Tag Archives: Ladbrokes

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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True Drama – The Richard Glynn & Ladbrokes Story

The 86th US Academy Awards (The Oscars – to you and me!) are upon us, for this week’s cultural sections of the media have been debating the pros and cons of such heavyweight dramas such as current favourite Twelve Years a Slave and its contenders American Hustle, Gravity and Dallas Buyers Club. No doubt they are all worthy candidates to …

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POC needs to be ‘properly enforced’

Ladbrokes have called for ‘proper enforcement’ of the point of consumption (POC) licensing of online gaming when it is introduced in the UK later this year. The firm estimate that the new tax, despite being planned for December this year, will hit their 2014 revenues by £2m and they want to see some benefit for this expense. They said: “How …

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New mobile sportsbook boosts Ladbrokes

Some good news for Ladbrokes in the bookmaker’s poor annual results has come in the shape of its mobile strategy. The firm launched its new mobile sportsbook in December and has seen amounts staked and sign ups up by more than 50% and active players growing by more than 30% year on year since the launch. Over the 2013 mobile …

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