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How Do Pay Per Head Sites Help Bookmakers Earn More?

How Do Pay Per Head Sites Help Bookmakers Earn More?

The one thing that is true about sports betting is that this is a dynamic industry with strong growth rates. All you need to do is take a look at how much money is wagered on a single-day event like the Super Bowl or in the month of March on college basketball to get a better understanding of the tremendous business opportunity booking all of these bets entails.

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NBA Betting — Suns See No Light on Dismal Season

NBA Betting -- Suns See No Light on Dismal Season

The Phoenix Suns are coming off a humiliation, but then again, that has been something commonplace for them. They are on their way to challenging for the second worst record in the NBA, that is, unless the Brooklyn Nets beat them to it. These teams will meet up at 9:05 PM ET at the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix. Remember that BetAnySports customers will have the opportunity to place wagers on the game during breaks, as they use the “Live Betting” apparatus located in their sportsbook interface.

Phoenix (14-43) has lost 12 straight games, including a 124-84 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers last time out. They are now on a 2-27 run, which got Jeff Hornacek fired. The interim mentor, Earl Watson, is 0-8 in his place. Yes, they will probably exceed the 16 wins this franchise had in its maiden season of 1968-69, but it won;t be a whole lot better.

The Nets are team that has also been in the doldrums this season; they come into this game with a record of 15-42, but there won’t be a “reward” for them in the end, as their first-round draft pick has already been dealt to the Boston Celtics, a move that got them veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, veterans who have both since departed.

In the NBA betting odds posted on this game by the folks at BetAnySports, the Suns are the slight favorite at home:

Phoenix Suns -1 Brooklyn Nets +1

Over 207 points -110 Under 207 points -110

Brooklyn is to be commended for an honest effort last time out, as they lost to the red-hot Portland Trail Blazers 112-104 two nights ago. In that one, they came back from 19 points down to actually gain the lead in the fourth quarter, and they were in a tie ballgame with two minutes left. Still, it was a rather heart-breaking start to what will be a nine-game road trip for them, and that’s the longest in the NBA this season.

Meanwhile, Phoenix has had enough trouble at home, recently going 0-7 straight-up on a homestand, which is the worst in the NBA since the 1964-65 San Francisco Warriors. It has been a disaster in many ways in the Valley of the Sun this season, and that includes malcontent Markieff Morris, who got into hassles with management and was traded off at the deadline. And as BetAnySports patrons know, injuries to backcourt people like Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight obviously have not helped the situation. Maybe some good news comes their way tonight, as center Tyson Chandler returnes to the lineup set out the last two games with a shoulder injury.

The last 21 times the Nets have scored less than 100 points they have lost. But Tony Brown, interim coach took over when Lionel Hollins was fired, has committed to stepping up tempo. As a result, this team has gone “over” in 11 of its last 14 games. For a twelve-game stretch, this was the best team in the NBA at shooting three-pointers, which was quite a departure, considering that under Hollins, they were only 31.5% accurate from beyond the arc. But there long-range shooting taken a downturn over the last two games, as they have gone only 8-34.

The last time these teams met was on December 1, and Brooklyn had a 50-34 rebounding edge on the way to a 94-91 victory. Neither team pulls off many stops, as they both allow 47% shooting. Brooklyn has not only increased the pace at which it plays, they also have struggled defensively, yielding 50% or better from the floor in five of the last eight contests. We’re inclined to continue moving with the “over” in Brooklyn games, espcially when they involve a poor defensive opponent.

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Basketball Betting Preview — Nets Take Aim at Jazz Near the Lake

Basketball Betting Preview -- Nets Take Aim at Jazz Near the Lake

Last season the Brooklyn Nets snuck into the Eastern Conference playoffs on the back end, while the Utah Jazz found themselves on the outside looking in. Now the situation is a bit reversed, as the Nets and Jazz meet up in a game that is scheduled to begin at 9:35 PM ET at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. And guess what? Even after the opening tipoff, BetAnySports customers will have the opportunity to challenge the basketball betting odds in real time as the game is in progress, courtesy of the state-of-the-art software available through Live Betting Extra.

The Nets are going through a transformation of sorts, and a lot of that was brought on by the deal to bring Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from Boston to the Big Apple. As a result, there is no first-round draft choice coming this season, and with Garnett and Pierce long gone, there would be something of a “rebuild” going on. Further evidence of that would be the buyout of veteran (and seven-time All-Star) Joe Johnson, who ultimately landed in Miami. They are 16-42 straight-up and 29-29 ATS.

The Jazz are really battling for an opportunity to make the playoffs in the West. They are in pretty good position, with a 28-29 record that as them a half-game behind the Houston Rockets, and they are 28-27-2 against the basketball pointspread. Their calling card has been defense, and that is anchored by Rudy Gobert, who is alternately called the “French Rejection” and the “Stifle Tower.” They are smarting right now because they are coming off their lowest point total of the season in a 96-78 loss to the San Antonio Spurs two nights ago. But they had averaged 113 points over their previous three games, and the Nets have found themselves often wanting on the defensive end.

In the basketball betting odds posted on this game by the people at BetAnySports, the Jazz are laying a lot of points:

Utah Jazz -11.5 Brooklyn Nets +11.5

Over 198.5 points -110 Under 198.5 points -110

Gobert is someone who has the ability to give a lot of big men a hard time, and he out the clamps on Brook Lopez the last time these teams met. Lopez, a 20-point-per-game scorer, had just eight points and three rebound sin the 108-86 Utah victory which took place on January 22. The Jazz had balance, to say the least, with seven players scoring in double digits.

Needless to say, the Nets have not been a strong road team, and that didn’t seem to bode well for them as they embarked on a nine-game road trip, the longest in the history of the franchise. In fact, they had lost seven games in a row as the visitor before beating Phoenix two nights ago. Brooklyn had 66 points at the half against the defenseless Suns en route to the 116-106 victory.

BetAnySports patrons who were wondering what they were going to do without Johnson may have gotten some relief with Bojan Bogdanovic’s 24-point performance in Phoenix. Upon taking over for Lionel Hollins, who was fired, interim coach Tony Brown committed himself to stepping up the pace for his team, and the Nets have played 12 of their last 15 games over the total. They have topped their season average of 45% shooting in seven of their last eight games. It should be noted that Utah is trending toward the “over” as well (five of the last seven), although between them, these squads have averaged only 19 fast break points.

The Jazz have benefited from the acquisition of Shelvin Mack, who at the very least bolsters them at the point guard position. Mack is tallying 13.7 ppg since he came over from the Atlanta Hawks. For Quin Snyder’s team, the future is now, while the Nets, who just hired Sean Marks as their general manager, will be mulling whether Brown will be their coach going forward or whether they will go after more of a “name” coach.

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NBA Betting Lines — Rockets and Jazz Battle For #8 Spot in West

NBA Betting Lines -- Rockets and Jazz Battle For #8 Spot in West

The Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz were expected to be two of the teams most active before the trade deadline. It didn’t turn out that way, although at least one of these clubs could be in better position as it relates to their ability to get into the playoffs. And the way their Tuesday night meeting shapes up, the winner will be able to lay claim to the eighth and final slot in the Western Conference playoff order. Game time is 9:05 PM ET at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, and after it tips off, BetAnySports customers can keep the action going, as they partake in real-time wagering with the help of Live Betting Extra.

The Rockets currently hold that #8 position, with a 28-28 record, and they have not been a profitable team, going just 24-32 against the NBA pointspread. The Jazz are 27-28 straight-up and 28-25-2 ATS. So Houston is only a half-game ahead of Utah, and will relinquish their hold on the eighth spot if they lose, but at the same time, if they win, they can find themselves in a tie with Portland for the seventh position if the Blazers lose at home to the Brooklyn Nets.

Utah lost to that Portland team two nights ago (115-111), despite shooting 50% from the field, and if you are looking for an obscure technical trend that may work here, consider that the Jazz have covered in 34 of the last 52 instances after allowing 105 points. Along those lines, Houston has covered 18 of its last 24 games on Tuesday nights.

In the NBA betting lines that have been posted on this game by the people at BetAnySports, the Jazz are favored:

Utah Jazz -5 Houston Rockets +5

Over 202.5 points -110 Under 202.5 points -110

The Rockets were expected to move either Dwight Howard (a free agent-to-be) or James Harden before last Thursday’s trade deadline. But neither of those things happened. And a multi-player trade that sent forward Donatas Motiejunas and guard Marcus Thornton to Detroit as voided when Motiejunas failed a physical. Interestingly enough, Joel Anthony, who was acquired from Detroit in that deal and was almost immediately shipped off to Philadelphia, had to go back to the Motor City.

Utah was seemingly desperate for a point guard who might be able to improve upon the performance of Trey Burke, and Atlanta’s Jeff Teague was one of those people purportedly up for grabs. That deal didn’t happen, but the Jazz fortified their bench by picking up Shelvin Mack from the Hawks, and he came up with 16 points and six assists in 24 minutes in his first outing.

There is some scoring punch in Salt Lake City, to be sure, but BetAnySports patrons know this team prides itself on being able to slow down the opposition. In fact, they have permitted the fourth fewest points in the NBA (96.8 per game) and play at the slowest pace in the league, with 90.8 possessions per 48 minutes. Houston is faster, ranking seventh in “pace,” and they attempt more three-pointers than any team in the league. In terms of two-point tries, they are 30th and last, and that may mitigate the effect of Utah’s superb shot-blocker, Rudy Gobert, who is second only to Miami’s Hassan Whiteside in Block Percentage.

Harden, who does make for a synergistic combination with Howard, leads the league in field goal attempts, free throw attempts and turnovers. He is just 42.6% accurate from the floor, so Utah’s strategy will include trying to force him into bad shots.

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Before the Madness – Betting Baseball Futures

Before the Madness - Betting Baseball Futures

Before the word “bracket” even enters your head for another two weeks or so, there is some valued time to be invested thinking about another sports future outcome. Yup, it happens every Spring, along with buds on the trees and hay fever. Time to break out the bats & balls, forecasting who wins more MLB baseball games than odds makers think this season and who doesn’t. It certainly is a better bet than say, a Pirates-White Sox pre-season game from Sarasota this Saturday afternoon. Because if you’re starved for Florida wagering action, consider golf this month.

On the baseball diamond they tweak the rules every year but the betting formula remains basically intact. Over the course of the marathon 162 game season it’s highly unlikely that the best teams will win more than 60% of their games (98), nor the worst teams will will lose more than 60% (64 wins). But don’t think you’re going to get an easy, guaranteed score. Only the record 40-8 stretch the Dodgers accomplished in 2013 assured bettors of cashing their Over the Win Total ticket early. It was the greatest 50 game ride since the Cardinals in 1942. What is forgotten about that feat is the Dodgers were a dismal 30-42 before it occurred. Proof that many were thinking their future “Under” bet was looking good in early June.

The MLB Over/Under season is only for the patient bettor. With a six month season filled with many twists and turns, injuries and statistical proof that you cannot either count your money or give up on any bet until at least September 1st, Contrasting the situation to the 16 game NFL season, where every football game is huge and every win or loss significant.

For example, the Minnesota Vikings proved to be every bit the “wise-guy bet” they were before the season started. I noted the red flag of opportunity when Diamond Sports, BetOnline and other leading sportsbooks marked the Vikes over win total at 7 but at alarming odds of -180. Everybody seemed to have gotten the word. They didn’t disappoint and won their clinching 8th game before December 1st.

Baseball offers a very different scenario. You can count on perennial favorite teams like the Yankees, Mets, Red Sox and Dodgers with slightly inflated win totals similar to the Cowboys and Steelers in the NFL. But for the rest of the NL and AL many teams offer a trickier option. As always, the heart of the numbers and confidence is based on starting pitching. Without that solid 4 to 5-man rotation you aren’t going to get past .500 no matter how solid your starting position player eight is, defense on the field or bullpen.

The following are a few suggestions to pursue before we all begin carefully filling out our NCAA brackets and worrying about #3 seeds tanking early. The lines are courtesy of Elite-rated online sportsbook Bovada, the first online to post the MLB Over/Under Win Totals for the regular season. Be sure to check other premium offshore sportsbooks in March for competitive comparison.

Chicago Cubs Over 92.5 Wins (-130) Under 92.5 Wins (Even)

One of my favorite axioms is “the line tells you something” and here we go again. Can you believe the beloved Cubbies lead the majors this year with highest projected team win total at Bovada with 92.5? This stands out as baseball’s betting version of the Vikings and a major league endorsement following up their strong finish last year into the playoffs.

Maybe the best pitching in baseball with Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester and John Lackey. Add on an exceptional starting line-up with Anthony Rizzo on down, no doubt the young Cubs only concern is staying healthy. Will this finally be the year to break Billy goat curses and watch a World Series at Wrigley? That remains to be seen but breaking OVER 90 wins toward maybe a hundred looks like a solid bet. The only downside might be the intimidating -130 price.

Los Angeles Angels Over 81.5 Wins (-115) Under 81.5 Wins (-115)

One thing you can say for the LA Angels is they have experience. But maybe that is not a good thing these days where many teams opt for younger, hungrier players looking for more incentive dollars.

Long-time manager Mike Scioscia is back at the helm this year to lead the Angels. I’m looking for future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols to bounce back this season with Mike Trout to lead the majors in home runs. That backbone should get any team past a .500 season with decent pitching and the Angels are a qualifier. Garrett Richards is a potential 20-game winner with proven starters Jered Weaver and C.J Wilson backing him up. Their bullpen is so-so and that might be part of the reason for the betting value. If all goes right this season, I like the Angels experience in a very competitive division to get past a soft number and OVER the total here as well.

Kansas City Royals Over 85.5 Wins (-115) Under 85.5 Wins (-115)

Again, another “the line is telling you something” candidate. Why hasn’t the World Series winner bolstered a bit more confidence in the odds maker’s pen? Wouldn’t we expect at least a totals number in the 90’s here with two great seasons in a row?

The answer might be in the Royals lack of marquee stars and small market appeal. A more logical answer would be that they’ve been fortunate to have been injury free while cultivating young talented players simultaneously over the past three or four years. Credit goes to their scouts and drafting system after many miserable years of losing so many games and being at the bottom.

Despite fine pitching from Edison Volquez and solid everyday contribution from starters like first baseman Eric Hosmer and all-star catcher Salvator Perez, I look for a few wheels to fall off this season. Maybe a few sore arms or a key injury to even out the odds. Search for the highest win total you can secure here and go UNDER the total on the Royals.

Bettor Beware

Like all investments, it’s wise to shop around. The leading offshore sportsbooks mostly offer generous opportunities to bet larger amounts on this type of future wager. Similar to a half point in a single game, one win either way on the full season totals could make the difference. Therefore, it’s a smart move to secure the best deal on the team of your choice. On the first day of Fall 2016, that could potentially seem like a really smart move.

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Dutch regulator reinforces ban on online gambling ads

Dutch regulator reinforces ban on online gambling ads

Advertiseing promoting unregulated gambling services in Netherland is prohibited.

Dutch regulator reinforces ban on online gambling adsThe Netherlands’ gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has published a guidance note that warns gambling operators that advertising can only promote regulated gambling services to Dutch residents.

And since the Dutch government’s plans to regulate the online gambling market are unlikely to come into effect until 2017, it means that ads for online gambling are illegal. For now, the rules greatly benefit land-based operators, pending the opening of the online gambling market.

“Since advertising has to lead to legal offers, it is now illegal to advertise online gambling,” KSA said in the note. “Advertising that serves to generate a favorable impression of a particular online gaming business is also not permitted.”

The note reiterated the standards and practices for the internet betting industry in the Netherlands, which were announced in June 2015. The standards, described as critical to protecting Dutch consumers ahead of the introduction of the Netherlands new online gambling bill, were implemented throughout all Dutch media channels including digital, print, radio and television.

The Dutch government has spent a great deal of effort blocking their citizens from betting on international sites. It blacklisted a host of sites and insisted that the country’s banks shouldn’t deal with them at all, but the banks refused. At the moment, many online gambling operators treat the Netherlands as a grey market: one in which they still operate because Dutch gaming laws do not sufficiently address online gambling one way or another.

According to State Secretary for Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff, online gambling sites will be able to obtain five-year licenses. In most cases, licensees would have to be based within the European Union or the European Economic Area. More than 200 online gambling businesses have already inquired about the possibility of getting licensed, according to KSA.

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Virginia first state to approve DFS legislation

Virginia first state to approve DFS legislation

Daily fantasy sports operators got a rare opportunity to celebrate on Wednesday as Virginia legislators approved a bill to regulate DFS.

On Wednesday, the Virginia General Assembly approved SB 646, aka the Fantasy Contests Act, which now requires only Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s signature to become law. The vote marks the first time a pro-DFS bill has progressed to this stage since the industry imploded last October.

SB 646 requires DFS operators to pay a $50k registration fee, while registered DFS sites must ensure that all their players are over 18 years of age and that player funds are segregated from operating capital. Operators must also submit to an annual audit by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

SB 646 exempts DFS from the state’s list of illegal gambling no-no’s, but the bill’s language arguably authorizes other types of ‘skill-based’ contests involving sporting events – such as prop bets – that could lead the federal government to conclude that the state is in violation of the 1992 PASPA sports betting prohibition. But for the moment, anyway, it’s progress.

NEW YORK DFS BILL SETS HIGH HURDLE FOR ENTRY This week saw DFS operators DraftKings and FanDuel file their latest paperwork in their legal fight for survival with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who ordered both companies to cease & desist operations in his state last November based on his belief that they’re illegal gambling operators under state law.

This week also saw New York state Sen. John Bonacic throw DFS a lifeline by introducing a new bill to regulate the activity. Bonacic’s S 6793 (read it here) would exempt DFS from the state’s definition of gambling activities and establish a Fantasy Sports Contests Division within the Financial Frauds and Consumer Protection Unit.

Unlike other DFS ‘consumer protection’ bills, S 6793 establishes a tax rate on DFS revenue. New York-approved operators would pay 15% of revenue derived from New York players and operators would need to submit a $500k deposit against future tax obligations, a hurdle that could preclude smaller DFS operators from horning in on DraftKings and FanDuel’s turf.

S 6793 would bar DFS operators from offering contests on college sports or horseracing events. Players would have to be 18 years of age or older to play, and operators would have to establish an undetermined maximum number of entries any DFS player could enter into a single contest.

Operators would have to segregate player funds from operating capital and shield player funds from being swallowed up by operator bankruptcy, financial risk and criminal or civil damage claims.

S 6793 stands a much better chance of progressing than the state’s other DFS bills, in part because Bonacic chairs the state Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee. Bonacic is also backing a new online poker bill that received a favorable vote from his committee earlier this month.

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