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Coral bags title sponsorship of Punchestown Gold Cup

UK bookmaker Coral has been confirmed as the new title sponsor of the Punchestown Gold Cup (Wednesday 26 April – County Kildare Ireland). As part of its contribution to the Punchestown Festival (25-29 April), Coral has boosted the Gold Cup prize fund by €50,000 to €250,000. The Gold Cup which dates back to the 1960’s is widely considered Punchestown Festival’s ... Read More »

Ladbrokes Coral appoints Jason Scott as interim CEO of Ladbrokes Australia

Updating the market, Ladbrokes Coral Plc has confirmed the appointment of Jason Scott as Interim Chief Executive of the Ladbrokes Australia division. Scott’s promotion to CEO is further supported by the appointment of Greg Sedgwick as Non-Executive Director. The confirmed appointments, see Scott a veteran executive of Ladbrokes Australia promoted with immediate effect to interim-CEO, following the departure of Dean ... Read More »

ITV launches Racing App featuring £100,000 William Hill predictor game

UK broadcaster ITV has announced the launch of its new ITV Racing app sponsored by William Hill. The app which is currently available on the Apple iTunes store will complement ITV Sports racing coverage and will feature a £100,000 predictor game. Seeking to support its new racing coverage for 2017, ITV has added video clips, results, racing news plus a ... Read More »

SIS acquires Newcastle & Sunderland greyhound stadia from William Hill

Industry horse and greyhound racing content supplier SIS has confirmed that it has reached an agreement to acquire Newcastle and Sunderland greyhound racing stadia from William Hill. Confirming the acquisition this morning, SIS governance detailed that the deal ‘underpins the firm’s commitment to ‘provide a strong programme of competitive greyhound racing for the foreseeable future’. Moving forward the Tyne & ... Read More »

Kenyan operators urge congress to stop ‘industry killing’ gambling bill

Kenyan betting stakeholders have warned the government that proposed laws drafted by MP Jakoyo Midiwo may end up stagnating the growing industry and killing off any potential tax revenues. Represented by industry body the Association of Gaming Operators of Kenya (AGOK), representatives have asked the National Assembly to halt Midiwo’s proposed National Gambling Bill, stating that its industry directives were deeply ... Read More »

UK High Court greenlights Aspers Southampton super casino

The governance of UK gambling operator Aspers Group (Aspers), states that it will go ahead with plans to build a fifth casino in Southampton (Hampshire), following its High Court win against a challenge brought by Global Gaming Ventures. Aspers, a joint venture between the Aspinall Family and Crown Resorts Australia plans to build a + US $500 million (£400 million) ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Malta task force urges government to replace ‘inadequate’ sports integrity laws

Malta gambling, police and sports stakeholders have asked for the government to review national sports integrity laws and policy, as existing legislation is no longer viable within a digital context. A sports anti-corruption task force consisting of Malta Football Association (MFA), Malta Police, the Attorney General and the Malta Gaming Association have presented a draft bill to the government seeking ... Read More »

Premier League & FACT get tough on Illegal Kodi sports streams

Premier League bosses are targeting illegal streaming of syndicated football matches, with a view of further protecting the sport’s multi-million broadcast rights and media partners content. The Premier League is working with the UK Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), focusing on crackdowns to illegal sports stream enablers. UK news sources report that Premier League officials and FACT have pinpointed at ... Read More »

Multiple compliance failures see Tabcorp pay record AUSTRAC AUS $45 million fine

The Australian Transaction Reports & Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has issued Tabcorp Holdings its biggest ever fine of AUS $45 million (£27 million) for ‘extensive breaches’ of national anti-money laundering rules and compliance standards. The fine has been forwarded to the Australian Federal Court for final approval, against Tabcorp NSW and Victoria enterprises which failed in to register AUSTRAC of multiple ... Read More »