Retail

VSoftCo renews supply partnership with Kiron Interactive

VSoftCo Ltd, a specialist software development company in the global virtual sports market, part of Kevin McCabe’s Yorkshire based Esplanade Group, announces that it has renewed its collaboration agreement with Kiron Interactive, a leading global developer and supplier of and virtual gaming solutions. As part of the agreement the partners are working together on new projects to sell their combined …

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HKJC looks to boost Hong Kong football development

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), has partnered with the Hong Kong FA (HKFA) in order to develop football initiatives in the autonomous region. Working alongside executives of the HKFA, the state licensed operator has formed a five year plan to support all levels of football. HKJC will back the plan with a HK $120 million (£11 million) donation targeting …

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Darren Shapland steps down as Ladbrokes Non-Executive Director

Ladbrokes Plc has announced the retirement of Darren Shapland as Non-Executive director. Shapland leaves the operator following, six years’ service, five of which he served as Chair of the Audit Committee The Ladbrokes board, informed its operations and the media that it had begun to look for Shapland’s replacement, and that it expects to make an announcement on the pending …

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Sky Bet team raises £3000 for New Beginnings horse charity

Employees of Sky Betting & Gaming got their hands dirty this week when they volunteered at New Beginnings – a charitable organisation in York where former race horses are rehabilitated and re-homed. For the fourth year running, 22 members of the team spent time mucking out stables, repairing and painting fences, grooming horses and undertaking general yard duties. New Beginnings, …

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Paddy Power B2B powers Reta Espana

Paddy Power’s B2B sports betting services division (Paddy Power B2B) has announced that it will supply Spanish gambling operator Reta Espana (Retabet.es) with sports betting software and provisions. The agreement sees Paddy Power sign it first Spanish provisions agreement The partnership sees the Irish gambling operator extend its European B2B services, having recently agreed partnerships extensions with Nike Slovakia and …

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JP McManus seeks $5.2 million tax return from US IRS

Irish racehorse and stud rights magnet John (JP) McManus is seeking to $5.2 million from the US government, claiming that gambling winnings of $17.5 million were wrongly taxed. McManus one of Ireland’s richest businessmen (ranked 12th richest Irishman according to the Sunday Times), has filed a federal claim with US courts, seeking to recover the money on gambling winnings made …

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Playtech agrees to power Talarius retail brands

Playtech has confirmed that it has entered a retail provisions and software agreement with UK high street gaming hall operator Talarius. Talarius operator of high street gaming halls Quicksilver and Adult Gaming Centres’ will migrate its existing retail platform to Playtechs retail enterprise management system. Playtech will be charged with integrating its system across 92 retail outlets operated by Talarius. …

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Budget standoff threatens Texas Racing

The Texas Racing Commission (TRC) has reached a legislative deal for funding to be granted by the state for the next three months, allowing for state race and dog tracks to re-open. However racing operations in Texas remain under threat regarding a standoff over long term funding. On Tuesday evening, Governor Dan Patrick approved the Legislative Budget Board to release …

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Gambling industry volunteers raise £46,000 for Responsible Gambling Trust

Volunteers from across the gambling industry have trekked the Great Wall of China to raise £46,608 for the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT). The trek was the third of RGT’s annual fundraising expeditions which have raised more than £170,000 to help minimise gambling-related harm in Britain. 28 trekkers from the Bingo Association, Coronet Bingo Club, Coral Racing, Genting UK, Global Draw …

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SIS commits to Lambourn Trainers Association sponsorship

SIS, supplier of products and services to the retail and online betting markets, has committed to a further three years of Lambourn Trainers Association sponsorship. Demonstrating SIS’ long-term commitment to horseracing, the sponsorship can provide a monetary lifeline for racehorse owners. It will continue to make it possible for LTA members to claim back VAT on their racing activities until …

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