New Sports Book
NewSportsBook is a privately held online gaming firm, featuring sports betting, online poker, casino games and horse race betting that caters to the U.S. market.
Prior to the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, NewSportsBook was owned by Sportingbet, whose sports betting network, also including AllStar.com, Hollywood Sportsbook and Sports.com, was collectively named the "Best U.S. Sportsbook" in 2005 and 2006 by industry magazine eGaming Review. After passage of the Safe Port Act, Sportingbet sold all its U.S.-facing sportsbooks to a privately owned company, Jazette Enterprises Limited, for the sum of $1.
NewSportsBook's advertising included an "Everybody Bets" campaign featuring Brooke Burke and Nikki Cox in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
On October 16, 2001, the New Jersey Attorney General initiated civil actions against several online gambling web sites, including NewSportsBook. The Director of Gaming Enforcement was quoted as saying "The citizens of New Jersey need to be aware that these sports betting operations are not regulated and they are illegal. Regardless of their occasional claims of 'licensing' and 'legality,' they answer to no one and are therefore not held to the same scrutiny as our Atlantic City casinos." The case never went to court.
Sports games today
The sports genre is currently dominated by EA Sports and 2K Sports, who hold licenses to produce games based on official leagues. EA's franchises include the FIFA series, the NBA Live series, the Madden Football series, the NHL series, and Tiger Woods series. All of these games feature real leagues, competitions and players. These games continue to sell well today despite many of the product lines being over a decade old, and receive, for the most part, consistently good reviews.
With EA Sports' domination, the market has become very difficult to enter; competing games in any of the above genres, with the exception of racing games, tend to be unsuccessful. This has led to a sharp drop in sports-themed titles over recent years. One of the most notable exceptions is Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series, which is often hailed as an alternative to the FIFA series, but does not contain as many licensed teams, players, kits, or competitions. Racing games, due to the variation that the sport can offer in terms of tracks, cars and styles, offer more room for competition and the selection of games on offer has been considerably greater. Sports management games, while not as popular as they used to be, live on through small and independent software development houses. Management titles today have transitioned to the very popular fantasy sports leagues, which are available through many websites such as Yahoo.
Nintendo has been able to make an impact upon the sports market by producing several Mario-themed titles, such as Super Mario Strikers and Mario Tennis. These titles sell respectfully, but are only available on Nintendo's video game consoles, for example GameCube, Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS, and the Wii .
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