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Royal Ascot favourites, from the St James Palace Stake to the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes

Royal Ascot was a bumper year for punters last year. The event drained profits from William Hill who lost £4m on the event as a whole. A torrent of winning favourites during the five day event caused this pain for the bookmaker. From June 14th to June 18th, 17 group races over 5 days certainly gives Ascot enthusiasts something to get excited about. So what does Royal Ascot offer punters in 2011? First off, and understandably, William Hill may be a lot more cautious for 2011’s Ascot Race meeting. After loosing money on favourites last year remember to compare their odds against favourites at other bookmakers. Royal Ascot is well known in the racing world that favourites can run better than expected…. great for us punters.


Who are the favourites for the 2011 St. Jame’s Palace Stakes Race?
14th June 2011.

The St. James Palace Stakes race is a highlight of the first days racing at Royal Ascot.

Royal Ascot favourites

Royal Ascot favourites, from the St James Palace Stake to the Duke of Edinburgh StakesunratedEditor2012-03-06 06:59:43Royal Ascot was a bumper year for punters last year. The event drained profits from William Hill who lost £4m on the event as a whole. A torrent of…
Novelty bettingRoyal Ascot favourites, from the St James Palace Stake to the Duke of Edinburgh StakesRoyal Ascot was a bumper year for punters last year. The event drained profits from William Hill who lost £4m on the event as a whole. A torrent of…
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Simon Cowell is betting that X Factor USA will be bigger than ever

X Factor has crossed the Atlantic and Simon Cowell will try to conquer the United States with X Factor USA. Love it or hate it the format of watching ‘everyday’ people getting exploited and humiliated on TV for the amusement of the masses is big. The X Factor is getting bigger. Simon Cowell has rebuffed his former employers on POP Idol which is essentially the US version of the X Factor. Cowell wasn’t a stake holder and decided he’d rather go to war with POP Idol than work for them. It’s great headline grabbing stuff and bizillions of people will be watching the shows.

The first X Factor USA advert was aired for the first time in the middle of the Superbowl. For something the cost £1.9 million to show the advert it’s self seems a bit boring, but, it marks the start of the marketing machine. Here’s the advert.

Why all the interest in the X Factor USA?

Apart from being an exhibition of America’s talent and personally, evoking a curiosity of wanting to see if Simon Cowell will fall flat on his face in his attempt to rise to the top of the US TV ratings, it will be great for novelty betting.

What does hype, massive viewer ratings and a sprinkling of pop songs equal? A gargantuan betting market. X Factor betting will be big. The X Factor USA and X Factor (UK) offer some great betting opportunities. The odds on X Factor contestants don’t just move they make Atlantic size leaps. This is why the x factor is good for betting.

Due to the unique features of Betfair it is possible to bet on X Factor contestants to make an equal profit whether they win or lose. Befair lets member bet that a contestant will will the competition and that they won’t win the competition. In a nut shell X Factor betting strategy relies on making a back bet on a contestant at long odds. Usually right at the beginning the odds available will be very long. That’s because there are so many contestants. The skill is picking the ones with good voices and pop star qualities. As the best contestants move through competition their odds shorten. By making a lay bet (that is to say a bet that the contestant won’t win) at lower odds than the back bet made previously it guarantees a profit on that selection.

X Factor USA betting

Simon Cowell is betting that X Factor USA will be bigger than everunratedEditor2012-03-13 03:12:19X Factor has crossed the Atlantic and Simon Cowell will try to conquer the United States with X Factor USA. Love it or hate it the format of watching…
Novelty bettingSimon Cowell is betting that X Factor USA will be bigger than everX Factor has crossed the Atlantic and Simon Cowell will try to conquer the United States with X Factor USA. Love it or hate it the format of watching…
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