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888sport to sponsor four meetings at upcoming Cheltenham Showcase

888sport has secured sponsorship of four race meetings at the two-day Cheltenham Showcase meeting, becoming the official betting partner of the event. The agreement will see 888sport sponsor the What’s Your Thinking Novices Hurdle and Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase on the opening Friday, followed by the 14:20 handicap Chase and the feature event at 15:30. “The Showcase meeting at Cheltenham …

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Sisal files for Milan Borsa IPO seven years after first attempt

Sisal SPA, the operating company of Italy’s SuperEnalotto lottery and Matchpoint betting shops, has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to list its business on the Milan Borsa Exchange.  Reuters reports that the CVC Capital owned gambling group has agreed to sell its shares to an unnamed private equity firm.   Although most of the firm’s revenues come from its …

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TPD to showcase racing live graphics at £4m QIPCO British Champions Day

Total Performance Data (TPD) will trial its in-running graphics on-course visualisation solution at this Saturday’s ‘QIPCO British Champions Day’ hosted at Ascot (16 October).  Spectators of European racing’s most valuable raceday will be amongst the first to see TPD’s in-running graphics visualisation, which follows successful trials by Sky Sports Racing during its broadcast of the William Hill Racing League. The …

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Rank Group identifies return to form for digital business in Q1 trading update

Rank Group has reported that its trading is ‘in line with expectations’, highlighting a return to growth for its digital business whilst its retail division has experienced significant expansion.  Publishing its trading results for the period ending 30 September 2021, Rank revealed a 5% year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue growth for its digital business whilst its retail division saw …

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Scientific Games extends Lotto Hessen partnership and begins modernising

Scientific Games has announced it has penned fresh terms with its long-term partner Lotto Hessen to introduce new gaming systems technology to the German lottery. Named Symphony, the gaming system technology is designed to modernise the lottery’s operations, replacing and migrating the old Ageis system. The Symphony system supports new game entertainment and new distribution channels with a secure, open interface that easily …

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UKGC fines VGC Leeds £450,000 for customer care and AML failures

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has handed a £450,000 penalty package to Leeds’s Victoria Gate Casino (VGC Leeds), trading as Global Gaming Ventures, having confirmed extensive duty of customer care failures. An investigation undertaken by the regulator, concerning the casino venue, identified failings in the way it identified and managed customers who were at higher risk of money laundering and gambling-related harm. …

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ANJ begins civic feedback of French gambling advertising  

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – France’s national gambling regulatory agency – has hosted its first ‘citizen workshop’ on gambling advertising.  The research directive forms part of the ANJ’s ‘public consultation phase’ on the prevalence of gambling advertising launched by the regulator following the conclusion of the UEFA Euro 2020 championships. This October, the ANJ will host ‘citizen workshops’ across …

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SIS backs Australia’s RACELAB GLOBAL with significant investment

SIS backs Australia’s RACELAB Global with significant investment

SIS (Sports Information Services) will expand both its international and digital presence after making a significant investment in RACELAB GLOBAL, an Australian racing data science company. As a result of the investment, SIS will gain access to RACELAB GLOBAL’s proprietary technologies, including the supplier’s live PRO FORM informatics and ODDS ENGINE technology suite. Richard Ames, SIS CEO and new Chair …

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BresBet partners with Fergal O’Brien to further enhance racing presence

Recently launched sports betting company BresBet – which operates with a strong focus on horse and greyhound racing – has announced a partnership with trainer Fergal O’Brien. The deal will see O’Brien serve as a brand ambassador of the Sheffield-based bookmaker, which currently maintains a retail division and has plans to launch in the online market.  “These are truly exciting …

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Hornbuckle hints at full BetMGM acquisition dependent on Entain’s future

MGM Resorts CEO, Bill Hornbuckle, has hinted at a potential buyout of BetMGM, currently co-owned and operated with Entain, dependent on the possibility of the latter’s acquisition by DraftKings. As reported by Bloomberg, Hornbuckle made the comments whilst speaking at the Global Gaming Expo casino industry event and in a separate interview, highlighting ‘a lot of ways’ for a potential …

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