Retail

Horserace Betting Levy Board backs UK lunchtime racing trials

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After a short trial of lunchtime race meetings, online bookmakers have expressed that they wish for the trial to be extended following the support of The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB). The trial received the backing of the HBLB with the intention of boosting the revenue that could be generated over the lunchtime period for both on-course and off-course bookmakers. …

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Bookmaker recognised as luxury brand

Private bookmaker Fitzdares has been recognised as one of Britain’s top luxury brands in the inaugural edition of the Walpole Power List, with Fitzdares CEO William Woodhams listed as one of the most influential people. The list, compiled in collaboration with Inzito and Coutts, has acknowledged Woodham’s work with the luxury bookmaker alongside the March launch of ‘the world’s first …

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WatchandWager signs new deal with Hong Kong Jockey Club

London-listed Webis Holding has penned a new three-year deal with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) which will see the betting and racetrack operator allow its customers bet directly into the pools offered at Hong Kong’s famous racecourses, Sha Tin and Happy Valley. The partnership, which originally began in 2013, will allow customers of Webis’ advance deposit wagering (ADW) business, …

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GLMS identifies 198 suspicious betting instances in Q1

The Global Lottery Management System (GLMS) has identified 33 matches to its partners out of the 198 alerts generated regarding suspicious betting activities. The alerts generated are said to cover a wide range of sports for Q1, including football, basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball, esports and ice hockey. GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, commented on the results: “GLMS is a Global Integrity …

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Optimove: Year-round engagement counters post-tournament drop off

According to recent figures published by customer retention specialist Optimove, it has been suggested that operators should focus upon growing their year-round player engagement figures. The data points out that the vast majority of punters mainly engage in betting activity during major sporting events, as Optimove suggests that ‘the average number of bettors drops 60 per cent following the finals.’ …

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UKGC launches new National Strategy across Wales

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched its new three-year National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms for the Welsh public which is hoped to have a ‘lasting impact’ on reducing gambling harms. The strategy will help support Welsh health bodies, charities, regulators and businesses in a collaborative project to help reduce gambling-related harms. Neil McArthur, chief executive of the Gambling …

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Svenska Spel collaborates with SEF to offer integrity lectures

Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has secured a new agreement with Swedish Elite Football (SEF) which will see the duo collaborate in offering education surrounding match-fixing and sport integrity. Svenska Spel and the SEF will deliver a series of lectures at Sweden’s annual youth tournament, The Gothia Cup, which will primarily focus on addressing the dangers of match-fixing and …

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Codere sanctions Credit Suisse to lead its Mexican charge

Spanish business news source El Confidencial reports that the governance of Grupo Codere SA has sanctioned investment bank Credit Suisse to lead its corporate refinancing, as the Bolsa Madrid gambling group reviews its South American options. The Swiss multinational bank is reported to have been given a two-fold mandate by Codere governance, being ordered to raise capital for new expansion …

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Retail remains largest sales channel for Camelot as sales jump 3.7%

Despite reporting significant growth in its digital operations, retail continues to be the largest sales channel for the UK National Lottery, with 75 per cent of sales coming via the in-store terminals. With over £5,373.3m of sales generated by the retail kiosks, retail has been a driving force for the continued success of Camelot – the UK National Lottery operator …

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BoyleSports secures Birmingham City sponsorship deal

In its biggest sponsorship deal in over a decade, Birmingham City Football Club has named BoyleSports as its new principal partner until the end of the 2020/21 season. The new agreement will see Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker’s logo displayed on the front of the men’s team playing kit and replica shirts, replacing the current 888Sport logo from the most recent …

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