Research Claims to Have Found the “Luckiest” Lottery Numbers

Lottery number crunchers claim to have discovered that some digits are “luckier” than others based on a year-long statistical study.

Random results are main reasons lotteries around the world are not only deemed legal, but entertaining. However, according to a study by Jackpot.com, there are some numbers that appear to be more popular than others.

Is There a Statistical Bias?

Reviewing the results of 1,500 separate lottery draws from 15 international lotteries, analysts found that instances of the following numbers were higher than others:

16 (drawn 191 times)

22 (drawn 179 times)

28 and 37 (each drawn 167 times)

6 … Read more

UK Betting Firms Link Up with Footballing Powerhouses

UK betting operators might not part of the Football Association’s (FA) starting line-up anymore, but that hasn’t stopped Unibet and Betfair signing deals with two new teams.

With Championship teams already looking towards the 2017/2018 season, Aston Villa has recently made a play for a new sponsor in the form of Unibet.

Announced on July 1, the partnership will see Unibet’s logo adorn the front of Villa’s home shirts as well as the women’s first team strip.

Betting Firms Score with Sponsorship Deals

Additionally, Unibet and Aston Villa will be working in unison to offer fans some exclusive promotions and … Read more

UK Gambling Commission Pushes Operators to Shape Up with New Enforcement Policy

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has upped its game and that means operators need to move accordingly or face losing their licences.

Since taking control of the UK’s online betting industry, the UKGC has sought to establish itself as the best regulatory body in the world. The latest layer of gloss to be added to its gold standard licencing regime is a new enforcement strategy.

A More Balanced System

Outlined in a July 5 press release and coming into force the same day, the new policy is designed to tackle operators that breach gambling regulations. Following a three month … Read more

WSOP Online to Close in the UK Following Stakeholder Meeting

If you’re a WSOP Online player in the UK, you have just over two weeks to withdraw your funds before the site goes offline and you potentially lose your bankroll.

According to a recent email sent out the registered players, WSOP Online UK will be closing its virtual doors on July 20. The news appears to have come out of the blue for many, but that hasn’t stopped the operator from ceasing gaming activity with immediate effect on July 3.

Stakeholders Decided the Time is Now

At this stage, the reason for the closure isn’t clear. We put in a … Read more

New Deals for Playtech BGT Sports Reshaping the UK Betting Industry

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has extended its ever-growing stable of betting partners by signing deals with five new operators.

As part of its corporate mission to stretch its betting expertise beyond the online gaming world, PBS has been gradually extended its network of live betting partners in recent years.

Earlier in 2017 the sports betting software provider extended its deals with many of the UK’s top operators such as Betfred.

Playtech BGT Sports on the Move

In addition to these contract extensions, PBS rolled out new self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) at Chester Racecourse and finalized a deal with Coral.… Read more

Lottoland Forced to Pay £150,000 Following Advertising Failures

Lottoland has become the latest online betting operator to feel the wrath of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) following advertising failures.

According to a recent press release from the UKGC, the third-party lottery site failed to clearly explain the nature of its games on radio and in print ads. The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) was first alerted to a potentially misleading radio advert back at the start of 2017.

After investigating the details of the advert, the ASA upheld the complaint on February 1, 2017, and used it as platform to launch a further review of Lottoland’s adverts.

The … Read more

UK Betting Operators Face Action Over Unfair Bonus Conditions

UK betting companies could be set for major repercussions following an investigation into unfair practices by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).

As part of the UKGC’s ongoing effort to clean up the online betting industry and ensure its policies and regulations are adhered to, it’s been looking into issues linked to free bet offers.

Despite being a staple of the iGaming industry for more than a decade, the UKGC and the CMA are concerned that some free bet and sign-up offers have too many conditions attached to them.

Those involved in the online … 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.

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 exclusive rights to offer betting at Wembley Stadium. However, following a three-month review of this relationship and others, … Read more

GVC Holdings Continues to Grow Following bwin.party Acquisition

GVC Holdings has just announced a number of additions to its online gaming services, including the addition of a new live casino studio.

In a bid to add another revenue stream to its ever-expanding list of offerings, the London Stock Exchange listed GVC recently announced plans for a new live gaming studio.

The private studio took six months to complete and has been designed in conjunction with creative consultancy My Agency and software supplier Evolution Gaming.

New Tech Makes Lives Games More Entertaining

The customised studio will not only give GVC the edge over online operators that offer generic live … Read more

Security Concerns Following Second Raid at Genting Casino Edgbaston

Genting Casino Edgbaston, Birmingham, has been struck by machete-wielding criminals for the second time in as many months prompting questions about its security provisions.

Despite being one of Genting’s smaller casinos in the Birmingham area, the Edgbaston venue saw a gang of five armed man storm the building on June 15. According to police reports, the alarm was raised around 2am and officers attending were told that the masked men stole an unspecified amount of money before escaping in a BMW 1 Series.

The gang took members of staff by surprise, jumping the cashiers’ deck and punching those in their … Read more