Retail

BetVictor appoints Matt Parkes to oversee brand and creative division

In a bid to revamp its brand and creative division, online bookmaker BetVictor has appointed Matt Parkes as its new Director of Brand and Creative. As part of the new role, Parkes is tasked with offering strategic direction to the brand to build on its current operational success, as well as ensuring brand consistency across channels and overseeing brand positioning, …

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France Galop: All equine stakeholders are losers in No Deal Brexit

Echoing the concerns of Irish counterpart Brian Kavanagh (Chief Executive of Horseracing Ireland), Olivier Delloye, Director General of France Galop has stated that a no deal Brexit, will severely damage the entire equine value chain, with regards to racing, breeding, transport, animal welfare and certifications. Leading France’s horseracing authority, Delloye states that at present the UK, Ireland and France, simply do not sustain …

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Codere reveals new ‘unified’ Italian identity

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has launched a new unique logo for its Italian market presence, as the legacy operator moves to unify and optimise its Italian gambling properties. Codere has been active in the Italian gambling market since 2001, when the firm acquired the eight bingo hall properties of Operbingo, moving to establish its presence in Northern Italy. …

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Betfred to donate all day-1 Cheltenham OTC profits to children’s brain scanner appeal

Bookmaker Betfred has stepped up to help fund the Royal Manchester Hospital £4 million appeal seeking to purchase vital equipment for children facing life-threatening conditions. Today, Betfred founder Fred Done has declared that the bookmaker will donate all over-the-counter (OTC) profits made at the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival 2019 (12-15 March), to Royal Manchester’s ‘iMRI Appeal’. The appeal, which …

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SportCaller strengthens William Hill alliance with Golden Race

Ahead of this year’s Cheltenham Festival, free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist SportCaller has extended its alliance with William Hill to launch its new Golden Race. The launch of the new game is intended to enhance player-engagement with the bookmaker’s audience. Players can compete for a jackpot prize of up to £1m by trying to predict the outcome of a given number of runners …

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888 integrate BetBright into group following acquisition

Following the takeover of Irish operator BetBright earlier in the week, it has been clarified that the BetBright’s Dublin headquarters were to be integrated into the 888 group, and that players would have 30 days to access accounts to withdraw funds or winnings. As a goodwill gesture, 888 announced that any bets placed on the BetBright platform for the Cheltenham …

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David Foster departs Paddy Power Betfair to lead GVC regulatory affairs

David Foster has departed his role as Public Affairs Manager at Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) after being appointed as the new head of regulatory affairs at GVC Holdings. After spending over three years at PPB, Foster was tasked with overseeing the development of both regulatory and policy frameworks to facilitate the operator’s growth strategy. “Really excited to have started my …

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Sky Racing World Launches OZ simulcasting for North America

Tabcorp Holdings’ international racing subsidiary Sky Racing World (Sky World) has announced the launch of an Australian racing High Definition (HD) simulcasting channel for the North American marketing. The launch of the channel marks Sky World’s continued focus on the North American market, with its racing content accompanied by a new customised graphics package for North American clients. David Haslett, President and CEO, …

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UKGC seeks wide business input on National Lottery contract

Addressing an audience of executives at the ‘Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond’ event in London, UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Neil McArthur has urged media, technology, telecoms and publishing stakeholders to offer vital input on the next National Lottery licence. In 2019, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) working alongside the UKGC will launch the initial framework …

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Irish Finance Minister disregards lottery betting worries

Claims that lottery betting could be a detriment to the Irish national lottery have been dismissed by the Irish Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, who cited a lack of evidence. Speaking in response to a Parliamentary question, Donohoe stated that he does not believe that there is “any evidence of a significant impact on the national lottery arising from online …

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