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Bookmakers slash odds on Jeremy Corbyn winning Labour leadership

UK political betting markets have slashed the odds of far-left candidate Jeremy Corbyn becoming the next Labour Party leader. This week political magazine the New Statesman noted that polling by two independent agencies placed the party veteran at the head of the leadership race. Corbyn MP for Islington North has emerged as a surprise candidate for UK bookmakers, when the …

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UK bookmakers revise odds on EU referendum

SBC News UK bookmakers revise odds on EU referendum

Following this May’s outright UK General Election win by the Conservative Party, UK political debate and commentary has shifted to the nation’s referendum on European Union (EU) membership. Since gaining his re-election Prime Minister David Cameron has made the EU referendum top of the Conservative agenda. The referendum was a key objective of the Conservatives 2015 General Election campaign, however …

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Five ways to view the General Election from a punter’s eyes

SBC News Five ways to view the General Election from a punter's eyes

Andy MacKenzie, Marketing Communications Manager for sports and financial betting company Spreadex – the only bookmaker to offer fixed odds and spread betting from one account, sees what markets are available for the political punter. For most people, the General Election on May 7th will be a case of considering important issues such as education, immigration, the NHS and austerity …

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A willing heart will do the magic in Nigeria

SBC News A willing heart will do the magic in Nigeria

Johnson Adewale Foye, Head of Operations at HSL Gaming Network Limited which runs Gobet3000, believes that sports betting can be a source of positive change in Nigeria. Nigeria seems to be a country with a mono-economic structure because we almost solely depend on the harvest we make from our crude oil export. The nation’s budget is usually aligned or backed …

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MPs need educating on local FOBT data

SBC News MPs need educating on local FOBT data

Bookmakers have been advised to try and educate MPs on the issue of gaming machines in order to make sure that the industry is not hamstrung by the bad press generated over the past few years. Speaking to Betting Business interactive, Conservative MP for Shipley Philip Davies suggested the industry has been too sluggish in this regard and that his …

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