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Global interest in politics drives new 1xBet site layout

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1xBet has reacted to customer demand by moving a growing set of political betting markets to a different section of its B2C website.  The new section of the website, said the company, was prioritised after users showed particular interest in the political betting markets on offer, while the layout has been “designed to be as informative and user-friendly as possible”.  …

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PM tipped for further defeats says Paddy Power

As Parliament is due to be given another chance to vote for a general election on Monday, making it the second opportunity this week, Paddy Power has made it odds-on that MPs will choose to vote against an early election. Boris Johnson has faced a difficult week in Westminster, having faced a party rebellion, a number of resignations and a …

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Paddy Power: Ireland backed to vote for landmark amendment repeal

The Irish government last week announced that it will hold a referendum at some point next year on whether to alter the country’s stringent law on abortion. Voters are expected to go to the ballot in around May or June to vote on whether Ireland should retain The Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution, which gives both a pregnant women …

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Gambling Commission reviewing point of consumption licensing

The point of consumption licensing introduced in 2014 is being reviewed by the Gambling Commission to check its effectiveness. Speaking to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Betting and Gaming at Westminster on Wednesday, the regulator’s CEO Sarah Harrison revealed that the Commission is looking again at the general framework to see how it is functioning and whether any improvements can …

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Bookmakers to deliver 325,000-strong petition of support

A petition signed by more than 325,000 betting shop staff and customers from across the country will be presented to 10 Downing Street at 11am this morning as the beleaguered betting industry fights back against its portrayal in the media. The petition, collected as part of the recent ‘Back Your Local Bookie’ campaign, calls on the Government to support an industry …

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Jim Mullen – Betting industry needs ‘clear air’

Ladbrokes Chief Executive Jim Mullen has called on the government to give the betting industry some respite in an interview with the Daily Telegraph. In just over 12 months, the industry has seen the introduction of a point of consumption taxation, a 5% increase in machine gaming duty to 20%, new restrictions on gaming machines in the shape of the …

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Industry told to up its game with Responsible Gambling Trust funding

Tracey Crouch MP, the Minister for Sport, has warned the gambling industry that ‘goodwill alone’ ‎would not be enough to minimise gambling-related harm. Speaking at the Responsible Gambling Trust‘s third annual harm minimisation conference at the King’s Fund, London, Crouch paid tribute to the good work of both RGT and the gambling industry in working in conjunction with the government. …

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Cornish hotelier hoping for £60,000 Trump

William Hill will be paying over £60,000 to a Cornish Hotelier if Donald Trump wins the US Presidential Election. John Mappin has staked a series of bets – the most recent one of £1538.46 is the biggest, placed at odds of 13/2 on today – which will result in a £60,000+ payout if the one-time 150/1 outsider ends up in the …

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Bookmakers cold on Trump’s Presidential potential

As US polls place Donald J Trump at the front of the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary race, it appears that UK bookmakers are not currying favour for the outspoken and controversial GOP candidate. Last week US news sources proclaimed that Fox News’ Live Republican Candidate Debate had been ‘Trumped’, as the apprentice took centre stage in front of a TV …

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Bookmakers place Corbyn at the front of Labour Leadership race

As the Labour leadership race enters its last full month of campaigning with ballots sent out to party members on 14 August, UK bookmakers have placed far left candidate Jeremy Corbyn as frontrunner to win the party leadership. Corbyn who did not register with many bookmakers as a contender for party leadership in May, leads bookmaker markets at 6/4, followed …

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