Mayweather vs. McGregor to Break Betfair Betting Record

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

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 take on the undefeated Mayweather in his own sport of boxing, the exchange has been flooded … Read more

UK Betting Fans Wave Goodbye to FanDuel

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

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 posted on the FanDuel homepage and Twitter.

“Unfortunately, we will not be offering contests in the UK this season. We hope to be back in the … Read more

Grosvenor Casino Becomes the Official Sponsor for Fulham FC  

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 a presence around the club’s stadium, Craven Cottage, as well as across its online and social media channels. At the … Read more

UKGC Proving Clear Regulation Works as it Licenses GoWild Casino  

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

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 trend, Zak has now completed the licensing procedure in the UK.

According to the UKGC’s official list of licensees, GoWild has an active … Read more

British Bookmaker Geoff Banks Calls for UKGC to Implement a Betting Bonus Ban

UK bookmaker Geoff Banks is calling on the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to take action against a matched betting site that helps customers to exploit online bonuses.

Detailed in a recent article by The Guardian, Banks logged a compliant with the UKGC on July 24 after his online betting site received a flood of unexpected new sign-ups.

Commenting on the issue, Banks said that a £30 free bet offer was generating around 10 to 20 account applications according to Google Analytics.

However, with just five days left to run, Banks saw the number of applications jump to 400 in a … Read more

UK Betting Activity Increases Despite Drop in Disposable Income

Disposable income in the UK has dropped, but that hasn’t affected the amount consumers are now betting online.

According to a study by VoucherCodes.co.uk, the average consumer in the UK now has 23 percent less to spend on leisure and entertainment compared to this point 12 months ago.

In 2016, the voucher site’s “cost of living life barometer” had people’s disposable marked at £426.

Fast-forward to 2017 and that figure has dropped by £100. However, despite this decrease in income available for entertainment, gambling spend increased by 215 percent.

Aside from being a dramatic increase in the amount people are … Read more

UK Betting Sites Inspire Laws Governing Pornographic Content Online

UK betting sites and their software are being used as a template for the government’s new regulations regarding online pornography.

Following the publication of the government’s new Digital Economy Act, adult websites will be required to impose age verification checks on customers.

In a bid to improve child protection, the Digital Economy Act has outlined the need for pornographic sites to stop children accessing explicit material and the UK betting industry is being used as an example.

iGaming Operators Showing the Way

With all sites providing adult content on a “commercial basis” being asked to implement age restrictions by April … Read more

Fantasy football operators have been warned that they face stiff penalties if they breach the UK’s gambling regulations ahead of the new football season.

With just a few weeks to go until the new football seasons start across England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reconfirmed its position on fantasy leagues.

In a public note dated July 17, the UKGC pointed out that any fantasy football competition that has a commercial interest could fall under its remit.

New Spotlight on Fantasy Football

Although fantasy football tournaments have long been a popular activity in the UK, the … Read more

Phil Ivey Missing WSOP Main to Fight Edge Sorting Case in the UK

Phil Ivey is back in a UK court, this time in a bid to clear his name and overturn a £7.7 million baccarat loss.

The ongoing battle between Ivey and Crockfords Casino resumed on July 13 when the poker pro and his legal team appeared at the Supreme Court, London.

Despite losing an appeal in November 2016, Ivey has taken his case to the UK’s highest court in an attempt to reverse a previous ruling.

During the hearing on July 13, Ivey’s lawyer Richard Spearman QC told the court his client had gained an advantage over the house during … Read more

UK Betting Apps Could Boom Thanks to New Access to Google Play

Gambling apps and Google Play are set to become an item in August and that means greater distribution for iGaming operators across the UK.

According to a piece by Degree 53, an app development company that works with the likes of Bet Fred, Google has announced that will soon lift its ban on gambling content.

Under Google’s current set of guidelines, any apps that facilitate gambling, either directly or indirectly, are restricted.

“We don’t allow content or services that facilitate online gambling, including but not limited to, online casinos, sports betting, lotteries, or games of skill that offer prizes of Read more