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Ladbrokes' Grid App heads towards paperless betting

Customers will now be able to generate an instant betslip barcode, detailing all wagering information (bet type, stake, return etc).

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GVC completes Ladbrokes Coral takeover

GVC has completed its acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral in a deal that could be worth £4bn (€4.49bn/$5.55bn)
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Betting shops’ costs increase in 2018

GBGC estimates rise in the minimum wage and increase in both employers’ and employees’ payments to the Workplace Pension Scheme will add £3,000 a year to the costs of a single-manned shop.  

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Ladbrokes Coral researches arcade strategy

Bookmaker may adapt its retail strategy, focusing on converting a number of its betting shops into Adult Gaming Centres (AGC)

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Britbet sets firm launch date as Tote competition heats up

Colossus Bets-powered offering to go live on 13 July as rival Tote secures up to £150m new funding

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Former UK leader backs BACTA

A senior BACTA delegation met with former leader of the UK’s Conservative Party, Iain Duncan Smith
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UKGC reports growth of mobile betting in 2017 report

In spite of online participation in gambling increasing in most activities, overall participation in gambling has decreased by 3% from the previous year to 45%.

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William Hill fined £6.2m for social responsibility & AML failures

10 customers were able to deposit £1.2m of money linked to criminal offences, from which William Hill gained.

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Ladbrokes Coral to cut up to 1,600 jobs after GVC takeover

Two firms publish more details on £4bn acquisition as LCL also announces positive Q4 trading update

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Back on the horse: What next for horseracing betting?

The demise of racing as a betting product is a well-worn narrative, but does it still ring true today?

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Why the new racecourse tote service is so important for British racing’s future

Four significant financial and strategic opportunities for the British racing industry

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 It’s time to modernise the retail betting experience

Kambi’s head of retail product development Martin Wester believes smartphone adoption among older generations means the day of betting slips and pens could be numbered
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A force to be reckoned with: the rise and rise of GVC

CEO Kenny Alexander has wielded his M&A magic once again, this time with a landmark acquisition of UK bookmaking giant Ladbrokes Coral

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New kid on the block GVC to join giants after Ladbrokes Coral deal

If anything demonstrates the rapidly changing face of the gambling industry it is the takeover of Ladbrokes Coral by GVC Holdings
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Gambling Commission recommends £30/£2 FOBT stake limits to Government

The Gambling Commission is recommending that the stake levels on FOBT (B2) gaming machines be cut to £2 for slots-based games and £30 for non-slots games such as roulette. 

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To the dogs for SIS with new dedicated channel

Operators to have access to a “market leading” 42 meetings a week, via a new dedicated greyhound channel set to be launched by Sports Information Service (SIS)

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Ladbrokes Coral revises sponsorship agenda ahead of FOBTs judgement

Ladbrokes Coral may seek to significantly reduce its £8 million sports sponsorship budget should the UK government drastically reduce FOBTs wagering levels through its pending industry review judgement.

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Ladbrokes estate receives Playtech single account functionality

Ladbrokes players across the company's retail estate are now able to use one account and one wallet across all online, mobile and retail products

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Sports betting will gain from UK crackdown on slot machines: Playtech CEO

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Secret consortium in talks with Fred Done to revive & reposition The Tote

Consortium has pledged to invest millions of pounds creating a new pools proposition for the Tote that would be attractive to modern sports audiences.

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Sky gears up for racing media battle with ATR

Sky UK will move to expand its presence within racing, launching a dedicated ‘Sky Sports Racing’ channel in early 2019
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Tote to disappear from most British racecourses as Betfred monopoly ends

The Tote will be replaced by Britbet from mid-July on the vast majority of British tracks
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Paddy Power takes BAGS live across its retail premises

Paddy Power has signed up to take BAGS greyhound content live via its TV channel across its 631 shops

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Rank reports double-digit online growth on strong Grosvenor performance

Operator’s digital revenues up 16% with Grosvenor Casinos’ dual play product cross-selling retail customers

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