Horseracing

Kambi confirms ATG deal as Sweden prepares for fresh regulation

Kambi has completed a deal with Swedish horse racing operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) for the provision of its multi-channel Sportsbook and services. The agreement follows a competitive tender process, with Kambi’s strong track record in regulated markets, cutting-edge technology and powerful operator empowerment capabilities helping secure its selection. The multi-year deal comes as Sweden prepares to adopt a new regulatory …

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Action plan seeks enhanced diversity & inclusion in British racing

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The first ever Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, devised by the Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG), seeks to place diversity and inclusion at British racing’s heart. Containing a series of recommendations regarding eight core areas, it is hoped a plethora of long and short term core benefits will be felt, better reflecting the diversity of wider society “in terms …

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ARC and Vermantia launch European Racing Channel

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Vermantia have announced the official launch of the European Racing Channel, which both parties describe as “the most complete offering of its kind worldwide”. Available via both satellite and streaming services, the new channel is set to feature a daily schedule compromising of at least 40,000 live premier thoroughbred and greyhound races per year. …

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Oddschecker: Interesting trends amidst Royal Ascot breakdown

Royal Ascot arrived last week amidst its usual fanfare, as people flocked in their droves to the Berkshire racecourse for what Oddschecker describes as “a fairly standard affair” on the face of it, with the trend of the previous two year continuing with seven winning favourites. From a margin perspective it is detailed bookies enjoyed a successful week, with Friday’s …

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European Horse Network – Equine welfare needs to be addressed by EU’s ‘Future CAP’

Racing equine welfare group, The European Horse Network (EHN) has called for the EU Parliament to ‘preserve equine policy’ within the future structure of Europe’s ‘Common Agricultural Policy’ (CAP). Led by French MEP Jean Arthuis, EHN representatives expressed concerns about the proposals put forward by the ‘Future of the Common Agricultural Policy’ which would see equine welfare removed from the …

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188BET to sponsor next month’s Summer Plate Ladies’ Day

The biggest and richest racing day of the year at Market Rasen Racecourse has a new backer. Online bookmaker 188BET will become the sponsor of Summer Plate Ladies’ Day in association with Lincs FM, which this year falls on Saturday 21st July. The summer meeting regularly attracts over 8500 visitors, features the showpiece £50,000-listed steeplechase – the most valuable race …

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New Dawn… UK Racing prepares for new levy authority

The structure of British Racing governance is set to be revamped, in order to meet the demands of distributing the new horseracing betting levy which is inbound for April 2019. Last week, the governances of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Horsemen’s Group and Racecourse Association moved to install a new Racing Authority which will oversee the management of racing’s upcoming levy …

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Arena Racing Company makes Ffos Las acquisition

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced the acquisition of Ffos Las Racecourse, with the Carmarthenshire course becoming the fifteenth racecourse in the ARC portfolio. The Carmarthenshire course opened in 2009 and was, at the time, the first new racecourse in Britain in over 80 years. A flat oval, a mile and a half around, Ffos Las hosts a total of …

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How britbet is bringing innovation to pool betting

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Aiming to bring some much needed innovation to the pool betting landscape, britbet recently unveiled a plethora of new pool betting markets, as it looks to grow the value and target market of pool betting. We spoke to David Williams, the Director of Communications at britbet who detailed the importance of britbet’s fresh approach to pool betting, as well as …

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British Horseracing receives 2017 boost reports The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club has announced 2017 figures detailing a ninth successive year of growth, as well as a record contribution to British horseracing prize money. Welcoming four million people to its venues throughout the year, the group has reported revenues exceeding £200m for the first time, up 5.2 percent year-on-year to £201.1m, driven by increases in admissions, media, hospitality and …

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