Tag Archives: Grand Parade

SportCaller appoints ‘tech & engagement pro’ Andy Clerkson as first Chairman

SportCaller developer of betting-centric games and audience engagement functions has confirmed the appointment of Andy Clerkson as its first ever corporate Chairman. An industry veteran in technology development and product strategy, Clerkson is the former founder of Grande Parade, a gambling-specific technology studio acquired by William Hill in 2018 for £14 million. With a career spanning over 30-years in technology, …

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William Hill boosts development arm with Grand Parade £13.6 million acquisition

FTSE-listed betting operator William Hill has informed the market that it has agreed to acquire industry software development firm Grand Parade for a reported £13.6 million combined cash and shares deal. Confirming the deal, William Hill governance detailed that it had acquired Grand Parade with a view of bolstering its digital development capabilities as the company continues its corporate focus …

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Grand Parade boosts senior management with O’Reilly & Miller hires

Industry development and innovation specialist Grand Parade has announced two new senior executive appointments, as John O’Reilly and Martyn Miller join the company. John O’Reilly joins Grand Parade as non-executive chairman. A 25 year gambling veteran, O’Reilly has held senior leadership positions at Ladbrokes where he led the eGaming division from inception in 1998, and latterly as Managing Director of …

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Scott Longley – The dangers to innovation from consolidation and how to avoid it

Editorial consultant Scott Longley investigates how innovation is in danger of being left behind in the latest corporate reorganisation. In the fog of war generated by the current spate of sectoral M&A manoeuvrings, the debate about whether online gambling is genuinely engaging its customers is in danger of getting lost in the tumult. Like worrying about the design of the …

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Ladbrokes launches UK General Election micro-site

Ahead of the UK General Election vote on 7 May, Ladbrokes has announced the launch of special micro-site The Ladbrokes Lowdown – General Election 2015. The Ladbrokes General Election micro-site was launched this week in time for the first set of leader debates hosted by broadcaster ITV. The General Election micro-site has been developed by London digital development agency Grand …

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Betfair launches Betfair Predicts UK General Election monitoring app

Betfair has announced the launch its special Betfair Predicts app, which will aim to show how the Betfair Exchange  is monitoring the UK 2015 General Election. The app has been developed and designed by Betfair partner technology development firm Grand Parade. Betfair’s Exchange has a track record of calling political outcomes correctly; most recently calling a “No” vote at the …

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Betting on Football to provide update on advertising rules

Operators unsure of how the latest changes to point of consumption licensing and taxation regimes in the UK will affect their ability to advertise are advised to get down to Stamford Bridge on 8 May for the latest news. Yesterday the government added to the uncertainty over the issue by announcing it was re-examining the existing gambling advertising controls via …

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