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Spotlight revamps media portfolio with new Publisher Solutions suite  

Spotlight Sports Group has bolstered the media and affiliate marketing services of its B2B product portfolio by launching its new Publisher Solutions suite.    The Publisher Solutions suite expands Spotlight’s media portfolio providing easy-to-integrate betting widgets and affiliate marketing solutions – helping clients deliver actionable content to drive engagement and incremental revenues.     Spotlight has upgraded its media portfolio to cater for …

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Hancock calls on government to fix betting levy ‘loopholes’

Matt Hancock MP has called on the government to address ‘loopholes’ in the UK’s horse racing betting levy, warning that the British racing scene could fall behind other countries.  As reported by the Racing Post, the former DCMS minister and ex-Health Secretary made the remarks while addressing parliament yesterday, and identified what he believed were two major areas for change. …

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BHA publishes 2022 fixture list but bookmakers express doubts

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has published its fixture list for the 2022 season, with plans to enhance the number of meetings taking place on both Saturdays and Sundays. In total, the number of races taking place throughout 2022 will be 1,482, down four from the 1,486 showcased in 2021, although the number of weekend meetings will be increased, with …

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William Hill updates Racing Post displays to initiate digital transition

William Hill has updated its retail betting shop displays, as the operator continues to make the transition from paper to digital signage of Racing Post content. By implementing the Racing Post Digital Betting Shop Display (BSD), the heritage bookmaker aims to provide its customers with UK and Irish horse racing and greyhound information and updates in an ‘interactive’ and ‘easy …

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SIS and Racing Post collaborate on one-off betting shop awards programme

SIS (Sports Information Services) has teamed up with the Racing Post to host a one-off Betting Shop Champion Awards, aimed at recognising the efforts of retail betting and gaming staff during the COIVD-19 pandemic. As with other sectors of the UK economy, the retail betting sector has been hard hit by lockdowns, with high street bookmakers forced to close their …

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HRI permits Irish racecourses to increase capacity to 500

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has permitted race tracks across the country to allow crowds of up to 500 to attend fixtures, including racecourse members and general spectators. As reported by the Racing Post, the Irish horse racing authority has confirmed that it is ultimately the decision of individual racecourses to decide capacity limits, following the decision by the government to …

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Paddy Power’s ASX secures €500,000 in crowdfunding

Paddy Power, the son of the owner of the bookmaker-of-the-same-name David Power, has raised over €500,000 in crowdfunding for his American SportZ Exchange (ASX) sports trading platform. The ASX project was founded in 2019 whilst a beta version was launched in 2020, and will function as a ‘stock market’ for sports, combining fantasy sports and financial markets, enabling fans to …

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Spotlight Sports Group ‘Upping the Ante’ with extended bet365 video deal

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An extended video deal between Spotlight Sports Group and bet365 will see the Stoke-based betting and gaming operator retain exclusive sponsorship of the Cheltenham Festival series, ‘Upping the Ante’, hosted by Racing Post’s David Jennings and Gavin Lynch. In addition to the successful Cheltenham series, bet365 will also continue as exclusive sponsor of ‘What A Shout’ – a weekly Friday …

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Paddy Power targets US market with ASX trading platform plans

Paddy Power, the son of David Power, founder of the eponymous Irish bookmaker, has announced plans to launch a ‘sports trading’ platform, American SportZ Exchange (ASX), according to the Irish Independent. ASX will operate from Ireland but target the burgeoning US sports betting market, and will be initially financially supported as a startup via a €500,000 crowdfunding campaign using the …

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Spotlight Sports Group enhances audience engagement ahead of Euro 2020

Spotlight Sports Group intends to strengthen engagement with bettors via the launch of a bespoke Euro 2020 package ahead of the continental football championships this summer. Based on short-form, pre-match tipping and available in 70 languages, Spotlight’s Euro 2020 package is specifically designed to reach a global audience and engage with customers in multiple territories. ‘It’s a huge summer of …

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