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The Most Successful Countries at Wimbledon

The all England Lawn Tennis Club began hosting the Wimbledon championships in July 1877. Since then players from all over the world have come to take part in, what is arguably dubbed, the most prestigious Grand Slam of the tennis season.

Wimbledon Now and Then

Every summer players prepare themselves for the only grand slam that is played on a grass surface. In fact, since 1877 the competition has been played every year, with the only exceptions made during the years of World Wars One and Two. At this time the competition was not considered to be appropriate due to the depressions caused by the wars. However, just because tennis hadn’t been at the forefront of everyone’s minds during these years, the absence of the competition didn’t affect the popularity of the Championships.

Wimbledon signifies tennis in the most humble way, it is an event that continues to carry the traditions and etiquette of times gone by through to today.

Wimbledon is the Grand Slam Tennis sensation of the season that just continues to grow. Not only do players from all over the world come to participate, The AELTC also welcomes visitors from overseas that come to follow their countries representatives.

Wimbledon Tickets

Notoriously, because it is hosted at a club, Wimbledon isn’t the easiest event to get a ticket for. There are only three ways to get a ticket.

Those wishing to visit can enter the ballot. This is a draw that takes place every year where random entrees are selected and offered the chance to purchase a ticket on a specific day.

Alternatively, should you have the funds, you can make an application to be a debenture holder. This means that you purchase seats at the AELTC. The seats are yours for a period of three years to do with as you wish. A debenture ticket is the only ticket to Wimbledon that can be transferred. Therefore, it is the only ticket that can be bought on the open market, and it is the only way you can guarantee you will get to Wimbledon. Wimbledon debenture tickets are often sold together with hospitality packages. These packages are very appealing to travellers from overseas as well as affluent individuals that simply love tennis.

The only other way to get in to Wimbledon is to join the queue. The Wimbledon queue is famous due to its length and the amount of time fans are willing to gather and wait for their chance to be at the championships. Unfortunately being in the queue doesn’t guarantee you a ticket. Quite often tickets are sold out before you get to the front of the queue. [Read more…]

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Best golf courses in the world

I wanted to share with you an infographic that is the definitive guide to the best golf courses in the world!

This includes in depth information about the top 8 golf courses around the world and gives an indication of how to join, a who’s who of members and how difficult the course is.

Best golf courses in the world

Infographic sponsored by Paddy Power Us open golf betting.

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3 rules that could shake up world football

In the FIFA headquarters, we would like to image a bunch of passionate football experts conjuring up  ideas for the next technological innovation or footballing law that could improve the game and take it to the next level. However, as we know, FIFA is basically just a bunch of corrupt dogs who do nothing but take money from large corporations. So, what could happen if the people were in charge? What if it was up to us to think of some new ideas to challenge the current game? Here are a few ideas to think about – what do you think?

Bonus points for goal margin

The idea of awarding teams extra point for outscoring their opponents has often been discussed amongst fans. There are many games where a team would rather sit back, park the bus and take the draw and this can make football interesting, however it’s very frustrating and often boring. In terms of entertainment purposes this would increase the number of teams willing to go towards goal and grab as many as they can and will encourage lesser teams to pick up points this way. However, the ruling would be a very drastic introduction into football that a lot of people would oppose. [Read more…]

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Introduction to NFL Futures Wagering

Each February, the NFL season concludes on an epic stage. The spectacle of the Super Bowl marks the end of one journey but the beginning of another. For football bettors, the next Super Bowl quickly becomes the focus once a season is in the books. Bookmakers like betolimp.com promptly post the odds for an upcoming Super Bowl right after the conclusion of an NFL season. There are many factors for the bettor to evaluate in an NFL futures pool.

There are three main NFL futures pools. The main one is on the Super Bowl. There are also pools for conference and division titles. While bookmakers have to be extremely focused to set an accurate NFL point spread, there is more leeway in a futures pool.

Super Bowl Futures Pool

For a Super Bowl pool of 32 teams, only one club is going to win. So, there is a good deal of flexibility that is available to the oddsmaker. Because of this, the Super Bowl odds for the upcoming year can be released at the conclusion of the season. Initially, the odds will be greatly influenced by what has occurred in the prior season after all, the opening odds have been set before any offseason personnel moves have been made. When the odds are first released, the savvy bettor will be looking to find some teams that could have some upside for the coming season. Because of the structure of the league, bad teams can become playoff contenders from year to year.

In the previous decade, many squads went from a last place team one year to a division champion the next. The Miami Dolphins posted a woeful 1-15 record in 2007. In 2008, a rejuvenated Miami club went 11-5 to win the AFC East. Since 2001, nine different franchises have represented the NFC in the Super Bowl. These are examples of how quickly things can change in the league from one year to the next. [Read more…]

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Roulette Strategy

In this article, I will dive into Roulette Strategy, also known as Roulette Systems. Many people think that Roulette Systems are a guaranteed way to beat Roulette or that Roulette Systems are all false. The fact is, a Roulette System is simply a Roulette Strategy (a way to play Roulette). No Roulette Strategy is fool-proof, but using a good Roulette Strategy can greatly increase the number of winning Roulette sessions you have. Reading a UK roulette bonus guide will also help you find a great bonus which will help you test these two roulette strategies mentioned below. If you know of a Roulette strategy not listed here, use the contact form to let me know about it.

Martingale System

This is one of the most popular systems known to man.

The Martingale Roulette System dates back about 300 years, according to my research. It is simply a progression system for even-money bets and is used in casinos, in some form or another, every day of the year all over the world. The Martingale betting system is a progression chain. You have to decide, according to your bankroll, how long that chain is going to be. Most casino players limit the Martingale Roulette progression chain to eight bets. Let’s take a look at what those eight bets would look like if you were a £1 player.

Bet Number One £1
Bet Number Two £2
Bet Number Three £
Bet Number Four £
Bet Number Five £16
Bet Number Six £32
Bet Number Seven £64
Bet Number Eight £128

As you can see from the chart, your total bankroll would need to be at least £255 for the session to run this Martingale chain. If you were a £5 bettor, you would need £1,275 to run the Martingale Roulette progression chain.

If your even-money bet hits anywhere from the first bet to the eighth, you win one unit. In the table above, you would win £1. The first question that pops into one’s mind is why in the world would someone bet £128 to win $1. The answer for most Martingale players is that the probability of losing nine times in a row is somewhat minimal and therefore, you are not just winning £1, you are winning back all of your money.

Just how safe is the Martingale system? Well, no system is safe in Roulette, but let’s look at the probability of you losing with an eight step Martingale Roulette system approach. It’s important to remember there are two kinds of Roulette (American and European). As you will see in the chart below, the European version of Roulette is better for using the Martingale Roulette system. [Read more…]

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3 reasons for Liverpool’s mid-season meltdown

Despite the rocking start to this season under Jürgen Klopp during the Christmas and January period they have suffered from an embarrassing run of form which must be rendering Liverpool fans insane. How can Klopp’s players go from brushing team to team aside with a bundle of goals to struggling to hit the barn door? Their recent loss against Hull has further highlights the problems Liverpool have. But what are the real reasons behind their demise? Let’s take a look.

Pressure Overload

It’s no secret that Klopp loves to play high intensity football from the top of the field. We saw this at Dortmund and we have seen him successfully implement this tactic at Liverpool up until recently. The only weakness to this tactic is player fatigue. Arguably Liverpool do not have the same squad depth that Dortmund did when Klopp was in charge which means the key players are becoming tired much quicker than they should. The busy Christmas period means this has taken its toll on the squad. Up until recently Liverpool were both domestic competitions. They had two legs in the league cup semi-final against Southampton which almost all clubs don’t have to deal with as well as the FA Cup and a replay which saw another extra game added to their already congested fixture list. It’s only possible to play high intensity football for a certain amount of time and that time has certainly ended. Klopp must resort to other ways of playing football or rotate the team more efficiently to let key players rest. [Read more…]

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Explore the Differences Between Sports Betting and Online Gambling

Sports betting. Online gambling. It goes without saying that the two concepts have a great deal of overlap. After all, money is still changing hands, and there’s a thrill in the air. When risk is involved, reward quickly follows…if you dare. But many people aren’t sure what the differences are between the two. If you’re going to develop into a seasoned punter, you’re going to need to understand your environment. The more that you can understand, the easier things will be in the long run.

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Online Gambling

If you’re not interested in doing the analysis of sports teams before you bet on them, you can always stick with traditional online gambling. This would include things like slot games, poker, bingo, keno, blackjack, baccarat, craps, and more. Scratch card games are popular because you know right away whether you’ve won something, and you can usually pick up games very cheap if you get them in bulk. Online casinos are the perfect gateway to a weekend full of entertaining experiences, and it’s available on more devices than you might imagine. Don’t think that you’re going to be chained to your laptop. If you have a recent smartphone, you can take the fun on the go. This is something that you can do with sports betting as well, but online gambling has had this functionality for a lot longer.

Sports Betting

The online revolution has made sports betting completely easy to slide into. All you have to do is find a sportsbook, sign up, place your bets, and look for the results. Every bookmaker will have slightly different odds, so research before you get too invested. The main difference with sports betting is that you’re making money on a particular outcome, which can be as broad or precise as you want. Obviously, the more precise the bet, the more money at stake if you win. For example, if you’re putting on American style football, you want to bring the final score into the picture, not just which team will win ultimately. One has a substantially higher payout than the other.  Another difference is that sports betting isn’t really competitive. You’re not going head to head against other gamblers, which is nice. And the future for sports betting is very bright. There are even big acquisitions going on in this space, a classic sign that things are going very well.

Which path will you choose? It’s completely up to you. There’s nothing that says that you can’t choose both, of course. Other people like to focus on some casino game that they’re good at, and then build from there. We recommend that if you’re going to go the sports betting route, that you take the time to do all the necessary analysis before you start placing bets heavily. While it’s true that it’s not a true requirement, we’ve found that our bets were stronger when we started looking at the quality of each team involved.