Gambling News 29th July, 2012

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29th July, 2012 at 03:17:33
Impossible to correctly predict who would light the London cauldron

Rigorous secrecy by the organisers of the London Olympics, allied to an unusual choice of who would light the cauldron, made it impossible for punters to fairly guess how the opening ceremony would play out, causing many bookies to void bets and return players' deposits following the big opening Friday night.

Full Story: Olympic Torch Bets Refunded »


29th July, 2012 at 03:17:33
Allegation that one team member previously bet on an opponent to win

Allegations of betting created negative headlines in an otherwise positive Olympics news environment over the weekend when Ireland's Olympic Council announced that it has started investigating an accusation that one of its athletes at the London Games previously bet on an opponent to win an event in which they were both competing.

Full Story: Olympic Alarm On Irish Team Bets »


29th July, 2012 at 03:17:33 reportedly closing foreign residents' accounts

Players resident outside of Spain started reporting Friday that their accounts at the dedicated Spanish gambling website were being shuttered.

Full Story: Online Gambling : Playing It Safe In Spain »