Tag Archives: Arena Racing

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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William Hill sells UK racing trackside betting network

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has confirmed the sale of its on-course betting points/stalls network worth £2 million, ending its trackside presence within UK racing. First established in 1934, William Hill has chosen to dispose its entire 82 racecourse pitch network to independent racing bookmaker Sid Hooper. The diminishing returns of its on-course network sees William Hill prioritise its horseracing services …

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Scott Longley: The £2 reckoning – betting & racing face their nightmare

Following the conclusion of this week’s local elections, the Conservative government will likely move to implement a £2 FOBTs wagering limit, impacting all UK betting stakeholders. SBC contributor Scott Longley assess whether the government understands the consequences of its drastic cut, or if it can justify its FOBTs policy logic… _________________ Politics has trumped economics in the final stages of …

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William Hill takes title sponsorship of St Leger Festival

Agreeing to terms with racecourse operator Arena Racing Company (ARC), William Hill will become the new title sponsor of the St Leger Festival, a heritage event for UK racing stakeholders. Signing a three-year deal, the four-day festival will now be rebranded as ‘The William Hill St Leger Festival’ (13-16 September). Further to its sponsorship, William Hill has boosted the prize …

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Arena Racing promotes Jon Pullin to Racing Director

UK racecourse operating firm Arena Racing Company (ARC) has confirmed the appointment of Jon Pullin as its new Racing Director. Pullin is promoted from within the firm, having previously held the title of Racing Operations Director, he takes over the ARC executive position from Stephen Higgins who will depart the firm to join the Hong Kong Jockey Club. A racing …

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Arena Racing appoints Antony Hopkins as new Director of International

UK racecourse management group Arena Racing Company (ARC) has today confirmed the appointment of Antony Hopkins as its new Director of International Markets. A racing industry commercial veteran, Hopkins joins ARC leadership from retail betting products supplier and media supplier SIS, where he served as Head of International Business Development (2006-2017). Confirming the appointment of Hopkins, ARC governance stated that …

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Arena Racing launches £100,000 ‘Silk Series’ for Women’s Sport Week

During Women’s Sport Week, Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new race series for female jockeys – The Silk Series. This Silk Series is a new initiative designed to provide female jockeys, both professional and amateur, with the opportunity to participate in races hosted at nine Ladies’ Days at ARC racecourses in 2017. …

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bet365 sponsors the return of jump racing at Hereford Racecourse

Hereford Racecourse and UK racing operator Arena Racing Company, have announced bet365 as headline sponsor of the Hereford ‘Opening Raceday’ on Tuesday 6 October. bet365 a member of UK racings ‘Authorised Betting Partner’ scheme will sponsor the return of jump racing at Hereford Racecourse, with seven races taking the Stoke-based bookmakers name. The bet365 brand will further gain heightened coverage …

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The Racing Partnership gains Irish boost

Arena Racing’s broadcast joint venture  ‘The Racing Partnership’ (“TRP”) has announced that it has gained a significant number of new Irish betting partners, strengthening its overall racing coverage Irish bookmakers joining TRP services include Boylesports, Sean Graham, Bar One, Track Sports, Bambury, Tully, Fox’s and Mulholland. The bookmaker additions see TRP bring the total number of UK and Irish betting …

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Arena’s ‘The Racing Partnership’ extends broadcast channel to 500 bookmakers

Arena Racing strategic broadcast venture The Racing Partnership (TRP) has announced that it has secured its first media rights deal with the Bookmakers Technology Consortium (BTC). The deal will TRP content broadcast throughout 450 BTC syndicated UK and Ireland betting shops including Jenningsbet, Stan James and Corbetts. TRP content will include broadcasts from UK independent racecourses in Fakenham, Ffos Las, …

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