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    Default Wagering Based On Social Networking

    FootballPot.com may be the closest possible convergence of wagering and social networking. The site has taken a friendly, local game - popular for decades among family, friends and coworkers - and placed it online.

    For the uninitiated, a football pot or "squares" game is a lottery type game where players pay a flat rate per square to occupy one or more squares on a 10x10 grid. Numbers 0 - 9 are applied at random to columns and rows so each square gets assigned a two-digit set of numbers. The winner(s) of the pot occupy the square(s) with digits that match the score of a football game (or other event).

    Until FootballPot.com, some dedicated individual with a paper play board had to relentlessly ask, "Do you want a square?," until the board was filled and the numbers could be drawn. Each year, offices and bars all over the country share a board for nearly every game on the schedule. This version allows coworkers to pick a square without getting in trouble with the boss.

    While FootballPot.com has capitalized on the Internet to eliminate paper boards, a tiny gap remains: Wagering. Players on the site still must collect wagers and disburse winnings "in person."

    To fill that gap, FootballPot.com is looking to fulfill its prodigious destiny by finding an exclusive home with a single wagering portal who can offer online transaction capability to its players.


    Some lucky wagering portal will acquire a unique asset which offers:
    • A familar game - new to the Web - that players love to share
    • Geometrically expanding numbers of new customer accounts
    • The option to license the game to other portals
    • New profits from commissions, fees and leasing contracts
    • Complete control of a busy advertising space (minimum 300 page views per game) that can be used to promote other games at a different domain - or simply sell Web ad space.
    For detailed info and a chance to place a bid on the domain including all its intellectual and data assets: http://footballpot.com/bid/index.html

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    "Fraternities and Sororities"

    The NFL plays 256 games per year. That's a lot of potential football pots, but it's nothing compared with college games.

    The NCAA puts on 1,200 football games per year, minimum.

    The number of students, faculty, parents and siblings who attend or watch college football games on TV every year is probably bigger than many countries!


    Sure, you can get a lot of participation in a football pot from a college campus, but after graduation everybody disperses. However, that's just the beginning.

    Well beyond college, the "Greek" associations bring alumni back together like nothing else. (And high school graduating classes? Forget about it!)

    Football pots played among old fraternity buddies and "baby" pots played among sororitiy members could keep FootballPot.com abuzz all by themselves - once you add online transactions.

    What's a "baby" pot? Same as a football pot, only the winner is determnined by the last digit of the length and weight of a newborn. See here: http://footballpot.com/HowDoI/setupbaby.html Have I mentioned that 45% of all registered users on FootballPot.com are females? How well is your portal doing with that demographic?

    Of course, Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube have created new networks that could generate enough traffic to require FootballPot.com to have a dedicated server farm.

    Once a wagering portal takes over and adds the ultimate catalyst of online transactions, FootballPot.com will finally bind the relationship between social networking and wagering and usher them into a long and blissful future.

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    Great site. Thanks for sharing with us your site.

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    Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups, like small rural communities or a neighborhood subdivision, if you will. Although social networking is possible in person, especially in the workplace, universities, and high schools, it is most popular online.

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