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Entain predicts strong cricket trading bounceback by year’s end

Entain has predicted that cricket betting markets will experience a significant increase in trading in the final weeks of 2021, anticipating turnover from a number of different countries. The FTSE250 gambling group believes that the onset of the 2021/22 Ashes Series in Australia, beginning today (8 December), as well as the start of the country’s domestic Big Bash League (BBL), …

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Entain secures racing coverage until 2026 under SIS and RMG renewal

Entain has extended its horse racing streaming tripartite partnership with SIS (Sports Information Services) and the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) until 2026. The contract renewal has seen the FTSE100 gambling group secure media feeds from 35 British racecourses for its Ladbrokes and Coral retail holdings. RMG extended its own contracts with the 35 racetracks in question earlier this year under …

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Rank to collect +£80m HMRC VAT settlement

Rank Group Plc has reached an agreement with HMRC in relation to its outstanding VAT refund claim on slot machine income.  Providing a market update, Rank disclosed that HMRC has agreed to issue a refund of £77.5 million paid machine duties paid from April 2006 to January 2013. In April 2020, an Upper Tribunal judgement voted in favour of Rank …

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Jeff Cleminson leaves SG Digital to join Optimove

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Jeff Cleminson, a long-term senior director at SG Digital, has been confirmed as the new Director of Client Management at Optimove. The hire, said Optimove, is “indicative of its strategic investment in existing clients as a key growth engine for the business”. In his new role, Cleminson will oversee all commercial relationships with Optimove’s gaming customers in Europe, Latin America …

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DraftKings withdraws Entain acquisition bid after month of negotiations

DraftKings has confirmed that it will not pursue a takeover of UK betting and gaming group Entain, putting an end to over a month of speculation and negotiation surrounding the potential merger. Despite this confirmation, DraftKings retains the right to disregard its statement should it come to further agreement with the board of Entain, if a third party makes a …

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MansionBet and Coral join Betway as ARC All Weather Championship partners

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has made a number of changes to the format of the All-Weather Championship, including adding MansionBet and Coral to its portfolio of partners. In preparation for the ninth season of the championship, the two operators will join longstanding partner Betway as sponsors of races throughout the campaign. Coral will sponsor the Fillies & Mares and …

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Entain finalises Unikrn acquisition to launch esports offering by 2022

Entain has moved to significantly boost its standing in esports, having successfully completed its acquisition of esports betting and skill-based wagering platform Unikrn. The takeover will see the FTSE100 firm incorporate Unikrn’s brand, products, platform and technology, as well as its 50-strong team, into its own operating capacity by 2022, with the goal of launching ‘innovative new esports products for …

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Coral docu-series ‘Against the Odds’ to be broadcast on ITV

ITV has announced that it will broadcast ‘Against the Odds’ on Tuesday 19 October a new sports documentary series co-developed and funded by Coral.   The ten-part series will showcase unique insights on the individual journeys and experiences of athletes who have risen to the top of their sports.  Each episode of Against the Odds will be presented and narrated …

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Entain trials new digitised shop concepts for retail makeover 

Entain Plc has moved to upgrade and digitise the estates of its retail business operating within the UK and Italy. The FTSE100 business embarks on its biggest retail project ever, aiming to transform the betting estates of its Ladbrokes, Coral and Eurobet brands “into contemporary, digital, spaces to enhance the omni-channel experience for customers.”  The firm’s retail makeover has been …

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Interest in William Hill retail divisions remains after 888 acquisition

As this morning 888 Holdings is declared the winning bidder of Caesar Entertainment’s auction of William Hill’s non-US assets – uncertainty remains as to the future of the heritage bookmaker’s retail unit and how it will reshape betting’s presence on the high-street.   The deal will enable 888 to quadruple its market share, becoming the third-largest group operator in the UK …

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