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Scientific Games reports ‘record breaking’ volume of Cheltenham bets

Scientific Games processed a ‘record volume of bets’ throughout last week’s Cheltenham Festival, reporting a ‘huge uplift’ of 53% on its OpenSports platform. The OpenSports solution is used by a number of leading sports betting operators including William Hill, Entain’s Ladbrokes and Coral brands and Flutter Entertainment’s Paddy Power and Betfair companies. In addition to the 53% increase in betting …

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Playtech nets five-year Flutter full service igaming contract extension

Playtech Plc has secured a further tier-1 operator contract extension, as Flutter Entertainment renews its lead igaming supplier services contract with the FTSE250 technology group.  Securing a new five-year contract, Playtech Plc will continue to serve as lead online gambling software and games supplier for Flutter’s Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Casino brands. Flutter branded Playtech as a key strategic …

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Checkd Group promotes Alex Beecham ahead of expansion plans

Checkd Group has promoted Alex Beecham to the position of Managing Director of its Checkd Media division, in preparation for a renewed commercial drive and expansion plans. In his new position as MD of Checkd Media, Beecham will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the Footy Accumulators, Winners Enclosure and Oddschanger brands. His appointment follows the announcement that the …

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Paddy Power returns to Cheltenham with ‘thoroughbred Crouchy’

Paddy Power has given adman Peter Crouch its ‘thoroughbred treatment’, as the bookmaker returns to the Cheltenham Festival.  Releasing its new advertising campaign, Paddy Power has reappointed Crouch as its Cheltenham Festival frontman – with the Irish operator putting the former England striker in tip-top shape to carry out his duties. Crouch is shown at home preparing for Cheltenham with …

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Flutter bulks up for global dominance as TSG merger objectives are achieved

Flutter Entertainment Plc has exceeded 2020 corporate objectives by demonstrating its ‘unparalleled scale and diversification’ after completing the first year of its transformative merger with The Stars Group Inc (TSG). Publishing its 2020 preliminary results, the FTSE100 group doubled its corporate revenues to £4.4 billion (FY2019: £2.1bn) which Flutter stated is a reflection of its successful incorporation of TSG assets …

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Betfair severs ties with Gordon Elliott due to controversial photo

Online gambling operator Betfair has severed its connections with Gordon Elliott, after an image of the renowned Irish racing trainer sitting on a dead horse circulated on Twitter. The picture of the trainer sat on the horse, which allegedly died of a heart attack, is reported to be some years old, and first surfaced on social media on Saturday. Despite …

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Cheltenham expands broadcasting and sponsorship agreements

This year’s edition of the Cheltenham Festival will garner increased coverage on ITV Racing, whilst organisers have also found a new sponsor in WellChild. Racecourse Media Group – the rights holder to the week-long festival – usually allows its mainstream partner ITV to broadcast five races, as the final two are an important part of the contract with subscriber-based Racing …

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Flutter’s Ian Proctor outlines affordability approach

Ian Proctor, Chairman of Flutter Entertainment, the bookmaking holding company behind Paddy Power and Betfair, has released a statement concerning the ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act. In the statement, Proctor acknowledged that: “Gambling has gone through a technical transformation over the last 15 years, and the rules have not kept pace.” The main focus of Proctor’s statement concerned …

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Harry von Behr: Spotlight Sports Group accelerates US expansion

Spotlight Sports Group

Harry von Behr, Managing Director (Sport) at Spotlight Sports Group, discusses the evolution of the company, the recent refresh of the group brand, key focus areas for 2021, and why it’s an exciting time to be involved in the US market – both through the provision of expert content for B2B partners and the successful rollout of customer facing website …

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Paddy Power becomes headline sponsor of ITV Racing

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has been announced as the new headline sponsor of ITV Racing, beginning on 1 January 2021. The agreement was negotiated by MediaCom, and includes broadcast, catch up, digital, social, podcast and licensing rights. In addition Flutter Entertainment brands will feature in the ITV Racing App, and Betfair will sponsor ITV Racing’s Saturday morning programme The Opening …

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