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A reminder of the risks surrounding novelty markets

15 April 2019

We are advising operators to reassess their approach to offering bets on reality TV shows dependent on public voting.

We know that markets on shows such as the X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing are remaining open until the result of voting is officially announced.

However, because there can be a time lag between the conclusion of the voting and the official announcement, there is a risk people linked to the programme could use or share this information to place bets.

To mitigate this risk we are advising operators to consider ceasing to accept bets in parallel to the public voting concluding.

Last updated: 27 July 2023

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