Most Gambling Shops Found in Poorest UK Towns

The University of Bristol is the latest organisation to carry out a study into some facet of the gambling industry, and their focus was on exactly where high streets shops are located. Unsurprisingly (for most people anyway) they found that the poorest towns in the UK had the greatest number of bookmakers. In fact, betting…

Is SportsBroker the Same as Football Index?

Anyone who lost money when Football Index came crashing to the ground probably produced the longest bargepole known to man when they read about SportsBroker. It’s an understandable reaction after the disaster that occurred back in March 2021, but is it necessary? Football Index was an online trading platform where customers could buy shares in…

Boylesports Interested in William Hill UK Retail Business

Following on from our blog post at the beginning of May, another suitor has registered their interest in William Hill’s retail operation. Boylesports is an Irish bookie that recently entered the UK high street market when everyone else seemed to be selling off and scaling down, and now they are eyeing a potential deal that…

Greyhound Racing Back in Oxford

Good news for the Oxford Stadium and for the greyhound racing industry in general this week, as news broke that the sport will return to the venue in December this year. One of the original cloth cap sports, or working mans sports, greyhound racing has been in decline for decades now. It is the bingo…

Safer Gambling Week November 1st-7th

The Betting and Gaming Council have made the official announcement, Safer Gambling Week will take place from the 1st to the 7th of November. The announcement comes at the same time as research showing that gambling harm could actually be being over-estimated by online surveys. Safer Gambling Week sees the industry come together, from betting…

Racing Fans Back On Course From Monday 17th

Racecourses have been unusually quiet over the past 14 months, as the global COVID pandemic at first shut racing down all together, and then allowed it to continue but in empty venues. Only those vital to the running of the sport were allowed entry, while the rest of us, the bettors, the fans, and even…