Retail

SIS pens new agreement with Argyll Entertainment

Racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has secured a new two-year partnership with Argyll Entertainment, which will see SIS deliver its 24/7 Live Betting Channel.  The channel, which will feature live streams of international horse racing and British and Irish greyhound racing, will deliver content from across six continents via Argyll’s SportNation.bet site.  Philip Bell, Commercial …

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Rank appoints Karen Whitworth as Audit Chair

London-listed Rank Group Plc has moved to strengthen its governance advisory, confirming the appointment of Karen Whitworth as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. An expert in the financial planning and risk management of large-scale enterprises, Whitworth is the former logistics and supply chain operations director of UK supermarket J Sainsburys Plc (2007-2018). Updating investors, Rank governance informs that Whitworth …

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Flutter continues to feel the effect of FOBT ruling during Q3

Flutter Entertainment Plc, has seen its total group revenues jump by 9% during Q3, despite its retail division continuing to feel the effects of the changes in fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) legislation implemented earlier this year. Publishing its interim report for the three months ended 30 September 2019, Flutter Entertainment disclosed a 9% year-on-year decline in retail revenues, down …

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Star Sports confirms first stage of Northern expansion

Independent betting group Star Sports confirms that it will expand its retail footprint within the North West of England, confirming its acquisition of two Bet Sid premises located in Preston (Lancashire). Updating the media, Star Sports details that its Preston expansion represents the first stage of a new exciting venture, which the betting group will announce in 2020. Moving forward, …

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Attheraces.com rolls out sectional timing service for Jumps Racing

Attheraces.com is due to give punters the ability to study racing form in more detail after launching a new sectional timing data service.  The new service, which will be developed by attheraces.com sectional timing expert Simon Rowlands, will colour-code split times from eleven racecourses owned by Arena Racing Company (ARC), which will identify fast, even and slow sectors relative to …

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YouGov & IGRG survey highlights ambiguity in distinguishing gambling habits

A YouGov survey commissioned by the Industry Group For Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has found that 77% of people believe they have enough information to gamble safely and responsibly.  The poll, which questioned more than 2,000 adults about their gambling habits over the last 12 months, has been published ahead of Responsible Gambling Week which takes place from 7-13 November.  The …

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UK betting commits to new ‘five core’ safer gambling measures

Chief Executives from a number of UK betting companies have signed up to a new package of safer gambling commitments, which will place a focus on mitigating the associated risks of gambling.  The CEOs from Aspers, bet365, Caesars, Flutter Entertainment, Genting, GVC Holdings, Playtech, Rank Group, Sky Betting & Gaming and William Hill have all committed to the new set …

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BoyleSports shows support for Responsible Gambling Week

Irish independent bookmaker BoyleSports has shown its support for this year’s Responsible Gambling Week, a cross-industry campaign which will focus on triggering a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly. The campaign, which is set to run from 7-13 November, brings together both British and Irish bookmakers to raise awareness of responsible gambling initiatives. #RGWeek19 is set to …

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UK Tote Group launches a ‘reimagined’ Tote Ten to Follow

Following its full acquisition of the Tote last month, the UK Tote Group has confirmed that it will be relaunching the Tote Ten to Follow after a five-year hiatus.  The game will return for the 2019/20 National Hunt season, with the UK Tote Group having ‘reimagined’ the site to bring it into ‘a modern era’, set to go live before …

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Cross-party MPs call for £2 stake limit on online slots

In a bid to mitigate the risks associated with online gambling, the Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has requested that a £2 limit is introduced on all online slot machine games. The request follows on from a six-month review into the impacts of problem gambling, with the group underlining that further action from the Government and the …

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