|BetOnSports.com have launched a VIP club based in San Jose, Costa Rica. The club is designed for the site’s regular online players to use as a holiday facility, featuring of course live gambling activities. As well as this gambling activity, the VIP club has been designed as a luxury getaway venue with other facilities including spa, gym, sauna, restaurant, bar and beauty treatments also being available to visitors.|
The site launched their new venue with a celebrity party, with musical entertainment provided by Carmen Electra and the Pussycat Dolls. Celebrities such as the cast from “That 70’s Show” joined in the party, where the club was transformed into a series of themed rooms. Office space in the venue which would be normally available for guests to hold meetings were used instead to host a garden of Eden room, a bondage room, and a more saucy version of an office with a dancing maid entertaining an executive.
CEO of BetOnSports, David Carruthers explained the choice of a celebrity launch: 'Well, there's no party without a show and we like to put on a good show. BETonSPORTS.com is the number one online and telephone wagering company in the world. It's only right and proper that we actually put on a show for our customers and let them see and meet some of the people that maybe they'd like to meet and in different circumstances they might not be able to.'
He also went on to discuss the reasons why the online gambling industry is still thriving, while other internet enterprises have struggled: 'I've been in gaming for 26 years now. I joined a company in the United Kingdom when I was 18. I spent my whole life in the business. This is probably one of the three businesses in the world that are recession proof because it's entertainment. It's recreational and it's entertainment. There will always be somebody that wants to pursue some leisure activity. [With online gambling,] the customer can place his bet at his convenience. He can place it in the office before he leaves. He can place it at home. He can place it on the telephone because we offer telephone wagering as well as online wagering and both interactive mediums are combined. You have one account, one password and you can bet on the telephone or the internet.'