Tag Archives: spread betting

Sporting Index celebrates 25th birthday

Spread-betting firm Sporting Index is today celebrating its 25th year in business, having traded markets since being founded in April 1992. Since its historic first bet, a buy of Conservative seats in the 1992 General Election, Sporting Index has given punters 25 years of market spreads and ‘industry firsts’. Which include being the original two-way market, the first to offer cash …

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UK workers to be paid £1.6 billion to watch Olympics while at work

Sporting Index has found that the cost to the British economy from workers watching the 31st Olympiad at work is a staggering £1.6bn.  The spread betting firm commissioned pollsters Opinium to survey the British public ahead of the Games, and found that Olympic-watching Brits will spend 24 minutes on average tuning into the sporting action from Brazil while at work. …

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Paul Turner appointed Head of Sporting Index

Paul Turner has today been named as Head of Sporting Index, promoted to the newly created role from his post as Marketing Director for the London-based spread betting firm. Turner has been with the company for over three years and was originally appointed as Head of Marketing of Sporting Index Group, which also encompasses the B2B trading services arm Sporting Solutions, …

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SBC Leader Profile: Jonathan Hufford – Spreadex – Rare Market Conditions & Realities

Having founded leading spread betting firm Spreadex in 1999, Johnathan Hufford CEO speaks to SBC on his company’s long journey. Focusing on in-house development since its founding, Hufford details to SBC readers how his firm has handled the rare market conditions and realties of running a spread betting product. ____________________________ SBC: Jonathan thanks for letting SBC profile you… When you founded …

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Andy MacKenzie – what punters are predicting for Rugby World Cup

Andy MacKenzie of spread betting firm Spreadex reveals what spread betting punters are making of the Rugby World Cup. Rugby World Cup fever is about to envelope the nation and spread betters are also salivating at the prospect of six weeks of in-play betting opportunities, starting with England v Fiji on Friday. A total of 20 nations will compete in …

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CFO latest to leave spread betting operator IG Group

IG Group Holdings plc, one of the biggest spread betting operators, has announced that Chief Financial Officer Chris Hill is to leave the company in order to take up the role of Chief Financial Officer at Hargreaves Lansdown plc.  It is anticipated Hill will continue in his current role until the end of his notice period and leave IG in …

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Liverpool and Everton biggest flops compared to spread betting expectations

Spreadex’s Andy MacKenzie analyses how teams performed compared to their pre-season odds, and finds that it has been a miserable season on Merseyside. The Premier League may be done and dusted for another year – but how does the final table look when it comes to teams’ performances based on their pre-season betting odds? We all know that Chelsea ended …

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Five ways to view the General Election from a punter’s eyes

Andy MacKenzie, Marketing Communications Manager for sports and financial betting company Spreadex – the only bookmaker to offer fixed odds and spread betting from one account, sees what markets are available for the political punter. For most people, the General Election on May 7th will be a case of considering important issues such as education, immigration, the NHS and austerity …

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10 ways spread betting can offer a different angle to the Grand National

Andy MacKenzie, Marketing Communications Manager for sports and financial betting company Spreadex – the only bookmaker to offer fixed odds and spread betting from one account, explores the different markets that spread betting firms can offer over the Grand National. It’s the one day of the year the country turns into a nation of gamblers as horses are backed due …

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HgCapital sells Sporting Index to undisclosed private investor

Private Equity firm HgCapital the owners of sports spread betting company Sporting Index Group, have reached an agreement for the sale of the business to an undisclosed private strategic investor. The acquisition of Sporting Index is required to pass regulatory approval before being finalised, as yet  the terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed by the participating parties. The …

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