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Jessica Meech and Sam Moncur join RITA leadership

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transitional Authority (RITA) has strengthened its executive leadership team (ELT) after confirming the appointments of Jessica Meech and Sam Moncur. Meech will join the company’s executive team as its new General Counsel on a secondment basis, transitioning from her role as Head of Risk & Regulatory Affairs. Meanwhile, Moncur will serve as the leadership team’s new …

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GPA proposes ban on gambling adverts during live GAA broadcasts

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has reached out to representatives of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), calling for a ban on gambling adverts during live broadcasts of gaelic football and hurling.  The players’ body has called for a ban to be written into GAA rules, with a motion currently prepared for GAA Congress this weekend. If successful, the proposal will …

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Brazil sends football envoy to learn Spanish betting safeguards

A special delegation of Brazilian politicians and football executives will travel to Spain next week to research the country’s legislative frameworks governing sports betting. The envoy will be led by Rodrigo Maia, President of Brazil’s Chamber of Duties, and Reinaldo Carneiro Bastos, President of the São Paulo Football Federation. During the visit, Brazilian executives will research Spanish football’s safeguards related …

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BGC chooses Kevin Schofield as communications and digital lead

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has strengthened its senior leadership team after confirming that Kevin Schofield has been appointed as Director of Communications and Digital. Schofield will join the BGC later this year, having accrued over 25 years experience in journalism by working at a range of media outlets including The Scotsman, The Herald, Daily Record and The Sun. …

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Coral launches ‘cinematic series’ celebrating racing’s deeper narratives

Ahead of Cheltenham Festival 2020, Coral marketing has unveiled its first ever ‘cinematic campaign’ which will celebrate the ‘pace, passion and drama’ of horse racing. Debuting its ‘Fail to Finish’ campaign, the first advert in Coral’s cinematic campaign series will promote the operator’s Cheltenham Festival 2020 ‘money-back offer’. The campaign will be followed by a ‘centrepiece advert’ based on flat-racing, which will …

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Superbet seeks new Romania CEO following Ardeleanu exit

Superbet is looking for a new Chief Executive in its home market of Romania after confirming the departure of incumbent Vlad Ardeleanu from the betting group’s executive leadership team. This weekend, Romanian business news sources reported that Ardeleanu had chosen to end his five-year tenure leading Superbet’s home market initiatives. Confirming his exit, Ardeleanu stated that he had chosen not to …

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ARC upgrades greyhound capacity by acquiring Nottingham stadium

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has moved to expand its UK racetrack portfolio by acquiring the Nottingham Greyhound Stadium. A member of the British Afternoon Greyhound Service (“BAGS”), Nottingham Greyhound Stadium hosts 154 fixtures per year. Nottingham joins the ARC’s growing portfolio of Greyhound Stadia, alongside The Belle Vue Newcastle and The Perry Barr Sunderland.  In total, 55% of all 1619 annual …

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German media association lambasts gambling advertising blackout

VAUNET, Germany’s media owners’ association, has become the latest market stakeholder to demand a redraft of the nation’s inbound ‘Fourth State Treaty on Gambling’. Representing 150 German media firms operating across all broadcast formats, VAUNET governance has stated that Treaty provisions on gambling advertising will undermine ‘regulated market channelling efforts’ serving as counterproductive measures to consumer safeguards. In January, Germany’s …

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New look Newgioco establishes LatAm subsidiary

Fresh from listing its business as a US Nasdaq enterprise, the governance of betting systems supplier Newgioco Group confirms that it has established ‘Newgioco Colombia SAS’ as a new subsidiary servicing LatAm market opportunities. Based out of Bogota, Newgioco Colombia will lead new distribution agreements within South American markets, supporting Newgioco Group’s newly established global growth strategy. In its update, …

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Tabcorp enlargement struggles test investor patience

Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings Plc has posted an underwhelming corporate performance, publishing its half-year 2019 trading results (six-month period ending 31 December 2019). Despite recording a 4% increase in corporate revenues to AUS 2.9 billion, Tabcorp results detailed a number of concerns for investors as it delivered a further quarter trading performance below market expectations. Tabcorp’s group performance …

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