Tag Archives: Ladbrokes

GVC costs £150m in potential COVID-19 group impacts

GVC Holdings Plc has followed industry precedent by issuing a corporate update on  COVID-19 impacts, following the subsequent cancellation/postponement of major sporting events.   For the period of 1 January to 23 February 2020, GVC has underlined that trading for the year-to-date has remained strong, with group NGR at +5%, reporting a 16% increase in online gambling benefiting from strong sports …

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Founder of Eastwoods bookmakers dies age 87

One of Northern Ireland’s most prominent boxing promoters, and former owner of Eastwoods Bookmakers Barney Eastwood has died aged 87. Born in 1932, he was well known for founding the Eastwoods chain of betting shops. The retail betting estate was established in 1954 by Barney and his wife Frances Eastwood, and was Northern Ireland’s most prominent betting company. In 2008, …

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Countdown to Cheltenham: Ladbrokes on why The Festival is ‘a huge battleground’ for betting promotions

With only one more day to go until Jump racing’s biggest event of the year, SBC has continued the Countdown to Cheltenham by quizzing Nicola McGeady, Head of PR at Ladbrokes. She outlined the top runners and riders to keep a close eye on, and explained why punters can expect an even bigger range of competing promotional offers. SBC: Three …

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Oddschecker: Cheltenham data to dispel ante post perception?

File photo dated 15-03-2019 of Jockey Paul Townend celebrates his victory in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on Al Boum Photo during Gold Cup Day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The Cheltenham Festival 2020 has attracted almost 40% more ante-post punting in comparison to last year’s event, according to numbers released by Oddschecker. The figures showed an increase of 39.6% in the total staked from 2019 to 2020 across the same period of 1 January to 18 February.  Similarly, the number of ante-post bets went up by 9.7%. This represents …

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NSW issues Ladbrokes and Neds with its largest ever gambling fine

The New South Wales (NSW) Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority has fined Ladbrokes Australia and Neds a record $207,500 penalty for presenting wagering inducements to New South Wales residents. The fee is New South Wales’ largest gambling fine and follows the authorities recent crackdown on gambling regulations having also fined gaming machine technician Riad Allam and machine seller Justin Layden $100,000 …

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Martin Lycka: Gambling and its Dutchman’s curse

In the latest of a series of columns examining international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka retraces the industry’s arduous history with Dutch politics and policies…  _________________ The year was 1964. The Beatles dominated the charts, Sidney Poitier became the first Afro American actor to have won an Oscar and a Czechoslovak gymnast Vera Caslavska enchanted the world …

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BGC dismisses educational data allegations as ‘categorically untrue’

Responding to recent media reports which alleged that UK betting firms had been engaging with breached data from the ‘Learning Records Service’ educational index, the Betting and Gaming Council (Betting and Gaming Council) has stated that the allegations ‘are categorically untrue.’ In a statement on its website, the BGC reiterated that all betting companies are legally required to conduct age …

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bet365 shows the way to Google search success says Receptional

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There are almost as many Google searches for bet365 by UK consumers as there are for its top three competitors combined, according to new research from Receptional. As part of a new eBook, ‘What’s new in Gaming PPC?‘, Receptional revealed that searches for bet365’s brand each month topped 6.5 million (6,504,290), with searches for its closest competitors William Hill (3.14 million), …

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GVC tops the list of GambleAware donations for Q1-Q3

Recent figures released by industry charity GambleAware have listed GVC Holdings, William Hill and Flutter Entertainment as the top three donors to the charity for the period 1 April 2019 – 31 December 2019. For the first three quarters of the year, the industry charity had received £7.6m in voluntary contributions, however this does not include funds received through regulatory …

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FA to carry out review of broadcasting rights

The Football Association (FA) will carry out a review of its broadcasting rights agreements awarded to sports betting operators after a report was published by the Daily Mail as today’s frontpage story. The review comes after the coverage of numerous FA Cup matches were broadcast on betting websites. This contrasted the two games made available on the BBC, while BT …

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