The Biggest Events in the BMX Calendar

In 1981 the International BMX Federation was founded. The organisation is now defunct and has been replaced by the well-known Union Cyclist International (UCI). However in its first year in existence, in 1982 it organised the first international BMX competition the world had ever seen. Today it’s the UCI who organise the competition. And although the bodies who govern the competition may have changed, the event has become a staple in the calendar of BMX lovers everywhere. However, it’s most certainly not the only event in the BMX calendar. Here are a couple of our tips for finding some good events to watch.

One of the most fun events in the rider’s (or spectator’s calendar) is the Simple Session. Although it must be said, that this event is very poorly named because the tricks performed here are anything but simple. This event, held annually in Tallin, Estonia, on 1st May features top riders as well as new talent and is the place to be for some of the most impressive performances of BMX and skateboarding tricks. It’s certainly not for the fainted-hearted however. Simple Session is as well-known for its party atmosphere as it is for it mind-blowing tricks. If you’re not afraid of a little partying to go alongside world-class tricks, then head off to Estonia.

It must be said though that Simple Sessions isn’t the only place to find a decent party after a full day of tricks and athletes showing there best. Every summer the Nass Festival near Bristol in the UK hosts some impressive riders. In addition to the skateboarding and music for which Nass is known, there’s also the legendary BMX World Championship, sanctioned by the International BMX Freestyle Federation. Do remember to book your tickets well in advance, as the the tickets for Nass tend to sell out quickly, because, like Simple Session people tend to go for more than just the BMXing.

If you’re on the other side of the Atlantic and might want something a little more low-key than the wild party atmosphere of both the Nass Festival and Simple Sessions, you’ll want to consider checking out the Race for Life race series, usually held in late August or early September. One of the more appealing aspects of this series is that its purpose it not only to entertain spectators, but also to raise money and awareness to fight blood cancers. Also, for those who don’t have the means to travel, this series might be ideal as races are held all over the US.

If you’re unlucky enough not to be in any of the cities in which Race for Life, Nass or Simple are held, then consider checking out an online bookmaker or a local one, as they tend to be reliable sources of information about what sporting events are being held.

And of course, if you’re the more active type then perhaps the best option for you is to get out there yourself and head down to the BMX track

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Five of the biggest mistakes of betting beginners!

1. Having a good feeling about a team. While it’s true that sometimes the gambler has to go with his or her gut feeling, more often than not the only thing that betting on a feeling will do is lose you a lot of money. If you’re in it for money, then you had better not bet on your team because you’ve been a life-long supporter.

2. Over betting. This may sound obvious, but it’s a big no-no and one of the most common mistakes. Sometimes people make a big bet, bigger than they can realistically afford, often this happens after a couple of losses in the hopes of recovering those losses. Never do this! Always remember to bet within your means. It’s better to have a couple of smaller wins (or losses) than it is to make a massive bet that leaves you biting your nails, praying, and thinking you’re going to lose your house if your team doesn’t come through for you. It’s absolutely vital that you can afford to lose the money you’re betting. Having and maintaining a budget is probably the biggest difference between the amateur and the professional.

3. Changing your mind. You might read one blog and decide for team A, then pick up a paper and decide for team B and then after a chat with your work colleague you may decide that team X is the way to go. Be consistent when you’re betting. Read up on your team or athlete, discuss with friends and experts, and always keep an open mind. Your decision should be final, so take in as much information as you can and once you’ve decided who you’re going to bet on then stick with it.

4. Believe in superstition. Honestly, the shirt you wear has absolutely no influence on how your team plays, and standing up just before that big kick doesn’t matter at all to the players. In short, absolutely NOTHING you do has any effect on the performance of the team you want to win (or lose). Base your bets on data such as prior records, if the spirits of the team are high or low, a change of venue that means one team is playing in conditions (heat, cold, high altitude, humidity, etc) they are not used to, and other factors that can be shown with statistics. Don’t for a second think that if you wear your lucky garment out to the bookie’s that you’ll come home a wealthier person.

5. Placing value in experts. It’s true that some people make a living handicapping matches and there are ample computer programmes and algorithms that promise accurate predictions. Those experts or websites or computers might be right often, but at the end of the day there’s no certainty were gambling is concerned (otherwise it wouldn’t be gambling), so whatever you do, don’t put too much faith in anyone who thinks they know best.

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Philadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers Free NBA Pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers (4-1) and Philadelphia 76ers (0-4) will be playing at the Quicken Loans Arena. Action begins at 7:30 pm ET on Friday, Nov. 6 and can be seen on FxO and CSP.

The Cavaliers enter this game hoping for similar success after topping the Knicks 96-86 on Wednesday. LeBron James was the game’s leading scorer with 23 points on 9-for-23 shooting. The 76ers, meanwhile, are feeling some disappointment after their 91-87 loss against the Bucks on Wednesday. Jahlil Okafor had a team-high 21 points.

This is the second game of the year between these two teams, with the Cavaliers winning the first matchup 107-100. James put up a double-double in the victory with 22 points and 11 assists.

This one isn’t expected to be close when the Cavaliers, a big 16-point favorite, take on the 76ers. According to the oddsmakers, the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 198 points. The Cavaliers have gone 4-1 Straight Up (SU) and 3-2 Against The Spread (ATS). The rebounding edge goes to the Cavaliers in this matchup, who are one of the top rebounding teams in the league with an average of 48.8 boards per game. Cleveland is one of the most disciplined teams in the league with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.93. Turning to the defensive side, it’s been a struggle for opposing teams to score on the Cavaliers. The 90.2 points that Cleveland’s defense allows per game makes them the second-ranked defense in the league. Cleveland’s three-point defense can be considered one of the best in the league, allowing just 6.0 three-pointers per game.

In the other locker room, the 76ers have 0-4 SU and 2-2 ATS records.

Cleveland beat Philadelphia in their most recent meeting this season, bumping its SU record to 6-4 over the 76ers in their last 10 meetings. On the other hand, the 76ers hold the advantage ATS with a record of 8-2.

Free NBA Pick: Sraight Up Winner – Cle, ATS Winner – Cle, O/U – Under

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Successful bookie

Do you want to become a successful bookmaker? There is no need to compete with others, but you can be better than most of you know. Read my tips and apply them wisely. They will help you to become much more successful in your betting.


Who can be a successful bookmaker?

Many people do not have enough faith and confidence in this kind of “profession”. This leads them to a variety of fears of failure, and an underestimation of their own possibilities. Everyone can be a successful bookmaker. Your success depends mostly on you. It is not always easy, and it will be failures and falls. Accept them, and learn from them!

Successful bookmaker is constantly learning and constantly working to achieve its short- and long-term goals. You do not have to be a genius to become successful bookmaker, but you need to invest your time and effort.

How to become a successful bookmaker?

There are several ways to become a successful bookmaker. Most bookies come to that on the hard way. For years, they waste their time and money, and at some point they realize they are repeating the same mistakes.  Better choice is to try new ways of betting, and gradually become more successful. Finally, try to learn from other successful bookies and their earnings growing.

Is it possible to become a successful bookmaker faster and easier? Of course it is. Follow these tips, and it will be much easier on this trip:


First define your goals and objectives

It is difficult to achieve the target which honestly does not aspire to. It is as if you go on a trip, but you do not want to arrive. Every successful bookmaker plans their short and long term goals. Larger targets can serve as daily motivation, and encourage us to work and study. They were well break down into smaller short-term goals. So they are simpler and easier to solve them.

Second pick a sport in which you want to bet

pay-per-head-bookie-services-started-limited-fundsSuccessful bookmaker cannot keep track of all sports. It is important to be a specialist. Then you will learn all the details of a chosen sport, and you’ll more bargain and make money. Sports vary in predictability, so pay attention to a few details. Personally I avoid sports with 3 possible outcomes, and among them is the popular football. It is interesting to look at, but I think it is the worst sports betting.

Also avoid sports where quality reflects the small number of points. More points mean that the quality of the game better reflects in the result. So handball is easier to predict than football and tennis easier than handball. Every successful bookmaker knows that it is easier to predict individual sports. For them there is no team organization, and unexpected replacement.

Tennis has all this, and I consider it as an ideal sport for betting. It is Ideal for beginners and professional punters. Choosing this sport for betting allows you to easily become a successful bookmaker.

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