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Inspired’s Virtual Grand National to be broadcast on ITV4

Virtual Grand National

Inspired Entertainment has announced that its Grand National Race of Champions, and Virtual Grand National 2018 predictor race, are to broadcast on UK television ahead of this years live event at Aintree. The Race of Champions is set to see 40 runners and riders from horseracing history go up against modern day contemporaries, taking on Becher’s Brook, The Chair and …

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Matchbook extends offer to cover Grand National and Punchestown

Matchbook is extending its offer of 0% commission on all UK and Irish racing to 28th April, meaning punters can look forward to commission-free betting on both the Grand National and the Punchestown Festival next month. Neil Campbell, Matchbook’s Chief Marketing Officer, said: “We want to keep encouraging customers to move over to the Matchbook Betting Exchange. Those that did …

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Ladbrokes Coral revises sponsorship agenda ahead of FOBTs judgement

FTSE100 betting group Ladbrokes Coral Plc may seek to significantly reduce its £8 million sports sponsorship budget, should the UK government drastically reduce FOBTs wagering levels through its pending industry review judgement. Operating as the UK bookmaker with the most exposure to FOBTs revenues, Ladbrokes Coral governance eagerly awaits the government’s judgement on machine wagering reductions, which is anticipated to …

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Betdaq return to racing sponsorship at Kempton Park

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Betdaq has agreed its first racing sponsorship within the United Kingdom in almost two years, thanks to a new partnership with Kempton Park. The Ladbrokes Coral owned betting exchange is to be headline sponsor for Betdaq Chase Day, set to be held on Saturday February 24, which will encompass a six race card. Amongst them are the Grade 2 Betdaq …

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Playtech launches sports star-themed gaming suite

Leading omni-channel supplier Playtech has launched a new casino games suite, linked to a series of timed jackpots with guaranteed daily wins. The suite, created to celebrate the champions of the global sporting world, will be launched alongside high-profile events such as the Cheltenham Festival, the Grand National and the World Cup. In an industry first, each game in the …

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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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The Jockey Club welcomes National Express onboard

National Express has signed a three year ‘Official Coach and Bus Partner’ agreement with The Jockey Club. This deal will see the UK’s largest coach operator provide dedicated services across the United Kingdom, direct to all major events in The Jockey Club’s racing calendar. As part of the new service, it’s promised that it will “provide customers with drop off …

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Aintree announces prize money boost for 2018 Grand National

The biggest horse racing event in Britain just became more lucrative, as Aintree announced that there would be a £210,000 boost to prize-money spread throughout the 2018 Randox Health Grand National festival. Various races will benefit from the increase in prize money, with The Grade 1 Betway Aintree Hurdle and JLT Melling Chase gaining the most, as the overall prize …

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Positive Year 1 results vindicate ITV’s racing gamble

UK terrestrial TV broadcaster ITV is pleased by its first year of coverage of UK racing, detailing to The Times that it ‘feels vindicated’ by its decision to invest in the sport. In January 2016, ITV secured the rights to broadcast Racecourse Media Group (RMG) syndicated content, replacing Channel 4 Racing as the lead domestic TV broadcaster for racing. Setting …

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Betway extends Snooker sponsorship

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Snooker’s UK Championship is to remain part of the Betway portfolio of sponsorship’s, after the global online gaming company agreed a fresh three-year deal. Forming part of the sports Triple Crown, alongside the Masters and World Championship, this latest partnerships continues the initial two year £850,000 deal agreed two years ago. Barry Hearn, World Snooker Chairman, said: “We are delighted …

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