Sportsbook News

March Revenue Plunges as Virus Shuts Casinos

March Revenue Plunges as Virus Shuts Casinos

Revenue from casinos in numerous U.S. states plunged in March as the coronavirus forced the shutdown of in-person gambling across the country in the middle of the month.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/16/2020

NBA Draft Needs for Bottom Five Teams

NBA Draft Needs for Bottom Five Teams

It is pretty clear that for a team that falls into the bottom five of the league, that they need more talent. This 2020 class features a whole lot of it, and so a few lucky teams that land the top picks will have a chance to improve significantly in 2020-21.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/15/2020

The Benefits of Running an Online Sports Betting Site From Washington State

The Benefits of Running an Online Sports Betting Site From Washington State

Limitations to wagering on sports offers an excellent opportunity for local bookies

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/15/2020

PointsBet Shares Surge Despite Absence of Sports, VA Gov Wants Betting at NASCAR Tracks

PointsBet Shares Surge Despite Absence of Sports,  VA Gov Wants Betting at NASCAR Tracks

What is going on with PointsBet, the online sports gambling firm based out of Australia that has gained an early foothold in the US?

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Apr/14/2020

Famed Vegas Sportsbook Superbook is Coming to Colorado, Sports Betting Scams a Plague During Pandemic

Famed Vegas Sportsbook Superbook is Coming to Colorado

Colorado native and famed oddsmaker Jay Kornegay is set to oversee the Superbook operations at The Lodge Casino in Black Hawk.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/14/2020

Ayre Goes on Record: Squatters Never Took Over Bodog Founder's Home

The photos were disturbing to be sure.  Squatters had seemingly taken over the one-time mansion of Bodog founder Calvin Ayre.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/13/2020

How to Go From Affiliate to Bookmaker

How to Go From Affiliate to Bookmaker

The sports betting world is truly gigantic and there are many good opportunities that you need to be aware of, so that you can always be on top and make the most out of your business. There are different ways in which you can get involved in this industry, and not all of them involve, precisely, being a sportsbook owner or a bookie; you can start making money as an influencer, as an agent or as an affiliate, to mention a few examples.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/13/2020

Virginia Gov. Amends Casino Bill in Final Hour, Horse Bettor Turns 50 Cents Into $500K

Virginia Gov. Amends Casino Bill in Final Hour, Horse Bettor Turns 50 Cents Into $500K

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has amended a gambling expansion bill that would now direct  two-thirds of the state’s casino taxes to education construction projects.  The bill was returned to the General Assembly Saturday.  Northam had until that day to act on the bill.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Apr/12/2020

Will Juventus win their 9th Serie A trophy in a row?

Will Juventus win their 9th Serie A trophy in a row?

Italian Serie A soccer championship, or “calcio” as italians call it, was suspended in the 26th matchday of the 2019-2020 season, with no other than mighty Juventus as league leader. However, this hasn’t been the “typical” Juventus season so far, and other teams, like Internazionale in the beginning, or Lazio, more recently, have been threatening the chance of success for the team to achieve their main goal of this season, which is to win their 9th consecutive Serie A title.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/10/2020

Global Poker Sees 255% Rise During Pandemic, Knup Bros Doing Well Too

Global Poker Sees 255% Rise During Pandemic, Knup Bros Doing Well Too

There is one sector that is not negatively impacted by the coronavirus......online casinos.  In particular Global Poker, a US-facing social gaming site, revealed a dramatic increase in traffic since the pandemic lead to shutdowns nationwide in mid-March.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Apr/08/2020

eSports Betting Gets Boost During Covid-19

eSports Betting Gets Boost During Covid-19

eSports betting is filling the void as most sports are taking a vacation with the current coronavirus pandemic having a stranglehold on much of the world right now.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/07/2020

What Are the Odds of Your Sportsbook or PPH Shop Staying in Business?

What Are the Odds of Your Sportsbook or PPH Shop Staying in Business?

Everyone knew that the coronavirus would be bad. Yet, even the darkest forecast could not predict just how bad the whole situation has become. The sports betting industry has basically ground to a halt with every major sports betting event off the board. Even the most successful sports betting operations are feeling the pain in a situation that could get even worse before it starts to get better.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2020

Give Your Sportsbook a Big Casino Boost With Price Per Head

Give Your Sportsbook a Big Casino Boost With Price Per Head

With sports betting on pause for a few weeks or even months, depending on how well things evolve in this coronavirus crisis, sportsbooks from all over the world have turned their focus and efforts to the next obvious product in stock, the casino.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2020

Generate a Great Profit for Your Bookie Biz

Generate a Great Profit for Your Bookie Biz

Bookies, you must be generating a profit per head and we want to show you the best way to do so. You are in this business to earn a fantastic income and there is no reason you shouldn’t be doing exactly that. Now is the perfect time to start earning profits where you may not realize you can earn them.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2020

Becoming a Bookie During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Becoming a Bookie During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With millions of people out of work and the anticipated slowdown in some sectors that will follow the coronavirus pandemic, opportunities are still plentiful for independent contractors and those with business smarts.  There may never be a greater time to become a bookie

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/02/2020

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog: Two Mobsters Seek Release From Prison Due to Coronavirus

The Gambling911.com Crime Blog

Welcome to the Gambling911.com Crime Blog, all the latest news and social media stories about gambling-related crime as well as organized crime.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/01/2020

NFL Betting – Tua Tagovailoa Draft Props

NFL Betting – Tua Tagovailoa Draft Props

Tua Tagovailoa a slight favorite to be selected third overall at +175, first at 2-1

Submitted by Phil Simon on, Apr/01/2020

Gambling and Sports Betting News April 1, 2020: SBTech Cyberattack Shuts Down Sportsbooks, Casino

A cyber attach on SBTech has shut down online sportsbooks across the USA that rely on the betting platform.  This includes all wagering in the state of Oregon.  Not that there is much to bet on with most sports on hiatus as a coronavirus pandemic grips the world.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/01/2020

Common Bookmaking Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Common Bookmaking Mistakes You Need to Avoid

While bookmakers can make great money if they're smart, they can also end up losing everything if they're not. Bookmaking requires you to be on your toes, discreet, and a good judge of character.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/31/2020

Technology and Gambling

Technology has assisted in advancing many industries, including gambling. It wasn’t that long ago when bookies were still using a pen and paper to track all of the bets they were taking in.

Technology has assisted in advancing many industries, including gambling. It wasn’t that long ago when bookies were still using a pen and paper to track all of the bets they were taking in.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/30/2020

CoolBet Customer 50,000 Gets Big Surprise

CoolBet Customer 50,000 Gets Big Surprise

Emilie Lundegård Pedersen (19) from Bodø became Norwegian customer number 50,000 at coolbet, the company that has been voted the country's best for two years in a row.   The prize is around US$1000.

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/30/2020

Can I Bet With BetOnline From Washington State?

Can I Bet With BetOnline From Washington State?

BetOnline is accessible from Washington State and offers some of the best welcome bonuses in the business.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/27/2020

What is the Role of a Line Manager?

What is the Role of a Line Manager?

What they do essentially dictates the success or failure of the online sportsbook they represent. In other words; their butts are on the line daily! Ha, we wax comics, however, this is true. A line manager has a tough job and what they do daily affects the bottom line.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/24/2020

Gambling and Sports Betting News March 23, 2020: Bet365 Sets Up Multi-Million Package for Employees

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Monday March 23, 2020.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/23/2020

BetOnline Coronavirus Bonus Adds 20 Percent to Current Balance

BetOnline is offering a generous bonus during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/22/2020

Can I Bet With Bovada From Maryland?

Can I Bet on Bovada From Maryland?

Bovada does not allow betting from the state of Maryland.  Alternatives includes BetOnline, perhaps the largest of the online sportsbooks focusing on the North American market.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/22/2020

Giannis and LeBron Top the NBA MVP Ladder

Giannis and LeBron Top the NBA MVP Ladder

It’s been a long and quite exciting NBA season so far, where we’ve seen many teams and players go even beyond what we expected, in the hopes of clinching a playoff spot. About 62 to 64 games have been played by each team so far, and that means we’re very close to the end of the regular season; 18 to 20 games or so. Nothing is set on stone yet; however, we’re starting to get a first glance of what the post season could look like, teams are starting to claim their spots, and of course, superstars are doing their best to help their teams achieve the ultimate goal, which is to get to the NBA Finals and fight for a ring.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/19/2020

What Are You Waiting For?

Thinking about launching an online sportsbook, but not sure when is the best time? There’s no best time to launch a bookie, now is a better time than ever to start pursuing your dream.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/19/2020

McGregor vs. Gaethje Fight Odds

It appears Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje will meet in the octagon this summer, and the oddsmakers have already set a line for the potential fight.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Mar/18/2020

Gambling and Sports Betting News March 13, 2020: Sports Betting Industry Dealt Big Blow

Thursday was likely the worst day in the history of sports betting.  Nearly every league cancelled their upcoming events, postponed seasons, leaving all but a few UFC bouts and obscure foreign soccer matches in which to bet on (yes, there is still betting on American Idol and politics).

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/13/2020

Breaking News

Draftkings Loses $161M Amid Pandemic, LeoVegas Revenues Surge

Draftkings Loses $161M Amid Pandemic, LeoVegas Revenues Surge

Without sports, the bookmakers were bound to take quite a hit.  During the global pandemic, books had to resort to simulations, Belarus football and - by far the most popular of all sports - Russian table tennis.   None of this really helped it seems.

Trade Group Report: Gambling Economy Hit Hard by Coronavirus

Trade Group Report: Gambling Economy Hit Hard by Coronavirus

The coronavirus and efforts to fight it have hit U.S. casinos and legal gambling businesses hard, leading to a nearly 79% drop in commercial gambling revenue for the second quarter of 2020, the industry’s trade association reported Thursday.

Neptune Man Arrested in Mugging of Keyport Man Returning From Monmouth Park

Suspect Arrested in Mugging of Keyport Man Returning From Monmouth Park

Authorities have made an arrest over a year after a Keyport, New Jersey man was robbed returning home from winning a significant amount of money at Monmouth Park.