Tag Archives: horseracing

10 ways spread betting can offer a different angle to the Grand National

Andy MacKenzie, Marketing Communications Manager for sports and financial betting company Spreadex – the only bookmaker to offer fixed odds and spread betting from one account, explores the different markets that spread betting firms can offer over the Grand National. It’s the one day of the year the country turns into a nation of gamblers as horses are backed due …

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Government branded ‘bunch of tossers’ over machine regulations

Ahead of a General Election in which none of the parties have garnered popular support, Lord David Lispey has perhaps captured the mood of the nation by branding the Government ‘tossers’. Lord Lipsey has called the Government ‘a bunch of tossers’ for not implementing the Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations – which requires anyone playing with stakes above …

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Doncaster to host the BetBright February Festival

Doncaster Racecourse’s February National Hunt programme, which incorporates the £50,000 BetBright Grimthorpe feature Chase on Saturday 28 February, are to be headline sponsored by BetBright the online sports betting site, which has partnered with the racecourse for the next three years. Doncaster’s three latter February fixtures (18, 27 and 28 February) will be known collectively as ‘The BetBright February Festival’ …

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PGI providing pools technology for Dubai racing

Isle of Man-based Premier Gateway International Ltd (PGI) is working with the Emirates Racing Authority as the host of the international horse race betting pools for this year’s Dubai racing season, which includes the Dubai World Cup Carnival – the richest race meeting in the world. The Dubai World Cup Carnival is a series of 11 highly-competitive race meetings that …

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GamCare chairman recognised in New Year Honours List

Anthony Jennens, chairman of problem gambling charity GamCare, has been recognised in the New Year Honours List. Jennens has received a OBE for charitable services in the Prevention and Treatment of Gambling Addiction. He is in good company among the charity’s trustees, which features president Lord Sharman of Redlynch OBE, vice presidents Bill Galston OBE and John Brackenbury CBE, Treasurer …

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Lee Richardson: British horseracing… time to set Levy adrift

Lee Richardson, CEO at Gaming Economics, has looked at the tired old Levy Scheme and thinks its time that a modern industry found a modern solution. Gaming Economics thinks it’s time for the British horseracing industry to stop relying on Levy funding under its current guise. The Horserace Betting Levy is a statutory instrument which essentially transfers money from those …

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Tipster Profile: John Sills

John Sills, a horseracing tipping specialist on Bet Advisor, takes us through how he became a professional tipster. How did you first get into sports betting? It all started from working within the betting industry, getting my first job a few months after my 18th birthday (I started young). I went on to work at various levels that included trading …

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Totesport mobile offer gets full revamp

Totesport.com, the online arm of the Tote Organisation now owned by Betfred, has significantly revamped its mobile offering. Previously the totesport.com mobile offer would only take horseracing and some totepool bets, but the new mobile service has a full sportsbook plus the opportunity to place all totepool bets. Digital Operations Manager Andy Porter commented: “It’s been a record breaking year …

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Watchandwager adopts Income Access programme

WatchandWager, the California-based arm of Webis Holdings plc that enables customers from around the world to wager directly into global race track betting pools, has launched a new affiliate programme in partnership with affiliate software supplier Income Access. WatchandWager offers legal, licensed and regulated online wagering on horse racing and greyhound racing in the US. Offering more tracks than any …

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BHA shuffles 2015 fixture list to avoid clash

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), in conjunction with Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR), British Champions Series and Channel 4, is pleased to announce a series of alterations to the Fixture List from 2015 with the result of ensuring that Cheltenham’s Showcase meeting is no longer held on the same day as QIPCO British Champions Day in mid-October. The Showcase meeting will …

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