Tag Archives: Will Lambe

SBC Magazine Issue 8: International expansion and picking up the sporting slack


A focus on international expansion and how we, as the betting and gaming industry, will get through COVID-19 are the key themes throughout Issue 8 of SBC Magazine. Now available to view HERE, it starts by tracking the journey of Giovanni Garrisi from a mathematician beating the pools to starting a 50/50 JV with Stanley Leisure, seizing an opportunity to …

Read More »

UK granted ‘listed status’ to protect movement of horses

With only 16 days to go until the Brexit deadline, the UK has been granted ‘national listed status’ by the European Union, which will ensure that racehorses can move across the borders in the event of a no-deal Brexit.  While barriers to ‘seamless’ movement will still be in place, the third-country status is hoped to provide certainty for owners and …

Read More »

No-deal Brexit ‘is a real risk to racing’ warns Flutter’s Peter Jackson

With only 79 days until the UK is pencilled in to leave the European Union, horse racing stakeholders continue to make preparations in anticipation of potential disruptions to the sport and further impacts on betting markets.  The Financial Times reported this morning that a no-deal Brexit – which at present appears to be the UK’s likely outcome – will threaten …

Read More »

Easyodds CEO James Garmston: The who’s who of the operator and affiliate world at #boscon2017

BetBright - Copyright: gabe123 / 123RF Stock Photo

Ahead of Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September), Easyodds CEO James Garmston, part of the ‘Improving the horseracing betting experience’ session at next month’s event, spoke to SBC News about what he’s looking forward to at #boscon2017, where operators and affiliates can work better together and what sports partnership has stood out over the last 12 months. SBC: Why is …

Read More »

Internal review sees BHA restructure executive team

Following an internal review, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has restructured its senior executive team and structure in order to better meet the organization’s strategic long term objectives. Furthermore, the authority detailed that the changes would reduce costs and help streamline CEO Nick Rust’s leadership duties by reducing the number of direct reports into him. Moving forward the BHA has …

Read More »

Sporting Index commits to UK racing ABP scheme

UK Spread betting firm Sporting Index, has reached an agreement with British racing under the Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) model. The operator will commit to maintaining a funding relationship with British racing until at least 31 March 2019. Under the terms of the ABP agreement, Sporting Index governance has confirmed that the company’s existing remote betting operations currently fall within the …

Read More »

UK Racing shows concern over betting pre-watershed advertising ban

The Guardian newspaper reports that senior figures in UK racing are concerned regarding the potential UK government blanket ban on sports betting advertising pre the UK 9pm watershed. Racing industry stakeholders are said to be particularly anxious with regards to its new £30 million four-year racing broadcast partnership with ITV which begins in January 2017. The success of ITV as …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »