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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Betsson Sportsbook and Casino bonuses for German players

Betsson are giving away Euros
European online gaming giant Betsson has raised it's joining offer bonuses for all new German players.

Any new player from Germany that tries the casino will get a 100% match bonus up to €100 with a 30x wagering requirement before withdrawals are allowed.


And starting from Sunday, 1st of May 2011,  new German players to the Betsson Sportsbook will get a bonus equivilent to 50% of the first deposit up to a total of €150.

The wagering requirements in the sportsbook are 3x bonus at odds of 1.50 or higher.

Check out the bonus offer details at Betsson sportsbook now

Royal Wedding Costs BetFred Bookmakers A Packet

The Royal Wedding is over and the market for special bets on the event turned into a costly affair for bookmakers Betfred.

A large gamble was landed when the Queen chose to wear a yellow hat after it had been backed into 8/15 from 12/1 a week ago.

The pain got worse as Kate's dress was officially described as the colour Ivory, which was also the 8/15 favourite, and finally Kate's arrival at 11.02am resulted in Betfred also paying out. 11 o'clock to five past had been well supported all week.

Betfred boss Fred Done commented ... "Having daughters weddings have always been costly but today was a disaster. Royal punters are celebrating with a King's ransom but of course I wish the couple the very best for the future."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NBA Playoffs - Expect the unexpected

Everyone knows how the NBA playoffs work - teams are seeded #1 through #8 in each conference and generally the first playoff round is a graveyard for the underdogs ... right?
Not in 2011 - not in the Western Conference!

In the West, the upstart #8 seeded Memphis Grizzlies routed the #1 San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of their series, winning by 18 points to take a 3-1 series lead. If The Grizzlies can complete the job then they'll be only the second #8 team ever to eliminate the top seeds.

Elsewhere, the #7 seeded New Orleans Hornets are tied 2-2 in their series with the #2 Los Angeles Lakers - and last years MVP Kobe Bryant is nursing a foot injury. Uh-oh.

Over in the East, the #1 team is the Chicago Bulls and the Bulls are leading 3-1, while #2 Miami lead 3-1, and #3 seed the Boston Celtics swept the New York Knicks 4-0. So the East is going to plan.

It seems that this year - it's worth watching EVERY playoff series!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bodog launch Grand Slam Parley Contest

Bodog have launched a new baseball betting promotion called the "Grand Slam Parlay Contest". 

Bodog - Grand slam Parley Contest - for US and Canadian bettors.

Players who opt in and place 4 game MLB parlay bets of $10 or more at Bodog will receive points.

Points will be calculated on a weekly basis and the top players (Top 50 US and Top 20 Canada) will earn bonus cash from a prize pool ($5000 prize pool U.S and $1000 prize pool Canada)

The contest will run until the end of the regular MLB season.

Landing pages to check it out ... :

United States Players check it out here : - Canadian Players can get the details here :

Monday, April 25, 2011

Arsenal league challenge finally put out of it's misery at Bolton

It's not as if Arsenal have been storming towards the title - with a succession of draws hampering the Gunners fading league title challenge - but today's 1-2 defeat at Bolton's Reebok Park finally puts the nail in the coffin.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has come out and said - "put the blame on me" - and that's fair because I do blame Mr Wenger.

Arsenal are too young, too fragile, and lacking in depth to handle the rigours of playing a 65-70 game season in England and Europe. This is not new - it's been a charge levelled at Arsenal for 5-6 years now.

As a manager, Wenger needs to get the playing staff so that the club squad as a whole can manage the inevitable injuries, suspensions, and absenses that are caused by playing competitive football at the highest level.

Arsenal need to be bigger, harder, more experienced and more physical to win in England AND in Europe at the same time. The "potential" and "future" of players is important - but so is having the team ACTUALLY winning silverware.

The blueprint for success is simple. Look at the two clubs winning in England. Chelsea and Manchester United. Examine the ages, size and experience of the staff and compare with Arsenal. Spot the difference?

Yes Mr Wenger, I do blame YOUR approach of youth and pace above all else. It might succeed in weaker leagues, or in less physical leagues. It HAS nearly succeeded a couple of times in the last five years. NEARLY. But not quite.

This recruitment foible is not longer acceptable. The player recruitment policies have to change at Arsenal if they are going to WIN the LEAGUE TITLE.

In the past it has seemed that that Mr Wenger was unable, or unwilling to handle the personalities and demands of managing all the egos clashing on a large and experienced squad.

Mr Wenger would rather try and manage with a smaller, younger, keener squad. But that preference has resulted in some players wearing Red and White before they were ready - and being played in positions that they were unsuitable for.

Where are the Tony Adam's, Pat Rice's, Kenny Sansom's or Lee Dixon's?, The Theirry Henry's or Ian Wright's? The midfield nous of the Dennis Dergkamp's and the Patrick Vieira's?

Arsenal lack the fully experienced professionals that are world class and that can hold a football - and the lead - as the last 10 minutes are being played.

That is what is missing from this Arsenal side in my opinion.

It's time to recruit some players in their prime - and blend them with the obvious potential already at the Emirates to create a team that can compete EVERY season.

In my opinion - anyway ...

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Golf : Rory McIlroy leads the 2011 Masters after round one

Golf at BetOnline

Rory McIlroy has another early lead at a major championship, after he shot an impressive 7-under 65 on Thursday to lead the Masters after round 1.

Alvaro Quiros came home strongly late on to also be -7, and former PGA champion Y.E. Yang was closest at -5 to McIlroy and Quiros at the end of the day.

Matt Kuchar & K.J. Choi shot 68 scores (-4), while five other players were at 69: Sergio Garcia, Charl Schwartzel, Brandt Snedeker, Trevor Immelman and Ross Fisher.

Tiger Woods wasn't anywhere near the lead, but at least he wasn't totally out of it. Woods is currently in the longest winless streak of his career, he made a long putt at No. 14, lipped out several others and finished with a 71.

NBA : Miami Heat Host Boston Celtics, Anxious To Avoid Season Sweep

Can the Boston Celtics complete a season sweep of the Miami Heat? They’ll have the opportunity to do so this Sunday when they travel to South Beach to take on LeBron James and co.

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