Monthly Archives: October 2014

Seven Red Mist Moments To Remember

Wigan prop Ben Flower’s outrageous, and let’s be honest, downright savage double punch on St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia in last weekend’s Rugby League Grand Final sent shockwaves through the world of sport.

His second minute red card at Old Trafford was a classic ‘red mist’ moment, that’s earned him a record six-month ban.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen people lose their heads in the heat of battle though. Here are seven other first-rate sporting meltdowns…

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Play Points

How does winning £300 sound?

Welcome our Mid-Month Reload Bonus!
From today until Thursday 16th October, we’re giving online and mobile gamers the chance to win up to £300 – just by getting involved! All you have to do is play any online or mobile game between the allocated dates and then you’ll receive a bonus upon how much you wagered.


See about getting yourself the best bonus possible this month with this exciting promotion!
For more information about this promotion, see here.


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London Cocktail Week

A week to celebrate the legendary cocktail seems like a very good idea to us,  a very good idea indeed. With bespoke drinks, special offers, parties and master classes, it just makes sense to join in, right?

Be sure to visit one of the four London hubs first to pick up your £15 wristband, which will then entitle you to premium cocktails for only £4 at venues across the capital.

A spirit brand sponsors each individual hub and they each have their own amazing drinks collection and unique experiences.

Here’s a selection of the best places to make the most of that wristband and the week-long cocktail carnival.


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Don Julio Mexican Street Festival, Shoreditch

Don Julio tequila will once again take over Translate bar, to turn it into a crazy Mexican street party! DJ’s will play fiesta-worthy music while the bar will be whipping up the most interesting (and potent) tequila cocktails in East London. Use your wristband to get their signature drinks for just £4.

Until Sunday 12 October, 5pm-11.30pm, Free entry

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Pond Dalston, Dalston

Head distiller Paul Hletko will be holding a cocktail master class to show just what goes on behind the scenes.  Pond Dalston will also be selling a limited edition £4 cocktail for customers of London Cocktail Week called ‘A Dog’s Life’; a soft and silky combination of old fashioned Whiskey, green tea syrup & lapsangsouchong tincture, and exists in conjunction with FEW spirits’ White Dog Whiskey.

Saturday 11 October, 2-5pm, Free entry

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Burleigh’s Gin pop-up, East London

The premiere place for rum and gin in London, this week is the perfect opportunity to discover Merchant House as they host Burleigh’s Gin pop-up.

For LCW, the temporary set-up is offering guests intriguing woodland-inspired cocktails until Friday night. So why not pop in to the pop-up and start your gin journey now?

Until Fri 8 October, Midday-Midnight, Free entry

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Pisco’s punch cocktails, Covent Garden

Inside Peruvian restaurant, Lima Floral, this week you can grab an exclusive, exotic concoction of cocktails galore. The Difford’s Guide crew are offering Pisco Punch cocktails, topped with champers for only £4 to all wristband wearers. Get involved whilst it’s around!

Until Friday 8 October, Free entry

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Freixenet Terrace at Swingers

Entertaining this weekend? Head to new bar, Swingers and get your hands on some golf clubs. That’s right, crazy golf and cocktails go hand-in-hand in the heart of Shoreditch and they’re celebrating LCW by offering all wristband-wearers their signature Soho Spritz (Cava, Aperol, Martini, lemon juice and port) for £4.

6-12.30am, Friday 9 – Sunday 11 October, Free entry

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Other recommended hot spots during this time are The Ketel One Hub in Seven DialsThe Tanqueray No. Ten Hub in SpitalfieldsThe Cointreau Hub at The Bluebird in Chelsea and The Nikka Whiskey Hubb at The Whiskey Exchange.

Plus, don’t miss out on these bigger events…

RumFest, Earls Court

Like rum? Love Rumfest. The end of LCW will culminate in this glorious rum extravaganza. It’s the biggest in the world and brings together buyers, customers and tasters to one place for some serious rum education. Take part in a unique master class, go to a seminar or settle down for some special tasting sessions. This year, Rumfest is inviting brands to bring their most premium rum, meaning visitors will get to taste some of the most rare and expensive versions on the market!

Tickets, £49.50

October 10-11

Midday – 6pm

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The House of Peroni, Holborn

This spectacular pop-up returns to celebrate all things Italian & becomes home to Peroni beer enthusiasts. Aiming to bring modern Rome to London, the house is an extravagant venue decorated by Italian designers and artists.

Drop in for dinner on the third floor and try immaculate Italian cuisine from the Bottega Wapping restaurant. Afterwards you can really celebrate London Cocktail Week by visiting the bar and trying head mixologist, Federico Riezzo’s bespoke cocktails. Heartily influenced by Rome’s lifestyle and architecture, his cocktails are a hit; try The Dolce Vista, £8, a blend of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, orange and grapefruit flavours topped with Prosecco for a proper taste of Rome.

Now until 31 October

Mon- Sun, Midday – 11pm, Free

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Photo credits: House of Peroni


Your Russian F1 round-up ready for the weekend

Well, FIFA 15 cover-star Messi couldn’t score the hat-trick that would have put him level on the all-time La Liga scorers list in Barcelona’s 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano last weekend, but he and Neymar each scored a goal and my Barca – 1.5 goals bet proved to be the smart man’s punt.

This weekend, with international football in full flow and little to concentrate on in the football betting world until domestic action returns next weekend, the 2014 Russian Formula One Grand Prix takes our focus.

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