Review: Richard Gere too good to ignore in ‘Arbitrage’

And Gere nails every nuance in a role that holds up a dark mirror to the way we live now. And it resonates in his exceptional screenplay, which potently captures the gleaming seduction of Robert’s world and the fear that festers underneath.

“Arbitrage” is such a movie, a sinfully entertaining look at the sins committed in the name of money. And Gere knows the man, inside and out. Docs run in the Jarecki family, with half brothers Andrew (“Capturing the Friedmans”) and Eugene (“Why We Fight”) making notable contributions to the genre. Jarecki has an eye for the telling detail, not surprising given his start with the 2005 documentary “The Outsider” (about rogue director James Toback). Fraud puts pressure on Robert’s skill at deceiving wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon), French mistress Julie (Laetitia Casta) and chief accountant Brooke (Brit Marling), who also happens to be his daughter. True, this territory has been covered from Wall Street to last year’s “Margin Call.” But Gere and first-time director Nicholas Jarecki put a tantalizing spin on what goes on in the head of a fraudulent hedge-fund manager when he decides to stick it to the rest of us, including his own family.

Story highlightsRichard Gere stars as a fraudulent financier in the filmCritic says Gere’s performance is “a thing of toxic beauty”The movie also stars Susan Sarandon and Laetitia Casta

It’s instructive to note what a killer actor Richard Gere can be when a movie rises to his level.

Jarecki knows the territory. Gere’s Robert Miller is the picture of unflappable elegance. But Robert keeps his cool until the sudden death of one of these women has him dodging a possible murder rap with the grudging help of Jimmy Grant (a terrific Nate Parker), the son of the family chauffeur and the only black man in Robert’s circle of white privilege. Wearing the trappings of wealth like a second skin, Gere invites us to see what Robert sees. For proof that we’re in financial hell, look around. She can’t rock his composure. That’s when NYPD detective Michael Bryer (Tim Roth) smells a rat and Robert’s world begins to unravel.

There’s enough plot here to stuff a miniseries or three, yet “Arbitrage” never descends to bland and predictable. Gere digs so deep into this flawed tycoon that we come to understand Robert’s actions without for a minute forgiving them. His rapt, watchful performance is a thing of toxic beauty. Despite his box-office success in crowd-pleasers such as “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Pretty Woman” and “Chicago,” Gere has long been underrated. And the glamour in his field of vision — cheers to cinematographer Yorick Le Saux (I Am Love) for the sheen and composer Cliff Martinez (Drive) for the seductive mood — is tempting enough to make us all complicit.

Like the best movies, “Arbitrage” persuades us to ask tough questions about ourselves. It’s an implosive tour de force.

. Credit Jarecki, whose combustible directing debut gives “Arbitrage” the charge of a thriller and the provocation of a moral fable. Watch him in the scene when Sarandon — in full, feisty flower — hits Robert with a lifetime of resentments. But Gere gives us a window into the soul of a man who finally realizes that even money will no longer help him lie to himself. Good job on that, since he’s just lost $400 million in a bad copper-mine investment, and if he can’t cover it up and unload his company on a major bank, his career will go kaput along with his fortune. No Academy love, not even for his sinister brilliance in “Internal Affairs,” “American Gigolo” and “The Hoax,” or for the battered heart he brought to the cheated-on husband in “Unfaithful.”

Gere’s performance in “Arbitrage” is too good to ignore. At 62, he is at the peak of his powers. As the son of two commodities traders, Jarecki has Wall Street in his DNA

All Bets Are Off On ‘Survivor’

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He wasn’t aware of any other possible legal sanctions.

Callers to the Bodog.com offices were told that wagers were no longer being accepted on “Survivor.”

“We’re pretty sure this is the case,” Bradley said. “Some have been right, many have been wrong.”

The players’ current bets on “Survivor: Amazon” have been canceled and their money refunded, Bradley said. One person was said by BoDog to work in a “production role” for CBS.

© 2003 The Associated Press. Most offshore sportsbooks accept such alternative bets, said BoDog’s Bradley.

“Throughout the history of ‘Survivor,’ many have believed they knew the outcome of the show,” Ender said. The biggest payoff, $8,000, came on a $1,000 bet placed on the fifth “Survivor” at 8-to-1 odds.

“Only ‘The X-Files’ has more conspiracy theories than ‘Survivor,'” CBS spokesman Chris Ender said. He declined further comment on the allegations, or on any action CBS might take.

The show narrows the field to two finalists in filmed competitions. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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BoDog requires that bettors must not have knowledge of an event’s outcome. The suspicion is they had insider knowledge, he said.

They wagered correctly on who would be the final two contestants in both the fourth and fifth editions of “Survivor,” Bradley said. Bradley said that bets taken from those alleged to be with CBS skewed the odds significantly on “Survivor” contestants.

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An online sportsbook said it has dropped betting on CBS’ “Survivor” after allegedly finding that network employees were wagering – and winning – on the hit reality show.

The Costa Rica-based BoDog.com found at least two CBS employees betting on the show’s outcome, said BoDog spokesman Lance Bradley. The players in question opened accounts with BoDog before “Survivor: Marquesas,” the fourth show, and bet only on the show and no other events.

For the current “Survivor,” the bets in question affected the odds for contestants Jenna Morasca of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Matthew Von Ertfelda of Washington, D.C.

Odds will be offered on the seventh “Survivor” but all bettors will be carefully monitored, BoDog President Rob Gillespie said in a statement.

Betting on events other than sports or racing is banned in Las Vegas sportsbooks, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday. Asked if BoDog might consider legal action, he replied: “It’s not something we’d want to pursue, as a matter of precedent.”

At least two players have been identified as CBS employees and other names may be connected to the network or may be aliases, Bradley said

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But let’s just start from the advantages of arbitrage betting.

Arbitrage betting is an almost risk-free way of betting on sports. Because I was going to get paid for sure, I had just bet on both golfers.

I spent the following 5 minutes deciding how to react. At one point, an account of yours will be full of money, while the rest will be depleted. I could let the specific bets as is and make a profit, unless the games ends a draw. As a result, they may limit the stakes they are accepting from you or even forbid you to continue betting with them. Usually the ROI of a sure bet is about 1 to 2%, although you may stand lucky occasionally and find a 4 or 5% gold mine!

Don’t dig into arbitrage betting before reading of the disadvantages

If you are going to give arbitrage a shot after all, be very careful and begin betting or trading small. These accounts also need sufficient funding. I also write about my success or failure and run a small business.

In my case the guaranteed profit was even better than that!

As I was getting really tired the past few weeks, surfing around looking for sure bets as they are commonly known, I had found a really generous one at a golf event. And two months later I began sports trading, leaving my arbitrage betting days behind.

Let me tell you my short story about when I finally decided to quit arbitrage betting.

People usually focus on the bright side of any investment, like in arbitrage betting or trading. And I have heard that by the time you get to hear of that, it’s already too late.

Many bookmakers do not welcome bettors, who follow an arbitrage betting pattern. That was my first (and last) bet on a golf game.

Of course, my bets now resulted to a loss, no matter the final outcome of the golf game. Arbitrage trading is likewise an almost risk-free way of trading any kind of financial instrument. This funding will probably max out your credit card(s).

Constant money moving. And that is not the worst thing it can happen in arbitrage.

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By advantage gambling and investing with real money online, I put my money where my mouth is. Moving money around does not only mean extra commissions with banks, but may also arise suspicions.

And last but not least, you can still lose big chunks of money if you don’t pay close attention when placing your arbitrage bets.

I myself haven’t spent more than a month taking advantage of fluctuating odds and prices when trying out arbitrage. You can’t expect the results to even out among the bookmakers. What a relief! My bets were both accepted and I just had to wait for the game’s result before I got paid. Their sole worry is just how much money they can make but they neglect the fact that they can also lose money, even in this advertised as risk-free investment.

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Oh, wait. Much like arbitrage bettors are looking at sports events, arbitrage traders do the same when trading stocks, forex, bonds, commodities, derivatives and other financial instruments, looking at the markets worldwide.. Yes, that’s happened before.

An arbitrageur has to open accounts with several betting or trading companies. And no, the game did not end a draw but it still was a great lesson for me. Yes, so quick that I had to write it twice for emphasis!

While there are services, which let you know when there is an arbitrage opportunity, they come at a cost. Some still make a lot of money. That is because they have bet on every possible outcome of the game.

Given the infinite number of sports events around the globe, new opportunities for arbitrage betting will constantly arise, especially as more and more people are introduced to betting or gambling in general.

As quickly as possible, I had my Excel spreadsheet calculate the stakes and I submitted my bets concurrently at the two betting operators. Lessons can come cheap. No need to wait for the final whistle.

There is zero chance that arbitrageurs will lose money from the particular game. Thus, I think new arbitrageurs can be profitable even today.

By the time arbitrageurs have placed their bets, their profit is guaranteed. A lesson that made me withdraw all of my funds from all the bookmakers, except Betfair. Because that is when I was going to lose a hefty amount of my total bankroll! As I am not used to gamble with my money (I know, it sounds peculiar, but by the time gambling becomes an investing, you stop gambling with your money), I reluctantly gave away some of my future profits to cover the losses of a likely draw.

You must be quick to find arbitrage bets.

You must be super quick to find arbitrage bets. Noticed the word “almost”? That is because you still stand to lose some money. They are considering a career in arbitrage trading in particular.

These advantages apply as well to arbitrage trading. What’s that at Betfair? A third possible outcome you say?

And that is when the emotion of relief converts into panic in a matter of nanoseconds!

People have made a lot of money in arbitrage. Yet, my little experience has taught be enough to recommend anyone against arbitrage betting or trading.

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Two golfers were competing at a golf course, when I noticed the divergence of the betting odds between Betfair and another online bookmaker. Here is why:

The reason I am talking today about arbitrage, is an email I received from a visitor of my gambling blog. That was almost 10 years ago! So, yes, I am far from the arbitrage expert you were expecting to be talking here

How To Pick a Winner at the Dog Track With a Simple Trick

Then, if they’re still evenly matched, I look for the one thing that indicates that one of them is more likely to come in this time.. Check for any advantage one has over the other and if there isn’t one, play them in a quiniela or don’t play them.

If I look at all these factors and can’t find any significant differences, there are two options that I see. I compare them with a little list I’ve come up with. Or I can play them in a quiniela, which is what I usually do.

There are a few options, but this is the one that has worked the best for me over the years. That would be betting against yourself. If there doesn’t seem to be any difference between them based on those things, I look for any little thing that one has going for it that the other doesn’t.

Usually, when I handicap greyhound races I don’t take minor factors into account. You don’t want to bet them both. There are some other rare situations when I play two dogs to win, but this isn’t one of them and I don’t recommend it. That can actually make a difference sometimes.

First, I look at their class, running style, post position in this race as compared to their last race, post position that they like and whether they’re in form right now. I can lay off the race and find another race I like better. But when it gets down to two dogs who are evenly matched, I look at things like age, kennel standing, time of their last race etc. Many times, there are two dogs that look just as good. If one of them is 3 yrs old and the other is older, I’ll go with the younger dog.

I never play two dogs to win if they’re evenly matched. If you handicap by picking the best dog out of 8 in a greyhound race, there’s a common problem. So what do you do?

I’ll look to see if either of them has won a race by several lengths recently, gained position on the leaders in a fast race or is from a kennel that is burning up the track at the moment. I even check to see if one of them has had more days between races than the other

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If you go to a local casino, take a caring friend and ban yourself for life.

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STEP 10: GET 1 ON 1 SUPPORT.

Stopping Gambling isn’t easy. Inpatient Treatment is another. Know that if they can do it, you can too. Have phone numbers listed for people to call who support you in your recovery. In the beginning the constant thoughts and urges to gamble can be intense. In the moment, you’ll want a plan of action to take when the urge to gamble attempts to overwhelm you.

STEP 5: CARRY RESOURCES WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES

Get or print off pro gambling recovery literature & carry it with you at all times.

Read it daily, especially in first months.

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If you want to stop gambling right now, the first step begins by stopping to carry money. Good help seems to come from ex-gamblers themselves because they’ve been there, & they understand. If needed, list them out. -Author Unknown.. This includes credit cards, debit cards, access to bank accounts, checks, loans, etc. Gamblers Anonymous is one. Call them ANYTIME you need to. Don’t know where to turn to for help? Email jason@livegamblefree.com

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STEP 9: HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE FOR YOUR NEXT URGE

When your next urge comes, what will you do? You’ll need to know the answer to this. You trust that the program will solve your gambling problem, as long as you never give up on it.

These 10 steps are an excellent start to stopping gambling today.

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STEP 2: GET HELP TODAY

To overcome something as powerful as a gambling problem or addiction, we must get help from others.

Help is out there in many forms.

There is but one good throw upon the dice, which is, to throw them away. Connect your gambling with the the negative consequences its brought into your life.

When you absolutely must stop gambling right now, here are 10 steps you can take today.

Jason is a recovered compulsive gambler of over 5 years and a certified professional life coach. Put up pictures of them & when you see it, remember that’s who you’re stopping for.

Recognize that if you gamble, you’re letting them down.

Remind yourself of all the bad things that have been caused by your obsession to gamble. A gambling problem is very strong, plays many tricks on on our minds, & tries to convince us of many lies. Combat this with the previous 9 steps & a one on one coach, sponsor, or therapist. Its best to find someone who’s been in your shoes, but hasn’t gambled in quite some time.

Make sure you like them, they have your best interest in mind, & truly do help you. You make lifelong friends who will always understand and care.

This step can be done by attending Gamblers Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, & finding online support and help. (Email the author at jason@livegamblefree.com for online communities you can join today). Carry only a very small budget for food each day and thats it.( absolutely no more than $5). There are 1000’s of people who once were severely addicted to gambling, haven’t gambled for months and even years

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Nowadays, games are offered in casinos, Red dog and blackjack, the table games like poker as also electronic games like Slot Machine and Video poker are the most common types of gambling. It also shows that more and more people love to play very well in virtual casino gambling, especially for those people, who have grown to love casino and video games.

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Online Gambling – The Games by Kenneth Bateman

Blackjack is played against the house, and not other players.

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Online Gambling – The Games

 by: Kenneth Bateman

. Among the most popular poker games to play online are:

As you would expect, games of pure chance, with no skills required by the player offer terrible odds. The shooter is a winner if point is made on follow up rolls. In poker you are playing against other players, and not against the house. A two, three or twelve is an automatic loser on the come-out roll.

- Texas Hold ‘Em (by far the most popular)

The total value of two dealt cards must not exceed nine. Slots are composed of spinning reels with an assortment of symbols on each reel. Among the many sub-categories of betting on roulette are: betting on which color the ball will land, betting on any one of the three columns on the roulette table, or betting on a specific set of twelve numbers.

Roulette

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Online casinos offer a multitude of gambling game options designed to appeal to the adventurous or the conservative player. There are countless books and online sites detailing game rules, strategies, etc., and it is suggested the player take advantage of these before attempting to play for money.

This article was posted on September 05, 2006

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Literally thousands of betting options. If a seven is rolled before point is made, the shooter loses. Keno is one of those games, and is really the casino version of a lottery draw. The following is an overview of some of the more popular online games, both multi-player and single player, and is not intended to be a tutorial. The slot machine’s reels are lined up on what is known as a payline. If the symbols are not aligned in a winning combination, you lose.

A small, marble-like ball is placed into a spinning wheel that has red and black numbered slots. Face cards are valued at ten and aces at one or eleven at the players option. Low house edge is of advantage to the player.

Poker entails examining your hand and guessing what your opponents have. Bets are based upon which slot the ball will land when the wheel stops spinning. The right combination of symbols must be aligned with the payline in order to win. The hand with the total value closest to nine wins. Shooter must roll a seven or eleven on the come-out, or first roll to win or establish a point.

Slots are the most popular of the no skills required online casino games, and is a veritable cash cow for the casinos, with the odds firmly stacked in favor of the house. In Keno a computer randomly selects numbers from a group of eighty and the player must guess which group will be chosen.

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Played against the casino’s software and not against other players.

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