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…

Ladbrokes Ad Banned for Being Socially Irresponsible

Anyone watching the telly after 9pm during April may have caught the Ladbrokes ad in question before it was taken off the air. Although the ad originally passed checks and made it onto the TV in the first place, a complaint from a member of the public made the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) look again….

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…