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Online sports book favors Pittsburgh Penguins to win Stanley Cup

October 5, 2010 (St Johns, Antigua) – Even as the NHL prepares for its season opening on Thursday, Intertops Sportsbook is already taking bets on who’ll wind up with the Stanley Cup in April. The popular online sportsbook, which features wagers on all the US major leagues, heralds the return to the popular North American sport with early odds and a chance to win a trip to the NHL All Star Game.

Before the first puck hits the ice in Thursday’s season-opening games, Intertops oddsmakers favor the Pittsburgh Penguins to win the Cup, with the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks as contenders.

NHL: To win the 2010/11 Stanley Cup*

Pittsburgh Penguins +550

Washington Capitals +600

Chicago Blackhawks +650

Vancouver Canucks +900

Detroit Red Wings +1000

New York Islanders +10000

In one of five opening-night games, the Pittsburgh Penguins will open their new home, the CONSOL Energy Center, on Thursday night as they face the Eastern Conference Champion Philadelphia Flyers. Then two nights later, in the league’s most contested rivalry, the Chicago Blackhawks will play the Detroit Red Wings for the 710th time.

Every dollar wagered at Intertops.com Sportsbook on NHL action earns one entry in a free draw for tickets to the 58th NHL All Star Game Raleigh, NC in January.

Intertops took the first online sports bet ever, fourteen years ago, and is still one of the most popular and trusted online sportsbooks around the world. From the beginning it’s been famous for specializing in US major league sports. The comprehensive sportsbook offers a full range of both NHL and NFL betting propositions.

All new customers at Intertops receive a 25% bonus on their first deposit. Until Sunday there’s an additional 20% deposit bonus available for NHL wagering. Details are on the Special Offers tab.

*All odds quoted are as of today and are subject to change.

Sportsbook Has New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts as Early Favorites for Super Bowl XLV

6 September 2010 (St. Johns, Antigua) – Every NFL wager at Intertops Sportsbook earns one chance to win a trip to Texas for Super Bowl XLV, and now the world’s most trusted online sportsbook is giving poker players another way to win an all expense paid trip to the biggest American sporting event of the year. Everyone that wagers at least US$100 at the Intertops Sportsbook between now and September 12th will win a seat at the 'Super Bowl Tickets Poker Tournament' on September 24th. The winner of that tournament will be in Cowboys Stadium in February courtesy of Intertops.

“Since so many of our poker players visit our sportsbook during the NFL season”, said an Intertops spokesperson, “We thought we’d give them a chance to win their way to Super Bowl by doing what they do best – play Texas Hold’em!”

To add to the fall football festivities, every dollar wagered on NFL games at Intertops Sportsbook (beginning September 9th and throughout the NFL season) earns one entry in a free contest with a luxury trip to Texas to for Super Bowl XLV as the prize.

Intertops is also offering a weekly Free Pool Competition. Throughout the NFL regular season players that correctly predict the winners of the week’s action will get tokens worth up to $100 -- and full water cooler bragging rights for the week.

As the NFL season begins Super Bowl may seem a ways off, but Intertops bookmakers have been studying and comparing the teams and have already posted odds. They’ve picked the Indianapolis Colts (+800) as favorites to win the Super Bowl ahead of last year’s champion New Orleans (+900).

The comprehensive sportsbook offers a full range of NFL betting propositions including special group bets where the wager is on who’ll do best among groups of Contenders, Pretenders, Hopefuls and Hopeless. For “Most Regular Season Passing Yards” Intertops bookmakers have Drew Brees at +350, Peyton Manning at +400, Matt Schaub at +600, Aaron Rodgers at +650 and Tom Brady at +800.

All new customers at Intertops receive a 25% bonus on their first deposit. To kick off the NFL season there’s another 20% deposit (up to $100) available throughout this NFL season opener weekend (ending September 12th. Details are on the Special Offers tab.

All odds quoted are as of today and are subject to change.

Intertops Casino congratulates one of its regular players on an incredible run of good luck earlier this month. Christian H., a 36 year old dad, started with just $1.51 in his account on Thursday night and by Friday night he had nearly $40,000 in his account.

The winner was playing his favorite slot game, Hidden Riches. He won several jackpots ranging from $3000 to $6000 and pocketed $10,000 during free games. “My advice to slots players is don’t waste your time with fifty cent bets,” he told an Intertops Casino customer support representative. “If you’re on a roll, bet some real money, $20 or more. That’s the only way to win!”

Rather than dreaming of spending his winnings on extravagant luxuries, as many would be tempted to do, Christian said he plans to do what many winners say they’ll do these days: pay off his credit cards. “Christian has been playing with us a lot for several years now,” said Intertops’ casino manager. “We all get excited when one of our regulars does really well like this! Congratulations, Christian!”

Although Hidden Riches is his favorite, especially now, Christian said he also enjoys Monster Mayhem, Ninja Star and Count Spectacular.

Intertops Casino offers over 300 games from Realtime Gaming in its main casino and hundreds more from Wager Gaming in its Intertops Casino Classic. With the excitement of World Cup being felt all over the world, it’s not surprising that the new football-themed slot game, Football Frenzy, is the runaway favorite this month. Until June 25, players can get an up to $100 casino bonus to try it by entering coupon code FRENZY when they deposit. Intertops Casino’s $180,000 Samba Soccer casino bonus giveaway continues until the end of the World Cup football championship in Brazil. Earning points just by playing any of the main casino’s games, top scoring players are winning $30,000 in casino bonuses every week during World Cup. Many more are winning extra bonuses by predicting World Cup winners. Those that make it to the final leaderboard in the week of the World Cup Group Match between USA and Germany and correctly guess the winner of the USA v Germany game June 26th will get a $20 bonus. Votes must be cast online by June 26th where current player rankings and contest details are also available.

Despite the defeat of Team USA, American interest in World Cup soccer has never been higher. This week, four hotly contended quarterfinal matchups continue to feed America’s newfound lust for soccer action. Intertops Sportsbook has a wide range of betting options for the Netherlands vs Brazil, Uruguay vs Ghana, Argentina vs Germany and Paraguay vs Spain matches this weekend and a free contest will award one lucky World Cup bettor a trip to the Super Bowl.

“We take wagers on all major league sports,” said an Intertops spokesperson, “But this is the most interest in soccer that we’ve ever seen from our American customers who tend to think of ‘Super Bowl’ when they think football.”

Combining the new thrill of the World Cup with an all-American favorite, Intertops is giving customers that make wagers on the World Cup a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl in February. Every dollar wagered on World Cup at Intertops Sportsbook earns one ticket in a draw for a luxury trip to Super Bowl XLV in Texas. The prize includes hotel accommodation and 2 top tickets to see the game at Cowboys Stadium.

Odds for all semifinal matches will be posted at Inertops.com/Sportsbook after the Paraguay vs Spain game on Saturday. Betting propositions, including team to qualify, half-time score, winning margin and first/second half total goals, will be posted and updated daily at Intertops.com/sportsbook.

For the first time in World Cup history four teams from South America have reached the quarterfinal stage. The Intertops bookmakers see Brazil as favorites to win the final (+225), followed by European champion Spain (+250) and Diego Maradona’s Argentina (+400).

14 years after taking the first online sports bet ever, Intertops is still one of the most popular and trusted online sportsbooks around the world and has been famous for specializing in US major league sports from day one.

To celebrate the biggest worldwide sporting event in 2010, Intertops Sportsbook is giving players not one but two special 20% deposit bonuses – each worth up to $50 in free money – on deposits made before the end of the World Cup. All odds quoted are as of today and are subject to change.

Intertops.com will launch a brilliant new Lara Croft Tomb Raider game - the most ambitious video slot ever seen in online gambling - to their already incredible selection of online casino games on March 11th.

To celebrate the launch of this fantastic new interactive entertainment, Intertops.com is giving away 10 PSPs - SONY´s newest portable model of its famous Playstation.

The new “Tomb Raider - The Secret of the Sword™” video slot is a glossy 5-reel 30 pay-line multi-faceted video adventure that sets new standards in every aspect of online gaming. This outstanding game offers hours of interactive entertainment - and the chance to hit major rewards through a variety of free spins, bonuses, wild and scatter awards and free games.

The latest adventure of the intrepid Lara Croft, “Tomb Raider - The Secret of the Sword™” is a licensed concept from the globally popular series by Eidos. The new game captures the gripping excitement and suspense of the movie and video series. With unique twists and turns, it makes for a fully immersive online gambling experience.

March 11th through 21nd, just spinning the wheels on the Tomb Raider video slot will automatically enter players in a random draw to win one of ten PSPs including an astonishing Lara Croft console game. (Ten spins for one draw entry.)

Bets Long-established Intertops has pre-season and regular season NFL odds online now

August 16, 2007 (St. John’s, Antigua) – The first online sportsbook to post NFL lines this season is the most reliable choice for American bettors looking for a safe book to take their football wagers. Although sports bettors typically have accounts at several sportsbooks, legislative developments that have forced many operators out of the U.S. over the last year have prompted many bettors to consolidate into one or two accounts with the most trustworthy books remaining in the American market. Intertops.com – the first company to ever take an online sports bet in 1996 – has earned players’ trust over the last eleven years and is one of the few online sportsbooks that has remained open to bettors in the U.S.

“I like to gamble on sports,” said one sportsbetting forum post. “I don’t like to gamble on whether or not I’m going to be able to collect my winnings!”

Intertops hasn’t had problems accepting payments or paying out winnings like the books that have left the American market did. They’ve stuck by their American customers.

"So many big books have closed their doors to Americans,” said Intertops bookmaker Andy Donahue. “We’ve had a lot of action on NFL bets ever since we posted our early lines in June."

This weekend, one of the hottest pre-season match-ups is in New York on Friday where the Minnesota Vikings (currently Super Bowl long shots at +8000) take on the NY Giants (+4000 to win the Super Bowl). Saturday’s Green Bay Packers vs Seattle Seahawks game could be a close one and is also definitely one to watch. The Packers and Seahawks are +5000 and +2200 respectively to win the Super Bowl. Intertops.com/Sportsbook odds currently favour the New England Patriots (+4000) to win it all next February.

From this Friday until Sunday August 19th, Intertops is giving a 20% reload deposit bonus (maximum $250) on all deposit methods. Most market competitors will not be giving away offers like this until the first weekend in September – when, of course, Intertops.com will also be back with another great deposit special. But with 20 days to go until the September 6th NFL kick off, Intertops.com is kick-starting the season with this "20% for 20 days to go" special for its customers.

The long-established gambling site offers a wide variety of NFL props including Spread Winner, Over/Under Totals and Straight Up bet on the outcome of the game. The popular casino, poker and sportsbetting site also takes First Half and Second Half Side, Spread Winner and Totals wagers.

This will be the 88th season of America’s National Football League (NFL). Last year’s Super Bowl champions, Indianapolis Colts, kick off the regular season September 6th when they meet the New Orleans Saints at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.

Perfect Season Prop Could Pay Off for Indianapolis Colts Fans

September 4, 2007 (St. John’s, Antigua) -- American sports bettors will be pleased to hear that one of the few online sportsbooks still open to U.S. bettors will be sending one lucky punter to Arizona for Super Bowl XLII. To celebrate the start of the NFL season this weekend, Intertops is welcoming new customers with a $20 free bet and giving a 20% deposit bonus to all new and existing customers.

While most sportsbooks have pulled out of the U.S. since last season, Intertops continues to accept deposits and pay out winnings reliably. Intertops was established in 1983 and has been one of the most trustworthy online sportsbooks and casinos since 1996.

“Ever since we posted our NFL lines several weeks ago, we’ve welcomed many football fans deserted by sportsbooks that have left the American market,” said Michael Weiss of Intertops.com.

One lucky Intertops.com NFL bettor will be attending the XLII game in Arizona February 3rd. Every wager on Intertops’ NFL regular season betting offers gives one entry into the end-of-the-season draw where the winner of the deluxe Super Bowl package will be drawn randomly. The prize includes luxury accommodation, airfare for two to Arizona and two tickets to the biggest game of the year.

At +300, the New England Patriots are currently the favorite to win the Super Bowl. Intertops bookmakers favor USC (+250) to win the BCS Championship.

In addition to Super Bowl and Rose Bowl wagers, the long-established gambling site offers a wide variety of NFL props including Spread Winner, Over/Under Totals and Straight Up bet on the outcome of the game. The popular casino, poker and sportsbetting site also takes First Half and Second Half Side, Spread Winner and Totals wagers. For anyone that thinks the Indianapolis Colts can top their recent 14 win season, Intertops.com’s Perfect Season proposition may be their best bet.

“Since the Colts came so close a couple of years ago, we’re seeing a lot of interest in our Perfect Season wager,” says Weiss, “Only one team has ever won every regular season game – the Miami Dolphins in 1972. Lots of people think the Colt’s might just pull off such a miracle this year but it’s still a long shot (+2500) so betting on a Perfect Season could really pay off for dedicated Colts fans!”

September 25. 2007 (Portland) - iovation, the device reputation authority for online fraud management and authentication, announced today that online gaming pioneer Intertops.com has integrated iovation´s fraud management tools into the company´s risk management procedure.

This announcement means immediate improvements for every new and existing Intertops.com customer when making deposits and withdrawals at Intertops´s variety of products: with one account, players can easily access the sportsbook, the casino, the games area and the poker room.

Whilst most of its competitors pulled out of the U.S. market last season, Intertops continues to accept deposits and pay out winnings reliably. Established in 1983, Intertops accepted the world´s first online bet in 1996 and has been one of the most trustworthy online gaming operators ever since.

"One of the reasons why we, as the first mover in online gaming, are still in business after almost 12 years is that we have always had a strong focus on fraud and risk management," said Michl Posch, Head of Marketing of Intertops.com. "And the integration of iovation will now enable us to serve our customers even better for at least another 12 years. The more fraudulent customers we are able to exclude from our service from the very beginning or as soon as they start cheating, the better the offers we can give to our serious customers."

iovation is itself a pioneer itself in the field of technology for online fraud management and multi-factor authentication in online gaming, financial services and e-commerce industries. iovation Reputation services, a Software as a Service (SaaS) family of solutions, links user accounts with devices and utilizes the reputation of those devices to guard against online fraud. The fraud management tool includes geolocation technology that allows customers to meet new compliance requirements, such as validating player country codes.

"At a very early stage in e-commerce iovation and Intertops.com recognized the importance of reduction of fraud and risk in online transactions," said Rich Orcutt, Vice President of Sales at iovation." With each new user we get closer to minimizing the fraud risk to operators and creating a safer online community for players."

iovation leverages its historical repository, containing PC reputations and suspicious associations, to enable its customers to screen transactions using fact-based fraud evidence for any PC. iovation ReputationManager identifies all suspicious linkages between the PC and other accounts across its global repository. As a result, both new and existing account fraud can be stopped proactively.

Host doubles prize money, adds World Poker Open prize package to cash prize

November 15, 2007 (St. John’s, Antigua) -- More than a thousand online poker players will compete for a prize pool to top more than $10,000 – and bragging rights for their favourite poker community – at the next Online Forum Challenge on November 24 and 25. Sponsored by IntertopsPoker, players can win cash and prizes for themselves– including a satellite seat at the World Poker Open in Tunica – and represent their favourite online poker forum in a huge inter-forum challenge tournament.

“For many serious online poker players, their online poker community is a second home,” said Michl Posch of Intertops. “A little rivalry between forums really builds a community so we’re happy to get involved by donating great prizes.”

Online Forum Challenge Owner, Jason “Wolf” Rosenberg said, “As the premier facilitator of multi-forum events, we are very happy to be working with Intertops. We look forward to seeing who the big winner will be.”

Day One of the tournament is a free roll with a $2,000 cash prize from Intertops and $500 in forum prizes. Day Two is a $5 + $.50 buy-in with $2,000 added to the buy-ins at stake, as well as two bonus prizes. Intertops will be depositing $200 a month to the winner’s account for a full year. They will also pay the winner’s way to the World Poker Open in Tunica, MS next January where they’ll have a chance to win a $10,000 buy-in for the WPT Main Event.

Freeroll November 24, 3:00pm EST Prize Pool: $2,000 PLUS $500 in forum prizes

$5 + $.50 Buy-in November 25, 3:00pm EST Prize Pool: $2,000 added to buy-ins + $2,400 Intertops Poker Payday + satellite seat at the World Poker Open in Tunica.

The World Poker Open prize package includes a seat at the World Poker Open “$1,000 + $60 Super Satellite” at MGM’s Gold Strike Casino Resort next January, as well as travel expenses.

Internet's First and Largest Sports Betting Site Announces WAP and PDA Wirelessly Enabled Services Available to Customers

May 1, 2000 (St. John's, Antigua) -- Intertops.com, the Internet's first and largest sports betting site, today announced the launch of wireless- based sports betting services for its worldwide customers base. By developing the world's first PDA wirelessly enabled betting service and introducing WAP- based betting in English, Intertops.com continues to build on its leadership position in the online gaming industry by extending its reach to the wireless arena.

In May 2000, Intertops.com released the world's first WAP-based betting service in German and will now offer that service to the English-speaking world. Launched in January 1996, Intertops.com became the first company to ever accept a wager over the Internet and has since grown to a registered user base of over 480,000 customers from 183 countries around the world.

"When we accepted the first bet over the Internet in 1996, we never imagined that the industry would be one of the fastest growing forms of consumer entertainment on the Internet. With the wireless evolution upon us, it is clear that future growth in the gaming industry lies with mobile device users," said Simon Noble, executive director and co-founder of Intertops.com. "Whether they are waiting for a plane, riding a bus or even watching a game in a stadium, our customers can now place a wager by using their mobile device."

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