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UK online gambling market  registers lowest GGY quarter since lockdown 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) continues to monitor public engagement with online gambling verticals in light of regional governments easing the majority of COVID-19 restrictions.  Publishing its latest dataset tracking the UK’s online gambling marketplace, the regulator reported that total GGY in Q4 (January to March 2022) stood at £1.2bn, reflecting a decrease of 1% from Q3 (October to December …

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Catena targets North America as Europe poses challenges in Q1 earnings

Catena Media has detailed a ‘solid quarter’ across during Q1 2022, as the group’s revenues increased by 11% year-on-year, driven by continued expansion in North America.  Updating investors, the gambling affiliate and media publishing group announced revenue of €45.2 million (2020: €40.7m), whilst EBITDA rose by 2% to €25.6 million (€20m), albeit with a decreased margin of 57% (61%). Revenue …

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Racehorse Lotto to pursue Irish expansion with £2m raise

James and Hugh O’Donnell have stated their intention to raise £2 million to support their ‘Racehorse Lotto’ venture’s expansion in Ireland, according to The Telegraph.  The brothers – James is the former horse racing breeder for the Queen and Hugh is CEO of Furlong Games and worked as an investment banker – want to grow the lottery, which functions as …

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Mark Wilson: Why FSB leads the field in horse racing

With the Cheltenham Festival reaching a crescendo, Head of Trading Mark Wilson outlines why sportsbook supplier FSB leads the field in horse racing and allows operators to take the reins. It’s been a transformational 12 months for FSB with market entry in North America attained alongside a major WLA partnership in Europe. While we grow and scale globally, FSB remains …

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SBK launches SBK Betting Zone to boost pre-Cheltenham content

SBK has announced the launch of the SBK Betting Zone, a new content hub combining writers, brand ambassadors, podcasts and previews.  The Smarkets-powered sportsbook has moved to bolster the range of content available to its customers via the new product, which will focus on highlighting the app’s odds to provide “insights, betting ups, and previews”. This will feature contributions from …

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Spotlight Sports Group partners with Paddy Power for Cheltenham showcase

Spotlight Sports Group will bolster its Cheltenham Festival coverage with the launch of a new mini-series in partnership with Paddy Power. The live daily show, which will be named Good Morning Cheltenham, will be presented by Racing Post’s David Jennings – who will be joined by a number of guests including Paul Kealy, Mick Fitzgerald, Matt Chapman and Paddy Power. …

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SSG expands multi-event content partnership with Betfair

Spotlight Sports Group (SSG) and Betfair have extended and expanded their existing partnership centred around the provision of horse racing video content.  Covering multiple events throughout 2022, including the upcoming Cheltenham Festival, Grand National and July’s Royal Ascot, the agreement will see SSG supply Betfair with its Racing Post Live programme.  Included in this offering are live reactions from racing …

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Playtech to develop horse racing content in Jockey Club partnership

Playtech and the Jockey Club have entered into a new strategic partnership, centred around the development of cross-product content.  The five-year deal will see Playtech produce content based on the Jockey Club’s network of racecourses and fixtures, with the firm having secured the rights to develop the features across its casino, live casino, poker, virtual sports and bingo verticals.  Brokered …

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ITV and RMG schedule Sky Bet Racing Sunday Series for 2022 return

The Sky Bet Sunday Series is set to return in 2022, with coverage set to be provided by the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and ITV, providing free-to-air broadcasting. Outlining a collective objective of presenting ‘compelling and competitive racing’ targeting a new audience of Sunday viewers, the triple partnership aims to build on constructive 2021 results for the series.  Six of …

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RMG renews distribution contract with Dubai Racing Club

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has signed a two-year extension agreement with the Dubai Racing Club, covering production and distribution of horse racing content. The contract renewal will see RMG continue to provide on-course coverage of all fixtures at the Meydan Racecourse over the next two horse racing seasons, with support from Timeline Television. Martin Stevenson, CEO of RMG, said: “We …

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