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Bye Bye Blue Square

Today Blue Square was sold to Betfair and all account balances transferred to Betfair.

Blue Square was a very decent bookmaker. Strange that Betfair decided to close the operation completely and seems that they were only interested in the customer base.

Betfair Fixed Odds

What does everyone think if the navigation on the new "improved" Betfair site? A few bugs for me and not very smooth.

Betfair seem to be very keen on a big push towards the fixed odds section in 2013. Slowly they have pushed out the high turnover traders with premium charges and overall odds have declined in value. I guess the betting exchange does not make enough money for the shareholders.

I guess they will start limiting sharp players, just like a traditional online bookmakers.

Ladbrokes buying Betdaq

If you go to the Betdaq URL you get the following message:

"Ladbrokes plc, one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, has today (24th January 2013) agreed to acquire the BETDAQ exchange business. The transaction is subject to certain conditions and is expected to complete in late February 2013.

What does this mean for you, our valued members?

Does anyone STILL use betfair?

I used to love betfair but use it very rarely these days. Seems to have got worse over the last year (no longer in the BMR Green List). Most concerning and the main reason players bet with them was the great odds - this is not the case anymore. The ability to lay, means betfair is a vital cog, but I do feel that they have really lost momentum, and should have been the true sport betting giant, always offering the fairest odds on every event - not the case. The fixed odds product and push towards casino, games and poker shows which way they are heading.