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1  Economy / Gambling discussion / How do you keep your gambling habit under control? on: February 24, 2023, 06:02:08 PM
Seeing how many people who are problem gamblers today did not have the intention of becoming gamblers who lack self control but somehow they are now gamblers who cannot control themselves, It means that everyone is at the danger of become such if it is not put in check.

How do you keep your gambling habit in check such that becoming addicted and out of control is something that never happens?

 (share your strategy for others to benefit from)
2  Local / Nigeria (Naija) / Election day safety tips. on: February 23, 2023, 11:31:58 AM
The forthcoming presidential elections will attract many voters, more voters than Nigeria has ever witnessed. It becomes important for us as we plan to go out to exercise our civil duties, that we also plan to return to our homes and family safe. How do yo prepare for the election.
Some tips are:

- For people wey their polling unit dey very far from their side, maybe due to some kind reasons, if way dey for you to go that area go find person dey with till the early morning of that day so e go dey easy for you to reach your unit, e make sense like that.

- Nor be dressing competition, try wear comfortable clothes and shoes, so you fit easily discharge incase kasala wan dey. Very importantly, wear normal cloth, nor go wear cloth or any thing wey go show say na any political party you dey support. That day na day to vote by voting, not by wearing party material.

- Keep your opinions to yourself mostly, nor too talk that day.

- If e dey possible say you and person wey you know dey the same polling unit, e go dey better say two of una nai go go, make una join body waka.

- Make sure say your phone dey charged, and if possible you carry power bank follow body.

- Chop better food that day, carry water follow body or find way get small money early wey you fit use hold your side that day.

- Nor involve yourself for any form of electoral malpractice especially snatching of ballot box. Nor allow politicians use you when their children dey abroad already.

(Make we join add more safety tips for our benefit)

3  Economy / Gambling discussion / Do casino and sports betting platform owners gamble as much as other people? on: February 10, 2023, 06:56:36 PM
Farmers who have chickens for eggs especially on a large scale, easily get tired of eating the eggs from their chickens or even eggs in general. Caterers get tired of eating their own pastries, just as people who are exposed to certain produce get tired of them due to over exposure. Do you think this experience is the same for casino owners and owners of sports betting platforms?

Do you think that the owners of casinos and sports betting platform, gamble as much as other people do? If they gamble, do you think they gamble on their platform?

4  Economy / Economics / Monthly or weekly pay? Fixed or percentage earning? what is your prefrence. on: February 02, 2023, 10:22:29 AM
There are two categories of people when it comes to the choice of when to receive payment for work. There is the category that prefers it be paid weekly so they can off set bills as they come so they do not become a burden, while there is the category that prefers it monthly so they can plan well for the month.

If employers put out the option before you to either to be paid weekly or monthly for your job, which will you prefer? Please give reasons asides the ones I have stated to support your answer.

Would you prefer to be a contract staff for a company that is being paid a certain percentage for every job delivered, or would you prefer a job with a fixed monthly or weekly income? (Give a reason for your answer aside the reason that will be stated)

With percentage earnings, you can earn more and you will be very motivated to work, but the disadvantage will be when there is no job.
With Fixed earnings, you are sure of what to receive, but sometimes the workload you may encounter may be so much that the salary you are paid does not befit the work you put in.

5  Local / Nigeria (Naija) / Godwin Emefiele declared WANTED by State Security Service on: January 16, 2023, 01:31:09 PM
Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, says the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has not returned to the country following allegations of terrorism financing levelled against him by the Department of State Services (DSS).
How una see this matter, nor be this man wey dey do like say everywhere for e side dey clean, how come this kind case dey come up against am?

How come say e get this kind case, abi dem wan use am pursue am from that place based on say e dey worry dem? I nor just know how to reason the matter follow.

You may be wondering why I have that perspective, but see wetin dem still do Sanusi Lamido when e be CBN governor.
President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria removed the governor of the country’s central bank from his post on Thursday, after the bank governor repeatedly charged that billions of dollars in oil revenue owed to the treasury was missing.

so what do you think?
6  Economy / Gambling discussion / Where do slot game developers get the soundtracks they use? on: December 11, 2022, 03:59:21 PM
I recently played a slot game named "Wanted dead or a wild", on and I so much liked it because of the great soundtrack the game had. I have asked here if anyone has an idea the origin of the songs used in slot games, there was no definite answer, so I am bringing it up here for general discussion.

 Where do slot game developers get the soundtracks they use in their game development? Are soundtracks made specifically for every game (that will be an extra budget) or do they use selected already existing soundtracks and just pay the creators some royalty for using it?
7  Economy / Gambling discussion / How are Online casino's and sports betting platforms coping? on: November 04, 2022, 07:53:00 PM
Online casinos and sports betting platforms are big businesses like we all know, and currently considering the economic situation of things around the world many businesses are affected and have been taking measures to cut costs in terms of reducing staff, taking loans etc to still be able to sustain operations. How do you think online casinos and sports betting platforms are adjusting to manage the situation?
8  Economy / Gambling discussion / Will you be influenced by your favourite celebrity? on: October 16, 2022, 09:15:15 PM
Would you be influenced by your favourite Celebrity who you know gambles and one day happens to post the games he played, would you be influenced to play the same game?

I am bringing up this because a popular Canadian musician Drake posted the games he played today on Stake,

Many of his fans who are into gambling as well, may have played same game without thinking. As it turns out, the game did not go as predicted for him and his bet lost.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Can the blockchain be hacked? Ask again. on: September 13, 2022, 10:33:19 PM
A recent discussion brought up in my locale board lead me to this little striking detail from my research that holds a contrary opinion to what most know about the blockchain.
Blockchain isn’t totally foolproof — there are a few ways that it can be hacked. “If 51% of the network of miners, or of work done by miners, is bribed to alter the ledger, this can result in corruption and incorrectness in the ledger.” Additionally, if one of the nodes of the blockchain network is disabled and it cannot communicate, it may be compromised

This is not to undermine the strength of the blockchain technology and make it less of what it is, but for us to discuss the possibility of this happening and the credibility of this information.

Kindly share your opinion.
10  Economy / Gambling discussion / How would you prefer your casino reward? on: August 23, 2022, 01:49:15 PM
Quick question, on your first visit to a casino to play slots, you were offered a bonus reward as incentive for visiting, if you are given the option to either receive your rewards in form of free spins for you to try out your luck and maybe win more, or direct cash reward, which will you choose?
11  Economy / Gambling discussion / List of psychological tricks that casinos use. on: August 19, 2022, 05:49:19 PM
I found this interesting read that there are  psychological tricks offline casino's use to make visitors spend more money, I have summarized the article and added the link at the end for anyone who wants to read more, Why? cos like I mentioned, it is an interesting read!

So some of these tricks are;
1. Enticing Design - You know casinos spend a whole lot to ensure that their interiors are exquisite and speak luxury, you always want to come back.
2. Lack of Clocks and Natural Light - No clock means you won't be able to know when it's time to go, the more time you spend, the money you spend.
3. Cashless Games - You buy credit for slots or chips, so you also may not be able to keep track of your money.
others according to the article are: Stimulating Lights and Sounds, Memorable Scents, Near-Misses, Familiar Concepts, a Sense of Control.

Now I understand that Online casinos are not left out and also apply some psychological tricks on us. The aim of these topic is not to say that it is bad as all businesses have their methods to increase profits, but for us to collectively highlight some psychology that online casinos can use. I have identified some as they are similar to those the articles highlighted as it seemed to be mostly focused on offline casinos, they are;
1. Good and user friendly design.
2. Cashless games is definitely among.
3. Stimulating sounds seem to be one. (Please add to the list)
12  Other / Beginners & Help / Random tips for beginners/newbies. on: July 31, 2022, 07:43:36 AM
The intention of this discussion is to put together random tips from qualified users (Full Members - Legendary) tips that were useful to them in their growth, and can be beneficial to newbies here, to facilitate their growth and to help guide them in establishing themselves as useful and important members of this forum.

PS- Newbies and members are not expected to share any tip but can only make comments and ask questions for clarity.

Some of my tips are;
-Adopt the habit of revisiting a topic that you started for the purpose of wanting to get knowledge. Say for instance you ask a question make sure to come back and drop a response whether you are satisfied with the answers you have gotten or you are not.

-Develop consistency; as a new forum member it is expected that you post regularly say even one post a day and slowly build up the number from there. Posting occasionally like this week and then nobody sees you for like 2 weeks and then you come back in 3 weeks time doesn't speak well of you.

-As a newbie you should a more for visibility so going to post in threads with over Eight pages of response already is pointless (with the exception of some mega threads), A new forum member should ensure that he is always among the first say 50 users here to share opinions on topics constructively.

It goes on but I will love to give the more experienced users here the opportunity to air their opinions and share their tips, Please add your contribution as a guide to new members
13  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Mining in a country with power challenges. on: July 30, 2022, 08:25:51 PM
What is the possibility of becoming a successful miner or the chances of success for a miner in a country that still experiences power outages?

Please suggest any and all possible solutions to this challenge for a bitcoiner interested in giving mining a trial in a country that still experience power outages?
14  Economy / Economics / Marketing terminology (Does "affordable" & "Cheap" mean the same thing?) on: July 26, 2022, 10:01:23 PM
Business people and marketers need to add more clarity to these terminologies in business which i think are often misunderstood by some customers, that is- one to mean exact same thing as the other.

The terms are "Affordable & Cheap" which vendors often use during marketing.

"Affordable" IMO means that a certain commodity may not be cheap but affordable depending on the financial class of the customer, While "Cheap" simply describes a commodity as affordable to everyone.

Have you ever been in a situation where you misinterpreted a marketer's advertisement that said "Affordable" and then you went ahead to assume it meant "Cheap" only to make inquiry and find out otherwise?
15  Other / Beginners & Help / don't be fooled by titles. on: July 11, 2022, 09:38:32 PM
After reading how a forum user  Almost Gave Scammers Access To his wallet, there is a need to state how important it is not to be deceived or fooled by titles. This is an advice to newbies and some other forum users to not be deceived or fooled by titles. There is a tendency for someone to let his/her guard down when approached or contacted by another person with a title like Chief executive officer(CEO), Managing director(MD), Consultant, Project Manager, Business Development Manager, Investor, Forex trader etc. due to the fact that titles naturally accord respect to the individual who bears them. Do not be deceived, scammers can easily bear these titles to have an advantage over you.
Don't let your guard down.
16  Other / Beginners & Help / Cryptocurrency does not offer equal opportunity to the visually impaired. on: July 06, 2022, 10:12:07 PM
We usually prioritize how keeping our keys safe and personal is crucial for the safety of our coins, but how can the visually impaired keep safe something that they cannot see. The entire thought of it is very disheartening that it may even be discouraging for any of such a person if after managing to agree to be a part of crypto, they now hear that they may never be able to secure their crypto. What can we suggest to these individuals (the visually impaired) who have an interest in bitcoins and crypto so that they don't loose interest?  Have you met any visually impaired individual in crypto, how do they manage to go about with it?
17  Economy / Gambling discussion / Can change of environment have an effect on gambling addiction. on: July 04, 2022, 09:33:15 PM
You will agree with me that society and the environment can have a great influence on the lifestyle of every individual, you often can find yourself doing, or being involved in that activity that almost everyone is involved with in that your locale as a result of influence. Now considering someone who is a gambling addict, is there any possibility of him/her becoming better if they are relocated to another environment or society where people around are not involved in gambling?

Can someone still develop the habit of gambling and become an addict even though no one around gambles?
18  Economy / Gambling discussion / Inherited gambling on: July 01, 2022, 10:46:12 PM
I know we are greatly influenced by the environment we are born into and sometimes become gamblers because of where we find ourselves, i also considered the possibility of gambling being hereditary and found out that it is also possible, that is gambling can be hereditary ,
Gambling is linked to a gene that is passed on through generations and a new study claims that it is passed on to both sons and daughters alike.
now come to think of it since it is difficult to escape our genetic makeup,
- Would you blame an individual who becomes addicted to gambling because it is wired to his DNA?

-Can their gambling problem be put in check by regular methods?

-Will the addiction be worse than someone who picked up the habit?
19  Economy / Gambling discussion / An alternative to gambling with money. on: June 28, 2022, 09:47:41 PM
The most popular suggestion you can get when trying to quit gambling especially when you are continuously loosing money is mostly that you should just stop gambling itself. This sounds like an almost impossible task for many who are already hooked to it and just hearing that alone is discouraging. A better suggestion and an alternative to quitting gambling completely is to start betting with fake money gambling apps. With FAKE MONEY GAMBLING APPS, you can continue gambling on the app even on live games, but with fake money. So in reality you can maintain the experience you derive from gambling and not loose any money except the fake one in the process.

Although the original idea behind the creation of such apps was to provide a platform were individuals can practice their betting skills without loosing money before actually gambling with real money, i still find it useful to those trying to quit because they keep loosing money.

In Order of user rating and for suggestion sake, some of the best fake money gambling apps according to user experience, core functionality & innovative solution are (please note that some of these apps still offer real gambling services, and if you really want to stop loosing money, you should avoid)                                                                                                                                         
- Bovada is an app made by Toloka Product. It has an average rating of 4.9 and has received 6648 ratings.
- DraftKings – Daily Fantasy Sports for Cash is an app made by DraftKings, Inc.. It has an average rating of 4.5 and has received 81454 ratings.
- BetQL – Sports Betting Data is an app made by QL Gaming Group. It has an average rating of 4.2 and has received 591 ratings.
- Sports Betting Tips & Sports Picks by is an app made by LLC. It has an average rating of 4.2 and has received 376 ratings.
- BETUP is an app made by UPAPP. It has an average rating of 4 and has received 31685 ratings.

What is your opinion on Fake money gambling apps, do you recognize the potential I think they have to assist in reducing the number of gamblers who loose real money?
20  Economy / Gambling discussion / Can you trust a gambler with your money/savings? on: June 23, 2022, 09:51:57 PM
True life Story.
A friend i know recently narrated to me how his business almost collapsed due to trust he had for another of his friends who he thought he was helping by recruiting him to manage one of his Retail outlets. He narrated how having put him in charge of that point started observing a decrease in the the profit from there intended for savings and reinvestment. He confronted him severally to know what the problem was, but his friend attributed it to being ill and needing drugs, until one faithful day when he ran into him in a betting shop during working hours betting on virtual football games, how disappointing!

Questions for discussion
- Are gamblers eligible to hold financial positions?
- Do problem gamblers deserve a second chance to hold a financial position?
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