Tag Archives: John Coates

Betting bosses withdraw from upcoming APPG hearing

GVC Holdings Group CEO Kenneth Alexander has withdrawn from this week’s Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) hearing, with the group’s chair Carolyn Harris MP branding the executive’s decision ‘outrageous’. The APPG hearing, which will specifically focus upon identifying and resolving harms caused by online gambling, brings together representatives from a number of leading UK operators including GVC, William Hill …

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AOC aims to arrest decline by emulating Britain’s lottery system

Australia’s Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates has thrown ‘100% support’ behind calls for an A$50 million (£29.86 million) lottery to boost funding for sport in the country. The proposal comes after Australia’s disappointing 10th place finish in the medals table at Rio 2016, which continued a decline from fourth place in both Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004). Coates made …

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bet365 nets Sky Sports’ Monday & Friday Night Premier League sponsorships

Sky Sports has confirmed bet365 as its official sponsor of Monday and Friday Night English Premier League football matches. The Stoke-based bookmaker becomes a Sky Sports official EPL broadcast partner alongside Japanese car manufacturer Nissan, who will be the main sponsor of Saturday and Sunday matches. The sponsorship deal negotiated by Drummond Central and Republic of Media on behalf of …

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The Financial Times profiles Stoke business leader Denise Coates

UK business news source The Financial Times (FT) has profiled bet365’s founder and Co-CEO Denise Coates. The profile, written by Enterprise Editor Andrew Bounds, describes Coates as the ‘driving force’ behind the operator’s success and rapid growth. In a period of 15 years bet365 has become the world’s largest online gambling operator employing more than 2000 staff, making the company …

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