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The latest Specials news articles from the bookmakers news desk. Click on the article titles to read the full story.

Italy Early Favourites to Win Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Italy Early Favourites to Win Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Bookmakers have installed Italy as the early favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, even though there is still some time to go before the Grand Final takes place on Saturday 13 May.

Mon 20th Mar 2017  |  Specials
Philip Bowcock Confirmed as William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock Confirmed as William Hill CEO

William Hill have confirmed that Philip Bowcock, who has been serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer since July 2016, has now been appointed as the permanent CEO.

Mon 13th Mar 2017  |  Specials

Perth Installed as Favourite to Take 2021 UK City of Culture Title Perth Installed as Favourite to Take 2021 UK City of Culture Title

Perth has been installed as the early favourite amongst bookmarkers to land the title of 2021 UK City of Culture.

Tue 7th Mar 2017  |  Specials

Donald Trump Odds-On to Leave Office Before End of First Term Donald Trump Odds-On to Leave Office Before End of First Term

Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States less than six weeks ago, but some bookmakers already think that there is a fair chance of him leaving office via impeachment or resignation before the end of his first four-year term.

Mon 27th Feb 2017  |  Specials

Paddy Power Pays Out on La La Land and Moonlight After Oscars Mix-Up Paddy Power Pays Out on La La Land and Moonlight After Oscars Mix-Up

Paddy Power punters who backed La La Land to win the Oscar for best picture have been left thankful to a wrong announcement by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, after they were paid out despite the movie missing out on the top award.

Mon 27th Feb 2017  |  Specials
Scottish Independence 'Yes' Vote Odds-on with William Hill Scottish Independence 'Yes' Vote Odds-on with William Hill

The Scottish people are more likely to vote YES than NO in their next referendum on independence, according to odds that are currently being offered by bookmakers William Hill.

Mon 20th Feb 2017  |  Specials


William Hill Offers Odds on DreamHack Masters eSports Event

The second DreamHack Masters eSports tournament will take place in Las Vegas this week, and William Hill has been approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to offer betting markets on the event.

Mon 13th Feb 2017
Beyonce and Jay Z Twin Names Betting

For anyone who missed the extremely important celebrity announcement that has been making headlines in recent days, showbiz couple Beyonce and Jay Z are expecting twins.

Mon 6th Feb 2017

Could Olivia Colman Become First Female Doctor Who?

The news that Peter Capaldi is to step down from the lead role in Doctor Who has sparked a betting frenzy as punters and bookmakers consider who might become the next Time Lord.

Tue 31st Jan 2017

Irish Punters Betting on Winning EuroMillions Location

Within hours of the news breaking that an Irish player had won the EuroMillions jackpot of €88.5 million, Boylesports began offering a market on the winning ticket’s location.

Wed 25th Jan 2017

William Hill Offers May v Trump Betting Market

William Hill has opened a betting market which allows bettors to predict whether Theresa May will cease to be Prime Minister before or after Donald Trump ceases to be President of the USA.

Mon 23rd Jan 2017
Trump Inauguration Provides Great, Huge Excuse to Play Buzzword Bingo

Make America great again! Huge! Sad! Are you ready to play Inauguration Bingo with soon-to-be-president Donald J Trump tomorrow?

Thu 19th Jan 2017













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