Sports Betting News: Epsom Derby Generates Bumper World Pool Total

Sports Betting News: Epsom Derby Generates Bumper World Pool Total

The Epsom Derby Day card generated a record turnover for a composite race-day on the World Pool of £38.7 million last weekend. 
Four races at Eagle Farm in Australia, including the Group 1 Queensland Derby, also contributed to the eye-watering World Pool pot. 
Read on as we look at how the World Pool is impacting the betting industry, before assessing some of the other top news from the sector this week. 


  • Epsom Derby contributes to new World Pool record.
  • England tipped to win Euro 2024.
  • BGC sets out Safer Gambling Week aims.

World Pool Keeps Powering Forward

The World Pool turnover generated on Epsom Derby Day topped the previous record of £38m set in March from big races in Dubai and Australia. 
The Epsom Derby produced a World Pool total of £5.2m, a £1m year-on-year increase. However, the figure was £800,000 lower than the 2022 total. 
All five days of the upcoming Royal Ascot meeting are the next World Pool days to be hosted in the United Kingdom. Irish Derby Day at The Curragh is the next one in Ireland. 

AI Simulation Tips England to Win Euro 2024

Sportradar’s artificial intelligence data simulation has predicted that England will emerge victorious at the 2014 European Championship this summer. 
The AI-powered algorithm was fed thousands of data points taken from football betting sites to deliver a prediction that many fans will dispute.  
The Three Lions have failed to win major silverware since 1966 and it would be a surprise if they snapped their streak in Germany this summer. 

BGC Eyeing Another Successful Safer Gambling Week

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) is eager to make the 2024 UK Safer Gambling Week more successful than last year.  
The initiative, which will take place from 18th - 24th November, is designed to showcase the wide range of safer gambling tools on UK betting sites and in land-based outlets. 
Deposit limits, reality checks and maximum stake limits are among the safer gambling tools which been a big hit during previous UK Safer Gambling events. 

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