The football fixtures on Friday 26 December saw all betting favourites win their respective matches, as bookmakers cashed out thousands of pounds on winning bets and accumulators.
Coral reported that a customer’s 15 match bet prediction came through when late kick-off Arsenal beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1.
Coral Communications Manager Simon Clare commented on the results:
“At the start of the year we suffered our worst ever day of football losses, and we have Coral’s Simon ended 2014 with a day nearly as bad.
“Hundreds of thousands of football punters have landed themselves a decent christmas bonus but frankly everyone at Coral now can’t wait for 2014 to be over. The Arsenal win against QPR was the final Boxing Day knock-out punch as it alone added over £1 million to Coral’s losses.”
The Boxing Day football results are the second black match day for UK bookmakers in 2014. The weekend of 11 January 2014 ( Premier League 2013/2014 match day 21) cost UK bookmakers a loss of £40 million as all top eight Premier League sides won their matches.
Boxing Day 2014 Results