ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA, October 29, 2012 – The NBA regular season tips off today and Intertops Sportsbook sees the defending national champ from Miami as an opening day winner. The early line sees the Heat as a 6.5 point favorite to win at the Celtics. The popular internet sportsbook – the one that took the very first online bet way back – offers odds and props on every NBA game throughout the 2012/13 season, continually updating its prices on the Division, Conference and Championship titles as the season progresses.
“Every NBA team plays 82 games – that’s a lot of basketball to come!” said Intertops’ Sportsbook manager. “And we’ll be there all season long, right up to the Championship title decision!”
Throughout the month of November, wagers placed on the NBA action puts Intertops customers in with a chance of securing the Sportsbook’s monthly ‘Mission $2012′ cash prize. Players must wager a total of at least $300 (minimum odds -200) to qualify for the draw to be held on December 3rd.
Intertops’ pre-season odds on the NBA 2012-2013 Championship see the Heat as favorites to retain their crown (+225), with the Lakers (+275) and Thunder (+450) the teams most likely to challenge. The Bulls (+600), Celtics (+800) and Nets (+900) could make things difficult for Miami in the Eastern Conference, whilst the Spurs (+550) could still be in with a shout in the West.
Intertops is also giving its customers some extra cash for the start of the new season by bringing forward its Halloween Bonus promotion to start Monday. All deposits up until October 31st qualify for 20% extra.
Intertops was founded in 1983 in London with a UK Bookmakers License and relocated to Austria in 1992. They accepted the world’s first online bet in 1996. In 1997, the online business moved to Antigua while the traditional sports betting business remained in Austria. 1998 saw the launch of one of the first Microgaming online casinos. In 2001, the innovative company developed the first mobile betting application, enabling customers to bet with mobile phones anywhere anytime. By 2003 Intertops began online poker operations, progressing to online skill-based gaming in under a year. Intertops Casino now provides more than 300 state-of-the-art casino games from Real Time Gaming (RTG). It has some of the biggest progressive jackpots available anywhere online including several that are currently well over $1,000,000.