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spread betting

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(Gambling, except Cards) a form of gambling in which stakes are placed not on the results of contests but on the number of points scored, etc. Winnings and losses are calculated according to the accuracy or inaccuracy of the prediction
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"Ten years ago," Hufford says, "spread betting was a very confusing activity which was talked about in very technical terms.
A seminar on financial spread betting takes place tonight at Birmingham's Copthorne Hotel.
STUART Wheeler, the millionaire founder of spread betting firm IG Index who gave pounds 5million to help out the Tories, yesterday confirmed that profits during the first half of the year would fall by seven per cent.
SPREAD betting could leave punters penniless, watchdogs warned yesterday.
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Early signs are we are achieving greater take-up of sports spread betting by new clients as a result."
Some spread betting bookmakers say they don't let directors gamble in the shares of the companies they run.
It's called Spread Betting, A Football Fan's Guide and is written by ex-City, now financial journo, Brett Arends.
THE beauty of spread betting is that it can turn even the dullest sporting occasion into a nail-biter.
With all markets in the US currently closed, traders can expect volatility in other markets until New York resumes business - with this in mind, how will Hurricane Sandy affect your spread betting strategy?
Yet, for all the new accounts opened by traders, financial spread betting companies now claim to have similar numbers of dentists and taxi drivers signing up as well.
IG Group, the world's largest spread betting company, was yesterday seen as a takeover target after founder and chairman Stuart Wheeler announced plans to sell his stake.