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UKGC records stable July activity but concerns appear on higher slots engagement 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has recorded a ‘stable July’ as it continued to track the activity of the online gambling sector under COVID-19 circumstances.  Publishing its latest online monitoring report gathered from operator data, the regulator revealed that July registered 11.3 million active players, matching June results. July’s active player numbers remain well below the Peak +12 million recorded …

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UKGC registers May slowdown on online gambling activities  

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported a steady decrease in online gambling activity as UK governments ease their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.    The Commission continues to monitor online gambling behaviours impacted by COVID-19 and lockdown circumstances, reflecting licensed operator data recorded between March 2020 to May 2021. During May, the UKGC registered a 14% decrease in the number of active …

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Spotlight enhances retail offering with new display screens

Spotlight Sports Group has announced the launch of a new display screen for betting shops, strengthening its retail product range. The display screens will feature integrated content from the Racing Post, combining the paper’s horse racing, virtual racing and greyhound material with enhanced navigation and zoom functionalities. “We design these products to ensure they cater for all betting shops, regardless …

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Tote guarantees optimal customer payout with new Tote+ pricing  

The UK Tote Group (Tote) states that it has entered a ‘new pricing era’, following the launch of its new ‘Tote+’ pool pricing module, which will provide racing customers with a 10% enhanced dividend payout.  Updating customers, Tote stated that its improved module held no cap on the stake a player can place to receive a price enhancement, which has …

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UK racing reschedules Saturday fixtures in respect of HRH Prince Philip’s funeral

UK racing has rescheduled its forthcoming Saturday’s afternoon fixtures to mark its respect for the funeral of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away last weekend aged 99.  The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that no racing will take place across the UK between 2:45 pm and 4:15 pm on Saturday 17 April. Yesterday, …

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Scientific Games’ OpenSports finds more success at Grand National

Scientific Games has broken its records again in 2021, this time at the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, building on the success of its OpenSports platform at the Cheltenham Festival. The Nasdaq registered firm reported over 50 million bets placed through OpenSports, utilised by a range of online and retail operators, with over 19 million bets placed on …

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Katie Walsh says times are changing for racing ahead of Grand National

In two separate marketing releases, UK sports betting operators Betway and Coral spoke to former jockey Katie Walsh and current competitor Tom Scudamore, who each gave a different perspective on the significance of the Grand National. Walsh is one of the most successful women to have ever competed in racing, having achieved over 100 wins including the Irish Grand National, …

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Entain requests rent cuts to assist retail bookmakers

Entain has written to landlords requesting rent cuts ahead of the reopening of the UK’s retail betting sector, which has faced significant financial constraints over the past year. The group currently operates over 3,000 licenced betting shops in over 30 different countries, but the request has only been extended to landlords with leases due to expire within the next two …

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