Tag Archives: Fitzdares

Fitzdares hires ‘betting IT guru’ Nick Dutton as new COO

SBC News Fitzdares hires ‘betting IT guru’ Nick Dutton as new COO

British bookmaker Fitzdares has announced the hiring of Nick Dutton as its new Chief Operating Officer. With 36 years’ experience in IT & technology roles largely within the gaming sector, Dutton joins Fitzdares with immediate effect, where he will oversee technological improvements that will drive brand growth and provide an unrivalled user experience for all Fitzdares members. The company has …

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Fitzdares and Quantum Leap ‘smashing paywall for fans’ with The Racing App

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Fitzdares and Quantum Leap Solutions have stepped up their marketing efforts for The Racing App, a UK and Irish horse racing news and content platform. The app was developed in partnership between the London-based bookmaker and the B2B technology and product design firm, and made its market entry in the UK and Ireland earlier this month via a soft launch. …

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New racing reality: The bookies’ view on the sport’s latest developments

Bookies Corner: Grand National trading trends ahead of ‘the public’s race’

Horse racing has had some big news lately at two very different levels, with organisers announcing changes to the format of the Grand National whilst one of its most high-profile jockeys revealed an extension of his career. Amidst concerns for animal welfare and general safety, the Jockey Club took the decision to reduce the number of runners in the UK’s …

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William Woodhams, Fitzdares: “Reaching much further” in football sponsorships

SBC News William Woodhams, Fitzdares: “Reaching much further" in football sponsorships

Last week, Fitzdares extended its partnership with Fulham FC, continuing as the club’s official UK betting partner, but with a noticeable difference to other Premier League bookmaker deals – the absence of any prominent shirt branding. William Woodhams, Fitzdares’ CEO, spoke to SBC News about what this partnership means for the company, and the significance of cross-engagement within the different …

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Fulham FC retains ‘a taste of Fitzdares’ via partnership extension

SBC News Fulham FC retains ‘a taste of Fitzdares’ via partnership extension

Fitzdares has extended its partnership with Fulham FC as the bookmaker continues as the official UK betting partner of the South West London club.  Fitzdares will bring its ‘unique style’ to the club’s new lounge where the company has commissioned art by Sports Illustrator Bill Butcher for the walls, to go along with ‘distinctive’ designs from Interior Designer Rossana Bossom. …

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Fitzdares Arms opens its doors at Royal Windsor Racecourse

Fitzdares Arms opens its doors at Royal Windsor Racecourse

Fitzdares has upped the ante on its on-track betting operations, opening ‘The Fitzdares Arms’ pub at Royal Windsor Racecourse this week. The pub is open to Fitzdares members and racegoers on 3 July, enhancing the members experience with a traditional focus on racecourse wagering and hospitality. Based in West London, Fitzdares operates with a ‘strong focus on customer  relationships’ via a …

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“UK betting needs a reputational correction” – William Woodhams’ White Paper reflections

“UK betting needs a reputational correction” - William Woodhams’ White Paper reflections

UK betting stakeholders still stand at a regulatory crossroads following the Gambling White Paper, with more DCMS consultations due to take place. But can the industry still guide itself on the right path? In this second part of SBC’s discussion with William Woodhams on the White Paper’s recommendations, the Fitzdares CEO shared his views on why the industry needs to …

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‘Racing’s money tree is running out of money’ – William Woodhams’ White Paper reflections

‘Racing’s money tree is running out of money’ - William Woodhams’ White Paper reflections

The UK government has “kicked the can further down the alley” with its Gambling Act review White Paper, William Woodhams lamented, as plans for a series of consultations and political uncertainty cloud the clarity around betting’s regulatory direction.     Assessing the DCMS’ conclusions, the industry’s preparations and how it can react, Fitzdares’ CEO observed that bookmakers have by and large …

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Bookies Corner: Grand National trading trends ahead of ‘the public’s race’

Bookies Corner: Grand National trading trends ahead of ‘the public’s race’

The Grand National – undeniably the biggest betting event of the year for UK and Irish bettors, captivating the interest of both seasoned and casual punters alike, and of course of major significance to the bookmakers. Following hot on the heels of the mixed-results Cheltenham Festival, which saw a combo of bookie-friendly results but also big customer wins, the 2023 …

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FSB attains record ‘double-digit growth’ during 2023 Cheltenham Festival

SBC News FSB attains record ‘double-digit growth’ during 2023 Cheltenham Festival

FSB has reported a 38% year-over-year increase in bet numbers and a 45% growth in active players engaging with its partner community during the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. The sports betting and igaming supplier lauded the figures as ‘record performance numbers’, which were supplemented by a new platform revenue high for the annual event and a 5% jump in turnover from …

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