Tag Archives: greyhound racing

BetVictor strengthens greyhound product offering with SIS deal

BetVictor has signed an agreement with Sports Information Services (SIS), which will strengthen the operator’s current British and Irish greyhound content offering. Delivered as part of the operator’s new ‘Bet and Watch’ format, customers will have the opportunity to utilise regular short-form betting events, which is hoped to provide more engaging betting content designed to improve retention and dwell time. Eoin Ryan, …

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ABB backs bookmakers’ contribution to greyhound welfare

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has welcomed UK bookmakers’ decision to supply an additional £3m in funding to the provision of greyhound welfare and the uplift of the greyhound racing industry as a whole. The funding commitment will be paid for by UK bookmakers, after the UK Gambling Commission secured a voluntary agreement with Betfred, William Hill, Sky Betting …

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Bookmakers commit to £3m funding scheme for Greyhound welfare

The UK greyhound scene secures a much-needed uplift, as this morning the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed a new funding deal of £3 million for the ‘Greyhound Trust’, focusing on animal welfare, training and protections. The funding commitment will be paid for by UK bookmakers, with the UKGC securing a voluntary agreement with – Betfred, William Hill, Sky Betting & …

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Towcester set for administration after “trading difficulties”

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Historic UK racecourse and greyhound track Towcester has cancelled all its scheduled meetings for this weekend after announcing it’s set to enter into administration. The course, which is owned by the Fermor- Hesketh family and is steeped in history, is scheduled to host a further three cards this year with the first commencing on 10 October, however whether these take place …

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SIS expands greyhound racing offering

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SIS (Sports Information Services) has expanded its greyhound racing content with the addition of a further 2,800 races a year. Ladbrokes and Coral will be among the first operators to utilise the more extensive service that will see its schedule increase from 43 to 48 fixtures per week. The new SIS Greyhound schedule and race times are available on the SIS website: …

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Worrying times for Belle Vue after housing plans revealed

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Steeped in history and tradition, but it could now be the case that Manchester’s Belle Vue dog track could be at risk, after it was revealed by the Manchester Evening News that there are potential plans to build 243 homes on the site. Having first been built in 1926, the infrastructure is synonymous with the Belle Vue area and is …

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GBGB considers race integrity after Sittingbourne BAGS removal

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The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) will consider whether any Rules of Racing were breached at Central Park Stadium Sittingbourne in 2015, after a greyhound was incorrectly removed from the starting line at the request of Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service (BAGS). Now that the Gambling Commission has concluded its own investigations into the 20:52 race on 23 April, the …

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SIS exits licensing agreements to become sole race data provider

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SIS will now be the sole provider of race day data for Irish horse racing, UK horse racing and UK greyhound racing, in addition to its premier international horse racing. SIS has exited licensing agreements with other providers of its horse racing and greyhound racing data, so customers will need to agree to supply through SIS to continue with these …

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Australian Greyhound racing gets ‘one last chance’

The government of New South Wales (NSW) has reversed its decision to ban greyhound racing, stating that the sport had ‘one last chance’ to prove itself against animal cruelty. The Australian greyhound racing industry has come under fire following a string of investigations which found overwhelming evidence of animal cruelty including mass killings and the use of live baits in …

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SIS’ Jim Proudfoot – Providing faster real-time data to bookmakers

March 2016 saw SIS change its data collection model for UK greyhounds, with odds and results now produced directly by track agents via a new mobile interface. Jim Proudfoot, Head of On Course Operations at SIS Betting, explains the changes. What’s prompted the switch to tablet data collection at greyhound races? We’re always looking at ways to improve our processes …

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