Tag Archives: uk bookmakers
- The Ladbrokes Coral Deal Is About One Thing: Digital
July 28, 2015
Coverage of the recently announced deal between Ladbrokes and Gala Coral seems to be focusing on the new “largest bookie in the UK” by counting up the number of betting shops between the two. Apparently the answer is 3945. In yet another signal showing how far removed government regulators are...
- Recovery Continues for the UK Bookies
May 26, 2015
Back in October we looked at the UK bookies. Ladbrokes (LAD), William Hill (WMH), and Paddy Power (PAP) weren't doing all that great, but signs of a nascent recovery were starting to show. New taxes were and still are threatening that recovery. Ironically, the higher tax, being the 25% sales...
- German’s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil causes losses for UK books
July 11, 2014
Germany’s visceral pummeling of Brazil in their World Cup semi-finals match didn’t just cause a nation of 200 million to collectively weep and flood the streets with their tears; it also costa handful of UK bookmakers a ton of money. Things like this happen when a crazy result like a...
- UK Hedge Fund Managers Don’t Fancy a Flutter
May 5, 2014
Some of the biggest UK hedge fund managers believe the future is not so bright for the countries bookmakers as they continue to take up short positions on gambling stocks. Do you have a penchant for stocks and shares, or is the whole thing as confusing as Pythagoras theorem? Well...
- Pineau de Re wins the 2014 Crabbie’s Grand National
April 6, 2014
Pineau de Re wins the 2014 Crabbie’s Grand National to send the bookmakers into rapture as an outsider takes the title for the second year in a row. When it comes to win-wins the 2014 Crabbie’s Grand National was a wonderful case in point for so many. The first £1m...
- MODQs – Can increasing odds save UK bookmakers?
April 3, 2014
March was a pretty important month for many online and offline UK gambling companies. The budget provided benefits to bingo operators while bookmakers are preparing to take a hit on their B2 Gaming Machines. In the online sector the progress made in introducing the Point of Consumption Tax meant that...