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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OpenBet to Provide SiteBuilder Tool to PMU Sportsbook

OpenBet to Provide SiteBuilder Tool to PMU Sportsbook

The world’s supplier of leading sportsbook and gaming software solutions OpenBet announced that it is to provide the French horse racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) with its SiteBuilder tool. The deal is expected to give the France-based company the chance to become more flexible when it comes to its sportsbook front-end solutions. The deal comes as part of the OpenBet’s strategy to bolster its collaboration with PMU. The partnership between the two companies dates back to 2010. Jeremy Thompson-Hill, Chief Executive Officer of OpenBet, commented on the newly-reached agreement,…

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Inspired Gaming Pens Gala Coral Deal over Virgo RGS Technology

Inspired Gaming Pens Gala Coral Deal over Virgo RGS Technology

Today the leading provider of mobile games, virtual sports and server-based gaming video lottery, Inspired Group, officially announced that it has managed to ink a new agreement with the UK-based betting shop, bingo and casino operator Gala Coral Group Ltd. Under the terms of the deal, Gala Coral is to grant the Virgo RGS technology developed by Inspired with a license to own and bring into effective action its CR Games content across the full range of Gala’s brands. The Chief Commercial Officer of Digital Games division of Inspired Gaming…

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BoyleSports Interested in Buying Ladbrokes-Gala Outlets

BoyleSports Interested in Buying Ladbrokes-Gala Outlets

An official representative of BoyleSports has revealed that the biggest independent bookmaker on the territory of Ireland is still into the idea of acquiring some of the outlets that are to be sold to meet the regulatory requirements for Ladbrokes and Gala Coral’s £2-billion merger. Currently, Ladbrokes owns about 2,150 bookmaker shops on the territory of the UK and another 77 in Northern Ireland. Gala Coral, on the other hand, owns 1,850 outlets in the UK. Last week, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that the two companies…

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Yggdrasil Gaming and bet365 Ink Online Casino Content Deal

Yggdrasil Gaming and bet365 Ink Online Casino Content Deal

Online casino gaming provider Yggdrasil Gaming confirmed that it has inked a content deal with bet365. Under the terms of the contract, the entire slots portfolio of Yggdrasil is to go live with the leading UK-based gambling operator. According to the official announcement of Yggdrasil, the deal between the two parties was agreed back in February 2016. The terms of the contract include incorporation of the full product range of the Malta-based company in the UK gambling operator. And after the deal was reached, the virtual slots offerings of Yggdrasil…

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MGA Grants SBTech with Class 4 Remote Gaming License

MGA Grants SBTech with Class 4 Remote Gaming License

Gibraltar-based sports betting software solutions, management services and iGaming platform world-leading developer SBTech has announced that has secured a full Class 4 Remote Gaming License by the Gaming Authority in Malta. The newly-issued MGA Class 4 license is added to the company’s already existing gambling software and technology authorisation that was granted to SBTech by the UK Gambling Commission in March 2015. The Chief Executive Officer of SBTech Richard Carter shared how pleased he was for getting the Class 4 license. He confirmed of the news, saying that the company…

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