Tag Archives: Ladbrokes

Witten joins SIS from Tipp24

Horseracing broadcaster and data supplier SIS has appointed former Ladbrokes and Betfair executive Paul Witten as Commercial Director. Witten joins SIS  from Tipp24, the German lottery business and is tasked with making SIS’s planned growth initiatives a success and will enhance the strength of its core video and data into retail betting products. His key responsibilities will include strengthening the …

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Thorp parks at FSB Technology

Sportsbook platform provider FSB Technology has installed Richard Thorp as its new Business Development Director. Thorp, who has worked in a variety of senior roles within the gaming industry for almost 20 years, is charged with managing FSB Tech’s commercial efforts and sales pipeline. His appointment follows successful bids from FSB to provide sports betting solutions to Genting and The …

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Appeal against licensing proceedings supsension fails

An appeal by the German state of Hesse against the suspension of the gambling licensing procedures has failed at the Higher Administrative Court Kassel. The Hesse Ministry of the Interior and Sport had been instrumental in issuing the 20 licences under the Interstate Treaty on Gambling, but some of the operators who didn’t get a licence have appealed against the …

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Ladbrokes to introduce new atmosphere creation techniques to London stores

Ladbrokes Retail management is planning to test artificial turf and “scent atmosphere” to select high street stores as the bookmaker aims to differentiate its retail division from competitors. Ladbrokes will look to recreate the feeling of the old fashioned football terraces in-store. Ladbrokes is working on its in-store ambiance project with commercial design agency Fitch London. The changes will look …

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Ladbrokes withdraws from Switzerland, Hungary and Norway

Ladbrokes is set to withdraw its betting services from Switzerland, Hungary and Norway as the operator reviews its international operations. The operator stated that it would leave these jurisdictions after undertaking legal and regulatory reviews of European igaming frameworks. The withdrawal from the above mentioned territories comes as the United Kingdom prepares for the start of the new Point of …

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YES result will cost bookmakers £10m

Scottish punters will pocket up to £10 million in winnings in the event of a yes result in the referendum according to Ladbrokes. With 70% of bets placed north of the border favouring independence, the betting industry is preparing for a multi-million pound payout should the YES campaign defy the odds. Despite the confidence in a breakaway as far as …

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Not a game of passing the buck but definitely more to play for – the Senet Group

Gambling Consultant Steve Donoughue takes a look at the attempt of bookmakers to replicate the alcohol industry’s Portman Group. Yesterday saw the launch of the Senet Group by the big 3 Bookmakers and Irish upstart Paddy Power. For those of you who missed it, which is odd because it got some good news coverage, the Senet Group will be an …

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ASA reprimands Ladbrokes over Christ the Redeemer advert

The UK Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) has reprimanded Ladbrokes for causing offence by displaying an advert for betting exchange subsidiary Betdaq in which Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue is wearing a Betdaq purple and white football shirt. The advert which ran during this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, was displayed on the Betdaq.com website, and featured the …

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5 conclusions from Ladbrokes’ performance woes

bettingexpert.com Racing editor Stephen Harris digests the latest Ladbrokes woes and identifies five implications for the industry. The headlines in the press said it all last week as the beleaguered bookmaker suffered yet another dire set of results, particularly when compared with William Hill, Paddy Power and Bet365. But what do these shocking figures mean for the industry as a …

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Betdigital gets UK licence

Content and systems developer Betdigital has been awarded its Remote Gambling Software Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission. Betdigital joins a select few suppliers that have the necessary licensing to meet the terms of the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act ahead of October’s introduction. The Act demands operators who provide remote gambling services to British consumers to acquire …

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