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ARC plans for 1,000 betting shop closures with £3m prize cuts

Arena Racing Company (ARC) is set to be tightening its belts following the Government’s decision to crackdown on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), announcing a reduction to its prize-money contribution by £3 million in 2019. The racetrack operator told The Racing Post that further reductions in prize money could not be ruled out, and that ARC “simply cannot continue” to maintain its …

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Recruitment challenge for US gambling firms, finds Betting Jobs Salary Survey

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Betting Jobs Director Fiona Hickey said that effective recruitment has been one of the biggest challenges in the post-PASPA US market, where a lack of local talent combined with difficulties in obtaining work permits and visas for overseas candidates has caused headaches for gambling companies. Hickey spoke to SBC News shortly after publishing the firm’s free-to-access Salary Survey, which found …

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ASA cautions Camelot over location of advertisement

Camelot has been wrapped by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after the UK lottery operator placed a scratchcard outside the entrance of a school. The ad in question featured an image of a rainbow scratch card with the text “Scratch and See … Top prize £50,000 Lucky Fortune … 7 CHANCES TO WIN! £2”. Issuing its response, Camelot outlined that …

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Winning Post: Changing perceptions of animal betting sports

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: Florida greyhounds – dog days are over Florida, home to the oldest continually operated dog track in the world (and one of the largest) has banned wagering on greyhound races in …

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LeoVegas rides compliance challenges to post 41% revenue gains

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LeoVegas has emerged from a “challenging quarter” for its two largest markets – UK and Sweden – to post a year-on-year (YOY) revenue increase of 41% to €78.6 million, despite a focus on compliance measures to facilitate the next steps in the company’s development. Reporting on the three-month period from 1 July to 30 September 2018, the mobile gametech group …

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“You might as well shout at the moon” – Hammond set to issue RGD hike

Next Week (Monday 29 October) will see all the debate come to an end as Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers the UK Budget 2018, with industry expectations firmly set to see a significant remote gaming duty (RGD) increase. Representing the third online gambling tax constraint imposed by the government since 2014, following point-of-consumption (POC-2014) and Industry Free-Play taxes (2016), 20 and …

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CAP and BCAP issue ‘understanding normalisation’ guidelines

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The UK Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) have joined forces, with an aim of clarifying practices that could potentially fall under the banner of normalisation. A frequent occupant of published documentation on industry advertising matters, the document aims to offer a clear differentiation between the promotion of gambling as a legitimately and …

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SIS enlists Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo for portfolio growth

Sports Information Services (SIS) has announced a significant expansion of its international horse racing portfolio, after agreeing a global distribution deal with Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo. The exclusive three-year deal, which will see SIS become the official distributor of pictures and data from the Buenos Aires based course, will see the firm broadcast live action from its 188 meetings and …

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Sky Sports to be exclusive home of French Racing

Sky Sports Racing has been revealed as the UK and Ireland’s exclusive pay TV broadcast home of French racing, on a three year deal from January 1 of next year, PMU and At The Races have announced. Furthermore, At The Races is to also become the PMU’s online video streaming provider within both regions, with a full service of over …

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Jumpman Gaming and Progress Play fall foul of the CMA

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Jumpman Gaming and Progress Play have agreed to remove terms and conditions prohibiting players from obtained their money in one go, after an investigation by the the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The CMA has been working UK regulator the Gambling Commission, to improve terms and conditions for players online and to help ensure firms do not break consumer protection …

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