Download E-books Sports Betting: Law and Policy PDF

By Ian S. Blackshaw (auth.), Paul M. Anderson, Ian S. Blackshaw, Robert C.R. Siekmann, Janwillem Soek (eds.)

Gambling is an important worldwide undefined, that's worthy round 0.6% of worldwide alternate, that's, round US$ 384 billion; and playing at the consequence of activities occasions is a truly renowned hobby for thousands of individuals around the globe, who mix a gamble with observing and having fun with their favorite activities. yet, like all different human job, activities having a bet is open to corruption and wrong impact from unscrupulous activities individuals, bookmakers and others. activities making a bet within the final ten years or so has built and adjusted fairly essentially with the appearance of recent know-how – now not least the omnipresence of the net and the increase of online activities making a bet. This publication covers the legislation and coverage on activities making a bet in additional than 40 nations world wide whose fiscal and social improvement, historical past and tradition are really assorted. a number of chapters care for the us of the United States. This booklet additionally contains a evaluation of activities making a bet below eu Union (EU) legislations. The ebook looks within the ASSER foreign activities legislation sequence, lower than the editorship of Dr. Robert Siekmann, Dr. Janwillem Soek and Marco van der Harst LL.M.

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Download E-books Penguin (Animal) PDF

By Stephen Martin

From the Linux brand to The March of the Penguins, a definite tuxedo-adorned member of the animal nation has without end captured our hearts and imaginations. Stephen Martin regales us the following with the cultural historical past of the penguin, revealing many desirable and little-known proof approximately this liked bird.Over twenty species of penguins are available within the Galápagos Islands and New Zealand in addition to in Antarctica, and diversity from the Little Bee Penguin at approximately 1 kg to the implementing Emperor Penguin, which may weigh in at over 34 kgs. Martin info the organic proof and normal background of every species, together with their evolution, habitats, vitamin and behavior, yet he additionally combs via cultural historical past to chronicle the function of penguins in pop culture and suggestion – from kid's literature reminiscent of Mr Popper's Penguins to Batman's nemesis to movies and tv exhibits together with satisfied toes and Pingu. Over 100 photographs of penguins increase Martin's attractive textual content as well.A attractive and readable average background, Penguin can be a vital addition to the bookshelves of penguin enthusiasts in every single place.

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Download E-books The Great Book of Seattle Sports Lists PDF

By Mike Gastineau

With dependable enthusiasts assisting their significant activities groups within the Seahawks (NFL), Mariners (MLB)—plus a rabid fan base for college of Washington jocks—Seattle is a smart position for a activities debate. neighborhood sports-radio talker Mike Gastineau groups up with longtime sportswriters Steve Rudman and paintings Thiel to convey Seattle activities background to existence with this provocative and enjoyable—not to say debatable—book of lists. additionally they enlist checklist contributions through well-known avid gamers, coaches, and Seattle celebrities together with Mike Holmgren, Matt Hasselbeck, Ichiro Suzuki, George Karl, Pearl Jam, Kevin Calabro, Sir Mix-a-Lot, and more.

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Download E-books Leveling the Playing Field: How the Law Can Make Sports Better for Fans PDF

By Paul C. Weiler

The international of activities turns out entwined with court cases. this can be so, Paul Weiler explains, due to features intrinsic to all aggressive activities. First, wearing contests lose their drama if the contest turns into too lopsided. moment, the profitable athletes and groups often take the "lion's proportion" of either fan awareness and spending. So curiosity in second-rate groups and in second-rate leagues swiftly wanes, leaving one dominant league with monopoly power.

the appropriate of frivolously balanced carrying contests is consistently challenged by means of fiscal, social, and technological forces. as a result, Weiler argues, the legislation is key to point the taking part in box for avid gamers, proprietors, and eventually enthusiasts and taxpayers. for instance, he exhibits why avid gamers' use of performance-enhancing medications, even criminal ones, may be handled as a extra severe offense than, say, use of cocaine. He additionally explains why proposals to damage up dominant leagues and create new ones won't paintings, and therefore why either union illustration of gamers and criminal safeguard for fans--and taxpayers--are valuable.

Using recognized incidents--and delivering little-known facts--Weiler analyzes a big selection of ethical and fiscal matters that come up in all aggressive activities. He tells us, for instance, how Commissioner Bud Selig should still reply to Pete Rose's quest for admission to the corridor of popularity; what sort of payment will let baseball gamers and vendors to prevent a replay in their earlier hard work battles; and the way our political leaders should still handle the new wave of taxpayer-built stadiums.

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Download E-books The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula Vol. 2: Vol 2 PDF

This well-illustrated quantity covers the passerines of Singapore, peninsular Malaysia, southern Thailand and the end of Tenasserim (Burma) with their linked island archipelagos. David Wells' traditionally whole debts draw on a whole diversity of contemporary box and museum study. Over 380 species are defined, together with themes comparable to systematics, distribution, plumage, biometrics, prestige, habitat, meals and foraging, voice, behaviour, breeding biology, moult and conservation. in addition to an accompanying quantity, on nonpasserine species, it brings jointly the so much whole sleek summery of box survey paintings and different examine on all of the birds present in the peninsula. Volume 1 and quantity 2 on hand as a shrinkwrapped set: zero 7136 7483 zero £99

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Download E-books The Billionaire's Triplets Matchmakers (Volume 2) PDF

By Mia Caldwell

The Billionaire Triplets, eight-month previous infants Hunter, Ryland & Marco choose to play Cupid for his or her loved nanny - Auntie Joan once they witness her response to an opportunity come upon with a good-looking stranger at a café in downtown Barcelona, Spain. they've got no notion he’s Antonio Ferraro, infamous play boy and football megastar for AC Milan. additionally they do not know that Antonio has a playing challenge and that he is working simply because he is in deep doo doo with a few large undesirable males. in addition they, don't have any clue, that Joan Edwards, their nanny, was a brilliant version and she's acquired a bothered historical past with the good-looking striker. yet, whilst that tough heritage threatens to maintain the 2 teenagers aside - the triplets step in, simply because they recognize real love once they see it.

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Download E-books Betting to Win: A Professional Guide to Profitable Betting PDF

Drawing on educational study, this publication explains some of the making a bet boards and strategies on hand to assist a certified making a bet procedure for all degrees of punters. It covers the big variety of fixed-odds markets internationally, but in addition unfold having a bet, pari-mutuel, and Tote making a bet, and focuses additionally at the contemporary explosion of curiosity in person-to-person having a bet exchanges.

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Download E-books True Love and Other Disasters (Chinooks Hockey Team) PDF

By Rachel Gibson

Disaster #1: Men

Hard knocks and starvation taught religion Duffy to not think in love. nonetheless, whilst she married her very wealthy—and very old—husband, she grew to become the best spouse. after which he went to that enormous financial institution within the sky, leaving religion with lonely nights, a pile of cash, and a complete mess of a professional hockey group. Heck, religion does not even watch hockey!

Disaster quantity : Passion

But such a lot of the US and 1/2 Canada is staring at Ty Savage. His deadly intercourse allure and lethal correct hook make him the favourite of lovers. for many of Ty's existence, he is dreamed of profitable the Stanley Cup. the very last thing he wishes is a bimbo messing up his plans.

Disaster quantity 3: Love

Faith loathes Ty on sight, yet she cannot cease brooding about him all day . . . and evening. Then a second of temptation ends with religion in Ty's mattress, and she or he starts to determine there is extra to him than intercourse charm. Ty discovers there is way more to religion than good looks and billions. yet a dating with religion is most unlikely, and falling in love—that will be a disaster.

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