Blog – Gambling

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    Betting my way to Russia – Asian playoff 1st-leg preview

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    I am trying to follow my team to the 2018 World Cup, paid for with crypto I make betting on the games. First up is an Asian qualifying playoffs against Syria.

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    Betting my way to Russia

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    I travel to Australia’s Word Cup qualification playoffs against Syria and Honduras as well as to the tournament itself. I paid for it all with crypto I won betting on the games!

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    0% house edge gambling is easy with Dash

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    Dash gambling sites can make a profit offering 0% house edge gambling by using part of the players’ deposits as masternode collateral. The sites would break even on the betting and make a profit from the masternode rewards. This can be done with little effort and no additional risk.

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    0% house edge, provably fair and trustless gambling

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    I recently had a meeting with a large licensed online gambling website about the advantages crypto brings. I told them they will need to move to a 1% house edge to stay competitive and soon it will be 0%.

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    Avoid crypto gambling scams

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    Generally you can keep your crypto safe by keeping your wits about you and not falling for something that seems too good to be true, the same as with government currency.

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    End-to-end crypto sportsbooks
    vs
    fiat sportsbooks that accept crypto

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    The differences between end-to-end crypto sportsbooks & fiat sportsbooks that accept crypto include

    • Privacy & security.
    • Deposit and withdrawal limits and speed.
    • Provably fair gambling.
    • currency conversion.
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    2018 FIFA World Cup crypto betting guide

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    There will be upsets, injury time winners and inexplicable red cards. The human drama will be palpable. Complex interwoven relationships of money, politics and altruism will meet raw emotions of triumph and despair all in 90 minute celebrations of football.

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    Geo-blocking in crypto gambling

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    Geo-blocking is when crypto gambling sites refuse service to users based on what nation their IP address says they are in. This is due to gambling laws in some nations and effects users in the USA, UK & Australia.

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    The rise of political betting – Consequences and the role of crypto

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    Historical context | Why is political betting so popular | Predicting results better than opinion polls | Moral hazard & challenge to democracy | What’s next and the role of crypto

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    Crypto gambling jobs

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    Gambling websites are great places to work. They are professional but informal and full of colorful characters. The pay and conditions are good plus you get to talk about gambling while you work!

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    Cloudbet vs Nitrogen Sports – crypto sportsbook comparison

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    Cloudbet (review) and Nitrogen Sports (review) are 2 of the best crypto sportsbooks but they are quite different. We compare which has the edge in the most important areas and decide where to bet.

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    Sports betting movies

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    We have made a point of seeing every sports betting movie that we can get our eyes on. We have gathered and reviewed the most notable and relevant examples here with trailers.

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    Is crypto being used for match fixing?

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    Crypto and match fixing are a match made in heaven. It would be anonymous and no one but the individual athlete would be involved making it nearly impossible to detect.

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    Crypto volatility and gambling

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    Some say crypto’s volatility makes it unsuitable for gambling because you don’t know how much you will win in government currency if you place a bet in bitcoin. These people are not crypto gamblers.

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    Trustless no account 0% house edge sports betting

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    An app gathers data from APIs to create bet selections for events. Users choose their selection and a new crypto address is created for them to send their stake to. The app then gathers the data of who won the event and pays out 100% of bets to the winners.

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    Australian gambling taxes

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    In Australia you do not have to pay taxes on your gambling winnings unless your gambling is part of a business. This is based on precedent, gambling is not specifically mentioned in the tax laws.

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    Betfair premium charge explained by former employee

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    If you are a long term winning Betfair customer there is every reason to worry about the premium charge. It is a greedy money grab and it can ruin your betting career.

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    Gambling jokes

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    Bettor: I had a terrible day. I lost 15 out of 15 in college football, 8 out of 8 in baseball and 6 out of 6 in soccer. What am I going to do?
    Friend: Well there’s a hockey game on tonight.
    Bettor: I don’t know anything about hockey.

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    2016 Academy Awards crypto betting guide

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    There is a lot of buzz around betting on the Academy Awards this year because Leonardo Dicaprio is hotly tipped to finally win an Oscar. It would be his first win after being nominated 4 times in the past over his 25 year career.

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    The state of the crypto sports betting industry in 2016

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    The crypto sports betting industry is in a state of rapid improvement; from the poor user experience of a couple of years ago to the best betting experience in the world that crypto sportsbooks will achieve within a couple of years.

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