Tag Archives: greyhound

Dearbhla O’Brien put forward to lead Irish Greyhound Racing

The board of Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has proposed the appointment of Dearbhla O’Brien as new chief executive replacing outgoing incumbent Gerard Dollard. O’Brien’s appointment has been put forward to Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine for approval to lead Irish greyhound racing’s governing body. The GRI’s preferred candidate is the current CEO of WorkandTravel.ie – Ireland’s leading …

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Winning Post – Safer gambling banks on blocking

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Poland: betting market – poles apart? Betting turnover attributed to domestically licensed operators is reported to have grown 55% to PLZ5.1bn (€1.17bn) in 2018, taking the officially estimated market share to 48% …

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Arena Racing Company agrees double greyhound deal

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Arena Racing Company (ARC) has agreed a global deal with Vermantia, shortlisted in four categories at the SBC awards 2017, for distribution of greyhound racing content from the UK and Australia. Vermantia, the worldwide omni-channel content provider, will become ARC’s exclusive supplier to a range of international markets, and preferred worldwide partner for producing and delivering bespoke channels to retail …

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Greyhound racing to be shown on TRP’s channel

A new deal has been struck allowing 1,619 Greyhound fixtures to be shown on The Racing Partnership’s channel (TRP). The Bookmakers Technology Consortium (BTC) and Arena Racing Company (ARC) have reached the agreement for the races to be shown, which will commence on 1st January 2018, and will see greyhound racing being shown on ARC’s TRP channel. As part of …

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UK greyhound partnership bears fruit for Tabcorp & SIS

Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has stated that its strong start to the UK greyhound season has been led by its content streaming partnership with SIS. As of February, Tabcorp’s racing media arm, Sky Racing commenced broadcasting pictures across Australia from UK stadia in partnership with SIS, supplier of greyhound and racing content. Tabcorp management has been pleased with its customer …

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GBGB condemns greyhound treatment that closed NSW racing

The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has ‘condemned’ the practices highlighted in a government report into greyhound racing in New South Wales, a state of affairs that has seen the sport banned from the Australian state. The Special Commission of Inquiry found ‘overwhelming evidence’ of systemic animal cruelty, including mass greyhound killings and live baiting – a practice that …

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New South Wales moves to ban Greyhound Racing by 2017

The sport of greyhound racing will be banned in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) by 2017, following an investigation which uncovered ‘systemic animal cruelty’ including dog baiting and mass killings. A commission inquiry carried out by Australian lawyer Michael McHugh, had uncovered mass cruelty within the Australian greyhound industry, with the report detailing the death of some …

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SIS’ Jim Proudfoot – Providing faster real-time data to bookmakers

March 2016 saw SIS change its data collection model for UK greyhounds, with odds and results now produced directly by track agents via a new mobile interface. Jim Proudfoot, Head of On Course Operations at SIS Betting, explains the changes. What’s prompted the switch to tablet data collection at greyhound races? We’re always looking at ways to improve our processes …

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