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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

Hereford - Cheltenham Racecourse 15.03.16 The Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy. Ruby Walsh celebrates after winning the race riding Annie Power. Photo Andy Watts / Racingfotos.com THIS IMAGE IS SOURCED FROM AND MUST BE BYLINED "RACINGFOTOS.COM"

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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Betfred return to hold off SBC News in the Tipster Challenge

Michael Whittle is back for a second go at the Tipster Challenge in Bath. Whittle has been the Sports Acquisition Executive at Betfred since 2013, having started out as a Digital Marketing Assistant after graduating from the University of Salford with a BSc in Business Studies with Marketing Management. He will be looking to improve upon a record of two …

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Favourites first policy helps bettingexpert into contention

It was a good day for bettingexpert in the Tipster Challenge at Ascot, as Stephen Harris’ favourites first policy returned winners from the first 3 races and 11.25 points. Meanwhile, SBC News chipped in with victories for Lady Aurelia and Usherette to edge clear at the top of the table. That was because Trevor Keane drew an unfortunate blank for …

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Trevor Keane of Sportego takes the Tipster Challenge at Ascot

After a day for short price winners last time out at Haydock, Stephen Harris has come in with a revised approach for Royal Ascot, backing the favourite in each of the first 3 races. Can he close the 18-point gap at the top of a competitive Tipster Challenge leaderboard? Stephen, the Horse Racing Guru at bettingexpert, will be up against 2nd …

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21Bet hits 15,000 customers in first month

It has been revealed that new online bookie 21Bet has signed up over 15,000 customers in its first month in business.  The operator launched at the beginning of March and final preparations are now being made for the imminent launch of the 21Bet Casino. The casino will also be powered by FSB Technology and feature games from the likes of Microgaming. 21Bet, …

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Crimson Hexagon – Coral wins largest social media % share at Royal Ascot 2015

Data released this morning by social media analytics and insights firm Crimson Hexagon reveals how the bookies faired on social media at this year’s Royal Ascot (16-20 June). Bookmaker Coral came out on top with 36% share of voice on social media platforms; followed by Betfair with 31%, Paddy Power with 14%, William Hill 11% and Ladbrokes with 9%. Royal Ascot 2015 …

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Purple to be Her Majesty’s Royal Ascot lucky colour

The Queen should plump for a purple hat at tomorrow’s Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day if she wants to see her horse Peacock in the winner’s enclosure, after a sartorial study of Her Majesty’s Ascot outfits revealed this to be her lucky colour. Sky Bet traced the last 15 years of royal attire worn at the summer’s premier racing and fashion …

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