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Just leave a comment, I will get back to you and I will help in whatever way I can.

I started playing online in 2007, back in college. I made around $10 000 in total gambling online. I have never looked back, and thanks to my loyal visitors (thank you! really, couldn’t have done it without you, thank you so very much!) I can still do this full time, even to this day.

Because I owe all my success to you [the visitors] let me know if I can helping you with anything. For two years I blogged only on the weekends and not many people took notice. Be it answering questions about online gambling in the comments section, useful gambling guides, gambling calculators, ebooks, infographics or settling disputes with the casino you are playing in, I’m here to help. I was one of those guys. However, that environment was perfect for online professional gamblers using advantage gambling techniques back then. However, in 2014 I took the plunge, quit my job and started doing it full time. The world of online gambling was quite different back then, more rogue casinos and less gambling regulations, and less professionalism. We have come a long way since then.. It helped to pay for college.

I knew it wouldn’t last forever, but at that time it was really good.

“Online casino bonus whoring” – as it is called, is no longer possible since around 2010, and life had other plans, so I took a break from online gambling, finished college, got an office job, you know, the works.

However, after a long hiatus I returned to the online gambling scene, this time as an online gambling blogger


Posted by admin on August 18th, 2016 :: Filed under online betting

As PCs decline, Microsoft betting its future on the cloud

It’s helped drive up Microsoft’s stock price by 15 percent over the last year, despite sluggish sales of PC software and the near-collapse of its floundering smartphone business. But Microsoft’s “Intelligent Cloud” division — which includes Azure and some software that customers use in their own data centers — reported revenue of $6.7 billion, up 7 percent from a year earlier. Estimates vary, depending on how you define “cloud computing,” but analysts at Synergy Research Group say Amazon still has more than 30 percent of the market, while Microsoft has grown to 10 percent — partly on the strength of Microsoft’s promise that its cloud services are compatible with Microsoft software that customers already have on their own computers.

Nadella has poured billions of dollars into building new data centers around the world, hoping to position Microsoft as the leading alternative to Amazon in selling online computing power — housed in remote centers or “clouds” — to internet startups and big corporations, as well as consumers.

In a rare concession, Microsoft signaled last week that it was backing off its stated goal of getting Windows 10 on a billion devices by 2018. reported Tuesday that its Azure cloud-computing business more than doubled in sales last quarter, compared with a year earlier. Analysts say the timetable was probably slowed by a continued slump in global PC demand, as well as Microsoft’s failure to persuade consumers to buy Windows-based phones.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a world where there’s a smartphone app for everything, one company __ Amazon.com Inc. The company’s stock was up about 4 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday following the earnings report.

Microsoft still relies heavily on the PC business, and it’s been aggressively promoting Windows 10, the latest version of its operating software for PCs and other devices. The latter includes licensing fees that PC makers pay for Windows software, which saw an uncharacteristic increase, offset by declining revenue from smartphones and Xbox consoles.

IBM and Google have 7 and 5 percent, respectively. Increasingly, that’s also true for big companies like General Electric and Boeing, which provide online data and other services for their commercial customers, and which recently signed deals to move some of those services to Microsoft’s cloud.

Some investors worry the cloud business isn’t as profitable as selling traditional software, since the latter didn’t require massive spending on data centers. That helped boost Microsoft’s overall sales to $22.6 billion, after adjusting for deferred revenue, for an overall increase of 2 percent..

For consumers, competition in the cloud-computing industry could mean their favorite social media site or streaming entertainment app doesn’t depend on a single company to keep its service running. But cloud computing is “the area that offers the highest potential for the entire company to grow its way out of a very mature PC business,” said Dan Morgan, senior portfolio manager at Synovus Trust, which holds Microsoft shares.

Amazon pioneered the cloud business almost 10 years ago, when the online retailer began renting out unused capacity on its own servers. The company doesn’t disclose revenue for its Azure cloud computing service by itself. That growth, combined with increases in revenue from Windows software licenses and other key segments, helped offset a big decline in revenue from the Nokia smartphone business that Microsoft largely shut down last year.

For Microsoft, meanwhile, cloud computing has been the company’s biggest source of growth in recent quarters. But Nadella has positioned Windows 10 as part of a broader software ecosystem that includes money-making online services like Skype and the ad-supported Bing search engine.

Revenue from the division that includes Microsoft’s Office productivity software was up 5 percent. Like Microsoft, IBM reported this week that its cloud revenues increased in the last quarter, despite a broader decline in its traditional software business.

“Some companies will want to work with multiple cloud providers, so if anything goes wrong, they have redundancy,” said Frank Gillett, a tech analyst with Forrester Research.

Results from Microsoft’s latest quarter underscored that trend. But sales from the “More Personal Computing” segment fell 4 percent. — has long been the host for an outsized share of online software and computing services.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants to change that.

If Amazon has been the undisputed king of the cloud, analysts say Microsoft, Google and a few other tech giants are emerging as rivals. The competition could mean lower prices and more innovation, both for businesses that buy cloud-computing services and for consumers who use popular apps — from Netflix to Pinterest and Airbnb — that run in the cloud.

As evidence the investment is paying off, Microsoft Corp


Posted by admin on August 18th, 2016 :: Filed under online betting

Online Gambling, Casinos to ‘Sweep’ U.S. in 2012

“All we’re seeing is every single state proposing more and more legal gambling. In New York, the governor is pushing for the legalization of casino gambling.

“We are about to see this explosion of Internet gambling sweep across the nation,” he said. And in Illinois, there are hopes that online tickets will increase sales for the lottery.

Rick Bronson, chairman of U.S. He said online gaming would likely bring more visitors to casinos.

In fact, Washington D.C. Steve Beshear is pushing for expanded gambling in his state. According to a 2010 Morgan Stanley report, analysts said that allowing Internet gambling could bring in $5 billion.

“It’s money and [states] can’t raise taxes anymore and they can’t cut services anymore so they need a way to raise money and gambling seems to pay more tax,” Rose said.

He advised states looking to jump into online gambling to first do a study on the current rate of gambling addiction among youth and gambling adults to see whether there would be a spike.

Image credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

He said that poker would likely generate $12 billion a year in revenue for states and that the lotteries – already a $60 billion to $70 billion business – would continue to grow.

Keith Whyte, the executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, said there were a half a million youth ages 12-17 with gambling problems.

Regarding Internet gambling, Rose said states would have to require strict regulations to prevent gamblers from becoming addicts and to ensure that minors do not participate.

On Friday, the Justice Department reversed its previous stand on the 1961 Wire Act – saying that it applied to sports betting but not online gambling – after years of hunting down online casinos like the billion-dollar-plus Full Tilt Poker.

“In some ways, we’re concerned that when these existing industries expand [under the new Justice Department rule] they’re going to do the same shoddy job of enforcing that they’re already doing,” Whyte said.

He said that youth were already gambling online and that the industry was not doing a good job preventing it.

“States are looking to maximize revenue from gambling, but they also need to minimalize the social costs,” Whyte said.

Bronson of U.S. Kentucky’s Gov. Digital Gaming estimated that tax revenue for the states would be about 25 percent. and Nevada are already poised to start online gambling, mostly poker. Gambling is seen as a painless tax, involuntary tax so it is an easy way to raise revenue without raising real taxes.”. … Digital Gaming, said the change would give states the ability to legally operate online gambling beginning with poker and also sell lottery tickets on the Internet.

I. Nelson Rose, Whittier Law School professor and expert on gaming law, called the Justice Department move a “major Christmas present for the Internet gambling community.”

Forget the monkey or the rooster, 2012 could be the year of the gambler and experts say that while that would mean more money in states’ pockets, it could also put young people and adults at further risk of addiction.

This would be good news for Florida, where lawmakers are set to consider a measure to bring three casino resorts to the southern part of the state


Posted by admin on August 17th, 2016 :: Filed under online betting

Cruz gains in online betting, Trump still Republican favorite | Reuters

PredictIt had Trump’s odds of winning the nomination at 76 percent early on Wednesday, down 4 points from Monday’s record high of 80 percent.

Betting volumes on both Trump and Cruz hit records for the candidates on Tuesday and Rubio’s volume was his second highest ever.

Cruz has gained 4 percentage points in the past two days and his predicted chances stood at the highest level on the site since he tumbled to a record low after a weak showing in the South Carolina primary on Feb 20.

“I am betting against Trump getting the nomination at these odds but only because I think there is a 30 percent chance the GOP elite somehow successfully blocks him at the convention,” said a post from a forum member with the username matthewcooley.

Message boards associated with PredictIt featured growing discussion of a possible brokered convention, which can occur when no candidate has won a clear majority of delegates before the start of the party’s nominating convention.. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. SAP had no editorial involvement in its creation or production.

Other online betting venues also gave Trump, a New York billionaire businessman, the strongest odds of winning the nomination. It was independently created by the Reuters editorial staff. 8 election rose to 10 percent as results from Super Tuesday voting continued to be tallied.

There has not been a brokered U.S. Ted Cruz’s Super Tuesday victories in his home state of Texas and neighboring Oklahoma strengthened his odds for the Republican presidential nomination on online betting sites but he still trails far behind Donald Trump.

This article was funded in part by SAP. Rubio came in a distant second at 9-2, followed by Cruz at 25-1.

On PredictIt.com, operated by Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, the predicted chances of the Texas senator winning the nomination for the Nov. major-party convention since 1952 when the Democrats nominated Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson on the third ballot.

(Reporting by Dan Burns in Washington and Anjali Athavaley in New York; Editing by Peter Cooney and Bill Trott)

Rubio, who scored his first win in a nominating contest on Tuesday with the Minnesota Republican caucuses, dropped 1 point to 10 percent, a record low for him.

But Trump, who rolled to wins in at least seven states on Super Tuesday, was outdistancing both Cruz and his other top rival, U.S. Ireland’s PaddyPower put Trump as a 1-to-7 favorite, with Rubio following at 5-1 and Cruz at 12-1.

Ladbrokes PLC said on Wednesday morning that Trump’s odds of securing the nomination were 1-5


Posted by admin on August 17th, 2016 :: Filed under online betting

Online Betting Is Booming, Despite Critics

“They thought that people wouldn’t go to theaters anymore, but they did keep going to see movies and now the video has become a whole new revenue source for the entertainment industry because it’s a different product.”

And if Congress is not able to tie up anti-gaming legislation soon, Sen. After working its way through the House at a snail’s pace, those those legislative efforts have recently become sidetracked.

Despite the anti-gaming efforts, the use of gambling Web sites continues to rise, says Ed Lopez, an analyst at Cyber Dialogue, an Internet services and research firm based in New York.

The trade group that represents the commercial casino entertainment industry disagrees with that assessment. lawmakers who would like to put online gaming out of business.

Another anti-gaming bill’s prospects are also in doubt, say experts. “They are doing the same thing as the big entertainment companies like Disney tried to do when the VCR came out,” Sinclair says. There are now over 250 online casinos, 64 lotteries, 20 bingo games and 139 sports books in operation on the Internet, according to the National Gambling Impact Study Commission.. 4419, is designed to stem the flow of funds to Web-based wagering sites by prohibiting the use of credit cards or other financial instruments for Internet gambling transactions. Instead, the association is pushing for establishing the online gaming industry as a regulated business.

The association has strongly opposed Internet-based casinos, arguing that those running offshore gaming sites are evading state taxes, licensing requirements and regulations, all of which apply to conventional bricks-and-mortar establishments.

And in the absence of such laws, say observers, Internet gambling has flourished.

Ed Starrs may be a gambling man, but his latest bet has him worried.

“They think that this bill will stop people with credit using these sites,” says Sebastian Sinclair, an Internet analyst at investment bank Christiansen Capital Advisors in New York. “Other first world countries are considering changing their gaming laws to allow for online gaming so the United States could find itself out-of-sync with other countries as the market continues to grow.”

But he appears to have little to fret over, at least for now. laws to do away with gambling on the Net could harm his company, which licenses customized Internet gaming software to 60 Web-based gaming operations that derive about $2 billion from wagers placed in the United States.

Explosive Growth, Unchecked by Law

“This is a global marketplace,” says Sinclair. That’s because efforts by lawmakers to fight to outlaw the expanding Internet-based gambling industry have so far come to naught.

“Our concern is that gaming regulations in each state will be overruled,” says Shelk. Richard Bryan, R-Nev., recently speculated, some big Nevada casino companies might be tempted to launch their own Web-based gaming operations.

And for Starrs, whose company supplies around 40 percent of the world’s online gaming operations, even prohibitive U.S. legislators consider the legality of online gaming, experts say that the business is flourishing overseas.

Growth Amid Legislative Inaction

Global Gamble

Anti-gaming legislation, citing the dangers of addiction, crime and consumer debt, first made its way before Congress in early 1997.

But so far, legislators have remained unable to push through Congress any substantial measures to curb Web wagering.

“The gaming market is changing and the biggest area of growth is in places like Europe and Asia,” says Starrs. 3125), a bill that prohibits gambling businesses from taking bets or wagers over the Internet, in order to toughen its language and alter its exceptions.

Lack of Jobs, Taxes Cited

And by backing the outlawing of online gaming, the established casino industry is very shortsighted, Sinclair says. The measure, H.R. “We believe that the efforts of legislators to limit people’s rights to gamble online and short-sighted and inappropriate, and we think there ought to be a way for responsible companies to offer online wagering as a regulated product.”

In late June, Christian activists and conservatives pressured House Republican leaders into withdrawing the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act (H.R. Most online gambling sites accept payment via credit card or let you wire cash electronically.

It might a legal gray area in the United States, but online gaming is still legal in many parts of Europe, Australia and the Caribbean. Indeed, the global online gaming market has the potential to grow to $10 billion by 2002, according to Internet research firms Frost & Sullivan and Datamonitor.

The number of Web-based gaming site users in the United States grew to 5.2 million in the first quarter of this year, up from 3.4 million in the third quarter of 1999, according to Cyber Dialogue.

Such restrictions simply mean he’ll concentrate his efforts in the rapidly expanding overseas market for Internet gaming, in particular nations like Europe and Australia, where the regulatory environment is much more friendly.

Online gaming — operated mostly by offshore, unregulated companies — has grown at an explosive rate. Accoring to John Shelk, vice president of the American Gaming Association in Washington, D.C., the mounting legal barriers will make it difficult for casino companies to get into online gaming.

Bills Sidetracked in Congress

Starrs is president of Antigua-based Starnet Systems, one of a number of Internet gambling operations that have increasingly come under the scrutiny of U.S. “This sort of business, when it comes in the form of bricks and mortar, brings in economic development in the form of jobs and taxes — Internet gaming does none of those things.”

“Prohibition didn’t lower the consumption of alcohol,” says Albe Angel, head of public policy at the Interactive Gaming Council. laws won’t mean he’ll be closing up shop.

While U.S. “But these companies will simply open an account for consumers at an offshore bank.”

Starrs remains concerned that U.S. “The United States government is missing the big picture here.”

For its part, the Interactive Gaming Council, which represents Internet-based casino companies and companies like Starrs’, likens the prohibition of Internet gaming to the prohibition of alcohol


Posted by admin on August 16th, 2016 :: Filed under online betting

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Posted by admin on August 16th, 2016 :: Filed under online betting