Monday, February 6, 2023

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EveryMatrix IZIBET partnership
B2B provider of iGaming solutions EveryMatrix is pleased to announce the relaunch of IZIBET. The online brand has been successfully revamped via EveryMatrix’s turnkey solution earlier this summer.

BetConstruct contracts international agreement with PMU

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BetConstruct contracted an international cooperation agreement with PMU - the leader and historical horse race betting organisation in France! PMU is the leading French horse racing betting provider in the world, which maintains and modernises hundreds of racetracks as well as organises thousands of annual races eligible for PMU betting. Recently signed cooperation with BetConstruct gave the sports betting supplier...

Marathonbet sponsors Brighton’s Festival of Racing for the second year running

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Brighton Racecourse, Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) and Marathonbet are delighted to announce they will continue their partnership for the 2018 Festival of Racing. The three-day meeting, a highlight of Brighton’s racing calendar, will take place…

Arena Racing Company and Vermantia launch the European Racing Channel

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Vermantia, a leader in omni-channel content solutions worldwide, and Arena Racing Company, the largest racecourse group in the UK, have announced the official launch of the European Racing Channel, “the most complete offering of its kind worldwide”.

BHA predicts rise in race bets in wake of FOBT capping

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The British Horseracing Association has predicted a growth in betting on the sport, following the government’s decision to limit maximum bets on fixed-odds betting terminals. The 17 May announcement to limit wagers on FOBTs to two pounds raised…

Metric: Don’t bet against Racing’s future

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Metric Gaming’s Dave Jolly speaks on the continued importance of racing – and why a thoroughbred service is no longer just the preserve of the big boys. As we gallop towards the big events of the Racing summer, punters in the UK and beyond will be keen to have a flutter on the sport of kings. Whether it’s the Epsom Derby...

Racecourse Media Group and Turf TV generate £93.1m in media rights payments for 37 British racecourses in 2017

The 37 British racecourses affiliated to Racecourse Media Group (RMG) will receive £93.1million in revenues generated from their media rights in 2017 – a 9% increase on 2016. These payments, which are paid via licence fees and dividends, are derived from: Turf TV…

ARC acquires Ffos Las Racecourse

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Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced the acquisition of Ffos Las Racecourse Limited. The Carmarthenshire course opened in 2009 and was, at the time, the first new racecourse in Britain in over 80 years. A flat oval, a mile and a half around...

Horse racing to become ‘more important to bookmakers’ amid FOBT stake uncertainty

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With the UK betting industry waiting on tenterhooks for an announcement from the government over stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), the British Horse Authority (BHA) believes that horse racing is to become more important to gaming operators. The statement was made at the Asian Racing Conference in Seoul by Brant Dunshea, BHA’s newly appointed chief regulatory officer. Dunshea was...

Catena Media acquires UK horse racing site

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Online performance marketing company, Catena Media plc, is acquiring a site in the UK focusing on horse racing. Through the acquisition, the firm aims to strengthen its position in the UK – entering a new territory within sports betting.

Coral reopens Cheltenham live roulette table

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  Following the successful launch in March 2017 of Coral’s Cheltenham Live Casino, the bookmaker has re-opened an exclusive Cheltenham live roulette table, available until March 17.     In partnership with Racing UK, all twenty-eight races from The Cheltenham Festival will play on a video wall and will be presented alongside live roulette. Racing experts will stand beside the live roulette...

Brexit will hurt horse-racing, industry groups warn

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Twenty months after the referendum, the UK horse racing industry has issued its Brexit forecast, warning that falling EU migration will impact on the supply of horse grooms.    The warning was made in a joint submission to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) from the British Horseracing Authority, National Trainers Federation and Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association. There are currently 7,377 registered racing grooms...

GBI Racing leaves Israel, looks to Italy and Africa

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The Israeli government is handing GBI Racing distributor £4.9m in compensation after a ban on horse betting came into force.   GBI had a contract to supply coverage of British and Irish racing to the Israel Sports Betting Board, that was due to run through to August this year - but was forced to end operations after the ban was introduced...

Metric Gaming unveils Best-of-Breed horse racing service

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Betting technology pioneer, Metric Gaming, will showcase its latest product at ICE London following the successful launch of the company’s golf service Metric Gaming, the sports betting technology, software and services company, is to showcase its pioneering new managed horse racing service at this year’s ICE Totally Gaming event in London. The company successfully launched the industry’s first standalone, fully managed,...

SIS relaunches retail TV services

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Sports Information Services (SIS) has relaunched its retail TV service to bookmakers.   There will be a short period of transition on the SIS FACTS and SIS+ TV channels for British horse racing content from the end of 2017 when SIS’s rights for the Northern courses expire, to 1 April 2018, when horse racing content from RMG courses will be introduced...

SIS to boost international reach with Codere

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Leading live pictures and data supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has signed a five-year deal with Codere to provide the Spanish bookmaker with its new greyhound service.   As part of the agreement, the company will supply live pictures, commentary and data for horses and greyhounds across the operator’s entire retail estate. SIS has produced high quality and reliable content for the...

Racing UK unveils new-look website

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Racing UK has unveiled its new-look website, designed for “seamless betting and enhanced editorial”, the company said.    New features include Oddschecker comparison, Premium Timeform Ratings, racecourse feeds and integrated video form. The site has also been optimised for mobile viewing. The website now offers a choice of ten leading bookmakers to bet through, in addition to a price comparison tool, powered... to sponsor Goodwood’s Celebration Mile to sponsor Goodwood’s Celebration Mile has been unveiled as the new sponsor of Saturday’s Celebration Mile at Goodwood Racecourse. The Group Two Grosvenor Sport Celebration Mile is the highlight of Goodwood’s three-day August Bank Holiday meeting. It is a race steeped in history which has been won by the likes of Selkirk, Cape Cross and Raven’s Pass. Following Monday’s five-day confirmation stage, a total of...

British Racecourses & Colossus Bets form landmark pool betting partnership

British racecourses and Colossus Bets have announced a significant partnership that will enhance the future pool betting offering on British Racing. ladbrokes
British Racecourses and Colossus Bets have announced a significant partnership that will enhance the future pool betting offering on British Racing. This arrangement between the Project Steering Board, currently representing 54 racecourses and Colossus Bets, will ensure that customers have access to an innovative ‘exotic’ bets portfolio, including cash out opportunities, access to the Syndicates platform provided by Colossus Bets,...

i-neda named as tech provider for British racecourses

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Over 50 renowned British racecourses have appointed technology provider i-neda to supply future pool betting operation due to go live in July 2018.   i-neda, a UK business which has provided pool betting solutions in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia, will provide the technology platform for the new pool betting operation which will go live across the vast majority of...

Betsafe introduces horse racing to sportsbook

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The online bookmaker, Betsafe, has become the first brand within Betsson Group to launch horse racing as part of their sportsbook portfolio.   Betsafe has launched horse racing to its customers who can now interact with highly competitive horse racing product on par with the best UK operators, stated the company. The new product will offer races from Cheltenham, through Hong Kong’s...

Investec Derby to air live to 500 million+ audience

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Britain’s richest ever race to be shown live in skies and on seas via Sport 24 and on NBC in the US   The Investec Derby from Epsom Downs Racecourse in the UK will be available live to an audience reach of circa 550 million on Saturday, with first-time broadcasters including Sport 24 (airlines and cruise lines) and NBC Sports (US). This...

RMG and Turf TV report media rights increase

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Racecourse Media Group and Turf TV generate £85.5m in media rights payments for 34 British racecourses in 2016 - a six per cent increase on 2015's figures.   The 34 British racecourses affiliated to Racecourse Media Group (RMG) will receive £85.5million in media rights payments in 2016 – a 6% increase on 2015. These media rights payments, which are paid via licence...

NYX Gaming reports key increases at most successful Cheltenham ever

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The sportsbook and gaming supplier, NYX Gaming Group, has confirmed that the 2017 Cheltenham Festival was its OpenBet platform’s most successful yet.   NYX Gaming Group has announced that this year’s Cheltenham Festival has seen it top its previous figures across a number of different transactions during the four day racing event. The supplier reported that it handled 227.16 million account transactions...

Coral to launch Cheltenham Festival Live Roulette

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Coral Live Casino to stream every race from the Cheltenham Festival 14-17th March.   In an industry first, Coral Bookmakers has taken the innovative step to stream all 28 races from The Cheltenham Festival, the racing calendar’s biggest event of the year, in its Live Casino channel - via mobile, website and the App. This is the first time that a major live...

BetBright to donate £10,000 to charity for Cup winner’s country

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The winning captain of this year’s BetBright Cup will receive a £10,000 donation to the Injured Jockeys Fund of their country.   BetBright has introduced a new feature to this year’s BetBright Cup which will see the winning captain receive a £10,000 donation to the Injured Jockeys Fund of their respective country. The BetBright Cup (formally the Prestbury Cup) is awarded to...

British racing agreement sees Sporting Index out in front

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Sporting Index has reached an agreement with British racing under the ABP model.   The leading sports spread betting firm, Sporting Index, has confirmed it has agreed to maintain its relationship with British racing as part of the Authorised Betting Partner (ABP) model. Sporting Index claims it has committed to maintain a funding relationship with British racing until at least 31 March...

Betway boost National Hunt sponsorship

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Online bookmaker continues investment in racing.   Betway has boosted its National Hunt racing portfolio with two new race sponsorships. The firm will now sponsor the Grade 2 Betway Kingmaker Novices’ Chase at Warwick on Saturday 11th February, a race won in the past by greats such as Long Run and Finian’s Rainbow. Betway, who gained Authorised Betting Partner status in October, have...

ITV plans 40 days of horse racing coverage in 2017

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Taking over from Channel 4 as the UK’s horse racing broadcaster, ITV has announced it will show 40 days of racing in 2017.   Taking over from Channel 4 as the UK’s horse racing broadcaster, ITV has announced it will show 40 days of racing in 2017. ITV racing has announced that 40 days of racing will be shown on ITV’s main...

FSB Technology launches horse racing sportsbook Black Type

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Platform provider FSB Technology has helped launch Black Type, a new online sports betting site with a specialist focus on horse racing.   The site is the creation of founders Dave Gowers and Craig Nicholson, who oversaw the resurgence of 888sport’s racing products while working at Kambi, in conjunction with Mylo Sangster, the grandson of famous owner breeder Robert Sangster.   Black Type...