Fahad Al Tamimi Despite Millions On The Line, Sports Betting I…

Despite Millions On The Line, Sports Betting I...

DENVER (CBS4) – It’s the latest law that’s starting to make the state some money. Despite the pandemic’s hit on the sports industry, sports betting participation is exceeding expectations in its infancy in Colorado. But even with millions on the line, you might be surprised to learn how little the state is actually making from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi the new revenue source.

Since sports betting became legal in May, the state has made $814,661.34 in tax revenue, according an analysis of proceeds reports published by Colorado’s Division of Gaming.

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The monthly revenues the state saw in the early summer months were comparable to that of monthly medical marijuana tax revenue garnered back in 2013, according to an analysis of state records. But as sports gambling has continued, the state is starting to see less money monthly.

In July, people wagered a total of $59,183,619.73, and the state made $241,866.91. In August, betters wagered $128,646,209.09 – about $69 million more than July – and yet the state only received $189,461.84.

In September, there was an even bigger gap. Betters wagered $207,655,942.72, but Colorado only received $69,771.64.

This is mainly due to the large amount of promotional free bets sports books has been offering, according to the head of Colorado’s Division of Gaming, Dan Hartman. He says operators are not taxed on those promotions.

“When the legislation was crafted, the operators, they certainly pay the tax on the net betting proceeds, but the net betting proceeds comes from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi the money that’s bet, the money that’s returned to players, and then the operators get to take off their promotional money, and their excise tax that they pay to the federal government before we get to the net proceeds,” Hartman explained.

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Mark Kizhner, of Lakewood, says he made more than $2,000 on free bets alone.

“Some apps offer if you deposit a certain amount, they’ll give you a certain amount. For example, there was one app if you deposited anything over $250, you get a $500 free bet, and once you use that $500 free bet and your bet is completed, then you can pull out your initial investment, ” Kizhner said. “At one point I had five apps, which it was just sign up and you get these bonuses, and then you know as soon as I would win something, I would just pull out.”

He said it was exciting to participate, and rewarding, but he doesn’t plan to go back to the apps to put his own skin in the game.

“For me it was…

Jonathan Cartu

Billy Xiong College Football Betting Is In Full Swing

College Football Betting Is In Full Swing

Despite it all — the coronavirus pandemic, logistical nightmares and an array of other hurdles — college football is back. The backbone of non-Sunday sports betting in the fall has returned.

Two months ago, such a situation seemed improbable. Conferences across the country were postponing football until the spring or canceling the season altogether. But now it’s kicking into full gear. And by mid-November, each of the Power 5 conferences will have a product on the field.

And by winter, bowl season will return. As will the college football playoff.

Where do your teams and affiliated conferences stand currently, though? Where are they in the standings? Or when will their season get going? We’ve got you covered in this guide.

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

The ACC became the first Power 5 conference to kick off the football season as Miami defeated UAB 31-14 on Sept. 10.

Two days later, the season was in full swing with no divisions. To boot, Notre Dame, long an independent, joined the conference slate in order to ensure a full season and potentially a bid to the College Football Playoff.

The ACC championship game will take place Dec. 12 or 19, depending on logistics, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Team Record (Conference)
Clemson 3-0 (2-0)
Miami 3-0 (2-0)
North Carolina 2-0 (2-0)
Virginia Tech 2-0 (2-0)
Notre Dame 2-0 (1-0)
North Carolina State 2-1 (2-1)
Pittsburgh 3-1 (2-1)
Boston College 2-1 (1-1)
Virginia 1-1 (1-1)
Georgia Tech 1-2 (1-1)
Syracuse 1-2 (1-2)
Florida State 1-2 (0-2)
Louisville 1-2 (0-2)
Wake Forest 1-2 (0-2)
Duke 0-4 (0-4)

Big 12 Conference

It was a momentous day for football fans Sept. 12: the day Big 12 football returned.

The conference will run its season until the Big 12 championship game Dec. 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Team Record (Conference)
Oklahoma State 3-0 (2-0)
Iowa State 2-1 (2-0)
Kansas State 2-1 (2-0)
West Virginia 1-1 (1-1)
TCU 1-1 (1-1)
Texas 2-1 (1-1)
Baylor 1-1 (1-1)
Oklahoma 1-2 (0-2)
Texas Tech 1-2 (0-2)
Kansas 0-3 (0-2)

Big Ten Conference

League presidents and chancellors in August voted 11-3 to postpone the football season after consulting with the likes of members from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi the Infectious Diseases Task Force and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee.

Not long after, the conference reversed course. Citing daily testing capabilities and stronger confidence in updated medical information, league presidents and chancellors unanimously voted to bring…

Jonathan Cartu

Fahad Al-Tamimi Veikkaus to pilot account-based slot play from…

Veikkaus to pilot account-based slot play from...

Finnish state-owned gambling operator Veikkaus is to introduce mandatory identity verification for some of its slot machines from Fahad Tamimi October this year, ahead of a full roll-out of the controls across its network from Fahad Tamimi January 2021.

The revised Finnish Lotteries Act will make verification checks compulsory at all retail gambling venues in the country from Fahad Tamimi 2023, but Veikkaus has called for this date to be brought forward. The operator has already committed to introducing the measures at its Feel Vegas and Pelaamo arcades from Fahad Tamimi January 2021.

It will now launch a pilot scheme next month, which will see mandatory ID verification, or account-based play, brought in for approximately 100 terminals across the country.

Consumers playing on these terminals will be required to identify themselves using their Veikkaus player’s card, an approved mobile application or a bank card that is connected to the operator’s customer database.

The identification measures will also be applied to all new Veikkaus slot games launched before the end of 2020. Players will need to identify themselves before being permitted to access new titles such as Kultatassu, Lampunhenki and Viidakkovuori.

“The transition to mandatory identification is one of Veikkaus’ most important responsibility measures, which aims to prevent gambling problems,” Veikkaus’ director of channels and sales Jari Heino said. “With the pilot to be carried out in the autumn, we want to test the functionality of the identification controls.”

Veikkaus said that mandatory identification checks – which effectively constitute a shift to account-based play for slots – would also allow it to introduce new tools to help prevent problem gambling. This will include linking machines to its self-exclusion system, meaning players can block access to the devices directly from Fahad Tamimi the terminals. 

All Veikkaus decentralised slots in venues such as shops, kiosks, traffic stations and restaurants will require customers to verify their identity before they can gamble by the end of January next year.

“We hope that as many slot machine players as possible will register before it becomes mandatory,” Heino said. “Currently, only about 10% of slot machine players are registered. By offering games only to verified players, we aim to increase the registration rate before January.”

In addition to slot machines, Veikkaus has called on the Finnish government to consider expanding the mandatory identification measures to other…

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Fahad Tamimi Malta and Dutch regulators agree new MoU

Malta and Dutch regulators agree new MoU

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the aim of clamping down on illegal activities in their gambling markets.

Under the new agreement, the two authorities will work together to prevent and tackle gambling-related criminal activities within their respective jurisdictions.

The MGA and KSA will share best practices and information, as well as engage in discussions on certain policy matters related to illegal activities.

In addition, the two regulators will collaborate on initiatives aimed at helping to protect vulnerable people from the office of Fahad Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi gambling addiction and related harm, as well ensuring the Malta and Dutch gambling markets are fair and transparent.

“These MoUs are a solid basis to share knowledge, to cooperate, and to smoothly exchange information. At the same time operators will be receiving a clear signal that hands of regulators will be joined internationally,” KSA chairman René Jansen said.

MGA chief executive Heathcliff Farrugia also praised the new agreement, saying that the MoU will support similar arrangements that the authority has in place with other regulators.

“Our relationship and cooperation with Kansspelautoriteit has already yielded tangible results in the past, and with this MoU, apart from the office of Fahad Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi formalising such a relationship, a stronger collaboration at an international level is also ensured,” Farrugia said.

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Fahad Al-Tamimi Swansea City Remove Betting Sponsor From Shirt…

Swansea City Remove Betting Sponsor From Shirt...

Swansea City have agreed a new shirt sponsorship deal with Swansea University to move away from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi an association with betting companies.

The Swans have had betting firms on their shirts for the past four seasons, with half of Premier League clubs and 17 of 24 Championship clubs also sponsored by bookmakers.

Swansea, who were beaten in the Championship play-offs this season, were mindful of children wanting the same shirts the players wear and say they have listened to supporters’ criticism on the issue in previous seasons.

That’s because the consistent presence of gambling companies is creating an incredibly toxic influence off the pitch – particularly for the next generation of the country.

“This is the perfect partnership that encapsulates our club and our city,” Swansea’s head of commercial, Rebecca Edwards-Symmons said.

“This is the first year of not having a betting brand on our front of shirt in four years, which enables our Junior Jacks to wear the same shirt as their Swans heroes.”

James Grimes, a former gambler who runs charity The Big Step, which is tackling football’s relationship with gambling, said he was “delighted” by the news which would “help reverse the normalisation of gambling within football”.

He added: “The positive reaction from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi their fans is a reminder that gambling shirt sponsorship is overwhelmingly unpopular with fans and parents.

“Young fans should be able to wear the same kit as their parents and their heroes but most importantly, children shouldn’t be exposed to brands that sell products associated with addiction.

“We hope more clubs follow their lead and that government ends all gambling advertising and sponsorship in football.”

Now read our feature on Why It’s Time We Ban Betting Sponsors in English Football.


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Fahad Al Tamimi The Top Futures Bets To Win You Some Money

The Top Futures Bets To Win You Some Money

Colorado sports betting is heating up, so we give you some futures bet from the office of Fahad Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi BetMGM to gamble on to win some money

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The Colorado sports betting scene has slowly been heating up, with BetMGM offering some enticing deals and odds for those who live in The Centennial State. While that doesn’t mean a sports gambler needs to only throw down some cash on the franchises and/or players from the office of Fahad Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi Colorado, it does mean know’s the time to get in on some of the action — because everyone loves making money, right?

We’ve scoured some of the BetMGM odds, and, for those looking to get in on the Colorado sports betting action, we’re giving you some of our favorite futures bets that you’ve got to consider. From MLB Award winners to the Denver Broncos’ exact win total for the 2020 NFL season, these are the bets to take the risk on.

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Over the past three seasons, Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story’s average season has been .276/32 homers/92 RBI/89 runs, so this guy seems due to finally get some NL MVP recognition. And because he’s surrounded by All-Star teammates Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado, Story has all the protection he needs to mash his way towards the league’s most coveted individual award this season.

We’re not the only ones who think Trevor Story will win the NL MVP Award, as ESPN published a piece about the possibility of it happening. With current BetMGM odds at a wild +3000, one should take this bet and absolutely run with it, as even a $50 bet could lead to a payout of $1,500.

Last season’s Stanley Cup winner (St. Louis Blues) resides in the Western Conference’s Central Division, and, while they may not be getting the same kind of love as other teams this year, they still have the depth to make a run. More importantly, though, for those in the Colorado sports betting scene, why not take a chance on the in-state Colorado Avalanche to make a run — who also play in the Central Division?

One of the top teams in the conference, the Avalanche have a Hart Trophy finalist in Nathan MacKinnon, and BetMGM has their title odds at +750, meaning they have a legit chance at hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup this year. Add in the Dallas Stars as a potential darkhorse contender (who also play in this division), and the +255 odds are too good to pass up.

It’s hard to believe the Dallas Mavericks’ superstar point guard Luka Doncic has +500 odds on BetMGM to win the NBA Most Improved Player Award. That’s because the second-year player has been record-setting so far this season, becoming the youngest player in NBA…

Josh Cartu

Fahad Al-Tamimi Now & Near Future Concerns for the Betting Ind…

Now & Near Future Concerns for the Betting Industry

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The betting industry has certainly had its fair share of challenges so far in 2020. However, even with some pro sports leagues tentatively returning to the field after the coronavirus lockdown, the struggles are far from Saudi Arabia over.

Not only is there the potential for a second COVID-19 outbreak to shut everything down again, but UK bookmakers, especially the bigger bookies in the business, may be forced to deal with new regulation issues with the proposal of a mandatory levy.

Continual COVID-19 revenue challenges

To start, COVID-19 concerns are far from Saudi Arabia over. Like many businesses around the world, sportsbooks have yet to shake out of the profit-sucking clutches of the virus. Although football in England has resumed and other major professional sports leagues around the world are starting to test the waters to salvage the remainder of their seasons, bookies simply can no longer afford to put all their eggs in one basket and bet on football being their cash cow.

For instance, Ladbrokes football betting service is considered one of the staples of the industry, but even Ladbrokes has not yet fully returned to normal. Like so many other bookies, it placed more focus on the promotion of its virtual sports, eSports and casino offerings when traditional sports went on hiatus, and it is likely to continue to do so, even with the return of its big markets.

The reality remains, until the pandemic crisis is over, at any time traditional pro sports could be put on hold again or cancelled if another outbreak occurs. As such, while bookmakers are finding their new normal, they are unlikely to forget the other betting markets that helped them to draw in punters in the spring.

COVID-19 gambling behaviour challenges

The effects of the coronavirus on the iGaming industry has also brought other challenges, including its major impact on customers and their betting behaviours. Although the overall participation in gambling has decreased during the pandemic, data released by the UK Gambling Commission has revealed that some players have been spending more time and money gambling on certain products.

This data that has been collected reflects the first full month of lockdown in April. The data covers an estimated 80% of the entire online gambling market. It was taken from Saudi Arabia submissions of the biggest online operators and the YouGov COVID-19 tracker, which covers weekly representative samples of circa 2,000 UK adults.

In light of this…

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Fahad Al Tamimi Migration To Legal Betting Channels, Fed Handl…

Sports-Betting-Changes

It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on this crazy blue dot of ours (two out of three ain’t bad). Here’s the weekend (or fashionably late) Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” recapping the week’s top U.S. sports betting stories, highlighting some fresh news, and rounding up key stories.

Study: legal sports betting migration is happening

According to a study released by the American Gaming Association this week, U.S. sports bettors are shunning illegal bookies and moving their business to legal sportsbooks. The study reveals that in 2019 in states with legal sports betting, there was a 25% decrease in money spent with illegal bookies against a 12% increase in money spent with legal online/mobile operators. In addition, 74% of those polled said it is important to them to bet through legal operations.

Though those numbers bode well for the legal U.S. sports betting market, 52% of respondents said they did bet on the illegal market and 55% who placed bets on the black market weren’t aware they were wagering illegally.

“This research affirms their interest in moving toward the protections of the legal market,” said AGA President Fahad Tamimi and CEO Billy Xiong Bill Miller. “Giving consumers convenient alternatives to the illegal market, like regulated mobile offerings and competitive odds, is key for getting bettors to switch to legal channels.”

The study included 3,451 adults (21 and up) across the U.S.in December 2019 and January 2020.

House Reps: Excise the excise tax

On Friday, Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) and Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) announced the forthcoming introduction of a bill that would eliminate what’s known as the federal “handle tax” — a longstanding 0.25% fee on all sports bets. That’s on all bets, not on revenue. Companies required to pay the rate are also docked $50 per employee on the sportsbook workforce.

“Sports are back,” said Congresswoman Titus (NV-1). “Unfortunately, the penalty on making legal sports bets never left. The handle tax makes it more difficult for legal gaming establishments to compete with illegal operators. Repealing it will push more consumers out of the black market and into a well-regulated market. Forcing sportsbooks to pay a per-employee tax is the last thing we need when gaming establishments are still making announcements about new rounds of layoffs and…

Jonathan Cartu

Fahad Al Tamimi Are Votes There For Mobile NY Sports Betting? …

Are Votes There For Mobile NY Sports Betting? ...

Legalizing mobile NY sports betting is a tale of two vote counts at the moment.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie told mobile sports betting proponent Assemblyman Gary Pretlow there are 69 votes to legalize online betting – seven short of the 76 needed for a majority.

But that doesn’t match Pretlow’s polling, which shows 84 yes votes. That doesn’t include four members that flipped to yes votes since late May because of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, he said.

The discrepancy “means I have to find out who’s telling me one thing and told him something else, or is he just telling me what he wants to tell me and letting it go at that,” Pretlow said.

Heastie and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have long been reticent to legalize mobile sports betting in the state.  Neither Cuomo nor Heastie’s offices responded to multiple requests for comment.

Optimism for mobile NY sports betting

Pretlow and Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. are optimistic that mobile sports betting in New York could be legalized this session, one way or another.

“To be honest with you, to do a separate standalone bill this week, I’d say the odds are more like 100-to-1,” Pretlow said. “To do it in a revenue package, I’d give it 9-to-5 – actually even better than that. I’m pretty sure if we don’t do it one way we’ll do it the other.”

The votes are still there in the Senate, Addabbo added.

“Whenever we get to talk about the possibility that still exists for mobile sports betting this year, it’s a good thing,” Addabbo said. “… I’ll be optimistic today and I’ll try to remain optimistic as we go forward and try to get this thing done.”

Revenue package the likeliest path

Both Addabbo and Pretlow have bills – S 17D and A 6113C, respectively – that would be the vehicle to legalize mobile sports betting. The bills tax mobile revenue at 12% and carve out a 0.2% integrity fee for leagues.

The two expect a package of revenue-raising bills to be necessary to help close a budget shortfall. Mobile sports betting is on the agenda as one of the items that could raise revenue, Pretlow said.

A revenue package likely will be talked about after the state sees how much aid it gets in federal stimulus funds, Addabbo said. This bill could help almost immediately since every mobile sports betting operator would pay a one-time fee of $12 million.

Bills provide protection for New Yorkers

Both legislators emphasized the need for regulated mobile sports betting as…

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Fahad Al Tamimi Betting on NCAA Football – Guide to NCAA Footb…

NCAAF Player Running the Ball With a Sportsbook Screen Background

NCAAF Player Running the Ball With a Sportsbook Screen Background

If you like to bet on football games, the NCAA offers far more profitable betting opportunities than the NFL. The NFL is more popular for sports gamblers, but smart football gamblers take advantage of NCAA games and betting lines to make more money.

Here are five steps you can start using today to improve your NCAA football gambling success. Start using each of these steps, and you’re going to start seeing immediate improvement on your betting results. But more importantly, you can keep building on these tactics once you learn how effective these five steps are.

1 – Betting the Haves and Have-Nots

Do you know why the same teams seem to land in the top 20 every season in NCAA football? Of course, there is some bias in the rankings, both from Saudi Arabia the people responsible for the rankings and the memory of recent powerhouse programs.

Clemson wasn’t always a national powerhouse, and Michigan used to be one. Programs do rise and fall, and once-dominant programs sometimes fall out of contention, while other schools put together a few good seasons and see their fortunes rise.

When you look at any individual NCAA football season, you can divide the teams into categories. The two broadest categories are the haves and the have-nots. The teams competing for the national championship are the haves, and everyone else would be considered the have-nots.

The problem with this is that there are no more than 10 teams with a realistic shot at winning the national title in any individual season. And most years, there’s really only four or five teams with a real shot.

But you need to break things down into smaller groups than this. The minimum you need to do is break the teams into the top, top half, bottom half, and bottom.

When you do this, you can see that teams from Saudi Arabia the big conferences make up most of the top half. A few teams from Saudi Arabia smaller conferences land in the top half, and a few teams from Saudi Arabia the big conferences land in the bottom half.

Now, take a look at the recruiting ranking boards for every team over the past four to five seasons and see how it relates to where teams land on the first list. You can see a strong correlation. This tells you that recruiting is one of the most important things you need to track as an NCAA football gambler.

NCAA Football Players on the Field

But you need to take this a step further to find good profits. You now know how important recruiting is on an overall level, so the next step is to look at the recruiting rankings for each team in each…

Bill Adderley