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The SBC Awards provides the perfect Christmas party in London

Christmas - SBC Awards

The sports betting industry is gearing up for its annual celebration at the SBC Awards, held on Tuesday 5 December at The Artillery Garden in central London, which doubles up as the perfect Christmas party for everyone involved in the sector. The presentation of 17 Supplier awards, 11 Operator/Affiliate awards and three SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame inductees might …

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Playtech BGT terminals are first choice for UK & Ireland Independent bookmakers

FTSE-listed Playtech Plc’s sports betting technology division Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) continues its strong 2017 commercial momentum detailing that it has signed a number of self-service betting terminal (SSBT) contracts with UK & Ireland independent bookmakers. Over recent months, PBS has secured new deals with G Bet, Wilf Gilbert, Victoria Gate Casino, Sean Graham and Star Sports Mayfair. Furthermore, Playtech’s …

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Star Sports unveiled as lead sponsors of the Towcester English Greyhound Derby

UK independent bookmaker Star Sports has been unveiled as the new sponsors of the English Greyhound Derby, the world’s most prestigious greyhound race. The 2017 Star Sports Greyhound Derby will be run at Towcester, the UK’s newest greyhound track, for the first time on Saturday 1st July, with a winner’s purse of £175,000 and total prize-money of over £350,000, it is the richest greyhound …

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Star Sports takes over historic Mayfair Deanery Street betting shop

Star Sports the ‘luxury bookmaker’ has opened its new betting shop in the heart of Mayfair, taking up residence in one of UK betting’s most iconic premises. The independent bookmaker takes over the BetVictor ‘Victor Chandler’ betting shop on Deanery Street, just metres away from the historic Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane. The Deanery Street shop is revered in UK …

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Tarr turns in a Star performance for the Guests at Pontefract

The Guests opened up a decent lead at the top of the Tipster Challenge table, after Luke Tarr turned in a strong performance at Pontefract. Tarr, Head of Public Relations at Star Sports since 2008, picked out three winners including the 11/4 Silver Alliance, who was also backed by both SBC and Timeform. In fact, it was Timeform who collected …

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Luke Tarr of Star Sports picks his Pontefract race winners

Luke Tarr, Head of Public Relations at Star Sports, is back for a second tilt at the Tipster Challenge at Pontefract. After returning 16.50 points on his first outing in May, he will be hopeful of extending the Guest’s lead at the top of the leaderboard. Star Sports will be competing against SBC News, Timeform and Stephen Harris, the Horse …

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UKIP Evans backs Leadsom with £500 Star Sports charity wager

Prominent UKIP leadership candidate Suzanne Evans has put party politics on hold and backed Andrea Leadsom’s bid to become Conservative party leader.  Evans accepted a free £500 charity bet from Star Sports and backed Leadsom at odds of 5/2. All the winnings will go to Lipoedema UK, a charity that Evans has run since 2011. Evans said of the news: “I’m …

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Mounting support for Brexit reflected in the odds

This week has seen substantial alterations in the odds on a Brexit with the potential for a Leave vote reflected in the odds as they’ve moved from 3/1 to a 6/4 average across bookmakers. Jamie Loughead an Entertainment and Politics Trader at Star Sports discussed his views on the market’s fluctuation, and why he remains certain that Brexit won’t happen, with …

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Luke Tarr of Star Sports takes the Tipster Challenge at Hamilton

Luke Tarr, Head of Public Relations at Star Sports, becomes the latest industry expert to take the Tipster Challenge at Hamilton today. He has been with the company since March 2008. Star Sports are an independent bookmaker, offering unique bespoke services to their clients both on and off course, as well as facilitating some of the largest industry bets. He …

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Bookies’ Corner – The Donald Trump Phenomenon

Perhaps the unlikeliest of political rises in history has been that of Donald Trump. Whether he wins or not he’s turned the US political landscape on its head. This is a man who nobody seriously believed could get this far except perhaps The Donald himself. William Hill had him at 150/1 to become the next US President when it first …

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