UK lottery players are starting to choose the US Powerball over the National Lotto game according to data from online operator Jackpot.com.

UK players love US Powerball.

UK players are starting to turn their backs on the National Lottery in favour of the US Powerball according to one lotto betting site. (Image: syracuse.com)

The recent rise of online lotto betting has given UK players the chance to experience games from around the world and that’s led to a slight drop in interest for local games.

In the wake of the latest $700 million/£540 million US Powerball draw, lotto site Jackpot.com has shown that one in … Read more

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

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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

The London Stock Exchange’s Playtech has announced an increase in sales to £389 million for the first half of 2016 despite increased regulations and taxes across the iGaming industry.

Playtech Mor Weizer.

Playtech boss Mor Weizer is looking to build on his company’s recent financial success with more acquisitions. (Image: yogonet.com)

According to the latest financial report from the FTSE250 company, revenue on a constant currency basis for the six months to June 30, 2017, is up 30 percent year-on-year.

From this figure, adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisations was up 24 percent to £158 million while net profit jumped to … Read more

UK gamblers are more aware of the industry and its potential pitfalls according to a recent study by YouGov Plc.

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A YouGov poll shows GambleAware’s profile has increased but the charity is still urging operators to use its services. (Image: lobbyingtransparency.org)

Looking into the effectiveness of the GambleAware scheme, the YouGov Plc. poll found that a “substantial” number of people now understand the betting industry and its support network. Surveying 4,000 UK adults, YouGov and GambleAware found that 43% of respondents were not only familiar with the awareness programs available to those in need, but how they could access them.… 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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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