Tag Archives: Sporting Index

UK workers to be paid £1.6 billion to watch Olympics while at work

Sporting Index has found that the cost to the British economy from workers watching the 31st Olympiad at work is a staggering £1.6bn.  The spread betting firm commissioned pollsters Opinium to survey the British public ahead of the Games, and found that Olympic-watching Brits will spend 24 minutes on average tuning into the sporting action from Brazil while at work. …

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Sporting Index: Brits to lose 302 million hours of sleep watching Olympics

Sporting Index surveyed the British public ahead of the Rio Olympics and found that staying up late to watch the games will cost the country up to 302 million lost hours of sleep.  The leading spread betting firm commissioned pollsters Opinium and found that Brits on average plan to go to bed 34 minutes later than normal to watch the …

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Froome to finish first in France claims Sporting Index

The 103rd edition of cycling’s most famous race, the Tour de France, will be decided by just 143 seconds and will see Chris Froome come out on top, according to spread betting company Sporting Index. The prediction is that Froome will get the better of Colombian rival Nairo Quintana once more, just as the Team Sky rider did in 2013 and …

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Sporting Index adds Casino product to mobile and tablet

Sporting Index has rolled out a Casino product suite for mobile and tablet users to coincide with the increased traffic during the knock-out stages of Euro 2016. The content for the new product will be provided by NetEnt and Microgaming. Following a successful desktop launch in March 2016, the strategic launch will see mobile and tablet users provided with over 50 …

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EU Referendum result costly for Sporting Index

Political spread betting company Sporting Index saw unprecedented action in the run-up to Britain’s EU referendum on Thursday of last week.  It was a painful night for the firm as its clients consistently favoured Leave throughout the campaign, resulting in a six figure loss for the company. Sporting Index was the first bookmaker to offer a market on turnout and …

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Paul Turner appointed Head of Sporting Index

Paul Turner has today been named as Head of Sporting Index, promoted to the newly created role from his post as Marketing Director for the London-based spread betting firm. Turner has been with the company for over three years and was originally appointed as Head of Marketing of Sporting Index Group, which also encompasses the B2B trading services arm Sporting Solutions, …

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Sporting Index predicts 52 points for the Toffees next year

Everton will finish the 2016/17 Premier League season on 52 points, according to spread betting company Sporting Index.  Having parted ways with manager Roberto Martinez as of yesterday, traders at Sporting Index expect the Toffees will improve upon this season’s points haul – regardless of who the next manager is. The 52 points predicted would have seen Everton finish in …

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No room for Rooney in fans’ Euro 2016 starting XI

Spread betting firm Sporting Index has asked England fans to pick their preferred Euro 2016 starting XI, and the major revelation is that there’s no room for captain Wayne Rooney. In partnership with research agency Opinium, the survey revealed that Three Lions fans would leave midfielders Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling on the bench, alongside forwards Daniel Sturridge and Theo Walcott. …

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Sporting Index – Leicester City to finish next season on 59 points

Spread betting firm Sporting Index has made the bold prediction that English Premier League (EPL) champions Leicester City will finish the 2016/17 EPL season on just 59 points. The newly crowned domestic champions will need to contend with Champions League participation in addition to the pressure of defending a title, and traders at Sporting Index predict that the Claudio Ranieri-managed side …

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Sporting Index bolsters ESSA membership numbers

Sporting Index has joined ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body. By joining with Sporting Index, ESSA has added sports spread betting to its existing coverage of traditional fixed odds and pool betting markets. ESSA now has 19 members, and represents many of the major regulated international sports betting operators: the ABB, Betclic, Bet-at-Home, Betsson, Bet365, BetVictor, Betway, bwinparty, Digibet, …

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