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Ladbrokes – Coral seeks UK CMA regulatory fast track

Having gained a 90% Ladbrokes shareholder approval, the UK Competition & Markets Authority (UK CMA) has opened its invitation for comment on the proposed £2.3 billion merger of Ladbrokes-Coral. The UK CMA has requested for assistance regarding its review of the planned merger, seeking to research whether a joint enterprise may result in a substantial impacting of commercial competition within …

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Betting on Miss World 2015

China are hosting this year’s Miss World in what will be the 65th edition of the competition, with the coronation set to take place on December 19th. There are 114 women taking part in Miss World 2015 which will introduce the new format. The round with which the competition is perhaps best associated, the bikini round, has been dropped as the …

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Scientific Games appoints Michael Quartieri as CFO & Corporate Secretary

Scientific Games has announced the promotion of Michael Quartieri to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Quartieri will further serve as corporate secretary succeeding Scott Schweinfurth. Quartieri a nine year Las Vegas Sands Corp leadership veteran joined Scientific Games in November as Corporate Controller. Having served an introductory period assesing Scientific Games Corporation’s operations, Quartieri will now be tasked with leading the …

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William Hill extends PDC World Darts Championship sponsorship till 2020

William Hill has announced that it has extended its title sponsorship of the PDC World Darts Championship at London’s Alexandra Palace until 2020. Ahead of the start of the 2015/16 championship, William Hill marketing released a statement confirming that it had agreed terms with the PDC following the marketing and coverage success of its 2014/15 sponsorship. The 2014/15 William Hill …

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SHUT UP… X Factor faces Stormzy assault for UK Christmas Number 1!

Saturday night’s ‘Bad Intentions’ boxing fight between Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte, went according to bookmakers’ scripts as heavily backed favourite Joshua knocked out Whyte in the seventh round at the London 02 Arena. Nevertheless Saturday’s fight night saw the emergence of an unlikely heavyweight contender in London grime artist Stormzy (Michael Omari), who performed his single ‘Shut Up’ live …

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Phumelela and ARC announce media rights deal for South African horseracing

Phumelela Gaming and Leisure (Phumelela) and Arena Racing Company (ARC) have announced a major media rights deal which will ensure that South African horseracing will continue to be available to be broadcast in UK and Ireland betting shops until the end of 2022. Under the current terms of the deal, which is dated from June 1st 2016 to the end …

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SIS extends streaming rights with Meydan Racecourse Dubai

Racing data and media inventory supplier SIS has this morning announced that it has extended its exclusive LBO  rights supply deal  with Meydan Racecourse  (Dubai – UAE) for a further two years. The  agreement with the Dubai course is an extension of the vital coverage that SIS has provided to operators for over 15 years. The deal will further see SIS …

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York Racecourse declines BHA’s ‘ABP Status’ sponsorship policy

York Racecourse officials have stated that they will allow bookmaker sponsors’ to renew track and event sponsorships regardless of whether the companies’ have gained an Approved Betting Partner (ABP) status by the British Horseracing Authority. The independent racecourse becomes the first venue to declare that it will not abide by BHA and UK Racing policy regarding ABP status for bookmakers, …

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Brazil allows for gambling debate but national framework still faces long road

The Brazilian off and on approach to regulating gambling appears to be on again after a special review committee for the Brazilian Senate progressed the legislative agenda for a regulated national betting industry. The idea of regulating gambling in a country that banned bingo reletively recently in 2007 was mooted earlier this year as the government faced a fiscal crunch. …

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Snow to become acting Chief Financial Officer at Ladbrokes

Following Ian Bull’s departure it has been announced that Richard Snow will take over as acting Chief Financial Officer at Ladbrokes from the end of February. Back in September the bookmaker announced that Ian Bull would be stepping down ahead of the planned merger between Ladbrokes and Gala Coral. Snow will take on the role on a temporary basis until the …

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