Criminal Group Steal Over £660k from Betting Shops

You might well think that robbery on this scale would be impossible in this day and age, with all the security technology that can be built into computers and the improvements in CCTV etc. However, a group of four have managed to steal £663,556 from betting shops up and down the UK using a bank…

DraftKings bid for Entain – The Gold Rush Continues

The online gambling American gold rush continues with the latest takeover bid for a UK company. Ladbrokes and Coral owner, Entain, turned down a bid from their own American partner MGM earlier in the year, saying that the £8 billion offered significantly undervalued the company, but now a new suitor has taken up the scent….

MGM £8.1 Billion Bid for Entain Rejected

If someone offered you £8.1 billion for your business would you sell it? Entain (the new brand name of GVC) wouldn’t. MGM Resorts yesterday put the huge offer on the table, but were knocked back by the owners of brands such as Ladbrokes, Coral, and Betdaq. Entain believe the offer, representing £13.83 per share, does…

GVC Pulls Ladbrokes & Coral from OddsChecker

Comparing odds before choosing where to place your bet is an integral part of the betting process for many punters, and Oddschecker is a site that allows them to do just that. All of the big brands are on there, or at least they were until July 9th, because GVC have pulled three of their…

UK Betting Firms Pledge Safety Commitments

It’s only been a few weeks since a group of cross-party MP’s looking into gambling related harm began a campaign to reduce online gambling stakes to a maximum of £2 – to match the regulations imposed on FOBT’s earlier in the year – and already the gambling industry has responded. 10 of the UK’s most…

Kent Couple Bet on a Happy Anniversary

Tissues at the ready, this one will hit you right in the feels. A couple from Gravesend, Kent celebrated their 35 year wedding anniversary at their local Coral bookmakers. Despite what you might be thinking, this wasn’t some Homer Simpson-esque selfish bumble but a well thought out – and some might say uniquely romantic –…