Liverpool Odds Cut After City Shock 

After a dramatic Premier League weekend, Liverpool fans may be starting to believe that their team can end their long wait for a league title, and bookmakers are starting to believe them.   Liverpool head into Christmas on top of the table, and it hasn’t escaped the notice of bookmakers that eight of the last nine teams to …

Sportbet Advert Breaks Complaint Record 

An advert commissioned by one of the biggest online betting operators in Australia has broken the record for complaints.   The advert, for Sportsbet, drew 793 complaints from the Australian public. It showed a man naked from the waist up, and made an apparent link between betting and sexual success  Australia’s advertising regulator ruled that the advert sent an inappropriate and false …

Newcastle v Fulham Preview

Newcastle United will have an opportunity to rid themselves of their home woes here against a struggling Fulham side that could be destined for relegation. Newcastle’s home and road splits so far this season have been rather perplexing. The Magpies have a (-8) goal differential at home but have been a top-ten team in the …

Betway Announce Brand Ambassadors 

Online betting company Betway has added to its horse racing sponsorship roster with a new deal to appoint the trainer Ross O’Sullivan and ex-jockey Katie Walsh as brand ambassadors.   O’Sullivan, who rode for Jessica Harrington during a successful amateur career, started to train horses in 2011. As brand ambassador for Betway, he will offer readers of the Betway Insider blog regular updates on the horses in his yard.   Walsh, who set a …

Cms Report Maps Future for Brazilian Sports Betting 

The future of sports betting in Brazil has become a little clearer this week, following the signing by the outgoing President Michel Temer of a new bill, and legal experts CMS have been assessing how the bill will shape the new industry in South America’s largest nation.   Bill MP-846 is primarily aimed at restructuring the framework of Brazil’s existing lottery regulations, …

Washington Joins Sports Betting Club 

Politicians in Washington DC have voted to permit the legalization of sports betting in the US capital, making it the latest state to join the sports betting club, and notably, the first state without casinos to legalize betting on sport.   A sports betting bill was passed by an 11-2 vote score on Wednesday, and although it will still require the signature of Mayor Muriel Bowser to become law, …

Tennis Review Group Announces Integrity Proposals 

A panel appointed to investigate the issue of integrity in tennis has produced its final report, which contains a series of reform proposals.   The sport’s Independent Review Panel (IRP) today published its findings on betting related-integrity matters and potential protections after a two year study. Commissioned by all of the leading tennis governing bodies, including the ATP, WTA and ITF, the study was …

In-Play Betting Linked with Negative Behaviour 

A new study has found that people who take part in live betting on sporting events display more involvement in watching live sport, but are also more inclined to drink alcohol excessively and to be at risk of problem gambling behaviour.  The study is the result of a collaboration between Nottingham Trent and Bilbao University and set out to examine what motivates fans to consume sport, and how an emotional attachment to a particular sport …

Sports Betting Comes to Pennsylvania 

The first sports betting venues in Philadelphia opened for business this week, as the spread of sports betting across the US continues.   One of the new facilities, based at Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino staged an opening ceremony on Saturday, attended by casino executives, local politicians and sports betting fans. The casino originally gained approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board at the end of October, and underwent two …

Boylesports to branch out in UK 

At a time when most UK bookmakers are undertaking drastic adjustments to their retail betting portfolios following the imminent changes to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) regulations, Irish bookmaker Boylesports is apparently preparing to branch out with its first UK shops.   According to reports in the Irish media, the Dundalk-based Boylesports, which is Ireland’s second largest retail bookmaker, has reached the latter stages of an acquisition process that will see it take …