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BGC praises high impact coverage of Safer Gambling Week 2021

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

UK Gambling has hosted its most impactful Safer Gambling Week (#SGWeek2021), according to figures published by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). This year’s campaign, which ran from 1-to-7 November generated circa 25 million social media impressions, as #SGWeek2021 unique content was displayed across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. #SGWeek2021 high coverage saw Safer Gambling Week’s own Twitter, Instagram and Facebook …

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BHA states schedule 5 ruling is “there for good reason” amid backlash from racing community

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The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has defended its decision to fine trainer Henry Oliver, citing that the schedule five ruling which discourages trainers and representatives from encouraging horses to start, “is there for good reason”. Schedule five on starting procedures explicitly states that no trainer nor representative is allowed to initiate the start of a race without the permission of …

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Towcester set for administration after “trading difficulties”

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Historic UK racecourse and greyhound track Towcester has cancelled all its scheduled meetings for this weekend after announcing it’s set to enter into administration. The course, which is owned by the Fermor- Hesketh family and is steeped in history, is scheduled to host a further three cards this year with the first commencing on 10 October, however whether these take place …

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6 of the Best – McBookie’s Paul Petrie

This week’s 6 of the Best takes us to the northernmost country of the United Kingdom, and to Scotland, where Harry Kane sadly brought today’s interviewee – McBookie Co-Founder and Director Paul Petrie – back down to earth in the World Cup qualification rounds. Keep reading to find out about a holiday conundrum, Tom Cruise toss-ups and three minutes of footballing …

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William Hill agrees programme sponsorship with ITV Racing

ITV & William Hill

William Hill has agreed a one-year partnership with ITV to become the programme sponsors of the broadcaster’s new racing coverage. The bookmaker will sponsor almost 100 days of live racing across the main channel and ITV4, in addition to a magazine preview programme on ITV4 featuring bespoke William Hill idents. ITV’s racing coverage will be led by the former Sky …

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Betway signs Richard Johnson as Brand Ambassador for 2015/16 National Hunt season.

Betway has added champion jockey Richard Johnson to its list of distinguished brand ambassadors. Johnson a runner-up to AP McCoy an astonishing 16 times in the British Jump Jockeys’ Championship , has signed a deal to become lead spokesperson for Betway for the upcoming 2015/16 National Hunt season. The 38-year-old jockey has ridden nearly 2,900 winners in his career and is currently …

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Kauto Star put down following paddock fall

Champion race horse Kauto Star has been put down yesterday after suffering neck and pelvis bone injuries following a tragic paddock fall. Vets treating the race horse, choose to euthanise the two time Cheltenham God Cup winner who was in great pain, as Kauto Star had fractured three bones in his pelvis. The race horse was fifteen years old and …

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