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UKGC records stable July activity but concerns appear on higher slots engagement 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has recorded a ‘stable July’ as it continued to track the activity of the online gambling sector under COVID-19 circumstances.  Publishing its latest online monitoring report gathered from operator data, the regulator revealed that July registered 11.3 million active players, matching June results. July’s active player numbers remain well below the Peak +12 million recorded …

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RMG secures ‘clarity and confidence’ with racing media rights renewals

The Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has extended its licencing rights agreements for the distribution of audio visual and data content with race tracks across the UK. Under the terms of the five-year contract renewals, 35 racecourses have extended their LBO content distribution deals, whilst 33 have signed agreements covering all other aspects of media rights. The latter extensions include streaming …

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Jockey Club ‘to explore every option’ regarding Cheltenham expansion

The Jockey Club is reportedly considering expanding the Cheltenham Festival to include a fifth day by 2023, as the organisation looks to ‘explore every option’ to improve both the event and the sport of horse racing, according to The Telegraph. Should the Festival be expanded, it will join Ireland’s Punchestown Festival and the recently concluded Royal Ascot event, the latter …

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SBK signs long-term sponsorship deal with Richard Kingscote

Smarkets’ sportsbook app SBK has committed to a long-term sponsorship of multiple title-winning jockey Richard Kingscote until October 2022. The agreement will see reigning all-weather champion Kingscote wear SBK branded riding gear over the next 16 months, as well as produce exclusive content for the operator. “I’m thrilled to have SBK as my new sponsor, and I’d like to thank …

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Spotlight Sports Group ‘Upping the Ante’ with extended bet365 video deal

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An extended video deal between Spotlight Sports Group and bet365 will see the Stoke-based betting and gaming operator retain exclusive sponsorship of the Cheltenham Festival series, ‘Upping the Ante’, hosted by Racing Post’s David Jennings and Gavin Lynch. In addition to the successful Cheltenham series, bet365 will also continue as exclusive sponsor of ‘What A Shout’ – a weekly Friday …

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Scientific Games’ OpenSports finds more success at Grand National

Scientific Games has broken its records again in 2021, this time at the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, building on the success of its OpenSports platform at the Cheltenham Festival. The Nasdaq registered firm reported over 50 million bets placed through OpenSports, utilised by a range of online and retail operators, with over 19 million bets placed on …

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Katie Walsh says times are changing for racing ahead of Grand National

In two separate marketing releases, UK sports betting operators Betway and Coral spoke to former jockey Katie Walsh and current competitor Tom Scudamore, who each gave a different perspective on the significance of the Grand National. Walsh is one of the most successful women to have ever competed in racing, having achieved over 100 wins including the Irish Grand National, …

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Cheltenham Festival a runaway winner for Xtremepush’s multichannel clients

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Ross O’Connor, Director of Account Management at player engagement and retention software provider Xtremepush, said he was bowled over by the volume of multichannel campaigns delivered by its clients throughout the Cheltenham Festival. He told SBC News: “Cheltenham week is often described by the industry as Christmas for sportsbooks. By all accounts, 2021’s edition really delivered on that promise for …

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bet365 heads betslip leaderboard in Oddschecker Cheltenham report

Oddschecker has released its report of betting trends during the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, revealing positive results for numerous operators with bet365 heading the betslip leaderboard. The Stoke-on-Trent based online bookmaker accumulated the largest share of betslip clicks on the odds comparison website throughout the four-day festival at 19.4%, whilst Flutter Entertainment’s Sky Bet and Paddy Power finished second and third …

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RMG passes the winning post with Cheltenham streaming record

RMG passes the winning post with Cheltenham streaming record

Last week’s Cheltenham Festival recorded a huge uptake in the number of viewers streaming the event, with the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) reporting the highest figure in British and Irish horse racing history. Utilising the services of real-time streaming technology platform Phenix, RMG secured up to 500,000 streams on individual races, representing a year-on-year growth rate of 60% across the …

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