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Web registration launched for Earls Court expo

People planning to visit the ICE show next January can start to make their plans online now as Clarion Events launches its web- based visitor registration.


nline visitor registration for ICE, the comprehensive gaming exhibition covering the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, online, street and remote sectors, has gone live, with show organiser Clarion Events pre- dicting in excess of 100,000 unique visits from gaming professionals based in more than 120 nations. As part of its commitment to deliver more for all of its visitor and exhibitor stakeholders, Clarion has made a major investment in digital, transforming what was a con- ventional exhibition presence into a multi-functional portal where visitors can keep fully up to speed with developments across all gaming sectors in addition to planning their visit to ICE in minute detail and in so doing maximising the value of time spent at show. Developed by Illumina Digital, the agency responsible for designing the acclaimed BBC iPlayer, www.icetotal- includes a wealth of information and appli- cations including integrated Twitter, facebook and Linkedin pages for exhibitor and gaming updates, an archive of Clarion’s weekly Gaming Industry News service, information and click-throughs to the 70-plus community of gaming media which are supporting ICE and the latest information posted directly by the 400 exhibiting compa- nies showing at ICE 2011. Features to assist visitors gain maximum value from their visit include the ICE Interactive Floor Plan, which has been designed to help show attendees identify new com- panies and products, link-up with exhibiting companies prior to the show, and streamline time spent at ICE. In addition, the site includes an overview of the comprehen- sive conference and learning programme taking place as part of the exhibition including biographies on the panels of expert industry speakers who will be present in London. Kate Chambers, show director responsible for ICE, believes the digital investment will help extend the busi- ness opportunities created for stakeholders beyond the physical space of the exhibition. She explained: “Whilst the opportunity to meet face-to-face with innovators from all strands of the gaming industry is unique to the exhibi- tion, our objective is to leverage the power of the ICE brand to deliver on behalf of our customers every day of the year. We have delivered the first stage of our digital strategy and the early analytics are highly encouraging.” The Earls Court show has undergone a rebranding since the last show in January in order to simplify its offer. The Betting Show and ICEi brands have now been sub- sumed into the overall ICE brand and will be known as ICE betting and ICE online.

ICE 25-27 January

Earls Court Exhibition Centre London

Ante Post: What the boo

A switch from flat racing to National Hunt is what’s in store for punters this international horse races from around the globe. Nick Norton reports.


t is a good few weeks for

racing fans. The wait is over for National Hunt


lovers, as Cheltenham opens its gates for the first time this season on 15-16 October for Prestbury Park’s ‘Showcase meeting’. Incidentally, this coincides with one of the finest day’s flat racing in the calendar with Newmarket hosting Champions day, including the second half of the ‘autumn double’, the Cesarewitch on 16 October. Fireworks will be going off at Churchill Downs over 5-6 November as the greatest horses on the planet clash at the 27th Breeders Cup. Oh, and there is the small matter of the ‘race that stops a nation’, the Melbourne Cup, on 2 November. Football fans also have a mouth

watering few weeks ahead

with all the home Nations in Euro 2012 qualifying action on 12 October, while the Champions’ League groups continue to sort themselves out over 19-20 October and 2-3 November.

JEREMY SCOTT Sports Spokesperson Extrabet

The jumps begin to take centre stage as we move into the autumn, but not before Newmarket hosts the Champions Meeting for the final time before the race moves to Ascot next year. However, the big betting race will remain on the Rowley Mile and Nicky Henderson will be aiming to enhance his already- enviable record in the Cesarewitch. Both Ghimaar and Sentry Duty have already won big

handicaps for the master of Seven Barrows and are likely to be prominent in the market. Just before we wave goodbye to the flat season, we have the razamatazz of the

Breeders’ Cup which takes place at Churchill Downs after two consecutive runnings at Santa Anita. The return to Kentucky should help the American horses but the likes of Rip Van Winkle will be there to have another crack at the Classic for the Europeans whilst Poet’s Voice will surely go close in the Mile Turf after his recent victory in the QEII at Ascot.

GEORGE PRIMAROLO Public Relations Manager Totesport

The autumn sees the Champions League group stages in full swing, with

our customers always looking for a guide on the British clubs chances of reaching the knock out stages. How the British teams cope in Europe does make the domestic markets more interesting, so we will be watching the fixtures with interest. At the time of writing, Corbett’s are the best price in the country on Chelsea to take the Premier League crown, and we have seen plenty of money on Ancelotti’s men. In racing, the Dewhurst Stakes will help shape the major ante post classics markets for 2011. It would be great to see current Guineas and Derby favourite Frankel make his final appearance of the season at Newmarket. Last year’s impressive end of season performances by St Nicholas Abbey had the whole sport salivating at

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