Tue, Feb 18, 2003 - Page 20 News List

British betting firm sets record straight

FIXING THE ODDS Sportingbet says there is no truth to a rumor circulating in the nation's dailies that it is attempting to set up an office in Taiwan and run a lottery

By Jules Quartly  /  STAFF REPORTER

The company's finance director, Charles Moore said of the furor that has been generated by the press, "We never expected a response like this. This a market where we have 500 customers, not like the US where we have 400,000."

Moore said worldwide about 11 million people gambled online with a combined stake of more than US$7 billion per year.

Sportingbet claims to have 837,431 customers in 150 countries, using 11 currencies and 11 languages. It is the biggest online gaming company in the UK.

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