BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... With most sports back in full swing, we’re looking this week at how common betting is among different sports fan bases in the United Kingdom. So, which group is most likely to be making a bet? We found a little more than a quarterof UK adults who follow football have placed a bet in the last 12 months, but how about the other types of sports fans?
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Winning trophies is no longer the only factor in winning fan affinity. For teams who are successful on the pitch there is no guaranteed public affection. In a world of globalised sports rights, athletes as brands and social media, fans have become more discerning than ever.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... While there’s not the feast you would expect at this time of the year, there has at least been some sport for punters to get involved with over the past few weeks. We were interested to see what impact the return of Premier League football would have on bettors, given the size and significance of the market.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... As the UK’s House of Lords is debating whether sports betting companies should be banned from football sponsorship, we thought it might be helpful to revisit some of the data around this subject.
DATA INSIGHTS | by Stephan Shakespeare, CEO and Co-Founder, YouGov ... Businesses that rely on sports for a large percentage of their revenue have suffered particularly during two months of nationwide lockdown. Gambling firms have consequently seen customer bases diminish. As the betting giant William Hill prepares to reopen stores with the easing of lockdown in Europe, new YouGov data shows that certain groups will be more open to returning to stores than others.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... With plenty of conversation in 2019 focused on young people and betting, we thought it would be interesting to look at the demographics of the UK’s gamblers. Our data shows that the gambling activity most likely to be undertaken by younger people (18-24-year-olds) is the purchase of scratchcards. Nearly one in five (19.1%) of this group has bought one in the past 12 months.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Given that this is our end-of-year column, we thought it would be interesting to review some of the 16 metrics we track against betting brands every day by looking at the performance of the sector as whole over the past 12 months.
BLOG | by Liam Randell ... Betting has long been an intrinsic part of the Australian sporting identity. But while, as the saying goes, Australians would bet on two flies crawling up a wall, we thought we’d find out just how true this saying really is.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... When William Hill announced that it was to change its CEO in September, it was no accident that Philip Bowcock’s successor was the company’s former digital chief, Ulrik Bengtsson. The appointment is consistent with William Hill’s strategy to become a digitally-led company, but given the sector’s journey from high street to online what does the future hold for the UK’s betting shops?
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... With Flutter acting to strengthen its foothold in the US market through its acquisition of The Stars Group this month, we thought we would take a look at American’s views on sports betting.