Thoroughbred Horse Racing is a Funny Game!

Racing is a funny game.

We had excellent start to the season, before hitting the rocks about 2 ½ weeks ago, commencing a forgettable run, betting-wise. Losing runs are an inevitable fact of punting. There are times when bad luck, bad rides, or just plain getting it wrong conspires to damage your betting bank.

The silver lining of a losing run is that it checks your over-confidence (ie. you pull your head in). When you think punting is easy – a big fall is usually just around the corner. They also place a good punter into retrenchment mode, reducing the size and, more importantly, frequency and amount of bets. Also a time to check calculations, analysing processes, etc.

I spoke with a good friend about 3 weeks ago who was on a losing run. He said he wasn’t spending much but losing week after week. His error was extremely common, going for the big result off a small investment – trifectas and the like. Boxing 4 horses for 50 cents comes to $12. Seems insignificant enough, but it is 24 combinations and thus 24 bets on the race – too many, especially when the probability of striking a trifecta in a 12 horse race is 1320-1. Thus, on normal probability a 1.8% chance of a winning bet.

KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid. I use this virtually everyday.

I advised my friend to spend the majority of his weekend betting bank on the “Best Bet, Next Best and Value Bets”. And then play around with a small amount.

I rarely take trifectas, mostly due to time constraints, but also I have never really developed a good strategy to attack them. There are a couple of good things to remember when taking a trifecta – which I will pass on at a later date. But firstly, build up a betting bank before taking them. Remember the odds, and be prepared for a run of outs if taking trifectas on a regular basis – less but more fruitful highs and extended lows.

Pick 6 and Quaddies, in the words of Professional punter Lord Ted Frear, are a “throw away bet” – bet money that you readily expect to lose. I am not saying don’t take them, just don’t bet on them with money you cannot afford to lose.

In fact that is true of all punting – do not bet with money you cannot afford to lose. As mentioned in earlier posts, keep a close note of withdrawals and deposits from your betting account, don’t cheat on your record keeping. But do make sure you enjoy the good days, as there are plenty of frustrating days.

What to Look for in Free Online Learning Games

Whether you are homeschooling your child or you are just looking for a way to supplement his education, you need to find the best online tools possible. When you can find those tools for free, you will be able to enjoy their benefits even more. With free online learning games, you will be able to provide your children with the fun games they desire that will teach them what they need to know in life. However, finding free games can sometimes be difficult.

Variety

When you look at websites that offer online games, especially those that are free, you need to look at the variety of games they provide. Even if your child has fun playing a game online, he will quickly grow bored if he has to play the same one repeatedly. To ensure this doesn’t happen, you want to find a website that will provide you with many games to choose from so your child doesn’t become bored. Many free sites only offer a couple of games for free, further complicating matters.

Skill Levels

Another important factor to find free online learning games for your child is the skill levels they offer. If your child is only in kindergarten or first grade, you won’t get much use out of a site that focuses on children in middle school. Pay attention to the skill levels and make sure your child will be able to advance as he learns the material. Offering multiple skill levels will keep your child motivated and challenged enough to keep things interesting.

Subjects

If your child is struggling in a particular area, it is important to make sure the website you use offers games in the area your child needs help with. Some free sites severely limit the games you will have access to. These sites may not allow you to access all the subjects, leaving you to find multiple sites to use. Instead, you want to find one that will grant you access to all subjects so your child has one place to go for fun and learning.

As you consider the free online learning games available, you need to make sure you choose a website that has what your child needs. This includes offering the subjects with which your child needs help, as well as a variety of skill levels, so your child can get just what he needs. The ability to advance is often motivation to keep trying. In addition, finding a free website that provides a wide variety of games is sure to keep your child engaged for a long time.

Funny Games For Children Parties

Arranging children parties is indeed a very tough and a tiring task. Anyone who has been assigned the responsibility of arranging children parties should start preparing for it at least a few months back. The reason is that it is very hard to impress kids and to make them happy.

Children parties should be moments of joy and fun for them therefore, these should be perfect. In most cases, such parties are birthday parties; and as these come only once a year, parents want to do everything possible to make them great events.

Kids will only enjoy a party if there are a lot of games in it. While organizing children parties, you should think from the point of view of a kid. They are full of energy and to channel their energies in a proper manner, arranging games is the best option. You need to come up with some funny and creative gaming ideas, instead of going for the same old boring games.

Children love playing games and they can make a game out of nothing and will still manage to enjoy it. These games are not only fun but they are a cause of healthy physical activities as well. Find funny games online or come up with your own. Make sure you incorporate them in your children parties, so that they can highly enjoy their parties.

Telephone is a really funny game and it is loved and enjoyed by not only kids but also by adults. Playing this game is quite simple. All you need to do is to arrange the children in a circle and tell one of them a complicated story.

Make it as complicated as you can and the child will whisper the story to the next kid and the whispering will continue till the story reaches the last kid in the circle. The last kid will announce the story out loud and then you can tell the original story. You will be amazed how the story changed in a funny way.

Sleeping Lions is another funny game which can be a part of children parties. In this game, all the kids will lie down on the floor as if they are sleeping except for two kids who shall act as hunters. The task of the hunters is to make the sleeping lions laugh. The one who laughs first will join the hunters and try to make other sleeping lions laugh. The person who manages to laugh last will be the winner of them game. The best point is that the kids and their parents will get to listen to a lot of funny stuff.

All you need to do is to become a little creative while planning games for children parties. Do not stick to old, boring games as kids will not enjoy it; if you are not very creative, you can find hundreds of creative ideas online. So what are you waiting for? Browse online websites and get the most hilarious gaming ideas for children parties and rock their parties with your creativity.