which provide fast payments and also various other feasible means of withdrawals.
  1. Bodog888
Bodog888 is recognized to be a participant of the world-famous gambling enterprise Bodog and is sometimes acknowledged as Bodog Asia. This site gives a huge range of moral online casino and also texas hold'em wagering. It also involves Oriental bettors by sporting activities reserving. This site has gained the distinction by offering the very best performance as well as illustratory attributes. The website supplies the best aid and also rewards.
  1. BetEast
Arised from Asia in 2016, BetEast asserts to be the most effective expanding wagering brand name. This business offers a substantial range of eSports solutions, casino site and live wagering as well as values subscriptions from worldwide. Its emphasis is to make a dash out there of Europe. The simplicity of the website format hits the customer instantly. The company has a substantial interest in the UK Betting markets. The site offers a comprehensive betting experience with giving a substantial number of on-line port video games.
  1. Bet-at-home
This company arised in 1999 later on releasing its website in March 2000. It soon became a supply firm and was provided at the stock market. This website is a credible sponsor for worldwide game events. It supplies betting odds on prominent gaming occasions. Followed by more than 4 million customers, it has become one of a kind sports scheduling site in Europe. All the info regarding the wagers placed as well as payouts are offered on their site.
  1. Setantabet
This website offers important odds on pc gaming and also horse racing. The website is compatible with mostly all mobile devices. The website has a substantial collection of slot video games and gambling enterprises for the customers. It additionally features a live gambling establishment with single and multiplayer choices. The website likewise aids the individuals through live Chat.
  1. CasinoSahara
It is a little gambling establishment on account of the gathered earnings, yet is taken into consideration a hot area. This internet site is readily available in a range of languages. Live betting games are readily available with different payment methods. Live Conversation is not open 24/7 that is somewhat a drawback to the website.
  1. BetEasy
This bookie website, established in 2014, emerges from Australia giving online betting and sporting activities remedies to the clients. This site is a subsidiary of The Celebrity Team. This website formally funds the Australian Football Organization.

  1. SuperBet
This is a South African bookies website established in 2008. The website captivates clients from around the continent. In addition to offering considerable betting games collection online, this site runs 50 land-based stores in Africa. The arrangement with EFC includes in the compatibility of the website.

  1. CasiniaBet
As opposed to the suitable bookies, Casinia wagered offers fewer choices for online betting as well as video gaming occasions. Still, the considerable contests are offered proper coverage that makes it challenging for the punters to separate between the leading bookies and also CasinoBet sportsbooks.

  1. mercurybet
This is a leading online video gaming website as well as online pc gaming. This website amplifies your exhilaration and gives you with a pleasurable experience with its thrilling wagering system. Customers can challenge themselves and also others with day-to-day and regular promotions.

  1. Jojobet
This site interacts with a large range of video gaming markets. This website supports bitcoins which includes in the variety of individuals around the world. This website has gained significant repute quickly by providing high odds on numerous betting games. It gives its clients with appreciable services.

  1. Bet8
This is a legally run business in Greece and also declares to satisfy also one of the most requiring clients This is website offers you to bet on above 11,000 sports events taking place on a monthly basis. The site likewise offers excellent probabilities with low price margins to its valuable consumers.

  1. Blackbet
This site is greatly giving a greatly favorable experience to its customers. It is dealt with by passionate staff member intending to offer an outstanding service to the punters. More than 20 sports are available for live betting at this reservation website.

  1. WinnerUK
This website is very recommended for scheduling on competition. They supply great recurring offers together with other recognized promos. This is a powerful yet well-assisting platform for on-line betting as well as sportsbooking.

  1. Wager at Home
Bet-at-home is the certified bookie based in Malta and also Austria. Their company went on expanding with the discussion of an on the internet gambling establishment in 2005. They later on developed into a supply partnership and also in 2009 became a part of the Betclic Everest Team. Their management centre is currently at Portomaso Business Tower in Malta as well as is accredited and controlled by the Malta Gambling Payment.

  1. Twinspires
It is just one of the earliest name present in the field of on the internet sporting activities betting, having actually grabbed popularity amongst customers given that its facility right around ten years in the past. Authorized by the UK Gaming Commission, it is just one of the most relied on on-line betting sites available.

  1. One Hash
One Hash is already the market head in wagering all over the world, with a huge variety of clients in many countries. Their wagering deals pre-competition or online wagering is very broad. Additionally, this manager communicates its online gushing TELEVISION terminal, countless pc gaming competitors.

  1. Mr Eco-friendly
On a remarkable assortment of video games, a vast array of wagers are used by bookmakers, which are determined based on chance. By wagering on these unique possibilities, a bettor can get money on rewarding wagers. It is consistently the situation that the very best online wagering sites for sports will be those that use the very best prospective benefits.
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Death and Loathing In Las Vegas (The unexplained death of Carol Miller)

On Saturday, February 1st, 2003 at approx. 5:30pm Carol Miller left her house for a fitness walk and was never seen alive again.
That makes it all sound too simple, let me share the whole story with you, because here is where the real mystery begins in the Las Vegas desert - complete with GAMBLING – BOOK MAKERS – INVESTMENT FRAUD AND JEWELRY THIEVES…
58 year old Carol Miller lived in an very affluent guard gated, golf course community called Canyon Gate in Las Vegas, Nevada. Carol was a mother of two boys 14 and 18 and married to Doug Miller. Carol looked like a plump Martha Stewart and had that sweet, "nice lady next door" vibe that made you take notice. I am not a murder story junkie but this case has NEVER left me as the pictures of Carol looked alarmingly similar to my own mother who lived in the area. In fact, I was taking my mother to the supermarket on Sunday, February 2nd, 2003 when a young man and a woman approached us with photographs of Carol and asked if we had seen her, telling us she went missing the night before. The sheer desperation and panic from them was devastating to see. I told them I wanted to help and took my mother back home so I could help them. When I returned to the store they were gone, the store manager did not know they were even there and even though the news ran the story, they had no information about search parties or anything other than the general crime line. I knew the walking trails well in the area so I went to the parks and trails I thought they said and walked all around as much as I could but it turns out I was not in the right area (there are many tree and grass lined walking trails between the houses in the area).
The desperation and fear from the people never left me and Carol's sweet face was burned in my mind - I wanted so badly for her to be found, I have never forgotten this story and think of it often. SOMEONE SOMEWHERE has to know SOMETHING to solve this. I have researched much more information that you will find in the news reports. The news painted this as a "robbery" and killing but there is no way that adds up.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS STORY:
No way this was a robbery: so we are supposed to believe that a criminal decided that instead of waiting at the upscale supermarket parking lots a couple blocks away(with no cameras at the time) and grabbing the Gucci/Kors/Prada of some housewife coming out of her Mercedes/JaguaBMW or better yet, catching a happy hour socialite at the upscale “social scene” restaurants 2 blocks away, where the women would be dripping with jewelry, purses, watches, CASH and too xanaxed and wined out to open their $70,000 car door, to make easy targets … we are supposed to believe that this criminal decided to go after walkers and joggers – who don’t carry money as there is no where to spend it on the trail and will certainly not have the good jewelry the chicks a couple blocks away are wearing – we are supposed to believe that right out in the open, at high traffic time of 5:30pm and somehow, even though there were thousands of cars milling about the area and kids and people everywhere, they mugged her and took her away without being seen. Even though every walking trail was mere feet from houses, where the trails don’t run between the houses they are visible to cars and if she was knocked unconscious they would have had to drag her up to ¼ mile in some places to get to their car. SORRY – I CALL BULL SH&%
The Husband: So his wife goes out walking at 5:30 on Sat night and at 6:30pm he calls the hospitals and starts driving the neighborhood searching for her, registers with the coroners office checking for unidentified dead bodies and tells everyone she had a heart attack…? Ok, on one hand we can give him the caring husband of the year award but on the other hand he made a lot of statements and did a lot of things that DO NOT MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL for the worlds biggest caring husband that makes missing person reports mere minutes after someone leaves for a walk…
For instance…. he makes crazy statements, that, aside from being sickly insensitive are down right sociopathic. This is one of the news articles where when talking about his first notice of her missing at 6:30pm he says
"What happened to Carol is the exact opposite of winning the lottery," Miller said. "She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's no reason not to go out and live your life."
Of course, I knew what had happened…. She had a heart attack” – Doug Miller
“It was a fluke” said Miller “there is no killer roaming the area and people are safe to go outside their homes…”
I could not make this stuff up people, read it for yourself.
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2003/feb/06/reward-fund-started-to-find-summerlin-kille
Every time her husband was on the news he would often unconsciously down play her murder and say things like this is a “one time occurrence” “I am still staying here, it’s a great area to raise kids.” … There has never been a random murder in this affluent area and people were completely freaking out. But it is really weird to see the husband of the only random murder victim in the area EVER, be the one to comfort the public…. He was a loud mouth and seemed to like the media attention. It rubbed a lot of people the wrong way but unfortunately not the police…
The Husband:
“What happened to Carol is __the exact opposite of winning _the lottery__…” _
Doug Miller the day his wife’s body was found, a day and a half after her disappearance. Sorry – I just have to keep bringing that one up.
The Industry:
Doug Miller was a partner in a Sports Betting Group called GWIN. Now I don’t know what the rest of the world knows about sports gaming but thankfully, I - Mocks Fullder – know a lot. My husband, having advanced degrees in accounting and math worked in sports books with the odds and was the director of sports gaming for many years of a sports book in a very nice casino here in Las Vegas.
Legal sports gaming is actually a nice little past time for a guy to watch the game and have a good time. Legal *sports gaming is highly regulated and watched. *Legal sports books keep copies of every bet made, there are a gazillion high resolution cameras that can focus on the smallest nose hair if needed and large bets or winnings in one day are tracked in detail by the IRS and the sports book sends their info instantly. While there are customers that bet tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars a day it is all documented, filmed, recorded and done in a completely legal fashion. You won’t find criminals betting in casinos and contrary to the movies, no casino is sending Guido’s to break your legs – so before I go any further, please people – get this in your heads > Legal sports gaming, by the licensed casinos you see around Las Vegas, is not run by the mafia, is not a front for money laundering, is not run by guys who send thugs to beat you up and is a regulated business (its not 1960 – get over it and please shut up). For people like my husband, who is extremely intelligent and amazing with numbers – odds making is much like a stock market or hedge fund and he had many years of a lucrative, legal and ethical career.
BUT… illegal sports gaming still exists (why you would want to risk a bookie running off with your money or changing your odds is beyond me)
The company that Doug Miller owned at the time with Wayne Allen Root called GWIN https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20060927005174/en/GWIN-Winning-Edge-International-Effective-September-27
https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/gwin-wayne-allyn-roots-winningedge-winningedgecom-big-al-mcmodie/las-vegas-nevada-89014/gwin-wayne-allyn-roots-winningedge-winningedgecom-big-al-mcmodie-ripped-me-off-overc-207767
sold sports betting tips to people. These companies are not regulated by our gaming control board or any governing body. They are not associated with any hotel or gaming licensed business and people in the industry look down on these kind of operations. Who cares how much money they make, they always are a “little shifty and greasy”. The Sports Betting Advice or Handicapping companies are not illegal but I will put it this way. A casino sports book compares to Handicapping Companies like Bank of America compares to a Check Cashing Store… They both handle money but they are seriously different clientele and seriously different people who work there.
I am not saying Doug Miller is a bad guy. He seemed to be a very clean and nice businessman with a nice life, so I am not directing this at him but in his industry it was common for the guys who ran and owned those shops to bet money on the illegal market – they would get better odds and things like that. They also would bet legally at the casino’s around town and most of the guys who owned and ran those businesses were known for being big betters. It was suspected that they would often get together to move the line and get the better odds before they gave tips to their customers. We are talking hundreds of thousands of dollars to move a line all around town at the casinos. But lets say you have a completely inside tip, one that you are sure is going to make you money - well you can’t bet at the casinos because they track and film everything and would turn you in for collusion or worse… so where do you go? Maybe you call up people in money lending and illegal sports betting…? For larger amounts guys like that do not always have to pay the bookies in cash – it is all on paper until it is finished; then you collect or pay…
Again, I am not saying this applies at all to Doug Miller or anyone he works or worked with like Wayne Allen Root, but in their industry this was common.
So what happens when you owe your bookie $45,000 or $200,000 or even a million dollars… I imagine theywant the money… now this is where you can find Guido out getting sweaty, leg breaking… but lets say you fight it out and disagree over something, maybe you have the money to pay the bookie but they did you wrong… these are illegal bookmakers we are talking about; they are not always going to be fair to you and you may be on the end of a bad deal – is it hard to imagine your illegal bookie screwed you and you are pissed off and refuse to pay…?
Lets say, you keep refusing to pay and smart off – what is the bookie going to do? Call the police and tell them you wont pay? I think not… but maybe he can help you get the money… Oh, you didn’t know that? Yes bookies can often help you get the money, they just want to get paid and if they have to help you I hear that they will… like cashing in your dead wife’s life insurance policy for instance – that would help you get a lot of money I imagine…
Again, I am not saying any of this applies to Doug Miller or anyone he associated with like Wayne Root. It is just a weird industry and weird things happen to the people who are around it – it is strange that no one ever mentioned this as it is usually the first thing they bring up around here but again Doug Miller and his associates looked like nice businessmen and I imagine none of this applies to them.
This is one of the Sports Handicapping sites where the “inside guys” go andyou can read their comments:
http://www.majorwager.com/forums/mess-hall/114087-gwins-executives-wife-killed-summerlin.html
Strange Bedfellows:
Not to put Doug Miller on trial again but he has a knack for being associated with things that are “atypical” in business… Usually that would make the police stick to you like glue but again, I am sure Doug Miller is a perfectly innocent man and this is all coincidence…
Douglas Miller achieved his first success in the biotech industry in Northern California. This talks about him being a Stanford grad, that took the company Cetus – to an initial IPO of $110 million dollars.
https://books.google.com/books?id=EFMaIlRv30EC&pg=PA134&lpg=PA134&dq=doug+miller+cetus&source=bl&ots=C1AeHbQlx1&sig=QOoIIEcC52EusQ3MV9f03i_STI8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjG1d-CtLXZAhVhiFQKHfZsCQsQ6AEIWDAJ#v=onepage&q=doug%20miller%20cetus&f=false
Then a cohort of Cetus, Steven Burrill gets indicted over investment fraud by the SEC and almost gets 30 year but definitely gets a $6million fine
http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/sec-fines-biotech-investor-uw-alum-g-steven-burrill-foarticle_f8252b28-23a6-5fcd-83bc-fa776dc175d7.html
Now this is all very explainable I am sure but lets say there was a link there…
Maybe Doug is a hero and was going to go to the feds and turn in Steven… Maybe Doug and Steve were cohorts and needed to cash in on Carol's $4million life insurance policy for example (I do not know what Carol's life insurance policy was but she was very successfull herself, owning a clothing line sold in Neiman Marcus and the like - the Millers would have had some cash on hand - maybe not millions that are liquid but they had value.) Maybe Doug hadn't seen Steve in years and had no idea his old buddy was stealing...
It just seems like Doug has a lot of red flags on his background check – red flags that seem easy to explain… or do they…?
*Random Killing NOT: *So lets go back to the killing… lets say you are “Joe Crook”, a criminal looking to score a quick hit for some cash. As you pass that parking lot full of German engineered luxury cars at the supermarket, you almost hit a brand new BMW 7 (this was 2003) with your typical silicone lipped trophy wife donning a 10 carat gumball of a wedding ring on her hand turning into happy hour at the “hot” restaurants with all her clones… you pass all of that up because you decide that you are going to go to Peccole Ranch, a quiet middle class neighborhood that borders the affluent areas. So you go to Peccole, where there is no where you can park and your car will stand out like a sore thumb or you will have to do your dirty work in a nice surburban front yard with a mean neighborhood watch... But none of this deters you and you and you are going to catch one of those joggers and maybe get a wedding band and some quarters from some poor guy on the public trails with all of the people (I didn’t say you were a good criminal, just a criminal…)
So here comes a mark and you, “Joe Crook”, jump out of your hiding place (wherever that may be because people are all around so I cant figure one out) so out of your hiding place you jump and instead of just ripping the necklace off some old broad you could probably push over with a finger and who was not stupid and would have given you her watch, ring and necklace no matter what… you decide you will risk the 8-20 minutes or so it takes to strangle someone by hand and you go for it.
Now lets say that somehow in that 8-20 minutes, Carol never made a sound that the 20 or so houses on either side of the section of trail you are at could hear, and you are lucky enough that not one of the power walking neighbors or bike riding kids came by out of the hundreds of people around that night… lets say that you get away with all of that… well, its still a quarter mile walk to your car and Carol was not a light woman…
Or you choose plan B – grab Carol (who weighed around 190lbs) throw her in the car, somehow restrain her where it doesn’t leave any marks and then strangle her and take her jewelry – all the while avoiding the neighbors driving to the movie theatres down the street, the kids on bikes, the "mommy and me" stroller gang and any one looking out the window because you decided it was worth it to risk 20 to life for a rolex that has a serial number and is probably impossible to pawn, a diamond ring that has an laser id number on the main stone so it is traceable and the minute you try to pawn it you go to jail and a very unique necklace with black semiprecious stones that you may get $25 for… because that is all you are getting since she had no wallet, no cash no cell phone… nothing you can actually sell quickly without risk and she wasn’t sexually assaulted so you were only here for the cash…
Do you see what’s wrong with this picture?
A thief would have ripped the necklace off of her, demanded her watch and ring and jetted out of there like a bat out of hell.
No one robbed Carol on her walk and no one strangled her on her walk. Carol walked out the side gate from Canyon Gate to cross the street to the walking trails of Peccole Ranch. There was a guard at the side gate at that time – we never heard what he said. Maybe she walked out that gate and made it across the street and was somehow snatched up there in front of all of the walkers, drivers, kids on bikes, etc… or maybe she never left her house at all…
Either way, there is one thing I am sure of… Carol Miller was not killed in a robbery and this was no accident.
The story randomly got posted again for no apparent reason a couple of weeks ago and that was when I decided I was going to post it every where I can and see if there is someone, anyone, anywhere that knows anything…
This is the most recent news report on the killing, please share and shareand share
https://www.ktnv.com/news/social-media-post-revives-interest-in-15-year-old-summerlin-cold-case
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Solution to Excess IP - The Champion Lottery

A lot of people who have been playing this game for years, or who just play it a ton have found they have loads of IP they cant use. There's been different solutions for this problem from IP to RP transfers with the RP being really expensive, or champion Icons to buy. The problems with these methods have been that riot dont want to lose money which they would if you transfer IP to RP, and once you have all the champion icons you have the same problem.
My idea would be to have a Champion Lottery. Each week players can pay 500-1000ip for a ticket where they choose 10 champions out of the entire 121 so far or a "lucky dip" where they get a random selection. They can buy as many tickets as they want/can afford. At the end of the week the official 10 champions are drawn and who ever got all 10 champions would get an icon on their profile page with a number that says how many times they won the lottery.
The lottery would be open to all players, not just those with all IP items unlocked but it would allow those with excess ip to get rid of it in a fun way. Also, after the first few weeks, unless people didn't spend all their ip on tickets straight away, the only people with an advantage would be those who play more because they get more ip. Even then they only have an advantage because they can afford more tickets. The odds of them matching all 10 champions would still be low.
To make it more desirable, who ever won the most at the end of the year could win a prize like tickets to worlds (not necessarily including travel and hotel,) or maybe one of those hampers riot sends out to people with merchandise. They could even involve the LCS where at the end of each NA LCS game (chose NA cos thats where RIOT are based,) the winning team picks a champion out of a bowl. 10 games, 10 winners, 10 champions chosen. By having the champions drawn live on stream it'd stop people thinking its fixed.
I know the idea is a bit rough but i'd love to hear what people think of it. Constructive criticism please instead of people just saying it sucks and not saying why. Also, People will say it promotes gambling, but we aren't betting real money, and lotteries are common things in most countries and aren't judged as harshly as casinos or sports betting. The main issue I see is that 10 champions might be a few too many to pick due to the odds.
TL;DR let us buy champion lottery tickets with IP. Who ever wins the most times by the end of the season wins a prize.
Edit: 10 champions is def way too many. Maybe only needing 5 (size of a LOL team) would be better or only needing to match 6-7 of the 10 champions you chose.
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[PI] - There is a strange lottery that picks a random person on the planet every day. The prize is completely random, too, for you could win anything- five dollars, a divorce, a brand new car, or even instant death. But today, you just won the grand prize. (Part 5)

As always, thanks to u/Maximum_Pootis for coming up with this awesome prompt!
Original prompt can be read here.
Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 here.
The loud cacophony that was the alarm clock stirred me from my less than blissful sleep. Drowsily slapping the snooze button, I threw a sleepy glance into its digital face.
6:30
Tossing the covers off me, I went to the bathroom and brushed my teeth. As I violently brush away with my right hand, I use my left to run a comb through my ever-messy hair, bringing a bit of order to the chaos that rested on my head. I finish brushing and splash some water in my face. It was going to be a long day.
The trip to the airport, the walk through security, hell, even the wait at the gate seemed to go by fast. Over and over again I found myself thinking of Ana, and Ana only. Her perfect figure, her stunning smile, eyes the same green as the felt on a pool table. Thinking of her at this point seemed to amplify my own pain, so I tried to stop thinking about her by looking at the instructions that had been stuffed into the envelope.
“Immediately after you land, come to Gate 6 and look for the man holding the sign with your name.” I read aloud as the plane took off. “Bring no weapons of any kind. If you are found with weapons you will immediately be disqualified from competition. You will be searched upon arriving at the play area. Cell phones and other electronics, as well as any suspicious materials, will be confiscated by security responsible for the searches. At the end of the game, all items will be returned to you in the condition they were taken from you in.”
I read and reread the instructions as I sip on bourbon and Coke in a cheap plastic cup. Before long, the liquor, the repetitive reading, and the lack of anything entertaining to do takes hold on me, and I fall asleep.
“You fucking idiot!” I’m aggressively pushed to the ground. Looking up, I raise my hands to my defense. Glancing between the gaps of my fingers, I see a face I haven’t seen for a long time.
“Do you actually think you can spend your life chasing dragons?” My father looks down on me, the disappointment in his eyes all too apparent.
“Dad, I’m going to school! I’m making something of myself!” I try to reason with him, but as I run the all-too-familiar scenario through my head, I know my words are futile.
“All while giving your mother and I a massive debt to shoulder!” Grabbing a stack of papers from the bank, he throws them at me. “Look at all these loans you’ve taken! How in the hell are we going to pay for this while paying for you to get an education!”
“I-“
“I just don’t get it, Richard.” My dad rubs his palm roughly against the space between his brows as he talks. “You’re such a brilliant kid, and you even do great in school! It’s beyond me how you enjoy wasting your money on this shit, let alone how you find the time for it!” I see a few tears roll down his face as he continues to talk. “I just don’t get it, Richard…”
I’m stirred from my sleep by a sudden bounce. I shoot up from my chair, gripping the armrests of my chair tightly. The passenger next to me gives me an odd look, and I realize everything is alright. I throw a few rushed apologies his way, wipe the sweat from my brow, and try to relax. Within moments, the pilot announces our landing, and, having no luggage to speak of, I’m the first to depart from the plane.
Amidst the usual hustle and bustle of the airport, I feel myself blend in. Looking around, I see the list of gates nearly touch the ceiling, and I make my way to Gate 6. As promised in the instructions, a large man in a black suit is waiting there, holding a sign with my name in clear, beautiful script. I approach, unsure of how to introduce myself to this intimidating man.
“I’m, uh, here for the Global Game of Guts.” I say, rubbing the back of my head.
He looks at me for a moment, his beady eyes going up and down a couple times.
“Huh. I thought you’d be bigger.” He cocks his head to the right and points in the same direction, tucking the sign underneath his left arm. “Right this way, Mr. Sapp.”
Thought I’d be bigger. What a jackass. I bet every girlfriend he has tells him the same thing.
Rolling my eyes and quickly hushing my angry thoughts, I follow him through the crowds to the pickup area outside. He leads me to a beautiful ebony limousine, and holds the back door open for me.
“After you.” He motions for me to get in.
I step inside, and am immediately blown away. The interior is beyond spectacular: posh leather seating, soft blue lights, and a mini bar were just the first few things I noticed. It was a little smaller than the exterior would have one believe, boasting only two sets of bench seats that faced each other, separated only by a table with a minibar on both sides. I found my seat in the middle of the back seat, between the man who let me in and another nameless heavy.
Across from me sat two people. One was old black man, with a grayish white bundle of hair on top of his head and at the bottom of his chin, sporting a striped shirt, tie, and square frame glasses that were positioned tightly on his face. Next to him was a young Asian woman, who wore a jet black cocktail dress decorated with luminous sequins. Her hair was long and as black as the dress she wore, with lipstick to match the both of them. Her dress barely covered her voluptuous figure, and while this caught my attention, I was immediately drawn to her close-lipped smile.
I knew the grin well. I had seen it many times while sitting opposite fellow gamblers in the casinos I’ve wasted my life trying to beat. It’s the smile of someone who knows more than their opponent.
“Welcome, Mr. Sapp.” The Asian woman said with a thick accent that I couldn't quite place, that damned grin unwavering. “My name is Baozhai Di, and I’m betting on your win in today’s game.”
The slam of the door to my right snapped me out of the focus I had on her mouth, and I shook my head violently before speaking.
“You’re…what?” I quizzically look at her, realizing how stupefied I must have appeared to all parties in the limo.
“I’m wagering on your win today.” She said, her face maintaining that smile I feared. However, once I grasped the words she was saying, I felt my fear melt a little. “How was your fright, agh.” She laughed a simple, sputtering laugh, slapping her leg once and leaning forward. “Forgive me, Mr. Sapp, my command of the Engri-English language slips sometimes.” She looked up, exhaled, and returned her gaze to me. “How was your flight?”
“It was good. Great in fact.” I say, leaning back as she talks.
“Wonderful!”
Without warning, she continues to introduce herself by going on to list off all of her successful business ventures, maintaining eye contact and that smile the entire time. From the bits I chose to listen to, I gathered that she was one of the millions of benefactors in Triple G, and she had decided to bet on one of the players the next time there had been multiple winners of the Grand Prize game.
“Now I actually followed a few of your trials, Mr. Sapp.” She snaps her fingers and points to the man that let me in. He immediately leans forward and grabs a small flute with one hand and a bottle of champagne with the other. Pouring the drink with speed and precision that would make any bartender jealous, he handed Baozhai her drink.
“Thank you.” She nodded to the guy, then turned her attention to me. “Care for a drink?”
“No thanks, Miss Di.”
She took a prolonged gulp of the champagne, and then continued.
“I felt I owe you big time for singlehandedly taking down my greatest competitor.” She took a sip of her champagne. “Wei Holdings was proving to be quite problematic.”
“I appreciate your thanks, but they got what they deserved.”
The words just kind of fell out. I didn’t realize it, but the moment she had mentioned Wei Holdings, I had the steel back in my nerves.
“They thought it acceptable to sell products to children that could potentially poison them. Of course, proving that was a real bitch, but-“
“You were more than ready to gamble on it based on the whim of one parent.” Baozhai said, shaking the flute in her hand to make the champagne swirl. “Trust me, I saw the dynamic between you and the other members of your firm. The nerve of those, hmmm, how would you say it in your language?”
“Assholes?” The man to the left of me offered.
“Dicks?” The man to my right chimed in.
“Are those appropriate titles for your partners?” Baozhai looked at me once more, holding the flute close to her lips.
“Ex-partners.” I specified. “And yes, I’d say so.”
“The nerve of those dicks and assholes to take credit for your hard work, Mr. Sapp.” Another quick taste of champagne followed. “I could tell it was you that figured the whole thing out, so once I heard that you were one of the winners of this game, I couldn’t help but to jump at the opportunity to become your benefactor.”
The limousine slowed to a stop. Baozhai gripped her glass tightly, while the old black man next to her remained motionless.
“So,” I started. “What’s his story?” I asked, pointing to the old man.
“Oh, him?” Baozhai threw a quick look at the old man before returning her stare back to me. “Chances are you’re going to need him after the game.”
“Really?” I shot out my response, jumping to the edge of my seat. “Why is that? Is he a loan shark? Is he a part of a bank? Is he-“
“I am NO such thing!” The old man barked out. His change from the quiet, near-statue of a man into the animated, angry figure across the table from me caught me off guard, and I found myself sinking back into my seat. “I am one of the best surgeons in the world!”
“Yes you are, Clarence.” Baozhai took a manicured hand away from her glass and rubbed the back of the angry man, which seemed to calm him down. “Pre-Please understand, Clarence, Mr. Sapp isn’t used to seeing friends in high places.”
Clarence took a few quick, deep breaths, then leaned back.
“Don’t make the mistake again, Dick.” As with most people who referred to me that way, I could tell he was not referring to me by the shorthand of my name.
“I’m sorry, Doctor-“
“It’s Davis. Clarence Davis.” He folded his arms and looked out the window.
“I won’t make that mistake again, Dr. Davis.” I returned my look back to Baozhai. “Why would I need a surgeon after the game?”
“I’m afraid it’s not going to be easy for you to hear.”
Baozhai’s smile twitched, just for a moment. I felt myself tense up again. This too, I knew from my adventures in casinos. This was one of the many “tells” the gambler with the confident smile would make when their plans were just an inch off of what they had prepared for or were expecting.
“Today's game is Pound of Flesh Poker.”
Sorry for being away for a bit. Had some work to do before the Thanksgiving holiday! Check back later for Part 6, and thanks again for reading!
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