Retail

Premier League nets £6.7bn in media rights for new UK broadcast deal

SBC News Premier League nets £6.7bn in media rights for new UK broadcast deal

The Premier League has secured its biggest domestic broadcast deal worth £6.7bn, negotiating media rights with Sky and TNT Sports. The new deal will commence in the season 2025/26 and span a period of four years, as the Premier League has secured a further increase in broadcast fees from the £5.1bn deal secured in 2022. The previous round, negotiated with …

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Desmond to launch legal challenge of National Lottery contract

SBC News Desmond to launch legal challenge of National Lottery contract

British media tycoon Richard Desmond will launch a legal challenge against the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) seeking multi-million-pound damages over how the regulator handled the tender of the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition. Desmond, the Founder and Chairman of the UK media group Northern & Shell, alleges that the Gambling Commission made “numerous manifest errors” during the bidding process. As …

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Lauren Fleshman’s ‘Good for a Girl’ wins William Hill SBOTY2023 award 

SBC News Lauren Fleshman’s ‘Good for a Girl’ wins William Hill SBOTY2023 award 

“Good for a Girl: My Life Running in a Man’s World” – the memoir of US athlete/coach Lauren Fleshman has won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award (#SBOTY2023). Fleshman becomes the 36th winner of the William Hill SBOTY prize, recognised as the highest accolade for sports writing in English literature. “The announcement makes history as it is …

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Victoria government told to copy primetime ban on gambling advertising

SBC News Victoria government told to copy primetime ban on gambling advertising

The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) of the Australian state of  Victoria has called for stricter regulations on gambling advertising. The public body has recommended that its state government align with South Australia’s policy, which bans gambling adverts on TV from 4pm to 7:30pm. The recommendation forms part of the PAEC report, following an eight-month review of three Auditor-General …

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Inspired enhances racing graphics and simulations for SIS-owned 49’s

SBC News Inspired enhances racing graphics and simulations for SIS-owned 49’s

SIS (Sports Information Services) has strengthened its long-standing partnership with Inspired Entertainment. Now introducing five newly upgraded products to enhance SIS’ 49’s offering, the integration with 49’s content will allow bettors in betting shops across the UK and Ireland to access improved graphics and race simulations. Jessica Mills, Head of Product Proposition at SIS, said: “We have enjoyed a fantastic …

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Chile settles on tax articles for new Gambling regime 

SBC News Chile settles on tax articles for new Gambling regime 

Chile advances on the development of its pending legislative framework to regulate a federal online gambling marketplace.  Progress sees the Economic Commission of the Chamber of Deputies recommending fiscal measures to be applied to the country’s new gambling regime. The Economic Commission published new articles recommending the headline measure that a ‘1% responsible gambling tax’ be applied across all gambling …

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Lottomatica plans €500m notes sale to fund SKS365 takeover 

SKS365 ‘In The Game’ in Italy as Planetwin365 Rome flagship store launched

Lottomatica Group has informed investors that it plans to issue €500m in debt notes to fund its agreed acquisition of SKS365 Malta Holdings for €640m. Struck on 2 November, the deal sees Lottomatica become Italian gambling’s largest omnichannel group, in which the company will absorb the 1000+ betting points of PlanetWin365 and 120 arcade venues of PlanetPay365—the flagship brands of …

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Intralot maintains ‘EBITDA resilience’ as leadership restructures debt

SBC News Intralot maintains ‘EBITDA resilience’ as leadership restructures debt

Intralot SPA maintains a stable outlook for year-trading, despite the Athens-listed technology group reporting continued revenue declines impacting its commercial performance. Publishing its latest year-to-date (YTD) report, Intralot corporate revenues stand at €280m, down 7% on 2022 comparatives of €301m. The decline in YTD headline revenues reflects the absence of discontinued Malta lottery (B2C) revenues, accounting for a decrease of …

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OpenBet facilitates next gen of OPAP’s retail betting offering

SBC News OpenBet facilitates next gen of OPAP’s retail betting offering

OpenBet has extended its long-term partnership with Greek gambling operator OPAP to deliver an enhanced retail betting experience.  Under the new framework, OpenBet’s technology platform and products are leveraged across OPAP’s retail estate.  Jordan Levin, Group CEO of OpenBet, commented: “We’re proud to have facilitated the next generation of OPAP’s retail betting offering, particularly so soon after the success of …

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Tabcorp appoints Mark Howell as inbound CFO to boost 2025 vision

SBC News Tabcorp appoints Mark Howell as inbound CFO to boost 2025 vision

The board of Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed the appointment of Mark Howell as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the ASX-listed sports betting and racing media group. Subject to regulatory approvals, Howell will take over the role ‘before the end of June 2024’ and will replace Daniel Renshaw, who announced his departure from Tabcorp’s executive leadership team in September, …

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