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Betsson Loses Battle With Sweden: Fights Over Svenska Spel Monopoly

The Swedish online gambling firm Betsson has lost a legal battle with the government of Sweden related to its monopoly Svenska Spel. 

The Reggie Bush Scandal: Bookie May Offer Odds on Bush Losing Heisman Trophy

Reggie Bush Heisman Trophy
With reports that Reggie Bush had accepted “improper benefits” while at USC, sources close to The Heisman Trophy Trust claimed to Yahoo! Sports that the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner will soon be stripped of his trophy.

Asian Online Gambling Site 12Bet 7th to Get Licensed in Isle of Man This Year

The online gambling jurisdiction of The Isle of Man is ramping things up these days by granting its 7thlicensee, this time Asia’s popular Internet sports betting site  The jurisdiction has long been known for its stringent requirements in licensing such companies. 

Bookies Score Somewhat With Tar Heels Cover

Bookies Tar Heels
Despite any losses during the rest of Saturday, the online bookies managed to save face with a North Carolina Tar Heels cover, though it wasn’t necessarily a cover for those who bet LSU at -6 or less.

The Tiger Woods Effect: Could Wayne Rooney Antics Hurt Manchester United?

Wayne Rooney
When Tiger Woods announced plans to play golf in all the Majors tournaments of 2010, oddsmakers offered the prop bet on how many Majors Woods would win.  Little did we know that Woods promiscuous sex antics were to eventually result in zero Majors wins

North Carolina Tar Heels Football: Wreaking Havoc on Sportsbooks

North Carolina Tar Heels Football
The suspension of several North Carolina Tar Heels players continues to cause wild fluctuations in the North Carolina vs. LSU College Football game scheduled for Saturday evening.  As of 3 pm EST, reported that the Tar Heels football line had moved all the way to +10 at 

Online Gambling In The US: Ladbrokes, William Hill Likely To Lose Out

online gambling
With the very real possibility that Congressman Barney Frank could lose his chairmanship position should the Republicans take over the House come November, online poker federal legislation must pass prior to Election Day or else there will likely be no “start over” time come 2011.

Football Betting Frenzy Begins in Earnest This Weekend…Or Not?

Football Betting
  It’s the official start of the 2010 College Football weekend and football betting has now commenced.

European Bookies Take No Suspicious Bets On Test

The body that monitors betting patterns in Europe says that none of the bookmakers it regulates reported suspicious activity around the Pakistan-England test match in which deliberate no-balls were allegedly bowled.

Online Sportsbook Traffic: Betfair Remains On Top

online sportsbook
Despite a downward traffic trend across multiple Web rankings services, #1 Betfair held on to the top spot. #2 Bet365 and #4 Bwin were the only sites in the top six trending upward when compared with their previous week’s results.

Hurricane Earl Takes Down Online Gambling Websites,

Hurricane Earl
A major power outage on the island of Antigua has resulted in some online gambling websites experiencing service interruptions.

Online Gambling Firms Centrebet, Playtech, William Hill Profits All Up

More good news for the online gambling sector as a number of top firms reported profit increases on Thursday:  Centrebet, Playtech and William Hill among them.

Sportsbook News: What’s Next For Kenny White

Kenny White
One of Las Vegas’ most well known oddsmakers, Kenny White, was let go from his position earlier this month.  His future remains in limbo with the new football season just days away.

Online Sportsbooks: Heroes Shuts Down, WSEX Might As Well Too

An obscure little “fly by night” online sportsbook called Heroes, supposedly operating out of the Dutch Antilles island of Curacao, has shut down leaving a number of players stiffed.

Costa Rica Announces Online Gambling Tax Plans

Costa Rica Online Gambling Tax
As widely reported here on, the Central American online gambling haven of Costa Rica has once again decided it would like to tax such enterprises.  Similar attempts in the past have failed.

WSEX Payouts Still Dwindling In This Week

Troubled online gambling website World Sports Exchange ( has begun issuing checks to customers once again this week and offered some ray of hope to at least one individual suggesting that the payment issues should be resolved in the next 30 days.

William Hill Move to Gibraltar a Blow to United Kingdom

William Hill
The United Kingdom’s second largest bookmaker, William Hill, is moving its telephone wagering to Gibraltar, citing high taxes on the mainland.  The move was well forecast in recent weeks.

William Hill “Worst Ever Royal Ascot” Blamed for Poor Profit Margins

William Hill continues to hint at moving its telephone business offshore following dismal results over the past year compared to its online arm.

Sheikh Deal With Gambling Firm Could Be Seen As Defying Islam

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani Malaga
New Malaga FC owner Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani of Qatar may decide to keep the United Kingdom’s number two biggest bookmaker and gambling house on as a team sponsor after all, though the odds of this happening are seen as rather slim.

Costa Rica President Defends US Marines Presence: Online Gambling Operators Balk

US Marines Costa Rica
Online gambling operators in the Central American nation of Costa Rica expressed little concern over the 7000 US Marines deployed there to deal with the escalating drug crisis.

Bookies Spared $75 Mil Payout With England World Cup Exit

England World Cup
Not everyone in England was upset about their team getting eliminated so quickly Sunday in the knockout round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup vs. Germany. Bookmakers were the only one’s celebrating though.

William Hill Honors Frank Lampard ‘Goal’

Frank Lampard Disallowed Goal
Great Britain's second largest bookmaker, William Hill, is paying out to their customers who bet on Frank Lampard scoring against Germany after his goal was ruled out by the linesman and referee. The bookies estimate the payout will cost them a six figure sum.

England Germany World Cup Game: A Bookie’s Treat

England Germany World Cup
As long as England hangs around, the online bookmakers across the UK will make out dearly but an England - Germany draw will be the icing on the cake

Some World Sports Exchange Players Getting Checks

There is some glimmer of hope on the World Sports Exchange front. The online sportsbook, one of the first to come online in fact, has begun to send out a series of payouts this past week according to various reports. World Sports Exchange has taken 6 months or longer to make payouts in some cases.

Sports Betting Site Pays Out $150,000 Parlay

Sports Betting
A lucky customer of the online sports betting website just won a whopping $150,000 on a most unusual parlay.
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