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Betway adds Horse Racing to Their Repertoire of Sports

Betway is a relatively newer member of a host of sports betting sites that are available in the UK. Started out in 2006, Betway has so far managed to stay true to their promise of being a complete package of sports betting and online casino games.

Betway uses Microgaming for most of their currently available games. A few live games were recently tried out using NetEnt platform, as well. However, the biggest attraction at Betway has always been their advanced user-centric sports betting facilities.

The sports covered so far at Betway included most of English football leagues including the Premier League; county cricket; rugby and tennis.

Betway adds horse racing

However, in a recent release, the company has announced that they have secured official betting ties with a number of major and minor racing championships in the UK.

The UK sports betting is primarily dominated by the big three betting companies in Ladbrokes, PaddyPower and Bet365. These racing deals are widely seen as an effort from Betway to further strengthen their grip on the remainder of the UK sports betting scene. This rings true especially in the context that Betway managed to secure the Queen Mother Champion Chase for three years straight, starting from 2014.

Alan Elgar of Betway, in an enthusiastic response, exclaimed that Betway was ‘thrilled’ to be a part of the UK racing sports –especially some of the courses that have a historic standing in the UK racing and sports culture.

Everything put together, Betway has £1 million, or thereabouts, already pledged as the prize money for various racing events and more would definitely be added to that once the pending contracts with some major races go through to completion.

NBA Will Not Oppose Canadian Sports Betting Bill

IOC states that legal betting helps to build stronger attachment of fans to a sport Betting on single games is banned in Canada but active campaigns from individuals and groups has forced the Canadian Senate to consider a bill presently referred to as “C-290” which can repeal the ban and make sports betting legal in Canada. Though the bill had been cleared in the House of Commons around three years ago, it was stuck in Senate and will expire in June if not cleared by its members. Members of parliament that are in favour of the bill are not very hopeful of the bill going through this year either, due to the mixed reaction of the legislature with regards to sports betting.



Opinion of professional sports organisations on this bill

All the top professional sports organisation of United States comprising of NCAA, National Football League, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball are opposing the bill. The International Olympic Committee however supports this bill as it would lead to regulated sports betting instead of the current illegal activity that is happening in the country. IOC states that legal betting helps to build stronger attachment of fans to a sport and generates money that can help in financing the sport. But other sporting organisations have sent strong protest letters to Senate stating that the bill will affect integrity and trust of public in the game.


View of NBA about the bill

Along with Canadian Soccer Association, Canadian Labour Council, Canadian Chamber of Commerce and several gaming regulators, operators and municipal governments now the National Basketball Association has joined the list of supporters for the bill. Their argument is that it will bring in much needed funds to the sport and protect people from being scammed by illegal operators. According to the Vice President of Canadian Gaming Association, if this bill gets rejected by Senate, another bill will get drafted with stronger safeguards next session of Parliament as sports betting is now a part of professional sports in the country.

New Horse Race Betting App from Derby Games

New Horse Race Betting App From Derby Games

Derby Games has come up with a new betting app for iOS users in the USA. This mobile app is called Derby Jackpot and it is a real-money app for horse race betting.

Hit the jackpot

Horse racing by Derby GamesDerby Jackpot is the first real-money app for horse race betting that Apple has approved for its users. Through this app by Derby Games horse racing enthusiasts can watch and bet on horse races across the US through their mobile devices. This certainly makes it easier to bet on horse races and no doubt the app will gain in popularity amongst race betting fans.

Apple has been okay with real-money apps if proper licensing is in place. It has been allowing such apps on its devices if all conditions are met. One of the conditions is that the app is available for free in its app store. Another condition is that app use must be limited to places, which the license permits. It seems Derby Jackpot meets all conditions set by Apple.

Betting on horse races through the app is quite simple. Bettors have to select a horse and the betting amount and use the ‘place bet’ button in the app. Then all they have to do is watch the race and see if they won or lost the bet.

A good deal

The idea of horse race betting app certainly seems like a good business decision. As of now such apps are not widely available for mobile devices. Google hasn’t allowed real-money apps for betting yet and Apple certainly is quite stricter about licensing of such apps. The availability of real-money bets for horse race gambling may certainly prove profitable for all parties involved. The app interface is simple and allows for maximum fun. Bets can be as low as 10 cents but can offer huge rewards.

Learn About Sports Betting History at Mob Museum

Are you an avid sports betting enthusiast and are keen on gaining more knowledge about historical antecedents and background of sports betting? Do you want to learn how organized crime and law enforcement agencies are constantly at loggerheads with each other? Then visit the Mob Museum located in downtown Las Vegas to understand how the top czars of gambling carry out business and stay away from controversies and crime. With sports betting being a topic of hot debate around the world, the Mob Museum will organise a courtroom conversation about history of sports betting in United States on January 21. The topic will be discussed among lawmakers, media and general public where each group will put forth its views on the topic.

Mob Museum sports betting

Sports betting in the United States

Though sports’ betting has been allowed in Vegas since early 1931, there are interesting stories in history about the activity being illegally carried out in other cities, which have led to controversies and scandals. Experts like Pete Bernhard, Barry Lieberman, Art Manteris and Ted Sevransky will present details about the machinations involved in Black Sox Scandal of 1919 and how organized crime has always managed to retain its grip over illegal bookmaking and sports betting. Listed among “20 places every American should see” by Fox News, the museum contains engaging exhibits and artifacts.

To keep a check on criminal elements in sports betting, the Nevada racing industry is trying to maintain integrity by keeping a constant check on illegal elements trying to influence the games. The museum has interactive show with high tech displays called Tropicana showing visitors recreated scenes of early casino days. Though sports’ betting is legal in Nevada, Oregon and a couple of more states it is fully operational only in Nevada. According to estimates nearly $400 billion is transacted every year in illegal sports betting across the nation.

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Our Favourite Sports Betting Events From 2013

Every year, there is a ton of sporting events to watch and bet on. Some are more exciting when events like the Olympics and the World Cup series of games like football or cricket is scheduled. Not counting these, there is lots happening every year in the field of sports that can excite fans who like to bet on games. Here are some exciting sports betting events from 2013.

Golf – The Masters


The Masters was the first major golfing event in 2013, and the betting lines were buzzing like crazy. Rory McIlroy was craving to add the Masters to his two wins in major events. Tiger Woods The mastersand Phil Mickelson were both in great form.


Football – Champions League


Every football player wants to win a Champions League title just as much as he wants to win the world cup series. The excitement amongst fans was no less for the Champions League, resulting in a betting frenzy.


Rugby – World Cup


The event took place in England, Wales, Ireland, and France, and being the world cup series, bets on winning teams and star players were many.


Cycling – Tour de France


The scandal involving one of the most celebrated sports person in the world hasn’t dampened the betting excitement amongst the fans of this elite cycling event. The event in 2013 was one of the favourite sporting events to place bets on.


Tennis – Wimbledon


Out of all the tennis events, Wimbledon is one where betting reaches unprecedented heights. Will it be someone who has already won several times or will there be a new champion? – The question is sure to be worrying fans all over the world each year and not surprisingly, it is one of the favourite sporting events to bet on.


Cricket – The Ashes


Bets are placed on every international cricket game. However, even in cricket, there are games that are markedly different simply in terms of the excitement that surround them. In 2013, the England team was favoured to win the legendary series while Australia had a lot at stake, being under pressure to perform and bring the trophy back home after their 2010-2011 series loss to the former.



Betting Scandal

Son Of Upstanding UK Detective Involved In Australian Open Scam


The betting scandal that rocked the sports world earlier this year at the Australian Open has been undergoing a series of trials and investigations after six different people were accused of ‘courtsiding,’ or passing along insider information to bettors before the information on the game hit the television screens elsewhere in the world. Amongst serious sports bettors, this type of inside information can dramatically change the outcome of their bets, and could make or break someone’s ability to win big. With the advancements we’ve made in modern technology, it’s hard to keep tabs on everyone’s activity, but officials set to monitor the audience for suspicious activity picked up on the behavior nonetheless.

One young man that seems to be at the center of this is Daniel Dobson. The twenty-two year old Briton is a somewhat shocking candidate for pulling such a stunt. One reason those who know him were surprised to hear of his alleged involvement in the scandal is that Dobson works for a company called Sporting Data which prides itself on being a reputable company that relays stats and information on sporting events around the world. The company immediately issued a public statement pointing out that the actions Dobson took were of his own free accord, and that they were in no way connected to his work for Sports Data. However, perhaps even more shocking than a Sports Data employee partaking in such insider trading is the idea that the son of one of the most upstanding and respected detectives in all of Britain would be involved in the illegal activity.

Daniel Dobson’s father, Tim Dobson, is one of the leading detectives who was assigned the task of investigating the sudden disappearance of Madeleine McCann. For those following the McCann story, the juxtaposition of the hard work Tim Dobson is doing to bring justice with the immoral activity of his son, Daniel, is quite a jarring shock. While neither the young man nor his father have made any statements on the clear opposition of their paths – one in law enforcement, another in crime – it seems that this father-son duo might have some growing pains that they are going to continue to work through.

After a short stay in Melbourne following his arrest, Daniel Dobson posted $9,000 bail and returned to his home in New Malden. While no new advancements have been made in the case regarding Dobson, he has been granted the ability to return to his home only under the condition that he return to Melbourne if asked to do so following the completion of the ongoing investigation.