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Ladbrokes’ social media team was forced to issue a public apology to Burnley FC and its fans after scoring an own goal on Twitter.

Chris Wood Ladbrokes tweet.

Ladbrokes has apologised to Burnley fans following a crude tweet referencing former Leeds player Chris Wood. (Image: burnleyfootballclub.com)

Despite UK betting operators often having some fun with their social media accounts, Ladbrokes’ recent critique of Burnley’s loss to Leeds United came at the expense of its business partner.

A Rocky Start to a New Relationship

Burnley announced Ladbrokes as its official betting partner back in August 2017. As part of the deal, the two companies agreed … Read more

Former footballer Rio Ferdinand is bidding to become a professional boxer and British betting operator Betfair is backing the campaign.

Rio Ferdinand boxer.

Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand is fighting to become a boxer with the help of Betfair. (Image: betting.betfair.com)

Despite being a rank novice with zero amateur bouts under his belt, 38-year-old Ferdinand knows what it takes to compete at the highest level in sport. On top this, he’s kept himself in good shape since retiring from football.

Ferdinand Doesn’t Want to be the Class Clown

However, to step in the ring as a pro and ultimately challenge … Read more

Betting operator Paddy Power has landed in hot water after offering odds on an ex-footballer coming back from the dead to manage Birmingham City FC.

Ugo Ehiogu

Paddy Power receives a public lashing after offering betting odds on the recently deceased Ugo Ehiogu. (Image: Wiki/Ben Sutherland)

Following the sacking of Harry Redknapp on September 16, Paddy Power was quick to jump on the action and put up a betting market speculating on his replacement.

Alongside established coaches such as Sam Allardyce and Frank de Boer, Paddy Power’s odds makers decided to have add some of customary outside bets.

A Critical Oversight Causes

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Wayne Shaw, the infamous Pie-gate punter, has been fined £375 by the Football Association (FA) and banned from play for two months.

Wayne Shaw fined suspended for piegate

Former Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has been fined £375 and told to stay off the field for two months for eating a pie and unduly influencing an online novelty sports bet. (Image: Reuters)

Shaw hit the headlines back in February, when he ate a pie live on TV during Sutton United’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Arsenal. As the cameras caught the former Sutton goalkeeper in the act, it triggered a payout by the online Read more

The boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather attracted more than £250 million in bets according to UK bookmakers.

Conor Mcgregor

UK bookies take more than £250 million in bets on the much-publicised Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing match. (Image: skysports.com)

As the eyes of the world watched the two high profile fighters square off on August 26, bookies across the country were tallying up their bets. According to Bet Bonus Code, the UK’s leading betting sites saw £250+ million wagered on the contest.

Long Odds Attract Punters

Speaking to the Daily Star, a spokesperson for the company noted that Leicester City’s … Read more

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are setting UK sportsbooks alight ahead of their Las Vegas showdown.

Conor McGregor.

UK betting records have already fallen as Conor McGregor (pictured) prepares to take on Floyd Mayweather. (Image: commons.wikimedia/Andrius Petrucenia)

When UFC star McGregor takes on former boxing champ Mayweather on August 26, industry insiders expect between £200 and £300 million to be wagered live and online.

Speaking to The Daily Mail’s sports correspondent Daniel Matthews, Betfair’s Barry Orr said that the fight has captured the public’s imagination like never before.

Despite a number of commentators calling the bout a mismatch given McGregor’s lack of … Read more

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

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

FA Cuts All Ties with Betting Sites

The English Football Association (FA) has ended its partnerships with multiple betting operators, including Ladbrokes following a review of the industry.

FA chief exec Martin Glenn.

FA chief executive Martin Glenn blows the whistle on the organisation’s partnerships with UK betting operators. (Image: thefa.com)

The FA’s decision to cut ties with any gambling related company comes to 12 months after it signed a four-year deal with Ladbrokes. As part of the deal, Ladbrokes became the official betting partner of the FA across league events as well as the Emirates Cup and England internationals.

In addition to branding on TV and inside stadiums, Ladbrokes was given … Read more

William Hill revenue up.

A revamped online site and mobile app have helped William Hill hit new revenue highs at the start of 2017. (Image:mobile.williamhill.com)

William Hill has reported an upturn in revenue thanks to increased traffic across its online sports betting platforms.

In a trading statement sent out by William Hill on May 9, the UK betting operator indicated that online sportsbook betting volume was up by 9 percent with net revenue improving by 8 percent.

In addition to Cheltenham providing an increase in traffic during the first 17 weeks of 2017, new mobile betting provisions helped William Hill generate more revenue.

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