Tag Archives: Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes: Marketing and product cooperation ‘vitally important’ in competitive football betting space

Last week’s SBC Awards 2021 saw numerous operators recognised with honours for a variety of achievements across the sports betting and gaming sector, with Ladbrokes taking home the Football Sportsbook of the Year Award. Although marred by lockdowns and other restrictions, 2021 was a huge year for football fans, and by extension sportsbook due to the Euro 2020 and 2020 …

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Betsson, bet365 and Betradar celebrate triple successes at SBC Awards 2021

Betsson Group, bet365, Evolution, Betradar and GoldenRace were among the 34 companies to celebrate victories at last night’s SBC Awards 2021 ceremony at Evolution London. Hosted by Kirsty Gallacher and World Cup winner Marcel Desailly, the eighth edition of the SBC awards brought together an audience of betting and gaming industry professionals to recognise the achievements of the top-performing operators, …

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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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Entain hit with AUS $26,690 fine for Neds’ Northern Territory licence violation

The Northern Territory Racing Commission has penalised Entain with an AUS $26,690 fine after its Australia-facing Neds subsidiary was judged to have violated state licencing requirements.  An investigation into Neds’ compliance with the law began after a Commission member saw a Business Development Manager form the company inform a rage goer that bonus offers could be accessed by scanning a …

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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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John O’Reilly: Reflections on 2005 Gambling Act needed for best industry outcomes 

Rank Group Chief Executive John O’Reilly believes that a positive outcome to the government’s generational review of the 2005 Gambling Act should “rewrite the industry’s historical flaws”.  Delivering the keynote speech at the ‘Reputation Matters: UK Gambling’s Future at Stake’ conference, O’Reilly provided his leadership take on legislative developments amid concerns of how the UK gambling sector will be re-shaped …

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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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Ladbrokes Amplify backs British talent returning to live shows  

Ladbrokes has launched the live shows of its ‘Amplify’ campaign, bringing live music experiences to football audiences across the UK.  Amplify sees Ladbrokes continue its work with #WeMakeEvents, helping UK live music and entertainment venues return to business following more than a year under lockdown orders.   The first Ladbrokes Amplify show will see Liverpool indie rising stars Red Rum Club …

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