Tag Archives: BBC

Lee Richardson – Gaming Economics: Big events, tiny audiences….how sports fans, bettors and bookmakers all lose out!

Lee Richardson MD of Gaming Economics, tells sports betting industry stakeholders why they should be concerned by the declining TV audience figures of major sporting events. With a proliferated TV schedule and changing viewer habits, will sporting events ever gain the broadcasts figures and viewer engagements of years gone by?  Despite one of the most fascinating final-day championship golf duels in …

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Ladbrokes – Steve Coogan & Guy Martin favourites for Top Gear hot seat

Comedian Steve Coogan and former Isle of Man TT rider Guy Martin are 5/1 joint-favourites to replace Chris Evans as lead presenter of BBC’s Top Gear motoring show. This weekend Evans announced that he would not return for a second series of Top Gear, stating that he had tried ‘his best, but it just did not work out’. Publishing an …

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Richard Moross steps down as Ladbrokes non-executive Director

Richard Moross has advised the Ladbrokes’ Board that he will be stepping down as a non-executive director at this year’s AGM on May 5th 2016, and will cease to be a director from that date forwards. Mr Moross joined the board in May 2012, but will not seek re-election at the Annual Meeting to be held next week. He has decided …

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Spreadex picks up Best Spread Betting Provider award

Spreadex has been named as Best Spread Betting Provider at the 2016 City of London Wealth Management Awards. This was determined by an online public vote over a two-week period in March 2016, after which time the poll was reviewed by an independent panel of judges. Spreadex Ltd is a financial and sports spread betting and sports fixed odds betting …

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eSports 2015 SBC report – Part 2

Following Part 1’s assessment of the key occurrences in the eSports industry from a business perspective in the opening six months of 2015, here’s more of the same for the latter part of the year. August Ashton Kutcher became the latest high profile investor in eSports as he joined billionaire Mark Cuban in investing in Unikrn. Kutcher has a successful …

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2015 Sports Personality of the Year – Tough Call!

The 2015 Sports Personality of the Year contestants have been announced. The winner will be announced on December 20th but before that comes the annual gripe over those that have been left out, and discussion about which of the twelve selected will take home the award. Here’s SBC’s look, including their odds to win and our pick. The four favourites …

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Ladbrokes issues market warning ahead of Great British Bake-Off final!

Ladbrokes has announced that it will consider cancelling wagers on its Great British Bake Off TV market as the show enters its final week. The bookmaker has shown concern regarding news that show staff and insiders were placing bets on this year’s winner. Alerting the media, Ladbrokes stated its was investigating wagers from 42 account which have been linked to …

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Fiona Thorne – Senet Group – WrB Insight: BBC TV show points to a new era of transparency

 Senet Group Director  & WrB key speaker Fiona Thorne highlights the importance of openness for the gambling sector… It was one of the boldest decisions made by a gambling company in recent years, but inviting the BBC’s cameras behind the scenes at Gala Coral could point to a successful new direction for the industry, according to Fiona Thorne, the betting operator’s director …

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Oh Crumbs! Ladbrokes suspends Great British Bake Off market

The BBC has aired just one episode of its popular Great British Bake Off (GBBO), however Ladbrokes today has announced that it has suspended its TV betting market to “assess the situation”, following a flurry of bets placed on one contestant. Ladbrokes trading team noticed suspicious play on one contestant, whose odds started at 12/1 and were reduced to 6/1, …

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BBC airs “Britain at the Bookies” tonight featuring Coral Huddersfield bookmaker

Coral has been made the subject of a BBC three part documentary named “Britain at the Bookies”. The documentary will air tonight on BBC One at 21:00, and will focus on the daily trials and tribulations faced by staff of a Coral betting shop in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. The bookmaker agreed to the filming of the BBC documentary in …

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