Monday, November 29, 2021

Tag: betting shops

Bridlington tops East Riding’s review of licensed premises offerings

Bridlington tops East Ridings review of licensed premises offerings licensing
A report from East Riding Council has revealed Bridlington has the highest concentration of gambling premises in the county, housing more than 20 percent of the authority’s 69 licensed sites.

High street retail returns and online falls as normality resumes for Entain

Entain Ladbrokes Coral high street retail
Entain, the owner of Ladbrokes Coral and subject of recent takeover bids, has reported a rise in retail but a fall in online growth as gaming revenues trend back towards pre-covid parameters.

Entain brings online instore in retail revamp

Entain brings online in-store retail revamp
Entain has confirmed 30 “betting shops of the future” will open across the country this year, as the group embarks on a digitisation initiative to remodel core sites in the UK and Italy.

Clicks to bricks: 888 Holdings acquisition of William Hill’s UK retail estate agreed by Caesars

888 Holdings aquisition of William Hill retail esate
With Caesars Entertainment disinterested in keeping the part of its William Hill acquisition that includes the bookmaker’s UK retail estate, 888 Holdings has swooped in to acquire the 1,400-strong portfolio of betting shops from the US casino giant for circa £2.2bn.

Study finds gambling premises concentrated in “deprived areas”

Gambling Study deprived areas
A study has found one fifth of all UK gambling venues are located in “left behind” areas of the country - hardly surprising given that so many other sectors are unwilling to invest in these communities. However, trade bodies have been forced to once again defend the sector’s social and economic contribution.

William Hill’s betting shops up for sale

William Hill shops up for sale
All of William Hill’s 1,400 high street betting shops are up for grabs this summer as new parent company Caesars Entertainment looks to cash in on its unwanted assets.

Gauselmann launches digital digest for MPs and political influencers

Merkur Post
Gauselmann UK is leading the charge to keep MPs informed and up to date on the key issues impacting the AGC sector - the Merkur Post represents its’ latest initiative.

Entain seek rent reduction to keep shops open

Entain seek rent reduction betting shops
The owner of Ladbrokes and Coral has written to landlords seeking rent cuts in a bid to avoid permanently closing down any more bookmakers’ shops.

BGC continues to reset public image with 10 point plan in clear sight

Michael Dugher Betting and Gaming Council
In a message to industry stakeholders, the Betting and Gaming Council has unveiled the progress made on its ten point Covid action plan which sets out the standards the industry is intent on maintaining in a brave new world.

Guardian claims gambling “cried wolf” over LBO closures

Guardian claims gambling “cried wolf” over LBO closures
The Guardian newspaper has suggested that the gambling industry over-stated the impact that an FOBT clampdown would have on the rate of LBO closures and job losses.

Retail industry concerned over betting shop decline

Retail concerned betting shop decline closures
The Retail Times has expressed concern over the effect betting shop closures could have on the UK high street, noting the sizeable online growth delivered by prolonged lockdowns.

Betting and Gaming Council demands December opening guarantee

BGC demand reopening guarantee
The Betting and Gaming Council has called on the government to guarantee that UK betting shops and gambling venues will be able to reopen alongside non-essential retail after national lockdown measures are lifted on 2 December.

Bolton braces: Do leisure closures form template for local lockdown?

Bolton local lockdown
The government has imposed a number of local lockdown measures on the Greater Manchester town of Bolton, offering a sobering indication of what could be in store for similarly affected UK towns in the coming months.

William Hill to shut 119 betting shops

William Hill closures
William Hill is set to permanently close 119 of its UK betting shops due to the economic impact of Covid-19 on the retail environment.

Shoppers name top 20 wish list of high street retailers

High Street Survey
A survey by smart meter provider Utilita asked the public what they wanted on their local high streets and the answers were definitely not betting shops and

Betting shops spanked for new roulette-style products as GC makes its point

Betting shops, roulette, products, Gambling Commission
New games brought out by two major betting chains were not in the spirit of new regs governing electronic roulette, say regulators. So, what next for game innovators when the creative door is firmly closed off? I took a brave company to launch a roulette-style product on the new B2 stakes and prizes coming into operation. And on this occasion,...

Betting shops prepare for FOBT stake reduction

Coinslot-stake reduction
Trials are underway in Birmingham aimed at prepping the betting industry for compliance in time for April’s reduction in FOBT stakes. With just six weeks remaining until new and vastly reduced maximum FOBT stakes go into effect, bookmakers have opted to undertake a trial of the new £2 maximum wager limit - in order to assess its potential impact to...

“Competition is good”: Operators anticipate LBO entrance to AGC market

Coral:Reel Time
With the maximum stake on FOBTs set to be cut to £2, high-street operators are anticipating the arrival of LBOs on the AGC sector’s shores. But is this potential invasion a threat, or just healthy competition? Operators on Britain’s high streets are anticipating the arrival of LBOs in the AGC market following the DCMS’ decision to reduce the maximum stake...