Tag Archives: Alex Apati

SBC Bookies’ Corner – First Take on Russia 2018’s World Cup cast

Privet comrades, SBC’s Bookies Corner returns with industry stakeholders giving their first opinion on Russia 2018’s World Cup cast. Which teams have impressed bookmakers during the qualifying stages? Who are the current tournament favourites? Which failed teams will be missed most by bookmakers and will England roar or wimp out of another major football tournament? SBC gets the initial Russia …

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Ladbrokes Politics offers the Buzz on Hammond’s budget

Ahead of the tomorrow’s National Budget presented by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Ladbrokes Politics has launched its ‘Buzzword Bingo’ market. On Wednesday lunchtime, the UK prepares for the Chancellor’s annual speech at Commons, with Ladbrokes pricing up its special ‘Exchequer Budget Buzzword Bingo’ market, in which the bookmaker details that ‘Brexit’ at 1/3 will be the most …

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Svenska joy as Ventura holds no Russia aces for the Azzurri!

Russia 2018 kicks off in 211 days, but the tournament has already caused a major upset after it was confirmed that four time World Champions Italy, would miss out on a World Cup for the first time since 1958. In a heartbreaking international swansong for the legendary Gianluigi Buffon, despite deploying the attacking prowess of Andrea Belotti, Ciro Immobile and …

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Bookmakers can’t pick a favourite in roaring reality TV markets

This summer’s Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) hasn’t even been on our screens for two weeks, but it has already enticed British gamblers. Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati told SBC that: “CBB is as popular as ever with punters” adding that “despite it running for a much shorter period than the ‘normal’ version of the show, the amount of bets we’ve taken so …

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Bookmakers on Wimbledon Alert as ‘Patriotic Double’ can serve up £20 million payout

Jubilation for British tennis fans could lead to sorrow for bookmakers, as industry fears Andy Murray and Johana Konta both achieving a ‘Brit Double’ victory at SW19 this summer will result in record losses for bookmakers. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes has told SBC: “A Murray/Konta double would be bad news for us. We’re anticipating an industry payout of + £20 million”. …

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