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British and Irish racing to receive increased exposure in India via new partnership with Royal Calcutta Turf Club

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Racecourse Media Group (RMG) is delighted to continue its expansion into India via a new agreement with Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC).

The deal enables punters in India to bet on racing from RMG’s 34 British racecourses, plus all 26 Irish racecourses, through RMG’s partnership with SIS.

Content will be shown live for Pari-Mutuel (tote) betting and can be accessed and bet on via www.betindiaraces.com for mobile and web users.

Harish Ramchandani, Steward at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club, said: “The Royal Calcutta Turf Club, one of the oldest race clubs in the world, is delighted to work with Racecourse Media Group in bringing horse racing from British and Irish racecourses onto the online wagering platform www.betindiaraces.com via our technology partner Sportswin Software.

“Indian horseracing enthusiasts are appreciative of high-quality international racing for wagering and live viewing, at their fingertips and while on the go. Racing is a very popular sport the world over and we look forward to growing its audience in India.”

Ian Houghton, Director of International at RMG, said: “With many of the real highlights of the Flat season taking place in UK and Ireland, it’s a great time to launch, plus it dovetails well with the Indian racing season, which starts again now.

“Initial turnover levels are encouraging, and we are looking forward to working closely with Royal Calcutta Turf Club to help build awareness and understanding of UK and Irish racing.”

Joe Andrews, Digital Sales Manager at SIS, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing top-quality British and Irish horse racing to more bettors in India.

“There has been some fantastic racing from across our joint portfolio of UK and Irish racecourses this year, and it’s a testament to the quality and popularity of the racing content available that another operator in India has signed up to access our offering.”

RMG manages the broadcast rights to 34 British racecourse shareholders, including the likes of Epsom Downs, Newmarket, York and Goodwood, while SIS holds the rights to all 26 Irish racecourses, including the Curragh and Leopardstown, plus Chelmsford City in the UK.

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Galaxy Racer Increases Prize Pool To Half A Million Pesos, Content Creators To Play ‘Squid Game’ On Roblox And Pay It Forward To The Gaming Community

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Galaxy Racer (GXR), one of the fastest-growing esports, gaming and lifestyle organizations in the world, headquartered in Dubai, with market presence in Southeast Asia, Middle East North Africa, South Asia and Europe, has increased its prize pool from P100,000 to a whopping P500,000 (US$10,000) for its ‘pay it forward to the gaming community’ initiative.

Galaxy Racer will be hosting their very own in-house ‘Squid Game’ tournament on Roblox, an online gaming platform and game creation system, involving forty-nine Galaxy Racer content creators from the Philippines with over 180 million social media followers. It will be hyper-localized in the Philippines to ‘GXR Pusit Game: Your Second Chance At Life’. Pusit means ‘squid’ in Tagalog and follows Squid Game’s iconic survival game show set-up, but with a twist.

Fans will stand a chance to win the prize money by supporting their favourite content creator. Fans will be able to comment on the post of the content creator they are rooting for with the hashtag #GXRPusitGame and an explanation via a story submission on the Galaxy Racer content creator’s post of why they think they are worthy to win the prize money for a second chance at life. The entry period for the contest will close on October 21st at 10:00 AM PHT.

The last content creator standing after competing in an intense 7-round gauntlet of trending games will win the tournament, thereafter selecting the most compelling story amongst their fans’ entries whereby the lucky fan will receive the prize money of PHP500,000 (US$10,000) which will be announced during the livestream. The online community engagement event will commence on October 22nd, 2021 at 4:00 PM PHT on Galaxy Racer PH’s Facebook page.

The GXR Pusit Game will feature notable Galaxy Racer content creators such as model and actress Sachzna Laparan, Filipino TikTok star Spencer Serafica, YouTube creators Tukomi, model and Facebook streamer Kristine Santamena, actor and dancer McCoy de Leon, and actress Ayeesha Cervantes.

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M88 expands esports coverage by partnering with BETER

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International sports and esports betting provider BETER announced today that they have teamed up with M88. The leading Asian sportsbook has decided to take advantage of BETER’s portfolio to further engage their players across the region with the addition of more than 30,000 extra global esports tournament events and 200,000 ESportsBattle matches every year.

“Here at BETER, we are convinced that collaborating with M88 is another significant step towards increasing our presence in the Asian market, which is one of our primary focuses for the next few years. We firmly believe that this partnership will prove to be prosperous and beneficial for both parties,” said Gal Ehrlich, CEO at BETER.

BETER will provide M88 with customised quarter markets that perfectly suit their players’ needs. All live streams, data, odds, and margins can easily be managed in the BETER’s Client Console.

“We’ve been interested in the type of fast content which BETER provides for some time, and we also see exactly what BETER can offer to M88 customers with live streaming of engaging ESportsBattle matches and odds for the most popular global esports tournaments. The integration and testing process proved that we found a reliable partner with top-notch solutions that will help us further enhance what we offer bettors,” said Alan Wafer, Head of Business Development at M88.

In his strategy presentation in July 2021, Gal Ehrlich emphasised that expanding into the Asian market is one of BETER’s core goals, as this region represents a promising avenue for future business growth. He also added that the company would focus on expanding its product portfolio and developing exclusive content.
BETER is a leading provider of fast sports & esports content, live streaming, live data, and odds for the betting industry. BETER powers Setka Cup, ESportsBattle and Asia Pro League tournaments and offers trading of world esports events. BETER sports and esports content is featured on more than 100 sportsbooks across the globe.

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Okada Manila to Go Public by Merging with SPAC

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Okada Manila has signed a merger agreement with blank-check firm 26 Capital Acquisition Corp that will see its stock listed on the Nasdaq through an American Depository Receipt programme.

The US$2.6bn merger will provide the casino operator US$275m in cash proceeds that will be used for growth and other corporate purposes. It is expected the merger will close in the first half of next year.

“With its beautiful new facility, a desirable location in one of the fastest-growing gaming markets in the world, and potential for industry-leading margins and cash flow conversion, I believe Okada Manila is an extremely compelling investment,” Jason Ader, Chairman and CEO of 26 Capital, said.

According to local media reports, Universal Entertainment Corp will continue controlling approximately 88% of the combined company once the deal is closed. Byron Yip, current Okada President, will continue leading the company.

“We are fortunate to operate the most luxurious integrated resort in the Philippines, and excited to realise the full potential of this state-of-the-art facility for gaming, entertainment, and hospitality as a public company and in partnership with Jason Ader of 26 Capital,” Byron Yip said.

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