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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.
$2500 Freeroll Highlight of Busy Weekend 23 Sep, 2011
Intertops Poker frequently adds extra freerolls to its weekend poker tournament schedule but the pot’s much bigger this weekend. Players that deposit this Wednesday, Thursday or Friday will get a ticket to a special $2500 Freeroll tournament to be held on Sunday.
This tournament bonus is on top of the up to $200 reload bonus that’s also available this weekend.
$2500 Freeroll Free ticket to everyone that deposits by Friday.
Up to $200 Reload Bonus Reload Bonus Code: JUN14 Valid June 18 – 20 only.
“We’ve been extra busy this week with our World Cup Leaderboard tournaments,” said Intertops poker room manager. “When we give a reload bonus things always get busier, and we don’t often do such big freerolls. So it’s going to be a crazy weekend I think!”
Intertops Poker’s World Cup Leaderboard tournaments begin 90 ninety minutes before each World Cup group game and award tickets to a $10,000 GTD to be played next month. The Top 10 on each Leaderboard advance to the knockout phase where the winner gets a seat at a $10,000 GTD tournament to be held July 12th (buy-in $55). Other players will win tickets to Step tournaments leading to the $10K GTD. Full tournament details are available under the Promotions tab on the Intertops Poker website.
World’s first and foremost online Sportsbook offering odds on Roethlisberger’s and Rodgers’ performance in Arlington on Sunday
February 2, 2011 (St. Johns, Antigua) – Intertops Sportsbook favors Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (-145) to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers (+125) at Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas on Sunday. The world’s first online sportsbook is offering dozens of betting propositions on the USA’s biggest game of the year, a special $100 deposit bonus and the chance to win $5000 in February.
Intertops bookmakers predict that the leader of the Pack Rodgers (+150) is more likely to be named Super Bowl MVP than his Steelers’ counterpart Ben Roethlisberger (+300). Other bets on the quarterbacks include Net Passing Yards and Number of Interceptions.
“Roethlisberger and Rodgers have both been in dominant form this season,” noted an Intertops Sportsbook manager. “Roethlisberger already has two Super Bowl rings, but we expect Rodgers to handle the pressure on his Super Bowl debut.”
The Super Bowl is the biggest single sports betting event of the year and Intertops Sportsbook has dozens of wagering propositions including First Scoring Play, First Touchdown Scorer, Team to Score First, First Turnover, Highest Scoring Half and Quarter, Longest Punt, Longest Field Goal, and Total Tackles Made by AJ Hawk, Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews, Desmond Bishop, James Farrior, James Harrison, Lawrence Timmons, Nick Collins, Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu.
With the Black Eyed Peas playing at half time, Intertops bookmakers have had some fun naming some special bets after many of their hits. The “Just Can’t Get Enough” bet puts odds on Ben Roethlisberger scoring three or more touchdowns in the first half at +750. The “Rock That Body” offer puts Aaron Rodgers’ chances of being sacked 4 or more times in the first half at +700.
In addition to a comprehensive line-up of Super Bowl betting propositions, Intertops is giving away loads of free money. Between now and Sunday’s kick-off they’re adding 20% (up to $100) to all deposits. Also, every customer who wagers at least $10 in the Intertops Sportsbook every day during the month of February is automatically in the draw for a $5,000 prize with no rollover requirements! And if the game goes to overtime, Intertops will refund all losing Total Number of Touchdowns Scored bets.
Last month, Intertops celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of the day it took the world’s very first online sports bet. Since then many brands have come and gone but Intertops is still one of the most trusted igaming operators in the world. The internet’s first sportsbook continues to welcome players from around the world and is known for quick, hassle-free deposits and withdrawals and excellence in customer service. Intertops also operates a US-friendly online casino with more than 300 games and some of the biggest jackpots available anywhere, as well as one of the world’s most popular online poker rooms.
NFL festivities include a football slot machine, Monday Night Football poker tournaments, NFL odds and props, and a free Super Bowl contest
11 October 2010 (St. Johns, Antigua) – Football Fever is spreading quickly throughout the Intertops casino, poker room and, of course, online sportsbook. In the poker room there is Monday Night Football poker tournaments tonight and every Monday night in October. In the casino the reels have been spinning non-stop on the football-themed slots game, Field of Green, while the sportsbook – the first to ever take an online bet and still the best place to wager on American major league sports – has all the NFL games, all the lines, all the best odds, all the best chances to win.
“Our bookmakers favor Green Bay to triumph over Indianapolis at Super Bowl XLV, but current betting trends show that punters are divided,” said a spokesperson from Intertops. “12% are putting their money on the Green Bay Packers, but 11% are backing the Minnesota Vikings. 31% are betting that the New York Jets will represent the AFC, while 36% think the Packers will take the NFC championship. 100% would love to win our free trip to the Super Bowl!”
The comprehensive online sportsbook will post lines on every NFL game this season. Throughout the NFL season, every dollar wagered on NFL action earns one entry in a free draw for a luxury trip to Super Bowl XLV in Texas. Every week throughout the NFL regular season players can win bet tokens worth up to $100 by predicting the winners of the week’s action in a Free Pool Competition.
On Monday nights even die-hard poker players keep one eye on the game. Intertops Poker's Money Night Football tournaments give players a chance to win cash for supporting their favorite football teams. Players that cash in at one of two Monday night tournaments, under a screen name changed to include a football team or player’s name, are automatically entered into a $500 weekly Kamikaze tournament. Tournaments start at half past 8 pm EST and buy-ins are only $10 + 1.
A favorite of American football fans, Field of Green is a 5-reel, 20-payline football-themed slot machine with a football as a scatter and a progressive jackpot currently over $5500. It is one of more than 300 slot machines, card games and casino classics like Roulette and Blackjack at the US-friendly online casino.
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 has been famous for specializing in bets on US major league sports.
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.