Retail

Bill Moyes – NHS must be clear on its role tackling problem gambling

Speaking on the Health Service Journal‘s ‘The Bedpan’ interview series, Bill Moyes, Chair of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has warned NHS leadership of side-lining problem gambling as UK public health issue. Having chaired the UKGC since 2016, Moyes is the former founding Executive Chairman of ‘Monitor’ the independent regulator for NHS’ trusts. In the interview, Moyes breaks down gambling …

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Racing industry pulls together for community engagement project

Over 50 organisations from the British racing industry came together for the Racing Together Community Day which saw over 250 employees dedicate time to engaging with the local community. Employees volunteered at a number of locations across the country such as Age UK in Camden and Riding for the Disabled in Cheltenham. The Racing Together Community day comes as the …

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FAI investigates suspicious betting on Irish football matches

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) are set to investigate this weekend’s League of Ireland First Division match between Cobh Ramblers vs Limerick FC in relation to suspicious betting. A 3-2 victory for underdogs Limerick has been placed under scrutiny with regards to betting activity witnessed on a market that is reported to have attracted ‘significant volume’ for an encounter that …

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ASA places more focus on consumer protection

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) has hit a new high with the number of withdrawn or amended ads, as revealed in a newly published annual report. Online advertisements have outnumbered television adverts by almost three to one. While new projects to be undertaken by both organisations, as part of a new five year …

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Retail pro Lynne Weedall joins William Hill advisory

FTSE betting group William Hill Plc has moved to strengthen its corporate governance advisory, confirming the appointment of Lynne Weedall as a new Independent Non-Executive Director. A figurehead in UK retail and leisure, Weedall is an expert in human resources and corporate transformation strategies for large scale enterprises. During her thirty-year executive career, Weedall has led HR and group operations …

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Horseracing prize money facing cuts as levy drops £17m

British horseracing stakeholders have had to urgently initiate a plan of action following the recent Horserace Betting Levy Board’s (HBLB) announcement that estimated Levy income for the year ended 31st March 2019 will be some £78m, a fall of £17m from last year. News of the fall in yield were presented to racing’s HBLB representatives, Andy Clifton from the Racecourse …

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ARC purchases 45% share in i-neda

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has purchased a 45 per cent stake in i-neda Limited which will see them become an equal shareholder in the business alongside Dermot Desmond. The purchase is set to complement ARC’s position in the British horse racing industry, with i-neda set to offer a wealth of experience in developing betting and wagering technology. Kevin Robertson, ARC …

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Madrid enforces tougher retail operating framework

The executive of Madrid Province has moved to install tougher restrictions on retail gambling premises, with a view to protecting ‘vulnerable groups’. Issuing its latest legislative update, the Madrid executive has sanctioned new demands on premises, enforcing mandatory customer ID checks and player registrations upon entering gambling establishments. The Madrid executive has stated that new ID protocols must be implemented …

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Sportradar extends OTT deal with Italian TV outlet Sportitalia

Sportitalia

Sportradar has extended its partnership with one of Italy’s leading TV outlets, Sportitalia, to deliver its OTT streaming solution across four new channels from July 2019. The two companies originally partnered in 2017, in a which saw Sportradar provide the streaming platform for Sportitalia’s 24/7 online site, while also making selected content available on demand. As part of the revised …

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PPB appoints ‘media pro’ Nancy Cruickshank as corporate advisor

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), has moved to strengthen its corporate governance advisory, confirming the appointment of Nancy Cruickshank as a non-executive director. The appointment is confirmed, following PPB’s annual general meeting (AGM), where the FTSE firm’s investors approved of PPB’s upcoming rebrand to ‘Flutter Entertainment Plc’. Nancy Cruickshank is the current Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation …

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