Sports Betting

Betting Innovation: Interview with Onionsack CEO Jonathan Power

Onionsack is a unique provider of text betting messaging platforms for most of the major UK and Irish bookmakers, including , , and Totepool . The company's platform drives the IM and Text betting channels, generating and delivering personalized in-play bet marketing messages. It allows customers to simply type and send their bet and, within seconds, they receive a receipt of the transaction, followed by another if they win. Onionsack prides itself on understanding the written bet. Most recently the text betting messaging provider worked with Paddy Power to provide the bookmaker's customers with the ability to place bets...

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Betway Inks New Football Betting Partnership Deal

Betway recently announced that it has partnered with five Bundesliga 2 clubs. This strategic partnership will see the premier online bookmaker become the official betting partner prior to the new football season that will start in August. made separate agreements with each of the five clubs: St. Pauli, Eintracht Braunschweig, Union Berlin, Dynamo Dresden, and Karlsruher SC. As part of the three-year deals that the bookmaker has secured with all five clubs, it will receive in-stadium branding and hospitality tickets to every game. Commenting on the partnerships, Betway’s Anthony Werkman said that the Bundesliga is one of the most...

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Leicester City Win Cost Bookies Largest Payout Ever

Leicester City F.C. shocked everyone when the team that was considered the most unlikely to win became the newly crowned Premier League champions, winning the championship Monday after Totenham’s draw against Chelsea. However, no one was shocked more than big name bookmakers like Betway, Ladbrokes and Coral who must now payout millions of pounds as stakes are being settled. More specifically, with staggering 5000-1 odds at the start of the season, the Leicester City F.C. victory cost the UK bookmakers a record payout of £25 million; odds that will never be offered again on the team winning the league,...

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Betting on Events – Top Popular Events and Trends

Gambling isn’t restricted only to casinos, sports books and poker rooms. Essentially, if a competition or prediction exists, you can make a wager on the potential outcome. For centuries, betting on events has been big business. Today, you can bet on everything from the Olympics, the Super Bowl, Reality TV Shows, and the Oscars, to who will win the next Nobel Prize or become the next U.S. President. The internet has made gambling on world events easier than ever. With a few simple taps on a mobile device or clicks of a mouse, gamblers from across the globe can...

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Gambling Pros Reveal Biggest Gambling Wins

Who says the house always wins? From crazy winning streaks to hitting the jackpot against all odds, some lucky players walk out of the casino with a big stack of cash. We got in touch with professional gamblers and experts across the gaming industry to hear their true tales of the biggest gambling wins. First, we spoke with Rebecca Liggero, an Industry Reporter, Interviewer, and Host for the well-known online gambling news site, Calvin Ayre, who also works as Global Brand Ambassador & Fact Checkerfor . Rebecca was kind enough to let us in on the biggest gambling win...

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William Hill, Founder Of The William Hill Empire

The question on everyone’s mind is who is William Hill and how did the company William Hill that we know today actually begin? Well it was a long and gradual process, Hills interest in the industry and dedication and commitment began at young age. Let’s take a look back over the years and learn about William Hill history and who he was. Click To View The Timeline Of William's Hill Empire Info-graphic.   It started back in 1903, William Hill was born on July 16th 1903 in Birmingham England to a family of 13 children. He attended Old Know...

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New Jersey Sports Betting Bill Approved

A new bill has been introduced in the New Jersey Assembly that would allow sports betting in the state Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court rejected the state’s proposal to allow intrastate sports betting. It looks as though the Garden State won’t take no for an answer, and the four year long legal battle hasn’t ended quite yet. In August, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie challenged the decision by issuing a directive allowing New Jersey sports betting. Recently, the New Jersey Assembly’s Tourism and Gaming committee unanimously approved Bill A-3711 that would repeal a ban on sports betting in...

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William Hill Joins Forces With British Telecoms

William Hill, leading UK bookmaker has officially partnered with British Telecoms (BT), multinational telecommunications company. This partnership will allow William Hill to promote their services across the various BT media channels. Select sports betting promotions for William Hill will be seen on a number of the BT’s sports premiership broadcasts, over and above this William Hill will appear on BTSports.com and BT Sports mobile app. The sports betting operator will sponsor the following; BT sports broadcasts Premier League, Scottish Professional Football League and FA Cup games. since July 2014, led the way forward in this significant partnership. From day...

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It’s a No Go for New Jersey Sports Betting

Sports betting won’t come to New Jersey anytime soon according to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court rejected the state’s appeal following an over four year battle to legalize intrastate sports betting. The controversial court battle sought to undermine the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which limits sports betting to four US states: Nevada, Delaware, Montana, and Oregon. In 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill to authorize sports betting in New Jersey. Governor Christie argues that allowing sports betting would prevent an estimated $500 billion in illegal sports betting....

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Bitcoin Sports Betting Kicks Off for Brazil World Cup

The World Cup is already in full swing, and now Bitcoin users can use the digital currency to place bets on their favorite teams. The digital betting platform called Bitkup will now become available for sports betting fans to place bets on the outcome of the Brazil World Cup 2014. Gustavo Araujo of Brazil and Oriol Franquesa of Spain founded the platform in order to bring mainstream awareness of Bitcoin using the World Cup. Araujo commented, “We created Bitkup [...] for people that just want to have fun and try their luck with predictions for the World Cup.” Bitkup...

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Will South Africa Online Gambling Bill Pass?

Earlier this week South African officials published a draft of an online gambling bill. If passed the South Africa online gambling bill would legalize online gambling in the country. The law would require South African internet gaming providers to obtain a remote license in order to offer their site in the country. Each online gaming operator would need to submit an application for such a license with approval by the National Gambling Board South African regulatory body. The bill would allow different types of online gambling including remote gambling, virtual gambling games, person to person gambling, equal chance gambling,...

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Table Games Growing in Popularity on Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas gambling industry has experienced a steady decline in recent years. In October, revenue fell 2.5% to $954.3 million. Despite the steady decline, it seems numbers for table games have grown in popularity, with Baccarat taking the lead. Revenue from Baccarat rose 17% to $151 million in October and currently represents Las Vegas’ most popular table game. Even with the decline in total gaming revenue for Sin City, table games continue to grow in popularity. Table game monthly revenue grew 3.5% totaling $368.5 million in October. Blackjack comes in second, totaling $85.4 million. Other numbers for table...

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Off to the Races – A Guide to American Horse Racing

Horse racing offers a full spectrum of entertainment unlike all other kinds of gambling. A fast paced and colorful day at the races becomes an experience, an outing. Whether someone wins or not, a day at the races makes for a great afternoon or evening spent outside, watching beautiful animals compete. The Tradition of Horse Racing Equestrian racing also has a great deal of history and tradition behind it. Horse racing dates back to about 4500 BC among nomadic tribesmen of Central Asia, who first domesticated the animal. Archaeological records indicate that horse racing also took place in ancient...

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House of Lords To Tighten Daytime TV Advertising

There is concern that British children are being exposed to online gambling through daytime TV advertising for Bingo sites and betting sites. The pre-watershed advertising has now come under scrutiny by the House of Lords. Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, “will face calls for an urgent review of the effects on children of a surge in daytime advertising for online bingo, saturation sports betting in football matches, and “free” betting on platforms including Facebook.” said The Independent on Sunday. Britain looks at Bingo as a community sport and leisure activity more than gambling and Online Bingo is currently exempt from...

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Will New Jersey Build Casinos Outside of Atlantic City?

The gaming industry in Atlantic City has been struggling for years. Now, New Jersey officials turn to other sources of gambling income to make up for the losses. Last year, online gambling became legal, and lawmakers are pushing for the legalization of sports betting. Now state officials are considering allowing statewide casinos. Atlantic City used to generate over $5 billion from gambling back in 2006. Since then, profits have declined to $3 billion, and the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel closed back in January. With total revenue on the decline, state officials look for other ways to turn a profit...

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Could Sports Betting Return to New Jersey?

For the past 22 years, the state of New Jersey has outlawed sports betting. This week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie along with the state’s Attorney General Office submitted an appeal to the US Supreme Court to allow racetracks and Atlantic City Casinos to offer sports betting. A response from the Supreme Court is not expected until after the end of May. Ted Olson, the attorney representing Governor Chris Christie and the Attorney General’s office, said, “Federal law does not directly prohibit sports wagering where it occurs in a state in which it is legal”. On one hand, the...

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Let the March Madness Begin!

Winter is still in full swing, but sports fans and gamblers alike are gearing up for this spring’s March Madness. Sixty-eight teams will compete in the knock out NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship to determine the national champion among American college basketball teams. This annual single-elimination tournament teams entices gamblers across the country to bet billions. Even those who don’t regularly bet on sporting events will participate. According to the American Gaming Association, Americans wager more money during the first four days of March Madness than on the Super Bowl. Each year, Americans across the country risk around...

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Sky Vegas Online Casino Review

Expect sky high reviews for the Sky Vegas Casino. Take a deep breath, because the list of games at this gambling site goes on and on. Let’s start with their casino games which include a selection of Roulette, Blackjack, Slots, Instant Wins, Table Games, Live Casino, and Mobile Casino. In addition, they offer completely separate sections devoted specifically to sports betting, poker, and bingo.

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New Jersey Online Gambling Could Generate $1 Billion

New Jersey online gambling started up last month, and prospects look high according to the state’s governor, Chris Christie. Recently he announced his expectations for online gambling to generate $1 billion in revenue for Atlantic City casinos. Research indicated that online poker alone could generate $65 million in the first year. The entire market income is estimated to reach $260 million to $1.2 billion. Altogether, New Jersey has legalized a variety of online casino games with the exception of sports betting. Currently, New Jersey officials have taken a case to the Supreme Court in order to legalize sports...

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Place Your Bets with Zukido Casino Software

The Zukido software platform has already solidified itself as an up and coming player in the world of sports betting and casino gaming markets. You’ll find sports betting programs and games developed by Zukido in places such as Boylesports, Bet365 Casino, and OpenBet Casino. In addition, Zukido’s partnership with Amaya Interactive indicates the company’s intention for future expansion into mobile gaming in a big way.

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