UK Reaches World's #1 Betting Zone

Published October 13, 2002 by OCR Editor

UK Reaches World's #1 Betting Zone

The UK is on its way to becoming the worlds leading gambling dome. After eliminating a 9% wagering tax and implementing more laissez-faire gambling laws last year, a number of gaming analysts have seen bookmaker's profits sky rocket and a growing amount o

Many online betting venues feel that the new guidelines are a positive step in the right direction, while international "gaming goers" too, have observed the gaming sites as reliable and unfailing. Mark Blandford, from Sportingbet, a prime wagering group, said, "The UK is setting out its stall to become the gambling capital of the world."

Consequently in August, Sportingbet packed up its saddle and made the move from Alderney to the UK. Mr. Blandford believes that this move will give the company "an open route to the market" and the skills to partner up with new betting venues.

A study was done by Nottingham Trent University on the UK's stepping ground in the gaming industry, foreseeing a continual increase in betting profits amid bookie earnings reaching up to 70% as we speak.

The director of the study summed it up by saying, "The UK is set to establish itself as the key player on the international stage for betting on sports events."

See also

Hong Kong cracks down on illegal gambling

Two PA Casinos Gear Up to Launch Sports Betting on December 1

World Cup Serves as Launching Pad For New In-Play Betting

Last-Minute Change for UK Christmas No.1 Single Bets

Big UK Betting Operators Roll Out Responsible Gaming Ads


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