With the era of online comparison sites, as a consumer, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the best price for our purchases. Last year, shoppers spent over 133 billion quid on their online shopping. That figure is set to rise by over 16%, this year. That’s a LOT of money being spent online.
But what of the online gambling industry?
A report issued by the Gambling Commission, this year states –
“New research shows almost half of people in Britain gamble”
That 50 % of the population generated over 4.5 billion pounds in online betting. Of the £4.5billion generated online £2.6billion came from casino games, £1.6billion from betting, £152million from betting exchanges, £153million from bingo and £26million from pool betting. Online slot machine-style games alone generated £1.8billion.
Having been brought up and educated in the industry, where shops and on-course wagers were the only way to get your money down, the online betting industry has increased exponentially and, as a result, shops and on-course betting is a dying trade. At Cheltenham, earlier this year, I was with a group of about 12 lads and every one of them placed their bets on their phone. I, personally think it’s a shame. There’s something special about counting those crisp notes and collecting your winnings in cash. Having said that, even 5 and 10 notes are bloody plastic now!
The online betting industry is growing every year and by the time the next generation comes along, it will be the only way to get your money down.
That said, as with price comparison sites, for everything from insurances to holidays, it’s vital that we get the best price for our bets.
Why would you stick to one bookie who offers you 8/1 about your nag, when another is offering 10/1?
It’s vital that you shop around and open as many accounts as you can. That way, you can get the best price you can and by betting with different bookies, you’ll increase your chance of keeping your accounts open, if even remotely successful!
You can view the best of the online bookies, here –
Let me know what you think? Do you prefer to place your bets online, or are you still betting at your local high-street bookie?
Before I sign off, there are two selections for the system I showed you last week –
Today’s selections –
17:20 Wolverhampton – D’Waterside
17:50 Wolverhampton – Boketto