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4 More Years! Playtech BGT secures Boylesports terminal extension

Updating the market this morning, FTSE-listed Playtech Plc’s sports betting division Playtech BGT Sports has confirmed that it has extended its betting terminals agreement with Irish independent bookmaker BoyleSports for a further four years. As part of the deal, Playtech BGT Sports will supply an initial 325 terminals to Boylesports, taking the total number to over 600 across their 220-strong ... Read More »

Boylesports CFO Mark O’Neil – Operator to establish UK retail network by end of 2017

Speaking on Newstalk’s ‘Breakfast Business’ show, Mark O’Neil Chief Financial Officer of Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports stated his firm’s intent on growing its UK retail network. O’Neil detailed that despite losing its bid to takeover Ladbrokes-Coral merger betting shop ‘offcuts’ which would have given his firm a ‘solid retail platform’, BoyleSports will move to pursue its long awaited plans of ... Read More »

Breon Corcoran – Paddy Power Betfair considering all options to build a Global Legacy

Breon Corcoran has told Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) investors and the media that his company will not shy away from corporate acquisitions, as he expects further consolidation within the global gambling market. Speaking to investors following the presentation of PPB’s full-year 2016 results, Corcoran detailed that PPB governance was keeping an eye on market M&A activity, despite undertaking the integration ... Read More »

BetBright Cup winner gets £10,000 for Injured Jockeys Fund

BetBright Cup

BetBright has announced that the winning BetBright Cup captain will receive a £10,000 donation to the Injured Jockeys Fund of their respective country on their behalf. Formerly the Prestbury Cup, the BetBright Cup is awarded to Great Britain or Ireland, depending on who gets the greatest number of winners at the Cheltenham Festival. Rich Ricci, BetBright Chairman, said: “The prize ... Read More »

Paddy Power Betfair to capitalise on ‘Brand, Legacy & Scale’ following year of transformations

Having completed a year of corporate integrations and co-synergies, FTSE100 Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) is looking forward to the Cheltenham Festival 2017, in which the company will display its combined corporate efficiencies. This morning PPB governance published its ‘Preliminary Results’ for full-year 2016, which outlined a proforma ‘double-digit growth across all four operating divisions’, with PPB group revenues hitting £1.5 ... Read More »

Danuta Gray steps down as Paddy Power Betfair Independent Director

Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) Independent Non-Executive Director Danuta Gray, will not stand for re-election at the company’s annual general meeting scheduled for 17 May 2017. Gray the former Chief Executive of mobile telecommunications O2 Ireland, had joined Paddy Power as an Independent governance advisor and member of the Remuneration Committee in January 2013. Following the successful £6.6 million merger of ... Read More »

SIS adds Tralee greyhounds to content portfolio

Updating its greyhound racing streaming portfolio, industry racing content provider SIS has announced that additional fixtures from Ireland’s Tralee Greyhound Stadium will be added to its client program, In partnership withe Irish Greyhound Board, Tralee fixtures will be available to UK and Irish betting shops, and online operators as part of SIS’s exclusive streaming portfolio. Commencing on March 4th 2017, the ... Read More »

SBOBET renews betting partnership with Ireland’s Dundalk FC

Celton Manx operated online sportsbook SBOBET has extended its betting partnership with Ireland Football Premier Division champions  Dundalk FC (Leinster) for a further two years. First agreed at the start of the 2016 season, the partnership will see the SBOBET brand promoted during matches at the club’s Oriel Park (capacity: 5,000) home ground in County Louth. SBOBET marketing detailed that ... Read More »

LeoVegas back in Ireland following ‘Remote Operator’ approval

Stockholm Nasdaq-listed Leo Vegas Group (LeoVegas) has this morning updated its investors and stakeholders detailing that it has been approved a ‘Remote Operator License’ for sports betting by the Irish Revenue Commissioners the regulatory body for gambling in the Republic of Ireland. Having gained its licensing approval, LeoVegas marketing will now push for a relaunch of its betting services within the ... Read More »

Boylesports extends sponsorship of RTÉ Sport’s racing coverage

Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports has confirmed that it will extend its sponsorship of RTÉ Sport’s horse racing coverage for a further year. As part of its sports content, Irish national broadcaster RTÉ has at present 24 days of racing coverage including popular races the Irish Grand National, Irish Champion Stakes and The Irish derby, as well as festival coverage of ... Read More »