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Drive to rescue horse racing finances launched after Priti Patel meeting

Home secretary’s private visit to Newmarket sparks new debate‘Inclusive group’ set up to reform funding of the sportA visit by Priti Patel, the home secretary, to leading stables in Newmarket has sparked a fresh attempt to revive horse racing’s beleagu…

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Talking Horses: loss of £189,000 case led punters’ champion to quit

The internet campaigner Paul Fairhead, who has been helping punters for seven years, says the frustrations are now too much“My heart’s really not in it any more,” says Paul Fairhead, the internet campaigner for punters who has decided to bring that sid…

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‘Forgotten’ on-course bookmakers left counting cost of lockdown

Racing in the UK resumes on Monday but behind-closed-doors meetings will bring no respite to one part of the industryA reduced version of racing’s caravan will roll up to Newcastle for Monday’s resumption, but spectators are not allowed and that means …

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‘Forgotten’ on-course bookmakers left counting cost of lockdown

Racing in the UK resumes on Monday but behind-closed-doors meetings will bring no respite to one part of the industryA reduced version of racing’s caravan will roll up to Newcastle for Monday’s resumption, but spectators are not allowed and that means …

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‘Forgotten’ on-course bookmakers left counting cost of lockdown

Racing in the UK resumes on Monday but behind-closed-doors meetings will bring no respite to one part of the industryA reduced version of racing’s caravan will roll up to Newcastle for Monday’s resumption, but spectators are not allowed and that means …

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Talking Horses: betting shops may reopen in time for Royal Ascot

Ladbrokes and Coral prepare to get back to business on 15 June in major boost to racing after Boris Johnson’s announcement GVC, the parent company of the Ladbrokes and Coral betting shop chains, said on Monday evening that it is “well prepared” to open…

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BetFred accused of withholding funds from punters despite pledge

‘Restricted’ accounts appear to have been unprofitableBetFred had purchased failed online bookmaker MoPlayBetFred, one of Britain’s most familiar betting brands, has been accused of backtracking on a pledge to honour outstanding customer balances in th…

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Coronavirus: gambling firms urged to impose betting cap of £50 a day

MPs express concern that gamblers are being directed to riskier wagers in absence of mainstream sport during Covid-19 crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMPs have implored online gambling firms to impose a temporary bettin…

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Fiver on Fifa? Bookmakers get creative in gambling’s changed world

Bookies hope punters will open up to esports betting as share prices fall with no regular sport on the horizonSince the essential raw material of their business is chance, bookmakers tend to assume that they will, for the most part, enjoy an unlimited …

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Horse racing in England and Wales set to be run behind closed doors

BHA has briefed government on staging Grand NationalKelso first meeting without spectators in BritainBritish racing is likely to go behind closed doors from later this week, initially until the end of March but potentially for much longer, following a …

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Talking Horses: Tote’s ‘game-changer’ bet guarantee set for Cheltenham bow

The Tote’s radical new model will see it match or exceed starting-price betting and looks certain to boost its turnoverThe Tote, Britain’s main pool-betting business, is expected to confirm later today that it will either match or exceed the starting p…

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Ladbrokes still under scrutiny a year after blaming ‘online glitch’

• Bookmaker said all contacted and goodwill payments made• Two cases from 2018 claim they have yet to be paid outMore than a year after Ladbrokes claimed that a “glitch” in its online betting software had been addressed and customers affected had recei…

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Everton show the way by promoting community rather gambling | David Conn

If Premier League clubs want recognition for work off the pitch then rejecting sponsorship from bookies is the way forwardIn a climate of serious concern finally rising about football’s drenching with gambling adverts, Everton showed a glimpse of a bet…

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New Premier League chief says betting shirt sponsors and VAR here to stay

• Richard Masters says sport and gambling have long association• ‘We’re certainly not sniffy about it – it’s up to our clubs’The Premier League will resist moves to ban clubs from having their shirts sponsored by betting companies as part of the govern…

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New Premier League chief says betting shirt sponsors and VAR here to stay

• Richard Masters says sport and gambling have long association• ‘We’re certainly not sniffy about it – it’s up to our clubs’The Premier League will resist moves to ban clubs from having their shirts sponsored by betting companies as part of the govern…

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‘Shell-shocked’ bookmakers face big fines for underage betting at Royal Ascot

• Seven on-course bookies allowed 16-year-old to place £5 bet • ‘It’s scary. You’d think there’d be a procedure in place’Racecourse bookmakers say they are “shell-shocked” at a decision by the Gambling Commission to ramp up punishments meted out for fa…

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‘Gamblification’ of football must be dealt with properly in next betting Act | Greg Wood

Betting on sport has always been popular, even when illegal, but after the last disastrous Gambling Act it is time to treat the issue in a more mature waySuper Bowl XXIX in January 1995 between the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers looked…

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Extra FA Cup games offered to BBC and BT Sport after betting outcry

• FA talks to broadcasters after gambling companies step aside • Games could also be streamed on governing body’s websiteBroadcasters look likely to televise more FA Cup matches live, after the Football Association confirmed it was discussing how to en…

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FA in talks over ending exclusive Cup deals with betting companies

FA considering withdrawing from deals or renegotiatingConcerns that cost could be prohibitiveThe Football Association is discussing whether it can withdraw from the controversial arrangement which allows betting companies to show live FA Cup matches ex…

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How the betting industry has become inextricably linked to football | Rob Davies

Through sponsorship and advertising,the gambling industry has successfully and deeply hitched itself to the world’s most popular gameIt should come as no surprise that the gambling industry has hitched itself to the world’s most popular game. Here are …