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 …
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 …
The Worst-Behaved Supporters in the EPL in 2016

The Worst-Behaved Supporters in the EPL in 2016

Football fans have always been an emotional bunch, especially during the Premier League when local pride gets amplified beyond the borders of emotional restraint and sound judgment. After all, it’s not like you’re waiting to win the Superena Max, or anything similar for that matter, because so much more is at stake here. And sometimes, the powerhouse of emotions that is EPL fandom leads some to end up doing what the Police sees as a criminal offence, rather than your …
FA Cup final: The best odds as Arsenal and Chelsea clash at Wembley

FA Cup final: The best odds as Arsenal and Chelsea clash at Wembley

London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea will conclude the domestic 2016-17 English season at Wembley on May 27, with two powerhouses of the British game hoping to secure glory in the FA Cup final. The teams have had vastly contrasting campaigns, with the Blues crowned Premier League champions in Antonio Conte's first season in charge at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal on the other hand have struggled under an increasingly maligned Arsene Wenger, with the North London side putting forward a late push …
Activities which football players would do in their spare time

Activities which football players would do in their spare time

After a stressful day on the pitch from intense consumption of energy, there are other activities that football players enjoy doing in their free time. Other than playing football, some players spend their high earned wages engaging in several activities, some prefer activities to maintain their physical and mental fitness level. Not to talk about during injury period while awaiting recovery; relaxation, fun, and a list of other activities become their only option. We compiled a list of activities and …
Stoke City: Have they Stopped Progressing under Mark Hughes?

Stoke City: Have they Stopped Progressing under Mark Hughes?

During the 2007/08 Championship season, Tony Pulis won promotion with Stoke City to the Premier League, finishing runners-up to West Bromwich Albion. Many would have been unable to predict what would follow for the Potters, with the club still holding their place in the top flight to this day. The following season, Pulis guided Stoke to a 12th-placed finish, whilst West Brom finished bottom of the Premier League table. The other promoted side, Hull City, meanwhile, avoided relegation by the …
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