The UK interactive TV market is a slowly, but steadily growing niche of the market experiencing very little press and as a result attracting more and more online casinos.
Betfair is reported to have recently launched its interactive television service in the UK. Its introduction is considered to be really strong thanks to the system allowing gamblers to wager on a slim-downed version of Betfair’s online casino betting platform. Experience on Betfair and absolutely unique challenges make company’s interactive TV service a choice #1 for lots of gamblers.
So far, Betfair has been receiving only positive feedback.
Bet2Go is reported to have recently launched a site allowing mobile gamblers to compare sportsbetting forecasts and services from their mobile devices.
Bet2Go site is available for both mobile and online casino gamblers. The site allows multiples and accumulated bets to be placed through the site. In addition to that, thanks to a comparison service, gamblers are able to look across multiple events in the sporting industry as well. The site provides its customers with reputable odds and opportunities.
The new service goes live and is expected to go largerin view of the upcoming World Cup.
At the moment there are several groups in the USA that try to do their best so that the controversial UIGEA remained in effect, however there is one group among them that surprises people – it is the National Football league that spends millions of dollars on banning internet gambling. The NFL claims that legalization of online casinos will inevitably result in match fixing and other issues.
It must be noted that in reality the NFL is protecting its own interests and it is all about money. Regulation will not change the process of gambling, but it will give gamblers the opportunity to practice sports betting and wagering at a safe venue.
Having signed a sponsorship deal with BoyleSports, the leading Irish bookmaker, TheBettingChannel.tv is now able to provide their viewers with various exciting gambling information and bookmakers with the opportunity to communicate with a large audience of bettors and sports enthusiasts.
The logo of BoyleSports will appear on studio backdrops and graphics what will result for sure in significant contribution of odds and markets to TheBettingChannel.tv running live for two hours six days a week.
In the modern world online betting often goes beyond the world of sports. Lots of online casinos and betting site offer a huge variety of interesting bets that take betting industry to a whole new level with pop culture and politics involved.
Thus, the US presidential elections a year and a half ago created the reason for betting all over the world. Now, there is betting on the likelihood of Posh Spice and David Beckham’s split.
So, may be online casinos and betting sites take the betting too far?
Ladbrokes is reported to have launched a new version of its Gibraltar-licensed sportsbook which is mainly focused on in-play betting with a dedicated module on its homepage featuring current betting events alongside links to the Ladbrokes TV live streaming service.
Having invested over three million pounds in securing online broadcast rights for a range of sports that, with the exception of horseracing, will be free to view for the registered customers, Ladbrokes announced their plans to stream over 30,000 live sporting events in 2010 (live top-flight soccer from 11 nations including Italy, Portugal and Brazil, FA Cup matches, international football games, UEFA Champions League qualifiers, Wimbledon and Australian Open tennis events, cricket, etc). A minimum bet of one pound is required to access horseracing service.
UK-registered TipStar.co.uk is a recently launched free platform where bettors can place and sell their predictions for money. In addition to that, the site features sports news, odds data and fixture info, tracks the performance and success rate of tippers. There, tippers make money by selling predictions to others and buyers make money by using these tips to place bets.
Rob Mathieson, Managing Director for TipStar.co.uk said: “…if you’re good, you are likely to attract a large following and you could make a fortune.”
The site has been developed for those who can see its money-making potential, as well as for those who want up-to-date sporting news, data and a fun way to spend time.
With the Super Bowl approaching, more and more bettors are turning to online casinos to wager on the potential NNFL champion. The reason for a switch from land casinos to online casinos is the fact that it not only easier to place a bet with the online casino operator, but the online payouts are much more generous.
Thus, MGM Mirage casinos carry the Pittsburgh Steelers at 75 – 1, Harrah’s – at 50 – 1, while Gamblers’ Palace, the Internet Gambling site, features them at 100 – 1. The New Orleans Saints at 3.5 – 1 at Gamblers’ Palace, 3.65 at the Greek, while MGM pays only 3 – 1 and Harrah’s – 2 – 1, if the Saints win out.
The Super Bowl Football Championship game is considered one of the largest sporting events of the year in the USA. No wonder, online casinos and bookmakers use this opportunity to build loyal clients and punters.
The game will take place in February. Of course, there is still a lot of time to go, however, the NFL games are fully underway and online casinos and internet betting companies have to watch now to develop odds and bets offered on their sites.
This year is expected to be a bit different, as there is belief that the “old regulars” may not make it to the Championship game. Right now, the odds are on the Saints, the favorite among football fans and analysts.
The UK rugby team, Hull Kingston Rovers, is accepting sponsorship with online casino operator Sportingbet. The operator’s logo will appear on Hull’s jerseys, throughout the home stadium and on the Hull website. The online casino, in its turn, will carry Hull news and promotions on its own sites and feature betting services for Hull fans.
Hull Kingston Rovers is not the only European sports team that has entered into a sponsorship arrangement with an online casino operator. And that shows a totally different attitude from the US sport approach denying fan betting and legalization of gambling.