Sportsbook News

Film ‘Runner, Runner’ Could Help to Make Costa Rica Croc Bridge Famous (Video)

Sure, much of the online gambling film “Runner, Runner” is a fictitious account of what really occurs in the mysterious multi-billion dollar industry.  Set in the real world online gambling Mecca of San Jose, Costa Rica but filmed almost entirely in Puerto Rico, “Runner, Runner” goes a bit overboard in its depiction of the Web gambling world (literally in some cases).

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/26/2013

Mass Congressman Owes Attorneys After Fighting Offshore Gambling Claims

US Representative John F. Tierney of Massachusetts has set up a legal defense fund to help pay for attorneys utilized while defending himself from allegations that he failed to disclose funds derived from his brother-in-law’s offshore gambling business.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/25/2013

Test Drive’s Betting Software now offers demos for agents looking to place their clients with one of the first established per head shops offshore.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/20/2013

Brett Parker Dad Convicted of Bookmaking (Video)

Convicted killer Brett Parker, his dad and another man have been found guilty of bookmaking in South Carolina.

A federal jury in Columbia deliberated for five hours. Brett’s father, Jack, and Doug Taylor were found to have had an active role in running the massive illegal bookie business.

Brett Parker is already serving a life sentence for murdering his wife, Tammy Jo, and business partner, Bryan Capnerhurst.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/18/2013

Irish Bookmaker Paddy Power Comes Out in Favor of Gay Footballers

Paddy Power, the United Kingdom’s third largest bookmaker, will begin working with LGBT charity Stonewall to get behind gay footballers. 


Submitted by Sparky Collins on, Sep/18/2013

Witness in Brett Parker Bookie Case Claims he Handled Money for Murdered Wife

Day One of an illegal bookmaking trial involving South Carolina convicted murderer Brett Parker featured testimony from a witness who claimed he handled money for Parker’s wife.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/16/2013

Price Per Head Betting – College Football, Boxing a Huge Hit With Agents, Bettors

Today we look back at this past weekend’s action from a price per head betting point of view, with College Football (Bama vs. Texas A&M) and a huge boxing match (Alvarez vs. Mayweather Jr) taking center stage. 

Price per head bettors using the facilities of can say what they want about his off-field antics, but Johnny Manziel is truly an artist in cleats.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Sep/16/2013

Argentina Police Arrest Hacker Who Targeted Online Gambling Sites, Processors

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in Argentina for allegedly hacking into online gambling sites and payment processors. 

Dubbed "the superhacker", the teenager was making $50,000 (£31,500) a month, working from his bedroom in Buenos Aires, police told the Reuters.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/14/2013 The First Full Service Sportsbook Offering Wagering in Bitcoins is no longer the endorsed Bitcoin book of the family now that the anonymous digital currency has begun to mature and gain more mainstream acceptance. That honor now belongs to

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/10/2013

Pay Per Head Agent Scam Revealed has been advised of a pay per head agent scam preying on operators that offer a free trial period.

“His scam is this, he sets up agent for the free weeks and when its time to send in a payment he will push you off,” the pay per head operator tells  “Most likely he is already set up somewhere else free.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/08/2013

Welcome to One of the Most Impressive Per Head Businesses for Bookies

When it comes to per head businesses this Football season, few come close to, one of the first operators in the offshore gambling scene (previously operating as  

First off, they operate from their own three story building (can you say “IMPRESSIVE”). 

Second, they have been operating offshore since 1999 but the current owner’s dad started the business way back in 1952.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/05/2013

Online Bookmaker Paddy Power Sponsors Dennis Rodman 2nd North Korea Trip

Paddy Power, the UK’s third largest bookmaker, is sponsoring former NBA star Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea.  It is Rodman’s second trip to the “Hermit Kingdom” in so many months.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/04/2013

Arsenal Now Paddy Power Betting Partner Despite Arshavin ‘Toilet Cleaning’ Billboard

Premier League football club Arsenal have announced a partnership arrangement with the betting firm Paddy Power.  The marriage comes as quite a surprise after Paddy recently erected a billboard suggesting former Arsenal footballer, Andrey Arshavin, should be cleaning toilets.  In fact, Arsenal has bore the brunt of many Paddy Power’s humorous billboards over the past year.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Aug/22/2013

Pay Per Head Scammers Have Industry on Edge: Leads Investigated

Nearly everyone in the pay per head industry, most of which is based in Costa Rica, are outraged by a group of scammers that have inundated the Net with emails suggesting they have a direct relationship with the likes of respected PPH companies like and

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/21/2013

BetOnline Introduces Strip Sports Betting (Video)

If you are going to lose money betting sports, you might as well watch hot women lose their clothes at the same time.   We suppose that is the concept behind, a product of sponsor 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/20/2013

Ladbrokes Luck About to Change: Deutsche Bank Upgrades Shares to ‘Buy’

Ladbrokes, the UK bookmaking behemoth, has endured a rough ride in recent months but Deutsche Bank sees things changing for the better.


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/20/2013

Fake Affiliate Impersonating,

Beware pay per head agents! has been informed that a fake affiliate with no relationship to pay per head site is emailing agents pretending to represent this company. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/19/2013

Pay Per Head Plus Local Bookie Translates Into Higher Profit

For the local bookie utilizing pay per head outfits located outside the United States, the increased profit should be realized almost immediately.

Pay per heads the likes of do all the so-called “dirty work”.  They provide the technologies, the management of accounts, software (online websites) and, in the case of at least, LIVE BETTING.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/17/2013

Britain Hits Offshore Gambling Sector With 300 Million Pound Levy

(Reuters) - Online betting companies based in offshore havens to sidestep Britain's gambling taxes will be hit with a new levy that could cost the industry 300 million pounds ($467 million).


Submitted by Reuters on, Aug/16/2013

Head Count Services for 2013 NFL, College Football: Live Betting

A head count service is a company that manages bookmaking businesses and charges based on the number of players (i.e. heads) that are placing bets.

These services are cropping up left and right as the 2013 NFL and College Football seasons are upon us. This makes perfect since such businesses are in high demand.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/15/2013

Pay Per Head Directory: 2013 NFL and College Football Season

The Pay Per Head Directory for the 2013 NFL and College Football Season is here.  These are some of the best PPH’s in the business, some of whom we have dealt with for years.

Pay Per Head operations allow local bookmakers to contract out all record keeping and online services.  Just sit back and collect!  PPH operators are all based offshore. 


Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/04/2013

Top Gambling News: Bet365 Profits Leap by a Third, Eric Lindgren Wins at WSOP

These are the top gambling news stories here at Friday June 21, 2013 (Afternoon Hours Eastern Standard Time). Follow us on Twitter here.

*Bet365 Sees Huge Profit Increase - Britain's biggest online bookmaker, Bet365, has seen profits leap by a third to £148m.  This is despite the losses realized from their controlling interest in Stoke City FC.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/21/2013

Online Gambling Operators Sentenced to Prison Monday

Two operators of an online gambling website based in Costa Rica have been sentenced to prison Monday.

Thomas Uva IV, aka “Little T,” 32, was sentenced to 21 months, followed by three years of supervised release, and John Colello, 54, was sentenced to six months, followed by two years of supervised release.   Together they ran the website

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/03/2013

Online Bookie Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that PHILLIP JOHN BAUCO, 56, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for participating in an illegal gambling operation. Judge Covello also ordered BAUCO to pay a fine in the amount of $5000. On January 28, 2010, BAUCO pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jun/03/2013

$1.3 Mil Cash Intercepted by RCMP Tied to Hells Angels Internet Gambling Biz

David Baines of the Vancouver Sun reports that a backpack filled with $1.3 million cash intercepted by the RCMP enroute to Vancouver in February 2012 belonged to a Hells Angels linked Internet gambling operative. 

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Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/31/2013

Player Hits 25-Team Parlay That Pays $17K With Tennis and Soccer Bets

One lucky customer of BetOnline has just won a 25-team parlay after betting $300.  His total take – an amazing $17,404.51.


Submitted by Payton on, May/30/2013

Schill Will: There May Still be Hope For Players Owed Money

When World Sports Exchange founder Steve Schillinger killed himself a few weeks ago, he left behind an online sportsbook still owing players well over a million dollars.


For those of you stiffed out of monies when shut down, there may still be hope of recovering some funds.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/30/2013

Top Gambling Stories – May 29, 2013: Noon EDT Wire

These are the top gambling news stories as they happen at  Follow us on Twitter here.

Bitcoin Fears Loom in Wake of Liberty Reserve Indictment

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/29/2013

Costa Rican Online Bookies Find Love, Sex at Newly Opened Jaco Beach Del Rey

An infamous meat market bar/hotel of San Jose, Costa Rica has now opened a second location on the beach in Jaco.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/29/2013

Cantor Gaming Suit Accuses William Hill of Poaching Precious Trade Secrets

As reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal this week, Cantor Gaming is none too happy about rival William Hill entering its cherished US sports betting territory. 


Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, May/29/2013

Breaking News

Doyle Brunson: 'I Turned Down $230 Million Offer for

Over a decade again, legendary poker pro Doyle Brunson claims he turned down a $230 million offer for his namesake online poker room, 

Women’s Bobsleigh Odds to Win the Gold

Women’s Bobsleigh Odds to Win the Gold

"I was a little tentative in my first run, and in my second run I really came out and attacked the track," Meyers Taylor said of her second place finish after Runs 1 and 2 of the Women's Bobsled.

2018 Winter Olympics Team Pursuit Odds to Win Gold

2018 Winter Olympics Team Pursuit Odds to Win Gold

2018 Winter Olympics Team Pursuit odds to win the gold had Japan at 31/20 in the Women's compeition and the Netherlands at 1/2 in the Men's.