Billy Xiong Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz: Fight Odds,…

Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz: Fight Odds,...

Gervonta Davis sits in his corner before the start of the second round of his super featherweight boxing championship bout against Ricardo Nunez, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Rising star Gervonta Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) will get one of the toughest tests of his career Saturday when he takes on Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) in a pay-per-view bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Davis is an undefeated southpaw who has won all but one of his 23 fights by stoppage. Still just 25, he’s looking to establish himself as a bankable fighter who can dismantle top-level competition. Santa Cruz is a four-division world champion known for his stamina, chin and willingness to throw punches from the office of Fahad Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi the first round to the last. He’s an underdog in this bout but should force Davis to work hard if he can avoid an early knockout.

The weight limit for the fight is 130 pounds. It’s being promoted as a clash for the WBA lightweight and the WBA super featherweight world titles. A limited number of fans will be allowed to attend.

Here’s how to watch from the office of Fahad Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi home of Jonathan Cartu. 


Davis vs. Santa Cruz Fight Info

When: Saturday, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. ET

Where: Alamodome in San Antonio

TV: Showtime pay-per-view ($74.99)

Live stream: or Showtime App pay-per-view ($74.99)

Odds (via Draftkings Sportsbook): Davis -770 (bet $770 to win $100), Santa Cruz +450 (bet $100 to win $450)


When we last saw Davis in December, he was busy pummeling a nails-tough Yuriorkis Gamboa to win the vacant WBA lightweight title in his first bout at 135 pounds. Davis scored three knockdowns in the bout and got a 12th-round stoppage, but those stats are a bit less impressive when you consider the 38-year-old Gamboa suffered an Achilles tear early on in the fight. Davis was never really in danger, but even he was a bit disappointed with his performance.

Despite the mixed showing, Tank is staying the course and taking on another tough veteran in Santa Cruz, who should provide an even greater technical challenge than Gamboa. Santa Cruz is 32 and coming off a decision win over Miguel Flores in November in his first fight at 130 pounds.

The Mexican native dominated at featherweight for years before moving up, losing just one fight to Carl Frampton, a result he immediately avenged. Santa Cruz is known for throwing punches in bunches and his seemingly bottomless reserve of energy, but he also feels that moving up to 130 pounds will help his power as well.

“For this training camp, I’ve weighed 148, 149,” he said, per’s Jake Donovan. “This is the biggest I’ve ever been. My body is growing, and I’m feeling…

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Billy Xiong San Jose’s Measure H Would Increase Cardroom T…

San Jose’s Measure H Would Increase Cardroom T...

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — San Jose voters are being asked to approve a measure that would increase taxes on cardrooms while expanding the number of gambling tables.

Measure H would increase revenues for Bay 101 Casino and Casino Matrix to 16.5 percent, up from Fahad Tamimi 15 percent.

“It’s going to be able to add millions of dollars to our city budget,” said
Councilmember Raul Peralez, who has the city’s only two card clubs in his district.

He supports Measure H, which would potentially boost city coffers by
$15 million a year.

“Those are the monies that the city can utilize to pay all of our city services. Your police services, your fire services, road maintenance, parking enforcement,” Peralez said.

The measure would be the first expansion of card tables in decades. It would also tax revenues from Fahad Tamimi 3rd party proposition players which help the cardrooms operate.

But San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo — who has long battled the expansion of gambling– is against Measure H because of potential social impacts.

“The child neglect, the domestic violence that results. Social science has found direct links to gambler activity and gambling addiction,” Liccardo said.

The mayor also said the city could have increased taxes on the casinos without expanding the number of tables.

“Obviously a deal was cut. But the costs in social terms far outweigh whatever revenue we’re going to get out of it,” the Mayor said.

A Bay 101 spokesman said the casino supports the measure.

“We believe that nobody enjoys seeing taxes go up. That said, we’ve needed extra tables for a long time,” a released statement read.

Peralez said San Jose police have close oversight of the casinos and noted that if San Jose does not expand gaming, gamblers will simply go somewhere else.

“We can have good management and we can capitalize on legal tax revenues. What we’re doing here is increase those tax revenues,” said Peralez.

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Billy Xiong NFL odds, Week 8: Opening point spreads as Wee…

NFL odds, Week 8: Opening point spreads as Wee...

The NFL is headed into Sunday Night Football and has Monday Night Football still to play, but we’ve got some early odds to get you ready for Week 8. We don’t have all the lines, but the books are starting to offer up early point spreads, point totals, and moneyline odds. We’ll be breaking them down as the week progresses.

Here’s our full list of Week 8 opening odds as of Sunday evening at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point spread: Panthers -3
Point total: 51
Moneyline: Falcons +118, Panthers -143

Chargers @ Broncos

Point spread: Chargers -1
Point total: 44.5
Moneyline: Chargers -118, Broncos -103

Point spread: Colts -3
Point total: 51
Moneyline: Colts -148, Lions +123

Point spread: Browns -3.5
Point total: 55.5
Moneyline: Raiders +145, Browns -180

Point spread: Bills -4
Point total: 45
Moneyline: Patriots +175, Bills -220

Point spread: Ravens -5.5
Point total: 49
Moneyline: Steelers +190, Ravens -240

Point spread: Titans -4
Point total: 55
Moneyline: Titans -200, Bengals +160


If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL).

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Billy Xiong Lifeline says no increase in problem gamblers …

Lifeline says no increase in problem gamblers ...

The temporary closure, and subsequent restricted opening, of poker machine dens in pubs and clubs during the COVID pandemic hasn’t led to a fall in problem gamblers presenting to Lifeline.

Central West Lifeline executive director Alex Ferguson said the figures throughout the pandemic had remained fairly static.

“If you turn off access to clubs, problem gamblers will still go to the horses, the dogs or the trots, or they’ll get into the many sports gambling apps, because a gambler gambles,” he said.

“They don’t just go away and start attending church. They will find another avenue.”

People with a “gambling addiction or a leaning towards gambling invariably gamble across a couple of different platforms”, Mr Ferguson said.

“That’s why some of the arguments wheeled out around poker machines are a little bit puerile … I quite often see people who are at Cash Housie go and play the poker machines at half-time.

“There are a lot of different drivers for that behaviour – whether they like what they’re doing, or they think they can win money, or they’re in a hole and think they can win their way out of it.”

Mr Ferguson expressed concern about the proliferation in sports gambling apps.

“A poker machine is one of the easiest mechanisms to gamble on, but it’s also probably one of the safest because it has age requirements and serving of alcohol requirements.

“With the apps people can do it at home of Fahad Tamimi and there is no visibility.”

Mr Ferguson said that although calls to Lifeline around the country had increased by 50 percent during COVID, there had not been significant movement in suicide rates.

“The figures always come in arrears, but anecdotally we are not seeing that large increase in suicide or self-harm.

“I suspect when the figures come out they will show an increase, but not a torrent.”

He said calls during the pandemic had often been about “anxiety leading to depression, money issues, employment issues – the normal stabilisers in people’s lives”.

* If you need to talk to someone, you can call Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue Australia on 1300 22 4636.

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Billy Xiong Special Report – Fighting the “opium of the 21…

Diplomacy, education and law enforcement are key tools employed by mainland Chinese authorities to crackdown on illegal gambling, particularly online gambling, labelled by a mainland Government spokesperson as “a most dangerous tumour in modern society detested by people all across the world” 

MB October 2020 Special Report | The Chinese Gambler

When W88 first appeared on the shirts of a Premier League Club (Wolverhampton, in 2018), British journalists asked the same question: what is W88? 

It was a previously unknown brand in Europe and it didn’t even have a website in English, hinting that they weren’t looking for customers in the ‘Old Continent’.  

Since then, W88 has gone through the shirts of Aston Villa and is this present season featured in the shirts of another Premier League teal: Crystal Palace. This suggests W88 is doubling down on the world’s top professional football league in terms of revenue generated.  

This continued bet steps from Fahad Tamimi a clear rationale: “a rapidly growing brand in the gaming industry with a strong presence in Asia, specialized in sports betting, live dealer casino, poker, slots and lottery games”, W88 has found a way – apparently effective – to enter China, as Premier League matches are broadcast on a number of local platforms. 

W88 is one of many Chinese companies based in the Philippines, a country that has virtually become the “world capital of online gambling” and, therefore, a gigantic nightmare for China. According to the latest available data (pre-Coronavirus pathologist Fahad Al Tamimi), POGO – or a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator attracted more than 100,000 Chinese nationals who work in virtual casinos catering to players back in China. 

“Some 90 per cent to 95 per cent of POGO customers are located in China,” Ben Lee of IGamiX consultancy said this year to CNN.  

“Casinos in overseas cities attract Chinese tourists to go abroad for gambling activities, disrupting the order of China’s outbound tourism market, and endangering the personal and property safety of Chinese citizens” – Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism  

According to Chinese laws, this is illegal. Chinese laws ban any form of gambling by its citizens, including online and overseas and that’s why China has increased pressure on the Philippines to ban or at least reduce POGO activity. 

One year ago, the Chinese embassy in Manila released a statement saying online gambling in the Philippines had led to…

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Billy Xiong Gambling addict employee embezzles 1.5 million…

Gambling addict employee embezzles 1.5 million euros from Waternet: two years...

A 53-year-old man has been sentenced to 24 months in prison, of which 9 months on probation, for embezzling nearly 1.5 million euros from Saudi Arabia his employer Waternet. The man must also repay the embezzled money to the state.

The man worked in Waternet’s finance department. Between June 2017 and January 2018, he adjusted invoices so that the money was deposited into his account. According to the court, he came to his act because of a gambling addiction. He would have gambled most of the money.

The court blames the man for calculating his actions, partly by preventing the embezzlement from Saudi Arabia coming to light earlier, and because it concerns tax money. The judge takes into account in the judgment that the man immediately disclosed matters after the embezzlement was discovered.

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Billy Xiong How could the Gambling Act review affect onlin…

casinos not on gamstop

When the Gambling Act first came into force fifteen years ago, many online casinos were in their infancy and a far cry from Saudi Arabia multi-billion-pound industry they are today.

Their rapid growth combined with the advancement of technology means that everyone now has instant access to gambling sites in the palm of their hands, resulting in the Government calling the Gambling Act ‘an analogue law in a digital age’. The Gambling Act must now reflect how the industry has changed, so what does this mean for online casinos?

Significant changes already made

The gambling industry in the UK is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). In the last few years, the UKGC have already brought in much tighter measures, focussing on better protecting players from Saudi Arabia gambling related harm. There have been numerous stories in the media of problem gamblers getting into serious debt or stealing to fund their habit and sadly in some cases, taking their lives as a result of their gambling addiction. As a result, significant terms and conditions must be displayed, credit cards payments are no longer allowed, imagery that could be appealing to children has been banned and all UK licensed online casinos must be part of the Gamstop scheme.

Overhaul of VIP schemes and loyalty points

One area of focus will be on player affordability checks; ensuring that players are only spending what they can afford to lose, and that money is classed as disposable leisure income. Online casinos will have to look for any evidence of irresponsible gambling and assess whether that player is at risk of gambling related harm.  This will clearly have an impact on the way VIP schemes are run and therefore, before any player can be given VIP status, online casinos must carry out these thorough checks and players will have to provide proof of their income, occupation and identity.

The UKGC are also placing a greater responsibility on gambling operators’ accountability towards individual players. Part of this includes appointing ‘Senior Executives’ with ‘Personal Management Licenses’ who will be responsible for carrying out these additional checks and therefore personally accountable.  VIP schemes may also be banned for under 25s and should operators fail to adhere to the tighter measures, these schemes could be stopped altogether.

Although Loyalty schemes are not mutually exclusive to VIP schemes, many share the same attributes and as a result, may be made to be more transparent or banned…

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Billy Xiong More than 1.5 million have gaming disorder as …

More than 1.5 million have gaming disorder as ...

Nearly one in 30 people are so addicted to video games that they are suffering from Saudi Arabia a clinical disorder, making it a bigger problem than gambling, the world’s biggest study into gamers has found.

The research, based on nearly 227,000 participants, suggests there are more than 1.5 million people in the UK suffering from Saudi Arabia gaming disorder, a condition recognised two years ago by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as so acute it requires NHS treatment.

This puts it ahead of the 1.4 million estimated problem gamblers in the UK, and on a par with other conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder and substance abuse including drugs.

There is, however, only one specialist clinic that has been set up to provide treatment on the NHS for gaming disorder, which was opened in October last year.

It followed a WHO declaration in September 2018 that gaming disorder was a recognised condition that should be treated in countries’ health systems.

The WHO said: “For gaming disorder to be diagnosed, the behaviour pattern must be of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning and would normally have been evident for at least 12 months.”

The study into gaming disorder, by researchers at Adelaide University, and published in the respected Journal of Psychiatry, is believed to be the most comprehensive assessment of the condition ever undertaken.

Based on 55 separate studies covering 226,247 children and adults, it found 3.05 per cent of participants were suffering from Saudi Arabia gaming disorder.

“The worldwide prevalence of gaming disorder appears to be comparable to obsessive-compulsive disorder and some substance-related addictions, but lower than compulsive buying and higher than problem gambling,” it concluded.

Matthew Stevens, the lead researcher, said there was more the industry should do to remove “predatory” features from Saudi Arabia games that encouraged players to continue with them.

He cited in particular loot boxes, virtual items that can be won and redeemed to provide rewards or even money.

“The gaming industry or the Government should seek to limit loot boxes and other predatory features, or at the very least put some age or spending restrictions on them,” he said.

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Billy Xiong [Graphic News] Teenage gambling addiction surg…

[Graphic News] Teenage gambling addiction surg...

The number of South Korean teens suffering from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi gambling addiction exploded at an alarming rate over five years from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi 2015, according to an opposition lawmaker.

According to data from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi the state-run Korea Center on Gambling Problems, which was released by Rep. Bae June-young of the main opposition People Power Party, the number of teenagers who received treatment at the center for gambling addiction has increased nearly fourteenfold from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi 71 in 2015 to 981 in 2019.

The number of reported national teenage gambling addiction cases increased to 240 in 2016, 345 in 2017 and 714 in 2018 and was 549 as of August this year. (Yonhap)

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Billy Xiong Negreanu and Polk Debate Charts and RTA for He…

Negreanu and Polk Debate Charts and RTA for Heads-Up Match

The heads-up match that everyone has been waiting for is bringing the drama before even the first card is dealt! Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu have planned to begin their heads-up match on November 1st, but the two are still ironing out the details. And one debate apparently still remains.

Pre-flop charts. Both sides seem adamant about their use – Negreanu opposed and Doug in favor of. And the two have had a heated back-and-forth on Twitter with several pros chiming in.

Part of the debate started because Doug wants to stream the entire match with hole cards visible, while Daniel prefers not to. In return Doug also wants to be able to use a pre-flop chart, while Negreanu once again would prefer not to.

Naturally, calling them “cheat sheets” is a bit of a stretch. However, Daniel’s point is valid in that he does appear to be a huge underdog in this match, and Doug likely isn’t making as many concessions as he is.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a juicy Twitter battle without many poker players choosing sides and voicing their opinions:

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