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Entain reports Grand National success with 12.75m bets placed

SBC News Entain reports Grand National success with 12.75m bets placed

This year’s Grand National proved to be another commercial success for the UK’s bookmakers, as Entain detailed that it had taken a ‘record-breaking’ number of wagers.  The Ladbrokes and Coral operator reported that over 12.75 million bets were placed during the three days of the Grand National festival at Aintree racecourse, a substantial increase on the last fixture in 2019.  …

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Betting operators hand over MP’s Grand National winnings to UK charities

SBC News Betting operators hand over MP’s Grand National winnings to UK charities

Charities throughout the UK have benefited from large sums of money donated by bookmakers after MPs from around the country joined in on the Grand National action by placing charity bets. The UK’s biggest betting operators had vowed to hand over any winnings on MP charity bets to their charity of choice. The eventual winner was 50/1 shot Noble Yeats, …

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BGC: Ministers must recognise public good of the Grand National

SBC News BGC: Ministers must recognise public good of the Grand National

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on ministers to recognise the importance of the Grand National as a heritage sporting event supporting UK racing and highstreet jobs.  Following three years under lockdown constraints, The Grand National returns to hosting live spectators at Aintree on Saturday 9 April. Its main race is expected to be watched by a global …

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SSG expands multi-event content partnership with Betfair

SBC News SSG expands multi-event content partnership with Betfair

Spotlight Sports Group (SSG) and Betfair have extended and expanded their existing partnership centred around the provision of horse racing video content.  Covering multiple events throughout 2022, including the upcoming Cheltenham Festival, Grand National and July’s Royal Ascot, the agreement will see SSG supply Betfair with its Racing Post Live programme.  Included in this offering are live reactions from racing …

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Playtech to develop horse racing content in Jockey Club partnership

SBC News Playtech to develop horse racing content in Jockey Club partnership

Playtech and the Jockey Club have entered into a new strategic partnership, centred around the development of cross-product content.  The five-year deal will see Playtech produce content based on the Jockey Club’s network of racecourses and fixtures, with the firm having secured the rights to develop the features across its casino, live casino, poker, virtual sports and bingo verticals.  Brokered …

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Flutter Entertainment enters long-term streaming partnership with RMG

SBC News Flutter Entertainment enters long-term streaming partnership with RMG

Flutter Entertainment and Racecourse Media Group (RMG) have confirmed the signing of a long-term partnership, lasting until 2028, focusing around streaming rights and marketing. The deal will see Flutter Entertainment leverage RMG’s horse racing streams to supply more content to its customers across its online and retail Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Bet verticals. Meanwhile, RMG will look to utilise …

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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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