Five Other Games In The Season’s First Half That Should Copy Oakland’s Free Admission Promo

What should certainly prove to be one of the most memorable promotions in baseball in 2018 will take place in Oakland, where on April 17 fans will be in for a literal treat. Since that particular day marks the exact fiftieth anniversary of the first baseball game in the Oakland Coliseum, all fans will be admitted free of charge.The promotion is certainly newsworthy, but several details indicate that the risk to the owners is pretty low. First of all, Oakland remains one of the bottom teams in terms of average attendance, its figure of 18,000 ahead of only the Tampa Bay Rays in all of baseball.The team just barely ahead of them is the Chicago White Sox, who happen to be their opponents for the free game. The South Side squad is in the early stages of a rebuild, meaning they have few stars likely to draw any casual fan to buy a ticket to see them at the Coliseum.Even against contending teams Oakland’s weekday attendance barely tops 10,000, and even less than that for afternoon games. Of course, the free admission game happens to be a weekday afternoon start, making it likely that the owners will more than make up in concessions and souvenirs what they sacrificed in ticket sales.In all probability the promotion will result in a bigger profit for Oakland management than just selling the eight thousand or so tickets they would regularly get. In fact, other teams should offer a similar promotion to increase attendance and therefore concession and souvenir sales.Here are five games in the first half of the season that should be designated as free admission for all fans.Rays at White Sox on April 12
Not only is it a usually poorly-attended Wednesday afternoon game, but making a poor turnout even more likely is the fact that it takes place the day after the 2018 Opener at Chicago’s newly named Guaranteed Rate Park.Braves at Reds on April 23
Monday nights are not very popular in the first place, so this game between two rebuilding teams will draw well only if admission is free.Phillies at Marlins on April 30
Just like the Reds-Braves matchup a week earlier, this contest is on a Monday night and pits two clubs who are picked to finish near the bottom of the National League.Marlins at Padres on May 30
It is, at least, not on a Monday night, but poor attendance will be expected because it is scheduled for the Tuesday after Memorial Day.Athletics at Tigers on June 27
Detroit has already unloaded All-Stars such as Justin Verlander, J.D. Martinez and Ian Kinsler, so there will be little temptation to attend this matchup outside of free admission for all.

The Importance Of Common Sense While Gambling Online

Online gaming has become one of the more popular things to do while spending time on the internet. Although it’s a fun and entertaining past time, one must always remember to use sound judgment and common sense before even thinking about gambling over the internet. First of all, you must educate yourself and be sure that you can even participate in online gambling. It is illegal to gamble online in many countries, so you must be sure that if you are interested in playing games online for real money, make sure you can do so legally.Online gaming is extremely popular in the UK, and everyday I see so many people dive head first into games they don’t even know how to play. The scary part is that they begin to play these games without even knowing what to do. To make it even more worse, they end up putting their life savings on the line, just to win a few bucks. I’m warning you far in advance, don’t even think of doing this. The people that DO make a lot of money through online gaming have experience, proven methods, and a ton of common sense to help them succeed.There are a few extremely helpful and valuable tips to remember if you are interested in online gambling. First, make sure you begin with an amount of money you are willing and able to spend. Be extremely cautious, and go in with the mindset that you are going to lose this money. Let’s face it, the possibility to lose this money is there. So, if you budget a specific amount ahead of time, you are prepared for any losses that may come your way. Be sure that you stick to your set amount, no exceptions whatsoever. If you start adding more and more to your budget while you are playing, you are basically playing with fire. And we all know that common saying, “If you play with fire, you’re going to get burned!”.Second, always remain in control. I highly advise you not to put your guard down. So many gamblers let common sense simply fly out the window, which ultimately puts the gambler at an extreme amount of risk. If you aren’t someone who can maintain some degree of common sense, don’t gamble. It’s as simple as that. You may not like hearing that you should gamble, but if you are unable to remain in control and understand that risks involved, don’t play games where you can lose money.Third, be sure that you have fun while gambling online. Yes, the possibility of winning some nice extra cash exists, but remember you can lose as well. Think with a clear head and understand that online gaming is entertainment, not income. Many are sadly mistaken when they seek out huge amounts of money so they can quit their job and live care free. I’ve seen sad cases like this first hand, and understand that this is not the way it works.There are methods and techniques that some successful players use, but this does not mean that they are complete experts. These individuals are always fully aware of the risks involved, and always use common sense. If you are interested in having fun, with the possibility of winning some money, there is certainly no harm. Just remember, common sense is one of the most important things you must utilize while participating in any casino games, weather it’s gambling online, or gambling in the casino.

What is Meant by Gambling?

When you here the word gambling, many different things may come to your mind. There are countless popular ways of gambling and the most well known are probably the games that are played in casinos. Some of the most common types of gambling that takes place in casinos are poker, roulette, blackjack, and slots. There are many more games to play in casinos, but those are just the most popular and best known.The formal definition of gambling is “to play any game of chance for money or other stakes,” so gambling does not mean that it has to be in a casino; gambling can take place anywhere. This can include betting on a horse race, a sports game, or even flipping a coin. The most popular type of gambling outside of a casino is probably at home poker games. It seems as if everyone is always holding a game of Texas Hold’em at their home. These games are easy to get together and are a fun way to spend time with friends. If you win, it’s also a fun way to make some quick cash.If you’re going to hold a poker game at your home, or play at a friends home, it’s best to make sure it’s well organized. If it’s not organized and the payouts are not set in advanced, things can get ugly and players may argue about who gets what. If you don’t have the payouts set in advanced and you can’t get everyone to agree on a payout setup before playing, it’s probably best to not play (unless you just want to have fun and don’t care about winning and losing). If you are holding a cash game at your home, this of course won’t matter because there are no payouts, just “cash outs.”Even if poker is not your thing and you still want to gamble, it’s no problem because of how many ways there are to gamble. You can get just about anyone to bet on a sports team or a boxing match with you. You could head down to your local horse race and place a bet on your horse of choice or just bet some friends at your house while you watch the race on the TV. You can even bet on which flights will arrive first at the airport while you wait for your flight. There is almost always someone else out there wanting to gamble as much or more than you.