Tag Archives: Bookmaker Ratings

Bookmaker Ratings gives detailed breakdown of Russian betting market numbers

Industry affiliate Bookmaker Ratings has issued a detailed breakdown and analysis of the current state of play for the Russian betting sector. Partnering with Russian market research company Romir, Bookmaker Ratings estimates the Russian betting sector to be worth around the RUB 677 billion mark circa $11 billion at current exchange rate value. The affiliate details that Russian betting is …

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William Hill closes down Tel Aviv tech office

FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill is reported to be closing down its Tel Aviv (Israel) office, which will see the company make approximately 200 staff members redundant. Israeli news sources have reported that William Hill has warned Tel Aviv staff of the impending office closure, with the company beginning to cull staff numbers. The company aims to make 200 of its …

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Betfair Politics – Labour shortens odds, but all markets point to Tory victory on 8 June

With just ten days to go until the UK hits the 2017 General Election polling stations on 8 June, Betfair Politics reports that it has recorded £22 million traded across its ‘UK 2017’ Exchange betting markets. The Labour Party which started its campaign being given the longest ever opposition odds of a General Election victory at 18/1, is now priced at …

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Consistent bet365 tops the list for bookmaker search popularity

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Using data from Google trends, Bookmaker Ratings has proved that bet365 was consistently the most searched for bookmaker in the UK between April 2014 and April 2017. Although there were short periods where other firms rivalled its Google search popularity, bet365 has been “thriving in terms of online popularity” since selling off the entirety of its betting shop chain to …

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Betsafe UK goes big for boxing this May

Betsafe UK, has announced that it will be the headline sponsor of two boxing world championship bouts this May as the online bookmaker goes ‘big for boxing’. Starting this Saturday 13 May, Betsafe, which currently holds a 3/5 performance rating on Bookmaker Ratings, will sponsor the WBA Super Flyweight fight between champion Khalid ‘Kal’ Yafai vs Japan’s Suguru Muranaka at …

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bet365 Coates maintain position as highest ranking digital owners in The Sunday Times Rich List

The Coates family, the founders and largest shareholders of leading online betting operator bet365, have retained the title of highest-ranking digital enterprise owners in this year’s ‘The Sunday Times Rich List’. With a combined estimated wealth of £5 billion, Denise (CEO), John (COO) and Peter (Chairman) Coates have ranked 22nd in this year’s Rich List. The Sunday Times details that …

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#bofcon2017 – Reflecting on the regulatory steps taken by Russia

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The BetOlimp CEO said that a regulated market in Russia presents challenges, but also “brings opportunities for established operators to become leaders in the region”. Alexey Sinyushkin was part of a star-studded Eastern European focused panel at Betting on Football 2017, reflecting on the recent steps taken by Russia to formally regulate its online sports betting market, which includes a …

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False dawn at Fontwell as experts fail to find the winners

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For the second week running, our industry guest found the going tough, with Bookmaker Ratings’ Bradley Gibbs managing just a single 1/5 winner at Fontwell. Gibbs has taken over from 32Red’s Gerry Murray at the bottom of the Tipster Challenge leaderboard, which has been sponsored by Betting Gods for the 2016/17 jump season. Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru at bettingexpert, …

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Bradley Gibbs hopes to score high in the Bookmaker Ratings

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With just three weeks to go in the Tipster Challenge 2016/17, sponsored by Betting Gods, Bradley Gibbs is the latest expert to challenge AppBet’s Sarah Shannon for top spot. The editor-in-chief at Bookmaker Ratings, a provider of in-depth bookmaker reviews, ratings, news, tips and free bets since 2011, has provided expert tips for today’s seven race card at Fontwell. Gibbs …

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Bet365 holds firm despite changing bookmaker demand in Russia

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As the process of “squeezing out” foreign bookmakers in Russia gathers pace, bet365 is one of the only operators to avoid a decreased level of interest from Russian users. Data compiled by Bookmaker Ratings has shown that the practice of blocking online bookmakers prohibited in Russia has affected the number of inquiries via search engine Yandex, as users want to …

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