GVC Holdings’ £3.6-Billion Takeover Bid for Ladbrokes Coral Fails Down

GVC Holdings’ £3.6-Billion Takeover Bid for Ladbrokes Coral Fails Down

The gambling and online gambling group GVC Holdings has recently held talks about a possible takeover of the UK bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral. GVC Holdings made a takeover bid of about £3.6 billion to the British bookmaker which currently owns 3,500 high street outlets. According to two sources familiar with the negotiations, the takeover talks have failed and are closed for the time being. If they have been successful, they would have created one of the largest gambling companies not only on the territory of the UK, but also on a…

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Grosvenorsport Inks Sponsorship Agreement with Goodwood’s Celebration Mile

Grosvenorsport Inks Sponsorship Agreement with Goodwood’s Celebration Mile

The leading UK betting operator Grosvenorsport.com has entered into its first horse racing sponsorship agreement. The company has been officially announced as Celebration Mile at Goodwood Racecourse’s new sponsor The General Manager of Goodwood Racecourse Alex Eade commented on the agreement, saying that it was a great thing Grosvenorsport was welcomed as a sponsor of the Celebration Mile. He also projected that the competition was set to be a stellar renewal in 2017. Mr. Eade also described the Grosvenor Sport Celebration Mile as a major contest not only for Goodwood,…

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Catena Media Confirms Dutch Gaming Market Withdrawal

Catena Media Confirms Dutch Gaming Market Withdrawal

The Malta-based leading performance marketing company Catena Media confirmed that it had withdrawn from the Dutch market at the time when the operator published its interim report for the second quarter of 2017. The company revealed an all-time-high estimated to €11.53 million, which represented a 58% increase in its search revenues year-on-year. The result also marked a 5% increase in comparison to the first three months of the year in spite of the negative impact that the withdrawal from the Dutch market had on the company’s performance. Catena Media officially…

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Ladbrokes Inks Two Premier League Sponsorships despite Breaking Up with English FA

Ladbrokes Inks Two Premier League Sponsorships despite Breaking Up with English FA

One of the leading land-based and online bookmakers on the territory of the UK – Ladbrokes, has revealed that it has inked two new sponsorship deals for the 2017/18 football season. The partnership agreements have been signed with two Premier League clubs – Leicester City and Burnley. Leicester City announced Ladbrokes as its new official UK and Ireland betting partner, providing the company with exposure to special LED advertising boards. Under the terms of the deal, Ladbrokes is to also become the in-stadia betting provider of the football club. As…

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Rank Group Faces Disappointing Annual Results Despite Strong Digital Arm Performance

Rank Group Faces Disappointing Annual Results Despite Strong Digital Arm Performance

Today, the British Gambling operator Rank Group has reported decreasing profits and revenues over the twelve months ended on June 30th, 2017. The company had announced disappointing results, with the strong performance of its digital arm failing to neutralise the negative effects of the strong decline registered at the operator’s land-based venues. The Chief Executive Officer of the Rank Group, Henry Birch, commented on the gaming company’s full-year performance, describing the first half of Rank’s financial year as challenging. Still, he insisted that the Group’s management team was very pleased…

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Betway and Ninjas in Pyjamas Part Ways under LCS Sponsorship Rules

Betway and Ninjas in Pyjamas Part Ways under LCS Sponsorship Rules

After less than a year after their partnership agreement was signed in September 2016, the professional Sweden-based eSports organisation Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) and the international online gambling company Betway have decided to part ways. The two companies have put their partnership to an end after Ninjas in Pyjamas was forced to obey League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) sponsorship rules under which no gambling operators are allowed to sponsor eSports organisations. The sponsorship of the two parties ended as of August 13th, as revealed by Ninjas in Pyjamas. Still,…

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William Hill Opens Betting Shops on Six Racetracks under ARC Partnership

William Hill Opens Betting Shops on Six Racetracks under ARC Partnership

As revealed by Arena Racing Company, the British bookmaker William Hill is to open betting facilities on six of its racecourses. The company, also called ARC Racing and Leisure Group, currently owns and operates 15 racecourses on the territory of the UK, which accounts for almost 40% of the racing fixtures in the country. ARC explained that it inked a partnership agreement with William Hill, with the betting facilities expected to be officially open over the upcoming weeks. The on-course betting facilities are to be located at Doncaster, Southwell, Wolverhampton,…

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Genting Casino Glasgow to Investigate Incident of Potential Punto Banco Cheating

Genting Casino Glasgow to Investigate Incident of Potential Punto Banco Cheating

Genting Group has started an internal probe in the brand’s casino in Glasgow, Scotland. The probe has been given the green light by casino executives after the casino lost a massive amount of £200,000 to a gang of cheating players. The players are believed to have cheated to win the large sum over a game of Punto Banco, with the crooks repeating their scheme a number of times over a four-month period at the Glasgow-located casino of the Genting Brand. The potential fraud has been noticed by the security experts…

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Gambling Operators Flock to Google Play to Capitalize on Mobile Gaming

Gambling Operators Flock to Google Play to Capitalize on Mobile Gaming

Following some rumours on the matter, several weeks ago Google finally confirmed that it would partly lift its ban on real-money gambling applications in the Play Store. The company announced that it is opening its Play Store to real-money gambling apps in the UK, Ireland and France. As revealed by Google, these gambling applications will be subjected to strict application process in order to be officially released. Applications would have to meet the requirements included on the content policy page, and of course, the developing company needs to prove that…

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Playtech Swaps Shopping Spree for Key Partnership Deals and New Titles Additions in 2017

Playtech Swaps Shopping Spree for Key Partnership Deals and New Titles Additions in 2017

With seven months of 2017 already behind our backs, it seems that the online gambling software developer Playech has chosen a different strategy in comparison to the one followed in 2016. Back in 2016, we saw the Isle of Man-based company being engaged in a large number of acquisitions, which cost it the mind-blowing amount of approximately €240,000 in various takeover deals in order to expand its presence on a global scale. This year, on the other hand, or at least for the time being, the iGaming software provider has…

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