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Can the bookies tell us who will be the next prime minister?

Can the bookies tell us who will be the next prime minister?

Some pundits swear by the idea the betting markets are a stronger indicator of an upcoming election's outcome than any polling. But how does it work?

Will Ten’s $100m Melbourne Cup gamble pay off?

Will Ten’s $100m Melbourne Cup gamble pay off?

Ten has put a lot on the line to reclaim Melbourne Cup broadcast rights. But with a steadily sliding audience, it's going to be a hard race.

Eaten Fish’s new home … betting ad ban watered down … Book Club’s last show …

Eaten Fish’s new home … betting ad ban watered down … Book Club’s last show …

Iranian cartoonist Ali Dorani has finally been able to leave Manus Island. Plus, other media tidbits of the day.

Ladbrokes looming regulation in UK a stark contrast to Australian Labor

Ladbrokes looming regulation in UK a stark contrast to Australian Labor

Ever heard of a takeover bid where the amount of cash paid to shareholders is contingent on an upcoming regulatory decision? That’s what British gambling giants GVC and Ladbrokes came up with last week as they attempt to create a $10 billion gambling behemoth amidst a regulatory crackdown in the UK. Ladbrokes, one of the […]

US election: what are betting markets telling us that polls aren’t?

US election: what are betting markets telling us that polls aren’t?

Polls generally converge with betting market trends when it comes to politics. Punters can put money where their mouth is, writes Crikey's Poll Bludger William Bowe.

Clinton v Trump: the final debate is Hillary’s to lose

Clinton v Trump: the final debate is Hillary’s to lose

The tide of money is for Clinton ahead of the final debate. But there's good value for Trump, writes Crikey's Poll Bludger William Bowe.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

A bad bet ... Hastie unleashes ... dirty Green laundry ...

An insider’s guide to political betting

An insider’s guide to political betting

The bookies say this election is sewn up -- for the Coalition. Why is political betting more accurate than polls?

Gambling insider: you’re lowering all our odds, Tom

Gambling insider: you’re lowering all our odds, Tom

Tom Waterhouse has to be stopped, according to one gambling industry insider. His pervasive brand of promotion is giving everyone in the gambling game a bad name. Now Tony Abbott is on the case.

Facebookie: social betting next big thing in gambling

Facebookie: social betting next big thing in gambling

You can't bet real money online, but you can play simulated casino games on your smartphone for "fun". If the law changes, researchers are concerned it may have impacts on how we gamble online.