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Sky Bet and York Racecourse pledge £20k for regional charity

Sky Bet York Racecourse

Sky Bet has enhanced its social responsibility profile via a partnership with York Racecourse, centred on financially supporting charities across Yorkshire. The Flutter Entertainment betting brand will donate £20,000 generated from bets placed at the Sky Bet Ebor Festival to one of 22 Yorkshire-based charities, foundations and community groups. A shortlist of organisations has been written up as contenders for …

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BHA launches new Careers Development Programme at Newmarket 

SBC News BHA launches new Careers Development Programme at Newmarket 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has launched its new Horseracing Career Development Programme at Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk. The programme will be led by the British Racing School for a period of two weeks and will provide guidance to 17 students seeking to forge a career in racing, who will be “immersed in all aspects of the industry”. Students will …

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Ladbrokes and PMU deal criticised by Belgian competition watchdog

Ladbrokes and PMU deal criticised by Belgian competition watchdog

The Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) has objected to a horse racing betting distribution agreement between Ladbrokes and Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU). Particular criticism was levied at the potential for the deal between the UK and French companies to limit the operator’s competition with one another in Belgium, breaching local and EU anti-competitive laws. Ladbrokes is founded and headquartered in London and …

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Fitzdares Arms opens its doors at Royal Windsor Racecourse

Fitzdares Arms opens its doors at Royal Windsor Racecourse

Fitzdares has upped the ante on its on-track betting operations, opening ‘The Fitzdares Arms’ pub at Royal Windsor Racecourse this week. The pub is open to Fitzdares members and racegoers on 3 July, enhancing the members experience with a traditional focus on racecourse wagering and hospitality. Based in West London, Fitzdares operates with a ‘strong focus on customer  relationships’ via a …

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Bacta to make land-based gaming case to Parliament

Bacta to make land-based gaming case to Parliament

UK amusements and high-street gaming trade body Bacta is due to provide evidence to a cross-party group of MPs this month, discussing the Gambling Act review. The association’s Chief Executive, John White, will outline the interests of the British land-based gambling sector to members of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 11 July. Unveiled in April, the Gambling Act …

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William Hill’s retail recovery narrows 2022 standalone losses to £31m 

SBC News William Hill’s retail recovery narrows 2022 standalone losses to £31m 

The full-year 2022 financial accounts of William Hill Limited have been filed by 888 Holdings with the corporate register of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).    Temporarily under the ownership of Caesars Entertainment Inc and accounting for the assets of William Hill UK and Mr Green, the company was acquired by 888 on 1 July 2022.  Results filed with the FCA …

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SIS launches Watch and Bet racing content with Premier Kladionica

SBC News SIS launches Watch and Bet racing content with Premier Kladionica

SIS (Sports Information Services) has announced that it is now delivering its horse and greyhound racing content in a Watch and Bet format with Premier Kladionica. The live betting services supplier has partnered with the Bosnia and Herzegovina operator to give bettors access to ‘premium’ live horse and greyhound racing streams from across the world. Toni Boras, Chief Operating Officer …

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Allwyn calls on Leo Burnett & VCCP to refresh the National Lottery in 2024

SBC News Allwyn calls on Leo Burnett & VCCP to refresh the National Lottery in 2024

Allwyn UK, the inbound steward of The National Lottery, has selected Leo Burnett and VCCP London as the joint creative agencies of its advertising account. The agencies will lead the National Lottery’s creative marketing from February 2024, when Allwyn takes control of the Fourth Licence tender won in 2022. As a global advertising agency, Leo Burnett’s mandate includes developing captivating …

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ATG €500K fine dismissed by Swedish courts 

SBC News ATG €500K fine dismissed by Swedish courts 

The Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, Spelinspektionen, has had its SEK 6m (€500,000) penalty against the racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) overturned.  The decision comes following an appeal by ATG to the Administrative Court in Linköping, where the firm contested the ‘size and warrant’ of Spelinspektionen’s penalty related to ‘AML deficiencies’.  Spelinspektionen had originally issued a warning and a sanction …

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