British racing fans will soon have new ways to bet at some of the country’s leading course thanks to a new deal with Colossus Bets.

British Racecourses Colossus Bets

British Racecourse and Colossus Bets will work together to bring a new style of betting to racing venues across the UK. (Image: Softeis/commonswiki)

Announced on August 17, the partnership between British Racecourses and Colossus Bets will bring new pool betting innovations to live punters across the UK.

British Racecourses is the representative for 54 venues across the country and its new deal will filter a wave of big money jackpots and online-style betting options … Read more

A special house lottery has helped one lucky punter turn £20 into a mansion worth £845,000.

Marie Segal wins house

A 51-year-old woman has managed to win Melling Manor after buying a batch of raffle tickets for £20. (Image: britishlistedbuildings.co.uk)

In one of the strangest lottery winner stories of 2017, Marie Segal from Warrington has managed to win a six-bedroom property known as Melling Manor after spending just £20 entry tickets.

The unique raffle was the brainchild of Melling Manor owners Dunstan Low and his wife Natasha Doboz.

Genius Ideas Saves the Day

After struggling to maintain the mortgage repayments on their luxury property, … Read more

Brighton FC owner and Chairman Tony Bloom is the talk of the football world at the moment, but his links with the betting industry mean he’s towing a thin line with the Football Association (FA).

Tony Bloom Brighton.

Brighton boss Tony Bloom can maintain his betting industry interests despite the FA’s gambling ban. (Image: wsop.com)

After investing £80 million into the football club back in 2009, Bloom’s gamble finally paid off at the close of the 2016/2017 when the Seagulls made it to the top flight of English football.

The eight-year effort required around £250 million in investments and the bulk of the … Read more

the Bishop of St Albans.

The Bishop of St Albans, the Right Reverend Alan Smith, has called on the government not to stop a review into FOBTs. (Image: lordsspiritual/churchinparliament.org)

The Church of England is pushing the government not to go back on its plan to publish a review into fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

Picking up on the Daily Mail’s recent report that the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has rallied against curbs on FOBTs, the Right Reverend Alan Smith has voiced his concern.

Taking a line that’s previously been pushed by the Church of England’s parliament, the General Synod, Smith asked for … Read more

Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran has announced he’s leaving the company following the company’s recent financial report.

Breon Corcoran Paddy Power Betfair.

Paddy Power Betfair’s shares take a hit following news of slower growth and the departure of chief executive Breon Corcoran. (Image: rte.ie)

According to a revenue report released on August 8, total revenue of £827 million in the six months to July 31 represented a 9 percent growth rate. Despite being better than a loss, the increase was half that of the 18 percent growth recorded in the first half of 2017.

Revenue Strong But Not Strong Enough

On top of … Read more

William Hill’s online sports betting revenue increased by 13 percent in the first half of 2017 despite a dip in retail profits.

Philip Bowcock William Hill.

Philip Bowcock’s online efforts have helped lessen the impact of William Hill’s recent retail slump. (Image: williamhillplc.com)

In its latest revenue report, William Hill announced that net revenue was up 3 percent to £873 million during the 26 weeks to 27 June. However, despite this upswing, pre-tax profits were down by 7 percent to £93.5 million.

Live Revenue Takes a Hit

Much of this drop has been attributed to tighter margins and lower football betting revenue across the … Read more

The super fight between Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is on track to break British betting records according to Betfair.

Mayweather vs. McGregor.

Betting on Mayweather vs. McGregor looks set to break records on the Betfair Exchange. (Image: skysports.com)

Ahead of the August 26 showdown in Las Vegas, Betfair is reporting that betting via its exchange has already topped £7.5 million.

Even with just under a month left to speculate on the crossover fight, the money wagered has already beaten the £5 million bet on the recent Anthony Joshua/ Wladimir Klitschko showdown.

May/Mac to Break Records

With UFC lightweight champion crossing over to … Read more

The UK betting community has lost Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operator FanDuel following a decision to refocus its resources on the US market.

Fanduel leaves UK

FanDuel decides to take a break from the UK betting market in a bid to increase its presence in North America. (Image: Andrew Harrer/ Bloomberg/Getty Images)

FanDuel may have only been active in the UK for little more than a year, the DFS operator has announced that it is taking break from the market so it can invest more time in North America.

UK customers received an email outlining the hiatus on July 28 before messages were … Read more

Fulham FC new kit.

Fulham FC’s new kit will see Grosvenor Casino’s branding take pride of place, but some supporters aren’t happy. (Image: footyheadlines.com/fulhamfc.com)

Grosvenor Casino has become the official sponsor of Fulham FC in the wake of the Football Association’s (FA) recent split from British gambling operators.

When Fulham kick off the 2017/2018 Championship season on August 5, they’ll run out with the grosvenorcasinos.com logo on their shirts. Thanks to the two year deal, Grosvenor will see its branding emblazoned on Fulham’s first team shirts as well as its second team.

In addition to being the Fulham’s new shirt sponsor, Grosvenor will have … Read more

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has continued to bring more offshore betting sites under its jurisdiction by licensing Maltese casino site GoWild.

UKGC licenses GoWild Casino.

The UKGC continues to prove that clear regulation is the way forward for the iGaming industry as it licences GoWild Casino. (Image: casinobrian.com)

Despite being a feature of the iGaming scene since 2008, GoWild has embarked on an international expansion plan since Itai Zak became CEO in July 2016.

As well as moving into Germany and Canada, GoWild is looking to become a major player in the Nordic market by launching sites in Sweden and Finland.

Continuing this … Read more