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UK – Timing data information available for Cheltenham Festival for first time

For the first time, live, in-race timing information will be broadcast on-screen and published online for the Cheltenham Festival next week – thanks to Racecourse Media Group’s (RMG) new award-nominated tracking service. Working with RMG’s timing information partner, Coursetrack, information such as race clock, leader’s speed, leader’s time per furlong and distance to finish, will…

UK – SG Digital’s OpenBet reports record Cheltenham

Scientific Games has revealed OpenBet, SG Digital’s market-leading sportsbook, processed a record number of account transactions at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The Cheltenham Festival, an annual four-day event in the National Hunt race calendar in the United Kingdom, features several high-profile horse races. The Festival includes eleven grade-one races and culminates with the Gold Cup…

UK – Playtech BGT Sports reports record-breaking Cheltenham

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has reported record-breaking shop SSBT performance during the Cheltenham Festival. Turnover was up substantially on the previous weekly records during the Festival, as customers took advantage of new features including Best Odds Guaranteed and Lucky Bet Concessions. It was the first Cheltenham Festival since PBS launched its innovative Racing Post product,…

UK – OpenBet sees over 25m bets placed during Cheltenham Festival

OpenBet, the world’s leading software provider to the sports betting industry, handled more than 25,000,000 total sports bets during the 2015 Cheltenham Festival. The sum contributed towards 146,000,000 account transactions over the four-day period. The 2015 Festival saw an increase in the percentage of bets that were placed on mobile devices, with an average of…

UK – Britain’s bookies get set for Betting Bonanza

Worldpay, the global leader in payments, has quantified the massive spike in transactions Britain’s online bookies enjoy during the Cheltenham Festival. Worldpay’s data from the 2014 Festival shows that the number of transactions processed by Britain’s online bookies increased by a whopping 34.1 per cent as racing fans rushed to place bets in the hope…