5 reasons why La La Land will win the most Oscars ever
Andrew McDermott 08.02.2017

5 reasons why La La Land will win the most Oscars ever

La La Land’s impressive haul of awards and accolades so far has had many wondering how impressively it could perform at this year’s Oscars. The current record for most Academy Award wins is shared by three films – Ben Hur in 1960, Titanic in 1998 and Return of the King in 2004, who all scooped More...
This year’s oldest-ever X Factor panel are still socially relevant
Michael Lintorn 20.06.2016

This year’s oldest-ever X Factor panel are still socially relevant

The recent announcement of the judging panel for the 13th series of The X Factor was greeted with bemusement as the producers operated to the rarely-adopted mantra of “out with the new and in with the old”. Gone were Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora, the pair picked very deliberately to give the show a makeover More...
Don’t believe the hype – There’s no way the UK will vote for Brexit
Iain Houten 11.06.2016

Don’t believe the hype - There’s no way the UK will vote for Brexit

There’s panic underway in the campaign to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union, according to the press at least, with heightened interest in the plebiscite on both sides in the run up to the June 23rd vote reportedly causing a meltdown for Remain. Of course, the UK staying in the EU is still More...
Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and friends – look no further for best odds on Brexit
Iain Houten 30.05.2016

Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and friends - look no further for best odds on Brexit

Top political tipster Mike Smithson believes the chances of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union are slightly better than the odds suggest, with bwin1719.com offering the best price around at 4/1 about Brexit becoming a reality after the June 23rd vote. Aggregates of polls show that ‘Remain’ still holds a handy lead over ‘Leave’, More...
AJ Styles needs to outdo Ric Flair to get success at WWE Payback
Dan Ross 30.04.2016

AJ Styles needs to outdo Ric Flair to get success at WWE Payback

AJ Styles made his WWE debut at the 2016 Royal Rumble, ending his status as the biggest star never to work for Vince McMahon. The Phenomenal One has quickly risen up the ranks in the company and is now the number one contender for Roman Reigns’ WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Defeating the Guy for his More...
WrestleMania’s biggest, best, shortest, worst and most Trump-tastic!
Dan Ross 14.03.2016

WrestleMania's biggest, best, shortest, worst and most Trump-tastic!

WrestleMania is set for it’s 32nd outing, with the annual wrestling showcase set to once against pit the biggest names in spandex up against each other on the grandest stage of them all. Roman Reigns and Triple H will duke it out for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event, while those seeking More...
Star Wars set to defy the odds and bag trio of Oscars
Dan Ross 23.02.2016

Star Wars set to defy the odds and bag trio of Oscars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was seen by many as having an outside shot of being nominated for Best Film at the Oscars. The space epic was snubbed, despite being named the fifth best film of the year by Empire magazine and coming ninth in respected critic Peter Travers’ annual ranking of movies. Furthermore, Star More...
Best Actor trends mean Leonardo DiCaprio is set for fourth Oscars snub
Dan Ross 19.02.2016

Best Actor trends mean Leonardo DiCaprio is set for fourth Oscars snub

Leonardo DiCaprio’s continued quest for a Best Actor Oscar is well documented, with the 41-year-old actor seen by many as the most notable name missing from the list of winners. The Hollywood star has been nominated three times for Best Actor before the current ceremony, for his roles in The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The More...
Brock Lesnar en route to WWE WrestleMania glory after Fastlane
Dan Ross 19.02.2016

Brock Lesnar en route to WWE WrestleMania glory after Fastlane

There’s only one step left on WWE’s road to WrestleMania, with Vince McMahon’s organisation set to take over the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland for Fastlane. The main event sees Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose fight it out for the right to face Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the More...
UFC 194: Conor McGregor v Jose Aldo best bets
Dan Ross 11.12.2015

UFC 194: Conor McGregor v Jose Aldo best bets

When Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor step into the octagon at UFC 194 they could be set for the most important fight in the history of mixed martial arts. MMA is now getting more mainstream exposure than ever before and the cocky McGregor is essential to that. People enjoy seeing a fighter that can run More...
The Christmas countdown to EastEnders death number 109 is on!
Michael Lintorn 11.12.2015

The Christmas countdown to EastEnders death number 109 is on!

EastEnders producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins confirmed this week that “someone will die on Christmas Day that we haven’t revealed to anyone”, but that secrecy couldn’t deter the bwin1719.com bookies from inviting you to punt on who will pass away. The early 5/2 frontrunner is Arthur “Fatboy” Chubb, followed by Charlie Slater at 5/1, Cora Cross at More...
Murray and Fury slashed for SPOTY honours after historic weekend
Thomas Reynolds 30.11.2015

Murray and Fury slashed for SPOTY honours after historic weekend

Andy Murray and Tyson Fury have both shortened dramatically in the betting for BBC Sports Personality of the Year after a historic weekend for British sport. Murray is now 2/1-second favourite to land the accolade for the second time in three years after winning the Davis Cup for Great Britain virtually single-handedly. Readers of news.bwin1719.com More...
Anyone but you Roman! The case for Kevin Owens at WWE Survivor Series 2015
Michael Lintorn 22.11.2015

Anyone but you Roman! The case for Kevin Owens at WWE Survivor Series 2015

Survivor Series is the last of WWE’s “big four” shows for 2015 and, in addition to marking the 25th anniversary of The Undertaker’s debut, the spotlight is on the closing rounds of the tournament to crown a new WWE champion. Injury forced Seth Rollins to vacate the title after a run lasting over seven months More...
Chris Eubank set for I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here success
Dan Ross 10.11.2015

Chris Eubank set for I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here success

The line-up for the new series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was announced today, with the usual blend of retired athletes, reality TV ‘stars’, has-beens, never-beens and washed-up popstars. Chris Eubank is the biggest name this year, with the retired boxer being paid a reported £200,000 to swap the ring for More...
First X Factor show song choice suggests Mason Noise may stick around like Katie Waissel
Craig Kemp 31.10.2015

First X Factor show song choice suggests Mason Noise may stick around like Katie Waissel

When the decision was made to bring back Mason Noise into the X Factor fold ahead of judges’ houses as a replacement for drop-out Tom Bleasby, the consensus was that this was merely to provide the show with some cheap headlines. Mason had criticised the show earlier in the competition for favouring other acts, based More...
Brock Lesnar must channel Batista to overcome The Undertaker at WWE Hell in a Cell
Dan Ross 23.10.2015

Brock Lesnar must channel Batista to overcome The Undertaker at WWE Hell in a Cell

This Sunday, the WWE takes their annual trip to the underworld with the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, and all matches are priced up on bwin. Two matches will be contested in the demonic structure, with Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker looking to settle their long-term feud in the main event. Roman Reigns will be More...
You want some, come get some! The five favourites to fight John Cena at WWE Hell in a Cell
Michael Lintorn 23.10.2015

You want some, come get some! The five favourites to fight John Cena at WWE Hell in a Cell

John Cena has staged his US Championship Open Challenge since March without once losing to a mystery opponent, but the bwin1719.com odds compilers think his luck will expire at WWE Hell in a Cell, pricing it at 1/2 that his unannounced adversary will defeat him. But who will accept the invitation to battle “the face More...
A banker, good-value mid-ranger and overpriced outsider to progress to the X Factor live shows
Craig Kemp 13.10.2015

A banker, good-value mid-ranger and overpriced outsider to progress to the X Factor live shows

Some 12 episodes of the 12th series of the X Factor are now down and now we know the full 24-act line-up that will travel around the world to judges’ houses. Rita Ora has clearly blown the expenses budget by taking her six girls to Los Angeles, while Nick Grimshaw’s boys have drawn the short More...
Jamelia to experience the glee of the Strictly Come Dancing week-two bounce
Michael Lintorn 03.10.2015

Jamelia to experience the glee of the Strictly Come Dancing week-two bounce

The brilliant bwin1719.com bookies never rest in their efforts to provide punters with an exhaustive betting menu. Their latest innovation is one of the most imaginative and ambitious yet: over/under markets on what each of the 15 Strictly Come Dancing contestants will score on week two. Strictly is kind enough to allow each celebrity two More...
Will Brock Lesnar’s WWE Madison Square Garden moment rival these five MSG classics?
Dan Ross 02.10.2015

Will Brock Lesnar's WWE Madison Square Garden moment rival these five MSG classics?

Brock Lesnar is easily wrestling’s biggest draw at the moment and he starts his month long Go to Hell Tour at the most iconic arena in WWE history, Madison Square Garden. The Beast Incarnate is facing off against a giant of over seven feet in the form of The Big Show, with the New York More...
Hull YouTube sensation Ronnie Pickering earns I’m a Celebrity 2015 betting quotes
Thomas Reynolds 30.09.2015

Hull YouTube sensation Ronnie Pickering earns I’m a Celebrity 2015 betting quotes

Red-faced road rage sufferer Ronnie Pickering has become an internet celebrity after his foul-mouthed tirade against motorcyclist Steve Midz went viral. Such is the impression that Mr Pickering, 54, of Hull, has made on the viewing public that bwin have entered him into their betting ahead of the next series of I’m A Celebrity Get More...
Why Sting and not John Cena is the biggest threat to Seth Rollins at WWE Night of Champions
Michael Lintorn 19.09.2015

Why Sting and not John Cena is the biggest threat to Seth Rollins at WWE Night of Champions

WWE Night of Champions is the one event each year where it is mandatory for every single title to be defended, but news.bwin wanted to find out which ones change hands most frequently there. The results offer uplifting reading for double champion Seth Rollins, who is forced to fight for his WWE title against Sting More...
Who’s the third man? The five faves to partner Reigns and Ambrose at WWE Night of Champions
Michael Lintorn 18.09.2015

Who’s the third man? The five faves to partner Reigns and Ambrose at WWE Night of Champions

Wrestling’s mystery-partner trope appeared to die after a late 1990s and early 2000s boom, but the WWE have revived it for Night of Champions, forcing fans to tune in (or read up online afterwards!) to discover who is teaming up with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose to face The Wyatt Family. The bwin1719.com bookies have More...
Rutherford’s SPOTY odds sliced, but winning remains a jump too far
James Middleton 25.08.2015

Rutherford’s SPOTY odds sliced, but winning remains a jump too far

After leaping his way to IAAF World Championship gold, Greg Rutherford has seen his odds to land the coveted BBC Sports Personality of the Year award slashed. Crashing down in the sand at 33/1 from a 100/1 take-off point, the gravity-defying 28-year-old’s price has been subject to a sizeable shift, but barging Jess Ennis-Hill off More...
WWE SummerSlam 2015 in numbers: Brock Lesnar defends a streak of his own
Michael Lintorn 21.08.2015

WWE SummerSlam 2015 in numbers: Brock Lesnar defends a streak of his own

The WWE SummerSlam 2015 main event pits Brock Lesnar against The Undertaker in a match dubiously billed as being “too big for WrestleMania”. The Undertaker is bidding to avenge the WrestleMania 30 loss that cost him his 21-0 undefeated streak on the grandest stage of them all and he is a 2/5 favourite on bwin1719.com More...
Odds tumble on Aussie-bashing Broad to bag SPOTY gong
James Middleton 06.08.2015

Odds tumble on Aussie-bashing Broad to bag SPOTY gong

As the Australian wickets tumbled at Trent Bridge, Stuart Broad’s odds to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year did likewise. The Nottinghamshire seamer devastated Australia’s batting line up during the opening minutes of the fourth Ashes Test, claiming an astonishing five wickets with just 19 deliveries to equal the quickest five-for in history. Broad More...
Trust the Welsh vote to see Joel through in tightest ever Big Brother final
Michael Lintorn 15.07.2015

Trust the Welsh vote to see Joel through in tightest ever Big Brother final

The housemates in series 16 of Big Brother have been a mix of the dull, dislikable and the dull and dislikable, the result being that less than 48 hours before Thursday night’s finale, nobody has much clue who is going to win. Whereas usually only one or two finalists stand a chance of glory, five More...
Proof that Rita Ora is the most musically-credible X Factor judge of all time
Michael Lintorn 17.06.2015

Proof that Rita Ora is the most musically-credible X Factor judge of all time

Due to the musical presumption that new can never be better, Rita Ora’s arrival on the X Factor judging panel has been harshly treated as the “Adam Bogdan to Liverpool” of TV talent show transfers. Complaints include that her mainstream music career is a mere three years old, that she flopped on barely-watched BBC alternative More...
WWE Money in the Bank 2015: Two potential shock endings worth betting on
Michael Lintorn 12.06.2015

WWE Money in the Bank 2015: Two potential shock endings worth betting on

While the wrestling world mourns the passing of the bewitchingly charismatic and universally treasured Dusty Rhodes, the show must go on through these “hard times”. Sunday hosts the WWE’s most enduring 21st-century innovation: Money in the Bank. The titular attraction is the Money in the Bank match, in which the first grappler to ascend a More...
Six things that ALWAYS happen in the Eurovision Song Contest
Michael Lintorn 23.05.2015

Six things that ALWAYS happen in the Eurovision Song Contest

Nobody loves the Eurovision Song Contest more than bwin, which is why there are a massive 93 different markets to bet on. We’ve studied every trend and combined it with our knowledge of this year’s entries – on which there is more information available here – to identify six traditionally potent bets which should prove More...
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