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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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Record Breaker! Grand National 2017 sees NYX’s OpenBet platform hit new heights

NYX Gaming has reported a new record for its OpenBet sportsbook platform during last weekend’s Grand National as its subsidiary recorded 24 million sports bets across all channels on its sports betting client network.  The 24-hour period is the supplier’s busiest of the year. At its peak, the company processed 68,000 bets-per-minute on Saturday, 8th April 2017 – an increase …

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Catchpoint – Bookmakers ‘slow off the mark’ for 2017 Grand National

Analysis by Catchpoint has suggested that major UK online bookmakers ‘failed to deliver on web performance and digital experience’ at this year’s Grand National. The digital performance intelligence firm monitored the performance of top UK betting sites including bet365, Sky Bet, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power in the run-up to and on the day of the big race. Gamebookers trailed the field, …

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No Grand National cheer for bookmakers as One For Arthur brings Scots glory

It appears that bookmakers will be counting the cost of One For Arthur’s Grand National win this Saturday, as Scotland gains its first Aintree champion stud since Rubistic in 1979. Updating the media, William Hill detailed that it had taken circa £25 million in Grand National bets, however the company will likely be paying out to Scottish punters who cashed …

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Ladbrokes makes Grand National formula with Carol Vorderman

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Ladbrokes has joined forces with Carol Vorderman to help punters pick out a winner from the 40 horses lining up for this year’s Grand National. The Maths whizz and former Countdown co-host has worked with Ladbrokes – Rank 4/5 on Bookmaker Ratings – on a winning formula to help novice punters pick the first past the post from the runners and …

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