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Tipsters on Trial

We investigate the social media betting tipsters who recommend supposedly winning bets but make money when their followers lose.

Will you be betting on Euro 2016? Most people will probably rely on national allegiances if they decide to gamble, but thousands of social media users, particularly in Britain, are now taking advice on where to place their money from strangers. Twitter and Facebook accounts that claim to be able to more accurately predict the outcome of games.

But while this new breed of tipsters might offer free advice, many are actually in league with the bookies. They’re offered around 30% of all the money their followers lose. So how much faith should people have in these new gambling gurus?

Produced by Kate Lamble.
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