UEFA Champion League – Group Stage Fifth Round

From the last group matches in UEFA Champion League, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona & Porto with Bayern Munich will surely be on top of Group E.

Also APOEL & Athletic Club are surely out of the tournament. So this week will be a super important weeks will be properly determine most of the teams which will qualify to the knock out stage.

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Below are the full fixtures for this round, some of the matches to watch this round are, Manchester City vs Bayern Munich, with Bayern will surely lead the groups no matter what happened, will they give Manchester City their first win? Schalke vs Chelsea, should be a great match to watch as winners will almost surely get a place to the knockout stage. Arsenal vs Dortmund, with both team not doing well in respective leagues, both team will hope to be back in strong form from this match.

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On Individual perspective, it is still Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo, who will break the record of all time highest goal scorer in UEFA Champion League, which currently shared by Messi & Raul with 71 goals. 

Let’s have a sneak peak of the current odds of some of the matches as below:

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Barclays Premier League – Gameweek 12 Results & Standings

This week’s Barclays Premier League ended with 1-1 draw from Aston Villa vs Southampton, an 80′ minute goal from Nathaniel Clyne saved Southampton from losing and staying 2 points in front of Manchester City in 3rd place of the Premier League. While Chelsea continue to pull further ahead after 2-0 win against West Brom on Saturday. Without any loses yet in this seasons, Chelsea is now with 32 points, 6 points away from the 2nd place Southampton.

Other interesting match are of course matches between Arsenal vs Manchester United and Crystal Palace vs Liverpool. An own goal from Gibbs + record breaking goal from Rooney made Manchester United won vs Arsenal, but the true hero & MVP of the game surely belongs to De Gea after saving multiple shots and made the win possible. While Crystal Palace manage to upset Liverpool 3-1, continuous loses from Liverpool make worries for the fans on the important match in UEFA Champion League ahead.

Below are the full result for the Barclays Premier League gameweek 12 and also the latest standings.

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Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri – 6 knockdowns

Manny Pacquiao retained his WBO welterweight belt by scoring a unanimous decision against Chris Algieri at the Cotai Arena in Macau Saturday night.

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Pacquiao knocked Algieri down six times en route to the victory and had him nearly out on his feet a couple times. But Algieri withstood the onslaught time after time and lasted the full 12 rounds.

Pacquiao landed 121 more punches than Algieri, who lost for the first time in his career after 20 victories. Pacquiao improved to 57-5-2 with 38 KOs.

“I’m so happy because there were so many Filipinos that came here tonight to watch me fight,” Pacquiao said after the fight.

Asked about Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao said in a mocking tone: “He’s going to fight me?” then he said seriously, “I’m ready to fight him next year.”

Said Algieri after the fight: “Manny is the best in the world at fighting like Manny Pacquiao. The plan was to get into the later rounds without incurring too much damage and land shots that would hurt him.”

Let’s take a look on the round-by-round updates as below:

Pre-fight: Pacquiao getting some love from the crowd. Big smile on his face as he walks to the ring. Chris Algieri is making his appearance wearing a Seawolves ballcap and lets loose with some loud grunts before he begins his walk up.

Round 1: Pacquiao comes out aggressively, throwing some hard lefts early. Gets Algieri on the ropes. Pacquiao on the attack while cutting off the ring. Awkward looking with Algieri so much taller. Algieri not doing much in the first round. Definitely a Pacquiao round.

Round 2: Algieri only 3 for 28 on connects in the first. Pacquiao looking quick, then knocks Algieri down early in the second. Might have been a slip but ref called it a knockdown. Pacquiao landing combinations. Algieri grazes Pac with a right. With the knockdown, it’s a 10-8 round for Pacquiao.

Round 3: Pacquiao comes forward and connects with a couple left hands. Roy Jones lauds Algieri’s footwork. Pacquiao finding it harder to connect on Algieri. Hard left by Pac. Pacquiao getting Algieri on the ropes and unloading with combinations. Another round for Pacquiao 10-9.

Round 4: Algieri starting to get a little more offensive. But Pacquiao picks his spots and connects with lefts. Pac connects on uppercuts and left hooks as Algieri looks as if he’s hoping Pacquiao eventually punches himself out. Nice right by Algieri meets Pac’s chin. Hard left by Pacquiao lands solidly. Algieri ends the round by connecting with a straight right. But another round for Pacman.

Round 5: All Pacquiao so far. Right cross by Algieri lands on Manny’s chin, but Manny counters. Algieri is avoiding most of Pac’s big shots. Algieri landing more rights. Algieri jabbing with regularity now. Algieri is definitely a moving target, and Pacquiao lunges and misses. Seems to be getting frustrated. This round goes to Algieri 10-9.

Round 6: Pacquiao comes out swinging, but neither fighters has any facial cuts or swelling. Pac lands an overhand left. Low blow by Algieri and he gets warned. Pacquiao knocks Algieri down with a hard left. He tumbles. Algieri down again. Pacquiao is connecting on some hard shots. Pacquiao wins the round 10-7 with the two knockdowns.

Round 7: Pacquiao beginning to assert his dominance. Algieri connects with an overhand right. But Pacquiao comes back and lands more combinations. Pac sensing that he may need the knockout if he has any chance of fighting Mayweather down the road. Algieri lands a right at the end of the round but the round again goes to Pacquiao.

Round 8: HBO’s Harold Lederman has given every round to Pacquiao. While Algieri seems overmatched, you can’t count him out. But we’re at a spot in the fight where Algieri might need a knockout and he doesn’t have knockout power. Algieri still moving well, but Pacquiao looks exceptionally quick tonight. Another round for Pacman.

Round 9: Pacquiao attacks at the bell. and midway through the round Pacquiao lands a monster left and drops Algieri. Another knockdown and Pacquiao putting the pressure on trying to end it in the ninth round, but Algieri withstands the onslaught and lasts until the bell. Algieri’s corner tells him he’s exactly where he wants to be. What?

Round 10: Six knockdowns so far. Pacquiao is punching Algieri silly and Algieri may not finish the round. Pacquiao has not had a knockout in five years. Algieri misses an uppercut. Another knockdown. with 12 seconds left. Hard to believe Algeiri still standing, but maybe not for long.

Round 11: We’re in the championship rounds now. Pacquiao, a 7-1 favorite, making the oddsmakers look good. He wants a knockout but Algieri is very tough and has not given up. Pacquiao has landing 114 more punches than Algieri. Another Pacquiao round. Barring a knockout, this one’s over.

Round 12: Pacquiao’s eye slightly swelled up. He throws a hard left uppercut and Algieri counters with a hard right. Pac going for a knockout here. down to the last minute of the fight. Very disappointing showing for Algieri. As the bell rings, Manny does a little shuffle. It’s over. Six knockdowns.

Weigh-in: On Friday, Algieiri weighed in .4 pounds over the 144-pound limit. The normal welterweight limit is 147 pounds, but this fight is being fought at a catchweight.

Baccarat Strategy and Tips

Looking for Baccarat Strategy and Tips? You’re at the right place.

When it comes to playing Baccarat always bet on the banker because the house advantage on the bet is the lowest when compared to the other two bets. Players tend to stick around at the tables to observe the outcomes of the game in order to keep track of the streaks or runs, so they can place a bet accordingly to the longest streak. However, this streak will not give you any kind of guarantee in reality. It may however be partially effective in the short run.

Since there is not a single way to guarantee a win in any baccarat game since this game is pretty much based on luck and chances, learn more and understand thoroughly the features of the game rather than wasting time learning on strategies that just will not work. After knowing the mechanism of the game, strategize your moves.

Knowing that there will be 0% of knowing what the outcome will be, bet using the progression system method, to avoid any serious damage to your bank account. Bet one unit, and if you lose, place two units for the next bet. Lose again and place 4 units. Keep doubling your bets until you win. This way, you get to recover all your losses and lose with no qualms. This method doesn’t allow you to win anything or make much profit; it is only to make sure that you bring your winnings back to even. Do keep in mind, however, that time strategy comes with its own set of disadvantages. When a player reaches the table limits and still has not won a single bet, then he is on a real losing streak.

The tie bet gives the highest payout. However, it has a whopping 15% house advantage as compared to the player and banker bets, both which are just a little over 1%, hence, not recommended by anyone sane.

Top 5 Online Casino Software Providers

This list is the compilation of the top 5 online casino software providers in the online gaming industry. They could be the geniuses behind the games you are playing on your favorite online casino!

 

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Being the world’s largest online gaming software supplier and traded on the London Stock Exchange Main Market, Playtech develops only the best-of-breed gaming products and content. With an IMS product suite that is integrable into a complete cross-platform offering, players can now gain online, mobile, broadcast, as well as server-based gaming terminals accesses using only a single account. Popular applications include online casino, bingo, sports betting, poker, live gaming, casual and fixed odds games. PC Download feature for its live casino is also available. Games include Roulette (Classic, French, Exclusive and Dual), Blackjack (Classic and Unlimited), Baccarat (Classic, Mini, VIP, and Progressive), Casino Hold’Em and Sic Bo.

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Subtle to bold, simple to sensational, conventional to modern – there is always something to suit everyone in the games developed by Mansion. Norton Secured software and a 128-bit encryption are used for maximum player data security and strict confidentiality while privacy policies are being stringently adhered to. Mansion is regulated by the governing law of Gibraltar. Games can be played online via Instant Play, or the entire casino can be downloaded onto the desktop. This includes slots, video poker, scratch games, arcades, craps, table games, card games, while its live casino offers a variety of games including dual, exclusive and French Roulette, unlimited Blackjack, Casino Hold’em, baccarat and mini baccarat.

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Despite the soaring popularity and a long establishment, Microgaming is still developing and releasing new games on a monthly basis. Popular online casino operators such as the Carmen Media Group, Fortune Lounge Group, 32Red, and the Palace Group are powered by this brand. Certain games are only available on Microgaming, giving it a vital competitive edge over its competitors. In fact, casinos which utilize its services are said to have the fullest list of gaming products. Live casino by Microgaming is much in demand due to one of its theme which features sexy and alluring live dealers donned in Bunny suits that will keep players captivated for hours on end. Games include Baccarat, Roulette, and Blackjack.XPro Gaming

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Comprised of highly experienced gaming programmers and IT experts, XPro Gaming (XPG) has successfully created a set of exceedingly realistic and exciting casino games. The latest “No Download” feature has helped operators and White Label entrepreneurs to achieve an unsurpassed live gaming experience. Using the XPG platform, avid players can now play games in a realistic casino environment all from the comfort of their own homes. Live casino games developed by XPG include Roulette (Classic, Auto, Dragon and European), Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino Hold’Em ,Dragon Tiger, Sic Bo and Carribean Poker.

 eg_2linelogoEvolution Gaming

Being the world’s leading provider of video-streamed live dealer gaming solutions, Evolution Gaming has worked with more top of the range brands than any other similar providers in the market. Evolution revolutionized the Live Casino platform, enabling players to play real-time with live dealers through the streaming of TV-quality video on PCs on desktops, tablets and smartphones, inducing a flawless interactive multi-channel live gaming experience. Games include Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino Hold’em and Three Card Poker. Videos are streamed from Evolution’s own state-of-the-art central studios in Latvia and Malta, or in any other licensed land-based casinos within the operators’ local jurisdiction. Tables and environments seen in live casinos can be customized as a mean of extension of the operators’ brands, and dealers can be replaced with native-speaking ones for maximum localization.

Barclays Premier League – Gameweek 12 Matches

This week, undeniable the most anticipated match of this week’s Barclays Premier League will be between Arsenal & Manchester United the 2 old rivals which in this season, struggle to maintain good form and also from the injury spells with 17 injury list between these 2 team. Especially Manchester United which can make a world class football team from their current injury list of 12 players.

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From the fixtures below, expecting Chelsea to continue dominate on the top of the league and Southampton should remain on 2nd place chased by Manchester City.

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Also some of the early odds from some of the matches s188-sportsbook

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AFF Suzuki Cup 2014

Are you being caught up with all those international or European football matches? Back in South East Asia there is also a big football cup going on this weekend, the AFF Suzuki Cup will be on from 22nd November to 20th December 2014. Which co-hosted by Vietnam and Singapore.

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Below are the first group matches

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Just yesterday, Harimau Malaysia’s coach Dollah Salleh had annouced the 22 player squad list:

Goalkeepers: Mohd Farizal Marlias (Selangor), Khairul Fahmi Che Mat (Kelantan), Mohd Khairul Azhan Mohd Khalid (Pahang)

Defence: Mohd Afif Amiruddin and Mohd Muslim Ahmad (Police); Mahalli Jasulli and Mohamad Fadhli Mohd Shas (JDT), Mohd Azmi Muslim (Selangor), Muhammad Zubir Mohd Azmi (Terengganu)

Midfield: Safiq Rahim (JDT), Muhammad Shukor Adan and Indra Putra Mahayuddin (Felda United), Mohd Badhri Mohd Radzi (Kelantan), Gary Steven Robbat (Harimau Muda ‘A’), S. Kunanlan (Selangor), Baddrol Bakhtiar (Kedah), Azamuddin Mohd Akil and Mohd Hafiz Kamal (Pahang)

Strikers: Norshahrul Idlan Talaha, Mohd Safee Mohd Sali and Mohd Amri Yahyah (JDT), Abdul Manaf Mamat (Terengganu)

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First Cagayan – Asia’s First Online Gaming Jurisdiction

The first ever gaming jurisdiction in Asia was brought into existence in the Philippines. While the entire archipelago was looked afterby PAGCOR, the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport, however, was under the First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corporation.

With an increasing number of companies trying to explore the online gaming industry in Asia, it is becoming evident that there wasn’t any jurisdiction for this industry here. According to Jose Mari Ponce, the CEO and administrator of the CEZA, this gave them an advantage to step up and be the first and only regulated jurisdiction for interactive in Asia.

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First Cagayan’s responsibility is to provide gaming operators the chance to be a part of one of world’s most lucrative and promising industry, by allowing them to penetrate the gaming market in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Chairman of the First Cagayan, Reynaldo P. Bantug explained that they are not a gaming operator, but a provider of software and infrastructure while making sure that all the gaming regulations are being abided by. The main purposes of the First Cagayan include the establishment, acquisition, leasing, management, operation of any tourism-related activities. They are not just restricted to internet and casino games, but also encompass recreational sports, amusements, as well as golf courses.

Being a master licensor in the online gaming industry, the First Cagayan regulates, controls, and protects both the players and the gaming operators.

Slots Myths and Facts

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Most of the things that gamblers believe about slots are untrue. Below is a list of slots myths and facts that you might be familiar with:

Myth: Slot machines are programmed to go through the same cycle again after payoff. Each cycle may consist of thousands of spins, but once it has come to end, the cycle repeats itself all over again in the same pattern.

Fact: Each spin is random and are independent of the last spins.

 

Myth: Machines pay off once a particular percentage of all bets are reached. A jackpot which has not been hit for a longer time is due and is more likely to hit.

Fact: in every machine game, the odds are constant. When the jackpot was last hit and how much was being paid out the previous time does not affect the next hit in any way.

 

Myth: Machine pays more without the use of a player card.

Fact: The odds are constant in every machine, hence the presence of a player card do not affect the mechanism of the machines.

 

Myth: A button can be remotely pressed to change the machine mechanism. Players so tip staffs well and be courteous or they will be on a losing streak with this machine.

Fact: Do not be stressed, but there are some truth in this myth. It is said that the odds of the machines are capable of being changed remotely, although such “server-based” slots are still in their experimental stages and are in the minority. However, keep in mind that there are regulations which provide protection for players against such abuses.

 

Myth: Slots are looser during slow hours and tighter during peak hours when the casinos are crowded.

Fact: Casinos will always find a good balance between their slot machines being too tight or too loose. They will strive to provide players with machines that are loose enough so players can yield a reasonable winning so that they will return again some other time. If the machines are too tight, players are able to sense it and are more unlikely to return.

FIFA International Friendlies Results

2 Goals from Wayne Rooney brings him goals tally up to 46 in 101 International cap for England, now just 3 goals from equaling Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 goals for England. Besides that, nothing too exciting on other matches and many fans might be disappointed in the showdown match of Portugal vs Argentina, although there are a slight upset of Portugal winning 1-0, but more disappointment i think  was both Super Stars, Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi not scoring. And also World Cup champion Germany overcome Spain with Toni Kroos late goal at 89 minutes, finishing the game with 1-0.

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Below are the full results of the FIFA International Friendlies on this two days.

18th November 2014

Japan v Australia 2-1
Thailand v New Zealand 2-0
China v Honduras 0-0
Iran v Korea Rep 1-0
Slovakia v Finland 2-1
Belarus v Mexico 3-2
Greece v Serbia 0-2
Slovenia v Colombia 0-1
Austria v Brazil 1-2
Romania v Denmark 2-0
Hungary v Russia 1-2
Italy v Albania 1-0
Poland v Switzerland 2-2
Portugal v Argentina 1-0
Rep. of Ireland v USA 4-1
Spain v Germany 0-1
France v Sweden 1-0
Scotland v England 1-3

19th November 2014

Chile v Uruguay 1-2
Bolivia v Venezuela 3-2
Peru v Paraguay 2-1

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