Are Entain About To Buy Boylesports?

Rumours are floating around the industry about the potential sale of Irelands biggest independent bookmaker, Boylesports. Obviously at this point in time everything is still very hush hush, but Entain are reportedly an interested party. Entain themselves were the target of a failed take over bid by MGM last year, followed by another by DraftKings; but…

Fine of £2.9 MIllion Headed in Betfred’s Direction

The UKGC are really on one at the moment aren’t they. Just a month after issuing a record breaking fine to gambling giant Entain, they have given the UK’s largest independent bookmaker, Betfred, a £2.9 million slap around the chops. The fine comes after examples were found of social responsibility failures, plus failings with anti…

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…

Entain Agree New Deal With Oddschecker

Most online bettors will know of Oddschecker. It’s an odds comparison site where punters can quickly scan to see if they can get a better price for the market they want to bet on somewhere else, among others things. Well, in July last year I wrote about how GVC Holdings (as Entain were then called)…

Ladbrokes Bounce Betdaq Back to Dermot Desmond

Eight years ago, Ladbrokes took a shine to the UK’s second largest betting exchange, Betdaq, parting with £25 million for the company which went into the pocket of Dermot Desmond, the man who started it all. It has now been confirmed that the betting exchange is heading right back to where it came from, only…

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…