A $150,000 Attraction

6 August 1999
Football season is a few weeks away and mammoth mounds of cash are drifting toward Caribbean Islands, but each year there are more bookmakers waiting at the shore to ride their portion of the tidal wave. As competition becomes more prominent, it's necessary for everyone to have a draw, and Sportsbook.com, an online sportsbook operated by Global Internet, has answered with a big-time promotion.

They're calling it the largest ever Internet sports tournament for the NFL season. The site is putting up a guaranteed $150,000 prize pool for a handicapping contest that will land the winner at least $100,000. Plus, there will be weekly prizes of $1,500. The size of the pool will depend on the number of entries.

With the football finally on the horizon again, Sportsbook.com is offering lines on all the games for the first week of the NFL season.

Through its licensing deal with Starnet Communications, Global Internet also operates WallStreet.com and PlayersOnly.com. The company operates facilities in Antigua, Canada, Venezuela, St. Kitts, Italy and Germany.