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Ladbrokes loses legacy £71 million HMRC tax dispute

The UK Court of Appeal has rejected Ladbrokes Coral’s £71 million tax avoidance claim, siding with UK Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over the decade-long legal dispute. In October 2017, Ladbrokes Coral governance had taken its dispute to the Court of Appeal, having lost a three-year-long hearing at the UK Tribunal Court. The Ladbrokes legacy tax avoidance case relates to a …

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Variety of cash-out improvements disclosed by PBS

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has unveiled a multitude of retail cash-out improvements, designed to heighten a punters retail wagering experience, while bringing the high street in-line with its online counterparts. Detailed the improvements, PBS states that its cash-out option is to stay open for longer on matches with strong favourites, therefore heightening the tools availability in multiples bets. Players would …

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Ladbrokes estate receives Playtech single account functionality

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Ladbrokes players throughout the UK are now able to use one account and one wallet across all online, mobile and retail products, following an integration of the Playtech single account omni-channel functionality across its entire retail estate. In line with the Playtech One strategy the newly unified sportsbook platform, encompassing Self Service Betting Terminals (SSBTs), is fully integrated with the …

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Battle of the bookies: Oddschecker launches second Cheltenham Tipping League

Oddschecker has launched the second consecutive Cheltenham Traders Tipping League, expanding this year’s tournament to 11 operators. Last year’s tournament was dominated by Coral, who ran out comprehensive winners with 141.5pts of profit, it meant that if you had staked £10 on each tip provided by the bookie, you would have ended the festival with £1415 profit. The odds comparison …

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Ladbrokes Coral revises sponsorship agenda ahead of FOBTs judgement

FTSE100 betting group Ladbrokes Coral Plc may seek to significantly reduce its £8 million sports sponsorship budget, should the UK government drastically reduce FOBTs wagering levels through its pending industry review judgement. Operating as the UK bookmaker with the most exposure to FOBTs revenues, Ladbrokes Coral governance eagerly awaits the government’s judgement on machine wagering reductions, which is anticipated to …

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UKGC supports CMA withdrawal restrictions investigation

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a further investigation into gambling firms withdrawal procedures. Detailing “enforcement action” being launched against a “number of online gambling firms,” concerns have been raised regarding unfair obstacles that may be placed in the way of people withdrawing their money, whether that be part of promotion or not. In its statement the CMA …

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Ladbrokes Coral researches Arcade strategy

Bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral may adapt its retail strategy, focusing on converting a number of its betting shops into Adult Gaming Centres (AGC), commonly referred to as arcades. At present, the FTSE betting group has the highest betting shop exposure, in relation to the government’s pending triennial review crackdown on FOBTs wagering levels and sector advertising standards. Should the government impose a …

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SBC Bookies’ Corner – Pricing the unpredictable Oscars 2018

Deemed as the most unpredictable ‘Oscars Race’ in Hollywood’s history, how confident are bookmakers of predicting the winners of this weekend’s 90th Academy Awards (4 March). Bookies Corner gets the lowdown on Hollywood’s eclectic field of movie contenders, and what factors are weighed up when pricing Oscar markets. Does box office success or critical opinion even matter, and do political …

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Ladbrokes – Three Billboards slight favourite to win Oscars 2018 Best Picture category

Following its weekend triumph at the 2018 Baftas, Ladbrokes Entertainment has placed Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ as the market even-money favourite to win the Best Picture category at the 90th Academy Awards (4 March). Entering the final weeks of ‘Oscars campaigning’, Ladbrokes details that the Best Picture category will be closely contested by‘Three Billboards’ and Guillermo del …

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No Love! Ladbrokes views short lifespan for ITV’s ‘Survival of the Fittest’

Opening its latest TV market for ITV2’s new reality show ‘Survival of the Fittest’, Ladbrokes Entertainment has placed contestant Georgie Clarke as its 5/2 initial market favourite to be crowned ‘Queen of the Savanna’. First broadcast on Sunday 11 February, ‘Survival of the Fittest’ has been branded as a ‘reality format challenge show’ developed by ITV, which sees ‘hot, young …

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