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Britannia Stakes ‘fantastic initiative’ distributes £1.25m to charities

Member organisations of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) have distributed over £1.25 million to a selection of charities, donating the entirety of the profits from the Britannia Stakes race, held on 17 June during the Royal Ascot festival.  Participants in the initiative include BGC members Flutter Entertainment (Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet), bet365, Entain (Ladbrokes, Coral), William Hill, Kindred …

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Tote guarantees optimal customer payout with new Tote+ pricing  

The UK Tote Group (Tote) states that it has entered a ‘new pricing era’, following the launch of its new ‘Tote+’ pool pricing module, which will provide racing customers with a 10% enhanced dividend payout.  Updating customers, Tote stated that its improved module held no cap on the stake a player can place to receive a price enhancement, which has …

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John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth


The UK Tote Group has confirmed the appointment of John Williamson, a director with extensive experience in Asia, as its Non-Executive Chairman from 1 September 2020. Williamson’s appointment is expected to bring “significant international business and financial expertise to the organisation”, and provide timely support for its ambitious growth plans just 10 months after its acquisition of the Tote, the …

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FansUnite accelerates wagering ambitions by acquiring McBookie for $2m 

Scottish bookmaker McBookie (McBookie.com) has confirmed the sale of its business to Canadian sports-tech group, FansUnite Entertainment Inc. McBookie Managing Director Paul Petrie confirmed that a $2.2 million agreement had been reached with Vancouver-based FansUnite, which listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange earlier this month in a bid to expand its sports wagering capacity. Launched in 2009 by former Tote …

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Refocused Sportech loses shine on Stamford impairment 

Sportech Plc is confident that its expanded product portfolio will help it through the uncertainty of COVID-19, following a year of vital transformations across the company. Publishing its full-year 2019 results, the firm recorded a 2% group revenue increase to £65 million (FY2018: £63.5m) by optimising its cash-generating assets and operations.  Product upgrades saw Sportech confirm ‘service growth’ for its …

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Tote will return to Chester and Bangor-on-Dee

The Tote will make a return to Chester Racecourse in 2020, after the UK Tote Group and Chester Race Company agreed a four-year partnership. The return of the pool betting operator will supplement the existing on-course betting provision from Chester Bet and will see the Tote assume the sponsorship of the Chester Cup as part of an exclusive Boodles May …

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Racing Post supports Tote’s ‘Ten to Follow’ return

Racing Post will help drive audience engagement and interest in a revamped Tote by providing its comprehensive range on content services to operator UK Tote Group, optimising the promotion of the ‘Tote Ten to Follow’ game relaunch. The partnership sees Racing Post provide full support of Tote products and services across print and digital platforms and will supply the pool …

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SIS may appeal High Court judgement on ARC data rights

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The High Court case around data rights between the two main horseracing broadcasters to the betting industry has come to an end, with  Sports Information Services (SIS) being found guilty of breaching the confidentiality of Arena Racing Company’s Raceday Data, but not on the more serious charges of conspiracy by unlawful means or copyright infringement of database rights. SIS said it may …

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