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Ladbrokes becomes official betting partner of Monumental May

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The Vanarama National League Play-offs, or ‘Monumental May,’ has received British based betting and gambling firm Ladbrokes as its official betting partner. The partnership coincides with a brand new play-off format across The National League’s competition, which it states is “excited about the exposure it will bring.” Michael Tattersall, Chief Executive Officer of The National League, said: “We are proud …

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NRL set to go back to the negotiating table over integrity fee

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National Rugby League (NRL) chiefs are to go back to the negotiating table with Australian bookmakers, with temporary agreements set to be rolled over once again for the ongoing season, reports Fairfax Media. It’s being said Chief Executive Todd Greenberg is to be drafted in to urgent talks, two months after the start of the season, for more discussion on …

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British Horseracing receives 2017 boost reports The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club has announced 2017 figures detailing a ninth successive year of growth, as well as a record contribution to British horseracing prize money. Welcoming four million people to its venues throughout the year, the group has reported revenues exceeding £200m for the first time, up 5.2 percent year-on-year to £201.1m, driven by increases in admissions, media, hospitality and …

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Perform Media strikes lucrative multi-year deal with NBA

Digital sports and media group Perform Media has announced a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA). The deal will see Perform manage the league’s official websites in more than 15 international markets, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico and Spain. Through the partnership, Perform hopes to leverage its global editorial and commercial teams to manage the NBA’s …

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McCourt brothers invest in Dugout football community seeking MENA expansion

Digital football community, Dugout (Dugout.com) has secured £8.2 million in its latest venture funding round, which the company will use to expand its technology offering and further support growth in the MENA (Middle East/ North Africa) region. Dugout’s funding round has been led by renowned US sports investors the McCourt brothers (David and Frank), who between them own the LA …

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BetBright makes five-figure donation to injured jockeys charity

Bookmaker BetBright has donated £10,000 to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund, after Ireland defeated Britain British 17-11 at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The BetBright Cup is awarded to the country with the greatest number of Cheltenham Festival winners. Following the Irish victory, the winning BetBright Cup Irish captain, snooker player Ken Doherty received the trophy on the last day of …

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Coral extends longest running Group 1 sponsorship

Coral’s sponsorship of the Sandown Park Group 1 contest known as the clash of the generations, has been extended for a further five years. The Coral-Eclipse is also to be run for a record £750,000 in 2018, with the £250,000 increase on 2017’s figure a direct result of investment by the bookmaker and and The Jockey Club. Seeking to preserve …

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ECB proposals “another addition to an already packed marketplace”

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) forwarded proposals for a new 100-ball cricket format last week, which it is fair to say had received very mixed reactions worldwide. Encapsulating fifteen traditional six-ball overs and a final ten-ball over, meaning it will be twenty deliveries shorter than the ever growing Twenty20 (T20) format, plans would see an eight team city …

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Sportdec CEO Bruce Bale – Addressing non-betting football fans

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Innovation forms a crucial aspect of many industries, particularly amongst the plethora of spheres within gambling and gaming globally. With the cost of acquiring new customers and the rate of churn increasing, one particular challenge is how to engage and monetise new customers. Bruce Bale, CEO of Sportdec, briefly discusses this challenge and the motivation for innovation: “[It] is about …

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Stobart Group enhances racing support via fresh sponsorship

The Stobart Group has been announced as headline sponsor of the three-day Northumberland Plate meeting, after agreements were reached with the Arena Racing Company and Newcastle Racecourse. Titled the Stobart Group Festival of Racing, the festival is scheduled to take place June 28-30, featuring a stellar racing and entertainment line-up. David Williamson, Executive Director at Newcastle Racecourse, commented: “We are …

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