Foobtall will always be first and foremost in sports news in Costa Rica. And what better news than to get udpates on the FIFA World Cup? In two years, Bookie Pay Per Head sportsbooks will be featuring one of the biggest events in football: the World Cup. The 2020 World Cup will be held in Qatar. The kickoff event of the 2020 Men’s World Cup will be at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. The stadium is capable of seating 60,000.  The World Cup will open on November 21. The World Cup final will be held on December 18, and will be at the Lusail Stadium in Doha, which can seat 80,000 people.

With the schedules announced, PPH Service providers will be beginning to look at betting options for the World Cup. Here in Costa Rica, people will have to wake up as early as 4:00 am to catch the first match of the day. Group matches will be kicking off every three hours, the first at 4:00 am. The last match of the day will be starting as late as 10:00 pm local time.

Scientific Games Powers Colorado SportsbookAccording to bookie software solution sources, Scientific Games powers Colorado sportsbook. The firm has a partnership contract with Betfred to launch retail and digital solutions in the state.

The two companies first collaborated earlier this year in Pennsylvania. Scientific Games provided technical support for Betfred’s OpenSports in Pennsylvania. Their latest collaboration will be for the sportsbook at the Saratoga Black Hawk in Colorado.

Betfred launched its sportsbook in Colorado that included self-service betting kiosks at the casino. Also, the company said that it would launch its digital sports betting service in time for the upcoming NFL season.

Philippine President Hates Gambling but Allows Chinese Online Casinos to StayPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte is in a predicament involving Philippine offshore gaming operations. In the past, he proclaimed he hates gambling of every form. However, he went back on his words by allowing POGOs to continue operating in the country.

Chinese online casino investments bring in a lot of tax revenues. It was too big of an opportunity that Duterte ignored Beijing’s request to stop all online gambling in the Philippines. In fact, he is willing to issue more licenses to offshore gambling firms.

He previously proclaimed he hated gambling and even shut down local lottery operations for alleged corruption. However, there’s a massive expansion of the gambling industry under his administration’s watch.

Sportsbook pay per head operators are expecting lawmakers to legalize Illinois sports betting in spring. In fact, it will be part of a bigger gambling expansion deal that includes more options in horse tracks and new casino licenses.

Advocates of Illinois sports betting has the support of Governor J.B. Pritzker. He wants to use the revenue from sports wagering to fund government initiatives. In addition, he is expecting more than $200 million from sports betting in its first year.

Lawmakers are adjourning their session on May 31. However, they realized they need to resolve other issues before they get support for their sports betting bill. To get the gambling expansion bill passed, they need to prioritize sports betting to get to the governor’s good side.

Butterflies of Costa RicaWhen I was a boy growing up in the Santa Clara Valley, now more familiarly known as ‘Silicon Valley,’ I loved to chase butterflies. My grandmother bought me a picture book about butterflies and I recognized some of them from those I saw flying around my neighborhood. We had swallowtails, monarchs and painted ladies, among those I recall.

Maybe a morning glory, my memory is a bit dim that far back in the distant past, so long ago that orchards covered the valley and nobody on the block could have told you what a transistor was.

I loved the beautiful butterflies in my book, but soon realized I would never see some of the most spectacular butterflies simply because they were from far away parts of the world.

Costa Rica vs. Canada Soccer PreviewToday at 7:30PM ET the Costa Rican National team will take on Canada in the FIFA Gold Cup Group A. Canada is looking to take the lead in Group A at the Compass Stadium in Houston. The Canadian National team which is ranked 109th in the world by FIFA is currently in the lead after defeating French Guiana 4-2.

Enjoy the Hot Springs of Arenal in La Fortuna, Costa RicaRight now, the city of San Jose is just starting to get back to its usual routine after a fun filled holiday season. The kids are still out of school in Costa Rica and many parents remain on vacation. This leaves parents with the dilemma of keeping the family occupied in a cheap and inexpensive manner.

Sure you could take the kids out to see the latest movie, take them out to restaurant in Costa Rica or even for a sightseeing tour of a museum but these trips only last for a few hours leaving everyone with many spare hours for the rest of the day.