Joe Streeter

Government issues racing assurances over ‘no deal’ Brexit

The Government has emphasised it will help owners to navigate the new processes for moving horses and other equine animals from the UK to EU member states, in the event event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Although, leaving the EU with a deal remains the top priority, the government is continuing with ‘no deal’ preparations to ensure the country is …

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ESSA strengthens senior team with Jon Russell appointment

International betting integrity body ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity) has strengthened its senior team through the appointment of Jon Russell as its new Chair. Russell joins ESSA with a wealth of experience, as he currently also holds the position of Global Head of Trading at Betway. Commenting on his new role, he stated: “I would like to thank the previous Chair, …

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Genius Sports strengthens football focus with Gonteri appointment

Genius Sports has deepened its focus on football data, with the appointment of Daniele Gonteri as the firm’s new Head of Football. Gonteri joins from UEFA where he was responsible for driving the development and digital transformation of the 55 National Association Members. He brings over 15 years of experience to the role, having previously played a key role several vital projects including FAME, UEFA’s …

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Fincore: Enriching an operator’s offering through facial recognition technology

UK based software supplier Fincore has unveiled its new innovative facial recognition technology, aiming to increase efficiency and security for betting operators.   We spoke to Fincore’s Head of Research and Development Nenad Hernjak and B2B Commercial Director Jamie Maskey, who explained how the technology can revolutionise and strengthen the social responsibility for operators on both digital and retail platforms, as well …

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Eleven Sports hands over UK Serie A rights

Speculation over the future of Eleven Sports in the UK was elevated this week as the OTT platform handed rights to Serie A and Eredivisie over to Premier Sports. The loss of Serie A, will be viewed as a major setback for the online streaming service, with the league being one of the platform’s main attractions. A statement released by Eleven Sports said: “Regrettably, some content including Serie A and …

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SBC’s On The Ball: QPR, Reddit and Chicago Fire

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered, this week’s edition looks at a controversial new sponsorship for West Ham, as well as an innovative new initiative between QPR and Ticketmaster. FA to investigate West Ham Sponsorship  The Football Association (FA) will carry out inquiries into …

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SBC joins sporting world with InsiderSport.com

InsiderSport, the latest addition to SBC’s growing news network, offers deep insight and cutting-edge analysis from the evolving business of sport. Placing a key focus on sponsorships, integrity, media rights and hospitality, the new online information platform is for sports business professionals and companies whose passion is not limited to the action on the pitch but seek a deeper dive …

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Carousel Group: Bringing the fun of the tracks onto the website

Carousel Group recently confirmed that it is in the final preparations of launching its first two online betting properties SportsBetting.com and RaceBook.com. SBC spoke to the firm’s Founder and CEO Daniel Graetzer who detailed how SportsBetting.com is aiming to be positioned as the ‘ultimate destination’ to bet on global sports while RaceBook.com seeks to become a dedicated platform for racing enthusiasts.   SBC: …

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Sharon Byrne, Irish Bookmakers Association:
Securing the future of Irish betting shops

In recent years, the Irish retail betting industry has strengthened its commitment to ensuring responsible gambling, with various initiatives including its Responsible Gambling Week. However, potential tax rises from 1% to 2% could lead to a turbulent 2019 for the sector. SBC spoke to Sharon Byrne, Chair of the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) about how the future can be secured …

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Black Type COO, Stephen Davison: Maximising racing’s expansion

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Black Type is looking to build on a positive 2018 and benefit from a rejuvenated digital approach in the year ahead. We spoke to the operator’s new COO, Stephen Davison on how the brand is looking to elevate its digital offering in 2019, as well as what the changes in racing broadcasting mean for Black Type. SBC: Can you detail …

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