Sportsbook News

Are You the PPH Kind of Person?

Not everyone is built to be a pay per head (PPH) bookie.  In this guide, we’re going to explain the most common things you’ll be doing as a PPH bookie. This will help you decide if you are the kind of person built for being a bookmaker.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2020

Tennessee Titans Give First Covid-19 Scare of the NFL Season

The Tennessee Titans announced this Tuesday that 8 people in the team tested positive for Coronavirus, three players and five team personnel members. This is the first Covid-19 related issue we have faced since September 10th, when the season started, and it raised all types of flags in the league. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/08/2020

Illinois Sports Betting Handle Reaches $114 Million

Illinois Sports Betting Handle Reaches $114 Million

The Illinois sports betting handle continues to improve month after month, and in September we saw the total sports betting handle for the month is $114 million. This is 166.7% higher than July’s $52.5 million. Out of the $140 million, almost $124 million comes from mobile or online sports betting.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Oct/07/2020

Draftkings Takes $3M Football Futures Parlay

Draftkings Takes $3M Football Futures Parlay

Draftkings Sportsbook has taken a $3 million futures bet on three teams winning their respective divisions that would pay a whopping $5.5 million.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Oct/06/2020

New Sportsbook Gets License Approval in Tennessee

New Sportsbook Gets License Approval in Tennessee

Tennessee-Based Action247 is among the first sports betting sites to obtain a license in the Volunteer State.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Oct/06/2020

Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers Bookie Line Analysis

Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers Bookie Line Analysis

Gambling911.com looks at ways to minimize exposure for local bookies taking action on the Falcons-Packers game.  

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Oct/04/2020

Fixing The Wire Act: Virtual Conference Scheduled October 7

Fixing The Wire Act: Virtual Conference Scheduled October 7

Simply put, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) is an unfunded mandate requiring banks to prevent certain types of money transfers from being used for the purpose of online gambling in the USA.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/01/2020

5Dimes Agrees to Forfeit Over $46.8 Million to Resolve Criminal Probe

5Dimes Agrees to Forfeit Over $46.8 Million to Resolve Criminal Probe

United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that the internet sports betting company, 5D Holdings Ltd. (operating under the unincorporated brand name, “5Dimes”) and Laura Varela, have agreed to forfeit more than $46.8 million in gambling proceeds as part of a settlement agreement in a criminal investigation into 5Dimes’ sports betting operation based in Costa Rica that allowed American gamblers to place bets, primarily through its website www.5Dimes.eu, in violation of U.S. law. Beginning in at least 2011, 5Dimes accepted wagers from and made payouts to U.S. bettors, and transferred more than $46.8 million in proceeds earned from its illegal gambling activities in such a manner as to attempt to hide the nature, location, source, and control of the funds.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/30/2020

Caesars Threatens Termination in Bid to Acquire William Hill

Caesars Threatens Termination in Bid to Acquire William Hill

Caesars Entertainment on Monday raised the stakes in a bidding war over William Hill. It has entered into advanced negotiations concerning the potential $3.7 billion takeover.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/29/2020

Titans Join Forces With BetMGM

Titans Join Forces With BetMGM

The Tennessee Titans announced today that BetMGM, the joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and GVC Holdings (LSE: GVC), is the team’s first Official Sports Betting Partner. The announcement marks a historic moment in Tennessee as it represents the state’s first official partnership between a professional sports team and sports betting platform.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/28/2020

Quinn Now Big Favorite to Be Fired First

Quinn Now Big Favorite to Be Fired First

One blown Super Bowl lead, shame on you. Back-to-back blown games in 2020…pack your belongings.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/28/2020

Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints Bookie Line Analysis

Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints Bookie Line Analysis

Gambling911.com looks at ways to minimize exposure for local bookies taking action on the Packers-Seahawks game Sunday.   A well run Pay Per Head solution can adjust lines accordingly.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Sep/26/2020

South Florida Bookies: How Are They Faring?

South Florida Bookies: How Are They Faring?

Gambling911.com routinely monitors impacts on regional bookies, including those in South Florida. A well-run Pay Per Head will help guide you through any rough times.

Submitted by Tony Caliente on, Sep/26/2020

Las Vegas Raiders vs. New England Patriots Bookie Line Analysis

Las Vegas Raiders vs. New England Patriots Bookie Line Analysis

Gambling911.com looks at ways to minimize exposure for local bookies taking action on the Raiders-Patriots game Sunday.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Sep/26/2020

Louisville Cardinals at Pittsburgh Panthers Betting: Pitt Gets Off to 3-0 Start

Louisville Cardinals at Pittsburgh Panthers Betting: Pitt Gets Off to 3-0 Start

For the second week in a row, the No. 24 Louisville Cardinals played a ranked matchup as they faced the No. 21 Pittsburgh Panthers on the road.  And for the second straight week, they managed to lose. Ahead of this game, the Cardinals dropped six spots after losing at home to then-No. 17 Miami by 13 in their ACC opener last Saturday.  The Cards lost to Pittsburgh 20-23.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/26/2020

Can I Bet With MyBookie.ag From Colorado

Can I Bet With MyBookie.ag From Colorado

While the MyBookie.ag website is accessible from Colorado, Gambling911.com recommends BetOnline with its generous welcome bonus (max bonus $1000) and lightning fast payouts.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Sep/26/2020

Early Action on Big College Football Weekend

Early Action on Big College Football Weekend

The SEC joins the party this week and there were plenty of bloated lines.  That hasn't stopped folks from backing the likes of Alabama at -27.5. 

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Sep/24/2020

How Do Sports Betting Odds Work?

How Do Sports Betting Odds Work?

Sportsbooks offer punters odds on every Sportsbet. Odds indicate the likelihood of a booked game occurrence. As a newbie or regular punter, it is essential to have an understanding of how these betting odds are calculated and how they work.

Submitted by Payton on, Sep/23/2020

SBR Suspends Rating on 5Dimes, No Likelihood of Remaining in Business

SBR Suspends Rating on 5Dimes, No Likelihood of Remaining in Business

From an A+ to an Incomplete in just a matter of days, Sportsbook Review last week suspended its rating for 5Dimes as complaints mount that the company will not be honoring pending future wagers upon shutting off to the US market on Monday September 21, 2020.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/22/2020

New Sportsbook in USA Gets Cozy With Established Players

New Sportsbook in USA Gets Cozy With Established Players

A new US-licensed sportsbook plans to focus heavily on value.  Vigtory announced its new partnership with data and digital content provider Sportradar.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/22/2020

Can I Bet With MyBookie.ag From Connecticut

Can I Bet With MyBookie.ag From Connecticut

You can bet on MyBookies.ag from Connecticut courtesy of BetOnline, which offers a generous welcome bonus ($1000 max bonus).

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Sep/21/2020

Draftkings Week 2 Losses Staggering

Draftkings Week 2 Losses Staggering

Draftkings was among the sportsbooks that took a hit in Week 2 of the NFL.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Sep/21/2020

Can I Bet on Draftkings From Tennessee

Draftkings is currently not available in Tennessee but could be soon. Other options include BetOnline where payouts are made in just a few hours, not to mention more attractive lines  You deposit as little as $50 and you will earn a 50% Bonus up to $500. - Betting Limits range from $10 to $5000+.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Sep/14/2020

Books Get Crushed in Week 1: All Games More Action Than NBA

Books Get Crushed in Week 1: All Games More Action Than NBA

Dave Mason of BetOnline reports that every single NFL matchup, even those showing late, as well as the Monday Night Football game, had more betting action than Sunday's poorly scheduled Clippers-Nuggets Game 6.  This one was the least wagered on Playoffs game thus far.  Denver managed to extend this series into Tuesday.  

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Sep/13/2020

Under 21: Where Can I Bet Online From Colorado?

Though the legal age for gambling with Colorado-licensed sportsbooks is 21, sports betting sites located outside the state do allow those 18 years and up to place bets

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Sep/13/2020

Where Can I Bet Sports From San Francisco, Oakland

Where Can I Bet Sports From San Francisco, Oakland

You can bet sports via your mobile device from San Francisco and the surrounding area using Americas Bookie. 

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Sep/13/2020

SBR Pulls 5Dimes Button, Futures Outcomes Still in Dispute

SBR Pulls 5Dimes Button, Futures Outcomes Still in Dispute

Effective late Friday night, Sports Book Review, the reputable sportsbook grading website, had yanked 5Dimes banners but maintained their grade at an A+.  Earlier in the week 5Dimes announced it will be pulling out of the US market September 25. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/11/2020

Wife of 5Dimes Deceased Owner No Longer Has Time for Sportsbook

Wife of 5Dimes Deceased Owner No Longer Has Time for Sportsbook

The wife of 5Dimes murdered owner no longer felt the staff could run the business the same way her late husband could and opted for a shutdown of the behemoth US-facing sportsbook September 21.  The company will not be entering the US regulated market and it is doubtful 5Dimes will continue to service the rest of the global market.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/11/2020

Can I Bet at BetOnline From Texas

Can I Bet at BetOnline From Texas

You better believe you can bet on BetOnline from Texas!  Not only that but they just happen to be a long time endorsed sportsbook here at Gambling911.com

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Sep/10/2020

How Can I Deposit Money With a Pennsylvania Sportsbook?

How Can I Deposit Money With a Pennsylvania Sportsbook?

It's becoming more difficult for those living in the state of Pennsylvania to deposit funds into one of the handful of in-state mobile sportsbook operators, so much so that some are claiming one can get monies into an offshore sportsbook much faster these days.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/10/2020

Breaking News

Bettors Sue Bob Baffert Amid Medina Spirit Drug Test Fallout

Bettors Sue Bob Baffert Amid Medina Spirit Drug Test Fallout

Trainer Bob Baffert is facing two lawsuits from gamblers claiming they lost money lost money due to his "illegal, drug-induced win by Medina Spirit."

Midnight Bourbon New Favorite to Win Preakness Stakes

Midnight Bourbon New Favorite to Win Preakness Stakes

BetOnline has instilled Midnight Bourbon as the new Preakness Stakes favorite based on the race day action coming in.  He had been at 5-1 odds the day prior.

2021 Preakness Stakes Morning Odds

2021 Preakness Stakes Morning Odds

The Preakness Stakes morning odds hadn't changed much from the day prior with Medina Spirit favored and Concert Tour having relatively short odds.