Tag Archives: Simon Clare

Entain makes first wave of ‘Pitching In’ community fund football grants  

Entain Plc has announced the first clubs to secure vital COVID grants through its ‘Pitching In’ grassroots scheme in partnership with the three Trident Leagues  – The Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern League. The Pitching In programme was formed last December as a social directive of Entain’s new corporate charter, with the FTSE100 betting group establishing its new ‘Trident Community …

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Betting shops could reopen on 12 April says Prime Minister

Betting shops could reopen on 12 April says Prime Minister

Betting shops are hoping to reopen their doors in mid-April after Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out his ‘roadmap’ for the UK’s COVID recovery, with adult gaming centres, bingo halls and casinos scheduled to follow on 17 May. In a press conference last night, Johnson outlined his ‘cautious but irreversible’ four-stage COVID recovery plan where he set out provisional dates …

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Spotlight Sports Group ramps up Cheltenham excitement with Coral mini-series

Spotlight Sports Group ramps up Cheltenham excitement with Coral mini-series

In the run up to this year’s Cheltenham Festival, Spotlight Sports Group and Coral have teamed up to produce a new cinematic mini-series.  The mini-series, entitled ‘My Festival’, will consist of five cinematic features with insights from Coral ambassadors Colin Tizzard, Tom Scudamore and Chris Hughes. Sam Houlding, Spotlight Sports Group Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are excited to be …

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Royal Ascot’s ‘massive’ seven-race cards welcomed by bookmakers

Royal Ascot ‘massive’ seven-race cards welcomed by bookmakers

Royal Ascot has made the decision to expand its race card to seven meetings a day, in a move which has been well received by betting industry figures. The Copper Horse Stakes, the Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes and the Golden Gates Stakes flat races were fixed to the venue’s week long event last year. This was followed by the inclusion …

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Ladbrokes named as new sponsor for King George VI Chase

Diversified Entain rides out 2020 retail storms

Ladbrokes has confirmed that it has been named as the new sponsor for Kempton Park’s flagship meeting, The King George VI Christmas Festival, after inking a new five-year partnership.  The King George VI Chase – the most prestigious Grade 1 chase after the Cheltenham Gold Cup – was previously sponsored by Kindred Group’s 32Red.  Simon Clare, Ladbrokes Coral PR Director, …

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Dettori fans causing rethink on bet liabilities

After continuing his streak of summer successes at Sandown this weekend, Frankie Dettori has forced UK bookmakers to rethink their strategy on Dettori-accumulators, resulting in a number of bookmakers deciding to limit punters’ stakes on the champion jockey or insist on some legs be settled on SP only.  Speaking on Luck on Sunday, Ladbrokes Coral PR Director Simon Clare defended …

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Bookmakers took a £10m hit during racing shutdown

Following the six-day shutdown of UK horse racing last week, the Racing Post has reported that bookmakers have taken a £10m hit as a result. The flu outbreak, which is estimated to have cost the racing industry somewhere in the region of £15m, led to the temporary lock-down of 174 racing yards and an industry-wide halt on the sport as …

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Coral renews sponsorship of Welsh Grand National until 2022

Arena Racing Company (ARC), Chepstow Racecourse and Ladbrokes Coral have announced a five-year renewal of Coral sponsorship of the Welsh Grand National, making it the longest Graded race sponsorship in British jump racing. Under the renewed agreement, Coral will continue to sponsor Wales’ most prestigious race until 2022, which will be the 50th year that the operator has sponsored the …

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Ladbrokes confirms partnership with All-Weather Championships

Ladbrokes has strengthened its relationship with British Racing, signing a new three year partnership with the Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) to sponsor two categories of the All-Weather Championships. A founding sponsor of the All-Weather Championships in 2013, Ladbrokes will now sponsor both the “Fillies and Mares” and the “Three-Year-Old” categories. The deal will see the Ladbrokes branding displayed prominently on …

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Coral extends Black Cats partnership

League one favourites, Sunderland  have announced the two year extension of their partnership with UK betting operator Coral. As part of the partnership, Coral will provide the Stadium of Light with a comprehensive match day betting service for every league and cup game throughout the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 seasons. Through its association with Sunderland, Coral aims to further strengthen its …

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