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International drive sees Digitain open UK regional office

Bolstering its commercial capacity, industry omnichannel systems provider Digitain has confirmed the opening of a new UK regional office in Sheffield.   Recently appointed Head of International Business Development Simon Westbury will head up the Sheffield hub, which will provide ‘localised client-facing and account-management services’ supporting Digitain’s international growth plans. In its update, Digitain confirms that it has begun to …

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Punters increasingly favouring online Grand National wagers

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Data intelligence firm GBG has found stark changes in consumers online betting habits, as well as last hour wagering, for this years Grand National, after studying data gathered from a selection of the UK’s leading online betting companies. For the biggest horse race of the year a flurry of betting activity (32%) occurred in the immediate build up, between 4pm …

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Greyhound Board of Great Britain announces prize initiatives

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The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has announced a number of new initiatives, which will see graded owners and trainers benefit from bumper prize money and funding of around £400,000, between February and March. Replacing the Owners’ Bonus Series competitions, the new schemes are set be implemented following consultations with various stakeholders. Peter Harnden, one of the Practitioner members …

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Paddy Power takes BAGS live across its retail premises

Paddy Power has signed up to take BAGS (“Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service”) greyhound content live via its TV channel across its 631 shops. Director of The Racing Partnership, Mark Kingston, said: “We are delighted that Paddy Power has joined other betting shop operators in being able to show BAGS greyhound fixtures on their channels.   The BAGS schedule comprises over …

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GMG strikes content agreement with BAGS for Greyhound Racing

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A minimum of 1,619 greyhound fixtures from 12 established tracks are to be made available to the betting industry from the start of 2018. This follows a new agreement between Arena Racing Company (ARC), who represent the media interest of Greyhound Media Group (GMG), and the Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service (BAGS). Dominic Ford, Chairman of BAGS, added: “BAGS has been …

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Greyhound racing to be shown on TRP’s channel

A new deal has been struck allowing 1,619 Greyhound fixtures to be shown on The Racing Partnership’s channel (TRP). The Bookmakers Technology Consortium (BTC) and Arena Racing Company (ARC) have reached the agreement for the races to be shown, which will commence on 1st January 2018, and will see greyhound racing being shown on ARC’s TRP channel. As part of …

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Year 2…Sky Betting & Gaming reopens graduate program

The governance of Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) will continue its commitment to Yorkshire talent development by confirming a £500,000 investment in its ‘graduate program’ for a second year running.    SB&G which services offices in Leeds and Sheffield is currently one of Yorkshire’s biggest technology recruiters. Following the successful implementation of its 2016 graduate recruitment scheme, SB&G governance is seeking …

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Sky Betting & Gaming takes on 27 for new Software Academy

Sky Betting and Gaming has employed 27 technology graduates this week to mark the start of its new Software Academy at Wellington Place in Leeds. The launch of the academy is a key part of the company’s strategy to keep home grown talent in the north of England. Just under 70% of the new recruits studied in Yorkshire, which includes …

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Leo Fernandez receives 15-month snooker ban for match-fixing

Irish Snooker player Leo Fernandez has been given a 15-month ban by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) after admitting to a charge related to corruption and match-fixing. Fernandez, 40, was provisionally suspended on May 27 pending an investigation into suspicious betting patterns during his World Championship qualifying match with Gary Wilson in April. He has now admitted …

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Rank appoints Liam Smith to new role of Director of Customer Contact

Seeking to bolster its customer service operations, Rank Group Plc has confirmed the appointment of UK CS veteran Liam Smith to the newly created role of Director of Customer Contact. Smith who joins the casino operator from customer service outsourcing specialist Contact Center Managed Services, will report directly to Darren Moffett Rank’s Director of Customer Operations. Updating the market, Rank …

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