Tag Archives: Brexit

BHA warns of Brexit No Deal impacts on Racing infrastructure

Speaking on BBC Radio 5Live’s ‘Wake Up to Money Podcast’ (26 August 2018), Ross Hamilton, Corporate Affairs Manager for the British Horseracing Association (BHA), has warned that a No Deal Brexit could have a significant impact on UK racing’s operating structure. Of particular concern to the BHA, will be the ‘cross-country transportation of thoroughbreds’ currently conducted through the ‘Tripartite Agreement’ …

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SBC’s On The Ball – La Liga plots controversial US growth

With football fans all over the world already enthralled by the club season, this week’s edition of On The Ball looks at some major stories from the business of football. Taking a deeper look at La Liga’s US expansion, as well as some big news from broadcasting. Spanish La Liga seeks stateside expansion In a proposal that could come to …

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Paddy Power prices down ‘Referendum Part Deux’!

The UK government’s struggle to finalise terms on a 2019 Brexit arrangement, has seen Paddy Power Politics price down its odds on a ‘Second UK-EU Referendum’. Updating its UK political markets, Paddy Power now rates the chances of a second referendum before April 1st 2019 at 9/4 slashing down its previous odds from 3/1. This week the EU’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier …

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Ulrik Bengtsson confirms William Hill’s Malta opening

Ulrik Bengtsson, new Chief Digital Officer of William Hill, has confirmed that the FTSE betting group will open a new satellite office in the EU-jurisdiction of Malta. Speaking to Maltese news sources, Bengtsson who last February was confirmed as William Hill’s new group digital leader, stated that the betting firm would open a ‘small initial organisation’. The Malta office will be …

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bet365 confirms Malta expansion but slams ‘wholly inaccurate’ reports

The governance of bet365 has confirmed that it will open a new operations-led office in Malta, but has downplayed weekend news as ‘inaccurate speculation’ regarding its motives. The stoke-based enterprise, responded to an article published by The Sunday Times of Malta, detailing that bet365 would move some 1,000 Gibraltar employees to Malta, as it prepares for Brexit impacts. For its …

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Paddy Power – Tory Rebels gift May a 2018 leadership headache

Conservative ‘Rebel MPs’ have handed Theresa May a significant defeat in Commons, securing a legal amendment guaranteeing a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with the EU. A beleaguered PM Theresa May, lost the crucial Commons ‘EU Withdrawal Bill’ by just four votes (309 to 305 vote). However, Paddy Power Politics believes that the vote’s consequences may become significant for Theresa …

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Playtech commits to Gibraltar expansion with new World Trade Center office

FTSE gambling technology provider Playtech Plc has expanded its operational presence within British overseas territory Gibraltar, opening a new office within the ‘World Trade Center’ complex. Speaking to Gibraltar news source GBC.gi, Playtech Chief Operations Officer Shimon Akad, stated that the office would expand the firm’s presence within Gibraltar, a key jurisdiction for Playtech commercial pipeline. Akad detailed that the …

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SBC’s on the ball: Reds set to top the Deloitte Football Money League

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition breaks down the financial results of Manchester United, and looks at why the amount of football broadcast on television will almost certainly increase. ____________________ Record revenue and record costs in latest Manchester United financial results  Announcing …

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Paddy Power shortens odds on 2018 UK General Election as PM May faces party revolt

The pressure is mounting on embattled UK Prime Minister Theresa May, as Brexit negotiations head towards collapse, and rumours surface of a potential Conservative Party revolt against her leadership. Last week, the European Union’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier gave the UK government a two-week deadline in which to ‘clarify its stance on financial obligations and EU citizens’ rights’. Barnier warned the …

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Paddy Power – Odds improve on Brexit deal agreement by 2019 deadline

A crucial EU summit kicks off today, with the UK government and 27 heads of EU member states’ seeking to make progress on the ‘Brexit agenda’, as the Conservative government aims to meet its target ‘March 2019 exit deadline’. Desperate to start negotiations on trade matters, tonight PM Theresa May will address EU peers on Britain’s exit strategy at a …

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