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PokerStars adjustments stunt Stars Group Q1 2019 opening

Publishing its Q1 2019 trading statement (period ending 31 March), Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc details strong progress on its global objectives as an enlarged enterprise. Absorbing the assets of Sky Bet UK and BetEasy Australia, the Stars Group records Q1 2019 corporate revenues of $580 million (Q12018: $392m). “During the quarter, we delivered on key components of our …

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Bookmakers celebrate superb results on final day of the Festival

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It was roles reversed on the final day at the Cheltenham Festival after Al Boum Photo’s Gold Cup win saw the bookies take a narrow overall win against a set of revitalised Paddy’s day punters. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, reflected on a Friday which “loomed under a cloud” for the bookies following an “unprecedented beating” on day three, but …

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Betfred donates £1.25m Cheltenham profits to charity

Betfred’s appeal to help fund the Royal Manchester Hospital £4 million appeal for vital equipment has reached its halfway point, with Fred Done donating all profits made from all over-the-counter bets during the Cheltenham Festival to the iMRI appeal. On the first day of the festival, which is said to traditionally be one of the busiest days in the racing …

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Bookies take a hammering on Black Thursday at Cheltenham

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Having held a slender lead at half time, the bookies took an “unprecedented beating” on day three at Cheltenham after Defi du Seuil led out a procession of short priced winners. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, reflected on ‘St Patrick’s Thursday’ at the Festival, which left the bookies staring into a Paisley Park-shaped “abyss” after a nightmare day …

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Altior restores Cheltenham order after fast start for the books

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A narrow defeat for Champ in the RSA Chase and a “right result for the books” in the Coral Cup put the bookmakers in command once more at Cheltenham, before Altior – “one of the bankers of the week” – restored some order for the big players. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, reflected on another pulsating day of …

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Bookmakers in charge after 16/1 Champion hurdle shock

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The bookmakers hit back after a quickfire Willie Mullins double opened proceedings at Cheltenham, with a victory for the unfancied Espoir D’Allen in the Champion Hurdle ensuring a “winning day for the industry” – both on and off the course. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, said that it was honours “pretty even” heading into the Champion Hurdle – …

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BHA debuts new Jump technology at Cheltenham Festival

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), in collaboration with Cheltenham Racecourse and Racetech, has launched its new official Jump race timing technology, set to be rolled out across this year’s Festival. The new technology aims to met the demands from bookmakers for accurate and consistent timing data from Jump fixtures. Developed by Racetech, the system will use break-beam technology. Emma Marley, …

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Cheltenham Day One: Finding the ‘edge’ through larger priced contenders

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Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Editor at bettingexpert.com, has highlighted Lalor – running in the 2:10 on the first day at Cheltenham – as just one of the “terrific betting opportunities” for those seeking value away from horses trained by the biggest names in the sport. Harris is providing a full preview on the eve of each day at the Festival, …

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BHA cancels UK horseracing following Equine Influenza outbreak

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has made the decision to halt all horse racing across British racecourses on 7 February following the outbreak of Equine Influenza, casting worries about this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The shut down follows the Animal Health Trust confirming three positive cases of the virus in vaccinated horses at an active race yard. Horses from the infected …

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6 of the Best – FSB’s Richard Thorp

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from FSB’s Business Development Director Richard Thorp. Continue reading to discover which Premier League team recovered from a nightmare start to a more than pleasing finish in 2017/18, why the delights on India are highly recommended and why you should never be left thinking “what good has John Cusack done for me.” Best …

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