Sport

GVC places ‘sports & community’ at the forefront of new responsibility drive

Further to announcing its new social responsibility commitments, FTSE100 betting group GVC Holdings today launches its new ‘Community Programme’, focusing on increasing funding to UK sports and social initiatives. Launched at a Parliamentary reception attended by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, GVC governance outlined the key objectives of its Community Programme working alongside charity SportsAid. Moving forward, the FTSE enterprise seeks to …

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At the Races pens exclusive Hong Kong racing rights deal

At The Races (ATR) and Sky Sports Racing are to be the new exclusive, non-terrestrial, broadcast home of Hong Kong racing in the United Kingdom and Ireland until July 2022, it has been revealed today. Revealed by ATR and The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), who have overseen racing in the territory since 1984, it’s to see a record £120m …

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Tennis Integrity Unit issues life bans to three chair umpires

Three tennis chair umpires have been banned for life from officiating at or attending any professional tennis events, after being found guilty of match-fixing and betting offences. Announced by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the trio in question, Anucha Tongplew, Apisit Promchai and Chitchai Srililai, admitted to betting on tennis matches at ITF Futures tournaments held in 2017, as part …

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888 recruits SIS for greyhound boost

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Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services has penned a deal with global operator 888, as part of which it’s to provide its British and Irish greyhound content. Under the terms of the deal the organisation is to deliver its live greyhound pictures and data to the 888sports brand, bringing in excess of 30,000 races each year. In its …

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SBC’s On The Ball: Barcelona, Newcastle and La Liga growth

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition looks at a new potential buyer for Newcastle United and record breaking results for Barcelona. Barca’s billions Issuing financial results for the 2017/18 season, Spanish champions Barcelona have become the first team to reach $1bn in …

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6 of the Best – NCPG’s Keith Whyte

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Read on to discover about audio and visual dilemmas, a Luc Besson spectacular and stumbling upon a moving march for equality in the French capital. Best Holiday Years ago my wife and I happened to be in Paris on July …

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Betway looks for future racing prospects sponsoring Wollacott Devon stable

Betway marketing continues to expand its presence in UK horseracing, confirming that it will sponsor the Devon stable of Kayley Wollacott. Wollacott took control of the stable earlier this year, after husband and champion trainer Richard Wollacott passed away. Despite the tragic loss of Richard Wollacott, the Devon Stable continues to develop top studs, as Lalor won the ‘Grade 1 …

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SIS enlists Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo for portfolio growth

Sports Information Services (SIS) has announced a significant expansion of its international horse racing portfolio, after agreeing a global distribution deal with Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo. The exclusive three-year deal, which will see SIS become the official distributor of pictures and data from the Buenos Aires based course, will see the firm broadcast live action from its 188 meetings and …

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SBC’s On The Ball – Wembley sale moves a step closer

This edition of ‘On The Ball’ looks at the digital growth of Manchester United, the potential sale of Wembley stadium moving a step closer and a significant rule change for next season’s Champions League. Uninspiring performances not hampering Manchester United’s digital growth Despite a turbulent period on the pitch, Manchester United reported record revenue of £590m for the 12 month …

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6 of the Best – The Isle of Man Government’s Tony Jones

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This week’s edition of ‘6 of the Best’ comes from the Isle of Man’s eGaming Higher Executive Officer and long-suffering Ayr United fan Tony Jones. Read on to find out about historic derby victories for The Honest Men, being mugged in Bolivia and ‘messed up’ Rob Zombie flicks. Best Holiday In 2011 and 2012 I was fortunate to go on …

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