Tag Archives: Betfair

Flutter appoints Greg McCaw to lead global I&D directives

Flutter Entertainment Plc has appointed Greg McCaw as the FTSE100 betting group’s first Group Director of Inclusion and Diversity.  McCaw will work alongside Chief People Officer Caroline Ross, Flutter’s Chief in developing and executing the firm’s corporate diversity and employee inclusion directives across all-levels of the business – ‘from intern-to-leadership’.  A seasoned executive in HR planning and the delivery of …

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Royal Ascot’s ‘massive’ seven-race cards welcomed by bookmakers

Royal Ascot ‘massive’ seven-race cards welcomed by bookmakers

Royal Ascot has made the decision to expand its race card to seven meetings a day, in a move which has been well received by betting industry figures. The Copper Horse Stakes, the Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes and the Golden Gates Stakes flat races were fixed to the venue’s week long event last year. This was followed by the inclusion …

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Kaizen Gaming appoints Claus Jansson to oversee global expansion

Greek online gaming and sports betting operator Kaizen Gaming has strengthened its board by appointing Claus Jansson as its new Head of Affiliate Marketing and Media Buying. Jansson’s primary responsibility will be overseeing the firm’s strategic local and international expansion plans for its flagship Betano and Stoiximan brands, and will report directly to company CMO Panos Konstantopoulos. ‘It’s a great …

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Betfair hit by poor judgement on Italian turnover tax

Betfair has been provided bleak options by Italy’s ADM customs and monopolies agency as to how it should calculate Italy’s temporary turnover tax on its ‘Exchange’ betting product. Last summer, the Italian government imposed a 0.5% turnover tax across all sports wagering verticals (retail, digital and virtual sports) – a year-long measure approved as part of Italy’s ‘Covid Revival Decree’. The decision …

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Inside Edge ‘Masters 2020’ special: The race for the green jacket

Masters - May 31, 2019 - USA - Tiger Woods celebrates after winning the Masters last month, his fifth title at Augusta National and his 15th major championship. (Credit Image: © TNS via ZUMA Wire)

It seems like a lifetime since we saw Tiger Woods in Sunday red punching the air at Augusta upon winning his 15th major at The Masters, writes Nick Haynes from Form Labs. In all fairness, it has been the longest break between two Masters tournaments since World War II. Yet speaking of breaks, we have the international football break coming …

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Betfair Exchange tracks £400m for US 2020

Betfair is braced for a mammoth US Election on Tuesday 3 November, as its betting Exchange breaks the £200 million barrier on the outcome of US 2020 Presidential race. Frantic trading on Trump-Vs-Biden has surpassed total wagers placed on the Super Bowl, Grand National and World Cup final combined, with Betfair analysts stating that with just five days to go …

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BOSE Digital: Oddschecker breaks down ‘record-breaking’ Premier League campaign

‘Unexpected’ is arguably one of the buzzwords that comes to mind when discussing the 2019/20 Premier League season, with bookmakers and fans surprised at league outcomes, the length of the season and the performance of some of the league’s biggest teams. Delivering a keynote speech on day two of the Betting on Sports Europe – Digital, James Tippett, Commercial Executive …

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Betfair warns ADM of Italian exit should turnover taxes continue unadjusted 

Marcello Minenna, the new Director-General of Italy’s ADM customs and monopolies agency, has been urged to exclude horseracing and licensed betting exchanges from Italy’s new blanket 0.5% turnover tax increase which will be enforced across all wagering verticals – retail, digital and virtual sports.   Italian betting’s latest tax increase was authorised this summer after the Parliament approved a set of …

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Betfair advances Colombian vision with BtoBet

BtoBet, the new sportsbook technology subsidiary of Aspire Global, has further expanded its position in Latin America through a partnership with Betfair in Colombia. The agreement, which aims to further strengthen BtoBet’s position in Colombia, will see its sports and PAM platform, Neuron 3, become even more widely available in the jurisdiction. After the regulation of the Colombian market in 2016 BtoBet has …

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‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure 

Flutter Entertainment has confirmed that former The Stars Group Inc (TSG) Group Chief Executive Rafi Ashkenazi has chosen to end his responsibilities as a non-executive director of the company, effective immediately.   The confirmation of Ashkenazi’s departure follows Flutter publishing its 2020 interim statement this morning, in which corporate governance underlined that it would accelerate technology integrations and regulatory alignment with …

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