8 Surprising Facts About Parenting, Genes and What Really Makes Us Who We Are

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If we then take a baby, newly born to a pair of alcoholic American parents, and raise it in a small village in southern India where it never encounters alcohol across its lifespan, it will not develop alcoholism. Every minute, every second, the pattern of genes being expressed in your brain changes, often in direct or indirect response to events outside the body. Let’s imagine that a study of alcoholism in the United States finds that the vast majority of the variation in people’s tendencies to drink to excess can be accounted for by variation in their genes. A currently active area of research is the study of epigenetics, and how the many interacting genes that make up any trait are differentially activated depending on the environment.

Many psychologists continue to compute heritability statistics without questioning what exactly it is that they reveal to us. Moore has argued that even this is not significant when we realize that the magnitude of any heritability statistic reflects the extent of variation in unidentified non-genetic factors that contribute to the development of the trait in question.

Adoption studies and twin studies do not entail the purposeful manipulation of either specific genes or specific environmental factors. Sources of human psychological differences: The Minnesota Study of twins reared apart. Imagine if you were born slightly taller than others (maybe you don’t have to imagine this!). Hence, such studies are unable to generate satisfying understandings of the factors and processes that contribute to the development of intelligence.

Heritability Is Not The Same As Heredity

Heritability does not tell us how likely it is that people’s characteristics will be inherited by their children. Somehow, this finding translates to the media as “parenting doesn’t matter.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

This raises a deeper point: Depending on what you hold constant, you can either show a genetic contribution or an environmental contribution. As Moore puts it in his journal article:

Parents Matter, And Will Always Matter

At the very least, heritability tells us how much of the variation in IQ can be accounted for by variation in genetic factors when development occurs in an exquisitely specific range of environments. It makes no sense to ask whether a particular individual’s intelligence has been more determined by nature or by nurture. The neuroscience of human intelligence differences. As already stated, every trait develops through the interplay of genes and the environment. (1990). The way we work gives us choice.

Genes, By Themselves, Can’t Determine Anything

Turkheimer, E., Haley, A., Waldron, M., Onofio, B, & Gottesman, I.I. Beyond heritability: Twin studies in behavioral research. This would give you more experience in basketball, which increase the chances you’d get picked first for another team. There is reason to believe that under more dire circumstances, the heritability of IQ would be significantly lower than that reported by Bouchard. Genes vary within any group of people (even among the inhabitants of middle-class in Western society), and this variation contributes to variations in these people’s behaviors. Genes could “account for” 100 percent of the variability in a trait in a particular twin study, but this does not mean that environmental factors are therefore unimportant in the development of the trait; parents still matter and will always matter.

The fact that both our genes and our environment contribute to who we are and depend on each other is actually quite a good thing! Give too much control to our environment or our genes, and we lose free will. a trait like height, which is highly heritable in most developed nations, is very affected by environmental factors, like diet). Genes matter to the extent that they support parenting, because like any other behavior, parenting behaviors are influenced by the genes. After reading these facts, it might be reasonable to ask, “Does the heritability coefficient have any practical value?”

Turkheimer’s study should also be a reminder that just because something is heritable doesn’t mean it’s immutable. Nature Reviews: Neuroscience, 11, 201-211.

In 1990, Thomas J. Therefore, gene-environment interactions are understood to drive the development of all of our characteristics. (2003) The Dependent Gene: The Fallacy of “Nature vs. Likewise, as can be seen from the example below, genetic factors influence the development of non-heritable traits just as much as they influence the development of highly heritable traits.

Let’s be clear: Twin studies have received much criticism. and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota published a striking finding: About 70 percent of the variance in IQ found in their particular sample of identical twins was found to be associated with genetic variation. But does this mean that the variable “has a family” doesn’t matter in determining whether or not a person develops the ability to speak a language? Of course not! That’s like saying that water has no influence on a fish’s development because all fish live in water. But all that we actually inherit from our parents are our genes and our genes’ (and our) environments, factors that then construct full-blown traits during development. After all, if everyone were raised in an identical environment, variations in their psychological characteristics couldn’t possibly be accounted for by anything other than variations in their genes (since there would be no variations in their developmental environments); the more variation in environments that twins in twin studies are exposed to, the lower the heritabilities we should expect to find.

Some of the most well-known behavioral geneticists, including Thomas Bouchard, Jr., recognize that it’s time to move beyond heritability estimates.

The parenting factors that are statistically associated with differences between individuals should never be confused with the parenting factors that cause the development of a trait within an individual. (2009). Psychological Science, 14, 623-628.

Of course, we could just aim to measure all of the environmental factors that might affect the development of a trait. Nature and nurture are complementary, not at odds.

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Instead, the crucial environmental factors might remain unmeasured, and consequently, variability of those factors across the new range of environments could easily be very different than the variability of those factors across the environments sampled in the original study.

Because adoption and twin studies that seek to account for trait variation in terms of genetic and environmental variation are always correlational, they reveal nothing about the causes of the appearance of the traits.

Deary, I.J., Penke, L., & Johnson, W. You get picked first for the basketball team, whereas your smaller friends may not get picked at all. Among the poorest, the shared environment accounted for most of the differences in IQ (60 percent), and the genes accounted for very little. Those who repeatedly don’t get picked for the basketball team may invest in other skills, such as physics or art. Nonetheless, it is quite obvious that genetic factors play a role in determining the number of fingers we have on each of our hands!

In one study, Eric Turkheimer and colleagues studied 320 pairs of 7-year-old twins who were raised in extreme poverty.

Unfortunately, findings from twin studies are often misunderstood, misinterpreted and blown out of proportion — not just by the media, but even by serious scientists who get their work published. Parents matter to the extent that they support the expression of genes.

Environmental factors influence the development of highly heritable traits just as much as they influence the development of non-heritable traits (i.e. The rich tend to get rich, and the poorer tend to get poorer. It’s possible for many traits to involve gene-environment correlations. The problem is that our understanding of the factors that contribute to the development of human traits in general — and to IQ in particular — is currently so deficient that we typically do not know if the environmental factors important in the development of a particular trait are stable across testing situations, vary somewhat across those situations, or vary wildly across those situations.

Johnson, W., Turkheimer, E., Gottesman, I.I., & Bouchard, T.J., Jr. Genes are the mechanisms of experience.

Because the development of behavioral and psychological characteristics can be influenced by experiential factors in ways that are unpredictable from casual observation, we cannot hope to happen to measure — through sheer lucky guesswork — which environmental factors contribute importantly to the development of those characteristics; we first need to understand the mechanisms by which those traits develop.

Twin studies partition the variance in nature and the variance in nurture. Because our psychological characteristics reflect the physical structures of our brains and because our genes contribute to those physical structures, there are unlikely to be any psychological characteristics that are completely unaffected by our DNA. We often talk as if we “inherit” full-blown traits from our parents, like eye colors, nose shapes and shyness. The Flynn effect — the dramatic rise in IQ witnessed in the 20th century — is a good example of that. Even though the proliferation of advanced statistical techniques (such as structural equation modeling) and the implementation of additional controls have allayed some of the concerns, they haven’t allayed all of the them.

Bouchard’s study, along with many others, has painted a consistent picture: Genes matter. (2003).

Therefore, when it comes to understanding the development of a trait in a particular person, nature can never be separated from nurture. Consequently, it doesn’t matter how heritable a trait is; if development of the offspring occurs in a different environment than the parent developed in, most bets are off.

[Genes] are devices for extracting information from the environment. This cycle continues to magnify observed ability differences in basketball between those who keep getting opportunities to increase their skills and those who didn’t get picked that first time. This study points to the fact that estimates of heritability depend on the sample that is studied, and the environment of that sample.

The authors of many twin studies have claimed that the environments experienced by twins (or any two siblings) do little to create differences in intelligence and personality as adults. (2010). Consequently, in this study, the heritability of IQ was reported to be close to zero! Among the richest, however, the heritability of IQ approached what Bouchard found: Variations in the genes accounted for most of the differences in IQ scores, and the shared environment accounted for very little of the variance. Since every single person in twin studies checks that box — that is, they are raised in a family of some sort — this factor never varies and thus does not predict differences in ability to speak a language. Naked DNA (or RNA) is simply not sufficient to produce psychological or biological traits.

Does Heritability Have Any Practicality?

Bouchard, , T.J., Lykken, D.T., McGue, M., Segal, N.L., & Tellegen, A. But it is not at all obvious prior to developmental analysis which environmental factors might make important contributions to the development of specific traits, so that approach would leave us measuring a seriously unwieldy number of variables.

In fact, the least heritable features of human nature may be those that appear to be the most genetically determined! Consider the fact that having 5 fingers on each of our hands is not a particularly heritable characteristic (because most finger number variations in humans are attributable not to genetic variation, but to variations in experiences, such as accidents). Unfortunately, careful consideration of these statistics suggests that they might not be applicable in any meaningful way, and so, consequently, are uninteresting at best and misleading at worst.

Twin Studies Do Not Reveal The Causes Of Intellectual Development

Heritability Depends Entirely On Context

Because heritability is a population statistic, it has nothing to say about the individual. Nature and nurture are inextricably intertwined, and it’s time for science to figure out how.

Heritability Doesn’t Necessarily Have To Do With Biology

Because we cannot assess the variability (across our testing environments) of all the yet-to-be-identified non-genetic factors that influence IQ, Moore argues that estimates of the heritability of IQ are effectively uninterpretable and unable to be applied in any appropriate way. The genes and environment eventually become correlated.. Because we know that genes play some role in the development of any trait, the precise heritability estimate doesn’t matter in a practical sense.

It’s very easy to imagine how slight genetic predispositions can get magnified through the course of development by the environment. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 4, 217-220.

It’s important to keep in mind that the route from genotype (genetic makeup) to phenotype (observed behavior) is hardly ever clear-cut. To put things in perspective, I teamed up with the well-known developmental psychologist at Pitzer College, David S. The causal route from genes to behavior is often very complex!

Heritability depends on the amount of variability in the environmental factors that contribute to a trait. Bouchard, Jr. The idea here is that environments set off an appetite in the genes that nudges individuals to engage in certain experiences, and the environment then responds in a reciprocal fashion that reinforces an individual’s nature. Nurture.” New York, NY: Times Books/Henry Holt & Co.

Take the most essential element: a child needs to be raised in a family, almost any kind of family, to develop the ability to speak a language. Moore, to list eight facts about genes, twin studies, and the heritability statistic that may come as a surprise to many people — even biologists!

Heritability Says Nothing About Whether Intelligence Is More Determined By Genes Or The Environment

Even if a population of individuals were to develop in a range of environments believed to be the same as that in which a particular study was conducted, the results of that study would not allow us to predict developmental outcomes in the new range of environments because the environmental factors that the researchers originally focused on — and controlled for — might not be the relevant environmental factors at all.

The heritability of a trait can vary from 0.00 to 1.00, depending on the environments from which research participants are sampled. The studies say nothing about how they matter, or which genes matter, but they show quite convincingly that they indeed do matter. Science, 250, 223-228. The point is that both are always contributing to the development of any trait, and context matters in which accounts for more of the differences in a trait.

Moore, D.S.. Because traits that are 100 percent heritable can nonetheless be strongly influenced by environmental factors, it is not the case that a trait found to be heritable in a particular twin study will be passed from a given pair of parents to their children. Science writer Matt Ridley has put it this way:

The Actual Heritability Value Simply Does Not Matter

We hope these eight facts have cleared up some misunderstandings. Furthermore, identical twins reared apart were eerily similar to identical twins reared together on various measures of personality, occupational and leisure-time interests, and social attitudes.

Even so, the findings from twin studies should not be understated; it counters many a prevailing belief that we are born into this world as blank slates, completely at the mercy of the external environment. However, David S. Just because a variable doesn’t vary doesn’t mean it has no causal impact on a particular outcome.

None of the twins in Bouchard’s study were reared in real poverty, were raised by illiterate parents, or were mentally retarded. The Flynn effect should be a reminder of just how much the environment matters, even after completely controlling for genes (by looking at IQ changes across generations).

In reality, all biological and psychological characteristics are constructed during development, when genes interact with local environmental factors that can be influenced by the broader environment. This allows researchers to determine whether differences in genes or differences in the environment in a particular population are associated with more of the differences in observed behavior.

It turns out that parenting matters, just in a way different than originally assumed. Socioeconomic status modifies heritability of IQ in young children

CNN – Gambling online? You bet!

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About 2,000 years later, Bugsy Siegel took the concept a step further and built the Flamingo Hotel in the desert town of Las Vegas.

Take Interactive Gaming and Communications, another publicly traded company, located in Blue Bell, Pa. If, on the other hand, an activity is in the physical world – betting on horses, or casino betting with Indian tribes – it becomes subject to federal criminal sanction when it occurs in cyberspace.

The original version of Kyl’s bill failed most of these tests. In January, MegaSports began taking Internet bets from Australians; it expects soon to allow global gambling on sporting events. attorney’s office theoretically operate out of the Caribbean. Inland, for example, operates two Web sites in addition to the one bearing Kenny Rogers’ likeness: Casinoaustralia.com and Goodluckclub.com. attorney’s case involved the casinos’ sportsbooks. One of Microsoft (MSFT)’s less-publicized adventures is Ninemsn, an Australia-based Internet service to which Bill Gates has pledged tens of millions of dollars. Attorney White has proceeded slowly and quietly. He claims Inland’s Internet gambling business went slightly into the black in March, on annualized revenues of about $1 million. A Ninemsn spokesperson says that the site does not now offer online gambling and would not comment on future plans. For decades, Vegas was about the only legal option for gamblers. (The company did not respond to repeated requests for an interview.)

Group calls for regulation of Net gambling

For years, another barrier to the growth of Internet gambling has been strong opposition from those most threatened by gambling sites: legal American casinos. Even the firms that have enjoyed some stock-price popularity – such as Youbet.com – have shaky fundamentals. Blackjack players can very easily count cards, or even consult odds charts; the Kennyrogerscasino.com site actually has a printable chart showing the best strategy for every possible hand of blackjack.

Nonetheless, some experts think the case could be made to stick. Tony Cabot, an attorney specializing in gaming issues, says flatly, “When you see Kerry Packer get together with Microsoft, you have to believe there is a future for this type of wagering.”

Gambling is as at least as old as Christianity (that is, if Ben Hur can be trusted). But according to Inland CEO Don Speer, elusive profits need not be one of them. The Standard obtained a Department of Justice analysis of the bill S. But following a 1997 indictment, the state of Missouri settled a suit against the company and its president, Michael Simone, for about $35,000. Almost all online gambling sites work the same.

All the sites indicted by the U.S. Passed during the term of crime-fighter Attorney General Robert Kennedy, the law was intended to outlaw betting over telephone lines. Kyl introduced a revised version earlier this year, removing some of the more onerous and hard-to-enforce provisions. Casino games are available on a site or via downloadable software.

More than a year later, however, no cases have come to trial, and nine defendants have accepted plea bargains for state misdemeanor charges with no jail time. Legislation tied to a particular technology may quickly become obsolete and require further amendment. That makes for an Internet gambling environment too porous for U.S law enforcement to plug. But they say the more bettors, the better. In most cases, this means operating out of Australia. Their case is based on the 1961 Wire Act. Says Sinclair of Christiansen/Cummings: “You are going to feel more comfortable wagering with a Hilton than you will with Joe’s Casino.”

One major barrier to profitability is the law. His equal partner is Australian tycoon Kerry Packer of the Crown Casino in Victoria. “Think about what would happen to Wal-Mart (WMT), General Motors or Microsoft if these companies had to continue to dodge federal roadblocks to access their customers,” says Sebastian Sinclair, senior associate at Christiansen/Cummings Associates, a management consulting firm.

But even if Congress comes up with the best-crafted legislation in history, there are significant factors beyond its control. Nor would it prohibit online fantasy sports leagues, online lotteries in states where they are legal, or online betting on any live horse race where it would otherwise be lawful to wager. “And it is possible that records could be subpoenaed of various banks where these companies maintain accounts.”

Similarly, the Las Vegas-based public company American Wagering, owner of Leroy’s Horse and Sports Place in Nevada, also operates a sports gambling site located in Canberra called MegaSports (www.megasports.com.au). White’s hesitancy suggests that the law may not be as solid as she thought when she indicted. The Wire Act obviously has no mention of wagering over the Internet. O’Brien observes in Bad Bet, his comprehensive account of America’s gambling industry, “Judging by dollars spent, gambling is now more popular in America than baseball, the movies and Disneyland combined.”

So how is it that these companies appear to operate legally, but a dozen Caribbean cowboys found themselves under felony indictment? . According to an analysis by Sue Schieder of Rolling Good Times, the online gambling magazine, the new legislation would not punish the casual bettor.

Prosecutors focus on sports betting

Intriguingly, though, all the bets that make up the U.S. Today, a roster on one “gambling portal” site lists well over 200. And for sports bettors – who make up a majority of online gamblers, according to industry insiders – the ease of using cyberbookies can’t be beat. Bets generally range from $1 to as much as $300. Like the Communications Act passed in the 1930s, technology has now leapfrogged the law.

It’s not because they operate in any fundamentally different way.

You might think that the prospect of competing against the likes of Microsoft would terrify a $20 million company like Inland. Together, these sites have about 4,300 registered customers in 96 countries around the world. In 1998, the Senate passed, by a large margin, an amendment prohibiting Internet gambling, but that bill died before becoming law.

Second, legislation should be technology-neutral. Why should it be legal to bet online on a horse race in another state, but not legal to bet on a basketball game in one’s own state? If Native American tribes can establish new, legal, physical places where adults can gamble, why shouldn’t someone be able to do the same in cyberspace?

But over the last several months, at least some traditional casinos have pursued the time-honored strategy of joining an Internet gambling trend that they can’t beat. “I wager on football games and usually bet in the neighborhood of $1,000 every weekend. Aruba, for one, is refusing to extradite any indicted individuals to the U.S., and thus far the U.S. “Ultimately, Internet gambling operators are selling a product. But the travails associated with fending off lawsuits have essentially put the company out of business. The Justice Department doesn’t think that online casinos (including those that offer gambling on sports events) can legally conduct business in the United States, even if they are based in places where gambling is legal. “Since there are no controls at present regarding Internet wagering, I would urge investors to shun these firms at present,” he says.

If such gamblers are not satisfied by options available to U.S. The amount spent on Internet gambling is harder to calculate. The vast majority of customers will satisfy their demand for commercial gambling through less onerous and risky alternatives, such as lotteries, bingo, pari-mutuels and casinos.”

Today, Americans spend some $600 billion a year on legal gambling, making it by far the favored national pastime. In 1997, published reports put the total number of operating online casinos at 15. The minimum amount to begin an account varies. One Australian state, Queensland, is already awarding licenses for online gambling, and others may follow soon.

But the growing acceptance of online betting and the Internet’s inherent ability to shatter jurisdictions bring the inconsistencies of American gaming law to a boil. 474, introduced into the Senate by Arizona’s John Kyl in 1997 as the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act.

The prosecutors’ focus on sports bets appears to stem from legal precedent in the law they relied on. Packer is a man with a voracious gambling appetite. Estimates range from $650 million to $1 billion a year, worldwide – a tiny fraction of the amount spent on more traditional formats. … At one point, Interactive Gaming looked like it could be an industry leader.

Internet Gambling Worldwide, Past and Future

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But a hard-core base will continue to turn to Internet betting for its clear advantages. The defendants, many of whom live abroad, were threatened with up to five years in prison and $250,000 fines.

Running an online casino carries all the usual challenges of Internet businesses, from low click-through rates to servers that fail. If an activity is prohibited in the physical world but not on the Internet, the Internet becomes a safe haven for that criminal activity. As Timothy L. “Federal legislation will make it difficult but not impossible for Internet gamblers in the U.S. “The telephone is being used to facilitate these wagers and I believe the government has a solid case,” explains Tony Cabot, a Las Vegas-based gaming lawyer and author of a book on Internet gaming. In a highly publicized March 1998 “raid,” Mary Jo White, the U.S. “We get daily reports, and you’ll see these people who spend a couple of hours gambling, and the total amount they bet is like $1.81,” says Thomas Holmes, Inland’s head of technology. I’ve not had problems being paid.”

First, legislation should treat physical activity and cyberactivity in the same way. Justice believes that any legislation addressing criminal misuse of computers or computer systems (including the Internet) should have three vital characteristics. “I use the service because it’s convenient and I have access to it when I want,” says one online gambler.

That partnership leads many observers to believe that an online casino – using Microsoft platforms, of course – is in the works. In the ’70s, Atlantic City legalized casino gambling; in the ensuing decades, state lotteries, Indian casinos, gaming ships, offtrack betting parlors and card clubs have sprouted across the landscape.

Although it uses a CryptoLogic template similar to several other online casinos, Kennyrogerscasino.com may be unique in letting bettors wager as little as a penny at a time. That figure exaggerates the size of the Internet gambling sector, since some companies operate more than one online betting parlor. Failure to account for that specificity in legislation could stifle the Internet’s growth or chill its use as a communications tool. citizens, it will be increasingly tempting for them to turn to locations abroad. The American Gaming Association, a trade group of gaming firms, maintains this view regarding online wagering: “The industry has been state-regulated and we think it should remain that way. FBI agents placed bets on games – uniformly National Football League matches, although many other options are available – and followed up, whether they won or lost. Even the precise number of online casinos is hard to calculate. (However, an HBO sports program attempted to locate one of these ventures in Aruba, and ultimately found that the genuine server was in a residential neighborhood in Bethlehem, Pa.) And the Caribbean nations would like to keep their haven status. That may suggest that, as some legal observers have argued, the 1961 federal Wire Act is too old and too loosely written to prohibit online gambling. Anyone over the age of 18 can set up an account with Centrebet and place money on a variety of worldwide sporting events, including U.S.

Finally, the DoJ believes that any federal law must recognize that the Internet is different from other communications media: It’s a multifaceted communications medium that allows for both point-to-point transmission between two parties (like the telephone), as well as the widespread dissemination of information to a vast audience (like a newspaper). The Internet is presently unregulated and we support a federal law regulating Internet gambling.”

Is Microsoft betting too?

The potential action is too compelling for even the largest tech tycoons to resist. has had little cooperation from any other nation. to gain access to offshore sites,” says Sebastian Sinclair of Christiansen/Cummings. For one thing, gambling from one’s home allows for a variety of techniques that would get one tossed out of a regular casino. In November 1998, for example, a division of Hilton Hotels acquired the company that runs Centrebet, a Web and telephone sports-wagering system based in Australia (www.centrebet.com.au).

Does the seeming invincibility of online gambling make it an enticing business? Jason Ader of Bear Stearns, urges caution. college and professional sports. Says Opel, “Bringing in the big names and established companies only adds credibility and visibility to what we’re already doing.”

Is it legal?

A few hurdles have to be cleared before such ventures can take off – beginning with the federal government. Her higher-ups in the Justice Department appear to agree. They almost always include slots, blackjack and video poker, but many sites carry more exotic games, from baccarat to pai gow. (The company’s Indian casino and Web-development divisions make more.) “This is the really exciting point, because I know where it goes from here,” Speer said in an interview. Legislators have considered enlisting Internet service providers to patrol for undesirable sites, although Internet gambling insiders consider that proposal dead on arrival. But as more and more traditional firms become involved, the consumer will look for the brand name. Would-be wagerers open an account with a credit card, although some sites also accept cash and cashier’s checks. attorney for the Southern District of New York, indicted 14 managers of six Internet companies for offering gambling on their sites

What’s next in the fight for sports betting legalization?

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“But that is not what occurred here.”

“Athletes are not roulette chips, but sports gambling treats them as such,” wrote Senator Bradley in a 1992 Seton Hall Journal of Sport Law article. Supreme Court decision describing some of PASPA’s exemptions as stemming from “obscured congressional purposes,” the carve-out for Nevada has never been challenged.

A courtroom win for New Jersey probably would have accelerated the move towards potential Congressional hearings on sports betting — a prospect Senator John McCain and NBA commissioner Adam Silver have alluded to in recent months. “An opposite result could have impacted their profitability.”

When Congress passed PASPA in 1992, it did so over the objections of the Department of Justice.

“We’ve seen a clear shift from NBA commissioner Adam Silver,” said Rayme. Bud Selig, David Stern and Paul Tagliabue — commissioners of MLB, the NBA and the NFL — all testified in support of the proposed law. sports leagues. In a long-awaited decision released Tuesday, the NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB earned a narrow legal victory in their effort to prevent casinos and racetracks in the Garden State from offering Vegas-style sports betting. “If the dangers of state sponsored sports betting are not confronted, the character of sports and youngsters’ view of them could be seriously threatened.”

Translated, if New Jersey had moved to repeal all its prohibitions on sports gambling — instead of just the bans applicable to casinos and racetracks — the Garden State would likely have prevailed.

There are no other current lawsuits challenging PASPA.

What happens to PASPA now

“Some other state will challenge the federal ban.”

“On behalf of my clients, I’m really trying to prohibit, you know, prevent there from being a Christie III,” said Clement in reference to the possibility of a third version of the case coming before the court.

“The New Jersey case was an opportunity to accelerate the development of sports betting in the U.S.,” said Alex Inglot, head of communications for Sportradar AG, a global data firm. Every bet made has an electronic fingerprint — the bet can be traced to a computer and ultimately an individual.”

New Jersey may give up on its sports betting ambitions following the ruling. 474 as drafted,” wrote then-Assistant Attorney General W. With a near monopoly on legalized sports betting in the U.S., Nevada operators will likely continue to see an increased volume of sports bets, especially given their embrace of mobile wagering and in-game betting, and the recent adoption of entity betting laws statewide.

What this means for national sports betting legalization

Factors other than the New Jersey case are also at work when it comes to nationwide sports gaming, say experts.

Supporters of sports betting legislation nationwide should hold off on sending New Jersey Governor Chris Christie a thank-you note.

PASPA “is an Orwellian concept,” said lead New Jersey attorney Ted Olson during a March 17 hearing. Tuesday’s court ruling has experts re-evaluating PASPA’s continuing legacy.

Paul Clement, lead attorney for the NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB in the New Jersey case, had an eye on the future when representing the leagues during a March 17 hearing.

“We conclude that the 2014 Law violates PASPA because it authorizes by law sports gambling.”

The legal victory for the five sports leagues is unlikely to have any effect on the global sports wagering industry, according to several experts.

The 31-page decision’s implications for the future of expanded legalized sports wagering in the U.S. “The Department is concerned that, to the extent the bill can be read as anything more than a clarification of current law, it raises federalism issues.”

“We agree that, had [New Jersey’s] 2014 Law repealed all prohibitions on sports gambling, we would be hard-pressed, given [our prior decision], to find an ‘authorizing by law’ in violation of PASPA,” declared the court. The nation’s highest court turned down New Jersey’s application for review in the previous version of the case last year.

Now we know.

“The changes would have been minimal [if New Jersey had prevailed],” explained Poots, the sports trading executive. “One state will not increase the global turnover, although it might have meant a few more visits from New Yorkers wanting to gamble.”

“There was a gasp of relief from Antigua, Costa Rica and Curacao offshore operators,” said Celestino, the sports integrity analyst. “But it is not the only opportunity. Senator and New York Knicks player Bill Bradley was PASPA’s main sponsor.

“We expect to complete our study by November 2015,” said Sara Rayme, AGA senior vice president of public affairs. “A statute that was enacted to prohibit the spread, or limit the spread, of sports betting is somehow constitutional only if you allow it to take place everywhere in the state.”

But PASPA had ample support during 1991 Congressional hearings in the House and Senate. Former U.S. are profound. “But it would [have been] a net positive for those Nevada gaming operators who also operate in New Jersey.”

“The Department [of Justice] opposes enactment of S. Indeed, during March 17 oral arguments, one of the judges on the three-judge panel, when questioning a Department of Justice attorney who appeared in the case, openly wondered: “I’m trying to figure out how far the state has to go to satisfy PASPA.”

First, Governor Christie can petition the same Philadelphia-based federal appeals court for a rehearing “en banc.” Requests for such en banc rehearings — proceedings with a larger number of judges than just the three that ruled on the current case — are seldom granted, but this case has a better chance than most because the most recent decision differs somewhat from the court’s previous ruling in the same case.

“Perhaps the biggest driver towards the inevitability of sports gambling are the advances in technology within the global gaming sector,” said Brendan Poots, CEO of Priomha Capital, a global sports trading fund. “In regulated markets where the gaming companies work with the sporting bodies, officials and lawmakers, the regulation of sports gambling is more akin to the financial markets. Despite a 1999 U.S. In section three of the 2-1 majority opinion, the court provided a blueprint of sorts for how a state could comply with PASPA while simultaneously offering sports betting options to its residents and visitors. “The only holdout is the NFL.

A decision in New Jersey’s favor would likely have had an immediate effect on tourism and tax revenue.

The Washington, D.C.-based American Gaming Association has taken interest too.

“It is ridiculous to follow a prohibition model where four states are permitted to have sports wagering and 46 are not,” said Marisa Lankester, author of “Dangerous Odds: My Life Inside an Illegal Billion Dollar Sports Betting Operation.” “Expanded legalized gambling is still inevitable [though], there is too much money at stake.

“I don’t feel that PASPA will ever be repealed, nor should it be,” said Sue Schneider, who has testified before Congress on gaming issues and is the founder of eGaming Brokerage. As a result of the ruling, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) remains the law of the land, limiting the spread of expanded sports gambling.

One expert saw the resolution of the case as good news to certain operators in the vast grey market that is sports wagering in the U.S.

Gaming experts agree that PASPA has caused some head-scratching results.

Other states will almost certainly take note of this apparent PASPA loophole.

After 23 years, PASPA is now viewed quite differently. The various players and organizations will just evaluate the other strategies and opportunities available to them.”

Governor Christie has lost another legal battle with the five most powerful U.S. The most notable is the one that grandfathered in Nevada and a small number of other states (including Delaware, Montana and Oregon) as exceptions to the law’s prohibition. Lee Rawls in a September 24, 1991, letter to then-Senator Joe Biden. “[New Jersey’s] 2014 Law does exactly that.

PASPA was enacted in 1992 to stop the spread of state-sponsored sports gambling, but it included a number of exemptions. ESPN Chalk spoke with a number of experts about the key resulting questions from Tuesday’s decision.

What this means for New Jersey

New Jersey can also request review by the U.S. “While it will cover all facets of the sports wagering issue, we will specifically look at PASPA, analyzing whether the status quo should be preserved, whether there should be more regulation, whether there should be more of a crackdown on illegal sports betting, or whether PASPA should be revised legislatively.”

“PASPA, by its terms, prohibits states from authorizing by law sports gambling,” declared a divided United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. However, if the state opts to continue the legal case, it has two options.

“Removing barriers allowing for more fluid gambling on sporting events would have, in the short run, increased fan activity, increased sporting event viewership, and thus increased sporting industry values and revenues,” said Ryan Brewer, a finance professor at Indiana University-Columbus.

What this means for Nevada

Rayme told ESPN Chalk that the growing mainstream acceptance of wagering has altered thinking on the issue.

The state’s limited legal options will probably only add to its frustrations..

“There would not have been much impact on Nevada,” said Kate Lowenhar-Fisher, a gaming industry attorney at Dickinson Wright in Las Vegas. prohibition model doesn’t work,” said Chris Celestino, a sports integrity analyst based in Switzerland.

“Providing a mechanism for a state to legalize this doesn’t have to be rocket science.”

Tuesday’s decision did not grant Clement’s wish. But now the timetable for any such hearings will likely be drawn out.

“We are not sure how the NFL could avoid looking at the issue, especially given the large number of NFL teams who have inked sponsorship deals in the DFS [daily fantasy sports] space.”

What this means for international sports betting

“The U.S. “However, it could be amended to take it out of that ‘moment in time’ when a state had a chance to legalize sports gambling ‘now or never.’

As a result of Tuesday’s decision, the status quo remains in place for Nevada. Supreme Court, although only about 1 percent of all Supreme Court petitions are accepted for review

Zynga PokerCon Bets Big at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

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Inc. The two-day event encourages community

members to turn their online connections into offline friendships, and

enjoy playing the game that brings people across the world together.

Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $5 million for

world social causes.

“We’re really upping the ante with powerful poker pros and musical

entertainment from B.o.B.”

A limited number of tickets are still available at www.zyngapokercon.com

for $125.

About The Palms

Zynga PokerCon is a forum for Zynga Poker players throughout the

world, which includes a live poker tournament for a prize pool of

$100,000, professional poker instructions and exclusive parties. “To partner with a huge brand such as Zynga, it serves as

an incredible opportunity for the Palms as well as our city. Zynga Inc. For reservation information, call toll free at

(866) PALMS-RES, (866) 725-6773, or visit www.palms.com. Additional poker legends attending

the event include Doyle Brunson, Scotty Nguyen, Gavin Smith, Antonio

Esfandiari, Vanessa Rousso and Mike Sexton. today announced its poker celebrity lineup at the inaugural Zynga

Poker fan event, Zynga

PokerCon, taking place March 18 and 19 at the Palms Casino Resort in

Las Vegas. Zynga Inc. Zynga Poker fans will

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B.o.B.’s exclusive and intimate show for Zynga PokerCon attendees.

“The goal of our first live poker event and tournament is to bring Zynga

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General Manager Laurence Toney. is the world’s largest social game developer with more than

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Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre Cineplex; Huntington Ink Tattoo Lounge;

the Fantasy Suites, including the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in

the world with its own basketball court; and over 60,000 square-feet of

meeting space.

The Palms Casino Resort is located just west of the Las Vegas Strip and

I-15 on Flamingo Road. The Palms has played host to MTV’s Video Music Awards,

Real World: Las Vegas and Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown, and E!’s

Girls Next Door and Sunset Tan feature the resort on a regular basis. Through

an online shootout leading up to the event, four Zynga Poker

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travel and accommodations.

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professional poker player Annie Duke. is headquartered in San Francisco.

The Palms Casino Resort, heralded as one of Las Vegas’ hippest resorts,

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Gaming – InfoBarrel

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Additionally, games for offline gaming are either skill-based or story-based, with the former as the more difficult as it needs your experience and skillfulness in order to play and finish the game.

Offline gaming is a cool way to fill in time and enjoy, especially when you cannot go online. From simple to complex, intellectual to sports related and the highly dynamic violent games, name it and you have a long list of choices.

– Domino and tile games

“A game is a structured activity, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Even with the numerous online games available, offline gaming is still going to exist and probably preferred by some.

The Sims 3

Need for Speed: Shift

The Orange Box

The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind

Starcraft 2

These games are available online and the best part of it is that you can now play with people from all over the world. A lot of games are now being introduced to the public. Watch out for that.

Gambling involves activities like casinos, sports books, poker, video poker, craps, black jack, roulette, slot machines, lottery and skill games – just to name a few. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and often both. These games involve taking on the role of a character in the game and controlling the choices of the character while working with their strengths and weaknesses.

– Dexterity/coordination games

Information technology has certainly made a big impact to humankind. Furthermore, there are times when people would simply want to relax and play a game without having to deal with the other players. The thought of outwitting their counterparts is what drives any online gamer to succeed. Time, distance and nationality are defied in the so-called growing cyber world that gathers online gamers. Attested as early as 2600 BC, games are a universal part of human experience and present in all cultures.” (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game)

– Card games: Poker, Baccarat, Canasta – to name just the most popular and well known

– Guessing games

Online Gaming


These games require a PC or laptop, but an Internet connection is not needed.


Are you interested in playing games or in gambling? In real world, offline or online?

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Playing Games

There are many different types of games. That is why more and more IT experts are religiously developing new games or simply improving the current prevailing games since there is a huge public clamor for such.

To play online, you must register first to be qualified and enjoy the benefits of various online gamers club. Some are old games that are just modified to fit with the modern times while some are totally new. One significant development has something to do with the way games are being played. Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction. In the case of The Sims 3, it can be played either in a computer or PS3 console. But more than the prize being offered, online gamers are interested on the title for each competition. They are really popular in both real and online world.

– Role-playing games (RPG) – These types of games can be played either in electronic format such as on a computer or video game console, some of them even being online like World of Warcraft, or they can be played as a tabletop game like White Wolf or Shadowrun. Many games help develop practical skills, serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulational, or psychological role. The classification made by Wikipedia goes like this:

– Dice games: Backgammon , Dice Chess, Ship, Captain, and Crew (or Six Five Four), Shoot the Moons, Strat-O-Matic

Offline Gaming

– Video games

– Simulation – Games of this type are extensions of childhood games where children pretend being in adult roles such as doctor, parent or fireman. And for these reasons, this is where offline gaming comes into play. As a member, you may avail of discounts on games for sale, get the freebies given to its member, and the opportunity to meet and play with other online games enthusiasts worldwide. Here, online gamers met and have formed virtual camaraderie through the game preferences they had. By the year 1990, its popularity has hit the highest point, but eventually dropped since the market did not expand quickly as what was expected. Almost every aspect of human interest turned out to be very accessible. But for you to fully appreciate online gaming, you should be aware of the technical aspects to secure a spot in what they call the elite circle of online gamers.

– Board games: Monopoly, Go, Scrabble, Chess, The Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Maharaja, Backgammon, Taj Mahal, Mine a million, Torres, Lost Cities , Speachless, Logo board games, Masterpiece, Buzzle, Highlanders, History of the World, The Game of Life, Dominion, LifeStyle The Financial Planning Game

– Sports – here is a list with the most popular sports games: Football, Soccer, Baseball, BasketBall, Hockey, Rugby, Volleyball, Pool Games, Water Games, Cricket, Boxing, Wrestling, Golf, Shooting, Horse Racing, Car Games, Driving Games, Cycling, Bowling, Dodge ball Games, Fishing , Hunting, Ice Skating, Olympics Games, Parking Games, Skateboard, Snowboarding, Surfing Games, Winter Games.

With offline gaming, the usual games could last around 20 to 100 game play hours. Knowing the trend in online gaming, it is expected that there’s more to come in the future that’s completely exciting. Today these games are primarily electronic and cover a diversity of imaginary contexts that the modern computers try to recreate as a form of virtual reality.

– Tabletop games

One reason why online gaming is such a major success is because of the competition being held on a particular game every now and then in which fabulous prizes are at stake. In addition, such games are fairly simple to finish off, so gamers are not at all pressured to play for more hours.

– Pencil and paper games

– Business games

Offline gaming began in the year 1970. While games for offline gaming are still available and loved by some people, the majority already prefers the online games at present.

There are a number of popular games for offline gaming as:. It has gained its popularity which led to the existence of arcades

How To Master Sports Betting

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You shouldn’t favor a team because they are the team your best friend supports. It’s all about accumulating winnings. You will be better off for doing so in the long run.

Look for value bets. 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. Hopefully this kind of thinking will keep you grounded. The weather conditions also make a difference as they do in horse racing. Also look into how sides perform the week after doing certain travel. 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. It could provide great insight as to predicting what will occur.. It doesn’t matter if it is pretty or not.

In the case of team sports, injuries are important. 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. You can’t let the highs and lows affect you too much.

Because of this point, it is probably better if you steer clear from any matches involving the teams that you like. Upsets are always going to happen but see when it makes the most sense when to go for that and when not to. Sports betting is an easy way to make a tough living. Travel is a factor such as when East Coast sides travel to the West Coast and vice versa. 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.

Information and doing your homework is important, but you don’t want to full into the trap of information overload. You want to know who trained and who didn’t. 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 do yourself a favor and swear off them. So if you suffer a bad break along the way, just remember it goes with the territory. 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. Over time, you will learn what it should be that you should be paying attention to.

Speaking of the long run, this is what you should be focused on. This means that when you place your bets you need to be thinking clearly and concisely. 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. Anything less than this and it is going to be a disaster. On the flip side, you shouldn’t bet against a team because someone you don’t like roots for that team

How to Bet the Kentucky Derby: A Beginner’s Guide

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Good luck racing fans!

Like all sports, horse racing has its own language that can be confusing to casual watchers. For a superfecta you pick the top four finishers in the right order. Give that a good look to see who’s done well recently.

Look for a horse that has won most of his races by a good length. Here’s a quick guide:

Exacta: You pick the two horses you think will come in first and second, in that order.

Trifecta: Pick the three horses you think will come in first, second, and third – in the right order.

Superfecta: You guessed it. Like it’s name implies, the superfecta pays out big bucks if you manage to get it right.

Now it’s off to the races. Each horse will have a record of recent races he’s run, what place he finished, and how far ahead of the other horses he was. Conversely, betting on a horse with bad odds will pay out a lot of money if they do win. You’ve got your mint julep and your fancy hat ready for the Kentucky Derby, but are you ready to place your bet on the horse you think will win?

Picking a Horse

There are 20 horses in the field for the Kentucky Derby, though as of now only 19 will be running Saturday (#11 Hopportunity was “scratched.”) All the horses are 3-year-old male thoroughbreds, which means they’re young horses with lots of talent that is still developing and not a ton of experience.

Many casual bettors will pick a horse based on name or looks, but there are better ways to judge the odds for whether a horse has a shot at winning. What’s a superfecta anyway, and how do you bet one?

Here’s our guide to making sense of the Run for the Roses. Or you can bet that he will “show,” — that is, come in first, second, or third. He’s dominated all the races he’s run so far and all eyes will be on him. Saturday. Therefore, betting on him won’t yield a big payout. Horses with lower first number (10 and down) are considered top contenders.

Betting on a horse with good odds will not pay out much money if they win. You can place your bet anytime up until about 20 minutes before the race goes off at 6:24 p.m. The Kentucky Derby is one and a quarter miles long, longer than any race these horses have run before, so the winner will need stamina.

Odds and Favorites

When you look at a race form there will be a number in parentheses after each horse’s name. Say, “I’ll bet $2 on (horse’s name or number) to win.”

If you’re done with the beginner stage of betting, you can up your odds of winning by doing more complicated bets that yield bigger payouts: exactas, trifectas, and superfectas. A horse that goes into the race with 50-1 odds but comes in first place will pay out the most money to the bettor. If you’re in it for the thrill of victory alone (and not the money), he’s a good bet.

Betting on Your Picks: “I’ll take $2 to win on the four horse, please.”

In horse racing, you need to bet on what place the horse will come in. That number shows what the odds are that the horse will win. The words “first, second, and third,” are replaced by “win, place, and show.” If you think your horse is pretty good but not going to come in first, you can bet that he will “place,” — that is, come in first or second. If your horse comes in any of those positions, you’ll get money.

If you’re sure you’ve got the winner and you only want to place a simple bet for him to come in first, go ahead and bet your money that way. If you’re not going to be in Louisville for the big day, you can head to your local racetrack or off-track betting outlet and place a bet there.. It looks something like this: Vicar’s In Trouble (20-1).

Horses with a high first number (like 20-1 or 50-1) are considered unlikely to win the race. You’re trying to hit the sweet spot: a horse with okay odds who you think has a shot at winning.

The favorite going into this weekend is California Chrome, with 5-2 odds

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Good morning, dear fans. Yesterday night we saw several nice games from the Champions League elimination round, one phase before the true games for entering the Group stage. If it is not, I am always open and friendly to take someone on the board of my space ship. Even some of the home team Ultras went in front of the hotel of the Bulgarians and flamed piro effect, which was very cowardice and mousy thing to do. Unfortunately Italy lost, but other team of Spain was simply hard to be beaten. We, as a sports betting society and team of men and women, searching for the most appropriate outcome, are kind of a strange birds. There has been a lot if interesting moments and game during the past weekend. First game in Razgrad ended 2-2 and no one convinced the visiting squad to be the winner after the second game, which has been expected to be played against 50 000 fanatic fans of the Serbian team. Let’s get started with the betting tips: Tottenham – Liverpool : at first sight appears the market both teams to score @ 1,62 (bet365). Yes, I know now are the Olympics going Rio , but my focus is elsewhere. I will give my best to direct you to winning outcomes and happy …

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Hello, dear beloved fans of betting, sports addicted men and women and just visitors of this blog. Sometimes people do not like to get a figure pointed and the right direction. We have been in all the epicenter and now we are expecting Euro 2016 Finals in France. Everyone is free to chose, the most suitable bookie from the banners in my blog. The main fever and how to say, the light of the cameras is always concentrated on the main figures in the top 5 teams, the managers. The theme of today theme is another. Destiny loves to play jokes with us, in the previous round the boys of Jurgen Klopp had made the decent game, winning at Anfield 4-3 against Borussia Dortmund , after the result was 3-1 in the 55 minute of the second game. Liverpool are very strong visiting team and in my opinion they will not lose this game, yes they had hard times at Burnley, but with “hot spurs ” will be a different situation

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