The betting industry is now "at the beating heart of the beautiful game," but a raft of recent incidents have raised serious questions about the relationship between football and gambling.
Oobah Butler travels the betting shops of London to find out who to back in one of the biggest horse races in the world.
But Americans still spend more on lottery games than sports tickets, books, video games, movie tickets, and music combined.
Bookmakers are excluding persistent winners as "liabilities". It's perfectly legal, if not entirely fair. But these high-stakes gamblers still find ways to bet – and now the liabilities are starting to fight back.
A lot of weird shit happened last year, but what would you be able to afford if you'd put a bet on all of it?
It's still uncertain exactly what actions the FA will take against Barton who broke betting rules 1,260 times in ten years
Bookie odds aren’t ideal measures, but they have a decent track record of predicting election wins.
Here, thousands of people are siphoning their money away to corporations who, on the face of it, are game producers, but in essence are income rakers to the fullest extent.
Despite the many strengths of Amanda Nunes, and the many question marks surrounding Ronda Rousey, the latter has been pegged as a big favorite ahead of their UFC 207 title fight.
Initially intended as a no-spin-zone, where injuries were out in the open so all fans—and, yes, bettors—felt comfortable they were watching an unadulterated game of pigskin, the NFL injury report has morphed into something far murkier.