Tag Archives: UK racing

Will Duff Gordon: Total Performance Data (TPD) – Data key to racing’s recovery

Will Duff Gordon CEO & Founder of Total Performance Data (TPD) wants to bridge the significant data gap between horseracing and bookmakers to bring optimal markets and services to the betting consumer. A horseracing enthusiast, Gordon details to SBC that beyond repairing racing’s damaged relationship with betting stakeholders, the sports now needs to embrace and further its data dynamics through …

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UK Government moves to implement reformed UK Racing levy

The UK government has moved forward with plans to reform UK racing’s levy, which will see the introduction of mandatory contributions from all betting operators that take bets on the sport, regardless of channel. This weekend, UK Sports Minister Tracey Crouch confirmed the government’s plans, which will see licensed betting operators charged a 10% fee on gross profits from wagers …

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SIS exits licensing agreements to become sole race data provider

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SIS will now be the sole provider of race day data for Irish horse racing, UK horse racing and UK greyhound racing, in addition to its premier international horse racing. SIS has exited licensing agreements with other providers of its horse racing and greyhound racing data, so customers will need to agree to supply through SIS to continue with these …

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Reality Bites…Sky Bet’s Richard Flint warns UK racing of ‘unprecedented demographic challenge’

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Richard Flint, the Chief Executive of online bookmaker Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G), has issued a stark reality to the UK racing industry, stating that consumer betting changes have made it hard for the bookmaker to promote the sports ‘from a business point of view’. Although SB&G subsidiary Sky Bet is a committed partner to the UK racing’s Authorised Betting …

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William Hill agrees long-term media rights partnership with The Racing Partnership

William Hill and The Racing Partnership (TRP) today announce they have agreed a long-term media rights deal. As a result of the deal William Hill will buy betting shop media rights directly from TRP, which represents 15 Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) owned racecourses and seven independent racecourses. This is the first time the company has purchased media rights directly from …

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DCMS existing levy to continue in 2017/18 – just in case

The Department of Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) has informed that the provisions of the current Horserace Racing Betting Levy will be rolled over into 2017/18 as no progress has been made on the terms of a new levy scheme. Updating industry and racing stakeholders, Karen Bradley Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport announced the government’s decision to continue …

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Levy board retains racing responsibilities until December 2017

A report in the Racing Post suggests that The Horseracing Levy board is set for another stay of execution and will continue operating until the end of 2017. The body had been expected to shut down when the government’s planned replacement system comes into force on 1 April, but the total change of personnel in the positions of power in the …

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Betway expands presence within UK racing by securing sponsorship of ARC’s ‘All-Weather Championships’

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has confirmed UK racing Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) Betway as sponsor of its fourth season of the All-Weather Championships. The bookmaker takes lead sponsorship of three categories – the Sprint, Middle Distance and Marathon categories. Confirming the  multi-year deal, Betway joins ABP boomaker 32Red as category sponsors for the upcoming All-Weather Championships. The Middle Distance championship …

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Betway becomes latest bookmaker to join UK racing’s ABP scheme

Updating the market, Betway has informed that it has agreed a three-year deal with UK racing to become an Authorised Betting Partner (ABP). The bookmaker will commit to making voluntary payments to help fund UK racing. As an ABP partner, Betway will receive a number of benefits including the right to promote its online betting services at syndicated ABP racing …

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UK Sports minister wants outright 10% bookmaker charge for UK racing levy

The UK Racing Levy Scheme has again hit national headlines, as UK Sports Minister Tracey Crouch detailed to industry stakeholders that her department intends to place a 10% gross profit charge on all racing wagers whether placed via a retail bookmaker or online. Crouch and the Department of Culture, Media and Sports will seek to implement the industry charge which …

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