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Football hits betting industry for £100 million losses this Christmas

Christmas 2016 will be a festive period to forget for betting operators, as the industry counts the cost of December’s congested English football schedule. Closing its 2016, betting operators are reported to have been hit by industry-wide losses of over £100 million as heavily backed football favourites won their respective matches, with some bookmakers expected to report losses of circa ... Read More »

Blyth grandmother wins ‘Give the Gift’ competition on LeoVegas

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Christmas came early for a grandmother of six from Blyth, Anna Owen, after she won the LeoVegas ‘Give the Gift’ competition. launched the competition in December, and encouraged people on social media to nominate an exceptional someone who deserved to be spoilt at Christmas. Owen, who was entered by her son Ryan, won £500 cash, a brand-new iPhone 7, ... Read More »

Yggdrasil announces €200,000 Christmas Calendar campaign

Yggdrasil Gaming has announced a €200,000 Christmas Calendar campaign to boost engagement over the festive season, and showcase the power of its in-game promotional tools BOOST and BRAG. On each day in December, the provider will run campaigns which cover many of Yggdrasil’s most popular slots, including Vikings Go Wild, Golden Fish Tank and Holmes and the Stolen Stones. The campaigns, ... Read More »

Racing Post 2015 Christmas Jumper Campaign raises £12,000

Daily racing news and betting publisher, Racing Post, has announced that it has raised £12,000 for the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) via its #Jumpers4Horses 2015 Christmas jumpers campaign.  The money raised will go towards covering the costs of the RoR staging its annual programme of racecourse parades in 2016. These are vital in creating awareness of the important work the ... Read More »

William Hill predicts Christmas winners

With Wednesday signalling just one month until Christmas, brave bookmaker William Hill are predicting what will be a hit this coming festive season. The winner of the X Factor is the 4/5 favourite to be the number one single with Eagles of Death Metal 5/1 and the Star Wars Theme 6/1. For video gamers, Call Of Duty: Black Ops III ... Read More »

William Hill slashes odds on a white Christmas

William Hill has slashed its odds on a white Christmas to odds on, its shortest since 2010.UK weather forecasts have predicted that Scotland and the North East of England have a strong possibility of being hit by blanket of snow in the coming days. Of the 15 cities that William Hill offer odds on, it is the Scottish locations of ... Read More »

Festive Frenzy at Microgaming

Microgaming’s multi-player platform is ending the year with a Festive Frenzy tournament offering a prize pool of €125,000. Using the festive-favourite game, Santa’s Wild Ride, Festive Frenzy lasts for the entire month of December. Entry is just €10, with ‘re-buys’ and ‘continues’ available to players. With a total prize pool of €125,000, 1st place takes home €10,000, and the remaining ... Read More »