Tag Archives: Entain

Year in Review Part Three – Firms look to Nasdaq whilst William Hill auction comes to a close

SBC News Year in Review Part Three - Firms look to Nasdaq whilst William Hill auction comes to a close

The third quarter of 2021 saw further regulatory developments across Europe, and one of the year’s biggest M&A saga’s concluded as 888 Holdings finalised the terms of its William Hill acquisition.  Sportradar, the Swiss sports data and technology company, successfully completed its public listing on the US Nasdaq stock exchange in September, with some assistance from basketball legend Michael Jordan. …

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Year in Review Part One: Gambling Act review commences and firms count the costs of 2020

SBC News Year in Review Part One: Gambling Act review commences and firms count the costs of 2020

As 2021 began, the UK betting sector was fixated with the onset of the review of the 2005 Gambling Act review, the outcomes of which would become clearer as the year progressed. The overhaul of the UK’s regulatory gambling regime did not just catch the eye of industry leaders, however, as Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak voiced his concerns …

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Ladbrokes: Marketing and product cooperation ‘vitally important’ in competitive football betting space

SBC News Ladbrokes: Marketing and product cooperation ‘vitally important’ in competitive football betting space

Last week’s SBC Awards 2021 saw numerous operators recognised with honours for a variety of achievements across the sports betting and gaming sector, with Ladbrokes taking home the Football Sportsbook of the Year Award. Although marred by lockdowns and other restrictions, 2021 was a huge year for football fans, and by extension sportsbook due to the Euro 2020 and 2020 …

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BGC lauds industry’s ‘huge contribution’ in community and social initiatives

SBC News BGC lauds industry's ‘huge contribution’ in community and social initiatives

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has provided an overview of the gambling industry’s 2021 CSR initiatives, focusing on community outreach, economic and social contribution, promotion of equality and diversity, employee support and environmental initiatives.  A number of prominent companies were highlighted in the report, including bet365 Group, Flutter Entertainment, William Hill, Gamesys and Entain, whilst BGC members in general …

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Entain predicts strong cricket trading bounceback by year’s end

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Entain has predicted that cricket betting markets will experience a significant increase in trading in the final weeks of 2021, anticipating turnover from a number of different countries. The FTSE250 gambling group believes that the onset of the 2021/22 Ashes Series in Australia, beginning today (8 December), as well as the start of the country’s domestic Big Bash League (BBL), …

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English speakers identified as most at-risk problem gambling group by Gambless

SBC News English speakers identified as most at-risk problem gambling group by Gambless

Gambless has recorded 3,500 self-assessment tests completed via its mobile app, revealing strong differences in problem gambling across international borders, with English speakers encountering issues much more than other linguistic groups. Publishing its first annual report, the Mindspa-funded and ORCHHA-certified international gambling harm prevention app found that English speakers, mainly from the US, UK, and Australia, recorded a 57% higher …

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DraftKings and BetMGM triumph at inaugural SBC Awards North America

SBC News DraftKings and BetMGM triumph at inaugural SBC Awards North America

The SBC Awards North America 2021 saw a number of operators recognised for their contributions to the industry, including BetMGM, DraftKings, IGT PlaySports and Scientific Games. An audience of over 400 executives from the U.S. and Canadian sports betting and igaming scene attended the inaugural edition of the awards at The Edison Ballroom for a celebration of the sector’s achievements …

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Dutch Minister states that online market is ‘larger than previously thought’

SBC News Dutch Minister states that online market is ‘larger than previously thought’

A recent letter to the Dutch House of Representatives has revealed two key updates on the current ‘state of affairs’ with regards to the Netherlands’ newly launched online gambling market. Reviewing the letter sent to the country’s parliamentarians last week by Sander Dekker, Minister for Legal Protection, Rene Jansen, KSA Chairman, asserted that a key ‘preliminary’ conclusion is that ‘the …

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Entain secures racing coverage until 2026 under SIS and RMG renewal

SBC News Entain secures racing coverage until 2026 under SIS and RMG renewal

Entain has extended its horse racing streaming tripartite partnership with SIS (Sports Information Services) and the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) until 2026. The contract renewal has seen the FTSE100 gambling group secure media feeds from 35 British racecourses for its Ladbrokes and Coral retail holdings. RMG extended its own contracts with the 35 racetracks in question earlier this year under …

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Ladbrokes and Coral to reindex on Oddschecker grid 

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Entain Plc has secured a new commercial arrangement with Oddschecker, that will see its flagship Ladbrokes and Coral UK brands return to being listed on sports betting leading odds comparison portal.  Ladbrokes and Coral brands have not featured on the Oddschecker price-grid since July 2020, as GVC Holdings (formerly Entain) could not settle on a commercial agreement to accommodate its …

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