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.