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SIS boosts Spanish inventory securing Hipodromos ESP deal

Continuing to expand its international profile, Sports Information Services (SIS) has announced that it has become the exclusive distributor of live pictures and data for Spanish racing after partnering with Asociación de Hipodromos Españoles (Hipodromos). Hipodromos acts as the principal society for Spanish racing, overseeing the management and schedule of six of Spain’s biggest racetracks –  Hipódromo de la Zarzuela, Dos Hermanas, San …

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Blackstone eyes ‘IPO on the horizon’ for CIRSA

A year following its €2 billion acquisition of Grupo CIRSA, US private equity fund Blackstone Group, is reported to be assessing ‘future options’ for the Spanish market gambling group. Spanish business news source Economia Digital, reports that Blackstone eyes an ‘IPO on the horizon’ for its CIRSA vehicle. Blackstone, which maintains one of gambling’s biggest investment portfolios, is reported to …

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Codere places responsibility at the forefront of Real Madrid renewal  

Issuing a market update, Spanish gambling firm Grupo Codere SA informs that it will continue to serve as ‘official betting partner’ of Real Madrid FC until the end of the 2020/21 European football season. Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere has served as Real Madrid betting partner since 2016, representing Codere’s biggest marketing commitment. The Spanish betting group has previously used …

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Codere refreshes legacy brand to reflect new global identity

Spanish legacy gambling operator Grupo Codere SA has rebranded its entire corporate identity, seeking to reflect the firm’s ongoing transition as a global gambling enterprise. Last week, Group Chief Executive Vicente Di Loreto presented Codere’s new corporate logo and tagline ‘Contigo Cambiamos el Juego’ – ‘We Change the Game with You’. Updating stakeholders and the media, Di Loreto detailed that an …

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Betfred named as the ‘Official Bookmaker’ of Ascot racecourse

As part of a three-year deal running from 2019-2021, Betfred has been named as the ‘Official Bookmaker’ of Ascot racecourse and the Royal Ascot Festival, which will see them operate the two on-site betting shops within the Grandstand. In addition to operating the on-site shops, the new contract will see the bookmaker sponsoring the Betfred Heritage Handicap on Summer Mile Day, 13th …

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CIRSA completes €390 million bond placement eyeing future investments

Spanish gambling firm Grupo CIRSA has confirmed that it has secured a €390 million bond placement with private investors. Issuing a market filing, CIRSA majority owned by US private equity firm Blackstone, confirms that 120 institutional investors have backed its bond arrangement, which maintains a 4.75% annual interest rate, with debt maturity triggered in 2025. In its update, CIRSA governance …

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ECB launches cricket integrity hotline

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The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has partnered with independent crime-fighting agency CrimeStoppers to launch a confidential corruption hotline, titled – ‘The Cricket Integrity Line’. The ECB launches its integrity hotline, as the English cricket season begins this April/May period, with its service allowing players and officials to ‘report suspicious activity anonymously’. The integrity hotline will be managed by …

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Irish National Lottery appoints Andrew Algeo as new CEO

Premier Lotteries Ireland, the operating company of the Irish National Lottery, has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Algeo as inbound Chief Executive. The update sees, Premier Lotteries end its executive search to find Dermot Griffin’s replacement, who at the start of 2019, announced that he would end his 14-year tenure a leader of the company. Algeo is expected to takeover leadership …

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SIS may appeal High Court judgement on ARC data rights

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The High Court case around data rights between the two main horseracing broadcasters to the betting industry has come to an end, with  Sports Information Services (SIS) being found guilty of breaching the confidentiality of Arena Racing Company’s Raceday Data, but not on the more serious charges of conspiracy by unlawful means or copyright infringement of database rights. SIS said it may …

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Ascot and Chester due to host races from The Silk Series

Ascot and Chester racecourses have agreed to host races from the third series of The Silk Series in 2019, with the first race taking place at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday. The £150,000 series of races for female jockeys aims to promote the achievements of both amateur and professional female jockeys across Britain. Jockeys take part in a series of fifteen …

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