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Lee Drabwell, PBS: Drawing in a customer base frustrated by the online experience

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Following a record-breaking Grand National weekend for self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) from Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), which saw bets placed more than double over last year, the company’s Senior Commercial Director Lee Drabwell explains the reasoning behind their surging customer popularity… SBC: SSBTs are proving to be increasingly popular with horseracing customers, why do you think this is the case? …

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SG’s OpenBet sees Aintree traffic grow on a “monumental scale”

Betting-based transactions for Scientific Games around last week’s Randox Health Grand National more than doubled that of the world’s leading online retailer on Cyber Monday. The sportsbook platform provider saw more than 37.4 million bets placed throughout the three-day festival, with 14.5 million of those bets placed via Scientific Games’ product suite OpenBet on the showcase Grand National race. Scientific …

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Playtech BGT Sports tops Grand National turnover record

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Self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) provided by Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) took more than double the number of bets from last year’s Grand National. This weekend, the omni-channel sports betting solutions provider enjoyed record turnover from the biggest National Hunt horse race, first held at Aintree in 1839. PBS confirmed that turnover increased by 135% when compared to 2018, highlighting the …

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Viewing figures for Grand National rise as Tiger Roll emulates Red Rum feat

This year’s Randox Health Grand National at Aintree Racecourse has continued to grab the attention of the nation, as viewing figures for the ITV-covered race have increased by 12 per cent. The broadcast, fronted by Ed Chamberlin, is reported to have hit figures of 9.6 million at peak viewing time, which is up from the 8.5 million viewers in 2018. …

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Grand National no-fly zone put in place to prevent drone use

In a bid to crack down on illegal betting activity, the Merseyside Police and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have put a 2,000ft high, one mile wide no-fly zone which is hoped to prevent the use of drones at this week’s Grand National at Aintree Racecourse. Drones have persistently caused problems for horse racing over the last few years. Footage at The …

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Betway backs Grand National partnership for a further 5-years

Betway has this morning confirmed that it will extend its ‘official betting partner’ status of the ‘Randox Health Grand National Festival’ for a further five years. The online bookmaker secured its betting partnership with Aintree back in 2017, with the Grand National becoming Betway’s biggest racing commitment in the bookmaker’s extensive sponsorship portfolio. Anthony Werkman, Betway CEO, said: “The Randox Health …

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

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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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6 of the Best – KamaGames’ Sam Forrest

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Sam Forrest, Director of Global Communications and Content at KamaGames. Keep reading to find out more about South East Asian delights, a musical conundrum and betting regrets. Best Holiday I got to disappear for 4 weeks over last Christmas and visit South East Asia. I managed to get to Malaysia, Vietnam and …

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SG Digital details World Cup’s top trends as tournament hots up

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The group stages of the World Cup are now well and truly in full swing, and at around 6pm (UK time) each nation will have competed in 2018’s competition once. Gambling industry data specialists H2GC estimates that the Russian World Cup could break numerous betting records, with an expectation that total gross win could topple €1.7bn detailed, as the showpiece …

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6 of the Best – McBookie’s Paul Petrie

This week’s 6 of the Best takes us to the northernmost country of the United Kingdom, and to Scotland, where Harry Kane sadly brought today’s interviewee – McBookie Co-Founder and Director Paul Petrie – back down to earth in the World Cup qualification rounds. Keep reading to find out about a holiday conundrum, Tom Cruise toss-ups and three minutes of footballing …

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