Financial spread betting giant WorldSpread has announced it has struck a deal with 188Bet to take its online trading services into other largely untapped markets, including the emerging Asian markets where financial spread betting remains a niche interest.

The partnership agreement will see spread betting hit a truly global stage, with analysts anticipating a strong rise in uptake in the new financial markets.¬† With the WorldSpread online trading platform on offer to 188Bet’s global client base, the deal has paved the way for Asian investors to take advantage of spread betting on a range of worldwide indices.