Bettors and 52.4%

If you read enough about sports betting, youll hear this number repeated often: 52.4% of sports betting happens on the Internet. But this isnt quite accurate. Its more like 50% if youre comparing bookmakers. In 2012, most of the revenue from online sports wagering came from poker and blackjack, but now a days there are many more options that can be found in websites like FanDuel. The other big revenue stream is sports wagering on the radio and television. The big leagues have TV contracts that cover the vast majority of the sporting events. For instance, just the NFL broadcast network produces about 14,000 hours of coverage of NFL games each year, and each hour of games has around $1 million in revenue. For all the networks, this is a huge amount of money. Poker is similar. Paddy Power puts the number at 13 million hours per year, and some of that is on the TV, but a great deal more is on the Internet. Online sports betting accounts for about half the revenue of all the online gambling. Online gambling has become a $90 billion business. So I have been doing research into this, and the answer is, yes, if they have such an arrangement, then they get to do it. However, there is an issue with it. First, if it is all online, why do the sports leagues need their own TV channels? Well, the answer is, it’s the pay-per-view, where the sports leagues, once they’ve sold tickets, get the money. With online gambling, they don’t sell tickets, they don’t get a dime. They get a rake,...
The Mental Game

The Mental Game

The Mental Game and what it can do for you! Appointments in office, at your competition or practice and via SKYPE Remember to schedule your appointment today (469) 781-2399   SKYPE @ Mike.Margolies     Margolies@TheMental-Game.com Mike Margolies – Certified Mental Trainer® – Author -Speaker Mental Training in Sports and Business: When you want to be the best that you can be and the one thing you are missing is the right Mental Game what do you do? Well, athletes from over the country have been seeking out Certified Mental Trainer® and Sport Psychology Consultant Mike Margolies for close to thirty-five years for his expertise in helping them live up to their potential. He has worked with athletes; professional football to elite level figure skating and just about every sport in between. People have sought his counsel and unique coaching / consulting style to learn about the game within the game, or what sports psychology and mental training can do to help them become the athlete they want to be. He has programs for all athletes at every level. If you are in business, why not learn the secretes of great performers? Let’s talk about “What Mental Training is about”. He is the author of  “The Athlete within You” Let him help you with your Peak Performance! If you are interesting in keep your backyard in a good shape, you need to have best tools to make your job easier, fortunately the professionals from Lawn Care Guides have for you the best reviews of the tools that you need to work in your garden. I’d like you to consider this value proposition. How much time do...
INITIAL CONSULTATION ONLINE

INITIAL CONSULTATION ONLINE

Offering a no cost initial consultation online via Skype on in my office. Let’s get to know each other. Mental training to be effective needs to work for everyone involved  Let’s get to know one another. It must be right for all parties involved So let’s have a short conversation and see if working together makes sense for all of us. This is a 20 or 30 minute consult where we will talk about how mental training fits into your plans.  What you have to do is call or email me for a time slot. We also do a short assessment to see where your interest might be. We can connect using Skype and see if  this is right for both of us.  Typically we will talk about any issues and directions you would like to go.  Let’s talk about stress, concentration, relaxation and visualization and other skills. For youth athletes this is a time when your parents can jump on as well to ask questions.  It is a process that is working really well and this is the first time I am offering this service online.  Call (425) 241-6539 or email margolies@themental-game.com  now for your appointment. Mental training is the best sports dollars you will ever...
Why Mental Training

Why Mental Training

Athletes need mental training because, if as Baseball great Yogi Berra is quoted as saying, 90% of sports performance is mental and the other 50% physical, why do we spend almost 100% of our time training only our bodies. This is the big question you need to ask yourself or any athlete. What are you doing to train your mind for athletic success? Are you dealing with competitive stress productively? Sport Psychology Consultants and the Mental Game will help you reach the next level of peak performance. Most of our mental training programs are relatively short turn, the results will last a lifetime. If you want to play at the next level, it’s the mental game that will get you there. Take this short quiz  1) Are you a confident athlete? 2) Do you understand how best to use imagery to help you to peak performance and to accelerate learning of new skills? 3) Do you face your fears or avoid them? 4) Do you know how to relax and can you turn the switch on when you need to? 5) Do you lose focus during competition? 6) Does the word choke hit close to home? 7) Do you use an effective pre- and post competition routine? How about for practice? If you found that there were questions that you answered NO, let us help you make the answers YES. Gain the skills to effectively get results and take your game to the next level. Come learn to play the Game within the Game. The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could...
Who is the program for

Who is the program for

The Mental Game’s program is for healthy athletes and businesses professionals!  Athletes who are striving for excellence in their sport.  Youth to elite athletes need to learn these mental skill sets.  There is no magic answer- just sound mental training to optimize athletic performance. Mike Margolies works with Youth Athletes in Soccer, football, basketball, running, golf and virtually every sport around.  He has programs in mental toughness training for kids and adults.  He has worked with Olympians and recreational athletes, helping them become the athletes they want to be. Give us a call and let’s find The Athlete Within You.   Program information:      Phone: (425) 241-6539 email:...