No more TV for the Bookies!

Well, I think we all saw this coming a mile off. The all-out assault on the bookmakers’ ability to advertise continues to ramp up. The latest hit has just been confirmed – bookmakers will now no longer advertise on UK television during pre-watershed live sport due to a self-imposed ban. The ban has been announced to come into effect in 2019. For those who don’t know (or don’t care about the watershed) the watershed in the UK is 21:00. The exact rules of the legislation are that no betting adverts will now be shown during live sport coverage »

Could Bet365’s success usher in a golden age of matched betting?

Is the title a bit over the top? Perhaps. But can you blame me? It is so rare that this blog gets to focus on a genuinely positive story for both sides of the fence and, to be honest, I can’t help but be excited for what the future could bring. For those (most of you) who do not avidly follow the rollercoaster ride that is Gambling news, you may have missed the recent announcement of the astronomical profits posted by Bet365 recently. The numbers are truly staggering and nothing does them more justice than this quote from the »

Is this the end for Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals?

Before we dive into this potentially industry changing shift for bookmakers, I need to start with a quick statement for all those new to this blog or matched betting as a whole. Matched betting is not, nor will it ever be gambling. Matched bettors do not like gambling or the gambling industry when they engage in the practices such as those discussed in this blog. To be clear, I don’t hate bookmakers – as a matched bettor I need bookmakers to exist in order to exist. However, when it comes to fixed-odds betting terminals in bookmaker shops, I will pull »

Mainstream media’s hilariously bad suggestions on how students should make money.

Now, I am not usually one to disrespect any other money making ideas. I tend to reserve my visceral blogging for the sometimes morally bankrupt actions of the bookmakers. However, I just so happened to be reading the money section of a very big-name newspaper and came across an article entitled ‘Students swap bar work for dog-sitting’. It caught my interest, after all, I’ve always said that the wages paid to students by local (and even University) bars is quite frankly shocking. I was also excited to see whether ‘dog-sitting’ was a preamble to a wealth of new ideas »

Another One Bites the Dust!

Firstly, a heartfelt shout out to anyone losing their jobs over this situation. Not a nice thing to happen and I, personally, wanted to preface this blog with that before going after SunBets’ jugular. For those of you who are unaware, SunBets, or more specifically the company that runs the betting site (Tabcorp), announced on Thursday that they would be exiting the agreement with News UK (who own The Sun) and as a result shutting down the platform. Now the signs that this was coming have been visible for around 12 months. A recent spate of gubbings to a huge »