Tag Archives: ITV

Big Step campaign calls for Euro 2020 gambling ad suspension

A group of 60 gambling law reform advocates have joined the Big Step campaign in calling for a suspension of gambling advertising during this summer’s UEFA European Football Championship. An initiative of the Gambling with Lives charity, the Big Step has detailed its suggestions in a letter to several broadcasters and media outlets covering television, radio and online verticals, including …

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Scientific Games’ OpenSports finds more success at Grand National

Scientific Games has broken its records again in 2021, this time at the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, building on the success of its OpenSports platform at the Cheltenham Festival. The Nasdaq registered firm reported over 50 million bets placed through OpenSports, utilised by a range of online and retail operators, with over 19 million bets placed on …

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Cheltenham Festival attracts record viewership on first day

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 has attracted record viewership on only its first day, with both the average and peak audience up significantly on the previous year. ITV Racing drew in an average of 1.1 million viewers, with a total of 1.5 million tuning in to watch the Champions Hurdle, won by Rachel Blackmore, riding the hugely anticipated Irish racehorse Honeysuckle. …

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Bristol City Council introduces ban on gambling advertising

Bristol City Council has updated its advertising and sponsorship policy to include a prohibition of all gambling related adverts. As reported by local media outlets such as BristolLive, the new initiative could cost up to £150,000 in lost revenues. Advertising of alcohol products and payday loans, as well as foods with high sugar and fat content, will also be restricted …

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APPG calls for TV to end its daytime relationship with gambling 

Pressure is being placed on UK broadcasters to end the sponsorship of daytime TV programmes by gambling operators.  The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Gambling-Related Harm (APPG) has revealed that it has written to the bosses of ITV and Channel 5 urging the broadcasters to end all daytime sponsorship promoting gambling. The APPG stated that it was deeply concerned that gambling …

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MansionBet launches marketing initiative ahead of Cheltenham Festival

Online betting operator MansionBet has initiated a new marketing campaign, ‘#MerryCheltmas’, ahead of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. By creating a unique title for the festival, the sportsbook intends to market the event as ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ for racing fans. As part of the campaign, MansionBet will launch a range of offers for the week-long series of …

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Paddy Power: Piers won’t be out for too long!

Piers Morgan sensationally walked off the Good Morning Britain (GMB) studio yesterday, after which his formal departure from the UK’s most-watched morning TV show was announced by ITV bosses. Yet updating its TV and entertainment markets, Paddy Power believes it won’t be too long before ‘Piers is back on Old Blighty screens’. The controversial presenter has been priced at odds-on …

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Entertainment guru Charles Garland joins SAZKA National Lottery advisory

Sazka Group has added Charles Garland to its advisory board that will provide support to Sir Keith Mills as part of the company’s bid for the Fourth National Lottery Licence. The former Global CEO of Syco Entertainment and COO of 19 Entertainment will work closely with Mills to develop plans that will help the National Lottery rediscover its sense of excitement and return the institution to the forefront …

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Matchroom Sport agrees multi-year ITV broadcast deal

Matchroom Sport has secured a deal with ITV, which will see some of darts and snooker’s flagship events broadcast on the free-to-air terrestrial network. Some of the flagship events from darts and snooker will be broadcast on free-to-air terrestrial network television, following a deal between Matchroom Sport and ITV.  The contract, that was also signed by the Professional Darts Corporation …

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William Hill and Flutter top GambleAware Q1-Q3 donors

GambleAware has released its donor list for the first three quarters of 2020, with William Hill topping the list, followed by Flutter Entertainment and bet365. Publishing its industry donation figures for 1 April – 30 December 2020, GambleAware revealed that William Hill made a pledge of £1.04 million, with £540,000 donated. Following William Hill was Flutter Entertainment – the holding …

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