Tag Archives: Cork

Mark Brosnan ends Matchbook CEO tenure 

Xanadu Consultancy, the holding company of online betting exchange Matchbook (Matchbook.com) has confirmed that Mark Brosnan has chosen to step down as Chief Executive. Brosnan’s decision will see Xanadu’s CFO Farzad Peyman fulfil CEO leadership duties on an interim basis. Moving forward Xanadu confirmed that Brosnan will continue to serve as a company director to support the firm in developing …

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MansionBet expands horse racing sponsorship with HRI

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Online sports betting operator MansionBet has announced the expansion of its current horse racing sponsorships into Ireland for 2020 with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI). As a result of the deal, the Gibraltar-based operator is now set to sponsor over 60 events throughout the UK & Ireland, including Doncaster, Newmarket, Newbury, Cork, Naas and Fairyhouse. Dana Bocker, Head of Integrated Marketing at Mansion, …

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Bruce Betting buyout sees BoyleSports expand home network

BoyleSports, Ireland’s second-biggest bookmaker has moved to expand its home market retail capacity acquiring outright the betting shop properties of independent operator Bruce Betting. Operating since 1977, Bruce Betting maintains a retail portfolio of 18 betting shops located within the counties of Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare and Westmeath. During 2018, Thomas Byrne Managing Director of Bruce Betting, urged Irish Finance Minister …

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Matchbook sticks at 2% commission across all sports

Starting this week, online betting exchange Matchbook has announced a set 2% commission across all sports wagering taking place on its platform. The Cork-based operator details that its new structure will apply to net profits with its customers only paying commission on winning bets. The set commission sees Matchbook join competitors Betdaq and Smarkets on a 2% rate, challenging market …

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Big on Racing… Matchbook goes Commission Free for Cheltenham 2018

Online betting exchange Matchbook, has removed all commissions on its racing market wagers as part of its Cheltenham Festival 2018 marketing drive. Having started the promotion on 9 February, Matchbook details that it has dropped its standard 1.5% commission rate on winning racing bets until 19 March. The betting exchange’s exclusive promotion will cover the upcoming Cheltenham Festival 2018 (Tuesday …

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Louth tops shops per capita in Paddy Power dominated Ireland

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Louth, the smallest county in Ireland, has the highest concentration of betting shops in the country with 2.6 outlets per 10,000 population. As reported in the Irish Examiner, the county’s 33 betting shops puts it 50% above the national average of 1.8 bookies per 10,000 population. The other counties with the highest concentrations of betting shops are Carlow, Westmeath, Longford, …

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Matchbook aims for ‘the next level’ following new investment

Issuing a market update, the governance of online betting exchange operator Matchbook Group (Matchbook.com) has revealed that it has completed a ‘significant investment transaction’ that will ‘considerably grow the trajectory’ of its business. Matchbook governance did not disclose the sum of its secured investment, ut stated that through its funding round the company had brought on board well versed strategic …

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partypoker commits to biggest ever LIVE poker tour

GVC Holdings subsidiary partypoker has stated its commitment to ‘live poker’ announcing the launch of its new ‘partypoker LIVE’ global tour in 2017 with a number of headline events featuring Million $ prizepools. The LIVE global tour will make its first stop in Quebec Canada at the Playground Poker Club featuring a guaranteed prizepool of CAD $1 million for the …

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