Horseracing

Codere renegotiates Panama Equestrian prize fund

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA will maintain its Panamanian horseracing capacity having negotiated a ‘happy arrangement’ with Panama’s Equestrian Guild to resolve a dispute on prize funding. Conducting negotiations with Panama’s government, Codere has agreed to pay half of the $8 million prize fund of 2020 schedule, a sum desired by the Equestrian Guild meeting the expectations of its …

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FSB takes control of ‘in administration’ Black Type

Sports betting technology supplier FSB has issued a corporate statement on the website of white label sportsbook Black Type (BlackType.bet), confirming that the racing specialist bookmaker has entered administration and will ‘wind down all business affairs’. Black Type management’s decision has forced FSB to take control of the sportsbook to protect all customer funds and honour all open wagers. “We …

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MansionBet expands horse racing sponsorship with HRI

Grosvenor Sport

Online sports betting operator MansionBet has announced the expansion of its current horse racing sponsorships into Ireland for 2020 with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI). As a result of the deal, the Gibraltar-based operator is now set to sponsor over 60 events throughout the UK & Ireland, including Doncaster, Newmarket, Newbury, Cork, Naas and Fairyhouse. Dana Bocker, Head of Integrated Marketing at Mansion, …

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Flutter elevates racing commitment with new commercial rights deal

Flutter Entertainment has significantly elevated its racing offering by announcing a new deal with Arena Racing Company (ARC), The Racing Partnership (TRP) and At The Races (ATR). The lucrative multi-year rights deal will strengthen all elements of Flutter’s global racing business including UK retail and online, as well as its operations in the US and Australia. Peter Jackson, CEO of Flutter …

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SBC’s Year In Review: May’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This fifth edition looks at May and more specifically at key improvements needed in horseracing, the mobile betting preference of customers, 1xBet’s entry into the US market and Golden Race’s African success.  HBF survey highlights …

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Imi ‘pleased’ as Sky Racing approaches broadcasting anniversary

In an interview with SBC’s Insider Sport, At The Races Chief Executive Matthew Imi has stated he is ‘very pleased’ with Sky Racing’s level of coverage as it approaches the completion of its first full broadcasting year Having launched on 1 January of this year, Sky Racing took Sky’s dedicated sports channel tally up to 11 and has since been broadcasting …

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Tabcorp eyes unifying Australian Tote systems in 2020

Continuing its corporate transformation programme, the governance of Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed that it plans to launch a ‘single tote pool’ product for Australia. Tabcorp confirmed to The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) its 2020 ambitions to merge all three separate tote systems into a single totalizer pool, sharing punter liquidity across all Australian states. Marked as a major project for …

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Norway calls for a review of Rikstoto racing monopoly

The Norwegian government is reportedly assessing whether gambling state monopoly Norsk Tipping should absorb the horseracing services of Rikstoto, simplifying Norway’s gambling frameworks. Norway’s Ministry of Culture will undertake its review of Rikstoto in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture – the department which to date has managed regulatory oversight of the racing monopoly. The review will evaluate whether to …

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SportNation.bet expands racing capacity with SIS

SBTech

SportNation.bet has become the first sportsbook operating on SBTech platform provisions to offer live streaming of international racing and domestic greyhound racing, following the signature of a major deal with SIS.   The Argyll Entertainment brand, will offer its UK and Irish customers with extensive live fixtures from major international tracks including the likes of Meydan and Jebel Ali – which …

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SIS appoints Angel Calderon as Spanish markets sales lead

Racing content and data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has moved to boost its Spanish and Latin American commercial development, confirming the appointment of Angel Calderon as a Digital Sales Manager. Calderon joins SIS’ commercial team, following a successful 11-year stint at Bolsa Madrid gaming firm Grupo Codere, where he was a key figure in the firm’s B2B business …

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