It seems to that every time we turn on the TV or listen to the radio we are bombarded with the next rise in fuel prices.
Is this a true supply and demand question? Well it is true that the booming Chinese economy is consuming vast amounts of natural resources including oil, but the United States is still the world's largest consumer of oil and related products.
It is very common for sports fans to feel as if they want to be a more intrinsic part of the action than simply spectating. Although, for the vast majority of people, dreams of actually playing your sport of choice to a professional level are sadly unrealistic, this desire to 'take part' has been a major reason why sport betting has become so popular.