David Carruthers is available to discuss a variety of topics, including:
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– The Popularity of Gambling on Various Sports
– Expected Revenue for the Online Gambling Industry – Sports-related and Casino/Poker related
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– Why Regulation of the Online Gambling Industry is Essential – for bettors and for the industry
SOME “SUPER” STATISTICS ABOUT SUPER BOWL BETTING
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“The Super Bowl is clearly still the biggest sporting event each year in America, and online gambling has rapidly become part of the entertainment activities that consumers engage in for the game.
– In the nine hours preceding the Super Bowl in 2004, the BETonSPORTS.com site averaged 625 bets a minute.
– Responsible Gambling Tips and Advice
BETonSPORTS.com (BoS), one of the largest online wagering companies in the world, expects to see more betting activity on this year’s Super Bowl than on any other sporting event in the company’s 10-year history. Americans in record numbers continue to tune in – with the game grabbing nearly 144 million total television viewers last year, according to Nielsen Ratings. Headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, the company is licensed in the Caribbean and the UK, where gambling has been a legal and respected tradition for over forty years. Currently, online wagering for the event now dwarfs the betting action taken in the land-based sports books in Las Vegas. Carruthers expects some of the most popular prop bets in 2005 to be those in which bettors pick the highest rated Super Bowl TV commercials. At the peak of high season in the financial year ended January 31, 2004, it employed over 1,600 employees in Antigua, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and the United Kingdom.
U.S. 27, 2005– With the Patriots / Eagles Match-up, BETonSPORTS.com CEO Expects a Record Number of American Consumers Betting on the Super Bowl, the Commercials, and More
SUPER BOWL (STILL) AT THE TOP OF SPORTS FANS’ LIST – and ON-LINE BETTORS, TOO
– Betting on “special proposition bets” such as which of the Super Bowl commercials will win various polls (like those run by USA Today and America Online) is also increasingly popular. Visit www.BETonSPORTS.com for more information.
– Super Bowl Gambling Trends
For avid as well as the most casual of sports fans, the Super Bowl is still at the top of the list for “must see” events. About BETonSPORTS plc
As they successfully did last year, BETonSPORTS.com will again offer a wide selection of proposition bets, which Carruthers said bettors responded well to in 2004, with nearly a 30 percent increase in prop bets over the prior year’s Super Bowl. In fact, nearly 75 percent of those who bet on the Super Bowl itself will also bet on a variety of special proposition bets offered by BETonSPORTS.com.
BETonSPORTS plc, one of the world’s leading online and telephone sports book and casino operators, is committed to providing its clients with the most value for their wagering dollar and quality customer service capabilities. Indeed, online wagering has been gaining in popularity and acceptance among consumers throughout the United States for several years,” commented David Carruthers, CEO of BETonSPORTS.com. . BETonSPORTS.com has been ranked the number one sportsbook by a number of leading industry organizations, including the Offshore Gaming Association (OSGA), the International Sports Book Council (ISBC) and Insiders Football Guide. bettors make up around 75 percent of the (worldwide) football betting market, although the portion of action coming from overseas is growing steadily, especially in the United Kingdom and Asia, according to the publication Interactive Gaming News.
While $81.2 million was wagered in Nevada’s (land-based) sports books on Super Bowl 2004, it pales in comparison to the estimated $375 million that was bet on the Super Bowl through online sports books in 2004, according to BETonSPORTS.com CEO David Carruthers. The company trades under the symbol BSS.L on the London Stock Exchange’s Alterative Investment Market.
– Profile of a Super Bowl Bettor Verses a Typical Online Gambler
– The BETonSPORTS.com site totaled over 450,000 wagers for the 2004 Super Bowl, and this year – in 2005 – CEO David Carruthers expects that number to jump more than 15 percent.
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And, the Super Bowl is also setting records as the biggest sports gambling event of the year in the U.S. And, Carruthers says, the industry expects nearly $500 million to be wagered on line on Super Bowl 2005 worldwide, with the bulk of that coming from the U.S