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Dons return to Plough Lane spells end of Greyhound Racing in London

League Two London football club AFC Wimbledon, has been granted the right to build a new stadium on Plough Lane the site of the existing ‘Wimbledon Stadium’ greyhound track. Following a lengthy consultation by Merton Council, ‘the Dons’ (AFC Wimbledon nickname) have been given permission to move their home ground from Kingsmeadow (Kingston upon Thames) back to Plough Lane (London …

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Great Yarmouth ready for next summer after £300,000 investment

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) has made a £300,000 investment to ensure Great Yarmouth Racecourse has a first class racing surface, including one of the best straight turf mile courses in this country, and the track will commence its racing season on Wednesday 8 June 2016. To date the new home straight has received positive feedback from jockeys who have ridden …

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Racing Post 2015 Christmas Jumper Campaign raises £12,000

Daily racing news and betting publisher, Racing Post, has announced that it has raised £12,000 for the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) via its #Jumpers4Horses 2015 Christmas jumpers campaign.  The money raised will go towards covering the costs of the RoR staging its annual programme of racecourse parades in 2016. These are vital in creating awareness of the important work the …

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Cheltenham announces Timico as Gold Cup title sponsor

Cheltenham Festival officials have announced independent communications service provider Timico Technology Group as its new sponsor of the Gold Cup. The Newark based company has agreed to sponsor the event for four years, which will be now named the ‘Timico Gold Cup’. Furthermore as Gold Cup sponsors the firm has boosted the prize pot by £25,000 to a record £575,000. …

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Federbet sues Malta FA regarding “commercial interests” statement

Sports betting integrity watchdog Federbet is suing the Malta Football Association (MFA) on liable charges regarding claims the Maltese governing body made regarding its operations. The charges relate to MFA public claims made last week by integrity officer Franz Tabone who stated that Federbet concerns regarding widespread match-fixing in Maltese football were completely “baseless and motivated by the organisation’s commercial …

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Sportech Racing agrees pari-mutiel services agreement Royal Sabah Turf Club of Malaysia

Sportech Racing expands its profile in the Asian racing sector by announcing a pari-mutiel services agreement with  the Royal Sabah Turf Club of Malaysia. The partnership will see Sportech Racing provider the Sabah Turf Club with a centralised racing betting system and provisions for 300 Sportech WAVE teller terminals. The new system and terminals will be integrated within Tambalang Racecourse Royal …

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PMU separates online & retail horse racing liquidity

At the request of the French Competition Authority (FCA), state owned horse racing operator Paris Mutuel Urbain (PMU) will separate its wagering liquidity between its retail and digital operations. PMU will move to split its wagering liquidity from 10 December, with the operator creating two separate pools for customer bets. CEO Alain Bernard announced the changes undertaken by PMU wagering services …

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Bookmakers hope PAS masters real-time problem gambling analysis

UK bookmakers are to implement Player Awareness Systems (PAS) – a new initiative which helps people avoid gambling-related harm while using gaming machines in betting shops. PAS, which is being launched today by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) at the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) annual conference, has been developed using the RGT’s ground-breaking December 2014 research that showed it …

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Coral announces first ever Irish sponsorship with Leopardstown

UK bookmaker Coral looks to expand its presence within the Irish sports betting market by announcing that it has agreed a three year sponsorship of Leopardstown Racecourse (Leinster County) January meets. The sponsorship comes following the approval of Coral’s Irish betting licence and marks the bookmakers first official Irish marketing partnership. Leopardstown’s is set to host the Coral.ie Hurdle Meeting …

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Kiron Interactive extends virtual portfolio with BGT agreement

Virtual games supplier Kiron Interactive has agreed to supply its product portfolio to Best Gaming Technology. The agreement will see the provider’s games made available on over 8,000 self-service betting terminals in regulated markets including Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Italy, Holland, and Spain. Among the products to make their debut in the roll-out are Kiron’s virtual racing games and the Fantastic League …

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