The Fix is In!

The Fix Is InA lot of people wrongly believe that bookmakers and, indeed, the entire business of bookmaking is something new.  The truth is, however, that the bookie has always had a place in the society of mankind. Even in Roman times they were booking action on the gladiators who fought to the death in the Coliseum. Just as there has always been a bookie wherever man pits himself against his fellow man, so there has always been those who try to cheat the odds by fixing the match. In fact, there are quite a few modern day conspiracies that have many people believing the fix is still in! Here’s a quick look at just a few: Continue Reading →

Tips on Picking the Best Betting Software for your Bookmaking Business

Price Per Head 101 TipsAs a bookmaker, making the decision to move your players to an offshore pay per head office is one of the most important business decisions you will make. We all know that being a bookie is a daily grind that requires extemporary record keeping and organizational skills. One of the main reasons that you have finally decided to take the plunge offshore is that the overwhelming task of keeping all your players balances, bets, wins and losses is becoming a nightmare.

It all comes down to software, specifically bookie software which is custom made to provide you with reliable player management reports that will keep you on top of all your players gambling activity. The gaming software solutions that are available are essentially glorified accounting programs, however, with one important consideration, the source of the information is legal. Continue Reading →

Top 10 Reasons to Pay Per Head

Top 10 Reasons to Pay Per HeadA Bookie’s job is never done. After spending countless hours going over their sheets, crunching numbers and researching lines and news in preparation for the upcoming games they are bombarded by frantic calls from players trying to get their bets in.

It’s a grind each and every week and when it’s done it’s time to get back to work and do it all over again. Bookies and Bookmakers across the U.S. and around the world often ask themselves if the hassle and long hours are really worth it. Continue Reading →

The Pujols Effect

Albert PujolsFormer St. Louis Cardinals player Albert Pujols, known to fans and sports broadcasters everywhere as simply “The Machine”, has recently signed a massive contract worth $240million to play for the Los Angeles Angels. His impact on the Angels win/loss column will be immediate, profound and long lasting. Although the Angels have been a Mickey Mouse ball club for most of their 51 year history, hitting rock bottom in the mid-nineties as one of the worst clubs in the majors, Continue Reading →

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