Tag Archives: Ben Keith

Star Sports’ Ben Keith recognised by GWA for services to greyhound racing

Lifelong greyhounds fan Ben Keith has been awarded the GWA Services to Greyhound Racing Award by the Greyhound Writers’ Association (GWA). In its statement, the GWA referenced the challenge of the past 12 months, saying that the sport should be proud of how it has responded to these difficulties, ‘especially in the work of trainers, their kennel hands and staff, …

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Ben Keith, Star Sports: racing must be diverse, fun, and welcoming

Over recent years, the UK racing sector has faced a number of difficulties including cuts to funding, concerns over age-verification measures and engagement with a wider audience. Speaking to Ben Keith, Owner of Star Sports, at Betting on Sports he explained that the on-course sector is doing everything it can to prevent under-aged gambling. He said: “I don’t really think …

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Star Sports confirms first stage of Northern expansion

Independent betting group Star Sports confirms that it will expand its retail footprint within the North West of England, confirming its acquisition of two Bet Sid premises located in Preston (Lancashire). Updating the media, Star Sports details that its Preston expansion represents the first stage of a new exciting venture, which the betting group will announce in 2020. Moving forward, …

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Star Sports launches ‘Star Recruitment’ for globally changing sector

Seeking to diversify its business services, independent betting group Star Sports has announced the launch of its new industry recruitment vertical – ‘Star Recruitment’ (starrecruitment.bet). The new division, which will provide staffing solutions for the global gambling industry, is led by sector resourcing and talent development veteran Simon Banks who will serve Chief Executive (CEO) of the new Star Sports …

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Star Sports unveiled as lead sponsors of the Towcester English Greyhound Derby

UK independent bookmaker Star Sports has been unveiled as the new sponsors of the English Greyhound Derby, the world’s most prestigious greyhound race. The 2017 Star Sports Greyhound Derby will be run at Towcester, the UK’s newest greyhound track, for the first time on Saturday 1st July, with a winner’s purse of £175,000 and total prize-money of over £350,000, it is the richest greyhound …

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Star Sports takes over historic Mayfair Deanery Street betting shop

Star Sports the ‘luxury bookmaker’ has opened its new betting shop in the heart of Mayfair, taking up residence in one of UK betting’s most iconic premises. The independent bookmaker takes over the BetVictor ‘Victor Chandler’ betting shop on Deanery Street, just metres away from the historic Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane. The Deanery Street shop is revered in UK …

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Star Sports acquires BetVictor’s UK racecourse betting points

UK independent race track betting specialist Star Sports has purchased BetVictor’s portfolio of 18 racecourse betting points for an undisclosed fee that will see the Brighton-based firm stand on the rails at 11 UK racecourses. Star Sports is set to add on-site betting points at  Ascot, Cheltenham, Goodwood Newmarket and Sandown Park, to its existing retail portfolio which includes  betting …

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