Tag Archives: Betfred

Trainers blast ‘ridiculous’ cuts to Arc prize-money

Mark Johnston, a leading horse trainer, has blasted the Arena Racing Company’s (Arc) contribution to the prize-money as the racing group prepares to offset the government cuts to FOBT stakes. Arc announced in December 2018 that it “simply cannot continue” to maintain its current contributions to the prize-money fund, and would be issuing a reduction to its contribution by £3m. …

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OPTIMA to support Betfred’s Spanish market launch

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OPTIMA has increased an existing partnership with the Betfred Group to provide the operator with its Omnichannel Player Account Management and Sports Betting system (OPTIMAMGS™) to enter the competitive Spanish market. Betfred Managing Director Mark Stebbings said that OPTIMA was the “natural choice” for Betfred to expand into the Spanish market. He explained: “We have partnered with Jacob Lopez and …

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BBC report reveals GamStop & MOSES self-exclusion failures

UK gambling has suffered an embarrassing weekend, as national media reports that the safeguards of GamStop – the sector’s online self-exclusion scheme – have been breached by problem gamblers. On Sunday 13 January, the BBC ‘Five Live Investigates’ program revealed that problem gamblers registered on the GamStop scheme had been able to circumvent exclusion provisions by simply changing minor details when registering with …

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ABB backs bookmakers’ contribution to greyhound welfare

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has welcomed UK bookmakers’ decision to supply an additional £3m in funding to the provision of greyhound welfare and the uplift of the greyhound racing industry as a whole. The funding commitment will be paid for by UK bookmakers, after the UK Gambling Commission secured a voluntary agreement with Betfred, William Hill, Sky Betting …

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Bookmakers commit to £3m funding scheme for Greyhound welfare

The UK greyhound scene secures a much-needed uplift, as this morning the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed a new funding deal of £3 million for the ‘Greyhound Trust’, focusing on animal welfare, training and protections. The funding commitment will be paid for by UK bookmakers, with the UKGC securing a voluntary agreement with – Betfred, William Hill, Sky Betting & …

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Year in Review: The impact of FOBT regulations

It has proven to be a very tumultuous year for the retail betting sector, with 151 stores closing to the public between March and September. The big four – Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill, Betfred and Paddy Power – continued to dominate the retail scene, holding 87 per cent of betting shops in Great Britain. Generally, however, stores have been struggling …

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Growing regulatory demands see FSB call for an SMP Compliance Academy

Seeking to strengthen its compliance operating frameworks and procedures, sports betting platform provider FSB Tech has recruited SMP eGaming to develop its specific ‘Compliance Academy’ training program. Specialists in multi-jurisdictional licensing, regulatory auditing and AML frameworks, SMP will develop a Compliance Academy program for FSB fulfilling the demands, provisions and requisites of operating an effective and compliant online betting platform. …

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Our League exceeds first year expectations for InCrowd and RFL

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Our League, the membership platform created by fan marketing company InCrowd in partnership with the Rugby Football League (RFL), has reached 84,000 members, produced 32 live match streams and given out over 13,000 prizes in its inaugural year. The platform has also successfully integrated ticketing and reward schemes as well as live streaming, predictor games and polls such as the …

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Britbet unites with Tote to significantly enhance UK pool betting

The Tote consortium and Britbet have reached a £50 million seven-year agreement to significantly elevated pool betting in the UK. The deal which will commence immediately, follows constructive discussions between the Tote consortium, made up of Betfred and Alizeti who are the current owners of the UK Tote, and Britbet, marks a significant landmark in progress for Tote betting within …

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Betfred extends Scottish football sponsorship

The SPFL has announced the extension of its partnership with Betfred for the betting operator to remain as the primary sponsor of the Scottish League Cup, for a further year. The extension was confirmed by SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster at the league’s general meeting this morning at Hampden Park. The deal represents another significant investment into Scottish football, the …

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