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UK Racing likely to be suspended until June

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The British Horseracing Authority said it hopes to resume flat racing behind closed doors at some stage in May - although June appears to be the new favourite.

UK Racing seeks relief during six week shut down

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Having announced mid-March that British horse racing would continue behind closed doors, the sport now faces a full shutdown until the end of April - and a devastating loss of income.

Prize money to be slashed for SA horse racing

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A combination of legislative changes and poor performance means South African horse racing is set to have its prize-money slashed by 13 percent across the..

No deal brexit bad for horse betting, says Flutter

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Flutter CEO Peter Jackson gets glum on the prospects of a no-deal Brexit, which could make it harder for horses to travel between the UK, Ireland and..

Vietnam racing for gaming investment in 2019

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Vietnam’s Communist Party is quickly picking up the pace on gaming legislation, attracting billions of dollars in foreign direct investment for new casino and racing facilities this year. But as local gaming professor Augustine Ha Ton Vinh, points out…

Racing ahead – UK online market continues upward trajectory

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The UKGC has reported that the UK online gambling industry GGY hit £5.3bn for the year ending March 31, with the sector now accounting for 37 percent of the country’s £14.4bn market. Total yield was up 4.2 percent on the same period ending 2017

William Hill steps back trackside betting in 82 stall sale

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William Hill has confirmed the end of its 84-year UK trackside presence, following the sale of its on-course betting point network. In a deal with Racecourse Pitches Limited, which operates under the independent bookmaker Sid Hooper, the 82 racecourse...

Media: Round-the-clock racing for the age of convenience

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Simon Fraser, head of international racing at SIS, speaks to iGaming Times about the launch of the supplier’s new 24/7 Live Betting Channels. iGaming Times: What’s the reasoning behind the launch of your new 24/7 Live Betting Channels? SIMON FRASER: Bettors…

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”.

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...

Arena Racing Company prize money grows to £35m

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Significant investment has seen Arena Racing Company prize money increase across its 15 racecourses to over £35 million on 2018. Arena Racing Company (ARC) has increased its investment in prize money with its executive contribution growing from £11.3 million in 2015 to a planned £17.5 million his year - taking the total across its racecourses to over £35 million. The company...

RMG and SIS extend partnership

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Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Sports Information Services (SIS) have extended their existing LBO (licensed betting offices) partnership to encompass international pool betting and fixed odds rights (including retail and online).   RMG manages the rights of many of the leading British racecourses, while SIS holds the horseracing rights to all Irish racecourses, plus Chelmsford City Racecourse in the UK. SIS and...

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...

Bookies prepare for more than just a flutter at Cheltenham

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UK bookmakers are set for a potential increase of over 60 percent in turnover this week as the Cheltenham Festival gears up for another big year.   Following last year’s record-breaking Cheltenham Festival, current predictions show a potential 60 percent increase in turnover for online bookmakers this week. The global leader in payments, Worldpay, has forecast the figure in the week leading...

Betway becomes Authorised Betting Partner

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The online bookmaker achieves the coveted status in return for voluntary payments to fund British racing.   Betway have signed a three-year deal with British racing to become an Authorised Betting Partner (ABP). The firm is now making voluntary payments to help fund British racing and, in turn, will receive a number of benefits of being an ABP. These include the ability to...

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