en youtube hay muchos estafadores que suben videos explicando sistemas tipo “martingala”
que son los peores y lo hacen porque los casinos les dan una comisión por cada cliente que atrapan y en el link te ponen practicá este sistema en (este casino) y ahi te ponen el link para que bajes el casino y “practices”
de todas formas si quieres jugar yo juego en 888.
(casino on net) hace tiempo ,.
Notificar un abuso
Mejor respuesta: todos los casinos online te van a “regalar” un bono de bienvenida para atraparte que puede ir del 100 al 300% lo que deberías saber en primer lugar es que los casinos online se desesperan para captar clientes.
en segundo lugar el bono que te van a dar lo vas a tener que jugar al menos 50 veces en los llamados juegos de riesgo (wagering requeriments) en ingles requerimientos de apuesta.
los juegos de riesgo son las tragamonedas , no te van a permitir jugar el bono en juegos como por ejemplo el baccará el pase ingles la ruleta o el blackjack.
si juegas solo 1 dolar en esos juegos y despues vas a las tragamonedas y ganas 1 millon de dolares ( es un ejemplo) no te van a pagar…
debes tener mucho cuidado antes de registrarte en un casino online , hay muchos que son fraudulentos o te ofrecen bonos engañosos para atraparte, te van a hacer creer que sos importante, te van a regalar bonus de hasta 50 dolares y muchas cosas mas, pero ellos son mas vivos que vos,
y si te enganchan no vas a dejar de apostar facilmente, te lo digo por experiencia..
y lo del metodo o sistema olvidate, te lo digo en serio , no hay sistema para ganarle al juego,, si no desaparecerían los casinos, ellos viven de los ilusos como vos que piensan que hay “sistemas”
quizas uno te haya dado resultado pero a la larga perderás, el tema del juego es muy delicado, en fin podria escribirte mucho mucho sobre el tema , pero haceme caso , no pienses que tenes un sistema, te van a sacar hasta las ganas de comer… pero es uno de los casinos mas legales que hay pertenece a la empresa cassava enterprises que estan en internet desde 1996.
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As it gets larger and larger, the bets will increase. If the previous player has busted before the DEALER has to play his or her cards, the two cards will already be there face-down.
When all of the players have played in turn, the DEALER starts the next round – still using the same pack.
The POT is the key to the tension and gambling pressure in the game. There is only one bet at the start of the play. The DEALER then says “PAY Seven” or whatever the score which is half above the DEALER’s score of cards ( in this case 6 1/2). If the player wins he takes the amount bet from the POT. If there is a tie the DEALER wins, and so the extra 1/2 is added. The cards are assigned a value and you need to get to ‘Seven and a Half’ without exceeding it.
The Basic Concept
None of the DEALER’s money is in the POT and yet, he of she can win it ALL!
Being the DEALER is a wonderful advantage and is the way to make a lot of money. At the start of each round all the players contribute a small amount to the POT. If the DEALER as no cards in front of them, he or she deals himself two cards face down. If the player bets the POT and wins he collects all the POT and he becomes the DEALER for the next round of the game. until they are satisfied and say ‘Close’. If the players cards go over ‘Seven and a Half’ they have BUSTED and their bet is added to the POT, and the DEALER moves on to play with the next player.
If the player has not busted, the DEALER turns over his or her two cards. The bet can be any amount up to the total size of the POT. If a face-up card appears at the top of the pack, the DEALER shuffles the pack and starts again.
Why not try it and let me know what you think? Anyone heard of it before? Know of a better Game?
Values of the remaining cards
The dealer is required to let all the players know how many times through the pack has been completed and when only 10 cards remain in the last run through the pack before the DEALER wins the POT.
The Ace card has a value of 1.
The cards – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 have their face values.
The 10, Jack, Queen and King have a value of one half.
8, 9 of all suits and the Jokers.
Perhaps the game described below is known as something else, but anyway its a great game.
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What about the people that were killed as part of God’s little wager with Satan? What did they get out of the deal? I like the fact that Job was given more family, as if killing all of those people was taking more away from Job than the people who lost their lives.
The story is a terrible one, regardless of whether or not God restored Job’s family and possessions
as the law was a little skeptical about the motive of this prizefighting sport that was usually held at shady venues. Moreover, every new kid on the block, brought with him his own style of fighting (staying within the framework of Broughton’s rules) which gained more and more fame for the sport. These stalwarts in my opinion are men who have fought for guts and glory and forever left an indelible mark in the minds of fans.
Sugar Ray Robinson (1940-1965): One of the few sportsmen who have a commemorative stamp in their name, he is regarded as one of the greatest boxers to ever have set foot inside the ring.
During World War II, a boxing ring became a major battlefield for champions hailing from different countries. He, however, returned to the boxing ring in the 1970s.
Muhammad Ali (1960-1981): Possibly a living example of why boxing is called a lethal sport, Muhammad Ali has been revered all over the world as one of the greatest boxers ever. Several legendary fights of all time are still reminisced upon by ardent fans and spectators. The introduction of gloves changed the entire pulse of the game. He described his unconventional and distinctive style of fighting as ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’.
The popularity of boxing was thus increasing at a tremendous speed. Sometimes, the fights became so intense and vehement that they resulted in the death of one of the fighters.
Owing to his contribution to the sport, Jack Broughton is known as the ‘Father of English Boxing’.
Rocky Marciano (1948-1955): One of the hardest punchers of all times, Marciano remained undefeated in all the 49 matches which he played. But again, these contests were not based on any kind of rules and regulations. Everyone was suddenly very curious to know about their roots and the origin of things. It became the sport of the masses, a sport in which men from every race, class and creed could participate. Television had made its way in a majority of homes and international network providers featured live sport broadcasts. Fighters from Cuba, Russia, India and USA have shown some serious talent in the recent times, and the world has witnessed several women’s boxing tournaments as well. He also has a record of winning 73 matches in a row. The attack and defense strategies, gradually began to change from their orthodox bare-knuckle counterparts.
Broughton is said to have formalized these rules after he injured an opponent in a prize-fight so severely that he eventually died.
The Torch is Lit
Boxing is one of the oldest contact sports known to mankind. Also, Theodore Roosevelt advocated boxing to a large extent. Boxing event organizers, promoters and managers generated a heavy amount of finance through their work. Corbett (“Gentleman Jim” Corbett). An immortal legacy has been shaped by various champion boxers, who came, reigned and left. Regardless of this, he never managed to score high ranks but still his winning record brought to his name, a lot of glory.
Mike Tyson, in 1986, was reigning supreme at the peak of his career with the World Heavyweight Champion title to himself.
The first solid evidence of boxing has been recorded way back around 3000 B.C, and comes from Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Soon enough, boxing grew to international heights and ‘professional boxing’ emerged in many countries. Later on, though, it was included in the Olympic games and thus became a full-fledged sport rather than making ceremonial appearances. In the following years, a lot of boxers stemmed from controversial pasts.
One such controversial boxing legend during the 1960s was Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), who embraced Islam and was charged with evasion of not serving the U.S. Boxing has also been controversy’s child through time. It was officially ranked as the most difficult sport by ESPN in 2004. Some of these boxers included Henry Armstrong, Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, James. J. A major part of this physical sport then involved fencing and cudgeling. He brought with him, his unique style of boxing footwork and counter punches. and Oscar De La Hoya hailing from countries such as Britain and Canada, who carved a niche for themselves.
With the dawn of the 20th century, Germany emerged as an epicenter for boxing with a number of talented boxers to its credit. The combat took place between two such slaves and the one who won was released from the bonds of slavery. But still, boxing was in a very rudimentary form, in that there were no defined rules and regulations about any aspect of the sport. Possibly, the very fact that it is a brutal combat sport, wherein participants take on each other, one on one, plays an important role in creating the hype that exists around modern boxing.
In the 1950s, the world had started finding its feet economically after World War II. Despite all this, in the 21st century, the glory that boxing once achieved and enjoyed, seems to have diminished considerably with other more glamorous and supposedly elitist sports such as cricket and football coming to the forefront.
Mike Tyson (1985-2005): As a boxer, there was no question that Tyson makes an important part of this list. But, will there be another iconic era for boxing? Only time will tell!
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A British periodical, London Protestant Mercury, featured the victory of James Figg in bare-knuckle championship in 1719 for the first time ever in the history of prizefighting. The 90s paved way for many talented newcomers like Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Floyd Mayweather Jr. However, a lot of prominent promoters were either involved with the Mafia, or were the Mafia themselves, and boxing transitioned into an intense and notorious backdrop. Chambers was also an honored member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The rules, however, revolved around bare-knuckle boxing only and upheld Jack Broughton’s legacy for a little over a century. In this quest of gaining knowledge from the sources of antiquity, the curious Europeans stumbled upon ancient references to boxing which triggered a renewed interest in the sport.
The first officially recorded boxing match took place in England, where Christopher Monck, an English politician set up a contest between his butler and his butcher. Army during the Vietnam War. The ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ were finally published in 1867. The whole vibe and accord of times that saw these champions in action is ineffable and still vests in the hearts of many.
The new generation of boxers are also an energetic and spectacular breed. In 1892, in New Orleans, the title for the first heavyweight champion under the Queensberry Rules was spectacularly fought between John L. These rules were eventually succeeded by ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ that set the parameters for modern-day boxing. However, the sport itself is mired with stories, controversies, contradictions and of course, personal enmities. This was the first true revolution that happened in the field of boxing. On the contrary, the one who lost was either killed in that combat or was retained as a slave for the rest of his life.
So, in ancient times, boxing was in a very primitive stage. Boxing Championships were now, not only limited to the United States and England but was also hosted by many other countries like South Africa, Japan, Australia and Argentina. Numerous boxing schools and academies sprang up all across England and, not surprisingly, most of them were soon overflowing with applications.
The ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ borrows the name from the 9th Marquess Of Queensberry, Sir John Sholto Douglas.
A Leap Forward
As a sport, boxing has given the world great men and excellent sportsmen. As a result, owing to the development of boxing as a white-collared sport in England and the valuable contribution of their very own Jack Broughton to it, boxing also re-emerged, alongside many other things, with force and double the energy.
Daniel Mendoza was a Jewish fighter and so was often referred to as ‘the Jew’.
Roosevelt wanted all men of America to be strong and sturdy and regarded boxers to be “men as hard as nails”.
Willie Pep (1940-1966): This Italian-American boxer has a record of 229 victories out of the 241 matches that he played. This definitely makes him one of the greatest boxers of all times.
In 1838 came the introduction of the ‘London Prize Ring Rules’ which were to be revised later in 1853. Establishments like World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and the World Boxing Organization (WBO) began pitching competitions against each other. Players were prohibited from wearing boots with springs or even from hugging the opponent or wrestling with him.
The 1867 draft of the ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ paved the way for a number of amateur competitions at popular venues throughout London. This was the period when the people of Europe looked keenly into their ancient sources of knowledge and wisdom and tried to incorporate them in their daily lives. England became the birthplace of what came to be known as ‘prizefighting’, wherein the two contestants fought on behalf of their patrons, sometimes even to settle their patrons’ personal grudges. Gambling and betting on the fighters came to be a rage with huge stakes involved. The upper class elites indulged in more noble forms of entertainment and regarded boxing as a savage sport.
Boxing in the 1980s and 1990s featured some of the most magnificent matches, primarily financed by the corporates. This was followed with the establishment of boxing commissions, legal sanctioning and governing bodies.
In countries like Cuba, North Korea and Norway, professional boxing still remains banned.. A lot of money was involved in such fights, with the victorious individual winning hefty amounts. However, the following Anglo-French war for colonial dominance that took place during the 1780s, triggered a strong nationalist sentiment in the people of England in general. When one of the boxers was too tired and injured to fight any further, the other one was declared the winner.
Gladiator contestants wrapped their hands in leather straps embedded with metal shards, sharp enough, to injure their opponent.
Men began looking at boxing as a way of defending themselves from hooligans who menaced all across the streets of London.
Despite the establishment of the ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ and the soaring popularity of the sport, boxing in the late 19th century came to be outlawed in U.K. However, the sport itself fell into a state of obscurity after the downfall of the Roman Empire. One famous incident was the 1938 match between Max Schmeling and Joe Louis that resulted in Schmeling’s defeat after which he was compelled by Adolf Hitler to enroll in the German armed forces.
The ‘Gillette Friday Night Fights’ program that aired live boxing matches from around the globe on NBC and later on the ABC network, was a rage.
After Jack Broughton’s era as a bare-knuckle champion, the interest of English aristocracy in boxing faced a decline. The Greek epic Iliad, an 8th century B.C. The competitors were divided into lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight in accordance to their physical characteristics which broadened the possibilities of participation. Ali was stripped of boxing title and license, after which he did not make a ring appearance for four years. While he himself was trained in boxing as a young man, he also promoted it as a manly sport.
Glamor to the Glitz
The 18th century Revival
A lot of fights began to be arranged during this time leading to a lot of new pugilists rising to popularity. Some sources also tell us that in ancient Rome, where slavery was deeply rooted, boxing matches were arranged for those slaves, who sought freedom. work by Homer, illustrates how boxing was a sport that was played in the form of ‘prize-fight’ during funerals. A professional British boxer, Amir Khan, shot to fame quickly with the WBO Intercontinental, Commonwealth and WBA International titles to his name. Because it essentially involves fist fighting, the practice may have existed, not as a sport, but as a form of violent encounters, even during the prehistoric times. These rules came to be recognized as Broughton’s rules named after an English bare-knuckle champion Jack Broughton, who formalized them. One such name that rose to prominence was a London-based pugilist called Daniel Mendoza. The resurrection of boxing finally came about. Suddenly, everybody wanted to do things that they thought were truly ‘English’. It did make minor appearances in the form of bare-knuckle fighting during the Renaissance age in 16th century Europe, but did not manage to gain enough popularity, as it was then practiced predominantly by the lower classes. Matches for boxing titles in accordance to divisions such as lightweight, heavyweight, etc. The code of these rules was penned down in 1865 by a Welshman called John Graham Chambers, who was an all-star athlete and sportsman excelling in boxing, cycling, wrestling, rowing and billiards. The butcher eventually won and was rewarded.
The ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ then transitioned as the foundation of boxing governance into the USA and Canada. Yet, he steadfastly voiced his opinion about being against the whole idea of the Vietnam War and went on to inspire the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. Boxers such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Durán and Marvin Hagler continued to intrigue the spectators. It was one of those competitive sports wherein contestants either lived or died, or in some cases suffered irreparable injuries. Despite being an underrated sport today, boxing still finds a huge fan following amongst fierce and passionate boxing lovers. Corbett emerge as the victor. This was when the term ‘boxing’ was coined.
18th century Europe saw the age of Enlightenment. But popularity always has a price to pay. More and more people wanted to learn the sport and be an active part of it. commenced in the 70s which could be viewed live on color television sets.
An interesting take on boxing, as a mortal combat event, comes from ancient Rome where it was included in the gladiator contests, where the contestants fought until one of them died, or was severely injured. The modern professional boxing scene saw many legends showcasing their talent since 1920s. Braddock, Jack Dempsey, Jess Willard and Georges Carpentier amongst many others.
Boxing, today, is a multimillion dollar sport that has inspired and garnered millions of passionate followers throughout the world. But at the same time, he is also a classic case of how too much of publicity and adulation can be extremely bad for a person.
What started off as a competitive sport mainly played for betting, boxing has come a long way from what it used to be. His fights, particularly with Richard Humphreys fetched a lot of audience as both of them would block attacks, taunt each other (both during the match and in the newspaper bytes that they gave the night before the match) and wave their bodies in a unique way for the purpose of self-defense.
Though many people thought that such kind of dance-like moves gave a crude tint to the otherwise white-collared gentleman’s sport, the sport did manage to get a considerable fan following of the young and the old alike.
In order to avoid such gruesome situations, in 1743, a set of rules were introduced for all boxing matches which were supposed to be played thenceforth. The ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ was a set of 12 rules which called for the mandatory use of gloves during the boxing match, a standard size of the boxing ring, dividing a boxing match into different rounds of three minutes each and a count of 10 seconds for a complete and an undisputed victory. This shows how ceremonially important the sport may have been in ancient Greece. Shortly after this era, in the 20th century, boxing, through its highs and lows came to be recognized as a prominent part of society and featured many influential promoters and legendary champions. Vijender Singh, a small town boy from India was also recognized by the International Boxing Association which announced him as the top ranked boxer in the annual middleweight category in 2009. Some of the basic rules that shaped conventional boxing since then, included
The use of ‘mufflers’ or padded gloves,
Prohibition to attack and grapple an opponent below the waist, and
Disqualifying a player if he was unable to get up and fight back within a prescribed time limit of 30 seconds, after being knocked down by his opponent.
What had commenced on dingy streets and shady taverns, evolved into a stage with cheering spectators and spotlights; Boxing had officially arrived!
The wealthy English aristocrats began to patronize bare-knuckle fights among the boxers whom they chose. The result of the match saw James J. Sullivan (Boston Strong Boy) and James J. People from all walks of life would flock to the venues and this spectator sport was usually held at underground locations like the Lillie Bridge in London which was often subject to raids and arrests by the local police. Owing to this, boxing took one more leap forward. Whoever wished, could take part, and anybody could fight anyone
My rent was paid only until the end of the month. I had no job. The guy nearly fainted.
They broke out of the gate. Racetrack people talk to each other. I bet ten dollars on the horse to win. Eight thousand dollars!. So I bet 11 to win, 1 to place, and 9 to show.
Normally, female horses don’t beat males. I can still see the horses warming up before the third race.
When the race began, I had two dollars left to my name — and that was for the valet.
Screw it. There was no question about it. I ran out of the track. King?”
I had to go somewhere, to stop and make sure it was real. But my eyes really opened when I looked at the racing form. The more I looked at this horse, the more I liked it. (In 1971). I counted out about seventy-nine hundred dollars.
Now I had bets in for 11 on top, 11 on bottom, and 11 to win. That’s when the pain cut the deepest — looking at my daughter and knowing I had no way to support her.
I tipped him fifty dollars. I locked myself in my apartment wondering how bad things could possibly get. And a four-year-old daughter. ET on CNN.
“Well,” the guy said, “there’s a couple of new horses here.”
My birthday is November 19. Wait a minute, I told myself, I’ve got four dollars left. The 11 passed the 9, passed the 1, and they ran in a straight line all around the track. I’d take Chaia to our secret park on our visiting days. The 1 was three lengths ahead of the 9. I had it to win. I drove to a vacant lot, which is now called Dolphin Stadium. I put on a Pierre Cardin jeans outfit that had no pockets and drove to Calder Race Course. The 1 broke on top, the 9 ran second, and the 11 came out third. By late May, I was down to forty-two dollars. I’ve gotta give the valet two bucks. I collected nearly eight thousand dollars. I had a couple hundred thousand dollars in debts. Not 70–1.”
It had to be one of the happiest moments of my life — certainly the most exciting. Pretty soon I wouldn’t even be able to afford cigarettes. I had the trifecta. I had the exacta. It was bundled up. Now I had what’s called a wheel.
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Things got bleaker and bleaker. I didn’t know what to do with it. Why is she 70-1?”
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A friend called up and told me to start living like a human being again. I have a pack of cigarettes. So I bet exactas. I had every winning ticket. I became a recluse. He invited me to the track. I remembered a night when I was a young man in New York, alone, cold, and without cigarettes or the money to buy them — I had smashed open a vending machine to get a pack.
I was thirty-seven years old. But I kept looking at the horse. We’re talking cheap horses. There was a horse called Lady Forli — a filly running against males.
So I stuffed all the money in my jacket. I parked among the weeds and opened up my jacket. And I had a trifecta — 11-1-9.
“Yeah, but she should be, like, 20-1. That still leaves me with money to bet a trifecta.
Up to that point, that may have been the happiest moment of my life. I scanned the board and saw that she was 70-1. So I turned to the guy next to me and said, “You know, this horse, three races back, won in more or less the same company. All the money spilled out. Now, today, if I go to the track and win $8,000, it’s very nice, but it won’t affect my life one iota.
Editor’s note: Below is an excerpt from Larry King’s autobiography, “My Remarkable Journey,” published by Weinstein Books and available at bookstores nationwide. I had nothing better to do, and I figured it would be good therapy to get out and have lunch with a friend and watch the horses come down the stretch.
“Bad day, Mr. I bet Lady Forli on top of every other horse and below every other horse. But I had no pockets.
Larry King recalls a much-needed win at the track during one of the lowest points of his life.
I paid my child support for the next year. Lady Forli was number 11. The 11 won by five lengths. But when you really need it … It’s nice to win. Larry King anchors “Larry King Live at 9 p.m. I paid my rent for a year. I bought twenty cartons of cigarettes and stacked them up in my apartment, and I filled the refrigerator.
I’ll never forget that day. The valet attendant came over and said, “You leaving so early?”
Since fewer people pick numbers above 31, winning combos that feature high numbers are usually split between fewer people. Some people do not trust that these numbers are truly random; others believe the lottery commission rigs the games so that quick picks are less likely to win.
Mathematically however, there’s no advantage to picking special numbers over arbitrary numbers you draw out of a hat.
Self-Generated Random Numbers or Quick Picks?
Random Numbers or Birthdays?
You can find many examples of national lottery winners whose ticket numbers were selected by the machine, so these theories may not stand up to scrutiny. For this reason, some sources cite this as a “winning” strategy.
When people buy lottery tickets, they often choose numbers that are personally meaningful, such as birthdays, ages, and anniversary dates.
When you buy lotto tickets at the gas station, you have the option of letting a machine pick the random numbers for you. What happens when most people pick calendar dates is that their ticket numbers rarely exceed 31. In any case, if you do not trust the lottery’s random number picker, you can use the independent tools linked above.
Nevertheless, it’s important to understand that your chances of having to share the prize are independent of your chances of winning in the first place. If the winning combo happens to feature numbers 31 and under, more people will likely share the top prize simple because these lower numbers are more popular among ticket buyers.