Daily Nambling Notes - Aug. 28, 2002

28 August 2002

New Stuff -- Online gaming site InterCasino said yesterday that it is ready to face life without PayPal. The e-cash service was acquired by eBay recently; once the sale is complete, PayPal will no longer process online gaming transactions. InterCasino, however, said it has been experimenting with other payment mechanisms, including a service called 900pay, which enables players to charge their online gambling activities to their phone bill. The gaming company said it is also introducing electronic check processing, which will allow users to deposit up to $2,000 per week directly from their bank accounts.

Returning Stuff -- Sportsbetting.com is offering its Gridiron Pick'em game again this year. The free contest asks players to choose the National Football League teams they think will win this season and then assign each team a confidence ranking. The contestant with the highest weekly score wins $100 to bet with the company and then moves to round two, in which the contestant that chooses the winner of 11 out of 11 playoff games wins $500,000.