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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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SBC News launches new Horse Racing Tipster Competition

SBC News is pleased to announce a brand new Horse Racing Tipster feature for its online readers! We will be taking on BettingExpert, Timeform and a rotation of guest tipsters every week, with the focus on a specific race meet EVERY WEDNESDAY! Throughout the year we will keep record of points won each week, points won on average and points won …

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A Bet A Powers Dafabet Masters

A Bet A has teamed up with Dafabet to provide a full betting shop experience at this week’s Masters Snooker tournament in London. The specialist supplier is providing both the EPOS and screen display technology to enable Dafabet to activate its sponsorship at a sold-out Alexandra Palace. Snooker fans can bet on all the action at the prestigious, invitation-only event, …

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Darren Moore: Extra effort needed to promote better class horseracing

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Owner of BettingGods.com and horseracing tipster Darren Moore believes that horseracing can do more to appeal to a wider customer base. SBC: What do you believe horseracing needs to do to appeal to a wider audience? Darren Moore: The large number of people who work during the week and rarely get the chance to go or watch racing should be …

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Smarkets hits £1 billion trading milestone

Online betting exchange Smarkets has announced that it has reached its £1 billion trading milestone, aided by wagering recorded during this year’s Cheltenham Festival and Grand National racing events. The operator stated that the £1 billion milestone represented the continued positive momentum of its betting exchange services for the UK market. Further detailing its recent exchange performance, Smarkets noted that …

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