Andrew McCarron

Ladbrokes defers presentation as Coral merger talks continue

Ladbrokes has announced that it is to defer its planned business review presentation as talks over a possible merger with Gala Coral’s betting business continue. The presentation, due to be held tomorrow, was one of the early announcements by Jim Mullen when he became CEO as he planned to communicate his vision for the business, but events has since superseded …

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Ladbrokes admits merger talks with Coral

Ladbrokes has revealed it is in shock merger talks with fellow bookmaker Coral as CEO Jim Mullen aims to make immediate progress in catch up with rival William Hill. Ladbrokes has issued a statement to the stock market, responding to press speculation about a merger, in which it admits to having talks. It said: “In response to recent press speculation, …

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BetClic Everest signs up for Yggdrasil Gaming portfolio

Yggdrasil Gaming has signed a deal with BetClic Everest Group to provide three of its brands with access to its entire product suite, including the recently-launched pooled progressive Jackpot game Joker Millions. BetClic, Expekt and Monte Carlo Casino will all receive the leading supplier’s casino games portfolio of 12 video slots, Infinite API for gamification, unique Super Free Spins, and …

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OpenBet among the winners at eGR B2B Awards

Software provider OpenBet has retained its position as Sports Betting Supplier of the Year for a sixth consecutive year at the eGaming Review B2B awards last night. Judges recognised the quality of OpenBet’s offering as it came out on top in the In-play Betting Software and the all-important Sports Betting Supplier of the Year categories at the ceremony at the …

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Staff training the key for successful betting shop

Independent bookmaker Howard Chisholm believes that staff training is one of the most important parts of the business these days. In an interview in this month’s Betting Business interactive, Chisholm revealed that the constant evolution of the betting shop environment means that staff need to be kept up to speed. Director of North East betting chain Chisholm Bookmakers, Chisholm explained: …

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bettingexpert – Wolfsburg beats Manchester United as tipsters’ most exciting team

Games featuring German Cup winners Wolfsburg were predicted to be the most exciting matches last season, according to some of Europe’s best tipsters. Using data extracted from the vast bettingexpert.com tipping network, Wolfsburg’s matches were predicted to contain over 2.5 goals in almost 95 per cent of the tips, with only 5.66% of tips predicting fewer than 2.5 goals. The …

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