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THE SPORTSBOOK - The 2021 MLS Handicap Game

Postby The Sportsbook » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:27 am

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The Sportsbook
"Where the money is fake, but the sports are real!"


Since we are the featured region today (January 10, 2020), it is a really good time to put up our recruitment and information thread!


A SPORTS REGION

Did you know that there is a region in NationStates that is devoted to real-world sports and sports gambling?
Well, there is one! The Sportsbook!

The Sportsbook is:
  • The only region in the game for real-world sports and sports gambling.
  • A young region created by well-respected former GCR Delegates.
  • An extremely active Discord server with conversations about all sports and the location of our sports games.
  • A Daily Newspaper (The Daily Line) - Read the latest news or write for us!
  • The place where you can bet on a sporting event almost every day in the poll area of the WFE.
  • A very active and friendly community with regular group events and voice chats.
  • As a new region you have the opportunity to shape the region and become a voice in the regional government.

Speaking of sports games, here is a small sample of what we currently have!
  • Year-long Handicapping Tournament
  • NFL Pick'em Tournament
  • NFL Fantasy Football League
  • CFL Moneyline Game
  • College Football Handicapping Game
  • XFL Pick'em Tournament
  • NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB Season Wins Over/Under
  • NCAA March Madness pool
  • Super Bowl prop bet game
  • Horse racing handicapping
  • Betting on other sports like Boxing, MMA, Golf, etc.
  • And much, much more!

Come check us out! We have a lot to offer the NationStates people who are interested in sports AND region-building.
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Postby The Sportsbook » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:12 am

At The Sportsbook, we always have your betting needs covered!
But what about just sitting back and having a little fun?
We've got that covered too!




That's right! 34 special props from "The Opening Coin Toss Will Be" to "Will J-Lo Twerk" (and even some game-related ones like "Who Will Have The Most Rushing Yards")!
Fill out the form and we will post the results on the RMB and on Discord.
And if you want to join in on the fun, come to our Discord server where we will be having a live Super Bowl party!
The winner will get to create and post The Sportsbook's flag at the top of the region page for 1 week*!


* after approval by the CEO

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Postby Havynwilde » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:41 am

tf.
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Postby Davelands » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:18 am

Havynwilde wrote:tf.

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Postby Newmanistan » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:28 am

Holy crap, why haven't I noticed this before?
Looks like you have done great work here and an added bit of fun!
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Postby Davelands » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:53 am

Newmanistan wrote:Holy crap, why haven't I noticed this before?
Looks like you have done great work here and an added bit of fun!

Thanks! I've been running the sports and sports gambling rooms in a couple of GCRs for the past 3 years. I finally decided to go independent and form a region around it.

And, if anyone is interested...
WE ARE HAVING OUR ALL-DAY SUPER BOWL LIV CHAT ON THE DISCORD SERVER!
YOU HAVE UNTIL GAMETIME TO JOIN IN THE 3RD ANNUAL SUPER BOWL PROP GAME
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The West Pacific - Former Delegate, Guardian, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Internal Affairs
The East Pacific - Former Minister of Regional Affairs, Provost, Magister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Author of the record setting SC proposal "Condemn Nations Creating Regions For SC Props"

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Postby The Sportsbook » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:35 pm

You thought that American football was over after the Super Bowl? Guess what? It ain't!!!

It's XFL Madness Time

8 Teams across the nation are about to play a unique brand of football and The Sportsbook is allowing you to bet on those games!
Stop by our region and get in on the action!
All you have to do to join in on the fun is to fill out our Week 1 Pick Sheet.
Then stop by our Discord server to see everyone else's picks and enjoy the great conversations and trash talk.
The season runs 10 weeks plus 2 weeks of playoffs, so get in now!
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Postby The Sportsbook » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:33 pm

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NASCAR, Baby!

Spring Football has started, pitchers and catchers report next week, and for half the world it is winter.
But in Florida, horsepower rules!

The Sportsbook is ready for the metal monsters! We have not one, but two games to get you started!

First up is our Futures bet. Who will ultimately win the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Championship? You can pick from one of the top 29 drivers, or pick one bet with everyone else. After picking the winner for the entire year, we get down to this weekend's race, which is considered the most prestigious and important race in NASCAR. The Daytona 500! We are doing something a little different this year. Instead of having to pick the one winning driver, the driver you pick can finish either first, second, or third!

Join the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Championship Game and The Daytona 500 Game by clicking on those links. Then afterwards, head over to our RMB and Discord server to root for your favorite drivers!

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Postby Kaystein » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:27 am

Is this actually allowed?

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Postby Davelands » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:38 am

Kaystein wrote:Is this actually allowed?

Of course it is. It's not real money, It's RP money using real sports as the basis.
Ever been to The Sands? They've been doing the same thing for years.
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The East Pacific - Former Minister of Regional Affairs, Provost, Magister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Author of the record setting SC proposal "Condemn Nations Creating Regions For SC Props"

As always: All-Around Good Guy & Freaking Adorable

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Postby The Sportsbook » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:22 am

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BOXING!!! Wilder vs Fury

This is the fight that fans have been waiting for sine they first squared off! Wilder - Fury II

The Sportsbook has you covered

If you go to The Sportsbook's WFE, you will see that today's Daily Betting Poll gives you a chance to win some Sportsbucks by choosing the result of the fight!
In addition to that game, we also created an exciting Prop Bet Game on the fight! Pick the round the fight ends, who will get knocked down, and more! The winner will get a special mention on the WFE and in The Daily Line!

Play along with the Daily Bet Poll and The Wilder-Fury Prop Game by clicking on those links. Then afterwards, head over to our RMB and Discord server to discuss the fight! We will be chatting on Discord about the fight as it happens!

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Postby The Sportsbook » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:51 pm

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It's time to play some Soccer!

The 2020 MLS season is about to kick off and The Sportsbook is all over it!

Our latest game is the MLS Cup Futures Game! It's very simple to play. All you have to do is to fill out this form and correctly pick the winner of this year's MLS Cup. The high odds for each team guarantees a huge windfall if you pick perfectly.

As always, you are invited to our RMB and Discord server to discuss the upcoming MLS season!

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Postby The Sportsbook » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:29 pm

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Bracket-Time!!!

Everyone loves March basketball, and we at The Sportsbook are no different!

We know you are going to make a bracket that will correctly pick all 63 of the tournament's games, so why not prove it against the rest of NationStates?

As we did last year, the March Madness game will be running on Yahoo Fantasy Sports, so make sure that you create an account or your old one is still active. There is one change though. This year you can create TWO BRACKETS. To join, just click on this link to enter our private group. To enter your second bracket, you will need our Group ID (5251) and the Group Password (thebook$410). The first Round of 64 game is on Thursday, March 19, so make sure your brackets are set before that date.

As always, you are invited to our RMB and Discord server to talk about your brackets and the tournament!

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Postby The Sportsbook » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:46 pm

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NASCAR Fantasy League!

The people demanded it, and The Sportsbook delivered!

After the success of our NASCAR Futures Game and the Daytona 500 Betting Pool, there was a groundswell of support asking for more NASCAR! Well, we are planning on having a Race Betting Pool at least once a month, but that wasn't enough. So, we started a NASCAR Fantasy League!

Before each race you get to pick 5 drivers, 1 Garage driver (who can be swapped into the race as it is happening), and special prop choices like the qualifying pole sitter, the winner of each stage, and the top manufacturer. You get points based on the positions at each break.

Get in on the racing action by joining The Sportsbook NASCAR League. The password is: thesportsbook%410 and you'll need to create a NASCAR account.

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Postby The Sportsbook » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:26 am

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Virtual NFL Football!

Coronavirus might have shut down sports all over the world, but that can't stop The Sportsbook!

With all major and minor sports leagues closed down for the foreseeable future, gamblers are going stir-crazy. But we have a solution for you!

The Sportsbook has partnered with Strat-O-Matic to bring you a complete, game by game simulation of the 2018 NFL season! And of course, you can bet on the games!

We started on Tuesday the 17th with the Philadelphia Eagles beating the Atlanta Falcons by a 27-16 score. Tonight's game is Buffalo at Baltimore. Starting tomorrow, we will be doing two games a day to double our fun!

All games can be bet on in the Poll section of our WFE with a quarter by quarter replay of the game and general conversations posted in the #som-football channel on our Discord server. Games will take place at about 6pm EST. All game and league stats are posted in the Discord #som-football channel as well as a daily summary in The Daily Line.

Since 1961, Strat-O-Matic has produced sports-simulation games that rate real players and teams accurately for professional baseball, football, hockey, and basketball. Strat-O-Matic has the best-selling board games and Windows sims in our field, because we combine statistical realism with life-like strategy decisions in games that can be completed in a small fraction of the time it takes to watch a real game.


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Postby The Sportsbook » Wed May 06, 2020 7:18 am

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We now have the Korean Baseball Organization!

Sports are coming back, and The Sportsbook has it all!

On Monday, the Korean Baseball Organization began it's regular season and The Sportsbook has the bets!
Ten teams throughout South Korea are playing exciting baseball and thanks to our Asian partners we have the game odds for you. Each day we are featuring another matchup for you to bet on.

So come on over to The Sportsbook's Daily Poll, place your bet, and win some Sportsbucks! Then head to our Discord server and talk about the game and all sports.

UPDATE: Our virtual sports are going strong! The Virtual NFL game is in week 12 and our Virtual Champions League is nearing the end of the group stage. Our Discord server and The Daily Line has all the info.

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Postby The Userite Menace » Wed May 06, 2020 10:52 am

A very awesome thing you have going here! Keep up the good work, fellow UCR! I think it's an original idea and you execute it extremely well!

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Postby Ko-oren » Tue May 12, 2020 8:17 am

This looks very interesting (to me, and probably many others who are mainly active in NS Sports)! My (main) nation is in Atlantian Oceania and I'm not moving it for IC purposes (there are a few big sports regions for RPs sake), how can I still get involved with you? I have puppets, but not a great discipline in keeping them alive...
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Postby Davelands » Wed May 13, 2020 9:39 am

Ko-oren wrote:This looks very interesting (to me, and probably many others who are mainly active in NS Sports)! My (main) nation is in Atlantian Oceania and I'm not moving it for IC purposes (there are a few big sports regions for RPs sake), how can I still get involved with you? I have puppets, but not a great discipline in keeping them alive...

We don't have a strict residency requirement like most regions (except to participate in government), although I hope people enjoy the place enough to at least place a puppet in there.

Everyone is welcome to take part in our Daily Bet Poll on the WFE. The standings are updated in The Daily Line, our newspaper.
You can also join our Discord server where we have discussions about all sports and where we host most of our games.
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Postby The Sportsbook » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:48 am

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The Sportsbook Is Back In Business For Real Sports!

Now that Coronavirus is gone (or rather the sports leagues realized that they were losing too much money) SPORTS ARE BACK AND THE SPORTSBOOK HAS IT ALL!

We have lots of games ready to go! Right now we have the MLS-Is-Back betting game and of course our Daily Bet Poll on the WFE where we run a bet a day on all sports from Aussie Rules Football to Tennis and everything in between!

And don't forget our very active Discord server where we have the latest sports news and commentary. It's also the place where we run our long-term games.

Even better is that you don't have to be a resident to participate.

That's right! We are open to all players, regardless of your home region. Of course, you will benefit more by having a nation in The Sportsbook, but it is not a requirement.

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Postby La xinga » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:04 am

The Sportsbook wrote:
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The Sportsbook Is Back In Business For Real Sports!

Now that Coronavirus is gone (or rather the sports leagues realized that they were losing too much money) SPORTS ARE BACK AND THE SPORTSBOOK HAS IT ALL!

We have lots of games ready to go! Right now we have the MLS-Is-Back betting game and of course our Daily Bet Poll on the WFE where we run a bet a day on all sports from Aussie Rules Football to Tennis and everything in between!

And don't forget our very active Discord server where we have the latest sports news and commentary. It's also the place where we run our long-term games.

Even better is that you don't have to be a resident to participate.

That's right! We are open to all players, regardless of your home region. Of course, you will benefit more by having a nation in The Sportsbook, but it is not a requirement.

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Postby The Sportsbook » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:04 am

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We have Hockey! We have Soccer! Heck, we have all the sports!

Since most of the professional sports leagues have either started or are getting ready to start, The Sportsbook has multiple NEW betting games for you!

The MLS-Is-Back Betting Game has started off strong with a great group of gamblers! Since we are betting on all the group games as well as the final bracket games there is still plenty of time to get involved. Just head on over to our Discord server to join in and place your bets!

For those of you who are Hockey fans, we have started our annual NHL Playoff Bracket Challenge Game! Pick the winner of each playoff series and the series length. The champ gets a great prize!

Remember, you don't have to be a resident to participate.

That's right! We are open to all players, regardless of your home region. Of course, you will benefit more by having a nation in The Sportsbook, but it is not a requirement.

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Postby The Sportsbook » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:35 am

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The Sportsbook has multiple NFL Games!

The Sportsbook began many years ago with an NFL Handicap Game. Over time we have expanded that to many games covering both the NFL and College Football.

First up is our annual Fantasy Football League. The league is open to all NationStates players! Draft your team and compete head-to-head against other players each week of the NFL season.

We are also running our regular NFL Survivor Game. In this game you pick one team to win their game in a given week. If your team loses, you are out of the game. The kicker here is that you can't pick the same team again for the rest of the season. As with the Fantasy Football League, this is open to all NationStates players, but you will need the password TSBS$2020 to join.

For both of those games, you will need a Yahoo account.

Other games which will be starting shortly are the NFL Handicap Game (on Discord) and our College Football Game (on Yahoo). Stay tuned to this thread for an announcement of when those games will start.

Remember, you don't have to be a resident to participate.

That's right! We are open to all players, regardless of your home region. Of course, you will benefit more by having a nation in The Sportsbook, but it is not a requirement.

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Postby The Sportsbook » Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:33 am

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Join The Sportsbook's 2021 Fantasy Hockey League!

Building on the annual success of our Fantasy Football League, The Sportsbook has started a Fantasy Hockey League!

Here is your chance to become a General Manager of your very own NHL Hockey team! Draft your players (mid-January date TBD) and compete head to head against the best players in NationStates. Improve your team by adding or dropping players and by creating that perfect trade deal with another GM.

The league is open to everyone in NationStates! Click this line to register your team.
(you will need a free Yahoo account to join)

Remember, you don't have to be a resident to participate. That's right! We are open to all players, regardless of your home region. Of course, you will benefit more by having a nation in The Sportsbook, but it is not a requirement.

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Postby Davelands » Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:42 pm

There are only a few spots still available and with a draft date of January 2nd, there isn't much time left to join.

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