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SBC Bookies Corner – Scottish Premiership Preview

The new Scottish Premiership season kicks off on Saturday, with the league seemingly rejuvenated by the Hollywood appointment of Steven Gerrard as Rangers manager. Whether or not a serious title challenge can be mounted by the Ibrox club, a figure of Gerrard’s stature is a welcome addition to Scottish football, particularly in the wake of the hyperbole surrounding Adam Rooney’s transfer …

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6 of the Best – McBookie’s Paul Petrie

This week’s 6 of the Best takes us to the northernmost country of the United Kingdom, and to Scotland, where Harry Kane sadly brought today’s interviewee – McBookie Co-Founder and Director Paul Petrie – back down to earth in the World Cup qualification rounds. Keep reading to find out about a holiday conundrum, Tom Cruise toss-ups and three minutes of footballing …

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Paul Petrie: McBookie – The state of play for smaller bookmakers

Paul Petrie is the co-founder and director of UK-based online bookmaker McBookie. A BetVictor white label, the firm specialises in Scottish betting markets – encompassing everything from novelty markets to Scottish junior football. We caught up with Paul to discuss the state of play for smaller British bookmakers, McBookie’s relationship with BetVictor and Scottish non-league sponsorship. ___________________________________ SBC: It’s no …

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No Grand National cheer for bookmakers as One For Arthur brings Scots glory

It appears that bookmakers will be counting the cost of One For Arthur’s Grand National win this Saturday, as Scotland gains its first Aintree champion stud since Rubistic in 1979. Updating the media, William Hill detailed that it had taken circa £25 million in Grand National bets, however the company will likely be paying out to Scottish punters who cashed …

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188Bet and McBookie become BHA Authorised Betting Partners

188Bet and McBookie are the latest betting operators to be announced as Authorised Betting Partners (ABPs) by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). As such the pair have joined an ever increasing number of bookmakers including Bet365, Sky Betting and Gaming, Betfair, BetStars and SeanieMac as sign ups to the scheme which supports British horseracing. For 188Bet and McBookie it’ll ensure that both will …

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Horse Racing Tipster Results – January 20th Lingfield

Team SBC kept the lead after round two of our Horse Racing Tipster, on a week where all four tipsters correctly predicted the same two races at Lingfield (AW). SBC, BettingExpert, Timeform and McBookie all picked Byron Flyer in the 1:00 and hot favourite Exhalted in the final race at 3.55. Seven exciting races, including two photo finishes, brought the following …

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Horse Racing Tipster – January 20, Lingfield

After an unpredictable day at Taunton last week, SBC News will be hoping to stay on top of the Tipster Leaderboard for another week. We are back with the second instalment of our Horse Racing Tipster at Lingfield! A quick reminder that, for the purpose of the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point. Lost …

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Paul Petrie – McBookie – 2015 Industry Review

Paul Petrie, co-founder of Scottish online bookmaker McBookie, takes a look at how the industry developed this year. SBC: What industry development caught your eye this year? Paul: For us Cash-Out has been the most significant development to our business. I know a few bookmakers have had it for a while – although there are some still to incorporate it …

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Scots independence would bring big questions over gambling law

Paul Petrie, director at Scottish sportsbook McBookie.com, discusses the Scottish Independence Referendum Other betting firms have mixed views on the outcome – William Hill suggesting 80% of bets for YES and Betfair suggesting the opposite. What’s McBookies’ take on the vote? 95% of the bets we have taken have been on a Yes vote. The opinion polls have the contest …

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Celtic reprieve causes problems for bookmakers

Celtic Football Club’s unexpected reprieve from Champions League elimination is causing some bookmakers a headache as curious punters get in touch to see if their previously losing bets are now, in fact, winners. Celtic lost on Wednesday night 2-0 to Legia Warsaw in the CL qualifier, with an embarrassing 6-1 loss on aggregate. However the Polish side brought on a …

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