Sportsbook News

Books Make Out Like Bandits After I Want Revenge is Scratched

I Want Revenge was the most bet on of this year's Kentucky Derby and it is the first time in Derby history that a favorite has been scratched the morning of the race.  A filling was discovered in

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/02/2009

Delaware Legislators to Consider Legalized Sports Betting Tuesday

Delaware's legislature will consider allowing wagering on all sports when its session resumes today.

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/28/2009

Pro sports betting is a game of inches, too

In a 1988 installment of the CBS News program "48 Hours" that explored the Las Vegas scene, Dan Rather interviewed Michael "Roxy" Roxborough, the influential sports oddsmaker.Submitted by Guest on, Apr/22/2009

US Appeals Court Action Set for July on Internet Gambling Law

In a letter to counsel for both parties, Marcia M. Waldron, clerk for the appeals court, wrote that iMEGA v.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/16/2009

Sports Betting in New Jersey a Realistic Possibility

""The bad side of this particular lawsuit (iMEGA, et al v. Holder, et al) is if they're successful, gambling can actually spread around the other different states," he notes.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/08/2009

NCAA Continues to Get Lambasted for Gambling Hypocrisies

The NCAA doesn't like gambling.  We know that.  Yet in recent days the NCAA  has been called out for its apparent softened stance on the activity.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/08/2009

Betting on 2009 US Masters Golf Will be Lucrative for Bookies

Lying nudged between the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and the Kentucky Derby is the US Masters Golf Tournament.  Tame by comparison, betting on the 2009 US Masters Golf is expected to generate

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/07/2009

Delaware Sports Betting Hearing to be Held Tuesday: A Problem for NCAA?

The first state and second smallest in the U.S., Delaware, is about to determine whether sports betting will be legalized. 

On Tuesday, the House Gaming Committee will hold a formal hearing on the bill.

It would expand gaming by authorizing sports betting and adding additional locations for gaming than the existing "racinos."

The hearing will be open to the public and residents can comment on the bill before it is voted on.



Leading up to the hearing, protests have been organized against legalized sports betting. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/06/2009

Final Four: Most Bets On Connecticut

The UConn Huskies were not the favorites to win the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship early on, but sports bettors overwhelmingly believe that Connecticut will easily cover the -4 spread vers

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2009

More NCAA Schools Open to Gambling Ads

USA Today featured an interesting article on Thursday related to how the NCAA and colleges in general were beginning to really push the envelope when it comes to sports marketing.  In particular,

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/02/2009

BetonSports Chief Was Facing Up to 20 Years: Will Now Cooperate

With BetonSports former CEO, David Carruthers, pleading guilty Wednesday in what the U.S.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/02/2009

JustBet.com Just Down… For Two Weeks

During the height of March Madness 2009, the Costa Rican-based Tradewinds post up arm, JustBet.com, has been down almost the entire time.

"Players who typically join ‘fly by night' outfits might be a little scared about this new brand, but in truth JustBet.com is associated with a group that's been offshore longer than most, around 15 years actually," says Payton O'Brien of Gambling911.com.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/01/2009

Delaware Governor Claims NFL Promotes Gambling

Delaware Governor, Jack Markell, claimed in a letter to NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, that the league already promotes gambling via television networks whose commentators refer to point spreads

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/01/2009

iMEGA Chief Brennan Jr. on Fox: Talks Legalized Sports Betting

Joe Brennan, Jr., head of the online gambling industry trade organization, The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association ( www.imega.org ), appear

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/27/2009

Bookmaker.com Acquires BetJoint.com

BookMaker.com announced today its acquisition of BetJoint.com.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/26/2009

iMEGA Chief May Need to Set Himself on Fire to Get Attention

Barney, Barney, Barney....that's all the online gambling sector seems to care about these days.  As the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Congressman Barney Frank is gaining all

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/24/2009

Federal Lawsuit Filed to Legalize Sports Betting in New Jersey

It's a battle state lawmakers have been fighting for some time, and today a federal lawsuit was filed in hopes of legalizing sports betting in all 50 states.

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/24/2009

New Jersey Senator Fights for Legalized Sports Betting

This Monday, March 23rd, Senator Raymond Lesniak, on behalf of the people New Jersey and fellow plaintiffs, will file a Civil Complaint in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey,

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/20/2009

Mixed Bag For March Madness Bettors

There were mixed results for sports bettors at the start of the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, but the gambling public in general was dealt a serious blow by one of the day's most bet on te

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Mar/19/2009

Early Bird Gets The Worm Where March Madness Is Concerned

The vast numbers of people - a captive audience carried over from the Selection Show some would say - provided ample opportunity for online bookmakers to capitalize Sunday night.  Instead, most of

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/16/2009

2009 March Madness Will Test Vegas Economy, Online Websites

While online sports betting seems to be up over last year, the Las Vegas economy has been hard hit.  Vegas like many event-oriented cities is counting on the 2009 March Madness to help give a much

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/14/2009

March Madness Contests Will Prove Major Draw During Recession

One of the biggest betting periods of the year is about to get underway with the start of 2009 March Madness.  For many of the online gambling sites, the lure will be March Madness contests, many

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/10/2009

Sportsbook.com Website Down: Back Up Saturday Night

The Sportsbook.com website was down much of Saturday afternoon March 7, 2009 and well into the evening, but by 10 pm EST all was well once again.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, Mar/07/2009

Costa Rica: Iron Maiden a Hit With Sportsbook Employees

Iron Maiden proved to be a huge hit with what was a near sell out crowd in Costa Rica this past week.  This heavy metal band has a massive world following.  In Costa Rica, which is home to more o

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/06/2009

Online Gambling, Sports Betting: Economy Having Little Effect

Gambling911.com spent a few days in the epicenter of online gambling this past week, Costa Rica.  There we visited five different offices and met with a few other industry folks as well.  The wor

Submitted by C Costigan on, Mar/05/2009

Bookies Lose £1million After Fans Bet Against Own Team

UK bookies took quite a hit this week after a cash-strapped Weymouth team lost to Rushden and Diamonds a score of 9-0.  Punters anticipated the results after it was learned that their Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/24/2009

Another NRL Club Partners Up With Bookmaker

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce a new corporate partnership with Betezy.com.au Thursday.

Submitted by Guest on, Feb/19/2009

BRIT Award Betting Canceled

Paul Weller has won the BRIT Award.  Well, not so fast.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Feb/16/2009

A-Rod Likes She-Males? The Oddsmakers Love A-Rod

One of my fellow Cubanos, the great Perez Hilton, brought up a little ditty that was out there two years back when A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez) was caught frolicking around in strip clubs. 

Perez reported the following: "(A-Rod) likes the she-male, muscular type" says a stripper at a club once frequented by Rodriguez. "They brought me up to the champagne room one time. I spun around once and that was it. I'm not his type."

So does this mean that Yours Truly might be able to score a home run with A-Rod?

Submitted by Sparky Collins on, Feb/09/2009

UFC Betting Limits Increased to $1000

In recent months Gambling911.com has noticed that Bookmaker.com increased its maximum betting limits on UFC fights to $1000. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/07/2009

Breaking News

I’m a Bookie, Get Me Out of Here…… Indonesia

I’m a Bookie, Get Me Out of Here…… Indonesia

There are plenty of nations in the world that make gambling illegal, the vast majority of Muslim majority countries among them.

Court Upholds Death Sentence in Killing of Baby, Grandmother in Gambling Plot

Court Upholds Death Sentence in Killing of Baby, Grandmother in Gambling Plot

Prosecutors argued man hatched the kidnapping plot to pay for a gambling habit

Sportsbook Rental: Is There Really Such a Thing?

You are a corner bookie looking to build up your business and the thought crosses your mind: “Why not find a sportsbook rental?”