Tag Archives: horseracing

Vermantia: Timely racing content respite for Italy’s operators

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Italian horseracing fans are ready for an exciting summer with restrictions on broadcasting racing content from abroad set to be fully removed, just in time for the country’s operators to counter the loss of revenues from the impending ban on gambling advertising. We caught up with Fabio Massimo Molinari, Commercial Director at Vermantia – Italy, to find out more. SBC: …

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SIS may appeal High Court judgement on ARC data rights

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The High Court case around data rights between the two main horseracing broadcasters to the betting industry has come to an end, with  Sports Information Services (SIS) being found guilty of breaching the confidentiality of Arena Racing Company’s Raceday Data, but not on the more serious charges of conspiracy by unlawful means or copyright infringement of database rights. SIS said it may …

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HBF survey highlights areas for improvement in the industry

A Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) survey published earlier this week has identified a number of factors which set out the ways the horseracing industry and associated betting activities can be improved. The survey, which received 1024 responses, was created to gain a cross-sectional view of the racing industry from bettors with the hope of using the survey to prioritise future …

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BHA releases its updated whistle-blowing policy to the public

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has gone public with its updated whistle-blowing policy, making the new plans available to both the wider public and the racing industry. The new policy comes as a bid by the BHA to cement its ongoing commitment to maintaining integrity, credibility and accountability in how it operates across the industry. Catherine Beloff, Director of Legal …

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£1bn cost of FOBT stake slash to bookmakers and horseracing

Warwick Bartlett and Lorien Pilling from the Global Betting & Gaming Consultancy (GBGC) have been looking at the implications of the reduction in Cat B2 gaming machine maximum stake from £100 to £2.  It doesn’t make pretty reading for retail bookmakers or the sector’s associated stakeholders. From 1 April 2019 the maximum stakes on FOBTs will be drastically reduced to …

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Winning Post – Industry faces compliance demands on all fronts

Strategic consultancy, Regulus Partners, focused on international gambling and related industries, taking a look at some of the key challenges the gambling industry faces in its ‘Winning Post’ Column. UK: gambling regulation – nothing minor about age verification changes The GB Gambling Commission has confirmed a tightening of age verification rules for licensees to protect minors. From 7 May (three …

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Bookmakers continue to take the hit after equine influenza outbreak

Bookmakers have reported that revenues have taken a hit following the news that new cases of the Equine Influenza virus have been identified, resulting in an industry-wide halt on the sport. The horseracing industry is currently facing its largest health and financial challenge since the the 2001 outbreak, with Ladbrokes-Coral owner GVC reported to be down 1.45 per cent, while …

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Winning Post – Gambling Commission consults on harm prevention

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. UK: Regulation – It’s not funny that we don’t talk anymore Reports this week that British gambling operators will take action to effectively bar themselves from advertising on television during live sports …

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Towcester set for administration after “trading difficulties”

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Historic UK racecourse and greyhound track Towcester has cancelled all its scheduled meetings for this weekend after announcing it’s set to enter into administration. The course, which is owned by the Fermor- Hesketh family and is steeped in history, is scheduled to host a further three cards this year with the first commencing on 10 October, however whether these take place …

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Winning Post – A boost for British horseracing

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. K: betting on horseracing – 2017-18 Levy, the last hurrah? The GB Horserace Betting Levy Board reported an annual income of £95m in 2017/18. This represents a 46% increase on the previous …

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