Tag Archives: horseracing

British Horseracing receives 2017 boost reports The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club has announced 2017 figures detailing a ninth successive year of growth, as well as a record contribution to British horseracing prize money. Welcoming four million people to its venues throughout the year, the group has reported revenues exceeding £200m for the first time, up 5.2 percent year-on-year to £201.1m, driven by increases in admissions, media, hospitality and …

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Worldpay expects Grand National surge for online bookies

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Payment processing firm Worldpay is predicting a bumper weekend for online bookmakers, as Britain welcomes the 2018 Grand National. With internal research revealing that 45% of over-65s prefer placing bets on a mobile device as opposed to in-store, Worldpay is expected this to be the year that numbers for mobile gaming surpass its counterpart for punting pensioners. Data also shows …

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Kambi Group initiates strategic virtual sports investment

Kambi has announced an enhancement of its sportsbook platform, via a strategic investment in gaming start up Virtus Sports. The deal, concluded for £500,000 (€565,000), sees Kambi take a stake of just over 25% in the firm, with the investment paid in net cash, which as of December 31 of last year stood at €26.9m. Under the terms of the …

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Winning Post – GVC hit with heavy fine for misleading adverts

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. UK: advertising regulation – tough love Amongst the organisations likely to lose out if ever a ban on gambling adverts is instituted is the fines department at HM …

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188BET extends partnership with champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa

188BET has announced that it will extend its sponsorship agreement with 2017 Champion Jockey Silvestre De Sousa. The Brazilian flat racing jockey has created a substantial lead over his closest competitors this season, having run over 150 winners he will officially claim the title of Britain’s champion jockey for 2017 on British Champions Day at Ascot this Saturday. The 36 year …

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British racing trainer closes in on unwanted record

After being warned about the high amount of non runners he was declaring six years ago, British horse racing trainer Pat Morris faces earning an unwanted record if things don’t improve. A more recent report put out by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) revealed that Morris’ non-runner rate was the highest in British racing, with 24 of the 104 horses …

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Dominic Matthews – SIS – Clear Vision on racing customer approach

Taking over as the first Chief Operating Officer for industry live racing content and data supplier SIS (Sports Information Services), SBC speaks to Dominic Matthews on joining the ambitious SIS executive team  As part of his new leadership remit, Matthews will be responsible for all the operational and commercial teams across the business, ensuing alignment of both SIS’ strategic direction and …

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Proform Racing launches new bet, lay and trade finder app

Proform Racing has launched a new web app to help users quickly identify relevant bets, lays or trades based on real time data and an almost unlimited selection criteria. The Bet, Lay, Trade Finder App (BLT Finder), which is the brainchild of Proform Racing owner Simon Walton, enables punters to find their next selections on the move. It also allows …

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Can greyhound racing win the battle to prove its worth?

Just when it looked like London’s last greyhound track was going to be replaced by AFC Wimbledon’s search for a new stadium, last month plans were ‘called in’ by the Mayor’s office. Scott Longley asks if this turn in fortunes can be reflected across the sport in general. The reprieve granted to Wimbledon greyhound stadium in mid-April was a rare piece …

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UK Government following French lead for racing funding changes

The UK Government will be applying for State Aid exemption to extend the horseracing betting levy to online bookmakers. The plans, revealed in today’s budget, show that rather than replacing the Levy Scheme, the DCMS is to attempt to alter it, following the line ploughed by the French authorities to introduce betting rights to sports. In a document responding to …

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