Tag Archives: ireland

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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Paddy Power launches ‘swear boxes’ campaign for Suas literacy charity

Paddy Power has backed Irish children’s literacy charity Suas, on its mission to ‘clean-up the nation’s language’. Partnering with Suas, a charity which specializes in providing literacy support for disadvantaged youngsters in Ireland and abroad, Paddy Power has launched its ‘swear boxes’ campaign within its Irish betting shops. The idea behind Paddy Power’s swear boxes is two-fold: to try and …

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ARC partners with RaceTech for HD horseracing coverage

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has appointed RaceTech to provide its outside broadcast facilities, in a move which will see the new service coincide with the launch of Sky Sports Racing. Appointing the company to provide High Definition (HD) coverage of all horseracing fixtures from 1 January 2019, ARC also details that HD images are to be broadcast to independent …

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SIS adds Korean racing to its overseas stable

The Korean Racing Authority has agreed a deal with Sports Information Services (SIS), which will see live coverage of the action from its Busan and Seoul racecourses be broadcast. Beginning this week (Friday May 18), the agreement will enable SIS to provide pictures and data to retail and online bookmakers in the UK, Ireland and Spain, from 1,680 Korean races …

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Kindred enriches sportsbook offering with new racing platform

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Continuing to place a greater emphasis on its racing product, Kindred Group has developed and launched a new proprietary racing platform for its UK and Irish customers. The new platform will offer customers a 24-hour service across all major racing territories and will serve as a strong complement to the group’s existing sportsbook products. The launch of this new platform …

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Boylesports builds up social profile with OffTheBall Ireland

Irish multi-media sports publisher OffTheBall (OffTheBall.com) has confirmed that Boylesports will be the title sponsor for its dedicated football and GAA (hurling) content coverage. Focusing on delivering sports insights, opinion and debate through social media verticals (YouTube, Facebook, podcasts etc..) OffTheBall has become Ireland’s leading publisher of daily sports content. Agreeing to an initial 12-month contract, Boylesports will become the …

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Wagering records to tumble as Ireland go for Grand Slam glory

Records could well be set to fall this weekend, as Ireland stand on the precipice of securing an unprecedented Grand Slam at ‘the home of rugby’. After twice denying England such glory in recent memory, at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium in both 2011 and 2017, Ireland could complete the ultimate turnaround and claim that same triumph, as one of world rugby’s …

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