5 edition of Gambling: A Bad Bet found in the catalog.
Gambling: A Bad Bet
Norman L. Geisler
September 1990 by Fleming H Revell Co .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||156|
Rather than promote productivity, gambling only wastes capital and assets. Just don't go: If a friend recommends a Casino vacation, Casino cruise, or a trip to a local Casino, find some excuse not to go. Lay the Favorite also has the distinction of being the only book on this list that was also made into a movie. Pup: See "underdog. Tourist: A typical visitor to Las Vegas, almost always used as another way to say "square. It's a great beach book, and hey, we can't study all the time, can we?
Sure, someone has to build slot machines and card tables, but gambling is at least a kindred spirit to that increasing number of economic sectors where no one actually produces anything. Successful bookmakers must be able to withstand a large short term loss. Sporting events, such as football games, horse and dog racing, boxing matches, and the like are other areas where the law of probability might be trumped by experience or knowledge. Winston uses mathematics that any of us can understand to explain and offer analysis on a number of statistical and probability-related questions that sports bettors may have. While this might sound frustrating it is actually an awesome fact. Poker can be a fun way to while away the time: Marathon poker sessions in a smoke-filled room are the stuff of novels and movies.
Pay by mail: How sports books usually pay off winning tickets to tourists who make a bet while visiting Nevada, then return to their home state before they have a chance to cash them. Until your credit card limit is hit, of course. Point spread: The number of points added to or subtracted from a team's actual score for betting purposes. Some lack substance while others are only for entertainment. Juice: See "vigorish.
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It "gets in your blood". Winston looks at professional sports — baseball, basketball, and football — to explain difficult math concepts.
Bookies are not looking to so much balance their action. Just don't go: If a friend recommends a Casino vacation, Casino cruise, or a trip to a local Casino, find some excuse not to go.
Slot machine mavens will follow you around the slots, and if you play a machine for a while and it does not "pay off", they will jump in behind you, convinced the machine is "due" for a payoff.
The candid conversations in this book are educational and entertaining. Early Church pastor, Tertullian said, "If you say that you are a Christian when you are a dice-player, you say you are what you are not, because you are a partner with the world.
Pup: See "underdog. While not strictly gambling, "many people get hooked on such gimmicks and the danger is that a false philosophy of financial gain is developed. Just because it is robbery by consent does not make it right.
Let's look at and define some categories of gambling If you aren't into the idea of collecting a library of these titles, you can read just these seven titles and get a solid education in sports betting.
While Brad Pitt may play a poker player in the movies, the reality of the hard-core player is not the washboard abs and muscular physique. It has less to do with self-control than with chemicals in your brain. As I noted in another article, I had a chance once to meet such a fellow, and it was an education.
The legality of U. To determine who wins against the spread, the line is either added or subtracted from a team's final score.
Rotation: The official list of all the games on the betting board, presented in a specific order. A very strong hand loses to an even stronger one, better known as "cooler".
Totals: A type of wager that involves whether a score or result will go over or under a posted number. Overcoming point spreads is difficult enough, but getting four or six contests correct to hit a parlay is extremely difficult and certainly favors the house.Gambling, Edwin Edwards, and Louisiana's political culture would prove to be a combustible mix.
Bad Bet on the Bayou tells the story of what happened when the most corrupt industry came to our most corrupt state.
It is a sweeping morality tale about commerce, politics, and what happens when the law catches up to our most basic human desires and. Gambling: A Bad Bet: You Can't Win for hildebrandsguld.com More Ways Than You Can Imagine by Norman L. Geisler, Thomas A.
Howe and a great selection of related. Jun 05, · Gambling on sports is a bad bet. FILE - In this Monday, May 14, file photo, betting odds are displayed on a board in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas.
A. Aug 31, · If you are new to the world of sports betting then you probably want to bet a few bucks on a game, watch it in the comfort of your living room or tavern, and know that you have a vested interest 5/5. Inside Gambling. Jackpots. Slot tournaments Betting the same event at separate sports books in order to lock in a profit by taking advantage of different betting lines.
Bad beat: A very Bet a football favorite at minus 2 ½, then bet the underdog at plus 3 ½ at another book or. Jul 29, · You begin to realize that gambling is about having fun. The entertainment value of the gambling activity is something measurable. You’ll find plenty of good and bad advice about how to manage your bankroll as a slot machine player on the internet.
In this post, I’ll share both, along with my opinion of that advice.