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Irish Dáil to review IBA backed betting tax proposals

The Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament) is set to review a proposal to replace the Treasury approved ‘doubling of betting turnover duty’ – inbound for January 2019. Independent Kerry province TD Michael Healy-Rae has proposed a number of alternative amendments to the Finance Bill which are set to be debated later this week. The amendments, which are backed by the Irish …

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Winning Post: Crouch bows out with “alternative facts”

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Politics – Crouch bows out with “alternative facts” Last week’s resignation of Tracey Crouch as UK minister for sport (and gambling) marked a new low in the recent history of Britain’s …

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RMG unites with SIS and Perform for Australian racing dispersal

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has announced an alliance with Sports Information Services (SIS) and Perform, for the European distribution of Australian horse racing. Set to be shown exclusively across the continent’s betting shops, as well as via online operators and Racing UK, RMG is the chosen distribution partner of Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) and Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA). As …

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Winning Post – Assessing tax hikes in Ireland

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Ireland: betting duty – they never had it so good…. On Tuesday the Irish government announced a doubling of betting duty to 2% of turnover in its 2019 Budget (with exchange duty …

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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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