Tag Archives: ireland

BoyleSports Eddie Bennett confirms exit as Digital MD

BoyleSports is seeking a new leader for its online division, after incumbent Eddie Bennett announced his departure from the Irish betting group.  Posting a LinkedIn update last Friday, Bennett confirmed that he had chosen to end his six-year tenure as Digital MD of BoyleSports. “Today is my final day at BoyleSports, drawing a close to an exciting and challenging chapter in …

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Esports Technologies multiplies Euro presence by completing Aspire B2C takeover 

Esports Technologies Inc has completed its deal to acquire Aspire Global’s B2C assets for $76 million (€68m). The transformative acquisition will see Esports Technologies significantly expand its igaming portfolio to include the online casino and sportsbook brands of Karamba, Hopa, Griffon Casino, BetTarget, Dansk777 and GenerationVIP. In addition, Esports Technologies will advance its European market profile by securing online gambling …

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Paddy Power ends RTÉ broadcast partnership 

Paddy Power has mutually ended its sponsorship of televised football matches with Irish terrestrial TV broadcaster RTÉ. The decision comes ahead of a new voluntary code of conduct that will be observed from 1 January by members of the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). The code’s headline measure will impose a ‘whistle-to-whistle ban on sports betting advertising during sports broadcasts, mirroring …

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William Woodhams, Fitzdares: Winning the long term game with customer experience

William Woodhams, Fitzdares: Winning the long term game with customer experience

Creating a more personalised customer experience has long been front and centre for Fitzdares, and according to CEO William Woodhams, a stand-out journey is what helps distinguish an operator from the competition. Speaking at the recent Betting on Sports Europe, you can view the panel sessions on demand here, Woodhams expressed the importance of customer experience when engaging with bettors. …

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Dearbhla O’Brien put forward to lead Irish Greyhound Racing

The board of Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has proposed the appointment of Dearbhla O’Brien as new chief executive replacing outgoing incumbent Gerard Dollard. O’Brien’s appointment has been put forward to Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine for approval to lead Irish greyhound racing’s governing body. The GRI’s preferred candidate is the current CEO of WorkandTravel.ie – Ireland’s leading …

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Winning Post: Sports funding faces a slippery slope

Regulus Partners observes a week of parliamentary debate on the future of gambling sponsorships. A topic that garners MPs direct attention, who have yet to deliver concrete resolutions on how gambling reforms will impact the future of sports funding. The complexities of the gambling reform debate were laid bare in Parliament this week as the issues of sports funding and …

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Ireland increases racecourse crowd capacity

Ireland increases racecourse crowd capacity

Irish racecourses will be permitted to increase their outdoor capacity by “up to 50%” for upcoming meets from 6 September, as part of the government’s latest COVID-19 response roadmap.  Under the new guidelines, racecourses across Ireland will also be permitted to operate at 60% indoor capacity “for hospitality purposes” – however racegoers must be consuming food and beverages in addition …

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Irish betting agrees to new code of conduct but market requires a regulatory overhaul

Ireland’s betting sector will implement sweeping changes brought in by a new ‘Code of Practice on Safer Gambling’ established by the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). This weekend, the IBA communicated that Ireland’s retail and online bookmakers had agreed to follow new industry rules, standards and conduct on safer gambling and player protection duties. Mirroring UK policy, the new code will …

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FSB revamps BetXS Ireland SSBT experience

FSB Tech has signed an agreement to revamp the self-service betting terminal (SSBT) capacity of BetXS – one of Ireland’s remaining independent bookmakers operating betting shops in County Dublin and Meath. The agreement will see FSB deploy its SSBT systems to modernise BetXS in-store environment to optimise engagement with modern sports customers. FSB upgrades will provide BetXS with a customised …

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