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Eight winners of £15m Scoop6

Totepool’s Scoop6 bet was landed last weekend with eight lucky tickets predicting the six race winners and earning £1.3 million apiece. 122 tickets were still live on the final leg at 3.45 race at Haydock Park, with only one horse, the outsider Grevillea, not covered. The race was won by the Alan King-trained Chatez, ridden by Ferguson Sweeney. The successful …

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Tabor takes over at BetVictor

Bookmaking and racehorse billionaire Michael Tabor has acquired ownership of BetVictor for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of the bookmaker will see Victor Chandler step down as Chairman of the sports betting operator. It has also been confirmed that chief executive Michael Carlton will relinquish his role. As part of the acquisition process, Victor Chandler will remain as a consultant …

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Scoop6 for a Willie Injured Jockeys Fund Win

Help Willie Carson to win a cool £15 million for charity in this Saturday’s Scoop6. The irrepressible ex-jockey, winner of 3,828 races and a five time champion, has set himself the challenge of winning this Saturday’s mind-blowing £15 million Scoop6 jackpot for the Injured Jockeys Fund but he needs the public’s help.   Help Willie Carson to win a cool …

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FA sets new worldwide ban on football betting by registered professionals

The English Football Association (FA) has announced a the implementation of a worldwide ban on betting on football, by professional individuals registered with the top seven divisions of the English football leagues. The set of measures have been approved by FA shareholders, in last Wednesdays general meeting at Wembley Stadium. The prohibition of betting on football matches, will include all …

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Gala Coral Group warns of retail closures

UK betting and gaming company Gala Coral Group has warned of inevitable shop closures and job losses, in the wake of the Government’s continued crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals. Despite reporting an eight per cent rise in turnover, now standing at £302m, a strong Cheltenham, the addition of 10 new shops and a successful live streaming launch, the business, which runs …

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Coates & Done hit the Times Rich List

The owners of two of the UK’s leading bookmakers are amongst Britain’s 150 wealthiest people, figures from the Sunday Times Rich List reveal. Bet365 holders, the Coates family, comprised of Peter, Denise and John, have an estimated value of £1.2bn, up from £925m last year. Fred and Peter Done, the owners of Betfred, have also increased their fortune by £100m, …

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Lou Vincent match fixing claims rock international cricket

International cricket has been embroiled in a club match fixing and corruption controversy, following the sensational claims made by former Black Cap Lou Vincent in Thursday’s Daily Mail. In the article, Vincent alleges that he was offered a woman and cash to rig matches, and threatened by a top international when a fix backfired. The New Zealand batsman said 12 …

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Irish Bookmakers Association warns of job losses if Bill is delayed

 500 jobs and over €16 million (£13m) could be lost if delays in implementing Ireland’s Betting Amendment Bill are allowed to continue. In a three page briefing document presented to members of the House of Deputies and Senate, the Irish Bookmakers Association said if the bill fails to be passed before summer break, jobs will be lost on 1st September …

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Irish Champions Weekend launched in the UK

Irish Champions Weekend has been launched in the British market with a promotional presence at the Chester May and York Dante Festivals. The drive is part of a strategy to target UK punters, capitalising on a large and enthusiastic flat race following. The team comprises Horse Racing Ireland, Leopardstown, and the Curragh Racecourse, in a joint venture. HRI’s Racecourse Marketing …

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A BET A Signs Portable EPOS Deal With Betway

EPOS supplier A Bet A Technology has penned a deal allowing Betway to activate its sponsorship of the Premier League Darts with betting facilities at each venue. A Bet A, who service operators in the UK and Ireland as well as 22 global territories, has provided the bookmaker with a portable EPOS system that captures both on and off-site wagers.Their technology, …

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