Tag Archives: Great Britain

Mr Green would accelerate William Hill international growth

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William Hill has laid out some of the rationale behind its £245m offer to acquire online casino group MRG, the parent company of Mr Green in its offer document to shareholders. The company believes that the acquisition will give William Hill access to an international hub in the shape of Malta from which to drive international growth together with deeper …

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GambleAware doubles annual spending to £16m

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GambleAware has announced significant increases in its annual spending in tracking gambling related harms, as the industry charity releases its Strategic Delivery Plan for 2018-20. Spending £32m over the next two years, representing a double of its annual spending, the figure exceeds that agreed by the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, of a minimum £10m target in …

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Enhanced verification process enforced by the BHA

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Additional verification procedures for all races in Great Britain have been announced by the British Horseracing Association (BHA), aimed at bringing greater accuracy for punters and bookmakers by minimising the risk of human error in the results process. Trailed extensively since March of this year, the process involves an additional line of verification is in place before the ‘weighed in’ …

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GambleAware reaches record breaking funding donations

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GambleAware’s Chief Executive Marc Etches has penned an open letter to the industry, praising the response to last year’s concerns regarding funding for problem gambling initiatives. Detailing its voluntary donation system was, at the time, 60% below its funding target, Etches states that, despite ultimately falling below its £10m objective, a record breaking £9.4m was reached. Announcing donations are being …

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Celeb captains announced for 2018 BetBright Cup

BetBright has announced its duo of celebrity sporting captains for its fiercely contested 2018 Cheltenham Festival charity cup. Ex England cricket spin bowler Phil Tufnell and former snooker star Ken Doherty have been appointed as captains of Great Britain and Ireland respectively, as they bid for bragging right. The trophy is to be awarded to the country with the greatest …

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All British racecourses to support Tickets For Troops

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has joined forces with Tickets For Troops, to offer free tickets to armed personnel in 2018. Over 70,000 tickets have been donated by British Racecourses since the scheme commenced in 2009, which allows those employed in the armed forces to attend some of British racing’s premier days for free. Lord Marland, Chairman of Tickets For …

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RMG and SIS extends partnership to international level

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Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Sports Information Services (SIS) have announced an extension to its existing licensed betting offices (LBO) partnership, encompass international pool betting and fixed odds rights on both retail and online. A new five year deal has been agreed from April 1, encompassing the distribution of audio-visual pictures and data to LBOs across Great Britain and Ireland, …

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BetBright Cup winner gets £10,000 for Injured Jockeys Fund

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BetBright has announced that the winning BetBright Cup captain will receive a £10,000 donation to the Injured Jockeys Fund of their respective country on their behalf. Formerly the Prestbury Cup, the BetBright Cup is awarded to Great Britain or Ireland, depending on who gets the greatest number of winners at the Cheltenham Festival. Rich Ricci, BetBright Chairman, said: “The prize …

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AOC aims to arrest decline by emulating Britain’s lottery system

Australia’s Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates has thrown ‘100% support’ behind calls for an A$50 million (£29.86 million) lottery to boost funding for sport in the country. The proposal comes after Australia’s disappointing 10th place finish in the medals table at Rio 2016, which continued a decline from fourth place in both Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004). Coates made …

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Gambling Commission reveals £12.6 billion gross gambling yield

The Gambling Commission has revealed that the total gross gambling yield (GGY) for the Great Britain gambling industry was £12.6 billion between October 2014 and September 2015, an increase of £1.4 billion on the figure recorded for the previous 11-month period (April 2014 – March 2015). This was a key part of the figures released by the Commission to provide a more …

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