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He Knows No Fear sets new UK and Irish record with 300/1 win

Horse racing record falls in stunning result. UK and Irish racing history was made on Thursday as HE KNOWS NO FEAR romped to a shock win from a 300/1 SP. The excitement happened at Leopardstown. The race wasthe 2:30 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden. With the narrow victory by a nose, He Knows No Fear became the longest-priced winner in UK and Irish history. The previous
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Bookmaker News – TV Ads To Be Pulled

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We are all-familar with those late-night TV commercials for online casino, slots and poker from the likes of Ladbrokes and Mr Green. But it appears that all television and radio adverts for gaming are to be removed during the Covid-19 lockdown by members of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) in a voluntary move by the gambling industry trade body. The UK government…
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Bookmaker News April 21 – Betfred under fire

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Betfred is under fire having been accused of backtracking on a pledge to honour outstanding customer balances in the failed online bookmaker MoPlay. The Manchester-based firm won the auction to take over MoPlay’s UK and Ireland customer list from a liquidator in Gibraltar last month. MoPlay stopped trading in February after its parent company, Addison Global,…
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UKGC ban on Credit Card deposits comes into effect – April 14th 2020

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The new Gambling Commission UK regulations on betting with credit cards started today, April 14th 2020. Bookmakers are no longer allowed to accept deposits to players’ accounts through credit cards. This is the result of a public consultation which happened last year. Ban addresses problem gambling Around 24 million adults in Great Britain gamble.
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Bookmaker News – Protection of Punters’ Funds

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How safe are the funds in your betting account? The Horse Bettors Forum has a league table of bookmakers which indicates with firms have safeguards in place to separate punters’ funds from company accounts and guarantee no customer will end up out of pocket should their bookmaker collapse. The coronavirus pandemic has virtually ended all sports betting…
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Virtual Grand National Runners & Odds – April 4th 2020

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With no actual Grand National running this year because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, a virtual version will instead be broadcast on ITV on Saturday. The virtual Grand National, which will be generated using the latest CGI technology and algorithms, will not only serve as some light relief for sports fans, but there will be a bigger purpose to it. Several major betting…
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Ladbrokes punter wins 10,000/1 sevenfold Acca

A punter at Ladbrokes came up with a stunning betting success in midweek. Despite there being a lack of familiar football action around at the moment because of the Covid-19 outbreak, the punter chanced a hand at international club friendly games. The punter, who has remained anonymous, picked up a cool £1,094.76 from just 10p Acca. So that means that the bet…
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Bookmaker News Bet 365 – Stoke-based betting firm leading the way in staff welfare

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With the worldwide sporting schedule having been decimated, bookmakers are under severe financial pressure along with many other businesses. British racing has been called off until at least the end of April, for example, and football suspended until April 30 at the earliest. Greyhound stadiums also look like they will fall foul of the latest social distancing…
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MPs try and push for betting cap during cornovirus outbreak

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A new fallout from the current coronavirus outbreak has crept up on the betting industry. MP’s have reportedly made the call to betting firms to temporarily limit punters to a cap of £50 a day while the Covid-19 crisis is happening. Punters seek alternatives Naturally with so many of the big sports for betting shut down, like football and British horse racing…
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Irish racing betting has a big weekend

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The decision to keep Irish racing going despite the outbreak of the coronavirus seems is doing wonders for bookmakers. Bettors have been flocking to Irish racing as British racing is on shutdown at the moment. Irish racing an oasis in streamlined action So betting, in general, has become streamlined for punters and bookies alike. Even though Irish racing is…
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All UK Betting Shops close in measures to tackle coronavirus

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The squeeze is getting tighter following the latest guidelines by the UK government to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. All betting shops and casinos are now closed as the country sinks deeper into the social distancing norm. Pubs and clubs and other social gathering hotspots like leisure centres and cinemas have also been closed. The country is in a battle…
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Punter celebrates £7k racing windfall from £2 stake

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One punter at Paddy Power enjoyed an incredible weekend of horse racing betting. After some fairly big upsets at the Cheltenham Festival, things settled down a bit on the weekend. On Saturday there was jump action (sponsored by Paddy Power) at Kempton, and there was also a big meeting at Uttoxeter for the Midland National day on Saturday. A Paddy Power punter…
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Bookmaker News – Grand National cancellation a further hammer blow

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The Randox Health Grand National, a worldwide spectacle, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The world’s famous steeplechase, run over 4m4f across Aintree’s fearsome and unique fences, will now not take place in 2020. Jockey Club Racecourses, which owns Aintree, had been considering plans to stage the race behind closed doors…
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Betfred purchase MoPlay customer database and are set to release funds

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Some good news for former MoPlay customers came this week. It was announced on Monday that operator Betfred have purchased the UK-facing customer database from MoPlay. Betfred to return stakes According to an email sent out by Betfred, they will be returning stakes that had been placed on open bets on MoPlay accounts. Importantly the email stated that “wi…
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Bookmaker News – Betway hit with record fine

Betway has become the latest online bookmaker to have fallen foul of the Gambling Commission and has been hit with a record fine of £11.6m for failing to protect gambling addicts and to prevent people betting with stolen money. Campaigners calling for betting license to be withdrawn Campaigners had called for Betway’s licence to be suspended pending further…
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