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…

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….

Most Gambling Shops Found in Poorest UK Towns

The University of Bristol is the latest organisation to carry out a study into some facet of the gambling industry, and their focus was on exactly where high streets shops are located. Unsurprisingly (for most people anyway) they found that the poorest towns in the UK had the greatest number of bookmakers. In fact, betting…