How to Bet Proposition Bets at a Sportsbook by RJ Bell

The Imperial Palace Casino’s sportsbook is well-known for the enormous number of prop bets offered. The two main ways of wagering on non-team sports are “Betting to Win” an event and “Matchup Betting” which pits an individual against another individual or a group of individuals. If her opponent pulls off the upset, $100 bet on the underdog would profit $360 (plus the return of the $100 risked). Open tennis tournament, a reasonable money line would require Serena bettors to risk $400 to win $100 while a $100 bet on her opponent would win $360.

Before every major event in non-team sports like golf, tennis and auto racing, futures are set by oddsmakers. Props, also known as exotic wagers, are also extremely popular on high-profile team sporting events like the Super Bowl in Las Vegas . A NFL future bet on a team to win the Super Bowl might be 20/1 in the preseason; but by midseason, their odds might decrease to 10/1 if they turn out to be legitimate championship contenders.

Furthermore, a tennis match would be considered a tournament-style head-to-head matchup since the competitors involved directly play against each other in the event.

Matchup Betting

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Betting sides and totals on major sports like baseball, basketball and football are the most common wagers available everywhere. The odds on a “field” bet are typically comparable to a bet on the favorite in order to protect sportsbooks from taking a big hit if a major upset occurs. For example, if Serena Williams faced an overmatched opponent in the U.S. The same holds true for major team sports like NFL and college football, NBA and college basketball and MLB baseball. Unlike team sports such as football, non-team sports also have multiple events over the course of a year, so “Betting to Win” obviously happens much more frequently than a once a year NFL futures bet on the Super Bowl winner does.

As you can see, there’s much more to betting than simply totals and sides, especially when it comes to gambling on non-team sports. These artificial matchups are also fake in the sense that bookmakers are the ones creating them – solely for betting purposes – and different books will often offer different matchups.

What player will score the game’s first touchdown . However, many sportsbooks also offer proposition bets (or props short) for gambling on non-team sports like golf, tennis, boxing and auto racing – including NASCAR – due to their growing popularity. Other examples of props for non-team sports include what racing team will finish highest in a particular NASCAR race (Chevy, Ford or Dodge) or how many rounds will the fight between Mike Tyson and Kevin McBride last (Over/Under 8.5 rounds).

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It is very important to note that not all the competitors in an event may be listed, so another betting option is on the “field” which includes all other competitors not listed.

For non-team sports like golf, boxing, tennis and NASCAR, “Matchup Betting” offers an alternative to simply betting on the event’s winner. “Matchup Betting” generally involves an individual going up against another individual in a head-to-head event, such as a tennis match, and the odds are determined using the money line. Since golf and NASCAR both have pre-qualifying, not everybody makes the cut to the final day of competition, and these group matchups require all individuals to qualify in order to be eligible for action.

The main advantage of futures is that you can get appealing odds by betting far in advance of when the event takes place. For example, you can bet on:

Every $400 bet on Serena nets a $100 profit if she wins (plus the return of the $400 risked).

“Betting to Win” an outcome event like The Masters is the most common way to wager on individuals competing for a particular non-team title. These are not fixed and are adjusted by sportsbooks several times leading up to the event and are sometimes released months before an event. For example, betting on the 2006 Masters golf tournament now might get you much better value on Tiger Woods, who may be 10/1 at this moment but dip to 6/1 closer to the event if he is on a roll.

Here’s how the money line would be listed: Serena Williams -400 / #102 Ranked Opponent +360. In exchange for a lesser payout, field bettors gain the advantages of having more than one entrant that can win for them.

Proposition bets for non-team sports are not limited to “Betting to Win” an event and “Matchup Betting” but those are the primary ways to wager on them. An artificial head-to-head matchup involves competitors in an event like a golf tournament or auto race who are indirectly competing against each other since in reality they are competing against everybody in the field, not just one other competitor. For more information on how this works, be sure to check out How to Read the Money Line.

What will be the exact margin of victory

An example with team sports would be NFL futures, where you often can get much higher odds on a team by betting before the season starts. So be aware of all your wagering options and don’t miss out on the excitement non-team sports have to offer with prop betting!

What team will win the coin toss

Group matchups are another way “matchup betting” is used which is particularly popular in golf and auto racing events like NASCAR, where you can select whether a leading competitor or a few other lesser competitors will finisher higher amongst the group, with the odds again based on money lines

Macau bars: Best places to drink

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Macau barsFeel appropriately posh while gambling away the inheritance.This place has more than 400 of the world’s finest scotch, bourbon and Irish whiskies. There’s no better place to pat each other on the back and make a toast after a successful run at the Galaxy casino next door. 

Guinness pub: Irish Bar

Located in the MGM Grand, Lion’s Bar is suitably gaudy with purple, gold and black glass and a giant LED screen that plays hip hop videos.

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Macau barsCasinos? What casinos?A tiny Portuguese-style lounge in the hills of the Macau Peninsula, Che Che is an off-the-map spot that welcomes the mellow crowd. 

Avenida Dr. There’s free tea, free water, free orange juice, but no alcohol allowed at Macau’s casino tables. 

McSorley’s completes the experience with great pub grub like burgers and meat pies.

More commonly known as “OTT,” this gastropub does reasonably priced drinks — starting at MOP 45 (US$6.80) for well pours — and English and Portuguese fare.

LMA also promotes Macau bands at monthly rock showcases.

Sports bar: McSorley’s Ale House

Choice seats are streetside al fresco tables for people-watching over a slow beer while considering how money won is twice as sweet as money earned..

Punk stage: Live Music Association (LMA)

And when your luck doesn’t come through, you need something strong enough to blunt the pain of going home and telling the kids they won’t be getting new shoes this year.

Posh lounge: Macallan Whisky Bar and Lounge 

Dance club: Club Cubic

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Macau may earn four times as much as Las Vegas, but many would say it’s 10 times behind in fun factor.

These are the best Macau bars and clubs where a couple of pints always puts Lady Luck back in your corner.

A girlie bar of a vastly different variety, the Playboy Club Macau brings the world-famous Playboy bunnies to a sleek lounge at the Venetian.

Macau barsOTT, best photo op in Taipa’s old town.Hidden away in Taipa’s old town, the Old Taipa Tavern has charm in spades.

Inside a block of shops, Irish Bar is an honest-to-goodness pretensions-free pub.

The Playboy Club is just footsteps from the main gaming floor, so gamblers on a hot streak can stop by for a Bellinitini,

the signature house drink, before returning to the tables, and come back for a second round as late as 3 a.m. 

Picturesque colonial joint: Old Taipa Tavern

LMA is a far cry from the cover band-dominated casino bar scene, providing Macau with a necessary bit of rock and roll.

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When you’re about to roll for the big win, you need a cold one to take the edge off. However CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Man Kei, 10.B, Macau, +853 2822 9979, www.lmamacau.com

Cubic is also known around town for its Wednesday night Ladies’ Night, where women enter free and receive a few complimentary shots of tequila.

It serves a standard selection of spirits and seven beers on tap, including that black drink. 

Irish Bar is a great place for watching the upcoming European Championships and is also home to Macau’s most popular Wednesday quiz night.

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Some of China’s biggest independent rock, punk, metal and alternative bands have played here, as well as some touring bands from overseas.

Macau barsLion’s Bar, best for the home-averse.Lion’s Bar starts the night with an acoustic house band on weekdays and an amped-up cover band on weekends. A glass of vitamin C doesn’t cut it.

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After-hours hole: Lion’s Bar

116 Ave., Kwong Tung, C-D Edificio Nam San Bloco 6, R/C E-F Taipa, Macau +853 2882 0708, www.irishbarmacau.com

Located inside the Venetian, McSorley’s in Macau is modeled after legendary Manhattan bar, McSorley’s Old Ale House, the oldest Irish Bar in New York City.

Hosting hip hop heavyweights Nelly, Lil Jon and Eve, as well as world top-10 DJ Ferry Corsten, Club Cubic has become a staple of Macau’s nightlife.

Macau barsClub Cubic: Good enough for Nelly, good enough for us.It’s Macau’s mega-club, where the kids get down to guest DJs and blow their winnings on Champagne.

With a mix of Portishead, Radiohead and Bjork playing in the background, Che Che is a true locals spot and a great place to escape the bright lights and gaudy eyesores prevalent around Macau.

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Sports fans head to McSorley’s to catch any important game and get a dose of good ol’ sports pub rowdiness in the otherwise sterile casino.

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Macau barsThis could be you.

Macau barsGood things come to those who make the trek to Irish Bar.When nothing but draft Guinness will do, you’ll certainly find it at a place called Irish Bar.

You can order everything from simple spirits and beers to exquisite cocktails and bottles of premium liquor.

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Hipster hangout: Che Che

Macau barsCan’t go wrong with beer, sports and a name beginning with “Mc.” Macau is a firm believer in not reinventing the wheel, and this bar is one of its testaments. 

Bunny den: Playboy Club Macau

With its Chesterfield-esque armchairs and mounted deer heads, Macallan’s first branded bar in Asia is the cliched setting for high-rolling types who like to specify the kind of whisky that they want in their old fashioneds.

Of course, here the de rigeur is a Macallan Old Fashioned.

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Macau barsLMA, giving Macau some indie cred.The gaming capital’s only designated rock venue, LMA is housed in a factory loft on the Macau Peninsula.

The hushed bar is for tastefully indulging in a premium bottle after a big win, or for sulking in a corner, angrily swirling scotch in a glass after a bout of tough luck.

For one thing, you can’t even drink on the gaming floor.

But the party truly begins after the last set when the DJ cranks up the volume and everyone loses their composure, transforming the bar into Macau’s most popular after-hours club

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Betting on basketball akin to investing.

But another part of me is slightly worried. You can’t actually make bets – – they’re only for “entertainment purposes” – – but many of us were left scratching our heads about the favorites for the major awards.

That’s what sleep deprivation does to you folks.

Betting on sports is legal in Nevada and most of the casinos in Vegas have a section called the sports book where people place their bets and watch the games. I occasionally get angry emails from readers who disapprove of negative comments I make about stocks they own. When the color commentator pointed out that Tulsa is a small team, I probably did not need to act as if he was insulting my mother.


Like investing, gambling has a lingo that you need to learn in order to be successful. Penn didn’t cover, losing by 7 after this story was published. Grrr)

Why betting is better than investing

There’s also the emotion factor. If Pepperdine covered, we’d both win $120.

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With that in mind, I have no idea what to do when my beloved alma mater Penn plays California on Friday. Sounds exactly like the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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I reacted quite angrily any time one of the CBS announcers said a bad thing about a team I bet on. What if I bet on Penn with the spread and they don’t win but lose by only three? Would it make me happy to profit from a Penn defeat? This is too disturbing a thought to consider any further.

I, however, was not so wise. A friend of mine and I placed the same $20 bet on a 3-team parlay: Kent State, Missouri and Pepperdine. I maintain that getting too emotional about a stock is not a good thing. Huh? Ewan McGregor singing Elton John (quite badly I might add) is more worthy of the cinema’s highest honor than The Lord of the Rings, Gosford Park or In the Bedroom? Whatever.

Most of my friends and fellow gamblers that I talked to would stick to betting on games with the spread but I foolishly followed the venture capital style of investing in college basketball. So I did not hedge. But I, hate to admit, am a bit of a hypocrite in this regard.

My friend, being a prudent lawyer, decided to bet $22 dollars on Pepperdine’s opponent, Wake Forest. Some of the odds did seem pretty good. A sports book during the height of March Madness is a wild, profane, testosterone-charged pit fueled by greed and fear. Fortunately, a $100 windfall at a blackjack table that day kept me even for the day. Instead of P/E ratios and mutual funds, you have “point spreads” and “parlays”. Gandalf, baby!”

(Disgruntled writer’s note: As it turned out, my fears were for naught. “Best bet on the board?” observed my friend Jamey Tesler, “Ian McKellen for Best Supporting Actor at 6-1. If Wake Forest won by more than 4 points he would lose his parlay bet but win $20 on the Wake bet. Pepperdine was competitive for the entire game but missed some crucial shots in the last few minutes (the bitter loser in me would say that they choked) and lost by eight.

Moulin Rouge was listed at 3-1 to win Best Picture: the second favorite behind A Beautiful Mind. You don’t have to worry about whether or not Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski set up special purpose entities in order to keep some of star player Jason Williams’ turnovers off the stat sheet. So it would essentially be a wash. Pepperdine, a 4-point underdog, played after these two games were finished. Hey, I actually thought the Waves would win the game outright (similar to how many investors were convinced back in early 2000 that tech stocks could only go higher and higher) and even have a chance of upsetting Oregon in the second round. It’s kind of like making a covered call on an option, selling the right to buy shares at a certain price while also having a long position on the stock.

Odds for the Oscars

. Just goes to show that you can’t discount the importance of luck any time you put your money to work.

When it comes to sports, the numbers for the most part don’t lie.

Betting on basketball isn’t even as risky as you might think. All three teams had to cover in order to win the bet, which paid off at odds of 6 to 1. Example. There are even ways to hedge and minimize your losses if you really know what you’re doing. (Go Quakers!) Part of me wants to bet big on Penn (they were four and a half point underdogs as I wrote this) so I can reap the financial rewards when they win. (The spread is the number of points that the favored team is expected to win by while parlays are wagers that allow you to bet on several games in order to increase your payout.) And just as a market neophyte would be confused by a streaming quote feed, the rows of neon numbers on a sports book’s massive board is certainly overwhelming for the uninitiated.

LAS VEGAS (CNN/Money) – This will be blasphemy to hardcore followers of Wall Street, those who think of the market as a rational way to try and accumulate wealth. Kind of like the way VCs invest in many risky companies with the hopes of having one big initial public offering make up for all the flops, I made several “money line” bets on huge underdogs. Kent State and Missouri both covered. But after spending most of Thursday watching college basketball at the Paris Casino’s sports book in Las Vegas, I can safely say that betting on the NCAA Tournament has a lot in common with investing in stocks.

It would have been nice to be able to make real bets on the Oscars though. Kansas (boy did Holy Cross give the Jayhawks a scare!) isn’t going to announce that the NCAA is investigating it for improperly recognizing hundreds of points scored in Big 12 games from 1999.

Hoops junkies pore through the stats published in the USA Today college basketball special pullout section (an essential purchase for any NCAA fan) with the same amount of rigor that accountants use to audit financial statements.

Speaking of auditing, the fact that stats in college basketball cannot be manipulated is actually a reason why betting on a college basketball game might be a wiser move than buying a stock. It was totally irrational. OK, there certainly has been some point shaving in the past – – the City College of New York scandal of the 1950s comes to mind – – but that doesn’t even come close to the scam that was Enron.

In addition to the NCAA action, you can also get odds for the Oscars. Betting the money line means you think a team will win the game outright, regardless of the spread.

All in all, I made six bets on Thursday and won none, for a total loss of $100. I was convinced that Pepperdine would cover

Sports Betting Odds by Benered Fransisco

In sports betting odds, there are many things, which are illegal such as transmitting information on gambling across the state for placing, or taking bets is considered illegal. This field is considered as a way to make huge profits if the person is a smart bettor who has practiced proper money management. But even then, there occur many loopholes through which people play their own gaming!

In college, also sports betting odds have taken reign even though it might be considered illegal by many. The bookies set a lot of numbers by keeping the public in mind and the person who begins to study can understand easily as to how the person can gain more and on the numbers set by the bookies. . The main basis of the wager is the straight up outcome, which is not in to a point spread. The sports betting odds makers set the money line, as more money must be risked for the favorite or the person expected to win and very less on the underdog or the person more likely to lose, so that there occurs a balance between both sides of the contest.

Sports betting odds can be defined as “the likelihood of an outcome occurring that is stated in a number form”. In sports betting odds, the odds are termed as “MONEYLINE”.The sports betting odds there are no point spread for many of the sports such as boxing, tennis etc as there occur no way to measure the points or score in which the player wins or loses by. Money line in sports betting odds is decided by the event winner with no regard to the point spread as there is occurs no point spread. In such sports like boxing, the only thing that counts is who wins and who loses, and in such cases, the money line wagering enters in!

In sports betting odds, the odds are made not by the common people. Apart from this, he also works as a consultant on gaming management, strategies, personnel and marketing. It is an entirely different case in sports betting odds, as about 75% of odds are established for the licensed Sports Books in Nevada as well as for Oregon State Lottery by Las Vegas Sports Consultant Inc, which is run by Michael ‘Roxy” Roxborough. In sports betting odds, such as football odds is becoming more vibrant each year. And most of the illegal books of Nevada draw their odds from casinos. In sports betting line, money line is like point spread that is used to equal the attractiveness of the favorite and the underdog for the person betting

Adelson-Backed Online Gambling Bill Splits GOP At Hearing

Texas Republican Ted Poe warned that a sweeping ban on Internet gaming could create a black market for online gambling, much like Prohibition created a black market for alcohol.

“It’s important for states such as Utah and Hawaii, where we have no gaming, to have the ability to protect ourselves from something that we would not like to see within our borders,” said Chaffetz, citing the only two U.S. Other members worried that RAWA trampled the rights of states to regulate online gaming within their borders. Two other witnesses — Andrew Moylan, executive director of the free-market think tank the R Street Institute, and Parry Aftab, executive director of the Internet-safety coalition Wired Safety — opposed RAWA.

In the House, however, RAWA enjoys the support of top Republicans. Since it was introduced last year, RAWA has been championed almost singlehandedly outside Congress by casino magnate and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, whose army of lobbyists have made clear that the bill is a top priority. Unlike the last session of Congress, when RAWA backers faced pressure to insert the ban into a must-pass omnibus spending package before the end of the year, there are no time constraints this time.

As with many congressional hearings, the experts who testified at the RAWA session did little to sway the members who attended.

WASHINGTON — After months of delays, a controversial bill to ban online gambling received a hearing from a House Judiciary subcommittee on Wednesday, pushing it closer to a vote that may divide the GOP and test Republicans’ loyalties to one of the party’s biggest donors.

The next steps for Chaffetz and other RAWA supporters are to schedule a markup of the bill, then vote it out of committee and send it to the full House. states that prohibit all forms of gambling. In January, Adelson personally met with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and members of the Judiciary Committee to lobby for the bill’s passage. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), to abandon plans for a Senate hearing.

The Restore America’s Wire Act, or RAWA, would impose a federal ban on all Internet gambling, including online state lotteries and poker. “It should be somewhat easier with less pressure than [last session] because obviously, it’s a more wide-open timeframe,” Abboud said.

Even with Adelson’s outsized influence, Wednesday’s hearing cast fresh doubts on RAWA’s chance of success, as lawmakers from both parties expressed concerns that the bill may force Internet gaming offshore, where shady websites operate with virtually no regulation. The bill’s sponsor, Rep.

“States should be allowed to decide this question for themselves, and we should not take any action that would overturn such state laws,” said Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is a longtime opponent of expanding legalized gambling. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairs the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. John Conyers (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Judiciary Committee.

On Wednesday, Chaffetz and Goodlatte both claimed that RAWA was, in fact, a pro-states’ rights bill, because the gambling ban protected the rights of states to prevent any gambling within their borders. Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., spent about $150 million in 2012 to fund Republican candidates and conservative groups. . They included three witnesses who supported RAWA — John Kindt, professor emeritus at the University of Illinois School of Law; Les Bernal, national director of the Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation; and Michael Fagan, an adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law.

Speaking to the industry publication Gambling Compliance earlier this year, Adelson’s chief lobbyist Andy Abboud said the relaxed timeline would bode well for RAWA. In the fall of 2014, vocal opposition to the bill from thelibertarian wing of the GOP eventually forced RAWA’s chief backer in the Senate, Sen.

This isn’t the first time RAWA has run afoul of states’ rights advocates

Sports Bettor Billy Walter’s Winning Streak

He used to make his living off it.

But after 30 years of unprecedented success, the man who calls himself a Kentucky hillbilly agreed for the first time to open the door into his betting life in Las Vegas – a life he describes as one long hustle – in betting parlors, in pool rooms and on the golf course.

“What’s the most you’ve ever made on a hole?” Logan asked.

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Extra: Billy Walters’ Analytics

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“Ten,” McCarlie said.

Asked if there’s anything he doesn’t gamble on, Walters replied, “Not really.”

“He is,” both men replied simultaneously, laughing.

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He bets on football and basketball, is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and has been so successful that many Las Vegas bookmakers are afraid to even take his bets.

The Super Bowl: America’s Biggest Bet

More people bet on the Super Bowl than any other sporting event. Now, he’s a very wealthy man,” Walters replied.

“That’s a lot of money,” Logan remarked.. And he showed us how the hustle worked with Gene McCarlie, an old friend and casino owner.

“Who’s the better golfer?” correspondent Lara Logan asked Walters and McCarlie on a golf course.

Asked what his biggest win was on a round of golf, Walters said, “Probably a million bucks, around a million dollars.”

Walters just missed a 60-foot putt, but after only three holes, he was up $17,000. “Probably $400,000,” Walters said.

He gambled on the Super Bowl last year and won $3.5 million.

“I’ll take 15,” Walters countered.

“How much money have you taken off him over the years?” Logan asked.

When Walters golfs, it’s mostly for fun. I lost it all in the Horseshoe Hotel playing blackjack before I went to bed,” he replied.

Walters has been almost as elusive as Howard Hughes, avoiding publicity, reluctant to reveal his secrets. All rights reserved.

“Five-to-one for birdie,” McCarlie replied.

When it comes to gambling, everybody knows the house has the advantage. Small potatoes for Walters.

On the day we went along, the two buddies decided to play for $5,000 a hole, with a few side bets along the way. I never got to bed to with it.

“Yes. Most bettors come to a sports book inside the casino, to lay their bets, wagering $2.5 billion dollars every year. Believe me,” McCarlie added.

“When I met him, he was driving an old Cadillac full of bullet holes. So, how does a professional gambler approach the big game?

“You got it for a dime!” Walters agreed.

“What’s the price?” Walters asked.

“By far. But there are some high rollers who consistently win, and it’s hard to find anyone better at winning than Billy Walters. Nevada is the only state in the country where taking bets on individual games is legal. Had no air conditioning

High White Blood Cell Count

This means they surround an invading organism, engulf it and thus, destroy it. Bacterial infections, leukemia, trauma, inflammation, or stress are also symptoms of high WBCs in blood.

High WBC Count Causes

An elevated white blood cell count can arise due to many medical reasons. This may mean the following factors cause high blood cell count:

Blood is a very important component of the human body, that carries nutrients as well as oxygen to each and every organ, tissue, and cell of our bodies. In case of high monocyte and eosinophil count, it may indicate a bacterial infection. Or it may also be due to an immune system disorder that leads to increase in white blood cell production. Not only this, it also has a major role in prevention of diseases and infections that strike our bodies. It may indicate whooping cough, bacterial or viral infection, measles, allergy or leukemia.

High WBC Count Treatment

The treatment is based on the underlying cause. High WBC count usually means there is increase in production of these cells to fight a possible infection. So, the answer to what does it mean when your white blood cell count is high, can be accurately answered by a doctor after carrying out further tests and investigations.

Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)

Allergic reaction

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Chronic myelogenous leukemia

Drugs, such as corticosteroids and epinephrine

Hairy cell leukemia

Hemolytic anemia, which includes sickle cell anemia

Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Infection such sinus infection or bladder infection

Inflammation due to a burn, skin rash or other tissue damage

Inflammatory bowel disease

Measles

Myelofibrosis

Other bacterial infections

Other viral infections

Physical or emotional stress

Polycythemia vera

Pregnancy

Rheumatoid arthritis

Smoking

Surgical spleen removal

Tuberculosis

Whooping cough

High WBCs in urine may also mean a number of conditions like a urinary tract infection, bladder infection, kidney infection, kidney stones or tumor. When the tests indicate the correct cause of high WBC, he will advice the appropriate line of treatment.. AIDS is indicated by high lymphocyte count.

High WBC Count Symptoms

Any infection, inflammation or allergy can lead to increase in WBC count. There are five types of leukocytes; neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and the basophils.

High white blood cell count does not mean a specific disease, but an indication of need for further medical evaluation. The normal range for various types of white blood cells count per microliter of blood is as follows:

An increased white blood cell count can mean a number of things, and only a doctor can confirm the actual meaning of this unexpected rise. The blood consists of red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), platelets and many other cells that make up blood cells. Bone marrow diseases may also cause high white blood cells count. There are specific causes that may lead to high WBC count. The minute the body detects infection, the bone marrow is stimulated to produce more white blood cells to take care of the infection. After diagnosis of high WBC count, the doctor may have a look at your medical history and carry out further tests and investigations. They are also known as leukocytes that carry out phagocytosis. These cells are just 1% by volume of the total blood in the body in absence of an infection. Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.

Neutrophils: 3150 to 6200

Lymphocytes: 1500 to 3000

Monocytes: 300 to 500

Eosinophils: 50 to 250

Basophils: 15 to 50

When a differential blood count is carried out, a specific increase in the type of WBC indicates specific disease. It may also means it is a reaction to a drug that helps in improving the WBC production. Of these, white blood cells function as the immune system cells that fight off infections. As you may have understood from the above paragraph, the high WBC may mean either of the conditions mentioned in the list. A normal white blood cell count is around 4,500 to 10,000 cells per microliter. For example, an increase in case of neutrophils indicates infection, cancer or stress

How to Bet the Kentucky Derby: A Beginner’s Guide

Good luck racing fans!

Like all sports, horse racing has its own language that can be confusing to casual watchers. Here’s a quick guide:

Exacta: You pick the two horses you think will come in first and second, in that order.

Trifecta: Pick the three horses you think will come in first, second, and third – in the right order.

Superfecta: You guessed it. Say, “I’ll bet $2 on (horse’s name or number) to win.”

If you’re done with the beginner stage of betting, you can up your odds of winning by doing more complicated bets that yield bigger payouts: exactas, trifectas, and superfectas. Or you can bet that he will “show,” — that is, come in first, second, or third. Conversely, betting on a horse with bad odds will pay out a lot of money if they do win. Horses with lower first number (10 and down) are considered top contenders.

Betting on a horse with good odds will not pay out much money if they win. That number shows what the odds are that the horse will win. Like it’s name implies, the superfecta pays out big bucks if you manage to get it right.

You’ve got your mint julep and your fancy hat ready for the Kentucky Derby, but are you ready to place your bet on the horse you think will win?. If you’re in it for the thrill of victory alone (and not the money), he’s a good bet.

Betting on Your Picks: “I’ll take $2 to win on the four horse, please.”

In horse racing, you need to bet on what place the horse will come in. The words “first, second, and third,” are replaced by “win, place, and show.” If you think your horse is pretty good but not going to come in first, you can bet that he will “place,” — that is, come in first or second. The Kentucky Derby is one and a quarter miles long, longer than any race these horses have run before, so the winner will need stamina.

Odds and Favorites

When you look at a race form there will be a number in parentheses after each horse’s name. If your horse comes in any of those positions, you’ll get money.

If you’re sure you’ve got the winner and you only want to place a simple bet for him to come in first, go ahead and bet your money that way. Therefore, betting on him won’t yield a big payout. Give that a good look to see who’s done well recently.

Look for a horse that has won most of his races by a good length. For a superfecta you pick the top four finishers in the right order. It looks something like this: Vicar’s In Trouble (20-1).

Horses with a high first number (like 20-1 or 50-1) are considered unlikely to win the race. What’s a superfecta anyway, and how do you bet one?

Here’s our guide to making sense of the Run for the Roses. Each horse will have a record of recent races he’s run, what place he finished, and how far ahead of the other horses he was. You can place your bet anytime up until about 20 minutes before the race goes off at 6:24 p.m. You’re trying to hit the sweet spot: a horse with okay odds who you think has a shot at winning.

The favorite going into this weekend is California Chrome, with 5-2 odds.

Now it’s off to the races. If you’re not going to be in Louisville for the big day, you can head to your local racetrack or off-track betting outlet and place a bet there.

Picking a Horse

There are 20 horses in the field for the Kentucky Derby, though as of now only 19 will be running Saturday (#11 Hopportunity was “scratched.”) All the horses are 3-year-old male thoroughbreds, which means they’re young horses with lots of talent that is still developing and not a ton of experience.

Many casual bettors will pick a horse based on name or looks, but there are better ways to judge the odds for whether a horse has a shot at winning. A horse that goes into the race with 50-1 odds but comes in first place will pay out the most money to the bettor. He’s dominated all the races he’s run so far and all eyes will be on him. Saturday

Sports betting vs. the stock market: Which is riskier?

And of course, they both hate to lose.

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The betting appeal: Americans bet an estimated $380 billion each year on sports.

“You’re making a wager based on some facts and some intuitions.

Such hedging tools are not as readily or even feasible to sports gamblers, Fine said.

To put it another way, the stock market is a lot more forgiving than the MGM Grand (let alone your local sports bookie). It’s easy to see why fans may be tempted to gamble on their favorite teams and athletes.

Manning is really, really good at what he does for a living.

“Betting is more difficult and riskier,” said one resident of Hoboken, New Jersey, who bets on illegal gambling sites and also invests in stocks.

Those are pretty good odds. Gambling on football star Peyton Manning to win might seem like a safe bet, especially compared with picking winners in the stock market.

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Investors also have the ability to spread their money out among many stocks.

And investors have greater access to tools that can minimize the risk of losing money.

That’s the percentage of time that Stovall’s research shows the S&P 500 — the gold standard in the stock market — has increased in value during the years since 1926. A bettor gambling on the Green Bay Packers will instantly lose his or her entire $500 bet if Aaron Rodgers and his teammates fail to win or cover the spread. Heck, even his commercials are funny. And in neither instance can you be guaranteed to be correct,” said Randall Fine, managing director of The Fine Point Group, one of the casino industry’s largest consulting firms.

However, someone sinking $500 into Apple stock has little risk of losing that entire initial investment, especially in the short term.

But take it from one person who has lots of experience in both worlds.

A stock can theoretically be held onto for an infinite amount of time, but a sports bet can end in the blink of an eye.

“You can hold onto your betting tickets all your life, but you’re not going to get squat,” said Stovall. Gambling on sports may be more fun, but it’s definitely a more risky use of money than putting it in the stock market.

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But don’t let those similarities fool you.

“A lot of people regard investing as gambling, but I frequently say no.

In the long run, investors have the chance to make more money because there are fewer downside risks.

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They both believe they can predict the future, and they sometimes fall into the trap of making decisions with their hearts instead of their brains. While many stocks offer steady returns, investors sometimes hit the jackpot (think: buying Apple back in early 2009 or Tesla in 2012). For example, a stop-loss order instructs a broker to dump a stock when it tumbles below a specific price.

The same can’t be said for those who bet big on the Denver Broncos last Super Bowl.

At the same time, investing in stocks actually carries higher upside potential.

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Gamblers and investors also have far different time horizons. People often invest in funds that buy dozens or even hundreds of stocks, which helps reduce the risk.

Even the unlucky investors who jumped into the market at its peak in October 2007 eventually made their money back when stocks reclaimed their pre-recession levels in 2013.

“A large, steady company has a low chance of plummeting and causing you to lose all your money, but even Peyton Manning doesn’t cover the spread sometimes,” he said.

All or nothing: Gambling on sports tends to be a zero-sum game. The stock might go up and down some, but it typically doesn’t go to zero. He asked for his identity to be withheld due to legal concerns. Which casino in Atlantic City, Las Vegas or Macau pays the bettor 73% of the time?” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at S&P Capital IQ