Tag Archives: BBC

ABB comes to the defence of FOBTS

Talking to Paddy O’Connell on BBC Radio Four last Sunday (3 September), The Association of British Bookmakers CEO Malcolm George said that a ‘pan industry solution’ is required if Britain wants to solve problem gambling. George details that the ‘personal interaction’ and ‘face-to-face interaction’ that is utilised in betting shops from shop staff who are able to build a stronger connection …

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Betfair – Chocolate Digestives & Chocolate Hobnobs priced as ‘World Cup of Biscuits’ market favourites

Betfair has priced Chocolate Digestives as its current 6/4 market favourite to win BBC’s Comic Relief 2017 ‘World Cup of Biscuits’. Presented by ‘Pointless’ co-host Richard Osman, this year’s Comic Relief show (starting 7 pm BBC Channels) seeks to find out and settle all debate on ‘which biscuit is king’. Starting today with a 32 biscuits head-to-head first knockout round, …

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Sun Bets pie eater Wayne Shaw resigns as Sutton United reserve goalkeeper

Non-league football club, Sutton United has accepted the resignation of reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, who put the club in disrepute following Monday nights FA Cup fifth round match against Arsenal FC. Shaw is currently being investigated by the FA and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for breaching English football rules relating to betting and integrity. In question is whether Shaw …

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Ladbrokes – Females lead the pack for BBC’s Doctor Who

Ladbrokes has placed British/Australian actress Tilda Swinton as favourite to take on the popular role of BBC’s Doctor Who, replacing former incumbent Peter Capaldi. Following strong speculation on the Oscar winner becoming the first female to play the Doctor in the shows 54-year history, bookmaker Ladbrokes has placed Swinton as outright 7/2 frontrunner leading British actor Kris Marshall (‘the guy …

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Bettingpro – Festive Thinking…getting serious about SPOTY 2016.

The Christmas break should not signal a market slowdown for bookmakers. Bettingpro.com editor Neil Roarty takes a look at the BBC’s 2016 ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ award and why this ‘festive market’ should be taken seriously by betting stakeholders. __________________________ The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is one of the highlights of the festive TV calendar as it …

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William Hill to have no courtside presence at 2017 Australian Open

William Hill Australia will have no courtside presence at the upcoming Australian Open (Melbourne 16-19 January), due to this year’s widespread allegations of match-fixing in tennis. Steve Healy President of Tennis Australia (TA) confirmed the organisation’s decision yesterday, stating that no William Hill branding would be visible on court matches during the tournament. Healy stated that the TA decision regarding …

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Off Air…BBC moves UK National Lottery to iPlayer platform

The BBC has confirmed that it will no longer air the live draw of the UK National Lottery, dropping the Saturday night broadcast which has been a fixture on UK TV schedules since 1994. As part of its new contract with National Lottery operator Camelot, the BBC will broadcast the draw in a special slot within its iPlayer streaming service …

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Bookmakers open market on Channel 4 Mary Berry replacement

Following the announcement that Mary Berry will not return to judge The Great British Bake Off (GBBO), as the TV show moves to Channel 4 for its next series, UK bookmakers have raced to open markets on who will replace the much-loved judge for GBBO 2017. GBBO’s split from the BBC has been the talk of television, as last week …

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Ladbrokes sponsors 2016 Rugby League Four Nations

Ladbrokes has become the title sponsor of the 2016 Rugby League Four Nations. Already a sponsor of the Challenge Cup and Super League, the deal will see Ladbrokes strengthen its presence in the UK and Australian markets, and extend its partnership with the sport into the international arena. Ladbrokes will get premium brand exposure from the seven matches featuring England, …

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Ladbrokes says no to ‘Bake Off’ market

Ladbrokes will not open a market on popular BBC TV baking competition ‘The Great British Bake Off’ (program often referred to as Bake Off or GBBO). Last year the FTSE-listed betting operator was stung for £10,000 following a flurry of early market bets placed on Nadiya Hussain the eventual winner of Bake Off 2015. Ladbrokes management would host an investigation …

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