Tag Archives: Ladbrokes

Bookies’ Corner – Man Booker Prize – Who’s the literary Skepta?

The Man Booker Prize is one of Western literature’s most coveted. This year the winner is being announced on Monday October 24th. The stipulations of the award are that the book must be fictional, penned in English and published in the UK. It’s been running since 1969 and the winner these days gets a sizable £50,000 cheque.  Ion Tewin, Literary …

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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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AppBet shakes up the use of odds comparison for mobile betting

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AppBet has launched a free online service which allows UK punters to combine odds comparison with the placement of football and horse racing bets across all their betting accounts. The new app, which has been launched on the iOS and Android platforms for Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, Boylesports and Betway, gives users the chance to integrate all of their betting accounts …

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Ladbrokes confident of 2016 targets as ‘recreational strategy delivers’

The governance of FTSE-listed Ladbrokes Plc is confident of delivering on its full-year 2016 expectations following the operator posting a fourth successive quarter of group revenue growth. Presenting its Q3 2016 trading update (period ending 30 September) Ladbrokes governance expects to post a 12% group revenue uplift delivering a strong KPI metrics across its divisions. Of particular note, the operator …

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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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Ladbrokes clears up eSports market closure rumours

Responding to news reports that it had closed down its eSports market, bookmaker Ladbrokes has stated that it will continue to take bets on the vertical. The bookmaker moved to clear up industry rumours that it had shut down its eSports market, following reports by esportsbettingreport.com that eSports would no longer be offered as a market. Ladbrokes detailed that the …

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Ladbrokes shuts down eSports markets

eSports industry news source eSportsbettingreport.com has informed that Ladbrokes has ‘quietly dropped its eSports betting markets’. The news source points to a customer query with Ladbrokes support asking the bookmaker why no eSports markets were visible on its sports betting product. The bookmaker replied to the query stating that its eSports markets had been ‘taken away currently’, further noting that …

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Ladbrokes places Haruki Murakami as Nobel Literature Prize favourite

Ladbrokes has placed Japanese writer Haruki Murakami as its 4/1 market favourite to be crowned the ‘2016 Nobel Literature Laureate’. With the Swedish Academy set to reveal its Nobel Prize literature winner next Thursday 13 October, the bookmaker places the popular Japanese ‘contemporary surrealist’ as its current market favourite. Presenting its market to the Guardian Newspaper, Ladbrokes PR spokesperson Alex …

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Bookies’ Corner – America Awaits…Clinton vs Trump TV Showdown!

Next Monday New York will host the first ‘US Presidential’ TV debate. With nationwide US Election polls tightening, the race to the White House is expected to go down to the wire. SBC’s ‘Bookies Corner’ gets the lowdown on ‘Clinton Vs Trump,’ with just 45 days to go until America hits the polls (8 November), the US Election has become …

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Ladbrokes launches ‘Unbelievable’ with Kammy & Ally

Updating the market, Ladbrokes has announced the launch of its ‘Unbelievable’ TV advertising campaign featuring brand ambassadors Chris Kamara and Ally McCoist. The new TV campaign developed by London creative advertising agency The Moment is set to debut on Saturday 24 September. Ladbrokes marketing plans to deliver five TV adverts throughout the Autumn with the aim of building on Ladbrokes’ …

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