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    Default I'm not that keen on Mondays at the best of times and then...... this:

    anyone else have a weekend like this?

    http://news.coral.co.uk/press-news/f...ies_18686.html

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    Hope this Arsenal result won't hurt you too much hodgey.

    I'm assuming this month will be a write off for me now!

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    Haha, thanks for the encouragement, Voids!


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    Actually barely a scratch seen for us across most bookmakers. I think we were a fiver down at Coral?

    I guess that's because we are more geographically diverse in our reader base, so we had results in Italy, Spain, France and Australia evening things out ... plus the four NFL playoff games.

    Also, I note that a lot of scores were 2-0, which means a lot of the "Both sides to score :YES" bets lost, and that seems to be a market that has taken off among the casual punter fraternity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooner View Post
    Actually barely a scratch seen for us across most bookmakers. I think we were a fiver down at Coral?

    I guess that's because we are more geographically diverse in our reader base, so we had results in Italy, Spain, France and Australia evening things out ... plus the four NFL playoff games.

    Also, I note that a lot of scores were 2-0, which means a lot of the "Both sides to score :YES" bets lost, and that seems to be a market that has taken off among the casual punter fraternity.
    by the looks of it, across most bookmakers were in a loss, except betfred, which is where most of our bettors place the BTTS bets, which seems to fit the trend.

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    It was a poor weekend across the board for us, in fact in terms of revenue at this half-way stage of the month one of the worst for a very long time, but nice to see the reason for it officially confirmed. I am never worried when this happens as it encourages punter confidence and greater turnover. People need to think they can beat the bookmaker and that belief is one of the bookies' biggest allies. I would genuinely argue that a bad weekend for Coral et al will actually make them more money in the long run. So Hodgey, you should be celebrating!

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    Sux for Coral for sure.
    Glad to see Arsenal is still on the top of the ladder though
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    Quote Originally Posted by justbookies View Post
    I am never worried when this happens as it encourages punter confidence and greater turnover. People need to think they can beat the bookmaker and that belief is one of the bookies' biggest allies. I would genuinely argue that a bad weekend for Coral et al will actually make them more money in the long run. So Hodgey, you should be celebrating!
    I agree with you justbookies, although taking a hit this size will take some work to recover, it is a good news story. The main difference between now and this time last year is that we are far more geared up to use PR to spread the word about weekends like this. The Aff programme is now in a position to also use affiliates to get the word out via emailers and news pages etc so that, hopefully, we all get the chance to make some money back!

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    Hi Hodgey do you have some final statistics on how much the weekend cost you after the Arsenal result via football accumulators?

    Would love to stick a post on site and via email

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    It certainly wasn't a good weekend for me across my accounts, ah well, only the 14th hopefully onwards and upwards for the rest of the month.

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    Well no detailed figures available to me right now however, an unscientific but reasonable guess would be at least in excess of £28million

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    Im waiting on Bournemouth and Charlton tonight (not with Coral so don't mess your trousers)

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    Yeah this weekend wasn't so great stats wise, but nothing too severe (thankfully). Good publicity though and great for the business, long term - will make sure it gets covered somewhere...
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    Looks like Hills didn't exactly have a great weekend either, losing £13m - http://t.co/ha8E7BZOLl

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    And with impeccable timing, The Coral PR Team in the UK have released this follow-up piece.. time to start clawing some of those losses back!

    BOOKIES BRACED FOR EXPLOSION IN FOOTBALL BETTING FOLLOWING LAST WEEKEND’S £30 MILLION POUND LOSSES

    Britain’s bookmakers are expecting a massive increase in football betting turnover tomorrow after the most punter-friendly football results in recent history cost the betting industry over £30 million pounds last weekend.

    Many thousands of customers across the country won sizeable four figure sums for stakes of less than £10, with twenty five Coral betting shop customers winning sums of between £10,000 and £89,000. Coral is anticipating that the huge national media and social media coverage of all these stories of successful punters will encourage more people than ever before to have a flutter on football on Saturday.

    “We suffered record losses on football last weekend that will live in the memory for a very long time. However we expect that the tales of such an unprecedented number of successful punters and that have been shared across the media, the internet and through social media all week, will encourage anyone who’s ever had a flutter to have a small stakes accumulator on this weekend’s football to try and emulate their success,” said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

    “Last weekend’s football results were almost as bad as they could be, as 15 of the 16 most popular teams won, so we are looking forward to a huge upsurge in bets tomorrow and just crossing our fingers that lightning doesn’t strike twice”, added Clare.

    Coral’s biggest single winner last weekend was John Sinclair from Acklington, Northumberland, who netted £40,600, after placing a £2 accumulator bet on Coral’s website with eighteen winning selections.

    An anonymous unemployed Scotsman in a Coral shop in Prestonpans, East Lothian won £89,000 after correctly picking nine teams all to win to nil on the Winning Ways coupon.

    Brixton customer, Serge Ndjali Yalongo, turned a £1 bet into £19,600 by selecting 16 winning results.

    Some of the other amazing examples of last weekend’s big winners with Coral included a fifty-eight year-old customer from Cardiff who netted £25,962 for a £25 bet, a 45-year-old punter from Huddersfield who won £17,621 for a £20 bet, while another football punter from Hemel Hempstead claimed £11,581 for just a £2 bet.

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    Hi All,

    Yeah I can understand the down side but I am happy for the players than won. I think that most people would be happy with £40k just out of nowhere...wouldnt we all??!!
    As Anthony said, this is great PR exposure and I am sure your stats will recover, still half month to go!

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