Online Betting

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.

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 Fourth Day at Royal Ascot

Victor Chandler | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Sport
Victor Chandler

After the opening two days at Royal Ascot, we have already refunded well over £100,000 as a result of our losses back if Richard Hughes finishes in the frame in any race and there is no question that punters have edged the opening couple of days although it could have been worse... I think!

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.

Charlie Thomas

Britain's Love Of Gambling Makes William Hill A Good Bet

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Despite money being tight, it appears the British public still loves to place a bet, after William Hill, Britain's largest bookmaker, said its operati...

Charlie Thomas

Has The Shine Come Off Online Gambling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

Has the shine come off online gaming? One leading company in the field, Sportingbet, has been hit by £46 million of losses in the last financial y...

Charlie Thomas

Who's Betting On A Stronger Future Without Greece And Germany?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

Online sports betting giant Betfair suffered a 22% pre-tax profits drop in the first half of 2012, but group revenues increased from £191 million to ...

And the Lord Said: Odds of 1-2 for the Bishop of Durham

Mathew Strowbridge | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mathew Strowbridge

Justin Welby is yet to be announced as the new Archbishop of Canterbury, yet his appointment is already in risk of being overshadowed by a supposed gambling ring in one of London's wealthiest neighbourhoods.

Charlie Thomas

Why Do We Gamble In A Recession?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

Last week, Adrian and Gillian Bayford won £148m on the EuroMillions, making the mild mannered couple from Suffolk richer than icons like Tom Jones an...