Tag Archives: ireland

Fine Pedigree… Matchbook announces Bryony Frost & Joseph O’Brien as ambassadors

Online betting exchange Matchbook (Matchbook.com) has further supported its ongoing 0% commission on racing wagers campaign, by announcing Joseph O’Brien and Bryony Frost as new brand ambassadors. In time for Cheltenham 2018, Matchbook marketing details that it has signed two of racing’s fast-rising stars, who will match the betting firm’s ‘ambitious trajectory’. Bryony Frost, 22, has been a revelation in her …

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Top Pedigree… BetBright sets high bar for 2018

Independent online bookmaker BetBright has become a ‘darling of the Irish tech scene’, as it targets generating net-revenues of £25 million this 2018. Led by CEO and Co-founder Marcus Brennan with the support of former City ‘golden boy’ Rich Ricci as investor and Chairman, Dublin-based BetBright seeks to become the betting industry’s most disruptive player. Founded in 2013, a young …

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First ever Irish Responsible Gambling Week branded a success

Last week Irish betting operators came together for what was deemed a largely successful initiative, in the inaugural Responsible Gambling Week Ireland. The week was centered around the theme of raising awareness of knowing when to stop, as well as aiming to open dialogue about what it means to gamble responsibly. Sharon Byrne, Chairperson for the Irish Bookmakers Association told …

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Are England destined for third straight Six Nations title?

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It’s that time of the year when Six Nations Rugby returns to our screens, with five physically intense rounds of competition spread across February and Match. England head into the Championships as favourites, with back to back triumphs, including a Grand Slam in 2016, but could the Red Rose’s impressive form be set to crash in early 2018? Joe Lovelace, …

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RMG and SIS extends partnership to international level

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Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Sports Information Services (SIS) have announced an extension to its existing licensed betting offices (LBO) partnership, encompass international pool betting and fixed odds rights on both retail and online. A new five year deal has been agreed from April 1, encompassing the distribution of audio-visual pictures and data to LBOs across Great Britain and Ireland, …

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Boylesports continues home expansion acquiring JP Bookmakers network

Boylesports, Ireland’s second largest bookmaker, continues its home market expansion confirming that it has purchased the retail network of JP Bookmakers from independent operator JP McGuinness. Updating the market, Boylesports informs that it will takeover JP Bookmakers six betting shops located in the West of Ireland.  The new retail assets will be rebranded as Boylesports outlets, and integrated within the …

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IBA welcomes government calls for a fresh operator levy

The incoming regulation from the Irish Government to introduce a levy for operators, in order to aide the payment of problem gambling treatment, research and education has been praised by The Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA). Making long awaited progress on the bill that had originally been passed in 2013, the country’s Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan was recently …

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Paddy Power hires media executive Michelle Spillane as UK & IRE Marketing lead

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has confirmed the appointment of Michelle Spillane as its new Marketing & Brand Director for the UK & Ireland. The appointment sees Spillane takeover the majority of executive duties and projects, from former Paddy Power Marketing Director Mark Singleton, who this month joined digital photo printing firm Photobox. Spillane joins Paddy Power from Irish national TV …

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Football DataCo nets Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred deals

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Football DataCo has announced that is has signed a duo of operators to long term data usage license agreements.. Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred Group join a growing list of licensed betting operators, which includes bet365, Betfred, GVC, Paddy Power Betfair, Skybet and William Hill. Through these new long term agreements, operators will be utilising match day data for the entire …

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Ireland revamps ‘Control Bill’ seeking to create new independent industry regulator

The Irish government has tabled a proposition for the betting/gambling sectors to be overseen by a new independent regulatory body. The mandate for an independent regulator has been propositioned by Irish Minister of State for Equality and Integration David Stanton, who seeks to amend provisions of the country’s Gambling Control Bill. The 2013 bill proposed the development of a ‘gambling …

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