A Steady Way to Make Money at the Roulette Wheel

Here is a slow and steady method that you can use at an online casino. It has the potential to be very effective but it is slow and will take patience. This method isn’t advisable for land based casinos for two reasons. Firstly it involves note taking and keeping track of previous results and secondly it works on the principal that random number generation, used by casinos, has to appear random rather than be random. That is, it will spread the numbers out across the whole board more evenly than a real life casino roulette wheel might, this can be used to your advantage if you are clever and know what you are doing.

To be most effective in this method you need a pen and paper and some quiet.

First, if you observe the roulette table you will see that it’s divided into three sections -first 1-12, second 13-24 and third 25-36. Whenever a spin is made you must take note of which section the ball lands in (first, second or third). After a while you will notice that the ball hasn’t dropped in a particular section for a while. Keep observing and noting and when it hasn’t landed in a particular section for seven spins in a row then it is time to bet. Take the smallest amount you can and place it on that section. A win here is paid at 2:1 (if you bet £1 you will get £2 back plus your original stake).

If you win then take your winnings. Don’t worry if you lose (the beauty of this method is that the betting structure makes sure that you always win back what you have already staked) simply increase your stake and bet on the same third again. Use the chart below to make your bets – keep increasing your stake if you lose and when you win go back to betting the smallest amount you can and repeat the procedure. Remember to keep track of where the ball lands whilst you are gambling as well! Seven times in a row has worked for me on numerous occasions but if you want to be more secure then wait until the ball has stay out of a section for eight or even nine spins.

Here is the stake chart to use:

Spin 8 — £1
Spin 9 — £2
Spin 10 — £3
Spin 11 — £4
Spin 12 — £6
Spin 13 — £9
Spin 14 — £13
Spin 15 — £20
Spin 16 — £30
Spin 17 — £45
Spin 18 — £67
Spin 19 — £100

If you’re still a little skeptical then you can practice on this free roulette flash game.

Remember with gambling there will always be some risk involved. It’s sensible to negate this risk as much as possible as with the above method but you can never eliminate it altogether. Never gamble with money you can’t afford to lose.

Plant Spirit Shamanism – What’s Up With The Weather?

Plant spirit shamans – natural healers who work with herbs, ritual, and the elements – have long known that the world is not made up of discrete and separate parts, but that we are all one: that the butterfly effect of a single extra drop of water released from a cloud into a Gloucestershire river could eventually lead to flooding in the distant streets of London.

Through Gaia Theory and a more informed understanding in recent years of how the natural world, the environment, and the climate really works, some scientists are also coming round to the shaman’s age-old view of the connections between all things.

How might these scientists and the shamans counter some of the current scepticism about ‘carbon footprints’ and climate change, and what might they say about the ‘freak weather conditions’ many of us have been experiencing lately? What are the objections of the sceptics, what are the facts, and what are scientists and modern-day shamans saying?

DOES CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING?

The sceptics say there is no “proof” of this. But proof is not the job of science, which deals, in fact, with the art of probabilities. Scientists, that is, make hypotheses (‘best guesses’) which are there not to be proved, but to be disproved – if possible.

The current best guess – that CO2 does create a Greenhouse Effect by trapping solar radiation in the atmosphere and causing temperatures rises on Earth – has been around since 1829, when Joseph Fourier first put forward this hypothesis – and no-one’s proved him wrong yet.

Indeed, a recent survey of almost 1,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles could not find one which disagreed that climate change is a man-made phenomenon and that our output of CO2 plays a large part in this.

Even those with a vested interest in proving the scientists wrong – like oil companies Exxon-Mobil, Shell, and BP – have all issued statements recently agreeing with the evidence: that climate change is taking place, that is happening as a result of our activities, and that CO2 is a factor.

One place you can work out your own carbon footprint is direct.gov.uk/ActOnCO2. You might be surprised at just how much you contribute.

If you’d then like the chance to something positive and practical to reduce it, another site to check is [http://www.thefourgates.com/villagefundraisers.html#earth] thefourgates.com – then follow the link from The Village page to the fundraisers page and click on the Earth C.O.S.T. link: Carbon Offset to Save Trees).

WHAT ABOUT SOLAR RADIATION? DOESN’T THAT CAUSE CLIMATE CHANGE?

The current counter-theory to CO2 as the cause of global warming and climate change is one which seeks to lay the blame on solar radiation. It seems at best, however, to be a no-theory. It has been known for many years, that is – and commonsense should tell us in any case! – that solar radiation plays a part in keeping the planet warm, because when the Sun shines we all get a tan!

The science, however, shows that the Sun plays a much smaller role than greenhouse gasses in the situation now facing us.

WHAT ABOUT OTHER ‘NATURAL CAUSES’ – LIKE ANIMALS AND WATER VAPOR?

Water vapour is a known part of the Greenhouse Effect – but it reacts to changes in climate rather than causing climate change. Evaporation and precipitation is a cycle and any water in the atmosphere doesn’t stay there for more than a few weeks.

Nature itself, in its widest to its narrowest forms, is also cyclical: the cycle of life and death. Animals and plants live, die, and become food for others, and the CO2 they create gets used up elsewhere as a result of this natural cycle.

Humans meanwhile, pump six gigatonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere every year and take little if any out. Nor do we put any fresh air back. We could do through activities like tree planting, since every tree naturally offsets 650 kg of CO2, transforming pollution, offsetting carbon, and giving us back fresh air. The problem is that few people are planting trees and, in fact, deforestation – the reverse of what we should be doing – is a major issue.

In 1600, for example, over 12% of Ireland was covered by broadleaf forests. By 1800, the figure was down to 2%. Since then, the country has been working to restore its forests but, by 2000, only 7% of woodlands had been returned. And, in the urgency to put trees back, the bulk of planting has been non-native trees. Many of these – like the iroko, from West Africa – are being logged in such an unsustainable way that if the present rate of depletion continues the forests there will be gone in five years. The outcome is stalemate (at best).

It is for these reasons that The Village has introduced the Earth C.O.S.T. Programme to plant a new forest of indigenous trees at its Centre for environmental and personal healing.

As it is, the Earth absorbs about half of our current CO2 but the rest hangs around as a greenhouse gas. Cutting back on energy usage and planting more trees would help. We know this because levels of CO2 have been stable for thousands of years until the Industrial Revolution began 150 years ago and deforestation also became rife.

ISN’T CLIMATE CHANGE JUST PART OF A NATURAL CYCLE?

It is true that every 100,000 years or so the Earth is subject to climate changes due to its orbit around the Sun. This is known as Milankovitch Cycle and its effects as well as its timeline are all fairly predictable.

In the 1970s, for example, scientists were already warning of a coming Ice Age as a result of this Cycle, so nothing’s changed there – except the timing. We should be able to predict about 50,000 years of natural warming as a result of the Milankovitch Cycle, that is; the problem, however, is that current warming is off the scale by a factor of – well, a lot! – if only the Milankovitch Cycle was the cause.

Climate change and global warming is speeding the process up.

WE CAN’T PREDICT THE WEATHER EVEN A FEW DAYS AHEAD SO HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT THE CLIMATE OF THE FUTURE HOLDS?

Firstly, weather isn’t climate. Weather refers to individual instances of sun or rain in specific geographical areas; climate is the average of all these instances over a bigger area and a longer period of time. Weather changes rapidly (which is why it can be so hard to predict) but climate is relatively stable.

An analogy, if you’re a gambling man, is the form of a particular horse. Of course you can’t predict (i.e. know) if he’ll win the race you’ve just bet the house on, but if you look back over his form, his performance on certain fields, and his fitness levels now, then average out his wins against losses, you can get an idea of his potential in this coming race – enough to make an informed decision, at least, on where to place your bet.

Which brings us back to our first point, since this is also how science works: through educated best guesses. And the current best guess, after studying past form and looking at the health of the planet now, is that man-made CO2 is leading to raised temperatures and to climate change.

WHAT DO THE SHAMANS SAY?

The Sioux medicine man Black Elk spoke early last century of the “sacred hoop of life”, that all things are “one” and that everything is part of a “great circle of existence”. Visionaries like Black Elk, and plant spirit shamans today, know that life on our planet amounts to far more than the discrete boxes, capable of control and intervention, that we have taken it to be until now.

James Lovelock – a visionary scientist rather than a shaman – has also shown, in our century, through his Gaia Hypothesis, that the world is alive, aware, and intelligent; a self-regulating organism that seeks balance, like our own bodies.

The job of human beings, says Lovelock, is “through our intelligence and communication [to act as] the nervous system of the planet. Through us, Gaia has seen herself from space and begins to know her place in the universe. We should be the heart and mind of the Earth, not its malady”.

A humble plea that we might start taking our rightful place by simply planting a few more trees.

Time to Place Your Bets – Even on Some Weird Wagers

It’s commonly known that Vegas is the place where one can legally wager on just about anything, provided the books offer the proposition bet(s). Gamblers love to put their money on weird wagers, especially around Super Bowl time. Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the ban on sports betting, we just might see more uncanny bets being offered in states that bid for sports books. Weird wagers are not unique to Vegas. The U.K also gets in on the action.

Here’s a collection of some of the most bizarre, weirdest, wackiest wagers ever made:

  • 1979: The late Jackie Gaughn, owner of the El Cortez hotel in downtown Vegas, posted odds when the faltering U.S. satellite Skylab, was about to crash to earth. The odds were put up on where it would crash: 5/1 for one of the five oceans, 12/1 into the Soviet Union, 100/1 on California soil, 2,000/1 for a hit in tiny Rhode Island, and even 10,000/1 that it would crash into the El Cortez! Turns out it landed in Australia at 30/1.
  • 1980: From the popular TV show Dallas: “Who shot JR?” Wagers were taken at the Castaways Hotel with odds on every cast member prior to the season ending cliff hanger episode, but the Gaming Control Board ordered a halt to all betting because someone had to have a script that knew the answer.
  • 1981: Amidst the ongoing controversy over the murder of President John F. Kennedy, the grave of alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was about to be exhumed to confirm identity. The sports book at the Union Plaza was quick to jump on the proposition bandwagon on whose body would be in the coffin. Odds were posted for: a Soviet agent, Jack Ruby (Oswald’s assassin) or an empty coffin. Due to concerns about the virtue of such a wager, the gaming commission put a lid on it. Turns out it was Oswald after all.
  • In the UK, it was 500/1 that the FBI will confirm that Elvis is still alive and another 500/1 that Michael and LaToya Jackson are one in the same.
  • UK bookmakers also offered 1,000/1 that Tiger Woods would become President of the US and 5,000/1 that Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky would marry.
  • A London resident named Matthew Drumbell placed a 1,000,000/1 wager that the world would end before the year 2000. Of course, who would be left to pay him if he survived? No pun intended on the man’s name.

During Super Bowl week in Vegas $ millions are tossed across the betting terminals to wager on one’s favorite team, and some weird bets as well. Here are some of Super Bowls’ past prop bets:

· Will singer Kelly Clarkston omit or mess up one or more words in the National Anthem? How long will it take her to sing it? Over/Under 1 minute, 34 seconds. Will her bare belly be showing when she sings it?

· If Quarterback Tom Brady’s son is shown on TV during the game, will he be wearing a Tom Brady Jersey?

· How many times will Patriots owner Robert Kraft be shown on TV during the game?

· What will be the first touchdown celebration? A ball spike, a dance, lay on the ground, a goalpost dunk, a Tim Tebow kneel, or kiss a cheerleader?

· What color Gatorade will be dumped on the winning team’s head coach? Yellow, orange, clear, red, green, blue? (Yellow was favorite.)

· Who will the Super Bowl MVP thank first in his post-game interview? Teammates, God, Owner, Coach, Family, No one? (Teammates were the favorite.)

So, there you have it. I wonder what weird wagers await us for next Super Bowl? I guess we’ll just Have to wait to find out.

Gambling Myths Vs Gambling Facts – You Heard All the Myths, Now Here Are the Facts

So what are the gambling myths and gambling facts? A myth is defined as: A popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone. A fact is defined as: A piece of information projected as having objective reality. In the gambling industry there are numerous myths perceived to be facts that range from where the hot slot machines are to tips while playing table games. Here are a few:

Slot Machines

Myth – “The loosest machines are placed at the entrances”.

Fact – All machines are pre-programed to hold a certain percentage of monies played over time to ensure a profit. This is known as the house edge, AKA casino advantage. The percentages may vary from 1 to 15% depending on jurisdiction, denomination, or type.

Myth – “The slots seem to be hitting less on the weekends when it’s crowded. That’s when they tighten them up to make more money”.

Fact – First of all it’s against the law to change the hold amount. Second, the only way to “tighten” up a machine s to contact a representative from the manufacturer to come and change the computer chip, and they would also need casino control board approval. This is time consuming and expensive.

Myth – “Slot attendants know where the hot ones are. Grease their palm and they’ll lead you to the right machines”.

Fact – No one knows which ones are about to hit. Some casinos advertise banks of machines with 98 or 99% paybacks but that’s over the long term. If any slot attendant knew which ones were due to hit, their relatives would probably be playing them.

Myth – “I’ve been playing this machine for a long time and losing. When I left, another player took my seat, and he hits a jackpot on the first spin! If I played just one more spin that jackpot would be mine”!

Fact – A computer chip in the machine called the Random Number Generator, generates thousands of combinations every second. Jackpots can happen even when the machine is not in play. It’s not likely that you would have won.

Blackjack

Myth – “The novice player on my right is making all the wrong moves. He just hit a 16 against a weak dealer 5. He busts by drawing a 10, which should have been mine. I would have won with my double down 11”.

Fact – It’s true that a bad player can affect the outcome of other players hands, but they can also make decisions that result in other players winning. it evens itself out over the long term.

Myth – “I just lost 5 hands in a row. I’m due to win so I’m going to bet up to recoup my losses”.

Fact – The result of your previous hands has no bearing on the results of future hands. If you keep betting up, your money might disappear sooner.

Craps

Myth – “It’s bad luck when a stick man sends the dice to a shooter with a seven showing”.

Fact – Stick persons do not do this intentionally. Sometimes a die will flip on the felt and a seven will show. Sometimes players pre-set the dice to the number they want to hit before tossing. This only holds up the game and aggravates others. Pre-setting the dice does not affect the outcome of the roll.

Myth – “A virgin shooter is good luck”.

Fact – No person or event can cause good or bad luck. First time shooters are often remembered when they win for other players at the table, bu quickly forgotten when they lose.

These are just a few of the gambling myths that have infiltrated the industry over time. Forget the myths and know the facts to maintain a positive and winning attitude. Good Luck!

Three Strange Criminal Law Stories From Florida

As a follower of and writer about the criminal law, this author often reports on strange criminal law stories from the State of Florida. Here are a few of my favorite vintage stories I would like to share with a wider world.

Orange County. Florida: Veteran’s Day weekend, 2010, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department became a national laughingstock when it was reported that sheriff deputies and members of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation carried out a series of warrantless raids against local Orlando barbershops that made history for arresting 35 people on misdemeanor charges of “barbering without a license,” after having spent several months investigating the matter. A records check revealed that in the last ten years only three people in the entire state of Florida had been sent to jail on such charges. In the instant cases, many of the warrantless sweeps entailed officers swarming the barbershops that had children inside and putting the barbers in handcuffs and “perp walking” them to police vehicles. At least one felony arrest was made when one of the raids netted a barber with an unlicensed handgun. We learn further that all the barbershops were in the African American and Hispanic neighborhoods.

This startling report makes one wonder whether those neighborhoods are known for being hotbeds of “criminal barbering?”

New Port Richey, Florida: This strange story is also from 2010. As many of you know, “Four Loko” is a caffeinated alcoholic drink. A New Port Richey man drank four bottles and then went on a naked rampage. Police report that the 21-year-old man ran barefooted out of the back of his home to a house a few blocks away, smashed a sliding glass door and ransacked the home. He next took off his clothes, defecated on the floor and ripped the oven door off its hinges, according to Pasco County deputies. At another house a woman arrived home to find the naked man smeared with blood, sleeping on her couch. She called 911. According to a report, when deputies arrived, the man allegedly said: “Why am I being arrested? I didn’t steal anything.” He was charged with two counts of burglary.

The headline to this little story could have read: “Loko Gone Loco.” It is probably best to stay away from this dangerous product.

Hernando County Jail, Florida: 2011. Strange things happen in jail. A jail inmate in Hernando County didn’t have enough honeybuns to pay off a gambling debt and was paid off with a punch in the face. The inmate admitted he lost a football bet with a fellow prisoner. The loser of the bet said he went to bet winner’s cell to give him the bear claws he owed him, but he was short four honeybuns. The bet winner was not happy about being stiffed on the bet and punched the loser so hard that he had to be hospitalized. Yes, the winner of the bet and the puncher. was arrested on a battery charge.

If this had been casino gambling the bet loser could have wagered: I’ll see your one bear claw and raise you four honeybuns…

Gods of Gambling

People like to gamble, they place bets to have fun or to earn extra cash. When they feel lucky or when someone is watching over them, they simply want to take a chance, to prove that fortune smiles on them, and betting / gambling is no exception.

Praying to God for a team to win a specific game in order for you to win a bet is more or less selfish when there are still so many bad things in the world. But what about those ancient gods of the past, people believed in them and prayed to them for fortune. The different mythologies of the world reveal powerful deities that rule over the world of gambling. Here are some of the gods that can influence the outcome of a football match in our favor:

Hermes is the Greek god of gambling, profit, hazard, and gaming. Hermes was the winged messenger of the gods. He was the god of flocks, road, trading, commerce, thieves. He is also known as Mercury in Roman Mythology. His father is Zeus, the ruler of the Greek gods.

Thoth is the Egyptian god of gambling. He had the same attributes like the Greek god, Hermes. He is the creator of magic, the inventor of writing, the messenger of the gods and the divine record-keeper and mediator. According to myth, he earned 5 extra days by gambling with the moon (then known as Iabet) in a game of dice to help the sky goddess Nut to have her children.

Macuilxochitl, (five flowers, also called Xochipilli) is the Aztec god of gambling, music, dancing. He was the god of games, from board games (Patolli) to the Aztec version of football (Ullamaliztli). Generally represented as a god of fun and dancing, Xochipilli could also send venereal disease to anyone who violates abstentions by engaging in sexual intercourse.

Li-Nezha is the Chinese god of gambling. He is probably the only one of the Chinese Gods that can reveal the winning numbers in lottery. Li-Nezha is perhaps more well-known as Nataku or Nata from Japanese anime a half-mortal war god. In ancient times mortals worship him as a God of Lotteries and Gambling.

Lakshmi, is the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity and fortune. Lakshmi is the consort of the god Vishnu. Hindus believe that anybody who worships Lakshmi sincerely, and not in greed, will be blessed with fortune and success. After worshipping Lakshmi on Diwali, many Hindus gamble and spend profusely, believing that Lakshmi has bestowed good fortune upon them.

Nohoilpi – The gambling god of the Navajo. Also called “He Who Wins Men”. He is a renegade son of the sun god Tsohanoai. He came down to Earth and taught his gambling games to the various tribes but soon abused his power by overcoming them at all his games of chance and collecting his winnings by enslaving people to build a city to mark his glory. He was defeated at gambling by a Navajo man send by the other gods and was thrown into the sky.

The Legend of Nick The Greek

Of all the gamblers who have ever lived, none was more well known than Nicholas Andreas Dandolos, aka; Nick The Greek. The year was 1946. Benjamin “Bugsy” Seigal had just opened the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and things were about to change forever. For the next 20 years the mob maintained a steel grip on legalized gambling in Nevada.

It was during this time that “The Greeks” legend had begun to take hold. Although he was well known and liked in the hay days of Damon Runyon’s 1920’s and 30’s, it was his Vegas adventures that solidified the mystique surrounding the man.

There are so many stories attributed to the Greek that it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. The only reliable accounts I have were told to me by my father who had spent as much time in Vegas as the guys that empty out the slot machines.

As a young man in his very early 20’s, Nick was engaged to be married and the day before the wedding, his fiance ran off with another guy. Heartbroken, some friends took him to the racetrack to get his mind off it.

As the story goes, without rhyme or reason, Nick proceeded to randomly pick 8 consecutive winners parlaying his bankroll into nearly $20,000. From that point on the stage was set and our hero never looked back. Some people believe in destiny, some don’t. In this situation it’s hard to call it anything else.

At the craps tables he was a confirmed “don’t pass” bettor always laying full odds against the point. He was a bold gambler with an uncanny understanding of the mathematical percentages of any gambling proposition. He had very sound judgment and an innate instinct for finding an edge.

As with most seasoned gamblers, the methods they use to increase their wagers when on a winning streak was for the most part intuitive. When you’ve been around gambling for that long a time a lot of it becomes second nature.

The “Greek” was also know for using a system of plateaus, as he called it. This was a method of locking up a portion of his winnings to insure he wouldn’t play it all back once he had a winning session.

Using an example; Starting with $1,000, you hit a winning streak. You gradually build the stake up to $1,500. He would then lock up $500 (50% of his starting stake) and continue to play with the rest. If he won another $500 he would lock that up and be playing with the winnings only.

This is a very intelligent money management system that protects your capital and allows the player to try build to another plateau using his profits. Each time he reached another $500 level he would lock it up and refuse to play it back regardless of any adverse run of luck.

Nick The Greek seemed to have an inspired knack for any type of gambling. He was a believer in luck and recognized that all luck, good and bad, ran in cycles. He knew the best way to take advantage of those cycles was to bet heavily when it was working in your favor and to reduce his bets to a minimum when it went against him. This procedure would guarantee that his winning wagers would all be significantly larger than his losing ones.

One night at a dinner party, Nick went upstairs to a high stakes poker game. About two hours later he emerged from the game having lost $250,000. He went onto the dance floor laughing and joking and having a great time. A friend came over and asked him how it was he could be dancing and in such good spirits having just lost a quarter of million dollars. With a big smile on his face he looked at his friend and said, “your life doesn’t go with it.”

Maybe the reason Nick the Greek’s legend is so enduring is because he was clearly, a very classy guy. He was also known for saying, “the only difference between a winner and a loser… is character.” For our purposes, we’ll call it self-discipline.

It was said that The Greek won and lost about $400 million dollars in his lifetime, close to a billion dollars in today’s money. Nick died broke in 1966 but I never got the sense having a lot of money meant all that much to him anyway. It was just a way of keeping score.

Dominic LoRiggo – The Man Who Mastered the Secrets of Winning at the Craps Table

In the world of gambling craps has always been associated with a purely luck game that depended on a player getting hot or getting on a streak. You see it all the time in the movies and TV shows where a player starts playing craps and gets on a winning streak so big that he would end up playing at the table all day and his friends come back the next day to see that not only has he lost all his original money but has lost all of the money that he has borrowed to keep playing on top of that. It can be a fun game but it could drain your pocket book really quick. Has anyone ever cracked the system to consistently win at the crap table? So far only a few and we will take a look at the incredible feat of one infamous individual.

Dominic LoRiggio was a man who consistently made more money then the casinos that he has played at on its crap table and has earned some great praise by being called the man with the golden arm. Dominic through many years of practice has perfected the technique of getting the rolls that he needs and in his books explain the physics behind dice control and how to get the rolls you want almost every time. He says to get this style done you need to purchase a regulation craps table. He explains in his books and in his dice control seminars that there is a precise mathematical system involved and it takes discipline and focus as well as practice to be able to do this every time. He gets the cream of the crop as far as clients who sign up for his seminars like famous actors and big businessmen. These well known personalities know his reputation as a dice control specialist and if they are able to pass his courses they believe that they can also succeed at the tables. His courses aren’t cheap but in this world you get what you pay for.

He was originally part of a dice control team called Rosebud and were pretty successful at the beginning but Dominic eventually left them because their bets were too low for his taste as he was a very high roller who liked to bet big to win big. He figured that if he could consistently beat the house why not accumulate a large pot in a shorter period of time. I guess that would give him more time to enjoy his life outside the crap tables. The guy is a legend and people come from all over the globe to try to learn his golden secrets of rolling the dice. To call his feat an amazing one is the understatement of the century.

Gambling Destroys the Spiritual Link

The thrill of winning is exciting and it is addictive. That is what draws people back to gaming tables, poker or slot machines, the races, and so on. They are overwhelmed by the thought that they can win money and meanwhile most of them lose and some very heavily. In my neighbourhood there are many who are so addicted to gambling that they forget everything else. They can even forget that they left their children boiling in a hot car outside the building.

The spiritual link is sensitive and it was given to a group called the children of Israel at the start of the day of the lord. That is a period shown to me of around 4,000 years. We are at the end of it as the vision described it as a line drawn out and the middle was NOON in large capital letters and there on a cross was a man, Jesus Christ, whose presence came about some 2,000 years ago.

This figure is an invention of Constantine who established the Catholic Church in 325 AD and he is called the second beast of Revelation and 666 in chapter 13:12-18 of that part of the bible. He also put Mary, the Mother God of Babylon in it as the Mother of God and he reinforced the wall put up to hide the real God and to sever the link with the Spirit that the people of God were given.

All types of temptations were allowed to be put before them to test their loyalty and strengthen their commitment. Gambling is one such test as too are all the other false gods, including money and commerce. Constantine is the brains behind the World Order and the systems that support it.

The so-called establishment runs on commerce and industry and the making of money is more important even that survival of human life. This is the trap that is taking those not of the Spirit away for good. Those who can avoid the pit-falls and who remain true to the Spirit are part of the in-gathering taking place now. Those who have lost their link through gambling or anything else are now discarded.

The History of Online Sports Betting

Man, by virtue of his instinct to survive, is naturally a gambler. Given the risks of living day-to-day life, it was considered an act of skill to stay alive until the sun sets, especially during the Stone Age. As the human race began to develop systems that would facilitate the physiological need of survival, the gambling instinct that was inherent in man did not dissipate. Rather, it became stronger with the passage of time.

The gambling instinct, simply put, is displayed early into the history of human civilization. The Romans were notorious for their fierce and unforgiving gladiator matches, which were mainly violent at least and visceral at best. By 80AD, the emperor Titus then conducted the first official ceremonies at the Colosseum, and thus the festivities had begun. Slaves were pitted against each other in mostly battles to the death, and sometimes against wild beasts as well. Spectators relished the thought of betting on their favorite gladiator, hoping that he would live to see the end of the glorious battle.

But as time progressed, the violence of the human sport had proved to be too much for some, and gambling has been reduced to animal fights. Of course, this has been around even before the human blood sport of gladiators, but they had become highly popularized in certain parts of Europe -particularly Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, France, and even some parts of Asia such as the Philippines and Indonesia. Among these fights were bullfighting, cockfighting, and fox hunting.

As European influence spread more and more all throughout the continents of the world, the thrill of betting soon became a worldwide phenomenon. Gradually, the hunger for the sight of blood was soon surpassed by the promise of amassment of wealth. The stakes were high, but made more appealing by the rise of establishments such as casinos. Betting was never more enjoyable.

But alas, the collected momentum of sports betting was halted abruptly by the coming of the two World Wars since activities such as race meeting and lotteries became severely restricted. Its return only came in the mid-1950s and soon flourished again.

Not to be outdone, sporting events still remained strong in gambling circles, as events such as horse races, basketball matches, and baseball games just seemed to beg for more incoming bets. The rise of communications technology also facilitated the development of sports betting, with phone betting becoming an attractive option to those who live far and away from the games. Companies such as Intertops in Antigua started this as far back as 1993.

When the Internet finally came out for public access and personal use, the betting world evolved into a more closely-knit community. Globalization served its purpose in connecting the world in ways previously thought inconceivable -after all, who would have thought that you can bet on a game halfway across the world with such ease? In 1996, a company in Gibraltar called Microgaming took advantage of this trend and began developing software for use in other gaming companies all over the world. Others soon followed suit, and thus online sports betting as we knew it was born.