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Kip Levin Named CEO of Betfair US, Will Head TVG

Betfair Group plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Kip Levin as the new CEO of its U.S. businesses comprising TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, and Betfair Casino, its U.S. online casino gambling and poker operation currently available in New Jersey.  Mr. Levin will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the U.S. […]

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Pull the Pocket: 10 Things I Would Do as CEO of TVG

TVG has begun a search for its next CEO, now that Stephen Burn has resigned from the position. Racing blogger Pull the Pocket believes he has what it takes to run the ship, and in fact, has come up with a 10-point plan for innovation. His list includes a couple things that particularly caught our […]

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Burn Resigns as TVG’s Chief Executive

Stephen Burn has resigned his position as chief executive officer of the Television Games Network. Burn, a native of England, where TVG’s parent company Betfair, is headquartered, has been with Betfair since 2003 and was named TVG’s CEO in March 2010. Betfair purchased the television network and account wagering company in 2009. TVG’s offices are […]

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TVG, Prairie Meadows, Iowa HBPA team up to operate ADW

TVG announced Feb. 2  that it has reached agreement to operate a co-branded Advanced Deposit Wagering (ADW) system on behalf of Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (IA HBPA).  TVG and Prairie Meadows will extensively market each other’s products and services, including ADW and live racing conducted by […]

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Industry veteran Handel joins TVG as special adviser

Hal Handel, a longtime racing industry executive who most recently served as executive vice president and COO of the New York Racing Association, has joined TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, as a special adviser, Stephen Burn, TVG’s president and CEO, announced. Handel’s appointment is effective immediately. In his role as special adviser, Handel will provide strategic […]

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TVG renews sponsorship of NYRA races

TVG has renewed its sponsorship of three NYRA filly stakes races for the second consecutive year. The TVG Acorn Stakes, the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks and TVG Alabama Stakes are some of the top three-year-old filly races on the racing calendar each year. “These races often play a large role in determining the 3-year-old […]

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Baedeker, Kotulak among 20 victims of TVG staff reduction

On-air hosts Bob Baedeker and Chris Kotulak are among about 20 employees of TVG terminated in a “restructuring” by the horse racing network owned by British-based Betfair. Employees were notified on Wednesday that their positions were being eliminated. “We are restructuring segments of company operations, including streamlining some production roles and automating some sections of […]

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TVG Posts Record Breeders’ Cup Wagering

Press Release TVG processed $7,814,169 in wagers on Saturday, November 6, the second day of the 2010 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, a 28 percent increase over the 2009 figure of $6,110,995. The TV network and advance deposit wagering company processed $12,383,722 for the two days of the Breeders” Cup World Championships, […]

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BETFAIR’S BURN: IT ISN’T CORRECT TO SAY WE TRIED TO ‘SNEAK’ EXCHANGE WAGERING THROUGH IN CALIFORNIA

President of TVG and Betfair’s global director of horseracing Stephen Burn, recently the subject of a Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup, joined the ongoing discussion on the Paulick Report regarding the push for exchange wagering in the U.S. Mr. Burn left a lengthy defense of the legislative process in the […]

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