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2008 Summer Olympics Betting Really Explodes

Throughout the world, people are betting on the 2008 Olympics, which has also proven a ratings juggernaut for NBC.

With Michael Phelps spending a great deal of time in front of the cameras between 8:00PM and midnight ET each night, it's hardly a shock to hear that USers are tuning into the Olympics like its 1976, writes Darren Murph of Engadget.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2008

Why Handcuffs Are So Important to The Fantasy Football Landscape

"Handcuffs" - This is Fantasy Football parlance for Linebackers and Ladd Biro of the Dallas News believes they are among the most significant components when it comes to the world of Fant

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2008

USA Gymnastics Team Wins Bronze: Another Reason to Bet the Olympics

The improbable nearly took place Monday night (Tuesday morning in China) as the USA Gymnastics team managed to win a Bronze medal and came very close to taking home the Silver.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/12/2008

Michael Phelps Ties Olympic Record: Looking to Break Record Wed

Michael Phelps won the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday morning for his ninth career Olympic gold medal, now it was time for another.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/11/2008

Michael Phelps Two More Golds in Waiting Next 24 Hours

Monday night and Tuesday night, chances are that those living in the US will be watching their man, Michael Phelps, go for two more golds in his quest to break the record for most gold medals won i

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/11/2008

South Korea Beating the USA in Gold Medals at Summer Olympics

If you had "Other Country" as your choice to win the most gold medals, you're probably licking your chops about now.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/11/2008

Russia Georgia Conflict Won’t Stop Olympic Hopefuls

Russian and Georgian athletes embrace after winning medals

A day after Georgian athletes considered leaving due to violence ack home, Vakhtang Salukvadze took the bronze in the women's 10m air pistol. Russia's Natalia Paderina took the silver, and after the medal ceremony, Salukvadze put her arm around Paderina and the two posed together for photographs. Paderina than gave Salukvadze a kiss on the cheek.

"This medal is good for Georgia, especially during times like this," Salukvadze said. "I am very nervous today. It's very difficult for my people."

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/11/2008

Phillies, Mets, Marlins Deadlock in NL East Provides Much Betting Value

With only 2 ½ games separating the Phillies, Mets and Marlins in the National League East, this is anyone's to take and that reflects in the odds, which have Philadelphia promising a payout of $42

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Aug/11/2008

Alain Bernard vs. Jason Lezak: Summer Olympics Betting Heats Up

Sports bettors are in for a special treat on Tuesday as the 100M freestyle men's swimming pits France's Alain Bernard against the USA's Jason Lezak.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/11/2008

Michael Phelps Gets Second Gold: China Has Most at Summer Olympics

Michael Phelps, the huge -5000 favorite to win a second gold medal on Monday - did just that while China maintained its lead in terms of overall gold medals for a country.

Bloomberg News reported that Jason Lezak overtook Alain Bernard of France with his final stroke to win the 400-meter freestyle relay for the U.S. team by .08 second and keep Phelps on course to surpass Mark Spitz's one-Games record of seven gold medals in 1972.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/11/2008

Michael Vick Could Play Football Next Season

Michael Vick is being looked at closely by six football teams: San Francisco and New York among the major markets vying for Vick.

But he won't be playing in the NFL.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Aug/11/2008

Alain Bernard Believes French Can “Smash the US” at Olympics

"The 100 metres favourite, it's me," Alain Bernard told journalists in Beijing. "If I didn't believe I was, I wouldn't be here at all.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/11/2008

Michael Phelps a -5000 Favorite to Win the Gold

Talk about a favorite that nobody can bet on. Michael Phelps would require a $5000 bet just to win a measly $100 assuming he were to win, and the odds makers are assuming just that.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/10/2008

NBC's "Live" Olympics Fraud: Never Broadcast Currently

There is plenty of uproar over NBC delaying broadcast of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/10/2008

Padraig Harrington Improbable Back-to-Back Wins Cripple Bookies

Irish bookmakers do not have Irish eyes a smiling' with the back-to-back wins from Ireland's native son, professional golfer Padraig Harrington.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/10/2008

UFC Betting - Mixed Martial Arts Betting - A Sure Bet

The lines aren't too outrageous much of the time and so the risk is often nominal.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/10/2008

Australia, Olympics and Betting Records Broken

(AAP) Australian punters look set to break an Olympic record of their own, with betting agencies reporting larger than anticipated interest in the Games.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/10/2008

Pittsburgh Steelers Game Dispute Leads to Murder by 83-Year Old

An 83-year-old Penn Hills man was charged with homicide yesterday in the fatal shooting of his stepson during a domestic dispute at their home Friday night related to a Pittsburgh Steelers game.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Aug/10/2008

UFC 87 Results: Mostly Favorites Win Early

So many of you come to Gambling911.com to get all the latest UFC and MMA payout results for each fighter.  We are your one stop source for this information, providing live results throughout the

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Aug/09/2008

Georges St-Pierre Odds: All The Way to -500

Odds on Georges St.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Aug/09/2008

UK Alone Could Bet £25m on Beijing Olympics

Corruption, gambling syndicates and perhaps some "fixes" were all part of the worries that coincided with a report citing the United Kingdom alone could be responsible for some £25m bet

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/09/2008

2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in Beijing Magnificent

BEIJING - Once-reclusive China commandeered the world stage Friday, celebrating its first-time role as Olympic host with a stunning display of pageantry and pyrotechnics to open a Summer Games unri

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/08/2008

Why Chelsea is the Favorite With Bookies: Players Blow Big Cash

According to a report in the London Independent, the local bookies are loving Chelsea...but not necessarily to win the upcoming season.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/08/2008

Cristiano Ronaldo is Staying at Man United and He’ll Always be a Winker

Cristiano Ronaldo will always be a winker: So says the London Sun who has condemned the footballer for what it calls a shameless display of blatant grovelling<

New York Jets Regular Season Total Wins Odds Move Up Only Slightly

One would think with all the hoopla surrounding Brett Favre's improbable late night trade to the New York Jets Wednesday night that this team would now be expected by odds makers to win more games

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Aug/08/2008

UFC 87 Betting Odds: Shopping for the Best Lines

UFC 87 betting odds, just as with any previous UFC event, includes finding the best odds available and not just settling for what you regular online bookie happens to be offering.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Aug/07/2008

New York Giants Odds to Win the 2008 NFC East 3/1: 2009 Super Bowl 16/1

With the Dallas Cowboys playing in the same division, the New York Giants odds to win the 2008 NFC East and 2009 Super Bowl have great value.

Can you say "No respect"? The New York Giants and 2008 Super Bowl champions are getting little despite the fact that the team hasn't changed much during the off season. This is the same team that had huge odds to win the 2008 Super Bowl early on in the season, then went on to win it.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Aug/07/2008

Bookmaker.com Offers Incredible 2008 Summer Olympics Betting Slate

In anticipation of some substantial betting on the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, online gambling website Bookmaker.com has made things

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/07/2008

Oklahoma Sooners 2008 Preview - Odds to Win 2009 BCS Championship

The Oklahoma Sooners were given 6/1 odds of winning the 2009 BCS Championship at BodogLife.com.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Aug/07/2008

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Women's Team Pursuit in Olympic Speed Skating Betting Odds - Winter Olympics

Women's Team Pursuit in Olympic Speed Skating Betting Odds - Winter Olympics

Gambling911.com has your Women's Team Pursuit in Olympic Speed Skating betting odds with Japan the EVEN odds favorite and Netherlands coming in at 10/11.

Paddy Power Ad Fail: Scooping Up Poor Africans From Their Huts and......

Paddy Power Ad Fail: Scooping Up Poor Africans From Their Huts and......

Paddy Power is at it again.  The online bookmaker is creating plenty of controversy this week with what some of call a "black exploitation" advertisement promoting their new faster app.

Bookies Behaving Badly Part 19: 'I'm God and Your Account is Closed'

Bookies Behaving Badly Part 19: 'I'm God and Your Account is Closed'

Not all bookies who behave badly are cold-hearted killers a la Houston's Bob Angleton - the subject of our first installment of Bookies Behaving Badly - or even mob enforcers....Some just like to have fun..... 

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