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Equine welfare organisations out in force at Aintree

This years Randox Health Grand National is to once again see a host of leading equine welfare organisations and charities come together, highlighting a variety of factors which affect Britain’s horses. Joining the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will be the RSPCA, World Horse Welfare, British Horse Society and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), under the banner of The Horse Comes First, …

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Worldpay expects Grand National surge for online bookies

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Payment processing firm Worldpay is predicting a bumper weekend for online bookmakers, as Britain welcomes the 2018 Grand National. With internal research revealing that 45% of over-65s prefer placing bets on a mobile device as opposed to in-store, Worldpay is expected this to be the year that numbers for mobile gaming surpass its counterpart for punting pensioners. Data also shows …

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Paddy Power prices up all the possibilities in Golden Boot race

Harry Kane and Tottenham have gone to extreme lengths to prove the England forward did get a touch for the second goal against Stoke last weekend, and Paddy Power are upping the ante in the Golden Boot betting markets. After Kane remained adamant that the goal was his, the bookmaker are offering odds on the goal making all the difference …

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Jeevan Jeyaratnam – Abelson Info: Players that can emerge from under the radar at Russia 2018

International friendlies frustrate more than they satisfy, but in a World Cup year they take on great importance for those coaches hoping to make an impression in Russia this summer. They also provide a final chance for fringe players to force their way into the reckoning for the main event. Undoubtedly, there will be players, perhaps still under the radar, …

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Arena Racing Company to see prize money soar past £35m mark

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced that prize money across its 15 strong racecourse portfolio is to exceed £35m this year. Stating a “central role” that has been played in “helping ensure there are record levels of prize money in British Racing,” ARC also stresses that it has significantly increased its investment in prize money through its executive contribution, …

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Trainers lose self-certification rights due to non-runner scheme

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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has suspended the right to withdraw horses via self-certificate of 13 flat trainers, as a result of relatively high non-runner rates. A number of trainers were warned in August that they had until an April 1 cut off to ensure rates were below the prescribed threshold, currently set at 14% on the flat and 12% …

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Sportsbet.io hires Odds On Marketing to build-up brand identity

Bitcoin-centric online sportsbook Sportsbet.io (a subsidiary of Coingaming Group), has appointed Odds On Marketing as its new brand agency, as the operator seeks to expand its profile and coverage for World Cup 2018. Sportsbet.io appoints the specialist sports marketing agency Odds On, with the key initiative of driving its new brand identity during a critical period for the sports betting …

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Open field at Augusta ahead of Golf’s first major of the year

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The 2018 US Masters is almost upon us, with the triumphant individual not only receiving the honour of donning the famous green jacket at the Augusta National, but also taking home a $1.9m slice of the $11m purse. It could be argued that a plethora of names are serious contenders to be on top upon the tournaments culmination this Sunday …

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Nathan Rothschild: iSport Genius – Sorting the men from the boys at Russia 2018

Nathan Rothschild, partner and co-founder at iSport Genius, looks into the data challenges that face operators and punters alike at the upcoming World Cup. With the tournament taking place in a new country and with historical head-to-head data somewhat limited, advanced methodologies are needed to factor in the new elements and ensure that no data goes to waste. ___________________ We …

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Franz Ömer – bet-at-home: Standing out in a thriving German market

European online betting operator bet-at-home has benefited from growth in online betting markets, achieving record growth in its yearly results for 2017. Record annual results, paired with continued online growth position the company strongly as it approaches a key period in 2018, with the conclusion of the European football season and the commencing of the Russian World Cup.  Bet-at-home CEO …

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