155 matches have been completed in the current EPL season by the end of the calendar year. After some unusual patterns in results earlier in the season, several elements have returned to statistical norms.
The gambling sector, along with the rest of the world, is continuing to face unprecedented challenges due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. There has, however, been cause for hope. Some sectors have reopened with better-than-expected results. In the US, some new sectors have been legalised after states votes on the November ballot.
Betfair has matched more than £700 million on the winner US Presidential Election, making it probably the largest single betting event ever.
The Big Three bookmakers no longer have any pitches on UK racecourses, following the sale of Ladbrokes and Coral pitches in October 2020.
The transitional phase for the regulated i-gaming market in Germany began on 15 October 2020, having been agreed by the 16 individual Länder. It will run until the new Interstate Gambling Treaty comes into force in July 2021.
Some semblance of normality has returned to the EPL after a hectic opening month or so. After 56 matches, the number of drawn games has increased to 21% which is in-line with previous full seasons.
The latest edition of GBGC’s Global Gambling Report is available to purchase now. This year is the report’s 15th edition and, as gambling venues re-open in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is an essential source for operators and suppliers to keep informed of developments in jurisdictions around the world.
It has certainly been a volatile start to the new EPL season, with goals galore. Over the course of a full season, an average of 52% of matches will have +2.5 goals.
William Hill has been sold to Caesars Entertainment, subject to any late rival bids.
In Europe, Finland leads the way when it comes to gambling spend per capita, with Italy just behind in second place.