Tag Archives: retail

Martin Wachter, Golden Race: Preparing virtuals for US players

Golden Race

Martin Wachter, CEO of Golden Race, discusses the “enormous” growth prospects for virtual sports in the US, where it is targeting a first state licence and launching games with “new and unique functions” to meet player tastes across the pond. SBC: What are the plans for Golden Race in the US? MW: We have been doing a great amount of …

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Peter Woodfine, Vermantia: Why retail can still rival the solitary world of online betting

Vermantia

On the eve of next week’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge, Peter Woodfine – Business Development Director at Vermantia – says in-shop betting is changing. But he is a firm believer that retail will always be detail. There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the death of retail, but to paraphrase Mark Twain – it’s been …

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Danske Spil launches Perform’s Watch & Bet Retail service

Danske Spil will bring premium live sports video to customers throughout shop opening hours after launching the new new high resolution Watch & Bet Retail service from Perform across its land-based retail estate. The service includes thousands of premium and well-timed streams for Danish bettors, including La Liga, KHL and WTA tennis, along with stats to aid betting decisions and …

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JenningsBet extends contract with SG Gaming by two years

iGaming supplier SG Gaming, have announced that it is  “supporting the independent bookmaker” by extending its partnership with independent bookmaker, JenningsBet, through agreeing to a two-year contract. As part of the deal, SG Gaming will continue to supply slot content to its terminals to the 95 JenningsBet shops across the UK. In return, JenningsBet shop will continue to operate the …

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David Clifton – Licensing expert – Crystal ball gazing for 2019

After a tumultuous 2018, what does 2019 hold in store for the UK sports betting sector? I have dusted down my crystal ball. It may be a bit cloudy in areas, with perhaps the odd crack beginning to show in parts, but here is my best bet on what the regulatory future may bring. On the plus side, I do …

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Year in Review: The impact of FOBT regulations

It has proven to be a very tumultuous year for the retail betting sector, with 151 stores closing to the public between March and September. The big four – Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill, Betfred and Paddy Power – continued to dominate the retail scene, holding 87 per cent of betting shops in Great Britain. Generally, however, stores have been struggling …

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The Racecourse Association strengthens condemnation of antisocial behaviour

Brighton Racecourse

Trade association for 59 British racecourses, The Racecourse Association (RCA) has emphasised its condemnation of antisocial behaviour at British courses. Working alongside The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and The Horsemen’s Group, the RCA aims to best serve the interests of its 59 racecourse members, assisting them with legal, professional and technical advice as they strive to reach their goals. Responding …

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Profits rise for Royal Ascot Racecourse

Increased income from sponsorship has been cited as a key reason for Royal Ascot racecourse reporting another year of financial growth in 2017. The racecourse saw pre-tax profits rise from £5.1m to £6.2m, with it reporting strong performance from admission and fine dining at the course, as well as it reaping the benefits of various Official Supplier agreements such as …

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BHA approves of plans for Chelmsford turf track

Subject to certain conditions, The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Board has confirmed it has approved Chelmsford City Racecourse’s application to install a turf course for flat racing. The deal comes after the original plans had been shelved, when the BHA’s March meeting concluded in an application from Chelmsford City Racecourse not being approved. However, the Board of the BHA later …

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How britbet is bringing innovation to pool betting

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Aiming to bring some much needed innovation to the pool betting landscape, britbet recently unveiled a plethora of new pool betting markets, as it looks to grow the value and target market of pool betting. We spoke to David Williams, the Director of Communications at britbet who detailed the importance of britbet’s fresh approach to pool betting, as well as …

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