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Irish bookmaker tax doubles in latest budget

In a devastating blow to Irish bookmakers, the national budget was unveiled yesterday delivering a significant increase to betting tax in the country. After much speculation and heated debate, Ireland’s Minister for finance Paschal Donohoe increased the overall betting tax in the country to two per cent, reversing the 2007 budget which had previously halved it to one per cent. …

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Bruce Millington to stand down as Racing Post editor

After 11 successful years in the role, Bruce Millington has announced he is going to stand down as the editor of the Racing Post. Earlier this month, Millington moderated a hugely enjoyable panel at the Betting on Sports Conference, which discussed how horse racing can appeal to a wider audience and whether the sport is becoming too elitist. Also speaking …

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Racing Post B2B launches ‘original content’ Sports API

The Racing Post’s B2B division has placed original content at the forefront of its new ‘Sports API’ revamp, seeking to drive consumer-to-client engagement across multiple verticals. Launching its new API capacities, Racing Post B2B will provider original quality content on over 20 sports spanning over 5,000 events annually. “High-quality, original content is a proven powerful tool to increase search engine …

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Grupo Orenes seeks to revitalise its horseracing proposition with Racing Post B2B

Spanish gambling group Grupo Orenes will expand its racing customer and operational provisions with Racing Post B2B. The partnership will see Racing Post act as the lead racecard, content and information supplier for the Spanish operator’s properties and digital sports betting brand – Vivalasuerte.es. Orenes management has stated that it seeks to revitalise horseracing as a sports betting proposition for …

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Playtech continues to enrich SSBT offering with the Racing Post

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), has extended its exclusive agreement to host Racing Post content on its self-service betting terminals. Displayed on the SSBT’s dual screen user interface, the content offers data for UK and Irish horseracing and greyhound racing, including in-demand information such as form, age, weight, jockey and trainer, as well as the Racing Post predictor. In addition, the …

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ASA bans animated Coral Interactive ads for under-18s appeal

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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has reprimanded Coral Interactive, following a complaint that challenged whether the content of three adverts would have a particular appeal to children. Ads in question were seen on February 20 of this year and related to the Rainbow Riches, Fishin’ Frenzy and Lucky Wizard titles, which feature animated images, including that of a leprechaun, pot …

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‘Our Man in Moscow’ – Ladbrokes recruits Lee Dixon as Russia 2018 Ambassador

Ladbrokes marketing has confirmed the appointment of former Arsenal and England defender Lee Dixon as ‘World Cup Russia 2018 Ambassador’. Dixon who will a Russia 2018 lead pundit for ITV Sports and NBC Soccer will be providing Ladbrokes with exclusive content and opinion on World Cup 2018 matches, proceedings and team updates. Undertaking his first duties as Ladbrokes World Cup …

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Rapid growth sees Square in the Air bolster team

Multi-award-winning PR agency Square in the Air has recruited four key hires, significantly strengthening the business across major departments and accounts including B2B, B2C and digital media. James Bennett, former senior business journalist, editor of eGaming Review and Head of Communications at Playtech, where he spent the last four years, re-joins the agency within the senior management team as Director …

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Racing Post Touch product gets informative new feature

Racing Post B2B has further improved its popular Racing Post Touch product, with the addition of full form for horseracing. Racing Post Touch has been a permanent fixture in a number of betting shops and now the Racing Post B2B team aim to broaden the horizons of the product by introducing full form for horse racing. The addition of full …

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May Day! Industry braces itself for incoming FOBTs £2 cut

The betting industry’s regulatory agenda has reached a speculative overdrive, as concerns grow as to how and when the UK government will move to implement its anticipated £2 cut on FOBTs machine wagering levels. The polemic subject matter of FOBTs wagering has seen contrasting news stories published this weekend by multiple sources, each specifying potential different outcomes to the government’s long-awaited …

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