Tag Archives: ireland

Irish Racing sees growth in 2014

2014 was another successful year for the Irish bloodstock industry, with sales of €147.4 million representing double-digit growth for the fourth year in a row, according to Horse Racing Ireland’s (HRI) annual statistics. Industry highlights: Tote Ireland posted increases for the fourth consecutive year Racecourse attendances grew by 4% for the second year in succession. Commercial sponsorship, a key marker …

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Fianna Fail finance leader says delay of online betting levy is unacceptable

Ireland’s Republican Party, Fianna Fail spokesperson for finance Michael McGarth has labelled the continued delay of the country’s online gambling and betting duty a completely unacceptable. McGarth commented with regards to Ireland’s Ministry for Finance who reported that its plans to extend the 1% levy paid by bookmakers to online gambling had run into considerable difficulty. At present gambling levy’s …

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Betfair becomes Liverpool’s latest signing

Betfair has become Liverpool Football Club‘s official betting and gaming partner in the United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria and Italy. The partnership will see Betfair using the strength and scale of LFC’s digital platforms to connect with fans in these regions, bringing Betfair’s range of innovative betting products, including Price Rush and Cash Out, to fans. Features of the …

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Paddy Power takes a hit at the Galway Races

Revealing how one lucky punter turned €8 (£6.40) into €83,000 (£66,217), Paddy Power said it is still recovering from an almighty spanking at the Galway Races. “It is far from easy to pick the winner of the Galway Hurdle – one of the feature races of the seven-day long Galway Festival that is as lively off the track as on it. …

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Betfair has vision for Google Glass

In an industry first, UK betting brand Betfair has announced they will become the first betting company to use Google Glass headsets during their TV betting slots. It is the first move by the betting company in a wider business plan to utilise Glass to improve consumers’ betting experience. Starting this Saturday 5 July from Leicester with the 2.30pm slot …

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Ireland’s Betting Bill to be reviewed by EC

The Irish Government have submitted the final revision of its proposed Betting Bill to the European Commission (EC). Irish ministers are hoping to implement remote betting regulations and taxes on the online gambling industry by the end of 2014. The Bill will be reviewed by the EC, in order to comply with European anti-monopoly and ethical business practices. The EC …

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Irish bookies waiting on EU approval for new betting law

The Irish Bookmakers Association has revealed that the Betting Bill is now with the Attorney General, but is sweating on EU approval. The group, which represents 70 per cent of bookmakers and independent providers, believes the retail betting sector is in severe decline, having witnessed the closure of 366 shops in the last six years, resulting in the loss of approximately 1700 staff. It …

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Irish LBO restrictions cost the state €20m

A retail expert has suggested that Ireland‘s archaic betting laws are costing the State more than €20m a year due to the restriction on the opening hours. David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland has claimed the restriction forces betting shops to lose the equivalent of 500 jobs, which deprives the exchequer of €23.3m in lost PAYE and betting tax, and …

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BETDAQ integrates Colossus Bets pools

The Irish based betting exchange BETDAQ has become the first live UK B2B partner of pool betting operator Colossus Bets, winner of the Betting on Football Best Innovation Award. Colossus Bets gives customers the opportunity to win up to £10,000,000 by giving the correct scores in seven selected matches offered weekly and is the World’s biggest bet. There are several …

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EveryMatrix teams up with Sporting Solutions

EveryMatrix, one of the gaming industry’s leading software suppliers, is thrilled to announce that it has entered into a partnership with award-winning B2B software and data services provider Sporting Solutions. The new relationship means EveryMatrix’s highly successful OddsMatrix product will cover a wider range of sports and provide more markets for its customers, ensuring it is well positioned to compete …

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