New year, new exciting Liga BBVA encounters on which you can place your bets on! Check out our La Liga betting guide and get some ideas about what online gambling news expect from the upcoming Spanish football matchday. And of course, good luck to your gambling!
Celta Vigo are doing great this season, that is one of the most obvious gambling facts that we can get from this season’s La Liga matches. They are laying in the 4th position in the league, 5 points behind Real Madrid, however they are only 1 point ahead of Villarreal who played 1 less game, so Celta might find themselves in the 5th position after that game is held. On the other hand, Málaga are only the 11th, but they are showing improving form. Malaga have not lost any of their last 5 league games. Maybe betting on draw for odds of 3.40 (12/5) at BetVictor Sportsbook could be a good idea for this encounter.
The two teams are expected to play a thrilling encounter since they are really close to each other on the leadership so both of them will need to win the game. Our La Liga betting guide predicts that Villarreal will be tight favourites for the clash, because they are in more convincing form as they won 4 out of their last 5 matches – including the one against Real Madrid. However, Deportivo are also doing great, having remained undefeated for their last 10 games and they played against both Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid. GamblingResults’ La Liga betting guide predicts both teams to score for 1.95 (19/20) at BetVictor Sportsbook.
Valencia are hosting Real Madrid at Mestalla on Sunday, 3rd January. A game which could be crucial for the future of Real Madrid: should the Royal Club lose against the ancient rival, their manager Rafael Benítez will most likely lose his job and be replaced by either Mourinho or Zidane – according to the latest online gambling news. Our prediction would be that Valencia will not lose that match. You can bet on that market at BetVictor Sportsbook for odds of 2.38 (69/50).
Phil Taylor exits the competition of William Hill World Darts Championship upon he has been unexpectedly defeated by Jelle Klaasen.
None of the online gambling news in the UK would have predicted the results of the World Darts Championship on day 12 since it did bring some shocking result. Not only Michael van Gerwen has been forced to leave the tournament but Phil Taylor exits as well due to a surprisingly great performance by his opponent Jelle Klaasen.
Phil Taylor exits the William Hill World Darts Championship as early as day 12. This is an incredibly poor performance by the successful darts player as he was regarded as number three seed player, meaning he is in the top 3 out of all participating darts players. However, Jelle Klaasen proved to be better than last year’s runner-up this time.
Gambling facts could not have been trusted this time since nothing implicated that Klaased could be good enough to defeat Phil Taylor. Klaasen did not win any major darts tournament since 2006 when he won the World Darts Championship. However, this time his performance was good enough to force out Phil Taylor’s exit of the competition.
Phil Taylor is one of the most famous darts players. Not only he was seeded number 3 this year, but he is a living legend in darts. He has won the World Darts Championship 16 times in the past and has been looking for his 17th world cup glory since 2013. He was extremely close to it last year but Gary Anderson defeated him in a glorious battle in the final. Now Jelle Klaasen did the same to him before the finals so the legendary darts player will have to wait at least another year to be able to become World Darts Champion again, for the 17th time throughout his fascinating career.
The draw for the Euro 2016 group stages was made on Saturday and the England v Wales will be arguably the spiciest matchup in the tournament.
England were drawn in the same group as rookies Wales, plus Russia and Slovakia, so there will be an all-British encounter in the group stages, when the England v Wales game will be played. Both national team coaches, Roy Hodgson and Chris Coleman were pleased with the draw.
Since Russia have a history of struggling in big tournaments and Slovakia have yet to reach the level of the European elite, the Britons have all the chances to advance to the next stages. Especially since, as many experts of gambling facts might know, in a 24-team format the four best third placed teams also advance besides the six top twos.
France will kick off the tournament against Romania in the interesting group A, where Euro newcomers Albania and Switzerland are the other two teams. The England v Wales will be played in group B, while group C will stage another Germany v Poland game after the qualifiers. Poland will also meet Ukraine, co-hosts of the Euro 2012 tournament, as well as Euro newbies, Northern Ireland.
— WalesOnline (@WalesOnline) December 14, 2015
Arguably the hottest section for sports scores news will be group D, where title-holders Spain, the Czech Republic, Turkey and Croatia were drawn. Group E will be another attraction with Belgium, Italy, Ireland and Sweden. Maybe the weakest of the groups is group F, where Portugal, Euro rookies Iceland and old acquaintances Austria and Hungary were drawn.
The Euro 2016 draw:
Group A: France (hosts), Romania, Albania, Switzerland
Group B: England, Russia, Wales, Slovakia
Group C: Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Northern Ireland
Group D: Spain (holders), Czech Republic, Turkey, Croatia
Group E: Belgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Sweden
Group F: Portugal, Iceland, Austria, Hungary
After the round-robins, teams in the first two places and the four best third-placed teams qualify to the knockout stages of the tournament.
The first round of the 2015-16 Champions League knockout was drawn in Nyon, Switzerland and the hottest fixture will be the Arsenal v Barcelona clash.
Besides Arsenal v Barcelona, the rematch of the 2006 Champions League final, Juventus vs Bayern Munich will be the other top match in the round of 16. There is a list of interesting fixtures though, and the likes of Benfica v Zenit and Gent v Wolfsburg will guarantee that some lesser ranked sides will also be present amongst Europe’s eight best teams.
Here is the full list of the schedule:
16 February & 9 March
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v Chelsea (ENG)
Benfica (POR) v Zenit (RUS)
17 February & 8 March
Gent (BEL) v Wolfsburg (GER)
Roma (ITA) v Real Madrid (ESP)
23 February & 16 March
Arsenal (ENG) v Barcelona (ESP)
Juventus (ITA) v Bayern München (GER)
24 February & 15 March
PSV Eindhoven (NED) v Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) v Manchester City (ENG)
Previous winners in Italic.
Zenit and Dynamo were separate from each other because of the tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
Apart from Gent v Wolfsburg, all of these matchups happened before in the Champions League, gambling news.
There were additional Arsenal v Barcelona fixtures since the 2006 final, and La Blaugrana managed to eliminate the Gunners both in 2010 and 2011. This will be the third PSG v Chelsea meeting in consecutive seasons with the Blues succeeding in 2013 and Le Parisiens winning last year.
Bayern beat Juve twice in 2013, the year Die Roten won the competition eventually. As Roma and Real Madrid are regular playing partners. They have met eight times since 2001 and the Wolves were able to eliminate Los Blancos in the round of 16 in 2008.
— UEFA (@UEFA) December 14, 2015
Atlético Madrid beat PSV Eindhoven twice in the group stage in 2008. Benfica advanced from the round of 16 in 2012 against Zenit, however the Saint Petersburg-based side handed two losses to the Eagles in last year’s group stage. Dynamo eliminated Manchester City in 2011 at the same stage, as experts of gambling facts might remember.
Unfortunately the hottest games, the Arsenal v Barcelona and the Juventus v Bayern Munich clashes will be played simultaneously. However, there will be some great clashes in this round, and the further stages will expectedly provide some additional unforgettable moments.
There was also a draw in the Europa league, where the fixtures in the round of 32 were determined. The draw included the top two teams from every group in the Europa League group stages, as well as the third-placed teams from the Champions League group phase.
The full list of matches:
Valencia (ESP) v Rapid Wien (AUT)
Fiorentina (ITA) v Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
Borussia Dortmund (GER) v Porto (POR)
Fenerbahçe (TUR) v Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
Anderlecht (BEL) v Olympiacos (GRE)
Midtjylland (DEN) v Manchester United (ENG)
Augsburg (GER) v Liverpool (ENG)
Sparta Praha (CZE) v Krasnodar (RUS)
Galatasaray (TUR) v Lazio (ITA)
Sion (SUI) v Braga (POR)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v Schalke (GER)
Marseille (FRA) v Athletic Club (ESP)
Sevilla (ESP, holders) v Molde (NOR)
Sporting CP (POR) v Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
Villarreal (ESP) v Napoli (ITA)
St-Étienne (FRA) v Basel (SUI)
Previous winners in Italic.
Russian and Ukrainian clubs were separated naturally.
Fiorentina v Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund v Porto will be the most interesting outings, however, Shakhtar Donetsk v Schalke or Galatasaray v Lazio would have been also a nice fit in the Champions League sports scores news a few years ago.
Former Glasgow Rangers defensive midfielder and Honduras international Arnold Peralta was killed while on holiday.
BBC reported that Peralta was killed in his hometown, La Ceiba, on the North coast of Honduras. He was shot in the car park of a shopping center.
The cause of the shooting is unknown yet. However robbery was ruled out by the police, since nothing was taken. Honduras has the highest murder rates in the world. Gang violence is a major problem for the Latin-American country.
Peralta, who was 26, played for the capital club Olimpia, since he ended his one year and a half long spell at Scottish side Rangers, where he featured in 21 league games, scoring once.
A “tragic death that the national sport mourns”, Osman Madrid, director of FENAFUTH, the Honduran national football federation, commented the news about Peralta was killed.
Experts of gambling facts might know that he was due to represent his country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, however he missed the tournament in Brazil because of injury. He played for Honduras at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Peralta was about to feature in the Honduras vs Cuba international game next Wednesday.
Juan Manuel Fangio DNA test confirmed that Oscar Espinosa is the son of the Argentine Formula 1 legend.
A Fangio DNA test was ordered by a court in Argentina earlier this year in order to confirm the paternity claim of the 77-year-old Oscar Espinosa. In August, Fangio was exhumed in Balcarce, Argentina, for DNA samples to be taken and the results of the Fangio DNA test just came back confirming that Espinosa was right when stated that the legendary driver was his father.
The five-time Formula One world champion was 1911 and died 1995 in Balcarce, Buenos Aires province. Fangio was never married and he was thought to be childless. However, two paternity cases emerged in the last ten years in Argentina, leading eventually to get the body of Fangio exhumed. Ruben Vazquez and Oscar Espinosa both claim to be the children of the legendary driver.
Espinosa’s mother had a long relationship with fangio and Oscar also became a racing driver himself and had a close relationship with the five-time world champion. He is recognized as Oscar ‘Cacho’ Fangio in the world of motorsports, and now the usage of the name ‘Fangio’ is backed by the results of the Fangio DNA test, confirming that Espinosa is the son of the late Juan Manuel Fangio.
The 73-year-old Ruben Vazquez stated that his late mother, Catalina Basili revealed him in 2005 that he had a relationship with Fangio, and that the F1 great was his father. His case is expected to be resolved in the coming days, according to sports scores news.
— Luke Smith (@LukeSmithF1) December 10, 2015
Fangio is arguably the best racing driver in history. He won five Formula One world championship titles in the 1950s, as many experts of gambling facts might know. He was only one-time champion, when he had a near fatal accident in Monza in 1952, breaking his neck as he was thrown out from his car. However, he made a comeback at 42, and went on to win four more titles.
The show started with Manchester City going down 2–0 at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, where the hosts converted their first to shots through Marko Arnautovic. The Austrian winger also hit the post twice in the first half, so the Sky Blues actually lucky to start the second half with only two goals down. They were unable to recover, however.
Later on Saturday afternoon, Leicester City pulled out a confident, 3–0 win away at Swansea, thanks to a hat-trick from Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez. This helped Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester to climb back to the top of the Premier League table, stunning many experts of gambling facts. They are 26.00 (25/1) to win the league according to Bet365 Sportsbook.
Arsenal defeated Sunderland and though it wasn’t a surprise, this meant that two teams have passed City in the weekend, who fell back as down as third on the table. Still, Manuel Pellegrini’s men continue to be favourites to win the Premier League according to gambling news. Bet365 Sportsbook has the best offer for their success with online betting odds of 2.50 (3/2).
Their chances were boosted by Manchester United playing a goalless draw at home against West Ham United. Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils had only one shot on target during the 90 minutes and this stat speaks for itself. Jose Mourinho’s struggling Chelsea, increasingly getting involved in the relegation battle, suffered a 1–0 defeat at home to Bournemouth. Though Mourinho was previously confirmed as Chelsea manager until the end of the season, if it continues like this for them, his position might be reviewed even sooner…
To complete the list of crazy Premier League results, Liverpool suffered a 2–0 away defeat at Newcastle United, second bottom before the weekend. Just after Jürgen Klopp’s Reds were getting considered by more and more punters for the title – they are available for 10.00 (9/1) at Bet365 Sportsbook –, they came out with a performance. that was awful to watch. They might have been unlucky with the refereeing, but a defeat is all whet they deserved for their unimaginative display.
The holiday fixtures will expectedly bring an ever bigger mess, full of crazy Premier League results, and bettors should always consider the underdogs, especially when it’s about Premier League revelations like Leicester City and West Ham United.
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.
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!
To play at LeoVegas Casino has been beneficial for Scandinavian players so far, but the the next mobile casino jackpot winner can easily come from the UK.
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After such troubles, the eventful race, that is a must in Austin, compensated the fans of Formula 1 and live sports results however. After a lot of position changes, overtaking maneuvers, incidents and several safety car spells on the drying Circuit of the Americas, in the final laps, Nico Rosberg was on his way to achieve his 12th Grand Prix victory the fourth this year.
— LHTWTC (@LHTWTC) October 27, 2015
However, the German driver made a mistake that costed him the leading position and eventually, the win. Thus his teammate, Lewis Hamilton was able to win the race and since his main rival, Sebastian Vettel finished third, Mercedes’ British driver clinched his third Formula One World Championship, matching the record of his idol, Ayrton Senna.
It is easy to understand how emotional was this win for Hamilton and the frustration of his teammate is also clear. After the race, in his joy, Hamilton threw the baseball cap for the second placed driver towards his teammate. That hurt the German’s feelings, and Rosberg threw the cap at Hamilton instantly.
After the event, Hamilton said that he understood the frustration of his teammate, while Rosberg defended himself emphasizing how big his frustration was after he thew away the victory in the end.
Though this will be the race that we will remember as the one when Rosberg threw the cap at Hamilton, this is also a historical one. By his 43rd GP victory, Hamilton joined three-time Formula One World Champions Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna. As experts of gambling facts know, after Stewart, he is the second British driver to collect three titles, and the first who was able to defend his championship.
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Liverpool signed and unveiled their new manager Klopp the Normal One within a week after Brendan Rodgers was fired after the Merseyside derby.
Jurgen Klopp was the favourite to land the Liverpool job after the announcement about Rodgers’ departure was issued. According to online gambling news, Klopp was linked with the club ever since he left Borussia Dortmund this spring after a seven-year long spell. Now he was handed a job that he defined as one of the most exciting and at the same time the hardest in the world of football.
Klopp the Normal One – this might be his nickname after he jokingly referred to Jose Mourinho’s legendary arrival to English football in 2004. By the Normal One, he means that he is just another German guy who lives, eats and breathes football. But Klopp the Normal One was arguably the most sought-after coach in the football world until the Reds have secured his services.
Therefore this move is also big for the Premier League, not only for Liverpool. Actually he was linked with every one of the top clubs in the Premiership in recent years, and he also mentioned several times that his dream is to manage an English club. New he got his opportunity, and Klopp the Normal One aims to bring the Premier League title to Anfield in four years.
Some experts of football and gambling facts say that Klopp is the most exciting manager addition to the Premier League in twenty years. He will bring his approach, his pool of ideas about football, and his footballing philosophy, though many Liverpool fans are suspicious about the latter, after Brendan Rodgers’ failure to meet his own terms in the end.
But Klopp the Normal one is a football intellectual with an innovative approach, who plays good and attractive football with his teams. And he has a squad that, with a little bit of transfer tinkering, could be a perfect one to embrace his ideas. He could be a transforming force at Liverpool, and this could be huge in the history of the club. All he need is love and time to build a side that could enchant the people of Liverpool.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) October 8, 2015
Liverpool are currently tenth in the Premier League table after eight rounds. The Reds were handed online betting odds of 3.30 (23/10) to finish in top four in the Premier League by Bet365 Sportsbook. The top online betting site priced their top-six finish at 1.53 (8/15), which, after having signed Klopp, looks like a good deal for a Premier League safe bet, if you are willing to place a bigger wager.
A Liverpool League title would be the biggest surprise in sports scores news this season, and it is no surprise that Klopp the Normal One aims to deliver the Premier League trophy in four years. Liverpool is 41.00 (40/1) to win the league according to Bet365.
By signing a USD 2.1 billion facility, the Ladbrokes Coral merger and liquidity in the first years of the new company was just ensured.
Ladbrokes signed a GBP 1.35/EUR 1.8 billion facility to fund the merger with rival land-based and online betting, bingo and casino operator Gala Coral Group, latest gambling news report. This facility will ensure the liquidity of the future company in its first years. The facility will be provided by the company’s partner banks for the Ladbrokes Coral merger.
Chief financial officer Ian bull said, “I am pleased that our relationship banks have shown strong support in putting in place a significant size facility at similar pricing to our current facilities.” He added, “We believe that this facility will provide sufficient liquidity to an enlarged Ladbrokes Coral group following the merger.”
British-based betting and gaming company Ladbrokes officially announced this summer that merger talks with rival Gala Coral group have started. Online casino news reported in July 2015 that an agreement on the deal was reached.
The facility has three tranches with the first, a GBP 600 million facility, becoming available in October 2016, after the Ladbrokes Coral merger happened. The transformed company is expected to take shape late 2015 or early 2016.
The name of the new company will be Ladbrokes Coral. Ladbrokes chief executive Jim Mullen will be the new company’s CEO. Experts of gambling facts might know that Gala Coral group has a considerable debt. However this debt won’t be transferred to the new company after the Ladbrokes Coral merger.
Ladbrokes also ensured another deal recently. The online gambling firm became one of the official partners of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL). In the 2015-16 season, Labdrokes will be the official online sports betting partner of the NBL.
Ladbrokes was founded in 1886 and today is the largest betting company in the UK. It is also considered as the no. 1 retail bookmaker in the world with more than 2,400 retail betting shops only in the UK and Ireland. Ladbrokes operates several online sportsbooks in the UK, as well as online casinos, online poker rooms and online bingo sites.
PokerStars set a new record for the largest online poker tournament with more than 250,000 players.
PokerStars beat its previous record by organizing the largest online poker tournament with 253,698 participators – more than the population of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, or St. Petersburg in Florida. The online poker tournament was a USD 0.01 Common Cents Kick-Off tournament and it was more successful than any online poker competition before.
The tournament was won by an Austrian online poker player, DaDumon. He paid the 0.01 buy-in to cash out $10,000 just six and a half hours later. The ratio of his poker winnings to his deposit is one-million to one and this is an excellent gambling result.
The largest online poker tournament had a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. Tickets to the Common Cents Main Event tournament were also randomly awarded for lucky players in the first hour of the competition. The Main Event is scheduled to October 11, and until then more than 10 other Common Cents online poker tournaments will be held with less than USD 1 buy-ins.
When the former record of PokerStars was set two years ago, 225,000 players were registered. That was the part of the 100 Billion Hands Celebration. Though many think that online poker is not as popular as it was a few years ago, you don’t have to be an expert of gambling facts to tell that the game is still vastly popular amongst internet gambling players around the world.
According to the Klopp Liverpool odds, it seems that the former Borussia Dortmund coach will be the Reds’ next manager.
Before the start of the 2015-16 season, Brendan Rodgers was the favourite to lose his job first amongst Premier League club managers according to experts of gambling facts. He came up second, since Dick Advocaat (ex-Sunderland) had crossed the line a few hours earlier on Sunday. However, it wasn’t a surprise at all that the Liverpool board relieved the Northern Irishman from his duties.
Apart from the exciting 3–2 against 18th placed Aston Villa and that 45 minutes at Arsenal, Liverpool were uninspiring and unimaginative in the whole season. With this team at his disposal, Rodgers should have done better. However, Liverpool’s luck is that other teams also have been struggling so far, thus fourth place is only three points away from the Anfield Road outfit. But it will be the new manager’s job to reach that.
According to the report that emerged on Sunday at a Bosnian site that since became unavailable, Fenway Sports Group, the company that owns Liverpool FC pretty much agreed Jurgen Klopp, BVB’s former coach and his assistant at Signal Iduna Park, Zeljko Buvac on a three-year contract to take over the club.
Since Klopp’s assistant is from Bosnia-Herzegovina, sports scores news all over the world gave credit to the rumour. And it was also forcefully backed by the official announcement about Rodgers being sacked by Liverpool soon after. With all this happening, it was understandable that the Klopp Liverpool odds suggested that the German will be the Reds’ next manager.
This was also rumoured in the spring. However, Rodgers somehow managed to keep his position then. However, now Klopp might be FSG’s number one target easily. They did not hide their intentions about approaching Brendan Rodgers in 2012, and now everyone considers Klopp as their first target, ahead of Carlo Ancelotti and Frank de Boer.
The decision to get rid of Brendan Rodgers after eight league matches into the season was criticised by many, most notably by former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher. However, the former England defender also agreed that the previous BVB coach could be the right person for the job, further boosting the Klopp Liverpool odds.
Jurgen Klopp spotted in Liverpool. It’s happening. pic.twitter.com/o928syxagS
— #KloppIn (@RodgersOutClub) October 4, 2015
According to gambling news, the odds are continuously being shortened at online betting operators, but you can still wager on Klopp becoming the next Liverpool manager with odds of 1.20 (1/5) at BetVictor Sportsbook. They offer top underdog Carlo Ancelotti at 3.75 (11/4), while Frank de Boer’s appointment is priced at 13.00 (12/1).
According to the statement that was issued on Liverpoolfc.com on Sunday evening, the search for the new manager is underway. This suggests that maybe an agreement could be reached soon. It would be wise to place your wagers as soon as possible, since many operators might suspend betting on these market soon, as the Klopp Liverpool odds keep on shortening…
According to the state’s Gaming Control Board, Nevada gaming revenues fell in August, for the third month in a row.
Though Nevada gaming revenues still maintain an overall 1% increase comparing to last year, the results of 2015 June, July and August show a drop from the 2014 numbers. Certain areas of Las Vegas, namely the Strip, obviously has a problem, while other parts of the state produced a considerable growth.
According to online gambling news, issues related to baccarat are the main reasons behind the decrease in Nevada gaming revenues. The Strip had a 4.7% drop in August, while Nevada gaming revenues in total declined 1.4% comparing to the same month in 2014.
Baccarat along the Strip had a 16% decline in August comparing to the corresponding month last year. Gaming analysts Steven Wieczynski argued that this fall is due to the economic problems in China, causing Chinese players losing willingness to wager on baccarat. He said, “At this point, given the swirling macroeconomic uncertainties in China, we expect the Strip baccarat business to remain under pressure indefinitely.”
According to the numbers and gambling facts, slot players started to take over the Las Vegas Strip. While slot revenues grew in the area by 12%, table games declined 16%. It seems that many customers of casino table games rather visit the downtown casinos instead, where overall casino revenue produced a 15% growth.
North Las Vegas and the Boulder Strip also reported considerable increase, 21% and 30% respectively, contributing to the overall picture of Nevada gaming revenues, that is on almost 1% increase in 2015. Meanwhile Strip casinos reported a nearly 2% decline for this calendar year.
Cameron McKnight, gaming analyst for Wells Fargo Securities suggested that young people rather visit the Strip for partying than for gambling during these months. He said, “We note that the summer is skewed toward the leisure segment. In our view, the softness in gaming volumes is reflective of the current leisure customer increasingly younger, international and nightlife-oriented versus gaming focused.”
Nevada gaming revenues obviously do not include accommodation, clothing, food and drink incomes, which are major contributors for properties located in the area. Las Vegas is slowly becoming more of a party destination than a gambling capital.
Gambling is still big in the area, and it will be until US gambling laws in other states legalize the business. However, there are less and less gamblers in the younger generations who are attached to land-based casino gambling. They rather go to online poker rooms or online casinos for a gambling experience, not to mention online sports betting sites and now there are the daily fantasy sites as well.
Just check out Bovada Casino, if you’d like to know what a top US online casino looks like! After that, maybe you won’t plan to go to Las Vegas anymore to play your favourite casinos games either. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but this doesn’t mean that there is no legal online gambling outside Vegas…
Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond expressed that Celtic and Rangers to join English Premier League is a must and will happen in the next decade.
Though professional football clubs based south from the Border rejected Celtic and Rangers to join English Premier League six years ago, Desmond thinks that such a move is inevitable. The Celtic majority shareholder thinks that this is not just good for the Scottish giants, but for Scottish football and clubs playing in the English Premiership as well. He envisions a British Premiership for the future, online mobile news report.
According to Desmond, Celtic and Rangers belong to the top 10 British football clubs, and thus they should play in arguably the strongest league in the world. Actually Rangers should have to get back to the strongest division in Scotland first, as they failed to beat Motherwell in the final of the Scottish Championship playoffs last year…
Anyways, it is a topic that reappers from time to time. As all experts of gambling facts know, no other club than these two were able to win the Scottish top-flight in the last 30 years, and it is understandable that they see themselves playing in a different league. Though currently sitting second, four-points behind leaders Aberdeen, Celtic are 1.11 (11/100) favourites to win the Scottish Premier League at Betway Sportsbook.
Dermot thinks that if there would be a change in the structure at the English Premiership, Celtic and Rangers to join English Premier League could actually happen.
He said, “In Italy and in Spain you have the bigger clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid who negotiate their own football contracts, because they are more advantageous to them. I think that will happen in the UK with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal and then I think they will institute a change in the structure of the league.”
A move that would see Celtic and Rangers to join English Premier League was vetoed by English clubs last time in 2009. Their reasoning is also understandable: by including two new clubs at the top would cause two English sides losing their position. Some tinkering could be done with a 22-club Premiership for a year with four or five teams relegating to the Championship as the Premier League go back to 20 teams, but the UEFA would still have to approve all this.
Some say that this is absurd, but two years ago Premier League sports scores news featured two sides from Wales: Swansea City and Cardiff City. Though the Bluebirds – then playing in red – have relegated, Swansea continue to be an integral member of the English top flight. Maybe the time of a British Premier League will eventually come after all.
After the last seven days of European football it is right to ask the question: Is Manchester United the best team in England? According to the numbers, it currently is.
At the time when the Anthony Martial transfer to Man United was announced, there was a feeling that this could be big. Now it seems that the transfer deadline day move just provided the last piece in the attacking puzzle of Louis van Gaal. Manchester United are in excellent form since Martial made his debut for the Red Devils against Liverpool.
Meanwhile, the other members of English football’s top four or top five, as you like it, are struggling. In the land of the Blighty, and on the continent as well. After analyzing the numbers, any expert of online betting and gambling facts might ask himself that “Is Manchester United the best team in England? Really?”
The fact that Van Gaal’s men are topping the Premier League table at the moment, suggest in itself that Manchester United are the best team in England at the moment. Moreover, their 1 win, 1 loss statistics in the Champions League group stage means that amongst the European horror of English clubs, they are the best side representing their country on the continent as well.
This is a tough time for English top clubs. Title holders Chelsea are only fourteenth in the Premier League table, while Arsenal are fourth – just behind West Ham United. Manchester City have lost their last two league games, so they were overtaken by United on the top of the table.
In Europe, the picture is even worse, according to sports scores. The four teams were good for three victories in their first eight games in the Champions League group stage. Arsenal are rock bottom in Group F with two defeats – they were beaten by European giants Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos, while Man City and Chelsea are third in their respective groups.
Meanwhile the Red Devils jumped to place 2 in Group B thanks to their 2-1 home victory vs VfL Wolfsburg. Their 3 points and zero goal differential is the same tally that Man City produced, and in fact, worse than what Chelsea achieved so far. Still, Man United are the only English side occupying an advancing position in the most important club competition in world football.
This poor performance might hurt English football a lot. Underachieving in Europe was a tendency for them in the last few years, and this might be resulting in UEFA taking their fourth Champions League spot to give it to Serie A. Yes, Serie A, the Italian championship that is as bad as ever…
And all this came after a summer that had no World Cup and no European Championship to waste their players completely. South American influence isn’t that high at top English clubs that it can blew their season start. Or is it?
Van Gaal just ditched one of the best players from South America when he sold Angel di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain, and also got off Javier Hernandez, minimizing the Latin-American influence on his side. That might be a contributor to their okay season start, which was enough for a positive answer for the question “Is Manchester United the best team in England?”
However, the picture might change quickly, since United will visit the Emirates in the Premier League on Sunday. Online mobile news report that BetVictor Sportsbook offers the best online betting odds for their success against Arsenal with 3.80 (14/5). The hosts are 2.05 (21/20) favourites with draw being available at a tempting 3.60 (13/5).
Looking at the teams’ current forms, Man Utd/Draw for 1.75 (3/4) with Double Chance looks like a good deal. It would be interesting to consider a goal from Anthony Martial for 3.12 (85/40) too, as Arsene Wenger just missed out on his fellow Frenchman’s signature, as his previous club, AS Monaco refused to sell his top asset to the Gunners.