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SIS inks 24/7 Live Betting Channels deal with Betcart

Sports Information Services (SIS) has agreed to supply its 24/7 Live Betting Channels to Armenian-based operator Betcart. Under the terms of the partnership, Betcart will gain access to a mix of horse and greyhound racing in a watch and bet format, thus providing Betca with profitable short-form content throughout the day. Anze Gantar, Digital Sales Manager at SIS, stated: “We’re …

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Casino leaders call for ‘lifeline’ as government imposes 10pm curfew

The casino industry has been left reeling after yesterday’s announcement of further coronavirus restrictions, which have seen the government impose a blanket 10pm curfew on their venues. Responding to the measures, The Rank Group has called upon the government to urgently consider expanding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to support businesses affected by the new measures. Earlier this week, London …

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Racing dealt ‘a serious blow’ as new restrictions delay fans’ return

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has stated that the new measures to postpone the return of crowds for the foreseeable future is a ‘serious blow’ to the industry and ‘threatens the survival of sports organisations and the many livelihoods they support’. Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined a series of new restrictions following a surge of coronavirus cases across the …

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Gove dispels hopes of spectators returning to stadiums by October

The government has put plans to reintroduce crowds to live sporting events ‘on pause’ following a recent surge in coronavirus cases across the UK. Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, Michael Gove – Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet – confirmed that fans would not be returning to stadiums and outdoor venues from 1 October. …

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London casinos warn against blanket 10pm curfew

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has confirmed that London casinos are prepared to close their bar premises in order to avoid a curfew being imposed on the capital’s entertainment venues. The BGC’s statement comes as the government reviews further lockdown measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as the UK enters its autumn months. Latest news reports suggest …

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All change for Spotlight marketing as Louise Agran ends CMO tenure

Spotlight Sports Group has restructured its marketing leadership team by confirming that long-term executive Louise Agran has ended her 12-year tenure as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Updating media partners, Spotlight has confirmed that current Digital Director Gethin Evans will takeover Agran’s executive remit at the end of September. Both Agran and Evans were key stakeholders in the firm’s 2020 corporate …

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UKGC highlights concerns on increased machine interactions post-lockdown 

Tracking the performance of all licensed gambling verticals, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that July saw a ‘slight month-on-month decrease’ in the amount spent by consumers on online gambling (including online slots).  The UKGC has published further data on gambling consumer habits and operator engagements registered across land-based and digital verticals for the period of May-to-July 2020. “Gambling …

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BGC slams ‘illogical’ North East casino curfew

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has slammed the further lockdown imposed on North East England, stating that the restrictions will ‘inevitably lead to job losses in the casino sector’. Following a recent surge in coronavirus cases across the region, health secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the enforcement of a ‘regional lockdown’, which will see leisure and entertainment venues, such as …

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Heritage Fund provides £50m in direct relief to UK heritage projects  

The National Lottery has revealed that its ‘Heritage Emergency Fund’ has provided £50 million in direct support to 950 organisations across the UK to help cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heritage Fund, the independent body charged with distributing National Lottery funds to UK heritage and cultural projects, has provided a breakdown of its £50 million ‘Emergency …

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MansionBet ups commitment to greyhound racing with BGRF contributions

MansionBet has become the latest bookmaker to contribute to the British Greyhound Racing Fund (BGRF). By becoming a contributor to the fund, MansionBet will support the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) in delivering essential welfare and integrity initiatives through the Greyhound Commitment. Ross Harkins, Head of Sportsbook at MansionBet, said: “Over the past year we have invested a lot …

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