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Bookmaker News – Protection of Punters’ Funds

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How safe are the funds in your betting account? The Horse Bettors Forum has a league table of bookmakers which indicates with firms have safeguards in place to separate punters’ funds from company accounts and guarantee no customer will end up out of pocket should their bookmaker collapse. The coronavirus pandemic has virtually ended all sports betting…
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Virtual Grand National Runners & Odds – April 4th 2020

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With no actual Grand National running this year because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, a virtual version will instead be broadcast on ITV on Saturday. The virtual Grand National, which will be generated using the latest CGI technology and algorithms, will not only serve as some light relief for sports fans, but there will be a bigger purpose to it. Several major betting…
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Ladbrokes punter wins 10,000/1 sevenfold Acca

A punter at Ladbrokes came up with a stunning betting success in midweek. Despite there being a lack of familiar football action around at the moment because of the Covid-19 outbreak, the punter chanced a hand at international club friendly games. The punter, who has remained anonymous, picked up a cool £1,094.76 from just 10p Acca. So that means that the bet…
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Bookmaker News Bet 365 – Stoke-based betting firm leading the way in staff welfare

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With the worldwide sporting schedule having been decimated, bookmakers are under severe financial pressure along with many other businesses. British racing has been called off until at least the end of April, for example, and football suspended until April 30 at the earliest. Greyhound stadiums also look like they will fall foul of the latest social distancing…
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MPs try and push for betting cap during cornovirus outbreak

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A new fallout from the current coronavirus outbreak has crept up on the betting industry. MP’s have reportedly made the call to betting firms to temporarily limit punters to a cap of £50 a day while the Covid-19 crisis is happening. Punters seek alternatives Naturally with so many of the big sports for betting shut down, like football and British horse racing…
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Irish racing betting has a big weekend

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The decision to keep Irish racing going despite the outbreak of the coronavirus seems is doing wonders for bookmakers. Bettors have been flocking to Irish racing as British racing is on shutdown at the moment. Irish racing an oasis in streamlined action So betting, in general, has become streamlined for punters and bookies alike. Even though Irish racing is…
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All UK Betting Shops close in measures to tackle coronavirus

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The squeeze is getting tighter following the latest guidelines by the UK government to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. All betting shops and casinos are now closed as the country sinks deeper into the social distancing norm. Pubs and clubs and other social gathering hotspots like leisure centres and cinemas have also been closed. The country is in a battle…
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Punter celebrates £7k racing windfall from £2 stake

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One punter at Paddy Power enjoyed an incredible weekend of horse racing betting. After some fairly big upsets at the Cheltenham Festival, things settled down a bit on the weekend. On Saturday there was jump action (sponsored by Paddy Power) at Kempton, and there was also a big meeting at Uttoxeter for the Midland National day on Saturday. A Paddy Power punter…
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Bookmaker News – Grand National cancellation a further hammer blow

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The Randox Health Grand National, a worldwide spectacle, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The world’s famous steeplechase, run over 4m4f across Aintree’s fearsome and unique fences, will now not take place in 2020. Jockey Club Racecourses, which owns Aintree, had been considering plans to stage the race behind closed doors…
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Betfred purchase MoPlay customer database and are set to release funds

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Some good news for former MoPlay customers came this week. It was announced on Monday that operator Betfred have purchased the UK-facing customer database from MoPlay. Betfred to return stakes According to an email sent out by Betfred, they will be returning stakes that had been placed on open bets on MoPlay accounts. Importantly the email stated that “wi…
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Bookmaker News – Betway hit with record fine

Betway has become the latest online bookmaker to have fallen foul of the Gambling Commission and has been hit with a record fine of £11.6m for failing to protect gambling addicts and to prevent people betting with stolen money. Campaigners calling for betting license to be withdrawn Campaigners had called for Betway’s licence to be suspended pending further…
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Major sporting events suspended amid coronavirus outbreak

The outbreak of the coronavirus has slowly but surely ground most sporting action a halt. Thursday proved to be a big day for cancellation announcements. Not only has the Australian Grand Prix, the opening race of the F1 calendar cancelled (with more races likely to follow), but all major sports in the US have now been suspended too. The big sports shutdown The
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Punter lands nearly £20k winnings from eight draws

A Paddy Power punter pulled off a remarkable wager on the weekend. The wager was a boldly optimistic 8-fold acca of only drawn outcomes in football matches. The bet had been placed with a £1 stake. After all eight draws (that’s right, eight draws) came up on the bet, the punter collected almost £20k in winnings. The selections were from up and down the English football
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Bookmaker News – William Hill report another big loss

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William Hill have announced a pre-tax loss of £37.6 million for 2019. Bad as though that sounds, it represents an improvement on the firm’s 2018 performance when a loss of £722m was reported. CEO Ulrik Bengtsson isn’t fazed by the latest loss which came in a year when the government reduced the maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs)…
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Bet365 go Best Odds Guaranteed on all Cheltenham Festival 2020 Races

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It’s coming. The 2020 Cheltenham Festival, one of the biggest highlights of racing’s calendar year is almost here. The action begins on Tuesday, March 10th and will draw to its exciting conclusion on March 14th, which is Cheltenham Gold Cup Day. For horse racing fans and punters, it doesn’t get much bigger or better than the Festival action from Prestbury Park.…
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