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The Mega Millions Jackpot of $1.6 billion is won in the State of S.C.

And the winner is.....

Well folks the inevitable finally happened. Some lucky soul from the state of South Carolina won the $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery. The winning number 5, 28, 62, 65 and 70, with a Mega Ball number 5, was drawn on Tuesday October 23, 2018. For most of us just another Fall day, but for the winner of the Jackpot it was a whirlwind of excitement and just utter chaos. The winner has not come forward yet, which is a good thing in my opinion. As I’ve suggested in previous articles, it is advised that the winner lay low for a few weeks to sort out their business. I will be somewhat disappointed, but not surprised, if within the next day or two, the winner reveals…

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Hold Onto Your Hats As The Mega Millions Is Up To $1.6 Billion

Hold onto your hats

As of October 22, 2018, the jackpot for the Mega Millions Lottery is $1.6 billion. No need for zeros as the “billion” attached to the number is enough for anyone to choke on their breakfast. Since no one won the last drawing of $970 million, the new drawing will take place on Friday October 26, 2018. If you win and decide to take the lump sum, then your take home winnings will be approximately $687 million, after taxes. That means 687 million bucks to go nuts with. It’s an amount of money that is difficult to wrap your arms around, and in some ways, is bound to screw up your life. I don’t mean to be a cynic, but this is beyond the pale. There…

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WTF, Mega Millions up to $970 million!

Huge Jackpot Win

Ok, I’ll admit it, I did NOT think I would be writing a second article on the Mega Millions Jackpot in the US. My recent article of a week ago described a few facts about the Jackpot and the options for collecting the winnings. I thought that would be it and no more Jackpot articles for a while. Well my unlucky (or lucky) friend, no one won the recent Jackpot and it has swelled to over $970,000,000 which will be drawn on Friday, October 19 2018. I put in the zeroes to make it more dramatic……. did it work? This is certainly a WTF moment, and with a lump sum option of $584,000,000, its somewhat “disturbing” to think that someone could grab that amount in…

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Over $700 Million Ready to be Won

Occasionally, a chance comes along, although a 1 in 20 million shot, is one worth taking. For a few $, £, €, ¥ or whatever your local currency may be, you can change your life and those around you for generations. It may sound like a pipe dream, but with the current amounts of $470 million and $282 million for Powerball and Mega Millions respectively, why wouldn’t you take that chance. On Tuesday October 9, 2018 the Powerball will be drawn and on Wednesday October 10, 2018 the Mega Millions will be drawn. What is the take on each of these if you win?   If you happen to win either of these, my suggestion would be to go under-ground for a few day or…

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The Top 5 most Popular online US Slot Games

There really is no way to determine what current and future slot games will become popular and the highest rated. Not only that, the popularity of online slot and other casino games differ between individual countries. So, if you’re developing a slot game, you need to take into consideration who you will be creating it for and what are the demands of those players. For the US market there are a few online slots that stand out as the top or most popular. Most times its just speculation as to what games are the highest rated as each casino has their own system. With that being said we will list the top games on our site as well as those highly rated on others. Book…

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Atlantic City Sports Betting Runs into early Roadblock

I guess that some people have all the luck, but when it comes to Atlantic City, if they didn’t have bad luck they wouldn’t have any luck. On Wednesday August 15, 2018 Resorts Casino will be opening their onsite Sportsbook. This will be available online as well and should be a welcome source of income for Atlantic City and Resorts. If you are not familiar with Atlantic City’s location, it’s about and hours’ drive South East from Philadelphia on the famous Atlantic City Expressway, as well as a popular train route.  The driving route is popular for those heading to the South Jersey beaches both North and South of Atlantic City. As more casinos vie for sports betting, there should be an increase in both…

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Trump Decides on Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh the next Justice

Well, the results are in and President Trump has picked Brett Kavanaugh as his next Supreme Court Justice. I wrongly predicted that Amy Coney Barrett would be picked, and I hoped no one followed my advice, as I am rarely correct in these matters. The only place where I fail much more is in matters of women. If you take my advice on this, then you deserve to get your ass handed to you, but I digress. The Australian Sports betting firm that set the odds gave Kavanaugh favorable odds with 2.5:1. Amy Coney Barrett who was my pick, came in at 4.0:1. Not exactly a big spread, but the betting firm was nonetheless right on target. There were many reasons for Kavanaugh over Barrett…

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Odds For US Supreme Court Nominee

Odds for US Supreme Court Nominee

When we think of gambling and its associated “odds” we think of blackjack, slots, craps, pokies, roulette, sports betting, etc. Sometimes a few of us think out of the box and look at odds on certain events in history, such as the success of Apollo 11, but for the most part, we stick to the usual suspects. But every once in a while a significant event will come to the fore and the odds makers will decide to jump into the fray with their expertise. All of this of course is about making money, so do not fool yourself and think that gambling has all of the suddenly become concerned with the direction of the US its Supreme Court. With the recent retirement of Justice…

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US Supreme Court rules in favor of legalized Sports Gambling

First booze became legal, again in the U.S., then marijuana and now sports gambling. For the life of me I cannot figure what would be next but keeping in line with the most popular vices I will go out on a limb and say prostitution. On May 14, 2018 the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was unconstitutional and that the States were the ones who could decide on the fate of sports gambling. Its not the end of the world and everyone should keep their pants on for now or at least until prostitution becomes legalized, but the gambling climate will be sure to experience a massive change in the next few years. As…

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Betting on the first Moon Landing

Betting on Apollo 11

I recently came across an interesting story that involves both William Hill and the first Moon Landing. William Hill is a bookmaker based in London and has been around since 1934 providing both betting shops and online gambling. In a recent edition of Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine, there was an article about a science fiction enthusiast who placed a wager in 1964 on the success of the first moon landing. After further research I realized that as an aviation enthusiast and online gambler myself, I had to share this story with my fellow players. Many of us remember or have seen President Kennedy’s speech on landing on the moon and returning a man safely within the decade (1960s). For many scientists it was an…

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