Tag Archives: Arena Racing Company (ARC)

MansionBet strengthens ARC partnership with greyhounds sponsorship

MansionBet enhances ARC partnership with greyhounds sponsorship

Online betting operator MansionBet has been named the official sponsor of over 800 greyhound races in 2021 following an agreement signed with the Arena Racing Company (ARC).  Under the terms of the deal, the bookmaker’s branding will be displayed across all four ARC greyhound tracks, beginning with tonight’s (11 February) racing at Newcastle, and continuing at Newcastle, Sunderland, Birmingham’s Perry …

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Affordability checks could have ‘devastating impact on sport’ says MP

Affordability checks could have ‘devastating impact on sport’ says MP

Conservative MP Laurence Robertson has expressed concern to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) about the potential ‘devastating impact’ of enhanced affordability checks on UK racing. The new affordability checks are currently being discussed in a consultation which will close tonight [9 February]. If introduced, the new regulations could enforce affordability checks once a customer has experienced a net monthly loss …

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Vermantia secures racing content deal with Azerbaijan’s Caspian Tech

Vermantia secures racing content deal with Azerbaijan Caspian Tech

Omni-channel content solutions provider Vermantia has extended its partnership with Topaz, the state licensed operator in Azerbaijan. Under the terms of the deal, Topaz’s Caspian Tech channel will be provided with live racing betting content via Vermantia’s Ultimate Live Greyhound Channel. The channel will be fully integrated with Vermania’s CONNECT platform, and the firm will also set-up and operate its …

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ARC waives on-course bookie fees until 2021

ARC waives on-course bookie fees until 2021

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has made a commitment to bring life back to the betting ring by waiving the fees for all on-course bookmakers for the remainder of 2020. The pledge follows the government’s announcement that spectators will be allowed to return to live sporting events in tier one and two areas from 2 December.  On-course bookmakers have been hit …

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ARC confirms Belle Vue closure

Following a consultation, Arena Racing Company (ARC) has confirmed that Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium will close down with employees of the track due to be made redundant. The closure of the Manchester track has been on the cards for some time after a Manchester Planning and Highways committee approved proposals to close Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium in December 2019, with …

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ARC temporarily suspends ‘uneconomical’ Belle Vue meetings 

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has confirmed that greyhound racing at Belle Vue greyhound stadium has been temporarily suspended. The racing group revealed that the lack of crowds has meant that fixtures have become ‘uneconomical’ to operate during the pandemic. As a result, Belle Vue’s existing BAGS fixtures will be moved to sister tracks within the ARC group. Rachel Corden, Greyhound …

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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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ARC limits COVID-19 impacts with financial support for greyhound trainers

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

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UK racing preparing to move behind closed doors

As the COVID-19 outbreak has continued to disrupt the sporting world, the racing industry has ramped up preparations for the sport to be held behind closed doors. Taking place later today, the sport’s tripartite leadership, including racecourses, participants and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), will discuss an approach recommended by the industry’s COVID-19 Steering Group. In a statement, the BHA …

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Liam Johnson named Executive Director for Bath Racecourse

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Arena Racing Company (ARC) has continued to strengthen its leadership team after naming Liam Johnson as the new Executive Director for Bath Racecourse. Prior to his new role, Johnson has worked at the Sports and Leisure Group in an operations management capacity as well as at Nottingham Forest Football Club. He will start work at Bath Racecourse on Tuesday 14 …

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