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Paddy Powers-created `banned` Pistorius ad branded as `most offensive UK ad ever`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 10:48

A banned advertisement, created by Irish bookmakers Paddy Powers and featuring Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, has reportedly been officially branded as the most offensive UK ad ever.

Bookmakers offer varied odds on next pope

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 21:29

As cardinals gathered in the Vatican on Tuesday to elect a new pope, bookmakers appeared as uncertain as everyone else as to who would emerge as leader of the world`s 1.2 billion baptized Catholics.

Bookmakers to monitor big bets on minor sports

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 12:28

British bookmakers will be monitoring unusually big wagers placed on minor sports during the London Olympics to help prevent fixing scandals.

Organisers, bookmakers to combat illegal betting

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 08:19

Betting industry representatives will meet organisers of the London Olympics on Tuesday to discuss ways to prevent illegal gambling which some officials regard as a bigger threat to the integrity of the Games than doping.

Racing, betting industries hopeful of levy deal

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 10:07

A deal to determine the level of British bookmakers` annual contribution to the horseracing industry is likely to be struck ahead of midnight deadline, Jockey Club CEO Simon Bazalgette told delegates at a sport business conference.

Waugh`s figures of 56 betting approaches may be wrong: Lorgat

Last Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2011, 00:00

Lorgat has questioned Waugh`s claim that 56 cricketers reported illegal approaches by bookmakers to the sport`s governing body last year.

`56 players approached by bookmakers last year`

Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 2011, 00:00

Steve Waugh has claimed that 56 cricketers have reported being approached by illegal bookmakers in the past one year alone.

Brits take bets on Tiger`s 1st drive

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 10:24

Forget about only winning the Masters, British bookmakers are taking bets on whether Tiger Woods will hit a tree on his first drive or if he`ll kiss an anonymous blonde before teeing off.