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188Bet Crash – Bookmaker News

Bookmaker News
Just weeks after one front-line bookmaker, Betbright, ceased trading and defaulted on the majority of its ante-post bets, another has followed suit. We were warned that bookmakers faced an uncertain future following the decision to greatly reduce the stakes on FOBTs but that ruling was only supposed to impact on layers who actually have shops on the high street.…
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Betfred donates £1.25m to charity

Betfred
During the Cheltenham Festival 2019, bookmaker Betfred stepped up with a huge donation of £1.25m to the charity fund for the Royal Manchester Hospital. That generous donation from the operator saw the Hospital’s target of £4m reach above the halfway point. Betfred owner Fred Done used the profits from the first day of the Cheltenham Festival 2019 to…
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Betbright Collapse – Bookmaker News

Bookmaker News
Rich Ricci has been a darling of the Cheltenham glitterati for a few years but it will be interesting to see if any reporters are brave enough to ask him the proper questions should one of his horses (and there will be quite a few) win at this year’s Festival. As befits his name, Ricci is a very, very rich man. He was head of corporate and investment banking at…
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Paddy Power Go Non-Runner No Bet on ALL Cheltenham 2019 races

Paddy Power
There is still no official word yet if the Cheltenham Festival 2019 is going to get the go-ahead because of the Equine Flu breakout. So British racing has been in something of a lockdown and the Festival will await the green light. Paddy Power has gone non-runner no bet on ALL 28 races at the Cheltenham Festival 2019. Back in early January, they had produced the cover…
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Irish Betting Tax Increase – Bookmaker News

Bookmaker News
Ireland’s bookmakers, small and large, are awaiting news of a review over the decision to double the tax that bookmakers are obliged to pay on amassed turnover from one to two per cent. The Irish Government’s Finance Minister, Paschal Donohoe, outlined the planned legislative change during his 2019 Budget speech to the Dáil Éireann and it came…
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Manchester United cut to beat PSG in UCL after injury to Neymar

Bookmaker News
On Wednesday night in the French cup, PSG superstar Neymar rolled his ankle and left the pitch in tears. While PSG did win the cup tie against Strasbourg in what was a testy affair, they have paid a price it would seem as they are going to be potentially losing Neymar for a considerable length of time. Manchester United v PSG to qualify odds* PSG 4/11 Manchester United…
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Patriots edge favouritism in Super Bowl LIII betting odds

Bookmaker News
It is one of the biggest single sporting events in the world. On February 3rd it will be all eyes on Atlanta when the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. The early betting markets for the match have now settled down after the drama of Sunday’s Championship matches in the AFC and NFC. It was the Rams who opened the early Super Bowl LIII
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Bookmaker News – Bookmakers Shares Tumble

Bookmaker News
The share price of some of Ireland and the UK’s leading betting companies tumbled this week after the US Department of Justice effectively performed a U-turn and called for wider restrictions on all gambling on the internet. The stock value of the likes of Paddy Power Betfair, William Hill and 888 Holdings fell as much as seven per cent after the US regulator…
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An £8k win for punter from big FA Cup Third Round Upsets

Betfred
The FA Cup third round was a cracker this season with upsets happening all over the place, such as League One side Gillingham taking out Premier League side Cardiff. There was an even bigger shock in south Wales as League Two side Newport knocked out former Premier League champions Leicester. 24-year-old Laura Ward from Sheffield collected a great return of…
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Paddy Power pays out on Andy Murray backers at AO2019

Paddy Power
British tennis icon Andy Murray is ready to hang up his racquet soon. At a press conference on Friday ahead of the Australian Open, he said that this could be his last tournament. The tearful Scotsman was clearly emotional when talking about his future and when that pending retirement comes, he will walk away with a fantastic legacy left on the sport. The three-time…
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€10k from Lucky 15 return for Boylesports punter

Boylesports
It has emerged that there was a big winner on the horse racing from Wolverhampton last Friday. The punter in question got a huge €9,632 return from a bet at bookmaker Boylesports. It was just a €15 stake on the action from the night’s all-weather card. The stake itself was on a 0.5 each way Lucky 15 bet. So an ambitious bet, but the wager was worth a lot more than it started…
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Boylesports seeks UK move in early 2019

Boylesports
Irish bookmaker Boylesports are apparently close to landing the acquisition of a chain of UK bookmakers. Who that is remains a secret at the moment but by all reports, it is likely that the deal will be closed during the first quarter of 2019. Boylesports have reportedly been in talks with a number of independent British bookmaker chains with a look at expansion…
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Boylesports Same Day Withdrawals Feature

Boylesports
Boylesports have become the first bookmaker in Ireland to launch a same-day withdrawal feature. This will allow customers to now pull out funds from their Boylesports account into their bank balance in just hours. The operator cited demands from customers for having made the move and they stated that the function worked 24/7, 365 days a year, allowing people…
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Paddy Power refund SPOTY Fury bets

Paddy Power
2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas was crowned the BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night. Amid all of the celebrations over the Welshman’s popular success, bookmaker Paddy Power had a gripe. They saw boxer Tyson Fury’s omission from the shortlist as so controversial that they went out and refunded all SPOTY bets placed on Fury winning the…
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Fairyhouse punt lands €11,000 for Boylesports customer

Bookmaker News
Back on Sunday from the horse racing action at Fairyhouse, a punter from Meath hit a nice €11,000 win from a Lucky 15. The punter had played a €3 Lucky 15 bet (€45 stake) on the afternoon action. The bet started off with a win for Chief Justice at 5/1, a narrow win by pretty much a nostril and nothing more. Delta Work at 10/3 followed up and then when a big 16/1 shot Dinnie
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