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July 10, 2014, London, UK (Press Release) -- Germany's 7-1 semi-final win over host nation Brazil was truly unprecedented, and many fans are still recovering from the shock. Due to the manner of the win, it is no surprise that Intertops Sportsbook bookmakers are backing the Germans (-154) to beat Argentina (+120) in Sunday's final at the Maracanã.
The crushing victory over Brazil was the biggest semi-final win in World Cup history, and leaves the Europeans on course for a fourth trophy, their first since 1990. Their opponents on Sunday, Argentina, were also their opponents for that win.
Germany forward Thomas Müller found the net for the fifth time in the tournament when he opened the scoring against Brazil, and the Bayern Munich player is +200 to end the tournament as top scorer. He is just one goal behind James Rodriguez (-200), whose Colombia side was eliminated at the quarter-final stage.
To celebrate the final match in what has already been a hugely entertaining tournament, Intertops Sportsbook has prepared an amazing live free bet offer. Any bettor who wagers $10 or more on the final at odds of -200 or longer will see their wager amount matched in the form of a live free bet up to $50. And if that wasn't enough any Intertops member who makes a deposit before the final will receive a 20% reload bonus of up to $100.
After the World Cup is over, there will still be plenty of betting options for Intertops Sportsbook members. Soccer fans will be able bet on all the world's elite competitions, including the English Premier League, German Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League, as well as hundreds of live and pre-match markets across dozens of other sports.
Intertops Sportsbook took the very first online sports bet and continues to be the most trusted online sportsbook in the world.
One of Intertops Poker’s CAPT Velden online qualifiers will be at one of Austria’s most luxurious casino resorts for the $1,000,000 CAPT Velden tournament weekend. Intertops’ poker manager will accompany “Christoph” to the €500 event he’s playing on Saturday. Talking about his approach to tournament play, the Intertops champion said his strategy depends on the buy-in.
“In the early levels I try to get a feeling for the table dynamics and players playing tendencies. I try to keep my chips together for the later stages, where the pots are bigger and making moves is more profitable than in the early stages.” “If the buy-in is higher, that is exactly the strategy I would follow. But if it’s lower, I would deviate from it and play more hands even in the early levels – against better knowledge.”
Last year Christoph won the €500 buy-in event in Velden. Despite his win, he wasn’t entirely happy with his game play. “Coming to the final table I realized there was a table bully so I decided to not mess with him and I sat back and watched players eliminating each other.” “But I shouldn’t have called a 3-bet shove from a tight player close to the final table with AQ. Of course you’re always smarter in hindsight.” “It wasn’t until the third player was eliminated that I realized I might win. I usually try to stay pessimistic because in tournaments it’s all over so quickly and you might be disappointed if you toss with the idea of winning too soon. I’ve played so many tournaments – if I’d won half as many as the number of tournaments where I had a chip lead at some point, I’d be rich!”
“I like Velden because it has so much flair. All kinds of people come to play: pros as well as people on holiday. So there’s a good mix of people and playing skills. “One thing I tell people that are new to tournaments: never play at buy-ins where you feel uncomfortable. You’re not playing your best if you can’t afford the buy-in.”
Set in breathtaking surroundings, CAPT Velden, July 11-20th, will have at least 25 cash tables and €1,000,000 in prize money. Christoph was one of two Intertops Poker players that won a CAPT Velden prize package that includes a €500 and €300 side event buy-ins, travel expenses, accommodation and hosting by the Intertops Poker Team. He won his prize by competing in online qualifier tournaments held in May and June at the online poker room that’s popular with players all over the world. “Playing online has definitely helped me a lot. Even though there are big differences between online and offline poker, there is no substitute for the experience of many thousands of online hands, where you play at least 10-20x as many hands in the same time.”
June 25, 2014, London, UK (Press Release) – One of World Cup 2014’s most keenly anticipated matchups will now decide who will win Group G. Intertops Sportsbook’s oddsmakers see Germany as a strong favorite to top the USA when the two meet on Thursday.
The three-time world champion only needs a draw to win the group and so is quoted at -2500, with the Americans at +900.
USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his German counterpart Joachim Loew are good friends, but they’re both equally determined to win. Klinsmann, who coached his country at the 2006 World Cup with Loew as his assistant, has made it clear that he wants to beat his homeland and win the group. “We have that fighting spirit and we give everything in every game,” Klinsmann told reporters. “We will go to Recife and we will give everything to beat Germany. That is our goal.”
Intertops is offering a risk-free live bet on the USA vs Germany game on Thursday. If the first live bet placed on this duel isn’t a winner, it will be refunded as a free bet (up to $100).
Every customer wagering at least $50 (minimum odds +100 / 2.0) on a World Cup match day is automatically in a draw for a $500 cash prize. Every further $50 wagered means another chance to win.
Customers placing at least $2000 (minimum odds -200 / 1.5) on World Cup bets are able to claim a $200 Free Bet in time for the final on July 13th.
Intertops – the world’s very first online sportsbook -- is taking bets on everything from Tournament Top Goalscorer to whether the final will be decided in 90 minutes (-303), extra time (+400) or in a penalty shootout (+450).
They’ve won more World Cup titles than any other country (five) and they’ll enjoy home-advantage this time around -- the heat is really on Brazil to win the 2014 tourney. Intertops Sportsbook bookmakers strongly favor the home team (-303) to beat Croatia (+900) in the World Cup opening match on Thursday, but they aren’t entirely convinced the Selecao can live up to the enormous pressure to win the title. “Brazil does, of course, have a good chance of going all the way,” observed an Intertops bookmaker, “But their South American rivals, Argentina, will also be a big threat, especially if superstar Lionel Messi can find his top form again after his rather disappointing end to the season. Who knows – but I somehow doubt the Cup will be coming back to Europe this year!”
No European team has won the title in South America and several top European players are struggling with injuries that could seriously affect their country’s chances, including reigning World Footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Spain’s prolific goalscorer Diego Costa. Another title hopeful France has already lost the services of Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery with a back injury. “One European team we’ll really be watching is Belgium,” he said. “They haven’t made a splash in big tournaments since the 1980 European Championships, but have a highly talented team full of players who star for top clubs across Europe. Much is expected of them!”
Intertops Sportsbook will take bets on every World Cup match in Brazil. In addition to outright winner, it has posted dozens of bets on every game including Half Time Results, Correct Final Score and Time of First Goal. Intertops offers a huge range of live betting options on every game and also has a special in-play offer for customers: Risk-Free Live Bets during five World Cup games. If the first live bet placed on these games isn’t a winner, it will be refunded (up to $100). The opening match will be the first to feature Risk-Free Live Bets.
World Cup Deposit Bonus 20% up to $100 Available June 2nd – 12th
World Cup $200 Free Bet Customers placing at least $2000 on World Cup bets will receive a $200 Free Bet in time for the final on July 13th.
Daily Cash Prizes Everyone wagering on the World Cup tournament will be eligible to win a no-strings-attached $500 prize on every matchday.
Soccer fans have until June 12th to enter the World Cup Bracket Contest. If anyone can predict all 64 winners they’ll win $100,000. If there is no perfect bracket, the top 20 customers will receive prizes, including $5000 for the customer with the most correct picks.
Intertops Sportsbook took the very first online sports bet and continues to be the most trusted online sportsbook in the world.
Intertops celebrates its 30th birthday! 08 Aug, 2013
This week Intertops, the world’s first online sportsbook, celebrates an amazing 30 years in business. Established in 1983, Intertops took bets by phone and post before making igaming history by accepting the world’s first online bet in 1996.
Thirty years of satisfied customers around the world means there is every reason to celebrate. Intertops customers can look forward to a fall full of birthday presents.
The party gets underway this month with an amazing $30,000 Birthday Bonanza. 30 players with the highest net percentage wagering profit between now and December 31st will receive attractive Free Bet prizes. The top player will receive $5000 in free bets; second to fifth place players will get $3000 each.
“This is a massive giveaway,” said Intertops’ sportsbook manager. “But we think our thirtieth anniversary is really worth something special!”
In addition to rewarding the most successful customers, Intertops is offering 30 Stake Back Bets throughout the birthday period until the end of the year. Players will be given opportunities to win back $100 in stakes which can then be used as Free Bets. Sports across the board will be covered.
After revolutionizing the world of sports betting, Intertops remains one of the most trusted and best-known brands on the market. By putting customers first it has earned a top reputation.
Today the popular online sportsbook takes wagers on virtually every major sport, including American football, MLB baseball, golf and tennis online and via mobile devices. More birthday celebrations will be announced over the next few months.
NBA wagers in November earn entry in free “Mission $2012” draw for $2012 October 30, 2012 (St. Johns, Antigua) – The NBA regular season tips off on Tuesday and Intertops Sportsbook sees the defending national champ from Miami as an opening day winner. The early line sees the Heat as a 6.5 point favorite to win at the Celtics. The popular internet sportsbook – the one that took the very first online bet way back when – offers odds and props on every NBA game throughout the 2012/13 season, continually updating its prices on the Division, Conference and Championship titles as the season progresses. “Every NBA team plays 82 games – that’s a lot of basketball to come!” said Intertops’ Sportsbook manager. “And we’ll be there all season long, right up to the Championship title decision!” Throughout the month of November, wagers placed on the NBA action puts Intertops customers in with a chance of securing the Sportsbook’s monthly ‘Mission $2012’ cash prize. Players must wager a total of at least $300 (minimum odds -200) to qualify for the draw to be held on December 3rd. Intertops’ pre-season odds on the NBA 2012-2013 Championship see the Heat as favorites to retain their crown (+225), with the Lakers (+275) and Thunder (+450) the teams most likely to challenge. The Bulls (+600), Celtics (+800) and Nets (+900) could make things difficult for Miami in the Eastern Conference, whilst the Spurs (+550) could still be in with a shout in the West. Intertops is also giving its customers some extra cash for the start of the new season by bringing forward its Halloween Bonus promotion to start Monday. All deposits up until October 31st qualify for 20% extra.
$100 Super Bowl Bonus available now till kick off February 3rd January 30, 2012 (St. Johns, Antigua) – The biggest single sports betting event of the year is just around the corner and Intertops, the world’s first and still most trusted online sportsbook, is offering American football fans a $200 Super Bowl Free Bet and giving an up to $100 deposit bonus. Everyone wagering at least $1000 on Super Bowl XLVII (minimum odds: -200 / 1.5) up until kick off on February 3rd can claim a $200 Free Bet after the champion has been crowned. “Talk about a win-win situation,” said an Intertops’ sportsbook manager. “Win or lose, the Free Bet will be waiting!” San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick may have started less than one season, but as he prepares to start the Super Bowl, he’s Intertops’ favorite (+135) for the game’s MVP. “But it’s not just Kaepernick’s fairytale rise to fame and his duel with the Ravens’ Joe Flacco that make this game so exciting,” commented the sportsbook manager. “The fact that there are two brothers coaching their opposing teams from the sidelines is just an amazing storyline, as is defensive legend Ray Lewis’s final game in a Baltimore uniform. Can his team send him into retirement with another Super Bowl ring?” Field goals, half-time scores, kicking and punts, penalties, turnovers and timeouts, touchdowns – Intertops gives fans across the globe the chance to wager on every aspect of the game. To give Super Bowl bettors some extra cash to follow their hunches, they’re giving a 20% (up to $100) Bonus on one deposit made between now and February 3rd. Every wager on NFL Regular Season games gave players a chance to win a trip to New Orleans. This year Russell M. from Georgia won the prize package which included flights, hotel and top tickets to Super Bowl XLVII. Every wager placed on this year’s Super Bowl earns a chance in next year’s end-of-season draw for a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII. Basketball is next on sports fans’ agendas and one lucky Intertops customer will be seeing the climax of the College season live. Every wager placed on college hoops by the end of February earns a chance to win a trip to the March Madness Final Four weekend. Intertops took the very first online sports bet and continues to give the best odds and customer service to sports bettors around the world.
Season-long Super Bowl tickets giveaway continues November 20, 2012 (St. Johns, Antigua) – While many Americans think of Thanksgiving as the official start of the Christmas shopping season, for sports fans NFL football is as much a part of the holiday as turkey and pumpkin pie. This Thursday’s three Thanksgiving games could be among the best in recent NFL history. First up is hot Super Bowl contender Houston’s visit to Detroit, before the Dallas Cowboys host long-time NFC East rivals Washington Redskins. After turkey dinner it’s the continuation of another famed rivalry when New York Jets host the New England Patriots. Intertops has Stake Back offers on each of the three NFL holiday games: If the Texans vs. Lions game is tied at halftime, Intertops will refund losing ‘Double Result’ wagers up to $100 for this game. If there are less than 3 touchdowns scored in the afternoon Redskins vs. Cowboys game, players that lose ‘First Touchdown Scorer’ and ‘Last Touchdown Scorer’ bets for this game get their stake back up to $100. The Stake Back for the evening Patriots-Jets game – again up to $100 - is for losing ‘Total Touchdown’ bets if the first quarter is scoreless. There have been some memorable Thanksgiving moments in NFL history. O.J. Simpson rushing for a Thanksgiving Day-record 273 yards in 1976… The Dolphins dropping 55 points on the Cardinals in 1977… In 1974, Cowboys rookie Clint Longley throwing a 50-yard touchdown pass to defeat the Redskins… “What about Leon Lett fumbling in the snow, Dallas ’93?!” laughed Intertops Sportsbook manager. “Now that’s a Thanksgiving Classic I’ll never forget!” Every Tuesday throughout the Regular Season the popular sportsbetting site posts odds on the upcoming NFL games, as well as dozens of further props. Every NFL Regular Season bet is an entry in a draw at the end of the season for an amazing Super Bowl XLVII travel package that includes game tickets, luxury hotel and flights to New Orleans. Intertops took the very first online sports bet and still gives the best odds and customer service to sports bettors around the world.
March Madness deposit bonus, $25,000 bracket contest, $5,000 cash prize-draws and a chance to win a trip to next year’s Big Dance add to hoops excitement!
March 12, 2012 (St Johns, Antigua) – As a third of all Americans prepare to watch the March Madness college basketball tournament – and a quarter of them plan their bets – Intertops Sportsbook is offering cash bonuses, a $25K brackets contest and a chance to win a trip to next year’s Big Dance. There will be draws for $5000 in cash prizes and every bet is a chance to win a trip to next year’s event.
A recent study* conducted by Harris Interactive showed that not only is college basketball gripping America, those who bet on March Madness games plan to bet more money than they wagered in years past. “March Madness is always a busy time for us,” said the Sportsbook Manager at Intertops. “If betting on college basketball this past month is any indication we’re going to be seeing a lot of action over the next few weeks, that’s for sure!”
The study also revealed that 38% would watch games at work and another 24% said they’d take time off to watch them at home. Forty-five percent said they have spent time researching March Madness matchups while at work. “There must be quiet a slump in American productivity every March!”
Until March 16th, Intertops Sportsbook is giving a 20% March Madness deposit bonus for up to $100 free cash. Customers wagering a combined stake of at least $1,000 on the games of the first, second and/or third round will be entered in a random draw for 3x $1000 which will take place on Monday, March 19th. A combined stake of at least $1,000 on the games of the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 qualifies for another random draw for 2x $1,000 on March 26th. In its 2012 March Madness Bracket Contest Intertops will pay $25,000 for 63 correct selections. If no player manages to complete a ‘perfect bracket’, the jackpot will be shared equally amongst the top 25 players in the contest.
In addition, every dollar wagered on March Madness games is one chance to win a deluxe travel package to next year’s March Madness finals. There are many reasons that Intertops Sportsbook, the first to ever to take an online sports bet, is still one of the most popular and trusted sportsbooks around the world with its top odds on virtually every sport and generous promotional offers. It continues to earn its reputation for courteous and efficient customer service and hassle-free deposits and withdrawals every day.
* This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin from February 23 - 27, 2012, among 2,307 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore, no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact: Allison Nawoj, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free contest will send one player at the world’s first online sportsbook to Super Bowl XLVI
5 October 2011 (St. Johns, Antigua) – With several teams under intense pressure to perform, NFL Week 5 promises some exciting match ups. Intertops Sportsbook anticipates heavy NFL betting this weekend. Rivals New York Jets and New England Patriots come face to face this weekend as they battle for position in the AFC East. Every dollar wagered on this and all the rest of the weekend action is one entry in Intertops’ free Super Bowl contest.
“The Jets-Patriots game is the one to watch this weekend, I think,” said an Intertops spokesperson. “The Patriots’ offense is great, but their defense may not be as strong. The Jets have disappointed so far and are now under pressure to perform.”
The top attraction in the NFC should be Green Bay’s visit to Atlanta. The defending Super Bowl champ has come roaring off the blocks this season with four straight wins, but Matt Ryan and the Falcons should prove to be a stern test, especially at the Georgia Dome.
Intertops has the Patriots a 9-point favorite over the Jets and gives the Packers 5.5 points over the Falcons.
Other NFL bets seeing a lot of action at Intertops Sportsbook are the Eagles-Bills and Lions-Bears games.
“The high expectations in Philadelphia have yet to be fulfilled and Buffalo is arguably the sensation of the season so far – it promises to be an intriguing contest.”
“After two big comebacks against the Vikings and the Cowboys, Detroit is favorite to win again at home to division rival Chicago, but if Jay Cutler can finally gets the Bears offense going they could be quite a threat.”
Intertops Sportsbook posts more NFL bets than any online sportsbook. One player betting on NFL football is going to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis February 5th in style. Every dollar wagered on Intertops’ NFL bet offers during the Regular Season earns one entry into the end-of-season draw for an amazing Super Bowl XLVI prize package that includes accommodation at a top hotel, two reserved top tickets to the game, plus expenses for flights. Intertops current Super Bowl odds have just been updated following Week 4 play.
Many others have come and gone since Intertops took the very first online bet fifteen years ago but it’s still one of the most popular and most trusted online casinos, poker rooms and sports books in the world. It continues to earn its reputation for courteous and efficient customer service and hassle-free deposits and withdrawals every day.