Hopes that UK horseracing might make an early return appeared to be dashed on Wednesday after a meeting of the board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) extended the shutdown until at least the middle of next month.
Two major Kenyan sports betting firms are closing shop in response to what they call an increasingly hostile regulatory environment and high taxes that have made their businesses non-viable.
Six esports players were arrested last week in one of Australia’s first ever esports match-fixing investigations.
UK online gambling giant Bet365 has confirmed it will be moving most of its Gibraltar staff to Malta over concerns related to the effects Brexit will have on its European-facing business.
This is a question I admit I pondered recently as I found myself browsing betting websites searching for football matches from the Macao league. However, I take great care to monitor my wins and losses, try to only bet on value games, and make sure it doesn’t interfere with my life. Sadly, there are thousands…
If you ever find yourself frustrated with the bookmakers and their sometimes morally dubious practices, you will LOVE this story! The name Barney Curley is one that strikes fear into the hearts of all bookmakers.
One of the many means by which bookmakers make a profit is punter error. Following the law of small numbers is one of the most glaring of these errors, yet most bettors either don’t know what it means or don’t give it a second thought.
UK and Irish punters were left feeling frustrated after online betting site 188Bet.com suddenly announced its exit from the British gambling market. 188Bet has so far given no reason for the abrupt exit beyond it being “a commercial decision in a very competitive market.”
I’m sure that most of you have heard of the concept of the mug punter. That is the individual who places poorly-researched wagers at poor value odds. This type of bettor is a bookmaker’s dream and the sort of person who will never be restricted.
As I improved my skill as a bettor, I came across an unexpected obstacle. You see, I naively believed that as long as you didn’t cheat and obeyed the rules, a bookmaker would be unable to prevent you from winning.