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William Hill’s woes

The departure of James Henderson as CEO of William Hill comes as the company tries to overcome difficulties in its online division. Henderson took over as chief executive in 2014 just as a number of tax and regulatory changes were about break over William Hill, not least […]

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Gambling and the post-EU UK

Gambling and the post-EU UK • Pound trashed • Gibraltar between a rock and a hard place • A big win for horseracing by Warwick Bartlett The referendum is over but the political and economic fallout is only just beginning. Writing last month ahead of the vote […]

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A third way for horseracing coverage

A third way for horse racing coverage by Warwick Bartlett The number of betting shops in the UK has fallen by 302 shops in two years, according to Gambling Commission statistics. Betfred, one of the largest bookmakers with 1,366 shops, has reported an operating loss of £76.7m. […]

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GBGC gambling insight: unclaimed lottery prizes

One of the saddest graphs in gambling – the amount of unclaimed lottery prizes in the UK. A large jackpot went unclaimed in 2012/2013, which saw the figure rise to a record high. But in the two years since then the amount has remained above GB£ 100 […]

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Camelot announces changes to EuroMillions Lottery

The UK national lottery has announced various changes to the popular EuroMillions lottery which operates in nine European countries. The changes will come into effect with the draw on Tuesday 24 September 2016 and is being sold to players as a “bigger, better Euromillions”, creating more frequent […]

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Betting: the global state of play

As another summer of sports starts, with both the Euro 2016 football championships and Olympic games to enjoy, GBGC gives an update on the state of play within the global betting sector. Based on research for the new, 11th edition of GBGC’s Global Gambling Report, the global […]

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Sports betting may be hit by media rights explosion

Sports betting may be hit by media rights explosion By Warwick Bartlett The ever higher cost of football media rights has the potential to impact the sports betting business. Live TV coverage of Premier League matches serves the betting public’s appetite for in play betting. With rising […]

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Lessons from Trump’s casino investments

Lessons from Trump’s Casino Investments By Warwick Bartlett It is fair to say that the New York Times does not like Donald Trump (but the paper is not alone in this fact!). On 11 June it ran a story “How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, […]

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