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What's the Spread on the Bengals vs. Titans Game?

What's the Spread on the Bengals vs. Titans Game?

The Bengals have advanced in the Playoffs for the first time in decades and they are set to play the Tennessee Titans as a +3 underdoog.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jan/16/2022

Where Can I Bet the Purdue Boilermakers vs. Ilinois Fighting Illini Game From Illinois?

Where Can I Bet the Purdue Boilermakers vs. Ilinois Fighting Illini Game From Illinois?

The Purdue Boilermakers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini basketball game Monday January 17 can be bet on via BetUS. 

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/16/2022

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Has Amassed Biggest Crypto Fortune on the Planet: Began With a Poker Game

With $96 billion, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao ranks among the richest men in the world, and that figure does not even include Zhao's massive crypto fortune, considered the largest on the planet. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/16/2022

Books See Mostly Balanced Action on Sunday's Wildcard Games

Books See Mostly Balanced Action on Sunday's Wildcard Games

While action was mostly balanced for Sunday's NFL Wildcard games, 82% of the moneyline bets in the Steelers-Chiefs game were coming in on Kansas City.  While an outright win by the Chiefs won't be crushing for the books, a Steelers upset would be sweet.  That's because those betting the moneyline were willing to pay a steep -800 price.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/16/2022

Cards-Rams Wildcard Playoffs Predictions Monday Night

Cards-Rams Wildcard Playoffs Predictions Monday Night

Drew Butler, Anthony Becht, and Jonathan Casillas discuss their predictions for this weekend's NFL Wild Card game between Los Angeles Ramd and the Arizona Cardinals.  This one features a line of LA -3.5.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/16/2022

$1.2 Billion Bet in December With New Jersey Sportsbooks: Revenues Way Down Though

$1.2 Billion Bet in December With New Jersey Sportsbooks: Revenues Way Down Though

A whopping $1.2 billion was wagered on sports in New Jersey during the month of December.  The books won $59.0 million in the month.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/16/2022

When Will the DraftKings Sports Betting App Be Available in California?

When Will the DraftKings Sports Betting App Be Available in California?

Due to conflicts among the various tribal factions, the DraftKings sports betting app is unlikely to be available in California any time soon.  For now, residents and visitors alike can rely on established offshore sportsbooks, many of which have been in business since the late 1990's.  SportsBetting.ag is now celebrating its 25th year in business!!! 

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Jan/15/2022

Is The Caesars Sportsbook App Available in Massachusetts

is The Caesars Sportsbook App Available in Massachusetts

You've seen the ads, but are they legal?  Caesars Sportsbook is not yet available in the great state of Massachusetts.  Alternatives do include SportsBetting.ag, which is one of the oldest established online sportsbooks catering to North America since 1997. 

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Jan/15/2022

Steelers 1-7 Against The Spread Following a Straight Up Win a Tell-Tale Sign

Steelers 1-7 Against The Spread Following a Straight Up Win a Tell-Tale Sign

The Steelers and Chiefs have been mediocre Against The Spread this season, each team owning an 8-9 record ATS.  Kansas City enjoyed a nice stretch of covers from Mid-November to the end of December, six straight, until they cooled down the final two weeks.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Jan/15/2022

How Much Money Do I Need to Start an Online Sportsbook?

In this tutorial we learn how much money is required to run a sportsbook based on the number of players and the maximum amount wagered on average.   We provide specific numbers that can be applied to your own business plan.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/15/2022

Alabama vs. Mississippi State Hot Trend: Bulldogs Just 2-12 Against Ranked Opponents

Alabama vs. Mississippi State Hot Trend: Bulldogs Just 2-12 Against Ranked Opponents

Alabama maintains a power rating of 87.29, 18th among teams and around 6 points below No. 1 ranked Baylor.  We have Alabama favored by 2 points here but the books have something else in mind, making the Bulldogs a -1.5 favorite.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jan/15/2022

BSV Wins With Number of Transactions: Fueled By Gaming, NFTs

BSV Wins With Number of Transactions: Gaming Key

Bitcoin SV led the pack among cryptocurrencies in terms of transaction numbers this past month.  Bitcoin historian Kurt Wuckert, Jr. notes that 90% of the BSV transactions are RUN tokens on a typical day.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/15/2022

Hot Betting Trends Wildcard Playoffs: San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys

Hot Betting Trends Wildcard Playoffs: San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys

Gambling911.com has a line of Dallas -3/-3.5 for their Wild Card game against San Francisco Sunday.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jan/15/2022

Costa Rica Hydro Plant Gets New Lease on Life From Crypto Mining

Costa Rica Hydro Plant Gets New Lease on Life From Crypto Mining

A small river in the middle of coffee plantations, sugar cane fields and a forest provides energy to a hydroelectric power plant in Costa Rica that feeds hundreds of computers wired up to the cryptocurrency mining business.

Submitted by Reuters on, Jan/14/2022

How do you Become a Licensed Bookie?

Now that each state in the United States sets the rules on the legality of bookmaking, it is becoming legal in more and more states, and will probably be legal in every state in the next 5 to 10 years. Since each state has their own specific rules and laws on gambling and being a licensed bookie, the first thing to do is see what the current rules are in your state.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2022

Pro Sports Bettors Debate Angle Shooting Ethics in the Wake of Draymond Green Props Controversy

Pro Sports Bettors Debate Angle Shooting Ethics in the Wake of Draymond Green Props Controversy

In the wake of the Draymond Green props bet controversy that had DraftKings bowing to public pressure to pay winners, pro gamblers Jack Andrews and Rufus Peabody examined the limits to one's advantage as a sports bettor AND as a bookmaker.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/14/2022

Where Can I Bet Sports Near Cincinnati?

Where Can I Bet Sports Near Cincinnati?

Great news Cincinnati!  Ohio has just legalized in-state sports betting.  Retail outlets should be appearing soon, but in the meantime, there are options in neighboring Indiana and online with BetUS.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/14/2022

Bengals 31.9% Win Percentage After a Loss Since 2017

Bengals 31.9% Win Percentage After a Loss Since 2017

Not only are the Cincinnati Bengals 0-6-1 Against The Spread in their last 7 Wildcard games, they are also an abysmal 15-32-1 Straight Up following a loss since 2017.  That translates into a 31.9% win percentage.  Even if they do happen to win and advance in this year's Playoffs, Gambling911.com has determined that the current -5.5 line is an overlay of around 1.5.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/14/2022

Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev Favorites to Win 2022 Australian Open With Novak Djokovic Fate Still Uncertain

Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev Favorites to Win 2022 Australian Open With Novak Djokovic Fate Still Uncertain

Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke exercised special powers to cancel tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa for a second time on Friday, saying it was “in the public interest to do so.” 

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jan/14/2022

50 Cent Parlay Bet Turned Into $130K

50 Cent Parlay Bet Turned Into $130K

A $0.50 bet that offered +26056700 odds and would cash out for over $130,000 somehow miraculously hit Wednesday night.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/13/2022

Is Bovada Legal to Bet on From Texas?

Is Bovada Legal to Bet on From Texas?

It is legal to bet on the Bovada website from Texas as well as a few dozen other popular online sports betting sites accessible to those living in the Lone Star State.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/13/2022

4-Point Spread on Pats vs Bills Wildcard Game

4-Points Spread on Pats vs Bills

The Buffalo Bills are 4-points favorites in their NFL Wild Card matchup against an old foe: Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. It will be a battle of the young guns as Josh Allen and Mac Jones will look to guide their teams to the promised land.

Drew Butler is joined former NFL players Anthony Becht and former Patriot and two-time Super Bowl champ Jonathan Casillas to share their NFL picks against the spread.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Jan/13/2022

Surprise Firing Headlines NFL Coaching Dismissals

The annual bloodletting after the NFL’s regular season actually saw a somewhat lower amount of ‘bloodshed’ than in the past, with only five head-coach firings. It’s less about volume, however, and more about who one of those bounced coaches that made this Black Monday/Tuesday stranger than previous editions. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/13/2022

Tom Brady and Bucs 8.5-Points Favorites

Drew Butler is joined by Anthony Becht and Jonathan Casillas to discuss their predictions of the NFL Wild Card matchup of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Jan/13/2022

How to Make a Profit Running an Online Sportsbook

If you are unsure how profitable running a sportsbook could be, one simply needs to follow this website (Gambling911.com) or any news aggregator to see how nearly all states offering the activity shatter revenue records month after month.  There is no reason why an indepent bookmaker utilizing a Pay Per Head software platform cannot do the same.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/13/2022

Is FanDuel Sportsbook Legal in Oregon?

FanDuel will not be operating in the state of Oregon as rival DraftKings has acquired the sole license to offer mobile sports betting there.  This isn't your father's DraftKings as the Oregon version will be watered down.  No college sports betting, not even on the Ducks or Beavers.  Offshore sportsbooks fill the void there for Oregonians.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/13/2022

The Tax on New York Sports Betting is Insane

The Tax on New York Sports Betting is Insane

If you thought the 36% tax on sports betting in Pennsylvania was high, move over and make way for New York with its sick 51% tax.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/13/2022

NFL Wild Card Game Team Prop Bets 2022

The Wild Card props from SportsBetting.ag are broken down into four categories

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/13/2022

Card-Room Operator Files Lawsuit Over Washington State Sports Betting

Card-Room Operator Files Lawsuit Over Washington State Sports Betting

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Washington state officials unlawfully granted Native American casinos a ’”discriminatory tribal gaming monopoly” over sports betting and other types of gambling.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/13/2022

How Can I Switch to a New Pay Per Head?

How Can I Switch to a New Pay Per Head?

Sadly, in the world of Pay Per Head software there is a new industry of companies that offer a software platform and nothing more.  Good luck getting updated lines and 24/7 service.  These companies sit atop Google ad listings and folks do not have a clue what they are getting into.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/12/2022

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Betting Softwares for Bookies

Betting Software to Help Bookies.... Players Too

Bookies use the latest technology to process bets fast and provide gamblers with a thrilling betting experience. In addition, they often upgrade their software to keep up with the increasing demand for interesting games and extra betting markets. The software has different functionalities and system requirements. Listed here are the six best sports betting software. 

How Much Money Do I Need To Start My Own Sportsbook?

How Much Money Do I Need To Start My Own Sportsbook?

Utilizing a Pay Per Head software platform, most industry experts agree you will need in the neighborhood of $10,000 in reserve for a relatively small operation of up to 10 players. 

Is Being a Bookie Still Considered Illegal?

Is Being a Bookie Still Considered Illegal? World's 2nd Oldest Profession Now as Pristine as Being a Priest

A 2018 Supreme Court decision struck down a 1992 federal law effectively banning commercial sports betting in most states, and opened the door to legalizing wagering on professional and amateur sports.  But even before this time independent bookies operating in the States, and around the world for that matter, began discovering ways of limiting their exposures within a grey market industry, the second oldest in the world after prostitution.