Tag Archives: Shane McLaughlin

DAZN keeps recruitment focus with CMO and UK/Ontario MD appointments

DAZN’s recruitment strategy of hiring experienced industry executives to head its new DAZN Bet venture has continued, hiring two more former senior Entain employees. Shane McLaughlin joins DAZN Bet as Managing Director for the UK and Ontario, ending a nearly 13 year career with Entain which saw him hold six positions, with the most recent being Director of Digital Business …

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Betdaq announces free trading for Cheltenham 2021

Global betting exchange Betdaq (Entain Plc) has announced a commission-free offer on all sports across the four days of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. The operator’s traders will be able to take advantage of 0% commission on all 28 races taking place during the festival (16-19 March), in addition to other major sporting events held during the same period, including UEFA …

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BETDAQ adopts 0% commission across majority of sports

Following a number of trial periods, GVC Holdings’ online betting exchange property BETDAQ has introduced 0% commission on the majority of sports on its exchange. The change will see all sports adopt the new commission structure, with football, horse racing, greyhound racing and cricket the only ones not included. BETDAQ managing director Shane McLaughlin said: “Having trialled a 0% commission …

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Betting consolidation for Betdaq through fixed-odds sportsbook

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Betdaq has fulfilled a “key strategic aim” by launching a fixed-odds sportsbook to complement its 2% exchange and online casino.  The new sportsbook will be backed by a multi-channel marketing campaign that includes PR and social media activities with ex-England footballer Glen Johnson and above the line advertising starring renowned actor Ralph Ineson. The entirely new sportsbook offers a shared …

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gbet and Betdaq: Why operators should never be forced to work around supplier defects

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gbet started out as the founder of the Betdaq business in 2000, but having sold Betdaq in 2013 to Ladbrokes (GVC), the proprietary gbet technology still powers the exchange. gbet is now solely a B2B technical supplier to the sports betting industry, offering a proven player account management platform, plus sportsbook, exchange and Tote/Pari-Mutuel products to operators in Europe and …

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Betdaq gets all Alpha launching ‘#ChangingfortheBettor’ TV campaign

Online betting exchange Betdaq (GVC Holdings), has released its latest TV-advertising campaign ‘#ChangingfortheBettor’, developed in partnership with London creative agency Alpha Century. The campaign is fronted by Yorkshire actor Ralph Ineson (The Office, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones) promoting Betdaq’s ‘no-nonsense, permanent commission of just 2% on all sports and all markets’. Officially launched on 20 August, #ChangingfortheBettor will …

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BETDAQ renews for a third season with The Addicks

Online betting exchange BETDAQ has extended its shirt sponsorship of Charlton Athletic FC ahead of the 2018-19 season with the betting brand remaining the club’s principal partner. The sponsorship renewal takes the partnership into a third season, with BETDAQ’s branding continuing to appear on the front of Charlton’s shirts and around The Valley Stadium (Capacity 25,000). The Addicks have high …

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Big on racing BETDAQ secures stalls sponsorship of ARC racetracks

GVC Holdings betting exchange property BETDAQ will significantly increase its coverage and brand presence within UK racing, confirming that it has agreed to sponsor the starting stalls of nine Arena Racing Company (ARC) UK racecourses in 2018. The marketing deal, which covers up to 1,000 races, will allow BETDAQ’s brand to be shown on starting stalls at any unsponsored flat …

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The World Cup’s Finest with BETDAQ MD Shane McLaughlin

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Today we hear from Shane McLaughlin, Managing director at BETDAQ, who discusses the lasting influence of the 1986 Mexico World Cup, how …

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Scott Longley – Is the Betfair Exchange losing its edge?

This April, Paddy Power Betfair reported a lacklustre Q1 2018 trading update, in which the betting group detailed a decline in its Exchange revenues. As the FTSE operator tackles further enlargement pressures, can the Betfair Exchange maintain product and market dominance against ambitious incumbents seeking to slice apart ‘the exchange cake’… _________________ It seems a long time ago since Betfair …

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