Friday, December 21, 2007

Online betting ban

The United States faces a token $21 million in annual trade sanctions as a result of its online betting ban, the World Trade Organization said today in awarding Antigua and Barbuda the right to target U.S. services, copyrights and trademarks.

The decision is a setback for the Caribbean island nation, which sought the right to impose $3.4 billion in retaliatory measures against U.S. commercial services and intellectual property.

Washington acknowledged its Internet gambling restrictions were ruled illegal by the WTO, but argued that Antigua should only be compensated for about $500,000 for lost annual revenue.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Alternate Spreads

Online gamblers have an opportunity to destroy the Internet sportsbooks in the National Championship Game. Surely you know somebody who claims the pointspread is way off.

Tell that loudmouth he need not bet at 11-10 odds, because if the line is truly off by several points, a sharp player can bet alternate pointspreads.

Betting Florida -2.5 pays +225. Do you like the favorite, but not sure they will win by more than a touchdown? Buy some insurance and get Ohio State at +2.5 -249.

If you are really confident, bet the exact margin of victory. Every pointspread range pays better than 3-1. Will Ohio State win by more than two touchdowns, but less than three? A Buckeye win of 14.5-20.5 is +744.

The spotlight will be on Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith. The over/under on the number of yards he will throw for is 249.5 with under at +105.

Sports betting experts can also bet on the number of receiving yards by Anthony Gonzalez (over/under 58.5), rushing yards by Chris Wells (39.5) and who will be the game MVP. No shock, Smith is the odds on +202 favorite.
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