Coronavirus

It’s not long now till Australia and the first race of the new Grand Prix season. However, the sport has already hit the headlines as the current situation forces the authorities to cancel the race in Shanghai. Online betting sites in China will take a hit over that, and it might not be the last race to get the chop. So, anyone planning to bet on F1 in 2020 will have to be a tad cautious when picking individual race winners. But that still leaves plenty of odds on F1 worth picking up. ... read more

They’ve new cars, there are new tracks, and the rivalries are even more entrenched. Yes, the Formula One circus is back albeit it in a weird mood. Trapped between now and the changes in 2021 F1 faces an interesting season. Naturally, the 2020 F1 odds on Hamilton are still the shortest. Bookies like Bet365, the best of the online betting sites in the UK, know Mercedes will be hard to beat. However, in a season already beset by issues without a wheel spun, who knows. ... read more

So, apparently North Korea wants to grow it’s tourist industry. Now there’s an oxymoron! The Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un is desperate for foreign cash. To that end he is determined to push forwards the development of integrated resorts. But reasons beyond even his control have seen North Korea casino goals tumble. ... read more

Not surprisingly, Macau’s January revenues tumble even though a drop in income was on the cards. This was down the effects of the Coronavirus. But the magnitude of the drop has taken analysts and commentators by surprise. Gambling revenues for the month of January took a serious nose-dive when compared with figures from a year earlier. ... read more

The Coronavirus outbreak has already hit land-based casinos in Macau, the world gambling capital. In a meanwhile, foreign organizations like Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators or POGOs don’t hesitate to take over the gambling industry. While offshore gaming is booming in the tax haven, the Chinese government is trying to provide countermeasures.  ... read more

You have to be an optimist to be captain of the England Cricket team. Joe Root is no exception. Having won the fourth test and got a 3-1 series win he bubbled with praise, hopes, and dreams. However, the odds on England to win the Ashes demonstrate he is a slightly rose-tinted view of the future. Bookies like Bet365, one of the biggest online betting sites in the UK, give them barely 3/1. Apparently beating South Africa doesn’t mean you can take on the Aussies at home. ... read more