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How Will US Gambling Regulation Affect European Bookmakers

How Will US Gambling Regulation Affect European Bookmakers

Since the repealment of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (commonly known as PASPA or the Bradley Act) in May 2018, state regulators have been quick to act in starting to regulate online betting on a state-by-state basis.

Some states are offering only sports betting, whilst others followed the New Jersey approach with other types of gambling, casino games, slots and poker.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/13/2020

Gambling and Covid-19: What impact can we expect?

Gambling and Covid-19: What impact can we expect?

The worldwide lockdowns of 2020 have caused casinos and bookmakers to close their doors and sporting events to be delayed or canceled. Therefore, Covid-19 has already had a significant impact on various forms of gambling, and the future of the gambling industry is looking uncertain. However, seeing as human beings have gambled since Stone Age times, it seems highly unlikely that gambling activity will suddenly drop off the face of the planet.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/27/2020

How to use the Betfair Exchange

Betfair offers a radical new product to all its users: the Betfair Exchange. Instead of betting against a bookmaker, you bet against your peers. Instead of taking a risk itself, Betfair matches customers who back the bet (predict it will happen) with customers who lay the bet (predict it will not happen).

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/09/2020

Betfair - the advantages of a large betting exchange

Betfair - the advantages of a large betting exchange

If you are looking for an online betting marketplace, Betfair is the place to be. It is the first international platform of its kind, which is quite large and has numerous benefits for users.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/21/2020

Why the bet 10 get 30 offer is so popular with 888Sport, Betfred and Betway

Every so often a promotion, special offer or feature arrives on the scene that proves to be an instant hit with both bookmakers and bettors. Previous examples of this was both teams to score, the risk-free bet and cash out. Each of these changed the industry forever, transforming how we gamble on our favourite sports and raising the expectations of punters.

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/28/2020

Newly elected UK government set to bring about changes to the UK Gambling Act

Newly elected UK government set to bring about changes to the UK Gambling Act

Now that Boris Johnson’s/Dominic Cummins’ Conservative party have been elected by UK voters to parliament for the next five years, the Conservatives have said they will work on ensuring the 2005 Gambling Act is brought into the digital age.

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/19/2019

Challenges that UKGC Faces in the Online Gambling Industry

Challenges that UKGC Faces in the Online Gambling Industry

Gambling is one of the favourite pastime activities in Great Britain. As one of the oldest gambling jurisdictions, the UK prides on hosting some of the best bookmakers as well as casinos in the world. The invention of the internet and the widespread online casinos led to the introduction of gambling laws and regulations. 

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/04/2019

Clash of Titans “Chelsea Vs Newcastle” Frank Lampard: Chelsea’s New Driving Force

Clash of Titans “Chelsea Vs Newcastle” Frank Lampard: Chelsea’s New Driving Force

On the 4th of July this year, Frank Lampard became the first English coach to manage Chelsea in over two decades. Lampard, former midfielder of Chelsea who is considered as the legend of this club and English football will now steer his beloved club with a new role. However, Frank’s starting days have had their challenges. 

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/10/2019

Latest Regulations Aim To Make Gambling Safer and Fairer in the UK

Latest Regulations Aim To Make Gambling Safer and Fairer in the UK

In May 2019 the latest regulations to be imposed by the UK Gambling Commission came into force, with the stated aim of making the industry ‘safer and fairer’.

Submitted by Payton on, May/14/2019

The Role of UKGC in Online Gambling Industry

The Role of UKGC in Online Gambling Industry

Apart from the League Championship, the United Kingdom is also one of the most important territories of the gambling industry. The technology revolution and the appearance of the internet have allowed this sector to rise there. With this inevitable growth, an authority was born in 2007 to regulate the gambling in this sovereign country.

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/12/2018

UK gambling companies struggling with complaints deadline and ads crackdown


UK Watchdog is progressing in clearing up the gambling industry from misleading offers and unfair restrictions on withdrawals.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/30/2018

How technology is driving growth for the UK’s online gaming businesses

Betting is all about numbers, right? Of course, but forget your Royal Ascot tips or poker strategies, it’s the figures that the UK’s rapidly growing online gaming industry is generating that will be most impressive to any entrepreneur.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/11/2017

Is Lukaku the missing piece for Man United?

The parallels that can be drawn between Jose Mourinho's first season in charge of Manchester United, and his first in his second spell at Chelsea are hard to ignore: There was a significant improvement in terms of creativity and build-up play, but wasteful finishing against the lesser sides cost them dear.

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/16/2017

Horse Racing Pays Out Big


There has always been an element of doubt as whether Horse Racing and indeed, gaming on the whole is fair and all above board. One cannot argue that in the past, there have been numerous reports on bet & match fixing, betting syndicates and unscrupulous online betting companies. In fact, just recently we had the case where Wayne Shaw was forced to leave Sutton United due to ongoing investigations over a pie-eating bet fiasco.

Submitted by Payton on, Apr/13/2017

Gold Cup 2017 Preview

With the Cheltenham Festival just 6 weeks away we are going to take a look at the jewel in the festival crown, the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, run over an extended 3m2f. It has been won by some National Hunt greats over the years, with the likes of Arkle, who had to see off the previous Gold Cup winner Mill House twice in the mid 60's when racking up a Gold Cup hat-trick. 

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/01/2017

Ladbrokes – Behind in Betting and Behind in Gaming?

As noted previously, the move of Ladbrokes into the Australian sports betting market was seen by many as being too little, too late, with many of their biggest name competitors having already entered the market and having made huge investments to solidify their position among bettors.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/12/2016

Why the UK Age-Old Bingo stereotype is no more

Why the UK Age-Old Bingo stereotype is no more

Years ago, when the local bingo hall scene was thriving, there were two key observations that could be made about the core playing demographic.

Submitted by Payton on, Aug/03/2016

Ladbrokes to End Live Betting in Australia – Are They Behind the Times?

Ladbrokes to End Live Betting in Australia – Are They Behind the Times?

​Bookmaker Ladbrokes has announced that live betting through its platform will cease to be available in response to local laws – we analyse their position.

Submitted by Payton on, Jul/05/2016

Tennis - Davis Cup 1st Round. GB v Japan, Birmingham

Great Britain begin their defence of the Davis Cup in Birmingham on Friday, with a newly refreshed Andy Murray leading the charge after the birth of his baby daughter, Sophia. The team is currently five strong, with Murray’s brother Jamie, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund and Dom Inglot; this will have to be cut to four closer to the tie, with final selection announced on Thursday. GB are heading into this tie off the back of some impressive form individually, with Jamie Murray having won the Aussie Open doubles title, and brother Andy reaching the singles final.

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/03/2016

Cheltenham Festival 2015: Three Sources of Hidden Value

One of the biggest racing festivals of the year, Cheltenham, is set to get underway on March 10th and, as ever, the fight for supremacy will be a tough one. Four days of racing will give aspiring tipsters and betting pros across Europe a chance to ante-up and boost their bankroll no less than 27 times.

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/04/2015

The biggest gambling event in the UK

It’s getting to that time of year again when many people in the UK begin to get excited about the biggest single gambling event the country has to offer. That is the Grand National.

More than £150million is gambled on the big race by UK punters alone each year, with millions more being gambled around the world as the race is broadcast live to so many people in so many countries.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/18/2015

The Highly Competitive UK Sports Betting Markets

Sports betting is highly profitable in the UK, with the government stating that the number of high street bookmakers has already risen by 3% in the last 12 months.

Darren Small, the Director of Integrity at Betting and Sports Data Analyst Sportradar, estimated that the sports match-betting industry, including both legal and illegal markets, is worth between $700 billion and $1 trillion (£435 billion to £625 billion) annually. Football betting accounts for around 70% of this trading.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/23/2013

MTOPS Gets Under Way

While there are plenty of high-stakes poker games on tour at the moment, the Micro Turbo Online Poker Series is also back, and claims to be bigger than ever before.

The tournament kicked off on the 13th October 2013, the series is played throughout 15 days of jam-packed poker with over $1 million to play for.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/21/2013

The Art of Slot Machines

With approximately 197,144 slot machines in Las Vegas alone, it’s no wonder that artists have started to recognise these games as a digital platform for their work. One such artist is marine muralist Robert Wyland.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/21/2013

Metro Play Casino Offers Much Needed Distraction After King George Birth

Now that Prince George of Cambridge is happily cooing away, we can get back to pursuing other entertainment on the Internet. Metro Play Casino is there to satiate our need for excitement by offering more than 200 web games and over 50 mobile games. From brainy puzzles like Sudoku, to casino games including the thrill-seeking Lara Croft slots, Metro Play online gaming offers instant real-time fun.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jul/26/2013

UK Casino Gala Offers Great Gaming at Home


Submitted by Payton on, Feb/01/2013

Is The UK to Segregate Online Poker Player Pool

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/09/2011

Bodog Claims First UK Online Gambling Licence

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jul/14/2011

Online Poker in the UK to See Reforms

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/11/2011

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