Cockfighting, Sports Betting, Parimutuel Betting, American Gaming Association

Cockfighting is a sports. Cockfighting is animal farming. Cockfighting can be gambling too for the public.

Let us read about these important gaming industry’s information.

Sports Betting

Aside from simple wagers such as betting a friend that one’s favorite baseball team will win its division or buying a football “square” for the Super Bowl, sports betting is commonly performed through a bookmaker or through various online Internet outlets.

The general role of the bookmaker is to act as a market maker for sports wagers, most of which have a binary outcome: a team either wins or loses. The bookmaker accepts both wagers, and maintains a spread (the vigorish) which will ensure a profit regardless of the outcome of the wager. The Federal Wire Act of 1961 was an attempt by the US government to prevent illegal bookmaking. However, this Act does not apply to other types of online gambling. The Supreme Court has not ruled on the meaning of the Federal Wire Act as it pertains to online gambling.

Bookmakers usually hold a 11-10 advantage over their customers—for small wagers it is closer to a 6-5 advantage—so the bookmaker will most likely survive over the long term. Successful bookmakers must be able to withstand a large short term loss. (Boyd, 1981)

Many of the leading gambling bookmakers from the 1930s to the 1960s got their start during the prohibition era of the 1920s. They were oftentimes descendants of the influx of immigrants coming into the USA at this time. Although the common stereotype is that these bookies were of Italian descent, it has been proven that many of the leading bookies were of eastern European Jewish Ancestry. (Davies, 2001)

Parimutuel Betting

Parimutuel betting (from the French: Pari Mutuel or mutual betting) is a betting system in which all bets of a particular type are placed together in a pool; taxes and the “house-take” or “vig” is removed, and payoff odds are calculated by sharing the pool among all winning bets. In some countries it is known as the Tote after the totalisator which calculates and displays bets already made.

The parimutuel system is used in gambling on horse racing, greyhound racing, jai alai, and all sporting events of relatively short duration in which participants finish in a ranked order. A modified parimutuel system is also used in some lottery games.

American Gaming Association

The American Gaming Association (AGA) is a United States gaming industry association.

The AGA was founded in 1995 with the goal of promoting, educating and lobbying on behalf of the gaming entertainment industry through education and advocacy. They address federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting its members and their employees and customers, such as federal taxation, regulatory issues, and travel and tourism matters.

The AGA also attempts to serve as the gaming industry’s information clearinghouse, providing the public, the media and decision makers timely, accurate gaming industry data.

AGA members include major casino operators, financial and professional service companies, suppliers of gaming products, as well as representatives of state or regional gaming associations.

Each year the AGA sponsors a major gaming trade show, the Global Gaming Expo.

The AGA’s offices are located in Washington, D.C.. The Association’s president is Frank Fahrenkopf, former chairman of the Republican Party.

– Gameness til the End




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