Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Punters Lounge History

Punters Lounge is part of a network of sites under the company umbrella of TAG Media
Ltd, a registered company at Companies House

  • 2000

    Early Punters Lounge

    Originally Punters Lounge was only a football betting forum, but it quickly became known for
    having the smarter punter, and helping new members to also become better punters, something it
    has continued to do over the years and will always do.

  • 2005

    Change of ownership

    Ollie Ormiston was the original owner of Punters Lounge and he did a great job, before he joined
    the army and sold the website to Paul Ross. Due to Ollie’s new found priorities it was now
    Paul’s job to take the website further, but that couldn’t be done single handed. It required the
    help of all the members and moderators.

  • Early 2011

    More than a forum

    We decided PL needed to be more than just a forum, so we hired writers to give betting previews
    every day on all sports and horse racing. We also have unique football ratings, a type of rating
    that no other site has to this day and they can be found on the Punters Lounge home page.

  • 2011

    Integration & Major Upgrade

    011 saw a major upgrade of the site, and integrating 3 sites into 1 and of course nothing ever
    goes smoothly with major upgrades and for a week it was a nightmare! However, we worked
    tirelessly through the bugs and we ended up with a much more professional and integrated
    website, that would allow us to expand further, rather than the limitations the old site had.

    We expanded our football forums from 7 to 40, to make things easier for members and visitors to
    find and this has worked very well, making us the biggest football betting forum in the world
    without question and the most well structured.

  • 2018

    The PL Vision

    2018 really was a watershed moment for Punters Lounge. We had to change, become bigger and
    better at everything we do, give our visitors much more than we’ve ever offered, however the
    task was enormous with a complete redesign and site architecture needing to be overhauled, much
    of which the visitor never sees.

  • 2019

    It’s coming…

    We’re not giving anything away, but when the PL Vision is in full flow, we believe it will
    become the only place for punters to be.

    Don’t forget, the owner himself is a “punter”, placing his first bet a long time ago in 1994, so
    we’re quite different as a company where so many are just big media companies with no real heart
    or soul, just money making machines.

    Punters Lounge is different, it always has been and always will be. With an online and offline
    community (Punters Lounge Racedays & Poker Nights), there’s one thing that is defining of
    Punters Lounge being great, and that is the members who post on the forum, it is those people
    who are the greatest contributors and we recognise that.

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