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Virtual Grand National success sees bookmakers donate over £2.6m to NHS Charities

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has revealed that this weekend’s ‘Virtual Grand National’ (Saturday 4 April) raised ‘over £2.6 million’ in donations for NHS charities. The BGC said the event to replace UK racing’s marquee meeting was as an ‘unbridled success’, and was left delighted with the level of public engagement which saw a reported 4.8 million viewers tune-in to …

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Quentin Martin: Luckbox – Esports can bridge COVID-19 divides 

As the world adapts to the new sporting landscape amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Luckbox’s CEO Quentin Martin has claimed that esports will be able to replace traditional betting sectors for punters as a short term solution. A nightmare 2020 has seen the global sporting calendar disrupted, with two of betting’s most profitable events the Grand National and Euro 2020 Championships …

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COVID-19 concerns see Grand National called off 

UK racing and sports betting have been dealt another blow this week with the ‘Randox Health Grand National’ cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Jockey Club Racecourses, which owns Aintree, confirmed that the three-day event will not take place next month after new government measures announced yesterday emphasised that the UK should ‘avoid non-essential contact and unnecessary travel’. Sandy Dudgeon, …

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Oddschecker reports boost in betting volume for H2

Sports betting affiliate and media portal Oddschecker has seen volume of bets placed on its site jump by 20 per cent since last year, as explained in its H2 results.  As published in the results, activity on the Oddschecker platform has grown, with activity on mobile and desktop products for both football and racing has seen a 23 per cent …

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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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