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Tipster Challenge at Musselburgh – Full house for Oscar Lateen

It was two wins apiece last week for our tipsters at Carlisle, as Michael Shinners of Sky Bet collected 9.50 points to move the team of Guests on to the shoulder of SBC News atop the leaderboard. This week we are at Musselburgh for what promises to be another exciting day of racing. We will be taking on regular tipsters …

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UK Racing and betting stakeholders prepare for meeting to discuss ABP terms and conditions

The Guardian newspaper has reported that UK racing and betting stakeholders will meet today for a new round of discussions regarding the sports funding and the controversial Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) scheme implemented by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). With the relationship between UK racing and betting operators at its lowest ebb, discussions will focus on the levy % bookmakers …

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Sky Bet becomes official betting partner of talkSPORT 2

Sky Bet has announced the details of its latest partnership with talkSPORT 2, a new 24-hour sports radio station which itself launches on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Broadcasting from Sky Bet’s box at the Festival on Tuesday March 15th, talkSPORT 2 will focus on a wide range of live sport including football, horse racing, cricket, tennis, golf, rugby and US …

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Thornton and Ó hEochagáin to lead BetBright Cup teams at Cheltenham Festival

Retired jockey Robert ‘Choc’ Thornton, and Irish TV personality and racehorse owner Hector Ó hEochagáin have been named respective Great Britain and Ireland captains for the 2016 BetBright Cup. Formerly the Prestbury Cup, the BetBright Cup is awarded to the country with the greatest number of Cheltenham Festival winners. Great Britain took the inaugural crown in 2014 and secured a narrow …

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Ladbrokes set to lose historic sponsorship of Cheltenham Festival ‘World Hurdle Race’

Cheltenham Festival organiser, Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) appears to be at loggerheads with Ladbrokes regarding the operator’s sponsorship of Grade 1 event ‘The World Hurdle Race (15.30 – St Patricks Thursday 17 March). Ladbrokes continued stand-off against UK racing’s proposed Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) scheme, has seen the bookmaker unable to renew its eleven year sponsorship of the race. JCR …

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British Racing rejects Coral offer after ABP row

The British Horseracing Authority has dismissed Coral’s offer for a flat 7.5% of its online and retail horseracing profits, labelling it an an “unrealistic realistic starting point” on the grounds that it would generate less for the sport than existing arrangements. The latest clash between racing and the bookmakers has been caused by the introduction of the Authorised Betting Partner …

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A Bet A Powers Dafabet Masters

A Bet A has teamed up with Dafabet to provide a full betting shop experience at this week’s Masters Snooker tournament in London. The specialist supplier is providing both the EPOS and screen display technology to enable Dafabet to activate its sponsorship at a sold-out Alexandra Palace. Snooker fans can bet on all the action at the prestigious, invitation-only event, …

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Crimson Hexagon – Coral wins largest social media % share at Royal Ascot 2015

Data released this morning by social media analytics and insights firm Crimson Hexagon reveals how the bookies faired on social media at this year’s Royal Ascot (16-20 June). Bookmaker Coral came out on top with 36% share of voice on social media platforms; followed by Betfair with 31%, Paddy Power with 14%, William Hill 11% and Ladbrokes with 9%. Royal Ascot 2015 …

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Smarkets hits £1 billion trading milestone

Online betting exchange Smarkets has announced that it has reached its £1 billion trading milestone, aided by wagering recorded during this year’s Cheltenham Festival and Grand National racing events. The operator stated that the £1 billion milestone represented the continued positive momentum of its betting exchange services for the UK market. Further detailing its recent exchange performance, Smarkets noted that …

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OpenBet enjoys record Cheltenham Festival performance

OpenBet, the world’s leading software provider to the sports betting industry, handled more than 25,000,000 total sports bets during the 2015 Cheltenham Festival. The sum contributed towards 146,000,000 account transactions over the four-day period. The 2015 Festival saw an increase in the percentage of bets that were placed on mobile devices, with an average of 63% of bets being placed …

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