• Dec- 2014 -
    9 December

    Stan James Review

    [review] Stan James was formed in 1973 with one betting shop in Wantage Oxfordshire.The founders of the company were Steve Fisher and James Holder but is now fully owned by the Fisher family.The name of the company was born from ST(eve) AN(ne) (Steve’s wife) and JAMES (James Holder). Stan James are primarily an online operation but they do have around…

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  • Nov- 2014 -
    4 November

    Ladbrokes Review

    [review] Ladbrokes is one of oldest of the bigger bookmakers and was founded in 1886 by two gentlemen by the names of Messrs Schwind and Pendleton who were commission agents for the Worcester based training farm called Ladbroke Hall. In 1902 the partnership was joined by a Arthur Bendir who decided upon the name Ladbrokes as befitting to their operations…

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  • Sep- 2014 -
    20 September

    Totesport Review

    [review] The Tote was founded in 1928 and was originally called the Horserace Totalisator Board. It was set up by Winston Churchill with a government appointed board with the intent to provide a safe and legal way to place bets on course and an attempt to rid the streets of all the illegal gambling rings that existed. Its other intention…

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  • Aug- 2014 -
    8 August

    Betfair Review

    [review] Betfair Group plc is the worlds biggest internet betting exchange. The company was founded in the year 2000 by an Andrew Black and Edward Wray and the 14 years since its inception it has grown to be one of the most notable places for punters to bet. They have grown massively around the world and, according to latest figures,…

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  • Jul- 2014 -
    24 July

    Betfred Review

    [review] Betfred was named after it’s founders Fred and Peter Done who opened their first shop in 1967 in Ordsall, Salford. Nearly 40 years later their reported turnover now exceeds over £3.5 billion and they have a chain of shops of more than 1,350. Their growth has been a phenomenal success and in 2011 Betfred bought the Tote in a…

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  • Jun- 2014 -
    6 June

    Sky Bet Review

    [review] Sky Bet is one of the leading on-line betting channels and boasts of having four key brands managed under the umbrella of BSkyB. These brands consist of Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Poker and Sky Bingo. They also own and manage the successful and popular Oddschecker site that enables people to see all the odds across the plethora of…

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  • May- 2014 -
    14 May

    Winner Review

    [review] Join Winner Now Winner on-line bookmakers is owned by Zirconium Gaming and are a relatively new gaming company. Winner is their bookmaking branch which has become well known with their marketing slogan… Where Everyone Is A Winner They offer an attractive sign up bonus across all of their platforms, which includes the sportsbook, poker site, casino, bingo and the ever increasingly popular…

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  • Apr- 2014 -
    17 April

    Titan Bet Review

    [review] Titanbet are the new kids on the block in terms of on-line betting, but they’re no strangers to the industry as a whole having been born out of the giant Titan Group more famously known by its poker brand. The established gaming brand saw a gap in the market and have gone about making sure that everyone gets to hear…

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  • 14 April

    Paddy Power Review

    [review] Paddy Power, as the name suggest’s, originated in Ireland. Offline it conducts it’s business via a chain of licensed betting offices throughout the UK and Ireland. They also operate Ireland’s largest telephone betting service. On-line they have five betting channels consisting of sports betting, online poker, bingo, casino and spread betting. The company was formed in 1988 by the…

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  • 1 April

    Coral Review

    [review] Coral has been the third biggest bookmaker since it merged with Coral Eurobet back in 2005. A reputable name on both the high street and on-line the original company was founded by a Joe Coral in 1926. Starting out on course at local Greyhound tracks they were one of the first bookmakers to take advantage of the legislation for…

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  • Mar- 2014 -
    20 March

    Betway Review

    [review] Betway are relatively new to the UK market. However, they’re now coming into their eighth year of trading and are based in Malta. They’re a leading and regulated on-line gambling brand and offer customers the regular mediums of betting from sports betting, casino through to poker. They use the latest leading software and provide an interactive and innovative betting…

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  • 6 March

    Bet Victor Review

    [review] The company Victor Chandler, which is now known as BetVictor, was founded in 1946 by the current owner Victor’s grandfather. William (the Grandfather) had several years of ownership of Walthamstow Stadium which included laying bets on the dogs . After his death, Victor Senior took over and, shortly after that, Senior passed away leaving the ownership in the hands…

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  • 3 March

    888 Review

    [review] 888 Sport was founded in 1997 by two brothers Avi and Aaron Shaked and they have extensively grown into a recognisable brand of on-line betting and reportedly turn over 375 million dollars per year. They offer betting on many sports ranging from football, horse racing, through to basketball. In an attempt to grow their sports book 888 offer obscure…

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  • Feb- 2014 -
    13 February

    Bet365 Review

    [review] Bet365’s online presence has been established since the year 2000. Having started out in a portakabin in Stoke-on-Trent, they’ve grown to be one of the most respected and largest of the online bookmakers. During their enormous growth they’ve won several awards, including 2008’s Gambling Online Magazine’s Bookmaker of the Year award. They offer an extensive range of markets covering…

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