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Bookies braced for huge upsurge in football bets after record losses

| 18.01.2014

Britain’s bookmakers are expecting a massive increase in football betting turnover tomorrow after the most punter-friendly football results in recent history cost the betting industry over £30 million pounds last weekend.

Many thousands of customers across the country won sizeable four figure sums for stakes of less than £10, with twenty five Coral betting shop customers winning sums of between £10,000 and £89,000. Coral is anticipating that the huge national media and social media coverage of all these stories of successful punters will encourage more people than ever before to have a flutter on football on Saturday.

“We suffered record losses on football last weekend that will live in the memory for a very long time. However we expect that the tales of such an unprecedented number of successful punters and that have been shared across the media, the internet and through social media all week, will encourage anyone who’s ever had a flutter to have a small stakes accumulator on this weekend’s football to try and emulate their success,” said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

“Last weekend’s football results were almost as bad as they could be, as 15 of the 16 most popular teams won, so we are looking forward to a huge upsurge in bets tomorrow and just crossing our fingers that lightning doesn’t strike twice”, added Clare.

Coral’s biggest single winner last weekend was John Sinclair from Acklington, Northumberland, who netted £40,600, after placing a £2 accumulator bet on Coral’s website with eighteen winning selections.

An anonymous unemployed Scotsman in a Coral shop in Prestonpans, East Lothian won £89,000 after correctly picking nine teams all to win to nil on the Winning Ways coupon.

Brixton customer, Serge Ndjali Yalongo, turned a £1 bet into £19,600 by selecting 16 winning results.

Some of the other amazing examples of last weekend’s big winners with Coral included a fifty-eight year-old customer from Cardiff who netted £25,962 for a £25 bet, a 45-year-old punter from Huddersfield who won £17,621 for a £20 bet, while another football punter from Hemel Hempstead claimed £11,581 for just a £2 bet.

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* Most Popular Top 15 Selections on Accumulators with Coral this weekend:
Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool, Leicester, Burnley, Birmingham, QPR, Notts Forest, Leyton Orient, Brentford, Wolves, Chesterfield, Scunthorpe, Celtic, Rangers,

To view all Coral PR team press releases please visit http://news.coral.co.uk/press-newsFurther

Information Contact:
Simon Clare 07860 465139

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Simon Clare

Simon Clare joined Coral in 1997 as Racecourse PR representative and was
promoted to Coral PR Director in October 2002. Between 2008 to 2011 Clare
added Trading to his responsibilities in a new role as Coral Trading & PR
Director. In 2011 he relinquished his Trading responsibilities and assumed a
new wider role of PR & Broadcast Director responsible for all Coral Public
Relations activity, CoralTV and Social Media. Clare has extensive broadcast
experience on radio and television commenting on a diverse range of betting events from the obvious - horse racing, football and sport - to the more obscure - politics, reality TV, showbiz and the weather.
Simon Clare is a keen sports fan, still turning out for Carshalton FC on a
Saturday when work allows.