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Betfred and Skrill Reach Agreement; Betfred Employees Don’t

TAGs: Betfred, Dennis Luckett, Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, FOBTs, Ladbrokes, Lee Davy, Paul Barclay

Betfred and Skrill have reached agreement to use the super speedy 1-Tap payment-processing platform, and Betfred employees have refused to sign contracts in a bid to stave off pay cuts.

Betfred and Skrill Reach Agreement; Betfred Employees Don’tThe UK bookmaker Betfred has made their mobile sports book even more appealing to the customer by incorporating Skrill’s instant deposit online payment solution 1-Tap onto their platform.

Amazon online shoppers will recognize this payment processing option as the online shopping giant uses a similar processing option called 1-Click.

The 1-Tap solution allows Betfred customers to move from the thought of placing a bet to the placement of a bet as speedily as possible. Skrill will ensure that customers login and credit card information is securely stored so you don’t have to keep entering it each time you wish to make a bet.

Just choose your bet, tap the payment button and Bobs yer uncle.

Betfred’s Head of Payment, Dennis Luckett, believes 1-Tap is an absolute must have functionality for Betfred customers.

“[Customers] expect to be able to manage all their online accounts on the move and so giving them this ability, and ensuring payment is quick and easy, is a huge priority for us,” Luckett said. “With Skrill 1-Tap, we know we have a solution that will deliver.”

Skrill’s VP of Leisure, Entertainment and Technology, Paul Barclay, was equally as buoyant about the 1-Tap functionality.

“Whether it is banking, shopping or gaming, we are all doing so much more on the go. The future is mobile and Skrill’s focus on innovation means we are able to meet customer needs, delivering an enhanced, more convenient experience and a product that suits their lives,” he continued. “We are delighted that Skrill 1-Tap is fast becoming the preferred option for mobile payments in the gaming sector.”

Betfred Employees Refuse to Sign New Contracts

Betfred employees are refusing to sign their new contracts in a bid to try and stave off the threat of pay cuts for as long as possible.

The Daily Mirror has unveiled that as many as 170 workers – many who are thought to be managers – have refused to lace their contracts with ink, over controversial plans to reduce their hourly rate of pay from £15 per hour to £9 (or even less outside of London).

Betfred announced plans to bring all of their 1,400 branches under one organizational structure in a bid to cut operational costs just before Christmas, and employees have until after the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National to sign their life away.

The contracts also contain plans to align employees wages with the success or failure of the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), meaning that Betfred are already preparing themselves to deal with the fallout of the UK Politicians review of the machines deemed as evil as a concoction of sperm from Adolf Hitler, Ted Bundy and Justin Bieber.

A spokesman told the Daily Mirror, “After consultation with the unions and our staff we are modifying the pay structure for our betting shops to help ensure ­fairness, drive the business forward and secure its future.

“Nearly 90% of staff will stay on the same pay or have their pay increased. There are no planned redundancies. This not a cost-cutting exercise.”

Perhaps, Betfred employees should take a look across at Ladbrokes towers where plans have just been unveiled to close 40-50 high street shops, and consider a pay cut the better of two evils.

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