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PABS & BetMakers unveil platform to streamline racing content

SBC News PABS & BetMakers unveil platform to streamline racing content

PA Betting Services (PABS) and BetMakers Technology Group have announced the launch of their latest racing project.  The AdVantage Platform seeks to ‘revolutionise’ the global racing experience for punters by integrating data, content, trading, streaming and editorial in a single unified hub. Jake Henson, CEO of BetMakers, commented: “BetMakers are proud to partner with PA Betting Services, a world-class organisation …

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kwiff adds horse racing through RMG deal expansion

SBC News kwiff adds horse racing through RMG deal expansion

Betting operator kwiff has expanded its agreement with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) to now include horse racing streaming.  The new terms mean that kwiff will upgrade its native apps with RMG’s offering so that players can now enjoy UK and Irish racing content from around 1,200 race meetings per year – leveraging RMG’s coverage of 35 racecourses, including Cheltenham, Aintree, …

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Italy’s Provinces seek compensation on duties of the Reorganisation Decree

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The Presidents and Councillors of Italy’s 20 autonomous regions and 100 municipalities have been advised to support the government’s plans to reorganise gambling. The plea was cited by the Conferenza Unificata (CU), the body charged with fostering cooperation between the Italian state and the governments of autonomous regions and municipalities. The CU has reviewed the government’s reorganisation decrees for land-based …

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Opportunity in UK greyhound racing as ARC takes PGR rights to tender

SBC News Opportunity in UK greyhound racing as ARC takes PGR rights to tender

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced that it is taking the Premier Greyhound Racing (PGR) data rights to tender. Opening up an opportunity in the UK greyhound racing sector, the process is set to begin this month, with the outcome being the ARC choosing a partner to provide betting operators and media groups with greyhound content from PGR-operated tracks. PGR …

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Allwyn promotes Lotto everyday winners in advertising refresh of National Lottery

SBC News Allwyn promotes Lotto everyday winners in advertising refresh of National Lottery

The National Lottery has launched its new advertising campaign, refreshing the Lotto jackpot to UK audiences under the stewardship of new operator Allwyn UK. The debut campaign of Allwyn UK promotes ‘everyday winners’ of the £1m Lotto jackpot, asking participants the question ‘Will you be next?’. London creative agency VCCP developed the campaign for Allwyn UK, who officially took charge …

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IGT agrees 12 more years of lottery updates with Lithuania’s UAB Perlas

SBC News IGT agrees 12 more years of lottery updates with Lithuania’s UAB Perlas

NYSE-listed International Game Technology PLC (IGT) through subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation has extended its partnership with Lithuanian Lottery UAB Perlas Network (Perlas).  The agreement will see both parties collaborate for another 12 years until at least 2035, with IGT introducing a steady flow of upgrades to Perlas’ lottery central retail system.  Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer Global Lottery, …

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Rank returns interim profits against tough UK headwinds 

SBC News Rank returns interim profits against tough UK headwinds 

Rank Group Plc has returned statutory profits against continued ‘UK macro headwinds’ impacting the performance of its land-based gambling units. Publishing its H1 2023/2024 interim results for the period ending 31 December, the LSE gambling group registered a 9% increase in corporate net gaming revenues (NGR) of £362m (H1 2022/23: £332m). Citing strengthened all-round operating efficiencies, interim trading saw Rank …

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SSG and BoyleSports introduce ‘Destination Cheltenham’ Content Hub

UK Tote saddles up for ‘Journey to Cheltenham’

Spotlight Sports Group (SSG) has partnered with BoyleSports to deliver a custom-built Cheltenham Festival Content Hub. The ‘Destination Cheltenham’ Content Hub will boast key features that the group has reported as ‘highly successful’ in previous iterations – maintaining an immersive experience for users.  Head of B2B Sales at SSG, Daniel Smith, commented: “We’re delighted to undertake our first-ever ‘Destination Cheltenham’ …

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Allwyn begins bold revamp of National Lottery for benefit of good causes

SBC News Allwyn begins bold revamp of National Lottery for benefit of good causes

Allwyn UK has a ‘new bold vision’ for the National Lottery, as it takes on the duty of raising money for good causes across the UK and making a difference in the lives of ordinary people. As of 1 February, Allwyn assumes stewardship of the National Lottery, taking over the UK government’s multi-billion-pound contract supporting charities, heritage projects, and cultural …

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National Gambling Helpline says 2023 record year for gambling harm help

SBC News National Gambling Helpline says 2023 record year for gambling harm help

The National Gambling Helpline has revealed that the number of people who reached out to the gambling harm prevention initiative in 2023 reached a record number. According to a report from the group, the helpline registered a total of 52,370 calls and online chats, which constitutes a 24% increase compared to the year prior. Moreover, August 2023 was the busiest …

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