Showing posts with category "stadiums"

Accessible Premier League Stadiums

Just like every other spectator of the league. Premier League stadiums come in all shapes and sizes.

November 26, 2021
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stadiums

Top 5 Most Popular Online Card Games

Card games. They're fun, accessible, and even allow you to make some money.

November 19, 2021
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gaming

The Beast of the East: NFL News

Previewing the NFC's East division for the upcoming NFL season

August 27, 2021
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NFL

Portugal's Hangover

Portugal hosted Euro 2004, a fantastic tournament with a surprise winner in Greece. But as the financial crisis unfolds, some Portugese feel a tinge of regret over the expense involved. Not just the capital costs of building "seven modern stadiums from scratch" and renovating three others*, but also ongoing maintenance expenses: Second-division Beira Mar can’t afford the upkeep of a 30,000-seat, $94 million municipal stadium in Aveiro, while first-tier Uniao de Leiria doesn’t have enough revenue to maintain the city’s $120 million arena. On the south coast, lower-league teams Farense and Louletano rely on taxpayers’ money to bankroll the $61 […]

August 6, 2021
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European football

How Often Do Betting Odds Get It Right?

It’s a question that many of us must often ask ourselves: are betting odds accurate in the real world, and if so, how are they calculated?

June 24, 2021
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sports betting

Bitcoin Casinos and Blockchain: Adding Trust to Online Gambling

The introduction of casinos added class to gambling. Gambling went from the streets to five-star lounges with the finest linen carpets, shiniest of chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, and multi-millionaires and billionaires, with glamorous chicks sitting on their laps, placing bets of hundreds of thousands of dollars at once.

September 30, 2020
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gambling

Claiming For Your Sports Injury

If you have been injured in a sporting accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to bring a claim for personal injury compensation.

September 3, 2020
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sports

Is the NFL Ready for the New Season?

Coaches were recently allowed back inside their training facilities and offices but there are still limits on how many employees may be allowed inside a facility at one time due to social distancing guidelines.

July 28, 2020
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NFL

Cowboys Stadium Financing

This story from the Dallas Morning News has some good details on the public/private contributions to paying off the bonds which support the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium.  Both public and private revenues are exceeding projections. Judging from the article, the city of Arlington contributed $325 million in financing.  Their share of the bonds is paid "with proceeds from a half-cent sales tax increase, 2 percent hotel-motel tax hike and 5 percent increase in car rental tax."  Arlington owes $20.4 million this year, and is on track to recoup over $27 million from these taxes, according to the paper.  Leaving aside […]

July 16, 2020
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public funding

Just How Good is Cristiano Ronaldo at Poker?

Not everyone knows that Ronaldo is a highly skilled poker player who has competed against some of the best professional poker stars in the world.

May 12, 2020
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soccer

Olympic Distance Running -- Dominated Strategies?

In Thursday's 800m final, David Rudisha set the track on fire with a new world record -- the first ever under 1:41.   He led from start to finish and pulled the rest of the field into the fastest 800 ever with 5 runners breaking 1:43, the entire field running personal bests, including two national records (in addition to the WR).  While Rudisha is so good, he may well have won the race no matter his tactics, he didn't give anyone else a chance -- even with personal bests only one runner came within a second of him, the rest were […]

May 12, 2020
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game theory

Organizational Architecture of College Sports Behind the Scandals

Another college coach engages in reprehensible activities and the supervising athletic directors and university presidents do nothing until external investigations and public awareness force their hand.    While not involving incidents nearly as disturbing, the bumbling of the Rutgers situation echoes of many of the same issues as the Penn State scandal.  Some writers have pondered how Rutgers’ Athletic Director and President could have fallen down the same hole with the PSU scandal so fresh.  The head scratching takes a very narrow view.  The problem is, fundamentally, not one of university officials who are unaware or without ethical standards (although one […]

May 12, 2020
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NCAA sports