Bookmakers expect record betting on Dubs v Mayo

Bookmakers expect record betting on Dubs v Mayo
Dublin's Denis Bastick will be in action in today's All-Ireland Football Final. Photo: Sportsfile

The prevalence of smartphones and in-game betting options is expected to see punters bet €4.5 million on today's All-Ireland Football Final, writes Emmet Ryan.

A record €4.5 million is expected to be bet on today's All-Ireland Football Final between Mayo and Dublin, with online and mobile betting driving growth in the market.

A combination of attractive fixtures in the GAA championships and a lack of major international events has led to growth in GAA betting this year, analysts said. Paddy Power has ex[perienced a 12 per cent increase in betting from Ireland since last year, with international betting on GAA...

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