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Supabets extends its live betting capabilities

Supabets, a sports betting company servicing the African market, has expanded its in-play betting offer to 15,000 live matches per month thanks to the integration of Betradar’s Live Betting Solutions. The in-play portfolio offers a 24/7 coverage of 15,000+ live matches per month of 16 different sports with more than 100 betting markets. The expanded in-play betting offering is with …

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Paddy Power challenges Denver Broncos Wes Welker

  Paddy Power, part owners of race hores Slade Power and Sole Power, who are set to run in Saturday’s July Cup at Newmarket, have issued a twitter charity challenge to American Football star Wes Welker, who owns US raider Undrafted in the same Group 1 contest. Welker is a wide receiver and return specialist for the Denver Broncos of …

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BHA making plans for independence

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it is making changes to its Board and its way of working. These changes are designed to fit with governance best practice and help the implementation of the current Strategy for Growth work. The BHA has started the process of finding a number of new Directors and has appointed specialist search firm …

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JenningsBet FOBT deal sees Infinity then beyond

SG Gaming has extended its agreement with independent bookmaker JenningsBet with a new four-year deal which lengthens the 14-year partnership between the two companies until July 2018. As part of the extension, the entire JenningsBet estate will receive SG Gaming’s Infinity terminals, which offers JenningsBet customers an enhanced playing experience through its 21.5” HD screen, an upgraded sound system, and …

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Argentina to review its gambling framework

Argentina’s Asociación de Loterías, Quinielas y Casinos Estatales de Argentina (ALEA), the country’s governing body for gambling and sports betting regulatory matters, is set to prepare the federal framework for legalised statewide gambling and sports betting. The Argentine government who requested ALEA to review current legal policies with regards to online gambling,  are said to want to bring more clarity to …

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Sportech secures £9m Totepool contract

Sportech‘s Racing & Digital division has been selected by Betfred to provide a comprehensive suite of new betting technology products to its Totepool business. The ten year contract is expected to be worth over £9m in total revenues. Totepool currently holds the exclusive licence to operate all Tote betting on British horseracing. Under the agreement, Sportech will replace Betfred’s entire …

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Ladbrokes forms social responsibility committee

Ladbrokes are set to create a new social responsibility committee, which will have the purpose of helping their board to oversee the establishment of a socially responsible approach to providing betting and gaming to the bookmakers’ customers. This announcement was first made by the bookmaker in February this year. John Kelly, the Senior Independent Director, will chair the committee whilst …

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Timeform becomes data partner to British racing

Racecourse Data Company (RDC) has announced that Timeform has been appointed a distributor of official British horseracing Pre-Race Data (PRD) up to the end of 2018. PRD is generated by Weatherbys and is the key component of information required to take a bet. It includes information on a racecard, such as final fields, owners, trainers, jockeys, weights, colours, draw and …

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Greece’s OPAP offers redundancy scheme to 75% of staff

Greece’s betting monopoly OPAP has begun a voluntary redundancy scheme for about three-quarters of its staff to cut costs, one of its biggest unions said on Thursday.OPAP declined to say whether it was offering the scheme, which will mainly affect its retail network supporting services, according to a document outlining the program seen by Reuters. Greece sold a majority stake …

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James Henderson: ‘I’m a great believer in multichannel activity’

The William Hill website is hosting an interview with new CEO James Henderson. Here is a transcript of what he had to say. You’ve been introduced today as William Hill’s CEO designate. What are your thoughts about taking over the top job? I’m absolutely delighted to be able to take over the job at William Hill, especially in its 80th …

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