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September 21st General news ... Wager on Sports was created to assist the sports bettor in properly handicapping .

Wager on Sports was created to assist the sports bettor in properly handicapping .

In order to profit in from a complex game like baseball, the bettor must be as informed as possible on the ever changing statistics and trends.

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BRITISH ELECTION IS BIG BUSINESS FOR BOOKIES
2015-04-10

Bookmaking firms expect to see around GBP 100 million in bets made on the outcome of the May 7 general election in Britain, reports the Reuters news agency, noting that this is the closest-fought election in a generation and could result in a hung parliament and coalition government deals.

Individual punters are betting on their favourites, some to the tune of hundreds of thousands of pounds sterling, with leading UK bookies watching developments and adjusting odds constantly.

The current situation has the opinion polls claiming that the main Conservative and Labour political parties lead and are neck-and-neck, with lesser parties hoping to play kingmaker in a hung parliament, but bookie odds still favour the Conservatives for re-election, albeit with a very slim margin.

Interestingly, experts have expressed the view that the bookmaking odds probably offer the most accurate indicators of the outcome, especially in the late stages of campaigning.

"When the betting markets say one thing and the polls say another, the evidence suggests that it is a good idea to go with the markets," Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams, director of the Betting Research Unit at Nottingham Business School, told Reuters.

"I've interrogated huge data sets of polls and betting markets over many, many years in the U.S. and the UK and basically the betting markets are very, very accurate predictors of the outcome of elections, and certainly compared to polls."

The professor said he could think of no recent examples of betting markets getting it wrong and cited the Israeli election in March as an example, noting that the markets bet on prime minister Netanyahu winning, whilst even the last-minute polls predicted his defeat.

In the UK election arena at present, prediction markets favour the Conservatives.

Whilst GBP 100 million in wagers may seem a lot, it is dwarfed by other major gambling events such as the Grand National, which regularly attract action in excess of GBP 300 million.

Vaughan Williams thinks that up to five times as much money could be wagered before May 7 than was the case in the last UK general election back in 2010, which saw the Conservatives form a coalition with the Liberal Democrats.




666BET C.E.O. MOVES ON
2015-01-23

Barry Martin, the high profile Bet on NFL Online Bingo NFL Odds CEO at online sportsbetting group 666Bet, stood down a month ago to join the KPI Gaming consultancy in London, leaving the company to find a replacement.

Martin is now a senior consultant with KPI, which will benefit from his experience at 666Bet and Gutshot Poker, which he founded in 2007 and sold 6 years later. Prior to that he worked in management for Capita Education Services.

According to Martin's Linked In profile, his new duties include: "Helping global brands realize their full potential. I specialize in monetizing your brand across the world with our very creative marketing techniques."



NEW LIVE DEALER SIC BO LAUNCHED
2014-07-09

Manila-based live dealer provider EntwineTech has launched the traditional Chinese game of Sic Bo to its clients.

Company spokesman Ian Dunning said that the company had taken note that Sic Bo players like variety, and it has accordingly provided the traditional Chinese game with all the excitement and betting options that players have called for.

EntwineTech now offers four variants of Baccarat across 24 tables, four versions of Roulette, Blackjack, Multi-gate Dragon and Tiger and now two Sicbo Games," Dunning said.



UNIBET TO SPONSOR MARTIAL ARTS OUTFIT
2014-03-07

In a 2-year sponsorship deal covering Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, Belgium, Netherlands, France and Australia, online gambling group Unibet has signed up with the Ultimate Fighting Championship MMA (mixed martial arts) organisation.
Unibet will immediately become the official betting partner of the UFC in terms of the deal, offering fight fans special promos
Nils Anden, chief marketing officer at Unibet said Friday: As part of this exclusive partnership, we are currently working on a wide range of exciting new bet offers for UFC events; markets that will take the betting experience of fight night to a whole new level.
UFC managing director Garry Cook said: We are delighted to partner with one if the worlds fastest growing online betting companies. The UFC is hosting more events than ever internationally in 2014 allowing us to reach more potential fans across the globe.
Zuffa LLC, a company owned by Frank and Lorenzo Ferttita, the siblings behind Ultimate Gaming owners Station Casinos is the American owner of the UFC, which has been used extensively in the promotion of the brothers' Ultimate Poker brand in the Nevada online poker market.