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Caesars initiates bidding contest for William Hill’s UK and European assets

Caesars Entertainment has announced that it will begin the bidding contest for the European and UK home assets of WIlliam Hill, formally completing its takeover of the heritage bookmaker last month.  Reported in The Telegraph, the sale will include all of William Hill’s high street shops – which number around 1,400 in the UK and Ireland – as well as …

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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Gambling can’t hide from its spotlight

Since my last “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News, the stand-out issues in UK gambling regulatory terms have been (a) the circumstances giving rise to the UK Government’s 20 April announcement of an independent review into the collapse of Football Index and (b) the sudden unexpected departure of Neil McArthur from his position as Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission …

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HooYu report reveals onboarding problems for operators

Global customer onboarding platform HooYu has published a report examining the problems faced by both UK-based and international gaming operators regarding user abandonment. In addition to investigating onboarding, HooYu also looked into contrasts in funnel performances between small, medium and large operators, and how long it takes different operators to perform KYC initiatives. The report found that customer onboarding and …

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Fred Done appoints Joanne Whittaker as Betfred CEO 

Betfred has confirmed the appointment of Joanne Whittaker as new Group Chief Executive, taking over the leadership duties of Betfred founder Fred Done.    The Racing Post has reported that Done sent a personal statement to Betfred employees confirming Whittaker’s appointment, with the executive set to join the company next month. The former Head of the operator’s IT division, Whittaker left …

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Harry von Behr: Spotlight Sports Group accelerates US expansion

Spotlight Sports Group

Harry von Behr, Managing Director (Sport) at Spotlight Sports Group, discusses the evolution of the company, the recent refresh of the group brand, key focus areas for 2021, and why it’s an exciting time to be involved in the US market – both through the provision of expert content for B2B partners and the successful rollout of customer facing website …

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Betfred scores triple Challenge Cup title sponsorship

Betfred has been named as the title sponsor to the 2021 Challenge Cup, Women’s Challenge Cup, and Wheelchair Rugby League Challenge Cup, building on its long-running association with the Super League. The draw for the first and second rounds will be held next Thursday, whilst the quarter finals are scheduled for the weekend of 8-9 May. The semi-finals are pencilled …

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William Hill and Flutter top GambleAware Q1-Q3 donors

GambleAware has released its donor list for the first three quarters of 2020, with William Hill topping the list, followed by Flutter Entertainment and bet365. Publishing its industry donation figures for 1 April – 30 December 2020, GambleAware revealed that William Hill made a pledge of £1.04 million, with £540,000 donated. Following William Hill was Flutter Entertainment – the holding …

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Betfred partners with England RL trio in new sponsorship agreement

The Betfred Championship final trophy

Betfred has penned a triple deal to become an official partner to the England Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair teams for 2021, including when England hosts the upcoming edition of the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) tournament. In 2017, the UK bookmaker secured the title sponsorship of the Super League, the top tier of rugby league. The deal was extended in May …

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Phumelela ‘winds up business’ as it delists from JSE

Phumelela ‘winds up business’ as it delists from JSE

South African horse racing operator Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Group will delist from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in early 2021 as the company is broken up to repay creditors.  The heritage racing operator has faced financial difficulties for a number of months, following the forced closure of its racetrack venues due to South African coronavirus restrictions in May.  Johannesburg’s …

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Apollo ends interest in William Hill buyout but observes Caesars’ developments

New York private equity fund Apollo Global Management has terminated its pursuit of a William Hill Plc buyout.   This morning, Apollo stated that it would not disclose any formal bid for William Hill to rival the £2.9 billion cash offer made by Caesars Entertainment – a deal which has been accepted and recommended to shareholders by William Hill’s board of …

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