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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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DraftKings announces NY Knicks, NY Rangers and MSG partnership

DraftKings has announced a marketing partnership which sees it become the exclusive official sports betting and daily fantasy sports partner of the NY Knicks, NY Rangers and Madison Square Garden (MSG).  As a result, the agreement will see DraftKings benefit from premier brand integration access across MSG’s assets, including digital platforms, in-game promotion and out-of-home signage. Ron Skotarczak, EVP Marketing Partnerships …

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MansionBet expands horse racing sponsorship with HRI

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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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Rooney links with 32Red for ‘Stay In Control’ series

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has collaborated with 32Red as the firm emphasises its focus on responsible gambling with the launch of its ‘Stay In Control’ series. The opening episode of the series saw Rooney joined by former football league midfielder Scott Davies, who currently does extensive work in promoting the risks of gambling with Epic Risk Management.  Hosted at …

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Elliott Robinson: Exceeding Expectations in 2019

Wager, the peer-to-peer betting start-up that launched in August, is the latest incumbent attempting to overcome the industry’s ‘social wagering conundrum’. Introduced in conjunction with the kick off of the 2019/20 Premier League season, Wager has since seen some development in its short lifespan including the introduction of a marketing campaign, specialised markets, head-to-head profiles and referral schemes.  With Wager’s …

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SBC’s Year In Review: October’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 tenth edition looks at October and more specifically at Digitain targetting the ‘Netflix Experience’, the lessons to be learnt from SportPesa’s Kenyan withdrawal, the doubts surrounding the IRP tennis data findings and the ‘once in …

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

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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 ninth edition looks at September and more specifically at how the right technology can boost a sportsbook offering, the rise of sports data partnerships, how sports betting is influencing affiliate marketing and a review …

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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: August’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 eighth edition looks at August and more specifically at how operators focused on payments can provide the best experience, the threats faced by betting businesses, the next step for US sports betting and the …

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