InBet Games portfolio gets Virtual Football boost

Virtual Football - InBet Games

InBet Games has marked the build up to Betting on Football and this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia by launching a new football-based virtual game. Virtual Football has been “furnished with a wide variety of options for football fans” including the popular correct score, over/under goals and handicap betting markets. The product, which covers all major and minor international soccer …

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InCrowd continues to elevate fan engagement in football

InCrowd are continuing to enrich fan engagement for supporters of Leeds United, with the launch of a new mobile app available to download on the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. LUFC fans have access to a new two-way channel between themselves and the club. The Official LUTV mobile app enables fans to engage with a host of different …

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New Golden Race games get ‘On Demand’ and ‘Fast Ticket’ boost

Golden Race - On Demand

Golden Race has met “today’s urge to have everything at your fingertips” with its On Demand service, which takes away the wait time for an event to start. The company’s new remote virtual gaming system, which includes both On Schedule and On Demand availability, enables players to choose when to play wherever they are, while a minimal time-commitment to the games …

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Jockey Club introduces mobile ticketing at Cheltenham Festival

The Jockey Club has introduced its Race On app, which is set to provide mobile ticketing at its 15 nationwide racecourses. Allowing Cheltenham Festival racegoers to become the first in Britain to use app based tickets for general admission, it has been developed to enhance customer experience at its 348 racedays, which welcome almost two million spectators per year. Paul …

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Worldpay study reveals 45% surge in online Cheltenham betting

Worldpay has outlined its predictions for this week’s Cheltenham Festival, detailing that there could be as much as a 45% surge in online betting activity during the four-day festival, as racing fans seek to beat the bookies. A new analysis from Worldpay utilised gambling data from the 2017 event and found that Irish punters are most likely to try their …

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William Hill changes investor make-up this March

London hedge fund Parvus Asset Management has reduced its stake in William Hill Plc to 4.9% (42.4 million shares) having previously held a 9.99% interest in the FTSE bookmaker. Completing a share sale this March, Parvus significantly reduces its equity in William Hill becoming the bookmaker’s fifth largest investor. Led by Danish financier Mads Eg Gensmann, Parvus has previously served …

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Heavy ground at Cheltenham for the first time in 36 years

As punters drink in the unmistakable Cheltenham roar this afternoon, 10mm of overnight rain means that for the first time in 36 years the going at the Festival will be heavy to soft in places. The last time the going at the Festival opened up with heavy ground, the first race was won by a 66/1 shot in Ikdam. The …

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Scientific Games hires Goldman Sachs’ Robert O’Connor as group government lead

Nasdaq-listed industry technology provider Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the appointment of Robert O’Connor as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. Reporting directly to Group CEO Kevin Sheehan, O’Connor will lead and develop SGC’s global government and public affairs strategy, supporting long-term corporate growth initiatives. O’Connor joins SGC’s executive team from Goldman Sachs, where he served as VP of …

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BetBright offers glimpse into the future with robot jockey

BetBright has unveiled the world’s first robot jockey, who will be available for punters at Cheltenham Festival to view and interact with on Friday March 16, adjacent to the parade ring in the bookies activation area. The prototype jockey, made from lightweight steel and utilising state of the art technology, “offers a glimpse into the potential future of the sport.” Marcus …

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Gaming Innovation Group enters horse racing marketing venture

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Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced a marketing partnership with content driven horse racing website, giving the firm a future entry point into the UK horseracing market as it strives to become the “market leader in all aspects of sports betting”. With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, GiG are to deliver event and targeted digital paid marketing …

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