Tag Archives: ireland

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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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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