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Matchbook’s £100,000 bonus boosts EBF race series to further enhance the stayers’ programme

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A series of races created in 2015 by the BHA and the British European Breeders’ Fund to boost the stayers’ programme, has been provided with a huge financial boost. Matchbook Betting Exchange have teamed up with the EBF to match the EBF’s prize money contribution and put in place a £100,000 bonus for any winner from the series who goes on to win a Group 1 race over 10 furlongs or more in the UK and Ireland in their three year old year.

The Matchbook EBF Future Stayers’ Series consists of 16 races, all with an increased minimum prize value of £14,000, are open to the progeny of stallions and mares that had won over distances of 10 furlongs or more. The series begins at Yarmouth on August 7 and runs through to Chelmsford on December 13. Each of the races, to be run over at least 7f, will be worth a minimum of £14,000 and the series has a total value of £283,000.

The facts
• 16 races run across 13 racecourses from August to December over a minimum distance of 7 furlongs.
• First race run at Yarmouth on the 7th of August.
• Minimum prize value £14,000 and a total series value of £283,000.
• £100,000 bonus for any winner in the series who goes on to win a Group 1 in the UK or Ireland over 10 furlongs or more in their three-year-old year.
• £100,000 split as follows – £70,000 owner, £10,000 breeder, £10,000 trainer, £10,000 stable staff of trainer’s yard, at least £1,000 of which to go to the winning groom.
• Star graduates include Cracksman, Stradivarius, Across The Stars, Royal Marine and Line of Duty.

Philip Mitchell, Chairman of the EBF said: “The bonus is eminently winnable – if it had been in place in the 2016 season for example, Cracksman would have been the first recipient. He won an EBF sire/dam restricted race at Newmarket towards the end of the 2016 season and then went on to win the Champions’ Stakes (Gr.1) at Ascot over 1m2f at the end of his three-year-old career.”

Matchbook CEO Mark Brosnan said: “Matchbook are extremely passionate about the future of horse racing and we want our sponsorships to make a difference, whilst also providing exposure for our brand. We are incredibly excited to partner with the EBF on this innovative initiative, which we believe supports the grassroots of the sport. Horses like Stradivarius and Dee Ex Bee exemplify how this series provides an insight into the staying stars of the future.”

Charlie Appleby, Trainer of Line Of Duty, a star graduate of The Matchbook EBF Future Stayers’ Series, said: “It is fantastic to see the EBF supporting and promoting a better programme for middle distance and future staying type horses. The sire/dam restricted races are a great initiative and provide an excellent platform for potential top class horses of this type.”

Classic winning trainer, Hugo Palmer said:  “The Matchbook EBF Future Stayers’ Series will further help promote middle-distance and staying horses, which can only be a good thing for our sport. With 16 series races per season worth a minimum of £14,000 and an attractive potential bonus on offer the following year, it is an exciting time for trainers, owners and breeders alike.”

Ruth Quinn, Director of International Racing and Racing Development: “The Future Stayers project is a superb initiative which plays into the ever-evolving focus on developing and retaining staying talent here in Britain. There are now valuable incentives at multiple ages to encourage horses with an aptitude for stamina, and it is pleasing to see how the industry has come together to address an important challenge for the future of the sport and the breed.”

About Matchbook:
Matchbook is a peer to peer betting exchange focused on giving customers low commission, best prices and best liquidity. The exchange launched its horse racing product in 2016 and has been gradually expanding its sponsorship portfolio over the past 3 years. The key point of difference between Matchbook and other exchanges is that the platform is developed in house by their own technology team and constantly being evolved and improved to provide the best customer experience. Matchbook is also the highest rated exchange on TrustPilot.

About EBF:

Under the guidance and jurisdiction of the EBF Co-Ordinating Committee, the British EBF’s mandate is:
• To provide funds to support races of value to the thoroughbred that may otherwise be lost due to a lack of commercial attractiveness to racecourses.
• To implement new races that may be of benefit to the breed.
• To promote and support organisations whose purposes include assisting and
improving the breeding of thoroughbred horses.
• To provide financial support for equine research beneficial to the thoroughbred horse
• To ensure a minimum of 70% of 2yo maiden/novice races in GB carry EBF conditions are confined to EBF eligible runners.

What the British EBF does:

Since 1983, the British EBF has contributed over £34.5 million to prize money in British Racing and supports over 600 flat races and 80 national hunt races each season.
• British EBF currently invests over £1.7 million per year directly in to the prize money of races in GB and provides strategic support for races that promote the diversity of the breed and the race programme.
• Around 74% of this investment comes from contributions made by stud farms whose stallions stand in Great Britain.

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mkodo granted Associate Membership to World Lottery Association

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Digital user experience expert mkodo has been granted an associate membership to the World Lottery Association (WLA) in recognition of its status as a respected supplier to the global lottery sector.

As a member of the WLA, mkodo agrees to uphold the highest standards and ethical principles set out by the association to advance the interest of its members.

The WLA is the international trade organisation of state-authorised lotteries and suppliers to the global lottery and gaming industry and currently has 148 Lottery Members and 73 Associate Members from more than 80 countries, spanning six continents.

mkodo has almost a decade of experience from providing its apps and digital user experiences and services to WLA member lotteries including Canada’s Atlantic Lottery Corporation and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.

The WLA Executive Committee approved mkodo’s membership at the association’s most recent meeting in Naples, Italy on 9th of May.

Stuart Godfree, CEO and co-founder of mkodo, said: “We are thrilled to become a member of the WLA and to be recognised as a trusted partner to the global lottery sector.

“We look forward to working together with the association and its members and to share knowledge and experience to ensure that best practices and standards are upheld in the lottery industry.”

mkodo will attend the 10th European Lottery Congress in Antwerp, Belgium, between May 26th-29th and will also be at La Fleur’s 2019 Montreal conference which will be held June 25th-27th.

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Playson signs major deal with Kindred Group

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Slot supplier to provide titles to online operator’s multiple brands

 

Casino software developer Playson has signed a landmark agreement to launch its games across the sportsbook and casino brands run by Kindred Group.

The international operator will have access to more than 50 titles, including 3 Fruits Win and Vikings Fortune, as well as the provider’s gem games which have proven to be a hit with players.

Kindred has licences in a number of regulated markets across Europe including the UK and Sweden, and the deal places Playson’s products in front of a huge new audience.

Blanka Homor, Sales Manager for Playson, said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Kindred, and are very pleased to be growing our global footprint with such a respected operator.

“We look forward to a long and productive relationship, and we are confident our current titles and the exciting ones we have in the pipeline will really engage its players in different countries.”

David Robertson, Head of Casino for Kindred Group, said: “Playson has been building an excellent reputation as a games provider and we’re thrilled to be able to offer its comprehensive games portfolio to our customers.

“It is a supplier to watch without a doubt and has clearly demonstrated its ability to provide quality content. We’re excited to see what our future partnership holds.”

 

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Sightline Joins Forces with Responsible Gaming Solution GameSecure

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The partnership aims to connect payment solutions and a centralized real-time self-exclusion database for increased player protection

 

Las Vegas-based Sightline Payments (“Sightline”) and Vancouver based Bencon Technologies Inc. (“Bencon”) have entered into a partnership to bridge the current technological gap between digital self-exclusion functions and payment services. The goal of the partnership is to ensure at-risk patrons are denied access to content or payment services in real-time.

The first quarter of 2019 has resulted in a number of violations of self-excluded patrons gaining access to content in the US market, meaning regulator fines have been issued to non-compliant operators, unfortunately, the damage to the patron is already done. GameSecure’s real-time database solution will ensure these patrons do not gain access to digital content once self-excluded and by partnering with  it creates another barrier to a patron’s payment activity.

“The Sightline team has been committed to responsible gaming for more than 20 years and we are very excited to announce this important partnership,” said Cameron Conn, Co-Founder of Bencon Technologies Inc.

“We strongly believe there is not a singular solution to completely address all aspects of player protection and responsible gaming, however, partnerships like these allow for better solutions that will give continued insights into at-risk behavior for improved responsible gaming programs.”

“Sightline is in a unique position because our Play+ ecosystem, in the US, connects to nearly 100% of all digital platforms and 90%+ of all casino management systems, allowing for a uniform capability for a network-wide self-exclusion program through our SPAN Network,” said Kirk Sanford, CEO and Founder of Sightline Payments.

A primary goal of the partnership will be to work with the responsible and problem gambling communities to ensure these new solutions will work to enhance future programs for player protection.

“The Responsible Gambling Council is pleased to hear about the partnership between GameSecure and Sightline.  We believe that safeguards are imperative to the success of any self-exclusion program,” stated Shelley White, CEO of Responsible Gambling Council in Canada.

Keith Whyte, the Executive Director of the US National Council on Problem Gaming adding: “Congratulations to Bencon and Sightline for this step to further integrate responsible gaming into payment methods for the industry.  Streamlining player protection is an important goal for the National Council on Problem Gambling, and we are pleased to support this innovative effort.”

“Self-exclusion programs have been in existence for years with the on-premise ATM providers, however, until now nothing has existed for the digital world which is where the industry is moving,” added Sanford.

Bencon is currently working with multiple jurisdictions in the United States (and internationally) to integrate GameSecure into their Responsible Gaming Programs.

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