Michael Lawson

Hong Kong Jockey Club sees turnover hit new heights

Zac Purton sealed the Hong Kong jockeys’ title on Sunday, on a day that saw turnover rise to £186.4 million (HK$1.938 million), the highest ever for an 11-race card, while commingling for the day set a record at £32.2 million (HK$335 million). Turnover for the 2017-18 season of £11.9 billion (HK$124.2 billion) represents a 5.8% increase year-on-year, while the total …

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I-pools launches UK first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing

Social pools betting network i-pools has launched the UK’s first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing games, with the Tote monopoly reaching expiration. The introduction of Fantasy Racing pools offers punters an alternative to fixed-odds markets and totaliser betting, and does so in a social context, with players betting against each other rather than the house. Stakes start from £1, with players …

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RGSB report attempts to highlight gambling-related harms

A new Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) report has been published with the aim of gauging a greater understanding of the full range of harms gambling can have on society. Led by Dr Heather Wardle, and in collaboration with the Gambling Commission and GambleAware, the report examines how the social cost of gambling-related harms can be measured and better understood. …

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Sportradar and AmTote agree sports betting data deal

US bet-processing firm AmTote has landed a deal with sports data provider Sportradar, giving its customers the ability to offer fixed-odds sports betting. The deal between the two firms has emerged on the back of the repeal of PASPA, and will see Sportradar provide the Maryland-headquartered firm with sports betting data and “managed trading services”. Sportradar’s solution will allow The …

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BetConstruct reflects on fruitful World GES

Industry technology and systems provider BetConstruct is reflecting on a successful time at this year’s World Gaming Executive Summit (World GES). Held in Barcelona last week, this year’s edition of the summit involved a wealth of lively discussions on industry-related burning questions. Touching upon the advancements in the IT sphere, participants of the C-Suite panel entitled ‘The future of sports …

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“Wager Wednesday” – Three Lions send UK into betting frenzy

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Payment processing firm Worldpay is predicting a “Wager Wednesday” ahead of England’s semi-final clash with Croatia, with the Three Lions’ winning streak sending the UK into a betting frenzy. Gareth Southgate’s boys are on the cusp of glory moving into the match, and Worldpay’s analysis of consumer spending suggests that wagering will far surpass that seen in previous rounds. A …

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Relax Gaming reinforces presence in Baltic region

B2B supplier Relax Gaming has expanded its presence in the Baltic region, after agreeing to integrate its table games and slot content with online casino operator Optibet. The operator will roll out the supplier’s cost-effective blackjack and roulette games in the first instance, with the introduction of the slot games set to follow. Relax’s blackjack offering allows players several opportunities …

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Lottoland expands affiliate scope with Income Access deal

Lottoland, the online lottery brand allowing players to wager on a range of international jackpots, has expanded its partnership with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. To support Lottoland’s recent expansion into Canada and growth in new markets as well as its relaunch in existing markets, the brand’s Income Access-powered affiliate programme will now also be managed by …

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