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Are you experiential? Future-casting for retail betting…

The major high-street bookmakers are facing up to the challenge of how to re-invent retail betting in the face of increasing channel shift and the potential fall of machine revenues…. ____________________ As benefits the current limbo afflicting the UK betting shop sector, the first-quarter trading statements from Ladbrokes Coral and William Hill presented a mixed picture of the health of ... Read More »

Football hits betting industry for £100 million losses this Christmas

Christmas 2016 will be a festive period to forget for betting operators, as the industry counts the cost of December’s congested English football schedule. Closing its 2016, betting operators are reported to have been hit by industry-wide losses of over £100 million as heavily backed football favourites won their respective matches, with some bookmakers expected to report losses of circa ... Read More »

Tough December sees William Hill issue further adjustment on 2016 profits

A tough December has seen FTSE 250 operator William Hill Plc issue a second profit warning for its full-year 2016 guidance following a set of ‘customer friendly’ results in its football and racing markets. Publishing a trading update, William Hill governance detailed to investors that closing its full-year 2016 performance, the firm’s earning guidance would be ‘at the bottom end’ ... Read More »

90 speakers across 28 topics finalised for Betting on Sports 2016

This week’s Betting on Sports Conference will offer the most comprehensive look at the betting industry ever seen, according to organisers SBC Events. From Brexit to Esports, marketing to integrity, money laundering to DFS, and US Sports to payments, the two-day conference will feature 90 speakers across 28 separate discussions. On Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September, high level delegates from ... Read More »

BOS Speaker Profile: Paul Leyland – Regulus Partners: Brexit & Beyond

Paul Leyland, Founding Partner at industry advisors Regulus Partners, will open the ‘Betting on Sports’ Conference (15-16 September, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel London) detailing the potential impacts of BREXIT on betting stakeholders and the sector’s value chain. With the betting industry likely to face internal and external conflicts, Leyland details the demands governance, and leadership will likely face in testing ... Read More »

UK Minister for Sport Tracey Crouch to speak at RGT’s ‘Harm Minimisation Conference’

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage Tracey Crouch will be amongst the speakers at the third annual Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) Harm Minimisation Conference. The conference will be held at the King’s Fund, Cavendish Square, London on Wednesday 9 December 2015 and the overall theme is minimising gambling-related harm in Britain. This year the programme will focus on the range ... Read More »

Regulus strengthens consultancy with appointment of Jay & Scott

Gambling strategic consultancy Regulus Partners has announced that it has strengthened its advisory team by appointing industry executives Patrick Jay and William Scott. The appointments will bolster Regulus industry specific capabilities which include corporate development, supply side strategy and due diligence. Patrick Jay was most recently Head of Trading at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, managing operations in Hong Kong, ... Read More »

Scott Longley – Disney shows Daily Fantasy Sports is no Mickey Mouse market

Scott Longley, Editorial Director of Regulus Partners, examines the upheaval in the fantasy sports industry caused by last week’s arrival of Disney.  No sooner had Amaya announced last week its intention to enter the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) market in the US, than DraftKings dramatically – and appropriately given the provenance of the competition – raised the stakes. News reports ... Read More »

Dan Waugh – Regulus Partners – Time to think outside the box

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” Erich Fromm It may seem strange to suggest it now at a time when gambling is once again at the centre of a fairly major public policy debate – but there may come a time when even the Daily Mail recalls with misty eyes a time when gambling was part of the fabric of ... Read More »

Tax environment needs new business culture in gambling

Paul Leyland, Principle Consultant at Regulus Partners, is of the opinion that a heavy tax burden will hit growth in the industry this year, although there are prospects for the industry to flourish longer-term. 2015 was always going to be a difficult year for gambling operators from a fiscal perspective: UK remote Point of Consumption taxes (15% revenue from December ... Read More »