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Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia

Spotlight Sports Group continues to expand the international publishing services of its flagship subsidiary the Racing Post, announcing that it has entered a content agreement with Russian licensed betting operator Pari-Engineering.  Announced as Spotlight’s first Russian language customer, Pari-Engineering will roll-out Racing Post’s translated content services for British and Irish horseracing and greyhound fixtures across its Poolbet.ru domain. Backing the …

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Amelco solidifies US presence with Continent 8 deal

Amelco has continued to expand its US presence after securing a new partnership with data centre provider Continent 8 Technologies. The new agreement will enable Amelco to securely manage its US operation through scalable hosted infrastructure and cyber-security protected connectivity. Commenting on the deal, Brandon Walker, Head of Business Development at Amelco, said: “We are very pleased to partner with …

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UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it has agreed the ‘next phase of recovery’ for UK racing, working with The Horsemen’s Group and Racecourse Association (RCA). Since racing’s resumption on 1 July, the three bodies have collaborated on a wide range of recovery directives, seeking to restore racing activities and revenues for all stakeholders.  Publishing its joint plans, …

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Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer

Australian racing and wagering company Tabcorp has completed the institutional component of its AU$600 million entitlement offer, with the 97% take-up raising AU$371 million. Tabcorp’s latest financing transaction was revealed following last week’s publication of the ASX gambling group’s 2019/2020 fiscal results, recording operating losses AUS $870 million (€520m), primarily attributed to ‘asset impairment charges’ restructuring the firm’s wagering units. …

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Cash was still king for Ebor on-course bookies

The appetite for betting in cash was apparent at this weekend’s Ebor Festival, with one of the two on-course bookmakers only taking 3% of bets via card. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. As part of a two-week trial, two bookies were given the green light to offer betting …

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National Lottery Community Fund issues £14m in Climate Action grants

The National Lottery Community Fund, the independent public body responsible for distributing grants raised by the National Lottery, has confirmed that £14 million will be directly distributed to community organisations fighting climate change. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The grants are announced as part of the National Lottery’s …

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BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban

The Betting and Gaming Council has praised the ‘success of the whistle to whistle ban’ after data has shown a significant reduction in the number of TV gambling ads seen by children Research carried out by Enders Analysis found that during the whistle to whistle period, the number of betting ads seen by children fell by 97%. Under the ban, …

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BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to safeguard the future of London’s high-end casinos by modernising current payment regulations, including an amendment to section 81 of the Gambling Act 2005 to change ‘outdated legislation’. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The BGC highlighted the …

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SAZKA faces scrutiny following appointment of Flint Global as National Lottery advisor

SAZKA Group has hired London public affairs consultancy Flint Global to serve as a ‘special advisor’ as the Czech gambling conglomerate bids to become the new operating firm of the National Lottery in 2023. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Co-founded by Sir Simon Fraser, the former Head of the …

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RWA takes zero-tolerance approach to online abuse

Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) has urged gambling operators to ‘take firm steps’ in identifying and blocking punters that are engaging in the online abuse and harassment of athletes from their platforms It follows on from a series of reports that jockeys, AFL and NRL players are facing a barrage of abuse on social media from exasperated punters. According to Brent …

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