Tag Archives: UK Tote Group

Martin Stevenson steps up to CEO at RMG

The Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has promoted Martin Stevenson to the position of CEO, with the former Finance Director bringing considerable accounting and media experience to the role. Stevenson joined RMG as Finance Director in 2007, and has since developed ‘deep and intimate knowledge’ of the company’s business and operations. “I am extremely excited and honoured to take up the …

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2000 Guineas and Epsom Derby incorporated into World Pool

This year’s QIPCO 2000 Guineas Day at Newmarket and the Derby Day at Epsom Downs will be classified as World Pool events, according to an announcement by a coalition of horse racing leaders. The Hong Kong Jockey Club, UK Tote Group, The Jockey Club and its media rights partner, Racecourse Media Group (RMG), confirmed this morning [8 March] that the …

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Tote secures £20m for new product roadmap beyond racing

A reformed UK Tote Group has raised a reported £20 million from existing shareholders to diversify its products and technologies beyond the firm’s legacy dependence on racing fixtures. Sky News ‘City Edition’ reported that Tote shareholders had agreed to back the firm’s new product roadmap, as the Tote eyes ‘an expansion into football betting to strengthen the company’s balance sheet’. …

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Sportech and UK Tote Group renew sports betting partnership

Sportech has confirmed that it has signed a new multi-year licensing and services contract with UK Tote Group. The extended partnership will assure Sportech’s continued delivery of pools betting technologies and services via its Quantum System, which underpins the Tote’s domestic pools betting. The Quantum system will also allow the UK Tote to significantly deepen its pool volumes, featuring global …

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John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth

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The UK Tote Group has confirmed the appointment of John Williamson, a director with extensive experience in Asia, as its Non-Executive Chairman from 1 September 2020. Williamson’s appointment is expected to bring “significant international business and financial expertise to the organisation”, and provide timely support for its ambitious growth plans just 10 months after its acquisition of the Tote, the …

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Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown

Ahead of today’s AGM, Sportech Plc has issued a trading update,  informing investors of further COVID-19 pandemic impacts and countermeasures undertaken by the LSE-listed wagering technology group.  Updating investors, Sportech explained that it has implemented its pandemic cost-saving measures announced during March trading, based on its forecast scenario that global sporting events would be curtailed through to the end of …

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Royal Ascot generates ‘record number of transactions’ for SG’s OpenSports

Despite this year’s Royal Ascot taking place behind closed doors, Scientific Games reported a ‘record breaking’ number of account transactions across its OpenSports platform on the first day of the meeting. The sports betting technology provider recorded a 44% increase in the volume of bets placed on the opening day of the event when compared to last year. Meanwhile, there …

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Tote adds Superpools for all Royal Ascot races

Ahead of this week’s Royal Ascot (16-20 June), the UK Tote Group has confirmed that its Tote Superpools markets will be available for all 36 festival races. Tote Superpools offer pools that are combined with those from Hong Kong and other major racetracks, boosting prize pool liquidity for punters. The Tote has since outlined plans to expand Tote Superpools to …

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SportCaller backs Tote Ten to Follow as Flat season returns

Free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist SportCaller has extended its partnership with the UK Tote Group with the return of the Tote Ten to Follow. SportCaller has committed to delivering a suite of new features which is expected to drive reliable engagement throughout the course of the competition, which will run from 16 June to 17 October. Cillian Barry, SportCaller MD, said: …

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UK Tote secures agreement with HRI and Tote Ireland

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has secured a new seven-year alliance with Tote Ireland and the UK Tote Group which will ensure the continuity of Tote on-course service on Irish racecourses. From 1 January 1 2021, UK Tote Group will operate Tote Ireland’s off-course business, allowing Tote Ireland to build a stronger and more agile on-course presence in Ireland. Nicky Hartery, …

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