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City views tough Q2 trading outlook for FTSE bookmakers

Industry market analysts are weary of FTSE listed operator stock performance, taking the position that ‘punter friendly’ sporting results, rising costs and a tough 2016 comparable period, will have hindered all-round Q2 trading. As FTSE-listed bookmakers prepare to announce their full H1 trading results this coming July and August. City analysts have placed a gloomy forecast for industry H2 performance, ... Read More »

William Hill closes down Tel Aviv tech office

FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill is reported to be closing down its Tel Aviv (Israel) office, which will see the company make approximately 200 staff members redundant. Israeli news sources have reported that William Hill has warned Tel Aviv staff of the impending office closure, with the company beginning to cull staff numbers. The company aims to make 200 of its ... Read More »

William Hill takes title sponsorship of St Leger Festival

Agreeing to terms with racecourse operator Arena Racing Company (ARC), William Hill will become the new title sponsor of the St Leger Festival, a heritage event for UK racing stakeholders. Signing a three-year deal, the four-day festival will now be rebranded as ‘The William Hill St Leger Festival’ (13-16 September). Further to its sponsorship, William Hill has boosted the prize ... Read More »

Betting on Sports announces eight conference tracks ahead of September event

SBC Events has increased its focus on industry leading content and thought leadership debate at this year’s Betting on Sports conference (#boscon2017 13-15 September) to meet the demands of organisations sending staff from multiple areas of the business. The second incarnation of the largest international sports and betting trade conference will introduce no fewer than eight conference tracks combined with ... Read More »

Erlang Solutions: From bet365 to William Hill – how functional programming wins at the bookies

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With the Grand National behind us, and the Champions League final fast approaching, we wanted to know how bookmakers keep up with demand. To find out, we sat down with the experts at Erlang Solutions – CEO Stuart Whitfield and Francesco Cesarini, Founder and Technical Director. ____________________________________ SBC: bet365 are widely respected as the leader in online betting – what ... Read More »

Kiwi Bay extends bettingexpert’s Tipster Challenge lead

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Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru at bettingexpert, stretched his lead in the Tipster Challenge after a 16/1 victory for Kiwi Bay in the final race of the day at Ayr. Kiwi Bay came through to deny the 5/2 favourite Stoneboat Bill in a result which typified a disappointing day in Scotland for William Hill PR Manager Rupert Adams. Adams ... Read More »

bettingexpert targets fresh Ayr at the top of the leaderboard

Carlisle - Tipster Challenge

Today’s Tipster Challenge guest Rupert Adams, the PR Manager at William Hill, has predicted that Nezwaah “won’t get beat” in the 5:20 at Ayr. Adams has agreed to take on bettingexpert horse racing guru Stephen Harris in the 2017 Flat Season competition, sponsored by Betting Gods. Harris will be keen to extend his lead at the top after failing to ... Read More »

97.4% of attendees recommend Betting on Football

Betting on Football

Betting on Football 2017 has been hailed as a great success with 97.4% of visitors to the conference saying they would recommend it to a colleague, according to a survey carried out by SBC Events. Delegates, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors from the 3-5 May event also rated the networking opportunities at Stamford Bridge as 70% ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ while ... Read More »

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 »

Amaya confirms appointment of William Hill’s Robin Chhabra

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Amaya has confirmed the appointment of William Hill’s Group Director of Strategy and Corporate Development Robin Chhabra, who is expected to make the move in September 2017. Following a brief garden leave from William Hill, Chhabra will fill the newly created position of Chief Corporate Development Officer at Amaya, reporting to company CEO Rafi Ashkenazi. Ashkenazi commented: “Robin Chhabra’s deep ... Read More »