Betting Guides

How to bet on football betting sites in the UK. All sports betting market odds and betting guides to new customers on golf, tennis, and other sports.

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Bookmakers in the UK

We all get the urge to pop out for a paper and then down the betting shop to a bookmaker near me. The betting trend online has been astronomical in the last 15 years.

Many of the bookmakers featured have an online and high street presence which offers more reassurance to the would-be punter, however, the odds can be more favourable online.

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A short history of online betting websites in the UK

Considering betting became legal in the UK in 1961, and betting shops appeared on the high street, gambling experienced slow and poor development for a whole 25 years.

For example, it was only in the late 1980s when shops were permitted to broadcast pictures of live horse and greyhound racing for the first time.

By the early 1990s, people could now place single bets on football as opposed to the ‘minimum 3 selections’ rule before.

In 1992, the first Sunday race meetings took place, still, the betting shops remained closed on the “Sabbath” and no bookmakers were allowed on the course.

Thankfully progress has been a lot faster in the past quarter-century, and now you can bet 24/7 online and deploy a plethora of different betting methods.

Line betting, spread betting sites, point spreads, and others honour old-fashioned win and each-way options.

But, it was the introduction of Betting Exchanges in the early 2000s which turned gambling on its head as punters could now play the bookmaker and lay bets to opposing punters. In essence, by laying a bet, you are betting on something to lose.

This new-aged betting mechanism unlocked the doors for betting strategies that gamblers had never previously contemplated.