Stephen Curry is also high scorer for Under Armour

Other Under Armour athletes include New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Bryce Harper, who plays for baseball’s Washington Nationals.

© 2016 CBS Interactive Inc.. According to the company, it earned more revenue in 90 days in China this year than it did in the full year of 2014.

Under Armour’s ties to Curry and other big-name athletes is getting much of the credit.

Newton, 26, quarterbacks the Carolina Panthers and is one of the most popular players in the NFL. His stumble, though, didn’t hurt the performance of Under Armour’s golf business, which helped fuel a 20 percent gain in apparel sales during the latest quarter.

Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike made several blunders in courting Curry, including mispronouncing his name during a business meeting, according to ESPN. That is, until 2013, when the largest producer of sports apparel botched its chance to re-sign Curry, paving the way for rival Under Armour (UA) to nab him — and launch a wildly successful line of Curry footwear.

Curry, 28, is considered by many sports writers to be a shoo-in to win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award for the second straight year.

The Baltimore-based company today reported quarterly profit that was twice as strong as Wall Street analysts had expected, thanks in part to a 64 percent increase in sales of athletic footwear, with Curry basketball and running shoes responsible for the gain.

“A large part of these gains is tied to their ability to connect with and have relations with arguably with three of the most transcendent athletes that we have now in sports with Steph Curry, [pro golfer] Jordan Spieth and [NFL quarterback] Cam Newton,” said Patrick Rishe, director of the sports business program at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Not only did Curry’s Golden State Warriors start the season with a record of 24-0, but they ended it by breaking the league’s single-season win record — held by Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls.

During the most recent quarter, Under Armour revenue surged 30 percent to $1.05 billion, while net income jumped 63 percent to $19 million, or 4 cents per share.

Curry remains a fan favorite, which should help Under Armour accelerate sales of his footwear, including the Curry 2.5 shoe, which debuts later this month, and the Curry 3 due to launch later this summer.

“And to be clear, that 30 percent number was no accident,” said Under Amour Chief Executive Kevin Plank today in a conference call with Wall Street analysts. Now, Nike’s loss is clearly Under Armour’s gain.

The athletic apparel maker’s other lines of business performed well during the quarter, and China was another bright spot. “By turning on the young fans, that not only leads to current purchases but hopefully will build a brand loyalty with those customers as they become older teenagers and grow into their 20s.”

For most of his life, pro basketball player Stephen Curry was a fan of Nike (NKE) and endorsed the company’s products. All Rights Reserved. “When Stephen Curry decided to average 30 points this season to take the scoring title while wearing the number 30, we thought that putting up 30 percent growth on our end was the best way for us to demonstrate our pride and support of Stephen and the Warriors.”

“It seems like the shoe business will help them open a lot of doors and drive brand awareness internationally,” said Betty Chen, an analyst at Mizuho Securities, who rates Under Armour as a “buy.” “We also think they are likely taking share from other brands.”. Louis.

The 22-year-old Spieth is a pro golfer with promising future, who gained notoriety recently after squandering a chance to win the Masters Tournament with poor play

Research and Markets: Research Report – Global Online Gambling & Betting Market 2014

The global online gambling market has a current value

estimated at a medium double digit number in billions of Euros, with

growth expected between +7 and 10% annually in the next few years.

Trends in online gambling and betting.

Regulation of online gambling and betting in Germany and Russia lag some

of their neighbours. The

majority of Western European countries have some laws in place to

channel online gambling and betting. Total online gambling revenue in Italy

recently reached a high number in hundreds of millions of Euros, with

poker constituting the largest segment.

. The first

regulated online gambling website in Kenya was launched in 2013. In

Australia, which leads the world in terms of per person gambling, online

sports betting and gambling has been growing by over 30% annually, while

the growth of the total gambling market does not exceed 5%.

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The spread of online betting and gambling is forcing governments to act

to regulate. For example, a quarter of poker

players chose to bet on unregulated networks.

In the largest Latin American market, Brazil, gambling and betting is

forbidden except for horse racing.

The authors observe: while land-based lottery and casinos still dominate

the gambling scene, online real-money gambling and betting are growing

rapidly.

Europe has been a leader in adopting regulation regarding online

gambling, but as the activity spreads, new measures are being enacted.

Online gambling is only starting to emerge in Africa. As a result companies get a precise and unbiased impression of the

market situation.

The major trends in online gambling and betting globally are mobile and

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company databases, journals, company registries and news portals.

Online gambling and betting is spreading in the Asia-Pacific region. In

South Africa, online gambling awaits legalization in 2014.

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and translate relevant information into English. However, offshore gambling websites

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and developments in the field. In the USA, online gambling is legal only in three states

and in many Asian countries gambling and betting is allowed only in

casino resorts.

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and assist with strategic company decisions

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data. Mobile gambling is expected to grow at double-digit

rates and to reach over 40% of the total online gambling market by 2018,

as the number of mobile gambling users increases by a hundred million.

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In France, online gambling and betting has been legal since 2010, but

many gamblers turn to illegal sites. Progress in online betting regulation in Germany is

expected in 2014, as several operators have applied for the first online

sports betting licenses.

In North America, online gambling was legalized in three US states by

early 2014, with online gambling revenues surging to millions in the

first months of legal operation.

Italy has one of the most advanced regulatory arrangements regarding

online gambling in Europe. In North America and major Asian

countries online real-money games are yet awaiting progress in

regulation

Scientists Discover Gene Responsible for Cheating and Promiscuous Sex Habits

“And it depends on how well-developed their impulse control is.”

Those with a certain variant of the dopamine receptor D4 polymorphism — or DRD4 gene — “were more likely to have a history of uncommitted sex, including one-night stands and acts of infidelity,” according to lead investigator Justin Garcia.

John Coleman, a 22-year-old from Syracuse, N.Y., has been engaged for the last two years and cannot fathom having sex with anyone other than his girlfriend.

“Not everyone with the gene is promiscuous and not everyone who is promiscuous will have that gene.”

Those with at least one 7-repeat allele reported a higher rate of promiscuity — that is admitting to a “one-night stand.” The same group had a 50 percent increase in instances of sexual cheating.

“I mean if you meet a guy at a party and he’s making out with three other girls, that’s a hint,” she said. (An allele is part of the gene’s DNA sequence responsible for different traits such as eye color or curly hair.)

“It turns out everyone has got the gene,” said Garcia, who is a doctoral fellow in the laboratory of evolutionary anthropology and health at SUNY Binghamton. “If you’re disrespecting me, something tells me you’re not going to respect me enough to be faithful.”

When the brain is stimulated — drinking alcohol, jumping from planes, having sex — it releases dopamine, the pleasure response hormone.

DRD4 is the “thrill-seeking” gene, also responsible for alcohol and gambling addictions. Defying college stereotypes, Emma’s never touched alcohol and has only smoked marijuana once.

But Garcia said the gene for risk also might have an evolutionary advantage, beyond producing more children.

Upbringing, experience and culture may actually wield more influence than the risk-taking gene, according to Susan Quilliam, a noted British psychologist and author of the updated “Joy of Sex.”

“Sometimes that overlaps with creativity, with entrepreneurship and wanting to push the boundaries,” she said. “It was something so new to me.”

Armed with that kind of data, John Coleman said he might be inclined to test his fiance and himself as well.

“I find cheating appalling,” said Coleman. “Every time a genetic study comes out, responsible scientists also stress that we have choice — nature and nurture,” she said.

He then tested their DNA by oral rinsing with a special mouthwash — a buccal wash — and genotyped the DRD4.

The desire to cheat or sleep around seems to originate in the brain’s pleasure and reward center, where the “rush” of dopamine motivates those who are vulnerable, the researchers say.

Maureen Finn, a 19-year-old television, film and radio major at Syracuse University, agrees.

She wanted to try something different, so she slept with three men in one month. Two were encounters with guys she had been friends with and another was a fling that transformed into a longer relationship.

That might be the case with Emma, a 20-year-old student from University of Southern Florida, who just broken up with her boyfriend after a two-year monogamous relationship.

It turns out Coleman is right.

“It’s like getting tested for STDs,” he said. Sometimes, going to the other side of the mountain means that something eats you. “The big question is what happens in drug rehab if you have a long allele and others don’t? They might have different treatments.”

“By the time she meets him, unless he is very young, his track record will prove whether he has acted on his infidelity gene or not,” said Quilliam. “There’s got to be something going on in your head to cheat.”

“Having some individuals who have wanderlust and want to see what’s on the other side mountain. “Just as height varies, the amount of information in the gene varies. There is a cost and a benefit.”

The study also strongly suggests that sex drive and thrill can function independently of love.

And now that she is in a committed relationship, Emma is certain she won’t be unfaithful.. “If your parents have it, you have it.”

Some of the implications of this study might be “huge,” and not just in the bedroom. But it’s also risk-taking. “But the people with the DRD4 gene need more stimuli to feel satiated.

His team discovered that there is a variation in the thrill-seeking gene and those with much longer alleles are more prone to, well, getting prone. Some of say ‘wow,’ that was a rush after jumping out of a plane. It’s important for new places to live. “In relationships that can be exciting and fulfilling and help the whole couple move into new areas.”

But not everyone is convinced a roving eye is rooted in DNA.

“We are learning more and more about genes implicated in behaviors,” she said. The gene can influence the brain’s chemistry and subsequently, an individual’s behavior.

“It’s rewarding and makes us excited and gives us pleasure,” said Garcia. “It’s the ultimate form of honesty, really,” he said.

Still, the study could have some interesting implications.

In the study, Garcia instructed 181 student volunteers at SUNY to take an anonymous survey on their previous sexual behavior, asking them questions like how many sex partners they had and if they had ever been unfaithful.

“Certain people are vulnerable to affairs, but in the end, it’s about personal choice,” said Jenn Berman, a psychotherapist and host of “The Love and Sex Show” on Cosmo Radio. “If he has been unfaithful in the past, he is likely to do it in the future.”

“I’d never done anything like that before,” said Emma, who did not want to reveal her last name. In those who have more, their alleles are longer and they are more prone to thrill-seeking.”

The gene evolved about 30,000 to 50,000 years ago when humans were moving out of Africa.

So should a woman have her boyfriend tested before accepting his marriage proposal?

And can’t risk-taking be a good thing?

She said it’s not in her personality to take risks. Others ask, ‘When is the plane going back up?’”

ABC’s On Campus reporters Sierra Jiminez of Syracuse University and Meg Wagner of University of Florida contributed to this story.

In what is being called a first of its kind study, researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY) have discovered that about half of all people have a gene that makes them more vulnerable to promiscuity and cheating.

“It’s inheritable, too,” he said

Sports Trivia: Questions and Answers

Which NFL team is known as the ‘ain’ts’ when on a losing streak?

The New Orleans Saints

What is an NBA player deemed to be if he has received the Maurice Podoloff Trophy?

The most valuable player (MVP)

What was banned from 1967 to 1976?

Slam dunk

Before the NFL mandated the use of helmets in 1943, who was the last player not to use one?

Chicago Bears lineman Dick Plasman

What is the highest possible break in snooker?

155

Which was the only team to win two World Series in the 1980s?

The Los Angeles Dodgers

Which boxer was an underdog with odds of 42:1 when he stunned Mike Tyson?

Buster Douglas: 1990

In cross-country bike racing, what do the initials BMX represent?

Bicycle moto x (cross)

Which country dominates Olympics basketball like no one else?

USA has won the gold 14 times out of 18 editions

Which type of ball was basketball played with until 1929?

Soccer ball

Who is the youngest winner of a Ladies Singles title in the Open Era?

Martina Hingis: Winner in 1997 at 16 years of age

In which sport are the terms ‘stale fish’ and ‘mulekick’ used?

Snowboarding

Weren’t these sports trivia questions and answers really amazing? If you have other such interesting sports facts, do share them in the comments section below, for everyone to enjoy.

Which was the first African country to qualify for a World Cup?

Egypt: 1934

Which team is as well-known for their comic antics as for their on-court skills?

Harlem Globetrotters

The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was the first keeper for which English football club?

AFC Portsmouth

Who beat Ivan Lendl in a French Open final using underhand serves?

Michael Chang

Various Sports

What three movements are required for an athlete to successfully complete a triple jump?

Hop, step, and jump

Which cricketer was even offered the throne of Albania?

C.B. volleyball player to win three Olympic gold medals?

Karch Kiraly

Basketball

In 1990, two baseball greats created history by becoming the first father-son duo to hit back-to-back homers in an MLB game.

Ken Griffey Sr. Fry

Which was the first televised game of the NFL?

Oct 22, 1939: The Brooklyn Dodgers Vs. Out of those, 18 are gold, more than double the next best Olympian.Arguably, every person on this planet loves some sport or the other. To name a few, sports like soccer, cricket, football, tennis, basketball, and baseball, have hundreds of millions of fans all over the world. He has won a whopping 22 medals at the 3 Olympics he has taken part in. Philadelphia Eagles (broadcast by NBC to 500 TV sets)

What is the maximum time limit allowed to look for a lost ball in golf?

5 minutes

Michael Phelps

Retired American swimmer Michael Fred Phelps II is easily the most successful Olympian ever. and Ken Griffey Jr.. A sports trivia, with amazing facts and figures in just what’s needed then.

Here is an easy sports trivia, which will be thoroughly enjoyed by kids too.

Which is the coldest game in NFL history?

1967 NFL Championship game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers: -13 degrees

In which year was the first Wimbledon tournament held?

1877

Which sport did George Washington play with his troops?

Cricket

What was the first sport in which women were invited to compete at the Olympics?

Tennis, at the 1900 games in Paris. As a true fan you’d always be wanting to gather more and more information about your favorite sport, and more likely the team you root for. Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain was the first gold medalist.

Which 2 counties did umpiring legend Dickie Bird play for?

Yorkshire and Leicestershire

Baseball

Who is the only wild card entrant to have won Wimbledon?

Goran Ivani?evi?: 2001

Which is the only country to have played in each and every World Cup?

Brazil

Soccer

After retiring as a player, with which team did baseball great Babe Ruth spend one year as a coach?

The Brooklyn Dodgers: 1938

Who is the only player to have blasted 100 international centuries?

Sachin Tendulkar

American Football

Cricket

In horse racing, what is a Yankee?

11 individual bets

How many World Cups have been won by Australian?

Four: 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007

Who is the only tennis player to have won each of the four grand slam events at least four times?

Steffi Graf

Tennis

Who was the first athlete to fail an Olympic drug test?

Pentathlete Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall in 1968

What sport used the term ‘home run’ long before baseball?

Cricket

How many world records did swimmer Mark Spitz set when he won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics?

Seven-one in each of the races in which he competed.

Which sport is played on the biggest pitch in terms of area?

Polo

How many home runs did baseball great Ty Cobb hit in the three world series in which he played?

None

What is ‘El Clásico’?

A game between club giants Real Madrid and Barcelona

Which country won the first World Cup held in 1930?

Uruguay

Which sporting great was dubbed ‘the boy from Bowral’?

Sir Donald Bradman

Why did the year 1994 see no baseball World Series?

Player’s strike

Who is the only coach to win both a Super Bowl and a Rose Bowl?

Dick Vermeil

Who was the 1st non-European to win the Tour de France?

Greg Lemond from the US

Who was the first U.S

NBA’s Silver: Legalize sports gambling

“Over half of them have legal casinos.” He quoted estimates that $400 billion is wagered on sports every year.

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Don’t bet on him being the last.

More interest means even better ratings for what has increasingly become the most valuable programming on television.

Fantasy sports is a form of sports gambling which is allowed under current law.

But beyond those kinds of sponsorship deals, the leagues are betting that the biggest side benefit that gambling will generate is greater interest in their sport.

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Silver was acknowledging what has been obvious in the world of sports for decades: people like to gamble on their favorite games, and will find ways to do so, no matter what the law says.

In the Op-Ed, Silver called on Congress to change the law prohibiting sports gambling in most of the country since 1992. That’s also the main reason that despite being an attractive and growing market, no major sports team is based in Las Vegas. the stock market

Leagues have opposed sports betting because of the possibility it could compromise their games’ integrity — a big concern ever since the thrown World Series in 1919, where Chicago players conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the games.

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Related: Macau trumps Vegas with $270 minimum bets

The National Football League, Major League Baseball and the NCAA did not have a comment Friday on Silver’s position.

“I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated,” he said.

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The NBA announced its own partnership deal with FanDuel on Thursday that grants it an equity stake in the site. And that means even bigger broadcast rights deals for the leagues, which is where the big money lies.

Silver says it is important to protect the integrity of games, but argues that it would be easier, not tougher, with legalized gambling. And the New England Patriots already have a deal with a rival site DraftKings.

“Gambling has increasingly become a popular and accepted form of entertainment in the United States,” Silver wrote in an Op-Ed Friday in The New York Times.

On Friday, the Washington Redskins announced a marketing agreement with FanDuel, which runs daily fantasy games. It is estimated to be a $1.4 billion a year business.

“Most states offer lotteries,” He wrote

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When is a bet not a bet? A day at the Iran races | Reuters

“Big bets take place unofficially and the winnings are exchanged from hand-to-hand.”

Betting among individuals is not legal but still goes on.

Despite its limited availability, people from many walks of life crowd the “predictions” office next to the track in Nowruzabad where legal betting takes place inside a building where an electronic screen advertises: “Make a prediction, win a prize”.

He had just won 200,000 rials (almost $20). Odds are not given before the race and returns are calculated afterwards.

Cleric Mahmoudi warned of the dangers of gambling.

“Last year someone won $75,000 there in a bet,” a race official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

NOWRUZABAD, Iran As Rio Collection galloped across the finishing line, Sardar hooted with joy and high-fived his friends.

“In negotiations with some sources of emulation , we finally managed to receive permission to bet on horses under certain conditions,” said Ebrahim Mohammdzadeh, an official at Tehran’s horse-racing committee.

The really big bets happen at bigger tracks, particularly at the 10-000 capacity Gonbad-e Kavoos hippodrome in northern Iran.

“I always buy prediction tickets from this office but my dad bets directly with others,” he said. “In a way we are donating this money to help develop the races.”

“People are reluctant to place big bets with the prediction office,” he said . As well as a computer screen with race details, each has a basket into which they toss the takings.

The way it works is that jockeys authorise the horse-racing committee to place bets for other people on their behalf.

“All forms of gambling are haram (forbidden by Islam) except for horse racing, camel racing and archery,” said Mohsen Mahmoudi, a cleric at a north Tehran mosque, adding that those manly, warrior sports were all encouraged by the Prophet Mohammad.

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| NOWRUZABAD, Iran

Wearing loose black trousers and speaking with a strong local accent, Sardar, a carpenter, said he chose not to buy prediction tickets as winnings were limited.

As the horses pass the finishing line, the spectators — including dozens of women — jump up from their seats near the track and rush to the predictions office to see how much they have won and place money on the next one.

“I just lost 30,000 rials but I had a lot of fun,” said fine arts student Tamanna, 30, showing her ticket printed with a line that says cash spent buying the ticket goes to support the horse races, rather than in the hope of winning.

The Koran describes gambling as “evil, unclean and Satanic” and people found guilty of illegal gambling in the Islamic Republic can be sentenced to flogging and jail.

However, three forms of gambling are permitted under Islam, said a cleric consulted on the matter by Reuters.. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi — the last shah who was overthrown in the 1979 uprising led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini — was a keen horseman and aimed to expand racing.

THE BIG BETS

(Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

MASS APPEAL

Prediction tickets can be bought for as little as 10,000 rials (around $1) with no official upper limit, although large bets are rare. Of the total money coming into the official betting office, some 70 percent is given out as winnings with the remaining 30 percent going to cover the costs of racing.

“I just paid 50,000 rials. I predicted correctly,” said the 18-year-old.

Most of the people buying prediction tickets legally from the racetrack office did not seem concerned, however.

Under Islamic sharia law, gambling is generally seen as illegal and Sardar’s wager, made with a friend, was actually not permitted. Camel racing — popular in some Arab countries across the Gulf — is not a significant sport in Iran and archery has no great popular following.

In pre-revolutionary Iran, horse riding was considered an elite sport. Not by “betting” on the horse, he insisted — betting is illegal under Iran’s Islamic law — but by “predicting” Rio Collection would win.

To make it possible for spectators to take part, the Equestrian Federation of Iran sought permission from senior clerics known as “sources of emulation”, to whom Shi’ite Muslims turn for guidance on moral issues.

People can also place bets on horses through the federation’s website, but that misses out on the spectacle.

“I knew he would win. I hope I can win something,” said Erfan, 15.

“The bettor makes gains easily, without working and this causes others to lose money with consequent dissatisfaction and grief,” he said, pointing out one reason Islam regards gambling as “haram”.

The 2,000-capacity Nowruzabad track off a major highway to the west of Tehran is the only track easily accessible to the population of the capital. It hold races over a 10-week season each year.

But technically, he added, only the archery contestants and riders of the horses or camels in the races are permitted to bet.

After the revolution the idea fell out of favour and today there are only four racetracks in the country. But thanks to certain religious rulings, many race-goers are permitted to put money on the horses legally as long as they are “predicting” through official channels.

Inside, a dozen women, wearing obligatory headscarves, sit behind windows, taking predictions and paying out winnings. “He once won 30 million rials.”

“I had a great time,” Tamanna said

New Jersey allows sports betting

Supreme Court declined to hear New Jersey’s appeal in June, saying, “You know, that’s the way it goes.”

The NFL had no comment when reached by ESPN.com. — Gov. In light of our significant investment at Monmouth Park, we are happy that it appears racetracks and casinos in New Jersey will be taking sports bets sooner rather than later.”

In addition to the directive, Christie also had the state file a motion in federal court asking a judge to clarify or modify a February 2013 ruling that blocks a licensing program New Jersey had passed for sports betting in the state.

“That to some degree will dictate how the race tracks and casinos move forward,” Beck told ESPN.

Lesniak said he expects the leagues to challenge the move, but predicted: “They don’t have any arguments left to make. Bets wouldn’t have been taken on games involving New Jersey colleges or college games played in the state.

Christie suggested casinos and tracks could start offering betting immediately, but it’s not clear that will happen. Raymond Lesniak, one of the legislature’s strongest supporters of sports betting. Like others, we recognize that legalized sports betting is inevitable, and will be a good outcome for customers, states and the sports leagues. State lawmakers soon enacted a law to allow for betting at tracks and in casinos. Nevada has allowed betting on sports for more than 60 years, and Delaware, Montana and Oregon have at times permitted more limited betting. State Sen. That effort ended with the U.S. Rachel Ryan, a spokeswoman for the Meadowlands Racetrack said Monday that the track has no plans to offer sports betting now.

He said he does not expect sports betting to begin until a court rules that it is legal.

Casino executives did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Christie’s action.

“Based on the arguments of the sports leagues and the United States Department of Justice, the 3rd Circuit has already ruled that New Jersey can carry out sports wagering as described in today’s statewide directive,” the governor’s office wrote in a statement. “People should book their hotel rooms in Atlantic City for the Super Bowl now because there won’t be any available in February.”. “Obviously, this is a significant development. Jennifer Beck, a Republican who represents the area where Monmouth Park resides, said Monday that she would like to see the track begin taking bets as soon as this upcoming weekend, but wants to see the reaction from the sports leagues.

The move came hours before Christie was to convene a closed-door summit on the future of Atlantic City. Other leagues and the NCAA did not immediately return messages Monday.

The professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey leagues, as well as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, all opposed New Jersey’s effort to legalize sports betting, saying it could give the appearance that the integrity of the games has been compromised.

The U.S. branch of William Hill agreed to be the exclusive provider of sports betting at Monmouth Park, but is taking a wait-and-see approach.

Monmouth Park, a thoroughbred track in Oceansport, New Jersey, has been outspoken that it will take the lead once sports betting became legal.

A month ago, Christie vetoed a bill that would have pushed New Jersey to circumvent the federal ban on gambling on professional and college sports. Supreme Court declining to hear the case.

Information from ESPN.com’s David Purdum and The Associated Press is included in this report. Christie said at the time disagreed with the court decision but feels the law is “sacrosanct.”

The park built a sports bar last year that was designed to be transformed into a sports book quickly if sports betting were legalized.

The governor said he took his cue from previous federal court rulings that found that nothing in New Jersey law prohibits the casinos and horse racing tracks from offering sports betting.

But those actions ran up against the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, enacted by Congress to restrict betting on sports to a few states. New Jersey missed a 1991 deadline in the law that would have allowed sports betting in Atlantic City.

Dennis Drazin, an attorney and adviser to the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman and Monmouth Park, told ESPN in early September that he believes the track could have an operating sports book within three weeks after legalization.

Voters in New Jersey overwhelmingly endorsed legal sports betting in a nonbinding referendum in 2011. CEO Joe Asher said in a statement. District Court,” William Hill U.S. This is all over but the shouting.”

N.J. The seaside resort has already lost three of the 12 casinos with which it began this year, and a fourth one is due to shut its doors next week; about 8,000 casino workers will have lost their jobs since January.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.

The move is a turnaround for Christie, who initially seemed resigned to defeat once the U.S. The governor says sports betting is legal under previous federal rulings as long as wagers don’t involve a collegiate game played in New Jersey or a New Jersey college team elsewhere in the country.

His action, through the state attorney general’s office, is likely to be challenged by the professional and collegiate sports leagues that fought New Jersey’s efforts to overturn a ban on sports betting in all but four states. Chris Christie’s administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state’s casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, a move likely to be challenged in court by sports leagues.

“Victory at last!” said state Sen. “The motion simply would clarify and formalize that authority and give clear guidance to casinos and racetracks waiting to open a sports pool in New Jersey.”

“We are reviewing the Attorney General’s directive and the motion filed in U.S

Amazon’s top 10 books of 2014

It’s not pretty… “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

1. “Redeployment” by Phil Klay

8. “Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art” by Carl Hoffman.

Amazon says: Quiet and beautiful, this novel about an unknowable teenage girl in a mixed-race family in the 1970s Midwest will make you cry.

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For Amazon’s Top 100 List of 2014 go to amazon.com/bestbooks2014

2. but it IS fascinating. 3. “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

4. “In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette” by Hampton Sides

Amazon says: A beautiful, atmospheric story about two young people, one French, one German, growing up on the eve of World War II.

9. There are 31 authors who have graced Amazon’s Best Books of the Year lists before. “Station Eleven” by Emily St. “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League” by Jeff Hobbs

Amazon says: Set in the not-so-distant future, this apocalyptic novel is surprisingly hopeful in its depiction of a culture that both mocks and mourns its disappeared past.

Here’s Amazon’s Top 10 Books of 2014:

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7. John Mandel

In making its selection, the editorial team read 480 books. All Rights Reserved. “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty

Amazon says: At once extremely personal and culturally wise, this reported memoir will change the way you think about race, class and the meaning of friendship.

© 2014 CBS Interactive Inc. A historical “The Perfect Storm.”

Amazon says: The Rockefeller clan might not have wanted to believe it, but author Hoffman is convincing about what led to the scion’s death.

Amazon says: Told in the many voices of the Latin American tenants of one apartment complex in Delaware, this novel illuminates several different kinds of immigrant experience.

There are 17 debut authors in the top 100, and two in the top 10. “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henríquez

Amazon says: Strong, brilliant stories about survival of something almost as dangerous as war itself-its aftermath.

Amazon says: The best kind of King book: a little horror, but mostly pitch perfect details about youth and faith and family.

Amazon says: The ultimate adventure story, but with a touch of romance and intrigue.

6. “Revival” by Stephen King

Amazon says: Moriarty dazzles with another novel about “ordinary” Australian families and the secrets they keep.

The editorial team at Amazon has read over a quarter of a million pages this year and have condensed them all down to just one: Its list of the Top 100 Books of 2014

Artificial intelligence: Key to ​Kentucky Derby betting?

In a recent 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll, more than half of Americans (53 percent) called society’s quest to advance the field of artificial intelligence “important.”

In a statement, Unanimous’ chief information officer David Baltaxe said the whole process took the company’s AI tool 20 minutes.

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How does the system work? According to the company, the technology is built on a closed-loop system inspired by the insect swarm found in nature. All Rights Reserved. Exaggerator. Twenty participants, convened by the company, first used the software to narrow the field of 20 horses down to four top picks. Gun Runner

2. The participants then used UNU to predict the winning order — and it turned out to be 100 percent correct.

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The artificial intelligence company Unanimous tested its new software platform, UNU, on last weekend’s Kentucky Derby, as reported by TechRepublic.

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Although several prominent industry leaders remain wary of artificial intelligence, and a recent high-profile experiment with it went awry, the technology could revolutionize everything from smartphones to automobiles. Mohaymen

You probably didn’t consider basing your Kentucky Derby bets on artificial intelligence — but maybe you should have. The idea is that “many minds are better than one,” therefore the act of pooling individual insights gives groups a better chance of reaching optimal decisions.

“I placed my $1 bet on the race at the Derby on Saturday and made $542.10 — the odds of winning the superfecta [the top 4 finishers in order] were 540-1,” TechRepublic reporter Hope Reese wrote. For comparison, none of the experts at Churchill Downs predicted the top four horses, let alone the top four horses in the correct order.

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