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GVC costs £150m in potential COVID-19 group impacts

GVC Holdings Plc has followed industry precedent by issuing a corporate update on  COVID-19 impacts, following the subsequent cancellation/postponement of major sporting events.   For the period of 1 January to 23 February 2020, GVC has underlined that trading for the year-to-date has remained strong, with group NGR at +5%, reporting a 16% increase in online gambling benefiting from strong sports …

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Countdown to Cheltenham: Santini could deliver Henderson Gold Cup win says Coral

With 11 days to go until the racing industry descends on Cheltenham Racecourse, SBC has been getting the run-down from major betting operators on what to look out for at The Festival. We’ve been asking whether we could be seeing a ‘wednesday wipeout’ and what the chances are of Willie Mullins retaining the Gold Cup title. Speaking to Harry Aitkenhead, PR …

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Coral launches ‘cinematic series’ celebrating racing’s deeper narratives

Ahead of Cheltenham Festival 2020, Coral marketing has unveiled its first ever ‘cinematic campaign’ which will celebrate the ‘pace, passion and drama’ of horse racing. Debuting its ‘Fail to Finish’ campaign, the first advert in Coral’s cinematic campaign series will promote the operator’s Cheltenham Festival 2020 ‘money-back offer’. The campaign will be followed by a ‘centrepiece advert’ based on flat-racing, which will …

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BGC dismisses educational data allegations as ‘categorically untrue’

Responding to recent media reports which alleged that UK betting firms had been engaging with breached data from the ‘Learning Records Service’ educational index, the Betting and Gaming Council (Betting and Gaming Council) has stated that the allegations ‘are categorically untrue.’ In a statement on its website, the BGC reiterated that all betting companies are legally required to conduct age …

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GVC tops the list of GambleAware donations for Q1-Q3

Recent figures released by industry charity GambleAware have listed GVC Holdings, William Hill and Flutter Entertainment as the top three donors to the charity for the period 1 April 2019 – 31 December 2019. For the first three quarters of the year, the industry charity had received £7.6m in voluntary contributions, however this does not include funds received through regulatory …

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Degree 53 ‘UX Review’ reviews operators against latest Apple app guidelines

Industry design and innovation studio Degree 53 has published a new ‘UX Review’ detailing guidance on how operators can meet Apple native design standards with their current product catalogue. In June 2019, Apple updated its App Store review guidelines to impose restrictions on real-money apps, enforcing stricter guidelines on clamping down of non-native applications – a decision that caused much industry …

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Racing Post adds Betfair markets to racing app

The Racing Post has confirmed that it has integrated Betfair sportsbook markets within its free iOS mobile app and mobile website, allowing readers to place direct bets on Betfair horseracing and greyhound markets. Branded as the most comprehensive tool for racing enthusiasts, the Racing Post app delivers daily racecards, results, expert tips, the latest breaking news and live race streaming. …

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Dan Towse: Marathonbet – Trust fading as brands turn to influencers

Marathonbet’s Head of Brand Marketing Dan Towse has warned that the use of influences as marketing tools is causing gaming brands to lose the trust of their audience, ahead of his appearance on the Advertising and Marketing Conference stream at ICE VOX. The Head of Brand for the gambling company compared influencers to world-class sports stars in regards to driving …

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Finalists announced for Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year

Representatives from six different bookmakers will duke it out for the prestigious Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year next month as the competition announced its eight regional champions. Independent bookmakers Jenningsbet and Toals Bookmakers have managers on the shortlist, alongside Betfred, Paddy Power, William Hill and three from GVC Group’s Ladbrokes and Coral operations. Selected from a shortlist of …

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GambleAware receives £5.4m in donations for Q1 and Q2

According to recent figures released by GambleAware, UK operators Bet365, GVC Holdings and William Hill have again topped the list of donations received by the industry charity, for the period between 1 April 2019 – 30 September 2019. The charity had received £5.4m in pledges and donations for Q1 and Q2 of this year, however this does not include funds …

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