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Does watching sports improve your betting skills?

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While there is no doubt at all that sports betting is getting more and more popular with the global presence of sports, bettors are always looking for new ways to improve their betting score and increase their winnings. Yes, there are always some who just play on their luck, as they would play casino games with a Jackpot Fortune bonus code and don’t even try to familiarize themselves with the sport, but for the majority the way of familiarizing themselves with the sport differs. Some follow sites that offer insights into the most popular game or share their picks. Some talk with their friends, analyze data and try to predict the outcome. But, there is one question that needs to be answered – is there a link between watching sports and being successful in placing sports bets? If there is, how important is it? Does it always decide the outcome of a bet? And can you enjoy betting without watching the sports?

The answer is more than complicated. Firstly, incredibly large number of people is watching sports, and a huge number of people is betting – but how much do these groups intersect? Some sources say that more than 80 percent of all bettors also watch at least one sport they are betting on. This means they are always following their favorite sport, keeping tabs on teams and players who are of interest to them, and they are able to make informed decisions about some bets. But does that increase their winnings much more than to people who do not watch and still bet? Well, it does, but to some level. There is a small increase in percentage of won bets in general for those who bet and watch sports. However, that percentage is significantly higher when we are talking about multiple bets or about games with higher odds. This means that players who are informed and who watch sports can make a difficult decision more easily when there is no clear favorite.

But this data is mostly concerning the bets that are placed before the actual start of matches. What happens in live betting? As you probably could have guessed, the percentage of bettors who make good bets skyrockets if they are watching sports, particularly if they are watching the game in question. For example, if you are live betting on an NBA game and you want to bet on the number of points in the game, your chances of getting it right are much higher if you have been following the tempo of the game, the number of fouls key players have, the efficiency of the players, because you can calculate in a way people who are not watching the cannot. Therefore, you will be able to place a winning bet in more cases…

There is another side to this coin, though… Many people bet because it brings that enjoyment and adrenaline rush, exactly because it is unpredictable. Some bettors purposefully chose not to watch games because they will be more surprised and excited if their team wins. The best example is going to the racetracks and picking some horses you believe will win just for the sake of fun and excitement… If they win, it is great; if not, you will not be sad too much. Of course, some people with greater experience in horse racing betting will have more successful bets, and they will probably watch the race itself, but if you are just playing for fun, there is no reason not to try out something, even if you didn’t watch it. You might just get lucky!

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The Art of Business Card Design – How to Design Business Cards

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This world has been made from marketing. Well, marketing and a whole lot of science and technology, sacrifice and late, sleepless nights where people worked to make things better. But, in order to sell some of those things, marketing came to be.

Before the internet, people used business cards and most businesses still use them. They are portable and with the right design, they can grab your attention really quickly. If they come with a good recommendation, then the service or product is already most likely, going to be sold.

But, to have a business card sell something that quickly, it still needs good design. Here is what you need to know to design a business card which will sell.

The Constraints Empower You

Business cards are really small, often smaller than credit cards, but not larger than them. With that in mind, you have a certain size to work it, sometimes less, never more. Most designers fall flat when met with such a small canvas. Well, most designers look at the constraints as constraints, and not new possibilities. With less space, you can’t just add everything to the card and make it viable.

The less you can do, the more of a message you can send. Just think of short poems with a single verse and four lines, for example. Business cards require you to do just that, but with a logo, drawing, a phone number and a name.

Stick to the Basics

Creativity is fun but if it takes you in the wrong direction, it is always good to remember the basics. Some design principles should not be broken just because you have a rather small canvas. From a technical perspective, you should use a specific DPI, work in the CMYK color model and make sure that your typography can be read. This means that you shouldn’t go below a certain font size.

Make it a Tool – Use Various Materials

A business card is great and all, but what if it was a can opener or a bottle opener? Some people have made cheese graters out of business cards while having calendars or schedules on them is often a good solution. By using different materials, the business card can have another purpose, meaning another reason for the potential client to hang onto it. Having a useful tool which is also a business card is a win for both the customer and the company/individual being advertised.

These are but a few ways you could improve your business card design. There certainly are more ways for you to do it, but these should be the starting point from which you can build a great advertising tool.

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Boardwalk Empire – TV Show Review and Development

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Have you ever heard of the Television series, Boardwalk Empire? You probably have. In that case, you may or may not even know what it’s about. Gambling on the boardwalk of Atlantic City – the old-school way, without an account on Coral, as is popular today. Perhaps you’ve seen a few episodes and that was it. You might not have a clue what it’s about either whether you have seen it or not. Well, this is a review of the show that will tell you the ground base of the story.

From what I can tell, people love it for its historical characters and background – the very complications and stories that arise and how those characters deal with them. Think about New Jersey back in the day in the Prohibition Era. People were mad and they protested while others were rejoicing. You can see both sides of the story. They all have a very emotional background.

What is Boardwalk Empire About?

You have the main character whose name is Enoch Thompson. If you didn’t know, this character is based on a real person- Enoch L. Johnson. People also call this Enoch “Nucky” which you will see if you watch the show. During the Prohibition Era, Enoch has control over New Jersey for around 10 years or so. You will find him interacting with the world around him including other characters such as mobsters and politicians. This is not limited to ordinary people who are living their own normal lives. And then soon, you will see that the government becomes interested with the protests (doing illegal things, bootlegging) and then they send their agents to check out the areas they assume is where these events are happening. You will find they center on Enoch and how he lives his life, how he deals with the happenings and what he plans to do. You will be able to see how this story comes to an end too.

This show aired on Television over the course of years and always had its viewers wondering what was going to happen next. Some think it’s the best show on the planet, others think it’s okay and there are the ones who think that this is not a good show. It all depends also on what your own thoughts are like about the Prohibition Era. Maybe you think people could have somehow avoided it or handled it better. Or maybe even get rid of alcoholic drinks altogether. It also depends on how you think about the main character. Is his cause good or bad? What can you tell or think about his actions? What about the environment and the storyline – do you suppose it could have been portrayed and even ended a different way?

Development

You might have heard of him- Terence Winter. He was the writer for an older series of The Sopranos. He was also the creator of the book that inspired the show Boardwalk Empire. He wanted to focus on the Prohibition Era, a time where he thought didn’t get enough attention that it deserved to get. It cost quite a few million dollars to make this show and I mean a lot of that money, but they did it. And they also got a lot of attention towards this whole history. With critics and people praising the set alike, you can learn a lot from what you’ve just made and take that history to even up towards the end. If people didn’t seem to understand why a character was a certain way, then they could change a bit of that to make it more reasonable for everyone. Again, it’s all based on your own opinions. Some thought the characters were tough whereas others thought not so much.

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The Success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Everyone has probably heard about the Marvel Universe- especially the new movie called Avengers: Infinity War. It has taken the whole world by storm, over half of the population I am sure, has fallen in love with all of the movies. The new one has taken much of the popularity and is very much known for creating new and funny “memes” which are a type of humour. It’s mainly a funny photo with a caption. However, that’s not where they have stopped. The enemy in the new movie has also been made into a character in a very famous game called Fortnite. It looks like you will see both sides, the people who are super happy about that or others who are just annoyed. Some seem to love the hype and others not so much. Here is the breakdown on why this fictional universe is so popular.

Where it all Started

It first started with the movie Iron Man during the year 2006. It made so many fans and people could really have fun watching the very funny main character. There was then the movie The Incredible Hulk that followed 2 years later. Then you would see they made the Iron Man 2 a couple years after that. Over the course of some years, they have built up the world even more after much success. People loved it, so they gave the audience more to see. With stories of Thor and Loki and Captain America, they would create such a crowd with the emotional grips that would reel in the population.

There have been many releases of this certain world in different movies all pertaining to one hero and then another. And then you get those movies with all of those heroes grouping together to stop one evil force. You will find that they have their own challenges they need to overcome plus the main challenge that affects everyone. So as you can see, they create a big emotional story on top of the main emotional story. People want to know what happens and they keep fulfilling those dreams by making movie after movie. With new twists too.

They deliver with very funny and antagonizing lines that will wow and amuse the audiences. I personally really liked the new Avengers the most. It had that gripping story and you would learn new things that would blow your mind. From finding out secrets to watching disaster after disaster to those emotional pulls and not knowing what is going to happen next- that is a strong story. But it is also full of laughter so you have the best of both worlds practically. You find out who each character really is and why they act the way that they do. Maybe from the outside, the bad characters look very evil but on the inside, maybe their path is to help someone they love? I’ve seen stories like that before and it’s definitely worth seeing.

 

All we know is that they will keep making movies and that they path they took looks to be positive.

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