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BOS Sponsor Profile – Viktor Hoffmann – Marathonbet

Marathonbet has been confirmed as an Affiliate and Media Event Sponsor for Betting on Sports! Just a few weeks before the conference, we caught up with Viktor Hoffmann, CEO for Marathonbet since June 2016, who shared his excitement over the upcoming ‘Networking Extravaganza’ in London. Hoffmann, who first joined Panbet in June 2015, will also be appearing as a speaker at …

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Betgenius launches fully-automated ‘Racing Manager’ product

Genius Sports Group betting platform and software subsidiary Betgenius has announced the launch of its new ‘cost-effective’ horse racing product; Racing Manager. Racing Manager completely removes the need for any in-house traders and gives operators access to more than 40,000 events a year across UK and Australian racing. The new product consists of three separate but complementary components: streaming, trading …

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6 of the Best – Bet Victor’s Charlie McCann

BetITBest‘s Nico Jansen is interested in discovering the best in people. This week it’s Charlie McCann. Charlie McCann has worked for BetVictor since 2011, previously as the Director of Online Public Relations, before becoming Head of Communications in May 2015. An expert in the sports betting industry, he has also worked for both Stan James and 32Red. ____________________________________ Best Holiday Just back …

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6 of the Best – Ladbrokes’ Jessica Bridge

BetITBest‘s Nico Jansen is interested in discovering the best in people. This week it’s Jessica Bridge. Jessica has been part of the PR team at Ladbrokes since November 2011. She has made live or recorded broadcasts on BBC News, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, Sky Sports News, BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT. Before joining Ladbrokes, she completed work placements with Sky …

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OpenBet surpasses Grand National record with 62,000 bets-per-minute

OpenBet, an omni-channel provider to the sports betting industry, handled 22 million sports bets on the day of the Grand National race across all channels. The 24-hour period is the supplier’s busiest of the year. At its peak, the company processed 62,000 bets-per-minute on Saturday 9th April 2016, an increase of 27% from 2015. In addition, OpenBet processed a total …

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Bookies back to winning ways after lucrative National meeting

Just three weeks after a ‘worst ever’ Cheltenham Festival, Aintree’s Grand National meeting proved to be pay-back time for bookmakers. According to experts from bettingexpert.com, the bookies raked in an estimated £16.50 per person over the three days. Ladies Day (8 April) was the poorest day for the punters, as not one favourite managed to win a race, leaving bookmakers’ …

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Grand National – Human pyramid pranksters kicked out at Aintree

A group of three attendees at the Grand National on Saturday were asked to leave following a stunt in which they formed a human pyramid and unveiled a Paddy Power banner during the final moments of the race.  A photo of the stunt was shared on the bookmaker’s official Twitter page with the caption: “When the #GrandNational is taking a while …

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Charlie McCann – BetVictor – The greatest race in the world

The relationship between Horse Racing and Betting in 2016 continues to prove difficult. From protests over Racing’s ABP Scheme, to disputes over the current level of Levy being paid by the betting shops, build up for this Saturday’s Grand National has been somewhat subdued. However, the race is still hugely anticipated, especially now the 40 runners have been confirmed. Last year’s …

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Ladbrokes fear Many Clouds Grand National win

Britain’s bookmakers are hoping for a successful Grand National on Saturday, following the hammering they took at the Cheltenham Festival just three weeks ago. It is estimated that the industry lost around £60 million, as a string of heavily-backed favourites led by horses owned by former Barclays banker Rich Ricci, romped to victory at Cheltenham. The nightmare started with a …

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Sky Vegas drops a ‘golden’ Grand National ticket in Liverpool

Sky Vegas have taken steps to promote a brand association with this week’s Grand National, by announcing a ‘Golden Ticket’ promotion in Liverpool that could net a lucky winner up to £10k. Bosses at the online casino have attached a winning Grand National ticket to a drone and released it from the skies. The ticket’s whereabouts is being tracked by GPS technology …

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