Weekly UK 3-Bet: Boatman Rogue, Women Bet, Lock of the Week
3 February 2013
Ross Boatman finds himself playing the heavy in this week's UK 3-Bet.
The PokerListings Weekly UK 3-Bet is a loosely choreographed, 1990s-style fight scene pitting one against four in the dimly-lit poker news back alley.
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Today we bring you Ross Boatman's triumphant return to the silver screen, surprising new numbers on UK women's online betting habits plus a new sports-betting tip service brought to you by British poker legends Neil Channing and Joe Beevers.
1) Ross Boatman Goes Rogue in New Gangster Film
Hendon Mobster Ross Boatman is back in film in the new Chris Bell and Nelson Adeosun gangster tale Three Stops Down from Plaistow.
The movie, which is scheduled for release in May 2013, is Boatman’s first role of the New Year where he plays the part of the rogue Charlie.
“Excellent a very underrated actor. I use to fancy him in London’s Burning. I rem [sic] when he came to our casino showroom to film a scene arrrh 8xx”
It seems that Boatman still has sex appeal! But if he’s going to play the hard man, let’s hope he's learned to fight!
2) UK Women Boost Online Gambling Profits
The Daily Mail reported this week that the number of middle-class women gambling on the internet is soaring in the UK.
According to industry-analysts GamblingData women gambling online is up by one-third.
The site points to an increase in television commercials promoting online gambling as the reason for women spending more money on virtual wagers. In 2007 a ban on advertising online gambling in the UK was lifted.
The industry's profits are also being boosted by an increase in gambling on mobile devices.
Says the Daily Mail:
Nearly one million people are at risk of becoming problem gamblers as internet gaming allows them to bet excessively without the "social stigma", experts warned.
Campaigners fear gambling is now as serious a problem as alcoholism and have called for changes to protect children from aggressive adverts and promotions for gaming sites.
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