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Tuesday, August 24, 2010, by Andrew Thornley

Poker Suffers In World Cup Sports books reported that the World Cup in South Africa was generally a good tournament for them, even though the pre-tournament favourites Spain became world champions. There were sufficient numbers of drawn matches, extra time and upsets to generate a good margin. Live betting also reached new heights for many sports books.  Read More

Thursday, July 22, 2010, by Andrew Thornley

There are two sayings that very often lead you to the crux of the matter: "Follow the Money" and "Actions speak louder than words". This month has led GBGC to believe that the rate of decline in the horseracing product is set to steepen further. On 1 July 2010 Stan James decided to end its sponsorship of the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas. Presumably the firm' marketing department have evaluated the strength of the Guineas "brand" and have decided the money can be spent better elsewhere. The Guineas are two of the five classic races in Great Britain. Next up, growing Irish bookmaker Boylesports decided not to renew their £315,000 sponsorship programme with Cheltenham' International meeting. 
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010, by Andrew Thornley

According to a report in the South China Morning Post on 8 July 2010, Hong Kong police have seized HK$270m (US$35m) in unlawful bets during a crackdown on illegal bookmakers. This figure is a fourfold increase from the last World Cup in Germany in 2006.  Read More