Placing Your Bets on Big Sporting Events

You want to place a bet on your favourite team in the World Cup, Super Bowl, World Series or other sporting event. Like many other people, you want to be a part of an event and make it more exciting, but where do you place your bet? If you want to place your bet online, you can select an online bookmaker or a betting exchange.

Firstly you should look for a comparison betting portal, there are many around in different languages and cater for either niche events or a wide range of sports.

Online bookmakers are organisations that provide betting services for customers. They allow their customers to wager on the outcomes for a variety of events in addition to sporting events. The bookmaker sets odds for the outcome of events based on the betting patterns of their customers. The odds are set in such a way as to achieve a balance between the bets for and the bets against the outcome. This is why different bookmakers offer different odds for the same event. This is also why the intelligent gambler shops around for the best odds before placing a bet. After the event, the bookmaker pays the winner and collects from the losers. The bookmaker does not make his money from gambling but from collecting a commission for his services.

An alternative way of placing a bet is to use a betting exchange. A betting exchange brings gamblers together to allow them to bet with each other. The bettor can act as a bookmaker by establishing the odds and terms of the wager and look for someone to take the other side of the bet. Other people look at the odds that are offered and then enter into a wager with the individual who offered the bet. The wager is between the two individuals. The betting exchange just brings the bettor together and charges a small commission collected from the winnings. This is the only service provided by the betting exchange which allows the bettors themselves to act as bookmakers. Bettors can usually find better odds at betting exchanges since they are not as standardised as they are at the bookmakers. The individuals can also bet on anything as long as there is someone who wants to take the other side of the bet. The betting exchanges offer more flexible betting than do the bookmaker.

The next time you want to place a wager over and beyond the traditional office betting pool, look over both of these types of organisations. Find the ones that you feel comfortable with, open an account and enjoy your wagering.

Big Charms Comes With Big, Charming Bonuses in Diablo 2 – Your Guide to Gheeds

Gheed is the obsequious traveling merchant who takes shelter behind the safe walls of the Rogue Encampment in Act 1. He sells armors and weapons and also offers your characters the chance to Gamble for better equipment.

In honor of Gheed, we have Gheed’s Fortune, a unique Large Charm much desired by Diablo 2 players.

As a unique Large Charm, you may only carry one in your backpack at any one time.

The Stats

Required Level: 62

80-160% Extra Gold From Monsters

Reduces All Vendor Prices 10-15%

20-40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

80-160% Extra Gold From Monsters

Gold is used primarily to maintain your weapons and armor, and also for Gambling. Some weapons and armor require an exorbitant amount of gold to repair at the blacksmith, and this is where this nice mod comes into play. With a Gheed’s fortune in your inventory, you will find less difficult to maintain enough gold for fixing your equipment, and for those who are Gambling addicts, this mod is a godsend.

Reduces All Vendor Prices 10-15%

This mod is very attractive to those players who like to spend their gold on Gambling for better equipment.

Players can gamble for better equipment by visiting the merchant in the headquarters for a particular Act. In Act 1, this would be Gheed.

What then happens is that when you select the Gambling option, you will have the opportunity to buy a few choices of items from the merchant. Once you have done so, it goes into your inventory and is immediately identified. There is chance that the item you have bought is a normal Magical item (89.85%), a Rare Item (10%), a Set item (0.10%) or a Unique item (0.05%).

Gheed’s fortune is attractive to players who like to gamble because not only do you get more gold from killing (as explained above), but the items available on the Gambling window are cheaper as well, meaning that you get more bang for your buck!

20-40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Diablo 2 is all about getting the best items for your character. With the right items, your character becomes tougher to kill, is able to deal more damage, and just generally becomes more of a bad-ass.

An MF  (Magic Find) Run in a Diablo 2 game is where players equip their characters with items that offers the mod %Better chance of Getting Magic Items, where a higher % is better in terms of increasing the chances of getting better item drops from unique monsters, but while still being able to dish out decent damage.

Gheed’s Fortune is a fantastic addition when you eventually decide to do your MF Run, especially if you get a near perfect or perfect Gheed (where near perfect would be around 35-40% MF).

Summary:

Gheed’s Fortune is a unique charm highly valued by players who enjoy Gambling (almost all players) and players who enjoy getting better gear by doing MF Runs (all players). The only bad thing that could be said about Gheed’s Fortune is the fact that your character hasn’t found it yet!