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The Rank Group Plc appoints David Williams as Director of Public Affairs

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Rank is pleased to announce the appointment of David Williams as its Director of Public Affairs. David will take up the newly-created role on 3 December 2018, reporting into Rank’s Chief Executive, John O’Reilly, as the Group continues to bolster its senior leadership team as part of the wider business transformational programme. David joins Rank from the racecourse pool-betting operation, Britbet,...

Senet Group welcomes responsible gambling agreement between Ladbrokes and the Scottish Professional Football League

Senet Group welcomes responsible gambling agreement between Ladbrokes and the Scottish Professional Football League
Agreement will see Senet Group’s When the Fun Stops, Stop campaign incorporated onto player’s shirts during the 2019/20 football season. Senet Group, the UK body dedicated to addressing problem gambling through consumer information programmes, welcomes today’s agreement between Ladbrokes and the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) to promote responsible gambling.  As part of the agreement, the Senet Group’s When the...

Bookies threaten sponsorship cut over stakes

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Ladbrokes Coral has stated it will reduce the £8m it spends each year on sponsoring sports if a “severe stake cut” on FOBTs is decided by the UK government, prompting a dismissive reaction from campaigners for a £2 maximum stake.   William Hill said it is also looking at making changes to its sponsorship deals, with the company appearing on Stephen...

Ladbrokes to enter the AGC market

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Ladbrokes Coral may adapt its high-street strategy, leading to the conversion a number of its retail premises from betting shops (LBOs) to adult gaming centres (AGCs).   On 19 December 2017, the bookmaker submitted a planning application to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to change the usage of its town centre LBO to an AGC, with Ladbrokes stating the company is...

GVC in talks to buy Ladbrokes Coral

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In an move that could turn Ladbrokes Coral into a company worth nearly £4bn, the UK betting giant is in “detailed” talks for a takeover by online competitor GVC.   Under the proposals, GVC - which owns the Bwin and Sportingbet brands - would hold 53.5 percent of the combined group. The move could lead the biggest shake up of the UK...

Ladbrokes Coral and Will Hill take to battle in consultation as online revenues soars

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  While the amusements industry is to be kept limited in its stakes and prizes, Ladbrokes Coral and William Hill are seeing revenues rise significantly online as the bookmakers gear up for taking a “full part” in the 12 week Triennial Review consultation.   Ladbrokes Coral and William Hill have been busy updating the city recently, taking advantage of the timely opportunity...

Volatile stocks reveal FOBT maximum stake uncertainty

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With the betting industry preparing for a £20 maximum stake on FOBTs, bookmakers shares were lifted when Barclays predicted a more generous £25 last week. However, other investors are not so confident, with GVC waiting until the outcome of the triennial review to further acquisition talks with Ladbrokes Coral.   William Hill and Ladbrokes Coral shares rose last week following Barclays...

Ladbrokes Coral enlists bankers for advice before FOBT review

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Ladbrokes Coral is currently reviewing all corporate options in preparation for next month’s UK government triennial review of the industry FOBTs wagering and advertising standards.   Yesterday, the Sunday Times reported that the company’s governance has hired Deutsche Bank, Greenhill, and UBS as corporate advisers on "consolidation matters" in preparation for the government’s decision. The move follows concerns that the government will force a...

NRM win Ladbrokes Coral business

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Technology and software solutions supplier, NRM, has announced a significant business win securing a group wide agreement to install its Numbers Betting Platform across the vast majority of the Ladbrokes Coral estate. The contract, which covers some 3,000+ LBOs, was secured following a competitive tender process and was officially launched at a photo-opportunity held at the Ladbrokes LBO in Bloxwich,...

Ladbrokes chief warns of “doomsday” for betting shops

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Ladbrokes chief Jim Mullen highlights potential job losses and bleak future for betting shops ahead of the proposed B2 max stake drop.   Ladbrokes chief executive, Jim Mullen, has become the latest member of the bookmaking fraternity to speak publicly in defence of FOBTs. Speaking on the opening day of the Cheltenham festival, he quoted figures from a recent secret KPMG report,...

GambleAware makes new appointments to board

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GambleAware has appointed Professor Sian M. Griffiths OBE, Professor Anthony Kessel and Chris Pond as trustees on its board.   After a recruitment process that took place over four months, GambleAware has appointed three new independent trustees to its board. They are Professor Sian M. Griffiths OBE, past president of the UK Faculty of Public Health; Professor Anthony Kessel, former director of...

Hundreds to lose jobs as Ladbrokes and Gala merge

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As many as 700 people could lose their jobs as a result of the merger between Gala Coral and Ladbrokes. The news - which has emerged after staff revealed an internal email from Gala Coral chief executive Carl Leaver - comes as the companies look to avoid duplicating existing roles and sell of shops to meet CMA requirements. The Competitions...