Spider Fighting and Gambling in the Philippines

Needless to say, a lot of us got to taste the leathery sting of a belt. Occasionally we were found out because of a tattletale schoolmate (usually a girl).

Heated arguments from hot heads sometimes occur because some boy felt he was cheated or welsh on a bet. :))

“Man killed, one hurt over spider-fighting”

“2 minors killed over spider-fighting bet”

We stabled them in empty matchboxes or in a specially constructed box which usually have separate cells to house several spiders. they are feed with insects but we avoid feeding them before a fight to make them more aggressive

Sept.03,2010 Negros Occidental, Philippines

Over an unpaid 5 peso bet (10 cents) a 15 year old stab to death a 13 year old boy. Some petty larceny was sometimes resorted to acquire the necessary stake money. Although it never deteriorated to such tragic outcome as the news stories below:

A spider fight in a local town ended in tragedy with one man killed and another wounded after an argument over a disputed bet.The suspect armed with a handgun fired point blank at the head of his opponent killing him instantly and wounded another as he fled the scene of the crime.

Fights would be arrange after school or even during school hours if we could manage to play hooky.The fights were stage in hidden and out of the way places far from parental eyes.Gambling was always involve and most of our lunch money went into it. Upon learning of his son’s death, the father sought out his son’s killer and hacked him to death with a jungle bolo.

Sept 20,2010 Liloan town,northern Cebu,Philippines. A bill or two missing from a parent’s wallet. Fistfights were not uncommon and going home with a bruised eye and soiled or torn school uniform resulted in the discovery of our illicit activities and the accompanying consequences

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

1038 Grand Canal Shoppes, Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, s/n, The Cotai Strip, Taipa, Macau +853 6646 3838

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.

Rua Tomas Vieira 70A R/C, Macau +853 6661 0500

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.

Suite 2105-02, The Boulevard, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau +853 2828 6696, www.cubic-cod.com

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.

1, Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Estrada da Baía de N. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau +853 8802 2375  

21 Rua de Negociantes, Loja A, R/C e 1/F, Lojas B e C, R/C, Taipa, Macau +853 2882 5221

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.

203, 2/F, Galaxy Hotel, Avenida de Cotai, Cotai City, Macau +853 8883 2221, www.galaxymacau.com

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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.

48-48D Avenida do Corone Mesquita, Edificio Ind.

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

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