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Countdown to Cheltenham: Racing Post discusses getting ‘festival ready’

There’s less than a week to go in the Countdown to Cheltenham, and the racing industry has ramped up its pre-Festival campaign. Speaking to Head of Betting at Racing Post, Brian Morris, he told SBC how they’re getting Festival-ready, which runners and riders are worth keeping an eye on, and whether he thinks Al Boum Photo could retain his Gold …

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Countdown to Cheltenham: Fitzdares on boosting engagement ahead of The Festival

There’s less than a week to go in the Countdown to Cheltenham, and the racing industry has turned its attention to the runners and riders which are tipped for success.  Speaking to William Woodhams, CEO of Fitzdares, he told SBC that the pre-Festival events such as The Fitzdares Club have been key in boosting engagement with the four-day event for …

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Countdown to Cheltenham: The Festival will have its highs and lows says Betway

With the Countdown to Cheltenham well underway, SBC has continued to question the betting industry’s major operators on what to expect at the four day event. Speaking with Betway’s Head of Corporate Communications and PR Alan Alger, he revealed that sponsoring the Betway Champion Chase is a key asset for the operator, and suggested that Ballymoy could be worth backing …

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Martin Lycka: Liberalism versus conservatism played out in German law

GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka revisits the online gambling laws in Germany and sees what the ‘sixteen kings’ have in store for the industry. ____________________ Habemus State Treaty. After years of thick black smoke, white billow has spewed out from the tiny little chimney perched on the roof of the German Gambling Chapel. The sixteen cardinals dispatched by …

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Countdown to Cheltenham: Paddy Power won’t lose sleep over threat of a ‘Wednesday wipeout’

Continuing our Countdown to Cheltenham, and with only eight days to go, SBC has been quizzing major operators on what we should expect from the four day event. SBC caught up with Amy Jones, UK PR & Mischief Maker at Paddy Power, who revealed that the Irish are tipped to win big at the Prestbury Cup, and that the bookmaker …

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Bookies Corner – Super Tuesday holds no foregone conclusions

US media predicts a ‘Bernie Blowout’ as 14 states head to the polls in a critical ‘Super Tuesday’ (3 March) Democratic Party primary vote. Nevertheless, bookmakers believe that ‘primary season’ still holds plenty of twists, turns and unknowns as a divided DNC chooses its leader to dethrone Donald Trump’s Presidency.    SBC gets the bookies lowdown as a vital stage …

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On The Ball – The Premier League reveals Hall of Fame while clubs garner new partners

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 Premier League’s historic Hall of Fame announcement plus sponsorship dealings with Watford, Croatia and Russia. The Premier League unveils Hall of Fame  The Premier League has officially launched its own Hall of …

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Countdown to Cheltenham: Santini could deliver Henderson Gold Cup win says Coral

With 11 days to go until the racing industry descends on Cheltenham Racecourse, SBC has been getting the run-down from major betting operators on what to look out for at The Festival. We’ve been asking whether we could be seeing a ‘wednesday wipeout’ and what the chances are of Willie Mullins retaining the Gold Cup title. Speaking to Harry Aitkenhead, PR …

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Reading the weather: The ‘nerdy’ aspect to RotoGrinders analysis

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For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, we take a look at the weather. Yes, you read that right. The weather is one of the ‘nerdy’ aspects of the sports analysis on RotoGrinders.com, which helps its community to identify the right fantasy sports picks and place winning sports bets. RotoGrinders.com is known for presenting a wealth of information to both die-hard and …

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Louise Agran: Spotlight rebrand moves Racing Post beyond its legacy barriers

Entering a new decade, Racing Post Group made the decision to rebrand its corporate identity to ‘Spotlight Sports Group’ in a bid to better reflect its enlarged enterprise and new business services. Leading the realignment of five distinct business units into one core brand, SBC spoke to Spotlight Chief Marketing Officer Louise Agran about delivering a key project for all Spotlight stakeholders …

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