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…

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…

Ladbrokes Scolded for Refusing to Repay £102 Million Furlough Cash

During the height of the pandemic many businesses had no idea how or even if they would survive and make it out the other side. High street bookies were no different, and just like many other businesses many took advantage of the Government’s furlough scheme, allowing them to keep their staff members on full pay…

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…