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Ulrik Bengtsson: Claiming the black market doesn’t exist is like saying the Earth is flat

William Hill Group CEO Ulrik Bengtsson has warned UK lawmakers that they should be very wary not to open up the door to black market operators as the 2005 Gambling Act review kicks into its next gear.  The deadline for submissions to the DCMS consultation on the gambling laws is today, and Bengtsson is hopeful that those behind the review …

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Hernando brings international experience to Kaizen board

Kaizen Gaming has strengthened its board with the appointment of Julio Iglesias Hernando as Chief Commercial Officer. Hernando will bring considerable executive experience to the role, having held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for William Hill and Mr Green, where he was responsible for 12 international markets outside of the US and UK. In addition to his bookmaking and …

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BtoBet strengthens board with MD and COO appointments

BtoBet strengthens board with MD and COO appointments

Sportsbook platform provider BtoBet has enhanced its senior management via the appointment of a new Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. Zoran Spasov will take on the role of Managing Director, having taken on the responsibilities of the position in an interim capacity since December 2019. Prior to taking on his interim role, Spasov held a number of executive positions …

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Ulrik Bengtsson: Government has a duty to protect gambling from black market threats 

William Hill CEO Ulrik Bengtsson has stood by today’s publication of the PWC report on black-market threats impacting the UK gambling sector.  Commissioned by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) with the support of William Hill and Entain Plc – PWC’s industry report will be presented to DCMS as evidence in the department’s ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act. …

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PWC report highlights consumer ease and indifference towards black market threats

PWC report highlights consumer ease and indifference towards black market threats

A report commissioned by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), with the support of William Hill and Entain Plc, has provided evidence of black market threats to the UK’s gambling industry. The BGC commissioned ‘Big 4’ auditor PWC to undertake the ‘evidence-backed primary research’ on black market threats to the UK gambling sector. Findings indicate that although the number of …

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William Hill commits to 100% renewable energy with new green policy

British online and retail bookmaker William Hill has moved 100% of its UK electricity supply to renewable energy sources as part of a new green commitment. The arrangement has been in place since 1 October 2020 following a procurement tendering process which saw the operator switch energy suppliers from Grid Electricity to Total Gas and Power. As a result of …

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William Hill foots £30m retail loss for rollercoaster 2020

William Hill Plc has reported a strong Q4 trading period after closing a transformative year for the heritage FTSE betting group.  Updating investors, William Hill reported that group net revenues during Q4 increased by 9%, driven by a strong sportsbook comeback and the firm’s enhanced product offering and geographical expansion.  Positive Q4 trading has helped William Hill soften 2020 Covid …

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MGM confirms ‘compelling’ proposal for Entain shares

US casino giant MGM Resorts International has confirmed that it has proposed a merger with its US sports betting and igaming partner Entain plc, but has refused to say if a firm offer to acquire the company will follow. It has also been confirmed that the offer consists of 0.6 MGM shares for each Entain share, representing a value of …

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Ross Brierley – Betting needs its funny bone

Placed at the centre stage of political and social reviews, 2021 marks another serious year for the betting industry. Yet speaking from experience, stand-up comedian and MyRacing.com podcaster Ross Brierley tells SBC that betting can be a laughing and unifying matter. SBC: Hi Ross, thanks for this interview… What made you decide to become ‘the world’s only stand-up comedian and …

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MGM Resorts makes moves to acquire Entain Group

US casino giant MGM Resorts is attempting to acquire the Entain Group, the new name for the recently rebranded GVC Holdings, according to the Wall Street Journal. Entain operates several global gaming brands, including Ladbrokes, Coral, Bwin, PartyPoker , SportingBet, Gala Bingo, Eurobet and Betboo, but is already a partner with MGM in the burgeoning US sports betting and gaming …

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