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BetVictor launches horseracing Smart Card product

Online bookmaker BetVictor has launched a new Smart Card product which will offer punters the opportunity to access a continuous stream of live horse racing data.  The new product, developed in collaboration with BetVictor’s data partner, Timeform, is hoped to offer more up-to-date information on races, updating the traditionally static information provided 24 hours before each race with updates, tips …

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AgiproNews Italian View: Salvini betrayal serves up another guessing game

Another year, another Italian political crisis, as Matteo ‘il Capitano’ Salvini (Deputy PM) chooses to abandon the Lega-5Star coalition ship, leaving Italy on course to an unknown destination. At the time of writing, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared his resignation, choosing to avoid a certain vote of no confidence served by Salvini and the far-right populist Lega party. …

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NSWL gets global ESPN treatment

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will now be broadcast to a global audience following ESPN acquiring it’s worldwide broadcasting rights. The broadcaster already holds the national rights to the competition, with this new announcement allowing ESPN to stream upcoming fixtures across it’s platforms such as it’s ‘ESPN Player’. Scott Guglielmino, Senior Vice President, Programming and Acquisitions, ESPN commented on …

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Genting ‘Forty Five’ rebrand sees Kensington property return to its roots

Genting UK will refurbish and rebrand its ‘Cromwell Mint’ casino after renaming the property as the ‘Forty Five Kensington’. One of the oldest casino properties operated by Genting, the Cromwell Mint is set to undergo a multi-million-pound refurbishment which will see it transformed into a ‘world class gaming venue’ featuring a ‘first-class dining facility’ at the heart of London’s South Kensington …

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Scientific Games lands Turkey National Lottery role

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According to an industry source, Scientific Games has been selected to exclusively supply its lottery instant games, Wave retailer terminals and instant ticket validation system to the consortium selected by the Turkey Wealth Fund to run the Turkey National Lottery. A joint venture (JV) between Italy’s Sisal and Turkish media giant Demirören Holding has secured the operating rights to the …

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NZ Racing boosts broadcast coverage with Sportsbet partnership

New Zealand’s ‘Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA)’, the body charged with overseeing the restructuring of NZ racing, has secured a new deal which sees Flutter Entertainment’s Australian market subsidiary Sportsbet launch live streaming of races driving new audience engagements. The partnerships will see Sportsbet host live streams of NZ thoroughbred and harness racing fixtures, with further coverage of greyhound racing events, …

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Veikkaus reforms ethics council in response to public pressure

Finland’s under pressure gambling monopoly Veikkaus will re-establish an independent ethics council to make sure that it fulfils its social responsibility mandate across all operating verticals. The ethics council confirmation came after the state-owned operator introduced a raft of new gambling protection measures this week, including significantly reducing the number of slots across its leisure portfolio. Furthermore, adhering to new legislative …

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Boylesports to strengthen UK presence with further acquisitions

Boylesports is in talks to complete its second phase of UK acquisitions, which is hoped to strengthen the Irish independent bookmaker’s presence outside of Ireland.  The gambling operator had previously taken over 13 betting shops in the Midlands area earlier this year after acquiring the Wilf Gilbert chain of stores, however Boylesports has since confirmed that it is in talks …

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Camelot revamps National Lottery ‘retailer hub’

National Lottery operator Camelot has revamped its ‘retailer hub’ (www.tnlretailerhub.co.uk) adding new functionalities and tools to improve communication with its merchants. The relaunched hub has been optimised for all mobile verticals, allowing Camelot point-of-sale merchants to be better informed with news alerts, game/draw information, terms and conditions, promotions and updates on further upcoming National Lottery inventory. The hub will feature a …

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Tabcorp shuts down Lottery split rumours

David Attenborough, the Chief Executive of Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has stated that the company holds no intentions in splitting its lucrative lotteries and keno division into a separate entity, dismissing speculation as ‘complete nonsense’. Yesterday, Tabcorp investors were served mixed results as the company published 2018/2019 accounts (12-month period ending 30 June), reporting on the firm’s first …

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