Sports :: The in’s and outs of golfball retrieval

That is where Robert Szarka’s book comes into play. If you have bigger ambitions and would like to start your own golf ball retrieval company he explains how to get contracts with golf courses. He has dove just about every golf course there is on the eastern seaboard of the United States and has literally thousands of ball recovery dives under his belt.

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RNL Golfballs releases world’s first and only instructional book on golf ball retrieval, how to start and run a ball recovery company.

The author of The Lost Golf Ball is a seasoned golf ball recovery specialist who has been collecting golf balls off the bottom of golf course ponds for over 18 years. Many of the thousands of golf courses spread out across the United States and the world have never had a collection effort performed on them.

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. How to dive for the balls, how to clean them or where to sell them. This section makes for a very interesting read for everyone.

Golf ball retrieval is an extremely profitable business with very small start up costs which makes it a very desirable venture in todays times and economy. Towards the end of the book there are many stories of Robert’s adventures over the years collecting golf balls and his experiences starting and running his own retrieval company. What the terms should be and what to look for in a golf course , how to price out your contracts. How to sort and grade them and what price to assign to the mant different types and grade of the used golf balls. What equipment you need and insurance. He covers every single aspect of the industry! If you just wanted to dive… Robert is a true authority in the golf ball recovery field and this shines through in the extreme detail The Lost Golf ball offers

ISI Unveils Hooters-Themed Sports Betting Kiosks in Time for Super Bowl Sunday

Acting as a stand-alone sports book, the iSports Stand provides the same

services as an in-casino sports book. ISI, LTD. The 30,000-square-foot

“Hooters”-themed casino floor offers approximately 670 state-of-the-art

slot and video poker machines and 33 table games –

including the Hooters Girl Party Pit – for

24-hour fun. Also unique is the ability for

local and national businesses to advertise on the kiosk’s

video screen, side panels and through on-screen banner ads.

(ISI) officials announced today their sports gaming kiosks (the iSports

Stand) are now on the gaming floor of Hooters Casino Hotel, offering

bettors a faster, more convenient method to place sports bets.

“Hooters is a unique, world-famous brand with

a very loyal following,” said Bill Stearns,

president of ISI. (“AWIM”),

and AWI Gaming, Inc. While

guests can expect to see the more than 200 world-famous Hooters Girls

throughout the property, an exciting mix of dining, entertainment and

nightlife is also featured, from nine fine-to-funky restaurants and

bars, to one of the hottest pool decks in town. is a privately owned company, which distributes self-service

wagering terminals (the iSports Stand) in association with American

Wagering, Inc. In addition to self-service sports wagering, the iSports

Stand provides important sporting event information, a variety of

self-service concierge services and third-party advertising via ISI, LTD.’s

proprietary software (The AdCaster). For more information, please visit www.isisports.com.

The two orange iSports Stands, which display a photo of Michelle Nunes –

Miss Hooters International and a blackjack dealer at Hooters Casino

Hotel – are the first specially designed

kiosks in Las Vegas. is a publicly traded company that primarily

operates through wholly owned subsidiaries including Leroy’s

Horse & Sports Place, Inc. AWIG is a recently formed subsidiary with the goal of

becoming a market leader in operating smaller hotel/casino properties.

ABOUT AMERICAN WAGERING, INC.

ISI, LTD. This is the

first time companies and products outside of the casino can reach guests

on the gaming floor.

. The hotel is conveniently located one block

from the famous Las Vegas Strip and across from the MGM Grand. It’s

very simple to place bets, and the kiosk can be open practically 24

hours.”

Home base to Miss Hooters International 2006, Michelle Nunes, and

recipient of AAA’s 2007 Three Diamond Award,

the world’s first Hooters Casino Hotel

features 696 Hooterized Florida-casual rooms and suites fully equipped

with the latest amenities. For more information

call 1.866.LVHOOTS or visit www.hooterscasinohotel.com.

ABOUT HOOTERS CASINO HOTEL

“We believe once legal bettors experience the

additional features like receiving special offers from our advertisers,

checking weather during events, obtaining advice from a professional

sports handicapper, booking show tickets or making golf reservations,

they will prefer the kiosks,” he said.

Stearns compares the machines to using the ATM at a bank instead of

dealing with the teller.

American Wagering, Inc. (“Leroy’s”),

Computerized Bookmaking Systems, Inc.

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leroy’s Race and Sports Book and ISI, Ltd. (“AWIG”). “We designed the kiosks to

attract curious guests to take a look and try this new technology. (“CBS”),

AWI Manufacturing, Inc.

Leroy’s owns and operates more than 60

race/sports book outlets in the state of Nevada, CBS is the dominant

supplier of sports wagering hardware/software to the Nevada gaming

industry, and AWIM is a Nevada Gaming Commission-licensed

manufacturer/distributor and supplier of race/sports self-service

wagering kiosks. (AWIM). maintains subsidiary

companies in the Caribbean Islands (ISI Caribbean & Maritime) as well as

the United Kingdom (ISI, UK). Hooters Casino Hotel is a collaborative effort between four

of the original six founding fathers of the Hooters Restaurant chain,

155 East Tropicana, LLC (the former owner and operator of the Hotel San

Remo), and a Hooters franchise group from Florida. The iSports Stands are expected to be fully

operational in time for the busiest sports book day of the year –

Super Bowl Sunday.

ABOUT ISI, LTD.

ISI co-developed the iSports Stand with AWI Manufacturing, Inc

How the Sports Betting Line is Made by RJ Bell

“We’re not trying to pick the team that covers the spread, we’re trying to make it a coin flip, a tough decision (for the bettor). Oddsmakers have to determine if any changes are necessary and send out an “adjusted line.”

Once betting begins, sportsbooks can adjust the line at any time.

“The main objective is that our clients get equal action on both sides,” Seba said.

Individual books having players who consistently bet with certain tendencies (such as an extreme bias toward favorites or toward a certain popular team like USC)

For example, if the pointspread on a game is 7 and most of the money is coming in on the underdog (taking the +7), sportsbooks will then move the number down to 6 ┬Ż to try and attract money on the favorite. Seba explained that it all starts with each oddsmaker creating a line on each game based upon their own personal approach. Also, adjustments are made after reading each team’s local newspapers to get a sense of what the coaches & players are thinking going into the game. Of the 4-5 oddsmakers, generally the 2 most respected opinions are weighed more heavily by the Odds Director before he decides on the final line.

Oddsmakers at LVSC are professional sports junkies who love what they do and would probably do it for nothing if you asked them, but they do get paid for it.

Once the opening line is released by LVSC, the individual sportsbooks decide if they want to make any adjustments before offering it to the public. If an oddsmaker comes up with a preliminary line of USC -7, then an adjustment up to -7.5 or -8 would be made in response to the public’s expected USC bias. By moving the line, sportsbooks can influence how the public bets on a particular game. That is not the case at all – their intent is NOT to evenly split the ATS result between the teams; rather, their goal is to attract equal betting action on both sides. Reasons for such adjustments include:

Divided action means the sportsbook is guaranteed a profit on the game because of the fee charged to the bettor (called juice or vig – typically $11 bet to win $10). Examples of non-game factors that would require an adjustment to a team’s power rating are key player injuries and player trades. If we’ve done that, we’ve done our job.”

The last step in the line-making process for each oddsmaker is taking one final look to determine whether or not the line “feels right.” This is where common sense and past experience with how games are bet enters into the picture. For example, the public might have heavy betting interest week after week on a popular college football team such as USC. In our extended interview, Seba explained that there are 4-5 oddsmakers assigned to make lines for each of the major sports (pro & college football and basketball; MLB, NHL, boxing, golf).

How the Opening Line Is Made

“The #1 thing for us is to make a line for each game that creates good two-way action. Obviously, if the line comes out a week ahead of the event (which is the case in football), there is much that could happen during the week leading up to the event that could affect the line.

What Is the Line Trying to Accomplish?

“You either have a passion for it or you don’t,” Seba said.

Oddsmakers can also change the line depending on various event-related factors such as player injuries or weather.

The opening line is the first line created by the oddsmakers, which is then sent out to sportsbooks. People think it’s much more complicated, but it’s not.” .

Experts working for the individual books having a strong opinion on the game

The purpose of these adjustments, like all line adjustments, is to more equally divide the betting action.

Why the Line Changes

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Since the oddsmaker’s ultimate goal is equally dividing the betting action, public perception and betting patterns must be taken into account. In doing so they attempt to make more attractive the team that is getting less action. Of course there is an entire method to the madness on how the opening line is created. Mike Seba is a Senior Oddsmaker at LVSC and has been making lines for the last six years. Each of these oddsmakers bring unique opinions, strengths and weaknesses to the process.

A round-table discussion among the 4-5 oddsmakers involved in making the line for each sport is then conducted and a consensus line is decided upon by the Odds Director before it is released to the sportsbooks. Las Vegas Sports Consultants (LVSC) is the world’s premier oddsmaking company and the most respected authority on making the lines. This usually includes having up-to-date power ratings on each team.

RJ Bell

┬ęPregame.com 2006

Website: http://www.Pregame.com

There is a common misconception that point spreads represent the oddsmakers’ prediction of how many points the favorite will win by.

Once a game’s power rating based pointspread is determined, the oddsmaker will make adjustments to that line after considering each team’s most recent games played and previous games played against that opponent.

Moving the line is the oddsmaker’s effort to balance betting action, and often times such moves can have a major impact on a bettor’s decision.

Power ratings are the oddsmaker’s value of each team and are used as a guide to calculate a “preliminary” pointspread on an upcoming game. Stated another way, they want to create a line that half the people find appealing to bet one way while the other half find it appealing to bet the other way (known as ‘dividing the action’). By necessity their approach is very research-oriented and concise, since with millions of dollars at risk there is little margin for error. The power ratings are adjusted after each game a team plays. We do this by drawing from past experiences and applying them to current situations