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Andy Hornby steps down from GVC to join The Restaurant Group

Co-chief operating officer of GVC Holdings, Andy Hornby, is to step down from his position at the gambling giant to join The Restaurant Group as its new CEO. Hornby will be replacing the outgoing CEO, Andy McCue, at the Restaurant Group once an official transition date has been confirmed. Originally joining Gala Coral in 2011, Hornby has previously held positions …

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Trusted Hand! GVC & MGM confirm Adam Greenblatt as US joint-venture CEO

Issuing a combined corporate communication, US market strategic partners GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts have confirmed the appointment of Adam Greenblatt as US joint-venture Chief Executive of ‘MGM GVC Interactive LLC’ Noted as a key stakeholder in the creation of the MGM-GVC Interactive strategic property, Greenblatt has been promoted to the executive leadership position having formerly served as Director of Corporate Development …

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Gala Leisure completes £40m rebrand to Buzz Bingo targeting new audiences

Legacy UK bingo operator Gala Leisure has announced that it has completed its full £40 million makeover to ‘Buzz Bingo’. Gala Leisure, the former bingo subsidiary of Gala Coral, which was sold to private equity firm Caledonia Investments in December 2015 for £240 million, will now operate its 103 UK clubs under the Buzz Bingo domain. Furthermore, this week sees …

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John Kelly rejoins Gala Leisure to lead big bingo changes

UK bingo hall operator, Gala Leisure has turned to an old hand in John Kelly to serve as non-Executive Chairman Kelly the founder of Gala Coral’s bingo and betting enterprise has most recently served as Chairman of Ladbrokes Coral Plc, prior to its 2018 takeover by GVC Holdings. A UK leisure and gambling figurehead, Kelly will be a key stakeholder …

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Playtech launches Omni-channel ‘Clover Rollover’ across Gala Bingo estates

Industry technology supplier Playtech Plc, has deepened its omni-channel partnership with Gala Coral, confirming the launch of its legacy ‘Clover Rollover’ game across 128 UK-wide retail sites. Playtech details that Clover Rollover is one of its most popular and recognisable games for bingo players, and will now have its gameplay extended to retail estates by applying its Playtech ONE Omni-channel …

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I pronounce you ‘Ladbrokes Coral Plc’…historic industry merger complete!

  Following 18 months of negotiations, the merger of Ladbrokes and Coral has finally been completed, with the new enterprise officially adopting the corporate name of Ladbrokes Coral Plc. Issuing a short statement, Ladbrokes governance confirmed its official merger completion this morning: “Ladbrokes plc announces it has today changed its name to Ladbrokes Coral Group plc. The merger is expected …

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Gala Coral expects strong digital growth for Q4 2016

Publishing its trading update for Q4 2016 (12-week period ending 25 September), Gala Coral expects to report an 8.9% group net revenues uplift on corresponding 2015 performance. In what may likely be its last financial update as an independent gambling operator, Gala Coral stated that its performance had been driven by the continued growth of its digital division, which reported …

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Betfred & Stan James pick up Ladbrokes & Coral offcuts

The merger of Ladbrokes Plc and Gala Coral is almost good to go after the bookmakers revealed that 359 betting shops of its combined retail portfolio will be sold to Betfred (322 shops) and Stan James (37 ). The sale of the betting shops is conditional upon the approval of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (UK CMA) and will be …

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Coral Vegas aims to ‘Electrify’ audience with new multi-channel advert

Seeking to boost the coverage of its new ‘Coral Vegas’ gaming app, Gala Coral has announced the launch of a planned three-month multi-channel advertising campaign devised by Newcastle creative agency Cravens, in conjunction with Moving Picture Company (MPC). The new campaign titled ‘Electrifying’ will feature new Coral Vegas animated character ‘Electric Tiger’, developed by MPC the film production company which …

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SBC lines up expert panel for AML workshop at Betting on Sports

With the 4th anti-money laundering (AML) directive likely to bring the betting industry within the regulated AML sector for the first time, and forthcoming data protection changes rendering gambling operators liable for huge new financial penalties for data protection breaches, SBC Events has brought together an expert panel to deliver timely guidance for chief executives, heads of marketing, compliance teams and …

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