Lessons learnt in Vegas

#belikebill – a guide to big events Here’s a few tips brought to you by grosvenorpoker.com sponsored pro Richard Trigg. New to the Grosvenor roster this year, Rick “theclaimeer” Trigg has nearly $5 million in online poker winnings along with $700,000 in live earnings. A WSOP final tablist and a GUKPT winners, he has given […]

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Did This Poker Pro Win a WSOP Bracelet?

Have you always dreamt of pitting your wits against the world’s best poker players? Now you can. As part of our Road to Vegas promotion, we are giving Grosvenor Poker players the chance to win one of 21 x £3,500 “Millionaire Maker” Vegas packages. But before you start packing your bags, it’s important you size up the competition. Take our […]

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The European Champions Cup Preview

Having been focused on domestic and international action for the last few months, the heavyweights of European rugby reconvene for the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup. With sides from Wales, France, Ireland and England all still involved, it should make for fantastic viewing. Our rugby union expert is here with his best bets. Leinster […]

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Last chance for Three Lions to impress Southgate ahead of the World Cup

After a promising victory against the Netherlands on Friday, there’s a final chance for England’s players to impress boss Gareth Southgate as the Three Lions take on Italy. This is the last international match before Southgate names his squad in June, meaning it could be make-or-break for some, so despite this being a friendly, there […]

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The Boat Race Preview

With the Oxford v Cambridge boat race upon us once again, our tipster brings us some thoughts and tips ahead of the annual event this weekend. The Boat Race The River Thames plays host once again to the annual Boat Race contested between Cambridge University and Oxford University, and Grosvenorsport.com has you covered if you […]

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A Desert Poker Pilgrimage

A Desert Poker Pilgrimage

I’ve become hooked on playing poker in new locations. I can’t quite pinpoint why—I’ve always had hermit tendencies, never having been very adventurous when it comes to travel, and have always immersed myself in rather reclusive pastimes. My poker life began as a solitary, single-minded pursuit, and I can still quite happily lock myself away […]

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Premier League Darts Preview

Premier League Darts returns on Thursday evening as the tournament heads to Glasgow for night eight. Our darts tipster is here to give you his best bets for this week’s matches.   Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith The top two in the table go head-to-head in what looks a mouth-watering contest on paper. They […]

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Snooker | Players Championship

All roads lead to Sheffield in April, when the city’s Crucible Theatre plays host to the biggest event of the snooker calendar season, where the biggest stars battle for the right to be named world champion. But first, Llandudno is on the agenda where players will battle for crucial points at the Players Championship 2018. […]

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Champions League | United and Chelsea flying the English flag against Spanish opposition

The stakes couldn’t be higher as we reach the final round of Champions League last-16 second legs – one false move could cost a team their place in Europe’s premier club competition. Two English clubs, Manchester United and Chelsea, face Spanish opposition as they aim to join Liverpool and Manchester City in the quarter-finals – […]

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Champions League | United and Chelsea flying the English flag against Spanish opposition

The stakes couldn’t be higher as we reach the final round of Champions League last-16 second legs – one false move could cost a team their place in Europe’s premier club competition. Two English clubs, Manchester United and Chelsea, face Spanish opposition as they aim to join Liverpool and Manchester City in the quarter-finals – […]

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Cheltenham Day One – Anticipation building at Prestbury Park for the ‘greatest show on turf’

It’s finally here! The Cheltenham Festival is back. After months of build-up and anticipation, Prestbury Park is finally ready for the hundreds and thousands of spectators, and the ‘greatest show on turf’. Be it the high-class Grade Ones, or the ultra-competitive handicaps, there is plenty for punters to get stuck into. Let’s get right into […]

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Expect goals in crunch Old Firm clash between Rangers and Celtic

Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic head to Ibrox on Sunday knowing that a win will all but end Rangers’ title challenge for another year and effectively seal a seventh successive championship for Brendan Rodgers’ side. The Scottish Champions have stuttered in the league since the turn of the year, and a postponed match combined with excellent […]

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Viva Las Vegas

The Run Flashback to the summer of 2016, reminiscing my infamous run in the WSOP Main Event. With temperatures soaring to 44.C outside and feeling like 4.C inside with the air con on full blast, Vegas was not for the faint-hearted. As I sat down to play Day 1 of the Main Event, the atmosphere […]

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The pressure is on for Man United and Chelsea in the Champions League

After a Champions League week that took the breath away, the blowhards extolling the virtues of English club football can, for once, puff out their chests with pride. Stunning performances from Tottenham (16/1 in the outright market), Liverpool (10/1) and Manchester City (3/1 favourites) means this week there is even more pressure on Manchester United […]

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The pressure is on for Man United and Chelsea in the Champions League

After a Champions League week that took the breath away, the blowhards extolling the virtues of English club football can, for once, puff out their chests with pride. Stunning performances from Tottenham (16/1 in the outright market), Liverpool (10/1) and Manchester City (3/1 favourites) means this week there is even more pressure on Manchester United […]

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Best Poker Traps of All Time

“Poker trapping”, also known as “sandbagging”, is a deceptive play used to disguise the strength of one’s hand. Typically, players do this by checking a strong hand so they look weak, encouraging their opponent to bluff or bet what they think is the strongest hand. This carrot-and-stick approach is a technique seasoned poker players tend […]

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Cheltenham Festival Preview 2018 | Will this be Henderson’s year?

Horse racing betting expert Tim Peters discusses this one for Grosvenor Sport… The Seven Barrows maestro, Nicky Henderson, can boast more Cheltenham Festival winners than any other trainer (fifty-eight in total), and this year has an embarrassment of riches to add to this tally. The top two-miler Altior (4/6 fav) will contest the Queen Mother […]

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Six Nations Championship: England set their sights on the Gram Slam

England entertain Wales this Saturday, buoyed by last weekend’s seven-try Italian job and the Grand Slam in their sights. Wales too could still complete the coveted Championship clean sweep, however, they will have to storm Fortress Twickenham to keep the dream alive. Rugby betting expert Iain Spragg previews this weekend’s matches. The Red Rose haven’t […]

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Super Bowl 52 Preview: New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Since losing starting-quarterback, Carson Wentz, back in Week 14, the Philadelphia Eagles have been busy defying expectations and silencing doubters. Despite emerging from the regular season as NFC’s No.1 seed, the Eagles have been historic underdogs throughout their playoff run. A workmanlike performance against last year’s NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons was followed by 38-7 blowout […]

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Cheltenham Festival ante-post

The Cheltenham Festival is jump racing’s four days in the sun and Prestbury Park is the arena that allows the sport’s equine superstars to do battle. Most describe it as the pinnacle of the racing calendar and the high-quality action never fails to deliver. The magical Festival has brought us so many unbelievable moments through […]

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Carabao Contests Remain Compelling: Semi-Finals Second Legs

The first legs of the Carabao Cup semi-finals provided enough talking points to make the return games more than just a little interesting. Bristol City’s near miss away at Manchester City and Arsenal and Chelsea’s misfiring contest at Stamford Bridge mean both last four ties have enough juice in them to keep interest amongst speculators. […]

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In-form Liverpool take on the Premier League leaders at Anfield

Are brand spanking new ‘Invincibles’ being formed in front of our very eyes? If Manchester City can avoid defeat at Anfield this weekend, the odds will certainly tumble on Pep Guardiola’s brilliant side emulating Arsenal’s famous class of 2003-04. Our football odds expert Adrian Clarke looks ahead to Sunday’s stellar duel between in-form Liverpool and […]

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UFC 219 Preview | Holly “Preacher’s Daughter” Holm v Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to witness a pair of Roman gladiators whaling on each other, roll up for UFC 219. The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is the modern-day Coliseum, as 145lb of pure fury, AKA Chris Cyborg, defends her featherweight crown against former bantamweight champ and consummate strike machine […]

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Alchemy on Offer as London Calls

After Sunday’s derbies in Manchester and Liverpool, the focus for local rivalry shifts to London this midweek, when, across a full programme of Premier League fixtures, two all metropolitan match-ups should appeal to those looking for investment. Football odds expert Dans Roebuck gives us his picks for this week’s midweek Premier League games… OK, so […]

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A Year To Remember

A Year To Remember

With the Grand Final over and the GCOOP online festival that followed it, it’s time to reflect on another great year for the GUKPT and Grosvenor Poker. 10 years ago Jonathan Raab had the idea of turning Grosvenor’s festivals into some kind of tour, and the GUKPT was born. Though Jon has long moved onto […]

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GCOOP: The Final Day

GCOOP: The Final Day

What a week! The inaugural Grosvenor Championship of Online Poker is now officially over. 7 days of mammoth prizepools, colossal player fields and jumbo pay-outs; truly, a poker championship to remember. Just as it started, GCOOP went out with a bang. The £50,000 main event, the biggest tournament in Grosvenor Poker online history, closed the […]

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GCOOP Day 6: Bounty Bedlam

GCOOP Day 6: Bounty Bedlam

The inaugural Grosvenor Championship of Online Poker would not have been complete without a day of bounty tournaments. For the first time in GCOOP, it was not only the sponsored pros with bounties on their heads. Every knockout was a bankroll boost, creating an interesting dynamic as players had to factor in the value of […]

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GCOOP Day 4: Turbo Takedowns

GCOOP Day 4: Turbo Takedowns

Day 4 of the Grosvenor Championship of Online Poker was a fast and frenzied affair. The deepstack turbo structure of the night’s two events left no room for complacency as the blinds rapidly and mercilessly increased. Players were forced to adapt their play, shifting from big-stack to short-stack mentality as the average chip stack swung […]

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GCOOP Day 3: Heads-up Heros and Freezeout Finalists

GCOOP Day 3: Heads-up Heros and Freezeout Finalists

Day 3 of the Grosvenor Championship of Online Poker saw packed schedule of 4 simultaneous events. Players gunning for the £12,000 GUKPT Passport, that will grant them entry into every 2018 GUKPT main event, will have found themselves multi-tabling 2 heads-up tournaments and 2 APAT freezeouts – no small feat. It was another BIG night […]

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Premier League Week 13: Fiscal Studies In Football No Forlorn Venture

Football betting expert Dan Roebuck previews Week 13 of the Premier League season… If Black Friday deals weren’t forthcoming and the Autumn Budget did little for your finances, don’t panic, as this weekend’s football programme offers plenty of sound investments. The Premier League can be a case of haves and have-nots. But, this week, the […]

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2017 Formula 1 World Championship: Abu Dhabi GP Preview & Betting

The 2017 Formula 1 World Championship roars to its conclusion in Abu Dhabi on Sunday afternoon, and while we may already know the winners of the Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships heading into the weekend, there still promises to be all the usual fierce rivalry and final-day drama. F1 betting expert Andrew Mount tells us where […]

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Premier League Week 13: Chelsea are set up to break Liverpool hearts

There are no prizes for guessing this weekend’s biggest and best Premier League fixture. Liverpool versus Chelsea is traditionally one of the most dramatic showdowns of the season, and for both teams, a victory has the potential to galvanize their campaign. Football odds expert Adrian Clarke casts his eyes over three must-watch Premier League matches, […]

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A classic showdown between a seasoned old gunslinger and rising hotshot

A classic showdown between a seasoned old gunslinger and rising hotshot is on the cards, as battling Brit Michael Bisping squares up to Californian kid Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai. With Bisping hoping for a season ticket to the ‘last Chance Saloon’ and Gastelum bidding to get ‘contender’ attached to his […]

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Autumn Internationals: Iain Spragg on England, Scotland Wales and Ireland

Rugby betting expert Iain Spragg looks ahead to this weekend’s Autumn Internationals… When Eddie Jones reviews England’s performances through 2017, the head coach can do so with a justified sense of satisfaction. Eight wins in nine Tests is close to perfection, and should the Red Rose dispatch Samoa this Saturday at Twickenham in their final […]

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This Saturday could be a different story for the Home Nations…

Victories of varying conviction for England, Ireland and Scotland last weekend against southern hemisphere opposition made for an uplifting opening chapter for the Home Nations in the autumn internationals. This Saturday, however, could be a different story as the Wallabies descend on Twickenham and the All Blacks head north to Murrayfield for Round Two. Iain […]

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Arsenal v Tottenham Betting and Odds | Premier League Week 12

Here’s our football odds expert Adrian Clarke looking ahead to the weekend’s big games… It’s almost a fortnight since the last Premier League ball was kicked in anger and it feels as if we’ve barely witnessed a goal since. After a string of goalless affairs during the international break, will English football’s top flight bring […]

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How Blackpool’s 2017 GUKPT Champion turned £30 into over £87,000

How Blackpool’s 2017 GUKPT Champion turned £30 into over £87,000

Daniel Corbett’s Blackpool GUKPT Main Event victory last weekend makes him the latest in a long line of GUKPT winners who managed to be in for the min and win the max with online satellites on grosvenorpoker.com This isn’t Daniel first poker success. He reached the final table in this very event in 2011 – taking away […]

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Another Wembley Win For the Germans?

Since reunification took place in 1990, the Germany national team has visited Wembley Stadium five times, winning on each and every occasion. Gareth Southgate couldn’t have chosen tougher opposition to kick off England’s build-up to next summer’s World Cup Finals. How will the Three Lions fare in this testing friendly? Football odds expert Adrian Clarke […]

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The Four Home Union Sides Welcome Their Southern Hemisphere Guests This Saturday

The shadow of the Rugby World Cup looms large this weekend as the four Home Union sides welcome their respective guests from the southern hemisphere. With less than two years before Japan hosts the ninth edition of the tournament, time is already running out for Europe’s challengers to fine-tune their preparations. Rugby Union betting expert […]

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Every cage fan has an opinion about this middleweight match-up.

Like a Rocky-style script, UFC 217 has managed to sculpt a clash between a seemingly mentally washed-up former welterweight legend and a one-time journeyman-turned champ, for the middleweight championship of the world. From claims it’s a circus show to the most fascinating UFC clash this year, every cage fan has an opinion about the match-up […]

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It was just last month that Dortmund were proudly perched at the top of the table.

It’s probably premature to call Saturday’s showdown between Borussia and Bayern at the Westfalenstadion a six-pointer, especially given the Bundlesliga season is a mere ten games old. But it is tough, even at this embryonic stage of the season, to see the home side halting Munich’s charge to what would be a sixth successive title […]

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Maverick Managers for Marquee Matches

Ahead of this weekend’s mouth-watering Premier League clashes, we asked our resident football betting expert Dan Roebuck to consult his crystal ball… The Premier League’s position as the most watchable football competition has come under scrutiny this season, with several high-profile games long on tactical acumen but short on expected goals. Or, in other words, […]

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Sparklers On Show at Ascot

Ascot stages its first national hunt card of the season on Saturday and is inviting patrons attending this weekend to stay behind after racing to enjoy a firework display and bonfire. Those more interested in seeing a winner rocket up the home straight will be hoping that their cash doesn’t go up in smoke by […]

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The Europa League Has Found Itself First in the Queue For Punters This Season

Football odds expert Dan Roebuck sums up who his money’s on in the Europa League… As secondary competitions go, the Europa League has found itself first in the queue for punters this season. The trends, especially concerning the English representatives, have been easy to spot: side with Arsenal (a return on investment of 64 per […]

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Mexican Grand Prix: Odds, Betting & Race Preview, 25th October

Formula One betting expert Iain Spragg previews the weekend’s Mexican Gran Prix… Luckily for Formula One and its convoy of trucks, outrageously luxurious Winnebagos and not forgetting the cars themselves, Donald Trump hasn’t yet built his wall between the States and Mexico, so the circus’ journey south across the border from Texas for this weekend’s […]

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From a Small Seed

From a Small Seed

“From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” – Aeschylus In 2017 I hit the ground running. Overcoming 766 other players to take down Grosvenor’s ‘Mini Masters’ online—a €5 rebuy tournament— netted me €1800 and all but secured my top spot in the ‘Passport’ leader board promotion. It also took me back to my […]

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Global Stars Out To Bank HSBC Cash in Shanghai

Golf betting expert Dan Roebuck previews the World Golf Championships in Shanghai… Golfers who usually ply their trade in Europe or America will make all the right noises about heading to the Far East, suggesting, amongst other things, that the game’s development in relative new territories is uppermost in their minds. However, tournaments in far-flung […]

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Global Stars Out To Bank HSBC Cash in Shanghai

Golf betting expert Dan Roebuck previews the World Golf Championships in Shanghai… Golfers who usually ply their trade in Europe or America will make all the right noises about heading to the Far East, suggesting, amongst other things, that the game’s development in relative new territories is uppermost in their minds. However, tournaments in far-flung […]

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Omaha Poker Rules

Omaha poker is a strategy game derived from Texas Hold’em which is gaining popularity in casinos and online. One of the key differences in Omaha Poker is that each player is dealt four cards face down, as opposed to two cards. If you are new to playing Omaha, or want to know more about the […]

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Premier League Power Shift Sees Spurs On City’s Tail

Football odds expert Dan Roebuck reviews last weekend’s Premier League fixtures. Incessant rain on a typical October Saturday afternoon in Manchester might have brought a little misery to those mooching down Market Street, but to the season-ticket holders at the Etihad there was little to dampen spirits. The old ditty of ‘Singing the Blues’ as ‘City […]

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Bounty Hunting the King of Speech Play

Each month, Grosvenor Poker are hosting a special GG Will poker tournament giving players the opportunity to tangle with one of the most prominent professional poker players in recent history, none other than the king of speech play himself, Will “9-high-like-a-boss” Kassouf. What’s more, if you knock the Grosvenor Poker sponsored pro out of his […]

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Atletico Madrid v Barcelona Odds, Betting & Preview | 14th Oct

Our La Liga betting expert Andrew Mount previews this mammoth-sized match at the Wanda Metropolitano. Passions will be running high on Saturday evening when Atletico Madrid face Barcelona. Much attention will no doubt be paid to the league-leading Barcelona, who played their most recent game against Las Palmas behind closed doors in the midst of […]

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Liverpool v Manchester United Predictions, Betting and Team News

The beautiful game has never been short of derbies proclaiming themselves to be the biggest, baddest and bitterest around. Any self-respecting supporter would, of course, insist their particular local skirmish is the fiercest in football, but in truth, all must bow down to the biannual battle royale that is the North-West derby: Liverpool vs Manchester […]

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Scramble for 2nd is on in Cardiff

Football odds expert Dan Roebuck previews this Monday’s World Cup Qualifiers match… Wales versus the Republic of Ireland has been dubbed as winner-takes-all, but it could still turn out to be winner-gets-nothing, as only a play-off place is up for grabs for both nations as they prepare for their final group D World Cup qualifier. Serbia […]

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What are the odds for Crolla v Burns? | Expert Predictions & Betting

Anglo-Scottish duels never fail to get the competitive juices flowing, so expect the Manchester Arena to be rocking with national pride when former world champions Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns do battle in an Auld Enemy fight that could end the loser’s career on Saturday night. Bet on boxing with Grosvenor Sport; Adrian Clarke, boxing […]

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What are the odds for Crolla v Burns? | Expert Predictions & Betting

Anglo-Scottish duels never fail to get the competitive juices flowing, so expect the Manchester Arena to be rocking with national pride when former world champions Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns do battle in an Auld Enemy fight that could end the loser’s career on Saturday night. Bet on boxing with Grosvenor Sport; Adrian Clarke, boxing […]

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Super League Grand Final: Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos Betting & Match Preview

If, as the old cliché reminds us, form is temporary and class permanent, Leeds should already have the champagne on ice as they ready themselves for Saturday’s Grand Final showdown with Castleford. The Rhinos are undisputed rugby league royalty, record-breaking seven-time Grand Final winners; the Tigers, on the other hand, are the upstart gatecrashers with […]

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Let’s Ensure Pochettino’s Shaming of Alli is a Watershed Moment

Bravo, Mauricio Pochettino. Finally, not before time and thank heavens, a Premier League manager has publicly derided one of his own player’s for diving. Adrian Clarke, football odds expert, gives his two-cents on the biggest Premier League debates. This week, he’s all over the eponymous “Dele Alli dive”. Just when everybody expected the Spurs boss […]

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Chelsea vs Manchester City Odds: Week 7 Premier League Preview & Betting

Football odds expert Dan Roebuck previews this one… Manchester City put their status as odds-on Premier League favourites on the line this weekend as Pep Guardiola’s team travel to Chelsea in undoubtedly their biggest test of the current campaign. Both teams came away with maximum points from their midweek European sorties, but there’s no doubt […]

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New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins, Wembley Stadium, Sunday 1 October

The opening game of the NFL International Series both disappointed and defied expectations. As the rhythm-less Baltimore Ravens struggled to build any momentum on offense, the much-maligned Jacksonville Jaguars put on a clinic in the capital. Crushing their opponents 44-7 on their annual visit to Wembley, the Jaguars silenced critics and induced introspection in Baltimore. […]

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New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins, Wembley Stadium, Sunday 1 October

The opening game of the NFL International Series both disappointed and defied expectations. As the rhythm-less Baltimore Ravens struggled to build any momentum on offense, the much-maligned Jacksonville Jaguars put on a clinic in the capital. Crushing their opponents 44-7 on their annual visit to Wembley, the Jaguars silenced critics and induced introspection in Baltimore. […]

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Good Times Ahead as Normal Service is Resumed

As the dust settles on the sixth round of Premier League fixtures, the bookmakers are left licking their wounds as all of the top seven teams claimed wins that would have seriously dented the layers’ profits. Our football odds expert Dan Roebuck tells us his predictions for this weekend’s Premier League matches. More worryingly for the odds-makers […]

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Champions League Preview, Odds and Betting (26-27 Sept)

As the Champions League rolls back into town, we asked football betting expert Andrew Mount to consult his crystal ball. Can Spurs reproduce the same form we saw against Borussia Dortmund? Can free-scoring Manchester City make a legitimate run for the Champions League final under Pep?  Spartak Moskva v Liverpool (Sept 26th, 19:45) LIVERPOOL, who […]

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Arsenal must set new ground rules for Ozil and Sanchez

Tongues have been wagging ever since Sunday afternoon when an Arsenal side shorn of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez comfortably neutralised the champions, Chelsea. According to experts, the pair of them should be left out of the Gunners’ toughest road trips moving forwards. Our man Adrian Clarke, himself a former Arsenal winger and football betting extraordinaire, has […]

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The Big Deal

The Big Deal

The live poker scene is as exciting as it’s ever been. Despite starting out as an online tournament player in 2008, with neither any particular inclination nor the confidence to play face-to-face, when I did pluck up the courage to go inside a casino I caught the live poker bug very quickly. The first ever […]

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The Big Deal

The Big Deal

The live poker scene is as exciting as it’s ever been. Despite starting out as an online tournament player in 2008, with neither any particular inclination nor the confidence to play face-to-face, when I did pluck up the courage to go inside a casino I caught the live poker bug very quickly. The first ever […]

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Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

You don’t have to search too far to see – or hear – Will Kassouf these days: from Live at the Bike to Poker After Dark,  Will is busier than Floyd Mayweather’s accountant. The grosvenorpoker.com sponsored pro is enjoying life; regularly rubbing shoulders with poker superstars like Phil Helmuth, Mike Matusow and Scotty Nguyen to name a few. We caught up with […]

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Why England need Kane and not Henderson to lead them

Gareth Southgate has hinted he’s willing to spread the England captain’s armband around between now and next summer’s World Cup Finals (not a tact I agree with), but today’s newspapers tell me it’s ‘Hendo v Harry’ for the right to land the privileged position permanently. Football expert Adrian Clarke tells us why the England captaincy belongs […]

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Win or Bust for Wales

There’s no time for slow starts or warming into the season at international level. This week, lifelong dreams and ambitions are on the line, as crucial World Cup qualifiers kick back into gear. Who will make it to Russia 2018? Wales and Republic of Ireland are both vying for glory in Group D, so we […]

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Three points could prove vital in such a tight championship

Formula 1 returns from a summer break with the Belgian Grand Prix at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend. Our motorsports expert, Andrew Mount,  talks us through his predictions for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix… There was a lot of love for the venue from team bosses and drivers alike at Tuesday’s press conference, with […]

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My Goliath- 2017- Katie Swift

My Goliath- 2017- Katie Swift

I believe I’m a busy lady, juggling family life and a business alongside my poker, but WOW! What the Grosvenor team achieved during the week of Goliath was something exceptional! Not just because they broke their own record for the World’s largest live tournament outside of Las Vegas (reaching 6385 entrants), but because of how […]

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Snap judgements can only bite back

No-one, it seems, can stop themselves from making cast iron calculations based on plaster of Paris performances. Two weeks into the Premier League season and, according to some, Manchester United are nailed on champions, Wayne Rooney’s renaissance is enough to earn an England recall, while West Ham’s woes will see Slaven Bilic shuffling out of […]

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Ebor Festival: Ulysses to dominate the Juddmonte

One of the finest racecourses in the world takes centre-stage this week, as York hosts it’s annual four-day Ebor Festival. The weather forecasts showers, but conditions shouldn’t deteriorate too much underfoot, as we have some stellar line-ups to look forward to during the week. Our resident horse racing expert Tim Peters gives his predictions. Highlight […]

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The Money Makers: Mayweather vs McGregor

After all the trash talk, rumours, and drawn-out contract quarrels, it’s actually happening: Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Octagon phenomenon Conor McGregor will go toe-to-toe in Las Vegas on 26th August. Widely regarded as the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time, Floyd ‘The Money’ Mayweather heads into this fight with an immaculate record of 49-0, […]

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Thrilling Kick-Off to Campaign set to Continue

Last week saw a fitting start to the 25th anniversary of the Premier League. Friday night lights at the Emirates Stadium shone as brightly on Arsenal’s defensive failings as much as they did on their undoubted attacking talent, before Liverpool’s continued corner-kick quackery prevented the Merseysiders from claiming maximum points at Watford. Dan Roebuck previews […]

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Let there be light…

When England face the West Indies at Edgbaston this Thursday (17th), it will be the first ever day-night Test staged in Blighty. It will also be the start of a three-match series that everyone from Coventry to the Caribbean is predicting will be a procession for the home side. Our resident cricket expert, Iain Spragg, […]

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Seven Horrible Poker Mistakes

The competitive world of poker is fierce. These days, beginners are spoilt for choice when it comes to strategy guides, video tutorials and expert content, making the ‘weaker’ players a damned sight stronger than those who came before them. For players to prosper in today’s game, it isn’t just important to make consistently good decisions, […]

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London Rivals Have Sense of Community

How seriously should we take the Community Shield? Well, according to Jose Mourinho very seriously. Dan Roebuck breaks down who his money’s on in this year’s Community Shield. Rewind to last term’s Europa League final when, in the post-game celebrations, the Manchester United manager was holding up three fingers to indicate the number of trophies he’d […]

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A Colossal Win for Blair Matheson

A Colossal Win for Blair Matheson

Back in May, you may remember we interviewed Kit Goodman-Edwards: just one of 20 lucky poker players who each won an all-expenses paid trip to play the Colossus tournament in Las Vegas. Kit was excited at the prospect of entering the biggest poker tournament on the planet, and hoped to take down the $1,000,000 first prize. While we’re […]

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Hamilton will be full of confidence heading to Hungary for round 11 this weekend

The British Grand Prix was dominated by Mercedes, with pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton taking the chequered flag ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas. That was Hamilton’s fifth British Grand Prix victory and he is now level in the all-time list with Jim Clark and Alain Prost. Bottas suffered the same gearbox problems that had beset Hamilton in […]

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Hamilton will be full of confidence heading to Hungary for round 11 this weekend

The British Grand Prix was dominated by Mercedes, with pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton taking the chequered flag ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas. That was Hamilton’s fifth British Grand Prix victory and he is now level in the all-time list with Jim Clark and Alain Prost. Bottas suffered the same gearbox problems that had beset Hamilton in […]

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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes | Preview, Betting & Odds

The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes will see the three-year-olds clash with the older generation at Ascot on Saturday. And on writing this preview, there is a distinct possibility that the hugely exciting three-year-old filly, Enable, could take up this engagement. Having landed two classics already this campaign by a combined total of […]

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What to expect at Goliath: an interview with Will Kassouf

How many times have you heard about “the fight of the century”, “a miracle” or an “unbelievable performance” during a relatively forgettable sporting event? Hyperbole like this seamlessly rolls from the tongues of sports commentators as effortlessly as breathing. However, one event which needs no buffing is the Goliath: the biggest poker tournament outside Las Vegas. With a […]

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Vegas Baby !

Vegas Baby !

The first time I went to Las Vegas was in July 1994. I stayed at the Flamingo (then the Flamingo Hilton). This was one of the first Vegas casinos opened by Bugsy Siegel in 1946. Almost opposite the Flamingo stands the Bellagio, one of my favourites and where I got married at the end of […]

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Both Ferrari and Mercedes should be suited to the Red Bull Ring

The championship fight between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel took a dark turn in round eight at Baku, in Azerbaijan, with the Ferrari driver accused of purposefully colliding with Hamilton. Vettel justified his actions by accusing his main rival of ‘brake testing’ – deliberately breaking very hard and, in turn, forcing him to take evasive […]

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5 Biggest Ever Slot Payouts

5 Biggest Ever Slot Payouts

Unsurprisingly, most big slot machine winners don’t start out as multi-millionaires. In fact, many of those lucky enough to hit the biggest jackpots are your average Joes. But with a hunk of good luck, winning a life-changing sum is possible! Here are five stories of people who have had humongous slot machine wins. Try not […]

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Can Root reinvigorate England?

The king is dead, long live the king Alastair Cook’s four-year reign as England’s Test skipper is over. When Joe Root leads out the boys at Lords on Thursday morning, the 26-year-old will become the 80th man to captain the country, and the youngest to take the top job since Michael Atherton was handed the […]

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Small Cards, Major Wagers

Small Cards, Major Wagers

“If at first you don’t succeed, try five more times so your failure is statistically significant.” Tournament poker is the ultimate game of perseverance. Even the best players can expect to cash in fewer than 20% of competitions, so losing streaks can easily run into the hundreds of games. It takes a certain type of […]

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Could it be calamity for Kell?

Kell Brook’s bank balance must look infinitely healthier, but how much damage did five bone-crunching rounds with Triple-G do to his chances of owning the Welterweight division? I fear it did plenty. It’s said that trainer Dominic Ingle saved his fighter’s career – and possibly eye sight too – when throwing in the towel as […]

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A Trip of a Lifetime

A Trip of a Lifetime

This summer, Grosvenor are taking at least 20 lucky poker players on the trip of a lifetime to Las Vegas. Each player will receive an all-expenses paid holiday (worth a whopping £2,500!) and a buy-in to the biggest poker tournament on the planet: The Colossus. Kit Goodman-Edwards, a UK student poker player, is one of […]

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Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko | Preparation, Training & Early Insights

There’s just a week to go until Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko make history by boxing for the world heavyweight crown in front of 90, 000 fight fans at Wembley Stadium. It’s going to be a very special occasion. It couldn’t be anything but. Ahead of a hype-filled final week of preparations, Adrian Clarke cuts […]

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Europa League Qualifiers 2nd Leg | Preview, Betting & Odds

With a quartet of beautifully poised last eight clashes taking place across the continent on Thursday night, the UEFA Europa League will be well worth taking an interest in. Ahead of these appetizing quarter-final second legs, Adrian Clarke runs us through his selections… Zlatan & Rashford to send United through Manchester United v Anderlecht (1-1) […]

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Premier League Preview, Betting & Odds | 15-16 April

The weekend isn’t just about scoffing your face with Easter eggs – you can gorge yourself on plenty of Premier League football too. Back with his previews and tips ahead of four tasty televised contests is ex-player turned journalist Adrian Clarke… Tottenham Hotspur v Bournemouth | 15 April 12:30 Spurs were sensational when swotting Watford […]

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Do you have to be a Genius to be a World-Class Poker Player?

Do you have to be a Genius to be a World-Class Poker Player?

Ask anyone for their interpretation of what a poker player looks like, and you’re guaranteed a mixed bag of responses. For some, poker players are maths pros: people who make lightning-quick calculations and harness huge brain power. For others, a poker player is someone with excellent reading abilities: analysing their opponent’s every move like a […]

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Premier League Betting Preview, Including Tottenham v Watford

Chelsea’s grip on this season’s Premier League title was strengthened with their 2-1 win over Manchester City in midweek. Grosvenor Sportsbook now rate Antonio Conte’s side as 1/15 favourites – the shortest price they’ve been all campaign. Tottenham v Watford | Saturday 8 April 12:30 Tottenham’s incredible late fightback at Swansea means Mauricio Pochettino’s men […]

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The 2017 Grand National Preview, Betting & Odds Part 2 | 8 April

VICENTE tends to peak in the spring, winning four of his six starts between March and May, and could be the answer to the Randox Health Grand National (Aintree 5.15 Saturday). The Paul Nicholls-trained eight-year-old proved his stamina when landing last season’s Scottish National and it looks significant that Trevor Hemmings – owner of three […]

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Indian Premier League: Odds, Betting & Match Preview

The Indian Premier League celebrates its 10th birthday this year. Cricket’s annual Subcontinental slogfest kicks off on Wednesday when the Sunrisers Hyderabad entertain the Royal Challengers Bangalore in an eagerly-anticipated repeat of last year’s final. Twelve months ago it was Hyderabad who claimed their maiden IPL title and in the process condemned the Challengers to […]

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Ireland vs Wales World Cup Qualifier Preview, Odds & Betting | Thur 24 March

Wales supporters might still be basking in the glow of their team’s astonishing achievement of reaching the European Championships semi-finals last year, but hard-nosed bookmakers are having none of the romanticism of those halcyon days in France. There is little respect in the price chalked up by Grosvenor Sport about Chris Coleman’s side beating Ireland at […]

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Germany v England Friendly Preview, Odds & Betting | Wed 22 March

Most people have to wait until Christmas morning before gleefully unwrapping their presents. Not Gareth Southgate though, he got to open his a whole month early last year when he received a lovely, gift-wrapped four-year contract as England manager c/o The Football Association. It was exactly what he’d asked Father Christmas for and to be […]

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Six Nations Round 4 Betting Preview – England v Scotland

Time Ticking on England… Eddie Jones suggested supporters who paid to watch England’s 36-15 win over Italy a fortnight ago should have asked for their money back, as the Australian bemoaned the Azzurri’s ‘no ruck’ tactics. It’s an option punters couldn’t pursue, as Conor O’Shea’s canny instructions to his players overshadowed yet another stumbling start […]

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Manchester United v Rostov – Europa League Last 16 Preview

United Stalled on Road to Stockholm Manchester United fans hoping for a return to the Champions League are increasingly looking towards the Europa League for redemption, as the winners of the much-maligned competition are routed straight into the group stages of Europe’s premier club tournament the following season. The bookmakers, though, are split as to […]

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Interview with Rick Trigg – TheClaimeer

At 32, Rick Trigg is one of the UK’s most successful poker players. Known online as ‘theclaimeer’, Trigg is somewhat of a veteran in the poker world, racking up nearly $7 million dollars in lifetime earnings. Ranked first in PocketFives 2014/2015 yearly PLB, the Sheffield-born poker player has had some humungous cashes over recent years. […]

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EFL Cup Final Betting Preview. Manchester United v Southampton

Can The Saints Immortalise Their Names In History? This season’s first piece of silverware will be handed over at Wembley Stadium this Sunday, with Manchester United locking horns with Southampton in the EFL Cup Final. With an intriguing showpiece in prospect, Adrian Clarke looks ahead to the game… Remember 1976? No, me neither, but it’s […]

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Europa League Last 16 Leg 2 Preview – Grosvenor Sport

No pressure, Europa League. No pressure. After the thrill-a-minute action we’ve enjoyed in the UEFA Champions League this week, Thursday’s European matches have an awful lot to live up to, but hopefully there will be some corkers to keep us all interested. Looking ahead to some nicely poised ties is our football analyst Adrian Clarke… […]

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Random Acts Of Kindness Day 2017

Grosvenor Casinos’ Luck Squads will be out in force on 17 February offering random acts of kindness Friday 17th February, otherwise known as Random Acts of Kindness Day, celebrates and promotes the good deeds people do for others. We have conducted a UK-wide survey which reveals that it’s the small things in life that matter, including […]

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Six Nations 2017, Game 2 Preview, Odds & Betting | Grosvenor Sport

England Need To Stay Awake To Keep Alert Wales At Bay. Eddie Jones revealed he endured a sleepless night following England’s unconvincing opening Six Nations success over France last weekend. However, it will be rugby traders from bookmakers up and down the country whose shut-eye will be interrupted with worry should the Red Rose nation […]

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Premier League Preview, Odds & Betting – Jan 21st & 22nd

by Adrian Clarke Will Costa, Sanchez and Manchester City Bounce Back This Weekend? Pep v Pochettino is the standout tete-a-tete this weekend, but there’s plenty of other Premier League action to get stuck into too.  Resident football expert Adrian Clarke runs us through his picks for the televised matches… Liverpool v Swansea City  Swansea boss […]

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