Betting News & Gambling Articles
In the UK we bet more per head than any other nation on the planet. Despite being a conservative nation in general the British have a very liberal attitude to gambling. Saying that we also have some of the most stringent gambling laws and clearest legislation in the world. Bookmakers and betting sites must be licenced to operate and must provide protections to prevent underage gambling and fraud.
While we may be one of the biggest countries for betting in the world the activity still attracts it fair share of news converge and controversy. After all betting sites, bookmakers and casinos are all private companies and their aim is to make a profit, and as punters our aim is to make as much from them as possible too.
On this page we look in depth at many different aspects of betting in the UK, from betting bans in football and match fixing, major acquisitions, mergers and closures, regulation changes, fines, controversies, and much more.
Latest Gambling News
The owner of Ladbrokes and Coral, two of the biggest bookmakers with a high street presence in the United Kingdom, has released information looking at..
Paddy Power has a long and illustrious history of advertising stunts that capture the public’s attention, with the latest one looking likely to get Huddersfield..
Since the moment the National Lottery was introduced in 1994, the eligibility to play games has been that players must be 16-years-old or over. That..
The majority of punters never really consider what will happen if the bookmaker or casino that they favour placing their bets with goes bust. For..
Mims Davies, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society, visited Cheltenham Racecourse earlier in 2019 and spoke of how Great Britain is ‘punching above its..
David Smith of Loughborough has been left unhappy after Betfred are refusing to honour his bet, in spite of the fact that he wrote down..
The next phase in the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals saga has begun. As soon as the government announced that it was considering limiting the maximum..
It is a side of the gambling industry that not many people will be aware of, but affiliate marketing is big business when it comes..
In mid-June the BBC broke a report that suggested that the biggest gambling firms in the business were willing to contribute more towards the voluntary..
Gambling addiction is a genuine hot topic at the moment, with the government looking for ways that it can help the most vulnerable cope with..
Problem gambling has been one of the hottest topics in recent times, with the government’s decision to both reduce the maximum stake applicable to Fixed..
There are numerous stories that get written about betting and the use of technology, but few are as strange and unexpected as this one. Apple..
Whether you think the various machinations taking place for businesses in the present day are down to ‘Project Fear’ or genuine concerns over the impact..
Ahead of the 2015-2016 season, bookmakers offered odds of 5,000/1 on Leicester City to win the Premier League. Everyone who knows anything about the story..
The world of problem gambling is a complex one, with more and more being done to help those that have issues when it comes to..
Ladbrokes are facing accusations that they’ve been profiling their customers in order to stop successful punters from continued to bet at the same time that..
The Advertising Standards Authority have announced their decision regarding a complaint over a William Hill advert that appeared on the dating application Tinder. William Hill..
The invention of the likes of Bet Builders and Bet Request features have been a boon for punters. The ability to get in touch with..
The Gambling Commission has come up with a three-year strategy that it believes will tackle problem gambling head on, reducing problem gamblers faster than is..
Do even a modicum of research into the world of sports and the sponsorship that comes from betting companies and you’d easily walk away with..
Watch virtually any gambling advert on TV and you’ll see men chatting men about upcoming sporting events. Perhaps it’s an advert where one of the..
There was much debate and controversy over the move to limit the maximum stake applied to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, in spite of the fact..
The argument of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals has been raging for some time now, but it is set to come to a head when the..
Paddy Power and Betfair are both well-known betting brands in their own right, with the former being the master of the controversial advertising strategy and..
Bookmaker Paddy Power have enlisted the help of Ryan Giggs’ less famous brother Rhodri to help push their Rewards Club feature, asking the Welshman to..
There has been something of a desire to see a crackdown on the rules and regulations that apply to the gambling industry in recent times,..
The Gambling Commission has confirmed that it is planning to introduce tougher rules when it comes to gambling companies confirming the identity and age of..
When it comes to horse racing, it would be easy to assume that the bookmakers would absolutely hate it when a horse with long odds..
In a move that is designed to allow consumers to take control of their finances like never before, the bank Barclays became the first of..
More and more policies enacted by both the government and gaming companies themselves appear to be based around the idea of helping people control the..
GamStop is a system that was launched in April of 2018 with the specific aim of allowing those with a gambling problem to stop themselves..
The betting industry has come under increased pressure to help problem gamblers in recent times, so those at the top won’t have been pleased by..
In the world of politics, it is almost the done thing to disagree with the other side on principle. Yet few subjects have united both..
One of the biggest talking points for the gambling industry in recent times has been the one surrounding the introduction and use of Fixed Odds..
Since the Racecourse Betting Act of 1928 resulted in the formation of the Racehorse Betting Control Board, there has been the notion of a totalisator..
Following the recent £2 stake limit on fixed odds betting terminals it was expected that the UK government would begin to introduce new levys and..
Exactly what your opinion of the betting industry is will likely depend on the angle you’re looking at it from. If you’re a punter that..
Ask anyone who has ever placed a bet what they think of bookmakers and you’re unlikely to get a particularly favourable reply. They’re part of..
When it comes to the world of betting, there’s nothing that sounds more fun and enjoyable than a wager with long odds that comes home...
In the wake of Liverpool’s 0-0 draw at home to Manchester City at the start of October, Kop boss Jürgen Klopp declared the Nations League..
The UEFA Champions League is considered to be the pinnacle of football in Europe. Whilst the name is somewhat misleading, given that the competition is..
The World Cup group stages are over and what a couple of weeks it’s been. The introduction of the Video Assistant Referee to the tournament..
There are four Majors played in golf, of which The Open Championship is the third of the year. It is also the only one that..
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club hosts The Championships, Wimbledon every single year. It is the only one of tennis’s majors that is..
For the average punter, there is so much that goes on behind the scenes that you simply might never think about. An obvious example of..
The Premier League is the most watched domestic football division in the world. It’s often a source of annoyance for those of us that live..
From the moment someone went to a racecourse and placed a bet, the desire to have a flutter on any and all events that take..
Whether you’re a first time bettor who’s just having a look at the various companies that you can have a flutter with or you’re a..
Betting And Sports Sponsorship, Is Gambling Sponsorship Vital For Sport, Can It Be Replaced, Will It Be Banned?
Sport is a part of life that’s constantly evolving. We see that on a regular basis, such as when technology is introduced in order to..
When it comes to football, the World Cup is seen as the pinnacle of the game to those that are willing to look away from..
Perhaps more than any other business in the history of modern times, the betting industry is one that has not only survived but continue to..
There are many arguments out there that suggest that it’s not actually that much of an issue if a bowler tampers with the ball in..
The gambling industry is changing almost beyond all recognition. Not on the face of it, which remains very much the same as it always has,..
There are countless things that have caused the world of betting to change over the years. The move from the dusty and dingy backstreets into..
For as long as betting has existed as a form of entertainment, there have been people trying to cheat the system. In some cases that..
In 2017 the Football Association declared that they were ending their £4 million per year sponsorship deal with Ladbrokes. They also confirmed that they would..
The relationship between betting and football has long been a complicated one. On the one hand, a good chunk of supporters absolutely love to have..