Source: Stanley Leisure

Stanley Leisure launches online sports betting

Visit for the world's widest choice of "Tax-free" football bets

Liverpool, England.
5th October, 2000

    Stanley Leisure Plc has launched two new sports betting websites to offer its customers the world's widest range of 'tax-free' football bets available online. is hosted in the UK and was launched simultaneously with, the offshore operation based in Malta. Both sites offer punters 'tax-free' betting on an extensive range of sports. They specialise however in offering the widest range of football bets available anywhere in the world and the sites are constantly updated with the latest range of UK, European and international football odds. is based offshore and therefore completely tax-free to UK punters. For those customers choosing to bet on, Stanley Leisure Plc will absorb the UK betting tax on their behalf for a limited time only to ensure that both sites are 'tax-free'.

   As an additional special introductory offer to new account holders, both websites are currently running a 'Double Your Winnings' promotion on football bets. The bonus applies up to the first £50 of your betting stake and one 'Double Your Winnings' bet is available per account. Other terms and conditions apply.

    Bob Wiper, Chief Executive of Stanley Leisure Plc, commented,

    "Both and offer customers a comprehensive range of sports betting opportunities and absolute security in their online transactions. With several other big players currently in the market, we are concentrating our expertise on providing the world's widest range of football betting options to meet the demand for a comprehensive service in this area. We also believe that this is where the lion's share of our business will come from with the increasing popularity of this sport."

    "We already have a reputation in the betting industry for offering terrific value odds and we plan to carry this into our online sports betting sites."

    The launch of is being supported in the UK by a multi-million pound advertising campaign including national press, outdoor, magazine and online advertising as well as a range of promotional activities.

Note to Editors
Stanley Leisure Plc are the owners of Stanley Racing Ltd, one of the leading bookmaker chains in the UK and Ireland. The company also owns the world renowned Crockford's Club and Stanley Casinos Ltd, one of the largest casino chains in the UK, as well as the online gaming site

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