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William Hill – Frances Morris favourite to replace Sir Nicholas as Tate leader

Following last week’s announcement that Sir Nicholas Serota would step down as Director of Tate Galleries, William Hill has placed Tate Modern director Frances Morris as its favourite to take over leadership of the leading UK art institution. Serota leaves Tate, following thirty years’ service garnering multiple plaudits for championing modern arts in the UK and successfully expanding Tate institutions …

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SBC Podcast – A daily push on sponsorship activation

Check out the new SBC Podcast featuring the discussion at this year’s Betting on Football #bofcon conference about partnerships between football clubs and betting firms and the best ways for activation . Tony Kenny, Head of Sponsorship for William Hill, and Mark Davies, Head of New Business at Leicester City, agreed that the days of making a sponsorship deal and waiting to the end …

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William Hill – Brexit will happen In 2019…Probably!

Returning from her summer holidays in the Swiss Alps, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has again reiterated to her cabinet that ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Facing growing scepticism regarding the Conservative Party’s ability to negotiate a successful withdrawal from the European Union, May and her cabinet are expected to present the public with an initial Brexit update. The Conservative Party has …

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Ladbrokes says no to ‘Bake Off’ market

Ladbrokes will not open a market on popular BBC TV baking competition ‘The Great British Bake Off’ (program often referred to as Bake Off or GBBO). Last year the FTSE-listed betting operator was stung for £10,000 following a flurry of early market bets placed on Nadiya Hussain the eventual winner of Bake Off 2015. Ladbrokes management would host an investigation …

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BOS Sponsor Profile – James Fleming – Emerchants

Emerchants are a leading provider of prepaid payment solutions, offering prepaid debit card programs which are specifically designed for the online betting and gaming industry. After enjoying success in Australia with Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Sportsbet and CrownBet, they will be in market with major European partners starting in Q4 2016. Emerchants are keen to introduce its solution, and the …

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William Hill – Smith has slim labour leadership chances despite Khan endorsement

This weekend’s shock news that London Mayor Sadiq Khan has sided with Owen Smith against Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Leadership Election has seen bookmaker William Hill reduce its odds on Smith winning party leadership from 11/2 to 9/2. Khan who had been thought of as a ‘Corbyn stalwart’, changed his position on the current Labour leader, citing that the …

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Major merger off after William Hill refuses to play ball with 888 and Rank

888 Holdings Plc and The Rank Group Plc are withdrawing their proposal for a three way merger with William Hill, citing an inability to ‘meaningfully engage’ with the bookmaker’s board on the issue. 888 CEO Itai Frieberger said: “We are disappointed that the board of William Hill did not share our vision of the combined businesses. We believe that there …

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Tony Kenny – William Hill – BOS Speaker – The importance of a broad sponsorship mix

Tony Kenny looks after the PR/Communication and activation of William Hill’s sponsorship portfolio, which includes the Scottish Cup, Premier League and World Darts Championship. Kenny will be on our ‘Different Ball Game’ panel at Betting on Sports 2016 (September 15-16), speaking about how betting companies can reach new audiences via sports partnerships. SBC: William Hill has always had a broad …

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William Hill replaces Barclays as the FWA title sponsor

William Hill has replaced Barclays as the title sponsor of the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) in a three-year deal. The bookmaker has agreed the deal after enjoying a successful tier partnership with the FWA since 2013, which included the production of a weekly podcast. Patrick Barclay, New FWA chairman, said: “We’ve enjoyed a great working relationship with William Hill over the …

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William Hill says NO to Rank-888 revised offer

A morning of high industry M&A drama has seen William Hill’s board reject the revised consortium takeover offer put forward by Rank Group and 888 Holdings. The new offer presented to William Hill governance on Sunday would see 888 act as the acquiring entity for the ‘BidCo’ consortium. William Hill investors would be offered 199 pence in cash and 0.860 BidCo …

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