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Betfair signs 2 year Sandown ‘Tingle Creek’ sponsorship

Betfair has been announced as the new sponsor of the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown in a two-year deal. The company is the first to use its status as an ‘authorised betting partner’ to reach an agreement to expand its sponsorship portfolio with Jockey Club Racecourses, owner of Sandown. Following the announcement of the initiative last month, JCR announced they …

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TOTE Ireland joins Colossus Bets sports pools

TOTE IRELAND, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Horse Racing Ireland and the operator of pool betting on Irish horseracing has announced that it has partnered Colossus Bets to over mega-sized jackpots across its web and mobile platforms. The agreement includes a potential future rollout of Colossus Bets’ patented partial cash-out technology across the entire Tote Ireland platform. Tim Higgins, CEO of Tote Ireland …

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Sportech wins Chickasaw Nation racetrack supplier contracts

Sportech Racing has furthered its presence in the US market, by announcing that it will become wagering technology and services supplier for Remington Park (Oklahoma) and Lone Star Park Racetrack (Texas). The racetrack agreements have been formed under a new partnership with racing operator Chickasaw Nation Global Gaming. Sportech is set to provide its comprehensive suite of pari-mutuel betting services …

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SIS signs up to friends of JETS

SIS supplier of retail betting provisions, has pledged its support to the Jockeys Employment and Training Scheme. The supplier has continued its support for the horseracing industry by becoming Friends of JETS, a charity which helps jockeys plan and achieve second careers. As part of the scheme, employees from SIS will share their wealth of knowledge as well as assist with career …

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Dermot Desmond ups battle against Ladbrokes-Coral merger

Having launched a scathing attack on Ladbrokes £2.2 billion planned merger with Gala Coral, which saw the publication of saynotocoral.com, Irish financier Dermot Desmond is set to further argue his concerns regarding the merger at a Ladbrokes investor meeting to be held this Tuesday in London. Desmond, who holds a 2.8% company stake, and his public attack against the merger highlighted …

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Inspired Gaming gains VS partnership with ATG Sweden

Inspired Gaming Group has announced that it has entered a Virtual Sports supplier partnership with Swedish racetrack operator ATG. ATG Sweden’s state owned horse racing operator since 1974 will be supplied with multi-content Virtual Sports provisions by Inspired on both digital and mobile verticals. The partnership will see the launch of Inspired’s Rush Horses and Rush Trotting products, which have …

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RGT announces over £500,000 funding for ‘Gambling-Related Harm Minimisation Projects’

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has agreed to provide £580,000 of grant funding to deliver five advice and education projects that aim to reduce demonstrably the impact of gambling-related harm, particularly on vulnerable populations such as young people and the homeless. The programme will provide funding over a period of two years and will form an important element of RGT’s …

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William Hill Priority Access Card wins FStech “Best PrePaid Card Solution”

Bookmaker William Hill is celebrating the success of its newly launched ‘Priority Access Card’ in partnership with Mastercard (fully launched in September). The card which gives its customers direct access to their online funds, has won the 2015 FStech “Best PrePaid Card Solution” award, beating stiff competition from UK high street financial enterprises. William Hill governance stated that “the fact …

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Ladbrokes restates case for Coral merger after Desmond criticisms

Ladbrokes has moved to counter the call by Dermot Desmond for shareholders to reject its proposed merger with Coral by reiterating the rationale behind the deal. In a message to the stock market, Ladbrokes’ board said that it ‘noted’ Desmond’s letter and acknowledged that it had had ‘significant dealings’ with him as both a shareholder and a commercial partner over …

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Paddy Power appoints Dave Hammond as retail innovation lead

Paddy Power has appointed Dave Hammond the former Senior Vice President of Mobile operations for Inspired Gaming Group to lead its retail innovation strategy. Appointed Head of Retail Products & Innovation, Hammond will play a key role in developing Paddy Power’s omni-channel strategies and creating further customer acquisition points between the operator’s retail and digital services. An experienced gambling operations …

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