Labour MP and PPS to Keir Starmer, Carolyn Harris, joins Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth to discuss what needs to happen with betting and why those calling for a challenge to Keir Starmer’s leadership need to get off the Zoom calls.
It comes after a government decision to limit the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to £2, which the bookmaker said hit sales.
Lets all start making protestations to our local councils now as there are signs that some councils are starting to understand the issue with nine London boroughs making plans to restrict a proliferation of bookies in their Local Plan. The horse has bolted (excuse the pun ) but we can make politicians listen if we continue to shout loud.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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Everyone's betting on the Grand National and nobody knows what they're doing. That's how Saturday 9th played out amongst my friends.
Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the entire jumps season, and it is now time to form a plan for profitable betting
Christmas is looking even merrier this year for University of Birmingham student Lewis Sindle, who turned a 10p bet into
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.
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.
The news that Jeremy Corbyn has become odds-on favourite to take the Labour leadership next month comes as little surprise
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...
A "rush of bets" has prompted bookmakers Coral to suspend odds on the Queen announcing her abdication in her Christmas Day
A Paddy Power advert showing Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage with suggestive facial expressions and the words "WHO'S THE BEST