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Bets on for GAA star

THE online Irish gambling firm launched last year by former GAA intercounty player Sean McEniff, Seaniemac.com, said the amounts staked through its website jumped 72pc to €1.46m in the fourth quarter of 2013, while gross profits rose 95pc to €119,500.

The company, which is a listed stockmarket minnow in the United States, had initially targeted punters keen to bet on GAA fixtures. Its offering now stretches across the sporting arena.

Its backers include Mr McEniff, the son of Donegal hotelier Brian McEniff, as well as Rina and Diana Chernaya, daughters of Russian oligarch Michael Chernaya.

Seaniemac said that the total amount staked through its website in December was €623,000, giving it an annual run rate of €7.3m.