Contrary to popular belief, the best gambling payouts are not found in casinos but by spread betting in the stock and money markets. Spread betting on the stock market and money has the potential for biggest payouts than any casinos can offer. However, they also have the capacity to wipe out your entire capital if not approached in a prudent and disciplined manner. Having a proper money management strategy is a prerequisite if you want to indulge in such type of activity. Spread betting markets use leverage to make such large payouts. On the downside, leverage is a double-edged sword and has the potential to wipe out a large fortune incase the bet goes against you. However there are ways to limit your loss, should you get unlucky.Anybody wanting to get involved in this high-risk gamble will do well if he or she is fully aware of the means to limit losses. Another area that offers huge payouts to a lucky few is the accumulator bet. In this type of bet, the individual bets on a particular event and if he or she wins the entire sum including the winnings and the initial stake are transferred on to the next bet and so on. This has the potential of handing out spectacular payouts to the lucky few that guess it right all the time. Bookmakers love accumulator bets as this type of betting maximizes their profits. Tote Scoop 6 is one such big and most popular accumulator bets that take place every Saturday during the racing season in the UK. At times, the payout has crossed £ 2 million!Gambling payouts should be looked at from a practical viewpoint. If you have a gambling strategy that consistently gives good returns then that payout should be considered sufficient. The best part is that the downside risk is limited to the stake put on the table for that particular bet. However, it is important to mention that Tote Scoop6 offers more control to the punters than the national lottery. The national lottery has odds of more than 14 million to one, whereas Tote Scoop6 offers punters a chance to reduce their odds by making informed decisions on the horses that carry their bets.It is foolish to compare the pursuit of plastic balls and the sport of kings. Gamblers betting on horses have the chance to make an informed choice and bet on favorites or opt for more speculative runners.This proves that the best payouts are not found in governed environs such as casinos.
When we refer to online games we are normally referring to video type games that we play on a computer via the internet. Some video games are played over the internet using mobile phones and video consoles, but generally speaking online games means computer games that need an internet connection to be played. Simple text-based multiplayer games were the first of these types of games as internet connections were slow and expensive when these games were first introduced in the 1980s. Gradually these games became popular in the 1990s, with today’s online games featuring virtual communities, realistic graphics and multiplayer games where people can even play one to one or in knock out tournaments for cash prizes. We all know that the internet is the fastest growing market place in the history of the world but did you know that there is an online games sector that is growing 4 times faster than the internet overall! Yes! and it’s the “Online Skill Games” market.There are many styles of Online GamesSome of the different types of online games that exist:1. Real time strategy games: This type of game is all about strategy where, for your army to fight successfully against the other internet players you need to develop a game plan by building lots of resources2. First person shooter: Here the players compete with each other one to one. In most first-person type games, the online game allows the death match or arena style of play. In this style of game play the view you see is the one seen from your character’s eyes.3. Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG): In this type of game each person has to keep trying to reach the next highest level until he has reached the top one written for that game and these online games can have, simultaneously, thousands of players from every part of the globe, playing in a giant virtual world interacting against or with each other. Gamers can keep playing these types of games for months or even years!4. Browser type games: These are pastime games that are quick, simple and small that are played in your browser. The popular Java and Shockwave technologies are used to develop these games.5. Online skill games: An online skill based game is a web game played in tournament format or one to one. Each player pays a cash entry fee to play with a cash or merchandise prize going to the winner or winners. The outcome of each competition is based on the player’s ability and performance not luck.How Do Online Game Companies Make MoneyAll games today, are playable online. How do we make money? This is the question that companies making the online games have to ask themselves. The majority of companies make single-player games that are played at home and in this the player has to beat the artificial intelligence of the enemy. Today these games normally include an online multiplayer version which can be played against or with other Internet players. By selling their game DVD/CDs is how these companies earn their profit e.g. Warcraft 3 and Counter Strike. Advertising and promotions is how browser game companies make their money. MMORPG companies generally charge their players a monthly fee and continue to add content by programming new scenarios etc in their games e.g. Everquest 2 and World of Warcraft. Some don’t, but survive because their DVD/CD sales are high e.g. Guild Wars.What is the future of online games?Soon there will be a new entry into the online skill games market. According to their Free Online Games Market Report they will be the first company with their new online skill games platform, to launch a business that encapsulates three of the newest phenomena on the internet today. Online Games Entertainment, Social Networking using web 2.0 and a new way of marketing which has been described as Social Marketing 2.0. One of the core differences with this new platform over the conventional models is that we the players can if we want share in the profits while we play our games. With the market today (2007) worth approximately $5.2 billion USD and predicted to rise in the next 3 years to over $13 billion USD that’s $412 per second and with social networking sites already reaching 45% of web users and the 4 major Instant Messengers having more than 400 million users between them this potentially could be a whole lot of money.