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Ladbrokes Coral researches Arcade strategy

Bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral may adapt its retail strategy, focusing on converting a number of its betting shops into Adult Gaming Centres (AGC), commonly referred to as arcades. At present, the FTSE betting group has the highest betting shop exposure, in relation to the government’s pending triennial review crackdown on FOBTs wagering levels and sector advertising standards. Should the government impose a …

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SBC Bookies’ Corner – Pricing the unpredictable Oscars 2018

Deemed as the most unpredictable ‘Oscars Race’ in Hollywood’s history, how confident are bookmakers of predicting the winners of this weekend’s 90th Academy Awards (4 March). Bookies Corner gets the lowdown on Hollywood’s eclectic field of movie contenders, and what factors are weighed up when pricing Oscar markets. Does box office success or critical opinion even matter, and do political …

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Ladbrokes – Three Billboards slight favourite to win Oscars 2018 Best Picture category

Following its weekend triumph at the 2018 Baftas, Ladbrokes Entertainment has placed Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ as the market even-money favourite to win the Best Picture category at the 90th Academy Awards (4 March). Entering the final weeks of ‘Oscars campaigning’, Ladbrokes details that the Best Picture category will be closely contested by‘Three Billboards’ and Guillermo del …

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No Love! Ladbrokes views short lifespan for ITV’s ‘Survival of the Fittest’

Opening its latest TV market for ITV2’s new reality show ‘Survival of the Fittest’, Ladbrokes Entertainment has placed contestant Georgie Clarke as its 5/2 initial market favourite to be crowned ‘Queen of the Savanna’. First broadcast on Sunday 11 February, ‘Survival of the Fittest’ has been branded as a ‘reality format challenge show’ developed by ITV, which sees ‘hot, young …

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Theo Walcott hits form to light up League of Legends

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Gameweek 25 of the Premier League saw another raft of midweek fixtures thrown into the mix, providing a number of eye catching results. Swansea kicked things off with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal, following up on their 1-0 triumph of Liverpool, at the Liberty Stadium. Bournemouth’s thumping 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge was the pick of Wednesday’s results, while Tottenham …

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Industry told to take ‘immediate steps’ to clean up bonus promotions

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Operators will need to take ‘immediate steps’ to comply with consumer protection law or face enforcement action, after a joint investigation between the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Gambling Commission into bonus promotions. The CMA report states gambling firms must “stop unfair online promotions that trap players’ money,” with changes now having to be adopted across the sector. Three operators have …

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Rising Stars and Hill slides – divergent tracks after merger talks

The degree to which the fortunes of the Stars Group and William Hill have diverged since their failed merger talks 18 months ago provides an interesting counterpoint to the current obsession with sector M&A. A recent note on Stars published by the Canadian analyst team at Canaccord Genuity noted that the company’s share price rose 54 percent in 2017, placing …

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Ladbrokes – Social Responsibility will drive new Scottish Football sponsorship

Ladbrokes marketing has vowed to place social responsibility at the forefront of its renewed Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) sponsorship. The bookmaker has been the title sponsor of the SPFL since 2015, and yesterday confirmed that it had renewed the partnership for a further two seasons of Scottish football, in a deal reported to worth £5 million. As lead SPFL …

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Ladbrokes chief warns of £2 FOBT ramifications

Ladbrokes Coral Chief Executive Jim Mullen has emphasised that cutting the stakes of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will not only have negative economic implications, but will also “fail to adequately address any issue of problem gambling”. Mullen was responding to a report in the Sunday Times, which claimed newly appointed culture secretary Matt Hancock is in favour of delivering a …

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