Tag Archives: Ladbrokes

SBC Bookies’ Corner – Snap Judgment – UK 2017 Election Aftermath…

Another year… Another shock political outcome as PM Theresa May failed to secure her parliamentary majority following the shock results of the 2017 UK Snap Election (8 June).  SBC’s Bookies’ Corner’gauges the impact of the Snap Election results on the UK political landscape, as Theresa May handles a fragile government ahead of entering Brexit negotiations, while opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn …

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SBC Bookies’ Corner – UK 2017 – Entering the Final Leg…

As Britain hits polling stations this Thursday 8 June, SBC details bookmaker opinion on what has been a short but intriguing General Election campaign. On first sight, the UK 2017 election was viewed as a Conservative Party ‘Whitewash’, however a number of blunders has handed the initiative to the opposition. Can Labour do the impossible, has Theresa underestimated her position …

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Consistent bet365 tops the list for bookmaker search popularity

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Using data from Google trends, Bookmaker Ratings has proved that bet365 was consistently the most searched for bookmaker in the UK between April 2014 and April 2017. Although there were short periods where other firms rivalled its Google search popularity, bet365 has been “thriving in terms of online popularity” since selling off the entirety of its betting shop chain to …

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Are you experiential? Future-casting for retail betting…

The major high-street bookmakers are facing up to the challenge of how to re-invent retail betting in the face of increasing channel shift and the potential fall of machine revenues…. ____________________ As benefits the current limbo afflicting the UK betting shop sector, the first-quarter trading statements from Ladbrokes Coral and William Hill presented a mixed picture of the health of …

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LADbible hires former Ladbrokes PR man Alex Donohue as ODDSbible partnerships lead

Ladbrokes long-term PR Manager and Head of News Alex Donohue has joined the LADbible Group taking on the role of Brand Partnerships Manager for its ODDSbible vertical. Donohue leaves the UK bookmaker following seven years of service within Ladbrokes’ PR and media relations team. Joining the LADbible Group, Donohue informed SBC that he was taking on a ‘newly created role’ …

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Ladbrokes long term media man David Williams resigns

David Williams long-term Media Relations Director of Ladbrokes has confirmed via business network Linkedin that he has departed the bookmaker. Williams leaves Ladbrokes operations following thirteen years of service, leading a number of roles within the bookmaker’s communications, media and PR teams. In his Linkedin statement, Williams detailed that he would assist the bookmaker until the end of June, further …

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Ladbrokes Coral positive on 2017 expectations despite tough opening for retail operations

Issuing its Q1 trading update (period ending 31 March), FTSE-listed bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral Group Plc continues its digital momentum, despite being impacted by unfavourable sporting results recorded during February and March. Updating investors, Ladbrokes Coral detailed a 22% rise in group digital revenues, with its enlarged sportsbook division recording a 40% uplift in period net revenues. However, the firm would …

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Ladbrokes seeks to extend key SPFL sponsorship

FTSE-listed Ladbrokes Coral has informed that it will extend Ladbrokes title sponsorship of all Scottish professional football divisions, by agreeing on further terms with the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). Ladbrokes has acted as SPFL lead sponsor since 2015. The bookmaker detailed that it wanted to extend its existing £2 million a year sponsorship agreement with SPFL for the upcoming 2017/18 …

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Ladbrokes veteran Lee Drabwell departs as retail operations lead

Ladbrokes Coral governance has confirmed the departure of veteran employee Lee Drabwell as Retail Operations Director. Drabwell has served Ladbrokes operations for 29-years, taking on numerous executive positions within the bookmaker’s retail betting division. Moving forward Ladbrokes Coral retail operations will be led by Andy Hicks former retail betting lead for Gala Coral Group. The enlarged bookmaker informed stakeholders that …

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140 world class speakers confirmed for Betting on Football

Fortuna Entertainment Group CEO Per Widerstrom, GVC Holdings COO Shay Segev and Ladbrokes Ambassador Chris Kamara are just three of the key names presented by SBC Events for the most extensive senior speaker line-up ever seen at a sports betting industry event. 140 industry leading speakers will be addressing the 800+ delegates attending next week’s Betting on Football 2017 at …

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