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5p0rtz finds the right Snack to fuel fantasy pools launch

Snack

Snack Gaming has developed and launched 5p0rtz, a new fantasy pools betting platform where players compete for bigger jackpots with a higher win probability than on a bookmaker. Developed on behalf of Trillionaire Ltd, which is made up of a consortium of UK-based sports betting investors, the business aims to become the UK market leader in fantasy sports by 2019. …

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ITV Racing gets BAFTA plaudits for Grand National coverage

At Sunday evening’s BAFTA awards, ITV Racing was rewarded for its coverage of last year’s Grand National. ITV saw off tough competition from the BBC for its coverage of the Six Nations, as well as Sky Sports for the Anthony Joshua bout with Wladimir Klitschko and Channel 4, for its production of the women’s European Championship semi-final between England and …

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Punters increasingly favouring online Grand National wagers

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Data intelligence firm GBG has found stark changes in consumers online betting habits, as well as last hour wagering, for this years Grand National, after studying data gathered from a selection of the UK’s leading online betting companies. For the biggest horse race of the year a flurry of betting activity (32%) occurred in the immediate build up, between 4pm …

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Thomas McBride – MintBet: In depth industry knowledge

SBC News caught up with Thomas McBride, the Public Relations Officer for online casino and sportsbook brand MintBet, to find out what the firm can offer to an already saturated market; how its recently-launched affiliate programme is faring; and which horses are worth backing in this weekend’s Grand National. SBC: Hi Thomas, for those who are uninitiated, can you briefly …

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Walsh backed for historic Aintree win

Punters are backing Katie Walsh and Baie Des Iles to make history on Saturday and achieve success in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. Walsh is bidding to become the first ever female winner of the National, having previously finished third in 2012. This year, riding the Ross O’Sullivan trained seven year old she is once again gunning for …

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Worldpay expects Grand National surge for online bookies

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Payment processing firm Worldpay is predicting a bumper weekend for online bookmakers, as Britain welcomes the 2018 Grand National. With internal research revealing that 45% of over-65s prefer placing bets on a mobile device as opposed to in-store, Worldpay is expected this to be the year that numbers for mobile gaming surpass its counterpart for punting pensioners. Data also shows …

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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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