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Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Reality Betting

The gambling industry evolves fast to match current trends. One of the most exciting additions to online and physical casino gambling is virtual reality. This form of gambling is similar to the usual real sports betting, except that the games are not played or determined by real people.

They are simply run by programmes controlled by random number generators (RNG). Also, the matches usually end in short periods. For example, with football, you will not need to wait for a whole 90 minutes to see the results. The game will be over in a few minutes. You can usually follow the highlights of the match but cannot watch the game.

Which Games Have Virtual Reality Offerings?

Virtual reality is quite new to the industry, so not all sports have VR versions. Currently, basketball, horse racing, and football are the key sports with virtual reality betting options. These games are available in online gambling sites as well as physical casinos.

Virtual Reality Betting Tips

As you will note in many gambling advice sites, the strategy for winning virtual reality games is the same as that of traditional bets. You should always track a character or team and learn how good they are. Also, check the highlights to see how the players are doing as this will help you decide how to make the next bet.

Unlike real life bets, virtual reality games run continuously. The breaks between games are short, so you can practically bet for a whole day. This means you need to actively regulate your gambling before you lose all your money. A good idea is to create a budget before entering the casino. Many online casinos even give you the option of setting limits on your bets, so you can use these to control your gambling.


Virtual reality betting is highly popular in both online and physical casinos. A notable advantage of these games is the fact that they are completed quickly. You can practically place bets at any time of day or night. Virtual reality games are controlled by random number generators, so you shouldn’t worry about the systems getting rigged.

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Baseball Players who Love Poker

Many people like to play poker, including baseball players, and this a great way to unwind before an important game.

Of course, people who have a real talent for poker can also turn it into a fun a lucrative career and it is a good idea to read up on different strategies to get an edge on the competition. Here is a selection of baseball players who are known for their love of poker.

Orel Hershiser

This renowned baseball player became a notable part the vibrant world of poker in 2008 when he scooped up an impressive $75,000 in the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Not satisfied with coming fifth place, Orel Hershiser went on to beat Freddy Deeb, Ted Forrest and Allen Cunningham and has won $98,000 to date in tournament winnings.

Jose Canseco

This former Oakland Athletics outfielder started playing in minor Las Vegas poker tournaments in 2007 in both Las Vegas and California. The now retired baseball player is reported to have won more than $9,000 in just a few short years.

Brad Lidge

This former relief pitcher is no stranger to the World Series of Poker. The former National, Philly and Astro player took part in the 2016 Main Event, although he was forced to bow out of the star studded event when he ran out of cash.

John Burkett

This former Major Leaguer played baseball for an impressive fifteen years and claims that the transition from baseball to poker was a logical decision. He says that there are several similarities between pitching a baseball and playing Texas Hold’em, especially as both professions depend on the skill of the play to recognise the strengths and weaknesses of their opponents and create strategies accordingly. Burkett has said that even during his time with the Marlins and Rangers poker games were often played in the clubhouse both before and after batting practice, while it served as a good way of passing the time during rain delays.

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The World Series

The World Series is the yearly championship series for Major League Baseball. One of the most popular sporting events on the American calendar, it has been running since 1903. It is held between the respective winners of the American League and the National League, and the winner is determined after a series of best-of-seven playoffs. The series is played mainly in October, though it occasionally carries over into November, and is also dubbed ‘the Fall Classic’ because of this.

Before 1969, the World Series would automatically be contested by the teams that held the best record in win-loss throughout the season in their respective leagues. However, from this year on, each league has conducted a championship series prior to the World Series in order to choose who advances and who does not. In total, the World Series has been played 113 times, with the American League winning 65 of the contests and the National League just 48.

This year, 2017, saw the World Series play out between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. All seven games were played, with the Astros finally victorious at the end of the seventh, with a score of 5 -1. This marks the first time the Astros have ever won the series.

The most prolific team in the World Series has been the New York Yankees, playing in 40 of the contests and winning 27 of them. Over the years, other teams have seen repeated moderate success but, as yet, no one has come close to the Yankees. In fact, the Yankees have the distinction of being the last team to win consecutively – in 1998, 1999 and 2000 – something that has yet to be repeated in recent times. Currently, in 2017, this is the longest period the sport has gone without a consecutive win.

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The Top Five Baseball Players

Baseball is a continuously evolving sport; players come and go with alacrity. To this effect, this ‘top five’ list comprises players from all-time rather than the ever-changing top players of the present day.

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth played for a number of teams – the Red Sox, Yankees and Braves. His career spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 to 1935. He established many records in his time as a player, including 714 home runs, 2062 bases on balls, and a slugging percentage of .0690. This last still stands today.

Willie Mays

Active from 1951 to 1973, Mays played for the Giants and the Mets. Considered to be the greatest player of all time after Ruth (of course), he scored 660 home runs with 3283 hits and 338 stolen bases. He was awarded 12 Gold Gloves, though as they weren’t awarded until 1957, it’s likely he would have gained a considerable number more. His final claim to fame is the fact that he made every single All-Star team between 1954 and 1973.

Barry Bonds

The most contemporary player on this list, having played from 1986 to 2007, Bonds played for both the Pirates and Giants. Calm and collected, in 2004 he reached base on a massive 376 occasions and walked 232 times. Seen as an exceptional hitter, he was placed in the top five hitters in 12 out of 17 qualifying seasons. With eight Gold Gloves for his defense, he is only second behind Babe Ruth in Wins Above Replacement.

Ted Williams

Nicknamed ‘the Splendid Splinter’, he played exclusively for the Red Sox during his 1939 to 1960 career. It was clear from a young age that he was going to play baseball; he even carried a bat with him to high school. Over his career he won six batting titles, leading his league 12 times in the OBP.

Hank Aaron

Aaron played for both the Braves and Brewers during his 22-year career. Playing from 1954 through to 1976, he had to deal with a lot of hate in his time. With the shadow of Babe Ruth hanging over him, and under a lot of scrutiny from the media, there was a lot of pressure on his shoulders until his record 755th home run. Even with all the pressure, Aaron was known for his calm demeanour, always showing up for practice with no complaints.

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