Recent News

Updates in Sports Technology are Helping to Shape Better Lifestyles

May 19th, 2015 at 2:36 PM
By Sports Media 101

Sports play a huge role in the lives of many people worldwide. With so many different kinds of sports, it is difficult to find a person that doesn’t like at least one of them. Although many love them for entertainment purposes, a great many people love to actually play sports. These days, the sports we love to play so much are getting updates in the form of high tech safety technology, and other equipment that it is changing the nature of the games themselves.

In the way of safety, baseball, football, and lacrosse players are all in the process of their sports equipment getting stronger, and safer. Technology doesn’t just work for safety, though. New materials are changing the way football and ice hockey are played. The same way, we’ve seen a rise in fitness innovations. The hope is that these new inventions will only increase our love of the game.

Safety Technology

Read more...
Join the Conversation...

The Oldest Horse Racing Tracks in the USA

January 30th, 2015 at 10:24 AM
By Sports Media 101

Horse racing is an undeniably British sport. Whilst this exhilarating spectacle is performed in countries across the globe, from South Africa to Hong Kong to Australia, it is in the UK that both the sport's successful history and promising future firmly remain. Therefore, it is unsurprising, that the most famous of horse racing's venues exist within British boarders – with influential racecourses such as Aintree, Cheltenham and Wolverhampton bringing in millions of spectators each year from around the world. Considering this it is understandable that at this time of year, with Cheltenham odds just being released to thrill-hungry betting fans, it is easy to forget that the US also has a long and varied history of horse-racing – with a plethora of longstanding, successful and internationally famous venues to match. So, for those international horse racing fans who are, perhaps, unaware of the depth and breadth of the sport within the US, here are the two oldest tracks in America.

Freehold Raceway (Freehold Borough, New Jersey, 1839)

Read more...
Join the Conversation...

Looking at the Basics of Lacrosse

December 9th, 2014 at 9:16 AM
By Sports Media 101

The game of lacrosse is getting a lot more traction these days, especially in the college scene where the sport has grown to massive popularity. Lacrosse may have origins as far back as 1100 AD, and it most likely originated in North America. It’s a team sport, originally played by natives.

The Jesuits helped to bring attention to lacrosse, which had been well established by the time they first documented the game during the seventeenth century. Back then, games could include teams of as many as 1,000 men, so things could get a little chaotic. The rules are far more refined today and the equipment standard for each league. A governing body has been in place since 2001, when the Men’s League Lacrosse was formally established, so there are now recognized rules and equipment for all levels of play.

Basic Rules

Read more...
Join the Conversation...

Sports Betting and Online Casino Law in Australia

September 17th, 2014 at 12:14 PM
By Dan Benton

Australia does not have any clear laws regarding online gambling, but the most important online casino law in Australia is the Interactive Gambling Act (IGA), which was passed in 2001. While this law does not target individual players, it makes it illegal for operators of gambling businesses to offer casino gaming services and advertise their services to Australian citizens. At the same time, it is perfectly legal for Australian gambling companies to operate sports betting sites and online lottery services in the country.

Bettors have two options—they can either visit land-based betting shops, most of which are owned and operated by Tabcorp Holdings, or they can sign up at licensed online sports betting sites. Aussie bettors can also find gambling sites that offer online poker and online casino games along with online sports betting services, which they can download now.

Is it Legal to Play Online Casino Games?

Every Australian casino player eager to play real money casino games online asks this question, and the answer is both “yes” and “no.” The law books do not say anything about the legality of individual Australian players gambling at online casinos that care to accept them. As mentioned above, they only make it illegal for operators to offer games such as roulette, poker, blackjack, and online slots to Australian citizens. Under these circumstances, Australian citizens are more or less free to register real play accounts at online casinos licensed in remote jurisdictions.

Read more...
Join the Conversation...

Which is Your Favorite Slot Machine?

September 15th, 2014 at 8:19 AM
By Dan Benton

I know which ones are mine: those made by Sweden's Net Entertainment, a dedicated developer of video slots in a great variety of themes, shapes and sizes. I am especially fond of Gonzo's Quest, a 3D slot with great graphics and 'Avalanche' (try it), EggOMatic (an innovative slot machine with great 3D graphics and a really fun gameplay) and Hall of Gods, a Norse adventure with a progressive jackpot associated with it. I can't help it, I have a thing for Norse mythology.

You may ask: where do you play these superb games for real money? The answer is: nowhere. These are my personal favorites, I only play these games for fun. When it comes to playing slots for winning, I choose places with great bonuses and games with lots of bonus features – and these places not necessarily coincide with places that offer access to my favorite slots.

Read more...
Join the Conversation...