Who Will Be Crowned The Next Premier League Champions?

James Knuckey | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Sport
James Knuckey

This should prove to be another exciting season, with the top clubs continuing to spend big on the best talent around Europe. The quality of the league is just going to keep getting better, and never discount the lower teams. Because you never know what will happen, perhaps this could be Everton's time to shine?

The Dark Side To Football That Deeply Disturbs Me

Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

It's Saturday, late afternoon and I'm watching the football. Everton are playing Swansea. The latter team's players are all in white and winning 1-0 against their rivals. But all of this doesn't matter. It's the words stamped across each player's chest that has my attention.

Betting Charges: My Statement

Joey Barton | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Sport
Joey Barton

Throughout my career I am someone who has made mistakes and owned up to those mistakes and tried to learn from them. I intend to do that here. I accept that this is one more mess I got into because of my own behaviour. This episode has brought home to me that just as I had to face up to the need to get help to deal with alcohol abuse, and with anger, so now I need to get help for my issues with gambling, and I will do so.

An Idiot's Guide To Betting At The Cheltenham Festival

James Knuckey | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Sport
James Knuckey

Many people watching the Cheltenham races won't want to bet £20 or £50 on each race but they'd like the option of winning big. That's where bets like trebles, trixies and lucky 15s come in. You can win big from small stakes, just read the rules through with your online bookie.

Betting On A Trump Impeachment

Chris Townsend | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Townsend

What we find in the shrinking odds on Trump's impeachment is not necessarily a signal that his stint in the White House is nearly over, nor that his own luck has run dry. The numbers will shrink in step with the direction in which the bets are made...

Working Out The Article 50 Date - March 30th Is Worth a Bet

Andrew Keith Walker | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Keith Walker

If you take a scan through the political betting odds for what day they'll trigger Article 50, they are few and far between. It seems the bookies are being unusually cautious about it. Most of them are offering a plethora of odds on subjects like the next Labour or Conservative leader, even the next general election... but triggering Article 50? The bets tell us a lot about the reticence in the pundit-sphere to make the call.

Leicester City's Premiership Win Had Worse Odds Than Kim Kardashian Becoming US President

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK

Leicester City FC has "smashed all bookmaking records" after the underdogs won the Premier League last night - an event bookies thought was as realist...

Betting on The Grand National Was More Fun for Clueless People

Sophie Alderson | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

Everyone's betting on the Grand National and nobody knows what they're doing. That's how Saturday 9th played out amongst my friends.

Five Steps for a Profitable 2016 Cheltenham Festival

Stephen Harris | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Sport
Stephen Harris

Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the entire jumps season, and it is now time to form a plan for profitable betting on what can be a frenzied fo...

Birmingham Student Won £9,000 After Betting 10p On The Races With His Granddad

The Huffington Post UK | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Christmas is looking even merrier this year for University of Birmingham student Lewis Sindle, who turned a 10p bet into £9,000 worth of winnings. ...

The Queue at the Kiosk

Kylie Barton | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

We live in an age where spending £20 on various scratch cards and lottery tickets which have a minimal chance of a decent (if any) return is this section of society's best chance of bettering itself. Boy, isn't that sad.

Taking Bets on Which England Footballer Might Be Gay Turns My Stomach

Jack Sommers | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Sport
Jack Sommers

Betting firms causing outrage by offering bets on outrageous things has become a standard way of getting the media to do their PR for them. The press will write acres of condemnation that would have taken a million barrels of ink to publish before the internet. Until now, none of these has made me angry.

These Early Punters Look Set To Collect Thousands If Jeremy Corbyn Wins

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Politics

The news that Jeremy Corbyn has become odds-on favourite to take the Labour leadership next month comes as little surprise given the momentum of his c...

How to Pick the Winner of the 2015 Grand National

Stephen Harris | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Sport
Stephen Harris

It truly is a wide open handicap (each horse is allotted a weight to carry to try and equalise their varying abilities), and any of the forty runners these days hold realistic claims. No longer are hopelessly outclassed "rags" allowed to run, meaning the standard generally is much higher...

"Rush Of Bets" On Queen's Abdication Prompt Bookies To Close Bets

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Toby Gladwin | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

A "rush of bets" has prompted bookmakers Coral to suspend odds on the Queen announcing her abdication in her Christmas Day message. Coral were offe...

Louise Ridley

Turns Out It's Fine To Call Farage And Clegg 'Mass Debators' | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

A Paddy Power advert showing Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage with suggestive facial expressions and the words "WHO'S THE BEST MASS DEBATER?” has escaped...

Pistorius Advert Is Most Complained-About UK Advert Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

Paddy Power's controversial Oscar Pistorius advert has become the most complained-about UK advert of all time with the Advertising Standards Authority...

Government Plans Could See a Quarter of Punters Drift to the Black Market

Peter Howitt | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Howitt

The only real winner under the current proposals would not be the consumers who need protecting, nor the government wishing to raise revenues, but instead the unscrupulous black market bookmakers capitalising on the misfortune of firms currently championed for their regulatory excellence.

Asa Bennett

Clegg Caught In 'Tuition Fee Hypocrisy' Over Betting Machines | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has been accused of a "re-run of the tuition fee scandal" after Lib Dem MPs voted to ensure people could bet as much as £100 per spin on r...

Kids Exposed To TV Gambling Ads More Than 200 Times A Year

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

Kids as young as four are being exposed to gambling adverts on TV more than 200 times a year, as official figures show that the amount of gambling ads...

Is Facebook Inviting Trouble By Expanding Its Betting Operations?

Reno Charlton | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Tech
Reno Charlton

Over recent years, social networking giant Facebook has become a truly global phenomenon. Many of us now use the site on a daily basis for networking with friends, updating statuses, uploading photos, and general entertainment. However, the social network has made it clear that it wants to branch out into other areas...

Preview to the Final Day at Royal Ascot

Victor Chandler | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Sport
Victor Chandler

The big betting race of the day is the Wokingham Handicap and the short-list is particularly long with Nocturn, Royal Rock, Palace Moon and the selection Rex Imperator (4.25) who has always promised to win a big one and can finally fulfil his potential.

Preview of the Third Day at Royal Ascot

Victor Chandler | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Sport
Victor Chandler

All Shakin' Stevens fans will be hoping for a big run from Green Door in the opening Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday but preference is for Irish raider This Ole House no sorry still in Shakin' Stevens mode I mean Coach House (2.30) who has won his last couple of starts including when showing improved form on fast ground at the Curragh last month.

Preview to the Second Day at Royal Ascot

Victor Chandler | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Sport
Victor Chandler

Day two of Royal Ascot starts with the 7f Jersey Stakes; the race has often thrown up a shock in recent years with three 20/1 shots and no winning favourite since 2001 when Mozart obliged for Ballydoyle.

Preview to the First Day at Royal Ascot

Victor Chandler | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Sport
Victor Chandler

The opening race of Royal Ascot 2013 sees, arguably, the most versatile horse in the world Animal Kingdom (2.30) make his British debut on what is likely to be his final start before he embarks on a career at stud; nice work if you can get it.