Tag Archives: Ladbrokes

Sportium moves for ‘omni drive’ with UNO app launch

Ladbrokes and Grupo Cirsa, Spanish market sports betting joint-venture Sportium have announced the launch of its ‘UNO’ app accounts, seeking to unify engagements across its digital and land-based properties. Launching its new product, Sportium states that it has delivered Spain’s first omni-channel discipline for sports betting consumers, with UNO accounts allowing customers to cash-out winnings across all 3,000 Sportium Spanish …

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Bookmakers commit to Northern Ireland FOBTs reduction

Bookmakers’ Paddy Power, William Hill and Ladbrokes have confirmed to the Northern Ireland Assembly that they will voluntarily reduce wagering on fixed-odds-betting-terminals (FOBTs) to a £2 limit, mirroring upcoming retail restrictions across England, Wales and Scotland. Preparing for FOBTs restrictions enforced from 1 April 2019, the bookmakers state that they will apply the UK regulatory policy across all active retail …

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Ladbrokes Coral prepares for FOBT cuts with best-odds extension

In a move to counter the impact of cuts to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) stakes, Ladbrokes and Coral have announced that they will be extending their best-odds guaranteed offer across all over-the-counter bets. Customers of both operators, which act as one under the umbrella of GVC Holdings, will be able to take advantage of the offer from 8 am …

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Year in Review: The impact of FOBT regulations

It has proven to be a very tumultuous year for the retail betting sector, with 151 stores closing to the public between March and September. The big four – Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill, Betfred and Paddy Power – continued to dominate the retail scene, holding 87 per cent of betting shops in Great Britain. Generally, however, stores have been struggling …

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Winning Post – The impact of heightened regulations

UK:  B2 impact – the sound of scraping… With Britain’s B2 ban now formally enacted into law (see below), the first practical signs of impact (beyond PR and lobbying) are starting to be felt. So far, these have been seen in machine contracts, rental pleas, horseracing funding and M&A. This list is likely to grow as April approaches and then …

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GVC strengthens social responsibility commitment with EPIC partnership

GVC Holdings has deepened its commitment to social responsibility, agreeing a multi-year partnership with independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management (“EPIC”).  Under the terms of the agreement EPIC will advise GVC and deliver training to Group employees across three key areas: strategic advice on GVCs responsible gambling strategy, with a focus on identifying the best approach when interacting with customers …

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Ladbrokes reveals specific sports narrative with ‘We Glove It!’ campaign

This weekend Ladbrokes launched its second UK multi-channel advertising campaign ‘We Glove It!’ under the creative guidance of new marketing agency – Cravens Newcastle. Featuring British boxing legend Frank Bruno, Ladbrokes debuted ‘We Glove It!’ targeting coverage of Saturday’s much-anticipated WBC Heavyweight Championship boxing clash between Deontay Wilder Vs Tyson Fury. Launching ‘We Glove It!’, Cravens detailed that the campaign …

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Fury looks to inflict another blow on bookies

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In the early hours of Sunday morning British heavyweight Tyson Fury aims to return to the summit of the heavyweight division, when he challenges American knockout artist Deontay Wilder for his WBC Heavyweight Title. The Brit remains a slight underdog against the feared American, however Fury has shown he can overcome the odds before when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko in …

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Finance Minister confirms review of Irish betting tax

According to the Times, the Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed a decision to review plans to double betting tax, after warnings from Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) that the move would lead to significant job losses. The decision means there is likely to be a delay to the potential tax hike, which were due for implementation at the commencing …

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Ladbrokes strikes new partnership with PDC

Ladbrokes has been confirmed as the new title sponsor for multiple PDC tournaments including this weekend’s much anticipated Players Championship Finals. The newly formed deal means the operator becomes the primary sponsor of the Masters and UK Open from next year, capitalising on the opportunity presented with the Coral brand picking up the sponsorship of the UK Open. Barry Hearn …

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