Tag Archives: COVID-19

HRI to commence CEO recruitment drive as Kavanagh steps down

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is looking for a new CEO as current incumbent Brian Kavanagh has announced he will be vacating the position in September this year. As CEO of the governing body responsible for horse racing in Ireland, Kavanagh oversaw several major milestones and challenges during his tenure, including the implementation of the country’s updated betting tax framework, closely …

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Bayes Esports: Predicting the unpredictable with esports events

Darina Goldin, Director of Data Science at Bayes Esports, takes a look at seasonal trends within the esports industry and why she learnt to embrace the chaos that comes with trying to forecast esports events in 2021.  If something is seasonal, it means that it fluctuates within a calendar year in a predictable fashion. This is true for shopping, the …

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BHA plans to get owners back on track by April  

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is working with all stakeholders to ensure that owners can return to England and Scotland’s racecourses from Monday 29 March – in line with government rules on easing national restrictions. Since January public attendance to racecourses has been restricted, following the announcement of the UK’s winter lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. …

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Transformed Gamesys delivers record 2020 results

Gamesys Group Plc has praised its diversified brand portfolio and operational execution in delivering a group-wide record financial performance for 2020.  A transformed Gamesys achieved group revenues of £772 million, up 75% on corresponding full-year 2019 results of £415 million – with the company noting that it has secured all operating objectives, merging its legacy Jackpotjoy unit with Gamesys B2C …

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Boris Johnson supports UK and Ireland joint 2030 World Cup bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed the UK and Ireland’s proposed bid to jointly host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, pledging £2.8 million to the cause, which is expected to be confirmed at tomorrow’s Budget. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland came together to put together a proposal to host the 2030 edition of the World …

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Premier League to air live games via broadcast partners until fans return

The Premier League has confirmed an extension to its agreement with respective broadcast partners to show the remainder of the 2020/21 season in the UK until supporters can safely return to stadiums. Primary rights holders Sky Sports and BT Sport will continue to show the majority of matches, whilst streaming platform Amazon and the BBC will carry additional games. “The Premier …

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Horse Racing Ireland launches mobile app through PTI Digital collaboration

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has announced that it will launch a new mobile application, assisted by digital and data consultancy PTI Digital. The creation of the app is part of HRI’s wider digital vision that will deliver growth and revenue for the business, enhance race day experience, engage key audiences and meet wider HRI strategic objectives.  In March last year, …

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How can influencer marketers educate audiences in the IPL?

As influencer marketing becomes a commonplace strategy in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and other sports within the country, operators and firms alike must educate customers about the products that sports stars and celebrity personalities are advertising. Parimatch, a firm that teamed up with MMA icon Conor McGregor in 2019, is one such company that places a strong emphasis on …

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Esports is having its big moment, but will it last? 

Esports is having its big moment, but will it last? 

Esports has been a big topic of conversation in recent years, but what actually is it? For betting operators, there are basically two types of esports; hardcore video game competition such as CSGO, Dota, League of Legends etc. And sport replacement, or so called crisis content, which includes FIFA, NBA2k, and Ice Hockey. Prior to the COVID pandemic, sport replacement …

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Superb Q4 sees bet-at-home upgrade 2020 earnings

DACH markets betting group bet-at-home AG has revised its full-year 2020 results after company management recorded a ‘supremely positive’ Q4 trading period. Updating investors, the Frankfurt Xetra betting group has anticipated that its expected EBITDA range will be delivered above the €30 million mark – a significant increase on its previous range of €23-27 million. bet-at-home has improved its full-year …

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