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Football Lines Service Company Don Best Joins Gambling911 Family

Don Best Line Service
The world’s foremost football lines service company, Don Best, will be joining the Gambling911.com family, it was announced on Thursday.

Bet365 Closes in on Betfair

Bet365
Bet365 continued to increase its traffic this week and was closing in on number one Betfair. 

Betting on NFL …. Customer Service

Betting on NFL
When it comes to betting on the NFL football online, customer service becomes key, especially in this competitive environment. 

New Directive Will Reference Online Gambling Base Costa Rica as North America

Costa Rica North America
Beginning this week, the Gambling News and Odds Authority Gambling911.com will role out a new policy.  Its writers have been given the directive to reference all Costa Rican and Panamanian-based online gambling sites as being “based in North America”. 

Bet365 Is Killing It

Bet365
BetRankings.com placed Bet365.com as the number two most trafficked sports betting site in Europe.  Oddschecker.com this week said they were numero uno.

Online Sportsbooks Betfair, Bet365, William Hill Remain On Top World Rankings

online sports betting
This week’s BetRankings.com International Online Sportsbooks rankings in terms of traffic reveal that Betfair, Bet365 and William Hill have maintained their spots within the top 3 heading into the new Premiership football season.

Sports Betting Blackberry, iPhone Apps Hot: Online and in Vegas

Blackberry App Sports Betting
Yesterday, Gambling911.com reported on how Bookmaker.com, the oldest established North American online wagering business had witnessed a voluminous surge in business since introducing its Blackberry, iPhone and Droid compatible sports betting app just three weeks ago.

Football Betting Action Rolls In At Fever Pitch

Football Betting
With the Minnesota Vikings set to take on the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints Thursday night, the 2010 NFL season officially kicks off around 8 pm EST and so too does the football betting frenzy.  Teams getting the most love early on include the Saints, Green Bay Packers and, remarkably, the San Francisco 49ers.

New iPhone, Blackberry, Android Platform a Hit for Bookmaker

Android
Just in time for football, the oldest established online bookmaker in North America, Bookmaker.com, recently launched its new version of the mobile betting platform that is compatible with iPhone, Blackberry and Android. 

Betsson Loses Battle With Sweden: Fights Over Svenska Spel Monopoly

Betsson
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

12Bet
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 12Bet.com.  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, Gambling911.com reported that the Tar Heels football line had moved all the way to +10 at betED.com. 

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, Intertops.com

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 Gambling911.com, 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 (WSEX.com) 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.
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