Upping the Ante: When it comes to bets, long is the road without a turn

Upping the Ante: When it comes to bets, long is the road without a turn
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Saxon Warrior looks good value for the Irish Champion Stakes, while Dublin to beat the six-point spread against Tyrone today is our most confident selection ever

A hugely successful online-only bookmaker revealed in recent years that three-quarters of the bets it was accepting were on in-play action.

Placed mid-event, these bets have exploded in popularity with the proliferation of smartphones. Punters, whose attention span is not what it was, partly because of the same devices – effectively the modern-day human’s third hand – increasingly prefer a monetary interest in a televised offering in which they have no emotional investment.

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