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Betway becomes latest bookmaker to join UK racing’s ABP scheme

Updating the market, Betway has informed that it has agreed a three-year deal with UK racing to become an Authorised Betting Partner (ABP). The bookmaker will commit to making voluntary payments to help fund UK racing. As an ABP partner, Betway will receive a number of benefits including the right to promote its online betting services at syndicated ABP racing …

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BOS Sponsor Profile – Viktor Hoffmann – Marathonbet

Marathonbet has been confirmed as an Affiliate and Media Event Sponsor for Betting on Sports! Just a few weeks before the conference, we caught up with Viktor Hoffmann, CEO for Marathonbet since June 2016, who shared his excitement over the upcoming ‘Networking Extravaganza’ in London. Hoffmann, who first joined Panbet in June 2015, will also be appearing as a speaker at …

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6 of the Best – Ladbrokes’ Jessica Bridge

BetITBest‘s Nico Jansen is interested in discovering the best in people. This week it’s Jessica Bridge. Jessica has been part of the PR team at Ladbrokes since November 2011. She has made live or recorded broadcasts on BBC News, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, Sky Sports News, BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT. Before joining Ladbrokes, she completed work placements with Sky …

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21Bet hits 15,000 customers in first month

It has been revealed that new online bookie 21Bet has signed up over 15,000 customers in its first month in business.  The operator launched at the beginning of March and final preparations are now being made for the imminent launch of the 21Bet Casino. The casino will also be powered by FSB Technology and feature games from the likes of Microgaming. 21Bet, …

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OpenBet surpasses Grand National record with 62,000 bets-per-minute

OpenBet, an omni-channel provider to the sports betting industry, handled 22 million sports bets on the day of the Grand National race across all channels. The 24-hour period is the supplier’s busiest of the year. At its peak, the company processed 62,000 bets-per-minute on Saturday 9th April 2016, an increase of 27% from 2015. In addition, OpenBet processed a total …

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Bookies back to winning ways after lucrative National meeting

Just three weeks after a ‘worst ever’ Cheltenham Festival, Aintree’s Grand National meeting proved to be pay-back time for bookmakers. According to experts from bettingexpert.com, the bookies raked in an estimated £16.50 per person over the three days. Ladies Day (8 April) was the poorest day for the punters, as not one favourite managed to win a race, leaving bookmakers’ …

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Charlie McCann – BetVictor – The greatest race in the world

The relationship between Horse Racing and Betting in 2016 continues to prove difficult. From protests over Racing’s ABP Scheme, to disputes over the current level of Levy being paid by the betting shops, build up for this Saturday’s Grand National has been somewhat subdued. However, the race is still hugely anticipated, especially now the 40 runners have been confirmed. Last year’s …

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Ladbrokes fear Many Clouds Grand National win

Britain’s bookmakers are hoping for a successful Grand National on Saturday, following the hammering they took at the Cheltenham Festival just three weeks ago. It is estimated that the industry lost around £60 million, as a string of heavily-backed favourites led by horses owned by former Barclays banker Rich Ricci, romped to victory at Cheltenham. The nightmare started with a …

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Paddy Power copes best with Cheltenham Gold Cup traffic

Paddy Power coped best with the extra website traffic during Gold Cup day at Cheltenham last week, according to Capacitas, a company that specialises in preventing websites from crashing. As reported in iGaming Business, Capacitas said that the conversion rate of a website degrades when page load time exceeds two seconds. Research from Capacitas showed that around the time of the …

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Tipster Challenge Results – Champion Chase drama at Cheltenham

The Guests took charge at the top of the Tipster Challenge leaderboard on a memorable day at the Cheltenham Festival. Ciaran O’Brien, Communications Director at William Hill ended the day with an incredible 16.5 points after race wins for Diego Du Charmil (13/2), Ballyandy (5/1) and an emotional Nico de Boinville on Sprinter Sacre (5/1). For the first time, bettingexpert have …

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