Bodog is the best-priced horseracing bookmaker according to April’s rankings from Oddschecker. Bets placed with Bodog offered 34 percent better value than the average and that was enough to be top of the pile. Sportingbet occupied second place on 29 percent with StanJames (18 percent), Betfair (13 percent) and Bet365 (11 percent) making up the remainder of the top five. BetVictor was on average 71 percent slicker than the average in the football sector as they beat Boyles’ 63 percent into second place. Bet365 took third with 42 percent as Bodog (34 percent) and Paddy Power (19 percent) made up the rest of the top five.
Betfair is predicting that records won’t only be smashed on the track at this summer’s Olympic Games. ThisIsMoney.com is reporting the exchange think £150 million will be wagered through their site over the duration of the games thanks to the convenience of the timezone for punters around the globe. It would be higher but for the “lack of interest” among punters for events at the Games such as the Athletics. The Olympics pale into insignificance compared to Premier League football, the Games only likely to be the equivalent of one weekend’s betting on the footy.
The same company also took home an award at last night’s Sport Industry awards. Betfair walked away with the Best Use of PR In a Sport Campaign for their Trash Your Tevez Shirt drive last October. It involved parking a skip outside both United and City’s stadiums before inviting fans of either team to dispose of the relevant shirt of the deposed star in exchange for a new one. They sent the shirts to Tevez’s homeland and gave them to local charities. Ironically Carlos Tevez has returned to City in the last month and been pivotal in their push for the title. Cue City fans searching around the city for that skip.