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BGC supports “recovery grants” but continues call to action

The UK gambling industry standards body, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has come out in support of the government’s decision to award “recovery grants” to non-essential businesses. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced plans to offer “recovery grants” to non-essential businesses ahead of the country’s national budget announcement on Wednesday. The “recovery grants” …

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Flutter-supported Cash4Clubs partners with Made by Sport to create new grassroots sports campaign

The Flutter-back charity initiative Cash4Clubs has donated £4.8m to the Made by Sports “Clubs in Crisis” campaign to help support grassroots sports in the UK and Ireland. Flutter’s Cash4Clubs initiative launched in 2008 and since then it has given £800,000 to clubs over the past 12 years, as well as £165,000 in grants in 2020. …

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theScore sets price for US IPO

The Canadian sports media company turned US sportsbook operator theScore Media and Gaming, has announced the pricing of the public offering of its Class A subordinate voting shares in the US. According to the announcement, the company will trade its Class A subordinate voting shares at a price of $27per share. Underwriters of the agreement …

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Grand National to take place on 10 April despite calls for the event to be delayed

The Jockey Club has confirmed that the 2021 Grand National will be held on 10 April as planned, despite calls from the UK gambling industry to postpone the event until retail betting shops reopen. On Monday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined the government’s “roadmap out of lockdown” which confirmed that retail businesses could be …

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Gambling participation in Britain declines during 2020

According to new data published by the UK gambling Commission, gambling participation in Britain saw a significant decline in 2020. The data published by the Gambling Commission covers the quarterly gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence data for the year to December 2020.  The figures are based on the UK regulator’s quarterly telephone survey conducted …

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Golden Nugget’s online arm inks NY access deal with Tioga Downs

Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) has secured market access for online gambling in New York after inking a deal with Tioga Downs Racetrack. GNOG’s launch in the Empire State is subject to the regulation of online gambling and receiving the necessary approvals. The deal GNOG’s deal with Tioga Downs will span 20-years and grant the …

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