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Paddy Power’s Sandra Gilmartin wins ‘Betting Shop Manager of the Year’ award

Sandra Gilmartin has been announced as the new Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year, becoming the first Paddy Power store manager to take the title. Gilmartin, 49, operates Paddy Power’s Cross Cheaping branch in Coventry and was announced as the winner earlier this week when she received her award from TV personality Chris Hughes at the JW Marriott Grosvenor …

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Parimatch launches ‘epic’ Conor McGregor campaign

International betting operator Parimatch has launched its latest marketing campaign with former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor.  McGregor, who doubles as a Parimatch brand ambassador, is one of the world’s most recognisable combat sports athletes and sees himself centre in a campaign which has been named “A new epic story.”  The campaign, which was created by Canadian director Angelo Merten and …

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Safer Gambling Forum: ‘The buzz word is understanding’

At the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, industry leaders came together to discuss some of the most pressing responsible gambling topics at the minute. During Responsible Gambling Week (RGWeek 2019), which runs until 13 November, SBC will look at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the …

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Sky and BT prepare for Champions League media rights battle

Sky Sports is expected to rival BT Sports for the television rights to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and Europa League, with bids set to be submitted today for the 2021 to 2024 broadcasting rights.  Sky has previously stated that due to the importance of Premier League rights, the Champions League isn’t a crucial extension of its portfolio. However, following …

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Insider Sport: On The Ball – Ongoing civil unrest sees Copa moved from Chile

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on the Copa Libertadores move, Eintracht Frankfurt’s digital expansion and Middlesborough’s support of Responsible Gambling Week 2019.  Chilean unrest sees Copa Libertadores final moved to Peru Conembol, the governing body for South American football, …

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Betconnect details unrivalled year-1 growth

New industry incumbent Betconnect, an enterprise seeking to deliver betting’s ‘next-generation exchange, said that it is trading at unrivalled year-1 growth after recording another record-breaking month following the release of its October figures which show over £2 million of monthly matched bets. Officially launched last February, Betconnect’s figures confirm the company’s ninth consecutive month of growth, and more than doubles its previous record of …

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Liverpool set for back-to-back December fixtures after EFL confirmation

Premier League football club Liverpool FC is set to play back-to-back games across two different continents in December following confirmation that the Carabao Cup quarter-finals will go ahead as originally scheduled.  The Reds, who take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on 17 December as part of the cup competition, will also be competing at the FIFA Club World Cup in …

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Wager: A fundamental desire to be responsible ahead of #RGWeek19

Wager, the peer-to-peer betting start-up that launched in August, is the latest incumbent to try to overcome the industry’s ‘social wagering conundrum’. Elliot Robinson, co-founder of the social betting start-up, has stated in the past that taking advantage of bookmaker efficiencies will be key to Wager’s success and on the eve of Responsible Gambling Week 2019, SBC looks at how …

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Middlesbrough signs up in support of #RGWeek19

English Football League (EFL) Championship club Middlesbrough has signed up to support  Responsible Gambling Week 2019, a public campaign attempting to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly. As a result of this announcement, Responsible Gambling Week 2019, which takes place from 7 November to 13 November with the hashtag #RGWeek19, will now see the support …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – China to host 2021 FIFA Club World Cup

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on the latest MLS expansion franchise, FIFA’s Club World Cup announcement and Amazon’s latest fly-on-the-wall documentary featuring Tottenham Hotspur.  FIFA awards hosting rights of the 2021 Club World Cup to China China PR has …

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