Intertops is a casino that is difficult to skip, especially when we are discussing the history of online gambling. This casino began in 1983 when they opened a legal sportsbook, and in 1996 they launched the first-ever online sportsbook.
The founder of Intertops started the whole journey as an illegal bookmaker back in 1983. Sportsbetting was legal at that time in Germany, but illegal betting used to offer more competitive prices. What is more, they didn`t have to pay taxes either, but the founder had to move its business to the UK and to license it and then it became a subject to tax.
Simon Noble started working for Intertops in the London office as a ticket writer. He was just 18 at the time, but it turns out that he had a talent for the business and also some great marketing ideas. In 1994 he became a part of the Internet expansion team and became their CEO.
The first bet online was made exactly on intertops.com. A player from Finland, on January 17, 1996, staked $50 on the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Hereford United. He won the bet and profited only $2. This makes Intertops.com the first-ever Internet sportsbook.
The owner of Intertops is Detlef Train and their current CEO is Simon Noble. Noble is a long time gambling executive who also co-founded the internet`s first online sportsbook, www.intertops.com.
The casino is licensed from the jurisdiction of Kahnawake but also the casino is licensed in the other jurisdictions including Antigua & Barbuda Division of Gaming.
The current address of Intertops is, International Gaming & Entertainment Ltd., PO Box W427, Teledome Building, Old Parham Road, St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda, West Indies