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Winning Post: When the going gets tough …

As COVID-19 continues to dominate global headlines, Regulus Partners kicks off the week by looking at how the gambling industry has stepped up to the plate in supporting its staff and global efforts in tackling the spread of the virus. Global: When the going gets tough – many gambling businesses step up to the plate It is said that a …

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William Hill names new CFO and COO

William Hill has strengthened its senior leadership team after confirming the appointment of Matt Ashley as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) designate, and Stephen Parry as inbound Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ashley is due to join the company and be appointed as an Executive Director to the William Hill Board on 6 April 2020, and will take over from …

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BGC members to donate virtual grand national profits to NHS charity

Members of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) have committed to donating all profits from this weekend’s ‘Virtual Grand National’ to NHS Charities Together. The initiative has the backing of BGC members including bet365, William Hill, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Bet, GVC, BetFred, Betway, BetVictor, JenningsBet and Inspired Entertainment. Commenting on the initiative, BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher said: “With the …

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Winning Post – Covid-19… Testing the industry to its breaking point?

As the UK enters its third week of lockdown,  Regulus Partners assess the devastating impact of Covid-19, in which reality indicates that betting incumbents will never see a ‘return to normal’… NB – Helping industry stakeholders, Regulus Partners has produced a free UK sector-by-sector guide to impact which we will update due to the fluidity of the situation. Email Regulus directly for …

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Adrian Marsh u-turns on joining William Hill as CFO

William Hill has confirmed that it will recommence the executive search for its Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) after Adrian Marsh revealed his intentions to remain with his current employer. Marsh, who intended to join William Hill’s executive team during Q1 2020, informed the operator that he would remain as Group Finance Director of international packaging business DS Smith. In …

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Operator CEOs head Betting on Sports Europe speaker line-up

Betting on Sports Europe Conference Agenda

Ulrik Bengtsson (William Hill), Anthony Werkman (Betway) and Paris Smith (Pinnacle) are among the operator CEOs set to share valuable insights on the future of the industry at Betting on Sports Europe 2020. Overcoming the regulatory, reputational and operational challenges faced by the European sports betting sector is the central theme of this year’s conference, which takes place at Stamford …

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William Hill Foundation comes under fire for Alzheimer’s collaboration

William Hill’s partnership with charity The Alzheimer’s Society has drawn criticism from MPs and health practitioners stating that betting should hold no connection with dementia, according to a report in The Times. Last spring, a newly relaunched ‘William Hill Foundation’ announced The Alzheimer’s Society as a lead partner seeking to raise the charity £2 million over a three-year period. Helping …

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Betfred purchases 3% share in William Hill

Taking advantage of its growing market share across the US, Betfred owner Fred Done has acquired a 3.03% share in rival bookmaker William Hill. The move comes after Betfred has continued to expand across the post-PASPA market, having recently launched sportsbooks in both Colorado and Iowa, as well as securing an agreement with Scientific Games to go live in Pennsylvania. …

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Countdown to Cheltenham: William Hill believes ‘in traditional ante post betting in the lead up to the Festival’

With only two days left in the Countdown to Cheltenham, SBC has been speaking with the betting industry’s major operators on what to expect from the event. We spoke with Rupert Adams, International PR Manager at William Hill, who explained that the operator believes in ‘traditional ante post betting’ in the run up to the Festival, as it allows for …

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Bengtsson accelerates international spread for William Hill

William Hill CEO Ulrik Bengtsson told investors to expect a “relentless focus on customer and product” from the bookmaker under his guidance, as he sets about accelerating the firm’s international diversification to counter regulatory pressure. William Hill’s adjusted operating profit fell 37% to £147m in 2019, ahead of the management guidance of £143m. However, the bookmaker still posted a statutory …

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