Retail

Mecca Bingo launches Playtech ONE omni-channel solution

Rank Group subsidiary Mecca Bingo, has launched omni-channel system Playtech One across its entire product range, with a view to enhance player engagement, optimise content and bridge customer access to its games inventory. Playtech ONE’s launch across Mecca Bingo omni-channel inventory, has been supported by this year integration of Playtech’s retail server system, which services the bingo operator entire 2300 …

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UK government to determine racing levy scheme as stakeholder talks break down

The UK racing levy will be referred to the UK government, as talks between the Horseracing Betting Levy Board and Bookmakers’ Committee have broken down as negotiating parties could not agree on the key terms for the funding 55th levy scheme. The breakdown in talks will see the scheme referred to John Whittingdale Minister of Culture, Media and Sport to …

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SIS extends BAGS race coverage to international markets

Sports betting provisions provider SIS has extended its existing partnership with the Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service (BAGS), by announcing the launch of a new streaming service for international customers. SIS will been given access to live stream BAGS 30,000 greyhound races from 20 associated UK tracks. SIS will distribute the coverage and race data to international bookmakers via its betting …

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Once in a Lifetime Horse! American Pharoah signs off with $5 million Breeders Classic Cup victory

This weekend saw American Pharoah sign off his career in style, winning the $5 million Breeders Classic Cup at Keeneland (Fort Knox – Kentucky). Pharoah was already the toast of US racing having completed the first Triple Crown in 32 years winning US grand slams’ at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and The Belmont Stakes. However Saturday’s ‘Fort Knox’ victory …

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Tabcorp seeks new CMO as Michael Smith exits

Australian gambling operator Tabcorp is seeking a new marketing chief, as CMO Michael Smith announced that he had left the company following just 10 months in the leadership role. Smith a former telecoms marketing senior executive for Optus and Singtel, confirmed to Australian Media news source Mumbrella, that he had chosen to leave the operator stating “it had not been …

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TVG rebrands HRTV to ‘TVG2’

US racing broadcaster TVG, has announced that acquired HRTV will rebrand its media assets to TVG2. TVG governance announced that the full rebrand has become effective as of 28 October, with TVG launching TVG2.com Betfair subsidiary TVG stated that the brand move would allow the broadcaster to better leverage its media inventory, production and broadcast infrastructure. The rebrand would further help …

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William Hill furthers presence in Scottish football with Cup sponsorship extension & FA partnership

William Hill has this morning announced that it will extend its title sponsorship of the Scottish Cup for a further four years. The sponsorship extension sees the bookmaker surpass the eight-year mark as sponsor of the football tournament, which sees all levels of professional Scottish football participate. Agreeing terms with the Scottish FA, William Hill governance further announced that it …

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Tabcorp maintains wagering & revenue performance despite tough Q3 comparative period

Tabcorp governance stated that it was pleased with corporate performance, as the Australian operator maintained bet wagering levels in-line with 2014’s corresponding period which featured the FIFA 2014 World Cup. Issuing a Q3 2015 trading update, Tabcorp detailed that wagering turnover had been maintained at AUS $3.1 billion (£1.5 billion). Tabcorp’s maintained wagering activity would record a group revenue increase …

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BHA appoints Gavin Jefferies as Director of Communications

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed the appointment of Gavin Jefferies as its new Director of Communications. Jefferies joins the organisation from HM Revenue & Customs, where he had served as Deputy Director of Corporate Communications and as Head of External Affairs since 2012. BHA governance, announced that Jefferies would take lead of its communications from January 2016. Jefferies duties will see …

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DJI Holdings terminates CFO contract over share sale breach

Chinese lottery solutions provider DJI Holdings has moved to terminate CFO Rodney Davis contract, for failing to seek appropriate permission for the share disposals he made. Davis who was due to depart the company at the end of October, is reported to have sold 250,000 shares between 30 September and 20 October without notifying DJI governance, a director requisite required …

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