Japan vs. Poland Betting Odds Preview, World Cup 2018 Prediction, Analysis

Eugene HoshikoJapan will be aiming to finish atop a World Cup group stage table for the first since 2002, when they achieved the feat as host nation, as they take on Poland on Thursday in a Group H matchup at Volgograd Arena.

The Blue Samurai are knotted with Senegal for top spot, but hold the edge as favorites on the odds to win Group H, while Poland looks to rebound from a pair of stunning losses that have already ended their hopes of advancing to the knockout stage for the first time since 1986.

World Cup betting line: Poland opened as a -141 favorite wager $141 to win $100; the total is at 2.5 goals, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. Line updates and matchup report

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Pegged as +700 longshots to win Group H prior to the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, situs judi online Japan now enters their final group stage contest perched as favorites to finish first on the group table.

The Blue Samurai capitalized on a red card and a subsequent own goal suffered by Colombia in the first six minutes of their tournament-opening match to claim a 2-1 victory over the heavily favored Cafeteros, and showed character in a 2-2 draw with Senegal in their last outing.

Japan is now unbeaten in three overall outings, burying the memory of a worrisome five-match winless streak in pre-tournament competition, but are winless in three dates with European opponents.

Poland closes out their Russia 2018 experience on Thursday after getting routed in a 3-0 loss to Colombia as +250 underdogs last weekend. The Eagles had scored nine total goals over their final three pre-tournament contests, but have been effectively shut down in group stage action, mustering just six total shots on goal, while star Robert Lewandowski has been held off the scoresheet.

Poland has also been blanked in seven of 10 World Cup matches since 1986, and dropped a 2-0 decision to Japan in their lone previous meeting in 2002.

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Finding the trends: Helpful tips to know before betting ACC football during the 2018 season

There are no sure things when it comes to gambling, but if we look at the history of how teams have performed, we can see trends emerge. I’ve gone through college football data since the beginning of the 2008 season in search of these trends, and I’ve found plenty of them.

Today I share with you the things I’ve discovered in the ACC. Now, merely following these trends will not assure you riches beyond your wildest dreams, but they will arm you with useful information to help you make more informed decisions when putting your money on the line.

170-50-4 .583 — You might be surprised to see Duke has the best ATS record in the ACC, but it makes sense if you think about it. situs judi bola This team never gets the benefit of the doubt when it comes to football, which often leads to spreads that are a bit friendlier than they should be. It has its limits, though, as the Blue Devils have only gone 41-37-3 ATS in ACC games since 2008. It’s in nonconference play where they do the damage, going 29-13-1 ATS. But don’t worry, you can still do damage with Duke in ACC play. The Under is 47-32-2 in conference games over the last 10 seasons.267-55-4 .549 — Over the last four seasons, Georgia Tech has gone 27-20-2 ATS, and that includes a disastrous 3-9 record against the number in 2015. While the Jackets have proven reliable in every situation, the best return is when they’re underdogs in ACC play; they’re 20-14-1 in such conditions. Another trend to consider is that the Over is 25-16-1 in Tech’s nonconference games.367-55-5 .549 — The Wolfpack’s overall record is boosted by two ridiculous performances in 2008 and 2010. In those two seasons, they went 19-5-1 ATS, leaving them at 48-50-4 in the other eight seasons. In fact, those two seasons were so impressive that they skew every trend that shows promise. The only semi-trend to find is that the Under has gone 14-2 when the Pack is on the road in ACC play over the last four seasons. It’s a small sample size, so don’t throw all your trust behind it, but it’s worth keeping an eye on.470-63-1 .526 — Clemson has been consistent ATS over the years — never finishing too far above .500, or too far below. As a result, nothing much stands out when it comes to the spread, though if you want to fade the Tigers as favorites on the road or at neutral sites, they’re 20-24 in those games. Another time to fade Clemson is when its a huge favorite. When the Tigers have been favored by 20 points or more, they’ve gone 10-21 ATS.531-28-2 .525 — This is Syracuse’s record since joining the ACC in 2013. It’s a smaller sample size to work with, and within that is a smaller one worth paying attention to. First of all, the Under has been a stable place since the Cuse joined the ACC. It’s gone 44-29-2 in ACC games during that span. It’s been even better the last two seasons, though, going 12-3-1. That time span coincides with Dino Babers coming to Syracuse and bringing his version of the high-scoring Baylor spread.

Sports betting comes to Atlantic City boardwalk on Thursday with opening of Ocean Resort

There will be sports betting offered on the Atlantic City boardwalk on Thursday. It’s a moment fans and degenerates will mark with fervor and lost cash. Just like the governor.

The Ocean Resort officially will open to the public at noon and though its opulent sportsbook isn’t ready, the casino will have about five auxiliary windows for bettors to lay action starting at 1 p.m.

Business will commence just in time to for the 2 o’clock soccer matches between England and Belgium, and Panama and Tunisia.

Joe Asher is the CEO of William Hill US, which operates the sportsbook at Monmouth Park that opened two weeks ago. His company also is running the ‘book at Ocean Resort, the former Revel casino.

“The level of business at Monmouth has been exceptional,” Asher said. “I never imagined so much betting on World Cup soccer without the United States in it.”

Asher expects the Ocean Resort’s full sportsbook to be ready by late July or early August.

The Hard Rock Casino, agen sbobet located at the site of the old Trump Taj Mahal just south of the Ocean Resort, also is officially opening Thursday. They will not be offering sports betting, at least to start. Both casinos were granted permission for soft openings on Wednesday.

>: Ocean Resort, Hard Rock open a day early

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The Hard Rock will open its Atlantic City location on Thursday, June 28 at the site of the old Trump Taj Mahal.

The fact that one property on the boardwalk is taking sports action is a monumental leap from where New Jersey was at this time last year when Nevada still had the sports betting monopoly.

Ocean Resort joins the Borgata as the first two places in Atlantic City to offer sports wagering. Whereas the Ocean Resort looks at the Atlantic, the Borgata is in the Marina District and generally not walkable to the boardwalk.

Officially, the other AC casinos are planning sportsbooks, but executives aren’t commenting beyond releasing nebulous statements.

Unofficially, there’s plenty of anticipation, especially among the workers. As one pit boss at Caesars said, “I can’t believe we don’t have it yet.” It was a familiar refrain.

Reasons seem to vary from licensing issues to logistics to general unpreparedness. The Supreme Court overturned the federal law which banned sports betting outside of Nevada on May 14. The Borgata was ready and running by June 14. The others were not.

For the consumer, a brick-and-mortar sportsbook may become negligible once online gaming becomes a reality, which is expected in mid-July. At that point, putting $50 on the Phillies will be as easy as using an app.

Here’s the scuttlebutt of where things stand in AC:


Resorts – Hoping to get a sportsbook by football season, but are ready to launch online betting Aug. 1. DraftKings, which specializes in fantasy sports, will run the sports betting for Resorts.

Bally’s – Likely will house its sports betting operation in the Wild Wild West Casino, which has plenty of space and high ceilings – good for accommodating large TVs. Mid-August is what some of the workers are hearing.

Caesars – As previously reported, they’ll likely direct customers to Bally’s. The two hotels are owned by the same company and are connected through a common hallway. That’ll come in handy during the NFL playoffs when it’s 10 degrees outside and a stiff breeze is blowing off the Atlantic.

Betting groups face a ‘relentless escalation’ in penalties for inaction Murad Ahmed, Leisure Correspondent

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Betting companies face a “relentless escalation” in financial penalties if they do not step up controls in areas such as money laundering and problem gamblers, in a stark warning from the industry’s watchdog.

The Gambling Commission said it has massively increased the value of fines it has issued over the past year, in an attempt to push UK betting companies to do more to protect consumers and prevent criminal activity through their betting shops, casinos and online sites.

On Thursday, the regulator revealed it issued £18m worth of penalties to gambling companies in the 12 months to April 1, up from just £1.6m a year earlier.

Neil McArthur, Gambling Commission chief executive, said the fines were likely to increase further, while the body could take more stringent regulatory action, such as withdrawing a company’s licence to operate, if the industry does not do more to address serious failures.

The watchdog has released an “enforcement report” detailing a litany of cases where betting groups have failed to adhere to gambling regulations.

This includes 10 occasions in which stolen money was used to gamble, including when the source of funds was taken from employers or through defrauding elderly victims. In other cases, inadequate checks were made on “VIP customers” who were losing hundreds of thousands of pounds, despite exhibiting signs of being problem gamblers.

“We recognised that our approach to enforcement has been effective to an extent, but wasn’t driving the pace of change and a culture of continuous improvement,” said Mr McArthur.

“That’s why we communicated we would make this step change in terms of penalty packages. We’ve made it clear that we will continue to be firm but fair. agen piala dunia The phrase I’ve tended to use is there will be relentless escalation if they don’t get compliance levels right, until we get the standards we expect.”

Last September, 888 Holdings was fined record £7.8m for the way it handled thousands of customers who had sought “self exclusion” measures to restrict their own access to betting.

In February, William Hill was handed £6.2m in penalties by the regulator because of “systemic senior management failure” that allowed customers who may have used the proceeds of crime to place hundreds of thousands of pounds in bets.

UK gambling companies have faced a tougher regulatory environment in recent years. Last month, the UK government cut the maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals from £100 to £2, in a move expected to dent severely the profits of bookmakers, while planning to increase tax on online gambling groups to recover lost receipts from the terminals.

Some campaigners have argued the Gambling Commission has not done enough to tackle the excesses of the UK’s gambling industry, which makes billions of pounds in profit each year. According to the watchdog, gross gambling yield — the total amount wagered minus the amount paid out in winnings — hit £13.9bn in 2017.

Mr McArthur rejected the criticism, saying the body attempts to use its powers to encourage better practice from betting companies over time. But he admitted that the “speed of improvement was great enough”.

“If they companies really know their customers,” said Mr McArthur, “and care about the customers, not only will it create the outcomes we want, it should still be possible for them to still be successful commercially.”

Can 2018/19 match last season’s opening salvo?

Premier League fans awaiting the 201819 fixtures, out at 09:00 BST on 14 June, will hope the opening matches will provide the same fireworks as last season.

That’s because 201718 started in record style.

With seven goals, the opening match where Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-3 was the joint-highest scoring Matchweek 1 fixture in Premier League history.

The excitement didn’t let up.

That Friday-night match was followed by a six-goal thriller in Saturday’s early kick-off, as Mohamed Salah got the first of his record 32 goals in a 3-3 draw between Watford and Liverpool.

With Burnley stunning champions Chelsea 3-2 at home and Manchester United putting four past West Ham United, 31 goals in total were scored over the opening weekend.

It put 201718 among the top five for most goals scored in Matchweek 1, five behind the record total of 36 in 200304.

With the final day of last season also producing 31 goals, here’s hoping the 20 clubs can carry on where 201718 left off.

Most goals in Matchweek 1 Season Goals Season Goals 200304 36 199293* 30 199495* 34 201516 30 200607 33 199394* 29 200809 32 199596, 200001,200102, 200708,201617 28 201718 31

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He has great balance, situs judi online footwork and speed, with the ability to go past defenders with and without the ball.

Sessegnon’s crossing is good but it is the youngster’s finishing that stands out as his best quality.

He can convert chances with either foot and has a knack of getting into excellent positions inside the penalty area. Many of his 16 goals were close-range efforts, after he had drifted into the centre of the box.

Very few wide men are able to become a second striker with the ease of Sessegnon, which is remarkable given that he broke into the side as a full-back.

Sessegnon goals in 201718 Total Goals 16 Left foot 10 Right foot 5 Header 1 Inside box 15 Outside box 1

With eight assists as well, Sessegnon was directly involved in almost 30 per cent of Fulham’s goals en route to promotion. That is a sensational record.

Even if he is on the periphery of matches Sessegnon is always a dangerous player. With development to come, he looks a superstar in the making.

Also in this series

Part 1: The promoted: Fast Wolves can take their big chancePart 2: Wolves: Three players to watchPart 3: The promoted: Cardiff can shake things upPart 4: Cardiff: Three players to watchPart 5: The promoted: Fulham set to return in style.

Fulham remind me of a Pep Guardiola team. They play attractive football based on movement and domination of the ball.

Led by a quality midfield trio, they like to dictate matches and wear rivals down.

It will be tougher to repeat this in the Premier League but I do not expect a shift in policy from Jokanovic.

Fulham are set to be a delight to watch.

Also in this series

Part 1: The promoted: Fast Wolves can take their big chancePart 2: Wolves: Three players to watchPart 3: The promoted: Cardiff can shake things upPart 4: Cardiff: Three players to watchPart 6: Fulham: Three players to watch

Fulham: Three players to watch

Adrian Clarke looks at three players who will be influential in Fulham’s return to the Premier League.

Tom Cairney

Scoring the winner in the Championship play-off final was a fitting way for Tom Cairney to finish his best season to date.

Cairney has reached new levels under the guidance of Slavisa Jokanovic.

The former Hull City and Blackburn Rovers player has a wonderful left foot and makes Fulham tick.

The 27-year-old was second for chances created by Fulham players last term. Only Stefan Johansen, who takes most of their set-pieces, had more.

The 72 key passes he made also ranked him 11th in the Championship.

Cairney has a keen eye for both goals and assists, producing six and five respectively in 201718.

He combines well with Kevin McDonald and Johansen in midfield and was the Championship’s most dominant and effective passer.

No one else came close to the 3,001 passes he made.

He has the quality and style to thrive in the Premier League, situs judi bola with a team perfectly suited for him. We should expect big things from Cairney.

Cairney passing in 201718* Total Championship rank Total passes 3,001 1 Passes90 88.2 1 Pass accuracy 91.5% 1

*minimum 1,000 minutes played

Tim Ream

The United States defender has just been named Fulham’s player of the season; and rightly so. He was one of the unsung heroes of their promotion campaign.

The 30-year-old was the cornerstone of a back four who conceded only 46 goals in the regular 46-match campaign.

That was an improvement of the 57 conceded in 201617, and 79 the season before that.

Ream’s averages of 6.1 clearances and 0.7 blocks per match are the highest of all Fulham players. But his exceptional ball-playing skills also marked him out from the rest.

He is Fulham’s most comfortable defender in possession and is suited to the way head coach Jokanovic likes his team to pass out from the back.

Championship defenders in 201718 Best pass accuracy Most passes per match Conor Coady 90.3% Willy Boly 61.2 Tim Ream 88.3% Paul McShane 60.5 James Chester 87% Tim Ream 59.5

That ability to look after possession with assurance will be vital for Fulham in the Premier League.

The player signed from Bolton Wanderers is also a good reader of the game and seems to be improving with age.

Ryan Sessegnon

The Championship Player of the Year looks set to continue his rapid development with Fulham in the Premier League.

Sessegnon can play as a left-back, left wing-back, wide left-sided forward or as a striker. So is a manager’s dream.

Most of the 18-year-old’s best performances have come as a winger in a three-man forward line.

New Jersey Just Legalized Sports Betting

On Monday, New Jersey became the latest state to allow sports betting.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law that allows licensed casinos and racetracks to take bets and run pools in designated areas.

This comes after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law in May that effectively banned sports betting in most of the country.

That case stemmed from New Jersey, so it’s no big surprise that the state’s lawmakers didn’t waste much time changing the state’s law. agen sbobet And the Garden State is home to Atlantic City, which is chock full of casinos that will soon be able to take sports bets.

Casinos and racetracks will have to apply for a waiver to start taking bets. The governor’s office estimates the state could make $13 million in taxes from the first year of sports betting.

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The bill was passed by the legislature Thursday, but Murphy did not sign it immediately, and the state Racing Commission sent a letter to some racetracks warning them not to begin taking bets until he did so. The delay created uncertainty about when wagering would begin, and Murphy signed the bill Monday with little advance warning.

In the meantime, criticism of Murphy mounted. His delay in signing “will go down in history as one of the most bungled state policies anywhere, anytime!” Sen. Declan O’Scanlon R., Monmouth wrote on .

The New Jersey Racing Commission will meet to discuss regulations Wednesday, then create regulations that Murphy must ratify, according to the governor’s statement. After that, racetracks and casinos will be able to secure the waiver needed to begin betting.

Online sports betting cannot begin until 30 days after the bill was signed. Any racetrack or casino that is licensed can operate sports wagering, with one exception — if an owner also has a 10 percent or greater share in a sports team, the wagering lounge cannot take bets on any team in the league. This will likely affect the Golden Nugget Casino, whose owner, Tilman Fertitta, bought the Houston Rockets for $2.2 billion last year, and thus would be unable to offer bets on the NBA at the Golden Nugget. The bill also has a carve-out for the former Garden State Park racetrack in Cherry Hill that would allow the owners of the site to open a sports-betting parlor.

Without the federal ban in place, any state can vote to legalize sports betting. Pennsylvania has legalized the practice and is working to draft regulations that must be in place before books can open. License applications are currently open for casinos. Other states are also working on it, including New York, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

Staff writer Andrew Seidman contributed to this article.


Murphy signs sports-betting bill into law

Gov. Murphy on Monday signed into law the state’s sports-betting bill, ending a short delay that drew criticism from many state politicians and making history after the state’s six-year battle to legalize sports wagering.

Murphy expects to place the ceremonial first bet at Monmouth Park Racetrack on Thursday morning, his office said.

“Today, we’re finally making the dream of legalized sports betting a reality for New Jersey,” Murphy said in a statement. “This is the right move for New Jersey, and it will strengthen our economy.”

The law makes New Jersey the second state, after Delaware, to legalize sports betting since the Supreme Court ruled three weeks ago to strike down the federal ban on sports gambling. It is the culmination of New Jersey’s protracted  fight to legalize sports betting, which saw the state go up against the NCAA and professional sports leagues.

For proponents, agen piala dunia it offers hope for bringing renewed life to casinos and racetracks with the opportunity to tap into a multibillion-dollar market. New Jerseyans will be able to bet legally at sports-wagering lounges on most professional and collegiate sporting events.

Monmouth Park has been ready to start betting for weeks, investing more than $1 million in outfitting the first floor with a sports-betting lounge. Other racetracks are primed to open their books across the state, and Atlantic City officials have lauded the extra revenue it is expected to bring in at casinos.

“We can now capitalize on the opportunities we worked for with a new sector of sports gaming that will help create jobs, generate economic activity, and be an important boost to the state’s casinos and racetracks,” said Senate President Stephen Sweeney D., Gloucester. “We will see sports betting get up and running, and we intend to see that New Jersey continues to be a leader with a sports gaming industry that thrives. Our efforts will pay off.”

Other legislators said the law would help horse breeders, farms, casinos, and racetracks by bringing new participants to gambling and generating revenue for the state’s general fund, casino fund, and Atlantic City marketing program.

“This will help make our casinos and racetracks more attractive gaming destinations, provide much-needed revenue to support the state budget, provide additional funding for valuable social programs, and cut down on illegal sport gaming activity,” said Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin D., Middlesex.

Sports gambling may not be as lucrative as some hope. The state estimates it will bring in about $17 million in the first full year, not a large sum within a $37 billion state budget. Casinos and racetracks will pay an 8.5 percent tax for in-person betting and 13 percent for online betting, with an additional 1.25 percent on electronic bets for racetrack operators.

New Jersey legalizes sports betting

The state that sparked the legalization of betting in all American states will start accepting bets later this week.

Via the New York Times, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signed on Monday a bill that legalizes sports wagering in the state whose lawsuit to overturn the federal ban made it to the Supreme Court. The betting will commence on Thursday.

“Today, we’re finally making the dream of legalized sports betting a reality for New Jersey,” Murphy said in a statement, per the Times. “It means that our casinos in Atlantic City and our racetracks throughout our state can attract new business and new fans, boosting their own long-term financial prospects. This is the right move for New Jersey and it will strengthen our economy.”

The real question is if when betting will be available through mobile devices, situs judi online allowing wagers to be placed by people who haven’t left their homes. Eventually, bets will surely be placed during Jets and Giants games at MetLife Stadium, on a variety of specific propositions like the outcome of a given play or a given drive.

“We have more than one teller,” Drazin noted.

Lesniak, the Union County Democrat who spent years leading New Jersey’s fight for sports betting, said he was “relieved” by Monday’s news.

His first bet? “France to win the World Cup,” Lesniak said.

Under the law, you cannot bet on high school sports, on college events taking place in the state, or any event involving a New Jersey college team anywhere.

The Borgata, Atlantic City’s top casino, also has a sports betting parlor ready to go. But while officials there said they’re “moving ahead with all possible speed” to open, they could not immediately say when that would happen.

Both the city’s Golden Nugget casino and Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford said they should have betting up and running by the start of football season in September.

Atlantic City’s other six casinos and the state’s other racetrack, Freehold Raceway, are also expected to eventually have sports wagering. The law also allows former tracks — in Atlantic City and Cherry Hill — to accept bets.

But none of those facilities have timetables yet.

For Atlantic City, the wagering is expected to give a new reasons for tourists to trek to the seaside gambling resort, which had been on the brink of bankruptcy in recent years because of casinos popping up in neighboring states.

For racetracks, it could mean even more. Drazin said sports betting represents “survival” for Monmouth Park and other tracks in New Jersey, which do not feature casinos like other states.

“This means our whole future,” Drazin said.

It will also help the state budget.

Americans already spend billions of dollars placing sports bets through illegal bookies each year. But by legalizing it, officials say, the state can siphon off those dollars and bring the industry above ground.

Phil Murphy signs N.J. sports betting law. You can start betting on Thursday.

Get ready to place your bets, New Jersey. For real this time.

Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed a law that finally authorizes legal sports betting in New Jersey, ending a nearly decade-long saga that included a multimillion court battle against the nation’s top sports leagues and a landmark ruling from the nation’s highest court.

Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport is planning to become the first parlor in the Garden State to accept bets on professional and college sports games, starting Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

That’s just in time for the start of the World Cup, which begins the same day.

“Today, we’re finally making the dream of legalized sports betting a reality for New Jersey,” Murphy said in a statement Monday after signing the law, which lays out how the state will regulate and tax the betting.

The governor said the move will “attract new business and new fans, boosting their own long-term financial prospects.”

“This is the right move for New Jersey and it will strengthen our economy,” Murphy added.

The law A4111 allows people age 21 and over to bet both over the internet and in person at New Jersey’s casinos, racetracks and former racetracks.

But online betting isn’t permitted to begin for 30 days, and not every casino or track is ready to start accepting wagers.

The move is expected to bolster the state’s struggling casino and horse-racing industries and allow the state to reap millions annually in new tax revenue, situs judi bola by tapping into what has long been a billion-dollar, but predominantly illegal, market.

Murphy’s signing comes a month after the U.S. Supreme Court gave New Jersey a victory in its seven-year quest to legalize sports betting — a case that cost the state $9 million in taxpayer money. The court overturned a 1992 federal ban on such wagering, allowing states across the country to permit it.

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New Jersey will become the second state outside of Nevada to authorize sports betting. Delaware beat the state by about a week.

Until the Supreme Court’s ruling, Nevada — home to Las Vegas — was the only state in the nation with full-scale legal sports wagering.

“It’s history in the making,” state Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, D-Essex, one of the sponsors of New Jersey’s law, said Monday. “This is one of those moments when you’re pleased you serve as an elected official. This is in an instance where you provide something that’s good for the public, that’s good for the citizens, that cleans up an industry that needs to be changed, and hopefully helps New Jersey’s economy.”

Betting can’t begin right away because there’s still one hurdle left. The New Jersey Racing Commission — which will grant sports betting licenses to tracks — is scheduled to meet Wednesday to review emergency regulations. After that, Murphy must ratify the decision and tracks can apply for a temporary waiver to begin accepting bets.