Tag Archives: Gold Cup

gbet and Betdaq: Why operators should never be forced to work around supplier defects


gbet started out as the founder of the Betdaq business in 2000, but having sold Betdaq in 2013 to Ladbrokes (GVC), the proprietary gbet technology still powers the exchange. gbet is now solely a B2B technical supplier to the sports betting industry, offering a proven player account management platform, plus sportsbook, exchange and Tote/Pari-Mutuel products to operators in Europe and …

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All change in Irish racing

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Dismay and despair has greeted news, revealed by The Racing Post, that coverage of Irish racing is set to leave At The Races (ATR) for Racing UK at the start of 2019. Stakeholders throughout the sport have reacted with concern following the revelation, with a huge uncertainty over the profile of the sport one major issue cited. At The Races, …

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Glorious week sees UK bookmakers fall ‘back in love’ with the Cheltenham Festival

UK bookmakers have fallen back in love with racing’s Cheltenham Festival (14-17 March), following a week of bookmaker friendly results. Wrapping up Cheltenham 2017, bookmakers en masse would label this year’s festival as ‘the best ever’ which will likely break records once industry takings are fully audited. On Friday, the industry avoided a £20 million payout as 7-1 outsider Sizing …

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Coral bags title sponsorship of Punchestown Gold Cup

UK bookmaker Coral has been confirmed as the new title sponsor of the Punchestown Gold Cup (Wednesday 26 April – County Kildare Ireland). As part of its contribution to the Punchestown Festival (25-29 April), Coral has boosted the Gold Cup prize fund by €50,000 to €250,000. The Gold Cup which dates back to the 1960’s is widely considered Punchestown Festival’s …

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32Red signs up three leading jockeys as brand ambassadors

32Red has announced that leading jockeys Jamie Spencer, Bryan Cooper and Paddy Brennan have joined the company as racing ambassadors. Starting today, the jockeys will provide insight and analysis on both their rides and the big races, with daily blogs throughout the major flat and national hunt festivals. Each of them will wear 32Red-branded race apparel to support 32Red’s sponsorship …

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Paddy Power copes best with Cheltenham Gold Cup traffic

Paddy Power coped best with the extra website traffic during Gold Cup day at Cheltenham last week, according to Capacitas, a company that specialises in preventing websites from crashing. As reported in iGaming Business, Capacitas said that the conversion rate of a website degrades when page load time exceeds two seconds. Research from Capacitas showed that around the time of the …

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Cheltenham announces Timico as Gold Cup title sponsor

Cheltenham Festival officials have announced independent communications service provider Timico Technology Group as its new sponsor of the Gold Cup. The Newark based company has agreed to sponsor the event for four years, which will be now named the ‘Timico Gold Cup’. Furthermore as Gold Cup sponsors the firm has boosted the prize pot by £25,000 to a record £575,000. …

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Fred Done – ‘Betfred can walk away from racing if sponsorship is not wanted’

Speaking to the Racing Post, Betfred founder Fred Done has stated that he is prepared to walk away from racing if the sport’s governing bodies do not want his company’s sponsorship money. Done waded into the escalating row concerning the ‘authorised betting partner’ classification which has divided racing industry stakeholders and betting operators. Racing’s recent announcement that it will only …

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