cash (Nov 16, 2005 9:02:12 PM)
spiros:Firstly let me thank you for spending some time on a busy night with our crew.

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:02:19 PM)
next year is going to be good

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:02:23 PM)
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Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:02:28 PM)
will the US send a decent team?

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:02:36 PM)
yeah, decent

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:02:44 PM)
the top team?

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:02:49 PM)
no, imho

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:02:53 PM)
no

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:02:56 PM)
useless

jackfrost (Nov 16, 2005 9:02:59 PM)
Toledo JUST got a big turnover ,and the first half winner is looking great!

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:02 PM)
looks too much like Donovan + some average guys

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:06 PM)
what do you reckon it will be

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:06 PM)
McBride too old

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:11 PM)
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ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:18 PM)
No Ill got it back!

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:20 PM)
CHucky I mean for the Hoops

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:24 PM)
No

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:28 PM)
oh

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:34 PM)
they are taking it more serious

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:37 PM)
its the world championshis next year

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:40 PM)
Coach K the coach

jackfrost (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:41 PM)
are u kidding me!

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:43 PM)
Shaq, etc--won't play over the summer

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:51 PM)
probably true re Shaq

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:53 PM)
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thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:53 PM)
half time up

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:03:57 PM)
anyone watch toronto much, whats calderon playing like?

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:00 PM)
there's basically a 25-man roster

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:06 PM)
They also won't want to play defense or clap their hands on the floor

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:07 PM)
they bring who's available

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:14 PM)
Iverson will play

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:22 PM)
he's brutal imho

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:24 PM)
Iverson would be good I think

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:28 PM)
I love Iverson

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:28 PM)
ok are you ready to go Siros?

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:31 PM)
p

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:35 PM)
sure

jackfrost (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:45 PM)
ToLedo winner first half baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:47 PM)
cash is up first fire away

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:50 PM)
ok great, chatmaster

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:52 PM)
players that can rush thhe hoop fit good in that style of game

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:57 PM)
Just bear with me if i'm a little slow i'm doing the half time

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:04:59 PM)
sorry, will shut up now

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 9:05:13 PM)
everyone please wait your turn so that its not a mess.

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:05:20 PM)
cash your turn

cash (Nov 16, 2005 9:05:42 PM)
My question concerns what your firm has planned in the short term for increasing in game action. Can you talk about sports exchanges and their future

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:06:38 PM)
one second please just took a 15 dime bet on toledo at the half

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:07:01 PM)
wow

jackfrost (Nov 16, 2005 9:08:04 PM)
I won 2500 on first half ,by just .5

Yzerman#19 (Nov 16, 2005 9:08:15 PM)
good evening everyone

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:08:25 PM)
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jackfrost (Nov 16, 2005 9:08:27 PM)
ya 19

Minnow (Nov 16, 2005 9:08:29 PM)
did that move the line?

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:08:35 PM)
hello, Yzer

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:08:43 PM)
what sportbook bet it???

jackfrost (Nov 16, 2005 9:08:51 PM)
it had too minnow

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:09:02 PM)
just kidding guys--ignore me

jackfrost (Nov 16, 2005 9:09:02 PM)
thats why he is easy right

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:09:09 PM)
minnow they were 4 went 4-15 4.5

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:09:13 PM)
2 moves

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:09:13 PM)
Sorry guys I have to put up denver half time, but I'm ready now

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:09:34 PM)
cash please askyour question again thansk

stevo (Nov 16, 2005 9:10:09 PM)
there goes my question, i was going to ask if you do all NBA halftimes..LOL

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:10:24 PM)
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cash (Nov 16, 2005 9:10:28 PM)
it was concerning in game wagering ,will this maeket increase and soes sports echanges excite you

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:12:02 PM)
I believe the market will increase and it will be part of our offering in the future

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:13:17 PM)
dingle...you're up

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:13:19 PM)
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TTinCO (Nov 16, 2005 9:13:35 PM)
test

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:14:38 PM)
dingle u there?

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:14:41 PM)
Was wondering about what direction you see the book moving forward. Any plan to offer more European content and build our base there. Also any plans specifically to offer European Basketball, a market which is really big with European players, and a emerging market IMO

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:14:45 PM)
:)

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:14:49 PM)
yes sorry, slow typer

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:14:55 PM)
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BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:15:39 PM)
no

Ironlock (Nov 16, 2005 9:16:23 PM)
Is it me, or is everyone trying to sound like a reporter from the wash post, we have one of the best BM's in the bus, and no one wants to PICK HIS BRAIN?

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:16:23 PM)
Absolutely we are currently in the market for talent in this area

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:17:25 PM)
maybe I will come knocking when I have got my shit together LO ;)

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:17:35 PM)
no problem

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:17:42 PM)
capt your up

capt (Nov 16, 2005 9:17:44 PM)
first of all your the best book you and pinny in my opinion my question is very simple do you see any of the large books getting into trouble this year.with so many favs winning i sense trouble coming in some of the sportsbooks .also i believe there is now a glut of books out there ,

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:18:31 PM)
so no definate plans for now on afferings?

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:18:38 PM)
sorry capt

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:19:45 PM)
I believe the trouble books are in the past and the books that have been around for a while are here to stay - what will continue to happen will be mergers and acquisitions

baus (Nov 16, 2005 9:19:56 PM)
baus here

capt (Nov 16, 2005 9:20:04 PM)
tx

pancho_sanza (Nov 16, 2005 9:20:06 PM)
Hi sick

baus (Nov 16, 2005 9:20:21 PM)
that is not me

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:20:31 PM)
pancho...fire away

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:20:42 PM)
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thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:21:45 PM)
Dingle - its definately in our plans we just want to make sure we do it right

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:22:03 PM)
panchi u playing halftimes>?>>

pancho_sanza (Nov 16, 2005 9:22:13 PM)
Sprio theres been lots of talk about how books are getting hurt by teasers and many players are now planning they're retirement around all the money they will make down the road on these cant lose bets. What has been Olympics experience this year booking teasers and to your mind, has anything changed in the NFL which will now make these a losing prop for the book going forward, talking two team 6 point NFL teasers.

pancho_sanza (Nov 16, 2005 9:22:21 PM)
Yes , that you TS?

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:22:53 PM)
:)

Ironlock (Nov 16, 2005 9:22:55 PM)
now there is a question!

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:23:16 PM)
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BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:23:27 PM)
great question

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:23:37 PM)
panchi is a lifer

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:24:00 PM)
From my experiences there are years that are good, the teasers in years that aren't, this is one of those year that is good for the players but i dont see this continuing indefinitely

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:24:29 PM)
this year you have an unusual amount of favorites winning outright in the NFL

pancho_sanza (Nov 16, 2005 9:24:39 PM)
no shit!

pancho_sanza (Nov 16, 2005 9:24:51 PM)
thanks

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:25:13 PM)
next up my good friend mr buck swope

capt (Nov 16, 2005 9:25:20 PM)
wow 43 in here now

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:25:33 PM)
nice crowd fellas

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:25:38 PM)
ty all for coming

Buck_Swope (Nov 16, 2005 9:25:38 PM)
hey greek, might you care to disclose your rationale for not allowing parlays on boxing/mma and any plans to allow them in the future ala 5dimes, carib, etc? (ps -chatmaster should be fired)

ego1974 (Nov 16, 2005 9:25:45 PM)
lot's of familiar names :)

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:26:31 PM)
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thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:26:37 PM)
Our software wont allow it on the internet, but we do allow them over the phones

Buck_Swope (Nov 16, 2005 9:26:50 PM)
REALLY?

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:27:11 PM)
u have to know how to use a phone son

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:27:29 PM)
u have to have a phone son

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:27:34 PM)
lol

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:27:42 PM)
mr heem your turn sir

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:27:44 PM)
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Buck_Swope (Nov 16, 2005 9:27:45 PM)
I;ll just jack one of these high school kids

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:28:05 PM)
on those sort of events we dont allow large parlays

mr_heem (Nov 16, 2005 9:28:08 PM)
With Pinny and the exchanges pushing juice lower, and the SIA/Bodogs of the world spending tens of millions to go after the full-juice market, how does Olympic plan to compete going forward? Stay at full juice, or no?

Yzerman#19 (Nov 16, 2005 9:28:11 PM)
I second the motion of chatmaster being fired

Buck_Swope (Nov 16, 2005 9:29:26 PM)
large in terms of you don't want to be offering 20-1+ payouts or large you dont want to get taking maximum bet (usually $500) parlays?

Buck_Swope (Nov 16, 2005 9:29:34 PM)
sorry mr heem

mr_heem (Nov 16, 2005 9:29:58 PM)
-np. followups are good.

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:30:36 PM)
We believe we can be competitive with both - we have a large call center, great customer service and full range of betting options

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:31:08 PM)
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baus (Nov 16, 2005 9:31:38 PM)
Thegreek recently cut the bonus structure from a max of $1000 to a max of $250. Can you talk about the reasons for this, and also are there any plans of bringing back a higher limit in the future? Thx.

Buck_Swope (Nov 16, 2005 9:32:15 PM)
baus has no respect for the Master of chat

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:32:17 PM)
Buck_Swope - we limit the win amount which includes both

Buck_Swope (Nov 16, 2005 9:32:37 PM)
gotchya - thanks for the info

baus (Nov 16, 2005 9:32:44 PM)
I thought I was after heem..........sorry

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:33:24 PM)
buck was in front baus...sorry for the confusion

old_man (Nov 16, 2005 9:34:03 PM)
im only here as an observer

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:34:14 PM)
baus please ask your question again

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:34:16 PM)
ty

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:34:26 PM)
Baus - We found we were getting a lot one "one deposit wonders" who would come in for the max bonus and then leave. This bonus was a one time only bonus for the season. Now we give $250 per month which benefits the player a lot more who is a loyal customer.

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:34:47 PM)
any follow up baus?

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:34:49 PM)
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DelReyJ (Nov 16, 2005 9:34:51 PM)
crosby on a break away fuck

DelReyJ (Nov 16, 2005 9:34:58 PM)
sorry

baus (Nov 16, 2005 9:35:21 PM)
does Greek offer the monthly bonus even to players who are positive lifetime ?

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:35:59 PM)
yes

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:36:23 PM)
doner_kebab...welcome to mw chat...please fire away

sick_gambler (Nov 16, 2005 9:36:29 PM)
The Crosby who baby;; Pitt +265 woohoooo

sick_gambler (Nov 16, 2005 9:36:41 PM)
the crosby show.. i mean

doner_kebab (Nov 16, 2005 9:36:41 PM)
Hi greek, can you give your view on the events resulting in your downgrade at Roberto's place?

bigboydan (Nov 16, 2005 9:37:03 PM)
there goes my question :D

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:38:27 PM)
I'm not sure he probably doesn't like me anymore

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:38:37 PM)
great answer

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 9:39:00 PM)
next question chatmaster

doner_kebab (Nov 16, 2005 9:39:02 PM)
why wasn't the thing heard by MW panel?

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 9:39:12 PM)
doner, thats not why we are here

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 9:39:14 PM)
thanks

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:39:39 PM)
zztop your turn

zztop (Nov 16, 2005 9:39:41 PM)
Spiro, I absolutely love Olympic. There is only one problem Ihave with you and this is why I don't play there more. My favortie type of betting is in game wagering. WSEX offers it nightly and pinnacle offers it for big events such as MNF. Is there any chance you might begin adding it to your already extensive list of wagers? If so, when do you think it might be up? Thank you.

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:39:56 PM)
do people never get tired of all the forum whiny shit

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:39:59 PM)
geez

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:40:02 PM)
some people

dinque (Nov 16, 2005 9:40:04 PM)
i have a question

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 9:40:04 PM)
no dingle, they dont

doner_kebab (Nov 16, 2005 9:40:14 PM)
seemed a reasonable question, players want to know what happens when there's an argument with a book

mr_negative (Nov 16, 2005 9:40:53 PM)
good question zztop

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:40:53 PM)
maybe, IMO I have seen enough of the greek to show them some trust when it comes to them dealing with disputes

TTinCO (Nov 16, 2005 9:40:55 PM)
Hasn't that race dispute been discussed ad nasuem?

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:41:09 PM)
Yes I did it in the baseball playoffs and I will be doing it the Major events like Monday night football, I just need some more help.

stevo (Nov 16, 2005 9:41:35 PM)
Thanks for coming and sorry to steer the question back to live/exchange betting. Was there a timetable for you guys bringing something forth and do you need talent in this area. I really think this is a burgeoning field and want to get involved.

zztop (Nov 16, 2005 9:41:41 PM)
Any chance you will do it for the bowl games?

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:41:50 PM)
basketball i really great in game bet

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:41:56 PM)
great fun to book or bet

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:42:13 PM)
gives both sides of the ounter a bit of excitement

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:42:22 PM)
or World Cup soccer

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:42:30 PM)
soccer is good

michael777 (Nov 16, 2005 9:42:33 PM)
spiro,i love you and your sportsbook,however your racebook is terrible,why can't you improve it,you have very few tracks and your "off" times are way off,no rebates either

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:42:42 PM)
soccer one of the easier ones to book

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:42:51 PM)
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thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:42:58 PM)
Now that I know you guys are interested in it so much I'll put more effort into putting these up.

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:43:06 PM)
chucky...your turn

zztop (Nov 16, 2005 9:43:08 PM)
Thank you very much

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:43:09 PM)
greek, how difficult has it been for you and other books to book NHL this year, given the new rules?

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:43:59 PM)
Grad saved TD

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:44:04 PM)
wow

cash (Nov 16, 2005 9:44:16 PM)
score?

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:44:20 PM)
14-14

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:44:21 PM)
14 al

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:44:25 PM)
all

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:44:27 PM)
INT that looked like a pick-6

BuzzRavanaugh (Nov 16, 2005 9:44:36 PM)
i thought so too chucky

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:44:42 PM)
Easier than all the previous years, it seems the numbers are good and it hasn't been easy for the bettors to pick winners.

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 9:44:57 PM)
ok, cool, greek. Thx, buddy.

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:45:03 PM)
dingle your turn sir

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:45:06 PM)
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cash (Nov 16, 2005 9:45:08 PM)
case in point pittsburg tonight

bigboydan (Nov 16, 2005 9:45:36 PM)
i've done OK in pucks this year. but, the puck lines suck

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:45:56 PM)
reagrding payment methods, do you have any plans to offer UK Debit cards as a mthod for depositing. I ue this method and its ease of use and lack of charges is great for the customer

old_man (Nov 16, 2005 9:46:06 PM)
i got a question

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:46:18 PM)
i will announce your turn old timer

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:46:35 PM)
Re NHL its competitive which is all you can ask for in a league

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:46:44 PM)
if you have that it will be ok

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:46:53 PM)
Michael777 - we are actually testing race book soft ware on one of our sister books and if successful we plan on rolling it out at thegreek.

michael777 (Nov 16, 2005 9:47:03 PM)
thanks

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:47:36 PM)
dingle u want to fire away agin

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:47:39 PM)
again

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:47:54 PM)
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thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:48:03 PM)
Dingle - yes we will be offering these directly in the near term, but you can also use money bookers with your UK debit card.

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:48:11 PM)
really?

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:48:18 PM)
I will have to check that out

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:48:24 PM)
I thought I checked

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:48:31 PM)
nice to know you will have them

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:48:34 PM)
joey roll fire away

joeyrollny (Nov 16, 2005 9:48:37 PM)
how important are these forums to your business. How much do forums weigh in on making decisions towards players and do you have a ranking on which forums you feel are more credable.

all-in (Nov 16, 2005 9:48:46 PM)
lol

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:48:50 PM)
Does the US have any ban card system similar to them?

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:49:42 PM)
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doner_kebab (Nov 16, 2005 9:49:48 PM)
yes...Boberto's ranks no 374 just ahead of Rate My Rack

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:50:01 PM)
doner please

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:50:16 PM)
Spiro will the plans include the SOLO card?

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:50:25 PM)
Moneybookers does not support this card

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:50:34 PM)
We find the forums to be a good pulse of the industry, and we find them valuable in understanding what customers want. I feel the forums that keep constructive are the best ones.

joeyrollny (Nov 16, 2005 9:51:11 PM)
a politically correct answer lol Thanks

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:51:15 PM)
Dingle - we will be offering UK debit direct shortly.

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:51:33 PM)
good stuff

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:51:42 PM)
lol

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:51:52 PM)
dinque your up sir

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:51:53 PM)
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dinque (Nov 16, 2005 9:52:11 PM)
what percentage of yearly profit is made from betting?why are your lines different then don best?if these are repeats sorry,just arrived..

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:54:01 PM)
nice competitive NCAA hoops today huh

Dingle (Nov 16, 2005 9:54:03 PM)
:)

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:55:25 PM)
Betting is an insignifcant part of the business. There are too many copycats that sit on the donbest screen which can make it hard to get buy-back in some situations

dinque (Nov 16, 2005 9:56:09 PM)
i understand that but why am i paying them $500

old_man (Nov 16, 2005 9:56:52 PM)
greek-----do you look at the LVSC sendouts and then twik the #s in house???? or use several consultants???

dinque (Nov 16, 2005 9:57:01 PM)
i also am surprised by your firsr answer

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:57:01 PM)
Because overall its the best service out there

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:57:08 PM)
Donbest that is

old_man (Nov 16, 2005 9:57:23 PM)
sorry..........hit the wrong button

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:57:34 PM)
rolling out the red carpet for old_man...................................................................

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:57:45 PM)
had the red carpet all ready for yu sir.............

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 9:58:12 PM)
I dont look at LVSC sendouts, I use my own sources

old_man (Nov 16, 2005 9:58:14 PM)
i jumped ahead by accident

old_man (Nov 16, 2005 9:58:28 PM)
ty

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:58:36 PM)
next up the major

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 9:58:38 PM)
be here with us. My question is in regards to book mergers a acquisitions. If you had to predict what the landscape of our industry will look like in say,10 years, do you think that there will be a very few number of "superbooks" as opposed to todays environment of "the more the merrier" Do you see Olympic being one of these Superbooks? And as a follow up do you think that the juice will return to normal rates (20c) after all the majority of the smaller shops have been eliminated?

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 9:58:41 PM)
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cash (Nov 16, 2005 9:59:44 PM)
pucks; 3 dog winners and 2 more leading :)

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 10:00:22 PM)
cash, just like the Wagertalk run, eh?

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 10:00:38 PM)
Yes, I see the same thing as happened in Vegas. There will be a few number of superbooks, and I definitely expect Olympic to be there.. :)

cash (Nov 16, 2005 10:00:44 PM)
:) miss those days

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 10:01:13 PM)
and the follow up

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 10:01:30 PM)
its on the first question

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 10:01:32 PM)
The companies that end up going public we have seen a switch to a more corporate environment where the shops go back to normal rates

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 10:01:54 PM)
Thanks Spiros, thats what I think will happen as well

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:01:59 PM)
lakerfan your turn sir

lakerfan (Nov 16, 2005 10:02:40 PM)
Spiro, thank you for coming to chat.With the recent ruling by the BGLC that you are allowed to take bets, does that mean you will likely continue/stay with your main operations in Jamaica?

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 10:02:45 PM)
laker! He's back!

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:02:58 PM)
if you have a question for spiros, please send me a pm and I will announce you in turn. Please do not ask questions out of turn. Thanks.

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 10:06:24 PM)
The latest article in the newspaper down here was just a continuation of mis-represtation of facts. We have deep roots in Jamaica and plan on staying here. The whole situation was caused by one person's personal agenda and unfortunately just ended up causing us a lot of grief.

lakerfan (Nov 16, 2005 10:06:42 PM)
cool, ty for your answer

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:06:51 PM)
minnow your up ma'am

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:06:52 PM)
if you have a question for spiros, please send me a pm and I will announce you in turn. Please do not ask questions out of turn. Thanks.

Minnow (Nov 16, 2005 10:06:56 PM)
Spiro, Laker beat me to the punch :) First of all, CONGRATS on your victory in court vs the BGLC. It seems to me that the Jamaican government would be pleased to have an honestly run business providing jobs and related income to it's coffers. Is this the end of all the harrassment?

lakerfan (Nov 16, 2005 10:07:25 PM)
sorry minnow ;)

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 10:08:37 PM)
Yes, this man has been exposed, and as more people learn the real truth, it will show that we were always doing the right thing.

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:09:25 PM)
last question in the queue from the newlywed mr nockeyguru

Minnow (Nov 16, 2005 10:09:28 PM)
still it sucks that you had to fight for so long. again, congrats and thanks for being here

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:09:44 PM)
if you have a question for spiros, please send me a pm and I will announce you in turn. Please do not ask questions out of turn. Thanks.

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:10:50 PM)
hg u there?

hockeyguru (Nov 16, 2005 10:11:21 PM)
yes

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:11:23 PM)
if you have a question for spiros, please send me a pm and I will announce you in turn. Please do not ask questions out of turn. Thanks.

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:11:32 PM)
fire away with your question for spiros

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:13:23 PM)
hg will be along in a second

hockeyguru (Nov 16, 2005 10:14:18 PM)
Spiro: I had emailed you guys a few times over the past 18 months with regards to team totals. I asked why not -110 for some sports instead of -115 (nfl/ncaa etc)- and why not offer higher limits- it seems that a lot of people love betting team totals so why not give bettors what they want- I didn't really get much of an answer but then lo and behold pinny decided to offer them not at a btter price of -110 but at -105 and 3k limits to boot. Now IYO do they just have smarter people making their numbers or are they just being foolish?

cash (Nov 16, 2005 10:14:20 PM)
come on kosar ask something :)

kosar (Nov 16, 2005 10:17:15 PM)
Ask something? I thought this was a porn room. WTF? That's a question.

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:17:31 PM)
please kosar

cash (Nov 16, 2005 10:17:34 PM)
:)

kosar (Nov 16, 2005 10:17:47 PM)
Ohh, sorry, total clown

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:18:02 PM)
gfy

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 10:18:05 PM)
Pinnacle has a different marketing strategy than us, but it is just a matter of time and resources. As soon as we can recruit more help for these areas, we can be more aggressive.

kosar (Nov 16, 2005 10:18:18 PM)
We'll just wait for nobody to answer

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:18:57 PM)
if there are no further questions...we would like to thank spiros for his time this evening...

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:19:02 PM)
going once...

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:19:11 PM)
going twice...

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 10:19:13 PM)
Thanks very much Spiros

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 10:19:14 PM)
thx, Spiro, you're the man

bigboydan (Nov 16, 2005 10:19:31 PM)
thanks spiro

mvbski (Nov 16, 2005 10:19:32 PM)
thanks spiro

autobookie.com (Nov 16, 2005 10:19:41 PM)
got one

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:19:42 PM)
thakns spiros for your time

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 10:19:44 PM)
Your very welcome and thank you for your support over the years.

autobookie.com (Nov 16, 2005 10:19:49 PM)
may i ask

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 10:20:07 PM)
shoot ab

Minnow (Nov 16, 2005 10:20:38 PM)
thanks spiro, always a pleasure having you here in chat

autobookie.com (Nov 16, 2005 10:21:31 PM)
Kinda off the topic. But as we all know you are one of the pioneers of the industry. Ever get tired of the daily grind. Ever consider doing something else.. If so what?

autobookie.com (Nov 16, 2005 10:21:51 PM)
another career path perhaps?

bostongambler (Nov 16, 2005 10:22:27 PM)
car salesman?

Oddessa (Nov 16, 2005 10:22:33 PM)
Christ ,how cant anyone get tired of the grind in this bizness

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 10:23:29 PM)
Yes, the weekends are very tough on me, but this is in my blood.

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 10:24:07 PM)
Od, when say "get tired of the grind"...

ChuckyTheGoat (Nov 16, 2005 10:24:15 PM)
how much of that is dealing with meatheads?

bigboydan (Nov 16, 2005 10:24:23 PM)
basicly 48 hour work weekends gotta kill ya .

bigboydan (Nov 16, 2005 10:24:43 PM)
during foots that is

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 10:24:55 PM)
Yes Saturdays is the worst

autobookie.com (Nov 16, 2005 10:24:59 PM)
the BM's know

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:25:16 PM)
saturdays rock

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 10:25:19 PM)
I get in at 8 in the morning and I dont get off the chair till midnight

bigboydan (Nov 16, 2005 10:25:22 PM)
especialy when the rainbow warriors play :D

autobookie.com (Nov 16, 2005 10:25:33 PM)
yep

autobookie.com (Nov 16, 2005 10:25:38 PM)
midnight if you lucky

thegreek (Nov 16, 2005 10:26:03 PM)
Thanks again to everyone, and enjoy the rest of your night.

bigboydan (Nov 16, 2005 10:26:04 PM)
yep, if your lucky

Minnow (Nov 16, 2005 10:26:08 PM)
Did Toledo win the 2nd half?

bigboydan (Nov 16, 2005 10:26:11 PM)
cya spiro

Chatmaster (Nov 16, 2005 10:26:16 PM)
gnite all

The_Major (Nov 16, 2005 10:26:17 PM)
cya later