Ladbrokes Coral Bought by Online Rival for £4bn

GourdFollower

PAB Admin
Staff member
CAG
MM
Joined
Feb 17, 2013
Location
gourdville
You do not have permission to view link Log in or register now.


Cash and shares tie-up will create online-led global gambling giant with Foxy Bingo owner controlling 53.5% of enlarged group... (To read the full article on the Guardian website, go to:
You do not have permission to view link Log in or register now.
.)
Also on the BBC news website:

You do not have permission to view link Log in or register now.


Ladbrokes Coral has agreed to be bought by online rival GVC in a deal worth up to £4bn. Under the deal, shareholders in GVC - which owns the Bwin, Sportingbet and Foxy Bingo brands - will hold 53.5% of the combined group. Ladbrokes Coral became the UK's biggest High Street bookmaker following last year's merger of Ladbrokes and Coral.
(To read the full article on the BBC website, go to:
You do not have permission to view link Log in or register now.
.)​
 
Last edited:

maxd

Complaints (PAB) Manager
Staff member
Joined
Jan 20, 2004
Location
Saltirelandia
To be fair having the headline as the thread title makes it a lot clearer what the content is. (I hadn't seen dunny's article either)

And, since it's big industry news, posting it in "Industry Discussion" forum seems maybe the more likely place for it.

Just my 2 cents.
 

ed skull murphy

Trollish behavior - quit the forum
Joined
Nov 7, 2017
Location
Albion
It's officially called a takeover, but with a 53.5/46.5 split, it's almost a partnership or perhaps a joint venture. Personally I think Ladbrokes/Coral needed a kick up the ass, their platforms are as dreary as f**k.

Isn't 'dunny' the Aussie slang term for a lavatory? :)
 

lewisnadasurf

Experienced Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2008
Location
Earth
I work for LC - gotta say, having been stressed for 6 months or so about having a job, and getting it, then news of this, with more "synergies" being discussed. Its outrageous for staff tbh. Not that any of you care, but hey ho.
 

ed skull murphy

Trollish behavior - quit the forum
Joined
Nov 7, 2017
Location
Albion
I care, and I know that there are good people at LC, I've spoken on the phone with them, or dealt with them in the shops, but the platform is still back in the stone age of online gambling, which needs addressing, and the customer support leaves a lot to be desired as well.
 

lewisnadasurf

Experienced Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2008
Location
Earth
I care, and I know that there are good people at LC, I've spoken on the phone with them, or dealt with them in the shops, but the platform is still back in the stone age of online gambling, which needs addressing, and the customer support leaves a lot to be desired as well.

I cant disagree, even back when i could have gambled with Coral or Lads, i didnt. the sites are horrible, as are the game selections.
 
Top