Brexit

Parliament revising UK gambling laws is a populist move at a time Brexit isn’t making them popular. Unfortunately, this means MPs are not very popular amongst the gambling industry at present. In protection of their profits, the industry is strident in its criticism of current proposals. None more so than racing. Indeed they warn that perhaps this will lead to sites like Bet365 being unable to offer odds on UK horse racing at all. But is that even remotely close to being true? ... read more

Having got a deal the future of the British Prime Minister now hinge upon its results. It might have been a masterly piece of brinksmanship and diplomacy, but if it leaves people poorer? Who’ll care? Certainly not the Conservative Party. They’re not afraid to ditch those associated with failure. That’s why those who usually bet on sports in the UK should shift over and bet on British politics instead. Boris is 2/1 to get the heave-ho this year, and that’s a tempting wager. ... read more

The UK’s Conservative government has decided to be pro-active. Given its track record, and the impending doom that is Brexit, this is desperation at work. Most presume the government is reforming gambling laws in the UK simply because it’ll be popular. Or at least should be popular. Those running online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365 may not agree, but they may not get a choice. Although the Culture Minister, Nigel Huddleston, ensured they at least get asked. ... read more

The British government may have to do something about the lottery loophole. Typically, the law prohibits under 18s from gambling in the UK. Unfortunately, this doesn’t extend to lotteries. So UK lottery laws permit over 16s to purchase tickets and participate. This is something MPs and Lords would like to halt. So the operational terms of service for sites like Lotto Agent would change. Indeed if MPs have their way, even the best lottery jackpots will be reserved for adults only. ... read more

Anyone in the US gambling laws of decorum might rein in this President would have despaired on debate night. You can always bet on Donald Trump to be bombastic, but this was downright rude. Interrupting both his opponent and the moderator, the President seemed incapable of rational discussion. It made a bet on Joe Biden winning the US election look an obvious choice. The odds on Donald Trump at Bovada and other online US bookmakers are now slipping away.   ... read more

There are UK gambling laws preventing wagers on human suffering. It thus says much when bookies start to allow you to bet on world leaders losing their job. Apparently they’re not going to suffer much once out the door. So morally, there’s no real problem with this. It’s like any bet on politics, best if you don’t look at the knock-on effects. So which nations’ leaders do the bookies think are in danger of being on the dole queue? And what odds are they getting? Let’s see.   ... read more

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now living in an episode of the Twilight Zone. Given all he’d ever desired, he now finds himself choking on it. But just because things haven’t worked out as he might have wished, doesn’t mean he’s going anywhere. Having reached the top of the greasy pole you can bet on Boris Johnson to cling on for as long as possible. If Keir Starmer and Labour don’t quite believe he can, online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 certainly seem to. ... read more

They got the Scottish Independence vote wrong, they failed to spot Brexit coming and then Michael Moore out-performed them. Political pollsters, pundits and predictors have been almost universally useless in recent years. Anyone taking advantage of US gambling laws to have a bet on US politics in 2020 should, on no account, listen to these fools now. They have no more idea of what’s around the corner than you do. What will dominate the 2020 election is anyone’s guess. ... read more

Most nations have their own unique gambling culture but as the internet inserts itself into every facet of our lives, is that under threat? Will there be a homogeneity to gambling inflicted by the digital revolution, or can we retain some individuality? Online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 present an unrivalled convenience, but also bring a uniformity too. Around the world the gaming market is changing and with it the very culture of gambling is also changing. Not always for the better.   ... read more