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Betfred expands its Playtech SSBT inventory

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has agreed a second deal this year to install an additional fleet of self service betting terminals (SSBT) across Betfred’s 1,700 strong retail estate. The provider of omni-channel sports betting solutions, is to supply a number of its state of the art widescreen terminals to the operator’s best performing shops. John Pettit, Managing Director for the …

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Australia geared for “the race that stops a nation”

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A crowd of 100,000 people are expected to descend on Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday for the 2017 Melbourne Cup. ‘The race that stops a nation’ is the most prosperous handicap race in the world, with prize money of $6.2m available this year, and a rich history dating back over 150 years. Ahead of the race, at 4am tomorrow (Tuesday 7th November) …

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BoscaBet unveils plans to revolutionise independent betting shop experience

In 2018, BoscaBet is aiming to help independent betting shops rival the large retail chains in terms of enhancing customer engagement and experience. The Irish-based software company has affirmed its commitment to transforming the presentation of horse and greyhound racing in LBOs, with the launch of its new digital display solution, the BoscaBet “Live Race Centre.” Live pricing and results, …

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GMG strikes content agreement with BAGS for Greyhound Racing

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A minimum of 1,619 greyhound fixtures from 12 established tracks are to be made available to the betting industry from the start of 2018. This follows a new agreement between Arena Racing Company (ARC), who represent the media interest of Greyhound Media Group (GMG), and the Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service (BAGS). Dominic Ford, Chairman of BAGS, added: “BAGS has been …

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DraftKings expands Fantasy Football to Ireland and Austria

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DraftKings, the world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, has announced plans to expand into Ireland and Austria. The Boston-based provider will offer several football leagues to Irish and Austrian players, including the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga, as well as golf (PGA and European Tour), mixed martial arts, Esports, Canadian Football League, EuroLeague Basketball …

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Paddy Power: Ireland backed to vote for landmark amendment repeal

The Irish government last week announced that it will hold a referendum at some point next year on whether to alter the country’s stringent law on abortion. Voters are expected to go to the ballot in around May or June to vote on whether Ireland should retain The Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution, which gives both a pregnant women …

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Paddy Power prematurely pays Irish fans for optimistic World Cup bet

Paddy Power has rewarded the faith of one optimistic Irish fan, who despite seeing his nation’s hopes of qualifying next Summer’s World Cup dampened, backed Ireland to lift the Jules Rimet trophy in Russia. A defeat at the hands of Serbia left Ireland’s qualification hopes hanging in the balance, however this didn’t stop one plucky Irishman taking a gamble on his …

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Nicola Fitton – Conor McGregor is a ‘game changer’ for Betsafe marketing

Nicola Fitton Managing Director of Betsafe Europe (Bettson AB Group), has detailed that securing UFC star ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor as its new Brand Ambassador represents a significant milestone for the ambitious multi-market bookmaker. Speaking to sports betting affiliate BettingPro.com, Fitton details that Betsafe has partnered with a global sporting icon who carries an immense profile and audience all media verticals …

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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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Paddy Power appoints Joe Lee as Head of Trump Betting

Following an extensive search, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has named Joe Lee as its Head of Trump Betting. Last April, due to growing demand in Donald Trump related wagers, Paddy Power announced publically that it would hire a Head of Trump Betting. The bookmaker even recruited Trump ally Nigel Farage to help fill-in its much-needed vacancy. Paddy Power informed that …

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