Tag Archives: Ladbrokes

Scott Longley – Don’t panic…Ladbrokes-Coral faces up to the competition authorities

Scott Longley assesses the upcoming UK CMA review of the Ladbrokes-Coral merger and how the deal will shake-up all sections of the UK betting sector. The phony war is over. The announcement yesterday that the £2.3bn Ladbrokes Coral merger has been officially notified to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) means we now have something of a timetable for whether …

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Ladbrokes CEO Jim Mullen – Current ABP stand-off does not benefit anyone

Ladbrokes CEO Jim Mullen has expressed concern regarding the ongoing tense stand-off between UK Racing and the betting industry concerning the BHA’s ‘authorised betting partner’ (ABP) policy. Mullen states that the current scenario does not benefit any stakeholders, as both industries’ are mutually “intertwined”, hence there should be no need for “backdrop of scores, injustices – or perceived injustices – …

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Olly Joshi – WantMyBet? – Keep it Social, Stupid

WantMyBet was founded by Olly Joshi, Will Chapman and Tom Gooday, with the trio dissatisfied with the current offerings available for fans seeking well-informed betting advice. SBC spoke to Olly Joshi to discuss the new social betting platform, Jimmy Bullard as a butler and how they’re setting about improving football betting for the everyday punter. SBC: Olly, congratulations on the …

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Ladbrokes enters Germany with SV Werder Breman partnership

UK betting operator Ladbrokes has confirmed that it has agreed its first ever German sports sponsorship with SV Werder Breman becoming the Bundesliga football clubs official betting partner. The marketing partnership will see Ladbrokes replace German betting operator Tipico Sportwetten as betting partner for the Die Werderaner. Tipico had chosen not to renew its partnership with the Breman football club. …

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Bet365 retains Best Bookmaker title at Betting on Football Awards

Bet365 was named Best Bookmaker for the second year running at the Betting on Football Awards last night. The Stoke-based bookmaker beat off strong competition from rivals Sky Bet and Unibet to pick up the title. Sky Bet didn’t go home empty handed though. The firm picked up awards for Best Mobile Bookmaker and Best Sponsorship Partnership for its work …

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Carl Leaver dismisses Desmond’s concerns regarding Ladbrokes-Coral

Carl Leaver CEO of Gala Coral Group has dismissed claims that the creation of Ladbrokes-Coral will only favour Coral stakeholders. Having announced Gala Coral’s year to date performance which saw the operator record EBITDA earnings of £205 million, Leaver dismissed the recent criticisms of Ladbrokes investor Dermot Desmond. The Irish investment magnet had made scathing criticisms regarding Ladbrokes governance woeful …

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Gala Coral maintains growth despite growing headwinds & tough comparative period

Reporting on its year to date performance (period ending 30 September), Gala Coral has recorded Group EBITDA earnings of £205 million, just 1% ahead of 2014’s £202 million. Gala Coral governance stated that corporate performance had remained strong despite encountering significant regulatory headwinds and a tough comparative period which featured no World Cup to boost company performance. The operator maintained …

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