Tag Archives: Horse Racing

Andrew Morgan: ICS – Leveraging content to maximise Cheltenham

Andrew Morgan, international manager and senior editor at Independent Content Services, suggests ways bookmakers can leverage content to get the jump on their rivals during and after the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. With the Cheltenham Festival just a few weeks away, sportsbook operators will be putting the finishing touches to their battle plans as they do their utmost to stand out …

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ARC agrees deal with TSG Global Wagering Solutions

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) has agreed a significant distribution deal for North American thoroughbred and greyhound racing with TSG Global Wagering Solutions (“GWS”). The deal commences from April 2018, under an exclusive arrangement, which sees ARC take GWS horseracing and greyhound content for distribution for fixed-odds betting in independent betting shops in the UK and across the international market. GWS …

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Former syndicate chairman charged over fraud claims

Bill Vlahos, the man who spearheaded the BC3 Thoroughbreds as well as the failed betting syndicate The Edge, has appeared in court over claims he was part of a betting scam. Taking place in Melbourne, the case relates to 350 alleged counts of financial deception against Vlahos after his betting syndicate fell through, dating from 2005 to 2013, when Vlahos …

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French Renaissance: PMU reports first annual revenue increase since 2011

French betting operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has announced that for the first time in five years its annual revenue has increased. Detailing its provisional operating revenue for the year of 2017, PMU reported a 2% rise on the previous year with revenue of €9.92 billion. A significant factor in the growth came from the group’s international racing division, which …

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Winning Post – Significant statistics from Europe

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. Europe: Remote markets – Lies, damned lies and growth statistics. Italy’s online gambling market finished 2017 in style, with c. 34% overall regulated market growth (excluding lottery and …

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Betting.net: Expanding to satisfy the desires of the punter

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The expansion of sportsbooks has meant that the offering provided by tipster and affiliate sites has also widened and become more informative with a greater emphasis on detail and  statistical data. Menghan Fu, Betting.net’s Operations Manager spoke to SBC about how supplying a wide range of content to advise the punter is something that has always been a foremost priority …

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BHA “delighted” with the appointment of Matt Hancock

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has reacted positively to the appointment of Matt Hancock as Culture Secretary, in the cabinet reshuffle of Prime Minister Theresa May.   Within the UK Parliament, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are accountable for all gambling matters, including Horseracing. Speaking about the appointment, BHA Chairman Steve Harman stated: “We’re delighted with the appointment …

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At The Races – Innovative ways of utilising data in racing

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As the consumption of sports betting in the UK continues to develop, racing has retained its status as a stalwart amongst the nation’s most cherished betting events. Nonetheless, in 2018 the importance of the continued evolution of racing can’t be understated, SBC spoke to the Commercial Manager at broadcaster At The Races, Joe Andrews about why the future remains positive for racing …

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Hayley Turner has jockey’s license suspended after breaching betting rules

Hayley Turner has had her jockey’s license suspended for three months after breaching the British Horse Racing Authority (BHA) rules against betting. Although Turner’s stakes weren’t excessive and she had not placed bets on races she was involved in, the BHA deemed her actions to be in breach of a rule that was familiar to everyone involved in horse racing. …

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In-race data a British Racing first at Wolverhampton

This week fixtures at Wolverhampton Racecourses became the first in British Racing to have sectional timing and in-race data shown on screen by At The Races. It means that viewers of At The Races are now able to see, in real time, a wealth of new information on the screen which includes, the speed of the leading horse, the time …

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