Wednesday, December 26, 2007

NFL Week 17 - Bodog Odds and Predictions

There’s only one week to go in the NFL regular season, and all eyes are now on the New England Patriots to see whether or not they can go 16-0, a feat which has yet to be accomplished in the modern version of the league. They’ll have to get through the Giants to do so, but something tells me that they’ll be able to pull it off.

In case you’re wondering, the following teams have clinched a playoff spot in the NFC: Cowboys, Packers, Seahawks, Giants, and Buccaneers. The other three teams vying for the remaining playoff spot are the Vikings, Redskins and Saints. The Redskins immediately qualify if they beat the Cowboys or the Vikings lose in Denver.

In the AFC, the teams who are a lock to advance to the post-season are the Patriots, Colts, Steelers, Jaguars and Chargers. The Browns and Titans still have a shot at the last spot, and the Titans are in if they can beat the Colts.

RESTING PLAYERS

Also, if you’re going to wager on any teams this week, make sure you do a little research and find out which teams will be resting their starters. Teams like the Colts, Cowboys and Chargers don’t really have anything left to play for, so there’s a good chance that you’ll see their second stringers sooner rather than later. Of course, the crazy ass Pats will be starting all their guys to try and have a perfect season. They just better hope nothing happens to Brady.

NFL WEEK 17 - BODOG ODDS

Here are the current odds, as provided by Bodog:

Patriots -14 @ Giants +14

Bills +7 ½ @ Eagles -7 ½

Panthers -3 @ Buccaneers +3

Lions +4 @ Packers -4

Seahawks +3 @ Falcons -3

49ers +10 @ Browns -10

Cowboys +9 ½ @ Redskins -9 ½

Steelers -3 ½ @ Ravens +3 ½

Vikings -3 @ Broncos +3

Chargers -8 @ Raiders +8

Rams +6 @ Cardinals -6

Chiefs +6 @ Jets -6

Titans -6 ½ @ Colts +6 ½


DARE TO PREDICT

I went 3-4-1 last week, to bring my overall record to 104-92-11. Here are my picks for Week 17:

Patriots -14 @ Giants +14

Bills +7 ½ @ Eagles -7 ½

Panthers -3 @ Buccaneers +3

Lions +4 @ Packers -4

Seahawks +3 @ Falcons -3

49ers +10 @ Browns -10

Cowboys +9 ½ @ Redskins -9 ½

Steelers -3 ½ @ Ravens +3 ½

Vikings -3 @ Broncos +3

Chargers -8 @ Raiders +8

Rams +6 @ Cardinals -6

Chiefs +6 @ Jets -6

Titans -6 ½ @ Colts +6 ½


For more NFL odds, check out the following:

NFL Week 16 - Bodog Odds and Predictions

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NFL Week 17 - Bodog Odds and Predictions

Busty Blonde - Babe of the Day

I came across this busty blonde while searching the net, and I just had to make her one of our Babes of the Day. I don't know her name, but the sight of that ripped shirt (and what lurks underneath it) will stay with me always.

Busty Blonde - Babe of the Day

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas from Dare to Gamble

Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas from Dare to Gamble.

Merry Christmas from Dare to Gamble

Saturday, December 22, 2007

College Bowl Games - Win $100,000 from Bodog

If you’re a fan of college football, then you’re in for a real treat. Bodog is currently offering the opportunity for you to win up to $100,000! All you have to do is pick against the line on the upcoming college bowl games.

FABULOUS PRIZES

There are 32 bowl games in all. To win the grand prize, you’ll need to pick every game correctly against the line. Here’s a complete list of the prizes:


Grand Prize - $100,000

1st Prize - Trip for 2 to the 2008 NFL Draft, including hotel, airline tickets and $500 spending cash.

2nd Prize - $2000 electronics gift card.

3rd thru 5th Prize - Apple iPod Touch

6th thru 9th Prize - Bodog fantasy swag bag


CONTEST RULES

To be eligible, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

1. Reside in the United States.

2. Be at least 18 years of age.

3. Hold a valid Bodog Fantasy player account.

4. Register in the College Bowl Public Prize League.


COLLEGE BOWL SCHEDULE

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (Dec. 20th)

R & L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Dec. 21st)

Papajohns.com Bowl (Dec. 22nd)

Pioneer Pure Vision Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 22nd)

New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 22nd)

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (Dec. 23rd)

Motor City Bowl (Dec. 26th)

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl (Dec. 27th)

ESPN Emerald Bowl (Dec. 28th)

Texas Bowl (Dec. 28th)

Champs Sports Bowl (Dec. 28th)

AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Dec. 29th)

Meineke Car Care Bowl (Dec. 29th)

Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 29th)

PetroSun Independence Bowl (Dec. 30th)

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (Dec. 31st)

Sun Bowl (Dec. 31st)

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dec. 31st)
Insight Bowl (Dec. 31st)

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Dec. 31st)

Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl (Dec. 31st)

Outback Bowl (Jan. 1st)

AT&T Cotton Bowl (Jan. 1st)

Gator Bowl (Jan. 1st)

Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1st)

Citi Rose Bowl (Jan. 1st)

All State Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1st)

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 2nd)

FedEx Orange Bowl (Jan. 3rd)

International Bowl (Jan. 5th)

GMAC Bowl (Jan. 6th)

Allstate CS Championship Game (Jan. 7th)


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Friday, December 21, 2007

DOJ Gets Millions from Internet Giants

Due to pressure from the United States Department of Justice, Internet giants Microsoft, Google and Yahoo all stopped running ads for online casinos in 2004. But that wasn’t good enough for the badasses over at the DOJ. It was recently announced that the three companies were paying a total of $31.5 million to clear up charges that they “aided and abetted” illegal gambling with their now-defunct advertising campaigns.

THAT’LL TEACH ‘EM

While the companies didn’t contest or admit to the charges, they still had to throw out some chump change to make it go away. Maybe the U.S. is trying to scrape enough money together to pay off that lawsuit with Antigua (which you can read about by scrolling down a few articles).

Yahoo will pay the government $3 million, and another $4.5 million will go towards public-service ads aimed at those college-age and younger (reminding them that online gambling doesn’t sit well with Dubyah).

Google gets off the lightest, having to pay out only $3 million.

And then there’s Microsoft. They will pay out a total of $21 million, with $4.5 million going towards the government. Another $7.5 million will go to the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the remaining $9 million will go towards public-service ads.

If they really wanted to punish Microsoft, they’d fine them $10 for every time that someone has to return an Xbox for repairs. They’d be filing for Chapter 11 in a matter of weeks.
WALT DISNEY IS THAWING OUT

In 2003, the Disney Channel was also forced to pay out millions of dollars due to their advertising of gambling companies. No doubt, this might ultimately shave a week or two off of Walt Disney’s freezing process.

The same thing happened to The Sporting News in 2006, with a total payout of $7.2 million, although I don’t think any of their founders are in a cryogenic tube.

WHAT’S THE POINT?

Of course, I have to wonder what the DOJ is looking to accomplish with all of this? The companies that are being fined are worth billions of dollars, so a few million here or there is just a drop in the bucket. I suppose it’s mostly designed to embarrass them with their stockholders and make the DOJ look good at the same time.

Oh, and protect the American people. Yeah, I almost forgot about that one.


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Gabrielle Richens - Babe of the Day

She's actually much better looking than this photo would suggest, but it was the best one that I could find. If you don't believe me, check out a 2007 horror flick entitled Hack. Your head will be spinning after Gabrielle shows off all of her young, sexy body. Trust me.

Gabrielle Richens - Babe of the Day

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

U.S. Reaches Deal with EU, But Not Antigua

As part of an ongoing story, it was announced yesterday that the United States had reached a deal with Japan, Canada and the EU in order to keep its Internet gambling market closed off to foreign companies. Meanwhile, the US continues to talk with Macau, Costa Rica, India, and Antigua and Barbuda.

ANTIGUA TAKES ON GOLIATH

After Antigua filed suit against the US several years ago, many European Internet companies thought that there might be a chance of them getting back into the lucrative American market. This latest development was a major blow to those hopes.

The World Trade Organization ruled in April of 2005 that the US law which allowed only domestic companies to provide horse-racing betting was discriminating against foreign organizations. The US eventually responded in 2006 by passing the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, making it illegal for credit card companies and banks to make payments to online gambling sites.

The US then went one step further and decided to retroactively exclude gambling and betting services from the 1994 trade agreement which they had signed. Their reasons? They claimed that they should have never agreed to such things in the first place.

Afterwards, Antigua looked to block the slippery US political machine by demanding financial compensation for lost revenue which had resulted from America’s blockade. The amount asked for could possibly rise as high as $7 billion dollars (in the form of patents and other elements of the US service market.) The European Union, India, Costa Rica, and Macau had also all seemed interested in getting some money from the US as compensation. European gambling companies were even arguing that the European Union should receive as much as $100 billion.

And while there’s no way they would have ever got that kind of money from the US, they did get something for their efforts. The numbers haven’t been released, but it has been reported in the past that the US was offering Antigua $500,000 in compensation.

Speaking of Antigua, they remain in negotiations with the United States. Essentially, Antigua wants to make a point and is refusing to back down to the US. America, on the other hand, is using every slimy legal tactic at its disposal to get out of a judgment which went against them both initially and during an appeals process.

Sadly, we want everyone else to follow the rules, but we can’t be bothered to do so ourselves, or at least not when tiny countries like Antigua are calling us on it. Another triumph for the Bush administration.

Luckily, Calvin Ayre continues to defy the government and offer the always-excellent Bodog to the masses.


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U.S. Reaches Deal with EU, But Not Antigua

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

UFC 79 - Bodog Odds and Full Card

On December 29th, 2007, the UFC will be putting on their latest MMA pay-per-view. Entitled UFC 79: Nemesis, the card will feature Matt Hughes taking on Georges St. Pierre for the Interim Welterweight title, while Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva will clash in a long-anticipated match. Knockout artist Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou will also be making his UFC debut.

UFC 79 FULL CARD

Preliminary Card

(Lightweight) Doug Evans vs. Mark Bocek

(Middleweight) Dean Lister vs. Jordan Radev

(Lightweight) Nate Mohr vs. Manvel Gamburyan

(Welterweight) Tony DeSouza vs. Roan Carneiro

(Light Heavyweight) James Irvin vs. Luis Cane

Main Card

(Heavyweight) EddieSanchez vs. Soa Palalei

(Lightweight) Rich Clementi vs. Melvin Guillard

(Light Heavyweight) Lyoto Machida vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou

(Light Heavyweight) Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva

(Interim Welterweight title) Matt Hughes vs. Georges St. Pierre

GEORGES ST. PIERRE VS. MATT HUGHES

St. Pierre won the title by scoring a TKO against Hughes (Hughes had previously defeated him). St. Pierre was then beaten in an upset by Matt Serra. Hughes and Serra were opposing coaches on the sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter, and the two were scheduled to fight at the conclusion of the series. Unfortunately, Serra suffered an injury during training and was forced to withdraw from the fight. Enter Georges St. Pierre. The winner of this fight will face Serra for the title later in 2008.

CHUCK LIDDELL VS. WANDERLEI SILVA

This match has been anticipated for a long, long time. Liddell had a shot at facing Silva years ago when he competed in PRIDE, but he was knocked out by Quinton Jackson (who went on to get knocked out by Silva). Both men are coming off tough losses. Liddell most recently lost a decision to Keith Jardine, and before that he was knocked out in his rematch with “Rampage” Jackson. Silva, on the other hand, has suffered brutal knockouts at the hands of Mirko Cro-Cop and Dan Henderson.

There’s a good chance that the loser of this fight will retire. Don’t blink, as this one is sure to be a slugfest.

BODOG ODDS FOR UFC 79

Chuck Liddell -105 vs. Wanderlei Silva -125

Lyoto Machida -130 vs. Rameau Sokoudjou (EVEN)

Georges St. Pierre -200 vs. Matt Hughes +160


Be sure and check back with Bodog, and more odds will be added as the fight date approaches.

UFC 79 - Bodog Odds and Full Card

NFL Week 16 - Bodog Odds and Predictions

Fifteen weeks of the 2007 NFL season have been completed, and the New England Patriots are still undefeated. That’s a 14-0 record, and their remaining opponents are the Miami Dolphins (1-13) and New York Giants. In my mind, the Patriots going undefeated during the regular season would be far more impressive than the old Dolphins team having a “perfect season.” The level of competition can’t even compare.

Meanwhile, there are a host of other teams like the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans who are still chasing a playoff spot. Some are going to need help from other teams, and, just like always, the suspense will likely continue right up until the last game of Week 17.

NFL WEEK 16 - BODOG ODDS

Here are the current odds provided by Bodog. Since it’s a little early in the week, not all games are included. Check back with Bodog around Wednesday, and you can bet that they’ll all be present and accounted for.


Steelers -8 @ Rams +8

Cowboys -11 @ Panthers +11

Browns -3 @ Bengals +3

Texans +7 @ Colts -7

Chiefs +5 @ Lions -5

Buccaneers -7 @ 49ers +7

Dolphins +21 ½ @ Patriots -21 ½
Broncos +9 @ Chargers -9


DARE TO PREDICT

As always, I feel the need to put my money where my mouth is. Last week, I went 8-8 for a season total of 101-88-10. I’m looking to finish strong, so here goes nothing.


Steelers -8 @ Rams +8

Cowboys -11 @ Panthers +11

Browns -3 @ Bengals +3

Texans +7 @ Colts -7

Chiefs +5 @ Lions -5

Buccaneers -7 @ 49ers +7

Dolphins +21 ½ @ Patriots -21 ½
Broncos +9 @ Chargers -9


For more football articles, check out the following:

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Amy Winehouse - Babe of the Day

Before she dropped under 100 pounds, wacky singer Amy Winehouse actually had a nice body on her. Look up above for Exhibit A.

Amy Winehouse - Babe of the Day

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Grammy Awards - Bodog Odds

On February 10th, 2008, the 50th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The show will be broadcast on CBS and air at 8pm EST.

Kanye West topped the list of nominees this year, as his album Graduation helped him earn 8 nominations. This will be the third year in which he’s had the most nominations, but he’s yet to win in a major category - something which has reportedly caused him a great deal of aggravation. No doubt, President Bush is behind it all.

Coming in second place is the always-entertaining Amy Winehouse, who has vowed to enter rehab in 2008 and get cleaned up (ironically, the song “Rehab” was a big hit for her in 2007). Winehouse earned nominations in all three top categories (album, record and song of the year), and she had a total of six nominations in all.

Artists such as The Foo Fighters, T-Pain, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and Timbaland all earned 5 nominations each.

Be sure and tune in to see who acts like a fool this year. Will Kanye West go on a tirade about “the man”? Will someone have a wardrobe malfunction? There’s just never any telling at the Grammy Awards.

Bodog Odds for the Grammy Awards

If it’s a big event, then you can rest assured that Bodog will be offering odds on it. Here are just a few categories on which you can wager. Be sure and check their website for the complete list.


Which song will win Song of the Year at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards?

Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood 11/4

Hey There Delilah - Plain White T’s 5/2

Like a Star - Corrine Bailey Rae 3/1

Rehab - Amy Winehouse 9/4

Umbrella - Rihanna 13/4


Which album will win Album of the Year at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards?

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace - Foo Fighters 3/1

These Days - Vince Gill 13/4

River: The Joni Letters - Herbie Hancock 7/2

Graduation - Kanye West ½

Back to Black - Amy Winehouse 5/2


Which record will win Record of the Year at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards?

Irreplaceable - Beyonce 3/1

The Pretender - Foo Fighters 3/1

Umbrella - Rihanna 2/1

What Goes Around…Comes Around - Justin Timberlake 5/2

Rehab - Amy Winehouse 2/1


Who will win Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards?

Candyman - Christina Aguilera 3/1

1234 - Feist 7/2

Big Girls Don’t Cry - Fergie 5/2

Say It Right - Nelly Furtado 4/1

Rehab - Amy Winehouse 5/4


Who will win Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards?

Everything - Michael Buble 9/4

Belief - John Mayer 3/1

Dance Tonight - Paul McCartney 5/2

Amazing - Seal 3/1

What Goes Around…Comes Around 5/2


Which album will win Best Rock Album at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards?

Daughtry - Daughtry 3/1

Revival - John Fogerty

Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace - Foo Fighters 5/6

Magic - Bruce Springsteen 5/2

Sky Blue Sky - Wilco 9/2


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Busty Babe - Babe of the Day

I have no idea what her name is, and I don't care. But daddy likes. Daddy likes a lot.

Busty Babe - Babe of the Day

Thursday, December 13, 2007

NFL Week 15 - Bodog Odds and Predictions

Week 14 of the 2008 NFL season is in the books. Amazingly, the New England Patriots just keep marching right along towards a perfect season. I thought for sure that the Steelers might end their run, but the Pats handed them their asses. Next up - the rival New York Jets. While this should be a lopsided game, these two teams hate one another, and the weather in New England in supposed to be particularly nasty. You just never know….

As far as the other games go, let’s take a look at the odds provided by Bodog.

NFL WEEK 15 - BODOG ODDS

Broncos -1 @ Texans +1

Bengals -8 ½ @ 49ers +8 ½

Cardinals +3 ½ @ Saints -3 ½

Falcons +14 @ Buccaneers -14

Ravens -4 @ Dolphins +4

Bills +6 @ Browns -6

Packers -10 @ Rams +10

Jaguars +4 @ Steelers -4

Jets +24 @ Patriots -24

Seahawks -8 @ Panthers +8

Titans -4 @ Chiefs +4

Colts -11 @ Raiders +11

Lions +11 @ Chargers -11

Eagles +11 @ Cowboys -11

Redskins +4 ½ @ Giants -4 ½

Bears +10 @ Vikings -10


DARE TO PREDICT

I had a great week, going 12-2 on my predictions. That brings my season total to 93-80-10. Let’s hope that I can keep it up (that’s what she said).


Broncos -1 @ Texans +1

Bengals -8 ½ @ 49ers +8 ½

Cardinals +3 ½ @ Saints -3 ½

Falcons +14 @ Buccaneers -14

Ravens -4 @ Dolphins +4

Bills +6 @ Browns -6

Packers -10 @ Rams +10

Jaguars +4 @ Steelers -4

Jets +24 @ Patriots -24

Seahawks -8 @ Panthers +8

Titans -4 @ Chiefs +4

Colts -11 @ Raiders +11

Lions +11 @ Chargers -11

Eagles +11 @ Cowboys -11

Redskins +4 ½ @ Giants -4 ½

Bears +10 @ Vikings -10


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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

2008 WSOP Official Schedule

No doubt, some of our readers are already suffering withdrawal symptoms as the await the next World Series of Poker event. Luckily, though, some good news came down from Harrah’s Entertainment today in the form of the 2008 official schedule for the WSOP.

39TH WORLD SERIES OF POKER

The 39th World Series of Poker (sponsored by Milwaukee’s Best Light) will once again be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event will run from May 30th until July 16th, 2008. In all, 55 different events will be available.

COMPLETE WSOP SCHEDULE

5-28 9 AM Registration Opens, Live Action & Satellites Begin
5-29 Registration, Live Action & Satellites
5-30 Noon (#1) Pot-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $10,000
5-31 Noon (#2A) No-Limit Hold'em (4 days) Day 1A $1,500
6-1 Noon (#2B) No-Limit Hold'em Day 1B
6-2 Noon (#3) Pot-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $1,500
6-2 5 PM (#4) Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit, 3 days) $5,000
6-3 Noon (#5) No-Limit Hold'em w/Re-Buys (3 days) $1,000
6-3 5 PM (#6) Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better (3 days) $1,500
6-4 Noon (#7) No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $2,000
6-4 5 PM (#8) Mixed Event (3 days) $10,000
(Limit Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Razz , Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, No-Limit Holdem, Pot-Limit Omaha, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball)

6-5 Noon (#9) No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed (3 days) $1,500
6-5 5 PM (#10) Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better (3 days) $2,500
6-6 Noon (#11) No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (3 days) $5,000
6-6 5 PM (#12) Limit Hold'em (3 days) $1,500
6-7 Noon (#13) No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $2,500
6-7 5 PM (#14) Seven Card Stud (3 days) $10,000
6-8 Noon (#15) Ladies No-Limit Hold'em World Championship (3 days) $1,000
6-8 5 PM (#16) Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better (3 days) $2,000
6-9 Noon (#17) No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (3 days) $1,500
6-9 5 PM (#18) No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/Re-Buys (3 days) $5,000
6-10 Noon (#19) Pot-Limit Omaha (3 days) $1,500
6-10 5 PM (#20) Limit Hold'em (3 days) $2,000
6-11 Noon (#21) No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $5,000
6-11 5 PM (#22) H.O.R.S.E. (3 days) $3,000
6-12 Noon (#23) No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $2,000
6-12 5 PM (#24) Pot-Limit Holdem/Omaha (3 days) $2,500
6-13 Noon (#25) Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em (256-player max, 3 days) $10,000
6-13 5 PM (#26) Seven Card Razz (3 days) $1,500
6-14 Noon (#27) No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $1,500
6-14 5PM (#28) Pot-Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys (3 days) $5,000
6-15 Noon (#29) No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $3,000
6-15 5 PM (#30) Limit Hold'em (3 days) $10,000
6-16 Noon (#31) No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed (3 days) $2,500
6-17 Noon (#32) No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $1,500
6-17 5 PM (#33) Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better (3 days) $5,000
6-18 Noon (#34) Pot-Limit Omaha W/Re-Buys (3 days) $1,500
6-18 5 PM (#35) Seven Card Stud (3 days) $1,500
6-19 Noon (#36) No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $1,500
6-19 5 PM (#37) Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better (3 days) $10,000
6-20 Noon (#38) Pot-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $2,000
6-21 Noon (#39) No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $1,500
6-22 Noon (#40) H.O.R.S.E. (5 days) $50,000
6-22 5 PM (#41) Mixed Hold'em (limit/no-limit, 3 days) $1,500
6-23 Noon (#42) Seniors No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $1,000
6-24 Noon (#43) Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better (3 days) $1,500
6-25 Noon (#44) No-Limit Hold'em w/Re-Buys (3 days) $1,000
6-25 5 PM (#45) 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) (3 days) $2,500
6-26 Noon (#46) No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed (3 days) $5,000
6-26 5 PM (#47) Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better (3 days) $1,500
6-27 Noon (#48) No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $2,000
6-28 Noon (#49) No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $1,500
6-29 Noon (#50) Pot Limit Omaha (3 days) $10,000
6-29 5 PM (#51) H.O.R.S.E. (3 days) $1,500
6-30 Noon (#52) No-Limit Hold'em (3 days) $1,500
7-1 Noon (#53) Limit Hold'em Shootout (2 days) $1,500
7-2 10 AM Media Event
7-2 Satellite Day
7-2 2 PM Ante Up For Africa Charity Event (1 day) $5,000
7-3 Noon (#54A) No-Limit Hold'em (Main Event) Day 1A (2,500 players) $10,000
7-4 Noon (#54B) No-Limit Hold'em (Main Event) Day 1B (2,500 players)
7-5 Noon (#54C) No-Limit Hold'em (Main Event) Day 1C (2,500 players)
7-6 Noon (#54D) No-Limit Hold'em (Main Event) Day 1D (2,500 players)

7-7 Main Event Off Day
7-7 Noon (#55) Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em (2 days) $500
7-8 Noon (#54) No-Limit Hold'em (Main Event) Day 2A
7-9 Noon No-Limit Hold'em (Main Event) Day 2B
7-10 Noon No-Limit Hold'em (Main Event) Day 3
7-11 Noon No-Limit Hold'em (Main Event) Day 4
7-12 Noon No-Limit Hold'em (Main Event) Day 5
7-13 Noon No-Limit Hold'em (Main Event) Day 6
7-14 Noon No-Limit Hold'em (Main Event) Day 7

7-15 Main Event Off Day
7-16 Noon No-Limit Hold'em (Main Event) Final Table


ODDS AND ENDS

Here are a few other items of interest concerning the 2008 event:

- The much-maligned “Poker Pavilion” will not return.

- Swiss watchmaker CORUM will once again be providing the winner’s bracelets.- Pre-registration for the events will begin in February. You can sign up at the Rio or visit the WSOP’s official website.


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Anna Falchi - Babe of the Day

This Finnish-born actress/model is well-know in Italy for her modeling and roles in such films as Cemetery Man.

Anna Falchi - Babe of the Day

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

David Blaine's Latest Stunt - Bodog Odds

Most people think 34-year-old magician David Blaine is nuts. Over the last decade, he has attempted a series of increasingly bizarre and dangerous stunts, and his latest may be the final nail in his coffin. Still, the ladies must love the danger, as Blaine has dated Fiona Apple, Madonna, Josie Maran, Lonneke Engel and Daryl Hannah.

DAVID BLAINE’S PREVIOUS STUNTS

Blaine got his start entertaining folks on the streets of New York with card tricks and other amazing feats of magic. He then cranked out a couple of television specials, and his career really started to take off.

In 1999, Blaine tried his first major stunt, being buried alive in a cramped coffin for seven days. He ate nothing during this time and only had two to three tablespoons of water a day.

In 2000, he was encased in a closet of ice in Times Square. He was supplied air with a tube, and another tube removed his urine. He was encased for 63 hours, 42 minutes and 15 seconds. He was taken to the hospital, and it was reportedly a month before he could walk again.

In 2002, he attempted a stunt called “Vertigo.” He was lifted 105 feet into the air and stood on 22-inch-wide pillar. He stayed that way for 35 hours. He ended the stunt by jumping off onto a 12-foot high platform of cardboard boxes. He suffered a concussion during the jump.

In 2003, Blaine was locked inside a Plexiglas case and suspended near the River Thames in London. He had no food and remained inside for 44 days. He claims to have lost 54 pounds during the stunt and was immediately hospitalized.

In 2006, Blaine was submerged underwater in New York City. He stayed there for seven days and nights, getting air and nutrients through tubes. At the end of the stunt, he tried to break the record for someone holding their breath underwater (8 minutes and 58 seconds). He made it 7 minutes and 33 seconds. He once again made a trip to the hospital.

Later that year, Blaine was shackled and placed inside a spinning gyroscope. Hanging near Times Square, the device was spinning at 8 revolutions per minute. Blaine stayed inside the contraption for two days and then escaped.

DAVID BLAINE’S LATEST STUNT

Next up for Blaine - trying to break the record for going without sleep. The current record is 11 ½ straight days.

According to Blaine, “It's been tried before. In 1959, Peter Tripp stayed awake eight days, but it resulted in permanent brain damage. In 1964, 17-year-old Randy Gardner did it for a high school science project. He lasted 11 and a half days but recovered fully. No damage. A guy in London tried but fell short.”

BODOG ODDS ON DAVID BLAINE

As expected, Bodog is taking odds on whether or not he can do it. The maximum wager is $50. Currently, the odds are:


Yes +800

No -1600


Whatever the result, you can bet that Blaine will get plenty of media coverage on this one. And probably a few new celebrity dates in addition.


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Monday, December 10, 2007

Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale - Full Results

On Saturday night, MMA fans witnessed the latest contribution from the UFC. Airing for free on Spike TV, viewers were treated to the season finale of The Ultimate Fighter 6. And what a night it was! For a free show, this was one helluva event, and it was actually better than several UFC pay-per-views from 2007.

Let’s take a look at the winners and losers of the event.


Ultimate Fighter 6 Results

Jonathan Goulet defeated Paul Georgieff with a rear naked choke at 4:42 of the first round.

Roman Mitichyan defeated Dorian Price with an ankle lock 23 seconds into the first round.

Matt Arroyo defeated John Kolosci with an armbar at 4:42 of the first round.

Troy Mandaloniz defeated Richie Hightower by TKO at 4:20 of the first round.

Bem Saunders defeated Dan Barrera by unanimous decision.

George Sotiropolous defeated Billy Miles with a rear naked choke at 1:36 of the first round.

Jon Koppenhaver defeated Jared Rollins by TKO at 2:01 of the third round.

Mac Danzig defeated Tommy Speer by rear naked choke at 2:01 of round one. Mac Danzig wins the 6th season of TUF and gets a six-figure contract to fight in the UFC.

Roger Huerta defeated Clay Guida by rear naked choke at 51 seconds of the third round.

ULTIMATE FIGHTER 7

Afterwards, it was announced that Forrest Griffin would serve as a coach on the 7th season of The Ultimate Fighter. It was later learned that the other coach would be Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. No doubt, that means that a match between Jackson and Griffin will take place sometime in 2008.


Next up, UFC 79: Nemesis on December 29th, featuring Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Hughes and Wanderlei Silva vs. Chuck Liddell.


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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Wales Number One For Poker?!

When you think of Wales, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Celtic warriors? Tom Jones? Catherine Zeta-Jones’ fine ass? Well, while all those things are fine and dandy (especially the ass one), Wales is quickly becoming known for, of all things, poker.

In fact, a recent report states that Wales now has more poker players that any other country in the world. While most people might assume that the United States would top such a list, thirty percent of Welsh people polled stated that they had played poker at least once in the last year (versus twenty-two percent of Americans polled).

Of course, one has to wonder how the rankings would have turned out if the Bush administration hadn’t went and passed the UIGEA into law in October of 2006? Surely, Bodog customers alone might have tipped the scales in favor of the red, white and blue.

And while Wales is no doubt happy to rank number one for anything, their new status is cause for alarm for some. Gamcare, the British gambling charity, has expressed concern that many of these players may be at risk to become problem gamblers.

That’s fine. The Welsh can keep their new gambling crown. Me? I’m addicted to Catherine Zeta-Jones.


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Friday, December 7, 2007

MTV is Looking for Online Poker Players!

How would you like to appear on MTV? That’s right, the channel that used to show music videos is now offering you an opportunity to appear on the network. But there’s a catch. You have to be a poker player.

Luckily, if you’re reading a blog entitled Dare to Gamble, then there’s a good chance that you know your way around a deck of cards. If so, then you’re in luck, as MTV is looking to devote an episode of their Reality Show “True Life Chronicles” to a selected group of young online poker player. So whether you play at Bodog casino or Party Poker - here‘s your chance for stardom.

Since the show is looking for a hip take on online poker (and all the lifestyle choices it offers), you must be 18 to 28 years of age to have a chance of making the grade. For all you old farts, maybe VH1 will cook something up in the near future (between Bruce Springsteen videos).

HOW TO ENTER

To apply for the show, send your age, photograph and details of why you should be considered to brosen@LeftRight.tv. No doubt, kids with goofy hair, stupid nicknames or otherwise annoying traits will be moved to the front of the line (just like every other MTV show).

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

2007 Heisman Trophy Preview and Bodog Odds

On Saturday night, the winner of the NCAA’s biggest award will be announced in New York City. Of course, I’m talking about the 2007 Heisman Trophy. Awarded to the best overall college player in the nation, this award often gives us a sneak peek at a future NFL star. For example, Roger Staubach, O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson were all past winners. Of course, Ty Detmer and Eric Crouch got the thing, so you just never know.

Who will walk away with the trophy this year? Well, let’s take a look at the candidates and then see what the odds makers over at Bodog have to say about it.

2007 HEISMAN TROPHY CANDIDATES

Darren McFadden, RB, - McFadden is third in the nation in rushing yards with 1,725, and he’s faced much stiffer competition than leaders Kevin Smith and Matt Forte. His numbers are better than last year, and he was a Heisman runner-up in 2006.

Lots of action is coming his way, partly due to his recent performance against LSU. In that game, he rushed for 206 yards, ran for 3 touchdowns and threw for another score.

Some point to his inconsistency, though, as he’s been held to less than 100 yards three times this season.

Chase Daniel, QB, Missouri - A big game player, Daniel has looked very impressive against teams like Kansas and Colorado. The 21-year-old certainly has the numbers to warrant a Heisman nod.

But his numbers haven’t been better than Tebow’s, and the fact that Tebow can also run may make the difference.

Colt Brennan, QB, Hawaii - This 24-year-old senior is seventh in the nation in passing (3,732) and fourth in touchdowns (33). His team is undefeated, and the Warriors have the highest-scoring offense in the country with 47.2 points per game.

But his numbers aren’t as good as they were last year, and he finished 6th in the 2006 Heisman voting. He’s also thrown 14 interceptions on the season.

Tim Tebow, QB, Florida - The sophomore quarterback has thrown for 29 touchdowns, 3,132 yards with only six interceptions. In 12 games, he’s also rushed for 838 yards and 22 touchdowns.

However, Florida was expected to go undefeated and contend for a national title. Instead, they’ve dropped games to Auburn, LSU and Georgia. Still, Tebow is the big favorite going into Saturday.

Also, be sure and google “Tim Tebow and girlfriend” and marvel at the size of his date’s boobs. WOW!

HEISMAN TROPHY - BODOG ODDS

Chase Daniel 25/1

Colt Brennan 10/1

Darren McFadden 9/2

Tim Tebow 1/9


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NFL Week 14 - Bodog Odds and Predictions

As we continue our march towards the end of the NFL regular season, let’s take a look at the odds (courtesy of Bodog) for Week 14.

Will the Patriots go 13-0 and move that much closer to an undefeated season?

Will the Dallas Cowboys continue their domination in the NFC?

Will the hapless Dolphins finally win a game?

There’s only one way to find out. Watch the games!


WEEK 14 NFL - BODOG ODDS

Bears +3 @ Redskins -3

Panthers +11 @ Jaguars -11

Cowboys -11 @ Lions +11

Dolphins +7 @ Bills -7

Giants +3 @ Eagles -3

Raiders +10 ½ @ Packers -10 ½

Chargers -1 @ Titans +1

Cardinals +7 @ Seahawks -7

Vikings -9 @ 49ers +9

Steelers +10 ½ @ Patriots -10 ½

Browns -3 ½ @ Jets +3 ½

Chiefs +7 @ Broncos -7

Colts -10 @ Ravens +10

Saints -4 ½ @ Falcons +4 ½


DARE TO PREDICT

I was on vacation last week, so there were no picks. However, let’s see how I did on my Week 12 selections. Looks like I went 8-8, bringing my season total to 81-78-10. Here are my picks for this week’s games.


Bears +3 @ Redskins -3

Panthers +11 @ Jaguars -11

Cowboys -11 @ Lions +11

Dolphins +7 @ Bills -7

Giants +3 @ Eagles -3

Raiders +10 ½ @ Packers -10 ½

Chargers -1 @ Titans +1

Cardinals +7 @ Seahawks -7

Vikings -9 @ 49ers +9

Steelers +10 ½ @ Patriots -10 ½

Browns -3 ½ @ Jets +3 ½

Chiefs +7 @ Broncos -7

Colts -10 @ Ravens +10

Saints -4 ½ @ Falcons +4 ½


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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Poker Legend Chip Reese Dead at 56


The poker world was stunned today by news that legendary card player David “Chip” Reese has passed away. The youngest player ever inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame and a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet holder, Reese died in his sleep while sick with pneumonia. He was 56 years old.

He was widely regarded as the best high limit cash game player in the world, and Doyle Brunson called him, “the best Seven Card Stud player I’ve ever played with.”

As a child in Ohio, Reese became ill with rheumatic fever and was forced to stay home for nearly a year. During this time, his mother taught him a number of card games. He was hooked and showed an unusual proficiency at the games.

Years later, after graduating from Dartmouth, he stopped off in Las Vegas on the way to Stanford Business School. He won $40,000 in a poker tournament and never made it to the school.

He won his first WSOP bracelet in 1978 in the Seven Card Stud Split event. Another bracelet came in 1982 in the $5000 Seven Card Stud event. The third bracelet came in 2006 at the first-ever $50,000 buy-in HORSE event (won after a seven hour heads-up battle against Andy Bloch). No doubt, there would have been more bracelets on the horizon.

But while he was a feared tournament player, Reese spent the bulk of his time playing in big money games. He was a regular at the “Big Game” at the Bellagio. He was also respected for his ability to handicap baseball games.

Mike Sexton referred to Reese as, “probably the most successful poker player in history.”

Rest in peace, Chip.


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