Retail

Codere ups racing muscle with SIS content partnership

Bolsa Madrid operator Grupo Codere SA has moved to enhance its live racing content across its Spanish and Mexican digital properties, integrating Sports Information Services SIS new 24/7 Live Betting Channel. SIS informs that its new live pictures partnership will see Codere ESP and MX digital domains gain horseracing and greyhound content throughout the day. Peter Lucas, Sportsbook Trading Director …

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William Hill seeks new European appeal with 72andSunny Amsterdam

William Hill marketing has disclosed that Amsterdam agency 72andSunny has won its ‘four-way pitch’, becoming the creative lead of its £ multi-million advertising account. Issuing a corporate update, William Hill confirms the appointment of 72andSunny as ‘Lead European creative agency’, working on a remit of establishing William Hill betting and gaming brands as ‘first choice in the gambling category’. This …

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Conor Gray: Boylesports ready for UK breakthrough

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Conor Gray Chief Executive of Boylesports has outlined the firm’s UK retail ambitions, as Ireland’s second-biggest bookmaker faces home market adjustments. Operating 254 betting shops within Ireland, Gray reveals that the doubling of betting tax duties to 2% of gross turnover, ‘will whip €10 million off Boylesports bottom line’. Facing a new Irish tax regime, …

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Intralot powers MDJS Moroccan expansion

Athens-listed gambling technology and lottery systems provider Intralot SA will expand its services and presence within Morocco, securing a new services agreement with La Marocaine Des Jeux et des Sports – MDJS. An Intralot customer since 2010, MDJS acts as Morocco’s state-owned sports lottery organisation. Issuing a corporate update, Intralot governance confirms that its subsidiary ‘INTRALOT Maroc’, will act as …

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David Kelly joins Camelot Lottery Solutions as new chair

Camelot Lottery Solutions has confirmed that David Kelly will assume the position of Chair of the company, while its sister business Camelot UK Lotteries has appointed Gill Whitehead as a new, non-executive director. Having served as a non-executive director at Camelot UK lotteries since 2014, Kelly has also held a number of other senior roles across a variety of sectors, …

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SIS strengthens virtuals offering through Inspired Entertainment deal

Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has inked a new multi-year agreement with Inspired Entertainment which will see the data provider bolster its new 24/7 Live Betting Channels while also integrating Inspired’s virtual racing product. Inspired’s virtual racing content is set to be interspersed among the current live horse and greyhound racing coverage offered by SIS. Paul …

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Ladbrokes appoints Children with Cancer UK as lead Charity Partner

Ladbrokes has this morning informed that ‘Children with Cancer UK’ will serve as its new Charity Partner, agreeing on a three-year arrangement which will see the bookmaker raise funds to help the organisation improve survival rates of young patients. Children with Cancer UK has been selected by Ladbrokes staff and will see the bookmaker utilise its marketing assets and sports …

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£120m retail costs see Betfred report second year of corporate losses

Filing its 2017/18 corporate accounts with Companies House, UK bookmaker Betfred has declared an operating loss of £40 million. Publishing its corporate performance for the year-ending 30 September 2018, Betfred governance has attributed circa £120 million in ‘exceptional costs’ attached to retail writedowns, as the bookmaker is forced to adjust to UK betting’s FOBTs £2 wagering reduction. The results see …

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Greyhound Board of Great Britain commits further funding to animal welfare

The newly-rebranded Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has pledged to continue directing at least 75% of the funding it receives from the betting industry towards animal welfare, as detailed in its first year update. Earlier in the year, a number of the industry’s bookmakers agreed to voluntarily set aside funds to go towards greyhound racing. Betfred, Paddypower Betfair, Sky …

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Svenska Spel ramps up anti-corruption efforts with SHF partnership

Sweden’s Svenska Spel has inked a new partnership with the Swedish Handball Federation (SHF) which will see the operator provide educational initiatives to players regarding the impact that match-fixing can have. The initiative, launched last year, delivers workshops to a number of the country’s senior male and female teams, in addition to a number of junior sides. “As a partner …

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