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William Hill hails revenue growth amid 11% drop in profits

William Hill has claimed wagering growth across all four of its divisions in the first half of 2017, although profit before interest and tax was 11% lower than the corresponding period in 2016. However, given that there was some revenue growth (3% to £837.0m) against last year’s figures which had been boosted from the Euro 2016 tournament, and adjusted operating …

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Betway extends title sponsorship of Cheltenham’s ‘Champion Chase’ for further 3 years

Betway has agreed a contract extension to sponsor the Grade One Queen Mother Champion Chase for the next three Cheltenham Festivals. The champion two-mile chase was Betway’s first major racing sponsorship deal back in 2015, when Dodging Bullets shot to victory under Sam Twiston-Davies, and the leading online bookmaker will now sponsor the top-level contest up to and including 2020. …

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Boylesports CFO Mark O’Neil – Operator to establish UK retail network by end of 2017

Speaking on Newstalk’s ‘Breakfast Business’ show, Mark O’Neil Chief Financial Officer of Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports stated his firm’s intent on growing its UK retail network. O’Neil detailed that despite losing its bid to takeover Ladbrokes-Coral merger betting shop ‘offcuts’ which would have given his firm a ‘solid retail platform’, BoyleSports will move to pursue its long awaited plans of …

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32Red ambassador lands winner on Ruby Thursday at Cheltenham

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The bookies may have enjoyed the upper hand across the first two days at Cheltenham, but the punters struck back thanks to an incredible Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins quadruple on day three. After heading into the day without a victory, the famous horse racing duo made a quick start by prevailing in the JLT Novices’ Chase on Yorkhill (6/4), …

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Douvan disappoints but LeoVegas revels in first Cheltenham

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LeoVegas confirmed that its first Cheltenham had “exceeded all expectations”, after watching 2/9 favourite Douvan come 7th in the Champion Chase on a triumphant day for the bookmakers. Less than a year after launching in time for Euro 2016, the Swedish-based mobile gaming specialists acknowledged that whilst a hit could be around the corner, Ruby Walsh’s disappointing start to the …

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Noel Fehily to provide daily Cheltenham blogs for Bet Bonus Code

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Champion Hurdle-winning jockey Noel Fehily has signed a deal to become brand ambassador for affiliate site Bet Bonus Code until the end of the 2016-17 National Hunt season. The 41-year-old, who has ridden more than 1,000 winners, will provide daily blogs throughout the Cheltenham Festival, where he is set to partner Buveur D’Air, Unowhatimeanharry and Neon Wolf. Fehily will then …

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BetBright Cup winner gets £10,000 for Injured Jockeys Fund

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BetBright has announced that the winning BetBright Cup captain will receive a £10,000 donation to the Injured Jockeys Fund of their respective country on their behalf. Formerly the Prestbury Cup, the BetBright Cup is awarded to Great Britain or Ireland, depending on who gets the greatest number of winners at the Cheltenham Festival. Rich Ricci, BetBright Chairman, said: “The prize …

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Betway to sponsor Kingmaker Chase and Kingwell Hurdle

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Betway has added to its horse racing portfolio by sponsoring the Kingmaker Chase and Kingwell Hurdle for the south west region of Jockey Club Racecourses. The company has agreed to sponsor the Grade 2 Betway Kingmaker Novices’ Chase at Warwick on February 11, which has been won in the past by greats such as Long Run and Finian’s Rainbow, along with …

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Irish TV3 Group secures four-year UK horse racing deal with RMG

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Irish TV viewers will enjoy up to 50 days of live racing action each year, after TV3 Group announced a new four-year partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) from January 1, 2017. Starting with the New Year’s Day meeting from Cheltenham, TV3 and 3e will broadcast some of the biggest events in horse racing, including the Cheltenham Festival, Randox Health …

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Sun Bets signs deal to sponsor Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham

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Sun Bets has signed a three-year deal to sponsor the Grade One Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. The 2017 race will take place on the third day of the festival (March 16), which is also St Patrick’s Day. First run with its current race conditions in 1972, the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle will revert to its original title after being …

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