Tag Archive | "betfair"

The Betfair Flying Wedge

Saturday, October 30, 2010

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Betfair’s rugby union team recently trounced Ladbrokes in a charity game. I’m sure the victory was won entirely within the modern rules of the game and that the outlawed ‘flying wedge’ wasn’t utilised. I think the Betfair boys have adopted the tactic elsewhere to some effect this week.

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Dear Chairmen. It’s not us…it’s you

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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We were told it was the most comprehensive and compelling case Racing had ever made in terms of a Levy Submission. Nic Coward, the BHA Chief Executive has claimed that the sport has made a ‘comprehensive case that is built on rigorous analysis’. How comprehensive? How rigorous? Well, according to Deloitte who were commissioned to [...]

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Racing’s Rooney?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Racing’s Rooney?

In a week when Wayne Rooney fans were rudely awakened to the naked reality of the brutal commercial cynicism that festers at the heart of the once beautiful game, Racing learned that it too has key figures for whom ‘business is business’.

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When Two Tribes Go To War

Sunday, September 26, 2010

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First of all a confession. I’ve made some pretty useless attempts at mathematical estimates as regards turnover, commission rates and tax yields on Betfair and other exchanges. I’ve usually failed to factor in the extent to which every transaction has two parties to it and have always failed to factor in the amount of trading, [...]

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Betfair Float Is on!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Betfair Float Is on!

Betfair has today announced its intention to go public with this statement heading a corporate press release this morning;   Betfair today announces its intention to apply for admission to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the UKLA and to trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (‘‘Admission’’) and to proceed with an [...]

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No Surprise if Betfair Float Delayed Further

Thursday, September 2, 2010

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No Surprise if Betfair Float Delayed Further

The latest speculation surrounding Betfair’s so long anticipated flotation is that nothing is imminent. This will come as no surprise to anyone who read my take on it way back in May of this year.

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