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    Sky Racing World, a US-based subsidiary of Australian operator Tabcorp, has launched a new simulcasting product that will make horse racing organized by Japan’s National Association of Racing (NAR) available to US customers.

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    The Jockey Club, the governing body of horse racing in the UK, has announced it will donate 10,000 tickets to the National Health Service (NHS) and social care sector for the first day of the 2021 Grand National Festival.

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    Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has temporarily furloughed employees at venues closed by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced French horse racing giant Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) to temporarily reduce work for the vast majority of its staff.

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    New Zealand Racing and the TAB have taken the decision to close all retail sites and temporarily suspend racing after the national government announced that it would move the country to Alert Level 4 of the Covid-19 alert system later today (25 March).

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    All British greyhound racing has been suspended after Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned all non-essential travel and gatherings of more than two people in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Sportech has said that impairment costs related to a sports bar asset in Stamford, Connecticut, in the US meant losses widened in 2019, but the betting technology provider was able to report a year-on-year increase in total revenue.

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    The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has announced that all of its races will move behind closed doors, in line with government advice about the global outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has announced that the 2020 edition of the Kentucky Derby US horse racing event will be switched from May to September in response to the global outbreak of Covid-19.

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    Ladbrokes Coral and bwin.party operator GVC Holdings has estimated that the suspension of all horse racing in the UK until the end of April will lead to an earnings decline of £20m-£25m, on top of yesterday’s (16 March) reduced earnings guidance.

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    The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that all horse racing in Great Britain will be suspended until the end of April in response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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    The Jockey Club, the governing body of horse racing in the UK, has announced that the 2020 edition of showpiece event the Grand National Festival will not take place as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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    Indiana’s regulated sports betting market reported a 9.6% month-on-month rise in handle in February, breaking the record set in January thanks largely to continued online growth.

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    Iowa has reported net receipts of $755,334 from its sports betting licensees in February, down 76.6% month-over-month, after losses in the retail channel offset marginal growth in online revenue. 

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    New York’s four commercial casinos have reported losses of $179,593 from sports betting in February, with del Lago the only venue to actually generate revenue during the month.

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    Regulated sports betting is set to begin in Michigan this week, with Detroit's three commercial casinos expected to be authorised to launch retail wagering by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. 

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    The UK Tote Group has revealed its new Tote Guarantee service will be available on-course across all four days of next week’s Cheltenham Festival horse-racing event.

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    The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has updated its anonymous reporting service as part of an effort to further protect the integrity of the sport.

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    Alabama’s House of Representatives is to run the rule over a new bill that aims to legalise land-based and mobile sports wagering in the US state.

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    Rhode Island’s sports betting market saw revenue soar in January 2020 thanks to a strong performance from the Twin River casino in Lincoln.

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