Tag Archives: Ladbrokes Coral

Andy Hornby steps down from GVC to join The Restaurant Group

Co-chief operating officer of GVC Holdings, Andy Hornby, is to step down from his position at the gambling giant to join The Restaurant Group as its new CEO. Hornby will be replacing the outgoing CEO, Andy McCue, at the Restaurant Group once an official transition date has been confirmed. Originally joining Gala Coral in 2011, Hornby has previously held positions …

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William Hill revamps Best Odds promotion with Racing Refunds

After being revealed as the most favoured bookmaker concession in a recent Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) survey, William Hill has announced that it will be revamping its Best Odds Guaranteed promotion. The changes to the promotion, set to come into play on Thursday, will now mean that customers will only be able to access the concession from midnight on the …

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SBC Bookies Corner: Brexit enters its final straight

Coming up to the final straight of Brexit negotiations, Theresa May has been making a few last-minute attempts to broker a deal between the UK and the European Union. But with only 17 days to go, rumours are continuing to circulate as to whether we will leave on time, or even whether the UK will leave the EU at all. …

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GVC commits to deeper technical arrangement with Playtech

FTSE100 online gambling group GVC Holdings has this morning announced that it has signed an agreement with Playtech Plc ‘covering a new long-term commercial relationship’. Playtech has formerly served as the lead platform and systems supplier for the GVC acquired properties of Ladbrokes and Coral UK. Integrating Ladbrokes Coral assets during the course of 2018, industry analysts wondered what type …

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Odds shorten on May departure reports Ladbrokes Coral

Brexit has continued to take hold of British politics, with Ladbrokes Coral reporting that odds have shortened on a potential Theresa May departure in May 2019. With only 36 days until the UK is due to formally leave the European Union (EU), MPs are still struggling to gauge any clear idea as to what will actually happen when 29 March eventually arrives. …

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Bookmakers took a £10m hit during racing shutdown

Following the six-day shutdown of UK horse racing last week, the Racing Post has reported that bookmakers have taken a £10m hit as a result. The flu outbreak, which is estimated to have cost the racing industry somewhere in the region of £15m, led to the temporary lock-down of 174 racing yards and an industry-wide halt on the sport as …

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Strengthened digital portfolio helps GVC deliver above ‘2018 consensus’

The Governance of FTSE100 GVC Holdings has this morning published its pre-close full-year 2018 trading statement, detailing that it anticipates delivering an FY EBITDA in the range of £750-755m – ‘ahead of current market consensus’. Completing a landmark year for its business, having merged and integrated the assets of Ladbrokes Coral, GVC governance points to strong growth across its enlarged …

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Ladbrokes Coral launches ‘unified partnership programme’ with Income Access

Paysafe Group’s marketing subsidiary Income Access begins 2019 with a major coup announcing that Ladbrokes Coral (GVC Holdings) will relaunch its affiliate marketing programme utilising its platform and system provisions. Income Access reveals that it has been selected as lead affiliate marketing software for Ladbrokes, Coral and Gala brands operating across multiple international markets. Updating stakeholders, Anat Schlesinger – Marcom Manager at …

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‘True in-play personalisation’ – Graphyte AI founders seek to crack betting’s toughest nut

New industry data science and engineering development studio ‘Graphyte AI’ seeks to solve online betting’s ‘in-play customer personalisation conundrum’,  a key dynamic for sector leaders in 2019. Graphyte AI is founded by the enterprise team of former Ladbrokes Coral sports data and customer insights directors’ Damien Evans (CEO) and Rob Davis (CTO), delivering relevant personalised experiences administered within betting’s live environment, optimising end-to-end …

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Undaunted Boylesports to establish UK northern profile in 2019

Whilst all UK bookmakers undertake major adjustments to their retail portfolios in 2019, countering FOBTs reduction impacts, Irish bookmaker Boylesports is reported to be preparing for its UK highstreet debut. The Irish Examiner reports that Dundalk-based Boylesports, Ireland’s second largest retail bookmaker is the final stages of acquiring a number of independent bookmakers located in northern Britain. Ever since 2014, …

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