Spin Star – The UK TV Game Show

Bradley Walsh (ex Coronation St and comedian) is the host of ITV1’s newest day time game show Spin Star. Spin Star, brings the thrills, spills, sheer unpredictability and big money gamble of the casino into a game show studio. Dominating the stage set is the Moneyspinner which is an gigantic Las Vegas type, five-reel slot machine The reels contain cash, questions and the five contestants names who will be answering those questions. The twist is these contestants do not win the big cash prize.

Each time a contestant answers a question correctly he / she adds to their total although a wrong answer can sometime wipe out their complete balance. The contestants will get their turn to pull the handle of the Moneyspinner on later shows so they always do there best to build their cash balance to as much as possible. The contestants rotate during the week so they all have the chance to be the Spin Star.

UK based online bingo site William Hill Bingo is the sponsor of Spin Star after signing a sponsorship agreement with terrestrial broadcaster ITV last week. The 6 week sponsorship will see William Hill Bingo feature in commercials at the beginning and end of the programme along with during advertisement breaks. This seems to be the strategy of other UK bingo and gambling sites as UK daytime TV seems saturated by bingo advertising from the major brands.

In an interview Bradley Walsh has spoken about the new show “I am delighted to be presenting Spin Star. It’s such an incredibly entertaining show with lots of surprises in store for the contestants and viewers. We really get to know the contestants and I am sure the viewers will feel their pain on losing and their joy on winning.”

Midway through its run it seems that Spin Star is a great success with greater than expected viewing figure who seem to enjoy the shifts in fortune, big gambles, against-the-odds victories and sudden and devastating losses – all within a few seconds of each other.

Ohio Keno Results Shows and Events

The Keno lottery is a state wide lottery game played all over Ohio. Millions of people in Ohio are regularly participating in the game. That is why investors have been developing a lot of ways to attract and convince consumers to join the local Keno lottery. The Ohio keno results show has been established as a regular week television event to announce the winning combinations. But the events also provide a lot of fillers and entertainment segments to catch the attention of consumers and viewers all over the state and city.

Famous celebrities and personalities are always present in the results show. Dance and song numbers are presented. In some cases, special interviews are conducted while waiting for the results to be announced. This has been effective in increasing the ticket sales of the Keno lottery. In fact, people who can present a dozen tickets would get a free sitting at the actual live set of the studio. Other promotions and offers are given for people who have bought game cards. This is a very effective and reliable marketing campaign.

The increase in income and sales has also benefited the consumers since the prices have been added bonuses based on the number of tickets sold. The weekly jackpot price would also accumulate if no winner is able to acquire a perfect 20 digit combination. At one time, the jackpot price reached several million dollars. This is a great way to add excitement and interest to consumers following the game.

The Ohio Keno Lottery results show has an airtime of one hour. The consumers should watch the show since it provides guides and tips on how to find the best combination. Prices are given for people who attained at least seven correct digits. The money of the person would be multiplied by the number of correct digits plus zero. The minimum prize which can be won would be at 1400 dollars. This is substantial considering the minimum bet would be 20 dollars. Hundreds of people win in a weekly basis which has made the game highly probable to beat. The results show also addresses the different projects, charity institutions and government agencies receiving the money earned from the lottery. This is a good way to advertise the benefits received by society from the Keno lottery. A large part of the money is diverted to help people in need. Scholars are selected to receive tuition fee support and other educational grants. The Ohio keno lottery results show has educated people on the benefits of society from state sponsored gambling and lottery.

People can acquire the results and winning combination using the cell phones and other portable computer devices. The service is ideal for businessmen and consumers who are always traveling. At a click of a button, all the results would be sent to the cell phone of the consumer. This is a very practical and reliable way to help people check if they won the lottery.

The Ohio keno results can be seen through television, internet or cell phone. The media has made the information very accessible for every body.

What Is A Pro ‘Capper?’

It must have been about five years ago now, I was asked to do a guest spot on a sports handicapping radio show, to talk a little boxing and football. The host was a guy named Tim Trushel, who I had met a couple months earlier when I was an in-studio guest on the show. In this, our second conversation, Tim introduced me as “a man of many hats – a writer, bookmaker, fight reporter, and professional handicapper.”

I told Tim I was uncomfortable with “writer” as it was not something I planned on doing when I came to Vegas to hang around for a couple months and catch some fights. Despite having my columns appear in four or five different magazines that year I didn’t (and still don’t) consider myself a writer. And I said I felt the same way about being called a professional handicapper. It began a discussion on “What is a professional capper?”

I’ve heard it described many ways; here are a few, with opinion added:

Is it someone who quits their job to handicap and bet sports full time?

I don’t think so – I’ve seen too many of them that end up losing their bankroll and returning to the work force.

Is it someone who sells picks for a living?

Nope. I’ve seen too many of them lose, too.

Is it someone who bets sports for a living and has NOT had to return to the work force because he has had a successful year?

Is 1 year enough? Most would say “no” and rightfully so.

So, what is the acceptable time frame of profitable seasons? Ya got me.

Is it a title awarded on tenure, as I see bestowed on many long-time Vegas gamblers?

It is, but it isn’t. There does exist a good ole boys circuit of self-proclaimed “pro cappers” out here, for which membership seems to be nothing more than they have sold picks or been asked by some member of the media – be it print, radio or TV – who they like in a contest.

I didn’t have an answer for what a pro capper was back on that day, and I don’t have one today either. It seems to me that it is very open to interpretation. All I can do is tell you what I am, what I do. I’m an investor. I bet on sports. I have been successful, and for proof all I need is to offer this – I am not stupid. My corporate accomplishments are testament to that fact. I have been wagering on sports for a long time. If I was losing money I would not do it. I am not an addictive person. I have never had a cup of coffee. I have never smoked a cigarette. I started out as a gambler, and learned to be an investor.

I am not self-centered, so I do not say “my way is the right way” as I see many charlatans propose as they pose as pro’s. I only know what works for me, and more importantly – what doesn’t work. It’s knowing what doesn’t work that keeps me in the black.

I’ve just finished my “second sport” season with Sports Memo – basketball season. I only played one NCAA game, because I know it is not my strength; though others can do multiple sports at the same time I find that an undivided focus works well for me. It goes back to what I was saying about knowing what I can’t do.

I finished with a nice profit in my second season – NBA – after making adjustments following my first season – football. I am done with baskets for now, as the way I cap does not lend itself to the playoffs. I may play a couple games, and if I do I will use them at SM, because I post what I play and vice-versa.

But I will not have day to day play anymore. This season is done. A profit has been banked, and more importantly, another season of data has been added to my data banks, and I will use it to win again next year – and to win more.

It is time now to battle the Beast – baseball – and I’m off to a good start, scoring 10-9 rounds in each of the first two weeks ending up with a profit in each week (I treat baseball like a fight, each week being a round, rounds start on

Monday, end on Sunday, the goal being to finish out each 7 day window on the + side).

I’m 11-5 in Green Light plays, with no Fav over -170, and my best dog thus far bringing in +140.

Ride with me, as I follow up a successful NBA campaign by beating up the Beast and kicking bookie ass in MLB, too.

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Singapore – The Ultimate Gaming Venue

Singapore, the 'visitor's paradise' is poised to eclipse Las Vegas, as a renowned gaming destination with more travelers choosing it as their favorite gaming and gambling spot. Be dazzled by one of the finest gaming halls; bump in to some poker halls and enjoy heart-pumping entertainment at Singapore, which is sure to relish you all!

Recently, legalized gambling has been spreading in Asia in a faster pace and Singapore has emerged as Asia's hottest gaming destination. Resort World Casino, Sentosa, is an unrivaled gaming floor in Singapore, where the celebrations reach its zenith. Owned by one of Asia's oldest gaming operators, the casino brims with never ending activities. Wide array of table games, slots, baccarat, blackjack, roulette and casino style poker games, keeps you entertained. More than just gaming, you can see Dale Chihuly's magnificent glass sculptures, taste some of Singapore's best culinary delights, and watch top-class shows. Tourists above 21 years of age having a valid passport can enter the gaming floor. Resort World Sentosa is an amazing casino and home to some grand hotels, Theme Parks, trendy shops, maritime museum and marine park.

Marina Bay Sands, a grand 5.5 billion dollar casino is definitely a try at least once in a life time. From baccarat to Singapore Stud Poker, you'll get everything you are looking for. Get a chance to indulge and explore some exhilarating rapid table games-a combination of dealer and electronic betting interface, serenaded by world-class performances by jazz legends and pop sensations at 'The Shoppes' or whet your appetite with a selection of Chinese, Indian or Malay savory cuisines. It's probably a place where you can shop till you drop. Marina Bay Sands gaming floor is the place where it all comes together.

For the roller coaster die-hard fans, chill out at Singapore's Universal Studio. Hop on state-of-the-art rides; experience the 'Transformers The Ride -3D' show or coast ride out on 'Battlestar Glactica'. It's absolutely 'universal' and you'll never forget the thrill.

Singapore Cable Car, Asia's first cable car museum, presents a bird's eye view of Singapore's skyline. Unbelievable! Picturesque view of the city from Mount Faber is really an interesting move from the gambling vessels to the skyline. Take a stroll amidst the heaven of scenery, not only scenic, it is fun also.

Singapore Poker also has driven great popularity. Surprising Singapore does not have a poker room and the great news for poker players is Resorts World Sentosa is planning to open the poker rooms soon. The underground poker network is active throughout Singapore, where the fans organize games. Getting a spot at these games is not very easy and the entry is strictly restricted by invitation only.

Singapore Flyer, the largest observation wheel is yet another exciting venue. Visitors can enjoy a ride in real a flight simulator, a journey of dreams. Enjoy a unique experience of viewing three countries Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, while you fly high in the sky!

Singapore also provides a variety of sports betting option for international and domestic football games and Grand Prix Auto races. Paint Ball Game played with a special paint ball gun also attracts guests. Either played indoors or at outdoors, fields of varying sizes offer realistic and unique experience. Red Dynasty Paint Ball Park and Bottle Tree Park offers some finest paintball scenarios.

The attractions here are vast and varied, whether it is about shopping off the beaten path, soaking in the cozy atmosphere or getting into some thick action with a variety of sporting or gaming action, Singapore is simply superb!

Learn How Live Dealer Casino Games Work

Live dealer games are one of the more interesting and noted trends which have been happening in the last few years in the online casino industry. Live casino games were initially developed about 10 years ago as a niche type game primarily targeting the Asian markets, who expressed a demand for such a type of games. In the time that has passed since then, live casino games have changed, developed and evolved quite a lot, making them as popular, exciting and lucrative in the Western world, especially in the UK and Europe.

Live dealer casino games are in fact online casino games where the player is actually engaging in a real live game hosted either at a real B&M casino or at a studio. The cards are dealt by a real live dealer who has been especially trained to host such games and players can see exactly what is happening in the game and enjoy as much as possible the excitement and action similar to what they would experience at a bricks and mortar casino.

In the early days of the internet, many land based casino players, eager to try out the new medium of gambling online, didn’t do so for two main reasons. The first being that they did not feel comfortable with providing their credit card details to some online entity they could not see or touch. The second was that players generally didn’t trust the random number generators (RNG), which are the “engine” behind all online casinos. Many people believed that the RNG was fixed and in the favor of the online casino, thus making the chances of you losing all your money almost certain. At a land based casino, players could see the cards and the dealers and feel the action on the casino floor. The fact that they were dealing with real live people made the whole business believable. Having a machine deal the cards instead of a person was unthinkable in those days! This forced the online casino software providers to come up with a solution; live dealer games where the player could see the dealer and the action at the casino, just from the comfort of his own home while playing at an online casino.

The first live dealer casino games were rather limited and didn’t quite offer the player experience the online casino software companies hoped for, especially due to technical and technological reasons. Video streaming was extremely slow due to narrow the narrow band width that existed in those days and the result on the players’ end was not the excitement and glamour on the real Vegas casino floors. Due to this, live casino games did not become as popular as the developers and casino operators hoped for. Luckily, developments in bandwidth and video streaming have contributed largely to the ability of software providers to improve and enhance live casino games closing the gap between the dream and vision to reality.

Most online casinos don’t develop their games in-house and purchase a license from a company that develops the software for online casinos. The leading software developers that offer live casino games are Playtech, Microgaming and Evolution Gaming and they generally operate them for their licensees, either from a TV studio or from a real land based casino. This means that you will probably see the same live casino games at different online casinos. The reason for this is that the operating costs are higher than the standard RNG powered games. The result is that this is the only business model so far that has proven itself profitable to both the software developers and the online casino operators.

Online casinos generally offer a narrow selection of live dealer games, namely roulette, blackjack, baccarat, sic bo and casino hold’em. Roulette and blackjack are the most popular by far.

When getting started with live dealer casino games you are required to choose the table and dealer you prefer. Dealers are usually very good looking women; however there are also a few handsome men around to keep the ladies coming back for more. The live dealer manages the game, just like at a land based casino and they are all extremely well trained and knowledgeable as they need to deal with many things at the same time. If you have the sound on the computer turned on you will be able to hear all the ongoings in the studio and even the live dealer wishing you luck.

Almost all live dealer casinos are regulated and are based in the UK, Ireland and Eastern Europe. The hands dealt to players are random and the game is super fair just like at a land based casino and you can see everything with your eyes.

Bonus and promotion wise, there are rarely any offered by online casinos, however the regular bonuses and promos apply to the live casino games, just like any other.