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Mutuel Benefits! HKJC & Totepool to deliver ‘World Pool’ for Royal Ascot 2019

Forming a strategic partnership, The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), Totepool and Ascot Racecourse will move to launch ‘The Ascot World Pool’ product for Royal Ascot 2019. The three-way partnership will see the development of a new pari-mutuels product for the UK and Asian markets furthering the international appeal of Royal Ascot’s festival week. Maximising wagering liquidity, The Ascot World …

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Betway – Busy sporting week could see UK wager half a billion

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Global online gambling firm Betway is predicting that as much as £500m is set to wagered across Britain in a betting bonanza of a week. Two England games in the space of six days at football’s biggest showpiece, the World Cup currently ongoing in Russia, bookends five days of betting at Royal Ascot, which could see UK punters wagering half …

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Royal Ascot gets tough on anti social behaviour

The management of Ascot Racecourse (Berkshire), is set to impose new measures on alcohol consumption during its marquee Royal Ascot event (19-23 June), in a bid to crackdown on violent incidents during the racing festival. Royal Ascot racegoers may be breathalysed by stewards and refused admission to the festival as part of the crackdown. Ascot management details that it wants …

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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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Arena Racing Company and British EBF to increase investment

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An increase in investment and prize money is set to be felt, following the establishment of a new partnership between the Arena Racing Company (ARC) and the British arm of the European Breeders Fund (EBF). One such benefit is the creation of new races for two-year-olds at both the Newcastle and Great Yarmouth racecourses, with the latter, a £15,000 Class …

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All British racecourses to support Tickets For Troops

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has joined forces with Tickets For Troops, to offer free tickets to armed personnel in 2018. Over 70,000 tickets have been donated by British Racecourses since the scheme commenced in 2009, which allows those employed in the armed forces to attend some of British racing’s premier days for free. Lord Marland, Chairman of Tickets For …

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William Hill hails revenue growth amid 11% drop in profits

William Hill has claimed wagering growth across all four of its divisions in the first half of 2017, although profit before interest and tax was 11% lower than the corresponding period in 2016. However, given that there was some revenue growth (3% to £837.0m) against last year’s figures which had been boosted from the Euro 2016 tournament, and adjusted operating …

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Royal Ascot gets China streaming coverage boost with Sina Sports deal

Updating the market, Ascot Racecourse management has signed a media deal with Chinese digital sports broadcaster Sina Sports to stream its flagship Royal Ascot event. The partnership will see Sina Sports stream the final three days of Royal Ascot across its platforms. Deal stakeholders inform that the partnership could see Royal Ascot reach up to 213 million Chinese households. The …

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Irish TV3 Group secures four-year UK horse racing deal with RMG

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Irish TV viewers will enjoy up to 50 days of live racing action each year, after TV3 Group announced a new four-year partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) from January 1, 2017. Starting with the New Year’s Day meeting from Cheltenham, TV3 and 3e will broadcast some of the biggest events in horse racing, including the Cheltenham Festival, Randox Health …

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Betgenius launches fully-automated ‘Racing Manager’ product

Genius Sports Group betting platform and software subsidiary Betgenius has announced the launch of its new ‘cost-effective’ horse racing product; Racing Manager. Racing Manager completely removes the need for any in-house traders and gives operators access to more than 40,000 events a year across UK and Australian racing. The new product consists of three separate but complementary components: streaming, trading …

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