Tag Archives: racing

Betfred boosts betting shop content with The Racing Partnership deal

Updating the market, UK independent bookmaker Betfred has agreed an extended media rights deal with The Racing Partnership (TRP), the official broadcast company for the Arena Racing Company (ARC). The agreed deal will see TRP content from fifteen ARC racecourses and seven syndicated independent racetracks, broadcast with immediate effect across Betfred’s UK retail portfolio of +1600 betting shops. Further to …

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Racecourse Media Group appoints sports commerce veteran Andy Anson as Non-Executive Director

UK Racing media rights holding firm Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has moved to strengthen its governance and leadership advisory by appointing Andy Anson as a new Independent Non-Executive Director. Anson a sports industry commercial and media veteran, has held leadership positions at ATP Tennis and Manchester United. He further consulted the FA on its 2018 FIFA World Cup bid. RMG …

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123gaming launches £1 million crowdfunding campaign

123gaming Limited has launched a Seedrs crowdfunding campaign for its 123Bet racing product, with the company seeking to raise £1 million in funding for a combined 11.66% of equity. The racing enterprise generates revenue through the operation of its online wagering site www.123bet.com and its 123racing Pick6 wager via Sportech’s tote platform. The wager, which is similar to a handicapping contest, pits …

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Bookmakers lick wounds after ‘Worst Ever Cheltenham’

As Cheltenham Festival organisers clean the stands and pull-down the hospitality tents, UK and Irish bookmakers have left this year’s racing spectacle bruised and battered. Returning to their offices, bookmakers will have to fork out an expensive festival tab of + £60 million as punters cashed in on multiple favourites. Suffering a severe post-festival come-down, nearly all bookmaker PR teams have …

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UK jockeys allowed to wear individual betting sponsorship

The Board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has approved a proposal from the Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) that the Code of Conduct regarding sponsorship of professional jockeys by bookmakers should be relaxed, on a trial basis. Betting operators will now be permitted to sponsor individual jockeys, as opposed to the previous regulation which only permitted sponsorship agreements involving 50 …

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Criticism for Sportsbet’s ‘Fifty Shades of Greyhound’

Australian bookmaker Sportsbet has produced its own take on the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon producing a two-minute teaser for ‘Fifty Shades of Greyhound’. The campaign recreates the film’s trailer with a tale of a woman’s love for her greyhound in a series of risqué, compromising; and just plain weird scenarios involving peanut butter and some bondage-style dog leads. Sportsbet.com.au’s …

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30% increase in transactions at Cheltenham

Payment provider DataCash has analysed the betting transactions it carried out during the 2014 Cheltenham Festival and discovered a 30% increase in transactions compared to 2013 and up 123% since 2010. In total, over £74.6 million was spent in 2.77m transactions during the four day period across all currencies, including £63.8 million in GBP alone, representing 85% of the total. …

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Betradar releases Virtual Dog Racing

Betradar, supplier of sports and betting related data, have announced the release of its new virtual sports betting product, “Virtual Dog Racing”. The first customer, Ghanaian online bookmaker SafariBet, has now successfully launched the new virtual sports betting product. After the recent success of “Virtual Horse Classics”, Betradar is proud to present yet another innovative virtual sports betting solution that celebrates the world …

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