Bets and terminology for beginnersWritten by Mansi gupta
Betting is a very widespread and regular phenomenon especially in United States. In world of sports betting has not left any game untouched. Be it cricket, horse racing, football, basketball… betting has laid its hands over all of them. Though almost half of country’s population is consciously infected by betting syndrome, yet there are no thoughts by government to legalize it in any form or other. The only place where it has been made legal is state of Nevada. The state has made collegiate gambling, which is one of most execrable forms of betting. Betting on sports in colleges not just deteriorates healthy atmosphere an spirit with which game is played but also ruins trustworthy sportsmanship of players. The college players themselves wager and try to play game in accordance to win their wager. They are not motivated by team or game spirit but by money they might receive on winning bet. NCAA has revealed that most often it is college athletes more inclined to betting and point shaving as compared to professional sportsmen. Point shaving refers to poor and awful performance that players make on field in order to have a particular point spread.
There are various types of bets and betting terminologies. Some of most frequent types of bets are- Point Spread, Money Lines, Parlays and Pari- mutual etc. These bets vary from game to game, in their terms and conditions and style of betting. It is better to learn different techniques and rules for these bets before you wager.
May The Force Be With YouWritten by Reg Hardy
am a believer in Willie Mosconi's edict, there are two types of shots in billiards, soft and softer, but there are times when you need "The Force".
Specifically, Force Follow Draw can be used to apply benefits of a draw stroke. But this one will "dig into" object ball more and as a result will move cue ball out and away from object ball before it starts to draw back.
There are many uses for such a shot. The Obvious is to gain specific position, but a second use is to gain spin-around type shot where you are shooting straight in on an object ball directly in front of a hole. This shot can easily result in a scratch as cue ball follows to object ball right into hole.
You achieve a Force Follow using same stroke you would use for a draw. The difference is, your target on object ball is a tip ABOVE equator of cue ball, not a cue tip BELOW.
Execution is exactly same as a draw stroke by snapping cue through cue ball withy a quick flick of wrist.
The object is to produce a nice crisp snap which will take cue through spot occupied by cue ball faster than cue ball leaves that spot.