Extrabet.com is part of the IG group of companies. The group was founded in 1974 and now employs over 800 staff around the globe. IG Group's head office is in London. Other group offices are in Chicago, Melbourne, Singapore, Dusseldorf, Paris and Madrid
IG Group launched its unique fixed-odds site extrabet.com in March 2006 as a sister site to its spread-betting offering. The platform was revolutionary, valuing bets in-play so that clients could take their winnings early, or cut a loss, during live events.
In March 2009, extrabet.com relaunched as the first betting platform in the world to offer sports spread betting, sports and financial fixed-odds, sports and financial binary betting and a casino all under a single account.
FSA and Gambling Commission
extrabet.com is a joint offering from Extrabet Limited and Extrabet Financial Limited. All sports bets and our casino are offered by Extrabet Limited, and our financial bets are offered by Extrabet Financial Limited.
For sports spread betting Extrabet Limited is regulated by the Financial Services Authority, under number 491696. In respect of fixed odds, binary betting and the casino Extrabet Limited is licensed by the Gambling Commission under number 066-002931-R-103650-004. For financial fixed odds and binary bets Extrabet Financial Limited is licensed by the Gambling Commission under number 000-018777-R-300995001.
The IG Group
In May 2005, IG Group Holdings plc was floated on the main list of the London Stock Exchange. Since then it has been promoted to become a member of the FTSE 250.
As well as extrabet.com, the group includes IG Index, which offers financial spread betting and IG Markets which offers CFDs and foreign exchange trading.
IG Group companies have over 72,000 clients worldwide making over 1 million transactions a month, over 90% of them online.