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Rebecca Pow to oversee gambling industry following cabinet reshuffle

As part of last week’s Cabinet reshuffle following Boris Johnson’s appointment, it has been confirmed that MP for Taunton Deane Rebecca Pow will be tasked with overseeing both the horseracing and gambling sectors rather than sports minister Nigel Adams.  Pow was re-appointed as the parliamentary under secretary of state for arts, heritage and tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, …

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Cabinet comeback sees Nicky Morgan take charge of DCMS

The office of new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the appointment of  Nicky Morgan MP for Loughborough as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). DCMS the government department which oversees the regulatory development, implementation and oversight of gambling laws formed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) changes leader for the fourth time in three …

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BOS – Politics a ‘real underdog market’ back on bookmakers agendas!

Changing political dynamics combined with unpredictable voter behaviour has seen politics return to the top of bookmakers’ agendas. Opening Betting on Sports (BOS) ‘Politics Session,’ Matthew Shaddick Head of Political Betting at Ladbrokes detailed to delegates that the market was no longer considered ‘expensive wallpaper’ used by bookmakers for PR outreach. Detailing a ‘vibrant market,’ Shaddick stated that recent political …

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“Stop Boris!” – Betfair places Theresa May as 11/8 Tory Leader favourite

Betfair has placed UK Home Secretary Theresa May as 11/8 market favourite to replace David Cameron as Conservative Party leader. With the Tory party in political turmoil following last Friday’s leadership resignation of  David Cameron, May becomes the market favourite having been branded as the  ‘Stop Boris’ candidate. ‘Leave’ campaign leader Boris Johnson has been placed as a close 11/5 …

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William Hill – Cameron resignation sees Boris Johnson ‘even-money’ favourite for Tory Leadership

Following this morning’s official resignation by Prime Minister David Cameron,  William Hill has installed Boris Johnson as even-money favourite to become the next elected Conservative leader following David Cameron’s resignation. William Hill’s have cut Johnson’s odds from 11/4, and make Theresa May 7/2 second favourite, with Michael Gove 9/2, Andrea Leadson 12/1, Priti Patel and Stephen Crabb both 16/1; George …

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William Hill prices Cameron at 5/2 for ‘June Step Down’

As David Cameron faces the most significant week of his leadership term, with the UK heading for its EU Referendum next Thursday (23 June). Bookmaker William Hill has shortened the odds to 5/2 on Cameron standing down as PM before the end of June. Cameron has publically stated that he will remain as UK PM, regardless of Thursday’s Euro Referendum …

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William Hill – Heightened media coverage sees Michael Gove backed to be next Tory leader

William Hill has shortened the odds on Michael Gove becoming the next Conservative Party leader from 20/1 to 4/1 second favourite behind former London Mayor Boris Johnson. Gove and Johnson have become the Tory party faces of the ‘BREXIT’ campaign, arguing in favour of Britain leaving the European Union in the upcoming referendum on 23 June. At the forefront of …

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Will MPs be forced to reveal tax returns?

With the current Panama Papers scandal showing no sign of letting up anytime soon, the public is directing considerable focus to MPs and their taxes. After current PM David Cameron, followed by Chancellor George Osborne and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn revealed their own earnings and tax payments, some have speculated that this will lead to regulation coming into play that’ll force each …

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William Hill shortens odds on Osborne ending chancellorship in 2016

Facing mounting criticism and in-party fighting regarding the 2016 Budget George Osborne presented to the House of Commons last Wednesday, bookmaker William Hill has shortened the odds (from 6/1 to 7/4) on the Chancellor of the Exchequer stepping down by the end of the year. The controversial Budget plan which saw the Tory government propose cuts on UK disability benefits …

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The Queen to back Brexit is at 100/1 with Ladbrokes

Stories have been circulating in the tabloids that the Queen is in favour of a Leave vote in the forthcoming EU Referendum in June. Ladbrokes has responded to the rumours by offering odds of 100/1 that Queen Elizabeth will publicly announce her backing of the Boris Johnson fronted Leave campaign. Buckingham Palace also moved quickly to respond to the allegations, …

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