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Professional sports bettors

Professional sports bettors have to worry about variance more than any other type of gambler. Because the difference between any two sports bettors who have placed the same wager is so small, there is so much randomness inherent in gambling that your winning percentage is always more likely to be a little higher or a little lower than what you would have expected it to be given the size of your wager. You might want to try your luck at 666 Casino where you have better chances of being touched by lady luck when it comes to sports betting. With that being said, here are six things to think about before you bet on your favorite NBA team and how to improve your betting ability for NBA bettors. The Best Bet Type for NBA Bettors Now that you’ve gotten all your basketball knowledge out of your system, let’s get to the fun part of betting basketball: the bet types that your favorite NBA team plays on! Spread Betting When it comes to betting on basketball, spreads (sometimes called “underdogs”) are a must.

They create a greater possibility of winning a single game than any other bet type, and in the case of the NBA, a greater possibility than almost every other team. By splitting a team’s bets evenly across two different opponents, a bettor can increase the likelihood of winning that single game. A three-point spread is the most popular spread bet type in the NBA, and it is one of the most common bet types. Even if a bettor makes the wrong bet or bet-set, they will still win if they choose the correct one. The downside of a spread bet is that it often makes the spread more expensive than any other bet type, and with NBA playoff odds on the line it can make betting on that game more difficult than most other kinds of betting. Spread Bet Types There are four main bet types that the NBA offers, and they are the following: Three-Point Line (the most popular bet type) Spread ($2.50 or greater) Over/Under (1 point, 1 point) Margin of Victory (a flat bet that gives the bettor the option to take a side on who should win the game) Game Choice (a flat bet that gives the bettor the option to take a side on whether to go for it or for three points, along with the chance to win $100 on a “bet against the house” if the house calls in a three-pointer.) Spread Bet Types Game Choice The Game Choice bet type is basically the same as the spread bet type, except it has two wagers.

When it is called, the bettor puts the money on whether the game is decided by three-pointers or not, and wins or loses money on either the money or percentage to be given on the extra point. If the game is won by three-pointers, the bettor will win the amount of the win plus a “Game Choice Bonus.” If the game is lost by three-pointers, the bettor will lose the amount of the win plus a “Game Choice Bonus.” This is basically the same as the “Exact Money” bet, except that the bettor won’t bet for a “Game Choice Bonus” and is limited to betting on three-pointers only if the game is won by three-pointers. If the game is tied after three-pointers, the bettor’s final amount of profit is the amount of the win plus the “Game Choice Bonus.”

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Dragon Quest X Sells One Million in Japan

Dragon Quest series producer Yosuke Saito announced via Twitter that Dragon Quest X has exceeded one million sales in Japan.

Source: Gematsu

Dragon Quest X to See PC Release

Dragon Quest X, the MMORPG entry in the popular series, is coming to the PC in Japan. Retail and digital versions run at 3,990 yen, and include a 20-day free trial. A Special Pack edition throws in a security token, a DQX game controller for PC, monster illustration book, world map, and code for an in-game item, bringing the price up to 9,800 yen.

Paired with the announcement was the launching of a beta test, a benchmark for which may be downloaded here. Applications are handled through the benchmark utility.

Source: Gematsu

Dragon Quest X to Launch for Wii U on March 30

Square Enix has announced that, having released on the Wii back in August, Dragon Quest X will make its Wii U debut starting March 30. Priced at 6980 yen, the title will be available in both retail and download versions, and both will include 20 days of free play. A beta test is planned for March 6, and players will be able to transition their beta characters to the full version.

Source: Gematsu

Mass Media 12/08/12

I caved and got a Vita. I’m a chode.

A chode that can play Persona 4: Golden. Suck it. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 12/08/12’ »

Dragon Quest X Starts Wii U Beta in February

Square Enix has announced that the Wii U beta test for Dragon Quest X will start in February, with vouchers for the beta to be included with Wii U Premium Set editions. As the Wii and Wii U playerbase will share the same server, Wii character data can be imported to the Wii U.

DQX is set to launch on the Wii U sometime next year.

Source: Gematsu

Mass Media 10/28/12

Wild ARMs series playthrough in progress! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 10/28/12’ »

Mass Media 10/07/12

So my vacation gets here, and I promptly pull a muscle in my back. Kill me now. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 10/07/12’ »

Mass Media 09/29/12

One more week until my vacation. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 09/29/12’ »

Mass Media 08/11/12

I appreciate Persona 4: Arena including a lot of fourth wall jokes regarding Mitsuru and Akihiko’s outfits. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 08/11/12’ »

DQX News: First Week Sales, Server Upgrades, and Future Plans

Dragon Quest X sold some 420,000 copies in its first week in Japan, an expected drop in comparison to its offline predecessors. For reference, Final Fantasy XI also sold significantly fewer copies on launch than prior entries, yet is currently the most profitable Square Enix title to date.

As part of post-launch updates, Square Enix doubled the number of servers for the game, with modifications under way for each server to increase their capacity. Furthermore, the company announced plans to support the game about ten years, with revisions and updates roughly every ten weeks. Downloadable content is also planned, though no details were given at this time.

Source: Andriasang

What Happened This Week – The Cold Calculus of Microtransactions

All right, back in business once more.  Hopefully we won’t be hit by another freak storm this weekend, but really it seems like the power dies if someone so much as coughs too loudly.  Let’s get to the news before it happens again.  Here’s what’s going down:

  • Zynga starts getting hit with lawsuits regarding allegations of insider trading, with underwriters paid to help insiders offload stock before it fell.  Also known as “Tuesday on Wall Street.”
  • Not to be outdone, EA has also filed suit that Zynga copied The Sims Social to create The Ville.  Man, who do you root for in that fight?  (The answer is EA, seriously.)
  • Ubisoft’s Uplay exposes players to an exploit that allows websites access to, and control over, a user’s computer.  It’s like they want people to pirate their games.
  • The Old Republic pulls the pin and goes free-to-play.  Should’ve kept the base, BioWare!  And the base I mean your playerbase.  By making KotOR III instead.
  • Sony posts a sizable loss of some $312 million for the first quarter of 2012, including losses in the games division.  Tempting to blame the Vita, but their true problems run deeper.
  • Squenix has an ambitious ten-year plan for Dragon Quest X.  It sounds crazy until you realize they’ve been running Final Fantasy XI for at least that long.
  • Rumors abound regarding Bethesda and the STALKER series, Take Two posts a lower earnings report due to unrealistic expectations, and more!

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3DS Dragon Quest X Apps Confirmed

Having previously mentioned the 3DS would factor into Dragon Quest X, Square Enix announced the handheld would receive a series of apps for the game. The first of these, which will be free for download, allows players to perform StreetPass exchanges with their characters, monitor game news, send messages to other players, and check product information on the Traveler’s Bazaar. Follow-up apps have been confirmed but not elaborated at this time, and it is not known when the first will be available.

Source: Andriasang

Dragon Quest X Gets Wii Hardware Bundle

Nintendo and Square Enix will be offering a Wii hardware bundle for Dragon Quest X. While a price has not been set, the package will include a copy of the game, a black Wii and matching Classic Controller Pro, a Wii USB Memory card, and a ¥1000 Nintendo Prepaid card.

Source: Andriasang

Nintendo, Square Enix, NTT Form DQX Partnership

Nintendo has just announced a partnership with Square Enix and NTT East and West Japan regarding Dragon Quest X. Naturally, the aim is to push sales for all three companies: Wiis for Nintendo, DQX for Square Enix, and NTT’s Flets Hikari internet service. Specifically, Flets Hikari will be the recommended service for DQX, and all three companies will hold promotions targeted at their respective customers; Nintendo/Squenix touting the internet service, NTT offering DQX copies through random drawings, and so on.

Source: Andriasang

Dragon Quest X Beta to Begin February 23

In other self-explanatory headlines, Square Enix announced that the Dragon Quest X beta will begin this week on February 23. As previously stated, the beta is currently restricted to Japan.

Source: Andriasang

Mass Media 02/05/12

Thirty people suffered two hours of continuous whiplash today when a man claiming to be the devil hijacked a roller coaster. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 02/05/12’ »

DQX Transportation Methods Revealed

Dragon Quest X will feature at least two means of quickly getting around. Intercontinental rail links all five of the main continents at fixed points, while Rula Stones can teleport you to previously-visited locations. Stones can only remember one location at a time, but can be reprogrammed to somewhere else and you can carry more than one stone.

Source: Andriasang

More Dragon Quest X Story, Quest Details Emerge

Dragon Quest X will reportedly put more of a focus on story, despite being an MMORPG.  Parties will have a designated “story leader” whom story events will consider the main character, with the rest of the party simply supporting in battle.  DQX‘s five continents will also feature various regional plots: an elven land facing destruction for lack of an important ceremony, a kingdom blighted by a mysterious plague, another country where children are suddenly going missing, and so on.

Additionally, it was confirmed that the game will see quests added post-release, and Square Enix is currently developing quests for each job, race, and continent.

Source: Andriasang

Dragon Quest X Beta Dated for “Time Period of Chocolate”

Also at Jump Festa, Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito made a somewhat vague comment on when the beta would be ready. According to Saito, the beta test will begin around “the time period of chocolate.” Barring some other holiday that anime has not explained to me, it’s believed he means either Valentine’s Day or White Day; February 14 or March 14.

Source: Andriasang