No 15th bracelet for Phil Hellmuth yet at the 2017 World Series of Poker, though he just came very close.
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As reported earlier this month by Gambling911.com, Denver area bookies and agents alike may be looking over their shoulder this football season….Worse still, they could be fearing that dreaded early AM knock on their door.
That’s because one of the state’s largest bookmaking operations has been taken down and the client’s list reportedly reads like a “Who’s Who of Denver’s Elite”.
If you are a bookie doing business in upstate New York, better be careful. Local law enforcement in that region from Rochester to Albany have been quite aggressive in recent years when it comes to quashing what it deems to be illegal sports betting rings.
New York City is the biggest city in the USA and one of the most visited in the world. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that bookies thrive here.
In response to the desperate situation in Ferguson, MO in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, the St. Louis Rams (priced at +300 to make the NFC playoffs at WagerHome.com) went ahead and donated 75 free tickets to football players at each of three different high schools in the city for the game they had this past Saturday against the Green Bay Packers. The schools in the area have experienced closing because of all the chaos.
Okay so we know there is a whole swath of land between Eastern Pennsylvania and Western Pennsylvania, between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and, yes, there are bookies residing in the central portion of PA. But alas Gambling911.com has elected to focus on the Philadelphia bookies and, more recently, the Pittsburgh bookies.
Pittsburgh area bookies cater to a hardcore sports betting crowd that have pledged their allegiance, not only to the Steelers, but to the Penguins NHL team and, to a lesser extent perhaps, the Pirates MLB team. Pittsburgh colleges have enjoyed success in Men’s Basketball and to some degree Football.
Not all Pay Per Heads are created equal and that means safety must be adhered to at all times when considering a PPH shop.
Pay Per Head reviews offered up by Gambling911.com are a terrific start to researching where one should manage his or her players.
Right now Keegan Bradley, a former PGA champion, is -1500 at WagerHome to be one of Tom Watson's captain's picks for the Ryder Cup. Jason Dufner, who is priced at +120, made a gallant effort to defend his PGA Championship but withdrew after nine holes on Thursday with a recurrence of his neck problems. We can't imagine him offering value at that price, since he may actually miss the rest of the season.
Local bookies thrive in Cincinnati, Ohio, and with good reason. Bengals fans tend to be hardcore bettors. But bookies also take their fair amount of action on the Reds and University of Cincinnati Bearcats as well.
Finding a local bookie is easy as pie in Cincinatti with its abundance of sports bars and pool halls. These include the likes of Local’s Sports Bar & Grill, Knockback Nats, Rhinehaus, Tap House Grill, Rock Bottom and the Brass Tap, just to name a few.
Popular pool halls include House of Billiards, Western Bowl and Princeton Bowl.
With Lebron James back in town, Cleveland area bookies have been making some serious coin on the new demand for Cleveland Cavalier bets.
Cleveland has always been a hardcore sports town with the Browns and Indians but the Cavs simply haven’t attracted the type of interest that comes with having a bona fide star the likes of Lebron.
Chicago area bookies can be found throughout the city and suburban areas. Sports bars and pool halls are especially popular with Chicago, Illinois bookies.
Chicago is a big sports town with home teams that include the NFL Bears, two Major League Baseball teams – the Cubs and White Sox, the NBA Bulls and a very good NHL team that won the Stanley Cup two years ago and played in the Stanley Cup Final this year but lost.
Local bookies are often presented through referrals, however, there are other common locales where one can find their neighborhood bookie.
The Sports Bar – There is a common notion surrounding the idea that many a sports bar owner is often a bookie and/or sports bettor.
Oregon bookies are everywhere with plenty of business throughout the state thanks to its high profile college football programs. Looking for a bookie in the state of Oregon? RealBookies may be able to set you up with a trusted local.
When it comes to bookie sports betting software, you definitely want the best for your clients. RealBookies.com might provide the answer to all your needs.
Starting under $10 per head with a free 4-week trial, agents get the benefit of setting up accounts in just minutes, paying only on active clients, live in-game wagering, 24/7 service and a mobile interface.
If you are a bookie in the Denver area, you’ll want to check out Breckenridge Brewery, Sports Column, Jackson's and Stoney's Bar and Grill. These four fine establishments have joined forces with the BarBets app that allows patrons to place wagers on various sporting events.
Oh, but there is a catch.
Rhode Island is the latest state that is proving to be inhospitable to bookies.
On Friday, August 1, it was announced that a state grand jury had returned indictments in connection to an alleged sports betting ring operating in the northern part of the state.
Bookies in Northern California, just like their counterparts in the southern part of the state previously profiled here at Gambling911.com, have access to some of the wealthiest folks on the planet. In the case of Northern California we are talking about Silicon Valley and the many successful businesspeople who reside here.
A Price Per Head or PPH business is one that manages an individual’s bookmaking business for them and charges a set price per customer.
The Price Per Head is actually a Price Per Customer in that a small fee (usually starting around $10) is assessed on that customer only if he or she places a bet in a particular week either over the Internet or by a customized toll free 1-800 number.
The conviction and subsequent sentencing of a Greenville, South Carolina man this week charged with illegal gambling highlights that state’s policy towards eradicating the activity whether it be in the form of bookmaking, poker or video gaming machines.
Southern California bookies can stand to make some serious coin thanks to the wealthy clientele that place wagers in this region from San Diego up to Los Angeles and the cities in between.
Top sports teams from this region with significant fan bases include the likes of the San Diego Chargers, UCLA Bruins and both the LA Lakers and Clippers. There is also the USC Trojans, who are among the top 10 teams with the shortest odds to win the College Football Championship. Both the University of Southern California and UCLA are located in Los Angeles.
When there is a major issue with a key player for the defending Super Bowl champions, that is something no PPH football bettor can rightfully ignore. When that issue involves a contract dispute, it gets a little stickier. And when it further involves someone who doesn't want to fulfill his contract, then things have the potential to really get complicated, because there is no reason for the team holding that contract to budge.
Louisiana bookies have been an endangered species in recent years. During the year 2008 alone over 100 bookies were rounded up across the state.
Mississippi is home to two solid College Football programs in the Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldogs, both of which show some promise in 2014. Oddsmakers had Ole Miss winning 8.5 regular season games (though the UNDER was more heavily priced). They had Mississippi State a pretty big favorite to win OVER 9.5 regular season games in 2014.
Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa area bookies are readily available to serve the needs of those living in the region and studying at the University of Iowa.
Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa and its decent College Football team, the Hawkeyes.
Iowa is one of the least strict states when it comes to sports betting and bookmaking, both of which are considered misdemeanors. Prosecution of such activity is minimal in recent years.
NFL training camps are getting started this week, and in two of these camps, representing the largest media market in the United States, there are quarterback questions.
The All-Star break is a time when a lot of teams contemplate how they are going to handle themselves for the rest of the season. With one additional wild card spot open in each league, there is more for teams to think about, because of the fact that there are more teams in contention. In fact, there are very few clubs who can consider themselves out of the running.
No matter where you are located in the Show Me State of Missouri, local bookies are only a stone’s throw away. You just have to know how to find them.
Bookies can be found throughout the Manhattan and Topeka region of Kansas thanks to the hardcore sports fans backing local Kansas State University, home of the Wildcats. USA Today has pegged Kansas State to be one of the top 25 football programs in the nation for 2014, thus making the demand for Price Per Head outsourcing that much more important.
Kansas City bookies are abundant and with good reason. The Chiefs have one of the most loyal fan bases in the nation while college basketball and college football enjoy huge popularity.
Former Colombo family underboss John (Sonny) Franzese has been released from prison at the ripe old age of 100. It was his first full day of freedom in eight years.