Lightning really does strike twice—at least it did for David and Kathleen Long, who’ve won the £1 million EuroMillions jackpot for the second time in two years.
In UK gambling news almost too incredible to believe, David and Kathleen Long of Scunthorpe, England, have won their second £1 million EuroMillions jackpot. The lucky lottery winners in UK beat odds of 283 billion to 1 to win the tenth biggest EuroMillions jackpot to be awarded in Great Britain.
A spokesman for UK national lottery company Camelot said that: “This is an extraordinary situation where somebody’s been fortunate enough to win twice. As you can imagine, we see winners who win once who are very, very shocked. It must be even more shocking to win twice.”
While most fans of online casinos in UK are dumbfounded by the Long’s luck, David Long said that he knew all along that he’d win a second £1 million EuroMillions jackpot.
“I always knew I’d win, even the first time. I just had a feeling it was going to be me. I tend to play when I know there are lots of prizes on the go. Last time I knew I had a good chance because there were 100 prizes of £1 million. Last Friday night I was passing the local shop and saw there were 10 £1 million prizes on EuroMillions and a nice car and thought yeah, I’ll give that a go.”
Listening to his gambling intuition definitely paid off!
Everyone in the football world is cracking jokes about the Simon Mignolet error—even Mignolet’s coach, Jurgen Klopp!
The jovial German proved once again that he not only possesses fantastic football skills, but a warm sense of humour as well when he told a journalist who took long pauses between questions that: “You take almost as long as Simon Mignolet taking a kick.”
In case you missed it last night, Mignolet gave away a freekick for holding on to the ball for over 20 seconds… pic.twitter.com/n3JJcQVXeQ
— Copa90 (@Copa90) November 27, 2015
He is referring to, of course, the bizarre Simon Mignolet error that occurred during the Liverpool versus Bordeaux match. Though a football goalie is only meant to control the ball with his hands for 6 seconds prior to a kick, Mignolet held on to his for 21 seconds before an indirect free kick which led to the visitor opener.
Needless to say, it was awkward. Really awkward.
Following the incident the football and sports betting media were buzzing with news of the Simon Mignolet error, and Klopp decided to join in on the good-hearted fun.
Had the game ended badly for Liverpool, the Simon Mignolet error would’ve been handled very differently. But given that the Bordeaux match ended in a hard-fought victory for the Reds, fans of both Premier League football and sports betting in UK can laugh things off along with Klopp.
Given that Philadelphia has some of the most caring and loyal fans out there, this news is going to hurt: Philadelphia is currently the most depressing pro sports city in the USA.
If you’re an American pro sports city, you’re likely to have one or two major sports league teams that aren’t up to snuff. So what do you do when you’re in the situation that Philadelphia is currently in, in which all of your teams are doing incredibly poorly?
Don’t believe us? Let us count the ways.
NFL: The Philadelphia Eagles were humiliated on Thanksgiving Thursday after losing to the Detroit Lions with an embarrassing 45-14 score. That game was their ticket to the NFC East, which made the loss especially hurt football fans and users of online sportsbooks in the US. Though it’s easy to see why they lost: they were horribly overmatched on both sides of the ball, and some of the Eagles played like they weren’t even trying.
NBA: The Philadelphia 76ers have said for what feels like over a decade now that fans have to be patient, that they’re in the middle of rebuilding their team into something great that the pro sports city will be proud of. Why not just be honest and admit it’s not happening? While there is some good young talent on the team, such as Nerlens Noel, Nik Stauskas, and Jahlil Okafor, General Manager Sam Hinkie has no talent for organizing and putting together a team that actually plays well together. And if the 76ers keep going downhill, Hinkie is going to lose all the young stars that are keeping the threadbare team together—and the fans who like to bet on sports in US watching.
NHL: The Philadelphia Flyers are good guys, and they mean well, but they’re still ranked second-to-last for the Metropolitan Division and for fewest wins in the entire 2015/16 NHL, and are at the bottom of all NHL hockey betting lines. Allison J. of Broad Street Hockey summed up fans’ feelings about the Flyers perfectly: “The Flyers kinda suck, yes. But they are like the sweet, adorable new puppy that pees in your shoes. You love them anyhow.”
MLB: Things are bleak in Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies have won the fewest games of all pro sports city teams this year. They failed to qualify for the 2015 World Series, and given that they’re currently the joke of major league baseball and in the process of a massive team rebuild, it’s looking like they won’t qualify for the 2016 World Series, either.
Given that it’s just one bleak prospect after another for this pro sports city, we hope that things get sunnier in Philadelphia and fast.
Thanksgiving Day NFL games are as much of an American tradition as turkey dinner and pumpkin pie, and this year’s game day is looking to be incredibly entertaining!
The Thanksgiving Day NFL games kick off with the Detroit Lions versus the Philadelphia Eagles. If the Eagles won this match they’d be proving themselves playoffs worthy, and given that the Lions are currently at the bottom of football rankings, this won’t be a difficult victory for them to pull off.
In opposition, the Carolina Panthers versus Dallas Cowboys match is one of the more balanced matchups of the Thanksgiving Day NFL games. The Panthers are one of the only unbeaten teams remaining in the NFC, but quarterback Tony Romo has provided a boost for the Cowboys that makes them a team to beat. Can the Dallas be the first to defeat the Panthers this NFL season?
Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers are expected to take down the Chicago Bears. The Bears really need a win after having been taken down by the Denver Broncos, but the odds aren’t in their favor this Thursday. We’d bet on the hosts to win this one.
63-year old Cecilia Randel has been announced by the Louisiana Lottery Corporation as the lucky holder of the sole winning ticket for the $475,000 Louisiana Lottery jackpot.
Randel had purchased the ticket at RaceTrac #645 on Highway 90, a few blocks from her home in Avondale, Louisiana. As the store that sold Randel the winning ticket, RaceTrac #645 will receive 1% of the jackpot, for a total of $4,750.
Meanwhile, frequent lotto player and first time winner Randel will be awarded $332,500 of the jackpot after federal and state taxes on the $475,000 jackpot.
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There were some huge news stories that broke last week so lets quickly review some of the most important to his the headlines.
A terrorist attack on the luxury Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, capital of Mali, left at least 19 dead last week. The dead included an American, an Israeli, three Chinese, six Russians, two Belgians and witnesses report numerous members of the hotel’s security staff were killed when the dozen or so attackers struck using a car featuring diplomatic plates. Both Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and al-Murabitoun claimed responsibility for the attack although authorities couldn’t confirm either claim.
Last week Anastasia Lin, the winner of Miss World Canada claimed she had been shut out of the finals of the Miss World contest by the hosts China for her outspoken stance on their record of human rights abuses and her defense of the Falun Gong who are deemed an illegal cult by the Chinese communist party. Without an official letter of invitation, which other finalists received in late October, she is unable to apply for the necessary visa. Miss World Canada said it would not provide a replacement.
A massive manhunt continued across Belgium last week as authorities sought the armed-and-dangerous Salah Abdeslam amidst intelligence reports that indicated an imminent threat of attack. Brussels, the capital, remained under lockdown for several days with residents told to avoid crowds, the city’s metro closed down and soldiers patrolling the streets. Many European capitals remain on a high state of alert following the attacks perpetrated in Paris on Friday the 13th that left 130 dead and hundreds injured.
In sport Chelsea took an hour to get the only goal scored in their Premier League fixture with Norwich giving them a much needed win in a week that saw Jose Mourinho claim that reaching the top of the table was “Mission Impossible” and that “Maybe Tom Cruise can do it, but it’s complicated.” Will the diminutive Hollywood star give up his career to manage the London side? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out, but in the meantime he’s a look at some of the big stories we covered last week.
1. Holly Holm landed a big punch on sportsbooks with her UFC 193 KO win against Rousey.
2. Royal Panda Casino paid out some big cash winnings for online casino players last weekend.
3. EURO 2016: The pots for the final tournament draw were determined after the playoffs had been concluded.
4. Numbers after week 11 of the 2015 NFL season suggested that this year could be the fourth straight record-breaking season for Vegas sportsbooks.
5. PokerStars produced its seventh millionaire through the random prize Million Dollar Sit and Go tournaments.
Meanwhile an audience member on the long running BBC television show Question Time asked why the media continued to associate mainstream Islam with the militant terrorists in ISIS by calling them Islamic State (given they’re neither Islamic nor a state) saying “If I call myself a zebra do you them refer to me as a zebra?” Many experts encourage the use of the term Daesh instead a pronunciation of the acronym that also sounds uncannily like “a bigot who imposes his views on others” instead.
A player from Canada is the seventh PokerStars millionaire during this Million Dollar Spin & Go promotion period.
Amaya’s world-leading online poker room produced six millionaires in a week, but there wasn’t another winner for a while until ‘Koovoon’ from Canada has become the latest PokerStars millionaire, gambling news report.
Koovoon needed no more than 39 hands to become a PokerStars millionaire. He bagged the $1 million jackpot actually in nine minutes. He was a strong chip leader during virtually the whole tournament and it wasn’t a surprise that it was that easy for him to beat AndyG1810 and Play2win$1kk, who are both from Russia and who both claimed a $100,000 dollar prize in the tournament that started with a $100 buy-in.
Koovoon’s million-dollar winning poker hand was an unsuited A4. The Canadian player moved all-in and AndyG1810 called with KJ unsuited. The flop was 2, A, 6, so Koovoon was in a winning position with a pair of aces. Turn produced a useless 3 while the river was a 6, so Koovoon won the tourney with two pairs, becoming the latest PokerStars millionaire.
— GMPoker (@GMellingPoker) November 21, 2015
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Punters tend to bet more and more this year and while they are loosing less than in the previous years, football betting in Vegas expects another record-breaking year.
That would be the fourth straight year when football betting in Vegas broke the record. Punters are doing extremely well this season, however weekends packed with upsetting sports scores in the NFL like week 9 and 10 help Las Vegas sportsbooks a lot to be still in reach for another record-breaking season.
MGM Sportsbook vice president Jay Rood told that football betting in Vegas is up by roughly 10% according to their books. However, the amount of money that the bookies can keep, the hold percentage, is slightly lower than last year at the moment.
Rood said, “Our handle is up, but we just haven’t been able to capitalize on it. Dollar for dollar, we’re just a little behind last year. It seems worse than it’s really been. If you look just at the [hold] percentage you’d think we were getting killed, but really we’re not.”
— ESPN (@espn) November 17, 2015
Football betting in Vegas produced its finest years in the previous three seasons. The Nevada Gaming Control accounted that all sports betting produced a $227 million profit for Nevada sportsbooks in 2014, which was $25 million more than the previous record in 2013. Roughly $113 million of the 2014 profits was produced by football betting in Vegas.
Experts of gambling facts might remember that the previous record was $91 million from 2006. The year when among others the New Orleans Saints tricked football betting in Vegas, recovering quickly after the Katrina and going to the NFC Championship game.
After a heavy start to the 2015 NFL season, Las Vegas sportsbooks came back in October and November. Operators offering football betting in Vegas were helped by some hectic results and underperforming and/or surprisingly struggling teams.
Westgate Superbook’s head football oddsmaker, Ed Salmons revealed that they actually needed Denver and Green Bay to win to complete their third winning weekend in a row. “Which is just so weird, needing those teams,” he said, and it was actually funny to see those clubs being priced rightfully as underdogs before the game.
He added, “At the end of the day, it’s probably rounding into just an average season. Our handle from September and October was up over last season, and we’re under construction.”
It seems that it is really worth to bet on football this season, as bettors are doing extremely well this year according to online gambling news. Though results are sometimes hard to predict, the NFL has always been a league that is fun and profitable to bet on at land based and online sportsbooks in the US, thanks to the available selection of money line, point spread, total score and half time markets plus the list of prop bets.
As soon as the EURO 2016 playoffs were concluded, UEFA determined the EURO 2016 pots for the tournament draw that will be held in Paris on December 12.
After Sweden and Ukraine joined Hungary and the Republic of Ireland, the teams already qualified for the finals from the playoffs, UEFA confirmed the EURO 2016 pots for the draw.
Hosts France will be placed in Group A automatically, so they wont be drawn and Pot 1 only have five teams. The other 23 teams were referred to four EURO 2016 pots based on their UEFA coefficients. They will be drawn into six groups (A-F), and each pot will delegate one team to a group.
— UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) November 17, 2015
Ukraine, who advanced to the finals after defeating Slovenia 3–1 on aggregate in the playoffs, became the highest seeded playoff-winners, being placed into Pot 2 and therefore will avoid Russia in the group stage.
As experts of gambling facts might know, from the group stages of the final tournament, the top two from each quartets would qualify, joined by the four best third-placed teams. Group phase will be held from 10-22 June 2016.
Royal Panda Casino made some big payouts this weekend, when a player called Salahuddin picked up a $42,258 online slot winnings.
The $42,258 online slot winnings included a $19,440 single spin win when Salahuddin managed to land 15 Q symbols in the 3 row, 5 reel slot. He also hit other winning combinations taking his total sum over $42K,l gambling news report.
Winter is coming and another online casino player, called Peter, also bagged considerable online slot winnings this weekend on the Game of Thrones Slot. He bet $1.80 and with the help of the free spins he won by landing three scatters, he hit a x10,147.17 multiplier.
This earned him a $18,539 single spin online slot winnings. But you can win many times more than these online slot winnings. Twin Spin slot has a jackpot of $135,000 while the Game of Thrones jackpot is $120,000. Try to hit Salahuddin and Peter and play these games for huge online slot winnings at Royal Panda Casino!
Holly Holm caused quite a surprise by delivering the Ronda Rousey upset loss in Melbourne that was the first in the career of Rowdy.
Many punters suffered big money losses and many won big and followers of sports scores news were stunned all over the planet. And the Ronda Rousey upset loss was very painful for land-based and online sportsbooks in Australia and all over the world.
Virtually all the US bookies recorded losses as Holm, who was a 8/1 underdog before the fight, delivered the disastrous last attack. Amongst the losers, MGM sportsbook became the biggest looser. The majority of the punters were backing the underdog, and this caused a six-figure loss to the bookie.
— Aaron Cullen (@Eire247) November 15, 2015
Lenny Fresquez, Holm’s agent and trainer revealed that they also cashed out quite an amount thanks to the odds that were so high. He said,”We made a lot of money. And thank you, Vegas, for putting the odds up like that. We got into some really good money. We got into six figures, I’ll put it that way.”
The Ronda Rousey upset loss shook Las Vegas quite heavily. However, some interesting results in Sunday’s NFL games helped them to recover quickly. Nine NFL underdogs managed to get away with a win in Sunday’s games.
For land-based and online sportsbooks in the US it was again the best Sunday in the season after their previous record in week 9. Bookies made the biggest money on the Detroit Lions beating heavy favorites Green Bay Packers. This helped Las Vegas and other US sportsbooks considerably to recover after the Ronda Rousey upset loss costed them big.
This was the second NFL weekend in a row that tricked US bettors in states where gambling laws allow the operation of land-based and online sportsbooks. However, next week there will be a list of cool NFL matchups that might help punters to make some money on professional football.
After defeating Arsenal 5-1 in the Champions League group stage game, the Bayern Munich home record in the last five games look like this. It is one thing to rule the Bundesliga, but to send back home virtually everyone with five goals is brutally impressive.
More cynical experts of online betting and gambling facts might say that Pep Guardiola’s Bayern have yet to meet a serious opponent, but this Arsenal is at the sunny end of the Premier League table currently with same points as leaders Man City.
VfB Stuttgart comes next on the weekend – good luck, guys!
According to a new study at Unibet Poker that analyzed the performance of poker players, the British are the worst poker players in Europe.
An interesting study appeared at the Unibet Poker site that investigates the performance of customers who play poker online in the EU. It obviously says that experience help players to win more at this is not a surprise among those who are aware of the gambling facts proving poker is a game of skill rather than only a game of chance.
Poker winnings earned by the studied group of players grew steadily with experience. This is more obvious with male players, who perform better than women. Interestingly, the difference between male and female poker players’ earnings also increases with experience.
The reason behind this is that men have a tendency to turn into hardcore poker players, who learn how to play the game properly, while women usually stay in the game for the sake of having fun.
According to poker in live sports results, traditionally the Scandinavian players have the best numbers in poker winnings. Just think of Gus Hansen! Their cool approach towards the game (or towards everything) pays some serious cash winnings in online poker rooms in the EU.
The worst poker players however come from the United Kingdom. Belgians also seem to struggle to reach the amounts the Scandinavian players cash out. The pool of British poker players also consist a large group of inexperienced users. This not only suggests that online poker in the UK lives its renaissance with a lot of new players joining the action, but also underlines the connection between poker winnings and experience.
The presence of young, inexperienced players in large numbers is a global tendency. It not just goes for Britain, it is everywhere. Though players are globally much more skilled than ten years ago, newcomers should always study the game more, or they will be ripped off by their veteran counterparts.
Don’t hesitate to join Unibet Poker, a top online poker room in the UK, to refine your skills and pick up some experience. After checking out the latest tournaments and promotions you will know that that is a perfect place to learn how to play the game properly!
Drake Casino now offers a $2,000 main prize for the winner of their VIP Black Jack Tournament.
Drake Casino has the VIP Black Jack Tournament, a great favorite of those who play Black Jack online in US, twice a month. The first prize of the event was USD 2,000 until this November, when the guys at this cool and legal US online casino opted to raise the stakes, online blackjack news report.
The first-placed player of the VIP Black Jack Tournament will take home 2,000 dollars of casino winnings in cash from now on. Tournaments start on the 1st and the 15th day every month, so you will have plenty of opportunities to shot at the $5,000 prize pool.
There was a mass of breaking news stories last week so let’s look back at some of the biggest that made the headlines over the last seven days
The heavy metal band “Goodbye to Gravity” on stage at the popular “Colectiv Club” in Bucharest, Romania, last week used pyrotechnic effects that ignited parts of the club causing a fire that swept through the venue. Twenty nine people lost their lives, with that figure likely to rise, and a further 140 were hospitalized with smoke inhalation and severe burns. President of Romania, Klaus Johannis, has said safety regulations were ignored at the club and three days of mourning were held for the dead.
An airliner operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia, under the name Metrojet, broke up at high altitude over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula killing all 224 passengers and crew, all but three of whom were Russians. Islamic state linked militants have claimed responsibility for the loss of the aircraft that crashed on Saturday having departed the popular Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, however these claims were dismissed by authorities. Investigations into the cause of the Airbus 321’s crash continue.
The ruling AKP, Justice & Development Party, in Turkey gained back the majority in parliament it had lost back in June when elections were held last week. The AKP of current president Recep Tayyip Erdogan won 316 seats with 49.4% of the vote leaving main opposition party, the CHP, to garner only 25.4%. The HDP, a pro-Kurdish party, and the MHP, a nationalist party, both won enough of the vote to take their seats in the Ankara parliament, but overall the result was a big win for Erdogan’s government.
In sport the position of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was once more called into question after his side lost against Liverpool 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday, their sixth league defeat in 11 games. Although it is likely Mourinho will cling on for now just how much time can he have left if he can’t get results? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out, but in the meantime here’s a look at some of the important stories from around the world that we covered over the last week.
1.Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are once again the favourites to win the FIFA Balon d’Or award.
2.Lewis Hamilton secured his 3rd Formula One World Championship title, but his teammate was frustrated with the result.
3.Watch an Estonian player winning the thrilling final of the USD 1.2 million Pokerstars tournament.
4.LeoVegas introduced a mobile jackpot. They have an impressive list of jackpot winners at LeoVegas casino, it’s worth giving a try!
5.A player placed a NZD 400,000 wager on the All Blacks beating Australia in the 2015 Rugby World Cup final.
Meanwhile a book mix up left hundreds of copies of “Little Red Riding Hood Eats The Wolf” recalled by authorities from primary schools across Chile. The book, a collection of short erotic stories by Pilar Quintana had been confused with the classic children’s fairy tale despite containing sexual and violent content. “I’m surprised people are shocked about the sexual content of the book.” Said the bemused author who went on to say he felt it was not inappropriate reading material for young people.
A punter from the northern island of the country placed a NZD 400,000 wager on the All Blacks, the biggest bet in history.
Since the New Zealand national rugby team was strong favourites against Australia, one had to wager quite a bet to win some serious cash. This is exactly what a player did from New Zealand, placing an extraordinary NZD 400,000 on the All Blacks, the biggest bet in history at land based and online sportsbooks in New Zealand.
The All Blacks duly won the 2015 Rugby World Cup final against their firm rivals. The 1.35 betting odds meant that the final gambling winnings were NZD 540,000 – awesome gambling news for the mysterious bettor. The previous record bet at New Zealand sportsbooks was a NZD 220,000 wager on Brazil beating China in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
New Zealand v Australia – Match Highlights and Tries – RWC Final 2015
New Zealand became the first national team that was able to retain its rugby world championship title, and this was the first occasion that the All Blacks won the competition outside New Zealand.