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William Hill expands on digital and international exposure as it announces 900 store closures

FTSE betting group William Hill Plc continues its strategic realignment focusing on international growth and digital transformation, as the bookmaker announces the closure of 900 betting shops across the UK. The operator revealed in its full-year trading statement this week that it had suffered a 15 per cent drop in operating profits. Despite numerous 2018 setbacks, the bookmaker’s digital division …

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William Hill remodelled for strong 2019 prospects

FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc has this morning published its pre-close 2018 trading statement (53-week period to 1 January 2019), detailing that results will be in-line with its previously announced ‘adjusted 2018 corporate guidance’. William Hill expects to declare operating profits of circa £234 million, in line with governance’s adjusted profit range £225-245 million, which was announced last November, as …

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GIG Core powers MRG’s future esport venture

MRG Group has confirmed that it has selected Gaming Innovation Group’s GIG Core platform solution to power its upcoming ‘GLHF.GG’ (working title), e-sports entertainment property. During H1 2018 trading, MRG confirmed that it had invested in a joint-venture project with Stockholm-based esports publisher Gamingzone Entertainment, seek to deliver its first esports-centric property. Updating stakeholders, MRG leadership confirmed that its GLHF.GG …

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Mr Green would accelerate William Hill international growth

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William Hill has laid out some of the rationale behind its £245m offer to acquire online casino group MRG, the parent company of Mr Green in its offer document to shareholders. The company believes that the acquisition will give William Hill access to an international hub in the shape of Malta from which to drive international growth together with deeper …

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Charlotte Emery lands key digital role at William Hill

William Hill has confirmed a new appointment to its digital leadership team, with Charlotte Emery becoming the firm’s Global Brand and Marketing Director. Emery, who has over 20 years’ experience in brand leadership, strategic planning and innovation, will be a key member of the senior leadership team, reporting into Ulrik Bengtsson. She joins William Hill from British American Tobacco (BAT) …

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William Hill appoints Phil Walker as UK digital lead

FTSE250 betting group, William Hill has confirmed the appointment of Phil Walker as its new UK & Ireland Online Managing Director. Walker was formerly Managing Director of Sports Brands at Ladbrokes Coral with responsibility for marketing services across the merged group. He joins William Hill’s senior management team from his current role as Group Chief Operating Officer of the Gibraltar Stock …

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Philip Bowcock – Global vision will reshape William Hill

William Hill Chief Executive Philip Bowcock has stated to investors that his tenure will reshape the UK legacy bookmaker into a ‘digitally led and internationally diverse gambling business’. Speaking at the FTSE firm’s ‘Capital Markets Day’, Bowcock outlines the three strategic areas that will drive William Hill’s corporate turnaround, seeking to completely transform the bookmaker by: – Driving digital growth …

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William Hill eyes digital expansion through MRG acquisition

FTSE250  bookmaker William Hill Plc is looking to grow its digital footprint and expand its European profile, putting forward a cash offer to acquire Stockholm-listed MRG Group (legacy Mr Green & Co) for a sum equivalent to €271 million.  This morning,  William Hill governance offered its opening SEK69 in cash per share to MRG investors, representing a total of SEK2,819m (€270.96m). To date, William Hill …

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MRG affirms commitment to safe gambling environment with EGBA

MRG has been confirmed as the latest member of Brussels-based industry body  the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). The EGBA represents leading iGaming operators that are established, licensed and regulated within the EU. It works together with national authorities, EU authorities and other stakeholders towards a well-regulated and attractive iGaming offer for EU citizens. The industry body pursues and …

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Mr Green refreshes Redbet sportsbook with Kambi

Stockholm-listed online gambling group MRG (formerly Mr Green & Co) has announced the relaunch of its Redbet European online sportsbook subsidiary.   The Redbet brand was acquired by MRG in December 2017, as part of the firm’s €7 million outright acquisition of Malta-based independent online gambling group Evoke Gaming. The Redbet sportsbook will be operated by MRG’s flagship online gambling …

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