Tag Archives: Aintree

Betting operators hand over MP’s Grand National winnings to UK charities

Charities throughout the UK have benefited from large sums of money donated by bookmakers after MPs from around the country joined in on the Grand National action by placing charity bets. The UK’s biggest betting operators had vowed to hand over any winnings on MP charity bets to their charity of choice. The eventual winner was 50/1 shot Noble Yeats, …

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BGC: Ministers must recognise public good of the Grand National

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on ministers to recognise the importance of the Grand National as a heritage sporting event supporting UK racing and highstreet jobs.  Following three years under lockdown constraints, The Grand National returns to hosting live spectators at Aintree on Saturday 9 April. Its main race is expected to be watched by a global …

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Jockey Club keeps its Grand National promise to NHS staff  

The Jockey Club has kept its ‘NHS promise’ by confirming that a donation of 10,000 Randox Grand National tickets to Merseyside frontline staff and social care workers will be honoured at the 2022 festival at Aintree Racecourse.  Last year, the Jockey Club pledged to donate 10,000 tickets for the first day of the Randox Grand National Festival in 2021 in …

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Virtual Grand National success sees bookmakers donate over £2.6m to NHS Charities

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has revealed that this weekend’s ‘Virtual Grand National’ (Saturday 4 April) raised ‘over £2.6 million’ in donations for NHS charities. The BGC said the event to replace UK racing’s marquee meeting was as an ‘unbridled success’, and was left delighted with the level of public engagement which saw a reported 4.8 million viewers tune-in to …

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Playtech BGT Sports tops Grand National turnover record

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Self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) provided by Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) took more than double the number of bets from last year’s Grand National. This weekend, the omni-channel sports betting solutions provider enjoyed record turnover from the biggest National Hunt horse race, first held at Aintree in 1839. PBS confirmed that turnover increased by 135% when compared to 2018, highlighting the …

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Betway makes key additions to Aintree partnership

Online bookmaker Betway continues to expand its racing sponsorship portfolio confirming that it will sponsor this weekend’s Aintree ‘Many Clouds Chase’ and ‘Grand Sefton Handicap’ fixtures. The betting group has been a principal sponsor at the Merseyside track since signing a deal to sponsor the Grand National meeting starting in 2017, and the latest agreement will see Betway take on two …

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Equine welfare organisations out in force at Aintree

This years Randox Health Grand National is to once again see a host of leading equine welfare organisations and charities come together, highlighting a variety of factors which affect Britain’s horses. Joining the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will be the RSPCA, World Horse Welfare, British Horse Society and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), under the banner of The Horse Comes First, …

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Virtual Grand National available with BoyleSports and Ladbrokes Coral

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BoyleSports and Ladbrokes Coral are the first operators to stream Inspired Entertainment’s Virtual Grand National, as well as its Virtual Grand National Race of Champions. Set to be broadcast on Friday April 13 at 8pm on ITV4, the Virtual Grand National is to be presented as a dedicated channel of content, “allowing for a unique virtual racing experience as 40 …

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Excitement grows for 2018 Grand National

The biggest spectacle in the British horse racing calendar returns this weekend, as Aintree once again hosts the Randox Health Grand National. Aintree is anticipating that throughout the festival, which comes to a conclusion late on Saturday afternoon, it will welcome in excess of 150,000 racing enthusiasts. The National marks the culmination of three days of enthralling jump racing. Having replaced …

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