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# betting - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Time to make* some money - here are our 5 favourite bets for the 2012 Ryder Cup
# Flutter
From The42
# Flutter

Time to make* some money - here are our 5 favourite bets for the 2012 Ryder Cup

Sep 27th 2012, 1:00 PM 1,832 Views 2 Comments

*Gambling is a mug’s game, don’t be fooled by the headline.

# betting - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Poll: How often do you gamble?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you gamble?

Aug 29th 2012, 10:14 AM 6,377 Views 80 Comments

Paddy Power says its profits are up as more people bet online – but we’re wondering how often you fancy a flutter.

# betting - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Team Ireland shaken by alleged betting scandal
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Team Ireland shaken by alleged betting scandal

Jul 28th 2012, 12:00 PM 12,460 Views 0 Comments

On the eve of the Games, the IOC received a complaint that an Irish athlete had allegedly bet on an opponent in a previous event.

# betting - Monday 9 July, 2012

Noonan hopes for significant boost from new betting taxes
# Tax
# Tax

Noonan hopes for significant boost from new betting taxes

Jul 9th 2012, 3:40 PM 6,288 Views 38 Comments

New rules will see online bets subject to the same tax as high street betting.

# betting - Sunday 24 June, 2012

You betcha! Check out the top three GAA wagers
# Sure Thing
From The42
# Sure Thing

You betcha! Check out the top three GAA wagers

Jun 24th 2012, 10:31 AM 836 Views 0 Comments

Ewan MacKenna picks out his tips for today’s action.

# betting - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Paddy Power to cover Bendtner's underpants fine
# Pants
From The42
# Pants

Paddy Power to cover Bendtner's underpants fine

Jun 19th 2012, 3:05 PM 9,116 Views 30 Comments

The Denmark striker picked up a €100k fine for flashing his branded underwear during the Group B game with Portugal.

# betting - Saturday 16 June, 2012

You betcha! Check out the top three wagers of the GAA weekend
# Quids In
From The42
# Quids In

You betcha! Check out the top three wagers of the GAA weekend

Jun 16th 2012, 9:05 AM 627 Views 0 Comments

We didn’t think he’d have much of his €100 pocket money left at this stage but Ewan McKenna is still standing. Here are his picks for this weekend.

# betting - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Free money! Here are our best bets for Euro 2012
# Flutter
From The42
# Flutter

Free money! Here are our best bets for Euro 2012

Jun 6th 2012, 4:50 PM 6,347 Views 34 Comments

Who’ll get through the pool stages? Who’ll finish top scorer? Will Ireland surprise some pundits? Warning: may not be accurate.

# betting - Friday 1 June, 2012

You betcha! Check out the top three wagers of the GAA weekend
# Betting
From The42
# Betting

You betcha! Check out the top three wagers of the GAA weekend

Jun 1st 2012, 12:30 PM 346 Views 0 Comments

Having escaped from the office with €100 of our money, Ewan MacKenna spends the summer betting it wisely and promising us a profit via his three tips a week.

# betting - Friday 25 May, 2012

You betcha! Check out the top three wagers of the GAA weekend
# Betting
From The42
# Betting

You betcha! Check out the top three wagers of the GAA weekend

May 25th 2012, 11:25 AM 430 Views 0 Comments

Having escaped from the office with €100 of our money, Ewan MacKenna spends the summer betting it wisely and promising us a profit via his three tips a week.

# betting - Monday 7 May, 2012

Ruairí Quinn raises concerns over gambling exposure on school tours
# School Tours
# School Tours

Ruairí Quinn raises concerns over gambling exposure on school tours

May 7th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,414 Views 23 Comments

Asked about tours of greyhound stadia, the minister said betting activities were “not appropriate” for children.

# betting - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for a soggy Day 3 at Punchestown
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for a soggy Day 3 at Punchestown

Apr 26th 2012, 10:11 AM 685 Views 0 Comments

To be honest, your best bet is staying at home with a cup of tea. Declan Smyth takes a look at the form anyway.

# betting - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 2 at Punchestown
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 2 at Punchestown

Apr 25th 2012, 7:50 AM 809 Views 2 Comments

There were a couple of shocks on day one in Co Kildare, but Declan Smyth is back for more. Here are his three tips for today’s racing at Punchestown.

# betting - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 1 at Punchestown
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 1 at Punchestown

Apr 24th 2012, 8:20 AM 399 Views 1 Comment

Declan Smyth tipped up eight winners over the three days of the Aintree Festival. Here are his selections for day one in County Kildare.

# betting - Saturday 14 April, 2012

A pinsticker’s guide to… the Aintree Grand National
# I Want That One
From The42
# I Want That One

A pinsticker’s guide to… the Aintree Grand National

Apr 14th 2012, 9:42 AM 738 Views 0 Comments

If you’re one of those people who chooses horses in the most unscientific way possible, we’re here to help you in your quest.

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 3 at Aintree
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 3 at Aintree

Apr 14th 2012, 8:13 AM 468 Views 0 Comments

Declan Smyth advised three winners on yesterday’s card. Go on, have a look at his picks for Grand National day.

# betting - Friday 13 April, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 2 at Aintree
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 2 at Aintree

Apr 13th 2012, 8:43 AM 417 Views 0 Comments

A few favourites were turned over yesterday but don’t worry, Declan Smyth is back with tips to get you through this afternoon’s racing on Merseyside.

# betting - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 1 at Aintree
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 1 at Aintree

Apr 12th 2012, 10:39 AM 303 Views 0 Comments

Grand National weekend starts here. Declan Smyth has four tips to get you through the afternoon’s racing on Merseyside.

# betting - Monday 9 April, 2012

A pinsticker's guide to... the Irish Grand National
# Grand National
From The42
# Grand National

A pinsticker's guide to... the Irish Grand National

Apr 9th 2012, 10:12 AM 4,182 Views 2 Comments

If you’re looking for something to stick a pin in ahead of today’s big race, look no further.

# betting - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for today’s racing at Fairyhouse
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for today’s racing at Fairyhouse

Apr 8th 2012, 10:00 AM 367 Views 0 Comments

Let Declan Smyth take you by the hand and lead you through a world of pure imagination. And horse racing. Mostly horse racing.

# betting - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Long shots: 4 dark horse bets for the Masters 2012
# Flutter
From The42
# Flutter

Long shots: 4 dark horse bets for the Masters 2012

Apr 5th 2012, 9:08 AM 1,231 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s anticipating a showdown between Northern Ireland’s finest and one Tiger Woods, but there’s value to had elsewhere.

# betting - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing

Feb 25th 2012, 9:20 AM 173 Views 0 Comments

With Cheltenham just around the corner, Declan Smyth trawls through today’s cards in search of some final pointers. Here are his tips for today.

# betting - Friday 24 February, 2012

Controversial Paddy Power Ladies' Day ad pulled
# Transgender
# Transgender

Controversial Paddy Power Ladies' Day ad pulled

Feb 24th 2012, 3:36 PM 8,349 Views 38 Comments

Having earlier given the ad its approval for airing, Clearcast yesterday apologised for any offence and said the ad should “no longer run” in its current format.

# betting - Friday 17 February, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Betfair Day at Newbury
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Betfair Day at Newbury

Feb 17th 2012, 8:25 AM 227 Views 0 Comments

With some top Cheltenham contenders set to go to post, Declan Smyth picks us a few winners from today’s rescheduled card at Newbury.

# betting - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Injury derails Last Instalment's Cheltenham challenge
# Bad Blow
From The42
# Bad Blow

Injury derails Last Instalment's Cheltenham challenge

Feb 15th 2012, 5:40 PM 214 Views 0 Comments

The dual Grade 1 winner has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a tendon injury.

# betting - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Synchronised saddled with top weight for 2012 Grand National
# He Ain't Heavy
From The42
# He Ain't Heavy

Synchronised saddled with top weight for 2012 Grand National

Feb 14th 2012, 1:23 PM 220 Views 0 Comments

JP McManus’s horse heads the weights, with 31 Irish-trained runners declared for this year’s Aintree showpiece.

# betting - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Hennessy Gold Cup day From The42

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Hennessy Gold Cup day

Feb 12th 2012, 8:10 AM 340 Views 0 Comments

Declan Smyth gets us ready for a big day of racing at Leopardstown. Here are his selections.

# betting - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing

Jan 28th 2012, 9:15 AM 247 Views 0 Comments

“It’s Trials Day, Trials Day, gotta get down on…” Ah, forget it. Check out Declan Smyth’s tips here.

# betting - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Column: ‘I’d lost over a grand gambling by 11 on Christmas morning’
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘I’d lost over a grand gambling by 11 on Christmas morning’

Jan 21st 2012, 6:00 PM 3,545 Views 36 Comments

A casino might close – but online gambling goes on all the time, everywhere. Former addict Marc tells TheJournal.ie why it’s worse than drug addiction.

Mark your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing

Jan 21st 2012, 11:53 AM 223 Views 0 Comments

Ahead of a bumper day of racing in Britain and Ireland, Declan Smyth picks you a handful of winners. He hopes.

# betting - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing

Jan 14th 2012, 10:05 AM 196 Views 0 Comments

Declan Smyth previews this afternoon’s big race, the Grade 2 Leamington Hurdle at Warwick.

# betting - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

200/1 shot Lights of Broadway upsets the odds at Taunton
# Against All Odds
From The42
# Against All Odds

200/1 shot Lights of Broadway upsets the odds at Taunton

Jan 10th 2012, 12:08 PM 292 Views 2 Comments

Jo Hughes’ mare pulled off a huge shock yesterday to become the biggest-priced winner since October 2010.

# betting - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing

Jan 7th 2012, 8:20 AM 249 Views 0 Comments

Racing analyst Declan Smyth kicks off the new year with a look at today’s Grade One contest at Sandown, the Tolworth Hurdle.

# betting - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Mark your Card: your best bets for the weekend’s racing
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark your Card: your best bets for the weekend’s racing

Dec 17th 2011, 7:25 AM 191 Views 0 Comments

Racing tipster Declan Smyth had a 5/2 winner as well as a near miss at big odds last time out. Here are his selections for this weekend’s graded races.

# betting - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Mark Your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing
# Runners And Riders
From The42
# Runners And Riders

Mark Your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing

Nov 26th 2011, 9:40 AM 184 Views 0 Comments

Tipster Declan Smyth runs through the card for today’s two graded hurdle races, the Fighting Fifth and the Long Distance.

# betting - Monday 21 November, 2011

A Spurs win tonight will net one lucky punter a £34k payday
# Nailbiter
From The42
# Nailbiter

A Spurs win tonight will net one lucky punter a £34k payday

Nov 21st 2011, 4:56 PM 1,301 Views 5 Comments

How do we know? Because we are that punter… (yeah, right)

# betting - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

One lucky US gambler just landed a 15-team, $100k accumulator
# Cha-ching!
From The42
# Cha-ching!

One lucky US gambler just landed a 15-team, $100k accumulator

Oct 18th 2011, 12:53 PM 550 Views 0 Comments

This type of thing never happens to us on a Saturday.

# betting - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland's new gambling laws allow for 'super casinos'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland's new gambling laws allow for 'super casinos'?

Sep 22nd 2011, 10:32 AM 2,004 Views 44 Comments

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has effectively ruled out developments like the proposed Twomileborris large-scale casino. Has he done the right thing? You tell us…

# betting - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

One tackle in Sunday's Cowboys-49ers game cost gamblers $72million
# Lady Luck
From The42
# Lady Luck

One tackle in Sunday's Cowboys-49ers game cost gamblers $72million

Sep 20th 2011, 1:28 PM 394 Views 0 Comments

Donte Whitner’s last-gasp tackle on Jesse Holley decided the fate of tens of millions of dollars.

# betting - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Paddy Power takes in €2.2 billion worth of bets in six months
# Paddy Power
# Paddy Power

Paddy Power takes in €2.2 billion worth of bets in six months

Aug 30th 2011, 8:55 AM 536 Views 8 Comments

The bookmaker’s Irish shops take in €483m worth of bets in the first six months of 2011 but more and more punters are using their smartphones to make a bet.