Oklahoma is College Football country with the Sooners and Cowboys. There are plenty of opportunities to become a successful bookie in Oklahoma with most bookies congregating in and around Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
College Football reigns supreme throughout the entire state with numerous teams to back.
From the New York Times:
For hundreds of miles — and pending a mild border dispute that perhaps involves an attempted land grab by Gov. Rick Perry — the Red River forms the Texas-Oklahoma border. It also lends its name to those two colleges’ annual game. You can follow the river’s windy course on the map with striking precision, as residents of each state are remarkably loyal to their respective flagship public universities. The clarity continues up the suddenly straight eastern border of the Texas panhandle.
The Oklahoma City Thunder also see substantial betting throughout the NBA season.
Companies like AcePerHead.com charge a small fee per customer and in return provides a full service customized website for all players along with oddsmakers, reports and LIVE IN-PLAY WAGERING. Customer service is 24/7.
Of course there are two NFL teams, the Cowboys and Texans, and a few NBA and College Basketball teams that see wagering action.
“There is certainly no denying the fact that finding and even becoming a bookie is one of the most interesting activities and it enables the person in getting more knowledge and wisdom with the help of some amazing books,” Ace Sportsbook suggests as part of a published content piece. “There is a famous quote that books are the best friends of human and what could be better than associating you with that book-friend business.”
Set up usually takes under a half hour.
Below are some important highlights to consider when becoming a bookie:
* Be numerate and able to make calculations quickly
*Be well organized and have good administration skills
*Have basic keyboard and computer skills
*Be trustworthy and honest
*Have some knowledge of sporting events.
*Have good communication, negotiation and customer service skills
*Be able to manage a team of staff
*Be able to understand betting regulations
*Be security conscious
The penalties for Simple and Aggravated gambling in the state of Texas are MISDEMEANOR.
Simple vs. Aggravated: The distinction between "simple" and "aggravated" gambling is also one that varies from state to state. That terminology may not be used in a state's criminal law at all. It may be phrased as mere "gambling" versus "professional gambling." It may come into play only based on second or third violations of a given criminal prohibition. The approach used in compiling the chart is generally based on the presence of professional gambling, which involves those who make money on the contest or game other than as, and on an equal footing with, a mere player.
- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com