Tag Archives: Rich Ricci

UKGC sheds light on BetBright abrupt closure

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a statement on the closure and sale of former licensed incumbent BetBright. On Wednesday 6 March, BetBright announced its closure, having sold its entire technology stack and assets to London-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings for £15 million. In its statement of closure, BetBright confirmed that all player funds and winnings would be …

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BetBright makes five-figure donation to injured jockeys charity

Bookmaker BetBright has donated £10,000 to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund, after Ireland defeated Britain British 17-11 at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The BetBright Cup is awarded to the country with the greatest number of Cheltenham Festival winners. Following the Irish victory, the winning BetBright Cup Irish captain, snooker player Ken Doherty received the trophy on the last day of …

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BetBright offers glimpse into the future with robot jockey

BetBright has unveiled the world’s first robot jockey, who will be available for punters at Cheltenham Festival to view and interact with on Friday March 16, adjacent to the parade ring in the bookies activation area. The prototype jockey, made from lightweight steel and utilising state of the art technology, “offers a glimpse into the potential future of the sport.” Marcus …

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Top Pedigree… BetBright sets high bar for 2018

Independent online bookmaker BetBright has become a ‘darling of the Irish tech scene’, as it targets generating net-revenues of £25 million this 2018. Led by CEO and Co-founder Marcus Brennan with the support of former City ‘golden boy’ Rich Ricci as investor and Chairman, Dublin-based BetBright seeks to become the betting industry’s most disruptive player. Founded in 2013, a young …

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Celeb captains announced for 2018 BetBright Cup

BetBright has announced its duo of celebrity sporting captains for its fiercely contested 2018 Cheltenham Festival charity cup. Ex England cricket spin bowler Phil Tufnell and former snooker star Ken Doherty have been appointed as captains of Great Britain and Ireland respectively, as they bid for bragging right. The trophy is to be awarded to the country with the greatest …

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Thornton and Ó hEochagáin to lead BetBright Cup teams at Cheltenham Festival

Retired jockey Robert ‘Choc’ Thornton, and Irish TV personality and racehorse owner Hector Ó hEochagáin have been named respective Great Britain and Ireland captains for the 2016 BetBright Cup. Formerly the Prestbury Cup, the BetBright Cup is awarded to the country with the greatest number of Cheltenham Festival winners. Great Britain took the inaugural crown in 2014 and secured a narrow …

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Racing powerhouse Rich Ricci joins BetBright as Chairman

Irish online bookmaker BetBright this Saturday confirmed the appointment of Rich Ricci as its new Executive Chairman. Ricci (51) the former Director of Corporate Investments for Barclays Bank, is one of UK racing’s most successful owners with his stables having provided champion studs such as Douvan, Faugheen and Min. Following press speculation that Ricci would join BetBright, the operator unveiled …

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