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Chancellor gives green light to horserace betting right

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Chancellor George Osborne has seemingly given the go-ahead for the long-standing Horseracing Levy to be replaced by a ‘betting right’ – presumably meaning that bookmakers will have to pay racing for the privilege of taking bets on the sport. In today’s Budget announcement, Osborne said that the Government was ‘introducing a horseracing betting right’ , although there was scant other …

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Ladbrokes appoints Kaper creative for Royal campaign 2015

Ladbrokes has appointed London creative marketing agency Kaper to design and execute its campaign for the upcoming birth of the Duchess of Cambridge Katherine Middleton’s second baby. Kaper were appointed to lead the special project, following a pitch to Ladbrokes marketing management. The agency will lead Ladbrokes marketing and design for the novelty betting marketing which will be displayed on …

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Betradar’s Live Channel enters Italian market

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data, is proud to announce the successful launch of its Live Channel Online with the leading Italian gaming service provider Microgame S.p.A. Betradar’s live streaming solution for online and mobile sports books was launched in August 2014 and currently provides over 5,000 live events per year. Uniquely in the market, this service enables …

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UK High Court approves GTECH IGT merger

The High Court of England & Wales has cleared the acquisition of International Game Technology (IGT) by GTECH SpA. The approval grants the technology provider one of its final steps before clearing its $6.4 billion acquisition of IGT which aims to be completed by 7 April. As previously stated by GTECH governance, once the acquisition is finalised. GTECH and IGT …

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Vermantia agrees virtual content partnership with Eurobet Italia

Games content provider Vermantia,has announced today its agreement with Gala Coral interactive subsidiary Eurobet, one of the leading Italian gaming and betting operators, for the provision of its Virtual Games Service. With this new partnership, Vermantia will significantly strengthen its existing presence in Italy by successfully launching its 7th Virtual Game Service in the country. Eurobet will distribute Vermantia’s Virtual Games …

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Channel 4 Racing announces Grand National broadcast team with Luck, Dettori & Wan

Channel 4 Racing has announced its broadcast team for the Aintree Grand National on 11 April, with English racing broadcaster Nick Luck set to be lead anchor for the race, replacing Claire Balding who hosted last week’s Cheltenham Festival coverage. Luck will be joined by popular flat jockey champion Frankie Dettori and Channel 4 fashion expert Gok Wan as the …

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Trade report labels South Africa’s NGB in a “sorry state”

South Africa’s National Gambling Board (NGB) have been described as being in a “sorry state” by a report commissioned by the Department of Trade & Industry on irregularities which led to last years suspension of the board. The preliminary report presented by Dr Rob Davies to the Portfolio Committee on Trade & Industry, gave insight into the financial affairs of …

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Records broken as Cheltenham Festival enters British sporting agenda

The 2015 Cheltenham Festival posted four days of consecutive record breaking attendance, with racing crowds of +68,000 gathering daily at Cheltenham Racecourse. The success and drama of this year’s Cheltenham Festival has placed the event firmly on the British sporting calendar and more importantly racing back in the public’s sporting agenda. Cheltenham 2015 will be remembered for its dramatic headlines …

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Caesars Entertainment Corp told to investigate lost employee pensions

The Las Vegas Gaming Control Board has asked attorneys representing bankrupt Caesars Entertainment Corp to investigate the issue of lost pensions of retired company employees after the company entered Chapter 11 filing. Caesars Entertainment Corp employees were told in January that the casino operator would no longer under the employee retirement plan. Control Board member Terry Johnson asked Caesars attorney …

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Paddy Power refunds all ‘Mullins Four’ accumulators

Paddy Power will refund all losing accumulators placed on Cheltenham Festival’s “Mullins Four” following the last hurdle fall of race horse Annie Power and jockey Ruby Walsh, during the Festivals Monday Mare’s Hurdle at Cheltenham. Legendary trainer Willie Mullins race horses ridden by champion jockey Ruby Walsh had seen thousands of punters take up four fold accumulators, as punters hoped …

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