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Ascot and Chester due to host races from The Silk Series

Ascot and Chester racecourses have agreed to host races from the third series of The Silk Series in 2019, with the first race taking place at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday. The £150,000 series of races for female jockeys aims to promote the achievements of both amateur and professional female jockeys across Britain. Jockeys take part in a series of fifteen …

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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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Fortune Bets Nigeria enhances retail engagement with Vermantia live racing channel

Nigerian bookmaker Fortune Bets has enhanced its betting shop retail dynamics fully launching Vermantia’s premium content ‘Ultimate Live Greyhound Channel’. One of Nigeria’s fastest growing bookmakers, Fortune Bets boosts its in-store betting capacity securing comprehensive coverage of more than 40,000 greyhound races per year from countries including the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia. Moving forward, Fortune Bets retail portfolio …

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Britbet unites with Tote to significantly enhance UK pool betting

The Tote consortium and Britbet have reached a £50 million seven-year agreement to significantly elevated pool betting in the UK. The deal which will commence immediately, follows constructive discussions between the Tote consortium, made up of Betfred and Alizeti who are the current owners of the UK Tote, and Britbet, marks a significant landmark in progress for Tote betting within …

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Newcastle Racecourse to receive multi-million pound face-lift

The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has revealed a multi-million pound development scheme for Newcastle Racecourse and High Gosforth Park, following on from the success in similar previous work undertaken. Planning to submit its plans for the next stages of its development to Newcastle City Council in Autumn this year, it is hoped the proposals will boost the international prestige of …

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Big on racing BETDAQ secures stalls sponsorship of ARC racetracks

GVC Holdings betting exchange property BETDAQ will significantly increase its coverage and brand presence within UK racing, confirming that it has agreed to sponsor the starting stalls of nine Arena Racing Company (ARC) UK racecourses in 2018. The marketing deal, which covers up to 1,000 races, will allow BETDAQ’s brand to be shown on starting stalls at any unsponsored flat …

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ARC partners with RaceTech for HD horseracing coverage

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has appointed RaceTech to provide its outside broadcast facilities, in a move which will see the new service coincide with the launch of Sky Sports Racing. Appointing the company to provide High Definition (HD) coverage of all horseracing fixtures from 1 January 2019, ARC also details that HD images are to be broadcast to independent …

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ARC & partners outline Mental Health Awareness Week support

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Royal Windsor Racecourse have pledged their support for Mental Health Awareness Week, which begins on Monday 14 May. In addition five ARC corporate partners, At The Races, Weatherbys Racing Bank, Racing Post, lawyers K&L Gates and sports branding agency Jigsaw, have also pledged their support via race sponsorship, which is to be donated to …

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