Tag Archives: Ladbrokes

New Lightning Box Games slot gets exclusive launch on LeoVegas

Silver Lion has been given an exclusive launch on LeoVegas. The new slot from Lightning Box Games is only available to players on LeoVegas.com until it goes to general release on December 7. The 5×4 reel, 1024 ways slot which features zebras, hippos, meerkats and tribesmen, takes players on safari across the sweeping plains of the African Savannah in search …

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Analysts cool on Ladbrokes Coral interest in Tabcorp

Australian ASX analysts appear to be cool on the prospects of newly formed Ladbrokes Coral Plc acquiring Tabcorp Holdings for a reported + £2 billion offer. UK business news sources reported this weekend that Ladbrokes Coral governance had asked advisers to study a potential approach for ASX-100 Tabcorp. However, Australian business analysts have questioned the logic of Ladbrokes Coral’s approach …

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Betfred’s Robert Mabbett wins Betting Shop Manager of the Year

Robert Mabbett, 37, has been confirmed as Betfred’s first ever winner in the SIS/Racing Post Betting Shop Manager of the Year. Mabbett, the North-East champion for his work in Brough, East Yorkshire, was declared the overall winner amongst the eight regional champions picked from an entry list involving high achievers from betting offices all over Britain and Ireland. Fred Done, …

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Betfred, Coral and Ladbrokes offer bets into Hong Kong pools

Betfred, Coral and Ladbrokes punters in the UK will be able to place bets on the pari-mutuel pools in Hong Kong, following an agreement between the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) and the UK Tote. The bookmakers will accept bets both online and in betting shops for the HKJC’s tote pools, although fixed-odds betting will not be available. SIS will …

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At The Races improves its mobile betting app with Simplestream

Dan Finch, Simplestream

Horse racing channel At The Races has worked with Simplestream to release a tablet extension and offline viewing capability for its mobile betting app. Built with Simplestream’s Media Manager, the app is designed to facilitate an extended reach for the company, and meet consumer expectation for services to be accessed from any device. Its API-driven multiple-betting system enables users to …

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Ladbrokes suspends betting on Ed Sheeran for Glastonbury 2017

Just two weeks after Radiohead became the first headline act confirmed for Glastonbury 2017, Ladbrokes has confirmed that they have stopped taking bets on Ed Sheeran also topping the bill at next year’s festival. The 25-year-old English singer-songwriter, famous for hits such as ‘Thinking out loud’ and ‘The A Team’, attracted a flurry of bets which saw his odds drop from …

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High Court ruling shakes up Article 50 betting on Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes has confirmed that betting on Article 50 has been thrown into chaos after yesterday’s High Court intervention, which ruled that parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU. Following the ruling, Ladbrokes initially kept 2017 as the odds-on favourite for when the UK will invoke Article 50. However, it is now just …

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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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Done Deal! UK CMA gives final approval to Ladbrokes-Coral merger

The merger of Ladbrokes and Coral has been granted final approval by the UK Competition & Markets Authority (“CMA”), closing the £2.27 billion deal which has taken 18 months to complete (first announced June 2015). Completing its final review of Ladbrokes-Coral merger process, the authority has approved the operators sale of 359 betting shops to Betfred (322 estates) and Stan …

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Ladbrokes donates £180,000 to new GamCare programme

Following a recent call centre visit by CEO Jim Mullen, Ladbrokes has announced a £180,000 donation to national problem gambling support charity GamCare to help fund its new Youth Programme. The firm will provide the backing in 2016 and 2017, to help fund three regional ‘youth hubs’ across the UK to provide information, advice, early interventions, and links to treatment …

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