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Betdaq return to racing sponsorship at Kempton Park

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Betdaq has agreed its first racing sponsorship within the United Kingdom in almost two years, thanks to a new partnership with Kempton Park. The Ladbrokes Coral owned betting exchange is to be headline sponsor for Betdaq Chase Day, set to be held on Saturday February 24, which will encompass a six race card. Amongst them are the Grade 2 Betdaq …

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Paddy Power tests VAR promotions

In recent months the debate surrounding Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) has encompassed English football and with the FA cup returning to our screens this weekend, the debate looks set to recommence. In a recent interview with SBC, Jeevan Jeyaratnam, Head of Compilation at Betting data and tailored odds specialist Abelson Info, predicted that it was “highly likely that some of …

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How Spurs success can elevate England optimism

To the elation of football fans all over the globe, the Champions League returned this week and with it came strong away performances from Premier League clubs. A four goal drubbing at St Jakob-Park meant that tournament favourites, Manchester City set the record for the biggest away win in the knockout stages by an English side in the history of …

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Betting on Football in Ruud health with Dutch football legend

Ruud Gullit

Former Ballon d’Or winner Ruud Gullit will be delivering a keynote speech at the Esports Insider Super Forum (22 March), held as a standalone event at this year’s Betting on Football (20-23 March). Gullit, who lifted the European Cup twice with AC Milan and once with his national team, will also be attending the SBC Sponsorship Forum at #bofcon2018 and …

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BetVictor appoints Karmarama as World Cup 2018 creative lead

Gibraltar-based online bookmaker, BetVictor has confirmed the appointment of London marketing agency Karmarama as its lead creative account. Confirming its new creative agency, BetVictor details that Karmarama has been tasked with developing the bookmaker’s upcoming World Cup 2018 marketing campaign, as BetVictor seeks to ramp up its brand coverage during a critical period for all bookmakers. Moving forward, Karmarama will …

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Greyhound Board of Great Britain announces prize initiatives

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The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has announced a number of new initiatives, which will see graded owners and trainers benefit from bumper prize money and funding of around £400,000, between February and March. Replacing the Owners’ Bonus Series competitions, the new schemes are set be implemented following consultations with various stakeholders. Peter Harnden, one of the Practitioner members …

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CAP announces new restrictions on free bets, bonuses and calls to action

UK bookmakers will have to revamp their marketing after the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) tightened up gambling advertising standards, with particular emphasis on live betting promotions. While bookmakers will still be able to advertise live odds, CAP says the advertisement should not unduly pressure the audience to gamble; so urgent calls to action – such as “Bet Now!” – …

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Gambling Commission hands ElectraWorks £350,000 fine

Online gambling business ElectraWorks has been fined £350,000 by the Gambling Commission for repeatedly misleading consumers with adverts relating to free bonuses. Additionally, the operator has also received a formal warning from the Commission for failing to ensure that the person responsible for marketing at the business was in possession of a personal management licence. On 17 August 2016 the …

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Proven Player… Kindred Group delivers exceptional growth for 2017 trading

Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc, closes a successful and transformative 2017, as the company records a further ‘all-time high’ performance for its Q4 2017 trading. Publishing its ‘unaudited’ Q4 and full-year 2017 trading update (period ending 31 December), Kindred governance details a strong end of year trading which saw the company generate Q4 gross winnings of £238 …

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ICE 2018: Encouraging respectful representation of females

The controversy around the portrayal of women at last week’s ICE London exhibition is rumbling on with Kate Chambers, Managing Director of  show organiser Clarion Gaming responding to the negative press by emphasising that Clarion’s priority has always been “to encourage respectful representation of women.” It was just the night before ICE 2018 that the Gambling Commission’s chief executive Sarah Harrison described the way …

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