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How do betting exchanges work in India



Betting exchanges are quite popular in most European countries including the UK but are only recently getting traction in India. One of the primary reasons for ignorance about betting exchanges is that till now, there were no such sites available for Indians. It is only now that punters have the option of betting on exchanges from sites like 1xbet, Fun88, Crickex, and Betdaily.

The biggest reason for the popularity of betting exchanges is that they usually offer better odds than even the best sports betting odds site. So let’s understand how do betting exchanges work.

What is a betting exchange?

A betting exchange is an online platform that brings together punters, who bet against each other, rather than placing bets with a bookie. There are a few key advantages of using an exchange over a traditional sportsbook.

Back bets and Lay bets

In a traditional sportsbook, it is only possible to place `back´ bets. This means that you are `backing´ a team to win, or `for´ an event to occur. If the same does not occur, the bookie wins. In a betting exchange, there is an option to place `lay´ bets, or placing wagers for an event `not´ to occur. For every punter placing a `back´ bet, there is a corresponding `lay´ bet placed by another punter.

Greater flexibility

Betting exchanges provide a great deal of flexibility in terms of the value of the wagers, as well as the odds for such wagers. All you need to do is find another punter who is willing to match your odds, and risk a `lay´ or `back´ bet against your bet.

Online bookmakers have a certain limit on the amounts that you can wager or the winnings that you can accumulate on a single bet or in a single day. Exchanges usually don’t have such limits, and as long as you have the required balance in your gaming account, you can wager any amount that you want to.

Better odds

The odds on a betting exchange are almost always better than what you would find with any bookie. The reason for this being that a bookie always keeps a margin for themselves, no matter if a team loses or wins.

The exchanges, on the other hand, offer `true odds´ that are market-driven. This gives you a better value out of each bet that you place.

Making a guaranteed profit using betting exchanges

Betting exchanges provide you with a sure-shot opportunity to make a profit. Most online sportsbooks offer its users `Free bets´ as a part of their promotional offers. Punters can use these free bets to place a `back´ wager on the sportsbook, and at the same time, place a `lay´ wager on the same team on a betting exchange. Therefore, whatever be the outcome, you will win one bet, and since you have funded only a part of your total wager, you are guaranteed to make a profit.

How do betting exchanges make money?

Betting exchanges charge a small commission, usually in the range of 2-5% on the winnings earned through them. Losing bets are generally not charged anything. Therefore, one factor that winners should keep in mind before calculating the final winnings is this commission amount.

Are betting exchanges safe

All reputed betting exchanges are as safe to use as an online bookie. The punters are only allowed to wager an amount provided they have sufficient balance to cover the losses. Therefore, pay-outs should not be a problem.

Some key points that a punter should look for before selecting a betting exchange are that

  • The exchange should be licensed by a reputed regulator
  • Should support multiple payment methods
  • Have a robust customer support
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A recap of day one of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe meeting



The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe meeting at Longchamp is one of the biggest and best flat racing events in the world, and whilst the Paris-based festival is topped by the prestigious Arc, the richest flat race in Europe with a prize purse topping €5,000,000, there are several exciting races scattered across the two days, including 10 Group 1 contests. 

The main attraction may take place on the second day of the meeting, but thousands of spectators still flock to the historic Longchamp for the first day of racing and they certainly aren’t short of entertainment with five Group races on the card, including two Group 1s. So, with plenty of thrilling action taking place in the French capital earlier this month, let’s take a look back at the opening day’s action.

Prix Chaudenay – Group 2

Day one’s card began with Group 2 action in the form of the Prix Chaudenay and Manobo landed a victory in the one mile, seven-furlong race — setting the tone nicely for a day littered with British winners. Unbeaten in all three of his races prior to Prix Chaudenay, the Charlie Appleby-trained horse set off as the odds-on favourite in the horse betting and he duly delivered. Racing in midfield, Manobo closed in on the leaders with two furlongs to go, taking the lead just half a furlong later and he was driven home by James Doyle, beating his stablemate Kemari by three quarters of a length. 

Arabian Trophy des Juments – Group 1

The first Group 1 of the day, the Arabian Trophy des Juments went in the favour of 5/2 favourite Teema. The Xavier Thomas-Demeaulte-trained horse looked set to be beaten by her stablemate Elaf, who had the advantage by a couple of lengths in the closing stages. However, after one last big push from jockey Loritz Medizabal, Teema edged out the four-year-old to win by a nose on the line. 

Prix Daniel Wildenstein – Group 2

After narrowly missing out on a victory in the Prix Chaudenay, the famed Godolphin owners got their victory in the proceeding Prix Daniel Wildenstein. Real World, who has picked up wins at Royal Ascot, Newbury and York already this season, was the favourite at 17/10. The Saeed bin Suroor-trained horse took the lead in the final furlong under the guidance of Frankie Dettori and he held on under extreme pressure to beat The Revenant over the line by nothing more than a short neck. 

Prix du Cadran – Group 1

It was certainly a good day for those bettors who like to back the favourites, as Trueshan stormed home in the first feature race of the day, the Prix du Cadran. The Goodwood Cup champion had settled in midfield but improved after being shaken up three furlongs out before taking a share of the lead with two furlongs to spare. Now narrowly in the lead, Trueshan streaked clear in the closing stages to beat Stradivarius by a comfortable four and a half lengths. It could be the last time we see the great John and Thady Gosden-trained horse as he could fare no better than second. 

Prix de Royallieu – Group 1 

The Prix de Royallieu was another race with a thrilling finish, as there was little to separate Loving Dream and Believe In Love. The pair split away from the rest of the field shortly after the turn for home and battled hard for the lead in the final two furlongs, with nothing to separate them right up to line, where Loving Dream, trained by the Gosdens and ridden by Dettori, eventually got his neck in front to get over the line ahead of her Roger Varian-trained counterpart. The favourite, Valia, was two lengths back in third. 

Prix Dollar – Group 2

With Purplepay winning the preceding Haras de Bouquetot – Criterium Arqana (Conditions), Group racing was rounded off with the Prix Dollar, and the favourites were back to winning ways with Dubai Honour landing a victory for William Haggas in the one mile and two furlongs race. Shaken up and improved with a furlong to go, the three-year-old took the lead in the final 75 yards and went on to beat Magny Cours despite drifting right. 

Pegasus and Woot City finished off the day with victories in the Prix de la Place de l’Etoile and the Prix Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Handicap respectively. 

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Gambling in Australia and New Zealand Is on a Rise



Due to the COVID-19 lockdowns, gambling has gained a lot of popularity in many countries all over the world. Of course, this includes the biggest gambling nation Australia, and New Zealand as well. Australians and New Zealanders enjoy gambling in traditional land-based casinos, betting online on sports events, and playing casino games on some of the most popular online gambling sites. Thus, no wonder that in both countries gambling seems to be on a rise in 2021.

Gambling in New Zealand

In New Zealand, gambling has always been popular. However, this activity was not allowed for a quite long time. As a general rule gambling is still illegal nowadays unless it is specifically authorized by the Gambling Act of 2003. 

Six land-based casinos are operating in the country where Kiwis can have fun gambling:

  • SkyCity Auckland
  • SkyCity Queenstown
  • SkyCity Hamilton
  • Skycity Wharf Casino
  • Christchurch Casino
  • Dunedin Casino.

When it comes to online gambling, playing at national gambling sites is prohibited for the residents of New Zealand. Fortunately, it does not mean that New Zealanders can’t gamble online. If the operator of the platform is based in another country and the site accepts players from New Zealand, then New Zealand citizens are allowed to play as well. Regardless of whether the site offers sports betting, pokies, or classic table games. 

If you would like to take a look at which games online casinos in New Zealand offer for their players, check out the following games from

New Zealanders Spent More Money on Gambling in 2020

Interestingly, despite the global pandemic, lockdowns, and economic crisis, New Zealanders have spent more money on gambling, especially on pokies in 2020 than ever before. If we look at the statistics, it can be seen clearly that in 2020 the numbers were equivalent to each adult spending $572 on gambling activities. This figure is made up of spending $204 at the poker machines, $128 in the casinos, $160 on Lotto, and lastly, $80 at the Totalisator Agency Board (TAB).

Gambling in Australia

In Australia, gambling is so popular that this country has the highest number of casino gamblers in the world. More than 39% of the population gambles on a daily basis (about 6.8 million people).

In regards to land-based casinos, there are several reputable traditional casinos throughout Australia that offer an excellent gaming experience for their players. The most popular casinos include the following:

  • Crown Casino (Melbourne)
  • Adelaide Casino (Adelaide)
  • The Star (Sydney)
  • Casino Canberra (Canberra).

Besides gambling at brick-and-mortar casinos, Aussies love playing online as well. Indeed, more people gamble online than in traditional casinos. Why? Mostly because due to the pandemic many casinos have been closed. Plus, people realized that playing on their computers or mobile devices is more comfortable than going to land-based establishments.

In Australia, the most common forms of gambling include lotteries, instant scratch tickets, and electronic gaming machines.

Spendings on Gambling Has Increased by Almost 300% in Australia

According to the data published by two companies called illion and AlphaBeta, spendings on gambling has increased enormously during the current COVID-19 lockdowns in Australia. To be exact, the increase is almost 300%! Thus, Australians’ average weekly spending is clearly on the rise. Last month, the figures even hit a new record.

Although the data refers to gambling in general, the CEO of illion, Simon Bligh confirmed that the primary reason for the increase is online gambling. It seems that many people got familiar with online gambling during lockdowns. As Andrew Charlton, the Managing Director of Accenture said: “They’ve discovered there’s a poker machine in their pocket.”

Aussies love that they have the opportunity to gamble online while staying at home because of the lockdowns. 

Will the Trend Continue?

While it is hard to predict the future, most likely, both in New Zealand and Australia the gambling industry will continue to grow in 2022 as well. Particularly, if land-based casinos can reopen at full capacity at the end of 2021 or next year. 

Experts believe that the residents of these countries will keep pouring money into gambling and continue playing pokies, lotteries, and traditional casino games. Also, chances are that online casinos will become even more popular among Australians and New Zealanders in the upcoming years.

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Online Casino Gambling – The Basics of Online Slots



In recent years, online slots in Singapore have gained a lot of popularity and more people are now taking part in them. However, many players are also suffering from the same problem – they are not able to come up with a strategy to make their wins bigger. So, are online slots rigged, or are they actually true? No one is willing to believe that they are rigging the machines, especially if they’ve already used all their tactics to optimize their odds of winning at online slots Singapore.

The truth is, online slots in Singapore aren’t rigged at all. All you need to do is know how to win on slot machines in online casino Singapore. If you’ve learned how to identify which machine’s happy point is, then you should be able to get your luck up in there. And the most important thing to learn from this is that jackpots and percentage rates do not change depending on which machine you play in. It’s all about percentages and it’s all about probability.

Online Casino Odds

What are these odds things? Well, these are simple mathematics and it’s all a matter of probabilities. When playing in real life, we can’t influence the chances very much. For instance, if you think there’s a 50% chance of hitting the jackpot on the third spin, you’ll most likely hit it on the fourth spin as well. But with online slots singapore, chances are all zeroes and ones. That means even if you do manage to hit the jackpot on the third or fourth spin, the difference will be minimal.

This doesn’t mean though that online slots in Singapore are completely fake. There are some very effective ways on how to win on slot machines in Singapore. The trick here is learning how to read the odds and how to use them to your advantage. We won’t be talking about scientific and mathematical strategies here but more on basic tips and tricks for playing these games.

Slots in Singapore have a definite pattern on how they are played out. Like when you go to a casino, the slots always have a certain number of possible outcomes. But unlike in slot machine games in land-based casinos, in an online casino, the outcome of each spin is not set. It’s entirely dependent on what the dealer decides to spin the reels. So basically, there’s no such thing as “what you see is what you get” with online slots. What you see is whatever the dealer decides to spin the reels.

Online Casino Bonuses

Bonus games are also popular with online casinos. These bonus games are usually meant to attract people and make them stay longer inside the casino. There are a lot of slots machine games that offer cumulative bonuses. The amount of money that can be earned upon winning and the number of times that you can play the game are the two things that contribute to the amount of your winnings. Bonuses can either come in the form of cash or as a kind of credit that you can use later on.

With regards to casino gambling, there are no age restrictions. You can play these games with anybody who has the same legal age. Casino games are definitely fun but there are also risks that you need to consider especially if you’re a novice at online slots.

As for the actual slot machine games, these are purely based on luck. And since they’re purely luck based, you can’t expect to have the exact probability of hitting a jackpot. In this case, your best bet would be to play the casino games in a virtual casino and practice how to win. This way, you will be able to have more experience in playing online slot machines. There are a lot of free online casino guides that can help you improve your odds of winning in these games.

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Top tips for learning to play poker



Poker is a popular card game that serves as a pastime for many people. If you’re learning how to play poker, then this article is for you! Keep reading for all the top tips on how to play this famous game.

Learn the hands 

The first thing that you should learn when learning to play poker is the hands.

Here is a list of the top five hands in poker.

Royal flush: This is a hand comprises 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace – all of the same suit.

Straight flush: This hand comprises five cards in sequence – all of the same suit.

Four of a kind: This is a hand that consists of four cards of the same rank and another card.

Full house: This is a hand that has three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank.

Flush: This is a hand consisting of all five cards being the same suit, but not in sequence.

Know the different variations 

There are different variations of poker, all very easy to learn.

Texas Hold ’em is the most popular form of poker in the world. This game involves two cards being dealt face-down to each player, which are known as “hole” cards. Five community cards are then dealt face-up on the table.

You need to know the variations and their nuances if you want to learn how to play poker. Take some time to read up on them, especially if you’re planning on playing online. You can visit this site for the most frequently asked questions related to online casinos (including poker). 

Learn the language 

As you learn how to play poker, it’s important to learn the lingo. Here are some terms that you may want to learn about:

Call: To match a bet by putting in the same amount of money.

Check: To decline to bet, but also decline to fold. This means that you are putting your hand up to another bet after the current round of betting is over.

Fold: To give up your hand and place no more bets.

Raise: To increase the amount of a bet during a round.

Know how to bluff 

A key part of learning how to play poker is knowing when to bluff. Bluffing is a way of betting with the hope that the other players will back down from betting. You can bluff by checking and then quickly checking again when someone else bets.

You need to know how to bluff to learn how to play poker. Before you start playing, practice bluffing with loved ones and friends until you are confident in your abilities.

Learn about the betting rounds 

Poker involves rounds of betting. Here is a breakdown of the different betting rounds:

Blinds: This occurs when players are forced to put a bet before seeing their cards.

Pre-flop: This is the first round of betting and involves players putting money in before he or she gets their cards.

Flop: This is the second round of betting and involves three cards being placed on the table.

Turn: In this round of betting, a fourth community card is put on the table.

River: In this final round of betting, players see the last community card and put in their bets.


Poker isn’t an easy game to learn how to play. It takes time and practice before becoming good at it. If you follow these tips, you will be well on your way to playing this interesting game. Good luck!

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DRAGON222 Online Slots | List of Trusted Online Gambling Sites



DRAGON222 Online Slot is an alternative link from  trusted online  gambling sites as one of the places you should visit. Why? Because there are various types of the most complete online  gambling games. Also, it can be played online according to its website. After all, there is currently a trend or era of playing online slot  games that is no less exciting than other games. Because Indonesian online slot games can make real money profits. 

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