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In the Bookmaker News category we report on the news from the best online bookmakers like Bet365, Paddypower, William Hill, Sportingbet, Bwin, Betfair, Ladbrokes, Betvictor, Betfred, …

Bet365 claims 6th straight Sportsbook of the Year Award

Bookmaker News
Bet365 claims the top prize London hosted the SBC Awards 2019 ceremony was on December 3rd. Once again it was operator Bet365 who walked away with the title of the Sportsbook of the Year. That is the sixth consecutive year that they have claimed it and Bet365 were also awarded the Football Sportsbook of the Year title. The top honour for the Racing Sportsbook category
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On-Course Bookies Threaten Strike Action – Bookmaker News

Bookmaker News
We are all accustomed to bookmakers crying foul but maybe the threatened strike action by Irish on-course bookies hasn’t been allocated the column inches it deserves. Bookmakers eventually withdrew their threat of strike action at Punchestown’s fixture on Tuesday this week but there are deep divisions between the on-course fraternity, the Association
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Betfred sell remaining share of the Tote

Bookmaker News
The time of Betfred’s ownership of the Tote has officially come to an end. The racing pool, once run by the state, was purchased by Betfred back in 2011 through an auction format. But Betfred boss Fred Done has sold off the remaining 75% of the operation to the UK Tote Group. The UK Tote Group, which was known as Alizeti Capital when they purchased the first 25% share…
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Skybet Merger – Bookmaker News

Bookmaker News
It is huge news when three of the UK’s biggest bookmakers agree a merger, especially one that will be worth £9.3bn if it is given the go-ahead. Paddy Power and Betfair owner Flutter Entertainment has agreed a deal to buy Canadian rival The Stars Group, owners of Skybet. The combined group will headquartered in Dublin and listed on the London Stock Exchange…
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Betting firms warned over marketing strategy – Bookmaker News

Bookmaker News
We are all accustomed, and probably almost immune, to fake reviews published on shopping sites. Those shopping sites don’t need naming and most have now taken steps to ensure customer reviews are genuine and not the work of bots or paid reviewers with a financially-dependent opinion of a product. But it was believed that the betting industry had  been…
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The new NFL season is here and Paddy Power have new Fantasty bets

Who hasn’t sat there playing a bit of fantasy football? It has become a really popular aside for punters. That dream of entering the world of being a football manager for a day. A lot of different fantasy football sites exist and with a set budget, you are charged with building say a Premier League or Champions League dream team. Then you get points awarded for performances.…
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Boylesports announce UK expansion – Bookmaker News

Bookmaker News
Irish bookmakers Boylesports will open their first betting shops in the UK next week and are set further expansion in the coming months. The Dundalk-based organisation is bucking a trend which has seen UK bookmakers retreat from the high street. Boylesports are Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker with some 250 shops across the country but have…
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Dettori Ascot Multiples – Bookmakers News

Bookmaker News
Contemporaries have turned on fellow bookmakers, some of them high profile, after it was reported that some layers would not take some multiple bets on Frankie Dettori’s rides at Royal Ascot last week. Star Sports boss Ben Keith was among those furious that punters had been unable to get bets on one of the sport’s most popular figures at one of racing’s…
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Fantastic horse racing predictions land €7k for Boylesports punter

Boylesports
Last Friday a punter decided to go for some ambitious horse racing picks to create a couple of bets at Boylesports. The punter struck a €1.50 each way accumulator and a €0.25 each way Lucky 15 bet with the bookmaker. Four racing selections were picked for the Lucky 15 along with an acca built from races at Downpatrick. The stake played in total across the two bets…
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William Hill Receive ASA Condemnation – Bookmaker News

William Hill have, yet again, fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority. The UK bookmaker placed an advertisement on dating site Tinder which included a link to its betting app. But the attempt to indirectly lure lovelorn punters into having a bet in the run up to the Cheltenham Festival in March was deemed to have breached the ASA’s code of conduct…
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Bold Liverpool scorecast defies 215/1 odds

Boylesports
It will be a long, long time before anyone forgets about the epic night that Liverpool pulled off in the UEFA Champions League 2018/19 semi-finals. Trailing Barcelona 3-0 from the first leg of the tie at the Camp Nou, Liverpool defied all the odds and weight of history to find a way to triumph. While there have been a lot of stories telling of how optimistic punters…
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€2.50 bet lands punter over €80k at Punchestown

Boylesports
There was an absolutely massive win on the horses recently for a Kildare punter. They had played a €2.50 bet which smacked bookmaker Boylesports right where it hurts the most, in the pocket. This was some amphibious bet that returned the life-changing sum of money. The bet was over seven races at the recent Punchestown Festival and it returned €84,000 and more…
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Punter cashes in on Norwich’s Championship title

With Norwich’s Championship title success this season, one punter (and Canaries fan) pocketed more than £1,600 on their success. The punter, 73-year-old Trevor Milton had made three separate bets on Norwich at the start of the season, backing them to get the league title. Just a few games into the season, Milton placed a £5 each way on them coming out on top, at…
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Punter lands £10k from a 20-year-old bet on Trump’s Snooker success

Judd Trump landed his first ever World Championship title on Monday as he took down former champion John Higgins. The final itself was regarded as being one of the best for many years with the standard of play being so high. Trump raced away to an 18-9 success in the match. Just over twenty years ago a punter placed a £10 bet with bookmaker Coral that one day Trump would…
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Ladbrokes punter cashes out for £19k on title race

Ladbrokes
Waiting for a bet to come good can be a nervous, tense time. At this stage of the football season, teams are closing in on title chances, but the pressure is ramped up to new levels. Up in the top flight, the battle between Manchester City and Liverpool looks to be going down to the wire. Ahead of the new domestic season, a Ladbrokes punter had taken Manchester City…
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