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Kauto Star put down following paddock fall

Champion race horse Kauto Star has been put down yesterday after suffering neck and pelvis bone injuries following a tragic paddock fall. Vets treating the race horse, choose to euthanise the two time Cheltenham God Cup winner who was in great pain, as Kauto Star had fractured three bones in his pelvis. The race horse was fifteen years old and …

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Ritz Club faces £2 million High Court challenge over self-exclusion claim

London casino Ritz Club (London Clubs International) is fighting a £2 million High Court case against billionaire gambling addict Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury with regards to breaching the casino player’s self-exclusion requirements. Al-Geabury is claiming against the luxury casino operator for losses made between October 2010 – February 2014. Al-Geabury’s counsel states that the player had excluded himself from playing in …

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ABB appoints Malcolm George as new CEO

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has appointed former Dell Government Executive Director Malcolm George as its new CEO. George will take over the leadership of the trade association which was temporarily left without a CEO following the departure of interim CEO Martin Cruddace to Arena Racing Company. George will be the long term replacement to ABB former CEO Dirk …

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Melco Crown delists from Hong Kong Exchange

Australian gambling operator Melco Crown has issued a corporate statement, confirming that conditions for its delisting from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange had been met as of 26 June. Today will represent the last day of trading by Melco Crown, as the operator expects to be fully withdrawn from the Asian exchange by 4pm Friday 3 July. In January Melco …

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RFU bans former Leicester Tigers coach Phil Blake following betting rules breach

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) disciplinary panel has charged former Leicester Tigers defence coach Phil Blake (51), with two breaches of its anti-corruption and betting rules violation. The Australian coach will banned from coaching the sports for a six month period. The breaches relate to bets placed by Blake on Leicester Tigers matches against RC Toulonnais in the European Champions …

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Ladbrokes defers presentation as Coral merger talks continue

Ladbrokes has announced that it is to defer its planned business review presentation as talks over a possible merger with Gala Coral’s betting business continue. The presentation, due to be held tomorrow, was one of the early announcements by Jim Mullen when he became CEO as he planned to communicate his vision for the business, but events has since superseded …

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Pendleton confident of 2016 Cheltenham Festival debut with Betfair

Victoria Pendleton Britain’s most successful female Olympian ever, is set to make her racing debut at 5.55 Newbury flat mile this Thursday 2 July Teaming up with up Betfair, Pendleton gave the UK media an update on her goal to race in the Cheltenham Festival in March 2016. The two time Olympic Gold medallist stated that she felt confident of …

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La Liga teams up with COMSEC and SIS to clamp down on unofficial data scouts

La Liga’s partnership with cyber security firm COMSEC and official data provider SIS saw a record number of unofficial data scouts ejected from Spanish football grounds during the 2014/15 season. The work, undertaken with the support of Real Federación Española de Fútbol, resulted in substantial disruption to the activities of unofficial data collectors at La Liga, Liga Adelante and Segunda …

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PMU renews fixed odds partnership with Paddy Power

Paddy Power and PMU have announced a renewal of their partnership providing Sportsbetting in France. This partnership was first launched in 2010 and sees Paddy Power B2B provide risk management, event management and fixed odds pricing services to PMU. The partnership has proved highly successful. PMU accounted for 22% of the total online French Sportsbetting Market last year, with a …

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Sportech completes first phase system integration into Betfred’s Totepool

Sports betting and betting pools technology provider,Sportech has completed the first phase of a multi-part technical delivery to Betfred. Sportech confirmed that the Sportech Racing and Digital division has completed the successful integration of Quantum System into Betfred’s Totepool business. The introduction of Sportech’s Quantum System is the first phase of a multi-part project and was showcased at Royal Ascot last …

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