Ebooks Vs. Paper Books: The Pros and Cons

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.

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With an average field size of just under 27 runners during the past decade, the Stewards’ Cup often provides an fiendishly difficult puzzle for punters to assess…. The Qatar Stewards’ Cup is a Class 2 Heritage Handicap for runners aged 3 years and older, which is run over 6 furlongs at Goodwood on Saturday, 30 July 2016 and is traditionally the big betting race of the fifth and final day of the Glorious Goodwood Festival

British Sterling Silver Hallmarks

Always ask if the description is sparse. Read the description carefully. Terms to know and questions to ask.

- Ask questions about the condition.

- Always ask the seller for a picture of the hallmarks, if one is not shown on the listing.

Find English Sterling Silver at various place.; local antiques shops and auction houses, estate sales, or onlin at eBay, RubyLane or other antiques websites. Ask the seller questions if you aren’t sure.. Coin silver is still considered “solid” silver, but the actual silver content is lower, anywhere from 800 – 900 parts per 1000, instead of sterling’s 925. Be careful though, as sometimes this means that the silver content is NOT sterling, but coin silver. eBay sellers are notorious for giving very few details in their descriptions sometimes. This includes words like: Colonial, Victorian, Edwardian, and Modern.

- Solid Silver – Often used by International Sellers in place of “Sterling”. Ask if there are any deep scratches or dents in the silver, broken hinges, detached handles, etc.

- Era – English silver is often listed by the era it was produced in

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

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

Unibet Bets on Bingo Using Software from Parlay Entertainment

Moving forward, Unibet will benefit from Parlay’s multilingual capabilities as it deploys its bingo offering in other countries.”

This document may contain statements about expected future events and/or financial and operating results of Parlay Entertainment Inc. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of factors could cause actual future results, conditions, actions or events to differ materially from the targets, expectations, estimates or intentions expressed in the forward-looking statements.

(1) United States Patent No. Our multi-player, multi-platform technology is used to power more online bingo sites than any other software provider in the world. Unibet’s activities are licensed in the UK and in Malta.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept any responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Parlay has an eight year proven track record built on the success of our clients: In 2005, more than 2.8 million players wagered nearly $2 billion USD on gaming websites that use Parlay software. By their nature, forward-looking statements require the Company to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. Unibet is one of the largest privately owned gambling operators in the European market with more than 1.3 million customers in over 100 countries. More brand name companies use Parlay’s leading technology than any other software company in the Internet bingo industry.

Founded in 1997, Unibet offers a comprehensive range of online gambling products including sports betting, live betting, casino, poker, lotteries and soft games. 6,585,590 “Method and system for operating a bingo game on the Internet”, with other Patent applications pending in other countries.. Unibet Group plc has been listed on Stockholmsborsen’s O-list since June 2004. Parlay Bingo is available in both 75-number and 90-number versions and is complemented by a full suite of lottery and casino games. The addition of online bingo is part of Unibet’s long-term strategy to broaden its product range beyond sports betting.

About Unibet

“We’re pleased to launch Unibet Bingo which will further broaden our ‘moneytainment’ offer. The company is one of the largest privately-owned gambling operators in the European market and provides services in 20 languages through www.unibet.com. Today, Unibet has more than 1,340,000 customers in over 100 countries. Registered users can access the game through the Unibet gaming portal at www.unibet.com.

Unibet was founded in 1997 and is an online gambling company with its headquarters in London. is the world’s leading developer and dominant licensor of Internet bingo solutions. Unibet is a member of the EBA, European Betting Association and is certified by G4, Global Gaming Guidance Group. There is significant risk that predictions and other forward-looking statements will not prove to be accurate. Bingo gives us the opportunity to reach out to new demographics and broaden our customer base as well as the opportunity to cross-promote bingo with our existing suite of products,” said Petter Nylander, CEO Unibet.

Parlay Entertainment Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PEI), the world’s leading supplier of Internet bingo solutions, is pleased to announce that Unibet has added Parlay-powered bingo to its offering of online games. As the inventor and patent holder of Internet bingo(1), Parlay is the first company in the world to develop and deploy a commercial Internet bingo product. Unibet provides services in 20 languages and has initially launched Unibet Bingo in Swedish, with other languages to follow. “With its large, international player base, Unibet is an ideal partner to bring this popular form of entertainment to new markets. that are forward-looking. Parlay is headquartered in Oakville, Canada with offices in Bridgetown, Barbados and Valletta, Malta.

Unibet Bingo uses Parlay’s new Swedish Variant Bingo software, featuring the five-part game popular in bingo halls throughout Sweden.

Parlay Entertainment Inc.

The addition of Unibet strengthens Parlay’s multi-national customer base. Some of the world’s best-known brands use Parlay Bingo solutions, including Virgin, Yahoo! and MSN.

About Parlay Entertainment


More information about Unibet Group plc can be found on www.unibetgroupplc.com

For more information on Parlay solutions and services, please visit our Web site at www.parlaygroup.com

“Online bingo continues to expand into countries that have a strong tradition of land-based bingo,” said Andrew Branscombe, Vice President of Sales for Parlay Entertainment

Global Online Gambling Benchmarking Study – 2016/2017 Edition – Research and Markets

Part 2 – Growth benchmarks

- In-depth mobile gambling focus – We have added still more analyses of

the mobile gambling business in order to cover the full range of

relevant mobile KPIs

23 Affiliate marketing benchmarking

7 Operating profit / EBIT

- Expense/costs benchmarks and margins, such as marketing, staff costs

The report offers a comprehensive analysis and benchmarking of key

performance indicators (KPIs), key business figures, relevant margins,

and much more to enable executives in the online gambling industry to

improve both controlling and operations.

- Facebook

18 Casino games revenue breakdown

- More product-related topics and benchmarking – Growth potential for

selected products, benchmarking of product offers, such as number of

football bets, casino games, lotto and numbers games

- Current data and KPIs as well as historical data back to 2007 – Our

benchmark analyses are based on the most recent data and KPIs and also

trace long-term developments as far back as 2007.

- Analyses of financial results, such as EBITDA, EBIT, including

comparison of margins.

- Product-related benchmarks, such as product/vertical split,

cross-selling, breakdown of betting revenues by type of sport

Part 8 – Regions and regulated markets analyses


14 Churn rate of active players/customers

- Strategic issues – Strategic topics, such as overall industry climate,


24 Overview and comparison of regulated markets

3 Mobile gambling in the spotlight

Part 5 – Player/customer-related benchmarks

- Geographical analyses, such as the level of internationalisation and

geographical diversification.

4 Revenue growth

19 Casino games/offers – product benchmarking

9 Marketing

- Twitter

- Player/customer-related benchmarks, such as active player development,

ARPUs, churn rates

- Mobile business benchmarks, such as mobile share of total online

business,mobile share of total online casino/gaming business

Part 4 – Expenses/costs benchmarks

- More marketing benchmarks – Social benchmarks (e.g., number of

Facebook Likes and Twitter Followers, …), SEO benchmarks (e.g., Google

ranking analyses), affiliate marketing benchmarks (e.g., top 30 online

gambling advertisers/brands on affiliate websites)

22 SEO benchmarking – which operators are doing the best job in SEO?

12 Active players/customers

5 Revenue related benchmarks

15 Overview, comparison, and growth development

For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wbkzkq/online_gambling

21 Social marketing benchmarks

11 Research and development

Part 1 – Online gambling trends and hot topics

- Revenue growth benchmarks are broken down by products/verticals.

- In-play/live betting benchmarks, such as in-play/live betting’s share

of total revenue, in-play/live betting gross revenue margins

10 Staff costs

Part 7 – Marketing-related benchmarks and analyses

Part 6 – Product-related benchmarks

17 In-play/live betting benchmarks

Part 3 – Key financial results benchmarks

What’s new in the 2016/2017 edition:

The report offers unprecedented insights into the industry:

Key Topics Covered:

2 Key trends and topics

13 Revenue per player – ARPUs

16 Betting-related benchmarks

20 Lotto, numbers games, – product benchmarking

25 French online gambling market

1 Introduction

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Online

Gambling Benchmarking – 2016/2017 edition” report to their


Related Topics: Online


Companies Mentioned

26 Danish online gambling market

8 Profit before tax

- Google

Sports Betting: How to Bet Parlays

If you place a four team parlay, going 3-1 is no different than going 0-4. The chances of the a good baseball team with its ace pitcher on the mound defeating a mediocre opponent are going to be greater than 50 percent and the payout if the parlay hits will reflect this.

2 teams 13-5

3 teams 6-1

4 teams 10-1

5 teams 25-1

6 teams 40-1

7 teams 75-1

8 teams 150-1

9 teams 300-1

10 teams 600-1


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For example, say a bettor likes the Los Angeles Dodgers +160 and the Chicago Cubs -130. Bettors should stick with straight bets when betting against the point spread or totals as it’s difficult enough to pick one winner, let alone two or more games and the odds you are asked to try and beat are nearly impossible to overcome in the long run.

Money line parlay payoffs are calculated on the odds of the game, so there is no advantage or disadvantage in playing them.

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To put it in simple terms, money line parlays take the amount of your bet and place all of the money on one team and if that team wins, recalculates your bet amount on the next team, again placing your entire wager on that team.

There are basic types of parlays, those wagered against the point spread and those wagered using the money line. Simply stated, a parlay is a collection of two or more sides or totals that you bet on and all of them must win in order for you to win your bet. The true odds of hitting a 10-team point parlay are 1,023-1, while the payoff is generally around 600-1, so a parlay bettor is at a big disadvantage.

To read more about parlays, see Parlay Cards, Finding Correlated Parlays or Betting Baseball Parlays.

Sports Betting – How to Bet Parlays

Parlays are by far the most popular of the exotic wagers, as they offer the potential for a big payout from a small wager. For example, the true odds of winning a three-team parlay when making point spread wagers are 7-1, while the payoff is only 6-1, and it gets worse as you bet more teams. Contrast the $36 profit with the $26 profit a bettor winning a $10 point spread parlay on two teams would make. The difference in the payoff is because the Dodgers were not given very good odds of winning.

Are Parlays Good Bets?

The simple answer is no, especially parlays involving point spreads or totals. The ability to win a lot of money for a small bet is the primary reason parlays are popular with a number of sports bettors.

Money Line Parlays

Money line parlays do not use fixed odds, because the odds of winning vary greatly from team to team. While a parlay made against the point spread assumes a 50-50 chance for each team of winning, money line parlays do not. Should the Cubs also win, the bettor has turned a $10 wager into $46. In parlays involving point spreads, the payoff are fixed, while money line parlay payoffs are determined by the odds of each team.

Point Spread Parlays

The odds on a typical parlay involving point spreads, including totals, are generally something like:

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What this means is that a bettor making a wager on a five-team parlay stands to win $25 for every $1 if all of their games win, while a correct eight-parlay will payout $150 for every $1 wagered. The payoffs a bettor will receive should they win are quite different in the two. All of your bets must win, or at least tie, in order for you to win.

. The odds of the payoff are much less than the true odds. If the bettor places a $10 wager, they essentially would have a $10 bet on the Dodgers +160, which will return $26 should the Dodgers win, and then would have $26 on the Cubs -130

NBA’s Silver: Legalize sports gambling

In the Op-Ed, Silver called on Congress to change the law prohibiting sports gambling in most of the country since 1992.

The NBA announced its own partnership deal with FanDuel on Thursday that grants it an equity stake in the site.

“Most states offer lotteries,” He wrote.

Related: Sports gambling vs. That’s also the main reason that despite being an attractive and growing market, no major sports team is based in Las Vegas. And the New England Patriots already have a deal with a rival site DraftKings.

Fantasy sports is a form of sports gambling which is allowed under current law.

Silver says it is important to protect the integrity of games, but argues that it would be easier, not tougher, with legalized gambling.

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NBA’s Silver: Legalize sports gambling – Nov. It is estimated to be a $1.4 billion a year business. And that means even bigger broadcast rights deals for the leagues, which is where the big money lies.

“I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated,” he said.

But beyond those kinds of sponsorship deals, the leagues are betting that the biggest side benefit that gambling will generate is greater interest in their sport.



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“Gambling has increasingly become a popular and accepted form of entertainment in the United States,” Silver wrote in an Op-Ed Friday in The New York Times.

On Friday, the Washington Redskins announced a marketing agreement with FanDuel, which runs daily fantasy games.

More interest means even better ratings for what has increasingly become the most valuable programming on television.

Related: Macau trumps Vegas with $270 minimum bets

The National Football League, Major League Baseball and the NCAA did not have a comment Friday on Silver’s position.

Silver was acknowledging what has been obvious in the world of sports for decades: people like to gamble on their favorite games, and will find ways to do so, no matter what the law says. “Over half of them have legal casinos.” He quoted estimates that $400 billion is wagered on sports every year.

But there are already some signs of a change of heart at the NFL, the same league that once banned Vegas tourism commercials from the Super Bowl lest it be seen as endorsing gambling. 14, 2014 by Chris Isidore   @CNNMoney November 14, 2014: 2:46 PM ET

Don’t bet on him being the last. the stock market

Leagues have opposed sports betting because of the possibility it could compromise their games’ integrity — a big concern ever since the thrown World Series in 1919, where Chicago players conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the games

All about Greyhound Racing

True that

there is a widespread inhumane treatment to most of our furred and feathered

friends, but I am against it with all my heart, but a solution is not a ban or

a boycott to a very popular sport.

Globally, greyhound racing is an official sport, but there

is more to it than this face of speed and glamour we see. People say that dog racing is a useless, meager and cruel

practice serving the cause of a specific industry of profit and entertainment

at a heavy price from the animals, such as ill confinement, starvation, race

injuries, brutal culling etc.

It is said that more greyhounds are bred every year than are

needed. Protesting against poor dwelling places and lack of human contact of

greyhounds activists have, in my view, taken a rather tactless stance against

this sport. Overall, the best

ultimatum would be campaigning for the right thing in a right manner!. Activists

protest against the abuse and neglect of greyhounds found abundantly in the

sports’ vast empire. Apart from the fact, they are not thinking along the lines

of Mother Nature, but like any opposing party – just like others do. The plight of

greyhounds in more impoverished and unauthorized regions is pitiful. Instead of campaigning for animal rights, they have summed up an

impressive list of facts, devoid of clever strategies and simply attacked this

sport itself with all its reforms, laws and assets.

Even if, a bill was passed controlling greyhound races,

there will always be a legal side to this game and even worse, with tougher

sanctions, most likely animal cruelty will soar due to lack of opportunities to

rise and race greyhounds by those, who can ill-afford it

The History Of Racquetball – InfoBarrel

Kendler created the IRA, The International Racquetball Association. Finally, in 2003, the USRA changed their name for the final time to mimic other Olympic sports associations and coined themselves United States Racquetball (USAR).

. Eventually the IRA became the American Amateur Racquetball Association which changed its name again in the late 1990s to the United States Racquetball Association. There are currently three associations that handle professional games. Racquetball is not televised very frequently as it is difficult to film and keep track of the ball moving at high speeds. Sobek continued promoting the sport which was easy for most to pickup since over 40,000 handball courts exist across America.

Today Racquetball has not been growing like it was in the 1970s and 1980s but the fan base stays strong with an estimated 5.6 million players.

Joe named this sport, ‘Paddle Rackets’ which eventually was renamed ‘Racquetball’ by professional tennis player Bob McInerny . Sobek played both tennis as well as handball but was looking for an extremely fast paced sport that mostly anybody could easily pickup without a large learning curve for the rules. In 1973 Robert left the IRA and formed two other racquetball associations none of which have became as prominent as the IRA. Solidified the rules and created the very first official rule book. When Racquetball is televised, the U.S.

In 1952 Joe founded the IPRA, The International Paddler’s Racquets Association. These associations are the International Racquetball Tournament, the Women’s Professional Racquetball Organization and the Legends Tour. Soon afterwards in 1969 Robert W. Joe came up with the sport at the Greenwhich YMCA in a handball court. Open championships in Memphis, Tennessee is one of the few tournaments that gets air time.

Racquetball was originally created by a man named Joe Sobek