Sportsbook Software in Florida: How to Start a Bookie Website

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Ean Lamb
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Pay Per Head software will be in high demand in the state of Florida courtesy of nonstop success state teams are having.   The Miami Hurricanes find themselves in the Final Four as do this year's Cinderella team, the FAU Owls.  And college football is just around the corner.


How to Start Your Online Mobile Sportsbook in Florida

For a fee as low as $3 per head (per customer/player) per week, you will get a customized website for your players, 24/7 customer service (online and by phone), full odds service, live in-play wagering, betting on most international sports, full reporting, an online casino, a horse book and much more.  AcePerHead is currently running a FREE WEEK every month FOR LIFE promo.

There are no upfront costs such as the purchase of the software, etc...  Also no need to hire anyone other than the recommended accountant and perhaps an assistant.  Remember, you will be spending most of your time on the beach. 

Is Sports Betting Regulated in Florida?

It was for a hot minute.  The Seminoles were granted an exclusivity deal.  The Magic City Casino filed suit.  Voters must agree to any gambling expansion, which mobile sports betting certainly qualifies.  But the Seminoles do not want outsiders like DraftKings and FanDuel to enter THEIR market.  They fought to prevent a referendum to appear in the last election.  Oh, and now another tribe just purchased the Magic City Casino.  The Seminoles and the new owners, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, don't exactly get along.

Needless-to-say, local bookies have full access to the market, sharing only with the offshores and Prizepicks hybrid daily fantasy sports site.

Benefits of Betting With a Local vs. Regulated Sportsbook in Florida

Local bookies provide anonymity, wagering on credit and typically accept customers 18 and up.  They also do not require extensive paperwork.  Pay per head businesses like also provide wagering on many events and options not available at regulated books.  They also feature an online casino and racebook.  Local bookies do not report your winnings to the IRS (you still need to file your taxes).


Never accept customers you have not fully screened beforehand.  You should either be familiar with your customers or they should contain references.  A pay per head has eliminated a number of elements of the bookmaking business once deemed to be illegal such as the operation of a wire room and the settlement of payments/collections via cash.  For example, bets are placed over a secure website with servers outside the United States.  Bets by phone are strongly discouraged

Pay per heads like AcePerHead also offer money transactions via Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that take place via the website.

Take That Extra Step:

  • Do not take bets over the phone.
  • Avoid taking on customers who reside outside your state.
  • Know your customers and check referrals.
  • Do not engage with individuals involved in any type of criminal activities.
  • Use cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin Tumblers provided by AcePerHead, for secure anonymous transactions.
  • Keep your customers information private.
  • Always file your taxes.

Today's pay per head businesses are regular sponsors on your favorite search engines so they enjoy maximum exposure, but not all pay per head businesses are the same.  AcePerHead is one of the most established in the industry.

Avoid those services that only offer the software for super cheap and nothing else.

Florida Team Report (Updated March 31, 2023)

Hurricanes College Basketball - They are in the Final Four.  Surprisingly, the Canes haven't had a whole lot of experience in the NCAA Tournament.  They've only made six appearances: 1999, 2000, 2008, 2013, 2016, 2022 and this year.  They immediately made an impact last year with an Elite Eight appearance. 

FAU Owls College Basketball - Who would have thunk it.  This tiny school out of Palm Beach County (Owl Country) has made it to the Final Four. This is only the Owls second NCAA Tournament appearance.  The last was in 2002.

Miami Heat - They pay $8000 for every $100 bet should they win the NBA Championship. The Heat have been great for the books in 2022-23.  As of April 1, Miami owned a 28-47-2 record Against The Spread.  They've proven quite profitable for the sportsbooks.  They were playing around .500 basketball straight up.

Tampa Bay Lightning - As is typical, the Lightning sat three games behind the top Eastern Conference team, the Boston Bruins.  Tampa Bay pays 14-1 odds with another championship this year.

Florida Panthers - The Panthers were directly behind the Lightning.   They pay 66-1 odds with a championship win.

Tampa Bay Rays - They open the season with the 11th shortest odds to win the World Series paying 20-1 odds.

Miami Dolphins - The Dolphins haven't made much of a splash just yet but they were still listed with the 10th shortest odds to win the Super Bowl at 20-1.

Jacksonville Jaguars - They were one behind the Fins in the odds department at 25-1.

FSU Seminoles College Football - The Noles are back in the hunt with the 8th shortest odds to win the College Football Playoff Championship, right after Clemson.

The Florida Gators and Canes college football teams were both coming in with long odds to get very far in 2023 (200-1 each).

- Ean Lamb,

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