Bookies and lotteries top UK hit list
By paul
Betting and lotteries are the most popular online gambling sites in the UK, according to Internet monitoring firm Hitwise. Free lottery site Dailydraw topped the list of most visited sites in the sector in the last 12 months, with online/high street bookmaker William Hill and betting exchange Betfair taking second and third spots.

In other sectors, it was the major brands, backed by big advertising budgets that pulled in the most visitors in the UK, according to Hitwise.

Hitwise monitored categories such as online gambling, travel, retail, finance and online flight booking, in the UK over the last year.

EasyJet remains the most visited commercial airline site, followed by rival RyanAir, which has overtaken British Airways and British Midland's BMI Baby since Hitwise's last figures which covered the first quarter of 2003.

Lloyds TSB leads the way in banking, with online bank coming up on the rails at third place. is still the leader in online travel, ahead of Expedia and Mytravel.

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