Tag Archives: Nick Rust

BHA – UK Snap Election to have no impact on UK Racing Levy progress

The governance of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has stated that the snap UK General Election will not delay the introduction of UK racing’s central funding levy system. Last week Nick Rust Chief Executive of the BHA, confirmed that the Levy system had been approved by the European Commission, clearing a final hurdle for racing stakeholders. “With the final, outstanding …

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Betway becomes latest bookmaker to join UK racing’s ABP scheme

Updating the market, Betway has informed that it has agreed a three-year deal with UK racing to become an Authorised Betting Partner (ABP). The bookmaker will commit to making voluntary payments to help fund UK racing. As an ABP partner, Betway will receive a number of benefits including the right to promote its online betting services at syndicated ABP racing …

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BHA publishes UK racing 2017 fixture list

The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has published its fixture list for UK racing 2017, announcing year-round racing on Saturday evenings and three meetings to be staged for the first time on Good Friday. 1,496 fixtures are scheduled to take place over 363 days in 2017, 14 more than in 2016, while there will be an extra day of racing owing …

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Last Ditch Stand: BHA declares concerns on Ladbrokes-Coral

As the Ladbrokes-Coral merger enters its twelfth month since its initial deal agreement , the new enterprise was dealt a blow as the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) raised its racing industry concerns to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Scott Longley details a new conflict in one of the UK gamblings longest running sagas.    ____________________ The BHA would …

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BHA submits racing concerns to UK CMA regarding Ladbrokes-Coral merger

The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has filed a submission to the UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) stating that the merger of Ladbrokes and Coral could impact consumer choice in UK racing and greyhound industries. Approved by BHA CEO Nick Rust the former Managing Director of Retail Operations for Ladbrokes, the association warned the CMA that the merger could lead …

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BetStars joins UK racing’s ABP Scheme

Amaya Inc sports betting subsidiary BetStars has confirmed that it has joined UK racing’s Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) scheme. The BetStars brand which launched in the UK this January, will join 32Red, Betfair, BetVictor, bet365, SeanieMac and Sky Bet as an ABP partner. BetStars who recently added UK racing markets to its betting platform, will commit to contributing a percentage …

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Sky Bet becomes the latest authorised betting partner

On Friday it was announced that Sky Bet has become the latest bookmaker to sign up as an authorised betting partner in association with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). This agreement, which was first reported by Racing Post, was speculated upon in recent weeks and comes just in time for Cheltenham Festival which begins on Tuesday of this week. Now its ABP …

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BetVictor joins UK Racing’s ABP Scheme

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that independent  bookmaker BetVictor has become the latest betting operator to join its Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) scheme. BetVictor governance has agreed to a three-year deal, which will see the company make a voluntary contribution to the sport on trading profits from its UK racing markets. As a new ABP member, BetVictor will …

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UK Racing and betting stakeholders prepare for meeting to discuss ABP terms and conditions

The Guardian newspaper has reported that UK racing and betting stakeholders will meet today for a new round of discussions regarding the sports funding and the controversial Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) scheme implemented by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). With the relationship between UK racing and betting operators at its lowest ebb, discussions will focus on the levy % bookmakers …

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British Racing rejects Coral offer after ABP row

The British Horseracing Authority has dismissed Coral’s offer for a flat 7.5% of its online and retail horseracing profits, labelling it an an “unrealistic realistic starting point” on the grounds that it would generate less for the sport than existing arrangements. The latest clash between racing and the bookmakers has been caused by the introduction of the Authorised Betting Partner …

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