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sportbook web app - free open source sports betting (or prediction) pool in ruby on rails (version 3.2 and up)
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Welcome to Sportbook

A free open source web app for sports betting (or prediction) pools in Ruby on Rails (version 3.2 and up).

Example tournaments and leagues include:

  • UEFA Champions League
  • UEFA Europa League
  • Deutsche Bundesliga
  • English Premier League
  • México Primera División
  • FIFA World Cup & Quali
  • UEFA Euro Cup

For more football tournaments or leagues, see the football.db site.

  • National Football League (NFL)
  • National Hockey League (NHL)

For more tournaments or leagues, see the sport.db site.


Try the demo installs running on Heroku. Use the login credentials demo/demo.


Setup on your local machine

Clone the Sportbook git repo:

git clone git://

Get all your Ruby libraries (gems) installed using the bundler tool:

cd sportbook
bundle install --without production

Note, use the --without production option for local development unless you want to install the PostgreSQL (pg) database libraries and services (required for production on the Heroku hosting service.)

Setup the database and seeds:

rake db:setup

Showtime! Startup the server and use the demo/demo credentials to sign in:

rails server

That's it.

Setup on Heroku

Clone the Sportbook git repo:

git clone git://

Create app on Heroku e.g.

cd sportbook
heroku create <your_app_name_here>

Upload via

git push heroku

Create DB on first upload via

heroku run rake db:setup

Showtime! Sign in using the demo/demo credentials. That's it.


The sportbook scripts and templates are dedicated to the public domain. Use it as you please with no restrictions whatsoever.

Questions? Comments?

Send them along to the Open Sports Database & Friends Forum/Mailing List. Thanks!

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