March Madness Means Bets, Basketball and Vasectomies?

Wayne Kuang, of the American Urological Association, who practices in Albuquerque, N.M. “You get these 20, 30, or 40-year-olds who seek health care with a lot less frequency than women do in the same age group… Women undergoing this procedure need general anesthesia on top of a 30 minute procedure, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Urologists are even offering March Madness deals with pizza, mugs and reminders of the mandatory days off of from work they’ll need to help prod men to make the cut.

“I don’t know if these were the guys who were on the fence and this pushed them over the edge, or if these are guys who would be doing it anyways,” said Hoff.

Bone said he visited the Oregon Urology Institute in Eugene, Ore. There are also more risks during recovery for women than men.

Neal’s office also used a “Let our Boys Take Care of Your Boys” promotion at the end of the year to draw in more customers. Douglas Hoff, a urologist at the Oregon Urology Institute, said Bone is not alone. In the past two years, more and more doctors across the nation have jumped on the tournament as a prime opportunity to get men to “take care of the equipment and lower your seed for the tourney,” as one advertisement for an Oregon urologist suggested.

The other scenario is if the wife recently gave birth, and the couple has agreed it will be their last child, he said.

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“What better way to spend March Madness than to have doctor’s orders to sit on the couch?” Bone, 38, told ABC News.

“It’s a great marketing scheme; we always recommend that you go home and lay low and on your easy chair,” said Kuang.

Although birth control is an option for many couples, urologists say men are far less likely to take the leap. and a professor at the University of New Mexico.

But Kuang didn’t doubt that many of his patients who follow doctor’s orders to rest will be watching the game.

“Usually because of the weather the way it is, a lot of people are going to be watching …[their] NCAA basketball team,” said Neal, of the BayClinic. Neal said in 20 years of doing 100 vasectomies per year, he has had one patient develop chronic pain.

However, Neal said once men enter his office the majority go through with the procedure.

“From my experience in my geographic area, the top two scenarios are if it’s the end of the year, and they’ve met their deductible and they’re trying to fit it in… But the operation which requires only a local anesthesia, is much less demanding than tubal ligation. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 15 percent of couples rely on female sterilization, but only 5 percent of couples rely on male sterilization as a form of birth control.

Like many men, David Bone of Springfield Ore. — that’s probably the biggest spike in the year,” said Dr. This is his second year of offering a March Madness promotion. for the swelling. He’s seen twice as many vasectomy appointments in March than in any other month.

Not Every State Hot on March Madness Vasectomies

“I think it’s hard to convince men, in general, to get health care,” said Neal. Bruce Neal is also reporting a slight business uptick during the tournament.

While more clinics are offering March Madness specials each year, the link between March Madness (or Vas Madness as an Austin, Texas office calls it) hasn’t reached all parts of the country yet.

“I heard about this thing called ‘Snip City’ last year and I thought ‘that is a really good idea,’” said Bone, 38.. had a plan for college basketball’s annual March Madness tournament: enter a bracket , take care of chores ahead of time, and get a vasectomy.

Like any surgical procedures, vasectomies have risks and a recovery time. Neal said most patients who start bleeding do so because they’ve ignored instructions to rest. Very few men may also develop chronic pain after the procedure. He says he’ll spend spare time playing with his five children.

Health clinic runs vasectomy promotion

Dr. “We thought we could catch people in their down time, and give them a reason to sit there and watch one basketball game after another.”

In Green Bay, Wis., Dr.

Complications, for men, according to Neal, include bleeding and infection in about one in 100 patients. for the 15-minute procedure on Thursday, which will leave him with a long weekend to sit at home and watch the games with his new promotional package: a cooler, a Subway sandwich coupon, a promotional T-shirt, a sports magazine and a bag of frozen peas, ah … so a lot of men will go undiagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart disease.”

Yes, a vasectomy

Michael Gill Racing Issues Statement

I’m

sure they were the jockeys, Krulock’s jockeys, which was the reason for

Dillon’s sudden loss of memory.

I am no longer in horse racing, but I spent $51 million dollars from

1999 to 2009 on horses. They could possibly lose that license if they

were operating a dangerous track. What if

I told you he has just given a sworn deposition, under oath, that they

were never were dangerous? What jockey would know better if my horses

were sound than the jockey that was riding them all? How could any other

jockeys say anything if they didn’t ride them? Also, what if Otero and

Jockey Clinton Potts just said under oath that they did not give anyone

express permission to use their names on the jockey petition?

Let’s move on to the National Horsemen’s Benevolence & Protective

Association (HBPA). The vast majority went back to Penn National. Look back at all my years in

racing and tell me this isn’t the truth. It seems they rely heavily on reading The

Blood-Horse magazine. Since that wasn’t possible, Krulock turned to what he

could control…the jockeys. So that is how they came at me.

My dream was always to win the Kentucky Derby; instead this has been my

living nightmare. I wasn’t doing

anything special. They have never come to my defense

because they are made up of horse owners and trainers that do not want

me in the industry because I am cutting up their pie. At the time,

horses stabled on the grounds did not get even a vet check before they

raced. But they blamed me, not the track.

The Commission’s own investigators recognized the fact that the horses

were back running at Penn National and what I was saying was actually

true. It is journalism, like

the recent New York Times article and a former ESPN interview,

that have made it difficult to stay in business and impossible for me to

come back by painting me as “The Most Hated Man in Racing” where I might

have been the most honest.

So how did I get kicked out of Penn National? I just had 2,247 horse

races without a single bad test. More money than any owner made at any one

race track that year. They still had major issues two

months after I left. To my knowledge this was the only race track in the country where

all horses didn’t get checked by a veterinarian before each race.

So, if you had a couple of Commissioners that you could manipulate, I

would say it was a hell of an insurance policy and defense Attorney

Augusto was the puppet master who protects the tracks and dials in the

Commissioners.

I’m no longer in horse racing so I have no motive to share my story

other than the truth.

Penn National knew that I had complained multiple times about the racing

surface. I have now

just introduced you to all the players.

Now I am going to get really insidious. He must have

forgotten about an email he sent on January 24, 2010, just before my

ejection, stating that my trainers, Adamo and Delahoussaye had 3 and 4

breakdowns respectively for the year. They were cheating. By now it was a moot point. I then asked to have Dana Whitney

ride on all the horses.

He has commented publicly about my horses breaking down. This is the same organization that I have paid more

money into than any other person. She was accused of shock waving horses by her

foreman/boyfriend and her grooms, but wrote a letter, representing horse

ownership, to the Commissioner saying I was bad for racing.

The Commission and Dillon listed three separate complaints: 1) Penn

National, 2) Jockeys and 3) the HBPA. Those that wanted me out would have

given their eyeballs to have come up with a bad test to make it easy to

get rid of me.

Those same complaining owners bought them, the same complaining trainers

trained them and the same complaining jockeys rode them. Weeks later, Otero was suspended from

racing for making no effort for a horse to win. “The slippery slope is if the measurement or action taken is

going to be on when this occurs, as it may also involve others who

people feel are not an issue.” McErlean wrote this in his email, a copy

of which I have in my possession.

Penn National doesn’t want you to pay attention to the horses; they want

you in the casino. It was not a coincidence

that it is these three jockeys that led a boycott of riding my horses in

2009.

So Krulock had the two top racing outfits in Penn National using his

jockeys. Want proof? Simply walk inside of the casino and then

walk out back to the stables where the horses live. To put this in perspective, if you combined all

of the race tracks across the country you might not have fourteen fatal

breakdowns collectively during a two week period. It is also ironic that I was still able to race at Philadelphia

Park, but not at Penn National, even though both are governed by the

same Pennsylvania commission.

They believed that the Commission had immunities that they could hide

behind. Dillon also declared our innocence. On three

occasions Dillon happily informed the court that Penn National gave him

a letter telling him what a good job he was doing. No

offense to The Blood-Horse magazine, but it is not ALL that these

commissioners should know.

All my horses were sold. Krulock said that he could not do that because

Dana was riding first call for my biggest competitor, Stephanie Beattie.

I will finish by telling you that in the purest sense I am a competitor,

I find no victory in cheating. I bought horses from the big

guys 90% of the time, not the little guys. I said that I would, but that I would not use Clifton as I

felt he was an inferior jockey. Only the Commission could take their

license away.

In fact they did not even investigate before or after ejecting me or

Adamo, not one of them. Sometimes the thing that separates the

haves and the have-nots is opportunity. Therefore, I think this qualifies me to speak about the

business.

. They had the State of Pennsylvania do their dirty work and we

learned in last week’s trial that Commission’s lawyers warned them that

I could sue the Commission. “It was clean, and the horses were in

good condition.”

I got into Penn National when John Krulock (agent for jockeys Thomas

Clifton and Willie Otero) offered me 49 stalls if I rode his Jockeys

first call. I have spent my career defending myself

from the corrupt, with their fear of you hearing me. Out of the 100 jockeys I am

going make a guess at the other two: Dana Whitney and Willie Otero. For all those

concerned, you have taken your best shot at me and I am still standing. Krulock then gave me Willie Otero to

ride all my horses and then hired Dana Whitney. Typically, trainers survive by

finding a new owner before the old owner goes broke.

At the trial, I listened to three Commissioners (Hamm, Hannum, and

Sweeney) and the Executive Secretary Dillon. There must have

been some magical wand that was waived to make them all instantly sound. The president of

HBPA at Penn National at the time was Stephanie Beattie, my biggest

competitor. This trainer was Stephanie

Beattie.

I guess miracles can happen.

I went into racing knowing it was a business and I believed I could be a

champion. There was actually one trainer with more total

breakdowns with only about 600 starts. Even when the

subject was about life and limb, he forgot. They sent Gail

Emerson to my farm. So why would they want me out?

There came a time in late 2009 that I fired Willie Otero. I noticed how one Commissioner after another on the stand

appeared more hesitant, guarded and confused than the one before.

You may remember reading Otero saying my horses were dangerous. I am not kidding, read the transcripts. They then said in last week’s trial that they never accused me of

having sore horses. Sore at Penn, sound at Philly?

It was my intent to have stayed in Horse Racing the rest of my life,

what better job to have than one that you love. I made it possible for the

trainer to make money and the owners to make money, rather than have the

trainer survive by cheating the owner. He was pulling

horses to prevent them from winning. I would not be

bought and I would not be intimidated, that is a dangerous combination

in horse racing.

Penn National can’t say they are concerned about horses and jockeys when

they don’t even vet check horses on their own grounds. They do not like cutting up their share of the pie.

Every time I see my name it is followed by the word, controversial. Penn National has me thrown out;

they knew they did not have a reason so they gave it to the Commission. I made $3.1

million dollars there in 2009. This was a horse that raced on the grass for

the first time, slipped and clipped heals. I claimed horses for $20,000 and won for $40,000. Then it became very clear. They raced a total of 820 times

during the year. As reported in the Thoroughbred Times, “It

was a surprise visit, and I found nothing wrong in the facility,” said

Gail Emerson, a former trainer. Do you think the trainers would

tell the owners that they lost their $40,000 claiming horse for $20,000

because they were cashing a bet offshore or would they say that Gill

made it a $40,000 horse because he was cheating? What do you think?

You would be interested to know how little these Commissioners know

about horse racing. I claimed horses from people

that were cheating and winning races unfairly to defraud the betting

public. That is

not what I want.

MANCHESTER, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Michael Gill Racing today made the following statement regarding horse

racing:

Not convinced yet? If you think Penn National cares about jockeys and

horses, why are they racing at 12:00 midnight in the middle of January

instead of 12:00 noon? Do you think it is colder at midnight than at

noon? Do you think it is more likely to have a frozen track in the

middle of January? Isn’t it possible it is about making money? Otherwise

they would be racing during the day. My understanding

is that they do vet check now, why didn’t they then? I offered to have

the state vet at Penn National check all my horses on the grounds and at

my farm, Penn National declined. They want you in the Casino at

night.

Penn National continues to be scrutinized for their unsafe track

conditions. Instead what I got was an anonymous

phone call to the Large Animal Protection Society. I also quickly learned that it is possible for people to be

totally corrupt.

In fact in a federal trial held last week, Michael Dillon, former Acting

Executive Secretary of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission said

under oath that he spoke with three jockeys about their concerns, one

was Clifton and he just could not remember the other two. They had nothing else. I noticed how they looked frequently at him for approval

during trial.

Penn National Race Track in Grantville, Pennsylvania is, like other race

tracks, a closed community. So the taxpayer would take the hit. I was in horse racing for 33 years and have been told

that I have had more starts and won more races than any horse owner in

history. I watched them go up on the

witness stand, one after another saying that I had done nothing wrong. I had a passion and a love for this industry. I was trying to create a path to

operating a successful business in the horse racing industry that I

loved so that other owners could do the same. Again, that’s seven

breakdowns at Penn National with 820 starts, and one out of 1,400 starts

at other tracks.

Christopher McErlean is the Vice President of Gaming at Penn National. Tell

me this, what is more controversial than telling the truth?

I really tried to make a difference. When you look at it, you see nothing but

locals. He seemed to be very

proud of that letter. This is the exact

accusation I had made when I fired him. I was able to accomplish my goals because I believed they were

possible. Penn National operates

under a license, as I do. This was more money than next the top 15 owners at

Penn National combined.

I came into horse racing hiring the little guy and giving them an

opportunity to prove themselves. When he could not give me Dana Whitney, I fired him as an agent

and the jockeys he represents. I had raced over 1,400 starts in 2009 outside of Penn National

and only had one breakdown. I knew at that moment that since

Krulock got me the stalls at Penn National that he could take them away.

I spent $51 million dollars in horse racing, why would I need to cheat?

If someone had a better horse in the race, I would buy it. In fact Delahoussaye

still trained and he had his other owners buy my horses that wound up

back in the same stalls that they were in when I owned them a day

before. When the largest stable in the country moves in, it is cause for

concern. In fact in 2008, just one year before, it had fourteen fatal

breakdowns in two weeks. The barns are a

disaster and the track is dangerous, but the casino is just wonderful!

You tell me where Penn National is spending their money. Every year the track

has had major issues with breakdowns

Sports Betting Odds by Benered Fransisco

In sports betting odds, there are many things, which are illegal such as transmitting information on gambling across the state for placing, or taking bets is considered illegal. Apart from this, he also works as a consultant on gaming management, strategies, personnel and marketing. In sports betting odds, the odds are termed as “MONEYLINE”.The sports betting odds there are no point spread for many of the sports such as boxing, tennis etc as there occur no way to measure the points or score in which the player wins or loses by. The bookies set a lot of numbers by keeping the public in mind and the person who begins to study can understand easily as to how the person can gain more and on the numbers set by the bookies.

In sports betting line, money line is like point spread that is used to equal the attractiveness of the favorite and the underdog for the person betting. But even then, there occur many loopholes through which people play their own gaming!

. The sports betting odds makers set the money line, as more money must be risked for the favorite or the person expected to win and very less on the underdog or the person more likely to lose, so that there occurs a balance between both sides of the contest.

Sports betting odds can be defined as “the likelihood of an outcome occurring that is stated in a number form”. The main basis of the wager is the straight up outcome, which is not in to a point spread. In such sports like boxing, the only thing that counts is who wins and who loses, and in such cases, the money line wagering enters in!

In sports betting odds, the odds are made not by the common people. And most of the illegal books of Nevada draw their odds from casinos. Money line in sports betting odds is decided by the event winner with no regard to the point spread as there is occurs no point spread. This field is considered as a way to make huge profits if the person is a smart bettor who has practiced proper money management. In college, also sports betting odds have taken reign even though it might be considered illegal by many. In sports betting odds, such as football odds is becoming more vibrant each year. It is an entirely different case in sports betting odds, as about 75% of odds are established for the licensed Sports Books in Nevada as well as for Oregon State Lottery by Las Vegas Sports Consultant Inc, which is run by Michael ‘Roxy” Roxborough

Time Inc. Appoints Steve Marcopoto President of Time Inc. International

transformation globally.”

During the past couple of months, Time Inc. The digitally

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expanded the operation to significant scale, taking it from two

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services in 11 languages by the time of his departure. to

help drive the diversification and expansion of our best-in-class

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People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, Southern Living,

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Sports :: How to Make Money Betting on Horse Racing

You might also read online blogs about horse racing in order to make money by betting on horse racing. I do not use a computer software to make money on betting on horse racing. By handicapping the horses and race conditions and studying the various mathematical models, you may make money betting on horse racing.. I use “How to ‘Place Bet’ on Favorites for a Living” by Mohammed Ali. In addition, track the performance of each horse and knowing whether the performance of the horse is improving with maturity or declining with age. I spend my time knowing the Southern California race tracks

In addition, I suggest that you review all race results on a regular basis by studying copies of the “Daily Racing Form.” This newspaper can be instrumental in teaching you how to handicap properly and win more money. You will find the “Daily Racing Form” available at most newsstands, at horse racing venues and by direct-mail subscription as well as online downloads.

While there is no guarantee that anyone will win consistently by betting on horse races, recent developments in computer software and handicapping methods have reduced the amount of financial risk. In addition, many of these blogs feature online-discussion forums on which you can swap information about effective betting methods and systems.

Finally, use online resources, such as TwinSpires, to make bets online and receive free tips on handicapping

Make money betting on horse racing by learning how to handicap the horses properly by reading the articles on this site. You will find that most horse racing blogs are moderated and maintained by experts who have developed reliable handicapping systems and are more than willing to share secrets with subscribers. In addition, I suggest using a system that has been proven. In addition, I suggest that you concentrate on only one or two race tracks every horse betting season. You will also need to know how each horse performs in a variety of weather and track conditions and whether there is a synergy between the horse and a particular jockey

Sports betting vs. the stock market: Which is riskier?

“A large, steady company has a low chance of plummeting and causing you to lose all your money, but even Peyton Manning doesn’t cover the spread sometimes,” he said.

Related: 4 reasons September could be good for stocks

The betting appeal: Americans bet an estimated $380 billion each year on sports. A bettor gambling on the Green Bay Packers will instantly lose his or her entire $500 bet if Aaron Rodgers and his teammates fail to win or cover the spread.

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Even the unlucky investors who jumped into the market at its peak in October 2007 eventually made their money back when stocks reclaimed their pre-recession levels in 2013.

“You can hold onto your betting tickets all your life, but you’re not going to get squat,” said Stovall.

Such hedging tools are not as readily or even feasible to sports gamblers, Fine said.

All or nothing: Gambling on sports tends to be a zero-sum game. For example, a stop-loss order instructs a broker to dump a stock when it tumbles below a specific price. Heck, even his commercials are funny.

Those are pretty good odds.

At the same time, investing in stocks actually carries higher upside potential. People often invest in funds that buy dozens or even hundreds of stocks, which helps reduce the risk. The stock might go up and down some, but it typically doesn’t go to zero.

Manning is really, really good at what he does for a living.

In the long run, investors have the chance to make more money because there are fewer downside risks. And of course, they both hate to lose.

They both believe they can predict the future, and they sometimes fall into the trap of making decisions with their hearts instead of their brains. And in neither instance can you be guaranteed to be correct,” said Randall Fine, managing director of The Fine Point Group, one of the casino industry’s largest consulting firms.

The same can’t be said for those who bet big on the Denver Broncos last Super Bowl. While many stocks offer steady returns, investors sometimes hit the jackpot (think: buying Apple back in early 2009 or Tesla in 2012).

“A lot of people regard investing as gambling, but I frequently say no. Gambling on sports may be more fun, but it’s definitely a more risky use of money than putting it in the stock market.

However, someone sinking $500 into Apple stock has little risk of losing that entire initial investment, especially in the short term.

Related: How $2 billion Clippers bet could pay off

Gamblers and investors also have far different time horizons.

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But don’t let those similarities fool you.

That’s the percentage of time that Stovall’s research shows the S&P 500 — the gold standard in the stock market — has increased in value during the years since 1926.

“Betting is more difficult and riskier,” said one resident of Hoboken, New Jersey, who bets on illegal gambling sites and also invests in stocks.

A stock can theoretically be held onto for an infinite amount of time, but a sports bet can end in the blink of an eye.

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Positive Thinking And Its Effect On Your Health

The first situation to consider is the relationship between thoughts and conditions like depression and stress

Will the big game save gaming in Atlantic City?

and the NCAA have long opposed sports gambling because of fears it would lead to game-fixing. Florida developer Glen Straub, who submitted the losing bid, is challenging the sale.

“I don’t think it’s going to be the lifeline for the casinos,” said Alex Bumazhny, who follows the casino industry for Fitch Ratings, adding that the credit rating agency “doesn’t think it will make a big difference” in Atlantic City.

Still, sports betting is starting up in New Jersey despite ferocious competition from a number powerful interests. “This isn’t going to save Atlantic City.

“The reality is that it’s a big deal for Monmouth Park and that’s it,” said Alan Woinski, the president of Gaming USA, a consulting firm based in Paramus, New Jersey, in an interview, referring to a struggling race track in Oceanport, New Jersey, that under the state’s new law will be able accept sports bets.

A further damper on sports betting profits at Atlantic City casinos is the fact that it’s legal in Delaware and a handful of other states.

Second, as an economic activity, sports betting isn’t a game-changer. Despite such concerns, Christie initially moved to permit sports betting in 2011 after voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize it. The AGA pegs the gross gaming revenue from sports bets at $170 million, a tiny percentage of the $10.9 billion consumers plunked down in the state’s casinos in 2012. “This whole thing is a snow job.”

Another obstacle is that New Jersey residents are divided over the benefits of sports betting.

Under a measure New Jersey Gov. Supreme Court refused to hear the state’s appeal, leaving the ban in place.

“Nobody expected such a bizarre move,” said I.

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A lifeguard boat sits on the beach in front of the closed Revel Casino Sept.

Atlantic City’s embattled casino industry, which has lost thousands of jobs this year as money-losing operator shut their doors, shouldn’t expect much of a boost from sports betting, experts say. Professional sports leagues in the U.S. There probably isn’t anything that can save Atlantic City.”

Earlier this month, Brookfield Asset Management, owner of Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, acquired Revel for $110 million, a fraction of the $2.4 billion to build.

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The NFL subsequently sued to block the law, claiming that it violated an 1992 federal law that restricted sports betting to four states. But that law comes amid a major slump in gambling in the state. According to data from the American Gaming Association, a trade group, about $3.4 billion was wagered on sports at casinos in Nevada in 2012, though the total amount generated by the state’s casinos race books was much smaller. Casino industry experts have argued that it will be difficult for Brookfield to operate Revel as a casino because it never made a profit. Though 44 percent of people surveyed by Rutgers-Eagleton poll thought that sports betting was a positive for Atlantic City, another 48 percent were less sure of its value, while another 31 percent thought it would make no difference. Chris Christie signed into law last week, Atlantic City racetracks and casinos can start accepting sports bets. For one, the decline of New Jersey’s gaming industry has been years in the making and was hastened when lawmakers in neighboring Pennsylvania, a key Atlantic City market, allowed casino gaming.

But State Senator Raymond Lesniak, an outspoken proponent for sports betting, pushed through a bill this that year that abolished the state’s existing prohibitions against sports betting. Atlantic City casino revenue reached a peak of $5.2 billion, and tumbled to $2.86 billion last year nearly two dozen casinos were built within driving distance of the Jersey shore gambling mecca. The state then eliminated all of its laws outlawing sports betting at tracks and casinos. Over the past few months, operators of the Revel Casino Hotel, which at one time was touted as linchpin of an Atlantic City revival, Trump Plaza and Showboat, closed their doors. A federal court ruled in the league’s favor, and the U.S. 15, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey..

The reasons are many. Nelson Rose, a professor at Whittier Law School who has written a textbook on gaming law, adding he wasn’t sure if New Jersey’s move will survive a court challenge. The Trump Taj Mahal has threatened to shut down next month unless it receives concessions from state officials

New Jersey sports betting law struck down by U.S. appeals court | Reuters

Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said the 2014 law allowing sports betting at casinos and racetracks violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal law prohibiting the practice in all states other than Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon.

One dissenting judge thought the 2014 law permissible despite PASPA. Governor of the State of New Jersey et al, 3rd U.S. “It’s just wrong for Congress to deny New Jersey what the state of Nevada has.”

Rendell acknowledged the law’s “salutary purpose” in trying to revive those troubled industries, but said PASPA does not unconstitutionally “commandeer” the state.. The other thought PASPA was unconstitutional because it violated state sovereignty.

“Because PASPA, by its terms, prohibits states from authorizing by law sports gambling, and because the 2014 law does exactly that, the 2014 law violates federal law,” Circuit Judge Marjorie Rendell wrote. solicitors general were on opposite sides of the case, with Paul Clement arguing for the sports organizations and Theodore Olson representing New Jersey.

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New Jersey argued that its law amounted to only a “partial repeal” of its prohibitions on sports betting, did not “license or authorize by law” such betting, and could help curb the “thriving” black market in the practice.

“We are reviewing the opinion and considering our options,” said Paul Loriquet, a spokesman for state Attorney General Christopher Porrino.

Clement was not immediately available for comment.

New Jersey’s law banned wagers on state college teams and limited bets to people age 21 and older at casinos and racetracks.

The 10-2 decision is a defeat for Republican Governor Chris Christie, who has seen courts void two state laws, including one in 2012, designed to raise revenue through sports betting.

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Nevada bookmakers made $231.8 million on sports betting in 2015, the state has said.

A federal appeals court on Tuesday said New Jersey cannot legalize sports betting, in a big defeat for supporters of the years-long effort to allow such wagers in the state.

It is also a victory for Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the National Hockey League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which opposed New Jersey’s laws.

Reflecting the stakes, two former U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Nos. government, called the law “yet another attempt” to allow sports betting “only under the conditions of the state’s choosing.”

“We do have two judges dissenting,” Lesniak said, “and we certainly will take a shot at the Supreme Court.”

The American Gaming Association, an industry trade group, wants PASPA repealed.

“We were relying on having sports betting to give a big boost to our ailing Atlantic City casinos and our suffering racetracks,” state Senator Raymond Lesniak, a Democrat from Elizabeth who sponsored the 2014 law and a 2011 voter referendum allowing sports betting, said in an interview. 14-4546, 14-4568, 14-4569.

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The Top 25 Baseball Books for Your Desert Island

The Unforgettable Season, by G. Their frank essays on Tom Yawkey’s cronyism and the franchise’s self-destructive racism in the ’50s and early ’60s is eye-opening. Babe: The Legend Comes to Life, by Robert Creamer

The best book on the Bambino, partly because Ruth’s real story is so chock full of great drama, but also because Creamer is a superb, honest documentarian. Editor Steve Goldman expertly weaves a tapestry of Baseball Prospectus contributors into a smart blueprint for organizational success.

1. About such a jerk. The Long Season, by Jim Brosnan

The first of the frank, player-written accounts, and probably the book that made Ball Four possible over a decade later. Open it anywhere and spend fifteen minutes and you’re guaranteed to learn something about the game that never crossed your mind. October 1964, by David Halberstam

Halberstam wrote many wonderful books about sports, but this one is probably my favorite. In “Taverns in the Town” he watched all four games of the 1963 Dodgers-Yankees World Series in four different New York saloons. Keri’s book on the breakout success of the Tampa Bay Rays is equally compelling, funnier, and has already made me pine for his upcoming history of the Montreal Expos.

21. Crazy ’08 by Cait Murphy

Two volumes about the same 1908 season made the list, and this one includes all the drama of the less-reported but equally contentious American League race, won by the Tigers. James balances decade-by-decade facts with funny and often exhaustively researched essays, and tops it off with lists of the best players at each position and why. His first such blog, “1924 and You Are There!” has just been published by Grassy Gutter Press and is available on Amazon.

12. Impeccably researched with fabulous black-and-white photography throughout, Stout and Johnson pull no punches. The End of Baseball, by Peter Schilling Jr.

I read very, very few baseball novels, and did like Shoeless Joe in a Twlight Zoney way, but this book knocked me out. Stolen Season, by David Lamb

The author, an L.A. Conlon, the finest baseball portrait photographer ever, took scores of pictures of many of the game’s greats and not-as-greats in the first four decades of the 1900s, and these collections from his original black-and-white plates are incomparable.

5. All are priceless. Conlon is most famous for his ground-level action shot of Ty Cobb sliding into third, but his photos of a greenhorn Ted Williams, menacing ’27 Yankees Murderers Row, and a Vermeer-like Honus Wagner simply take your breath away.

23. The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading, and Bubble Gum Book, by Brendan C. This one merely covers the National League race, but what makes it amazing is that Fleming tells the story by compiling and re-printing actual newspaper accounts of the games from New York, Chicago and Pittsburgh newspapers. Baseball’s Golden Age and The Big Show: Photographs by Charles M. Conlon

Either one of these coffee table volumes will transport you effortlessly into the past. Boyd and Fred Harris; Cardboard Gods, by Josh Wilker

Two little masterpieces on a theme, and the books couldn’t be any more different. Hornsby Hit One Over My Head, by David Cataneo

This oral history of baseball is like none you’ve ever read. Angell began writing baseball articles for The New Yorker back in 1962, and these two unforgettable collections feature his best pieces through 1976. Some blurbs are long paragraphs, some are one sentence. Also liked Creamer’s lesser-known Summer of ’41, but Babe stands taller on repeated readings.

16. The reserve clause also had its “secret history” and was essentially a vehicle to help capitalists and gambling men. Cataneo recorded interviews with 45 fans, grouped the stories by their age, then attached splendid titles to each chapter. Mickey Cochrane is hired to manage, and a calvacade of black stars are collected to play in the National League, even Josh Gibson with girlfriend in tow. His essay on the tragic, inexplicable pitching career of the Pirates’ Steve Blass following the 1971 championship is still probably the most moving baseball article I’ve ever read.

Jeff Polman writes fictionalized baseball replay blogs, his current endeavor being Mystery Ball ’58. Witty and insightful from beginning to end, this one is not to be missed.

6. Hano sat in the bleachers in deep left center field, giving him a perfect view of a guy in center named Willie Mays making the most famous catch in postseason history. (“Despite all apparent evidence to the contrary, there has never been, nor could there ever be, a major league ballplayer named Clyde Kluttz.”) Wilker’s celebrated recent tome is a different kind of jewel, taking the Boyd and Harris blueprint and crafting it as his own, a touching personal memoir about growing up in small-town Vermont, told through his massive collection of mostly ’70s baseball cards. Boyd and Harris’ paperback, published in ’73, is undoubtedly one of the funniest things I’ve ever read, featuring page after page of hilarious capsule descriptions of terrible-looking baseball cards from the ’50s and early ’60s. H. Cobb: A Biography, by Al Stump

What an opening chapter. Starting in the California League and heading east and back again, it is a baseball version of Travels with Charley, and wonderful read from start to finish. Mind Game, by the Baseball Prospectus staff

Of the dozens of books published on the 2004 champion Red Sox, nothing was more insightful than this, a statistically advanced and very readable breakdown of how Boston was able to pull off what they did. Asinof tells the story in novel form, and it’s both suspenseful and ultimately heartbreaking. Red Sox Century, by Glenn Stout and Richard A. While his earlier Summer of ’49 did a bang-up job documenting the Yankee/Red Sox war of that year, this one takes on bigger themes of race and change in American society and delivers it all in a beautiful package, with the thrilling ’64 National League race and World Series won by the Cards as the perfect backdrop.

7. Like it does in Angell’s best work, the game slows down for Hano and reshapes itself into an entity you feel you can climb into. In “Three for the Tigers” he profiled the days and nights of three close Detroit fans as they rooted for their team.

10. Starting with a 94-year-old ex-cab driver who saw Babe Ruth play for the Red Sox and ending with a 17-year old Kansas student who still glowed from seeing his Royals win it all when he was eight, the book gives us a rich and extremely original perspective of the game. Fast-paced action thriller? Any book on the 1967 American League race will do.

Anyway, I thought this spring would be a fine time to take stock of my home archive and pluck out the top 25 baseball volumes I would like to have in a steamer trunk if my cruise ship to the Caribbean World Series ever runs into a hurricane and dumps me on a very remote, satellite-dish-free atoll.

25.

18-17. Fleming

The other book here about 1908. Published in the pre-Nomo and Ichiro year of 1989, it offers a rare glimpse of besuboru and includes great stories about many of the U.S. Aside from creating superb prose, Angell’s gift is his insistence on shunning press boxes to wander stadiums, sit with fans, and approach baseball from original angles. Murphy, a graduate of Amherst College and editor at Fortune Magazine, is a fine writer and researcher, and pulls off the neat trick of telling most of the story in the present tense to give it a refreshing immediacy.

8. Stout’s recent book about the building of Fenway Park is also wonderful, and certainly the best account of the 1912 season and World Series win over the Giants I’ve ever read.

20-19. Johnson; Fenway 1912 by Glenn Stout

Yeah OK, I’m a Sawx fan, but of all the books I’ve read about the team, this coffee table chronicle of their complete history is like James Joyce by comparison. Baseball reporters wrote very differently back then, and the flowery game descriptions are remarkable to read. On a side note, John Sayles’ film adaptation of this book is still my favorite baseball movie.

9. The entire book is a first-person account of the first game of the 1954 Series, the Indians at the Polo Grounds against his beloved Giants. In the mood for a sprawling Russian novel? Let’s go with a history of the Cubs. Hano’s description of this play literally lasts pages, and his game account is interspersed with amusing conversations with the fans and vendors around him. The prose is rapturous, the drama intense, and I was delighted and moved in equal measure.

3-2. Eight Men Out, by Eliot Asinof

The first time I read this I knew next to nothing about the 1919 Black Sox scandal. Moneyball, by Michael Lewis; The Extra 2%, by Jonah Keri

I really liked the movie version of Lewis’ classic, but reading about those A’s teams was a far more pleasurable experience. Joe DiMaggio: The Hero’s Life, by Richard Ben Cramer

Cramer, winner of a Pulitzer for his political book What It Takes, also gets my vote for the best baseball bio of all time. To be honest, if you want a baseball book to keep in your bathroom for those long idle moments, nothing beats this.

14-13. Thorn follows the game’s movement from the countryside into the larger eastern cities, and describes how the game was different in each place. A Day in the Bleachers, by Arnold Hano

And guess who inspired Roger Angell? Yup, magazine writer Arnold Hano, who created this absolute work of art in 1955. The Historical Baseball Abstract, by Bill James

James’ groundbreaking statistical analysis and irreverent, entertaining essays may or may not earn him a deserved spot in the Hall of Fame some day, but we’ll thankfully always have this fat classic volume — both the original and revised versions — to marvel at. players and teams that competed there.

Baseball lends itself to book form so effortlessly because day and in and year out, the game wears fantastic drama on its sleeve. Whether in a backyard hammock, in front of a roaring fire, or yes, on your uncharted beach, this book tops my list.

4. Very tough to find now, but well worth searching for.

11. The Summer Game and Five Seasons, by Roger Angell

The master — at his best. You Gotta Have Wa, by Robert Whiting

A funny, fascinating first-hand account of Japanese baseball — its history and culture — from a Japan-based American journalist.

22. The definition of tour de force.

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24. The effect is magical. My favorite moments are his arguments that the 1961 Yankees are one of the most overrated teams in history, and that Craig Biggio is one of the best second basemen of all time. Baseball in the Garden of Eden, by John Thorn

MLB’s official historian released this incredible, revolutionary account of the true origins of the game last year, and it’s already a classic. Pitcher Brosnan started the 1958 season on the Cubs, got traded to the Cards, and pretty much talks about the big leagues like they are, minus the bad language. The most amazing thing about Cataneo’s book is how little known it is. Schilling takes a kernel of a rumor — that baseball maverick Bill Veeck was thinking of buying a team before World War II and stocking it with Negro League players — and creates a gorgeously written what-if tale set after the war, with Veeck doing that very thing with the Philadelphia Phillies. Times reporter in the early ’90s when it was still a good newspaper, took a year off to travel around the country in his RV, visiting minor league parks and writing about the teams, players and fans. Thorn’s chief theory is that Abner Doubleday’s “invention” of the game is complete bunk, but there is so much more to relish in here. Moneyball found a way to introduce the masses to the world of baseball metrics by wonderfully dramatizing it without needing Billy Beane’s daughter to sing songs for us. From Cobb’s father being accidentally shot and killed by his mother, to Cobb jumping into the stands to pound on a crippled, heckling fan, to hardly anyone showing up for his funeral, the book is the baseball bio equivalent of Raging Bull.

15. What a bio. Ty Cobb’s career and life were a treasure trove of menacing nuggets, and no account captures them better than Stump’s. His follow-up, Pennant Race, covering the year he spent with the 1961 NL pennant-winning Reds, is also a joy.. The multi-talented DiMaggio was certainly not the most sociable or liked ballplayer, but Cramer’s writing is so visual and poetic, particularly his long descriptions of the 1930s San Francisco the DiMaggio boys grew up and thrived in, that it carries you along for the heroic ride