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# gambling - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland's new gambling laws allow for 'super casinos'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland's new gambling laws allow for 'super casinos'?

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has effectively ruled out developments like the proposed Twomileborris large-scale casino. Has he done the right thing? You tell us…

# gambling - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Government's new bill will block plans for Twomileborris 'super-casino'

New gambling legislation being prepared by the government will not allow for “large resort-style casinos” like in Tipperary.

# gambling - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

From The42 One tackle in Sunday's Cowboys-49ers game cost gamblers $72million Lady Luck

One tackle in Sunday's Cowboys-49ers game cost gamblers $72million

Donte Whitner’s last-gasp tackle on Jesse Holley decided the fate of tens of millions of dollars.

# gambling - Thursday 4 August, 2011

From The42 A-Rod to be interviewed by MLB in poker probe Investigation

A-Rod to be interviewed by MLB in poker probe

Star will have to answer questions about alleged involvement in illegal games.

# gambling - Thursday 28 July, 2011

From The42 Newsflash: unemployed caddy would work for Tiger Woods Obvious

Newsflash: unemployed caddy would work for Tiger Woods

Paddy Power had veteran Irish caddy Colin Byrne at 7/2 to take over from Steve Williams as Tiger Woods’ caddy before anyone thought to ask for his thoughts on the matter. As it turns out, he’s okay with the idea.

# gambling - Friday 22 July, 2011

From The42 Tip: do not bet against Michael Jordan (video) Hustling

Tip: do not bet against Michael Jordan (video)

A fan at a recent celebrity golf tournament decided to bet Michael Jordan €500 that he couldn’t hit the green on a par-3. Fools and their money…

# gambling - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

One UK winner of record €185m Euromillions jackpot

TheJournal.ie’s syndicate, and every other Irish ticket, falls short of winning the largest ever European lottery.

# gambling - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# gambling - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Don't tear up the Euromillions ticket yet - you may have won €4.5m

There were no winners of the €185m jackpot, but one Irish ticket was only one number away and wins €4.57m.

# gambling - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Dolores who? Euromillions set for record €185m jackpot

There were no winners of last night’s €176m offering – meaning the lottery will hit its upper limit for the first time.

# gambling - Saturday 2 July, 2011

Investors step in to buy Dublin-based online poker company

Around 700 people are employed at Pocket Kings, which is the service provider for Full Tilt Poker. Full Tilt had its licence suspended earlier this week.

# gambling - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Online poker site with HQ in Dublin has licence suspended

Full Tilt Poker has halted play this evening after its licence was suspended. The company employs 700 people in Cherrywood in Dublin.

# gambling - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge It could be you, says Ryanair... Scratch That

It could be you, says Ryanair...

… Or could it? The airline is claiming a printing error means there are more cars to be won than usual in its scratchcards. Now isn’t that a lucky break…

# gambling - Saturday 16 April, 2011

From The42 US charges major poker websites with bank fraud Poker

US charges major poker websites with bank fraud

PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker are accused of bribing banks to process transactions from illegal gambling.

# gambling - Friday 8 April, 2011

From The42 The Masters: here's everything you need Green Jacket

The Masters: here's everything you need

The sun is rising on the second day at Augusta. This is our complete package. Fore!

# gambling - Thursday 7 April, 2011

From The42 Fitting the green jacket: John Duggan's US Masters tips Flutter This post contains images

Fitting the green jacket: John Duggan's US Masters tips

We look after you don’t we? After he held your hand through Cheltenham, Today FM’s John Duggan returns with his picks for Augusta. You’re quite welcome.

# gambling - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

From The42 The Grand National: five ways you can hang on to your cash Flutter

The Grand National: five ways you can hang on to your cash

The Aintree blue-riband race is the single biggest betting event of the year, so let’s remind ourselves what to do with our hard-earned money when it comes to the nags.

# gambling - Friday 1 April, 2011

From The42 Five steps to heaven... Flutter

Five steps to heaven...

Here’s this week’s highly-ambitious accumulator. If it comes in, consider this my letter of resignation.

# gambling - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

From The42 Floyd Mayweather Jr bets $50k on Cavaliers to beat Miami Vegas Baby

Floyd Mayweather Jr bets $50k on Cavaliers to beat Miami

Boxing superstar makes it interesting with this mammoth flutter in Nevada.

# gambling - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

From The42 Five steps to heaven... Hindsight

Five steps to heaven...

Here’s what you could’ve won… we take a look back at a weekend of missed opportunity. Again.

# gambling - Friday 25 March, 2011

From The42 Five steps to heaven: how to make a mint this weekend Foresight

Five steps to heaven: how to make a mint this weekend

Don’t email me when this doesn’t come in. But here’s how you could turn a fiver into €42879.38.

# gambling - Monday 7 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: An agreement on a new government, a potential visit from Pope Benedict, and the return of the dreaded snow…

# gambling - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

Five things you really should need know as you wrap up work this Tuesday evening…

Odds on FG triumph shorten after RTÉ debate

Enda Kenny’s solid performance sees the odds of a resounding Fine Gael victory shorten with the major bookmakers.

# gambling - Monday 7 February, 2011

From The42 All bets are off: Interpol not interested in Arsenal-Newcastle thriller Match-Fix Probe

All bets are off: Interpol not interested in Arsenal-Newcastle thriller

International policing body dismisses reports that they are investigating irregular betting patterns arising out of Newcastle’s incredible comeback on Saturday afternoon.

# gambling - Friday 28 January, 2011

From The42 Five steps to heaven: an unlikely route to a fortune Flutter

Five steps to heaven: an unlikely route to a fortune

Bertie’s in Fagan’s buying a round for the lads. Ivor’s heading for West Cork with a bit of Springsteen on the stereo. Enda and Noonan are on the town in Brussels. Here’s how to never work again.

# gambling - Friday 14 January, 2011

From The42 Five steps to heaven: how to turn a tenner into a fortune with this (highly-unlikely) accumulator Flutter

Five steps to heaven: how to turn a tenner into a fortune with this (highly-unlikely) accumulator

Come on new bike! Here’s our over-ambitious, foolhardy bookies slip.

# gambling - Friday 7 January, 2011

From The42 Five steps to heaven: how to make a mint this weekend Flutter

Five steps to heaven: how to make a mint this weekend

Because it’s too cold to go out again and the credit card bill arrived this morning.

# gambling - Saturday 1 January, 2011

From The42 A dozen bets to consider in 2011 Flutter

A dozen bets to consider in 2011

Are these bets worth a couple of bob?

# gambling - Sunday 26 December, 2010

From The42 The bets that got away this year Flutter This post contains images

The bets that got away this year

Fire up the DeLorean. Here’s the bets you could have had this year.

# gambling - Sunday 5 December, 2010

From The42 Questions of sport with… Declan Lynch A Quick Word

Questions of sport with… Declan Lynch

Autor Declan Lynch on Larry Sanders, Italia ’90 and Twitter. What’s Twitter again?

# gambling - Friday 3 December, 2010

From The42 Five steps to heaven: how to turn €10 into €5821 this weekend... Foresight This post contains images

Five steps to heaven: how to turn €10 into €5821 this weekend...

This five-timer would warm you up by Sunday… if it came in.

# gambling - Friday 26 November, 2010

From The42 Five steps to heaven: how to turn €10 into €3390 this weekend Foresight This post contains images

Five steps to heaven: how to turn €10 into €3390 this weekend

You can make your own little dent in the national debt with this flutter (you will probably lose your money).

# gambling - Tuesday 16 November, 2010

From The42 How you could have turned a tenner into €40k I Quit! This post contains images

How you could have turned a tenner into €40k

They say hindsight is 20-20 vision; we stick in the contact lenses and take a look back at the bets you could’ve had last weekend.

# gambling - Friday 12 November, 2010

From The42 How to turn €10 into €75,000 this weekend Flutter This post contains images

How to turn €10 into €75,000 this weekend

Hindsight is a beautiful thing – here’s how you could’ve made a mint last weekend – and how to do it again.

# gambling - Monday 9 August, 2010

WITH THE GAA season about to hit its climax and the English football season about to take pride of place on the back pages, it’s a good time of the year to have a look at the various sporting apps on offer.

Top of the list has to be Total Football (79c), an astonishing Irish-made app goes a step further and is an absolute must for any stat-obsessive fan.

This app, taking stats supplied by Opta Sports, tracks every single pass made in a game and can compare any two players’ performances in pretty much any two games you can think of. It even produces cloud-map style visualisations showing where individual players from any single team have been most effective on the pitch.

  • Livescore (free): From the makers of the popular LiveScore.com updates service. Updated every minute (or even more quickly – you can change the settings accordingly), the app carries the latest scores from every conceivable league – including the Airtricity League – to keep fans updated on the move. Clicking into any individual league, you can even watch live updates of the league tables based on the results as they stand – a feature that could come in very handy towards the business end of the season.
  • Hill16.ie (free) – For those more inclined to follow the fate of our own domestic brand of football, especially given Dublin’s continued involvement at the semi-final stage, comes this free app from Dublin’s sponsors Vodafone. Essentially an App edition of the Dublin County Board‘s website – traditionally one of the best among the counties – the app carries fixtures, news and results not just for the senior county team, but for club games too.
  • Fantasy Football Manager (€1.59) – Players of the official Fantasy Premier League game, of which there are likely to be three million this year, might find this app handy for keeping track of their squad on the go. This nifty and elegant app works with the official game, allowing you to manage teams, substitutions, captaincy, mini-leagues and all the rest on the go. It even manages multiple accounts.
  • Betfair (free) – Finally, for those more inclined to have a financial interest in sporting goings-on, comes the long-awaited official app from the Betfair betting exchange website. The app allows you to view live prices from any and all markets available on the site – from typical sports like soccer and horse racing down to fishing (seriously. fishing.) and even lets you withdraw your winnings – fingers crossed – on the go.

Appy Monday is TheJournal.ie’s weekly round-up of the latest and greatest in iPhone apps.

All links in this post open the appropriate app’s page on the iTunes Preview website.

# gambling - Saturday 24 July, 2010

A HIGH-PROFILE Australian boxing match turned into a complete washout when one of the fighters – who had been in retirement for three years – was floored (?) by the first punch, and counted out after just 30 seconds. Unsurprisingly, bookies reckon the fight was rigged.

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