Tag Archives: BHA

Betway becomes latest bookmaker to join UK racing’s ABP scheme

Updating the market, Betway has informed that it has agreed a three-year deal with UK racing to become an Authorised Betting Partner (ABP). The bookmaker will commit to making voluntary payments to help fund UK racing. As an ABP partner, Betway will receive a number of benefits including the right to promote its online betting services at syndicated ABP racing …

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UK Sports minister wants outright 10% bookmaker charge for UK racing levy

The UK Racing Levy Scheme has again hit national headlines, as UK Sports Minister Tracey Crouch detailed to industry stakeholders that her department intends to place a 10% gross profit charge on all racing wagers whether placed via a retail bookmaker or online. Crouch and the Department of Culture, Media and Sports will seek to implement the industry charge which …

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UK Racing shows concern over betting pre-watershed advertising ban

The Guardian newspaper reports that senior figures in UK racing are concerned regarding the potential UK government blanket ban on sports betting advertising pre the UK 9pm watershed. Racing industry stakeholders are said to be particularly anxious with regards to its new £30 million four-year racing broadcast partnership with ITV which begins in January 2017. The success of ITV as …

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BHA boosts integrity monitoring capabilities with Genius Sports

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has moved to strengthen its integrity monitoring provisions by utilising Genius Sports’ ‘Price Monitoring System’, which will help it analyse and investigate irregular betting patterns in real-time. Delivered by Genius Sports’ proprietary Sport Integrity Monitor (SportIM) platform, the Price Monitoring System will provide the BHA with provisions for reviewing live betting prices, industry averages and …

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Ladbrokes loses St. Ledger Festival legacy sponsorship

Ladbrokes is set to lose its sponsorship of the St. Leger Festival (7-10 September, Doncaster Racecourse). Being at loggerheads with the British Horseracing Association (BHA) regarding not joining its Authorised Betting Partner scheme (ABP), the FTSE-listed bookmaker will lose its 12-year sponsorship of world racing’s oldest classic.   Shunning the controversial ABP Scheme, which has split support from the UK …

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The Racing Partnership licenses RDT as data provider until 2019

The Racing Partnership has licensed Racecourse Data Technologies (RDT) to provide services to on course bookmakers from its 22 racecourses. The licensing has formalised RDT’s role as an on course technology service provider to Racing Partnership racecourses until the end of 2019. RDT will play an integral role in ensuring that The Racing Partnership can deliver fast and reliable data, …

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BHA publishes UK racing 2017 fixture list

The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has published its fixture list for UK racing 2017, announcing year-round racing on Saturday evenings and three meetings to be staged for the first time on Good Friday. 1,496 fixtures are scheduled to take place over 363 days in 2017, 14 more than in 2016, while there will be an extra day of racing owing …

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Last Ditch Stand: BHA declares concerns on Ladbrokes-Coral

As the Ladbrokes-Coral merger enters its twelfth month since its initial deal agreement , the new enterprise was dealt a blow as the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) raised its racing industry concerns to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Scott Longley details a new conflict in one of the UK gamblings longest running sagas.    ____________________ The BHA would …

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BHA suspends drones ‘indefinitely’ following Dettori Newmarket incident

Following an incident which saw legendary jockey Frankie Dettori dislodged from his racehorse at Newmarket, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has moved to ‘indefinitely’ suspend all types of drones being used in UK racetracks. Dettori who was riding ‘Oh So Terrible’, stated that the horse had been spooked by the noise made by a camera drone flying nearby which caused …

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BHA submits racing concerns to UK CMA regarding Ladbrokes-Coral merger

The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has filed a submission to the UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) stating that the merger of Ladbrokes and Coral could impact consumer choice in UK racing and greyhound industries. Approved by BHA CEO Nick Rust the former Managing Director of Retail Operations for Ladbrokes, the association warned the CMA that the merger could lead …

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