Erin-Marie Gallagher

BoyleSports extends sponsorship of the Irish Grand National

Irish independent bookmaker BoyleSports has extended its sponsorship agreement for the Irish Grand National, renewing the deal for a further four years. The independent bookmaker has sponsored the race at Fairyhouse Racecourse since 2014, with this year’s edition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the track. Leon Blanche, Head of Communications at BoyleSports, commented: “BoyleSports are really proud to sponsor such …

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GVC names David Lloyd-Seed as new Director of IR and communications

GVC Holdings has strengthened its leadership team after confirming the appointment of David Lloyd-Seed, who will join the company as the new Director of Investor Relations and External Communications. In the new role, Lloyd-Seed will take responsibility for leading the Group’s strategic external communication with investors, the City and a range of key stakeholders. He will take up his new …

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Racecourse betting continues to grow in Ireland reports HRI

The on-course betting sector in Ireland continued to grow throughout 2019, with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) reporting a 6.6% increase in turnover. Previously, the betting ring had seen its turnover fall by 75% over the last 10 years, however the latest figures have shown a revival in on-course betting, with bookies handling €58.4m. HRI Chief Executive Brian Kavanagh said: “Horse …

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TIU hands lifetime ban to Joao Olavo Soares de Souza

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed Brazilian tennis player Joao Olavo Soares de Souza a lifetime ban after he was convicted of multiple match-fixing offences as well as a number of associated corruption offences. In addition to the lifetime ban, Souza has also been issued with a $200,000 fine after he ‘committed numerous breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program …

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Start2Pay launches betting and gaming payout service

Specialist global payment provider Start2Pay has strengthened its product portfolio after launching a bespoke suite of payout products for betting and gaming. The new products, which will officially be launched at ICE London next week, have been designed to simplify payout processes, accelerate payment speed and extend the range of payout options available to operators. Start2Pay’s suite enables deposits and …

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SIS secures agreement with Pin Projekt’s WWin

Racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has inked a new agreement with Pin Projekt’s sports betting brand WWin. The new agreement will see SIS supply two of its 24/7 Live Betting Channels, which will include a horse racing channel as well as a greyhound racing channel. Anze Gantar, Digital Sales Manager at SIS, said: “This is …

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BetConstruct chooses TruNarrative to monitor network compliance

Supplier of global financial crime protection services TruNarrative has been selected as BetConstruct’s new compliance lead, strengthening its transaction monitoring capabilities. Under the terms of the new partnership, BetConstruct will be able to strengthen its onboarding, risk, fraud and responsible gambling procedures by integrating TruNarrative ‘single platform’ KYC solutions. The agreement will allow Vbet and other operator partners on the …

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Pegasus World Cup to receive international coverage

Sky Sports Racing has been granted exclusive coverage for America’s Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, which will see the broadcaster show the racing to UK and Irish audiences. The announcement comes as the race meeting is due to be shown in both Africa and the Carribean for the first time. Forty-eight countries in Africa will be newly served by …

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Sportradar renews AFC integrity partnership

Sports data and content supplier Sportradar has renewed its long-standing partnership with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) which will last through to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023. Under the terms of the agreement, Sportradar will continue to support the AFC Integrity Unit with the Intelligence and Investigation Services (I&I) which has helped combat match-fixing across the region.     Sportradar Chief …

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Interwetten praises record results despite ‘major regulatory challenges’

Sports betting and online gaming operator Interwetten has celebrated reaching a new record for its 2019 financial year, despite ‘major regulatory challenges’. Publishing a trading statement, Interwetten recorded a gross gaming revenue (GGR) of €99.5m for the year, marking a 25% increase compared to 2018, with betting stakes rising over €2bn for the first time. Dominik Beier, speaker of the …

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