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Boylesports sponsors Irish Greyhound Derby

Boylesports, sponsors of the Irish Greyhound Derby, have teamed up with GAA clubs throughout Dublin to offer a €5,000 (£3698) first prize. The independent bookmaker has allocated greyhounds to each of 44 clubs throughout the capital, with the winner set to pocket the cash on Derby final night. Liam Glynn, PR Executive at Boylesports said “We had a massive response …

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Racing UK signs Michael Owen as pundit

Former England, Liverpool and Real Madrid footballer, Michael Owen has signed a two-year deal with Racing UK (Sky 432/Virgin 536/UPC 411/Freeview 231) to act as an ambassador and regular contributor to the specialist horseracing broadcaster. Owen is a renowned horseracing enthusiast, who owns and manages Manor House Stables, a Cheshire training yard with 90 thoroughbreds, including the top-class Royal Ascot …

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Lesniak critical of Chris Christies New Jersey sports betting veto

Pro sports betting senator Raymond ‘Ray’ Lesniak criticised New Jersey Governor Chris Christies actions regarding the veto of the potential sports betting bill for the state of New Jersey. Lesniak who had put forward the bill as an alternative way for allowing sports betting wagering in New Jersey licenced casinos and racetracks, thus bypassing federal laws implemented by the Professional …

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William Hill’s single manning trial comes under scrutiny

William Hill‘s recent extension of single manning in betting shops has come in for criticism in the press after it came to light that employees have been working alone at night in almost three quarters of its retail outlets for four months as the bookmaker looks to tackle ‘rising costs’. The bookmaker said that total staff costs fell by 2% …

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Trader conflict of interest sees ABB members review terms

The UK Gambling Commission has been working with the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB)  and betting operators to reduce the risk of potential conflicts of interest when a trader encounters information that might indicate suspicious betting activity. This follows unusual betting activity at horse races early this year. As a result ABB members have agreed to adjust their betting terms …

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Paddy Power takes a hit at the Galway Races

Revealing how one lucky punter turned €8 (£6.40) into €83,000 (£66,217), Paddy Power said it is still recovering from an almighty spanking at the Galway Races. “It is far from easy to pick the winner of the Galway Hurdle – one of the feature races of the seven-day long Galway Festival that is as lively off the track as on it. …

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Shareholder pressure mounts on Richard Glynn

. The Sunday Times reports that shareholder pressure is mounting on Ladbrokes Chief Executive Richard Glynn The Newspaper claims that a group of top-level shareholders of Ladbrokes are currently waiting on the publishing of the operators interim financial report . The Shareholders will than ask the board to remove Glynn from company operations. According to the Ladbrokes consensus forecast, revenues …

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Christie vetoes New Jersey sports betting bill

With the deadline looming for the submission of a supportive New Jersey sports betting bill set for Monday 11 August. Representative of New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie has rejected commissioning the bill that would allow New Jersey to bypass the federal law of Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), and allow sports betting in casinos and race tracks. This …

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UKGC joins forces with UK Crimestoppers

The Gambling Commission has joined forces with the independent charity Crimestoppers as part of a strategy to protect against match fixing impacting GB sports and the betting industry. Crimestoppers will now pass on any reports from the public about gambling-related criminality or corruption to the Commission’s Intelligence Unit at the same time as they are reported to the police. Nick …

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Chris Christie faces Monday sports betting deadline

Next Monday will be the deadline for Governor Chris Christie to submit new bills aiming to legalise/allow sports betting in New Jersey casinos and racetracks. Chris Christie a firm supporter of gambling in the state of New Jersey, has not yet stated his intentions with regards to the passing of new bills permitting sports betting . The States previous attempts …

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