A standard online gambling website has an average turnover of 1 million dollars a day. Most top online gambling sites generate even more than that. Ever wonder how the best gambling websites actually got there? Here is a sneak peek into the histories of some of the top online gambling sites and sports online gambling sites on the web.
Bodog founder Calvin Ayre’s vision to create a world class brand realized in 1994 into an online gambling and entertainment website. It wasn’t too long before the Bodog umbrella expanded into the BodogNetwork, a multi-billion dollar powerhouse. The company got famous around the world as a top online gambling site, a leading sports betting portal, mixed martial arts production, reality TV and also got its own record label. After having gained fast recognition in the US market, Bodog expanded globally turning into one of the most diversified and recognizable brands in the world.
When professional poker players like Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer and Phil Ivey get together, the creation of one of the best gambling websites in the world is inevitable. The trio with the help of a software development company Tiltware, LLC launched Fultilt in June 2004 with a startup capital of 5 million dollars.
The website was officially launched at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas by the complete Full Tilt team Ferguson, Ivey, Ledered, Phl godorn, Clonie Gowne, Andy Block, Erick Lindgren, Eric Seidel and John Juana.
Today, this website is considered the second largest online gambling website after Poker Stars.
Considered the first in the list of top online gambling sites, Poker Stars launched in 2001 and raced its way into the top position in no time. Founded by a Senior Programmer of Israel origin, for IBM Canada, the founder started writing the program for the website in the late 1990’s.
As off today, the website is said to generate 1.4 billion dollars as gross revenues out of which 500 million dollars is profit per year i.e. 1.37 million dollars profit per day. Today, Poker Stars employs over a thousand people across the globe.
Most of these websites have grown in popularity to an extent that they now sponsor live poker events such as the World Series of Poker Tournaments. The business of online gambling and taking one’s website to the list of top gambling sites involves a lot of hard work and an entrepreneurial vision mastered by the founders and runners of such websites.