Tag Archives: Spoty 2016

Bettingpro – Festive Thinking…getting serious about SPOTY 2016.

The Christmas break should not signal a market slowdown for bookmakers. Bettingpro.com editor Neil Roarty takes a look at the BBC’s 2016 ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ award and why this ‘festive market’ should be taken seriously by betting stakeholders. __________________________ The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is one of the highlights of the festive TV calendar as it …

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SPOTY 2016 – Murray to Mount up Titles

With sixteen nominees as opposed to the usual ten, and still the likes of Chris Froome missing out, it just goes to show that, whilst the rest of us suffered, it’s worth remembering that British sports had a good 2016.  After the best year of his career to date which pivoted him to number one in the rankings having won …

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Murray replaces Joshua as SPOTY favourite

After winning Wimbledon on Sunday afternoon, Andy Murray has moved ahead of Anthony Joshua as the bookmakers’ favourite to win this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year.  Murray is now 4/5 with William Hill to win the award for two years running, with Anthony Joshua at 6/1 and Welsh hero Gareth Bale at 8/1. It was also revealed that …

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Betfair customers make Anthony Joshua favourite for SPOTY 2016

After Sunday’s revelation that Anthony Joshua will challenge Charles Martin for the IBF world heavyweight title, Betfair customers are anticipating more than just a belt for the Brit backing him into 15/2 favourite for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016. Colm Rock, Novelties Trader for Betfair, said: “Andy Murray had been favourite to win this year’s Sports Personality of …

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