Jessie Sale

Kindred continues to support working parents with Women in Racing

Kindred has extended its partnership with Women in Racing on the Racing Home programme, which aims to educate stakeholders within the racing industry about motherhood and parenthood.  Racing Home has now launched an online educational portal as well as a rehabilitation programme and a podcast series to further support working parents. This offers guidance to mothers returning to riding post-pregnancy, as …

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ITP expands ‘presence and influence’ as Ruairi Boyle becomes CCO

Inside The Pocket (ITP) has hired Ruairi Boyle as its new Chief Commercial Officer, who joins from Playtech where he worked at a similar senior commercial capacity.  In an attempt to extend its ‘presence and influence’ throughout the industry, the free-to-play (F2P) aggregation platform explained that the new hire will be responsible for managing ITP’s existing partners. These include Low6,  …

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HBA Media to manage France Galop’s portfolio of events

International media rights agency, HBA Media, has been appointed as the global horseracing distribution partner of France Galop in a four-year agreement. The firm will control the steeplechase and flat racing authority’s racing portfolio in a bid to ensure global broadcast and multi-platform distribution for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and a further 26 Group 1 and Group …

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BT and Warner Bros. Discovery finalise UK and Ireland sports venture

BT and Warner Bros. Discovery have introduced a 50-50 joint premium sports venture in the UK and Ireland. The collaboration sees BT Sport transferred to Warner Bros. Discovery, meaning that the BT Sport network and Eurosport UK are operated together.  Additionally, BT will gain £93 million from Warner Bros. Discovery and up to around GBP540 million by way of an …

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Interwetten to deliver ‘emotional brand experiences’ with Liverpool FC

Interwetten has formed a long-term regional partnership Liverpool FC (LFC) in an ambition to deliver ‘emotional brand experiences’ and entertainment opportunities for football fans. The deal is set to include offline promotions and content on the Premier League side’s digital platforms in-market. The sports betting operator will also work on the development of a joint entertainment programme that aims to …

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AllSported goes private to pursue ‘aggressive growth strategy’

Racing Post, Banach and TXODDS’s horseracing solution, AllSported, has been taken private following what is being described as a ‘substantial investment’.  The financial injection in the former three-way venture will be used to support an ‘aggressive’ growth strategy, facilitated by the new ownership that increases agility for the one-stop platform’s product development. Taking full control over its own operations, AllSported …

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O’Loughlin addresses ‘evolving needs’ of irish horseracing as new CEO

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has appointed Darragh O’Loughlin as its new Chief Executive Officer, which comes into effect from 29 June 2022. Previously Secretary General of the Irish Pharmacy Union from 2013 until April 2022, O’Loughlin has also served as a Council member of The Pharmacy Regulator (PSI) for six years and was a  board member of the …

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Modrić joins SofaScore at a ‘significant moment’ pre-World Cup

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modrić, has become an ambassador of Croatia-based sports data company, SofaScore. In forming the agreement, on Sunday, Modrić was met by the company’s founders, Zlatko Hrkać and Ivan Bešlić who will see the La Liga player cooperate with the firm ahead of this year’s World Cup. In particular, the football scores and livescore provider has focused …

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Videoslots highlights ‘paramount importance’ of integrity in joining IBIA

Videoslots has become a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), as its sportsbook joins a global monitoring and alert system. The online casino currently has licences to operate in the UK, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Denmark and Malta. It launched its sportsbook using its own proprietary software in June 2021. Martin Calleja, Head of Sports at Videoslots, commented: “Maintaining …

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Lord Lipsey to improve ‘welfare, integrity and standards’ of Premier Greyhound Racing

Premier Greyhound Racing has appointed Lord David Lipsey as Chair, who returns to the sport following his four-year spell as Chair of the then-named British Greyhound Racing Board (BGRB) between 2004 and 2008.  The group, which is a newly-launched joint venture between Entain and the Arena Racing Company (ARC), looks to deliver ‘best serving’ racegoers, owners and trainers via increased …

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