Tag Archives: Simon Clare

SiS completes 49’s revival ahead of product’s 25th anniversary

Sports Information Services (SiS) has witnessed a revival of its 49’s Live Draw product, as the numbers game celebrates its 25th anniversary. The 49’s brand first launched in 1996. Last year, to the surprise of industry observers, SIS acquired the 49’s Limited business, expanding its betting services into live draw games. Subsequently, SIS completed a brand refresh of the 49’s, …

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BHA publishes 2022 fixture list but bookmakers express doubts

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has published its fixture list for the 2022 season, with plans to enhance the number of meetings taking place on both Saturdays and Sundays. In total, the number of races taking place throughout 2022 will be 1,482, down four from the 1,486 showcased in 2021, although the number of weekend meetings will be increased, with …

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Entain makes first wave of ‘Pitching In’ community fund football grants  

Entain Plc has announced the first clubs to secure vital COVID grants through its ‘Pitching In’ grassroots scheme in partnership with the three Trident Leagues  – The Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern League. The Pitching In programme was formed last December as a social directive of Entain’s new corporate charter, with the FTSE100 betting group establishing its new ‘Trident Community …

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Betting shops could reopen on 12 April says Prime Minister

Betting shops could reopen on 12 April says Prime Minister

Betting shops are hoping to reopen their doors in mid-April after Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out his ‘roadmap’ for the UK’s COVID recovery, with adult gaming centres, bingo halls and casinos scheduled to follow on 17 May. In a press conference last night, Johnson outlined his ‘cautious but irreversible’ four-stage COVID recovery plan where he set out provisional dates …

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Spotlight Sports Group ramps up Cheltenham excitement with Coral mini-series

Spotlight Sports Group ramps up Cheltenham excitement with Coral mini-series

In the run up to this year’s Cheltenham Festival, Spotlight Sports Group and Coral have teamed up to produce a new cinematic mini-series.  The mini-series, entitled ‘My Festival’, will consist of five cinematic features with insights from Coral ambassadors Colin Tizzard, Tom Scudamore and Chris Hughes. Sam Houlding, Spotlight Sports Group Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are excited to be …

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Ladbrokes named as new sponsor for King George VI Chase

Diversified Entain rides out 2020 retail storms

Ladbrokes has confirmed that it has been named as the new sponsor for Kempton Park’s flagship meeting, The King George VI Christmas Festival, after inking a new five-year partnership.  The King George VI Chase – the most prestigious Grade 1 chase after the Cheltenham Gold Cup – was previously sponsored by Kindred Group’s 32Red.  Simon Clare, Ladbrokes Coral PR Director, …

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Dettori fans causing rethink on bet liabilities

After continuing his streak of summer successes at Sandown this weekend, Frankie Dettori has forced UK bookmakers to rethink their strategy on Dettori-accumulators, resulting in a number of bookmakers deciding to limit punters’ stakes on the champion jockey or insist on some legs be settled on SP only.  Speaking on Luck on Sunday, Ladbrokes Coral PR Director Simon Clare defended …

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Coral renews sponsorship of Welsh Grand National until 2022

Arena Racing Company (ARC), Chepstow Racecourse and Ladbrokes Coral have announced a five-year renewal of Coral sponsorship of the Welsh Grand National, making it the longest Graded race sponsorship in British jump racing. Under the renewed agreement, Coral will continue to sponsor Wales’ most prestigious race until 2022, which will be the 50th year that the operator has sponsored the …

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