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Racing Post bids farewell to AP McCoy with interactive tribute wall

UK racing and sports betting news source the Racing Post has launched an interactive tribute wall to celebrate the career of legendary Ulster jockey Tony (AP) McCoy. The Racing Post has urged its readers to post farewell messages for retiring 19 time champion jockey who will ride for the last time at Sandown Surrey in two weeks’ time. The Racing …

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Racing Post launches saddle up Twitter charity campaign for Cheltenham

Racing fans can book their ride on day one at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival by having their personal Twitter names embossed on the saddle cloths worn by the runners in the Racing Post Arkle Chase (2.05pm, Tuesday, March 10). Social media users retweeting @RacingPost and #SupportOurJockeys before Friday, March 6 will trigger a £1 donation from Racing Post to the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) and Irish Injured Jockeys …

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ICE breaks 25,000 milestone with 8% jump

Visitor figures for ICE 2015 have for the first time broken the 25,000 mark.  The interim figures, which are subject to a final independent audit, show that a total of 25,386 unique attendees made the journey to London’s ExCeL Centre, an 8% increase on 2014, and the sixth consecutive year of growth for what is the world’s biggest business-to–business gaming event. Clarion’s Portfolio Director Kate Chambers …

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Racing Post finally secures official racing data

The dispute over official data from sport of horseracing and The Racing Post has finally been settled after the newspaper’s owner Centurycomm managed to agree a deal with the relatively new Racecourse Data Company (RDC). The heads of terms contract over the licensing and distribution of pre-race data (PRD) ends the fractious relationship between the sport and its main newspaper …

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Ladbrokes employee takes Betting Shop Manager Award

Adam Hurley of Ladbrokes has scooped the 2014 Betting Shop Manager of the Year award. The manager of the Winchecombe Street branch in Cheltenham beat a strong final eight, also including Ladbrokes’’ Kirsteen Sutherland who was the regional winner for Scotland. Hurley, who has been with the company since the age of 18, commented: “I’m so honoured to have won …

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Phil Tufnell to present Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year Awards.

Former England cricketer turned TV personality Phil Tufnell, affectionately known as ‘The Cat’ has today been confirmed as guest presenter of the prestigious Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year Awards. The  awards ceremony  will be held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London, on Monday November 24, when eight regional champions will battle it out one …

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GBGA would like to see EU legal framework for online gambling

The Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association (GBGA) has called for an EU framework for online gambling legislation after its appeal against the UK’s point of consumption licensing was dismissed by the courts. In a statement after Friday’s judgment, the GBGA said: “We remain concerned the UK regulator will find it difficult to hold companies to account in jurisdictions outside of …

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Thorp parks at FSB Technology

Sportsbook platform provider FSB Technology has installed Richard Thorp as its new Business Development Director. Thorp, who has worked in a variety of senior roles within the gaming industry for almost 20 years, is charged with managing FSB Tech’s commercial efforts and sales pipeline. His appointment follows successful bids from FSB to provide sports betting solutions to Genting and The …

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Stan James refutes sale speculation

Online bookmaker Stan James has denied reports that its Gibraltar operation is about to be sold off. Chief executive Denis Kelly told the Racing Post that there was no for sale sign outside the door, but that a bid at the right price would be considered. The imminent introduction of the point of consumption tax in the UK has seen …

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Sky Sports signs up for racing data

Sky Sports Digital Media (SSDM) is now a distributor of official British horseracing Pre-Race Data (PRD), joining Press Association, SIS and Timeform as partners with the Racecourse Data Company (RDC). RDC – a joint venture with 57 racecourses set up to licence and control PRD – has licensed SSDM to use the data, which is generated by Weatherbys and is …

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