Erin-Marie Gallagher

Search continues for Richard Scudamore’s successor

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Senior executive of the Premier League, Tim Davie, has become the second person to turn down an offer to succeed Richard Scudamore as the league’s new head. The Premier League have been on the lookout for a leadership replacement after inbound incumbent Susanna Dinnage unexpectedly reneged on the offer. Dinnage backtracked on the new role three weeks ago despite being …

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RCA admits unauthorised drone use gives punters an unfair edge on betting exchanges

Racecourse officials have joined efforts to clamp-down on the unauthorised use of drones, as recent reports have suggested that images shot using a drone can be used to give punters placing in-running bets an unfair advantage. Racing content streamed via TV channels is often delayed by several seconds, but drone images can be streamed instantly, gaining punters a strategic advantage …

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A no-deal brexit would be detrimental for British horse racing industry, warns Goffs’ chairman

The UK Chairman of Bloodstock sales group Goffs, Henry Beeby, has warned MPs that allowing a no-deal Brexit to occur will have adverse effects on the breeding and racing industries in the UK. Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal suffered an overwhelming defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday, which has dented hopes for a secure future in the …

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Sportradar launches ‘ad:s’ range of full marketing services

Sports data, insights and analysis provider, Sportradar, will launch its new full-service marketing suite for sports betting stakeholders, ‘ad:s’ – which aims to streamline business operations, delivering better defined/tailored marketing strategies. The service will provide bookmakers with a plethora of marketing solutions that aim to eradicate waste and whilst optimising ‘targeted spend’ dynamics on verifiable prospects that produce measurable results for sector …

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JenningsBet extends contract with SG Gaming by two years

iGaming supplier SG Gaming, have announced that it is  “supporting the independent bookmaker” by extending its partnership with independent bookmaker, JenningsBet, through agreeing to a two-year contract. As part of the deal, SG Gaming will continue to supply slot content to its terminals to the 95 JenningsBet shops across the UK. In return, JenningsBet shop will continue to operate the …

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Trio of cricketers, including former Pakistan batsman, charged with bribery offences

A trio of cricket players, including a former batsman for Pakistan, have appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court charged with attempting to financially bribe a number of professional cricketers – making it the first instance of British police investigating alleged cricket corruption overseas. Nasir Jamshed, an opening batsman for Pakistan, played two test matches from 2008-2015, as well as 48 one-day …

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GamStop responds to failures highlighted in BBC report

GamStop, a national online self-exclusion initiative, has responded to media reports that had revealed problem gamblers have been able to bypass exclusionary measures put in place to prevent gambling activity. Following the broadcast of the BBC ‘Five Live Investigates’ programme over the weekend, it was revealed that problem gamblers registered as part of the self-exclusion scheme were able to alter …

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William Hill US settles content lawsuit against FanDuel

William Hill US has settled its copyright infringement lawsuit against FanDuel after the competing sportsbook operator distributed a near-identical “how to bet” guide at the Meadowlands Park Racetrack. It has been reported that the money received as part of the settlement will be used to fund the development of creative writing programs at universities across New Jersey, as well as initiatives …

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GambleAware backs Self Exclusion amid political reprieve

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Industry charity GambleAware has reaffirmed its support of the nationwide self-exclusion scheme GamStop amid reports that the scheme had been breached by problem gamblers. Entering 2019, the betting industry got off to a rocky start after BBC five live reports revealed that gamblers registered with the self-exclusion scheme were able to alter details provided at registration, allowing the continuation of …

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BetVictor on the hunt for ‘its next face of horse racing’

BetVictor has announced that they’re conducting a nationwide search to find “its next face of horse racing”, to complement the operator’s continual expansion to its sponsorship and media portfolios. Sold as the “dream role for racing fans”, applicants will be in with the chance to represent the betting operator at race meetings throughout the year, taking part in live interviews …

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