Star Sports reveals Industry Accounts initiative
The launch of Star Sports latest Industry Accounts initiative has been announced. This initiative is aimed towards bettors working in the industry.
These accounts target industry figures that deem it difficult to place bets anywhere else, and Star Sports claimed that it will ‘guarantee’ to lay bets ‘to win at least £500.’ Th operator described that these bets should be placed after 10:15AM on the same day of the sporting event taking place. Aside from that, Star Sports will need bettors to provide the name of the company they are working for.
Star Sports also stated that accounts will not be closed simply because of profit and loss performances, but it could possibly look to undertake ‘sharp accounts’ that will improve its own trade performance. All accounts that exist only to look to arbitrage hunt is supposed to get shut down, and Star Sports has explained that it secures the right to terminate any account whenever they have t, and of course the cause which led to the closure shall be provided.
In an official statement released on Twitter, Star Sports’ Ben Keith said:
One thing that we hear day after day, is that people who work in the industry for other bookmakers, whatever business they show other bookmakers when they’re betting themselves, their accounts are very, very quickly restricted or closed. If you show us good bets, and good information that we can use, we will certainly keep that account open, we may even make contact with you, up limits, work with you, whatever. And of course, if you just want to have an account where you don’t get messed around and you’re able to have a few bets on football and racing each day without restriction or silliness. Then we will certainly value your business, and look after you.
The Greyhound Writers’ Association, or GWA, recognised Ben Keith for his lifetime commitment to the sport not too long ago. Keith was awarded the GWA Services to Greyhound Racing Award.
When Keith was asked about his award, he said:
I was so touched by that, it was the most wonderful news, and it’s been a pleasure to give back a bit to a sport that has been so kind to me.
Star Sports will now be sponsoring or co-sponsoring the Greyhound Derby for the fifth consecutive year, which is the most prestigious race for greyhound racing.