Tag Archives: the sun

Racing League partners with News UK in ‘unprecedented investment’

The Racing League has unveiled a range of media and sponsorship partners, notably announcing a multi-million pound agreement with News UK. As part of the deal between the newly launched horse racing competition and the media conglomerate, News UK will publish and broadcast horse racing content across The Sun, The Times, The Sunday Times and TalkSPORT.. The Times will publish …

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Simon Collins to vacate position as betting MD at News UK

News UK’s Managing Director of Betting and Gaming, Simon Collins, is set to vacate his position, with the intention of returning to the start up sector. Collins has over 25 years experience in the iGaming industry, having overseen the development of a number of brands across a range of verticals. He co-founded and served as Managing Director of Cashcade – …

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Can anyone top Trump? Better Collective’s part in the US presidential race

There’s still seven months to go but the US presidential race is already starting to hot up, as the ever divisive Donald Trump pushes for a second four-year term. For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, SBC News looks at the role that the igaming affiliate is playing in providing data via its US-bookies.com platform.  US-bookies.com is best known for offering …

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BGC chooses Kevin Schofield as communications and digital lead

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has strengthened its senior leadership team after confirming that Kevin Schofield has been appointed as Director of Communications and Digital. Schofield will join the BGC later this year, having accrued over 25 years experience in journalism by working at a range of media outlets including The Scotsman, The Herald, Daily Record and The Sun. …

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FOBTs fears sees betting rethink its place on the high street

As the UK government enforces its £2 FOBTs stake reduction beginning this April, betting leadership is reported to be reviewing all options with regards to the industry’s presence on the high street. During the course of 2018, all major UK high street incumbents – Ladbrokes/Coral, William Hill, Betfred and Paddy Power established special units assessing the potential impacts of FOBTs …

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Sun Bets termination costs Tabcorp £40 million

The governance of Australia ASX-listed Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed that it has completed discussions with News UK to terminate its Sun Bets joint-venture. The Sun Bets enterprise will cease trading in the coming days, with Tabcorp set to make a £40 million payment to exit its UK betting joint-venture agreement which began in 2016. Updating investors, David Attenborough Group Chief …

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Power Play… Murdoch’s $60 billion Fox divestment shakes up global sports

Global media has been shaken up by the news that Rupert Murdoch is preparing to sell 21st Century Fox and Fox Entertainment’s 39% stake in Sky UK to rival Walt Disney Co for a reported $60 billion deal (£45 billion). All eyes will be placed on today’s New York Stock Exchange opening, when Disney leaders are expected to present the …

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Yggdrasil and Tabcorp in Sun Vegas deal

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Yggdrasil Gaming has agreed a deal with Tabcorp for its slots to be featured on the Sun Vegas platform. Under the terms of the deal the supplier of online and mobile casino games will see its full portfolio of slots integrated, including the recently released Jungle Books and Valley of the Gods. Adam Ruffett, Director of Casino at Tabcorp UK, …

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Paddy Power appoints Joe Lee as Head of Trump Betting

Following an extensive search, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has named Joe Lee as its Head of Trump Betting. Last April, due to growing demand in Donald Trump related wagers, Paddy Power announced publically that it would hire a Head of Trump Betting. The bookmaker even recruited Trump ally Nigel Farage to help fill-in its much-needed vacancy. Paddy Power informed that …

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Tabcorp ‘resets’ Sun Bets after slow start

Redundancies are on the cards at Sun Bets, the online bookmaker run by Australian operator Tabcorp Holdings and with UK national newspaper The Sun, as the business gets ‘reset’ after a disappointing start. Tabcorp has confirmed that the company is in discussion with a number of its employees as it looks to close its customer contact centre and bring all …

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