Rachael Blackmore Makes History as First Female Grand National Winner

The Grand National gets top billing on the horse racing calendar every year, and it can turn the winning horse and the jockey who rides them from unknowns into household names overnight. That is certainly going to be the case for Rachael Blackmore, who on Saturday became the first female jockey to win horse racing’s…

Gambling Commission CEO Neil McArthur Suddenly Steps Down

After 15 years with the commission but less than three in his current role, the chief executive officer of the UK Gambling Commission, Neil McArthur, has announced he will be leaving his role. His resignation is with immediate effect and it is not understood to have been expected. However, it has been stressed that this…

Football Index Collapses Into Administration

It’s every bettors worst nightmare for their online bookie to collapse while a large amount of money is still held in the account. The uncertainty and stress while waiting for news must be unbearable. This is why its never adviseable to leave large sums of money in betting accounts for any longer than necessary; but…

When Will Betting Shops Re-Open & is the Grand National Being Moved?

The plan to ease us all out of lockdown has been announced, and the good news for high street bettors is that their local betting shops will be able to open their doors again from April 12th. With a little over a month to wait, bookies will be getting ready with hand sanitizer galore, confusing…

Online Bank Monzo Creates Universal Gambling Block

Back in 2018, the trendy online banking app, Monzo, created a gambling block that enabled its customers to bar themselves from spending money on gambling products. A few years later, and the feature has had plenty of time to be tested, with the company claiming it was switched on over 275,000 times and less than…

Is Black Market Gambling a Real Problem or Fake News?

When Michael Dugher, the chief exec of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), warned the government they risked “sleep walking into a black market disaster” if regulations were tightened too severely, it created quite a stir. Anti gambling campaigners accused him of exaggerating the risk posed by black market gambling websites in order to influence…