Tag Archives: Aintree

Betway extends Snooker sponsorship

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Snooker’s UK Championship is to remain part of the Betway portfolio of sponsorship’s, after the global online gaming company agreed a fresh three-year deal. Forming part of the sports Triple Crown, alongside the Masters and World Championship, this latest partnerships continues the initial two year £850,000 deal agreed two years ago. Barry Hearn, World Snooker Chairman, said: “We are delighted …

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Sam Twiston-Davies joins Betsafe’s sporting sponsorship portfolio

Betsafe has announced the signing of Sam Twiston-Davies to its growing roster of sporting talent. The sponsorship will see Twiston-Davies ride in Betsafe branded silks as well as feature in an upcoming ATL campaign alongside other Betsafe ambassadors. The 25-year old is recognised as a future champion, regularly seen in the top five of the Jump Jockeys Championship Standings. He …

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Ladbrokes makes Grand National formula with Carol Vorderman

Vorderman - Grand National

Ladbrokes has joined forces with Carol Vorderman to help punters pick out a winner from the 40 horses lining up for this year’s Grand National. The Maths whizz and former Countdown co-host has worked with Ladbrokes – Rank 4/5 on Bookmaker Ratings – on a winning formula to help novice punters pick the first past the post from the runners and …

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Worldpay – Saturday’s Grand National could see double wagers for bookmakers

FTSE100 global payments provider Worldpay is predicting a bumper Grand National (Saturday 8 April Aintree) for bookmakers as new data reveals a staggering increase in betting activity during the world’s most prestigious steeplechase.  Presenting gambling data from the 2016 event shows that British bookies saw an astonishing 99% increase in online betting activity compared to an average week. Overall turnover on …

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Irish TV3 Group secures four-year UK horse racing deal with RMG

Hereford - Cheltenham Racecourse 15.03.16 The Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy. Ruby Walsh celebrates after winning the race riding Annie Power. Photo Andy Watts / Racingfotos.com THIS IMAGE IS SOURCED FROM AND MUST BE BYLINED "RACINGFOTOS.COM"

Irish TV viewers will enjoy up to 50 days of live racing action each year, after TV3 Group announced a new four-year partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) from January 1, 2017. Starting with the New Year’s Day meeting from Cheltenham, TV3 and 3e will broadcast some of the biggest events in horse racing, including the Cheltenham Festival, Randox Health …

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188BET agrees 50-race partnership with Jockey Club Racecourses

Fisher & 188BET

188BET has agreed a new 50-race partnership with Jockey Club Racecourses, which will include sponsorship of the Grade 2 Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter in November, the Grade 2 Old Roan Chase at Aintree in October and the whole card for this Saturday’s Prelude Hurdle Day at Market Rasen. The sponsorship will run from this month until January 2017, with …

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Bookies back to winning ways after lucrative National meeting

Just three weeks after a ‘worst ever’ Cheltenham Festival, Aintree’s Grand National meeting proved to be pay-back time for bookmakers. According to experts from bettingexpert.com, the bookies raked in an estimated £16.50 per person over the three days. Ladies Day (8 April) was the poorest day for the punters, as not one favourite managed to win a race, leaving bookmakers’ …

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Grand National – Human pyramid pranksters kicked out at Aintree

A group of three attendees at the Grand National on Saturday were asked to leave following a stunt in which they formed a human pyramid and unveiled a Paddy Power banner during the final moments of the race.  A photo of the stunt was shared on the bookmaker’s official Twitter page with the caption: “When the #GrandNational is taking a while …

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Charlie McCann – BetVictor – The greatest race in the world

The relationship between Horse Racing and Betting in 2016 continues to prove difficult. From protests over Racing’s ABP Scheme, to disputes over the current level of Levy being paid by the betting shops, build up for this Saturday’s Grand National has been somewhat subdued. However, the race is still hugely anticipated, especially now the 40 runners have been confirmed. Last year’s …

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Ladbrokes fear Many Clouds Grand National win

Britain’s bookmakers are hoping for a successful Grand National on Saturday, following the hammering they took at the Cheltenham Festival just three weeks ago. It is estimated that the industry lost around £60 million, as a string of heavily-backed favourites led by horses owned by former Barclays banker Rich Ricci, romped to victory at Cheltenham. The nightmare started with a …

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