Tag Archives: Will Lambe

No-deal Brexit ‘is a real risk to racing’ warns Flutter’s Peter Jackson

With only 79 days until the UK is pencilled in to leave the European Union, horse racing stakeholders continue to make preparations in anticipation of potential disruptions to the sport and further impacts on betting markets.  The Financial Times reported this morning that a no-deal Brexit – which at present appears to be the UK’s likely outcome – will threaten …

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Easyodds CEO James Garmston: The who’s who of the operator and affiliate world at #boscon2017

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Ahead of Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September), Easyodds CEO James Garmston, part of the ‘Improving the horseracing betting experience’ session at next month’s event, spoke to SBC News about what he’s looking forward to at #boscon2017, where operators and affiliates can work better together and what sports partnership has stood out over the last 12 months. SBC: Why is …

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Internal review sees BHA restructure executive team

Following an internal review, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has restructured its senior executive team and structure in order to better meet the organization’s strategic long term objectives. Furthermore, the authority detailed that the changes would reduce costs and help streamline CEO Nick Rust’s leadership duties by reducing the number of direct reports into him. Moving forward the BHA has …

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Sporting Index commits to UK racing ABP scheme

UK Spread betting firm Sporting Index, has reached an agreement with British racing under the Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) model. The operator will commit to maintaining a funding relationship with British racing until at least 31 March 2019. Under the terms of the ABP agreement, Sporting Index governance has confirmed that the company’s existing remote betting operations currently fall within the …

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UK Racing shows concern over betting pre-watershed advertising ban

The Guardian newspaper reports that senior figures in UK racing are concerned regarding the potential UK government blanket ban on sports betting advertising pre the UK 9pm watershed. Racing industry stakeholders are said to be particularly anxious with regards to its new £30 million four-year racing broadcast partnership with ITV which begins in January 2017. The success of ITV as …

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Nick Rust executes BHA executive team restructure

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today outlined details of a number of changes within its Executive team, designed to best position the organisation to deliver on its responsibilities towards the sport, and play its part in the future growth of British Racing. The restructure is the result of a review carried out by the BHA’s Chief Executive Nick Rust, …

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UK jockeys allowed to wear individual betting sponsorship

The Board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has approved a proposal from the Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) that the Code of Conduct regarding sponsorship of professional jockeys by bookmakers should be relaxed, on a trial basis. Betting operators will now be permitted to sponsor individual jockeys, as opposed to the previous regulation which only permitted sponsorship agreements involving 50 …

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