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Confidence returning to Leicester?

Confidence returning to Leicester?

On paper, a 12th place Premier League finish and a narrow Champions League quarter-final defeat to Atletico Madrid would signify a positive campaign for Leicester City. In light of the 15/16 title win however, it is understandable that some supporters feel a little underwhelmed. Six of the starting eleven who guaranteed survival with a 3-0 win over Watford last term, also started in the 0-0 draw at Sunderland that produced the same result in 14/15. We have seen a similar …
English Premier League Spending At New High

English Premier League Spending At New High

If summer transfer market spending were a sportsbook prop, the English Premier League would be the odds-on favorite to spend the most money. As a matter of fact, EPL clubs have already spent more than £500m since the end of last season, according to business analysts Deloitte the league is bound to establish a new record by August 31st. English clubs spent a record £1.165bn last summer, which rose to £1.38bn following the January window. Deloitte released its annual football …
What Premier League Sportsbook Faves Need this Season

What Premier League Sportsbook Faves Need this Season

Sportsbooks favor the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United to win the 2017-2018 English Premier League, but teams need more than favorable odds to get the job done. Manchester City needs a good goalie The Citizens have a question mark under the goalposts. There is a three-way competition for the starting goalkeeper position between Joe Hart, Claudio Bravo and Ederson – well maybe not so much Bravo. The City signed the latter at a pretty penny from Benfica, …
Weighing Up the Economics of Sports Betting

Weighing Up the Economics of Sports Betting

The sports betting industry is worth billions and every year online and land based bookmakers rake in huge sums of money. With the advent of online sports betting one may think that land based bookies have taken a knock, but when you take a look at the stats compiled by industry leader Top Betting Sites, you’ll see that both betting shops and online bookmakers are thriving, and each has their pros and cons. In an infographic, Top Betting Sites illustrates …
UK Gambling Commission report shows strong growth across all bet sectors

UK Gambling Commission report shows strong growth across all bet sectors

Britons love to bet on sports, but there is good reason to wager they would love to bet even more. And now there are solid statistics to back up the perception of truly phenomenal growth. The online sports betting market in the UK was estimated through 2012 to be worth £650 million, with an annual compounded growth rate of approximately 7% over the preceding three years. That would lead one to extrapolate that by 2017 the total should be well …
FA breaks deal with Ladbrokes as sponsorships come under fire

FA breaks deal with Ladbrokes as sponsorships come under fire

The Football Association decide to prematurely sever a four-year, £4 million sponsorship deal with the Ladbrokes casino followed a board decision in May to distance itself from betting firms. Football’s ruling body in the UK decided, after a months-long review, that it would be a conflict of interest to crack down on anti-gaming rules for players and coaches while simultaneously making millions in promotion of the online bettors. The decision followed an uproar over complaints of hypocrisy by Joey Barton …
3 transfer targets for Arsenal this month

3 transfer targets for Arsenal this month

After Arsene Wenger signed a new two-year extension on his expiring contract less than two weeks ago and then vowed to challenge for the 2017-18 Premier League title, Arsenal are expected to be busy in this summer's transfer window. The Gunners have already landed 2016-17 Bundesliga Team of the Season left-back Sead Kolasinac from Schalke 04 as Wenger looks to upgrade his squad. Here are three more players Arsenal have been linked to already this month: Arda Turan The Turkish …
Is Sport Keeping Up With Advancing Technologies?

Is Sport Keeping Up With Advancing Technologies?

The advancement in technology over the last ten years has been somewhat overwhelming for a number of industries. One of these industries is the sports industries, and while the implementation of technology can lead to changes in the ways that a number of the sports are played and player’s performances, there has a little bit of hesitation when it comes to their implementation in a number of sports. Nevertheless, this introduction of sports technology is highly celebrated with the annual …
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