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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Tabcorp extends South Australia retail exclusivity

Australian gaming operator Tabcorp has seen a retail exclusivity within one of its home states receive an tentative extension agreement, pending approval by the Independent Gambling Authority. Operating through its wholly owned subsidiary ‘UBET SA Pty Ltd,’ the retail wagering license with South Australia is now set to be exclusive until the end of 2032, after its new arrangements are …

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Gaming Standards Association announces new board for changing gambling industry

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Global gambling trade body the Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has elected a new board of directors, as it marks its twentieth year in existence. Updating industry stakeholders, GSA governance stated that it wanted to reflect its diversity of membership with its new board appointments. The new GSA board will consist of Novomatic senior executive Roman Czubak, taking the role of …

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First ever Irish Responsible Gambling Week branded a success

Last week Irish betting operators came together for what was deemed a largely successful initiative, in the inaugural Responsible Gambling Week Ireland. The week was centered around the theme of raising awareness of knowing when to stop, as well as aiming to open dialogue about what it means to gamble responsibly. Sharon Byrne, Chairperson for the Irish Bookmakers Association told …

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Indian opportunities to be explored by AIGF and Betradar

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Betradar has revealed a formalising of their relationship with the not for profit All India Gaming Federation (AIGF). The AIGF, which is focused on assembling a group of responsible and credible stakeholders to help the country navigate towards an open and transparent betting and gaming sector, will work closely with Betradar to drive improved awareness and understanding in addition to …

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National Lottery rethink sees Camelot call for creative pitch

UK National Lottery operator Camelot Group has called for its first creative agency pitch in over 10-years, as the firm’s new leadership looks to revitalise the brand and messaging of the UK Lottery. To date, Camelot’s multi-million advertising account has been serviced by London marketing agency AMV BBDO (BBDO Group) who have acted as creative lead for National Lottery and EuroMillions …

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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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Power Play… Sky secures majority of Premier League 2019-2022 broadcast rights

The English Premier League has sold the majority of its TV matchday broadcast rights for the period spanning 2019-2022. Updating stakeholders, Premier League governance details that it has sold two live broadcast packages to Sky Sports and BT Sport for a total sum of £4.46 billion. The Premier League still has two packages with a combined 40 matchday broadcasts remaining …

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Private Equity giants monitoring Cirsa Spain movements

Speculation is growing with regards to Spanish gambling firm Grupo Cirsa’s future, as a number of private equity firms are reportedly monitoring the Barcelona-based operator. This week, Bloomberg News reports that PE firms Blackstone Group and Cerebeus Capital Management, two seasoned investors in global gambling enterprises, are weighing up bids for the Spanish casino and bingo-hall operator. Furthermore, former Caesar …

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SG Gaming debuts trials of new Equinox terminals

Scientific Games Corporation has detailed that its UK division has successfully rolled out a trial of its new dynamic range of terminals. SG Gaming has installed its new Equinox range across 100 Ladbrokes and Coral stores nationwide, with the parties working together for the previous 12 months in preparation. Richard Lang, Retail Commercial Director at Ladbrokes Coral Group, commented: “We’re excited …

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