Sportsbooks: World Cup Handle Exceeded All Expectations by Jeremy Martin - 07/14/2006
If there is one negative about the business that sportsbooks did for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, it would have to be that they will have to wait four more years for another chance to rake in big soccer money. The next World Cup will take place in 2010 in South Africa.
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Enjoy the Annual Hot Dog Contest Without the Heartburn by Jeremy Martin - 07/03/2006
If bowlers and golfers can be considered 'athletes,' then these guys deserve their kudos as well. What other sport requires you to spend two hours on the toilet after a competition?
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"Squares" Becoming Well Rounded by Jeremy Martin - 09/17/2005
Bookmakers in the 20th Century had it easy. Prior to the new Millennium, bookies could always count on large masses of public bettors - referred to as "squares" by those behind the counter - to blindly bet on the favored team in any sporting event, especially one involving NFL football. Often times it didn't matter what number the books released on a game, the public would bet the favorite with reckless abandon. This allowed the bookie to set 'shaded' numbers which means they loaded down the favorite with extra points.
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