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Ladbrokes lands Epic KO with new Rocky brand advert 

SBC News Ladbrokes lands Epic KO with new Rocky brand advert 

Ladbrokes has launched its latest TV advert, ‘Rocky’, reimagining one of Cinema’s most iconic moments.  Rocky is the second instalment of Ladbrokes’ brand-led advertising campaign, ‘We Play Together’, which launched last summer following the EURO 2020 championships. The campaign sees the heritage bookmaker continue to work with London creative agency Neverland which, having won the account in 2021, has been …

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Transatlantic tricks of the trade: Branch’s Reed Kuhn examines betting

SBC News Transatlantic tricks of the trade: Branch’s Reed Kuhn examines betting

Much of the global betting industry’s focus over the past year has been on US developments, but Europe still has ample ‘greenfield space’ ripe for revenue cultivation. Having established itself in North America’s big tech space from its Silicon Valley headquarters, Branch.io has now looked to new avenues for success.  Looking ahead, as the company’s Director of Business Strategy, Reed …

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Rank returns full-year profits but signals choppy UK waters 

SBC News Rank returns full-year profits but signals choppy UK waters 

Rank Group Plc has hit its underlying year-end profit guidance of £40m, overcoming continued ‘softer trading conditions’ on its retail venues. The LSE gambling group’s preliminary results for the 12 months ending 30 June 2022, announced today, detailed continued footfall challenges for Grosvenor venues, in particular across London.  Group 2021/22 NGR totalled £644m, doubling corresponding 2021/20 results of £325m, yet …

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Entain defends post-2020 social responsibility record against UKGC penalty

SBC News Entain defends post-2020 social responsibility record against UKGC penalty

Having been charged £17m for social responsibility and anti-money laundering shortcomings dating back to 2020, Entain has outlined its efforts in this area and approach moving forward.  Split between the group’s LC International Limited web business and Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Ltd retail operation – charged £14m and £3m respectively – the Commission’s penalty has been accompanied by additional licence …

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Rank appoints Hazel Boyle as new CPO

SBC News Rank appoints Hazel Boyle as new CPO

The board of Rank Group Plc has announced the appointment of Hazel Boyle as new Chief People Officer (CPO) of the heritage UK gambling group. Boyle joins Rank’s executive team, having most recently served as Chief People Officer at FTSE250 publisher and media owner Future plc. An expert in talent pool development and HR planning, Boyle has led recruitment and …

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GiG returns to profits as Sportnco revamps commercial pipeline

SBC News GiG returns to profits as Sportnco revamps commercial pipeline

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) rides with confidence as its business is refreshed by the successful integration of the Sportnco platform, supporting the continued record-breaking growth of its Media network.   Publishing its 2022 interim trading statement, the group declared all-time-high Q2 corporate revenues of €22m, up 37% on corresponding 2021’s €16.1m. Headline growth was attributed to the GiG Media network recording …

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Peter Jackson: Flutter accelerates four pronged international strategy to win more gold medals

SBC News Peter Jackson: Flutter accelerates four pronged international strategy to win more gold medals

Flutter Entertainment is highly confident of maintaining and securing leadership positions across several major markets, according to group CEO Peter Jackson in a recent earnings call.  The FTSE100 international betting and gaming firm published its H1 2022 trading update last week – revealing revenue growth of 11% to £3.38bn, albeit with losses of over £112m, including a 4% decline in …

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Better Change enhances venue safety with new Gamblewise tool 

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Better Change Limited has launched its ‘Gamblewise’ responsible gambling tool, which aims to enhance safer gambling environments across land-based gambling venues.   The Gibraltar-based organisation that specialises in the intervention of problem gamblers has developed an RG solution that will be made available for land-based operators to install across their venues, protecting retail consumers. Gambling venues that integrate the Gamblewise solution …

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ITV becomes exclusive home of LaLiga in the UK

SBC News ITV becomes exclusive home of LaLiga in the UK

ITV has entered into an agreement with LaLiga to broadcast the Spanish top-flight live and free-to-air. Ten LaLiga matches per season will be shown exclusively on ITV, ITV4 and ITV Hub, starting from this current season up to and including 2024/25. Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, commented: “This deal ensures free-to-air coverage for all football fans of one of …

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