A Chelsea victory in the Champions League Final over Bayern Munich was not a good result for UK bookmakers, although a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes and the game being decided on penalties was certainly better than an outright Chelsea win after 90 minutes.

GBGC’s Lorien Pilling said, “GBGC’s experience was that several sports betting platforms struggled to cope with the weight of business on Saturday evening and betting websites were very slow, especially trying to bet in-running during the penalty shoot-out.” 

Elsewhere, West Ham’s 2-1 win over Blackpool in the Championship play-off final would have pleased West Ham’s sponsors SBOBET because it secures them good media coverage in Asia next season, where the EPL is widely shown.
Frankel’s five length victory over his rivals in Newbury’s JLT Lockinge Stakes was not a great result for bookmakers but was hardly unexpected. He returned 2/7 favourite, so punters were not going to get rich quick from his 10th straight win. 
The cricket has been more to the bookmakers’ liking. England were strong favourites going into the match with the West Indies and all looked good for the hosts until the fourth day at Lords.
England had a lead after the first innings but the West Indies dug in on day four. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (91) and Marlon Samuels (86) helped the visitors set England a tricky 191 runs to win. This total was made to look even trickier after Kemar Roach took the wickets of opener Andrew Strauss and night watchman James Anderson at the close of the fourth day. England begin the final day on 10-2. 
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