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GVC suggests 900 of its betting shops will close

Ladbrokes

GVC Holdings has responded to the news of William Hill’s shop closures by outlining that 900 of its own Ladbrokes and Coral shops could face closure, which is ten per cent lower than its previous estimates made in April.  Similar to William Hill, GVC has attributed the potential closures to the FOBT stake cut brought in on 1 April of …

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William Hill appoints Kirsty Gallacher as new Brand Ambassador

William Hill marketing has confirmed the appointment of former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher, as its ‘New Brand Ambassador’. Gallacher one of the most recognisable UK sports journalists/broadcasters joins William Hill’s brand ambassadorial team, working alongside Robbie Savage (football) and Sir Tony McCoy (racing). In its update, William Hill details that Gallacher has signed a ‘long-term’ brand representative contract and …

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Graham Sharpe departs as William Hill media lead following 45-years of service

Graham Sharpe, William Hill’s Media Relations Director has confirmed to the Racing Post that he is leaving the bookmaker following 45 years of service. Sharpe who joined the bookmaker in 1972, has served as William Hill political betting lead and is the co-founder of the prestigious ‘William Hill Sportsbook of the Year’ prize, the firm’s longest serving sponsorship initiative. A …

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Ciaran O’Brien takes third place after strong start at Chepstow

Ciaran O’Brien, Communications Director at William Hill, made a great start on his Tipster Challenge appearance at Chepstow, but failed to build on victories from each of the first three races. O’Brien’s hat-trick of wins amounted to 5.29 points, which was 3.66 more than both Timeform and Stephen Harris, the horse racing Guru at bettingexpert. Both of our regular tipsters …

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William Hill’s Ciaran O’Brien takes Tipster Challenge at Chepstow

Ciaran O’Brien, Communications Director at William Hill, has entered the Tipster Challenge limelight for this week at Chepstow Races. Ciaran O’Brien was a star of the previous format, recording 16.50 points at Cheltenham in March 2016. A similar result would put him top of the table, ahead of current leader Alan Alger of Betway. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Guru at …

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Tipster Challenge Results – Champion Chase drama at Cheltenham

The Guests took charge at the top of the Tipster Challenge leaderboard on a memorable day at the Cheltenham Festival. Ciaran O’Brien, Communications Director at William Hill ended the day with an incredible 16.5 points after race wins for Diego Du Charmil (13/2), Ballyandy (5/1) and an emotional Nico de Boinville on Sprinter Sacre (5/1). For the first time, bettingexpert have …

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Tipster Challenge – Week 10 action from Cheltenham

For the 10th week of Tipster Challenge action, it’s fitting that we’re at the world famous Cheltenham Festival! SBC News will be trying to follow up a 5-win week at Catterick, and hold off the team of Guests in 2nd, represented this week by Ciaran O’Brien, Communications Director at William Hill. William Hill have been gearing up to take up …

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William Hill gears up for 10,000 bets per minute on Cheltenham

William Hill is embarking on its biggest ever marketing campaign for a racing event, as it prepares to take a record 10,000 bets per minute at peak times during next week’s Cheltenham Festival. Central to the campaign is a commitment to never being beaten on price at the festival. They will offer a record number of betting markets and expect to …

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Ladbrokes Corporate Affairs Director Ciaran O’Brien departs for William Hill

Ladbrokes Director of Corporate Affairs’ Ciaran O’Brien has departed the operator to join competitor William Hill, ending his ten year term leading Ladbrokes corporate policy. O’Brien will join William Hill as Director of Corporate Communications. O’Brien joined Ladbrokes in 1994 from public relations and media communications agency Red Consultancy. He has held a key role in shaping Ladbrokes Plc’s corporate …

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Ladbrokes urges UK Government to rethink FOBT’s tax

UK gambling operator Ladbrokes Plc urged the UK Government to rethink its plans to increase tax levied on profits generated from fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT’s). The operator claimed that unfair tax levying on the UK bookmakers could cost the industry around £75 million a year. The tax rate issued on FOBT’s is set to rise from 20% to 25% …

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