UK BOOKMAKERS ADVISED TO "BRACE YOURSELVES"
21st March, 2017 at 21:54:56
Government may be about to act on FOBTs, says MP.
British MP John Whittingdale, who formally held responsibility for gambling in the UK government, warned UK bookmakers to brace themselves for some bad news on FOBTs Tuesday whilst addressing the Association of British Bookmakers' annual meeting in London.
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NYX GAMING GROUP REPORT RECORD BREAKING CHELTENHAM
21st March, 2017 at 14:44:19
Mobile channel accounts for 76 percent of all bets on Openbet platform.
NYX Gaming Group, through its subsidiary Openbet, has revealed a 36 percent increase in peak bets per minute at a record-breaking Cheltenham Horseracing Festival, 76 percent of which were placed via the mobile channel.
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U.K. SPORTS SPREAD BETTING FIRM JOINS THE BHA'S AUTHORISED BETTING PARTNER LIST
17th February, 2017 at 15:28:44
VIETNAM LEGALISES GREYHOUND, HORSE AND FOOTBALL BETTING? (Update)
03rd February, 2017 at 21:12:13
Years-long gambling expansion debate, yields surprising result.
In a surprising development, the Vietnamese Government has seemingly softened its anti-gambling stance with reports of a decree released on the Government website legalising betting on horseracing, greyhound racing and, on a pilot basis, FIFA-recognised and Vietnam sports ministry-approved, International football, effective end March 2017.
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60-YEAR HORSE RACE SPONSORSHIP MAKES WAY FOR LADBROKES.
24th January, 2017 at 13:21:39
High profile sponsorship will run for the next five years.
The longest sponsorship deal in the history of British horse racing has come to an end with Ladbrokes becoming the new sponsor of the race formerly known as The Hennessy Gold Cup for the next five years, Racing Post reports.
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U.K. GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES MANDATORY HORSE RACE BETTING LEVY (Update)
14th January, 2017 at 08:31:36
Land and online bookmakers will be required to pay ten percent of their gross UK horseracing wager revenues to the industry.
The UK government has moved on the long-running horse racing levy dispute between UK bookies and the British Horseracing Authority, replacing the current and perennially contentious voluntary system with a mandatory contribution of 10 percent of revenues accrued from betting by UK punters.
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PRO-ONLINE GAMBLING GROUPS PUSH BACK ON ATTEMPTS TO INFLUENCE INCOMING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION (Update)
13th January, 2017 at 08:31:28
Nine action groups correspond with Vice President Elect and Attorney General nominee.
Last year's appeal by ten state Attorney's General to the incoming Trump administration asking for its support on the Restoration of America's Wire Act has been followed by some push back from nine civil liberties groups that have corresponded with vice president elect Mike Pence and the Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions, urging them not to support crony capitalism and trample on states' rights.
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MATCHBOOK IN DEAL WITH THE JOCKEY CLUB
12th January, 2017 at 16:53:41
Agreement covers several title sponsorships at British horse racing courses
The UK online betting exchange Matchbook had inked a multi-title sponsorship agreement with British racecourse operator The Jockey Club.
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BRIT HORSERACE PUNTERS PLAGUED BY COVERAGE BLACKOUT MONDAY
10th January, 2017 at 09:18:29
Dispute between bookies and racecourses over media rights impacts betting shop coverage.
A bitter dispute between bookies and racecourses over media rights payments spilled over into retail betting shops coverage Monday, blacking out punters' viewing of the races across the country.
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WILLIAM HILL OPERATING PROFITS DOWN GBP 30 MILLION IN LATEST FULL YEAR REPORT
09th January, 2017 at 08:59:45
BOOKMAKERS TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM READY TO GO LIVE WITH NEW AUDIO CHANNEL
21st December, 2016 at 16:51:17
January 1 is the launch date for a service that includes content from SIS FACTS and TRP.
With over 450 UK betting shops signed up in the last week, the Bookmakers Technology Corporation (BTC) must be feeling confident as it gears up for the launch of its audio channel on the first day of the new year.
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WEBIS RESULTS REFLECT CHALLENGING YEAR
30th November, 2016 at 13:30:37
But company optimistic in trading update.
Webis Holding's plc released its 2016 annual report detailing challenging conditions in the first half which were slightly offset by an improved performance in the second.
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PMU AND HELLAS IN HORSE RACING POOL BETTING JV
28th November, 2016 at 14:03:47
Joint venture betting offer on French horse races.
French operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) and Greek operator Hellas Horse Races SAS have partnered for the launch of a joint pool betting offer on French horseracing.
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SWEDISH GAMBLING MARKET CONTINUES TO PROSPER
11th November, 2016 at 08:06:34
Year-on-year GGR up 5 percent overall in the nine months January to September 2016.
Sweden's general gambling market continues to prosper, according to the latest information from regulator Lotteriinspektionen, which reported an overall 5 percent rise in GGR over the nine months January to September 2016 in an update this week.
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BETWAY THE LATEST ONLINE BOOKIE TO BECOME A B.H.A. AUTHORISED BETTING PARTNER
20th October, 2016 at 15:38:58
Online operator signs three year agreement with British Horseracing Authority.
Online gambling operator Betway has become the latest bookmaking firm to agree to voluntary payments over the next three years to the British Horseracing Authority in return for accreditation as an Authorised Betting Partner.
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