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SBC Innovation Report: Football Player Props, Part 1

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We put the latest football player prop products under the microscope in conjunction with Stats Perform and Degree 53  The first in a three-part series for SBC News features Ladbrokes’ Five-a-Side game It is just two short years since betting on shots, passes and tackles was popularised and they’re now a core feature of almost all tier one sportsbooks. Fan …

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Tennis and esports lead IBIA Q1 betting alerts report

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its report for Q1 2021, revealing that tennis, esports and football accounted for the bulk of alerts. Overall, 18 alerts were generated by tennis, 17 by esports and 12 by football, making up 75% of the 64 total alerts reported, although it has been emphasised that this figure is ‘broadly similar’ to …

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Entain returns to Tabcorp table with AUS $3.5bn TAB offer

Entain Plc has this morning confirmed that it has revised its bid to acquire the TAB unit of Tabcorp Holdings, offering the ASX gambling group AUS $3.5 billion (€2.2bn) for its wagering and media division.  The revised bid is increased from Entain’s opening offer of AUS $3 billion, proposed on 2 February – with the FTSE100 firm seeking to become …

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Entain: Increasing number of Brits view gambling as social activity

Entain: Increasing number of Brits view gambling as social activity

New research from Entain has found that more than half of bettors (55%) regard betting and gaming as a social activity.  The survey, carried out by CT Group, quizzed 2,000 Britons who enjoy placing a bet on something other than National Lottery at least once a month. It found that 78% of respondents place a bet at least once a …

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Spotlight enhances retail offering with new display screens

Spotlight Sports Group has announced the launch of a new display screen for betting shops, strengthening its retail product range. The display screens will feature integrated content from the Racing Post, combining the paper’s horse racing, virtual racing and greyhound material with enhanced navigation and zoom functionalities. “We design these products to ensure they cater for all betting shops, regardless …

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Entain launches shared ownership initiative

Entain has launched its ShareSave shared ownership plan, enabling over 22,500 to participate and acquire shares in the company as it expands globally. The group operates over 2,885 Ladbrokes and Coral high street bookmakers across the UK and Ireland, and over 14,000 people employed at these venues can apply to join the shared ownership scheme. Employees can join by making …

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Entain readies for full unit comeback as lockdown impacts Q1 trading

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

Entain Plc has stated confidence in achieving its 2021 growth objectives, despite COVID-19 restrictions hampering the performance of its Ladbrokes Coral retail unit.  Publishing its Q1 trading update, Entain reports a 13% decline in group net revenues, attributed to its restricted retail unit, which recorded a 99% decline in NGR as ‘almost all estates were closed during the quarter’. The …

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Big Four RET commitment sees GambleAware donations top £19m  

GambleAware has reported a bumper year in voluntary donations, totalling £19 million provided by UK licensed gambling businesses.  Publishing its summary of donations for the 12 months ending 31 March 2021, GambleAware secured a near £9 million increase in voluntary donations provided by UK operators – overall contributions for 2019/2020 reached £10.05 million. GambleAware attributed the significant rise in funding …

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Martin Lycka: The importance of being liquid

Market-by-market, regulators face critical choices in how to govern the intricacies of managing product liquidity vital for all online gambling disciplines. Martin Lycka, Entain Plc’s Senior VP of North American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling examines how regulators should approach online gambling’s complex liquidity conundrum, maintaining a balance between effective market management and commercial appeal for consumers. ____________________ Liquidity is …

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Smarkets builds on Cheltenham success at Aintree

Rachael Blackmore was not the only one who set records at the Aintree Grand National this weekend, as Smarkets recorded a 21% increase in betting volume from 2019. A total of £92.8 million was traded on the platform in comparison to the 2019 figure of £76.5 million, and the 2018 earnings of £57.4 million, whilst from Thursday to Saturday over …

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