IT ALL STARTED IN A COLD WAREHOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY IN 1996.
Back in the early 90s when I was getting my feet under me in New York, I made the mistake of getting caught up in real money sports betting and ended up losing a chunk of change to a bookie named Vinny from Queens. As part of that bad experience (read: disappointed father), I was convinced there was a way to enjoy betting on sports without actually losing any money. The idea of a betting league quickly resonated with immediate friends in NYC and I joined forces with my partner Josh and we were able to get about 50 people together between New York and New Orleans to pilot the concept for our first league that still remains to this day called Megabux New York. Our friends were having a blast with their bankroll of "units" betting on parlays, teasers, reverses, straight bets and totals on hundreds of games every week without ever losing a penny.
The rest, as they say, is history. Right around this time, the Internet was quicly being adopted and it made perfect sense to us to build a software program that would do all the wager grading and league management functions that we were doing manually. The result was the first version of our website that launched in time for football season in 1999. Now, roughly 17 years later and 30,000 members strong, Wannamakeabet.com is considered the first fantasy betting or virtual currency betting website on the internet with thounsands of leagues to date and millions of virtual wagers graded.
We look forward to managing your league and working with you to be the best, most informed, sports handicapper you can be. We encourage you to start off by joining one of our free leagues at the site to see how much fun it is. Then, you will naturally graudate to assembling a group of friends, office workers or college buddies to start your own league with your own rules. We pride ourselves in being incredibly service oriented (as long as you follow the rules) for all your fantasy sports betting needs.
Getting started is easy, when you become a member for the first time you are automatically put into our season long leagues compeeting against the entire site. If you are interested in starting your own private league, please click the create league link from the main menu.