Sportsbook News

Bookies Happy Over Robert Green Gaffe: England Draw

With most of the country probably backing England to win their World Cup match against the USA, British bookies could certainly breathe a sigh of relief for the England draw.  They may be the only

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/12/2010

USA vs. England World Cup Betting Brisk

A review of the USA vs. England World Cup betting activity by Gambling911.com suggests brisk action coming in throughout the overnight and early morning hours.

With 23 million people expected to tune in across England alone, online bookmakers the likes of Sportsbetting.com are hoping for a bit of a mini Super Bowl Saturday.

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/12/2010

Senate Committee Approves New Jersey Online Gambling

By Juliet Fletcherstaff Writer, Press of Atlantic City

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/03/2010

D Day for Online Gambling? UIGEA Takes Effect

June 1, 2010 marks the day that the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) finally goes into effect after passing as an attachment to a Port Security Act in October 2006.  The law makes

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/31/2010

Bet911 Five Minutes of Fame Over: Book is Insolvent

A small and poorly capitalized online sportsbook appears close to shutting down.  Bet911.com, which quite obviously attempted to capitalize on the Gambling911.com name but was never permitted to a

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/04/2010

William Hill to Bid for Centrebet

The United Kingdom's second largest bookmaker, William Hill, is looking to acquire Australia's second largest privately held bookmaker, Centrebet.

Centrebet originated from Alice Springs, Northern Territory and was the first bookmaker to be licensed in Australia in 1993 and the first bookmaker to go online in the Southern Hemisphere. Centrebet was acquired by its biggest domestic rival, the SportOdds Group in 2003 for the sum of AUD$46.55 million. In 2005, SportOdds merged its Centrebet, SportOdds.com and SuperOdds.co.uk businesses into one entity, known as Centrebet.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/02/2010

Kentucky Derby 2010: Betting Off to Brisk Start

Kentucky Derby 2010 betting officially kicked off Wednesday following the noon time post position announcements.  Trafficwise, Gambling911.com reported a few thousand more unique visitors over las

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/29/2010

Jay Cohen The Jimmy Swaggart of Online Gambling?

The slow payments at once highly regarded World Sports Exchange (WSEX.com) continued this week.  Players requesting information from the troubled wagering establishment out of Antigua were for the

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/23/2010

Costa Rica Government Will Become Bookie for Soccer

AM Costa Rica is reporting that the Costa Rican government is set to enter the bookmaker business, just in time for the 2010 World Cup.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/21/2010

Online Sportsbooks Mean Big Business For Online Poker

Some in the online poker community choose to brandish sports betting as "shady" and "not as important in the whole scheme of things" when it comes to the online gambling sector.

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/15/2010

Costa Rican Sportsbooks Respond to Recent Arrests

By Chrissie Long, Tico Times Staff

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/12/2010

Betting on 2010 Masters Breaks Records

Betting on the 2010 Masters traffic has been brisk at Gambling911.com, though it can hardly be seen as rivaling that of the Super Bowl or Oscars (or the upcoming Kentucky Derby for that matter). 

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Apr/10/2010

Jazz Sportsbook Caught Up in $178M Online Gambling Sting

A popular Costa Rican based online sports betting company, Jazz Sportsbook, has been implicated in an alleged $178M sting led by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown as part of a three year inves

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2010

Joe Jennings Bookmakers Bans Punter for £1000 Win

A British punter (gambler) is claiming he was tossed from Essex bookmaker Joe Jennings after winning a measly £1000.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/05/2010

BetOnline.com Won’t Pay Out on Future Bets

Panama City-based BetOnline.com is embroiled in a dispute with a player regarding a March Madness future bet.  Few are taking the side of BetOnline.com as the complainant posted his gripe on the S

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/30/2010

Ladbrokes Limits Players Bets to 1 Euro Max

If you win, you're limits often get cut, especially at the European online sportsbooks.  Just ask one poor customer of Ladbrokes. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/12/2010

Online Gambling Would Welcome Rush Limbaugh to Costa Rica

Radio host Rush Limbaugh has suggested that should President Obama's health plan sail through Congress, he will pack up his things and move to Costa Rica. 

Limbaugh has chosen the perfect destination.  The online gambling industry set up shop in this Central American paradise during the mid-1990's.  Since that time operators have gone on to opening their own restaurants and constructing office buildings.  Limbaugh won't have any difficulty broadcasting his radio show out of CR either with all those enormous satellite dishes sitting on the properties of sportsbooks. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/11/2010

Ben Roethlisberger's Sexual Assault: Odds makers Back Off For Now

Ben Roethlisberger's latest predicament has oddsmakers wondering what can and cannot be considered in "bad taste" when it comes to a "bad boy" athlete.  This is the second time

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/09/2010

10-Year Old Goldbet Joins Microgaming Online Poker

The Goldbet online gambling group, in operation now since 2000, have selected Microgaming as its new network for allowing customers to play online poker.  The Austrian bookmaker uses proprietary s

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/03/2010

2009 Bad Year for Bookmakers: Paddy Power Down

Paddy Power is the latest bookmaker to show a slide in profits for 2009, following Ladbrokes a 2

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Mar/02/2010

Canada vs. USA Hockey Proves a Hit for Bruised Bookies

Sure the online bookmakers got clobbered Sunday with the Winter Olympics Canada vs.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Mar/01/2010

Cheltenham Festival Odds as Bookies Make Big Gamble

A handful of UK-based bookmakers have made some unusual offerings ahead of the Tuesday 16th March Cheltenham Festival.  In addition to offering odds on the event,

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Mar/01/2010

More Consolidation in Online Gambling Sector

Two more online gambling ventures have been taken over by stronger firms this past week.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/27/2010

NASCAR Betting and Danica Patrick

Both the online sportsbooks and Las Vegas establishments are counting on NASCAR betting, and to fuel those bets they are hopeful that Danica Patrick will at some point begin to make an impact.  To

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Feb/26/2010

Olympic Men’s Hockey Championship: A Bookie's Dream

Most of the online bookies have a tough time getting aroused even after overdosing on Viagra.  But this week, USA vs.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Feb/25/2010

Iowa House Takes up Online Sports Gambling

The Sioux City Journal reports that Iowans could legally play online poker against their neighbors and bet on sports events under a proposal by Iowa House members.

The plan, which may get a hearing in the House State Government Committee next week, may expand sports betting language approved by a Senate committee to include legalized betting on collegiate sports - except Iowa colleges, according to Rep. Brian Quirk, D-New Hampton, who is part of a seven- member bipartisan gambling working group.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/19/2010

Ladbrokes Falling Profits Symbolic of Failing Economy

It was very bad news for the United Kingdom's largest bookmaker.  Ladbrokes on Thursday reported a 28% fall in profits in 2009.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/18/2010

Super Bowl Records Broke at Gambling911, Vegas

Gambling911.com reported its highest traffic numbers in its nearly 10 years on the Web Sunday as Super Bowl betting took center stage.  The site dominated in Super Bowl related searches at both G

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/10/2010

Initial Report: Vegas, Reno, Online Had Killer Super Bowl

Based on preliminary numbers, the online gambling sites should have been way up over last year's Super Bowl numbers.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/08/2010

Super Bowl 2010: Betting Action Depends on Book

So far, Sportsbook.com appears to have defied the Super Bowl 2010 betting trends with most of its customers jumping on the Indianapolis Colts bandwagon.  64 percent of gamblers betting the Super B

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/07/2010

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