Bookmakers in the U.K. focus betting on most professional sporting events the biggest being horseracing and football. But they also offer prices on novelty events ranging from T.V shows, political elections and the Oscars. You could even have a wager on there being a white Christmas.
In the 1960s the government legalised betting shops and a large respectable industry has grown since. Currently there are four major high street bookmakers in the U.K William Hills, Ladbrokes, Corals and Betfred.
With over seventy years of bookmaking experience behind them, William Hill offers just as many betting markets as any other bookmaker on the high street. William hill is renowned for having one of the widest selection of football markets as well as being amongst the industries leaders with regards to horseracing activities across the globe
Corals has over 1600 shops and is the third largest bookmaker in the U.K. Part of the Gala Coral group has a market share of approximately 20% offering bets on markets throughout the betting industry.
Known as the “magic sign” within the horseracing world Ladbrokes has over 2000 shops in the U.K. and over 2500 worldwide. One of the leaders in the betting industry offering a wide variety of betting opportunities throughout the world of sport.
Known as the “Bonus King” Betfred prides itself on being ‘the world's biggest independent bookmaker,' and on offering ‘bonus' bets and enhanced odds of football, racing and other sports.
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