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William Hill takes on ‘Segunda gamble’ amid imminent Spanish shake-up

William Hill Plc will significantly expand its Spanish market coverage and profile, as Spanish news reports that the FTSE bookmaker will sponsor seven La Liga 2 (Segunda) football clubs. This weekend, the management of UD Las Palmas and UD Almeria revealed that they had reached an agreement with the UK betting group becoming their lead betting partner for the upcoming …

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Industry big guns issue response on levy commitment

Five of the industry’s big guns have shed light on recent revelations that there would be a collaborative effort in improving problem gambling initiatives by boosting levy contributions from 0.1 per cent up to 1 per cent over the next five years. It was reported by the BBC yesterday that CEOs from Bet365, Flutter Entertainment, GVC Holdings, Sky Betting & …

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UK ‘Top 5’ pledge voluntary 1% commitment to tackling problem gambling

The governances of bet365, William Hill Plc, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Bet and GVC Holdings have pledged to the UK government that they will commit to increasing ‘voluntary contributions to 1% of gross-gaming-yield revenues’ –  helping raise funds for UK problem gambling addiction, treatment and research initiatives. This morning the BBC reports that the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has …

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William Hill appoints ‘risk expert’ Jane Hanson as corporate advisor

FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has moved to strengthen its governance and corporate advisory confirming the appointment of Jane Hanson as a new Independent Non-Executive Director. An expert in risk management and corporate governance strategies for ‘highly regulated industries’, Hanson will join William Hill’s board on 1 July 2019, becoming a member of the FTSE firm’s nomination and audit committees. A …

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William Hill seeks new European appeal with 72andSunny Amsterdam

William Hill marketing has disclosed that Amsterdam agency 72andSunny has won its ‘four-way pitch’, becoming the creative lead of its £ multi-million advertising account. Issuing a corporate update, William Hill confirms the appointment of 72andSunny as ‘Lead European creative agency’, working on a remit of establishing William Hill betting and gaming brands as ‘first choice in the gambling category’. This …

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Greyhound Board of Great Britain commits further funding to animal welfare

The newly-rebranded Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has pledged to continue directing at least 75% of the funding it receives from the betting industry towards animal welfare, as detailed in its first year update. Earlier in the year, a number of the industry’s bookmakers agreed to voluntarily set aside funds to go towards greyhound racing. Betfred, Paddypower Betfair, Sky …

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William Hill seeks new creative lead as Bark&Bite affair ends

Leeds based marketing agency Bark&Bite has confirmed to UK business news sources that it will no longer act as lead creative agency for FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc. Bark&Bite Managing Director Christian Knowles-Fitton has confirmed to Prolific North that the agency will no longer maintain William Hill’s creative marketing accounts, ending a seven-year partnership. Moving forward, William Hill leadership is expected …

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William Hill appoints fresh faced Wavemaker as lead UK media agency

UK marketing news source CampaignLive has reported that FTSE betting group William Hill Plc has awarded its UK media buying and planning account to London advertising agency Wavemaker Global. Wavemaker is a subsidiary agency of WPP Group and will replace long-term incumbent Vizeum (Dentsu Aegis Network), as William Hill’s lead UK media planning and buying agency. The yet to be confirmed update, …

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UKGC’s May stats reflect retail reality

The UK’s retail landscape has continued to suffer over recent months with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) reporting a 1.5 per cent decrease in the number of shops since March 2018. As part of the biannual statistics published by the regulator, the total number of betting shops has fallen to 8423, while licensed arcades and bingo premises have also dropped …

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Italian ADM settles on final 67 online gambling concessions

Italy’s customs and monopolies agency – ADM, the governing body overseeing Italian gambling laws is reported to have finalised its long-awaited online gambling licensing procedure. Having revised Italy’s online gambling laws to include tougher AML protections and customer requirements on registration, the ADM has settled on sanctioning 67 new online gambling concessions. As communicated last February, the ADM has renewed …

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