Its all going to be down to the State level on the legalization of online casinos in the USA. Three states so far have gone the route, and more will come soon. It was such a shame that the UIGEA bill came into action and took the grants for online establishments away. The real step to getting this operation in check is by implementing regulatory steps so that casinos pay billions to government, therefore feeding the economy by providing jobs and by founding organizations like the European Gamcare and Gamble Aware for people with gambling problems. It will happen, no doubt about it, it will take some time though
They made it to the finals, and they were the favorites before the football competition began in the London 2012 Olympics. They took one of the best lineups ever. EVER in football history that met the Olympics requirements. They played quite well some matches. Typical Brazil, when they needed to score they stressed the offense, and when they were winning then they rested, took control of the ball, handled the times, and basically got through the next round.
So what happened? Why did they lose against Mexico 2-1? Boy this is a tough question. One thing to note is that Neymar is HIGHLY overrated. He is the 6th highest paid player in the world, still playing in a Brazilian club, the Country´s Federation has basically put all their marketing efforts in his image for the 2014 World Cup, but one thing is for sure, Brazil will NOT win it this way. Another point to note is that perhaps Meneses is not the coach that Brazil should have in both this team and the one playing the World Cup. Same thing happened with Dunga, he made the mistake of not using Ronaldinho for the 2010 World Cup, and they lost against Holland.
These bad technical errors have placed Brazil in danger of becoming another first tier team with no trophy results and nothing solid to back them in terms of winning trophies. They really need to change their mindset as to how they play the game. They need to become more offensive, play 424 most of the time until they are wide in the lead like they did in the Futebol Oro 1970´s with Pele and Carlos Alberto. This current mediocre tactic that is way too defensive for a team of this stature will only lead to failure against solid defensive European teams which will make games very tough for Brazil if they continue to play like this.
Exciting times in London as the Olympics are set to close this weekend. To summarize, it was Bolt who won and not Blake in the 100m finals. Really exciting to see the Jamaican just hammering out the race and going for gold with a huge margin compared to the other runners. The taekwondo event has begun, and a GB national is se t to go to the final 8. The 200m has been going for quite a while now as we expect to see the finals tonight, an exciting race for everyone to watch. Everyone is enjoying the equestrian battle as the penalties are thrown back and forth for the top competitors. It will be a tight close for the remaining events and medals.
On other news, the Brazilians still showcase massive influence the football competition as they get close to the finals. I predicted they would win it before the event started at 2.75 odds, hoped you placed the bet! The Kenyans battled out and won numerous athletic events as they retain dominance of the hurdles and the other long distance races. Fingers crossed for the GB hockey as they will face Holland in the semis tonight. Last night we saw a superb handball matchup between Sweden and Denmark.
I said it was going to be at Wimbledon, but not at the Olympics! Right guy but wrong tournament. This is however a massive blow to the Swiss Champion. Any which way you call it, it was just sublime the way Andy put his force on the court and managed to finally beat him in a major final competition. The curse was at last lifted. It will be soon before he wins Wimbledon, the Grand Slam.
He will be next British national to win this tournament and will give the British fans something very strong to cheer for. He will bring pride to the Royalty ever so interested in this competition. It will definitely be him over the next five years who will lift the curse and will finally give back the crown to the locals.
He will make a sporting line. He will be the idol of many die hard youngsters who will be inspired by him and will bring on a new British tennis generation that will lead Britain over the course of the next few decades. It will definitely be a sports landmark that will reshape the sports mentality of the country over the next years to come.
Well done! Well deserved!
A great time for humankind, the Olympics gives everyone a break and provides humanity with a recess in terms of a sporting spectacle that includes players from all over the world.
An incredible happening of events has taken place. Colombia has won a silver medal in cycling. Venezuela beat the Norwegian champion and won Gold in Fencing. USA remains with the lead just by one medal above the China after August third. There have been a few world records that have been broken but not as much as fans would like to see. Michael Phelps becomes the greatest Olympic athlete in terms of medal attainment as he secures his 21st medal of his career right before he retires after the event. It seems like the men´s tennis final will be played by Federer and Djokovic or Murray as this might be a repeat of the Wimbledon final. There was a major scandal in Badminton with the Korean delegation as the team purposely lost their matches as they wanted to manipulate the knockout stage. Great Britain took part in a major scandal as well as a teammate of a gold medalist in a cycling race fell on purpose in order to get the other competitors to fall behind. Germany had an athlete leave the Olympic village as the female rower is suspected of having right wing extremist ties and therefore has agreed to leave pending a further investigation. There have also been cases of doping among some of the athletes as they have tested positive, and have therefore had to leave the event. Some major upsets have taken place along all the categories in all sporting events as favorites have fallen and surprising athletes have won competitions and eliminated major contenders as a loss of concentration and focus have taken place given major pressure and TV and media coverage.
Its every four years, this time in London, and its everywhere in the city!
Games are being played even in Scotland! Thousands of fans are there to presence spectacular competitions. More than a hundred thousand condoms are in the athletes’ quarters, you can tell it’s going to be hectic all across the board! The same applies to online gambling due to the games. All the bookies are getting their stuff together to offer the best offers for their clients.
I highly recommend placing bets on the footie. I recommended Brazil to win men’s in this blog, now I recommend the women’s team as well as a double ticket. The odds are quite nice given that the only event that Brazil has NEVER won in football is the Olympic gold men´s. They just played Egypt, and they rarely played, won 3-2, hardly struggled, went to a sluggish mode, but still managed to control the ball, make amazing plays, pass offensively with one of the best Olympic lineups ever, and win. The women´s team won dramatically 5-0 on their first game. They are unmatched. It will be hard for any world team to attempt to take the gold from them. Great odds are there for the taking if you make it a double ticket with bet365.
On other news, a tough game for GB against Senegal as they tied 1-1, it seems the British are off to a slow start given the momentous African spirit. Bolt says he is done with injury and will win the 100m race, which I doubt given Blake´s excellent performance and recently beating the champ. I predict he will win the 100m race. Spain surprisingly lost to Japan In the men´s footie, a great accomplishment for the Japs. Cavendish will go for gold with the cycling GB team as he gets ready for his racing. Phelps might break the 18 medal record this time if he manages to keep it together. Murray wants to get gold for GB as well given his lack of proper finishing at Wimbledon. A lot of news given the official ceremony is to be held tomorrow. Get ready for free bets and live-inplay coverage to come later as the events unfold.
It was predicted here, I hope you guys made a nice bet on Wiggins as he won the Tour de France. It was not at the Euro, nor at Wimbledon, but it was at the toughest cycling event in the world that the British finally got one with their names on it. He just won the most coveted trophy in men´s cycling. Unbelievable effort and strong competition accompanied him throughout the event, but a British national has won it!
Alonso just won a very tough German GP, he got the pole, but it was extremely tough given the Lotus and McLaren competition. During the race, McLaren and Vettel were on his back, but Hamilton retired with gearbox damage, and now he is on top of the points and looking good for the championship given he is the only driver to have won three times during this season.
Looks like Scott is in it to win it at the Open. He was at 3/1 odds before the round started and is now 1.16. Tiger has birdied some holes, but he is just a bit too far away from the leader in order to stand a chance. Ernie Els also looks good but again, everyone is struggling and loosing strokes given poor weather conditions. Gusty winds and nerves might be the cause for everyone here. On another note, Tevez the footballer (yes, the footballer) that had some bad publicity and wants to leave Man City is actually in the event caddying for his compatriot trying to get some positive press in order for his likely imminent move towards another major club. It’s all about good press folks!
Great stuff for UK cycling fans in the Tour de France; it seems that after a sublime effort, Wiggins will continue to remain in the lead and will likely win the event after only 3 stages left. He just needs to keep it together as he leads by over 2 minutes. The good thing is that Wiggins does a great job as a time trialist so it will be no trouble to remain with a similar distance from the second placed colleague.
On soccer transfers, Chelsea have signed Brazilian star Oscar for 25m GBP. A great signup for the blues as it comes when they need a backup to secure a strong season in European competitions. As for Robin van Persie, both of the Manchester teams want the player. Robin has stated he will not resign at Arsenal, he may still stay for this final season but it will be his last if the club does not reach a deal with any of the two teams.
In F1, it seems that Hamilton might have a chance to win his 100th race in the sport. He was only slower in regards to his teammate by less than a tenth of a second. Everyone´s eyes are looking at Lotus given their new technology being put in place for the race and them testing it, but it seems that the McLaren team might want to win this 1-2 with Jenson slightly ahead of Hamilton.
As far as the open goes, Woods is likely to come close to the podium after a nice under par round. He states that he is hitting the ball really well. The Aussie Adam Scott is in the lead after day one and will prove a strong contender for the title. Rory made a mistake in round 15 and hit a spectator. He did however end up under par and had to sign the fan an autograph in order to make it up to the spectator.
I am just waiting on the Olympics to cover all the events and free sports offers from the bookmakers including live in-play so I thought today we would do a recap as far as the sporting world goes for potential punters wanting to make bets before London 2012!
Another major drug scandal at the Tour de France, it seems like its always the same every year that a top cyclist goes out of the tour for some obscure substance. This time Frank Schleck takes the fall, a top cyclist from the Radioshack Nissan Trek team who shared the podium with his brother not long ago takes exits for taking Xipamide, and is now on his was back to Luxembourg from this year´s edition of Le Tour according to his team. Expect this to be a great time to bet on Wiggins and his British teammate to win the event 1-2 now that competition has been quite easier for them given the worst of the tour has passed as they still remain on top.
Major news from the Golf world is currently circling the web as Woods, McIlroy, and others take center stage this weekend. Rory stated its not his turf as major winds will be piling into the course during the event. Woods is 9 to 1 to win @bet365 and guys like Mickelson are 27 to 1 odds. Lee Westwood is currently runner up favorite with 15 to 1 odds. Expect a lot of action as most die hard Woods fans will be cheering for him to finally take his game up a notch and recover from the personal scandal that shook up his game a few years ago as it seems his game is reviving at last.
I also have some major football news that will likely mix up a few results during the next European season. PSG has signed major players, one being Ibrahimovich and another Thiago Silva in order to attempt to make a major rise in the UEFA Champions League competition. It seems that with the young Argentinian Pastore, and Lavezzi leading up the right wing, the team will likely go far in both the French competition and the Champions League action this season. This is now a clear goal for the team as the coach has stated recently during his latest press conference. In the first game of the Le Championat, PSG is at 1.36 to win its first game against Orient.
It has been 37 years since the Colombian club from the capital of Bogota had won a tournament, until yesterday. The final 2 games were played home and away against the Pasto club who had a fairytale story given a rise from the B division last season, and this year being the runner up.
The first leg was played at the Pasto locality and they tied 1-1. It was an amazing match. Lovely passing mixed with strong defenses from both teams. Pasto scored first, giving Santafe a nervous blow as they started to calmly create offensive plays and finally scored a goal before the half. The second half remained scoreless.
The second leg was played yesterday in Bogota. Die-hard fans who reminded me of the Boston Red Sox curse were in similar spirits as the yanks as they drank loads of beer before, during, and after the game. It was very tight. Only a 1-0 in the score line, but the top forward managed to score a great header in order to finally win the game.
The city froze. Everyone went out and started to scream and honk their cars. It was as if Colombia had won the World Cup. Unbelievable, everyone is hung over in the capital today. Great joy for most of the city; at last they won!