Texas is the second largest state in the US in terms of both area and population. There are plenty of opportunities to become a successful bookie in Texas but one cannot serve the entire state.
College Football reigns supreme throughout the entire state with numerous teams to back.
From the New York Times:
Austin's self-proclaimed weirdness doesn’t stop Texas from dominating the country’s richest college football state. From Galveston to Laredo to Amarillo, unless there's another campus nearby, you are likely Hooking ‘Em. The same is true in parts of Colorado and New Mexico. The other major Texas programs hold serve in their hometowns: College Station (Texas A&M), Waco (Baylor), Fort Worth (Texas Christian), Lubbock (Texas Tech), and even El Paso (UTEP). Only Southern Methodist, handed the “death penalty” by the N.C.A.A. in 1987, fails to break through. And now Mack Brown, the former Longhorns coach, is reportedly considering becoming S.M.U.'s next coach.
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