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Bookmakers closer to launching GPS based in-play horse racing

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There was an interesting report recently by the newspaper The Guardian as is suggests that the UK bookmakers are getting ready to roll out some new technology for horse racing. The report said that through GPS technology, bookmakers will be able to roll out real in-play horse racing odds. Apparently, this is an imminent move forward as well with a “leading online bookmaker” getting set to launch it “within weeks”. Paddy Power and Bet365 do actually offer live in-play racing but that is managed manually, so this would be a huge shift for the entire industry to get everything automated. GPS position will allow the accuracy of a horse’s position on the track to be within around four inches and the information will be relayed back, all importantly, with a minimal time lag of 0.1 seconds or less. So is this the next new big technology to shake up the world of online betting? Reports are that this could add an extra 10% of revenue to bookmakers by adding around a billion extra on top of the £5.6 billion that the industry took on horse racing last year. As well as being able to pinpoint horses with amazing accuracy in a race, the application of the technology would also open up a new arena of statistics as well, with heavy post-race data allowing punters to really assess how a horse performed tactically. Bookmakers will be looking forward to adding a new tool to their arsenal of their betting product lines, but there are some concerns that it could lead to questionability over the integrity of racing and just last year, the CEO of Racing Australia wanted a ban on all in-play betting Down Under because of concerns of opening up doors of opportunity to compromise the integrity of all sports.
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Odds slashed on May exit in 2017 after nightmare speech

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There was so much hype over the importance of PM Theresa May’s closing speech at the 2017 Conservative Party Conference. It was supposed to be a rousing, uniting speech that would pull the cabinet back together and reach out to the youth of the country, that it was all set up for a bit of failure. And what a failure it was as her big comeback speech went down in flames and fits of coughing. May’s Keynote speech was so important after her cabinet was torn apart following the snap Election and while the speech itself lacked a punch, May couldn't get her words out because of an annoying cough and things got worse when prankster Lee Nelson walked on stage and handed over a P45 to the Prime Minister. The speech has left punters backing May to be out of a job sooner rather than later now. The Daily Telegraph, a staunchly Conservative based newspaper, labelled May’s speech as ‘simply a tragic farce!’. Amidst the fall out of the speech, Betfair has cut the price on a 2017 exit for the PM down to a price of 5/2 from 9/1 and May is a 2/5 odds on favourite to be the next party leader to leave their post with the operator as well. Backing up the potential fall of May is bookmakers shortening the odds on contenders to take over the role. Boris Johnson is now down to 4/1 from 5/1 to be the next Prime Minister, with David Davis sitting as the 11/2 second favorite. Jacob Rees-Mogg and Amber Rudd are around the 8/1 mark. Paddy Power threw out dds of 5/1 that May will be replaced in October 2017 and have a price of even money that she will resign with a year.
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Paddy Power £20 risk-free #WhatOddsPaddy first bet

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Have you ever had a hankering for a wager that just hasn’t appeared in a sportsbook? Well, thanks to #WhatOddsPaddy you can request a price on a selection by simply shooting Paddy Power a tweet on Twitter. You can also go and browse #WhatOddsPaddy markets that they have already priced up on their site for other customers and get in on that action too. On top of it all, you can claim a £20 risk free #WhatOddsPaddy first bet as well. In this new customer exclusive, place a sportsbook bet on selected What Odds Paddy markets and if your first bet is a loser, they will refund it in cash to the max of a £20 refund. New Customer Offer, T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at Paddy Power's website. This is a new customer offer only so you have to sign up and then deposit and place your first £20 on selected What Odds Paddy market. Then, if your FIRST bet on selected What Odds Paddy market is a loser than the bookmaker will refund it in CASH. Customers using Moneybookers or Neteller to deposit will not qualify for this free bet offer. Funds will be refunded within 6 hours of your bet losing (within a 09:00 to 22:00 window). The offer applies to single bets only (singles, doubles, trebles and accumulators). Bets made using a free bet or bets made to trigger a free bet are not eligible for Cash Out. Sign up offers are limited to one per person, family, household address, email address, and shared computer. Customers registering through this offer are not eligible for any other sign up promotion.
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Political Betting – Farage to launch breakaway UKIIP Party?

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There were suggestions over the weekend that Nigel Farage may find himself back in the midst of British politics. The suggestions are that he would form a “breakaway party” which Paddy Power have dubbed ‘UKIIP’ in protest of the ailing UKIP Party, should the controversial anti-Islam campaigner Anne-Marie Waters win the party’s leadership. It is Farage’s belief that the UKIP Party would be finished if Waters get the hot seat and with the controversial Waters trading as 10/11 favourite to actually get the party leadership of the hard-line conservative and anti-EU party then it looks a strong probability. UKIP appears to be a freefall at the moment and Paddy Power have a price of 5/1 that they will be disbanded as a political party by 2019. UKIP did terribly at the recent snap election with its worst ever return under the leadership of Paul Nuttall. Paddy Power have a price of 1/10 that if Farage launches a new party, that they would win more seats at the next general election than UKIP (1/10). The company’s politics spokesman Paddy Power commented: “It’s the return of Nasty Nigel, with UKIP Mark II reportedly brewing amid outrage at a potentially racist leader of UKIP. It must feel like the good old days for Farage. “I’d expected to see him on Strictly by now, but big Nige clearly wants to force Brexit through. “Poor old Theresa May has gone from dealing with a backseat driver in Boris Johnson to now having to fend off a fella from a different vehicle altogether in the Brexit process.”
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Paddy Power offer 3/1 odds on England player to take a knee

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The protests by NFL players who have been taking a knee during the national anthem before matches has been growing. It was seen at Wembley this weekend ahead of the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars game. US President Donald Trump has thrown massive fuel on this fire by saying that any players who do it should be fired. This all started with Colin Kaepernick in 2016, during Barack Obama’s tenure as US President. The then San Francisco 49er began kneeling and sitting during the American national anthem in order to protest what he sees as a social injustice against minorities in the United States. The movement has now grown, especially after Trump got himself into a Twitter spat with several sports stars. Players are joining the “take a knee” movement on the protest of racial inequality in the USA. It is a protest against the flag which is supposed to be protecting them. Paddy Power have now put a price of 3/1 on an England player joining the movement by taking a knee during God Save the Queen in their next match at Wembley. That next match will be on October 5th as the Three Lions host Slovenia in World Cup 2018 qualifying. The movement is gaining so much momentum now that Paddy Power have a price of 2/5 that both Super Bowl teams have a player take the knee. Trump is a 4/1 price to attend the match while you have a huge 33/1 shot that any NFL player is fired for their protests. NFL owners, even those who have supported Trump are backing their players and their rights to protest. Trump is a 66/1 shot to by his own NFL franchise. Asked about the goings-on in the NFL spokesman Paddy Power said: “I don’t know if Trump has shares in Twitter, but his use of the social media platform appears to be single-handedly keeping it relevant. “And you know he isn’t one to back down – so I wouldn’t rule out him buying an NFL or NBA franchise just to sack someone.” DONALD TRUMP SPECIALS 2/5 Both Super Bowl teams to have a player kneel during the national anthem 3/1 An England player to take a knee before the Slovenia game 4/1 Trump to attend the 2017 Super Bowl 4/1 Golden State Warriors to visit the White House 8/1 Trump to attend a regular season NFL game this year 20/1 National Anthem to be scrapped from NFL game schedules 33/1 An NFL player to be officially fired as a result of the National Anthem protest 50/1 National Anthem to be scrapped from the 2017 Super Bowl 66/1 To confirm purchase of an NFL/NBA franchise before 2020 NEXT SPORT EVENT TRUMP ATTENDS 4/6 MLB 5/4 NHL 8/1 NBA 16/1 NFL 25/1 Premier League
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Paddy Power Risk Free £20 Bet offer for Super Sunday

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There is a great Super Sunday offering from the Premier League this weekend as Brighton and Newcastle go at it on the south coast. Last season the two of them were scrapping it out of the Championship title, which went to the Magpies, but both still earned automatic promotion up to the top flight. So this is a big game for both of them and Paddy Power are offering a Risk Free £20 Bet for Brighton v Newcastle betting. In this Paddy Power new customer exclusive, open an account then place a £20 sportsbook bet on Super Sunday and if your FIRST bet on Super Sunday is a loser then Paddy Power will refund it in cash. New Customer Offer, T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at Paddy Power's website. This is only for new customers. After registering, deposit and place your first £20 on Super Sunday. Customers using Moneybookers or Neteller to deposit will not qualify for this free bet offer. The offer applies to single bets only (singles, doubles, trebles and accumulators). If your FIRST bet on Super Sunday is a loser, then Paddy Power will refund it in cash. There is a maximum £20 cash refund to be claied and funds will be refunded within 6 hours of your bet losing. Sign up offers are limited to one per person, family, household address, email address, and shared computer. The promotion will be open until kick off at 4pm on Sunday, September 24th.
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4/6 odds that Strictly Come Dancing has same-sex couple next season

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There seems to be a bit of a row going at the moment about whether the dancing reality show Strictly Come Dancing should feature same-sex couples. Paddy Power have an odds-on price of it happening, but not until the next season of the show. Paddy Power have a 4/6 option that it will be the 2018 edition of Strictly Come Dancing that will feature a same-sex couple while there is a longer price of even money that a same-sex couple will be matched up for the 2017 Christmas Special. This season’s action hits the dance floor on the weekend with JLS singer Aston Merrygold trading as the 23/1 outright favourite ahead of Millie King and X Factor winner Alexandra Burke who are both 4/1 options in the Paddy Power Strictly Come Dancing outright winner market. Then comes Gemma Atkinson who is an 11/2 poke ahead of Paralympic Jonnie Peacock (9/1). Spokesman Paddy Power said: “I don’t know about same-sex dance partners, but I guess it is one way of tackling the so-called Strictly Curse. “Generally, I don’t see a problem with it anyway. When I go out for a few scoops, I end up dancing with a load of lads anyway. WHEN WILL A SAME-SEX COUPLE APPEAR ON STRICTLY? 4/6 The 2018 series Evens 2017 Christmas Special TO WIN STRICTLY 2017 3/1 Aston Merrygold 4/1 Mollie King 4/1 Alexandra Burke 11/2 Gemma Atkinson 9/1 Jonnie Peacock 10/1 Davood Ghadami 16/1 Debbie McGee
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Paddy Power offer £20 risk-free bet on Man Utd v Everton

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Sunday’s late kick off in the Premier League is Manchester United v Everton from Old Trafford and the Red Devils will be looking to keep their unbeaten streak of form going for the season against an Everton side who look out of sorts. For the big game, bookmaker Paddy Power has a risk free bet offer going for new customers. Get a £20 risk free first bet on Manchester United v Everton at Paddy Power in this new customer exclusive. New Customer Offer, T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. See full details directly at Paddy Power. This is for new customers only who open a new account and then deposit and place a first £20 stake on Man United V Everton. The offer applies to single bets only (singles, doubles, trebles and accumulators). If your FIRST bet on Man United V Everton is a loser then Paddy Power will refund it in CASH within 6 hours of your wager losing. Bets made using a free bet or bets made to trigger a free bet are not eligible for Cash Out. This is open to residents of the UK and Ireland (plus a select number of other countries) and the sign up offer is limited to one per person, family, household address, email address, and shared computer. Customers using Moneybookers or Neteller to deposit will not qualify for this free bet offer.
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Paddy Power offer Stoke v Manchester United Risk Free Bet

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The evening kick off on Saturday in the Premier League comes from the Bet365 Stadium as Stoke welcome Manchester United. The Potters have actually remained unbeaten in their last four home fixtures against the Red Devils, posting a W2 D2 record against the visitors. So that is pretty decent form from them and already this season they have taken a home win against Arsenal. They needed a bit of luck in that game and they may not find Manchester United quite as forgiving as the Gunners. Manchester United have been rolling along in some brilliant form having taken three wins on the trot to open the season with and they have scored ten unanswered goals in the process. So they have remained tight at the back and with Stoke not posing a tremendous threat going forward, the Red Devils are odds-on favourites to take the match win in this one. There’s a decent chance that it would happen to nil as well. So this will be a big game for United to keep their domestic momentum in before heading off to Champions League duty in midweek. Register an account with Paddy Power and get a £20 risk free first bet on Stoke v Manchester United. Refunds are paid in CASH! To get this great offer, register a new account with Paddy Power and then place a £20 sportsbook wager on Stoke v Manchester United. If your first bet on Stoke v Manchester United loses then Paddy Power will refund it in cash. The maximum refund is £20. Applies to single bets only (singles, doubles, trebles and accumulators). If your FIRST bet on Stoke V Man United is a loser Paddy Power will refund it in CASH. Sign up offer is limited to one per person.
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Paddy Power offer England v Slovakia Risk Free Bet

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England play host to Slovakia on Monday and the three points on offer there would guide the Three Lions a little closer to winning their group on the road to Russia 2018. England have played host to Slovakia just twice before and have won both of them. Their most recent clash in England ended in a 4-0 win for the Three Lions back in a 2009 Friendly with Wayne Rooney getting a brace. He has retired so goal scoring responsibilities now will largely rest with Harry Kane. England have a W4 D1 record from their five previous games against Slovakia and they have taken a clean sheet in each of their last three against them as well. The Three Lions will look to secure the three points which should pretty much seal the deal on them winning the group. England are an odds-on price of 1/3 to win this game at Wembley and march on towards the World Cup next summer. Place a £20 sportsbook bet on England to win and if your first bet on the Three Lions is a loser, then Paddy Power will refund it in cash! This is a new customer exclusive offer only and to get it, you can open and account and then place a £20 sportsbook bet on England to win. If your FIRST bet on England is a loser Paddy Power will refund it in CASH. Applies to single bets only (singles, doubles, trebles, and accumulators). Only deposits made using cards or Paypal will qualify for the promotion.
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