Tag Archives: London 2012
- Olympic ‘feeling’ spreads across Europe
January 14, 2013
Having that “feeling” has become the byword for 2012 in certain corners of the Western world. People in the United Kingdom will talk of that “feeling” when you ask them about the summer of 2012. The connotations have nothing to do with anything to with the bedroom though, for 2012...
- Italian Olympic betting beats France; Betway sponsoring Mirror Fantasy Football
August 20, 2012
Italy pipped France to-the-post over London 2012 with €19.7million bet on various sports during the games. The amount bet was across a number of different sports with the figures contributing to a total increase in turnover, across all mediums of betting, of 83 percent to €42.1m. Volleyball was the surprise at...
- Social media presence as important as medals for Olympians
August 15, 2012
Having more followers on social media could soon be more important than anything when it comes to sports people securing sponsorship deals. Several advertising agencies that specialize in sports have admitted the size of ‘x’ person’s following on Twitter has as much to do with the endorsements an athlete as...
- Royal baby imminent; Olympics impressing the bookies; Hills taken to cleaners
August 10, 2012
A new member of the Royal Family could arrive sooner rather than later after one bookie saw a spike in bets. Paddy Power took a number of seven-figure bets on Prince William and his bird the Duchess of Cambridge having a sprog in 2013. It got to the point where...
- London 2012: Only hours to go and the bookies are excited
July 27, 2012
Bookmakers are starting to get excited ahead of the Olympic Games with a number of firms delighted with how things are going so far. BetVictor is one firm that is already doing fairly well after they layed a bet of £25,000 on Spain to win the football gold medal. Spokesperson...
- To bet or not to bet…that is the question
July 26, 2012
The biggest sporting party on earth is about to land in London as the Olympic Games is finally under starters orders for tomorrow evening. After the Opening Ceremony’s done it means 16 days of seeing who can run quickest and throw shit the furthest and all you need to do...
‘Summer of sport’ boosts Betfair’s Q1, but poker, casino fall and CFO quits
September 11, 2012