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When we first started betting on course four years ago it was a real eye opener. I soon learned that all the other books had to get the jolly in at any cost. I didn’t understand then and I still don’t now what the obsession of laying top of the market horses is when there …
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Today all On Course bookmakers were contacted with the news that the Racecourse Association were intending to add a new clause to their agreement with bookmakers: ‘No bookmaker may utilise software which monitors or tracks the prices offered by betting exchanges online and, based upon that monitoring, automatically generates a price that is displayed on the bookmaker’s board.’ What does this mean? There are …
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My answer to this is a resounding YES. We are a business and although we like to give our customers a great service and great odds the bottom line is we have to make a profit. That’s not to say that everyone who backs a steamer is shut down; 26% of our active users are showing a profit and we …
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Everyone in the horse racing and betting industries looks forward to the Grand National. It’s the one day when you can guarantee you will be significantly busier. As ever the race comes under a lot of criticism from certain quarters. Last year our Uckfield shop was targeted by ‘Animal Rights Activists’ who turned up with their …
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Twenty Six years ago when I owned my first betting shop the game was very different; the big three betting companies: Corals, Ladbrokes and William Hills had no offers so the independents (me included) used to offer ‘double result payout’ to try and prise the punters away from the big boy’s clutches. The punters loved this concession …
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The Sandown fiasco on Saturday cost the bookmaking industry a right few bob. A number of on course books had paid out on ‘One for Rosie’ before the new result was called. The public’s perception of on course bookies is that they are all rolling in it and something like this is just a minor hiccup. …

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