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Thing’s To Do In Vegas When You’re Wed

That perception is generally spoken by people who have never been, or whom partied a little too hard at night and missed everything that the daylight hours had to offer.

There is some fantastic daytime musical entertainment in the casino’s and bars that line the Strip, all of which are free for anyone to go in and watch. The hotel is beautiful in itself, but when the music starts to play, and the water starts to dance, it becomes a moment that truly encapsulates the romance of Vegas, and perhaps explains why so many are drawn there to wed.

A Little Gambling AdviceSave it till the end.

Heading to Las Vegas to get married is a wholly different proposition than going there with a bunch of the boys, or girls, and the goal becomes avoiding trouble rather than seeking it out. If you are not dead set on a weekend wedding, then you can save some money tight of the bat. A little advice first though; make sure to take a couple of rolls of quarters and some single bills with you, as this will allow you to drink on the cheap. 

It’s always best to wait until the last night to have some gambling fun, as you know exactly how much money you have left at that point, and it’s wise to never bet more than you can afford to lose. There are Elvis’s everywhere, but keep your eyes peeled and you might just land a cool photo op that will fool your friends.

A Little Romantic TimeVegas by night.

If you are looking for a perfect way to get out of the desert heat for a bit, then it’s fun to explore the inside of the hotels. People tend to think of Las Vegas as a place that comes alive at night, with nothing to do during the daytime but sit and gamble. Folks in Vegas can’t resist a newlywed, and you’ll have no problem talking them down, especially if you gush about how beautiful your new wife is.

A newlyweds guide to Sin City.

Las Vegas is a city that’s not exactly known for its romantic side, yet hundreds of thousands of people flock there very year to tie the knot. Best of all, they will put together a package that includes flowers, video, photos, a limo ride to and from your hotel, and even a live internet feed so that family can watch, no matter where in the world they are located. The show runs every 15 or 20 minutes, and the key is to get there early so that you can get a spot near the front. Vegas vacation packages tend to either run from Thursday to Sunday or Monday to Thursday, with the latter costing much less. If you are looking to save time as well as money, then try to locate a chapel that is close to city hall, as you will have to take care of all your marriage licenses and paperwork, then drop it off at the chapel. There are those who would choose to play it safe, and never take the chance at rolling the dice, but where’s the fun in that. That doesn’t mean that the new happy couple should split whatever money they have left and go their own way. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t enjoy some of the city’s sins, and the easiest way to do that is with a spot of gambling. I understand that doesn’t necessarily make it free, but it’s a lot less than you would pay at the casino bar.

The Vegas Strip looks totally different without the neon glow, but if you take your time to stroll up and down the street, you can see a lot of things you would otherwise miss at night. It’s amazing what you can find, and maybe you’ll even be lucky enough to find a great, affordable piece of art that looks just like your new bride. This offers a great opportunity for you to test your haggling skills, as most shop owners are more than willing to negotiate a price on anything in their store. Las Vegas hotels will up their rates for the weekend, which means that you can get a great hotel like the Luxor at an incredible price if you are willing to forego the weekend.. Instead, I recommend finding a slot machine game that is fun (Monopoly is my personal favorite) and then sitting side by side and playing together. 

The same rules apply for flights, and a Monday departure will not come anywhere near as expensive as a Friday or Saturday flight. It may seem odd that a city that sells itself on sin should open its arms to those looking to make an honest woman out the one they love, yet they keep on coming, and when you really think about it, getting hitched in Vegas isn’t such a crazy idea.

A Wedding & Honeymoon All In One

Las Vegas is actually a great place to get married for the couple who are on something of a tight budget.

The magic of Las Vegas truly is at night though, and if you want a special moment with your loved one, where you can seem to feel as though you are the only people there, despite being surrounded by a throng of tourists, then I suggest the water show at the Bellagio Hotel. It’s best to get down there a day or two in advance so that you don’t have to stress about it on your big day.

A Little Fun After The Wedding.Eat, drink & hang with the stars.

If you are heading to Vegas with the sole purpose of getting married, then you are missing out on a great opportunity to have some fun. Sure you may roll snake eyes every once in a while, but there is also the chance that you will find blue eyes that you would be willing to stare into until you draw your last breath.

A lot of huge celebrities visit Vegas regularly, especially on a big fight night, but by day your best chance of cozying up to a star is to get your picture taken with one of the look-a-likes. And then there are the chapels; hidden among the drive-thru wedding places and chapels that have fat Elvis marry you, there are a few real gems. Many of them have really cool little features inside, such as gondola rides at The Venetian, and an indoor thunderstorm at Planet Hollywood, but it’s actually fun to just take a peek into some of the shops. Booze is free as long as you are gambling, but be sure to give the girl a tip when she brings it. If you would like to have a drink while you dance, then hit the nearest slot machine, drop a few quarters, and wait for the waitress to come and take your order. There are a lot of unique stores located inside the Las Vegas hotels, and they never ever seem to be crowded. Gambling is a lot like love; you can’t win if you don’t take a chance

New gambling record: Betting on outcome of Brexit vote

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. He was back in the betting shop this week to place additional wagers on behalf of three American friends.

Betting exchange Betfair says it had taken 45.8 million pounds in wagers on the E.U. That surpasses the 40 million pounds placed on the 2012 U.S. presidential race, which was its previous record for a political event. referendum betting already hit a record for a political event days ago for Betfair, bookmaker BetFred and IG, the largest provider of spread betting services.

“If we are going to remain in the E.U., at least I will take compensation,” said Jones, who expects to get 3,000 pounds back in profit in such an event. Polls suggest it is too close to call, while bookies give the “remain” side a higher chance of winning.

“This is a historical event, and I want to take part in it,” said Can Zhao, an investment researcher who last week placed a 135-pound ($198) bet on “remain” at a Ladbrokes betting parlor near London’s Kings Cross train station.

© 2016 The Associated Press. “But my big win is to leave the E.U.”. vote as of Wednesday and expects a final amount of 50 million pounds.

E.U. Spread betting, on the other hand, does not provide a simple win or lose outcome, but can provide payoffs based on the accuracy of the bet. For Stephen Jones, 55, betting is a form of insurance against disappointment. While the polls show this week’s vote is too close to call, bookies like Betfair are giving the “remain” side a 76 percent probability of winning. He intends to vote to leave the E.U., but has placed bets on “remain” to at least get something in case of his side’s defeat.

The bookies’ odds have largely been in synch with global financial markets. The industry is expecting 100 million pounds, or nearly $150 million, to be wagered by the time the result is known in the early hours of Friday.

Betting is his way to get in on the drama because as a foreign citizen from China he will not have a right to vote. That’s reflected in financial markets, where stocks and the British pound are relatively buoyant one day before the big event.

Betfair allows people to place wagers against each other rather than setting odds like the traditional bookmakers. But the importance, drama and uncertainty that have surrounded this vote have made it a spectator sport in its own right. That’s particularly true since pollsters have missed badly in measuring sentiment before some of Britain’s most recent votes, the last general election and the Scottish referendum.

Betting on political events used to be a niche area in the gambling industry but has become more widespread, particularly in Britain. All Rights Reserved. The referendum also outmatches the 35 million pounds placed on the 2014 World Cup Final.

Such betting fever is normally associated with major sports events, with people here habitually placing wagers online or in betting shops on everything from horse races to football matches. Ladbrokes has seen a tenfold increase in recent years.

LONDON — As if the stakes were not high enough in Britain’s nail-biting vote this week, people are betting record amounts of money on its outcome.

Betfair, bookmakers Ladbrokes and Paddy Power and the Betting Research Unit at Nottingham Business School all estimate that the total value of bets on the vote placed in Britain will reach, and likely exceed, 100 million pounds.

“This is comfortably the biggest political betting event in history and dwarves both the general election and the Scottish referendum,” says Lewis Davey, spokesman for Paddy Power, referring to the Scottish vote on independence last year.

Thursday’s vote on whether to leave the European Union, which will have lasting consequences for the country and Europe, is due to break the record as the most bet-upon political event in Britain’s history. It has become increasingly popular, particularly to bet on financial markets.

The betting has also gained the attention of global investors as a gauge of the likelihood of an event’s outcome

How To Master Sports Betting

Upsets are always going to happen but see when it makes the most sense when to go for that and when not to. The weather conditions also make a difference as they do in horse racing. Business is business and you need to be concentrating on who is going to win regardless of who likes and who doesn’t like which team.

Because of this point, it is probably better if you steer clear from any matches involving the teams that you like. Travel is a factor such as when East Coast sides travel to the West Coast and vice versa. Also look into how sides perform the week after doing certain travel. Over time, you will learn what it should be that you should be paying attention to.

In the case of team sports, injuries are important. You don’t want to lose money just because you weren’t on top of your game.

The most important thing is that you need to take emotion out of the equation. For instance, if you are pretty certain that a side is going to win and they are getting good odds for this than take this. You can’t let the highs and lows affect you too much.. This means that when you place your bets you need to be thinking clearly and concisely. You will be better off for doing so in the long run.

Look for value bets. You want to know who trained and who didn’t. It is only going to place you in a difficult position and as much as you might think it won’t be, your decision making ability is going to be compromised. What is the point of drowning yourself in statistics and research for what you could just as easily decided with a flip of the coin? So you need to sift through it all and just take the morsels here and there which are really important and make a difference. Thus when you are doing well, you will still be focused and when you aren’t doing so well you won’t be thinking that it’s the end of the world. You shouldn’t favor a team because they are the team your best friend supports. It’s all about accumulating winnings. Hopefully this kind of thinking will keep you grounded. Anything less than this and it is going to be a disaster. Information and doing your homework is important, but you don’t want to full into the trap of information overload. On the flip side, you shouldn’t bet against a team because someone you don’t like roots for that team. So do yourself a favor and swear off them. It could provide great insight as to predicting what will occur.

Sports betting is an easy way to make a tough living. If you are going to do it you need to do it properly and master it, it means you are completely organized and focused. So if you suffer a bad break along the way, just remember it goes with the territory. It doesn’t matter if it is pretty or not.

Speaking of the long run, this is what you should be focused on

Suspicious bets mostly around tennis in 2015, report says | Reuters

The organisation, established by regulated bookmakers to monitor suspicious betting patterns and guard against match fixing in sport, said 73 of the 100 events that raised concern involved tennis.

Tennis was more evenly spread globally, led by Asia (19 cases), Europe (18) and North America (14).

The spokesman added that factors that can influence results — such as player fitness, fatigue, form, playing conditions and personal circumstances — are analysed and if there are concerns about “suspicious activity” the TIU will investigate the matter.

“The start of 2016 has seen a worldwide focus on alleged match-fixing in tennis,” wrote chairman Mike O’Kane in an introduction.

For the whole year, soccer triggered 19 alerts while table tennis, ice hockey, snooker and greyhound racing each featured twice.

. Africa accounted for nine.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Pritha Sarkar/Toby Davis)

A top global bookmaker also suspended betting on a suspicious match at the Australian Open. Tennis governing bodies set up an independent review panel last month following media reports criticising the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) for not adequately investigating some 16 players repeatedly flagged over suspicions they had thrown matches in the past decade.

The review will take at least a year to investigate allegations of corruption in tennis and the effectiveness of existing procedures.

“All information supplied by betting operators is analysed by the TIU,” a TIU spokesman said in a statement.

LONDON Tennis accounted for nearly three quarters of all the suspicious betting alerts issued last year, the European Sport Security Association (ESSA) said in a report published on Thursday.

The allegations were further fuelled by former Australian professional Nick Lindahl pleading guilty in January to match-fixing in a minor tournament in 2013.

“The data in our Q4 integrity report reflects previous quarters and, whilst tennis constituted the largest proportion of suspicious betting alerts identified by ESSA members, it should be noted that the vast majority of tennis events are fair,” he added.

“An alert can be an indicator of suspicious activity.

Geographically, 38 of the alerts originated in Europe, 24 in Asia, 16 in North America and 11 in South America. But it is not proof or evidence that corruption has taken place.”

The ESSA report said that in the final quarter of 2015, there were 35 sporting events deemed to be suspicious with tennis accounting for 24 of them and soccer eight.

Match-fixing allegations by the BBC and online BuzzFeed News broke before last month’s Australian Open.

Most of the cases of suspicious betting in soccer occurred in European matches

Online Sport Book Gambling by Darren Dunner

The winning amount is paid to the bettors on the completion of the sport event or if not completed, when played long enough to become official, otherwise all bets are returned. This will give you a better idea of their services and help you select the site accordingly.

Online sport book gambling enables bettors to bet on various sports competitions including golf, football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, horse racing and boxing. Online sport book gambling has become a source of living for may people all over the world and they consistently seem to make money by beating the house.

. It is important on part of the bettor to read the rules and guidelines of the sport books carefully before placing their bets.

Finding a secured and a reliable Sport Betting Site

Online sport book gambling is soon becoming popular with the invention of the Internet over the last decade or so. This makes it very much important on your end to find a safe place to bet. Make sure to do a proper research on the game in order to make more money. Some bet on their favorite sport just to make the game more exciting no matter what the point spread may be.

Online sport book gambling means different things for different people. More basically people bet on sport books to make money.

· Always use the trial program offered by the sport book website to try their services for a day or two. · It is very important to increase your knowledge about the sport game you are betting into. Today there are nearly around 150 licensed sports books in the United States, all located in Nevada casinos. Online sport book gives gamblers an opportunity to be a part of dozens of bets within seconds. There is every chance that you might come across scams sites, full of liars who only want to make money. Some bet on sport book just for fun and excitement. Though online sport book gamblers cannot see each other physically, they all thrive on the numerous bets taken online.

Considering the number of sport betting sites on the web it is difficult to select the best one of the lot