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Equotion moves into new offices at Bowcliffe Hall in Yorkshire

Equotion, the sports analytics start-up, has moved from Ilkley into new offices at Bowcliffe Hall in Yorkshire, the former home of an aviation pioneer. It is the latest development for the company, which has attracted significant investment from Gordon Black, former Chairman of Peter Black Limited, and Graham Martin, a third generation bookmaker and the founder of Bonne Terre, the …

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Racing.com competition forces Tabcorp to up its Australian racing broadcast bid

Facing competition from Racing Victoria and Seven West Media joint-venture Racing.com, Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has been forced to significantly up its bid in order to maintain its racing broadcast rights in Australia and New Zealand. The Australian Financial Review (AFR) has reported that Tabcorp governance are prepared to pay AUD $26 million (£16 million) to secure racing content rights …

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Ladbrokes sponsors 2016 Rugby League Four Nations

Ladbrokes has become the title sponsor of the 2016 Rugby League Four Nations. Already a sponsor of the Challenge Cup and Super League, the deal will see Ladbrokes strengthen its presence in the UK and Australian markets, and extend its partnership with the sport into the international arena. Ladbrokes will get premium brand exposure from the seven matches featuring England, …

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International restructure sees Intralot post H1 2016 growth

Updating the market on its H1 2016 performance (period ending 30 June), Athens-listed gambling systems provider Intralot has declared that a reorganisation of international portfolio has helped the company deliver top-line growth. Driven by growth in its markets of US, Turkey and Bulgaria, Intralot would record H1 2016 group revenues of €639 million (H1 2015: €618 million). The improved group …

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NZ TAB confirms talks with Australia’s Tabcorp

Tabcorp is part of a 3-way race for a wagering deal with New Zealand’s TAB, as the Australian company looks to push into overseas markets and diversify its earnings. NZRB chief executive John Allen commented: “The New Zealand Racing Board is currently in discussions with three organisations, of which Tabcorp is one, to explore options to automate our fixed-odds betting …

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Tabcorp and German Tote to pool totalisators

Germany’s totalisator is the latest to join Tabcorp’s multi-billion dollar wagering pools, following an agreement completed between Tabcorp and German Tote. German Tote is majority-owned by French wagering operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU), while German racetracks (BGG Betriebsgesellschaft der Galopp-Rennvereine mbH) also have a minority stake. The deal will involve the German Tote taking all Australian thoroughbred and harness racing and co-mingling their …

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MRG Systems – new solutions to address the global growth in sports betting

SBC spoke to MRG Systems, a company renowned for cutting edge display technology predominantly in the betting shop environment, to discuss what the firm’s plans were in the face of industry consolidation. SBC: MRG Systems were up for sale last year, but nothing seemed to progress. What happened? Are you still up for sale? MRG: The short answer is that …

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New Zealand re-appoints Graeme Reeves as Gambling Commissioner

New Zealand’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has confirmed the re-appointment of Graeme Reeves as Chief Gambling Commissioner. Reeves, a commercial lawyer with experience in commercial and property law, previously served as a director of the Airways Corporation for New Zealand and spent time as a director of New Zealand Post. The re-appointment of Reeves is announced as New Zealand Racing …

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