Retail

ARC happy with All-Weather Championships

Racecourse operator ARC has hailed the success of the first ever All-Weather Championships which took place between October 2013 and April 2014 and culminated in the £1 Million Finals Day on Good Friday, 18April 2014. Tony Kelly, ARC Managing Director, said: “We are really pleased Year One of the All-Weather Championships proved to be such a thorough success. I would …

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James Henderson tipped to replace Topping

Weekend  business news reports  that UK sports betting operator William Hill are set to replace outgoing CEO Ralph Topping with current Director of Operations James Henderson. UK business news wire This is Money, reported that after months of strategic evaluation the bookmaker is ready to announce James Henderson as incoming CEO for the UK’s leading biggest sports betting operator. The …

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SBC Report – Match Fixing Part 1 – A Global Impact

Team SBC’s David Kelly examines the extent of the global match fixing and sports corruption underworld, as fresh World Cup rigging allegations crank up the heat on Sepp Blatter. The following SBC series will introduce match fixing, discuss its prevalence amid recent reports, and offer some insights as to how the gambling industry can protect sports integrity and lead the …

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Fifa fixing concerns over dead rubber group games

FIFA’s Security Director has warned member associations that the World Cup group stages could be vulnerable to match manipulation and threats by organised crime gangs. With six days to go until the opening ceremony and Brazil’s much anticipated clash with Croatia, Ralf Mutschke answered questions about sports corruption in a FIFA.com video. Interpol’s former Director of Regional and National Police …

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Coral installs Betradar’s Live Channel

LBO operator Coral has launched Betradar‘s Live Channel for retail betting in its shops. The bookmaker has already implemented the live sports channel in over 100 shops across the country with the intention to rollout 1,000 shops within 12 months. Olly Raeburn, Coral’s Marketing Director said: “We’re delighted to be adding the Betradar Live channel to the Coral proposition as …

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More US racing from Turf TV

Following positive feedback from its portfolio of US racing, Turf TV will be adding a third US fixture to the existing package, which will be introduced in June and regularly scheduled from September.  Each additional fixture will be backed up with a full fixed-odds pricing service from the outset. Adrian Ford, MD of Turf TV, said: “The addition of US …

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INTRALOT signs four year IT contract with OPAP

INTRALOT has announced that it has signed a four-year  IT contract with Greek operator OPAP S.A. The company will undertake the implementation of the new Data Centres, will provide hardware and system software, as well as services for the operation, maintenance, technical support and system evolution. The contract includes the provision of the use of the hardware and system software of Data …

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Ian Wright Rufus – creating retail betting anthropology

Ian Wright Managing Director of Rufus Retail Anthropology, is a designer with more than 30 years experience in  creating optimised retail commerce stores.  Wright has helped some of the UK biggest retail giants improve there in-store design and layout, with a view to improve customer experience and increase sales Having spoken at the recent SBC Betting on Football Conference at …

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David Clifton: We are entering the “Time of the Nanny State”

David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, discusses an issue he recently debated at a seminar in Westminster – that the  government is not consistent when it regulates gambling and that it is also needlessly overbearing. Let me start with a statement of the obvious: the fundamental objective behind the regulation or prohibition of any human activity …

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Synot wins title sponsorship of Czech Liga Football

Synot Group, Czech Republic gambling and lottery operator has announced that it will become the title Sponsor for the Czech Liga, the top football division in the country. The deal sees the gambling and lottery operator take the title sponsorship off Gambrinus, as the Czech Liga, rebrands itself as the Synot Czech Liga for the start of the 2014/2015 football …

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