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The Pay Per Head Service business has been  around for 20 years now and Host PPH was one of the original shops to open up working exclusively with professional bookies and offering exceptional, dependable service ever since.  Host is proud to count among its very special clients bookies who have been with the company since its inception 20 years ago.

Host PPH long ago made the necessary investments in state of the art equipment, up to date software and highly trained personnel to provide its clients with a high quality, uninterrupted service that is available 24/7/365. At the stand alone facility of Host PPH outside of San Jose, Costa Rica there are backup systems for the backup systems and redundant phone lines so that you and your players will never be out of touch.

As a matter of fact, Host is still working with the vast majority of the clients they signed up all those years ago.  When something works as well as Host PPH, why make a change?  Even when offered similar service at a lower price, professional bookies by and large, stay with Host PPH where they know that there will be no surprises or downtime, ever.

The worst thing that can happen to a good bookmaking business is for the web page to go dark and the phone go silent 2 hours before a big game or right before the NFL kicks off on Sunday morning. It happens all the time to companies which farm out everything and operate out of a small office pretending to be a full service shop.  They have no control over their contracted services when things go wrong.

Working with Host PPH is an all inclusive, one stop experience where all of your wants and needs have already been anticipated and planned for years ago.  In fact the Pay Per Head business was built for and designed by professional bookmakers, just like you.  Whatever you need to set up and run your bookie business successfully, the experienced agents at Host PPH have probably already dealt with it many times before.

One of the principal services provided by Host PPH is an experienced lines management department which keeps the lines that your players see just as sharp as possible at all times and then posts them on your private web page a good minute or two before they will appear on public pages like Don Best.

In terms of convenience for you the bookie, there is simply no comparison.  Working with Host PPH can literally change your life, for the better. It will never be necessary to carry around that little black book anymore or any other type of incriminating paperwork at all. No more pay phones at the back of the bar.

21st Century wagering software will keep you informed about all aspects of your clients action at all times, even including a ‘Bet Ticker’ option which allows the bookie to watch the action as it comes in, in real time.  There is also a feature known as the ‘Big Bet Alert’ which informs you when a wager is made which exceeds a preset limit.

One of the services most appreciated by professional bookmakers working with Host PPH is risk management.  If you are taking losses and can’t figure out how it’s happening, just give them a call, explain the situation and the experts at Host will analyze your situation and come up with a workable solution for you.  You won’t find that kind of service just anywhere.

All that is left for the savvy bookie working with Host PPH to do is his collections and payouts and perhaps a little discreet recruiting.  Problems are taken care of by the agents at Host and your life suddenly becomes much more peaceful, and profitable to boot.

Give the friendly agents at Host PPH a call today at 866 601 4678 and find out what a difference working with a high quality PPH service like Host can make in your business, and in your life.

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On November 13, 2019, in Sporting News, by Bobby Goodspeed


This past NBA off season saw a lot of speculation about the upcoming seasonal rivalry between the two teams presently occupying the same space in downtown Los Angeles, namely the Lakers and the Clippers.

The space is Staples Center which has been the home to the Los Angeles Lakers for years, and which is currently hosting the LA Clippers basketball team pending the completion of their new facility nearby in Inglewood, which is scheduled for completion sometime before the 2024 NBA season.

The Staples Center is also home to the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.  While the Clippers are surely treated with respect, they are temporary tenants and must feel some instability there at Staples.

But the Lakers and the Clippers are both riding high 10 games into the season.  The Clippers beat the Lakers in the opening game of the season. Since then the Lakers have put up an 8-2 record and lead the NBA West.

The Clippers are at 7-3 and remain without the services of small forward Paul George with a shoulder injury.  Newly acquired All Star forward Kawhi Leonard is adjusting to this new team and the Clippers are expected to end the season strongly. Even so they are averaging almost 112 points per game already and are predicted to make the playoffs this year along with the Lakers.

The Lakers will take on the wounded Golden State Warriors on Wednesday evening as 8 point favorites over the defending NBA West Champs who lost to the Toronto Raptors in last year’s Finals. Actually, the Los Angeles Lakers are now the odds on favorites to win this year’s NBA Finals outright with at 25.7% chance to bring the championship back to Los Angeles.

The LA Clippers are not far behind the Lakers and are being given a 20.9% chance at winning the Finals this year. In the NBA West the next best chance goes to the Utah Jazz at only 6.5%.  However, in the NBA East we find the Milwaukee Bucks on top with just a 15.7% chance. Clearly the Lakers and the Clippers are out front at this point early in the season.

With the addition of former New Orleans Pelican big man Anthony Davis to the Lakers roster, headed by LeBron James, the once storied team from Los Angeles may be once again on the verge of greatness, where they reigned for so many years during the Kobe & Shac era.

But Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers are right on their heels this year, just holding on until their star forward Paul George is back on the court to propel the team into direct competition with the Lakers once again for the NBA West title and then winning the Finals.

That’s the plan anyway, for both teams. But don’t forget, the Doc Richards and the Clippers already have the tiebreaker in their back pocket against the Lakers.

Two good basketball teams are down in the ratings early in the season due to injuries to their star players.  The Golden State Warriors, who have already had enough attrition from last years’ Finals team, have lost the services of All Star point guard Stephen Curry with a broken hand for the next few weeks at least. The Warriors are off to a pitiful 2-9 start without Curry.

Also, tragically for New Orleans NBA fans, the Pelicans number one draft pick, Zion Williamson, is out for 6-8 weeks with a torn MCL in his right knee.  It was a tough break for the promising young basketball star, and for the Pelicans who are off to a sorry 2-8 start to the season after having such high hopes after the draft.

With lots of basketball yet to be played, we are all looking forward to some great NBA action this year, especially in downtown Los Angeles at a place known as the Staples Center.

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On November 12, 2019, in Sporting News, by Bobby Goodspeed


The San Francisco 49ers finally went down to defeat after amassing an impressive 8-0 record to kick off the 2019-2020 NFL season.  They came so close so many times late in the game to clinching victory number nine, but they were up against a stubborn Seattle Seahawks team led by MVP candidate Russell Wilson, that would just not give up.

The game ended in a 24-24 tie at the end of regulation.  Russell Wilson and the Seahawks got the ball first and marched down the field aiming for the touchdown he needed to win the game in OT.  Unfortunately, when Seattle got down close to the Niner’s red zone, Wilson’s aim was just a little off and his pass was intercepted by the Niners’ DB Greenlaw and run back to mid field.

So now, according to the new NFL overtime rules, all it takes is a field goal to win the game. Jimmy Garoppolo threw a couple of passes and Mostert gained a few yards leaving a 47 yard field goal attempt for Chase McLauglin, who was just hired off the street by the 49ers after kicker Robby Gold went down to a quad injury.

McLauglin had just kicked a perfect 47 yard field goal to tie the game and bring on the overtime, but the moment was too much for the young kicker from Illinois and his attempt went wide left, leaving the fans there at Levi’s Stadium in shock and giving Seahawks with a chance to win the game with a field goal of their own.

Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson maneuvered his team down the field and even contributed a nice 18 yard scramble of his own to get the Seahawks into position for kicker Justin Myers to kick a 42 yard field goal and win the game, bringing the San Francisco 49ers’ undefeated season to an end.

The Niners’ went into the home game as 6.5 point favorites but ended up losing outright by 3 points.  The final score of 27-24 totaled 51 points and thus exceeded the predicted over & under of 47.

Speculation about whether or not Kansas City Quarterback Patrick Mahomes would play on Sunday helped move the posted line in favor of the Tennessee Titans at -6 over the Chiefs.  This line surprised a lot of bettors and money was laid down. As it turned out, the Titans did beat the Chiefs, even though Mahomes did play, however, Tennessee did not cover the 6 points, winning by 35-32.  35-32 adds up to 67 points scored, which was 18 over the posted O&U of 49.  The Chiefs have now fallen to 6-4 after such a promising start to their season.

It was a victory called a ‘season saver’ for the Cleveland Browns, another team that started the season with such high expectations but finds itself at 3-6 at mid term. Even after defeating the Buffalo Bills last Sunday by a final score of 19-16. This does not exactly exceed expectations with guys like Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry on the team to support the young quarterback Baker Mayfield, who, so far, it seems, was better last year than this one.

In yet another upset on Sunday Night Football, the Minnesota Vikings, behind the antics of RB Dalvin Cook, managed to defeat the Dallas Cowboys on their home field in Arlington, Texas.  Cook rushed for 97 yards and one touchdown and caught 7 passes for an additional 86 yards.

The Cowboys went into the game at -3 but the Vikings beat them by 4. Dak Prescott threw for 397 yards and 3 touchdowns completing 28 or 46 passes and Amari Cooper amassed 147 yards receiving in the losing effort. Ezekiel Elliott was held to just 47 yards on 20 carries by the stubborn Vikings defense.

So San Francisco will fall to 8-1 just like the New England Patriots who were idle last week.  The Seattle Seahawks are now at 8-2 along with the Green Bay Packers while the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints are both now at 7-2.  Still a long way to go in this NFL season.

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On November 11, 2019, in Sporting News, by Bobby Goodspeed


Alabama had won the last seven football games in a row  against the LSU Tigers, and they were playing at home, in front of one of the most boisterous, even rowdy, fan bases in college football there in Bryant-Denny Stadium on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, perfect football weather.

The Crimson Tide had just been replaced at the top of the AP Poll by their number one rivals, the LSU Tigers, over in Baton Rouge, where Nick Saban used to work.  No doubt that motivated Coach Saban and his football team to go out and give it their best effort, and they did.

It was a great SEC football game. It was back and forth action all afternoon with the outcome in doubt right up until the final moments of the contest. Both teams played their hearts out.  Together they managed to score a total of 87 points, exceeding the predicted over and under of 65.5 by 21.5 points.

LSU came into the game as 5.5 point underdogs but ended up winning the game by 5 with a final score of 46-41 after holding off a 21 point push in the fourth quarter by the Tide.

Both the Tigers and the Tide came into the contest undefeated and on a roll.  Each featured a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback and both teams were coached my master motivators, one familiar to all NCAA football fans, the other just emerging out of the bayous as a national figure and a strong candidate for NCAA Coach of the Year honors.

For LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron, beating Alabama was the consummate victory of his carrier and surely one of the greatest days of his life. He and his wife Kelly could be seen down on the field after the win crying copiously with joy.  Not only did ‘Coach O’ beat Alabama, he probably secured the coaching job in Baton Rouge for the next decade.

Much of the credit for the Tiger victory must go to Ohio transfer and second year LSU quarterback Joe Burrow who rushed for 64 yards and completed 31 of 39 passes for 393 yards scoring three touchdowns, with no interceptions; thus moving him into serious consideration as the front runner for this year’s Heisman Trophy award.  Expect Joe to be there in New York.

LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire from Baton Rouge bulled his way into the end zone three times scoring touchdowns running on the ground then added one more when he caught a pass to score yet again. He was the Tigers work horse against the Tide carrying the ball 20 times for 103 yards and hauling in 9 passes from Joe Burrow for an additional 77 yards.

The other Heisman hopeful, Tua Tagovalloa also had an amazing game throwing for 418 yards and 4 touchdowns and completing 21 of 40 passes in a losing effort to the Tigers of LSU.  Tua did have one pick and a bad fumble, however, it must be said that Tua was not playing at 100% against LSU because of a procedure he had on his ankle just 20 days before the big game.  By the end of the game his was limping visibly.

So the headline on ESPN reads: AP Poll: LSU No. 1 landslide. Folks down in Baton Rouge must love to see that one!  LSU has a proud tradition of elite SEC football which has been less than spectacular in the past few years leading to the firing of popular head coach Les Miles and the hiring of Ed Orgeron as head coach of the Tiger football team.

Tigers fans have been expecting a change and Coach Orgeron has assembled a five star coaching staff that is destined to take the Tigers back to center stage in the SEC as well as a having a real shot at another National Championship, so, here we go.


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