Offshore Betting Lines & Odds

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The majority of sportsbooks do post odds in “American” format and many of those which also target European bettors will allow customers to view odds in the manner that is most familiar to them. Decimal odds present a number that is multiplied by the original bet to give the total payout (wager plus winnings). There may be minor differences of a half-point or full point here and there, but an online sportsbook that differs too much from the consensus odds will find themselves getting a large number of bets on one side. For many years offshore bookmakers set their initial lines based on those created by the large Las Vegas sportsbooks, but there has been a reversal in that trend and now the larger online sportsbooks are setting the initial lines and Las Vegas is following suit. Instead of the decimal odds of 2.25, American bettors will be able to choose the more familiar moneyline odds of +125.

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The majority of online sportsbooks will look to see what odds the other online sportsbooks have and follow suit. Decimal odds of 2.25 means that a $100 bet would pay out $225 total.

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Offshore odds are the betting lines that are posted at offshore betting establishments such as online sportsbooks. If the online sportsbook released Spurs-8, a large majority of the bets would come in on the underdog.

One thing to keep in mind when reviewing offshore odds is how they are presented will differ from sportsbook to sportsbook depending on the intended audience. Some of the bigger online sportsbooks have limits that exceed the standard bets accepted in Las Vegas.. Many online sportsbooks targeting European bettors will show their odds as decimal odds as opposed to fractional odds, such as 2/1 odds, which is what is familiar for most American bettors. If the other online sportsbooks have the Spurs-6 and a sportsbook releases a line of Spurs -4 they will be hit with big  money on the Spurs

China’s yuan firms as central bank keeps pressure on speculators | Reuters

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His remarks were published on the CSRC website.

Global markets have also tumbled in January, with Asian shares sliding on Monday to their lowest levels since 2011 following weak U.S. Beijing will release GDP data for 2015 on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Pete Sweeney, Samuel Shen and Shanghai and Beijing newsrooms; Writing by Alex Richardson; Editing by Neil Fullick)

“The market sees that this is a gesture by the PBOC to warn speculators that are betting on a fast depreciation of its currency,” said Zhou Hao, senior emerging markets economist for Asia at Commerzbank AG in Singapore.

Ever-contrary, China’s notoriously volatile stock markets opened sharply lower on Monday but reversed course to buck the global trend, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index .SSEC and the CSI300 index .CSI300 of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen both edging up 0.4 percent.

But sentiment remained fragile, with analysts expecting further turbulence ahead.

China’s major share indexes have lost 16-18 percent so far in 2016, taking them back to around the levels plumbed in August, when the market slumped more than 40 percent in a summer crash.

SHANGHAI China’s yuan rose on Monday as the central bank announced a fresh move to deter offshore speculation in the currency, while stocks rebounded modestly from near levels last seen at the depths of last year’s summer crash.

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said it would start implementing a reserve requirement ratio (RRR) on offshore banks’ domestic deposits, in a move that seemed intended to soak up additional liquidity.

Monday’s move by the PBOC was seen by some as being – at this stage – more of a symbolic warning to banks, aimed at discouraging them from being too active in yuan dealings as part of its broader campaign to deter those betting offshore that the currency will fall.

After recent jitters about the health of the world’s second-biggest economy, investors took some comfort from data that showed a continuing recovery in the housing market..

Setting an RRR – requiring banks to hold a certain level of currency in reserves – could tighten liquidity leaving less yuan for banks to lend and so making it more expensive for speculators to bet against it.

China’s currency has fallen around 5 percent since August, and while most analysts expect further weakening the authorities have been loath to allow it to depreciate too fast.

A turbulent start to 2016, with currency and stock markets tumbling, has stoked concerns that Beijing’s policymakers are in danger of fumbling as China heads toward its slowest growth in 25 years. The central bank had set a firmer tone by raising the mid-point to 6.5590 CNY=SAEC.

Chinese equities had tumbled on Friday, with the Shanghai index closing lower than at any time since December 2014, leaving most investors who put their faith in Beijing’s measures to end last summer’s crash nursing losses.

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Xiao Gang, head of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), pledged over the weekend to strengthen oversight of the market.

“The abnormal stock market volatility has revealed an immature market, inexperienced investors, an imperfect trading system, and inappropriate supervision mechanisms,” Xiao said at an annual meeting. Confusion over China’s foreign exchange policy and its commitment to reforms has sparked mayhem in financial markets in recent weeks, as the PBOC allowed the yuan to fall sharply in early January and then moved aggressively to try to steady it.

China’s central bank tightly manages the onshore market by setting a daily target for the yuan, which is allowed to trade within a 2-percentage point band either side.

A senior dealer in Shanghai suggested that the RRR move “will help drain yuan liquidity offshore, and will dampen banks’ interest in conducting offshore yuan business”.

The offshore yuan CNH=D3 was trading at 6.5855 per dollar, around 0.1 percent softer than the onshore spot rate.

On Friday, the yuan had weakened sharply offshore, opening up a gap of more than 1 percent with the steady onshore market.

“After experiencing the crashes last year, the sentiment is quite vulnerable and pessimistic now,” said Xiao Shijun, an analyst at Guodu Securities in Beijing.

The spot market CNY=CFXS opened at 6.5800 per dollar on Monday and was changing hands at 6.5790 by mid-afternoon, 0.08 percent firmer than the previous close. economic data and sharp falls in oil prices

What is the Best & Fastest Browser? Internet Browser Reviews: 2016

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Having, and simultaneously using numerous browsers on your PC is not a problem provided you have enough disc space.

What’s good for the goose may not be good for the gander.

What is the best browser for a Mac: Camino, Firefox, Flock and Opera all perform well on Mac machines, but overall the best browser for Mac and IOS users is Safari. Because all browsers are not compatible with every website you visit. Who is correct? Answer: Both! That’s because the best browser is the one that meets their needs and more importantly, their device. Browsers are like vehicles: in as much as you want to travel fast, securely and in style with lots of cool features. A change of browser can result in better performance, faster page loading and videos that buffer seamlessly. Many people think there are no others – but there are and much better. Again, it’s all about user preference. They’re all free! Over 100 Browsers Listed Here. John may decide that Firefox is the best browser while Jane is sure that Internet Explorer is the best. Test drive new browsers and observe their performances. Try them all to see which one you prefer. It’s best t to keep them for a rainy day especially when you’re have problems with the new browsers you decide to use. Each browser has tools and other gimmicks that are unique which makes life surfing much quicker and slicker… Why? Because each PC will have different amounts of hard drive space/capacity/shortage, etc. Each PC will have their desktop customized with fancy visual gimmicks and so on. The add-ons, and tool-bars each has, as well as many other factors all determine the speed of any browser on your computer.

(Top 5 browser reviews and poll further down this page) Are you looking for browsers designed for smart phones and other devices? If so, click here for Full Browser Listings.

One of the most common browser used today is Internet Explorer. Most times you won’t even realize what your not seeing. So, what exactly is the best and fastest browser? These questions are very common, an d as you can see, have many answers…

Having a variety of browsers installed makes using the Internet easier. Let’s say John and Jane test drive every available browser. If you do decide to use different browsers, you’ll soon notice how different they each perform, from surfing the web, page scrolling to variations in performances and more.

Whatever new browsers you decide to use, never un-install browsers that you don’t use. Includes safe browsers designed for children to use safely.

It’s all about individual preference – for example, if every member of your household had the same PC and specifications, they would still never agree on which browser is best. The browser I use depends on my journey

Sports Betting Blogs | Best Sports Betting Site

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 Maybe Liverpool were very close to ruin that Spanish SuperCup Final, but Sevilla just made a remarkable turn-about. I am actually fan of Levski Sofia, this is my team and this is where my heart belongs to. But this is football and that is why we love it so much and love to bet on it… I am convinced it will be a perfect one as one f the best games of this Euro 2016 tournament is about to be played later on. A game that had everything in it. I call it space ship, because we are travelling in the world of bets , sports, live betting and of a recognition of good and noble bookies, which deserve our attention and money. I have prepared for you 2 games. Levski are in crisis, not capable to overcome Maribor from Slovenia after two draw games. It has been a long time since my last post. I will be focusing in the future on 2 games and will try to give you as much predictions about them as I can. Legends and remarkable gladiators, …

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Good evening , dear friends. When you say Italy and Spain are playing , you figure out fast in your mind such names as : Casillas, Buffon, Di Maria, Baggio, Baquero, Guardiola, Vialli, Maldini, Donadoli, Paolo Rossi and many other. The section great football derbies on the blog has been covered with dust for a period of 6 months. Everyone has it is own world, but we have a lot in common sports and bookmakers offers on different matches in all king of sports. But now I am here and I am about to give and expand the best of me. Since I was a very little boy at the age of 10 , I liked watching Italian football, because of the passion on the stands-fans chanting all the 90 minutes and because all the legends , I have watched – Vialli, Baresi, Donadoni, Nesta, Veron, Bepe Signori , Gabrial Batistuta, Maldini, Schilaci, De Livigho, Nedved, Diego Armando Maradona,Crespo, Roberto Baggio and many more ? Lets take a rest from the Italian football and get concentrated on what we are about to bet and watch today. I have been searching for a long time to for the appropriate games to offer for betting this week. My happiness will be a 100 % sure,when Seria A season in Italy will also be promoted, but this will happen very soon ( 6 days now). One of them was the match between Crvena Zvezda – Ludogoretz. Not only stars, but players and people who have changed and are currently changing the history of football. How do you feel today ? What will your best bet be on the upcoming FA cup games? I would like to ask you so many questions. When …

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Sports betting vs. the stock market: Which is riskier?

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In the long run, investors have the chance to make more money because there are fewer downside risks.

A stock can theoretically be held onto for an infinite amount of time, but a sports bet can end in the blink of an eye.

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. And in neither instance can you be guaranteed to be correct,” said Randall Fine, managing director of The Fine Point Group, one of the casino industry’s largest consulting firms.

But take it from one person who has lots of experience in both worlds. For example, a stop-loss order instructs a broker to dump a stock when it tumbles below a specific price. Heck, even his commercials are funny. The stock might go up and down some, but it typically doesn’t go to zero.

At the same time, investing in stocks actually carries higher upside potential. Which casino in Atlantic City, Las Vegas or Macau pays the bettor 73% of the time?” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at S&P Capital IQ.

Such hedging tools are not as readily or even feasible to sports gamblers, Fine said.

Manning is really, really good at what he does for a living.

Related: 4 reasons September could be good for stocks

The betting appeal: Americans bet an estimated $380 billion each year on sports.

And investors have greater access to tools that can minimize the risk of losing money.

Related: Apple and 9 other stocks hit new records

Investors also have the ability to spread their money out among many stocks.

“You’re making a wager based on some facts and some intuitions.

“A large, steady company has a low chance of plummeting and causing you to lose all your money, but even Peyton Manning doesn’t cover the spread sometimes,” he said. And of course, they both hate to lose.

Even the unlucky investors who jumped into the market at its peak in October 2007 eventually made their money back when stocks reclaimed their pre-recession levels in 2013. It’s easy to see why fans may be tempted to gamble on their favorite teams and athletes.

“You can hold onto your betting tickets all your life, but you’re not going to get squat,” said Stovall. He asked for his identity to be withheld due to legal concerns.

But don’t let those similarities fool you.

The same can’t be said for those who bet big on the Denver Broncos last Super Bowl.

“Betting is more difficult and riskier,” said one resident of Hoboken, New Jersey, who bets on illegal gambling sites and also invests in stocks.

That’s the percentage of time that Stovall’s research shows the S&P 500 — the gold standard in the stock market — has increased in value during the years since 1926.

CNNMoney (New York) First published August 31, 2014: 8:14 AM ET

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They both believe they can predict the future, and they sometimes fall into the trap of making decisions with their hearts instead of their brains. Gambling on sports may be more fun, but it’s definitely a more risky use of money than putting it in the stock market.

Related: How $2 billion Clippers bet could pay off

Gamblers and investors also have far different time horizons.

“A lot of people regard investing as gambling, but I frequently say no. While many stocks offer steady returns, investors sometimes hit the jackpot (think: buying Apple back in early 2009 or Tesla in 2012).

All or nothing: Gambling on sports tends to be a zero-sum game.

To put it another way, the stock market is a lot more forgiving than the MGM Grand (let alone your local sports bookie).

However, someone sinking $500 into Apple stock has little risk of losing that entire initial investment, especially in the short term. Gambling on football star Peyton Manning to win might seem like a safe bet, especially compared with picking winners in the stock market.

Those are pretty good odds. A bettor gambling on the Green Bay Packers will instantly lose his or her entire $500 bet if Aaron Rodgers and his teammates fail to win or cover the spread. People often invest in funds that buy dozens or even hundreds of stocks, which helps reduce the risk

New Jersey sports betting law struck down by U.S. appeals court | Reuters

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solicitors general were on opposite sides of the case, with Paul Clement arguing for the sports organizations and Theodore Olson representing New Jersey.

“We were relying on having sports betting to give a big boost to our ailing Atlantic City casinos and our suffering racetracks,” state Senator Raymond Lesniak, a Democrat from Elizabeth who sponsored the 2014 law and a 2011 voter referendum allowing sports betting, said in an interview. Governor of the State of New Jersey et al, 3rd U.S. government, called the law “yet another attempt” to allow sports betting “only under the conditions of the state’s choosing.”

Nevada bookmakers made $231.8 million on sports betting in 2015, the state has said.

Reflecting the stakes, two former U.S.

“We are reviewing the opinion and considering our options,” said Paul Loriquet, a spokesman for state Attorney General Christopher Porrino.

New Jersey’s law banned wagers on state college teams and limited bets to people age 21 and older at casinos and racetracks.. Circuit Court of Appeals, Nos. 14-4546, 14-4568, 14-4569.

“We do have two judges dissenting,” Lesniak said, “and we certainly will take a shot at the Supreme Court.”

It is also a victory for Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the National Hockey League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which opposed New Jersey’s laws.

The 10-2 decision is a defeat for Republican Governor Chris Christie, who has seen courts void two state laws, including one in 2012, designed to raise revenue through sports betting.

Clement was not immediately available for comment.

Rendell acknowledged the law’s “salutary purpose” in trying to revive those troubled industries, but said PASPA does not unconstitutionally “commandeer” the state.

The American Gaming Association, an industry trade group, wants PASPA repealed.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn and Tom Brown)

New Jersey argued that its law amounted to only a “partial repeal” of its prohibitions on sports betting, did not “license or authorize by law” such betting, and could help curb the “thriving” black market in the practice.

A federal appeals court on Tuesday said New Jersey cannot legalize sports betting, in a big defeat for supporters of the years-long effort to allow such wagers in the state.

“Because PASPA, by its terms, prohibits states from authorizing by law sports gambling, and because the 2014 law does exactly that, the 2014 law violates federal law,” Circuit Judge Marjorie Rendell wrote.

The sports organizations, backed by the U.S. The other thought PASPA was unconstitutional because it violated state sovereignty.

The case is National Collegiate Athletic Association et al v. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said the 2014 law allowing sports betting at casinos and racetracks violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal law prohibiting the practice in all states other than Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon.

One dissenting judge thought the 2014 law permissible despite PASPA. “It’s just wrong for Congress to deny New Jersey what the state of Nevada has.”

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