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HKJC racing undertakes operational & managerial restructure

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) racing division is set to undertake an organisational restructure and new appointments in its management, as the Asian gambling operator looks to support its future growth plans. HKJC announced that from 1 August its racing division will be split into two business units, Racing Business & Operations and the Racing Authority Division. The separation …

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Scotbet joins the Senet Group

Scotbet, the largest chain of independent betting shops in Scotland, has become the first new member of the Senet Group, the gambling self-regulatory body. It joins founder members William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power in committing to abide by a code of conduct designed to meet high standards of social responsibility in gambling. John Heaton, Chairman of Scotbet, said: “We’ve always placed …

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Chris Eaton: Match fixing has dented China & India’s football potential

Addressing the Soccerex Asian Forum in Jordan on the issues of sports corruption and match fixing, Chris Eaton Executive Director of the International Centre for Sports Security (ICSS) urged attending delegates to push for all Asian nations to adopt a “transparent, legalised, regulated and supervised sport betting, so there will be far less money to fix football or any other …

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Sportech secures two new US racing services deals

Sports wagering technology developer Sportech has expanded its presence in US racing with the announcement of two new pari-mutuel technology provision services deals with Emerald Downs and Eldorado Resorts. Sportech will undertake an upgrade of wagering services and track betting provisions for both operators. The developer outlined that it would further service Emerald Downs racing track with an entirely new …

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Racecourses see 10% uplift in media rights revenues

The 34 British racecourses affiliated to Racecourse Media Group (RMG) received £74.4million in media rights revenues in 2014 – a 15% increase on 2013. These revenues, which are paid via licence fees, are generated from: Licensed Betting Office (LBO) payments to Turf TV (betting shop service provider) Racing UK (multi-platform subscription channel) Internet (Bet2View streams) GBI Racing (international TV betting and …

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Delroy Facey gets 2.5 years in match fixing trial

A former professional footballer and former semi-professional footballer suspected of trying to manipulate the scorelines of football matches have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery. The jury at Birmingham Crown Court found that Delroy Facey, 35, and Moses Swaibu, 25, had attempted to corrupt lower league players to influence the outcome of matches, enabling betting on the fixed …

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UBET begins Australian marketing push with three new sports sponsorships

Tatts Group’s new sports betting brand UBET has announced three new sponsorships as the newly merged bookmaker looks to extend its marketing coverage in 2015. Tatts Group CEO Robbie Cooke was pleased to announce that UBet had agreed title sponsorships with Adelaide Football Club (Australian Rules football), Melbourne City FC (Soccer) and the V8 Supercars championship Cooke explained to the …

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Silver gains sports betting support from NBA owners

Having stated his support for opening US sports betting markets and allowing betting wagers on professional sports, NBA Chief Commissioner Adam Silver appears to have gained support on the subject matter from several NBA franchise governance and owners. In a recent interview with online sports portal Bleacher Report Radio, La Lakers President Jeanie Buss stated approval for Adam Silvers pro-stance …

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Macau census records visitor low in March

Macau’s city census has reported a 13.5% decline to 2.37 million in tourist visits to the province this March, recording its lowest figure since September 2012. The Macau census noted a steep decline of 18% to 1.46 million in tourists arriving from mainland China. The poor tourist results for March, had reversed the slight visitor growth witnessed during January and …

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ARC’s Tony Kelly to join Hong Kong Jockey Club

Racecourse owner Arena Racing Company has announced that Managing Director Tony Kelly is set to leave the company at the end of July. Kelly will take up the role of Executive Director Racing Business & Operations with the Hong Kong Jockey Club in the autumn. Kelly joined the company in August 2004 as Group Finance Director of Northern Racing Ltd …

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