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Bookmakers took a £10m hit during racing shutdown

Following the six-day shutdown of UK horse racing last week, the Racing Post has reported that bookmakers have taken a £10m hit as a result. The flu outbreak, which is estimated to have cost the racing industry somewhere in the region of £15m, led to the temporary lock-down of 174 racing yards and an industry-wide halt on the sport as …

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A no-deal brexit would be detrimental for British horse racing industry, warns Goffs’ chairman

The UK Chairman of Bloodstock sales group Goffs, Henry Beeby, has warned MPs that allowing a no-deal Brexit to occur will have adverse effects on the breeding and racing industries in the UK. Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal suffered an overwhelming defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday, which has dented hopes for a secure future in the …

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Ladbrokes Coral prepares for FOBT cuts with best-odds extension

In a move to counter the impact of cuts to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) stakes, Ladbrokes and Coral have announced that they will be extending their best-odds guaranteed offer across all over-the-counter bets. Customers of both operators, which act as one under the umbrella of GVC Holdings, will be able to take advantage of the offer from 8 am …

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ASA clears Coral advertisement of being misleading

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A national press advert for Coral has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority, after being brought under question by The Campaign for Fairer Gambling. Featuring in the Racing Post during the World Cup last year, text within the ad stated “PRICE BOOST Argentina v Iceland MESSI TO SCORE 2+ GOALS 5/1,” with the wording “WAS 3/1” struck through before …

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Racing Post continues global growth with South Africa launch

Racing Post B2B has unveiled the expansion of its international portfolio, launching a South African racing content package, adding to its growing international stable that already includes Hong Kong and the UAE. The launch comes a week after the South African government’s Committee on Trade and Industry accepted the National Gambling Amendment Bill, which placing a specific emphasis on “existing …

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Racing Post retention boost for SportCaller’s Lucky7

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SportCaller has called on Racing Post to raise the profile of its horseracing game, Lucky7 – initially rolled out last year in conjunction with William Hill. The free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist confirmed that William Hill’s affiliate team was instrumental in putting this premium partnership in place to boost acquisition within Racing Post’s fertile base of racing fans. Lucky7, recognised as one …

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Irish bookmaker tax doubles in latest budget

In a devastating blow to Irish bookmakers, the national budget was unveiled yesterday delivering a significant increase to betting tax in the country. After much speculation and heated debate, Ireland’s Minister for finance Paschal Donohoe increased the overall betting tax in the country to two per cent, reversing the 2007 budget which had previously halved it to one per cent. …

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Bruce Millington to stand down as Racing Post editor

After 11 successful years in the role, Bruce Millington has announced he is going to stand down as the editor of the Racing Post. Earlier this month, Millington moderated a hugely enjoyable panel at the Betting on Sports Conference, which discussed how horse racing can appeal to a wider audience and whether the sport is becoming too elitist. Also speaking …

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Racing Post B2B launches ‘original content’ Sports API

The Racing Post’s B2B division has placed original content at the forefront of its new ‘Sports API’ revamp, seeking to drive consumer-to-client engagement across multiple verticals. Launching its new API capacities, Racing Post B2B will provider original quality content on over 20 sports spanning over 5,000 events annually. “High-quality, original content is a proven powerful tool to increase search engine …

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Grupo Orenes seeks to revitalise its horseracing proposition with Racing Post B2B

Spanish gambling group Grupo Orenes will expand its racing customer and operational provisions with Racing Post B2B. The partnership will see Racing Post act as the lead racecard, content and information supplier for the Spanish operator’s properties and digital sports betting brand – Vivalasuerte.es. Orenes management has stated that it seeks to revitalise horseracing as a sports betting proposition for …

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