Tag Archives: Cheltenham

Playtech and Ladbrokes Coral team-up for built-in bet slip

Playtech and Ladbrokes Coral have enhanced their burgeoning relationship, with its new built-in bet slip the “first ever sports solution directly integrated into live casino”. The omni-channel firms new offering will allow customers to follow live odds and action without leaving tables, and will feature roulette operated by sports trained dealers – who are to also provide match commentary for …

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“Fresh” horse racing setup on LeoVegas gets Timeform data boost

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Smoother ‘Next Off’ navigation, a clearer race overview and more detailed information about previous performances for each runner are just some of the improvements made to the horse racing coverage on LeoVegas. This is after LeoVegas implemented the new racing client from Kambi and improved race data from Timeform, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Paddy Power Betfair. Timeform specialises in collecting, …

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Winning Post: Match-fixing allegations rock Albanian football

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. GB: horseracing – barriers belong on the course only… A week since the Cheltenham Festival concluded. Better to let the dust settle before drawing significant conclusions. However, some important …

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Winning Post – UKGC recommendation gives hope to bookies

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: DCMS Review – Gambling Commission recommendations The Gambling Commission has published its advice to the government on action to be taken under the DCMS Review into machine stakes, …

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Bookies rejoice as Apples Shakira fails to land monster plunge

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Some of the huge losses were recouped on the final day at Cheltenham, after defeat for Apples Shakira kick-started a “much-needed winning day” for the bookmakers. Starting out on day four, the bookmakers were estimated to be £100 million down after a succession of short price favourites, many of them Irish, romped to victory at the Festival. Stephen Harris, racing …

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Industry down £50 million as punters take 2-0 Cheltenham lead

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The punters went 2-0 up at the Cheltenham Festival, with the bookmakers firmly “on the ropes” after short-price victories for Samcro, Presenting Percy and Altior. The bookmakers began day two desperate for “Irish banker” Samcro to fail in the Ballymore, but the future star proved just too strong for Black Op in the closing stages. Stephen Harris, the racing guru …

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Sky Bet links with Injured Jockeys Fund for Cheltenham initiative

Sky Bet and Heavyweight Sports has outlined ambitions to raise the profile of a nominated charity, ahead of Sky Bet’s sponsorship of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at next week’s Cheltenham Festival. This year’s high profile Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle will see the UK’s most popular online bookmaker link up with the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF). As Sky Bet not only offers …

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