Tag Archives: horseracing

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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Dispute over horseracing coverage continues in South Africa

A row over broadcast rights to horseracing in South Africa doesn’t appear to be heading to a conclusion soon if press statements from all the warring partners are any indication. The Phumelela-part owned Tellytrack has been aggressively defending its commercial licences of late by clamping down on any retail bookmaker showing its racing TV channel for the domestic environment. Tellytrack …

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Health & Safety review upgrades SIS OB operations

LBO channel broadcaster SIS Racing’s Outside Broadcast division is aiming to set new benchmarks in the way it operates its on-course services. SIS has launched several new initiatives in support of its field-based operational staff, including a dedicated website. Vic Ridley, Operations Manager, SIS Betting Support and OB Services, who has overseen the launch, said: “This is all part of …

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BHA relauches horseracing website

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has relaunched its website, britishhorseracing.com. The website redevelopment was carried out in conjunction with design agency Firedog and included consultation across the racing industry and with the users of britishhorseracing.com via an online survey and user testing workshops. The headline developments of the new site include: A cleaner design with a more logical navigation Improvements …

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