Tag Archives: Horse Racing

William Morris, SIS: Showcasing the best racing content across every time zone

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William Morris, Head of International Horse Racing at SIS, discusses the importance of providing a diversified racing portfolio in today’s marketplace, before identifying a couple of international ‘race meets’ which now form a crucial part of the company’s content portfolio. SBC: First of all, how important is it to be able to offer a diverse racing portfolio in today’s marketplace? …

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BGC backs Grand National delay to give betting shops a reopening boost

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has backed the proposal to delay the Grand National until after 12 April to allow betting shops to take advantage of the event. Under the government’s current roadmap out of the UK’s ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, betting shops are due to reopen on 12 April, whilst the iconic horse race will take place on 10 …

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BGC calls for reopening of gambling industry after lockdown

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) insists that retail betting shops and casinos must be allowed to reopen when the UK begins to exit its most recent national lockdown. Over 44,000 people in the UK are employed in betting shops and casinos, and the BGC has argued that these businesses are prepared to support the post-lockdown economic recovery, and must …

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Soft2Bet’s Rabona adds Latrobet horse racing content

Soft2Bet’s Rabona adds Latrobet horse racing content

Soft2Bet will continue to strengthen its horse and greyhound racing offering through a new partnership with technology and software supplier Latrobet. By integrating Latrobet’s turnkey solution into its Rabona sportsbook, Soft2Bet clients will gain access to the supplier’s horse racing solution, which includes live racing streams, customised silks, extensive form information and odds as well as resulting services. “Recent months …

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Unibet reaches 1000th horse racing sponsorship milestone

Unibet has reached a ‘landmark’ in its support of horse racing since its UK launch, with two fixtures over the weekend set to mark the operator’s 1000th sponsorship. The online operator will reach the landmark number on Sunday 15 November, a day on which it sponsors both the Grade 1 Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown as well as the Grade …

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JenningsBet lands XB Net deal

JenningsBet, a UK gambling operator, has strengthened its US offering after agreeing a new partnership with XB Net. The independent operator, which has over 100 shops across the UK, now has access to XB Net’s live pictures, data and betting services across a network of over 50 North American tracks. As a result of the deal, JenningsBet will be able …

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SIS: Offering an omni-channel experience for online and retail customers

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Rachel Coulson, Head of Product Proposition at SIS, highlights how operators can adjust their online sportsbook offering to optimise engagement with both online and retail customers within the current climate. Retail has long been the cornerstone of the betting industry in many countries and for a significant proportion of bettors it is the place where they will always choose to …

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Paris tracks face second shutdown as government changes coronavirus policy

The French government has withdrawn its approval to allow racing to resume in areas still affected by the coronavirus outbreak, resulting in a suspension of racing at tracks including ParisLongchamp, Auteuil and Saint-Cloud. To mitigate the impact of COVID-19, the French government has recently classified different areas of the country into red and green zones – red being assigned to …

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BHA extends racing suspension beyond end of April

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that the suspension of racing will be extended, with a date for resumption yet to be decided. Racing was initially suspended on March 18 following the government’s decision to introduce the current lockdown measures which seek to protect essential emergency services and the health and safety of the public. But while a new …

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Irish racing cancelled as Varadkar increases COVID-19 measures

Horse racing across Ireland came to a halt last night following new restrictions imposed by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, which has seen all sporting events cancelled until 19 April at the earliest due to COVID-19. Irish racing has been taking place without spectators since 13 March, and was subject to strict controls. The restrictions meant that race meetings were closed …

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