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Cyril Linette orders tough measures to revive declining PMU

The new executive leadership team of French racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has presented its new ‘operating roadmap’ to French media outlining the firm’s corporate recovery and transformation strategy. Having undertaken an internal review, new Chief Executive Cyril Linette, the executive appointed by France Galop and Le Trot to ‘reinvigorate the PMU’, has outlined a series of efficiencies, which …

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Caesars eyes Brazilian market as resort proposal is introduced

Three representatives from Caesars met with Brazilian officials to present an investment project they claimed could benefit the country financially. Such a deal would be relying on the Brazilian gaming market becoming legalised on a wider scale, with Caesars’ Brazilian representative Andre Feldman insisting  “there must be legislation across the market with joint support of the entire industry, for it …

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ESSA systems to monitor all 306 Rio 2016 events

Industry sports integrity organization ESSA has announced that it will deploy a ‘heightened level’ of security during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (start date 5 August). ESSA and its members will be cooperating with the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) monitoring all 306 Olympic events via its Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). ESSA and its members have experience of working with …

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IOC announces Joint Integrity Intelligence Unit for Rio 2016

Protecting clean athletes and the integrity of the Olympics will be a top priority for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2016. This message was reinforced during a National Integrity in Sport workshop held jointly with Interpol in Rio de Janeiro from 30 to 31 May. Addressing representatives from Brazilian police forces and the government, the IOC explained how it …

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