Tag Archives: ireland

Ireland’s tax double sees Boylesports warn staff of job losses

Boylesports, Ireland’s second largest bookmaker, has warned its staff that jobs are at risk following the government’s decision to double the nation’s betting revenue tax to 2%. Last week, Ireland’s Minister of Finance Paschal Donohoe delivered a damaging budget for industry stakeholders, implementing higher taxes on retail and digital betting verticals. Dundalk-headquartered Boylesports, which operates 250 betting shops across Ireland, …

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SIS enlists Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo for portfolio growth

Sports Information Services (SIS) has announced a significant expansion of its international horse racing portfolio, after agreeing a global distribution deal with Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo. The exclusive three-year deal, which will see SIS become the official distributor of pictures and data from the Buenos Aires based course, will see the firm broadcast live action from its 188 meetings and …

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Sky Sports to be exclusive home of French Racing

Sky Sports Racing has been revealed as the UK and Ireland’s exclusive pay TV broadcast home of French racing, on a three year deal from January 1 of next year, PMU and At The Races have announced. Furthermore, At The Races is to also become the PMU’s online video streaming provider within both regions, with a full service of over …

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Betdaq gets all Alpha launching ‘#ChangingfortheBettor’ TV campaign

Online betting exchange Betdaq (GVC Holdings), has released its latest TV-advertising campaign ‘#ChangingfortheBettor’, developed in partnership with London creative agency Alpha Century. The campaign is fronted by Yorkshire actor Ralph Ineson (The Office, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones) promoting Betdaq’s ‘no-nonsense, permanent commission of just 2% on all sports and all markets’. Officially launched on 20 August, #ChangingfortheBettor will …

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Black Type celebrates 2nd Birthday with BOG pricing

Racing specialist online bookmaker Black Type (blacktype.bet), has launched its Best Odds Guaranteed (BOG) prices and markets on all British and Irish horseracing events. Black Type which seeks to become the leading online destination for racing punters of all levels of experience, states that it is committed to delivering its customers the best market prices across its home market racing …

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Could the FAI be about to cut ties with Gambling operators?

Reports are suggesting that The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) is going to follow the lead of the English Football Association, in cutting ties with gambling companies. The FAI’s current deal with Ladbrokes culminates this year, however a report in the Times is suggesting that Irish football’s governing body may cut the deal short in the same way the English …

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Stalled Control Bill sees Irish IBA set-up ‘DIY fund’ for fighting addiction

Frustration at the Irish government’s inability to reform the nation’s gambling framework has led the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) to form an independent trust funding gambling-harm prevention services. The fund is being developed by IBA chair Sharon Byrne, who seeks the support of national health charities in creating an Irish network for tackling and preventing gambling addictions. Speaking to The …

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Sky Sports Racing extends US Triple Crown commitments

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Sky Sports Racing has moved to extend its broadcasting rights with US horseracing, after signing a new multi-year deal with NBCUniversal. Holding exclusive rights to the Kentucky Derby, “the oldest continuously held major sporting event in North America,” which will air live in the UK and Ireland, a separate long term deal has also been extended. This sees Sky Sports …

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IBA Ireland unites with IGRG for Responsible Gambling Week 2018

The Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) will work with UK counterpart the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) to enhance the objectives and coverage of ‘Responsible Gambling Week 2018’ (RG Week, 1-7 November). Updating the market, Sharon Byrne Chair of the IBA has confirmed that the organisation will support IGRG initiatives on Responsible Gambling across Irish betting premises. In Ireland, RG …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Sportdec CEO Bruce Bale

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Read on to hear Sportdec CEO Bruce Bale discuss a nearly moment for England, a duo of 1994 kit highlights and what …

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