Tag Archives: Cheltenham

Winning Post: Match-fixing allegations rock Albanian football

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. GB: horseracing – barriers belong on the course only… A week since the Cheltenham Festival concluded. Better to let the dust settle before drawing significant conclusions. However, some important …

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Winning Post – UKGC recommendation gives hope to bookies

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: DCMS Review – Gambling Commission recommendations The Gambling Commission has published its advice to the government on action to be taken under the DCMS Review into machine stakes, …

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Bookies rejoice as Apples Shakira fails to land monster plunge

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Some of the huge losses were recouped on the final day at Cheltenham, after defeat for Apples Shakira kick-started a “much-needed winning day” for the bookmakers. Starting out on day four, the bookmakers were estimated to be £100 million down after a succession of short price favourites, many of them Irish, romped to victory at the Festival. Stephen Harris, racing …

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Industry down £50 million as punters take 2-0 Cheltenham lead

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The punters went 2-0 up at the Cheltenham Festival, with the bookmakers firmly “on the ropes” after short-price victories for Samcro, Presenting Percy and Altior. The bookmakers began day two desperate for “Irish banker” Samcro to fail in the Ballymore, but the future star proved just too strong for Black Op in the closing stages. Stephen Harris, the racing guru …

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Worldpay study reveals 45% surge in online Cheltenham betting

Worldpay has outlined its predictions for this week’s Cheltenham Festival, detailing that there could be as much as a 45% surge in online betting activity during the four-day festival, as racing fans seek to beat the bookies. A new analysis from Worldpay utilised gambling data from the 2017 event and found that Irish punters are most likely to try their …

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Heavy ground at Cheltenham for the first time in 36 years

As punters drink in the unmistakable Cheltenham roar this afternoon, 10mm of overnight rain means that for the first time in 36 years the going at the Festival will be heavy to soft in places. The last time the going at the Festival opened up with heavy ground, the first race was won by a 66/1 shot in Ikdam. The …

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Sky Bet links with Injured Jockeys Fund for Cheltenham initiative

Sky Bet and Heavyweight Sports has outlined ambitions to raise the profile of a nominated charity, ahead of Sky Bet’s sponsorship of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at next week’s Cheltenham Festival. This year’s high profile Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle will see the UK’s most popular online bookmaker link up with the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF). As Sky Bet not only offers …

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Andrew Morgan: ICS – Leveraging content to maximise Cheltenham

Andrew Morgan, international manager and senior editor at Independent Content Services, suggests ways bookmakers can leverage content to get the jump on their rivals during and after the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. With the Cheltenham Festival just a few weeks away, sportsbook operators will be putting the finishing touches to their battle plans as they do their utmost to stand out …

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All British racecourses to support Tickets For Troops

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has joined forces with Tickets For Troops, to offer free tickets to armed personnel in 2018. Over 70,000 tickets have been donated by British Racecourses since the scheme commenced in 2009, which allows those employed in the armed forces to attend some of British racing’s premier days for free. Lord Marland, Chairman of Tickets For …

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Sam Twiston-Davies joins Betsafe’s sporting sponsorship portfolio

Betsafe has announced the signing of Sam Twiston-Davies to its growing roster of sporting talent. The sponsorship will see Twiston-Davies ride in Betsafe branded silks as well as feature in an upcoming ATL campaign alongside other Betsafe ambassadors. The 25-year old is recognised as a future champion, regularly seen in the top five of the Jump Jockeys Championship Standings. He …

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