Tag Archives: Manchester

GamCare launches Gamble Aware Week in Cardiff, Glasgow & Manchester

Gambling harm and addiction prevention charity GamCare has launched its ‘Gamble Aware Week’ in the UK cities’ of Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester. Aiming to raise public awareness of problem gambling conditions GamCare will be offering free drop-in information and advice sessions for anyone concerned about gambling. GamCare detailed that the sessions would be ‘friendly and informal’, focusing on giving the …

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Increased costs and taxes see Betfred ‘in the red’ for 2015

Despite increasing corporate revenues to £10 billion, UK bookmaker Betfred has posted an operating loss of £76.6 million (52-week period ending 27 September 2015). Filing its annual return with UK Companies House the Manchester-based operator reported that its financial performance had been impacted by increased gambling taxes which lowered operating margins. Furthermore, the bookmaker like its industry competitors was hit …

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bet365 to open technology hub in Manchester

Independent bookmaker bet365 is set to open its first satellite technology office in Manchester’s Spring Gardens. Looking to bolster its technology development arm, bet365 is reported to be seeking 50-70 new employees who will support its Stoke-based HQ. bet365 governance will aim to open its Manchester hub office by early May. Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, bet365’s Head of …

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Agency Alert! William Hill seeks new creative for UK nationwide campaign

UK marketing news source Campaign Live (Campaignlive.co.uk) has reported that FTSE listed bookmaker William Hill is seeking a new creative agency ahead of a planned major UK advertising and promotional drive. The bookmaker will retain the services of Leeds and Manchester based agency Bark & Bite. However Campaign Live reports that William Hill marketing are seeking ‘extra fire power’ for …

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Gambling-related harm targeted in ground-breaking study

Two local authorities are the first in the UK to map people at risk of gambling-related harm in their communities. This comes before a change to regulations on April 6th, which will require all gambling premises to prepare a local area risk assessment. Westminster City Council and Manchester City Council teamed up with Geofutures to produce the report. The two local …

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Betfred on the up with £593 million profits

Manchester based bookmaker Betfred has reported £593 million in profits for the 18 month period from March 2013 to September 2014, up from £362 million for the previous 18 months. Detailing UK media insights into its operations, Betfred reported that it recorded £13 billion in turnover for the period. The bookmaker further noted that its online gaming division had recorded …

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Coral launches Wild Magic omni channel game developed by in-house studio

Bookmaker Coral has announced the  launch of Wild Magic on mobile and desktop as the first of many in-house omni channel games on the way. Developed by their in-house studio in Manchester, Coral is the first bookmaker to design and build their own omni channel games across all retail, social, mobile and desktop interactive channels under their CR Games brand. Coral has a strong pipeline …

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Digital agency Degree 53 gains UK operating licence

Manchester based independent digital agency Degree 53 has been awarded a remote operating licence for the design and build of gambling software in the UK market. Degree 53 is one of only a small number of agencies in the UK that are licensed to build bespoke transactional mobile apps, websites and services to UK gambling operators. The licence means that Degree 53 is …

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