Thursday, May 21, 2009

CentSports!

This post is long overdue... and overly long. But that's how I roll. Anyway...

Do you like sports? How about gambling? Maybe you'd enjoy gambling if you weren't such a cheap ass? Personally, I found all three things to be true. So a while back a friend of mine told me about "CentSports," which is a FREE sports betting site. Yeah... it sounds dumb and/or sketchy. But the idea is actually quite brilliant.

In 2006, online gambling in the Untied States was basically abolished due to the SAFE Port Act (which had nothing to do with gambling). The measure prohibited the transfer of personal funds to any gambling institution through the vast tubes of the internets. So it didn't exactly outlaw online gambling; rather, it only made it illegal to use your own money.

Yes... our government needs to protect us from ourselves.

Anyway, some kids at Texas A&M had a great idea: you could circumvent the law by using fake money. But how do you turn fake money into real money? Advertising.

They developed this sports betting site that gives you $0.10 for free. That's right, one freakin' dime. You then bet on practically any sporting event you want using real-time Vegas lines. Once you amass $20, they'll send you a check. And it's all funded by pop-up ads and shit that cover the site. In case you haven't heard, there is a ton of money in online advertising with over $25 BILLION expected to be spent in 2009 (Blogger even gives us the option to litter DPT with ads for a few bucks).

Of course, you don't have to cash out at $20. The top cash out to-date is $635 (I'm at $8). That's a return on "investment" of 6,350%... and quite mind blowing. If you ever lose all your money, you just start over again with ten cents.

Anyway, a few of us are wasting our time with this, so if you'd like to get in on the action just click on either Jared or myself below. There is nothing more exciting than betting a nickel on Belgium soccer.

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6 comments:

Jared said...

I'm just shocked it toook almost 7 months for a picture of that to show up on here.

Alicia said...

Yeah no shit Jared. That is some classic stuff that I would have expected to be plastered all over this beeeatch the day after Halloween.

Chandler said...

personally... I didn't want to post it until after his wedding... just to be fair to Karen. haha

Dawn said...

DAMN IT! I didn't need to see Jared like that again.... back to therapy I go :)

Second---- Brent is totally addicted to that CentSports site.

Mike S said...

I love the idea of this site. Great way to kill some time as well as make an extra dime or two.

Chandler said...

If you sign up for the site, I highly recommend using FireFox with their free add-on called "AdBlockPlus." I don't see a single advertisement anywhere on the web.

Even if you don't sign up... "AdBlockPlus" is the shit.