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Monthly Archives:: July 2014

Sports Stars and Poker: A Match Made in Heaven?

Here’s a thought: how do you get over the crushing disappointment of your team bowing out of the world’s biggest football tournament? Well, if you’re Spain’s Gerard Pique, the answer would be to hot-foot it out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and onto the first available flight. Destination: Las Vegas, where the prying eyes of the…Read More

2014 World Cup Betting Blog, Part 8: The Germans Win!

Germany took down the 2014 World Cup, outplaying pre-game favorites Argentina.

There’s a saying, normally quoted to former England footballer Gary Lineker, which goes something like this: “Football is a game where two teams kick the ball around for 90 minutes, and at the end Germany win.” The classic quote was perfectly realized on Sunday night as Argentina (pre-tournament favorites) and a young, emerging Germany side…Read More

2014 World Cup Betting Blog Part 7: The Final Countdown

Lionel Messi World Cup 2014

So, all things lead to Rio. The final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is set, as Argentina (one of the firm pre-tournament favorites) and the ever-present Germans do battle in a rematch of the 1990 final in Italy. (Germany won it, in case your memory is as hazy as ours.) And as the final…Read More

2014 World Cup Betting Blog, Part 6: Silver Linings

Lionel Messi, World Cup 2014

The quarter-finals were another mixed bag for us, with Colombia deciding not to turn up to their defeat against Brazil on Friday, while Germany sneaked through against France in a 1-0 win. Argentina kept up our hopes of a lovely outright bet on winning the damn thing as they moved past a listless Belgian team, while…Read More

2014 World Cup Betting Blog Part 5: No Quarter

World Cup 2014, FIFA, Brazil

The FIFA World Cup in Brazil reaches the final home stretch, and we are down to eight teams. Meanwhile, our bankroll is decidedly on the up, with some nice wins from the round of 16 games. Dark horses Colombia took full advantage of a Luis Suarez-less Uruguay and defeated the toothless (geddit?) semi-finalists of four years ago…Read More