Betting On Sports – 6 Rules For Winning

Unexplainably, wins and losses often times run in streaks, so slowly increase your bets on a hot streak and back off on cold streaks. It’s a proposition for losers only, so don’t do it.

People all over the world love to bet on sports. Never wager more than you can afford to lose, so be honest with yourself on what you can comfortably set aside for recreation or otherwise. Over the course of a year, that ½, 1, or even 2 point difference will come into play many times, and trust me…it will add up to a lot of money.

Rule #5 – Perform Due Diligence – As a bettor, you normally have the opportunity to do research well in advance of having to make that final decision on a wager. If you set aside $1,000 for gambling, your individual bets should be in the $20 range and no more. Watching ESPN and/or reading opinionated articles by sports writers on the Internet is not the proper way to do your homework. That gives you an automatic advantage over the bookie, so use it to the fullest extent. The payoff odds and point spreads are not carved in stone throughout the industry, and on any given day, they can vary greatly between different shops. Since you’re reading this, you’re probably part of that majority. Hook them all together in a parlay and you must win all 3, or you’re sunk. If it were really possible for anyone to consistently pick 3 out of 3, parlays (and teasers) wouldn’t be offered by the sports books. Always look for the best prices or the best numbers. Then, before making your wager(s), check each book and always take the best number on your particular event. One of the best ways to win at sports wagering is to maybe find your own special niche and then follow it closely. However, there is an elite third group out there who bet sports with one and only one purpose in mind…to make money.

Rule #1 – Use Proper Money Management – This rule is the one that is most neglected and explains why Vegas keeps on building all of those multi-billion dollar casinos. For example, if you live in California and become an expert on the PAC 10, you can increase your chances of winning by focusing on just your niche.

Rule #4 – DO NOT Play Parlays or Teasers – Parlays, teasers, and other exotic wagers are offered for a reason. If betting on sports is more than just a recreational pastime, or if you just don’t have the time or resources for Rule #5, seriously consider employing the services of a professional sports handicapper. Stick to straight action only. If you’re sick, you go see a doctor. Most people just don’t have the time to properly study things like past statistics, line moves, trends, angles, valuable lines, inflated numbers, and much, much more. If you bet 3 teams straight action and only win 2 of the 3, you’ve just made money. If you’re on medication, drugs, or alcohol, or if you’re just in an upset or disturbed mood, be smart and don’t play until you’re back to 100%.

Whether you’re a recreational player or actually doing it solely for a profit, may you always have more winners than losers, and always remember to have a lot of fun along the way, but stick to the rules.

. After checking several well-established and solid options, decide on 2 or 3 of them, and then divide and deposit your initial bankroll equally amongst each one. While some do it just for recreation or to make watching a TV game more exciting, there are others who will always wager on their favorite team or player, period. To be done properly (and profitably), here are some very crucial rules one must follow.

Rule #6 – Seek a Professional – There is a wealth of valuable information available on the Internet but you have to take the time to do proper and thorough research. Whichever group you fall into, sports wagering must be treated the same as any other financial investment. If you’re winning, the 2% per wager automatically increases as your bankroll increases. Secondly, never wager more than 2% of your total bankroll on any single wager. If you’re serious about winning more bets than you lose, you should listen to a professional.

Rule #2 – Never Gamble Under the Influence – To coin a phrase, “Speak when you’re drunk and you’ll probably make the biggest speech you’ll ever live to regret.” The same sensible theory applies to betting on sports. Drugs (legal or otherwise) and alcohol can cloud your judgment and will lead you into making decisions that you normally wouldn’t make. To be successful at anything, your mind needs to be 100% clear and functional. Stick with 2% and never double up and chase lost money.

Rule #3 – Spend Some Time Shopping – This can be compared to shopping for a new car or even for groceries. Conversely, if you’re on a losing streak and the bankroll goes down, the size of your bets will decrease accordingly. Yes, you can bet a 3-team parlay, and if you win, it normally pays in the vicinity of 6 to 1 in football and basketball. Research several sports books thoroughly and compare the numbers

What is the reasoning behind the Mormon belief that gambling is not to be indulged in?

(Improvement Era, Dec. Even though the consumer may not have to pay to enter the competition, he is enticed into playing a game of chance–and into believing that life and prosperity are determined by happenstance.. Hinckley of the First Presidency again denounced state and federal lotteries: “There can be no question about the moral ramifications of this practice,” he said. 593.)

Fifty years later, President Spencer W. “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,” Adam was told. 1908, p. Smith and his counselors gave similar direction, expressly prohibiting any Church organization from promoting games of chance: No form of gambling “is to be allowed or excused because the money so obtained is to be used for a good purpose,” they said. Kimball. “From the beginning we have been advised against gambling of every sort,” he said. Kimball gave the same message. (See Ensign, May 1975, p. I just looked at her and thought, well its no wonder why he hasnt taken you off yet. (Luke 10:7.) Blessings are for those who work with their talents–not for the idle. 55.)

The idea of getting gain without earning it is contrary to scriptural admonitions, both ancient and modern. 1100.)

“A second evil of gambling is that it promotes greed and covetousness and inevitably involves and encourages the base practice of overreaching and taking from one’s neighbor.” (Oaks, p. She use to complain, whine, and get mad at the Bishop stating that she thought it was unfair. Her attitude was ridiculous.

One day she finally decided she was just going to accept the Bishops judgment, change her attitude and just follow the gospel to the best of her ability. (See 2 Ne. 6.) More recently, President Gordon B. She just didnt get it. Reward is clearly tied to labor. 25:24-28.)

To some extent, this mistaken view of life is also encouraged by sweepstakes and giveaways promoted by some advertisers. It is opposed to all practices the tendency of which is to encourage the spirit of reckless speculation, and particularly to that which tends to degrade or weaken the high moral standard which members of the Church, and our community at large, have always maintained.” (Improvement Era, Sept. The size of the prize is irrelevant–even if the gambler breaks even. “A lottery is a form of gambling, regardless of the high-sounding purpose it may be advocated to meet. (See Mosiah 2:14.) Mosiah taught that “priests and teachers should labor with their own hands for their support.” (Mosiah 27:5.)

Reading your short little story, and I know I dont know you or the entire situation, it just reminds me so much of her. …

I think the Bishop was probably dead on in taking away your temple recommend if this is your attitude twds the teachings of the prophets and apostles.

Nephi taught his people to be industrious. 46.)

In the process, the gambler’s view of reality–of the relationship between work and chance–can become distorted. President Stephen L Richards said, “So obsessed do some people become with it that they cannot contemplate or think of any other way in which to increase their means and their income except by taking the chance that gambling affords.” (Where Is Wisdom? Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1955, p. 6.)


It sounds like you are making a lot of excuses to ignore what the prophets have taught very clearly so that you can do whatever you think is ok.

I gave you a link to about a hundred diff talks and articles.

President Brigham Young exhorted the Nauvoo Saints in 1845 to “put down” gambling and various other “abominations.” (See History of the Church, 7:350.) Later, addressing the practice of Relief Society sisters raffling homemade quilts and giving the profits to the needy, he stated that worthy causes should not be sullied by unworthy practices: “Tell the sisters not to raffle,” he said, adding that raffling is a form of gambling. She was young, hadnt gone to the temple and was trying to repent. Grant and his counselors during the twenties. “Rather let the quilts rot on the shelves than adopt the old adage, ‘The end will sanctify the means.’ As Latter-day Saints we cannot afford to sacrifice moral principle to financial gain.” (As quoted in Juvenile Instructor, 1 Oct 1902, p. And he specifically condemned state lotteries, which divert billions of dollars from worthwhile, charitable purposes. (Ensign, May 1975, p. 5:17.) King Benjamin worked for his own living rather than burdening others. (See Matt. Those who gamble are seeking to receive what they have not earned.

“The Church has been and now is unalterably opposed to gambling in any form whatever,” said President Heber J. 1926, p. If you are going to throw attitude and argue against not just the Bishop, but the actual prophets and apostles of the church on a gospel principle that is about as clear as can be in the church, then you have no business being in the temple. “It is opposed to any game of chance, occupation, or so-called business, which takes money from the person who may be possessed of it without giving value received in return. 144.)

I had a friend that messed up with her boyfriend. “The deterioration and damage comes to the person, whether he wins or loses, to get something for nothing, something without effort, something without paying the full price,” said President Spencer W. Within the month the Bishop took her off probation.


ummm, you dont get much earlier than Brigham Young and that article actually quoted many scriptures and it put gambling into a historical context and gave you a link to the source, a history of the church

Gambling disregards this divine directive. I dont know what you want if you dont want the earliest leaders comments on gambling, leaders comments ever since, and the scriptural justifications against gambling.

Even now, when all the information is staring at you in the face, where people are giving you quote after quote, scripture after scripture of why prophets and apostles have stated gambling is wrong, you are still arguing about it.

You are basically saying that you think you know better than the prophets and apostles.

In our own day, the Lord told the Prophet Joseph Smith that the Church cannot be built up by those who expect others to support them: “He that is idle shall not eat the bread nor wear the garments of the laborer.” (DC 42:42.)

Even a small payoff is counter to the spirit of the work ethic. The temple is a place where those ready and willing to be obedient to the laws and ordinances and covenants with God should be.

President Joseph F. The Bishop kept her on probation for a very long time, much longer than most people in her situation would have been. (Gen 3:19.) “The labourer is worthy of his hire,” said the Savior. Those who work for an honest living–and yet who gamble for that elusive stroke of luck–can misguide themselves into thinking that chance is the governing force in life

Seriously, how difficult is sports betting?

theres several reasons for this

Hmmm- your young – you have heart – not to insult you – its yet to be determined if you have more heart than brains

bankroll and discipline is what seperates winners from losers

Winning is a work ethic………Its up to you:)

one is most people if you ask them – will proclaim they can hit over 60% in a season

theres an article explaining starting with 1,000 if you can hit 60% for a 5 year period wagering 10% of your bankroll you can turn that 1,000 into BILLIONS of dollars

how many billion dollar sports bettors do you know?

Just remember one thing – if it were easy; everyone would do it! Its NOT!

yet the math and stats behind hitting 60% prove that its a license to print money

there are a hell of a lot more poker players who can turn a small bank roll into a fort knox size one by having a good run – most successful poker players are admittingly losing sports bettors

me neither

the burden is on the player – if a sports bettor is not a multi millionaire – he or she is either lying or can not hit over 60% for a long period of time

Im not sure you are missing anything – but being a sports bettor in theory and practice are two very different things – If you have the work ethic – dont make stupid moves – dont bet over your head – its possible you can be one of the select few – talent is hard to gage in this business -

most who try – fail – this is a simple fact

you rarely hear of people who start with a small bankroll and work it up to the stratosphere in sports betting

another factor is I dont care if you bet with a bookie – online sportsbook – or in Las Vegas

all people who bet have downswings – how you weather the storm during difficult times determines if you can be a lasting successful sports bettor

The number of people who can be profitable year after year is EXTREMELY low compared to those who try

picking winners is easy – picking more winners than losers – and lasting in a field in which the powers that be do everything they can to make your road to the top that much harder, is something you have to live and learn for yourself

if your winning – try not to let it all go to your head and think your invincible – No Gambler is – even the good ones can be cleaned out!

other factors come into play – while the argument can be made you can never risk high amounts to get to a billionaire as its IMPOSSIBLE to get huge amounts down for a single individual once you past 100k+ or more on a single major sporting event – it should be doable that if you can hit over 60% you should have no problem becoming a mulit- millionaire

if you are a consistent winner – ALL books will eventually watch you like a hawk – they will not hesitate to limit your action – unless you want to pay multiple runners to get your bets down – it will become just as hard to win as it will be to get your money down

I wish you luck- luck never hurts……

BetCorp’s Whitelabelgaming.Com Enters Strategic Agreement with Sportbook.Com.

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“We’re delighted that has decided to integrate with BetCorp’s white label platform. , a publicly listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange, today announced that they have entered into a strategic agreement with, Google’s #1 ranked sportbook. Our vast experience in the gaming industry coupled with’s extensive experience with online marketing offers a great potential for growth,” commented Colin Walker, CEO of BetCorp. Under the terms of the agreement, will integrate their current gaming website, , with BetCorp’s gaming and banking software, one of the largest catering to the North American market. was launched on the BetCorp platform yesterday as a part of a scheduled move to capitalize on the busy football season currently being experienced by the company’s sports betting properties.

Copyright 2005 Gale, Cengage Learning. The Group’s objective is to appeal to a wide range of recreational clients and to expand the revenue base into less volatile and less seasonal gaming products.

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. The Group, through significant restructuring of its operations, which included the acquisition of World Wide Tele-Sports (WWTS), a North American focused operator of online sportsbooks, and Sinsational Intertainment Inc., an online sports betting and casino operator based in Antigua, has re-aligned itself into a broadly based online gaming and entertainment operator. is the latest brand to integrate with BetCorp’s white label platform, , which currently hosts twelve other websites, including . BetCorp’s portfolio of managed properties includes , , , , and , a leading offshore gaming company for over 10 years with a reported turnover of one billion dollars in fiscal year 2004.

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Lady Gaga and Her Way to Pop Culture

It can be viewed as a way of a powerful end to gain access if not corrupt the consciousness of its subjugated entities, if not prospects.

The same article explains some of Gaga’s questionable acts.

If pop culture studies’ idea of the powerful using pop culture to distort other cultures will be proven true, then Lady Gaga is not the first to grab the easy, free chance to be an effective instrument to use the potency of pop culture. Louis where her event is located. But I admire her willingness to forgo being America’s sweetheart in favor of being serious about herself as an artist.”

But while most of teenagers, even the older ones appreciate the genius in Lady Gaga, some are speculating that her craft becomes an instrument of pop culture to penetrate young’s consciousness.

Gaga, The New Feminist Model

Trully, Lady Gaga has, whether consciously or not, penetrated the popular culture.

Bad Romance, Poker Face, Paparazzi, Just Dance, Alejandro and Telephone are just few of Gaga’s many inimitable brands — as she maintains not only her music but an iconic display of personality including her out-of-nowhere dresses, electric dance moves and the puzzling entire package she projects. Because Lady Gaga has read my pokerface, eaten my heart, and left me speechless.”

Popular culture studies recognize pop culture or mass culture to characterize either inherent conservatism, or a strand in initializing a subversive strategy. The music of the Beatles, Pop King Michael Jackson, Beyonce and other artists are all parts of the pop culture but as of this time, Lady Gaga is enjoying her lion’s share.

Veteran host Larry King had his share of brush with the pop world before he exits the limelight, an interview he conducted via satellite with Lady Gaga, who not only talked about her upcoming music, her role in the gay community and her struggles with lupus, but who also unveiled a preview of her new video for “Alejandro.”

Gaga and the Pop Culture. Her hit track Love Game, which features the lyrics “I wanna take a ride on your disco stick”, gained attention for its sexual references while the accompanying video, in which she dances almost naked, was forbidden from playing on Video Hits in Australia for “frequent verbal and visual sexual references”. In response, Lady Gaga says it doesn’t worry her. Dated July 17, she expressed her reaction to a protest being held against her, outside St. Her own style of music as shown by music charts has definitely captured people’s syndrome.

It can also be viewed as the prevailing result of a continuing interaction between societies (producers who sell, consumers who buy), hereafter called as the culture of consumerism.

Lady Gaga, pop culture iconYes, Lady Gaga is now being eyed as the most outrageous woman to reign today’s pop culture. On the one hand, Rachel Simmons on her site writes, “Lady Gaga is proof positive that it is hard for serious women to appear likeable. Others claim that she is the reinvented version of Pop Queen Madonna. As what her name suggest and how her audience responds, everyone is still under the spell of Gaga’s ‘romance.”

“The pop star’s outspoken critique of homophobia and misogyny makes her a fascinating figure,” says Jessica Valenti in an article entitled Lady Gaga: A New Feminist Role Model. To quote her, “Be inspired to ignore their ignorant message, and feel gratitude in your heart that you are not burdened or addicted to hate, as they are.” Lady Gaga has been plagued with many accusations including being a member of the Illuminati and the satanic messages her music and gestures suggest.

Urban Dictionary defines pop culture, short for popular culture as the something that describes the lifestyle and tastes of the majority of mostly younger people thereby rendering it relative to a particular period of time or era. “I don’t make my videos for television – I make them for art,” she added.

Authors James Montgomery and Eric Ditzian described how her “Telephone” music video embraced popular products, They pointed out that it is a sort of “all-you-can-eat” buffet for those who dine almost exclusively on popular culture with occasional commercial using diffused product placements.

Meanwhile , Lady Gaga on her website is believed to be at the risk of drawing attention to a hateful organization. But it isn’t. Best Week Ever says comparing Lady Gaga to Madonna is like comparing apples to much older apples.

In an interview in Sydney, the 23-year old pop singer was quoted in her response to this issue, “The truth is what I’m a role model for is the ability to change culture.” However, despite of numerous appraisals, Lady Gaga’s sexy videos, lyrics and fashion sense have been equally put under scrutiny.

Oklahoma City Women’s Examiner in January 2010 reiterated the point as Gaga being a pop genius, “so, for those of you who are worried that she might not be a good role model for young females, I beg to differ.She has always written all of her own music, lyrics, and designed her own costumes and even makes a lot of them herself.”

Gaga, The Pop Culture Icon

Anticipated to write bad things about pop culture, The Wesleyan Blargus expressed its sentiments on Lady Gaga’s influence, “Admittedly, if I was not so smitten with Lady Gaga and her ridiculous outfits, her camp sensibilities, and irresistibly catchy music, this would probably be one of my run-of-the-mill snarks

Score At Least 5 More Points Per Game By Coaching Football Kicking Properly

Help them be aware of this and teach them to keep their approach consistent no matter the length of the attempted kick.

Matt and Dave run and have written the free coaching report, “5 Keys to Discovering the Successful Coach Inside You”. Teach your kicker to place his plant foot alongside the ball, not behind it and not ahead of it. Teach your kicker to kick with the side of the foot (“soccer style”) as opposed to the “straight on” method. If you could improve your team’s kicking skills to the point of making just one field goal and two extra points per game, what would those five points do for your football coaching record?

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By applying these five simple tips to your team’s football kicking skills, you can add at least five points to each game’s total. Your kicker’s head should stay down and remain focused on seeing his foot make contact with the bottom third of the football.

5) Lastly, many young football kickers have a tendancy to alter their approach mechanics on longer field goal tries. Make sure the follow-through is aimed straight toward the target.

Matt Zavadil

Score At Least 5 More Points Per Game By Coaching Football Kicking Properly

 by: Matt Zavadil

I’ll bet you’re frustrated that your team’s football kicking skills are leaving at least five points on the field every game you coach. Many football coaches seem willing to avoid working on the kicking aspect and leave these points on the field.

1) Instill in your football kicker the need to invest consistent practice time on developing his kicking skills. Your kicker will automatically become more accurate using this style of kicking.. As contact is made with the ball, the bottom of the shoe should be about parallel to the field.

2) Here’s another obvious one, but worth mentioning. Pick up your free copy along with one additional free report by sending a blank email to

Let’s discuss five simple tips for football kicking to help your kicker eliminate bad technique and have more success.

If you work on this aspect of your game and invest the time to study other finer points of successful football coaching, you’ll quickly and easily begin to overtake those other coaches.

4) Pay close attention to the follow-through. Instead of a three point lead, your opponent takes over and drives down for a touchdown . This may sound obvious, but too many youth football teams spend so little time working on their kicking game, it’s no wonder they can’t get the football through the uprights.

3) The plant foot is critical. Help your kicker avoid a common football kicking mistake by teaching him to keep his head down as long as possible on the follow-through. Think about it, how often have you been in a fourth and three situation on the opposition’s fifteen yard line with no confidence in hitting the field goal?

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McCain’s poker scandal – CNN Political Ticker

“But the worst thing about it is I lost thousands of dollars in this game.”.

While McCain spoke up when it came his turn, a Washington Post photographer snapped a photo of the Arizona Republican trying his luck in the meantime.

(CNN) – Sen. Martin Dempsey.

“As much as I like to always listen with rapt attention constantly (to) remarks of my colleagues over a three and a half period, occasionally I get a little bored and so I resorted,” he said, chuckling. John McCain, perhaps the Senate’s most outspoken voice in favor of military action in Syria, was caught playing poker Tuesday at the first congressional hearing about giving the president authority to use force in the war-torn country.

Read more about the hearing

The senator later explained his poker habit on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

He followed up, saying it was only “fake” money.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee grilled the panel of top Obama officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen


It pays around 50-1 (S James).





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West Ham are awful bets at 4-6 to beat West Brom.

I’VE ruined my health by drinking to other people’s.

Get on Chelsea at 11-8 to beat United tomorrow.

MY three-year-old son pointed to his testicles while in the bath the other day and asked his mum if they were his brains. ‘Not yet, son,’ she said.

I’VE had absolutely no luck with marriage

How to Overcome the Online gambling Addiction. 4 Practical Ways

Good luck!

How to Overcome the Online gambling Addiction -4 Practical Ways

1.       The first and easiest way to get rid of it is to make yourself understand that GAMBLING IS NOT FOR YOU. There are some sites those have LIVE CHAT option. It’s the best way to close your account. They will close it soon. Hope you will find it helpful. So you can’t use the card anymore. Or, some medicines. The LIVE SUPPORTER will ask you some basic info about you and your account to check that you are the person, who owns the account, and then they will close it immediately.. If you play on a certain gambling site, then send an e-mail to the SUPPORT and tell them you had been losing too much and you want to close your account. You need your positive attitude to do it. But the psychologist has only the theoretical knowledge or knowledge from the researches had been made on addicts and how they have overcome the addiction. These are very hard in one way but very easy if you can set up your mind. I wish if someone follow any of the above steps and thus quiet gambling then my effort will be fruitful. These are very practical and the ultimate ways to get rid of online gambling. It’s your last chance to stop playing online.

A professional psychologist will give you some psychological treatment to cure your gambling addiction. If you are really addicted and you think you can’t stop it in anyway, then cross your fingers and call the internet provider. Thus, this is the ultimate option to say goodbye to your online gambling habit. Thus, there is a possibility that the first 3 steps are not enough for you. So be strong and get some ‘balls’ and say ‘no’ to gambling!

3.       If you think that first two steps are not enough for you and you are opening accounts to other sites, then follow this step. Call your internet provider and say that you want to cancel the contract. Take your phone and find the phone number of your bank or the credit card provider and tell them you have lost your card. As we know that online gambling is about paying by bank/credit cards. There are very few who had been through the addiction process and became psychologist later on. But the following suggestions are taken from a practical point of view. They will block the card immediately. If you play in more than one site, then do the same procedure. As long as you don’t you have the card, you can’t play.

2.       If step one is not enough to quiet then follow this step. Good luck!

4.       If you are extremely addictive to online gambling, then you always find a way to play

GOP Governors Get Behind Sheldon Adelson On Online Gambling

Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. While Adelson is a staunch opponent, other casino leaders support what they view as an inevitable shift that could bring billions of dollars in new profits.

A spokeswoman for Perry said the governor has not discussed Internet gambling with Adelson.


Govs. California, Mississippi and others are considering joining them, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“Congress needs to step in now and call a timeout,” Perry and Haley wrote in their letters.

The trio has something else in common: All are possible candidates in the 2016 presidential election. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. In 2012, Adelson almost single-handedly bankrolled the group behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

A shift to legalize the practice, he says, would help control the black market and give states access to new jobs and tax revenue.

The debate over online gambling has divided the political class and Las Vegas’ casino industry. Haley has long opposed expanding gambling of any kind in South Carolina and this effort is no different,” spokesman Doug Mayer said. “This is about the Obama administration reinterpreting decades’ worth of legal precedent, and South Carolinians deserve to have a change of this magnitude debated and decided by their elected representatives – not forced upon them by a lawyer.”

“I’m going to see him tonight for sure,” Bush said of Adelson as he hurried from an engagement at a Las Vegas school on Thursday. John Kasich.

Associated Press writer Steve Peoples in Las Vegas contributed to this report.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican governors who weren’t invited to GOP super donor Sheldon Adelson’s political gathering in Las Vegas this week are nonetheless trumpeting their agreement with him against Internet gambling.

“Gov. Perry has long been opposed to expanding the footprint of any gambling in Texas,” the governor’s spokeswoman, Lucy Nashed, said in an email.

Two years before the next presidential election, he invited other prospective 2016 candidates to his Venetian resort and casino for an event hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition. Her staff pointed out previous times she had voiced opposition to gambling.

Each of the governors’ missives is highlighted on the website for the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, an advocacy group that Adelson, an 80-year-old casino magnate, helped bankroll.

Meanwhile, the three governors made very public their positions on Internet gambling in a way Adelson is likely to know about them.

Jindal beat Perry and Haley to the punch last month with an opinion piece saying “that putting a casino in the pocket of practically every American will exploit society’s most vulnerable, threatening to saddle the poor and disadvantaged with spiraling debt.”. Rick Perry of Texas and Nikki Haley of South Carolina have submitted letters in recent days to congressional leaders stating that gambling in the virtual world compromises the ability of states to control gambling within their borders. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana wrote that he would do everything he could to stop Internet gambling from spreading in his state.

“Allowing Internet gaming to invade the homes of every American family, and to be piped into our dens, living rooms, workplaces and even our kids’ bedrooms and dorm rooms, is a major decision,” they added. “We must carefully examine the short- and long-term social and economic consequences before Internet gambling spreads.”

Haley still has an election for governor to get through this year before talking presidential politics. And as it happens, Adelson is casting for a presidential candidate on whom to shower his millions of dollars in campaign cash. He was scheduled to speak at an evening event for GOP donors, none more prolific than Adelson.

The American Gaming Association, the nation’s largest gambling trade group, recently hired President Barack Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, to help build support for online gambling.

The letters from Perry, Haley and Jindal preceded the introduction Wednesday of legislation in both chambers of Congress to ban most forms of online gambling. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov.

Association CEO Geoff Freeman penned an op-ed earlier in the year noting that Americans spent $3 billion on “illegal, unregulated offshore gaming sites” last year before any states legalized online gambling.

“Gov. So far, only Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada have established Internet gambling since that opinion was released. The guests included former Florida Gov. Weeks earlier, Gov. In December 2011, the Justice Department said that only sports betting is barred by a federal law known as the Wire Act, reversing years of precedence