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Vegas bookmakers want Broncos to cover Super Bowl spread | Reuters

Kevin D. Keane

Kevin D. Keane

Betting is a skill developed through the years of gambling, but the best players are those who know their limits. True, the next round of betting is just as exciting as the first, but still you have to use your judgment. Can you afford another round of sport bets, or are you ready to take the risks?
Kevin D. Keane

presidential candidate Donald Trump’s percentage points in next week’s New Hampshire primary.

The American Gaming Association said it expects Americans to bet $4.2 billion on the Super Bowl, up 8 percent from last year. MGM Resorts International, which operates 10 sports book on the Las Vegas Strip, expect most bets to come during the final 24 hours before kickoff but admitted a trend is in place.

Denver, who have 39-year-old future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning at the helm of their offense, are seeking a third title in their record-equaling eighth Super Bowl appearance.

“A Broncos win wouldn’t be disastrous, but it wouldn’t be the best-case scenario for us.”

“If it continues to pace the way it’s pacing we’re going to be massive Broncos fans. We’re going to want the favourite-to-win-but-not-cover scenario,” Jay Rood, vice president of the race and sports book at MGM Resorts, told Reuters.

Aside from more traditional bets, gamblers can take a chance at proposition bets, like deciding which team will score first and what color liquid will be poured on the winning coach.

Among some of the more unique proposition bets are whether there will be an earthquake during the game in Santa Clara, California, and whether the total points scored by the victor will be higher or lower than U.S. Nearly 97 percent of those bets, or $4.1 billion, will be wagered illegally, according to the AGA.

While billions will be wagered on the Super Bowl, only a portion of the funds will be devoted to the actual winner.

Carolina, appearing in only their second Super Bowl, will be relying heavily on the NFL’s highest-scoring offense led by Cam Newton in their quest for a maiden title.

(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Steve Keating)

Las Vegas casinos aren’t against Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning winning a Super Bowl in what is likely his final game but prefer the Carolina Panthers deny him a fairytale finish without covering the spread.

If top-seeded Carolina win the National Football League’s title game on Sunday and cover the 5-1/2 point spread it will be much less favorable for the house than if Denver were to lose the game and stay within the spread.

Sports bettors wagered $116 million in Nevada on last year’s Super Bowl, down 2.8 percent from the record $119.4 million spent the previous year when the Seattle Seahawks routed Denver.

Ebooks Vs. Paper Books: The Pros and Cons

Kevin D. Keane

Kevin D. Keane

Betting is a skill developed through the years of gambling, but the best players are those who know their limits. True, the next round of betting is just as exciting as the first, but still you have to use your judgment. Can you afford another round of sport bets, or are you ready to take the risks?
Kevin D. Keane

Why lug a laptop around if you can simply carry a book?

The cons of the reader devices are a little more subtle:

You still have battery life to worry about.Nasty software bugs in the reader can cause it to freeze up.They’re not very robust. Will you go for the Amazon one, and buy books (only) there? Or the Sony?The pricing model hasn’t been worked out yet, causing some major discrepancies.

The obvious cons are:

Paper books are bulky and heavy.

The disadvantages of ebooks generally stem from the hardware you’re reading them on. Many readers incorporate display lighting allowing you to read whenever and wherever you like. Long periods spent in front of a computer are healthy for nobody.Power. They can be read anywhere with sufficient light, and are perfect travelling companions for exactly this reason.

Depending on the type of material you’d like to read / look at, however, one does have advantages over the other.

What Makes a Book?

In essence, the two formats are very similar. Your average laptop has 4-6 hours of battery life. Portability. The article below is still very valid. Some types of books especially suited for a reader are:

Novels or non-fiction books without many pictures.Web-sites with html links and cross references. Carrying more than 2-3 around can become a chore.You need a light source to read them – another thing that you’ll probably carry around.If you make notes in them, those notes are there to stay (Yes, even pencil. Both allow you to do the most important thing – read a book. The 2012 version gives you (as a reader) a different perspective, and a handy guide to when you should be buying an ebook reader.

The eBook

eBooks offer the following obvious advantages (assuming you have an ebook reader):

They’re easily readable. There are a few on the market, such as Amazon’s Kindle, Jinke’s Hanlin reader series, Sony’s eReader series, and a few others. Specifically, some types of content paper books are better for are:

Textbooks (or any books which are generally large-format).Picture / Photo books.

Another factor to bear in mind is that paper books don’t need power to function. You can carry multiple books on one device.They’re much more environmentally friendly. These are mentioned because they incorporate a technology called e-ink, which resembles paper very closely, and eliminates most eye-strain issues.

The “Classic” Paper Book.

Paper books offer multiple advantages:

They’re easily obtainable (Bookstores are everywhere).They’re easily portable.They don’t normally cause significant eye-strain.They’re cheap.

Okay, that much was obvious. And they don’t have to be permanent.Lighting conditions essentially become meaningless. You don’t have to kill a few trees for each book, and let’s not even talk about the ink. You can always see the imprints, even if you erase every last shred of graphite).

PLEASE NOTE: The 2012 addendum to this article you’ve all been asking for: Ebooks vs. The text is the important thing, not the medium. Most readers offer zoom functions, letter resizing, and so forth.They’re easily portable. Not to mention scratches, dropping them, and so on.

In general, ebooks suffer from other cons as well:

They’re not readily available, and format wars are making the decision to buy a reader very difficult.

eBooks are useless without a reader. Paper Books: The Pros and Cons – 2012. Recycling only goes so far.Note-taking is much more powerful, and the notes you write can be found and referenced quickly and easily. If it’s a computer, you’ve got the normal computer problems which detract from your reading pleasure:

Eye strain and RSI. If you spill <insert beverage of choice> on them, chances are that’s the end of your reader. Reading Sumerian legends on clay tablets can feel more “authentic”, but doesn’t necessarily enhance your understanding of the subject matter – just your experience.

Cantor Gaming and Las Vegas Sands Corp. Announce New Era in Sports Wagering at the Venetian and Palazzo

Kevin D. Keane

Kevin D. Keane

Betting is a skill developed through the years of gambling, but the best players are those who know their limits. True, the next round of betting is just as exciting as the first, but still you have to use your judgment. Can you afford another round of sport bets, or are you ready to take the risks?
Kevin D. Keane

Regis hotel brands.

“The signature cuisine and top-tier environment that Emeril Lagasse and

The Palazzo have created at Lagasse’s Stadium are the perfect complement

to a new leap forward in sports technology. Our

vision is to create a transformational, sophisticated, state of the art

sports book which we’re confident will be a home run for The Venetian

and its customers.”

Under the new agreement, Cantor Gaming will operate the Race & Sports

Books at The Venetian and Palazzo and provide a sophisticated and unique

gaming experience with its unparalleled world-class technology platform. With Cantor Gaming’s unique technology, Race and Sports

Book patrons can place numerous bets on different outcomes throughout a

sporting event.

Amaitis added.

We’re passionate about the way in which technology can transform gaming,

and are continuously innovating our operation of race and sports books,

and updating our products and technology to enable casinos to offer

their customers a unique experience.

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cantor Gaming and Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Cantor Gaming is an affiliate of the global financial services firm

Cantor Fitzgerald, which has over 65 years experience and unparalleled

expertise of highly secure, real-time financial transaction processing,

management, and execution.

The company is currently constructing a 6,400-room complex at the COTAI

STRIP, which will feature the Sheraton and St. Amaitis said.

“Cantor Gaming’s sophisticated technology is representative of today’s

on-demand, mobile lifestyle, offering a real-time, exciting, sports

trading experience in a sumptuous, state-of-the art facility,” Mr. In the same way that prices in the financial markets are

constantly updated, Cantor’s lines and spreads change continuously as

the action in a game evolves.

About Cantor Gaming

Through its majority-owned subsidiary Sands China Ltd., the company also

owns a collection of properties in Macau, including THE VENETIAN® Macao,

Four Seasons Hotel Macao and the Four Seasons-branded

serviced-apartments at its COTAI STRIP® development, as well as the

SANDS® Macao on the Macau peninsula.

THE VENETIAN® and THE PALAZZO®, Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las

Vegas Strip, are among the company’s properties in the United States. Cantor’s technology drives over

$500 billion in transactions for the world’s capital markets every day.

Las Vegas Sands is also committed to global sustainability through its

SANDS Eco 360 program and is an active community partner through its

various charitable organizations.

Cantor Gaming is the first company licensed by the Nevada Gaming

Commission to manufacture, distribute and operate a mobile gaming system

in the state. It’s an unbeatable location

to enjoy major sports events, and our ground-breaking technology will

provide a new uplift to sports fans’ experience in this terrific

property,” Mr. (NYSE: LVS) is a Fortune 500 company and the

leading global developer of destination properties (integrated resorts)

that feature premium accommodations, world-class gaming and

entertainment, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef

restaurants, and many other amenities.

Cantor Gaming’s approach to sports wagering replicates a Wall Street

trading model. announced today that they have

signed a long-term agreement for Cantor Gaming to operate the Race &

Sports Books at The Venetian and Palazzo. In

Singapore, the iconic MARINA BAY SANDS® is the most recent addition to

the company’s portfolio.

About Las Vegas Sands Corp.

. We have committed to a

multi-million dollar investment in building out the sports book at The

Venetian to create a spectacular new sports trading environment. Amaitis, President and CEO of Cantor Gaming, said: “We have

enjoyed a superb relationship with Las Vegas Sands Corp. Goldstein, president of global gaming operations, Las Vegas

Sands Corp., said: “The innovative technology that Cantor Gaming brings

to sports wagering, and its demonstrated vision and style in creating

unparalleled sports book environments, will help us deliver an

outstanding customer experience at both The Venetian and Lagasse’s

Stadium at The Palazzo.”

Known globally for superior financial technology and real-time and

secure execution of financial transactions, Cantor’s clients include the

world’s leading banks and trading firms. We provide casinos with a complete mobile gaming solution,

including a proprietary wireless gaming system, full back-office

infrastructure and a portfolio of casino games.

At Cantor Gaming, we have built upon Cantor’s legacy of integrity and

excellence and its unmatched financial technology to create an

innovative and unique gaming system that we believe is revolutionizing

the gaming experience in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Additionally, Cantor Gaming has committed to investing in building out

the sports book at The Venetian to enhance the sports trading


Robert G. This agreement significantly

expands the relationship between Cantor Gaming and these two iconic

Strip destinations, which began in 2008 when Cantor Gaming was selected

as the exclusive provider of mobile gaming and In-Running sports

wagering at both resorts.

Lee M. and we are

delighted to enter this new phase with them