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Nearly Three Quarters of Adults in Britain Gamble

Submitted by Guest on, Mar/05/2011

Jersey Won’t Allow Internet Gambling

Jersey has halted plans to allow for Internet gambling. The economic affairs scrutiny chairman has delayed any business by up to a month for the island, Channel One TV is reporting.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/16/2011

75 Percent of Brits are Gambling Degenerates: Credit Cards Could Soon be Banned

Just shy of 75 percent of the United Kingdom’s population has dabbled in gambling this past year while 59 percent of the population gambled on the national lottery.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/15/2011

Las Vegas Teams Up With British Online Gambling Regulatory Arm

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/28/2011

United Kingdom Cracks Down On Internet Poker

With addiction fears mounting, the United Kingdom has vowed to begin a crackdown on foreign Internet poker rooms, or those not licensed directly by the UK government.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is planning to stop companies based overseas from advertising in the country, according to the Daily Mail.  Hunt also wants to prevent gamblers from using their credit cards to bet with money they do not currently have.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/17/2011

England See 40 Percent Rise in Online Gambling Activity Past Year


The Brits love to gamble and this is evident in the dramatic increase in online gambling activity over the past year with a rise of 40 percent.

A study conducted by the Nielsen Group reveals that an additional 3.2 million people logged onto Internet gambling websites during the last year compared to 2.2 million who accessed social media websites such as Facebook and its rivals. 

Online poker sites were among the most successful, with PartyPoker registering an additional 870,000 visitors last year, up 174 percent. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/13/2010

Rats Invade Great Britain!


Giant rats are being reported throughout the United Kingdom, some as big as 2 feet long (and 5’7 inches tall if you count love rat Ashley Cole).  

The London Sun is predicting that the UK could be overrun with rats if a new EU pest control proposal becomes law.  Gambling911.com places an all out rat infestation by year’s end at 2/1 odds.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/20/2010

2010 WSOP: The British Are Coming!

British poker players are making out quite well at the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jun/08/2010

Ireland Will Impose Tax on Internet Gambling

Ireland says it will start taxing Internet gambling establishments operating overseas and catering to Irish citizens.

"This will have the additional benefit of facilitating the extension of the tax regime for the betting industry to all those providing online and telephone betting and so underpin funding for the racing industry," said Brian Cowen, Irish Head of Government.

Ireland claims that this step is needed in order to secure funding for the racing industry.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/17/2010

France World Cup Odds: Franck Ribery Sex Scandal

As France prepares for its World Cup appearance, they have had to also deal with a shocking sex scandal involving alleged under age teen prostitutes. 

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/02/2010

Snooker Scandal Latest in Series of Sports Gambling Shockers

Straight on the heels of a Melbourne Storm NRL scandal down under and the alleged betting syndi

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/02/2010

Bet365 3rd Fastest Growing Profit of Private UK Companies

According to the Sunday Times PricewaterhouseCoopers Profit Track 100 league table, privately held Bet365 is the third fastest growing private company in terms of profit.

From EGR Magazine:

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/22/2010

Ladbrokes Falling Profits Symbolic of Failing Economy

It was very bad news for the United Kingdom's largest bookmaker.  Ladbrokes on Thursday reported a 28% fall in profits in 2009.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/18/2010

UK Betting Worth £6bn: US Should Take Notice

According to a report in eGaming Review Magazine online, the UK betting industry is now valued at £6bn according to Deloitte and employs a whopping 100,

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/28/2010

Offshore Gambling Sites Will Need License in UK

With an exodus of bookmakers leaving the United Kingdom to avoid being taxed excessively for their online gambling websites, the UK has now fired back.  They will require a license in order to cat

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/07/2010

Poker Will be Dead in Great Britain in 2010?

No more poker in 2010 in Great Britain.

That's the suggestion made by Victoria Coren of the Guardian Newspaper as part of her predictions for the year 2010.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/30/2009

Armed masked men rob bookmakers

Two masked men armed with a suspected knife and handgun robbed a bookmakers in Sunderland.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/21/2009

Miss World 2009 Represents Online Gambling Centre

Gibraltar, one of the leading centres for some of the largest online gambling businesses in the world, took center stage at Saturday's Miss World 2009 competition as the country's Kaiane Aldorino w

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Dec/14/2009

Punter Threatens to Burn Down Sportsbook

A DRUNK man threatened to burn down a Bridlington bookmaker's and verbally abused its staff after being told a winning bet he placed was void.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/11/2009

England – World Cup Odds 2010

Now that England has drawn in what is perceived to be the weakest group, their World Cup odds for 2010 have been slashed only slightly and still remain very appealing.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Dec/04/2009

£45.5m EuroMillions Winner is Cancer Survivor

Les Scadding has been out of work since last Christmas and was £68 overdrawn on his bank account.  He is also a survivor of testicular cancer.  Now he's £45.5m richer having won the EuroMillion

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Nov/10/2009

X Factor Odds and Rigging Accusations

X Factor odds have been updated after this weekend's controversial outcome.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Nov/09/2009

Bookie Pounded by Punters

Punters got the better of bookmaker Stan James last year with the chain showing a £285,800 loss against a profit of £2.8m in the previous year.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/08/2009

Stanley Leisure’s Lord Steinberg Passes Away

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Submitted by Guest on, Nov/05/2009

Impact of Recession Worse on Bookies Than Expected

Much of the news in the world of bookmaking by week's end dealt with the impact of a worldwide recession.  It's been said that the gambling industry for the most part is recession-proof.  We lear

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/12/2009

Arsenal Player Nicklas Bendtner Crashes $270K Aston Martin

Nicklas Bendtner, striker for Premier League's North London Arsenal, wrecked his Aston Martin DBS on the A1 i

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Sep/30/2009

Sport Match Fixing Big Concern With Bookies Offshore Move

RGA boss Clive Hawkswood told eGaming Review Magazine that the claims by some in the UK press that British sport faces an increased threat of match-fixin

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/30/2009

X Factor Odds in High Demand

X Factor betting continues strong in the United Kingdom and most of the major online bookmakers offer odds on the nation's most popular television program.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Sep/21/2009

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