Tag Archives: Ladbrokes

Gambling tax more complicated than ever

Barney Horn, indirect tax partner in the Deloitte betting and gaming group, has said that the Treasury has made gambling taxation more complicated than ever despite a trend for simplification. He explained: “Overall, while there has been much talk of simplifying taxes, the position has become increasingly complex with rates for seemingly similar gambling experiences being taxed at different rates. …

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Belfast High Court refuses Ladbroke’s appeal against planning decision

A Belfast High Court judge has rejected all aspects of an appeal from Ladbrokes against a decision of the NI Planning Service to grant planning permission for the extension of two local independent bookmakers outlets in the city. Sean Graham and Toal’s bookmakers were granted planning approval to extend their outlets in Castle Street and High Street respectively. Ladbrooke’s parent …

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Paddy Power tops Festival offers

Cheltenham offer

The increasingly competitive world of money-back offers helped leading online betting service and affiliate FREEBETS.com enjoy its “best ever” Cheltenham Festival. Last week’s National Hunt racing extravaganza from Prestbury Park saw bookmakers launch their annual assault on player recruitment and retention and the FREEBETS.com team has been busy logging and ranking the wide range of offers and promotions. Paddy Power …

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Susan Boyle wanted ‘normal’ betting shop job

Scottish singer Susan Boyle has explained her application for a cashier’s job in her local betting shop as a ‘desire to be normal’. The performer, who shot to global recognition after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent with a rendition of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from Les Misérables, had picked up an application form from a Ladbrokes shop in her West …

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Ladbrokes to offer Williams B3 gaming content online

Ladbrokes has agreed to add the full portfolio of Williams Interactive online slot games to its casino offering after signing a multi-year agreement with the Scientific Games-owned company. Through integration with the Williams Interactive Remote Game Server, Ladbrokes.com players will have access to a library of authentic Vegas-style slot games. Many of these games are already popular with players in …

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Why mobile first should be the last approach

SBC affiliate correspondent Marc Pedersen explains why the industry needs to broaden its focus away from the mobile channel. I was fortunate enough to attend the EGR Power 50 Affiliates Summit this week, although with Chatham House Rules in place I can’t go into too many details about what was discussed there. However I did come away with a sense …

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Ladbrokes goes LIVE with Playtech

The strategic partnership between Ladbrokes and Playtech technologies will see the operator distribute all Playtech’s Live gaming product inventory throughout Ladbrokes mobile and desktop verticals. Ladbrokes is set to distribute Playtech Live games via HTML5 and native versions for IOS and Android devices. As part of the strategic partnership, Playtech has enhanced the Ladbrokes online and mobile casino inventory by …

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Industry video explains new machine measures

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has published a video in which bookmakers explain the new measures that have been introduced onto betting shop gaming machines, more commonly known as FOBTs. In a statement, the ABB commented: “Even though problem gambling levels are at record low in England, we do acknowledge that some of our customers will have problems with …

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Mor Weizer – ‘Playtech have the Firepower and Appetite to do Buyouts.”

UK Newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported that Israeli based igaming software supplier Playtech may be looking to acquire business ventures in the coming months. Playtech may undertake a series of acquisitions in order to strengthen its existing portfolio of igaming products and services. Speaking to the British newspaper CEO Mor Weizer commented that the management of Playtech were on the …

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Richard Glynn Ladbrokes Shares Winner

Richard Glynn CEO of Ladbrokes was  awarded 192,080 shares worth £290,000 under long-term share incentive plans tied to his contrat signed in 2010, the payout represents a quarter of the potential maximum of the share awards set in 2010. News of the payout — which is much lower than last year,comes days after the bookmaker reported sharply  falling annual profits …

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