Media Alert: Online bookies look to finish 2018/19 season on a high with Champions League betting boom

Worldpay predict over 6000 bets a minute placed in run up to kick-off.

31 May 2019, London – The 2018/19 European football season will come to a close this weekend with Liverpool going head to head with Spurs in the Champions League final. Online bookies could see high volumes of bets as punters try to win big ahead of the summer break. Operators could increases of as much as 18 per cent on bets placed versus an average weekend.

Analysis by Worldpay of last years’ final revealed that pre-match betting peaked two minutes before kick off with online bookies taking around 6000 bets per minute on the game. Online operators should also be prepared for an increase in live betting with analysis from last years’ match showing a peak just before the start of half time when 4000 bets a minute were placed.

Steffan Jones, VP for Gaming EMEA at Worldpay commented, “The Champions League final is a marquee event for online bookies. This year’s all England affair could see even more gains for UK operators as sports fans take part in some friendly North vs South rivalry.