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CANBERRA, Jul 19, 2002 (AsiaPulse via COMTEX) — New figures have revealed that Australians spent $A13.8 billion ($US7.62 billion) on organised gambling in the financial year ending June 30, 2002, including poker machines, lotto, and horses racing.

On average, each Australian adult gambled $944 in 2000/01, up 21 per cent since 1997/98, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said.

Pokies and gaming machines accounted for nearly two thirds of gambling spending, raking in $8.7 billion last year, a 39 per cent increase over the past three years.

Other popular forms of gambling were off-course TAB outlets, where punters spent $1.7 billion, casino gaming tables ($1.5 billion) and lotteries and lotto-style games ($1.3 billion).

The jump in spending prompted a warning from church leaders that gambling was reaching epidemic proportions.

Salvation Army spokesman John Dalziel said poker machines were responsible for 90 per cent of gambling problems.

“Problem gamblers gravitate to poker machines (because) they’re convenient … they’re usually only a couple of kilometres from your house,” he said.

Mr Dalziel said another concern was the increasing speed with which people could lose money in poker machines.

“Now people can lose up to $5,000 in an hour from UFA poker machines,” Mr Dalziel said.

The report showed average gambling expenditure in NSW and Victoria – of $1,154 and $1,144 per adult respectively – was substantially higher than Western Australia ($427 per adult) where pokies were not allowed except in the state’s casino.

Mr Dalziel, who is also chairman of Victoria’s Interchurch Gambling Taskforce, said the Commonwealth needed to force the states to take action on problem gambling.

However, he said the states were loath to clamp down because of the income generated from gambling.

According to the ABS figures, gambling taxes and levies paid $4.9 billion into government coffers in 2000/01, with 55 per cent of the income coming from pokies, the ABS said.

Reverend Tim Costello, a member of the National Advisory Body on Gambling, wants the federal government to revisit a 1999 Productivity Commission report, which called for greater government control over the gambling industry.

“It’s been three years since the Productivity Commission report and things are much worse,” he said.

“We are spiralling further out of control.”

Rev Costello said recent ACT data showed that 48 cents in every dollar going through a poker machine came from problem gambling.

Meanwhile, Victorian figures indicated gambling was the cause behind one suicide every fortnight, Rev Costello said.

Gambling was taking its toll on the wider community, with one third of problem gamblers funding their habit through crime, he said.

Family and Community Services Minister Amanda Vanstone said the Government was working with the states and territories to develop a policy to address the negative aspects of problem gambling.

“The states and territories get an enormous amount of revenue from gambling and I think that they should be using more of this to fund positive social programs to address its effects within the community,” she said.

The federal government will spend $8.4 million over four years for further research into gambling and public education campaigns.

The Australian Gaming Council said the industry was a major creator of jobs, with 9,000 new positions created over the past three years.

The ABS figures were based on the takings of 6,012 gambling establishments in Australia.

 

 

 

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Ligaz11 Review of The Best of Video Poker Times

 

 

The Best of Video Poker Times is a collection of some of the better articles from the bi-monthly Video Poker Times magazine published from 1993 to 1996. For those people seriously interested in playing video poker to win, this periodical is an important source of strategy, updated information, and bankroll advice to help the VP professional stay on top of their game and the serious non-professional get the best edge possible.

 

The book is divided into several sections. The first covers game strategies. Many games are covered here with pay schedules both above and below 100% payback. Some of these games are unavailable at the present time, but if these pay tables ever show up again, and every now and then they do, the savvy player will be ready. The pay tables listed here do not include the most popular games, like full pay Jacks or Better or full pay Deuces Wild, because those strategies are listed in many places. They are also not nearly as comprehensive as Frome’s Winning Strategies for Video Poker, but there are some games listed here I have not seen elsewhere.

 

The second section covers bankroll considerations. This includes articles on evaluating a game’s volatility, risk of ruin, bankroll requirements, etc.. These articles are pretty good, but a lot of this information is discussed in other places. Some of this information is fresh, but much of it isn’t.

 

The third section is titled “Miscellaneous Articles” and include good articles suggesting that VP professionals not act like jerks and bleed good games dry. It’s important that the casinos make money off the machines that pay back better than 100% or they’ll get pulled from the floor. This also means encouraging non-professionals to play (and lose money at) these games. Similarly, there are other good articles on the cost of errors and the future of video poker.

 

However, there are some other articles I don’t think are very good, like those suggesting that certain hands are more likely to follow other hands than one would expect from random chance. The human brain is exceptionally good at finding patterns in a data stream. In fact, it is so good at this, that we often find patterns where there are none. It is my firm belief that this is responsible for these perceptions, and making these sort of assertions, even though they are clearly marked as conjectural, based on anecdotal evidence is irresponsible at best.

 

The last six sections are all brief, covering new ligaz11 casinos, tips and tidbits, Q&A;, and finally a section hawking various products, most of which are quite good. Most of the news was out of date even when the book originally came out, which was in 1996. Now this information is of historical interest only.

 

Nonetheless, most of the information in this book is reasonably well written and accurate. I believe that reading this book will improve the play of many video poker players. However, it would be hard for me to recommend a volume this slim at this price even if it were packed to the gills with exciting new information, and the contents just aren’t that good. Therefore, if you’re a serious VP player and don’t have VP times issues from 1993 to 1996 this is probably worthwhile, but if not, one’s money is probably more efficiently spent in other areas.

 

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If this collection of articles from Video Poker Times were half this price, I could recommend it. However, I believe that there is not enough new and interesting information within this volume to make it worthwhile to any but the most serious video poker players, and then only if they don’t have any of the original issues from which these articles have been gathered. Other books, like Dan Paymar’s Video Poker–Precision Play should definitely be read first.…

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Well, I’m the guy that’s trying to pay for my wedding through trading on Betfair. So I guess that makes me not quite your average bloke. In most ways I fit the bill but it’s always the “what do you do for a living” question that stumps people. It’s my job, or lack of, as they see it, that seems to interest people. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me explain…

I guess my last proper job ended on March 15, 2002 when I was made redundant by a mate at the dot com company we were busting our balls to keep afloat. For you shrewdies out there you’ll notice the date was kind of ironic – the Ides of March – but as ever these things worked out for the best. I’ve been pretty stress-free since and the Qiu Qiu Pkv company now prospers without my expenses bill. 🙂

Being made redundant isn’t a great experience though so I decided it wouldn’t happen again. And what better way to ensure that than to become your own boss? So after a bit of thought I stumbled into the gambling industry.

I say stumbled but the reality was it was a bit of a no-brainer. I was already a regular on Betfair, had been spread betting for years before the exchanges appeared, had more than a few bookmaker accounts and could spot the bloke who’d smell of piss the moment I walked into a bookies.

Cap that with having some friends in the industry and a chat with an unnervingly sharp online gaming analyst bod from Merrill Lynch who explained how it was going to be a massive growth area and I’d found my new income source.

So how to cash in? Well, even now I’m not a professional gambler. By that I mean I make a useful income from my betting activity but it is not my sole income. Exciting as it would be to go for it I decided to keep the bank manager and tax man on board.

After all, I figured it was much better to have a provable income and accounts when you’re doing the boring stuff like applying for a mortgage rather than casually informing the mortgage company: “Oh, I’m a professional gambler. But don’t worry. I’m up again this year.”

So the provable income meant falling back on my journalism background to write some gaming related stuff for whoever I could tart myself too when I felt like it and becoming an affiliate to various bookmakers, casinos and poker rooms. It also took the stress off the betting side of things.

So here I am now, over 4 years later and still enjoying my “work” from home. I mainly trade cricket and tennis and get to watch an awful lot of it which is great!

But I wouldn’t call myself “full time” in the way many obsess over on the Betfair forums. Instead I keep my writing and affiliate income ticking over while always keeping an eye on the sporting calendar for good trading events.

The challenge

On January 10th 2006 the gorgeous Emma said Yes and we got engaged. 🙂 We are getting married on August 18, 2007. Now, as any of you who have done the deed recently know getting married ain’t cheap!

So to help cover the costs I’m running a separate Betfair account from May 1, 2006. I have a £1,000 bank. At the end of each day / event I will either withdraw the balance above £1,000, or add the difference. Meaning at the start of each event I will always have a £1k balance.

I don’t expect to cover the entire cost of the wedding with the sums involved but a hefty contribution would be most welcome! The key thing is any profit from this account goes directly to the savings for the wedding. Any losses come out of my pocket. (My trading funds are separated from our day to day accounts).

 

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FANTASY SPORTS: Draft advice: Don’t overvalue strong players at weak spots

One of the biggest mistakes fantasy baseball owners make is to overrate the production of players at a weak position.

For years, Mike Piazza was selected much higher than he should have been, because he played catcher and so few catchers could hit.

Piazza’s best year was 1997, when he hit .362 with 40 homers, 124 RBIs, 104 runs and five stolen bases for the Dodgers. Clearly, Piazza’s numbers that year justified a first-round selection.

But in most of the other years in which he was a first- or second-round pick, you could have found dozens of outfielders who would have matched his numbers.

The trick is to remember that all the statistics go into the same pot. The goal of the fantasy manager is to draft the player who will have the finest year every time. There is a slightly different strategy in auction leagues, in which you have to consider not only a player’s production but how much of your budget he’ll cost to acquire.

Draft leagues, however, are based simply on production, and the only time position scarcity should be a factor is if you think two players will wind up with similar statistics.

You might be looking at Indians catcher Victor Martinez, thinking there aren’t too many offensive catchers. But don’t jump too early to nab him.

If you don’t think any of the remaining outfielders will surpass his numbers, however, the smart move is to take Martinez because of player scarcity at his position.

Third base, particularly in National League-only leagues, is a  agen poker online terpercaya position at which owners will have to be careful not to jump too soon. There simply aren’t a lot of quality third basemen in the National League and it could be hard to resist the urge to select one too soon.

The Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez had an off year last season by his incredibly high standards. He hit 11 fewer homers than he did in 2003 and 21 fewer than in 2002. His RBIs dropped from 142 in 2002 to 118 in 2003 to 106 last year. And his batting average declined from .300 to .298 to .286.

Those are pretty significant drops. But he did run much more, stealing 28 bases. That helped cover up for some of the lost production.

Regardless of how his statistics dropped, Rodriguez is far and away the best fantasy third baseman. St. Louis’ Scott Rolen holds that position in the National League, but the cupboard is very bare after him.

How many National League third basemen would you rather have than the Mets’ David Wright, who didn’t reach the majors last year until August? Rolen, for sure. Aramis Ramirez and Mike Lowell, too. But after that, there are a lot of question marks.

The best thing to do when preparing for the draft is first to come up with a master list, regardless of position. Simply rate the players by how you believe they’ll do in 2005. While past performance has to be a guide, throw that out if you think a player is in a steep decline. Because what a guy did in 2003 won’t do a thing to help your fantasy team in 2005.

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Shimizu S-Pulse fans are renowned as some of the most passionate in Japanese football.

 

I caught up with one fan – Shimizu-born Yuichi Korenaga – after Shimizu’s most recent 2-0 win over Kawasaki Frontale, to discuss his opinion on Shimizu’s season and his attitudes towards football in general.

 

MT: What do you think about S-Pulse’s season so far?

 

YK: To be honest, it’s pretty disappointing. We thought Situs Judi Online24Jam Terpercaya 2021 we could do a lot better since we finished fourth two seasons in a row.

 

MT: What do you think about S-Pulse reaching the League Cup final?

 

YK: That has made the supporters happy. Two or three years ago we went to the final for the Emperor’s Cup and most of the players had no experience of winning a title. Only two players (Daisuke Ichikawa and Teruyoshi Ito) have experienced winning a trophy. The supporters are desperate for S-Pulse to win a title, and once the players win a title, they should be more hungry for another one.

 

MT: How do you rate the standard of the J. League compared to overseas leagues?

 

YK: The quality of the players is different. Of course in those top leagues, the quality is very high. In the starting years of the J. League, players like Zico were near-retirement… but they could still play. They were some of the top players in the league.

 

But now the speed of the J. League is very fast. Especially compared to South America, and even some European leagues. So the quality of the imports is very high, if you think of guys like (Robson) Ponte.

 

When the J. League started, the quality of the players was quite low. But nowadays, I don’t think there’s much difference. It’s like Bebeto. He only played half a season for Kashima because he couldn’t keep up with the pace of the league.

 

MT: So how has the J. League improved over the years?

 

YK: Until the Korea-Japan World Cup, the only people who watched games were hardcore soccer fans. After the World Cup in 2002, everyone began to watch soccer. And local J. League teams got more local fans.

 

MT: What do you think of the new “Asian berth” rule?

 

YK: That’s hard! Last match against Kawasaki Frontale, they had three Brazilians (Juninho, Vitor Junior and Renatinho) and Chong Tese. So if they introduce the “Asian berth” rule, it means teams like Kawasaki can start with five foreign players out of eleven.

 

In some ways I think it’s a good idea, if it will improve the level of the J. League. But at the same time, I don’t know if they really need it.

 

MT: What about the AFC Champions League? Why did Japanese teams only recently begin to take it seriously?

 

YK: It was really important for Urawa to win the AFC Champions League last year. In 2000, S-Pulse won the Cup Winners Cup but hardly anyone knew about it.

 

MT: Why?

 

YK: I think one of the reasons is money. Winning the title for the J. League, or the Nabisco Cup or the Emperor’s Cup… you get more money than you do for winning an AFC title. If you can get more money by winning a domestic title, why would you sacrifice your best players to win less money?

 

Title-wise, AFC trophies are important. But I don’t think many people recognise them.

 

MT: Does the FIFA Club World Cup change that?

 

YK: I think Urawa winning the Champions League last year changed people’s minds. Two years ago the Korean team (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC) played in the Club World Cup and we watched in Japan and thought, if we win the AFC title then we can also play in that.

 

I think the AFC Champions League will be taken more seriously now for two reasons. One is that there is more money now. The other reason is that we can improve our level of play and test ourselves in competitive matches against teams from Europe and South America in the Club World Cup.

 

MT: What’s your opinion on the Club World Cup moving to the United Arab Emirates?

 

YK: I think it’s normal. But we’re losing the opportunity to watch some really good games. The Toyota Cup opened our eyes about the level of top-level soccer. That was the first thing.

 

Then in 2002 we saw “world level” soccer. So for the younger generation – who had never seen top-level soccer – they were shocked. That was the goal of the JFA Chairman, Mr Naganuma. He wanted Japanese people to see top-level soccer with their own eyes.

 

MT: Do you watch overseas football?

 

YK: I watch the Premier League and La Liga.

 

I like the Premier League… the level is really high. But lots of players are foreign players, not English players. I think that’s one of the reasons the national team is having such a hard time.

 

At the same time, La Liga is really exciting and so is the way the Spanish national team plays, especially this year at Euro 2008. The way they played is really interesting. They had fun, but they were a really strong team as well.

 

MT: Do Japanese fans follow overseas teams because Japanese players play for them?

 

YK: Japanese soccer fans are always interested in what Japanese players are doing. So they try and watch them on TV… like Nakamura when he plays for Celtic.

 

In the past a lot of Japanese fans wore Perugia shirts and Roma shirts when Hidetoshi Nakata played for those teams. But that’s when the national team was the most important thing. Nowadays more people support their local J. League team, so it’s not as common.

 

MT: Getting back to the J. League, why do so many S-Pulse fans travel to away matches?

 

YK: It’s like a lot of teams. Like Urawa.

 

But Shizuoka has a long history in soccer. Before the J. League started, more than half of the players in the national team came from Shizuoka. So we have a long history of watching soccer.

 

When players from other prefectures sign for S-Pulse, like (Keisuke) Iwashita, they can never believe that high-school football is broadcast on local TV from the quarter-final stage!

 

Shizuoka soccer is special. Everyone watches soccer, from high-school soccer up to the J. League.

 

MT: What does Urawa mean to you?

 

YK: Nothing [laughs].

 

They have some of the greatest supporters. But their attitude? I don’t like them.

 

Urawa has the most supporters who go to the games and the second-most is Niigata. I’ve been to both stadiums. Urawa is more aggressive, even though most of their supporters are younger kids. Their supporters are… not really looking for a fight, but their attitude towards other supporters is really hostile.

 

But at Niigata they’re all friendly. The crowd is made up of young kids and older people, and the way they come to the stadium is like they’re having a picnic. They are there to have a fun time. And they respect opposition supporters. I really like that attitude.

 

MT: What do you think about the J. League’s proposal to change to a winter-based calendar?

 

YK: I think they should. But at the same time it’s really hard. We are not really used to going out (to watch soccer) in winter time. We can understand it to watch rugby. People think rugby is a winter sport, and winter is the time to watch college rugby. Even though it’s cold, people go to watch college rugby in winter. But soccer is really hard. It’s really hard to say whether it’s a good idea or not.

 

MT: What will playing in winter do to crowds in Niigata, Sendai and Sapporo?

 

YK: They will still come. Especially in Niigata. And Consadole can still play in the Sapporo Dome.

 

But maybe next year Montedio Yamagata will come up to J1. So I’m not sure what they’re going to do!

 

MT: What do you think of the national team?

 

YK: They’re a joke!

 

MT: What’s the problem with them?

 

YK: It’s really hard to say. Lots of people really wanted to see how Osim could make the Japanese team. We could see the step up, at every single level, he really improved the team. That was really interesting.

 

Okada is the same, but he’s more realistic. He takes the match that is in front of him more seriously. He’s not thinking about the future.

 

Osim tried to use younger players, to give them experience.

 

MT: Do you understand the criticism from the foreign press towards (former JEF United coach) Osim for using five JEF United players?

 

YK: I thought the media was wrong about that.

 

From my point of view, Osim used those players from JEF United because he had already instructed those players on how to play as a team. So they knew what Osim expected.

 

I thought that, back then, those JEF United players were good enough to play for the national team.

 

MT: So what’s your opinion of Takeshi Okada?

 

YK: That’s a hard question! My point of view is that we should find a better head coach. But at the same time, after what happened to Osim, Okada did a pretty good job in such a limited time.

 

But he announced that we can finish in the top four at the next World Cup. I don’t think so! He was dreaming… day-dreaming!

 

MT: Why are Japanese players struggling to score goals?

 

YK: I think lots of it comes down to cultural reasons. Our attitude is… don’t be selfish. Even though our players should shoot, they choose to pass.

 

MT: Is that why Brazilians score so many goals in the J. League?

 

YK: I think so. Especially a player like Marquinhos. He’s selfish, but I think a striker should be like that.

 

Most Japanese players put more value in passing. From a young age, Japanese players would rather play in midfield than as a striker. They would rather be a playmaker and “make the game” than score goals.

 

That’s why we’ve had players like Endo and Shunsuke Nakamura and Nakata.

 

MT: What do you think about foreign fans supporting the J. League? Are you surprised?

 

YK: I think it’s good. I’m not surprised.

 

Part of the reason that some people are surprised is that some Japanese people still think the level of the J. League is not that high, so they wonder why foreign fans would come to the ground to watch. So that’s part of the reason.

 

But also a lot of Japanese fans think the only people who come to watch games are local people. But actually it’s not always local people. Some of my friends live in Tokyo, they’ve never lived in Shizuoka, but they still support S-Pulse. So it’s not always local people.

 

MT: How important is it for the J. League to increase its profile?

 

YK: That’s pretty important, I think. It’s like Urawa. The locals support them big time. So they can make good money, and they can run the team much better.

 

Other local teams have fans, but it’s not like Urawa. So they can make money, but some J. League teams are in debt every year. But if they can make more fans, it’s easier to run the team.

 

I think last year, Urawa made a difference (in the AFC Champions League). Now more foreign fans might start following Japanese football.

 

MT: Lastly, what do you hope S-Pulse achieves for the rest of the season?

 

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Después del empate con Japón, Croacia no desespera ya que ni siquiera una victoria por la mínima ante los niponeses le habría liberado del imperativo de ganar a Australia.

 

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Australia por otro lado se clasificará ganando o empatando si Japón no supera por dos o más goles a Brasil – algo poco probable aunque los pentacampeones ya se han clasificado para los octavos.

 

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Sunday 18th June Mannheim. Leipzig

 

My last memories of seeing Korea were dashing from the stadium in Daejon as fireworks lit up the sky and 40,000 Koreans went crazy after they defeated Italy. Arriving in the early hours back in Seoul the whole city was out on the streets celebrating. Moving on four years and a lot of those present then have caught football fever and they are over here in Germany. I didn’t realise the relevance back in 2002 but I now suppose that the country’s name is derived from its passion for choreography.

 

In Leipzig town centre two troupes entertained the “reds” gathered and encouraged everyone to join in their singing and dancing routines. Before each song the words were clearly recited and the dance moves to be used were demonstrated to all those present so they could join in. Those present to a man (well almost) joined in the festivities.

 

At the stadium the same organisation was shown as they displayed a banner with a message (sorry it was in Korean) and then for the anthem unfurled the national flag, which they then swayed from side to side. At the other side of the stadium another flag was unfurled and I could swear it was swaying in time with the other flag. Throughout the game the coordinators of this support could be seen giving orders as to what was to happen next and the provided a wall of sound that continued throughout the game, no matter how their team were faring.

 

The fans appeared to be an inspiration to their side who grew stronger as the game wore on, and rewarded their enthusiasm with a late equaliser. Definitely the best supporters of the tournament.

 

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The FIFA stadium announcer was delighted to announce once again that the World Cup Stadium was “Sold Out”. This announcement was greeted with ironic cheers as seats were clearly visible around the Saudi fans. Despite the fact that Emirates Airlines gave free tickets to passengers and the Saudi Embassy gave tickets to people who applied for visas. The situation was similar at other games I have attended most notably Italy v Ghana and last night at France v Korea.

 

The Germans take great pride in announcing games as “ausverkauft” and in the press they state this along with the attendance for their Bundesliga games. FIFA seem determined to announce that this World Cup is a resounding success and will point to the highest ever % attendance to back up their point. (Surely the Costa Rica v Poland game will not be fully attended as it clashes with the Germany v Ecuador game and a lot of Poles have already gone home.)

 

But the damage has been done. Allocating more tickets to sponsors than the competing teams has alienated the real fans and the atmosphere is Pkv Poker suffering. The difficulty supporters have encountered in obtaining tickets has left a bad taste when they see the empty seats.

 

Regularly after the half time interval vast banks of seats can be seen empty as those in corporate hospitality do their best to get value for money as they gorge themselves on freebies. How long is it before FIFA announce that the half time break will be extended to allow hospitality guests to get through 3 courses before the second half can resume?

 

The news that 1,700 tickets were not returned by sponsors for one game resulted in a message to be sent out asking for all sponsors to ensure that any unused tickets they have are returned in order that they can be resold.

 

As a result of this I am aware that at the Togo v Switzerland game an employee of a German sports shoes company sold 25 tickets outside the stadium at face value. Actions like this are too little and too late.

 

 

 

 

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SHREVEPORT, LA – TechKinetic, LLC announces the issue of its first patent related to a proprietary automated tablegame system, marketed under the RateMate™ brand. The patent provides the company entry into the automated tablegame market, with a system that integrates with third-party applications in casinos to achieve a higher quantity and quality of data, while minimizing the total cost of implementation. Of particular note, the patent uniquely introduces self-service functionality to Togel Singapore players at a situs slot tablegame.

 

“Our focus from the start was to design a comprehensive automated solution that is practical for the casino, extensible for developers, and adds real value for casino patrons”, says Anthony Beavers, the inventor of the system and president of the company. “Real value to casino patrons means more than simply achieving accurate player ratings. We sought out ways to dynamically enhance the overall patron experience, as well as improve a casino’s ability to collect better data.” The Abbacus Q484™ terminal device, Award P484™ electronic paddle system and Slate D364™ display are the first fruits of the company’s labor. The trio of devices allow casinos to maintain highly accurate player and table data in real-time, in addition to providing patron services such as self-service comps at the table game.

 

The Abbacus Q484™ terminal device, the flagship product, is mounted over the drop-slot of each tablegame, allowing a dealer to quickly start player ratings using exclusive PlayerPosition™ keys that are naturally mapped to the location of players at a particular style tablegame. Ratings are typically started with a card swipe and single PlayerPosition™ keystroke. Similarly, buy-ins are recorded with dollar accuracy using exclusive ChequeValue™ keys that are intuitively associated with standard casino cheque denominations (i.e. $1, $5, $25, $100, etc…). With the Abbacus™ family of terminal devices, a casino gains the ability to perform automated table maintenance functions, dollar accurate drop accounting and achieve 100% rating ratios. “For casino patrons, it means they’ll get the comps they deserve!” says Mr. Beavers.

 

The Award P484™, an electronic paddle used to push cash into a drop-box on a tablegame, extends the functionality of the system to significantly enhance customer service at a tablegame. The electronic paddle can be used by patrons to make marker requests, or order complimentary drinks and meals, in self-service fashion. The system could also be used to conduct ATM transactions and validate personal checks at the tablegame, as these buy-in methods become accepted.

 

The Slate D364™ display system provides automated wager management for tablegames and opportunities to elevate customer service further. Typically, the Slate™ displays current minimum wager information for the Togel Singapore table game. It also provides methods to post minimum wager changes, progressive jackpot totals, promotional media or other visual information. Regarding the implications of the system Mr. Beavers says, “Imagine being able to make a sports wager at the tablegame, and watching the actual outcome of the horserace or bowl game at the same tablegame. These are the possibilities we’re bringing to the gaming industry.” The Slate™ also provides detailed feedback to Abbacus™ and Award™ users to allow more complex services, such as making room reservations or redeeming comp-points for cataloged gift items.

 

Ultimately, RateMate™ brand Player Tracking Peripherals™ can be integrated with any service a casino operator or developer chooses to provide. The company is seeking key partners who are committed to developing reference implementations in several licensing categories. Key developer licensing opportunities are currently available for Player Tracking, Accounting, Time and Attendance, Beverage Dispenser, ATM, Cashless Betting, Sport Betting, Surveillance/CCTV Control and POS systems.…

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In her study, Dr. Hatsukami randomly assigned a total of 402 smokeless tobacco users to one of 4 treatments: active nicotine patch, inactive patch, a combination of active patch and a non-nicotine mint snuff, or a combination of inactive patch and mint snuff. All participants received initial counseling on smokeless tobacco cessation methods and a self-help manual to take home prior to beginning treatment. On their quit date, patients began using their assigned treatments and continued for 10 weeks. During treatment, participants met weekly with counselors for brief support sessions. Results were assessed 15, 25, 36, and 62 weeks after participants stopped using smokeless tobacco. The study found that both the active patch and mint snuff reduced craving and withdrawal symptoms, such as irritability, frustration, anger, anxiety, and depressed mood. Withdrawal symptoms generally peaked during the first week after use was stopped. Only the active patch improved rates of continuous abstinence at 10 and 15 weeks following cessation. By the 23rd week, the differences in abstinence rates among all treatments had become marginal, although active patch users were still slightly more likely to be abstinent. At 62 weeks following cessation, no significant differences in abstinence were observed for any of the treatment conditions.

 

Many individuals use smokeless tobacco despite its obvious drawbacks because they are hooked on nicotine, a highly addictive drug. More about Amazon of smoke supplies

 

“A number of studies have shown that the nicotine patch is more effective than a placebo patch in sustaining long-term abstinence from cigarette smoking, but the patch appeared to be effective with smokeless tobacco users only during the period of actual patch use and shortly thereafter,” notes Dr. Hatsukami. “We don’t know if this means we need to use the patch for longer periods of time with smokeless tobacco users or if sensory or behavioral aspects of smokeless tobacco use, such as putting something in one’s mouth, may be as important as the nicotine in sustaining use,” she says. The fact that a nicotine-free mint snuff also reduced withdrawal symptoms illustrates the potential importance of the sensory aspects of smokeless tobacco in sustaining its use, she says. Previous research does suggest that intensive, multicomponent, behavioral treatment may help smokeless tobacco users to sustain abstinence over the longer term, she says.

 

“Many questions about smokeless tobacco use and its treatment remain unanswered,” Dr. Hatsukami says. “We really need to learn more about all the dimensions of smokeless tobacco use to develop effective treatments that are better tailored to this underserved population,” she says.…

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Cancer elimination: 7 tips to reduce your danger of Melatonin Vape

 

 

 

Concerned about cancer prevention? Take demand by making modifications such as consuming healthful eating and receiving regular screenings.

 

You’ve probably observed conflicting reports regarding cancer prevention. Sometimes a specific cancer-prevention tip recommended inside one study is advised against within.

 

Often, what’s recognized about cancer elimination is still innovating. However , it’s well-accepted that the chances associated with developing cancer are affected by the particular lifestyle choices an individual make.

 

So in case you have in mind preventing cancers, take comfort throughout the fact of which simple lifestyle adjustments can make the difference. Consider these types of cancer-prevention tips.

 

a single. Don’t use smoking cigarettes

Using any form of tobacco sets you over a collision course with tumor. Smoking has become linked to various forms of cancer? which include cancer of the particular lung, mouth, can range f, larynx, pancreas, bladder, cervix and kidney. Chewing tobacco provides been linked to be able to cancer of typically the oral cavity in addition to pancreas. Even in the event that you don’t use cigarette, exposure to used smoke might raise your risk of chest cancer.

 

Avoiding smoking cigarettes and Melatonin Vape? or deciding in order to stop deploying it? is usually an important element of cancer avoidance. If you have to have help quitting cigarettes, ask your doctor about stop-smoking items and other strategies for quitting.

 

  1. Eat a healthy diet

Even though making healthy options on the grocery retail outlet and at mealtime can’t guarantee cancers prevention, it may well lower your risk. Look at these guidelines:

 

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Base your diet on fruits, greens as well as other foods through plant sources? this sort of as fiber rich foods in addition to beans.

Become slimmer. Consume lighter and leaner by choosing less high-calorie foods, including refined sugars in addition to fat from creature sources.

If you choose to drink alcohol, do so simply less often The threat of various varieties of cancer? which include cancer of typically the breast, colon, lung, kidney and lean meats? increases with the volume of alcohol an individual drink and the period of time you’ve been drinking regularly.

Reduce processed meats. A report from the Intercontinental Agency for Research on Cancer, the particular cancer agency regarding the World Health Organization, concluded that will eating considerable amounts regarding processed meat can slightly improve the threat of certain forms of cancer.

In improvement, ladies who eat a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil and mixed nut products might have some sort of reduced likelihood of chest cancer. The Mediterranean diet book focuses mostly on plant-based foods, such as fruits and greens, whole grains, dried beans, and nuts. People who follow the Mediterranean sea diet choose healthy and balanced fats, for example olive oil, over butter and fish as opposed to red meat.

 

  1. Become slimmer and be physically active

Maintaining a healthy fat might lower typically the risk of various types of cancer, including breast cancers, prostate, lung, intestinal tract and kidney.

 

Physical exercise counts, too. In addition to helping you control your weight, physical activity on its very own might lower the particular risk of breast cancer and digestive tract cancer.

 

Adults who else participate in any amount of physical action gain some wellness benefits. But for considerable health benefits, strive to get at at a minimum 150 minutes the week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes the week of strong aerobic activity. Also you can do a blend of moderate in addition to vigorous activity. While a general aim, include at least half an hour of actual activity in your daily routine? and when you can do more, perhaps better.

 

  1. Shield yourself through the sunlight

Skin cancer will be one of typically the most common forms of cancer? and a single of the very preventable. Test these pointers:

 

Avoid midday sun. Stay out of the sunshine between 10 a. m. and 4 p. m., whenever the rays of the sun are best.

 

Remain in the color. Giving up cigarettes outdoors, remain in the tone as much as possible. Sunglasses plus a broad-brimmed hat help, too.

 

Cover exposed areas. Wear tightly woven, free fitting clothing that covers as very much of your skin since possible. Opt regarding bright or deep colors, which echo more ultraviolet the radiation than do famille rose or bleached natural cotton.

Don’t skimp in sunscreen. Work with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of no less than 35, even on gloomy days. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hrs? or more frequently if you’re swimming or perspiring.

 

Avoid tanning beds plus sunlamps. These are usually just as destroying as natural sunlight.

  1. Get vaccinated

Cancer prevention includes protection from specific viral infections. Discuss to your physician about vaccination towards:

 

Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B can raise the risk of developing liver cancer. The particular hepatitis B vaccine strongly recommended for certain adults at higher risk? such as adults who are usually sexually active yet not in a mutually monogamous relationship, people who have sexually transported infections, people which use intravenous medicines, men that have love-making with men, plus health care or public safety employees who might be subjected to infected body or body essential fluids.

 

Human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a new sexually transmitted disease that can lead to cervical and additional genital cancers as well as squamous cell cancers of the head and guitar neck. The HPV vaccine is recommended for girls and boys age groups 11 and 12. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration recently accepted the use of vaccine Gardasil being unfaithful for both males and females ages 9 to forty-five.

 

  1. Avoid risky behaviors

Another successful cancer prevention tactic is to steer clear of risky behaviors that could lead to attacks that, in turn, might raise the risk of cancer. Such as:

 

Practice safe sex. Limit your quantity of sexual companions and work with a condom when you include sex. The even more sexual partners you have in the lifetime, the a lot more likely you are generally to contract some sort of sexually transmitted illness? like HIV or HPV. People which have HIV or AIDS have a greater risk of cancer from the anus, liver and even lung. HPV is quite often associated using cervical cancer, although it may additionally rise the risk regarding cancer of the particular anus, penis, can range f, vulva and vagina.

Don’t share fine needles. Sharing needles with people who make use of intravenous drugs can lead to HIV, as well as hepatitis B and hepatitis Chemical? which can boost the risk of liver malignancy. If you are concerned concerning drug misuse or even addiction, seek specialist help.

 

  1. Acquire regular medical care

Regular self-exams and even screenings for numerous types of malignancies? such as malignancy from the skin, colon, cervix and breasts? can increase the chances of finding cancer early, if treatment is many likely to be successful. Ask the doctor about the ideal cancer screening timetable for you.…