Handicapping, Sportsbooks and Profits - OH MY!Written by Thomas Straub
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5. Make sure countries your sportsbooks reside in have strong gaming commissions. Countries such as Antigua (Barbuda), Australia, Austria, Belize, Curacao, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Mauritius and England have strong gaming commissions with expensive and stringent gaming licensing procedures. In addition, they also have good technology infrastructures with adequate bandwidth for real-time betting.
6. Once you find a sportsbook you like, you will need to open an account. All I can say here is you need to enter all your information completely and correctly. Remember that this information will be used to send you your winnings.
7. Finally, make sure to record your plays. A simple spreadsheet works well for being able to add up your winnings and losses each year. However, sometimes players don't want others snooping in their affairs. If this is just a family issue, you can just save your open wagers page by using your internet browsers' "File Save As..." feature to some obscure folder on your computer. However, if snooping is a really big problem, you may want to check out utilizing offshore banking accounts to keep your privacy intact.
In essence, if you do your homework and find people that you can rely on, betting on sports can be fun, entertaining and lucrative. But keep in mind that this is a totally unregulated business worldwide (with exception of Australia). There is no safety net, and you are totally responsible for your own funds. So be prepared to do your due diligence...so you can enjoy this exciting and potentially wildly profitable industry.
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Take a Hiking Pole on Your Next HikeWritten by Monica Marty
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Hiking pain can be reduced by investing in a hiking or trekking pole. Hiking poles have a wide range of benefits including: improved balance, endurance, and ward off knee injuries. Hiking poles can enable you to successfully cross streams and work through steeper terrain. A mental side effect is that they can boost your confidence allowing you tackle hiking trail with vigor.
There are different types of hiking and trekking poles available. There are long wooden poles, shorter aluminum poles, snow poles, and ice axes. Want to beef up your regular hiking pole? Hiking poles have various accessories to choose from including: hand grips, shock absorbers, and camera mounts. If you are going on a winter hike you can add a basket to your pole. Another important aspect of your hiking pole is its tip. The common tip is made of carbide. However, rubber tips are also available. Each tip has pros and cons which should be considered when purchasing a pole. Consult a hiking professional to assess which pole is best for you.
If you want more stability and less stress on your body consider investing in a hiking or trekking pole. The ability to navigate through difficult terrain will become a reality. Hiking poles can cost money, but they are worth every penny.
Monica Marty is a hiking fan and the webmaster of http://hikingtrailfinder.com/ where you will find a directory and information on Hiking You may freely distribute this article, no need to obtain consent, as long as the author's bio paragraph (resource box) is included.