New Jersey on-line playing continues to be in its infancy, however one lawmaker is already eyeing increasing the scope of these video games.
New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak, who spearheaded the state’s online gambling efforts, has, in line with reports, re-introduced a bill into the legislature that will doubtlessly give New Jersey licensed on-line gambling operators the ability to supply their respective products in other U.S. states, as well as in international markets.
That doesn’t mean that the New Jersey online poker system may quickly be house to players from all around the world. Lesniak instructed Card Player last month that “proper now, federal law would preclude worldwide players enjoying online against New Jersey players.”
Nonetheless, that doesn’t imply New Jersey-based mostly companies (in different phrases, have their servers there, for instance) couldn’t make money off of players elsewhere.
So as to do so, Lesniak’s invoice would require some kind of deal between New Jersey and the other jurisdiction with the gamers. The taxes would have to be sorted out. Obviously the Backyard State’s companion in all of this would need to have authorized on-line playing as well.
Lesniak said that he wants New Jersey to be the “mecca of Internet gaming.”
The invoice apparently paves the way in which for a deal between Nevada and New Jersey, but it’s unclear if which means the player swimming pools in that state of affairs could be combined.
Extra details on the proposal ought to come within the following weeks and months, as it will certainly get amended amid discussions by lawmakers. One factor is for certain, New Jersey is bolstering on-line gambling. Its first games started in late November.
Bud Selig plus MLB have finally implemented a good expanded replay system.
"I am very pleased that instant replay will certainly expand to include additional considerable plays, " commissioner Selig said in a statement. "The new system will give supervisors valuable recourse in possibly game-changing situations. The opportunity for our fans to see more replays in our ballparks is also an important modification that the clubs and I favored.
"I thank the Major little league Players and Umpires for their cooperation with this change, which will serve our shared sport well. I also extend the gratitude to John Schuerholz, Joe Torre, Tony una Russa, Peter Woodfork plus Chris Marinak, all of who worked extremely hard to make this particular highly complicated task a reality. "Now, onto what everybody cares about. The new system.
First of all, house run calls that were formerly reviewed will continue to be reviewed at the discretion of the crew main. A challenge (we'll get to that) won't be required.
Method of review
Via the press release:
A designated communication location close to home plate will be founded at all 30 MLB ballparks. There, the Crew main and at least one other main League Umpire will have access to a hard-wired headset connected to the Replay Command Center, which will remain at MLB sophisticated Media headquarters in New York. Major League Umpires will be staffed as Replay authorities at the Replay Command middle. After viewing video rss feeds, the Replay Official will make the ultimate determination of whether in order to overturn the call, based on the ongoing standard of whether there is
clear and convincing proof
Worth note here is that the replay officials will be watching from the command middle and will not be present in the particular stadium. What's more, the umpires on the field will not see a monitor, leave the field or help make the final choice. They will simply be told what the final decision is.
Each manager enters the game with one challenge. in case he uses his problem and
any partof the play will be overturned, he keeps their challenge. He can only use it one more time, though. So the restrict is two.How to challengeThe manager is to initiate review by speaking indicating to the crew main his intention to formally challenge a play. This has to happen in a "timely" style and MLB notes that will guidelines will be put in place in order to define what "timely" really means. Obviously once the following pitch is thrown would be a starting point, but it's possible "timely" will be quicker than that will.
What if the manager is out of challenges?
Before the 7th inning, tough luck, mister. Manager. From the seventh inning on, the crew main may decide to invoke instant play back on any qualifying perform, though he's not required to do so upon manager request.
The following performs are specifically reviewable and this list is exhaustive — that is, no other plays are usually reviewable:Home runs, ground-rule increases, fan interference, boundary phone calls (fielder or ball going into stands, etc. ), pressure play (except for the fielder's touching of second foundation on a double play, also known as "the neighborhood play"), labels, fair/foul calls in outfield only, "traps" in the outfield on a potential catch, whether or not a batter is strike by a pitch, timing performs (whether a runner leaves earlier when tagging up), coming in contact with bases, one runner moving another and record maintaining (if there's a dispute about the count, score, number of outs, etc. ).
Other pertinent information
All MLB night clubs have the right to show replays of any play during the game, regardless of whether or not it is being reviewed.
Each club will be permitted a video specialist in the club to help decide whether or not in order to challenge plays. There won't be monitors in the dugout, yet there will be communication technology obtainable so thet manager may be in touch with the video specialist — and equal access to movie for the home and visiting groups is required.
"On-field personnel may not argue with the decision of the Replay recognized. " The press release does not elaborate here on penalty, yet there may be a quick hook upon ejections.
If there is a situation where baserunner(s) need to be moved after a call has been overturned, the replay recognized will use his judgment to determine where the runner(s) belong.
Eight additional umpires have been hired to help properly staff the command middle.
•The new play back system will be used during a few televised spring training online games to help test it.
Could the NFL expand its playoff format? Roger Goodell says it's under consideration.
"That is under serious consideration, " he said during an interview with former Associated Press White House correspondent Ben Feller (via NFL. com). "We think it's one of the great things about the NFL, besides the fact that it's unscripted. Every team and their fans start the season with hope. You mentioned the fact that for 11 straight years we've had a team go from last to first, that's unique to professional football and the NFL, that doesn't happen in other sports. And that's because we have such a competitive league and we want to keep that. "
Another popular topic on the heels of the 12-4 49ers having to travel to Hoth to face the 8-7-1 Packers in sub-zero temperatures last weekend: Playoff reseeding based on records. Of course, three of the four visiting teams won during wild-card weekend (and the other, Kansas City, blew a 28-point lead), which sort of makes the point moot. Still, Goodell addressed that too."I don't think there is momentum for that, " the commissioner said. "I would probably disagree. There may be momentum in the media, that happens when you see San Francisco going to Green Bay, but one of the premises we start with every season is that your first objective is to win the division. And when you win the division, you should have a home game. "
The bottom line (after money, obviously) is making the game as entertaining as possible, something the NFL had great success with during the entirety of the 2013 regular season.
"The races we had this past season, we had 16 games every weekend, the final weekend we have division games, so your opponent is a division opponent and 13 of those 16 games had playoff implications on the final day of the season, " Goodell said.
"That's extraordinary and we want to keep that. If we could increase that, and again this is about believing in better, can you make it better, can you make those (division) races better by adding two more teams? That's compelling and that's what we're looking at. "