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How to Always Gamble Responsibly Online- 2022 Guide



Can we gamble and be responsible at the same time? This is the question all of us are wondering and trying to answer. Thanks to us, today you will get the answer that you are looking for.

Gambling is a bad thing and addiction according to most out there, but is there a way to make it not be what it is portrayed? We believe that the answer is yes. Like anything in life balance is important and if you can balance out the good and the bad, we believe that you shouldn’t have any issues with gambling online or on land. It all comes to you, your power of will and your personality.

Other things help as well and they come in a form of simple advice you can implement in your gambling habits and see if they yield any positive results. It can’t hurt, but it may bring a few positive things to the table. Today we are going to talk about that a bit and we will give you some simple advice about responsible gambling that you can start implementing today and see the instant change. If you want to find a good place to test them out, then be our guest and try

1. It should be fun


When it comes to gambling, you should consider it as any other sport or a pastime activity. Gambling does offer a world where you can earn big money fast but that is mostly reserved for those that are considered to be professionals. They are the ones that have invested a lot of money and a lot of time in themselves so that they can now start earning money from it. For all of us casual gamblers, it should be a fun way of spending time if you got the money to support that kind of activity. You can consider it like this as well – some people invest huge money into cars so they can enjoy them and maybe sell them on later for a profit, so why couldn’t you invest the same amount of money to get the same kind of thrill just in a bit of different way. The only thing that we can advise here is that when the fun stops, you should stop as well.

2. Never be secretive over your finances

Being secret about your finances is an early sign that you have gone in too deep. You should always be upfront with this to yourself and anyone else close to you. This is the way to stop fooling yourself that you are OK, that you can get out of this issue and you can get an honest perspective from your spouse or a family member if it is true or not. Secrecy when it comes to finances only makes you fall deeper into quicksand that is money problems if you are not honest to yourself and the ones closest to you. If you think that you are in too deep you probably are. Sit down with someone, take a pen and paper and write everything down and you will see where you, realistically are.

3. Never borrow money


Whenever you are gambling and you are trying to be responsible for yourself, the ones around you and your finances, you need to avoid borrowing money. This is the biggest pitfall of gambling and this will give you a false picture of when this stopped being fun and grew into a serious issue and addiction. All successful gamblers will tell you this and this is the reality. We all have several friends and family that would borrow our money for any reason without any questions, but this can grow into a real issue where you do not stop in time and make a really bad habit of going around and asking for more money. This is what destroyed many lives and families and do not allow for this to happen to you as well. When you find yourself in need of more money for gambling, stop, you have gone way too far.

4. Do not be absent from life

Gamblers that aren’t reasonable and that are too deep are easily spotted. They are not present in life in general, they avoid personal or work obligations and they are lacking in everything around them. This is when you apply all of yourself to the gambling world and when nothing else interests you. This is the sign that you have lost all responsibilities and this is where you need to stop. If you recall in the beginning, we mentioned that this should be fun to be responsible for. Fun things usually come after family, friends and work, and this is how gambling should be treated. If this balance is offset by just a bit you find yourself in problems all around.

5. Set a firm budget


Whenever you are gambling you need to have a separate budget set aside for just that. You need to set a realistic limit of what you can spend on this pastime and you shouldn’t go over that no matter what happens. Winning or losing stick to what you set as your budget and do not tamper with it anymore. This is the most important part.

6. Find a reputable online casino

Another very important thing many of us tend to look away from is the place we play. We usually chose those online places with the biggest bonuses and cash giveaways but they are not necessarily good for us. Yes, this is the way online gambling places draw new gamblers in but you also have to know that most of these casinos have some sort of clauses attached to these bonuses, free spins, free cash or whatever, and you will need to jump through a lot of hoops to get it. This is why finding a good and reputable place to gamble is as important to being a responsible gambler, like everything else we wrote about.

The end of this article will be left within final thought. It will be the one from the beginning but only because it says a lot and describes a lot. In gambling fun is everything and when the fun stops, responsibility is out the window. This is where the fun translates to addiction and issues no one in life needs. Treat gambling like any other fun thing in your life, as a favourite pastime, and you will never have issues with it.

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AFL Friday Footy Fix: The Blues are the AFL’s clutchest team… but it can’t last



We’re only at round ten, and already half of Carlton’s wins in this remarkable 2022 season have followed near-identical patterns.

Utter domination in the first half, set up by a complete dismantling of their opposition at the coal face, plenty of ball for their star midfielders, and a plethora of supply for their talls in attack.

Then, as if like clockwork. They stop. Their opponents get a run on, first one, then two, then five or six goals, and suddenly the deficit is whittled down to its foundations.

But come what may, whether their lead got to 50 points or 30, the Blues find a way to hold on at the death. It’s rarely simple, it’s rarely without panic, but a series of crunching, inspirational tackles, or monster contested marks, are always on hand to save the day.

So it was against Sydney, almost to the letter. This time, the lead was 38 points at half time, courtesy of a magnificent nine-goal second quarter that had Blues fans partying like ’twas 1995. The comeback this time got it to eight points, before the Blues, led by their coolest heads and a young star in Zac Fisher beginning to go places, steadied to win by 15.

We’re told over and over again that close games are, in the long run, a lottery. But the Blues have already done it four times this season – five if you count their pre-season win over Melbourne. It’s almost spooky how similar the pattern has been against the Western Bulldogs, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide and now the Swans.

Have they found a way to crack the thriller code, or have they burnt up all their luck by the midpoint of the year?

One thing’s for certain – if the Blues can find a way to maintain their midfield dominance over the course of a full four quarters (heck, even three), there would be few sides in the competition that can match them. With the Swans having already shown a weakness at the coalface at stages in 2022, and persisting with clearance king Josh Kennedy finishing his glittering career on the wing, the first half at Marvel Stadium was a slaughterhouse.

Only the Blues’ inaccuracy, and the Swans’ ability to make the most out of the smallest scrap of a turnover, gave the visitors a one-point lead at quarter time. With Charlie Curnow looking imposing with two goals, and the Blues finishing with 37 more disposals and a whopping 19 more contested possessions for the term, anyone could see the Swans were merely holding back the tide.

But the dam wall burst after quarter time; what followed was one of the most dominant quarters of the year. This was Carlton at their most terrifying, the version of this building Blues outfit that can most definitely challenge even Melbourne and Brisbane for supremacy. Unstoppable in close – even with Jack Silvagni, Patrick Cripps and Matthew Kennedy doing their fair share of ruckwork against Swans duo Tom Hickey and Peter Ladhams – and with their forward line beautifully set up to give Curnow all the space he needed, it was a bloodbath.

Curnow, the match-winner with six goals (five from the first half), made a very good defender in Tom McCartin look like a clubbie. From giving away holding free kicks in blind panic, to dropping easy intercept marks, the younger of the McCartin brothers had his colours well lowered… and Charlie, a younger brother himself, wasn’t about to let him off the hook.

Virtually every time he went near the ball, he looked dangerous, putting concerns the extra pressure on his shoulders due to the absence of Harry McKay would affect his output to bed. Most encouragingly of all for Michael Voss, his goals came in a myriad of ways: booming kicks from well outside 50, free kicks from terrified defenders, marks on the lead, crumb work near the goalsquare… you name it, Curnow did it.

At his feet, Corey Durdin and Matthew Owies have seemingly benefitted from McKay’s absence, with fewer balls being clunked by the big-marking spearhead meaning more spillage for them to mop up. Three goals between them, plus one more for second-gamer Jesse Motlop, might not seem like a whole lot; but add in their relentless pressure, and impressive ability to occupy Swans defenders and leave room for Curnow to strut his stuff, and their impact goes beyond mere stats.

As good as Curnow was, though, he couldn’t have dominated thus without the Blues’ utter domination in the middle. It’s getting hard to remember that the Blues finished in the bottom four for both clearances and contested possessions last year under David Teague. With new cattle and a new set-up under Voss, the transformation in marked: they’re now sixth and third in those stats respectively, behind only Melbourne and Brisbane for contested ball.

Hewett, magnificent in tight with nine clearances and 17 contested possessions, has been a revelation – and as an aside, exactly the sort of player the Swans could really use at the coalface right about now – while a reborn Patrick Cripps, the hard-nosed Matt Kennedy and another recruit in Adam Cerra are all doing their bit too. It’s Cripps that gets most of the plaudits, but Hewett would have to be deep in consideration for an All Australian gig right about now.

Sam Walsh, too, has relished a more outside role than he had become accustomed too last year, with so many big bodies in tight. His run and carry was electric to repeatedly turn a handball chain for the Blues into something of great significance, while his ability to win his own ball remains strong. I’d have still given Hewett best-afield honours, but you can expect 34 disposals from Walsh to get him the three Brownlow Medal votes.

The Swans managed three goals from just five inside 50s for the term – they did well to get that many. A bright spot all night, Logan McDonald enjoyed the breakout game those in the know have foretold was coming. Marking beautifully on the lead and clever when the ball hit the ground, he had three by half time to help cover the hiding Jacob Weitering was giving Lance Franklin.

Charlie Curnow of the Blues celebrates a goal. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

But whether it’s fitness or the Swans finally working out how to curb their influence, or possibly both, the second half couldn’t have been more different. Led by Callum Mills and Luke Parker’s tireless efforts in close, the Swans turned the tide at the source – having been 88-59 down in the contested possession count at the break, the visitors shaded the stat from therein, 73-78.

The Blues weren’t helped by a five-day break following last week’s win over GWS… but then again, they’ve shown this year they don’t need much of an excuse to fade like Marty McFly’s siblings in that picture in Back to the Future.

The result? Funnily enough, with the Swans looking to kick at every feasible opportunity – they’d go 224-115 in the kick-handball ratio – more ball meant more forward forays, which made the Blues’ defence look, not for the first time this year, vulnerable.

With 34 extra marks for the second half, too, the Swans finally got their usual neat ball movement going, as the fatiguing Blues struggled to close space as they had early on.

Tom Papley burst into the game, shaking off some close attention from a number of Blues including Lachie Plowman. He’d benefit from some newfound dare: the loss of Josh Kennedy to a serious-looking hamstring injury opened the door for the younger, quicker and more incisive Braeden Campbell to show off his kicking skills with a number of penetrating passes off a wing. Another youngster in Errol Gulden, too, was superb, after being blanketed by the Blues and pressured whenever he got it in the first half.

Try as they might to steady the ship, the Blues’ attempts to shake off the Swans just ended with them sinking further and further into the quicksand. If they tried to slow the game down, the Swans would force a kick to a contest, duly win that contest, and put the defence under siege again. If they went down the middle and attacked, they’d hit trouble there, too: whether it was a brilliant run-down tackle from the lumbering Ladhams, or a horror kick after a 50m penalty from Durdin that the running Justin McInerney picked off, surged forward and found Papley for the first goal of the last term, breaking a 12-minute stalemate.

By midway through the final quarter, the Swans had 21 of the last 26 inside 50s, and were just eight points down. All the momentum was with the visitors, while the Blues were seemingly hanging on for grim death. Only Weitering, with a pair of superb intercept marks, and some misses from a hitherto deadly accurate Swans, was keeping them in front.

So what happened? The same thing that always does for the Blues. A towering mark here from Tom De Koning, who took four of them in a wonderful final term; a crunching tackle there from Hewett, reasserting himself on his old side after a quiet third term.

And after some close misses, the killer blow arrived via Zac Fisher, whose run and zip all across the ground had been notable throughout. He deserved to finish off the Swans at last.

Winning close games doesn’t normally last in footy – think of Port Adelaide, who went from 5-0 in games decided by under three goals in 2020 to losing the preliminary final that year to Richmond by six points, to going 5-0 again in 2021, to 1-3 this year. All logic says this Blues run of good fortune – and yes, they could easily have lost any one of these four wins – can’t last too much longer.

But who cares? Certainly not Blues fans – their team is now 8-2, virtually assured of finals, and one statement win over a Brisbane or Melbourne away from being seen as a legitimate premiership fancy.

And as their blistering second term proved once again, their best is more than good enough to threaten anyone going around.

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Hidilyn Diaz happy with her performance, says it’s first step to Paris



Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz competes in the women’s 55kg weightlifting event during the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on May 20, 2022. (Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy and TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP)

HANOI—Make no doubt about it, Hidilyn Diaz is tracing her steps back to the Olympics. Never mind the underwhelming performance with which she secured her second Southeast Asian Games gold medal on Friday here.

The country’s first and only Olympic champion admitted her showing “wasn’t good,” but she’s happy with it. After all it was just the first step on her way back to the pinnacle of sporting glory.

“For me it’s okay. I’m happy to be back. I’m happy to be back again and train, and you know to be in competition again,” said Diaz moments after handing Team Philippines the gold in the women’s weightlifting 55-kilogram against a Thai opponent who tried to spoil it all for her.

Rio de Janeiro Olympiad 48kg champion Sanikun Tanasan was flinging the barbell high up in snatch where she led Diaz, 93-92, in a showdown of Olympic queens.

Diaz first surpassed the SEA Games snatch record of 91kg by one kilo. But Tanasan, going up from her weight class just to give Diaz a run for her money, lifted 93kg to reset it again.

Diaz tried 94kg but failed. Around this time, the overflow crowd at Hanoi Sports Palace were getting jittery.

Not Diaz, though.

“I was really confident because we’ve been studying my opponent so we know she’s strong in snatch but in clean and jerk, no,” she said.

Her support squad, known as Team HD, proved correct in its projection as Tanasan opted to start in clean and clear at 104kg, way below Diaz’s 114kg. The Thai managed to lift until 110kg but could not make up the three-kilogram difference and settled for silver.

Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas president Monico Puentevella said that though they have lined up young lifters for the future, the 31-year-old Diaz “will remain the Philippine weightlifting’s heart and soul.”

“Of course I don’t want to downplay the competition, I always want to do my best, she’s an Olympic (gold) medalist, we just have to strategize everything,” said Diaz. She even took a shot at a Games’ record of 121kg but didn’t make it.

Diaz completed the golden run with lifts of 92kg in snatch, 114kg in snatch and jerk for her 206 total, besting Tanasan (93kg-110kg-203kg) and Malaysian Natasya Beteyob (84kg-104kg-188kg).

“I’m happy even if I lost in snatch and happy that I am here again,” said Diaz, who bared she battled with COVID-19 last January. “I’m thankful that I recovered and I was able to do my best, even though the total was not good, my performance was but I’m happy (with it).”

Just like every athlete eyeing the 2024 Summer Games, Diaz said the SEA Games was “part of my journey to Paris. I want to win the gold medal again in Paris.”
And she’s well on her way to that goal.


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Divock Origi: Jurgen Klopp confirms ‘Liverpool legend’ will leave club this summer amid AC Milan interest



Jurgen Klopp has confirmed “Liverpool legend” Divock Origi will leave the club this summer, with the forward expected to join AC Milan when his contract expires.

Origi has earned cult-hero status since joining Liverpool in 2015 with a string of iconic goals, most notably his comeback-sealing double against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals and his stoppage-time winner against Everton in 2019.

But the arrival of Luis Diaz in January has only heightened the lack of first-team opportunities on offer to Origi and his quest for more regular football is likely to see him trade Merseyside for Milan at the end of the season.

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Divock Origi celebrates after putting Liverpool 2-0 up against Everton
Origi will leave Liverpool this summer when his contract expires

“I expect Div to get a special farewell. For me, he will always be a Liverpool legend and it has been a joy to work with him,” Klopp said.

“He’s one of the most important players I ever had. Wherever he will go he will be successful, 100 per cent.

“It will be a hard moment when he leaves. He is a Liverpool legend, no doubt.”

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After Klopp confirmed Origi will leave Liverpool this summer when his contract expires, we look back at the striker’s six goals against their Merseyside rivals Everton

On other potential outgoings, Klopp added: “I don’t want to see anyone leave but that’s life. No-one has come to me and said they want to leave. It’s not the time for that now.

“What happened this year is possible because of the group; world-class players. Kids played their part which was nice too.

“I have no idea who wants to go at the moment but if someone comes to me and says they have a club they want to join we will speak to the club with an offer.”

Earlier on Friday, The Athletic‘s David Ornstein told Sky Sports News: “Origi has agreed personal terms.

“It’s not yet a done deal in terms of a medical and finalising that transfer, but he hasn’t made enough appearances at Liverpool to trigger the extension clause that was in his contract.

“It’s just a case of putting the finishing touches to what would be a pretty iconic transfer at the age of 27, with Milan pushing to win the Italian title and get back into the Champions League, so I think that’s going to happen.”

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool’s win against Southampton in the Premier League

Klopp: Positive news on Salah and Van Dijk

Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Southampton on Tuesday closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to one point and ensured the title race will be decided on the final day.

Klopp’s side host Wolves on Sunday while City welcome Aston Villa to the Etihad – both live on Sky Sports – and Klopp has been boosted by the potential return of several key players.

Joe Gomez was forced off at half-time during the win at St Mary’s. Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk were injured during last weekend’s FA Cup final, while Fabinho hasn’t played since May 10.

“Joe Gomez has good news, we want a reassuring second scan. But we thought after the game we were lucky. It’s just a knock,” Klopp said.

“The rest of the boys look all good, what we do for the weekend, I don’t know yet.

“Mo doesn’t want to take any risks, no doubt about that but it looks good.

“My solution is they can play at the weekend or at least be on the bench. If not, we take it from there.”

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Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk were forced off during last weekend’s FA Cup final against Chelsea

Liverpool’s slim chances of completing an unprecedented Quadruple remain intact, but they will need a helping hand from former captain and current Villa boss Steven Gerrard.

However, Klopp is not expecting any special favours and is focused on making sure his side takes care of business first.

“Steven will take it seriously for sure,” he said. “Aston Villa plays to win but it’s a difficult place to go.

“But this is the game I am not thinking about at all. It’s disrespectful to Wolves who don’t want to come and be part of our celebrations. They come here and want to win.”

Liverpool’s remaining fixtures

May 22 – Wolves (h) Premier League, live on Sky Sports

May 28 – Real Madrid (n) Champions League final

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