BoyleSports Set to Make a Takeover Bid for Ladbrokes-Coral Shops

BoyleSports Set to Make a Takeover Bid for Ladbrokes-Coral Shops

The Ireland-based sportsbetting operator BoyleSports has revealed that it has been set to make a takeover bid for a total of 360 stores of Ladbrokes and Gala Coral at a time when the company is focused on setting foot at the UK retail market. An official representative of the company confirmed the news saying that an offer for acquiring 360 betting outlets of the above-mentioned companies has been made. There have been rumours that the Irish company has prepared a €118-million takeover bid for significant number of the Ladbrokes-Coral retail…

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Betfair Changes Advertising Strategy to Strengthen Market Presence

Betfair Changes Advertising Strategy to Strengthen Market Presence

Betfair has changed its advertising strategy by making a move to becoming a more “distinctive and credible” brand and strengthen its presence on the highly competitive market. Shortly after the brand joined forces with Paddy Power in the first half of 2016, Betfair launched a new advertising campaign. The latter has been exclusively created by Lucky Generals and is expected to go live on radio, TV, digital, printed and social media on seven European markets, including Spain, Italy, Denmark and Bulgaria. The Marketing and Brand Director of the company Paul…

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Evolution Gaming to Deploy Live Casino Service for The Ritz Club

Evolution Gaming to Deploy Live Casino Service for The Ritz Club

The Latvia-based Live Casino company Evolution Gaming which currently has offices in several other countries, including the UK and Malta, revealed in an official statement today that it has joined forces with The Ritz Club. The latter is not only one of the most exclusive casino and private members’ club on the territory of the UK, but also on a global scale. The Chief Executive Officer of the Latvian company Fredrik Osterberg confirmed of the deal. He revealed that the entire team of Evolution Gaming was very pleased by the…

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Sportech’s Football Pools to Integrate COMMOLOGIC’s BetUP

Sportech’s Football Pools to Integrate COMMOLOGIC’s BetUP

The subsidiary of Sportech The Football Pools has officially revealed information that it plans to integrate BetUP to its betting options to enhance customers’ experience. The Sportech’s Managing Director Conleth Byrne said that the deal was provoked by the fact that the brand was looking for innovative options to add to its in-play betting as part of its evolution and expansion. According to him, the addition of BetUp to the brand’s portfolio would be beneficial, as the BetUp product of COMMOLOGIC brings “exciting, engaging and live game”. This seems to…

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William Hill Inks a 3-Year Partnership Agreement with Chelsea FC

William Hill Inks a 3-Year Partnership Agreement with Chelsea FC

Chelsea Football Club has announced that William Hill became the club’s official betting partner after the two parties signed a three-year deal. Thanks to the agreement, the Premier League club will work in collaboration with one of the biggest and best-established betting operators in the UK gambling industry. William Hill is also one of the oldest bookmakers in the UK, having more than 80 years of professional experience in the business. Christian Purslow, Managing Director of Chelsea, commented on the deal the two parties have signed saying that the entire…

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William Hill Posts 16% Operating Profit Decline in H1 2016 Report

William Hill Posts 16% Operating Profit Decline in H1 2016 Report

The UK-based bookmaker William Hill published an official report of its financial results for the first half of 2016. The report includes data about the gambling operator’s performance on the market over the 26 weeks ended 28 June 2016. The Interim Chief Executive Officer of William Hill Philip Bowcock said that the company will remain focused on delivering on their plans to diversify their product offering and online and international expansion policy. He also revealed that the UK-based bookmaker is to be aimed at several main issues over the second…

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Coral Signs 3-Year Partnership Deal with Derby County

Coral Signs 3-Year Partnership Deal with Derby County

Coral Interactive, one of Gala Coral Group’s brands, has announced that it agreed on a gaming and betting partnership with Derby County Football Club. The deal with the English Football League Championship club is signed for a period of three years – until the end of the 2018/2019 season – and makes the two parties official partners. Simon Clare, PR Director of Coral, commented on the deal and shared that currently, football betting is ranked among the parts of the business that are considered the ones with the most rapid…

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Ladbrokes Posts 34.4% Profit Growth in H1 2016

Ladbrokes Posts 34.4% Profit Growth in H1 2016

Ladbrokes, which has lately been planning a merger with Gala Coral lately, has posted its financial interim report for the first six months of the year ended on June 30th, 2016. The UK-based bookmaker has revealed strong performance over the period, as it managed to generate a profit before tax of £25.2 million in comparison to the last year’s loss of £51.4 million. The Chief Executive Officer of the company Jim Mullen shared his opinion that customers were responding positively to the bookmaker’s new strategy, which was reflected by the…

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EnergyBet Becomes Official Betting Partner of Aston Villa

EnergyBet Becomes Official Betting Partner of Aston Villa

The Premier League football club Aston Villa has officially announced that it signed a partnership deal with EnergyBet with the latter being pointed as the club’s new Official Betting Partner. Emilia Rynkowska, the UK Country Manager of EnergyBet, shared that the entire team of the brand was excited to join forces with a football club as large as Aston Villa, especially considering the fact that the latter is one of the UK Premier League clubs with the longest history. According to Mrs. Rynkowska, Aston Villa would provide EnergyBet with the…

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William Hill Acquires Grand Parade in £13.6-Million Deal

William Hill Acquires Grand Parade in £13.6-Million Deal

The UK-based bookmaker William Hill announced that it acquired the gaming and betting software solution developer Grand Parade Ltd in a £13.6-million cash-and-stock deal. According to the bookmaking operator’s statement, a total of 495,048 new ordinary shares at the price of 10 pence each would be issued by William Hill to Grand Parade as part of the agreement. The cash portion of the deal was not revealed so far. The deal is considered to be part of William Hill’s strategy to consolidate its presence on the market after finding itself…

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