About Punters Lounge
Punters Lounge is part of a network of sites under the company umbrella of Punters Lounge 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
2011 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.