Record £17 million Fine for Entain

Big companies love breaking records, but Entain probably won’t be so thrilled about this one. We are calling it a fine, although technically it isn’t one, since the figure was agreed on after discussions between the UKGC and Entain rather than being dictated to them – but for all intents and purposes it amounts to…

Nasty £630,000 Fine for Smarkets

It’s all relative isn’t it, so while the figure might not seem significant next to the £9.4 million smack round the chops that 888 received back in March, for a smaller company it’s going to hurt. Especially coming now, just after the pandemic decimated the sports betting industry, leaving Smarkets with a loss of over…

Ladbrokes Launches Fanzone: Exclusive Offers for Your Team

Just a quick post today but one on something I found pretty interesting. Ladbrokes have launched their Fanzone… feature? Promotion? I guess it’s a promotion rather than a feature. It’s a new idea i’ve not really seen before, and another example of Laddies doing everything they can to stand out from the crowd. Whether or…

German State Closes All Betting Shops

News from over in Europe today. I wouldn’t usually cover this sort of thing but it’s quite extraordinary, and you can’t really imagine it happening over here. In Bremen, the smallest state in Germany, every single betting shop is to be closed with immediate effect in an attempt to rid the industry of illegal money…

Winning Most Likely to Keep Us Betting UKGC Research Finds

We all know that the objective when making a bet is to win. The hope is that we find a market offering good enough value to balance the risk/reward ratio and make the bet worth placing, and that the bet is then successful. However, according to some recent research by the UKGC, it is also…