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Anti-FOBT report authors labelled ‘all tank and no think’

A much-trailed report into fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from the right-leaning think tank ResPublica has been slammed for “parroting” the line taken by the report’s paid sponsors the Campaign for Fairer Gambling (CFG). The report published this week entitled ‘Wheel of Misfortune: the case for lowering the stakes on FOBTs’ called for the reduction of the maximum stake applicable for …

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Strange Days… New ‘M&A condition’ looking like a reality for UK betting players

2017’s industry agenda and context has been dominated by the UK government’s pending October triennial review of industry gaming machine stakes and advertising standards. Industry leadership and investors eagerly await the government’s judgement in what has become a high stakes political battle. Following 2015/2016’s mass industry consolidation, 2017 was initially marked as the ‘year of corporate integration and assimilation’, as …

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William Hill presents Bobby Moore Fund with £24,000 cheque

At the culmination of its second consecutive year as sponsor and passionate supporter of the Bobby Moore Fund’s Football Shirt Friday, William Hill CEO, Philip Bowcock presented the England idol’s widow, Stephanie Moore a cheque for just over £24,000. Bowcock described it as a ‘privilege’ to sponsor the initiative, which has raised over £120,000 in total towards funding life-saving bowel …

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William Hill appoints Mark Brooker as Chair of Corporate Responsibility

Updating the market, FTSE-listed William Hill Plc has confirmed that Non-Executive Director Mark Brooker has been appointed the new Chair of its group Corporate Responsibility Committee. Brooker who joined William Hill’s Non-Executive Advisory last November, will replace Ashley Highfield who departs the bookmaker’s board of governance. Brooker is the former Chief Executive and Executive Director of Betfair Group Plc (pre …

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Star Wars latest offering hotly tipped as 2017’s highest grossing film

With the recently-released trailer creating a considerable buzz amongst fans, William Hill has tipped ‘The Last Jedi’, the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise, to become the highest-grossing film of 2017. The British bookmaker has given odds of 1/6 on the film surpassing the $1.10 billion (£831.38 million) grossed by Beauty And The Beast back last March, but believes it …

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Whole industry getting behind Responsible Gambling Week

The first Responsible Gambling Week has launched today with members of every sector of the gambling industry in Great Britain joining forces to raise the discussion around problem gambling. The gambling industry has been quick to embrace it on social media with many sharing official Responsible Gambling Week videos or creating bespoke ones, such as William Hill has done with …

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William Hill – Can Blade Runner 2049 break The Oscars mould?

Publishing its early ‘Academy Awards 2017 (The Oscars)’ markets, bookmaker William Hill has placed ‘Blade Runner 2049’ as a surprise 12/1 longshot to win the ‘Best Picture’ category. Released last week, director Denis Villeneuve’s 35-year sequel of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi film-noir classic ‘Blade Runner’ has been met with glowing critical response. To date, no sci-fi film has ever won the …

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Scott Longley – City eyes ‘machine mitigation’ for Ladbrokes Coral

Awaiting the outcome of the UK government’s triennial review on maximum stakes on gaming machines, analysts at Morgan Stanley see light at the end of the tunnel for Ladbrokes Coral __________________________________  To accompany the incendiary comments from Paddy Power Betfair on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in a letter to the government’s triennial review last week, the company gave a …

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New look William Hill welcomes Ruth Prior as Group CFO

Updating the market, FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has confirmed that Ruth Prior has officially taken the corporate leadership position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Last March, William Hill governance had confirmed that it had headhunted Prior from leading global payments provider WorldPay’s executive team where she had served as Chief Operations Officer and Deputy CFO (2013-2017). A seasoned finance …

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Ladies rule starting line-up for William Hill’s Sports Book of the Year Award 2017

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has announced its official longlist for the 2017 ‘Sports Book of the Year’ award, the most prestigious prize in English sports literature. Hosting its 29th edition of the award, William Hill presents a diverse line-up of renowned sports authors and first-time writers competing to win the £29,000 prize which will be awarded on 28 November at …

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