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ARC acquires Central Park ahead of Greyhound racing makeover 

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has moved to expand its UK greyhound racing stadia portfolio, having reached an agreement to acquire Newcastle’s Central Park stadium. The racetrack operator will purchase the property from Cearnsport Limited, adding Central Park to its existing greyhound venues of Nottingham, Sunderland and Perry Barr (Birmingham). The acquisition follows the announcement that the ARC has entered a …

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Entain to deploy new affordability model across UK brands

Entain Plc will deploy a ‘new affordability model’ across its entire UK brand portfolio, to detect customers at ‘greatest risk of potential financial harm’, ensuring early intervention from its customer care teams. The model – which has been ‘under development for the past 18-months’ – has been configured by Entain’s proprietary ‘ARC’ (Advanced Responsibility and Care) safer gambling player monitoring …

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Entain and ARC form media JV to revitalise greyhound racing’s appeal

Entain Plc will revamp its live racing offering across its entire sportsbook portfolio having secured an exclusive long-term media rights partnership with Arena Racing Company (ARC).  The exclusive partnership will see ARC deliver a new range of horseracing and greyhound media products for its UK flagship sportsbook unit of Ladbrokes Coral, as well as for its digital betting brands of …

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MansionBet aims for racing comeback by renewing ARC and JCR partnerships

Gibraltar-based online bookmaker MansionBet has continued its support of UK racing by renewing its principal sponsorship of Arena Racing Company (ARC) and the Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) fixtures.  MansionBet supported ARC and JCR through the unprecedented difficulties of the 2020 racing season, which saw all fixtures take place behind closed doors.   Despite tackling extreme hurdles, MansionBet branded its partnership an …

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ARC continues financial support for greyhound trainers during COVID-19 shutdown

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has confirmed that it will continue to offer financial support to greyhound trainers based at its five stadia while the sport is suspended. Following the suspension of greyhound racing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARC will continue to offer £5 per dog per week to trainers from Belle Vue, Newcastle, Nottingham, Perry Barr and Sunderland from …

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New look ARC revamps executive leadership team

UK racetrack operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has moved to expand its corporate leadership team by confirming the appointments of Bradley Hunt as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and Alex Slade as General Counsel. Both executives will serve in new roles within a restructured company, forming part of the new ARC senior management team A seasoned financial lead within the Entertainment …

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£1bn cost of FOBT stake slash to bookmakers and horseracing

Warwick Bartlett and Lorien Pilling from the Global Betting & Gaming Consultancy (GBGC) have been looking at the implications of the reduction in Cat B2 gaming machine maximum stake from £100 to £2.  It doesn’t make pretty reading for retail bookmakers or the sector’s associated stakeholders. From 1 April 2019 the maximum stakes on FOBTs will be drastically reduced to …

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Sportium continues racing revolution with ARC’s ‘European Racing Channel’

Ladbrokes and Grupo Cirsa‘s Spanish sports betting joint-venture Sportium continues its directive on revamping horseracing as a wagering proposition for Spanish market consumers, announcing that it has launched Arena Racing Company’s ‘European Racing Channel’ across its entire retail network. Expanding its existing broadcast agreement with ARC, Sportium’s + 3,000 betting point network will transmit European Racing Channel content, showcasing some +45,000 …

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ARC plans for 1,000 betting shop closures with £3m prize cuts

Arena Racing Company (ARC) is set to be tightening its belts following the Government’s decision to crackdown on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), announcing a reduction to its prize-money contribution by £3 million in 2019. The racetrack operator told The Racing Post that further reductions in prize money could not be ruled out, and that ARC “simply cannot continue” to maintain its …

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