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Report: High number of accas expected from Royal Ascot

A strong field at this week’s Royal Ascot is expected to result in a large number of accumulators placed throughout the week, according to BusinessDay. Consulting some of the UK’s leading bookmakers, the business news site stated that firms are anticipating an ‘avalanche of accumulator bets’ throughout the five days of the festival. In particular, Baaeed in the Queens Anne …

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GamCare backs Entain’s sustainability strategy with Safer Gambling Standard

Entain has received recognition for its sustainability efforts from GamCare, as the responsible gaming charity awarded the firm its Safer Gambling Standard.  As one of the UK’s ‘Big Four’ betting and gaming group’s, Entain has stated that it is the ‘largest operator’ to be awarded with the accreditation, which covers both its online and land-based operations.  The group was recognised …

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Entain renews Light & Wonder contract for LBO gaming products

Entain has extended its contract with Light & Wonder (L&W) through to 2030, continuing to leverage the firm’s retail gaming solution and catalogue of titles.  The contract renewal will see L&W provide Entain with 10,000 gaming terminals, which will be fitted across the international gambling group’s Ladbrokes and Coral high-street licenced betting office (LBO) retail outlets.  Additionally, Entain will also …

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Entain reports Grand National success with 12.75m bets placed

This year’s Grand National proved to be another commercial success for the UK’s bookmakers, as Entain detailed that it had taken a ‘record-breaking’ number of wagers.  The Ladbrokes and Coral operator reported that over 12.75 million bets were placed during the three days of the Grand National festival at Aintree racecourse, a substantial increase on the last fixture in 2019.  …

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Coral trials  360° Virtual Reality experience to maintain racing revival 

Coral has begun to trial a 360° Virtual Reality (VR) Horseracing Experience, developed by Entain Plc’s in-house technology studio.  The first of its kind VR experience has been created in partnership with JockeyCam, a technology that captures the best live footage of racing action, providing audiences with the experience of what it is like to be a jump jockey.     Entain’s …

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Entain maintains confidence in 2022 outlook but Euro headwinds blur vision

Entain Plc’s 2022 performance began in line with corporate expectations, as its business units and brand portfolio are matched against tough 2021 like-for-like comparatives.  Publishing its Q1 2022 trading update, Entain reported that group NGR was up 31%. This, it said, was supported by the return of its retail unit performance which achieved a 1,000% NGR uptake against 2021 lockdown …

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Coral pays homage to Red Rum as public’s favourite Grand National winner

The life of legendary Red Rum, the only racehorse to win three Grand Nationals, has been celebrated by Coral. The bookmaker commissioned Irish artist Sean Corcoran, to create a unique 50x50m portrait of Rummie on Ainsdale Beach (Southport, Merseyside), the seafront on which the horse was famously trained. Red Rum who won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977 …

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Coral breaks Cheltenham ground with Piccadilly Lights activation campaign

Coral has taken over the world-famous Piccadilly Lights to engage wider audiences with this year’s Cheltenham Festival races.  On the eve of the Festival, Coral has launched “Your Horse”, UK betting’s first-ever DeepScreen activation campaign that will be screened on the Piccadilly Lights. The campaign has been devised by creative agency BBH London and sees four horses and their jockeys …

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Entain nets FY2021 profit rise against heavy retail drags

Entain Plc has branded 2021 as another transformative year for its business that has expanded its global brand portfolio to service 31 regulated/regulating markets.    Publishing its full-year 2021 results, the company registered group net revenues of £3.88 billion, up 7% on corresponding FY2020 results of £3.63 billion. Headline performance saw its online portfolio declare a ‘ninth consecutive year of double-digit …

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