Retail

SIS finalise their customer forum details

LBO broadcasters SIS have finalised their programme of customer events and already LBO owners are looking to attend.  SIS are again planning a series of Forums to give customers an opportunity to meet key decision-makers within SIS, discuss issues and developments, and have their input into how the services work. SIS have also committed to supporting the Bookmakers Trade Fair, …

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Ladbrokes Halt High Street Expansion

Ladbrokes Plc, announced the halt of its planned retail bookmaker expansion on UK high streets. The gaming and sports betting operator, who had a troubled 2013, halted plans to open betting shops in the UK due to growing concerns regarding UK policy regarding  Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOTBs). The move will see annual corporate expenditure fall from £100m to £60m, …

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Maltco get behind match-fixing seminar

Maltese lottery operators Maltco Lotteries have helped organise a seminar to discuss the issues of match fixing. “Building National Networks in the EU to fight Match-Fixing”  was held last week in collaboration with the Institute for International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) and the European Lotteries and was supported by the European Commission. Maltco Lotteries said it took up the initiative …

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Coral to sponsor Alan Brazil’s talkSPORT show

Bookmakers Coral have signed a deal with talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station,  to become the new betting partner of the station’s flagship show – the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. The partnership will see Coral sponsoring a daily on air betting slot on talkSPORT’s breakfast show, called the Coral Daily Download, where Coral’s resident experts, Simon Clare and David …

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Experts looking into FOBT behaviours

A consortium made-up of NatCen Social Research, Featurespace and Geofutures has been commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) to undertake a new piece of research into gaming machines in bookmakers. The consortium has been tasked with exploring whether data from gaming machines can be linked to problem gambling. Featurespace will analyse how industry data may be used to potentially …

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Stanleybet Returns to the UK High-Street

Betting retail operators Stanleybet announced the return of its betting services to the UK public, with the opening of a new premise located in Liverpool. The betting shop will be opened at the end of the week and will see the return of the Stanleybet sports betting brand to the UK. Stanleybet had sold its 600 UK retail betting outlets …

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Press Association Takes on Irish Racing Contract

The Press Association (PA) supplier of multi media content and has been agreed a partnership with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) the governing body’s Form Book.The agreed will see the PA become the official data and content supplier for the next three years. The PA will further supply HRI with additional headlines package of international and domestic Irish racing news for use on …

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Suspicious Olympics activity needs reporting

Licensed betting operators are being reminded to report any suspicious betting patterns on events at this month’s Winter Olympics to the Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU). The reminder comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed its new monitoring tool will be operating during the winter games in Sochi that begin today. The “Integrity Betting, Intelligence System” (IBIS) …

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Racecourse data licensing made easier

Fifty-seven British racecourses have announced the formation of Racecourse Data Company (RDC). The joint venture has been formed by Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Arena Racing Company (ARC), and nine independent racecourses as shareholders. RDC has been assigned the PRD (Pre-Race Data) licence for a five-year term from Racing Enterprises Limited (REL). PRD is information on a racecard, such as …

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IBIS makes debut at Winter Olympics

Sochi 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the regulated betting industry have announced a new information reporting arrangement surrounding any suspicious betting activity. The agreement signed by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) comes in time for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi but will extend to include Rio 2016. IOC Communications …

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