by BetCRIS - 09/21/2005
BetCRIS - "Where the line originates" - is once again setting the standards for the online betting industry. As one of the pioneers in developing what has become a huge pastime shared by many football aficionados, Fantasy Football lovers who already take their leagues more serious than their jobs can now make money off of it.
Each week BetCRIS posts odds on groups of high profile players and certain head-to-head match-ups of quarterbacks and running backs, where fans can place bets on individual performances. Using the official Fantasy Football rules from NFL.com, BetCRIS gives their users a different and unique type of bet based on the Fantasy Football phenomenon that has taken over the world.
The concept, which was launched last year, has already gained lots of excitement and popularity among online sports bettors. Executives at BetCRIS believe this could be a huge product and the next big step in the Fantasy Football experience.
"The best testament to the success of Fantasy betting is the fact that BetCRIS's competitors are already starting to copy our concept." said Shane Catford, Line Manager for BetCRIS. "It's amazing to see that they even have the same points system we have! We are used to our products being copied, its part of the business and it is a great sign to know that our creative ideas are good enough for the sports betting world to copy them."
The idea brings Fantasy Football to a new height by allowing the player to manage his Fantasy team but also place wagers on his players in order to make money on them each week.
Catford goes onto to state, "Client response has been terrific. When we posted fantasy lines our first day back in 2004, we were expecting maybe only 10 bets, but we ended the day with more than 170 bets, which is big considering it is entirely new… football fans simply love it"