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Nice list, roughly makes sense but lots to disagree with (as you would expect). However one clear mistake is BetFair. They should be valued at $3 billion. They just did a recapitalisation which distributed 10% of the company in cash to shareholders (I got the check this morning). It was at a valuation of ?1.5 billion, so unless you are even more bearish on the exchange rate that works out at $3 billion.
Thanks for the info on Betfair–-that’-s exactly the sort of concrete detail we’-re especially looking for. We’-ll see if we can confirm, and, if so, the valuation will drop to $3 billion.
And there’-s another interesting comment, on the other page:
why the gratuitous —- and painfully ignorant – -swipes at the USA?
can’-t you do your job without the silly —- and, again, factually incorrect —- morals lectureds and editorializing?
actually the U.K. is one of the few countries in the world where online gambling is essentially legal (though the U.K. still hasn’-t sorted out all the laws it is creating to govern online betting)
many EU countries are literally at each others throats about how/when to tax internet gambling (principally because state-run lotteries are specifically carved out of the E.U. free trade agreements)
japan, australia and china have sever and horrible and harsh punishments for internet gambling
of course, pretty much all of the islamic world puts people to death or dismemberment for breaking qu’-ran-ic law – and gambling is totally and utterly forbidden under the qu’-ran
it is you who are “-of arbitrary morals”-. stick to blogging.
Insider’-s comment sounds informed, but he/she should have avoided the nasty last line.
“-Stick to blogging”- is an insult I was served with, recently, (by a UK-based financial trader), so I can relate. But that’-s never helpful. Educate that blogger, instead. You’-ll get a better ROI, believe me.