As I reported in a story in the January 31, 2011 issue of TIME, concussions and sub concussive injuries are problems that affect more than just football players. Americans now suffer up to 3.8 million diagnosed concussions per year, a figure that doubled from 1997 to 2005. And since those are only the cases that make it to emergency rooms, there are many millions more that go entirely unreported often because they cause few or no symptoms, even as they do microscopic damage to the brain all the same..
Gambling Capital, the industry go to source for data, forecasts the value of the global online casino and bingo market will swell to about US$13.5 billion by 2018, representing a compound annual growth rate of more than 10% from 2014.Those type of numbers have caught people attention and are a big driver of some impressive returns in the sector.Electronic gaming has quickly emerged as more than just a cottage industry in Canada. Amaya Inc.’s US$4.9 billion purchase of the top ranked PokerStars and Full Tilt online poker brands made it the largest publicly listed online gaming company on the planet.That spawned several spinoffs as Amaya looked to reduce its debt load, but its share price performance continues to make a lot of people very happy. Making its market debut in April 2010 at $1 per share, Montreal based Amaya now trades around $35 as investors seem to be looking past an insider trading investigation in Quebec at least for now.It dominates online poker, but with revenues in that industry declining slowly, Amaya is eager to branch out into other casino games and sports betting.
Third Worst AdAdvertiserThis was the first ever ‘big’ SuperBowl ad and it brought together football hero Joe Namath with bombshell actress Farah Fawcett. By modern standards, this is a terrible ad as the acting is awful and the plot is non existent. I am putting it on the Worst Ever list based on how cheesy the ad is..
Were lucky right out of the gate. This is our fourth year and we have to thank all of our vendors because they supported the idea right out of the gate in Year One, said Guy. It grown over the four years, we at 57 or 58 booths. “After a very difficult deliberation process, the opportunity to play for my local team, in front of family and friends, was impossible to refuse,” Fantuz said in a statement released by the Ticats. “While Rider Pride will always be a part of me, it’s time to head to Tigertown. Hamilton has a great tradition of football excellence and I am thrilled to be a part of a team that will immediately challenge for a Grey Cup.