Tag Archives: Joe MacDonald
- Covers’ Capper Caper: Covers.com poaches Pregame.com’s handicappers
March 11, 2012
It’s not quite the United States attacking Iran, but a sports handicapping website turf war has broken out between Pregame.com and Covers.com. As breathlessly reported by Gambling911 owner Chris Costigan, Covers launched a surprise attack this week, issuing ultimatums to four handicappers who’d been supplying picks to both Covers and...
- Covers caught in lie by own posters; Topbet “investigated”
September 16, 2011
A couple of days ago we reported on Covers.com adding the obscure and underfunded TopBet.com to their “Where to Play” list. This didn’t just raise the ire of the gaming industry media but it fired up Covers.com’s own readers who were still hurting from the BetED fiasco. Readers were quick...
- Will scandal-wary advertisers shun Covers.com like they do News of the World?
July 7, 2011
Revelations that UK tabloid News Of The World hacked into voicemail accounts belonging to murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, plus relatives of victims of London’s 7/7 terrorist attacks and of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan continue to astound and revile the UK public. The furor has led to a growing list...
- Did online gaming stiff joint Covers.com shut down second US-facing sportsbook?
June 25, 2011
On Thursday, representatives of the Costa Rican citizens formerly employed by defunct online sportsbook betED met with Costa Rican lawyer Osvaldo Madriz Ramírez of the firm BDS Asesores. At issue was the unpaid severance legally owed to betED’s ex-employees as a result of the company's abrupt shutdown following the Blue...
- Paul Lavers, Joe MacDonald, Covers.com and betED player deposit theft scandal
June 22, 2011
Online sportsbook betED’s abrupt shutdown following the Blue Monday indictments has produced howls of outrage from players whose deposits went MIA on May 23. While the players’ anger is well justified, their ‘fuck you, pay me’ chorus has largely drowned out the protests of betED’s former Costa Rican employees, all...
- Covers.com and BetED’s scandalous behavior
June 9, 2011
If one were to do a Monday morning quarterbacking job on the events of Blue Monday, it would be pretty easy to separate the Peyton Mannings from the Ryan Leafs. Most of the indicted companies quickly migrated to fresh domains and were back serving their players with minimal disruption. And...
Covers.com leading their readers to the slaughter house once again?
September 13, 2011
BetOnline.com, Dalton Wagner’s BetonSports.com Baby
September 12, 2012