Tag Archives: Ladbrokes

UK Bookmakers taking no chances on Premier League 2016/17 long-odds

Having been stung by Leicester City’s fairytale Premier League 2015/16 championship win, UK bookmakers appear to have put an end to their long-odds offerings, as they gear up for a new season of English football. Ladbrokes a major victim of The Foxes’ title victory, reported that they had suffered a £3 million hit as football punters cashed-in on starter odds …

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Starman’s Blackstar is the Mercury Prize favourite say bookies

David Bowie is the bookmaker’s favourite to posthumously be awarded the 2016 Mercury Prize for his album ‘Blackstar’. Ladbrokes has made ‘Blackstar’ the early favourite with odds of 2/1 though both Radiohead and Anohni are close contenders for the coveted prize. Both Radiohead’s ‘Moon Shaped Pool’ and Anohni’s ‘Hopelessness’ are priced at 5/1. Bowie’s Blackstar was released a mere two days …

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Accelerated Growth sees Ladbrokes post H1 2016 profits of £25 million

Publishing its H1 2016 results (period ending 30 June), Ladbrokes Plc governance has stated that its ongoing corporate strategy has seen it deliver an ‘accelerated multi-channel’ growth on all core metrics. The FTSE-listed bookmaker would close H1 2016, recording group revenues of £661 million up +13% on corresponding H1 2015’s £585 million. The revenue uplift would see the operator post …

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Order! Order! Ladbrokes sponsors Political Animals rugby league side

Ladbrokes marketing has confirmed that it will sponsor amateur rugby league club ‘The Political Animals’. The rugby league side which comprises of politicians from all levels and all major political parties with Peers, MPs and Councillors amongst its team members. The sponsorship will see the Ladbrokes brand featured on The Political Animals jersey for its upcoming charitable fixtures. Ladbrokes has …

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Global Reviews – Which brands are winning the online sports betting boom?

A recent study by Global Reviews has revealed some interesting insights on the state of play of UK sports betting provider websites.  The Digital Sales Effectiveness study looked at consumer behaviour and the conversion rates of bettors on the sites of some of the key industry players such as Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Betfair, Sky Bet, Bet365 and Coral. Over …

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Ladbrokes Coral merger to be completed in autumn after CMA ruling

The merger between Ladbrokes and Coral is set to complete this autumn after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed that the two firms must divest between 350 to 400 shops. In its final judgement, the CMA said: “Having considered responses to its provisional findings published in May and further analysed the evidence, the group of independent panel members investigating the …

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Ladbrokes launches ‘Free Bets League’ on Mirror Fantasy iTeam

Ladbrokes has announced that they will give users of Mirror Fantasy iTeam the chance to go head-to-head in the ‘Ladbrokes Free Bets League’ with £12,600 in prizes across the season. Users of the app, which is free for download, must join the league via mobile to compete for the prizes. With its brand ambassador Chris Kamara taking the hot seat …

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BETDAQ nets Charlton Athletic shirt sponsorship

Ladbrokes subsidiary exchange betting platform BETDAQ has been announced as new kit sponsor of London League One football club Charlton Athletic FC. BETDAQ marketing confirmed that it had signed a three-year contract replacing the University of Greenwich as shirt sponsor of ‘The Addicks’. The BETDAQ brand will be promoted throughout Charlton’s The Valley Stadium (capacity – 26,000) on match days …

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BHA submits racing concerns to UK CMA regarding Ladbrokes-Coral merger

The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has filed a submission to the UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) stating that the merger of Ladbrokes and Coral could impact consumer choice in UK racing and greyhound industries. Approved by BHA CEO Nick Rust the former Managing Director of Retail Operations for Ladbrokes, the association warned the CMA that the merger could lead …

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ESSA partners with R&A to protect The Open Championship

ESSA has entered into a formal information sharing arrangement with The R&A, event organisers for The Open Championship. The agreement is a precautionary measure, with the aim of detecting and deterring any betting-related corruption at the oldest golf tournament in the world. ESSA will employ its alert and reporting system, covering regulated markets from each of its members. Considering they …

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