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Galway Races hits record prize money target for 2017 Festival

Ballybrit Galway racecourse management has confirmed that the 2017 Galway Races Summer Festival (31 July – 6 August) will feature its biggest prize pool with a record €2 million in festival prize money.   Galway Races event organisers were pleased to have secured the record prize money target with more than a month to go until the Festival start date. ... Read More »

Horse Sport Ireland appoints Ronan Murphy as new Chief Executive

Horse Sport Ireland, the national governing body of equestrian sports for Ireland has announced the appointment of Ronan Murphy as new Chief Executive Officer, replacing outgoing Damian McDonald. Murphy takes over the organisation’s leadership, which has the responsibility of maintaining Irish studbooks, issuing horse passports, managing relationships between equine sports stakeholders and marketing the Irish equine industry globally. He joins ... Read More »

Irish Ministry of Finance to review industry tax levels

Ireland’s Ministry of Finance has confirmed that it will review its rate of industry taxes as part of its ongoing review of Irish corporate taxation laws examined by special body the Tax Strategy Group. The review will focus on the tax/levy provisions of the ‘2015 Betting Industry Amendment Act’, and will assess current business conditions and the potential impact of ... Read More »

Paddy Power nets Shamrock Rovers FC sponsorship

Paddy Power marketing has confirmed that it has become the official betting partner of Ireland Premier Division football club Shamrock Rovers FC (Tallaght, South Dublin). Shamrock Rovers FC is regarded as Ireland’s most successful football club and has produced a number of Irish full international football players. The partnership will see the Paddy Power brand feature on the Shamrock shirt sleeve, ... Read More »

49’s restructures executive management following departure of David Purvis as CEO

Fixed odds ‘numbers betting’ supplier 49’s Ltd has confirmed the departure of David Purvis as company CEO. Purvis served 49’s Ltd for over 3 years and has left to pursue new challenges as he seeks to expand his consultancy business. Mike jones Chairman of 49’s confirmed the departure of Purvis, stating that the company would not replace the position but ... Read More »

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 »