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SIS may appeal High Court judgement on ARC data rights

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The High Court case around data rights between the two main horseracing broadcasters to the betting industry has come to an end, with  Sports Information Services (SIS) being found guilty of breaching the confidentiality of Arena Racing Company’s Raceday Data, but not on the more serious charges of conspiracy by unlawful means or copyright infringement of database rights. SIS said it may …

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ASA forces Paddy Power to modify Rhodri Giggs loyalty advert

The UK Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has upheld five complaints made against Paddy Power’s ‘Rewards Club’ advertisement featuring Rhodri Giggs, the older brother of former Manchester United and Wales footballer Ryan Giggs. Complaints were sanctioned against the advert, which was broadcast last February, as five viewers claimed that the advert ‘glamourised gambling’ by suggesting that it can lead to a …

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Global profile helps Paddy Power Betfair post strong 2019 opening

FTSE100 gambling group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has reported a strong start to 2019 trading, despite recording unfavourable sporting results in the UK and Ireland. Publishing its Q1 2019 trading statement (for the period ending 31 March), PPB reports a ‘good underlying momentum’, as group revenues grow 17% year-on-year to £478 million (Q12018: £408m) driven by ‘excellent growth in both …

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Biztech Software strikes long-term Paddy Power deal

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Biztech Software has secured a landmark long term agreement with Paddy Power to continue the delivery of its ‘next generation’ sports betting EPOS acceptance and settling solution for the operator’s 600+ betting shops. Biztech, who first secured a multi-year deal with the Irish operator in April of last year, launched Arkle in 2007 to secure and streamline the betting shop, while …

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SBC Bookies Corner – What’s the story… English football glory!

Tackling Brexit UK politics maybe in the doldrums, however, English football appears stronger than ever.  Entering the final stages of the 2018/19 European football season, SBC gets the bookies lowdown in what some are calling an English football renaissance…   ___________________ SBC: This season, we are witnessing a thrilling Premier League race, with English teams dominating European tournaments and a …

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Jeremy Wright blasts bookmakers for bypassing FOBT rules

Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has hit back at bookmakers who have supposedly undermined the restraints imposed on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), describing the actions as “disgraceful” in a recent Parliamentary session. The new restrictions on the terminals came into play on 1 April. Earlier in the month, however, The Guardian accused Paddy Power and Betfred of trying to circumvent …

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Playtech BGT Sports tops Grand National turnover record

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Self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) provided by Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) took more than double the number of bets from last year’s Grand National. This weekend, the omni-channel sports betting solutions provider enjoyed record turnover from the biggest National Hunt horse race, first held at Aintree in 1839. PBS confirmed that turnover increased by 135% when compared to 2018, highlighting the …

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UKGC forces Paddy Power & Betfred to terminate new retail games

Issuing a short industry update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has forced bookmakers Paddy Power and Betfred to terminate their newly launched retail betting products. On Monday, The Guardian newspaper accused Paddy Power and Betfred of trying to circumvent the government’s enforced FOBTs £2 reduction, launching new ‘roulette-style’ games ‘Pick-n-36’ and ‘Virtual Cycling’. The Guardian reports that the Pick-n-36 game …

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Paddy Power builds its ‘Brexit Bunker’ offering a safe space from UK madness

Launching its latest viral marketing campaign ‘The Brexit Bunker’, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power offers the UK public ‘an escape from the madness’. With just ten days left of Brexit negotiations, and with the UK government still to formulise its European Union departure arrangements, Paddy Power has created its own ‘Brexit Bunker’ somewhere between the UK and France, to escape from …

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Paddy Power faces legal action over Solskjaer Brexit dig

Paddy Power has been threatened with legal action for failing to consult Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for using his likeness to support a dig at the current Brexit situation. The 46-year-old Norwegian, who has enjoyed such success at Old Trafford since replacing Jose Mourinho in December, reportedly reacted by saying that Paddy Power will have “big problems” …

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