UK Bookies Pay Up as Trump Wins US Election

Mixed results for UK bookies after US election

- November 10, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

Bookmakers across the United Kingdom are counting the costs of Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the US Presidential Race as the wealthy businessman was regarded a major underdog ahead of the election. The Republican candidate enjoyed a landslide triumph as he won the key states of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, sending shockwaves across the […] Continue Reading

David Stern No Longer Against Sports Betting in USA

David Stern wants ban lifted on sports betting

- October 4, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

Former NBA commissioner David Stern appears to have changed his mind with regards to whether United States residents should be allowed to bet on sports. The man who was at the helm of the National Basketball League for exactly 30 years was a strong advocate of the ban on sports betting and the 1992 Professional […] Continue Reading

£44 Million Staked on US 2016 Election at Betfair

US Election second biggest political market at Betfair Exchange

- September 27, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

The US 2016 Presidential Election is attracting a great deal of attention in all four corners of the globe and it would appear that not even gamblers can resist getting in on the action. Said event is slowly becoming one of Betfair’s biggest ever political markets and the famous sport betting operator has now revealed […] Continue Reading

Andalusia to Legalise Sports Betting in Land-based Venues

Andalusia to allow sports betting

- September 20, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

The Regional Government of Andalusia has finally decided to allow sports betting in brick and mortar gambling venues, becoming the last of 17 autonomous communities in Spain to do so. Local authorities made the announcement at the fifth annual Andalusia Gaming Conference, held at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de la Costa del Sol. […] Continue Reading

Singapore Residents Could Soon be Placing Online Bets

- September 15, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

Singapore residents may finally be allowed to place their bets via online channels as two operators have applied to be exempt from the Remote Gambling Act. Singapore Pools were hoping to launch their online website ahead of the Euro 2016 finals, but they eventually failed to meet the deadline. Nevertheless, the state-owned lottery operator hope […] Continue Reading

Premier League Bet Volume Increases on Opening Weekend

Volume of Premier League bets increases on Matchday 1

- August 23, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

The opening weekend of the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign has attracted a great deal of attention among both the regular football fans and sports bettors, with the latter jumping at the opportunity to bet on Premiership matches after a three-month break. Payment processing company Worldpay has revealed that there was a 20 percent increase in […] Continue Reading

Euro 2016 Star Accepts Betting Charge

Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty accepts betting charge

- August 11, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty has been handed a £23,000 fine by the English Football Association having accepted a betting charge. The highly rated footballer was found guilty of breaching FA rule E8 as he placed a bet on a football match taking place on 20 February 2016. Lafferty did not wager on a football […] Continue Reading

888sport Teams up With Four English Championship Sides

888sport strike sponsorship deals with four Championship clubs

- August 4, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

Well known for their innovative approach to online gaming, 888sport has stayed true to their style by announcing that they will sponsor no fewer than four English Championship clubs in the 2016/2017 season. The highly rated bookmaker becomes the first sports betting operator to establish partnerships with four clubs from the same league, as they […] Continue Reading

Bookmakers to Challenge Betting Tax in South Australia

Stop the punters tax

- August 2, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

Leading sports betting operators targeting the Australian market have joined hands in an attempt to prevent South Australia’s point of consumption tax from being enforced. A 15% tax on online betting revenue should come in effect on 1st July 2017, and it will apply to both sports betting and horse racing wagers. However, the Australian […] Continue Reading

Coral & Ladbrokes Ordered to Sell 400 Betting Shops

Coral and Ladbrokes told to offload 400 betting shops

- July 27, 2016 By Nemanja L. -

Coral Gala Group and Ladbrokes have been given the all clear to complete the £2.3 billion merger, provided they get rid of around 400 betting shops, it has been revealed. The UK Competition Markets Authority (CMA) has been reviewing the merger in an attempt to protect the competition and they announced their findings on Tuesday. […] Continue Reading

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