Margins 1st Oct 2018
On the 1st October 2018 UK Bookmakers in a coordinated event increased their margins on football matches.
Such stealth price changes are certainly not customer friendly.

This was the introduction of minimum betting margins by the bookmakers following the government's restrictions of stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals to 2 ? There had previously been some comments by the Horse Racing fraternity that tight margins on sports events were used as a loss leader to attract customers in so as to then fleece them on the fixed odds games. If true the affect would have been to reduce the Betting Levy to the racing industry.

Whatever the reason making a profit has certainly got more difficult for us. See table below.
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2018
1 Sep
1 Oct

1 Sep
1 Oct

1 Sep
1 Oct
Premier League
1.5%
2.2%
National
2.7%
4.9%
Bundesliga
1.5%
2.6%
Championship
2.0%
2.6%
National North
3.0%
5.2%
La Liga 1
1.5%
2.6%
League One
2.5%
2.6%
National South
3.0%
5.2%
La Liga 2
2.5%
4.9%
League Two
2.5%
2.6%
Isthmian
6.5%
7.0%
Serie A
1.5%
2.6%
Scottish
2.5%
4.9%
Northern
6.5%
7.0%
Serie B
2.5%
4.9%
China
3.6%
5.5%
Southern
6.5%
7.0%
Ligue 1
2.0%
2.6%