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The Netherlands – Dutch gaming authority launches horse betting tender

The Kansspelautoriteit,  Netherland’s gambling authority, has started an open and transparent award procedure for the new licence, which will cover the period of July 1 2022 to June 30 2027. In the Netherlands, horse race betting requires a specialized totalizer licence. It’s a legal monopoly, so there’s only one license. The current totalisator license expires on 30 June 2022….

US – SIS accelerates international expansion with US subsidiary

SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading multi-channel supplier of 24/7 live betting services, is to launch a US subsidiary, SIS Content Services Inc., showcasing the business’s commitment to the US and the opportunities available to digital and retail sportsbook operators and horse racing stakeholders. The company, which has been active in the market’s pari-mutuel pool…

Australia – SIS takes significant investment in Australia’s RaceLab Global

SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading multi-channel supplier of 24/7 live betting services, has announced a significant investment in RACELAB GLOBAL, the racing data science company. The respected Australian supplier’s unique proprietary technologies enhance international wagering businesses by delivering innovative wagering products, including live PRO FORM™ informatics alongside its ODDS ENGINE™ technology suite that generates…

US – New Jersey legalises fixed odds betting on horse racing

A landmark bill to ‘authorise fixed odds wagering on horse races through fixed odds wagering system,’ which was passed unanimously in both the Senate and General Assembly in New Jersey on 21 June 2021, has now been signed by the Governor of New Jersey to become law. BetMakers Chief Executive Officer Todd Buckingham said: “The…

US – Churchill Downs announces multi-year projects to transform the legendary racetrack

Churchill Downs has announced three major multi-year capital investments to transform key areas at the home of the Kentucky Derby. These projects will ultimately provide new, unique and extraordinary guest experiences in the coming years. Plans include the debut of a new project each year over the next three years, beginning with the Homestretch Club…

Hong Kong – Hong Kong’s record prize money increase includes Group races

Hong Kong racing will offer record prize money of HK$1.46bn (£136.2m) for the 2021/22 season with the four G1 features on LONGINES Hong Kong International Raceday offering a combined new high of HK$100m (£9.3m). By elevating the LONGINES Hong Kong Cup’s prize money to HK$30m (£2.8m), the Hong Kong Jockey Club will stage the world’s…

Hong Kong – Hong Kong Jockey Club turnover grows 12 per cent to hit historic high of £12.7bn

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) is reporting its highest ever turnover figure following the conclusion of the 2020/21 season. HK$136bn (£12.7m) has been wagered across the campaign’s 88 race meetings, marking the first time that turnover has risen above the HK$130bn mark. Sha Tin and Happy Valley played host to a record 835 races…

UK – Sports betting firms donate profits from Britainna Stakes to Prostate Cancer

The Betting and Gaming Council’s biggest members have agreed to donate all their profits from the Britainna Stakes, which takes place at Royal Ascot on June 17, to Prostate Cancer UK, Marie Curie, the three Armed Forces charities and Care Radio. Flutter (Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet), bet365, Entain (Ladbrokes, Coral), William Hill, Kindred (Unibet),…

US – MGM completes $500,000 rack renovation to Yonkers Raceway

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts is seeing the fruition of a major renovation project completed on its 122-year-old historic Yonkers Raceway during the regularly scheduled June racing break. MGM Resorts invested $500,000 in the regrading and reconstruction of Yonkers Raceway, the first renovation at the track since 2006. MGM Resorts took ownership of Empire…