Snow good for e-gaming?
In the current prolonged spell of wintry weather, William Hill claimed to have seen “a hundred-fold spike” in online players at its poker and casino tables on Wednesday last week.
“We have seen a ten-fold leap in new registrations alone from people stuck at home and bored and we look like shattering all previous records for the number of online players on the website at any one time,” claimed William Hill’s David Hood.
But whilst the online casino tables and bingo rooms might be busy, the sports betting action has been hit hard by the snow in the UK.
The weekend of 9-10 January 2010 saw just two Premier League fixtures played, while only three races meetings were held (all on the all-weather tracks of course).
Snow, however, is unlikely to halt the Africa Cup of Nations which started this week and there is a week’s worth of snooker action too in the Masters tournament, sponsored by PokerStars.