|Online sports books and casinos are pretty good at protecting your personal information – but one sports book is finding that sports information is a little more difficult to protect. |
Global Sports Edge Inc., a Las Vegas sports handicapping service provider sued in Clark County District Court to stop sixteen online sports-betting sites from stealing and selling the handicapping services and selections of its sports handicappers to their subscribers.
Global Sports Edge Inc., formerly known as Sports Entertainment Inc., sued K.J. Sports.com, Consensus Online.com, SportsMonitor.com, BrianMac.com, Rocky's of Hawaii, Sports Den, Inside Info Plays, Gamblers World, Sports Consensus Online, OffShore Bettor, Game Time Report, Sports Just Sports, Big Green Machine, Consensus USA, Consensus 900 and Sports Monitor.
Global Sports, which said it owns the tradenames Wayne Roots' Millionaire's Club, High Rollers Club, Chairmans Club and Fortune 500 Club, Larry Ness, Chet Coppock, Randy White, Big Al and Big Al's Sportsline, said the defendants improperly appropriated Global's proprietary information that it sells to subscribers.
SportsMonitor.com was also accused of defamation, by claiming that Global Sports' founder Wayne Root is 'ruthless,' used questionable business practices and operates a 'boiler room service.'
The defendants could not be reached for comment on Global Sports' allegations.