Tag Archives: Manchester

‘A monstrous time bomb’ – Belle Vue housing plans slammed

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One of the country’s most prestigious greyhound tracks, Belle Vue, is under threat as plans to build houses on the historic site are set to be discussed by Manchester Council next month. The future of the stadium, which has been hosting racing since 1926 and was the first purpose-built greyhound racing stadium in the country, has been in jeopardy since the submission …

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Rank trials Immotion immersive VR at Grosvenor Casino Manchester

UK legacy gambling operator Rank Group Plc is set to trial the immersive virtual reality technology of Immotion Group Ltd, seeking to deliver one-of-kind experiences to its UK venue customers. Agreeing terms on a revenue share deal, Rank will initially trial an Immotion VR pod within its Grosvenor Casino Manchester property showcasing Immotion’s ‘VR Racing Challenge’ simulator game. Should the …

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UKGC opens Manchester safety workshop programme for smaller operators

Updating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is set to launch series of ‘Manchester workshops’ seeking to help ‘nationwide smaller licensed gambling operators’ improve responsibility, consumer safety and integrity standards. The workshops will be held at the Performance Spaces Central Library and will be further supported by Manchester City Council. The specialist programme will focus on ‘common compliance findings, tackling …

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MansionBet unveils KSI vs Logan Paul boxing sponsorship

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MansionBet has announced the latest entry into its sponsorship portfolio, as the operator throws its support behind the KSI versus Logan Paul boxing match. Stating that it’s “pleased to continue supporting the lighter side of sports with this unique sponsorship,” it sees the firm build upon its deal with impressionist Darren Farley, which sees a variety of exclusive video content …

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Worrying times for Belle Vue after housing plans revealed

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Steeped in history and tradition, but it could now be the case that Manchester’s Belle Vue dog track could be at risk, after it was revealed by the Manchester Evening News that there are potential plans to build 243 homes on the site. Having first been built in 1926, the infrastructure is synonymous with the Belle Vue area and is …

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Tech focus sees bet365 expand its Manchester footprint

Online operator bet365 has unveiled plans to expand its Manchester footprint, creating 100 new tech jobs in the region. The company has detailed that it will look to maximise the city’s vibrant graduate culture when it comes to employment for its new offices, which will be based in Spring Gardens. Warren Hughes, head of systems development for bet365 in Manchester, …

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Marathonbet links-up with Premier League champs Man City

Online bookmaker Marathonbet has migrated across Manchester, after becoming the first ever official global betting partner of Manchester City. The new multi-year agreement with last seasons runaway Premier League Champions covers both the men’s and women’s teams, with Marathonbet pledging that fans are to see some of the best odds on market when betting on City in the coming season, …

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ECB proposals “another addition to an already packed marketplace”

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) forwarded proposals for a new 100-ball cricket format last week, which it is fair to say had received very mixed reactions worldwide. Encapsulating fifteen traditional six-ball overs and a final ten-ball over, meaning it will be twenty deliveries shorter than the ever growing Twenty20 (T20) format, plans would see an eight team city …

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Punters increasingly favouring online Grand National wagers

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Data intelligence firm GBG has found stark changes in consumers online betting habits, as well as last hour wagering, for this years Grand National, after studying data gathered from a selection of the UK’s leading online betting companies. For the biggest horse race of the year a flurry of betting activity (32%) occurred in the immediate build up, between 4pm …

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Degree53 delivers premium sportsbook platform for Goldchip

Industry design, innovation and software development agency Degree53 has developed and launched an end-to-end sportsbook platform for private bookmaker Goldchip (Goldchip.com). Goldchip a traditional phone-based bookmaker for high net worth individuals had tasked Degree53 with ‘bringing its services into the digital space’. Undertaking the project, Manchester-based Degree53 has delivered Goldchip an entire operating system for its betting services, which include …

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