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Some Vegas Sportsbooks Saved by Last Minute Steelers Surge

Super Bowl 2011 Vegas
Some Las Vegas sportsbooks like The M, The Venetian, Hard Rock and Tropicana made out well this Super Bowl.

How Hurt is Jay Cutler Really? Bookie Balks, Cutler Walks

Jay Cutler
The Twitter universe has blasted Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and so too have the Vegas bookmakers.

Super Bowl 2011 Betting: $100 Million in Vegas Possible, More Online

Super Bowl 2011 Betting
Some of the Las Vegas sportsbook operators are predicting a record $100 million bet on the Super Bowl 2011.  A few are less optimistic.

World Sports Exchange Latest Scam: Free Money Bonus

World Sports Exchange
Those waiting months for payouts from World Sports Exchange ( were greeted to a shocking message in their email boxes over the past few days.

Jay Cutler a Wimp: Bookmaker Jimmy Vacarro Echoes Public Sentiment

Jay Cutler Wimp
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is being criticized for his departure early in the third quarter of the NFC Championship game against arch rivals, the Green Bay Packers.

Betting on the Green Bay Packers a Killer to Sportsbooks

Betting on the Green Bay Packers
The public was all over the Green Bay Packers to win the NFC Championship and cover the -3 to -4 point spread.

$90 Million Likely Bet on 2011 Super Bowl in Nevada Says Caesars Sportsbook Chief

Bet on 2011 Super Bowl
Caesars Palace sportsbook Director Howard Greenbaum told CNBC on Friday that he anticipates $90 million to be wagered on the 2011 Super Bowl in Nevada alone.

William Hill Profit Boosted By Online Bets

William Hill
William Hill reported Wednesday that operating profits are set to be at the top end of forecasts.

Former English Sports Betting Boss Now Training to Preach

English Sports Betting
A popular TV show called "Where Are They Now?" tracked down people who were famous years ago to find out what became of them.

Did NFL Apply Pressure On CBS Not To Mention Billy Walters Piece?

Billy Walters
Noticeably absent from the Jets-Patriots NFL game late Sunday afternoon was CBS’ promotion of a segment on famed sports bettor Billy Walters.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Las Vegas Bookies Crushed By Packers Win

Las Vegas bookmakers were big losers over the weekend thanks to the Green Bay Packers win over Philadelphia to advance in the Playoffs.

Vegas Sportsbooks Were Hoping For Colts-Falcons Super Bowl

Colts-Falcons Super Bowl
"I’m rooting for the Colts," Director of the MGM Resorts race and sports book, Jay Rood, told the Los Angeles Times.

Slow Paying WSEX Gets More Exposure On CNBC

CNBC puts out some of the best original programming when it comes to business and industry.

XL Bet Shuts Down, Stiffs Players

XL Bet
An obscure online sports betting website, XL Bet, has closed its doors for good, stiffing customers in the process.

Bwin and PartyGaming Will Remain As Separate Brands After Merger

Bwin, PartyGaming Merger
bwin, and the 4th largest online poker room in the world, PartyGaming, have announced they will retain their brand names post-merger.

William Hill Shutting Stores, Paddy Power Big Hiring Plans

Paddy Power
Just as the United Kingdom’s second largest bookmaker, William Hill, plans to downsize a bit, the country’s third largest, Paddy Power, expects to begin hiring a few hundred people in the coming year.

BetonSports Number 3 Cuts Deal With US Government

Norman Steinberg (AKA Tom Miller) has received a 3-year suspended sentence for his role as the number 3 man in BetOnSports,

Betfair Shares Plummet 22 Percent Post-IPO

It was a celebratory mood days following the IPO of Betfair.  The world’s biggest online betting exchange went public back in October. 

Carrie Stroup Red-Faced After Bookie Bludgeoning Senior Reporter Carrie Stroup provides some of the best information on the Net when it comes to public betting activity and critical game trends.

Eremian Brother Wants To Become Professional Gambler In Vegas

Daniel Eremian stated in a court affidavit, “I am a professional gambler and have filed tax returns stating as much.

Costa Rica: Mudslides Ravage Nation

Costa Rica Mudslides
The Central American nation of Costa Rica has been hit by mudslides, claiming the lives of some 23 people. 

Landslides Claim At Least 20 Lives in Online Gambling Haven Of Costa Rica

20 people are confirmed dead and another 10 are missing in landslides that occurred in Escazu, Costa Rica Thursday. 

San Francisco Giants World Series Win Odds Pay Out 30/1

San Francisco Giants World Series Win
The San Francisco Giants World Series win paid out $3000 for anyone who bet $100 on the team prior to the season’s start. 

Online Sportsbook Complaints For Last Week of October 2010

A series of online sportsbook complaints occurring across the World Wide Web are being monitored by the final week of October 2010.

Advice for Agents – Precautions When Using a Cell Phone

  Agents are probably some of the most cautious people on Earth. Experience tells them that confidentiality and security are two of the most important values to keep a bookmaking job.
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