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Liam Johnson named Executive Director for Bath Racecourse

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Arena Racing Company (ARC) has continued to strengthen its leadership team after naming Liam Johnson as the new Executive Director for Bath Racecourse. Prior to his new role, Johnson has worked at the Sports and Leisure Group in an operations management capacity as well as at Nottingham Forest Football Club. He will start work at Bath Racecourse on Tuesday 14 …

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bet365 shows the way to Google search success says Receptional

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There are almost as many Google searches for bet365 by UK consumers as there are for its top three competitors combined, according to new research from Receptional. As part of a new eBook, ‘What’s new in Gaming PPC?‘, Receptional revealed that searches for bet365’s brand each month topped 6.5 million (6,504,290), with searches for its closest competitors William Hill (3.14 million), …

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Hamilton boss ‘self-reports’ gambling activity to Scottish FA

Hamilton Academical Football Club head coach Brian Rice has received a notice of complaint from the Scottish FA after he was prompted to ‘voluntarily acknowledge’ a breach in SFA gambling rules. In a statement on the club’s website, Rice said that he had written a letter to the SFA alerting them of his betting activity. The statement said: “Firstly, I …

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32Red brands reports of educational data breach as “untrue and unfounded”

Kindred Group subsidiary 32Red has responded to allegations of ‘breached data’ from the ‘Learning Records Service’ educational index, dismissing the Sunday Times report as ‘untrue and unfounded’. The Sunday Times reported that the alleged data breaches related to third-party access to the Learning Records Service by GB Group, which had previously secured an agreement with employment screening firm Trust Systems …

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Mark Spincer named ARC racing division MD

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has strengthened its leadership team after confirming that Mark Spincer will take up the position of Managing Director of the company’s Racing Division. Under his new role, which is effective immediately, Spincer will take responsibility for ARC’s sixteen racecourse sites and four greyhound stadia. Mark Spincer commented on his new role: “We have tremendous teams working …

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Mark Woollard: How Pragmatic Solutions laid the foundations for landmark igaming platform deals in 2020

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Mark Woollard, Business Development Director at Pragmatic Solutions, reflects on some of the company’s big breakthroughs for 2019. This includes getting the UK certification for its PAM platform, as well as its GLI-19 certification – a “gold standard stamp” which covers best practice standards across a number of key regulated markets. Meanwhile, Woollard also explains how Pragmatic Solutions can minimise …

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Winning Post: UK gambling faces its inevitable credit clean-up

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts of the week by looking at the ban on credit cards for betting activity, and further additions to the safer gambling agenda in the UK. UK: regulation – taking credit? Gambling with credit cards, or through wallets funded directly from credit cards, will be banned in GB from April 2020. The consultation responses largely …

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UK betting faces crossfire of educational data breach

2020 begins with no respite for UK betting leadership, as the industry suffers another weekend of frontpage headlines as a Sunday Times investigation reveals that UK betting firms engaged with the ‘breached data’ of the ‘Learning Records Service’ educational index, however the Betting and Gaming Council has dismissed the coverage as ‘untrue’. The database contained the names, ages and addresses …

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UKGC forms three groups to address safer gambling standards

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that it will create three new focus groups to help facilitate the implementation of safer gambling standards. Led by senior leaders in the gambling industry, the three collaboration groups will focus on game and product design, advertising technology and high value customer incentives to gamble. The initiative, which is said to be the …

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Nick Bannister named as new chairman of Haydock Racecourse

The Jockey Club has named Nick Bannister as the new chairman of Haydock Racecourse, beginning his new role tomorrow. Bannister, a previous Cheltenham Festival-winning owner, will take over the position of Haydock Racecourse Chairman from Lord Daresbury, who has held the position since 2015. He said: “I am delighted and honoured to be taking over the chairmanship of Haydock from …

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