Tag Archives: Entain

Smarkets builds on Cheltenham success at Aintree

Rachael Blackmore was not the only one who set records at the Aintree Grand National this weekend, as Smarkets recorded a 21% increase in betting volume from 2019. A total of £92.8 million was traded on the platform in comparison to the 2019 figure of £76.5 million, and the 2018 earnings of £57.4 million, whilst from Thursday to Saturday over …

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Entain: Ladbrokes and Coral will be Grand National’s top tech studs

Entain has outlined the significance of this Saturday’s Grand National race for its flagship UK brands of Ladbrokes and Coral. Aintree’s heritage fixture will mark the first occasion in which both customers of Ladbrokes and Coral will be supported by Entain’s proprietary technology systems. Despite facing COVID-19 headwinds, during the first half of 2020 trading Entain fulfilled its technical objectives …

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Entain strengthens credit check duties with Synalogik  

Entain Plc has partnered with financial security technology services provider Synalogik to deepen its verification and risk reporting accuracy protecting its group-wide customers. The FTSE100 group becomes the first major igaming operator to deploy Synalogik credit check and financial assessment systems, used by companies such as NatWest, O2, Telefonica, and Innovate UK.   A developer of customised credit verification systems for …

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Entain completes all Enlabs takeover duties

Entain Plc has this morning announced that it has contractually completed its €370 million takeover of leading Baltic markets online gambling group Enlabs AB. Issuing a market statement, Entain confirmed that it had secured 67 million Enlabs shares, corresponding to 96% of the Nordic Nasdaq First North firm’s total shareholding. Prior to this morning’s announcement, 94% of Enlabs shareholders had …

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Ladbrokes hires Neverland to secure maximum ‘Euro exposure’

Ladbrokes has commissioned London brand development agency Neverland to develop its nationwide advertising campaign for this summer’s UEFA Euro 2020 football championships (11 June to 11 July). Neverland will work with BBH London, Ladbrokes’ lead creative agency, to ensure the bookmaker secures maximum coverage and brand exposure during a critical trading period for sports betting incumbents. During 2020, Ladbrokes launched …

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Entain to deploy new affordability model across UK brands

Entain Plc will deploy a ‘new affordability model’ across its entire UK brand portfolio, to detect customers at ‘greatest risk of potential financial harm’, ensuring early intervention from its customer care teams. The model – which has been ‘under development for the past 18-months’ – has been configured by Entain’s proprietary ‘ARC’ (Advanced Responsibility and Care) safer gambling player monitoring …

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Tabcorp calls off CEO search as board reviews all future options

Tabcorp Holdings has postponed its search for a new Chief Executive to replace David Attenborough, as its board undertakes a strategic review related to the firm’s future options.  Updating stakeholders, Tabcorp’s board confirmed that the company had reviewed a number of ‘unsolicited approaches’ to acquire the ASX firm’s TAB wagering unit. Tabcorp’s board has deemed the proposed valuation of TAB …

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Entain aims for new horizons in its journey towards gender parity

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

Entain Plc has declared continued strides towards achieving its group-wide gender pay parity objectives after publishing its annual ‘Everyone’s in the Game’ – gender pay gap report. The FTSE100 firm underlined its position as ‘the betting sector’s most inclusive employer’ achieving a median hourly pay gap of 7.1%, significantly lower than the UK’s national average of 15.5% for mass-market businesses. …

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RMG passes the winning post with Cheltenham streaming record

RMG passes the winning post with Cheltenham streaming record

Last week’s Cheltenham Festival recorded a huge uptake in the number of viewers streaming the event, with the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) reporting the highest figure in British and Irish horse racing history. Utilising the services of real-time streaming technology platform Phenix, RMG secured up to 500,000 streams on individual races, representing a year-on-year growth rate of 60% across the …

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Entain requests rent cuts to assist retail bookmakers

Entain has written to landlords requesting rent cuts ahead of the reopening of the UK’s retail betting sector, which has faced significant financial constraints over the past year. The group currently operates over 3,000 licenced betting shops in over 30 different countries, but the request has only been extended to landlords with leases due to expire within the next two …

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