Tag Archives: The Daily Telegraph

FA stands by ‘golden share’ to thwart Premier League power grab

The Times has reported that the FA is willing to implement a ‘golden share’ in a move to block Premier League giants from pursuing a radical overhaul of English football’s competition and reward structures. Dominating this weekend’s football headlines, the Daily Telegraph published its exclusive report outlining the objectives and changes that had been drafted by the owners of Liverpool …

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DCMS shuns Rick Parry’s support of radical reforms to ‘football’s pyramid’

DCMS has criticised English Football League Chairman Rick Parry for his open support of radical changes to English football’s competition and reward structures revealed in this Sunday’s publication of ‘Project Big Picture’. Publishing its ‘worldwide exclusive’, The Daily Telegraph reported that the US owners of Manchester United and Liverpool FC had drafted radical proposals pursuing ‘English football’s biggest shake-up in a …

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US acquisitions boost Better Collective balance sheet

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Better Collective said acquisitions in the US and Sweden had positively impacted its total growth in Q3 2019 (1 July to 30 September) after posting record quarterly revenues of €17.13 million – up 54 per cent from €11.13 million in the corresponding period of 2018. The industry affiliate added that organic revenue growth was 25 per cent. EBITA before special …

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GVC Holdings confirms Barry Gibson as new Chairman

GVC Holdings has confirmed the appointment of Barry Gibson as the operator group’s Non-Executive Chairman, with the appointment taking effect from today. Over the weekend, Sky News, The Times and The Daily Telegraph reported that Gibson would assume the new position, due to succeed Lee Feldman who will step down on 27 February 2020.  Stephen Morana, GVC’s Senior Independent Non-Executive …

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Better Collective bolsters UK muscle with The Daily Telegraph

Stockholm-listed affiliate marketing publisher Better Collective AS moves to expand its UK profile and presence, securing a digital services partnership with The Daily Telegraph. The partnership will see, Better Collective integrate its content and referral technologies across Daily Telegraph publishing platforms, promoting content that engages and educates readers on igaming and betting verticals. The Daily Telegraph commercial arrangement will be …

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May Day! Industry braces itself for incoming FOBTs £2 cut

The betting industry’s regulatory agenda has reached a speculative overdrive, as concerns grow as to how and when the UK government will move to implement its anticipated £2 cut on FOBTs machine wagering levels. The polemic subject matter of FOBTs wagering has seen contrasting news stories published this weekend by multiple sources, each specifying potential different outcomes to the government’s long-awaited …

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Telegraph Media Group launches ‘Telegraph Predictor’ game with i-pools

Peer-to-peer pools provider i-pools has announced the launch of the ‘Telegraph Predictor’ (predictor.telegraph.co.uk/) in partnership with news publisher Telegraph Media Group. Serviced through the i-pools network, the Telegraph Predictor game will allow players to create and share their own tournaments as well as join any of the network’s simple to play betting games. The platform currently serves 19 sports, including football, …

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Jim Mullen – Stringent FOBTs limits will wipeout London bookmakers

Speaking to The Evening Standard on the opening day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen has warned the UK government that stringent limits on fixed-odds-betting-terminals (FOBTs) could force the closure of bookmakers and risk a significant number of job losses. UK bookmakers await the publication of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) official industry …

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Kenneth Alexander – GVC Holdings eyes FTSE 250 entry

Speaking last weekend to The Daily Telegraph, GVC Holdings CEO Kenneth Alexander detailed his company’s ambitious plans for its +£1 billion takeover of bwin.party Entertainment. Having gained shareholder approval to finalise its leveraged takeover of the Gibraltar based online gambling operator, Alexander stated to The Telegraph that should GVC governance successfully integrate bwin.party services, the new business entity would become …

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Ladbrokes hires Kristof Fahy as new CMO

Continuing its senior management restructure under new CEO Jim Mullen, Ladbrokes has announced the appointment of Kristof Fahy as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). The former William Hill CMO (2010 – 2015), re-joins the betting industry having led Telegraph Media Group marketing for the past six months. Kristof will lead all brand and marketing initiatives for Ladbrokes retail and digital divisions …

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